Recent official communications received by Cardinham Parish Council can be found for your information by following the links below:
Request to consider supporting the Local Electricity Bill – see below for email received and possible resolution:
Dear Ms Wilson,
I am writing to ask that you please join 27 Parish, Town and Community Councils that have already resolved to support the Local Electricity Bill.
The Bill, if made law, would empower local communities to sell locally generated clean energy directly to local customers by establishing a statutory Right to Local Supply. This is currently impossible because of the huge setup and running costs involved in doing so.
The ultimate result of this would be:
- Local communities and businesses could buy their electricity from a local energy company.
- Building more local renewable energy would be financially viable.
- Communities would benefit from the revenues that new local energy supply companies would generate, such as more local skilled jobs, energy efficiency schemes and investment in local facilities.
Could you please help by doing the following?
- Ask Cardinham Parish Council to support the Local Electricity Bill. A suggested resolution is further below.
- Sign up to the campaign as an individual, which you can do here: http://www.powerforpeople.org.uk/sign-up
Please reply if you would like a more detailed briefing or to ask anything about the Bill or our campaign for it.
Power for People
See a copy of the Bill here:
See a list of the cross-party group of 115 MPs supporting the Bill here:
The Councils supporting the Bill are:
Barwell Parish Council, Bideford Town Council, Blackawton Parish Council, Boughton Monchelsea Parish Council, Braemar Community Council, Chesham Town Council, Chidham and Hambrook Parish Council, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Dittisham Parish Council, Great Boughton Parish Council, Hales & Heckingham Parish Council, Humberston Parish Council, Langford & Ulting Parish Council, Langton Matravers Parish Council, Mungrisdale Parish Council, Newbald Parish Council, Newton and Noss Parish Council, Sandwick Community Council, Scrooby Parish Council, Shrewsbury Town Council, St David’s City Council, Studley Parish Council, Sutton St. James Parish Council, Taffs Well Community Council, Tattenhall & District Parish Council, Trotton with Chithurst Parish Council and Worlingworth Parish Council
Council Draft Resolution
That Cardinham Parish Council
- I) notes that the Local Electricity Bill
- aims to address the current situation, whereby the very large financial setup and running costs involved in selling locally generated renewable electricity to local customers result in it being impossible for local renewable electricity generators to do so,
- if made law, would make these financial costs proportionate to the scale of a renewable electricity supplier’s operation and therefore empower councils, together with their communities, to sell locally generated renewable electricity directly to local people, businesses and organisations, and
- would result in councils or community organisations that set up local renewable electricity companies receiving revenues that could be used to help fund local greenhouse gas emissions reduction measures and to help improve local services and facilities
- II) accordingly resolves to support the Local Electricity Bill, supported by a cross-party group of 115 MPs during the 2017-19 Parliamentary session; and
III) further resolves to write to the organisers of the campaign for the Bill, Power for People, (at 8 Delancey Passage, Camden, London NW1 7NN or email@example.com) expressing its support.
Cornwall Council are currently consulting on their draft budget and spending priorities for 2020/21. The consultation will run until 29 January 2020 and will inform the final budget which Cornwall Council will consider in February 2020.More information about Cornwall Council’s proposals and the consultation can be found on www.cornwall.gov.uk/budget2019.
HARTWOOD & IRONMINE FOREST PLAN
As part of an ongoing programme of Plan renewal, the Forest Plan covering the Forestry England woodlands of Bazley’s, Hartwood, Brown Queen, Warren and Ironmine Woods has been revised. The Plan defines the long term vision for the collection of woodlands and sets out proposals for how management will move towards achieving this vision over the forthcoming decades.
The Plan area falls within the parishes of Lanhydrock, Lostwithiel, St Winnow and Cardinham in Cornwall. We welcome your comments on our plans for the future, and proposals can be viewed and feedback can be left online at:
Members of the public are invited to comment on the draft proposals until 23rd October 2019. If you require further information I can be contacted at the details below.
Ben Robinson MICFor
t: 0300 067 4834
m: 07824 528967
On 1st March, the Rural Services Network launched a campaign calling on the Government to develop a Rural Strategy, They are asking Parish Councils and organisations in rural areas to sign up to the campaign. A press release with more information can be found here: https://www;.rsnonline.org.uk/government-urged-to-produce-new-rural-strategy-ahead-of-brexit
The document “Ttime for a rural strategy” sets out the reasons why a rural strategy should be devloped: 2019 Time for a Rural Strategy
You cab join and sign up if you wish on this link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/time-for-a-rural-strategy
The Cornwall Countryside Access Forum seeks new members each year to fill a number of vacancies created by the ending of some members’ terms of office. An application form and support documents are available on Cornwall Council’s website – see limk below. Closing date for applications is 7th June 2019,
Following Cornwall Council’s declaration of a Climate Emergency, a Climate Conference was held at Tremough Campus on 9th March. See below for the link to Zero Carbon Cornwall, a collaborative resource set up in response to the increasing number of council’s in Cornwall that are declaring a climate emergency:
The Cornwall Rural Housing Association are seeking voluntary Board Members- see below. Closing date for receipt of applications is 31st January 2019:
We have received the following notification from the Forestry Commission:
“It’s come to the time of year where we begin our annual timber harvesting operations in Cardinham Woods. For operational purposes the woodland is divided into 7 areas with 1 area being worked each year – this year it is the turn of the area near Milltown and closest to Cardinham. I have attached a map (see link below) highlighting the area in which we will be working (shaded in red).” The current proposed start date for this work is 18th November 2018 with an aim to complete the felling work during the week commencing 18th March 2019 to allow 2 weeks for any reinstatement work so we can open for Easter. Unfortunately due to the inherent danger felling operations pose it does mean the we will have to restrict public access to the area highlighted on the map. Given the proximity to Cardinham and other villages this may raise some questions / concerns from local residents. We will place notices regarding the felling operations on site in advance. The current plan is for public rights of way to remain open and that we will manage any work adjacent to these with additional staffing to ensure public safety.”
