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Idless Woods Car Park Closure

Published: 1 Apr 20

We have today been contacted by Forestry England who wish to convey the following information. I have been asked to email the Parish Council regarding the closure of Idless Woods Car Park near Truro. The most important thing for Forestry England is the safety of our visitors and staff. We have been monitoring visitor usage on our sites and as the situation progressed have found our sites becoming busier which has meant maintaining social distancing as advised by the government was increasingly difficult. We made the decision on 22nd March to close our visitor centres and some other busy sites which included Idless. We are aware of the traffic impact on surrounding roads and are in regular contact with local residents about this. Driving to the woods for exercise or dog walking is not essential travel and we hope that, as the government issues further guidance, people will choose to accept the guidance to stay home, stay local, and stay safe. We would advise those who are local and are able to exercise from their home to follow social distancing advice for the safety of themselves and others. Community Ranger Cornwall and North Devon Forestry England Read More...

Current Planning Applications for Consultation

Published: 1 Apr 20

Current Planning Applications for Consultation Published: 01 Apr 2020 Following Government guidance Kenwyn Parish Council will not be holding public meetings for the foreseeable future. To that end we will be consulting with the public on planning applications that come to us for comment. We will update the list and would ask you to contact us if you wish to make a comment on any planning application Thank you. To view the list of current planning applications please follow the link below Read More...

Current Planning Applications for Consultation

Published: 26 Mar 20

Current Planning Applications for Consultation Published: 26 Mar 2020 Following Government guidance Kenwyn Parish Council will not be holding public meetings for the foreseeable future. To that end we will be consulting with the public on planning applications that come to us for comment. We will update the list and would ask you to contact us if you wish to make a comment on any planning application Thank you. To view the list of current planning applications please follow the link below Read More...

Current Planning Applications for Consultation

Published: 25 Mar 20

Current Planning Applications for Consultation Published: 25 Mar 2020 Following Government guidance Kenwyn Parish Council will not be holding public meetings for the foreseeable future. To that end we will be consulting with the public on planning applications that come to us for comment. We will update the list and would ask you to contact us if you wish to make a comment on any planning application Thank you. To view the list of current planning applications please follow the link below Read More...

EMERGENCY CLOSURES

Published: 24 Mar 20

EMERGENCY CLOSURE!!!! PLEASE SHARE!!!!! Following Government Instructions all our play equipment at Threemilestone Playing Field, Chyvelah Ope Play Area and Shortlanesend Playing Field (to include the gym equipment) is now out of bounds and MUST NOT BE USED until further notice. Please STAY AWAY from the play equipment with IMMEDIATE EFFECT. Please note NO SAFETY INSPECTIONS WILL BE CARRIED OUT SO WE WILL ACCEPT NO LIABILITY DURING THIS TIME. Read More...

Current Planning Applications for Consultation

Published: 24 Mar 20

Following Government guidance Kenwyn Parish Council will not be holding public meetings for the foreseeable future. To that end we will be consulting with the public on planning applications that come to us for comment. We will update the list below regularly and would ask you to contact us if you wish to make a comment on any planning application Thank you Read More...

Covid-19 Updates

Published: 18 Mar 20

Following Government guidance during the Covid-19 outbreak Kenwyn Parish Council will not be holding meetings. Members are being asked to vote on the following motion via email in order for the council to keep running and maintaining its services to the parish. That the Council delegates authority to the Clerk in consultation with the Chairman and Vice Chairman to take any actions necessary with associated expenditure to protect the interests of the community and ensure council business continuity during the period of the pandemic Coronavirus, informed by consultation with the members of the council. Further updates will be posted here and on our website to give our parishioners an open and transparent view of its council and decisions being taken. Read More...

Shortlanesend Village Hall

Published: 18 Mar 20

To all Shortlanesend Village Hall Hirers: Please note that following Government Advice we have taken the decision to close Shortlanesend Village Hall until at least 31st May 2020. After that time we will review the situation and make a decision as to whether or not we can re-open or whether this closure needs to continue. The hall will be closed from Friday 20th March 2020 at 9pm. All hirers who have paid up front for their bookings will receive a full refund from us. All hirers who pay on account will not be charged during this period. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this causes but we have to put public health and safety at the forefront. Mrs Karen Harding Clerk to Kenwyn Parish Council 1 Nancevallon Higher Brea Camborne TR14 9DE Tel: 01209 610250 Email: clerk@kenwynparishcouncil.gov.uk www.kenwynparishcouncil.gov.uk Read More...

Current Planning Applications for Consultation

Published: 18 Mar 20

Following Government guidance Kenwyn Parish Council will not be holding public meetings for the foreseeable future. To that end we will be consulting with the public on planning applications that come to us for comment. We will update the list below regularly and would ask you to contact us if you wish to make a comment on any planning application Thank you Read More...

