Election of a Parish Councillor

Notice of Election

Election of a Parish Councillor for St Ive Parish Council – Pensilva Ward

 Notice is hereby given that:

1. COUNCILLORS TO BE ELECTED

An election is to be held of ONE Councillor for the said Parish Ward.

2. NOMINATION PAPERS

Nomination papers may be obtained from the Deputy Returning Officer at Cornwall Council, St Austell OneStop-Shop, Council Offices, Penwinnick Road, St Austell PL25 5DR (01209 614298), during normal office hours, who, upon request, will prepare for signature a nomination paper.

3. DELIVERY OF NOMINATION PAPERS

Nomination papers can only be submitted in person on any day after the date of this notice, but not later than 4 pm on Thursday 7 April 2016  to the following locations on the specified dates and times:-

31 March, 4, 5, 6 and 7 April to the Deputy Returning Officer, Room 11, Cornwall Council, St Austell OneStop-Shop, Council Offices, 39 Penwinnick Road, St Austell PL25 5DR between the hours of 9.00 am and 5.00 pm

1 April to the Deputy Returning Officer, Cornwall Council, Luxstowe House, Liskeard PL14 3DZ between the hours of 9.00 am – 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm and 5.00 pm

4. POLLING DAY

If the election is contested, the poll will take place on Thursday 5 May 2016.

5. ABSENT VOTING

Applications to vote by post or to vary or cancel existing postal or proxy voting arrangements must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5.00pm on Tuesday 19 April 2016 if they are to be effective for this election.

Applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5.00pm on Tuesday 26 April 2016, except in cases where unforeseen illness, incapacity, occupation, service or employment occurs after that time, in which case applications may be received by no later 5.00pm on Thursday 5 May 2016.

All applications and notices regarding absent voting must reach the Electoral Registration Officer, Room 8, Cornwall Council, St Austell One-Stop-Shop, Penwinnick Road, St Austell PL25 5DR.

Kate Kennally, Returning Officer – 30 March 2016

Cornwall Council, St Austell One-Stop-Shop, Penwinnick Road, St Austell PL25 5DR

Bus stops near Parkfield, St Ive on A390

The Parish Council is looking at bus stops for the A390 near Parkfield, St Ive. The smaller will be more likely to be affordable and therefore actually installed. If you have comments, please also tell the Parish Clerk. I normally see people waiting here to head West towards Liskeard via Pensilva. Do we need another for going towards Callington?

2-Bay bus shelter 3-Bay bus shelter

Closure of 1st Pensilva Scouts

Closure of 1st Pensilva Scouts

1st Pensilva Scout Group

From the Group Scout Leader:  Barry Hocking

Group Closure

It is with regret that I announce the closure of the 1st Pensilva Scout Group.

Efforts to increase our youth membership and adult support have not resulted in achieving the number required to enable us to continue.

In consultation with the East Cornwall District Commissioner it was agreed that the Group would close after the meeting on 9th July.

There are groups in Callington, Stoke Climsland, Menheniot, Liskeard and Upton Cross.  Information about joining these groups is available by email:

enquiries@cornwallscouts.org.uk

 

 

 

Warning for Cornwall Councillors: Cornwall under attack from rogue traders and doorstep criminals

In the last few days reports have been received from across Cornwall concerning doorstep scams, hard-sell salesmen and ‘back-of-a-van’ sellers. The number and range of frauds suggests that Cornwall is experiencing another spate of crime targeted at home-owners and in particular the elderly or vulnerable.

Fair Trading Team Manager, Nigel Strick explained: “We have received complaints about gangs offering to tarmac driveways with ‘leftovers’, about mobility-aid/recliner chairs salesmen spending hours and hours in a consumer’s home to force them to sign an order and about a gang selling ‘white goods’ out of the back of a van. Trading Standards already has a number of rogue trader investigations ongoing, but we fear that the number of complaints we get is simply the tip of the ice-berg as victims are often too embarrassed or afraid to come forward.

