As we move into warmer days and more positive Covid news, now seems like a good time to update residents on Parish Council activity.

Recent Achievements
We are pleased to report that there has been progress on many of the ongoing Parish Council projects and improvements to facilities and services.

General tidiness: The Parish Council arranged for the sides of the roads and pavements to be cleared of weeds again. Several green spaces have been tidied which haven’t been cared for in the last few years: the triangle by the fire station, the entrance to Goonhavern Park both along the wall and around the toilet block. We are planning to plant wild flowers on grass verges around the parish to brighten things up and improve biodiversity. Trees and hydrangeas are also being planted.  You may have noticed the appearance of new benches around the parish. We ordered 12 to replace the broken and tired ones. Most have now been installed. They are made from hard wearing recycled materials and shouldn’t require much maintenance.

Old Lloyds Bank: The planning application has now been submitted to Cornwall Council. We will keep you updated on progress.

Skate Park: This is still with the Planning Officer at Cornwall Council. We have been responding to comments from consultees and hope that this will be determined soon.

Replacement of Tamblyn Way Steps: We know that everyone misses these steps from Droskyn down to the beach. We have a working group looking into options, designs and costs. This is in the early stages and we will need to apply for a grant as it’s a major project. This will take some time but there is a team busily pushing this forward.

Allotments: We hope these will soon be on the way. We’ve found a possible site and are now having discussions about acquiring the land. This is likely to take a little time to put in place. Anyone interested in a plot can contact the office to put your name on the list.

We continue to work with Cornwall Council, abide by changes to restrictions and take advice. Clearly Cornwall will be busy again this summer and we will monitor the situation to see if we need to put any measures in place. This hasn’t been discussed in detail yet.

Covid support group
The Isolation Community Support Group is still operational for anyone in need:

Perranporth Library continues to operate on a ‘click-and-collect’ basis with reservations made beforehand online and books handed over at the entrance. We’re now looking at dates to open the library so that people can come in to browse at a safe distance. The library has remained very popular and World Book Day has been a huge success with the library staff all dressed as pirates to the delight of visitors.

PACE – Perranzabuloe Action on Climate Emergency
This group is now active again. We have had a couple of meetings to discuss putting together an action plan of environmental projects to help us to help Cornwall Council meet their ambitious target of becoming carbon neutral by 2030. We have started seriously investigating locations for installing Electric Vehicle charging points. These are going to be so important as we move away from petrol and diesel. Again, we’ll keep you updated.

Staff Updates
We are delighted that Jasmine Piper has joined the library team to replace Barbara.

We’re sorry to lose Kitty, our very able Admin Officer. Recruitment for this full time position is underway. Details are on our Vacancies page – deadline: Monday 15th March.

Council Stuff and Elections
All registered electors will have the chance to stand to be a parish councillor this May. The Council is now very active both with delivering day-to-day services and progressing exciting projects to improve our beautiful parish. Please consider putting yourself forward to help us help the parish. Contact the office for details.

All of our meetings are still taking place on a virtual basis. Agendas are always published on our web site. Members of the public are welcome to join the meeting. Please contact me for joining instructions.