People living in the Camelford Community Network area can hear about the new Community Network Highways Scheme and the panel’s priorities for the coming year at the Camelford Community Network Panel annual general meeting on Tuesday 12 June at 7.00pm in Camelford Hall.
The agenda and more information about the panel are available on www.cornwall.gov.uk/camelfordcna.
Geoff Brown, Cornwall Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport, and Area Highway Manager Oliver Jones will give a presentation about the new Community Network Highways Scheme, which gives community network panels a greater influence over local transport schemes. Community network panels are now able to review and prioritise local schemes and have a budget of £50,000 for highways improvements in their area.
As this is the annual general meeting, the panel will also elect a chair and a vice-chair for the next 12 months and set its priorities for the area with a view to influencing Cornwall-wide strategies, local service delivery and local projects.
The meeting will include time for public questions and an update on strengthening community networks, as well as local updates from Cornwall Councillors and town and parish councils.
Cornwall Councillor Dominic Fairman, Chair of Camelford Community Network Panel, said: “This meeting of the Camelford Community Network will be focused on our new Community Network Highways Scheme. This will offer the chance for all members of our community to propose new schemes for our roads for the benefit and safety of all. Please come along and be a part of this new and exciting project for our Community Network which aims to give local people much more influence over decisions made in their area.”
Camelford 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, economic development, the environment, community planning, regeneration, conservation, community safety, transport and highway issues.
Camelford Community Network Panel includes the Cornwall Councillors for the area and representatives of the following parishes: Advent, Camelford, Davidstow, Forrabury and Minster, Lesnewth, Michaelstow, Otterham, St Breward, St Clether, St Juliot, St Teath, Tintagel, Tremaine, Treneglos, Tresmeer, Trevalga and Warbstow.
The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.