We will provide updates here to tell you more about local issues and the work that is going on.
Penvose Farm student village and associated works Planning Application.
Please refer to Cornwall Council's on line planning register to view and comment on this live application. The register can be found in the link pasted here and please add the reference PA16/11983 at the search prompt http://planning.cornwall.gov.uk/online-applications/?utm_source=website&utm_medium=planningregisterlink&utm_campaign=planning
Ponsanooth bus shelter - October 2016
After weeks of negotiation with Cornwall Council, funding has been provided to pay for the materials to repair the roof of the shelter which this parish council will now take on responsibility for the future. The repairs themeslves were carried out by our new councillor, Jonathan Kearsley.
Hedge cutting - October 2016
Please ensure that hedges bordering the highway are cut so that they do not overhang and cause the highway. We are currently looking at problems throughout the parish.
Dog mess problem - October 2016
Dog mess is becoming an increasing problem in Ponsanooth. Please ensure that you pick up after your dog. There are fines that can be imposed on dog owners if they fail to do so. Please help us to keep the village nice for everyone.
Laity Moor Fingerposts - September 2016
This project is now complete, having had recast fingers and repainting.
Defibrillators - September 2016
The Parish Council has now purchased 2 defibrillators for the parish. These are based at Treluswell Four Cross garage next to the air and water machines and outside the village shop in Ponsanooth on the wall bordering the road. Thankyou to the owners at both these locations, Mr and Mrs Turner and Ms Firminger respectively, for their permission to site these on their property. In the event of needing to use these devices, you would call the emergency services who would provide the access codes and talk you through using them.
What to do if you spot a faulty drain - Mar 16
Contact our parish council clerk or raise the issue directly with Cornwall Council (phone 0300 1234 100)
The following link provides advice for landowners
Volunteer Speed Watch group for Ponsanooth - Nov 14
This group of volunteers would be fully trained to monitor speeds in the village using speed cameras with the aim of identifying motorists that are speeding. Anyone wishing to take part in this group should contact the clerk or let Ash Pearson know. We need a minimum of 6 people to get started.
Traffic calming - Aug 14
Applications have now been made to Cornwall Council for traffice calming measures in Ponsanooth. The requests include;
A zebra crossing is still desired for the future and a voluntary lollypop rota is being investigated.
Firefighter strikes - Aug 14
Cornwall Fire and Rescure Service advise us that - Firefighters are planning to go on strike at various times between the 9th and 16th August 2014. In the event of fire, you should still get out, stay out and call 999 - you will get an emergency response.
Roskrow Barton Solar Project - Aug 14
An exhibition is to be held of plans for a solar aray on land at Roskrow Barton on Monday 8th September 2014 between 5pm and 7.30pm at Ponsanooth Hall. Everybody is welcome.
Police alert regards a national scam - June 14
OP Fardel is Devon and Cornwall’s response to a professionally run national scam that is attempting to defraud people, many who are vulnerable due to age, out of thousands of pounds. The offenders are tending to exhaust opportunities in one particular area of the country before moving onto another. Within our force area Torbay has been targeted but within the past few days West Cornwall, in particularly Helston has been the focus where a number of victims have transferred money into the offenders back accounts. Within the last 48 hours we’ve received reports of over £130000 being taken.
The MO is for the offenders to call the victims purporting to be a police officers from the MET and are investigating a crime relating to fraudulent activity on the victims bank account. They then convince the victim to either transfer their savings into another bank account or they obtain their bank details allowing them to withdraw money.
The priority when dealing with these matters is to prevent loss, safeguard the most vulnerable members of our community and increase awareness at the earliest opportunity.
Please ensure the following initial actions are taken:
IF MONEY HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED, IF CAUGHT EARLY ENOUGH (WITHIN 24 HOURS) MONEY MAY BE RECOVERED..please contact the police asap.
Ponsanooth flooding - Feb 14
Following the tragic flooding of the Post Office and General Stores in Ponsanooth, the Parish Council are very pleased to see the opening of a temporary facility now in place and wish to covey thanks for the donated log cabin, to all the volunteers who have supported the shop, to Michelle for keeping things going and everyone else who has helped out in this challenging situation.
The parish council has attended meetings with Cornwall Councillor Michael Keogh, South West Water and Cornwall Council staff with regards to the drainage issues in Ponsanooth and it is with thanks that the roads have now been swept and the drains cleared. CCTV observations have been made, in a number of drains, the findings of which will be posted on the Council website at a later date.
Lower Treluswell Flooding - Feb 14
Severe flooding also occurred in February in Lower Treluswell where 5 cottages were flooded. The stream that used to supply water to the well which was used for beer making when the brewery was in existence, flooded the road. Assistance was requested from Cornwall Council who sent Blue watch Falmouth Fire Brigade who started pumping water out and eventually got on top of this situation.
The parish council has been in contact with Cornwall Councillor Michael Keogh and Cornwall Council staff to look at how the situation can be avoided in the future. Camera inspection of the pipes which take the stream to the Praze drainage system on the B3292 and into the Penryn river, is being carried out. Further updates will be posted on this website at a later date, as soon as further information is known.
Ponsanooth Street Lighting - Sept 13
Due to the ever increasing costs of the street lighting in Ponsanooth, the Parish Council has made the decision to change suppliers for the electricity. The move will mean the costs are approximately halved to an average £853 plus VAT per year. The decision has also been made to change the lit times of thirty of the lights to come in line with one existing light in the parish, the cost for this change will be approximately £60 per light but the saving will recover this expenditure in about 2.5 years.