Next Bude Community Network meeting

There’s an opportunity for people living in and around the Bude area to learn more about the Community Network Highways Scheme at the Bude Community Network Panel annual general meeting on 9 July at 7.00pm.  The meeting takes place in the Conference Room, Parkhouse Centre, Ergue-Gaberic Way, Bude, EX23 8LD.

Community Link Officer Chris Sims will lead a discussion about initial ideas for local transport schemes that could be funded by the Community Network Highways Scheme and will review expressions of interest received so far.  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.

There will also be a health update from the Stratton and Holsworthy Medical Centres.

As this is the annual general meeting, the panel will elect a chair and a vice-chair for the next 12 months and agree priorities and engagement arrangements for the next year.

Additionally, there will be an opportunity for local updates from Cornwall, town and parish councillors, time for public questions and an update on strengthening community networks.

Cornwall Councillor Nicky Chopak, Chair of Bude Community Network Panel, said: “We need local people to help us shape the Bude Community Network priorities for the coming year.  Please come and tell us about the issues that matter to you so we can make sure we focus on the right areas.  You’ll also be able to hear about the small highways projects that could benefit from our Community Network Highways Scheme and meet your local Cornwall, town and parish councillors.  Everyone is welcome to 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 or by ringing Chris Sims, Bude Community Link Officer, on 07973 497332.

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