Cornwall Council is publishing the Housing Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for a six week consultation period between Friday 19th October and 5pm 30th November 2018. The document explains how Cornwall Council will implement the policies in the adopted local plan with regard to housing and the provision of affordable housing
If you would like to submit a representation to Cornwall Council on the draft Housing SPD, you can either complete the representation form or submit your comments through the Council’s Planning Register using planning application number PA18/00003/SPD.
Or Completed Representation Forms should be emailed to:
Or by post to: Local Plans Team, Cornwall Council,Room 3B Pydar House, Pydar Street, Truro, Cornwall. TR1 1XU
Cornwall Council is consulting on the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), a charge on new developments which are given planning permission after 1st January 2019. The consultation covers how the money raised should be allocated and spent. The survey closes on 23rd September 2018. See the link below:
The Speeding report has been received from Highways and can be seen below:
Cornwall Council are consulting on the Draft Validation Guide: – it can be viewed below, comments can be submitted by completing the below form and returning to Planning and Sustainable Development, Cornwall Council, Pydar House, Pydar Street, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 1XU or emailing the form to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm Friday 24 August 2018.
Consultation on the proposed merger of Devon and Cornwall Police with Dorset Police:
Consultation re the proposed new Cornwall Boundary divisions:
Local Production: The Trench
“The researchers have come from Bodmin and the surrounds, and the stories being told in the show are drawn from real local people who went off and fought in the First World War. It would be great to get the message out, share some of the stories, and get lots of people coming along to see the performance. In case you want to find out more about the show the website is www.thetrenchbodmin.co.uk. If you have any enquiries or require help please contact Hannah or Sophie at email@example.com Tickets now on sale.
Tree Warden for the Parish – the parish council has received the following communication:
You may or may not be aware of the tree warden scheme that the Tree Council has been running since 1991. More information can be found here on the Tree Council website. There are already a number of tree wardens within Cornwall and following a number of enquiries we are seeking interest in revitalising and extending this initiative within Cornwall to interested parishes.
Trees are of fundamental importance to the sense of place of a parish and there is often considerable interest in existing tree and indeed planting new trees. In addition many parishes and towns are considering trees and other greenspaces in their Neighbourhood planning.
Tree Wardens can work closely with their local community to better understand and share information about their local trees and to capture opportunities that the community may be interested in – for example the Ancient Tree Hunt – identify veteran trees within the parish; tree planting where appropriate and accessing funds or trees (for example at present the Woodland Trust are offering free trees to communities at the moment). In addition they can often see issues developing before our officers become aware of it to ensure appropriate responses.
As part of re-vitalising the existing network of tree wardens and extending it within Cornwall we will be offering some free awareness raising sessions for tree wardens on the role during the summer and to explore what support we might be able to provide for this network – for example some training events on trees and planning, cultural associations of tree (e.g. in place names etc.) keep in touch network newsletter etc.
IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED PLEASE CONTACT THE PARISH COUNCIL BEFORE 27TH JUNE 2018.
Cormac – toolkit trailer available for use by volunteers – see details on flyer:
BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW! ‘The Future of the Farmed Environment in Cornwall’
Bookings are now open for this year’s Cornwall AONB Annual Conference. It’s on Saturday 14th April 2018 at the Pavilion Centre, Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge. It’s free to attend, open to anyone, but booking is essential via this link
The Great British Spring Clean is an Annual Event organised by Keep Britain Tidy. If you want to get involved then all the information needed to set up and register your parish event can be found within the Great British Spring Clean page on the website – see the link below:
Next Dark Sky Event:
A guide to getting your village or community venue online:
Subject: Grow Nature Seed Fund:
A few of you may have come across the Grow Nature Seed Fund, which is now live. The fund is a Crowdfund- based pot of money designed for community groups and organisations to access through match funding for small scale projects that help create more space for nature on publicly accessible land within local communities.
There is £10,000 available which can be applied for with up to £500 available per project on a match fund basis.
Further details and eligibility criteria can be found at the Grow Nature Seed Fund Crowdfunder page https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/funds/crowdfund-cornwall/extra-funding
If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to get in touch with:
Rich Haycock, Project Development Officer, Strategic Environment Team, Environment Services, Neighbourhood Directorate, Cornwall Council
p: 01872 224316 m: 07973497293
3A, Pydar House, Pydar Street, Truro, TR1 1XU
Local Nature Partnership on Twitter @CIOSLNP
Additional reports referred to in the minutes for the Annual Parish Meeting May 2016:
Statement from BikePark:
Please see the above set of Residents’ Survey results for the Bodmin Community Network Area. The full reports and further information on methodology can be found at www.cornwall.gov.uk/residentsurvey. Feedback is welcome and can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org