Invitation to talk to Boardmasters festival organisers at Newquay and St Columb Community Network Panel meeting

Residents of the Newquay and St Columb Community Network area will be able to hear from the organisers of the Boardmasters festival at the January meeting of the community network panel.

Vision Nine will be attending the meeting to give a review of last year’s event and discuss plans for the 2019 festival. With the event drawing around 48,000 festival goers to the area each year, the organisers and community network panel want to hear from residents to ensure the impact on the local community is kept to a minimum.

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Councillor Edwina Hannaford, the Council’s portfolio holder for neighbourhoods will also be attending the meeting to discuss continuing plans for strengthening community network panels (CNPs). This gives CNPs options to strengthen local partnerships and agree local priorities, as well as have greater engagement with local community to enable residents to have more influence over issues such as devolution.

The network panel meeting will take place at 7pm on Thursday 17 January at St Wenn WI Hall, St Wenn, PL30 5PS.

During the meeting there will also be an opportunity for local residents to ask questions and hear updates from parish, town and Cornwall councillors on local matters.

St Mawgan and Colan Councillor and Chairman of the Newquay and St Columb Community Network Panel, John Fitter, said: “Everyone is invited to attend the Newquay and St Columb Community Network Panel and learn more about our work on local issues. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask Boardmasters organisers questions about the event and it’s organisation. Come along, find out more and meet your parish, town and Cornwall councillor.”

The Newquay and St Columb Community Network Panel meets bi-monthly 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, economic development, the environment, community planning, regeneration, conservation, community safety, transport and highway issues.

The Newquay and St Columb Community Network Panel includes all seven Cornwall Councillors for the area and representatives of the five Towns or Parish parishes in the community network: Colan Parish Council, Mawgan-in-Pydar Parish Council, Newquay Town Council, St Columb Major Town Council and St Wenn Parish Council.

More information about the Community Network Panels and dates for future meetings can be found on the Cornwall Council Community Networks webpage.