Residents of the Truro and Roseland Community Network area can find out about a new initiative called the Smart Warmth Project at the Community Network Panel meeting on 19 July 2016 at Gerrans Parish Memorial Hall. Bev Wilson from Inclusion Cornwall will be coming along to talk about the initiative to help people who are at risk of illness caused by, or made worse from living in cold and damp conditions. The Cornwall based initiative led by Cornwall Energy Plus, has grants of up to £300 available for those who qualify to make energy efficient home improvements. This could improvements like heating repairs, window repairs and draft proofing.

Lisa Vango from the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner will also be providing information about the Consultation on the Police and Crime Plan 2016 – 2020. This is taking place over the next few months by the Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez and the Office of the Police Crime Commissioner team. It will involve them talking with people in Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly and Devon to find out what kind of police service they’d like to see in each of their communities.

In addition, the Network Panel will be considering the latest applications for the Local Devolution Fund. This is a fund helping to support the assets and services being devolved from Cornwall Council to local councils or community groups. Traffic Management and flooding in the Community Network Panel area will also be discussed and scheduled as priorities for future Panel meetings.

Chris Wells Chairman of the Community Network Panel and a Truro City Councillor, said: “The meeting in July has a good mix of both local and Cornwall wide matters. I hope that people will come along to find out more about local priorities and the Local Devolution Fund, as well the Smart Warm Project and Consultation on the Police and Crime Plan. At the meeting, you’ll be able to meet your local Parish, City and Cornwall Councillors. Everyone is welcome so please come along.”

The Truro and Roseland Panel meets bi-monthly to discuss matters that affect the local area and to agree priorities that can be delivered by Cornwall Council and its partners such as the police and health services.

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.

The Truro and Roseland Community Network Panel includes all ten Cornwall Councillors for the area, representatives of Truro City Council and the 18 Parish Councils in the community network: Chacewater, Cuby, Feock, Gerrans, Grampound with Creed, Kea, Kenwyn, Ladock, Philleigh, Probus, Ruan Lanihorne, St Clement, St Erme, St Just-in-Roseland, St Michael Caerhays, St Michael Penkevil, Tregony and Veryan.

The meeting takes place on Tuesday 19 July from 7pm to 9pm at Gerrans Parish Memorial Hall, Gerrans Hill, Portscatho, Truro, TR2 5EE. The agenda and more information about the panel can be found on the Truro and Roseland Community Network Panel Area webpage.

People can also keep up to date with what’s happening locally in this area by joining the Truro and Roseland Community Network Area page: .