I would like to extend a very warm welcome to all our parishioners here this evening.
During the year we lost three councillors. Sadly, Charlie Palmer passed away, and two of our colleagues resigned, Doug Wilcox and Gerry Jones. In all three cases, their valuable contributions are acknowledged as are our thanks.
At the time of writing, we await the outcome of a forthcoming meeting to co-opt three candidates as new members.
I am pleased to welcome Lyn Davies who was co-opted as a councillor for Porthtowan earlier in the year.
It has been an interesting, busy and, at times, a challenging year for the council. Throughout this time, my fellow councillors and I, together with the Clerk and her colleagues, have worked honestly and fairly to the best of our abilities, to represent and support the best interests of the parish.
Over the year we have seen the loss of our bank, as Barclays closed its doors for the last time at the end of February. The efforts of the many people who worked tirelessly in trying to retain a bank in the village of St Agnes is duly recognised.
We lost the bus services of Western Greyhound, but thankfully its successor is providing this necessary service to our community.
We have seen an increase in pre application presentations to the Parish Council for development in the parish.
Discussions regarding a Neighbourhood Development Plan are continuing. A postal survey has recently taken place and we would like to thank those who have offered their services should the Plan proceed and indeed those who have helped get the Neighbourhood Plan discussion to this stage.
The parish council has supported and/or given financial assistance to the following groups/ organisations:
Sustrans, for new signage for a cycle route into Truro.
A Memory Café to be based at the Miners and Mechanics Institute
St Agnes Sports Club, re the planning process and support for section 106 funding for a sports hall.
Porthtowan Playing Field and Beaconsfield Playing Field Associations have also benefited from receipt of section 106 monies.
In addition, we have assisted in the siting of a memorial bench at Porthtowan on behalf of the Hatton family.
We also held a council meeting in Porthtowan to discuss the phone mast application and have
resurfaced the shoppers car park there.
We continue to cut the public rights of way within the Parish including the South West coastal path.
During the year we undertook a full review of procedures and staffing . Recommendations were implemented and are working well.
Unfortunately due to budget restraints the council decided that it could no longer pay honorariums for looking after and cleaning the bus shelters. We hope that community spirit will prevail in this regard.
Our caretaker, Maude James, retired after 10 years’ service. Our thanks to her for all her efforts on our behalf during this time. The Council is currently advertising for a self-employed cleaner for a few hours per week.
We will try our upmost to keep the toilets open in the parish, but Cornwall Council will no longer fund these after April 2016.
My thanks to Cornwall Councillors Pete Mitchell and Joyce Duffin for their continued support and regular attendance at our Council meetings.
I wish to record my sincere thanks to you, my fellow councillors, especially my Vice-Chair, Jinny Clark, for all your support throughout my year as Chair,
In particular, my sincere thanks also, to Sue Herman, our Clerk, and her colleagues for all their valuable help during the past year, with what are, at times, demanding and complex issues. It is greatly appreciated.
I remain confident of this council's on going commitment to our parish, and please be assured of our best endeavours on your behalf, at all times.
Chair, St Agnes Parish Council
20th April, 2015
We will let you know the results of the survey sent out to households as soon as possible.
Welcome to the website for St Agnes Parish Council. We are continually populating the site with relevant information and documents, we hope you will find more and more of what you are looking for.
Find out what the Parish Council does. You can also locate Councillors who represent your ward. The agendas and minutes of our meetings are posted on this site, whilst current planning applications up for review are also available to view. If you seek advice for burials, or wish to know how to apply for an allotment, you will find this information on our pages.
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Annette Tippett for Burial and Allotments information. You can contact Annette on 01872 553588 Monday to Thursday between 9am and 12 noon, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This Council aims to build on the recent sucess of the Jubilee event and continue to promote the Council and its community links. For full statement click here
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