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Friday 17 March 2017
Notices of Election for the Unitary, City, Town and Parish Elections




Notices of Election for the Unitary, City, Town and Parish Elections to be held on 4 May 2017 are provided below as follows:


  Notice of Election - Cornwall Council (PDF)

  Notice of Election - Town Parish East (PDF)

  Notice of Election - Town Parish West (PDF)

  Nomination Papers Poster (PDF)

  Election Timetable (PDF)

 


Tuesday 07 Match 2017
Bodmin’s St Piran Day 2017


St Pirans Day

The traditional St Piran's Day celebrations were marked in Bodmin yesterday, led by an extremely hardy band of Cornish schoolchildren.

With atrocious weather conditions persisting in the build up to the children's parade, this element of the event was almost cancelled at the last minute, but thankfully the rain gave way (almost completely) just in time and the local schoolchildren were able to show off their banners, St Piran's flags and superb chants of 'Oggy, Oggy, Oggy' as planned.

Mount Folly was filled with the children, along with Cornishmen and women from around the country, to listen to the Loveny Male Voice Choir and join in with a rousing rendition of 'Trelawny'.

The children then danced to the haunting strains of a Cornish Piper, before processing to St Petroc's Church to perform more songs and poems.


Link here to watch video on Bodmin Town Council Facebook page
 


Friday 03 Match 2017
Bodmin’s St Piran Celebrations


Mount Folly - St Pirans Day celebrations


Bodmin’s St Piran celebrations will take place on Monday 6 March 2017 featuring the traditional parade which will assemble in the area of the former Town Library in Lower Bore Street from approximately 10.45 a.m. for an 11.00 a.m. parade with the Mayor of Bodmin, Councillor Lance Kennedy to the accompaniment of a Cornish Piper to Mount Folly where Trelawney will sung after the loudest “Oggy Oggy Oggy” chants in Cornwall and some short speeches.

Once again some 400 children from all of Bodmin’s schools and the surrounding parishes including Blisland, Cardinham, Lanivet, Lanlivery, Nanstallon and St Wenn join together for the most important part of the day’s celebrations. In addition to taking part in the parade, chanting, dancing and singing, they will be performing in St Petroc’s Church after the march.

Bodmin Lion Kevin Marshall who chairs the committee which has been organising the St Piran Event said: “Bodmin will be the only place to be. What makes Bodmin so special is that our day is about the children who are a fundamental and important part of this town and the Great County’s future. Their enthusiasm is infectious bringing Cornwall’s traditions alive in a unique way not seen anywhere else. The Bodmin Joint St Piran Committee is delighted to see the event grow year-on-year and include children from neighbouring parishes, united under the umbrella of being Cornish and celebrating our Cornish Patron Saint.

As in previous years Bodmin is expecting to welcome Cornishmen and women from London, Bournemouth and around the country to take part. All members of public are welcome to join in on the day.

Timetable:

10.45 a.m. - Assemble at Lower Bore Street (outside the former Library);

11.00 a.m. - March down Lower Bore Street and Fore Street to Mount Folly stopping at the Flamank Stone, accompanied by Cornish Piper and Grand Bard Mervyn Davey. Mount Folly Speakers introduced by Terry Williams (Bodmin Town Crier) - Lance Kennedy (Mayor of Bodmin), and Chair of Cornwall Council, Councillor Ann Kerridge. Children’s Dance arranged by Alison Davey;

11.30 a.m. – Children process via Priory Park to St Petroc’s Church where they will perform Cornish plays and songs;

12.45 p.m. – Lunch provided for the children at St Petroc’s Church.



Friday 28 February 2017
Relocation of Citizens Advice Bodmin Office



Citizens Advice Bodmin office is relocating from the Shire Hall to the nearby Shire House from Monday 6 March.

The move from Shire Hall is necessary because of important repair works that have been identified by the building’s owners, Bodmin Town Council.

The move to Shire House is a temporary measure until permanent offices can be found in the town. Citizens Advice Cornwall chief executive, Neil Colquhoun, said: "We are fully committed to maintaining a full advice service for people in Bodmin and surrounding areas and we’re very grateful to the town council for their support in finding us temporary accommodation in Shire House.  We will be looking for new offices in the area over the next few months.”

