Do you believe in the importance of high standards of conduct in local councils? If so, you may be interested in joining Cornwall Council’s Standards Committee to help maintain and promote such standards.
The Standards Committee are looking to appoint to fill recent vacancies and require two Town and Parish Council Representatives and one Lay Member to sit on the Standards Committee. To be eligible to be a Town and Parish Council Representative you must be a member of a Town or Parish Council in Cornwall and not a member or officer of Cornwall Council. To be appointed as a Lay Member you cannot have been, in the last five years, a member or officer of Cornwall Council, or a member of a Town and Parish Council in Cornwall.
For both roles previous experience of an ethical standards regime, whilst not essential, is an advantage.
These are voluntary roles, but a small allowance may be payable and there will be travelling and subsistence expenses.
If you think you meet these criteria further information and an application form can be requests from Simon JR Mansell MBE, Assurance Service, Cornwall Council, Treyew Road, Truro, TR1 3AY email: email@example.com
The closing date for applications is 12 Noon on 12 September 2017
The Parish Council has taken advice on a replacement for the electricity supply shed on the playing field. It has been suggested that the electrics can be mounted on a block wall and we are therefore looking for expressions of interest from anyone interested in building a suitable wall approximately 1.5m high x 1.5m wide.
In addition, we would be grateful for any donations of materials - blocks, cement etc. If any parishioners or businesses are willing to supply the materials (not a condition of carrying out the work), that would be a major contribution. If you can help in any way, please contact the Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org
Japanese knotweed is a strong-growing, clump-forming perennial, with tall, dense annual stems. Stem growth is renewed each year from the stout, deeply-penetrating creeping underground stems.
An amendment to the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 includes Japanese knotweed and other invasive non-native plants.
• Information on Council housing services in Cornwall for tenants and leaseholders.
• Cornwall Housing, a Council owned company, now manage Cornwall Councils Gypsy and Traveller sites.
• How we can help you to either stay put or find alternative accommodation.
• We also provide advice on a range of housing issues, including advice and help with homelessness.
Bags of Help is the community grant scheme funded by the 5p government plastic bag levy. The levy helped to reduce the use of single use plastic bags by over 80%since it was introduced.
The grant criteria changed in February 2017 and it is now open to any not-for-profit organisation to apply for ANY activity that will be of community benefit.
Hedgehogs are in trouble. Numbers in the UK have fallen from 36 million in the 1950s to less than a million today. It is feared that hedgehogs could become extinct in less than a decade.
...therefore, from 1 July 2016, Blue Badge holders, with an adapted vehicle or a registered disable vehicle that qualifies for free tax, are able to register their vehicle to park for free in Cornwall Council car parks.
The Family Information Service (FIS) is Cornwall’s main signposting service for parents and carers of children aged from 0–20, or 25 if they have additional needs. As well as providing advice over the telephone, we also have a website full of information for families and professionals. So call, email or visit our directory for any family related enquiry and we will try to point you in the right direction.
Living in a village means many of us need a car to access work, shops, college, etc. Parking is, and has been for some time, a problem, particularly at this time of year when a large volume of agricultural equipment is being moved through the village.
The Parish Council are appealing to all car owners who have off-street parking to use this whenever possible.
This will allow those without this facility to use the limited on street parking and ensure that agricultural machinery and lorries can drive through the village without difficulty. Thank you for your co-operation and also thanks to all those who already use their off-street parking.
Micheline Smith on behalf of Week St. Mary Parish Council
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