Cornwall Council Survey on the Future of Planning

In 2021 for the new administration of Cornwall Council there will be fewer Councillors, a reduction from 123 to 87, therefore the council is looking at its governance structure and various committees across the organisation. Cornwall Council have published a survey (aimed at Town and Parish Councils, Planning Agents, Applicants, Members of the Public and Read More

Time for a new Rural Strategy

The Rural Services Network, the national champion for rural services, works to ensure that people in rural areas have a strong voice. Their priority is fighting for a fair deal for rural communities to maintain their social and economic viability for the benefit of the nation as a whole. At a recent conference held in Taunton to Read More

Calor Rural Community Fund

Home energy provider, Calor, is offering deserving community projects the chance to win a total of 21 grants, with prize pots ranging from £1,000 to £5,000. Rural communities off the mains gas grid can now submit their projects for funding, with previous winners including playground and village hall refurbishments, instruments for music banks and equipment Read More

Bodmin Town Council – Council Tax 2019/20

In order to continue the Town Council’s commitment to be open and transparent with its business, the Finance, Staffing and Performance Management (FSPM) Committee agenda was revised so that the majority of the budget setting process, and the proposed precept (council tax), could be discussed in ‘open’ public session. The minutes of the budget meeting Read More

Bodmin Developments: Section 106 And Section 278 Contributions

At the Annual Town Meeting held on 7 March 2019, a request for information was received in connection with the financial contributions being collected from developers by the local planning authority. Contributions from developers can assist with a range of infrastructure improvements such as road transport, education facilities, open spaces and the provision of affordable Read More

Polling Districts And Polling Places Review

Cornwall Council have today (4 March 2019) launched a Polling Districts and Polling Places Review. By law, Cornwall Council must conduct this review every five years. Detailed information is available on their website at www.cornwall.gov.uk/review The review offers two periods of consultation between the following dates: Stage 1: 4 March to 15 April 2019 – Read More

Police And Crime Commissioner Precept Survey

Bodmin Town Council has received the below letter from the Police and Crime Commissioner in connection with council tax precept demands for the Police element of the council tax for 2019/20. The Town Council would encourage all residents to participate in the survey, which can be completed online or on paper by contacting the PCC’s office (01392 Read More

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