Truro & Kenwyn Neighbourhood Plan

Published: 9 Mar 20

Issued on behalf of Truro and Kenwyn Neighbourhood Plan Partnership Have you had your say on changes to Truro and Kenwyn Neighbourhood Plan? 9 March 2020 A big thank you to the hundreds of people who have given us their views on the proposed changes to the Truro and Kenwyn Neighbourhood Plan by coming along to one of our consultation events or visiting the Neighbourhood Plan website. The current Truro and Kenwyn Neighbourhood Plan was formally adopted in December 2016. The proposed 2020 updates to the plan are to ensure that proposals for the Langarth Garden Village scheme and the Pydar Street redevelopment are underpinned by good design principles and respond to the declaration of Climate Change Emergencies by Cornwall Council and Truro City and Kenwyn Parish Councils. Truro and Kenwyn Councils have been working together to understand how the Neighbourhood Plan can be updated to deliver this. We want to make sure that everyone living in Truro or in the parish of Kenwyn has the opportunity to help shape the future of their local community. Almost three hundred people visited our consultation events at Shortlanesend, Truro Library and the Farmers Market in Lemon Quay, with many more visiting the Neighbourhood Plan website http://trurokenwynplan.org and submitting their comments online. We are staging two further consultation events before the closing date for comments on 22 March. These are taking place on: Thursday, 12 March 10am till 2pm Truro Library Friday, 13 March 2pm till 8pm Threemilestone Community Centre The Neighbourhood Plan is a locally led document that plans for meeting local needs for housing, community facilities and jobs and where they should go. It also helps plan for and protect the green and open spaces that are important to the community. There are suggestions for new policies to improve health and wellbeing and create a greener city with more sustainable ways to travel, as well as promoting better energy efficiency, drainage and other environmental standards for new buildings and places. The revised plan proposals are available to view on the Truro and Kenwyn Neighbourhood Plan website (http://trurokenwynplan.org). Comments are welcome by email at comments@trurokenwynplan.org. Following the closing date for comments, all comments will be considered by the two Councils and the plan amended to reflect the feedback. There will then be a further opportunity for comments to be made in the early summer of 2020. The amended plan will then be considered by Cornwall Council before being inspected by an independent person ahead of a public referendum in the autumn of 2020. Find out more at www.trurokenwynplan.org Read More...

Shortlanesend Playing Field

Published: 9 Mar 20

Sadly, we have had to clear up large amounts of dog excrement at our playing field yet again this morning. The playing field has a ‘No Dogs’ status and that is extremely well advertised. Dog fouling is a major concern to many people, not just because of the mess it causes, but because it can be a health risk. Dogs may deposit roundworm eggs (toxocara canis) in their faeces, which become infectious after about three weeks, and can remain so for up to two years. Anyone, but particularly children playing near to the ground, can run the risk of picking up and swallowing the eggs. The eggs then hatch in the intestine, burrow through the intestine wall into the blood stream and pass into the body. Possible symptoms of toxocaral infection range from aches, dizziness and nausea to asthma and pneumonia, but as these symptoms can all be caused by other things, infections often go undiagnosed. In the UK there are around 100 cases of toxocariasis diagnosed each year. In rare cases eye disease and loss of vision can be caused when the toxocara larva passes through the eye. The reason we have a dog ban on this field is to protect our young people from this risk. Unfortunately a few dog owners are still allowing dogs to run in the field, in fact from our CCTV we can identify several offenders who are present whilst their dogs are running in the field but we also know of other owners who let their dogs out to roam free and unaccompanied and the dogs also run around our playing field. Secondly, today we had to clear up an open, dirty, used nappy left on the wall of our playing field. Again, this is disgusting and unacceptable. There are ample bins in the playing field and we ask our users to really consider whether this is something our staff should have to deal with but equally should families wishing to use the park be faced with this. Kenwyn Parish Council is investing heavily in the playing field and new equipment will be installed very soon. We can only keep improving your field and maintaining this as an important open space and play area for our children with everyone’s co-operation. Allowing dogs to mess or leaving dirty nappies must not happen if we are to continue with this very important facility. Read More...

Vacancies

Published: 4 Mar 20

KENWYN PARISH COUNCIL NOTICE OF CASUAL VACANCY Notice is hereby given that one vacancy has occurred among the members of the Parish Council. One Councillor is needed for the Threemilestone Ward Any person willing to fill this vacancy should apply to the Clerk in writing on or before the 31st March 2020. Kenwyn Parish Council may co-opt as a member any person who is legally qualified to hold such office, and who is willing to serve, provided he or she satisfies at least one of the following qualification categories:- (a) is registered as a local government elector for the parish; (b) has during the whole of the preceding twelve months occupied as owner or tenant, any land or premises in the parish; (c) his/her principal or only place of work during the preceding twelve months has been in the parish; (d) had during the whole of the preceding twelve months resided in the parish or within 4.8 km thereof. Mrs K J Harding Clerk to Kenwyn Parish Council 1 Nancevallon Higher Brea Camborne TR14 9DE Tel: 01209 610250 E mail: clerk@kenwynparishcouncil.gov.uk ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Read More...

Casual Notice

Published: 14 Feb 20

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 KENWYN PARISH COUNCIL THREEMILESTONE WARD NOTICE OF VACANCY IN OFFICE OF PARISH COUNCILLOR 1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that BARBARA SMITH has ceased to be a member of Kenwyn Parish Council and that a casual vacancy exists in the Threemilestone Ward. 2. If, within 14 days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday and Bank Holidays) after the date of this Notice, a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer of Cornwall Council at the Council Offices, St Austell Information Service, 39 Penwinnick Road, St Austell PL25 5DR (phone 01209 614373) by TEN (or more) electors for the said Ward an election will be held to fill the vacancy. 3. If the Returning Officer receives fewer than ten written requests for an election by 9th March 2020 the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option. DATED this 18th day of February 2020 Karen Harding Clerk to the Parish Council Mrs Karen Harding Clerk to Kenwyn Parish Council 1 Nancevallon Higher Brea Camborne TR14 9DE Read More...