David Kinnair, Bodmin Town Council committee officer, said: "It is with regret that we have had to take the decision to temporarily relocate the Citizens Advice offices from the Shire Hall but our primary concern is for the health and wellbeing of the CA volunteers, employees and clients that visit the offices. We will continue to work with the Citizens Advice Cornwall during this time and thank them for their proactive assistance in this matter."

The move to Shire House means advice sessions can only be made by appointment because of restricted space in the building.

To access the Citizens Advice Service or make an appointment, members of the public can text the word ADVICE to 78866 and an adviser will call back within 24 hours or the next working day. Alternatively, the service can be contacted on 03444-111444 Mondays to Fridays between 10am and 4pm.

Drop-in services continue to be available at CA Cornwall’s offices in Liskeard (21 Dean Street PL14 4AB) on Mondays from 10am to 12.15pm and in St Austell (39 Penwinnick Road PL25 5DR) on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am to 12.15pm.

Further information about Citizens Advice Cornwall services can be found at https://www.citizensadvicecornwall.org.uk/



Friday 09 December 2016
Public Rooms update



At yesterday evening's (8 December 2016) Council meeting the public were informed of the four bids the Council has received to purchase the Public Rooms building.

Information was disclosed to the public about the number of bids and the intended use of the building by each of the bidders.

The bids the Council has received are as follows:

  1. Public Rooms Trust - facilities for community groups, a vibrant café and bar and the infrastructure to support and encourage other local activity around the town;
  2. A Four screen cinema - to provide a sustainable four screen cinema within the historic public rooms;
  3. Music and Events Venue, youth and Adult club activities;
  4. A Public function room.

The Public Rooms Trust was named as that information is already in the public domain.

Given contractual matters it was not possible to disclose all of the bid information.

The meeting of the Council concluded at 10.00 p.m. on 8 December 2016 following a lengthy and detailed debate. No decision about the sale of the building was made. The Council has decided that in fairness to all bids, more time is needed to consider in detail each of the bids submitted to the Council.

The Mayor, Councillor Lance Kennedy said, 'I would like to thank members for their time and involvement and the meeting concluding at 10.00 p.m. shows the concern and interest. I would also like to thank those members of the public who attended the earlier sessions.'



Tuesday 29 November 2016
Philip Terry Cooper elected for St Marys Ward



Following a recent poll for Town Councillor for St Mary's Ward, Mr Philip Terry Cooper has been duly elected.

The results in summary are as follows:

COOPER, Philip Terry - Number of votes recorded - 575;
SANDERS, Louvain Francis - Number of votes recorded - 228

Electorate - 3,719
Turnout - 21.6%
Postal Votes issued - 685
Postal votes included in Count - 451

  Declaration of result of poll (PDF)

  Official return of named person elected (PDF)



Friday 28 October 2016
Notice of Persons Nominated for St Marys Ward



Please refer to document below for statement of persons nominated for the position of Councillor for St Mary's Ward.

  Notice of persons nominated - St Mary's Ward (PDF)




Tuesday 25 October 2016
Cornwall Site Allocations Development Plan Document (DPD)



Cornwall Council is currently undertaking a public consultation on the emerging Cornwall Site Allocations Development Plan Document (Allocations DPD).

This is a document that sets out a strategy for the future development of 10 towns and two Eco Community sites within Cornwall.

There are just under three weeks left to make any representations on the document, which you can do online, via email or by post. The deadline is Monday 11 November 2016. Full details, including the whole document and the feedback questionnaire, can be found by clicking on the link below:

Cornwall Site Allocations Development Plan Document (Allocations DPD)



Monday 17 October 2016
Notice of Election for St Marys Ward



Notice is hereby given that:

1. COUNCILLORS TO BE ELECTED

An election is to be held of ONE Councillor for the said Town Ward.

