Parish Council Quiz Highways Bosses

Bert Biscoe, the Cornwall Council portfolio holder for highways, and Paul Allen from Cormac, came to the South Hill Parish Council meeting on the 15th July to answer questions from the Parish Council about the appalling state of the roads in our area.

We were given a lengthy explanation of the economic problems facing Cornwall Council, and there was a fairly robust discussion of the way in which Cormac operates as an “arm’s length” agency of the Council. We will be publishing a fuller account of the meeting when we have the written answers which have been promised to some of our questions.

Two items which did emerge from the meeting are that Cornwall Council are considering the possibility of abandoning all maintenance of very minor rural roads, and that the Council will soon be introducing charges for private individuals, for certain types of waste, at the recycling centres. Your Parish Council are very concerned that this may lead to an increase in fly tipping in rural areas such as ours.

Dennis Hicks (Chairman)