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Information about Stage 2 of the Community Governance Review

Overview of submissions received during Stage 1

Between the end of March and July 2019 town and parish councils, local residents and other interested persons, groups or organisations, were able to provide a submission for any particular changes (including no change) they want to make to the current governance arrangements.

More than 200 submissions have been received and the Council would like to thank everyone who made a submission. 

We have published a summary overview of the submissions we received alongside the full submissions received broken down by Community Network Area.

Public Engagement Meetings

As part of Stage 2, the Council’s Electoral Review Panel has arranged a series of public engagement meetings across Cornwall in September and early October to enable the Panel to hear views about these submissions, in particular around any proposals that involve significant boundary changes and/or the creation of new councils.

At each meeting, the Panel is intending to hear views about proposals for one or several specific parishes. The parishes to be covered at each meeting are listed in the schedule of meetings below.

All meetings will have a 6:30 for 7pm start time and will aim to finish by 9:30pm

DateArea of FocusVenue
Wednesday 11 September Bude area - Parishes being focused on: Bude-Stratton, Launcells, Marhamchurch, Kilkhampton, Poundstock – in Bude Community Network Area.


Bude area meeting agenda
The Parkhouse Centre (Ivor Potter Hall), Ergue-Gaberic Way, Bude
EX23 8LD
Monday 16 September
Penzance Area - Parishes being focused on: Penzance, Madron,
Ludgvan, Marazion, St Hilary – in West Penwith Community Network
Area; Gwinear-Gwithian, St Erth, Towednack – in Hayle & St Ives Community Network Area.


Penzance area meeting agenda
St John’s Hall, Alverton Street, Penzance
TR18 2QW

Tuesday 17 September

Falmouth Area – Parishes being focused on: Falmouth, Budock,
Penryn, Mabe, St Gluvias, Mylor, Perranarworthal – in Falmouth; Penryn Community Network Area.


Falmouth area meeting agenda

Falmouth Town Council, The Old Post Office

The Moor, Falmouth. TR11 3QA

Friday 20 September

Newquay Area – Parishes being focused on: Newquay, Colan – in Newquay and St Columb Community Network Area; Crantock, Cubert, St Newlyn East – in St Agnes & Perranporth Community Network Area; St Enoder – in China Clay Community Network Area.


Newquay area meeting agenda
Crantock Village Hall, Halwyn Road, Crantock, Newquay

Monday 23 September

Liskeard Area – Parishes being focused on: Liskeard, Menheniot, Dobwalls and Trewidland, St Keyne – in Liskeard & Looe Community Network Area.


Liskeard area meeting agenda
Liskeard Town Council offices, 3/5 West Street, Liskeard
PL14 6BW

Thursday 26 September

St Austell Area – Parishes being focused on: St Austell, Pentewan Valley, St Austell Bay, Carlyon, St Mewan, St Ewe – in St Austell & Mevagissey Community Network Area; Treverbyn – in China Clay Community Network Area.


St Austell area meeting agenda

St Austell Information Service, Council Suite, 39 Penwinnick Road St Austell

PL25 5DR

Friday 27 September

Launceston Area – Parishes being focused on: Launceston, South
Petherwin, St Stephens by Launceston Rural, St Thomas the Apostle Rural – in Launceston Community Network Area; Davidstow and Treneglos – in Camelford Community Network Area

Launceston area meeting agenda

Tregadillett Community Centre, Tregadillett, Launceston

PL15 7EU

NB New Date:

Tuesday 15 October

Truro/St Agnes Area – Parishes being focused on: Truro, Kenwyn, St Clement, Chacewater – in Truro & Roseland Community Network Area; St Agnes – in St Agnes & Perranporth Community Network Area

Truro/St Agnes area meeting agenda

Council Chamber, New County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro


Tuesday 1 October

Helston/Camborne/Redruth Area – Parishes being focused on Camborne, Carn Brea, Redruth, Lanner – in Camborne Pool Illogan & Redruth Community Network Area; Helston and Wendron – in Helston & South Kerrier Community Network Area

Helston/Camborne/Redruth area meeting agenda

Heartlands, Dudnance Lane, Pool

Redruth. TR15 3QY

Wednesday 2 October

Wadebridge and Padstow Area - Parishes being focused on: Wadebridge, Egloshayle, St Breock, Padstow, St Minver Highlands, St
Minver Lowlands – in Wadebridge & Padstow Community Network Area; St Teath Parish – in Camelford Community Network Area

Wadebridge and Padstow area meeting agenda


St Issey Village Hall, Gardeners Way,

St Issey PL27 6HW

We’ve received many submissions in Stage 1 of the Review. Some of these are straightforward and do not impact on surrounding parishes. In other cases the proposals involve boundary changes with neighbouring parishes, mergers between parishes or the splitting up of parishes into more than one Parish Council. In some cases we have received multiple submissions about the same area – with different and sometimes conflicting proposals.

The panel would therefore like to have the opportunity to invite views from residents and parish council representatives around key proposals that would involve significant boundary changes and/or the creation of new parishes.

This will help the Panel to formulate their Draft Recommendations. By the end of November or December 2019 Full Council will receive the Panel’s proposed Draft Recommendations for discussion and the Council will then undertake a full public consultation between December 2019 and March 2020.

The meetings will be held in public, which means anyone can attend to listen to the proceedings. Before the start of the meeting, you will be asked to indicate if you want to speak with regards to any particular proposals. The Chair will then endeavour to ensure that anyone who wishes to contribute to the debate is able to do so.

At each meeting, the Panel is intending to hear views about proposals for one or several specific parishes (see schedule of meetings above).

For each of these areas:

  • The Panel Chair will provide a short overview of the Community Governance Review process.
  • The Panel Chair will invite representatives of parish & town councils or any other community group who made a submission for change or no change to set out briefly how their proposals will benefit local residents and/or support community governance arrangement that are effective and convenient and reflective of the identities and interests of the community.
  • The Panel Chair will then invite other participants who have indicated they wish to speak about the specific proposal to give their views.
  • Throughout the above, Members of the Panel will be able to ask questions for clarification.

The Panel Chair will sum up the views expressed with regards to that cluster of parishes.

No, once the Panel has made its Draft Recommendations to Full Council in November, these will be subject to a full public consultation. Detailed plans for this consultation will be developed over the next months and will be published later this year. It is expected that there will be a series of consultation events across Cornwall in January and February to enable people to find out more about the proposals and have their say.

The feedback from the public consultation will be critical to inform the Final Recommendations, which will have to be agreed at a meeting of the Full Council.