2. NOMINATION PAPERS

Nomination papers may be obtained from the Deputy Returning Officer at Cornwall Council, St Austell One-Stop-Shop, Council Offices, Penwinnick Road, St Austell PL25 5DR (01209 614298), during normal office hours, who, upon request, will prepare for signature a nomination paper.

3. DELIVERY OF NOMINATION PAPERS

Nomination papers can only be submitted in person on any day after the date of this notice, but not later than 4 pm on Friday 28 October 2016 to the following locations on the specified dates and times:-

21, 24 – 26 October between the hours of 9.00 am and 5.00 pm

27 October between the hours of 9.00 am and 12 noon

28 October between the hours of 9.00 am and 4.00 pm

to the Deputy Returning Officer, Room 12, Cornwall Council, St Austell One-Stop-Shop, Council Offices, 39 Penwinnick Road, St Austell PL25 5DR

27 October to the Deputy Returning Officer, Meeting Room 3, Chy Trevail, Beacon Technology Park, Bodmin, PL31 2FR between the hours of 1.00 pm and 5.00 pm

4. POLLING DAY

If the election is contested, the poll will take place on Thursday 24 November 2016.

5. ABSENT VOTING

Applications to vote by post or to vary or cancel existing postal or proxy voting arrangements must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5.00pm on Wednesday 9 November 2016 if they are to be effective for this election.

Applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5.00pm on Wednesday 16 November 2016, except in cases where unforeseen illness, incapacity, occupation, service or employment occurs after that time, in which case applications may be received by no later 5.00pm on Thursday 24 November 2016.

All applications and notices regarding absent voting must reach the Electoral Registration Officer, Room 12, Cornwall Council, St Austell One-Stop-Shop, Penwinnick Road, St Austell PL25 5DR.

Please refer to document below for details.

  Notice of Election (PDF)




Thursday 13 October 2016
Help to Buy Scheme - Borough View Bodmin



Help to Buy Scheme - Borough View, Bodmin

The above private discounted sale development is available for sale and being advertised through the Help to Buy South West website.

Please follow the link to see a copy of the advert. If you are aware of any households who may have a local connection to your parish/town and would be interested in this scheme/property please advise them to register with Help to Buy South West. They can do this on our website . They should also contact us by email or telephone to express an interest in the property/scheme. All applicants will need to submit evidence of their local connection and housing need. We have a deadline for expressions of interest of 31st October 2016.

Help to Buy South West are the Government appointed agent delivering a one stop shop for Government backed affordable home ownership products in the South West. We are working with Cornwall Council to deliver a comprehensive service for households seeking all types of affordable home ownership in Cornwall, including affordable homes delivered by private developers through the Council’s affordable housing planning policy.




Monday 12 September 2016
Notice of Election for St Leonards Ward



Notice is hereby given that:

1. COUNCILLORS TO BE ELECTED

An election is to be held of ONE Councillor for the said Town Ward.

2. NOMINATION PAPERS

Nomination papers may be obtained from the Deputy Returning Officer at Cornwall Council, St Austell One-Stop-Shop, Council Offices, Penwinnick Road, St Austell PL25 5DR (01209 614298), during normal office hours, who, upon request, will prepare for signature a nomination paper.

3. DELIVERY OF NOMINATION PAPERS

Nomination papers can only be submitted in person on any day after the date of this notice, but not later than 4 pm on Friday 23 September 2016 to the following locations on the specified dates and times:-

16 and 19 September between the hours of 9.00 am and 12 noon
20 – 22 September to the between the hours of 9.00 am and 5.00 pm
23 September between the hours of 9.00 am and 4.00 pm

to the Deputy Returning Officer, Room 12, Cornwall Council, St Austell One-Stop-Shop, Council Offices, 39 Penwinnick Road, St Austell PL25 5DR

16 September to the Deputy Returning Officer, Meeting Room 4, Chy Trevail, Beacon Technology Park, Bodmin, PL31 2FR between the hours of 2.00 pm and 5.00 pm

19 September to the Deputy Returning Officer, Meeting Room 5, Chy Trevail, Beacon Technology Park, Bodmin, PL31 2FR between the hours of 2.00 pm and 5.00 pm

4. POLLING DAY

If the election is contested, the poll will take place on Thursday 20 October 2016.

