St Teath Parish Council


Parish Clerk:
Susan Theobald, Tel. 01840 211 790, email: stteathclerk@sjtheobald.eclipse.co.uk

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Parish Minutes
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Parish Minutes

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- alternate between Delabole and St Teath, usually on the 3rd Monday of the month. You are welcome to attend the open sessions before each meeting to express your views.

What does the Parish Council cover?

Matters of public interest
e.g. traffic, recycling, litter

Annual Meeting 2011 - Chairman's Address

Parish Council Chairman, Eddie Jones, began by addressing the issues of Delabole Cemetery , the Skate Park and vandalism in that village. He then had this to say about Planning:

There is a perception within the Parish Council that whatever opinion the Council has on planning applications, particularly the larger or more controversial ones, Cornwall planners and the East Cornwall Planning Committee will take the opposite view. In one particular case in St Teath the objectors views were totally ignored by the Planning Committee.

Regarding Cornwall Council and localism, the Chairman said, whatever bold statements have been made by politicians nationally and locally on giving greater influence and powers to local communities, these are little more than empty words. Unless and until Cornwall Council listens to, takes notice of and communicates meaningfully with Parish Councils, localism will be defunct before it gets off the ground. There is a myriad of committees, task forces and working parties involved in localism issues, but in most cases they are little more than talking shops for vested interests.

A prime example of the lackadaisical attitude of Cornwall Council is the inability to carry out on a regular basis, the simple but essential task of emptying waste bins of all types. It is not the responsibility of the Parish Council or its contractors to do this.

There is a perception within the parish and North Cornwall that Cornwall Council has minimull interest in this part of the county. This view has been reinforced by various articles in the Cornish Guardian of May 18th – Alec Robertson, leader of Cornwall Council, is supporting the area around Newquay as the only location within Cornwall for an enterprise zone. He has ignored representations for East Cornwall to be considered. In addition two councillors are quoted: "it is quite clear it is a Truro-centred Council" and "It is very evident that the funds available seem to be heading for the golden triangle (ie Truro, Falmouth and Camborne)".

On housing, during the year social housing developments in Delabole and St Teath were completed, the finished article in both villages being worthy of praise. He contrasted this with The Meadows which after many years is still being developed. Residents are having to live in what seems like a perpetual building site and to suffer inadequate roads and pavements. With the residents we are pursuing Cornwall Council to adopt the road and get the development looking in some way reasonable, he then commented, "For once public endeavour has far exceeded private enterprise".

The Chairman noted that Liz Henderson has left the Parish Council for personal reasons and Richard Morey is now a councillor. He expressed his appreciation for the work of the two contractors and his thanks to all councillors for their input and advice and to Gary Boardman for his work with Delabole Youth Council.

The Chairman ended his address by affirming that he could not thank Sue, the Parish Clerk, enough for her sterling work and for encouraging him, usually by text, to look at his emails.

Garden Waste Collection

It is now official. We do have a garden waste collection, every other Wednesday, the same day as recycling. Bags for garden waste can be purchased from Sue Theobald at Tolcarne, Trebarwith Road, Delabole, The Spar Shop, Delabole or from St Teath Post Office and Village Store. Price 74p each. If you can't get to these outlets, ring me on 01840 211790 or email and I will drop some bags to your house.

Parish Council Grant Applications

Current Local Government Legislation requires that persons wishing to apply for a grant on behalf of a club or organisation, within the Parish of St Teath, should send their request, in writing, to the clerk at the address above. Verbal requests will not be deemed sufficient as a form of application.

All applications, together with a statement of accounts and brief explanation of how the grant will be used, must be received by July 10th 2009. Applications will be considered at the Parish Council meeting to be held on July 20th and those which are successful can expect payment during August and September. No requests for grants will be considered unless these guidelines are complied with.

