Childrens Christmas Party

We will be hosting a children’s Christmas party at Millennium House, Saturday 22nd December from 3-5pm. The event is FREE, with entertainment and snacks provided, but please contact Reception to book your child a place in advance! Tel: 01579 363096 or Email: millenniumhouse@btconnect.com

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Pensioners Christmas Lunch: Nominations still open!

If you know of someone who will be alone this Christmas, or works as a volunteer in the community (St Ive or Pensilva), We would like to invite them to the Christmas Lunch to be held at Millennium House on Sunday 23rd.
 
Please register your nomination at Millennium House by Tues. 18th December, as numbers are limited!
 
Telephone: 01579 363096 or Email: millenniumhouse@btconnect.com
 
Transport can be arranged, if required
 
Millennium House, Pensilva
Sunday, 23rd December 2018 from 11.30am (lunch served at 12.30)

Vacancy for the position of Councillor in the Pensilva Ward

A casual vacancy currently exists for a councillor in the Pensilva Ward.
If you are interested in serving the community in this capacity and would like
further information about the duties and responsibilities of a Parish Councillor,
please contact the Parish Clerk.

Applications for this position should be in writing or by email and sent to the
Parish Clerk before the 11 th May 2018

Jenny Hoskin
Parish Clerk
St Ive Parish Council
Millenium House
Princess Road
Pensilva
Liskeard
PL14 5NF

Email: stiveparish@btconnect.com
Telephone: 01579 363096

Parish Council Statement 21-Dec-2016

I am sure you will have heard that at an Extraordinary General Meeting of the parish council on the 28th November, it was decided not to proceed with the transfer of Millennium House to the Pensilva Community Association. I know that those who supported the proposed transfer and gave their time to putting some of preliminary arrangements in place will be disappointed by this decision.

Prior to the EGM the parish council sought a legal opinion on the proposed transfer and the subsequent payment of a substantial amount of the parish tax precept to PCA to assist with running Millennium House. The legal opinion was that without certain preconditions having been met, the lease to PCA and the offer of money was extremely likely to be unlawful. In order to demonstrate that the council had obtained good value for money and met the requirement of its own standing orders, it was believed that the parish council should undertake a valuation and public marketing exercise. In effect this would involve inviting tenders from other bidders, this would be both expensive and offer no guarantee that other bidders would have the same community interests as PCA. Moreover, it seems very unlikely that this formal process could be completed before the election of a new parish council in May 2017.

The parish council believed it would be unwise to enter into an expensive tendering exercise that could extend beyond the life of the present council. In the meantime the income of Millennium House had shown some improvement and hopefully this would continue. The parish council with the help of staff and volunteers will now continue to manage Millennium House and work to improve its financial position. In May a new parish council must be elected, at that time and if they so wish parishioners will have an opportunity to elect a new council with a mandate to pursue a different course of action. We would urge all those who have an interest in the future of Millennium House to consider standing for election in May.

Signed,

St Ive Parish Council

21st December 2016

Resignation of St Ive Parish Councillors

After the EGM of 28th November 2016 from which three Parish Councillors left precipitately, Parish Councillors Peter Dipper, Peter Haimes, Ivor Vaughan and Ruth Wilson have resigned from St Ive Parish Council and Cllr Corney has stepped down from the position of Chair. Because there is less than six months to the next election it is not possible to recruit replacement councillors. This leaves only five councillors where there should be thirteen.

Grants of up to £300 available for energy efficient home improvements

For people who spend most of their time at home, keeping warm in winter (and cool in summer!) is an important part of staying healthy and happy.

Community Energy Plus has recently embarked on a new project called Smart Warmth to help vulnerable and low income householders keep warm in their homes so that any health issues are not made worse living in cold or damp conditions.  I would be most grateful if you would please promote these grants to your clients in order to help them enjoy warmer, healthier homes.

How you can see information about these grants

A leaflet about Smart Warmth Grants and the advice and support offered by Community Energy Plus is here Smart Warmth Grants

Also see the information about Smart Warmth Grants on the Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/CommunityEnergyPlus) and on twitter (www.twitter.com/CEPCornwall).

Eligibility

People may qualify if they live in a low income household which is struggling with its energy bills and a member of their household suffers from a long term health condition.

What types of things can be funded?

A variety of practical measures to help you keep homes healthy and warm in the winter (and cool in the summer!) and reduce energy bills, including:

  • Heating repairs (eg broken boiler)
  • Window repairs or replacement
  • Draught proofing
  • Extractor fans and dehumidifiers
  • Chimney balloons and chimney sweeping
  • Hot water cylinder jackets and pipe lagging
  • Portable heaters (eg oil filled radiators)

The measures and help available will be dependent on individual need and circumstances and must be for home improvements which cannot be funded by other sources.
We can’t fund anything that is the responsibility of a landlord but for more information about what might be eligible, please give them a call.

How long is the funding available for?

Limited funding is available now and must be spent by October 2016, funding is allocated on a first come first served basis.

How can people apply?

Contact Community Energy Plus on Freephone 0800 954 1956 or 01872 245566, alternatively email at: advice@cep.org.uk