Parish Clerk

Parish Council update

Over the past few months Parish Council business has kept the Highways Department busy. Trekelland bridge was damagedby a lorry at the beginning of December but was repaired before Christmas Day. There have also been three days of drain clearing on Hornacott Hill which has resolved the issue of flooding on that piece of road. In addition, tree maintenance has taken place at the cut-through from Tiny Meadows which will hopefully help to reduce the amount of moss growing on the path. The County Councilor very kindly agreed to buy a grit bin for Tiny Meadows, which is now in place, and consideration is also being given to including Tiny Meadows in the routine weed-killing programme.

The Daws House speeding consultation finished at the end of October. Cornwall Council have ordered a permanent speedvisor and a gateway feature will be installed at the north end of Daws House.  However it was deemed that road visibility would be impeded if a gateway feature was installed at Petherwin Water. Alterations to the road markings (applying solid white lines to give a ‘sense’ of a narrowing of the road) will take place as part of the scheduled road remarking programme. Other road works currently being considered are improvements to signage at Trelinnoe Gardens/Trelinnoe Close footpath as it joins the B3254and alterations to the road markings by the telephone box to help with the movement of larger vehicles through that narrow junction.

The Council has also been notified of a proposed new development located on and around the Launceston Show ground land at Kennards House. PA18/12017 is a screening opinion request, submitted by Kivells Ltd, for a proposed agri-business centre, employment land and trunk road service area. This not yet a formal planning application but it does provide Cornwall Council Planning department with notice that the applicant will be seeking their guidance on the surveys required if they proceed.

A contractor has been allocated to the task of replacing the broken toilet so we hope to have the toilet operational again very shortly. On a very loosely related note there are still some dog walkers who are forgetting to pick up their dogs’ mess, particularly by the school where children walk. Stickers reminding dog owners to ‘pick up’ will be placed on the lampposts outside the school and on the pathway between Trelinnoe Gardens and Trelinnoe Close. The Council was approached with complaints of cars parking on the pavement outside the school when dropping off and picking up. Adopting the school’s measures to keep cars moving and freeing up car parking spaces quickly would be greatly appreciated. Cars can park in the Chapel car park, use the stop and drop in the mornings and also use the unofficial one-way system (passing the school on your left) at drop off and pick up times.

Finally The Parish Council will be holding a ‘telephone box spring clean’ to bring the telephone box back to a useable standard. It has been proposed that the telephone box be offered to organisations in the parish on a rotational three-month basis for each organisation to use the telephone box as they would like. The Parish Council is very keen to hear from any organisation that would be interested in becoming involved.