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Invitation to attend the Newquay and St Columb Community Network Panel meeting

Residents are invited to the next meeting of the Newquay and St Columb Community Network Panel to be held on Thursday 21 November between 7pm and 9pm at Rialton Heights Community Hall, St Columb Minor, TR7 3HU.

There will be a presentation on the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) which allows local authorities to raise funds from developers. These funds are used to pay for the infrastructure that is needed as a result of development.

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Gemma Arthur, group leader in Cornwall Council’s planning and enterprise team, will update the panel on how the funds collected by the Council can be accessed, and explain the differences between Community Infrastructure Levy and Section 106.

In addition panel members will discuss the priorities for 2020 and make suggestions for future meeting arrangements and speakers.

The panel’s current priorities, set in October 2017, were identified as health – including the pressure on GP surgeries due to increase in development and housing – waste and recycling; and highways.

At this meeting there will also be a verbal update on progress regarding the Community Highways Scheme with a number of schemes nearing completion and the consultation on the first round of projects now finalised.

Community Link Officer Anna Druce says: “We always encourage residents to attend these Panel meetings, to learn more about our work on important local issues. There is an opportunity for local residents to ask questions and hear updates on local matters from parish, town and Cornwall Council representatives.”

“The presentation on Community Infrastructure Levy will also be very informative. Come along, find out more and talk informally with decision makers in your area of Cornwall.”

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.

Story posted on 14 November, 2019