The Parish Council has various working groups that cover a wide range of projects. The teams usually comprise several councillors with a particular interest and skill set for the subject. Local residents are often invited to join the working groups.
Bolenna Action Group
This group was established to work on plans to improve the play facilities at Bolenna Park. Councillors Sam Boston and Doreen Lawrence and Jo Pentecost sit on this group and there are also several members of the community involved. New play equipment has recently been installed as well as gym equipment. The paths in the park will shortly be upgraded.
Neighbourhood Development Plan Steering Group
This group is dealing with the creation of the Neighbourhood Development Plan. Many members of the community are involved and the group is chaired by Rory Jenkins. Councillor William Rogers is the Parish Council representative on the group.
July 2021 update: the draft Plan is nearing completion and will available for consultation before assessment by the Examiner and referendum.
Community Emergency Plan Working Group
This group was established by Perranzabuloe Parish Council to produce and maintain a community emergency plan. Councillors Alan Bowers and Peter Gaisford are leading on this important work. The plan has been adopted and published and training is being provided for Flood Wardens.
Perranzabuloe Action for Climate Emergency (PACE)
This group was established by Perranzabuloe Parish Council to work with the community to create an Action Plan to help tackle the climate crisis. Councillors Damion Silvey and Ken Yeo are leading on this very important work to find local solutions that are realistic. More details on this page.
Skate Park Working Group
This group was established by Perranzabuloe Parish Council to bring a new skate park facility to the parish. Perranporth has been waiting for a skate park for many years and we are delighted to be able to make this project happen at last. Councillors Stevie Arthur, Ben Byfield and Peter Gaisford are working on this project in collaboration with the Skate Collective.
July 2021 update: The planning application has been submitted to Cornwall Council and a determination is expected very soon.
Community Hub Working Group
This group was established by Perranzabuloe Parish Council after the purchase of the old Lloyds Bank building at 8 Boscawen Road. The plan is for the existing building to be demolished and replaced with a modern facility which will be home to the library and Parish Council offices, possibly with residential flats above. Councillors Stevie Arthur, Ben Byfield, Linda Higgins and Jo Pentecost are on this group.
St Agnes & Perranporth Community Network Panel
Perranzabuloe is a member of this Community Network Panel which is one of 19 such panels throughout Cornwall. We meet regularly with neighbouring parishes to discuss matters of shared interest. Parish Councillors sitting on this group are Linda Higgins, Rob Norrington and Will Rogers.
Inner Green Working Group
This group was established by Perranzabuloe Parish Council to work on plans to improve the amenity of the Inner Green by the beach. Councillors Sam Boston, Ben Byfield, Doreen Lawrence and Will Rogers are on this group.
The appointed Tree Warden for our parish is Councillor Damion Silvey. He is responsible for monitoring trees and identifying and reporting any problems as well as recording ancient and vintage trees and encouraging tree planting throughout the parish as part of our commitment to tackling the problems of climate change and supporting the Forest for Cornwall project organised by Cornwall Council.
Tamblyn Way Steps Working Group
This group was established by Perranzabuloe Parish Council to work on plans to reinstate a safe pedestrian access route from Droskyn down to the beach to replace the Tamblyn Way steps which were unsafe and removed some years ago. Councillors Ben Byfield, Doreen Lawrence, Rob Norrington and Will Rogers are on this group.
The Parish Council appoints councillors to act as representatives to sit on community groups and form a link. These currently are:
Gardens Charities – Ben Byfield
Memorial Hall – Frances White
Perranporth School Governor – Sam Boston
Tennis Club – Doreen Lawrence
North Coast Cluster Group – Will Rogers
St Piran’s Trust – Frances White
Age Concern – Rob Norrington
Police Liaison Group – Alan Bowers, Doreen Lawrence
Climate Change Advocate – Cllr Pentecost
Perransafe – Alan Bowers, Rob Norrington