Parish Council Update: June 2021
We are all relieved that restrictions are gradually easing and we are able to return to some kind of normality. Fingers crossed for a super summer!
We continue to work with Cornwall Council to monitor the situation. Clearly things are much better than this time last year but we remain vigilant. Our CCTV arrangements are working well and we will have 24/7 monitoring during the G7 event. We have again employed street marshals to keep us all safe and this year they are patrolling additional hours.
Since the Council declared a Climate Emergency in 2019, we have been committed to reducing our carbon footprint and creating exciting and fun projects which will improve our environment and health. The Steering Group of the Perranzabuloe Action on Climate Emergency (PACE) Group has been very active and beavering away virtually during lockdown to create an Action Plan, organise the projects and set timescales. This will be published in the next few weeks. There will also be a PACE newsletter coming out soon and we hope to involve many members from the wider community.
In the meantime we have already made a start on some of the projects including sowing wildflower seeds on grass verges, planting trees and shrubs and putting plans in place for installing Electric Vehicle Charging Points at Droskyn car park. We’re hoping these will be operational very soon.
Our 3 Beach Officers will be patrolling the beach during the season, and coordinating with the RNLI lifeguards who do a great job keeping us all safe.
Perranporth Library has been extremely busy keeping local book worms supplied on a click-and-collect basis during the tail-end of lockdown. Now we are thrilled to be properly open again to the public. You are very welcome to come along and browse in a safe environment.
Council Office, Meetings and New Council
We are delighted to be able to return to physical meetings. Our recent Annual Meeting was held in the Memorial Hall due to restrictions on numbers in our Council Chamber – but we hope this will also be eased soon. Agendas are always published on our web site. Members of the public are welcome to join meetings subject to restrictions in place at the time and capacity of the room.
Our new 4-year term has begun after the local elections. All 15 councillor seats were filled without the need for a contested election. Your parish councillors are:
|Perranporth Ward||Goonhavern Ward|
Stevie Arthur has been re-elected as Chairman and Frances White as Vice-Chairman.
We congratulate Stevie Arthur on his election as our new Cornwall Councillor.
We have a change of staff in the office. Our Admin Officer, Kitty has left and we now have a job share arrangement with 2 part time officers: Linda Jones (also the Library Manager) and Laura Wright. It has been a busy time of year to join the council with Year End, local elections and preparing for the summer season but they have picked up the ropes very quickly and we will continue to respond to queries from parishioners and help where we can.
Parish Council officers have returned to working socially distanced in the office so there is normally someone there during normal office hours. You can also reach us on the usual email and phone contact details:
Phone: 01872 572727