5. ABSENT VOTING

Applications to vote by post or to vary or cancel existing postal or proxy voting arrangements must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5.00pm on Wednesday 5 October 2016 if they are to be effective for this election.

Applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5.00pm on Wednesday 12 October 2016, except in cases where unforeseen illness, incapacity, occupation, service or employment occurs after that time, in which case applications may be received by no later 5.00pm on Thursday 20 October 2016.

All applications and notices regarding absent voting must reach the Electoral Registration Officer, Room 12, Cornwall Council, St Austell One-Stop-Shop, Penwinnick Road, St Austell PL25 5DR.

Please refer to document below for details.

  Notice of Election (PDF)



Wednesday 10 August 2016
Bodmin Growth deal update



Bodmin Town Council strongly supports the widening of footways, the narrowing of the carriageway and the envisaged reduction in vehicular speed to provide a safer environment for pedestrians and cyclists.

The range of road transport improvements will not only aesthetically improve some areas of the town, but it is also a statement of intent which demonstrates to existing and new businesses that the town embraces change and is prepared to try new and innovative ideas to support town centre growth and regeneration.

There will be undoubted disruption and challenges ahead as traffic flow will need to be diverted to accommodate works in the centre of the town.

However, this short-term pain is necessary for the longer-term benefits. It is envisaged that the Bodmin Growth Deal scheme will be the catalyst for a period of exciting new growth for the town and an opportunity which also assists with linking the cycling hubs at Cardinham and Lanydrock with Bodmin and the Camel Trail.

Councillor Lance Kennedy, the Mayor of Bodmin, said: “Bodmin is looking at a difficult year but the opportunities to business, employment and growth cannot be understated. Five tourist attractions, more than any other town, multi million pound business investments already under consideration are the signs of sustainable growth. Now is the time to plan for the future, prepare for the opportunities and reaffirm the towns growing stature."

Councillor Steve Rogerson, Cornwall Council local member for Bodmin St Petroc, said: "It is good to see the councils working together both in the short term to support businesses and in the long term to support the whole of Bodmin."

Councillor Ann Kerridge, Cornwall Council local member for Bodmin St Mary's, said: "I'm delighted that Cornwall council and Bodmin town council are working hard together to keep Bodmin open for business."

To assist Bodmin Town Council will be introducing concessionary parking in the Priory Car Park from Friday 12 September 2016 as follows:

  • Priory I (short-stay area including bottom tier towards the War Memorial, middle tier and top tier) – 3 hours free parking;
  • Priory II (long-stay adjacent Football Clubhouse) – free all day.

Cornwall Council is also offering concessionary parking in its car parks from 12 September as follows:

  • Fore Street - (Short Stay) 3 hours free; (Long Stay) all day
  • Dennison Road - 3 hours free




Tuesday 2 August 2016
Councillor Vacancy for St Leonards Ward



Applications are invited from residents, or others appropriately qualified, in Bodmin for the voluntary position of Councillor to Bodmin Town Council for St Leonard's Ward. Please refer to document below for details.

  Notice of Vacancy in Office as Town Councillor (PDF)

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE APPLICATION TERM FOR THIS VACANCY HAS NOW EXPIRED



Friday 29 July 2016
Rhind Street Car Park - Spaces Available



Bodmin Town Council would like to advertise that parking spaces are currently available at the Council's Rhind Street Car Park.

Anyone interested in these spaces should contact the Council Accounts Department on 01208 76616 Extension 150, via accountsteam@bodmin.gov.uk or by visiting the Council Information Centre located in the Shire Hall on the Mount Folly, Bodmin.



Wednesday 13 July 2016
Bodmin Growth Deal


Bodmin - Cornwall's First Cycling Town


To find out more information about Bodmin as a cycling town and the sequencing of road works to create a safer, low speed environment for all please visit

http://www.cormacltd.co.uk/current-projects/bodmin-growth-deal/

and

http://www.cormacltd.co.uk/current-projects/bodmin-growth-deal/resources-bodmin/

for specific information for the programme of works


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