New noticeboards around the parish

By the Post Office, St Teath

The Parish Council is pleased to report that the Parish Plan has been printed and distributed to relevant sectors of the District and County Councils and other authorities, and to key organisations in the parish. You can also download and view it as a pdf file here. There are still a few spare copies - contact Sue Theobald, 01840 211790 or Grace Keat, 01208 851792, if you would like one.

Implementing the plan is a long term commitment, but the Parish Council will continue to address the issues raised through your responses to our questionnaire.

Parish Plan

July 2008

'What we need in the parish is …' or 'Why ever doesn‘t something get done about …' You must surely have made comments like these, or heard them from others - many times. An opportunity to share your thoughts and help the parish to develop is coming your way soon.

The Parish Council has begun the process of developing a Parish Plan which will set out a vision for the parish and provide a realistic strategy for improvement. As residents, you will have your say through a questionnaire that will be distributed early in September. We are currently in contact with local organisations and groups to find out what they would like the questions to focus on. These may include housing, community facilities, recreation and lei-sure, facilities for children, young people and older people, community safety and so on.

The Parish Plan Steering Group will analyse your responses and you will be given the op-portunity to prioritise your ideas which the Council will then take forward as appropriate in consultation with local partners. The plan will be realistic – no guarantees of by-passes for Delabole and St Teath! – and some issues will have to be resolved over a period of time. Having a Plan will ensure that when big, strategic decisions are made, for example by the unitary authority, the wishes of our Parish will be on record and will be considered by the planners and decision makers. If we don‘t have a plan, we could find that choices and con-clusions that affect our Parish have been made in a way that we may not necessarily think is best. We need to make sure our voice is heard. Many parishes have already drawn up Parish Plans and are beginning to see the benefits; indeed, some community funding bodies will no longer support projects unless there is a need identified in the local Plan. For example, in St Neot, a local farm market has been set up and a circular footpath around the village established. In Luxulyan, they are setting up a playing field project. The development of a skate facility and the lowering of speed limits in the parish are underway in St Cleer. But it‘s not all about projects. St Just in Roseland‘s Plan provided weight in discussion with County Highways, and helped to move forward de-bate with the NHS over dentistry provision.

It you‘d like to find out more about the Parish Plan, or if you‘d like to offer your help – maybe in delivering and collecting question-naires, or being on a sub-group to follow up a specific aspect – please contact Grace Keat, grace@keat.co.uk or tel. 01208 851792.

Plan in Progress

October 2008

The Parish Council would like to thank all of you who have returned completed Parish Plan Questionnaires. Thanks too to the valiant band of volunteers who designed the questionnaire, walked the streets and navigated the lanes to deliver and collect them, and in some cases, also entered the responses on to computer, prior to analysis.

Trends in your responses are emerging, and we'd like to share the results with you and ask you to prioritise the issues you have raised. Please come along to either the Delabole Liberal Club on Thursday, 30 October, or to St Teath Church Hall on Saturday, 1 November. Both events will run from 10 am to 5 pm and free light refreshments will be served all day. There will also be a display of old photos of the parish - come and find out what your part of the parish, and the people who lived in it, looked like in the past. We look forward to seeing you on 30 October and 1 November.

Sue Theobald, Parish Clerk 01840 211790
Grace Keat, Parish Councillor 01208 851792

Parish Map

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Parish Council Improvements

Renovated bus shelter April 2007

The bus shelter in St Teath was renovated and looks very smart. The notice board and the whole structure looks much more welcoming.

Public transport is not what it was in St Teath and few travellers are to be seen waiting there!  Perhaps its main function is now a public notice facility.

New Seat in Whitewells Road

A well-built seat in a sunny position has been installed by the roadside in Whitewells Road.
June 2007

New Seat in Trevilley Lane

Another new seat of the same design has been installed to replace the broken one in Trevilley Lane near the turning to Trevilley Farm.
March 2008

New Seat in Treligga

A new seat has been installed at Treligga. The notice board needs a repair.
April 2008

New Seat at West Downs

A new seat has been installed to replace the previous two which were stolen from this location.
June 2008