Community Chest celebration event at the next Bude Community Network Panel

Residents in Bude are invited along to the next Bude Community Network Panel to hear how the Community Chest Award Grants have been benefitting the community.

The meeting is taking place in the main hall at The Parkhouse Centre, Ergue-Gaberic Way, Bude, EX23 8LD, on 7 January 6.30pm – 9.00pm.

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The agenda and more information about the panel are available on our Bude Community Network page.

As well as hearing about how local community groups have supported people in the Bude area there will also be an opportunity to hear about how groups can apply for the grants, with more opportunities for the community to benefit.

Jane Wells, Practice Manager of Stratton Medical Centre will be attending to provide an update on recent changes and take questions on what has been happening at the health centre.

A briefing will also be given on funding opportunities available in Bude through community led local development.  The aim of the funding being is to help create better economic opportunities for people and businesses in the most deprived areas of Cornwall.

In addition to this, there will be an opportunity for local updates from Cornwall, Town and Parish Councillors with time for public questions.

Inspector Lynden Hughes, Devon and Cornwall Police will also be attending to highlight the local policing priorities and look at how best to engage with the panel as well as providing a brief update on the Community Speedwatch Initiative.

Cornwall Councillor Nicky Chopak, Chair of Bude Community Network Panel, said: “This meeting is an opportunity for residents to hear more about what is happening in their area and speak to their local Town and Parish Councillors. It is an opportunity for residents to get involved in what is happening and help shape their community. Everyone is welcome to join us.”

Bude Community Network Panel meets quarterly to discuss matters that affect the local area and to progress these by working in partnership with Cornwall Council and its partners, including town and parish councils, the voluntary and community sector, and the police and health services. Some of the areas that community networks focus on include anti-social behaviour, community hospitals, economic development, the environment, community planning, regeneration, conservation, community safety, transport and highways issues.

Bude Community Network Panel includes all four Cornwall Councillors for the area and representatives of the 11 parishes in the community network: Bude-Stratton, Jacobstow, Kilkhampton, Launcells, Marhamchurch, Morwenstow, North Tamerton, Poundstock, St Gennys, Week St Mary and Whitstone.

Posted on 2 January 2019