Residents of the Cornwall Gateway Community Network area can learn about Coastal Community Teams and the Local Devolution Fund at the Community Network Panel’s annual general meeting on 28 April.

The meeting will include presentations about the work of Torpoint and Rame Peninsula Coastal Community Team and Saltash Coastal Community Team, which each received £10,000 from the Department for Communities and Local Government to support regeneration projects in their area.

The panel will also consider applications for the Local Devolution Fund, which can be used to help local councils and organisations take on the running of services and property in the network area.

Cornwall Councillor Bob Austin, Chair of Cornwall Gateway Network Panel, said: “The meeting is a good opportunity for people to find out more about what their community network does, and everyone is welcome to attend. There will be an update on our priorities and a discussion about neighbourhood plans as well as the items on Community Coastal Teams and the Local Devolution Fund.”

Cornwall Gateway Network Panel meets quarterly. Some of the areas that community networks focus on include anti-social behaviour, economic development, the environment, community planning, regeneration, conservation, community safety, transport and highway issues.

Cornwall Gateway Community Network Panel includes all eight Cornwall Councillors for the area and representatives of the 11 parishes in the community network: Antony, Botus Fleming, Landrake with St Erney, Landulph, Maker-with-Rame, Millbrook, Saltash, Sheviock, St Germans, St John and Torpoint.

The meeting takes place on Thursday 28 April from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at the Torpoint Council Chambers, 1-3 Buller Road, Torpoint PL11 2LD. The agenda and more information about the panel are available on our Cornwall Gateway Community Network page. The meeting is open to the public.

Story posted 20 April 2016