Bude Community Network Meeting

There’s an opportunity for people living in and around the Bude Community Network area to learn more about the Coastal Communities Team and public transport plans at their Community Network Panel meeting on Monday 30 April at 7.00pm. The meeting takes place in the Conference Room, Parkhouse Centre, Ergue-Gaberic Way, Bude, EX23 8LD.

Paul Tilzey from Bude Coastal Communities Team will tell the panel about the team’s aspirations to improve the local environment, enrich and protect historic assets, create jobs and enhance the area’s visitor appeal through community partnerships and collaboration. As part of this the team are looking to secure funding for a coordinator who will work with partners to help deliver these priorities.

Nick Truscott, Cornwall Council’s Team Leader (Planning and Contract Management), will give a presentation on the One Public Transport project and answer questions about local public transport priorities.

There will also be a briefing on the Community Network Highways Scheme, which will give community network panels a greater influence over local and major transport schemes. Community network panels will be able to review and prioritise local schemes and will have a budget of £50,000 for highways improvements in their area.

In addition to this, there will be an opportunity for local updates from Cornwall, town and parish councillors and time for public questions.

Cornwall Councillor Nicky Chopak, Chair of Bude Community Network Panel, said: “Come along to your Bude Community Network Panel and find out more about Bude Coastal Communities Team’s aspirations, discuss local projects and find out how you can support them or get involved. You’ll also have the opportunity to hear about the One Public Transport project and the Community Network Highways Scheme, so please join us.”

Bude Community Network Panel meets quarterly to discuss matters that affect the local area and to progress these by working in partnership with Cornwall Council and its partners, including town and parish councils, the voluntary and community sector, and the police and health services. Some of the areas that community networks focus on include anti-social behaviour, community hospitals, economic development, the environment, community planning, regeneration, conservation, community safety, transport and highways issues.

Bude Community Network Panel includes all four Cornwall Councillors for the area and representatives of the 11 parishes in the community network: Bude-Stratton, Jacobstow, Kilkhampton, Launcells, Marhamchurch, Morwenstow, North Tamerton, Poundstock, St Gennys, Week St Mary and Whitstone.

The agenda and more information about the panel are available on www.cornwall.gov.uk/budecna or by ringing Chris Sims, Bude Community Link Officer, on 07973 497332.

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