Vacancy Notice for a Parish Councillor February 2020


Interested parties should apply in writing stating their interests, qualifications and suitability for the position and enclosing a CV addressed to:

The Parish Clerk at the address given above.  

Please note:  Applications will only be considered from persons over age 18 who     

(a)   are registered as a local government elector for the Parish;


        (b)   have during the whole of the preceding twelve months occupied as owner or tenant, any land or premises in the Parish;


        (c)   whose principal or only place of work during the preceding twelve months has been in the Parish;


        (d)   have during the whole of the preceding twelve months resided in the parish or within 4.8 km thereof.

Please note that the role of Parish Councillor is voluntary and unpaid.

Notice from Great Western Railway – Update

Network Rail have revised their work programme to make allowances for Storm Dennis. Replacing a bridge between St Erth and St Ives requires the use of a large crane, which cannot be operated in high winds.

This means that the work will take longer, and the line will now close from Saturday 15 February through to Thursday 20 February.  Buses will replace trains during that period.

We will be alerting customers through traditional and social media and through information at stations. There is no change to the work between Truro and Penzance, which will start on Saturday 15 February and be completed before start of service on Monday 24 February

Notice from Great Western Railway

As part of our promise to keep you updated on improvement work to the railway in your area, we thought it would be helpful to let you know about a number of works taking place in Cornwall during the next few weeks.

Upcoming improvements taking place in west Cornwall: –

This starts on Saturday15th February and will run through to Sunday 23 February

Check carefully if you’re travelling during this time

Network Rail will be using this time to renew track through Camborne as well as waterproofing the viaduct in Hayle. The St Ives Bay Line will also be closed from Saturday 15 to Tuesday 18 February for bridge renewals. To find out more visit

To follow this, there will be a series of other improvement works. Here is a summary:

  • Sunday 1 March – buses replace trains between Truro and Penzance (including the St Ives Bay Line). This is a planned follow-up on the back of the main closure
  • Tuesday 3 to Thursday 5 March – Buses will replace trains on the branch line between Liskeard and Looe for bridge renewals. To find out more, visit
  • Sunday 8 March – buses replace trains between Liskeard and Truro (including the Atlantic Coast Line to Newquay)
  • Weekends of 14/15 and 21/22 March – buses replace trains on the Atlantic Coast Line. Buses will start/terminate at St Austell instead of Par

Cornwall Community Resilience Network Workshop – March 2020

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Cornwall Community Resilience Network are delighted to invite you to our next set of training workshops which will be held across Cornwall in the spring.

Why? It has been an exceptionally wet autumn and winter. September and October were among the wettest on record. The ground is saturated across the country, rivers are full and this means that it will now take less rain to have a significant impact. Emergencies like flooding can hurt communities and we can’t always prevent them happening.

Nearly all emergencies are dealt with routinely by emergency services, local authorities, utilities and voluntary agencies all working in partnership. But, there are times when their assistance may not be immediately available. For example, in the event that the incident is
widespread, or if your community is temporarily isolated.

We know that communities spontaneously pull together to overcome adversity – but the effects of any flood incident can be better managed if your community is prepared.

What? The training is designed to complement the development of your community flood plan, whatever stage you’re at.

By the end of the training you’ll understand:
 The processes and terminology associated with flooding
 The hazards associated with flooding and how to carry out your role as a community volunteer in a safe way
 The role of the Emergency Services and how to collaborate with them during an incident
 How you can support your community and the Emergency Services before, during and after a flood

When? We have the following workshops available for you to attend:
Tuesday 17th March – Gwinear Gwithian Parish Hall, Hayle
Saturday 21st March – Sticker Village Hall, Saint Austell
Thursday 26th March – Calstock Village Hall, Calstock

Each training workshop will be run from 9.30am – approximately 3.30 pm, with tea, coffee and a buffet lunch provided free of charge.

Who? These training taster workshops are open to everyone! Whether you are an individual interested in better understanding flood risk or are part of parish/town council wishing to start or update your community emergency plan/ community flood plan, there are no restrictions. However, please note that we have limited spaces on each training workshop so early booking is essential. To request a booking form please contact the community Flood Resilience Co-ordinator: / 07975711429