Thank you to all who came along to the Horticultural Show and submitted your concerns, comments and suggestions on parish matters.
The speeding of traffic through Golberdon continues to raise concerns for the Parish Council and we are hoping to receive some assistance to deal with the matter. The police don’t have enough officers to tackle this directly. We have three volunteers for a Community Speed Watch Scheme. The CSW coordinator and our local police officer are working on the practicalities. If you have a few hours to spare to help, please let me know. You might prevent an accident, injury or worse. Traffic surveys generally have identified that local residents are often to blame for speeding in their area, becoming complacent with the road network and the local village status. Please SLOW down and help to keep everyone safe.
General maintenance repairs are being carried out to the children’s play area equipment and inspections are completed on a weekly basis to ensure the site is kept to an acceptable standard. However, if anyone finds anything that raises concerns please let us know.
Our Cornwall Councillor, Cllr Sharon Daw has a small sum of money available for organisations to benefit the community. Applications can be made to Sharon direct on firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively there is funding from the Trefinnick Solar Farm that organisations or individuals can apply for. There were lots of good suggestions made at the Horticultural Show such as a community orchard/meadow/woodland or a green burial ground. For the Parish Hall, kitchen improvements, radiators, more solar panels, film club equipment and better marketing of the Hall for celebration functions. Other ideas were a community electric car, creating wildflower verges, grants for households to install more efficient and sustainable heating, grants for water butts and compost bins and an extra dog waste bin. All of these ideas are very welcome and in principle eligible for funding. For them to proceed further, YOU, either individually or with a local group need to provide more details with costs so that the parish council can evaluate them.
The parish council considered a request from the Hall committee for funding for radiators in the kitchen, meeting room etc. More information was required about the running costs of the new heating system and the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payments that will be received before a decision could be made. Consequently, it was decided not to place an order for installing the additional radiators. It was agreed to proceed with the cavity wall insulation for the Hall using the existing funding.
The Parish Council continue to monitor planning in our parish and identify any aspects of development that do not have planning consent or do not comply with the conditions on the approval granted. We are working with the planning officers from Cornwall Council to resolve matters within the parish, and liaising with neighbouring parishes on sites within the area. We now have a central planning team that focuses on all planning within the eastern part of the county.
As many will know, Jody the mannequin disappeared from the phone box. We have collected suggestions for the future use of the old telephone kiosk and replacing Jody was the clear favourite. We are looking at the costs of Jody II.
Our September meeting is always a long one, as there is no meeting in August, and this one was no exception.
There was not time to discuss declaring a Climate Change Emergency in the detail that it deserves. It was agreed that councillors needed more information about what this means for a small council like ours and what practical measures local councils can take. Our neighbouring councils, St. Ive and Stoke Climsland, have each declared Climate Change Emergencies so it was decided to ask them to come and explain to us what they have done.
This will be a public meeting and we encourage you all to attend, sorry we don’t have the date yet, please look out for it.
The parish Remembrance Service will be held on Saturday, 9th November at 2.30pm Posters will be published nearer the time and information placed on the parish council website www.south-hill-pc.gov.uk
Jenny Hoskin (Parish Clerk)
telephone 01208 72789 or email email@example.com
Editor I note Openreach have been busy around Trevigro installing fibre broadband.
Over a year ago the Parish Council questioned why the property at 1 Moorland View, Golberdon had been left empty for so long. Many will have noticed the array of workman over many weeks working here, progress at last.
October PC meeting 15th , the 3rd Tuesday, starting at 7:30pm prompt.