Cornwall Councillors can help to keep their constituents safe from these frauds and scams by alerting them to the current threats and by reinforcing the warning from Trading Standards:

“Not Sure? Don’t Open the Door!”

The best way of preventing this type of attack on Cornwall’s residents is to ensure that the public never deals with anyone who turns up at the front door or who rings out of the blue without an appointment.” No Cold Caller” stickers and leaflets are also available free of charge from Trading Standards. E-mail businesscomplaince@cornwall.gov.uk

If you suspect that a constituent has fallen victim to doorstep fraud or telephone/mail scam contact Trading Standards for assistance: 0300 1234 191

Doorstep crime incidents are typified by residents being cold called, whether on the telephone or at the door, and then pressurised into agreeing to buy services or goods.”

The types of goods and services that are often offered by Rogue Traders include:

  • Roofing, guttering or fascia boards
  • Carpet cleaning
  • Tree surgery or gardening
  • Driveway repairs or surfacing (both tarmac and block paving)
  • Minor building works or odd jobs
  • Painting, decorating or exterior wall treatments
  • Power washing – roofs and driveways
  • Cheap, unsafe power tools or white goods sold from the back of a van
  • Unsafe Sofas

The criminals often prey on the fears of home owners who are worried about maintaining their property or persuaded into thinking they will get a good deal if they agree immediately. In the last few years we have seen some very serious cases in Cornwall, where vulnerable victims have been conned out of large sums of money for poor/non-existent work or goods that were unsafe.

Evidence suggests that rogue traders are often linked to distraction burglary and that they will operate across borders; sometimes as part of an organised criminal gang.

The key message we want to get out is simple: “Not Sure? Don’t Open the Door!”

Church Hill, Fore St, Jubilee Rd, Pensilva – Closed – 23rd Feb to 11th March 2015

Link to map

The County of Cornwall (Church Hill Fore Street Jubilee Road and Road From Jubilee Road To Foredown Park Pensilva) (Temporary Prohibition of Through Traffic) Order 2015

Notice is hereby given that Cornwall Council has made the above Order dated 19th February 2015 prohibiting the use by through traffic of the undermentioned lengths of road at Pensilva. This restriction is necessary for surface dressing preparation and road marking renewal works. Exemptions are provided in the Order for emergency vehicles.  It is expected that the Order will be in effect from 23rd February to 11th March 2015 (24 hours weekends included)

Roads Closed

  • Church Hill for its entire length
  • Fore Street for its entire length
  • Jubilee Road for its entire length
  • Road From Jubilee Road To Foredown Park for its entire length

Alternative Route

From the south west end of the closure take a northerly direction along the B3254 to the junction with Higher Road and then take an easterly direction along Higher Road  and Princess Road to the north east end of the closure; and vice versa

Matt Stribley, Traffic Manager

For further information please contact: Simon Trevains, CORMAC Solutions Ltd, Tel: 0300 1234 222

 

The County of Cornwall (Shute Lane Pensilva) (Temporary Prohibition of Through Traffic) Order 2014

Notice is hereby given that Cornwall Council has made the above Order dated 27th November 2014 prohibiting the use by through traffic of the undermentioned length of road at Pensilva. This restriction is necessary for leaking mains pipe repair works. Exemptions are provided in the Order for emergency vehicles.  It is expected that the Order will be in effect from 1st to 3rd December 2014 (24 hours)

Road Closed

Shute Lane between grid references SX 29420 67924 and SX 29474 68009

Alternative Route

From the northern end of the closure take a north westerly direction to the junction with Tenacres Lane and then take a north easterly direction along Tenacres Lane to the junction with St Ive Road.  Take a south easterly direction along St Ive Road to The Forge at Gang and then take a south westerly direction to the next road junction.  Take a westerly and south westerly direction to end of the closure; and vice versa

Matt Stribley, Traffic Manager

For further information please contact: South West Water, Tel: 0844 346 2020