Residents of the Bude Community Network area can learn more about environment service standards and the Local Devolution Fund at the Community Network Panel’s annual general meeting on 11 April.

Donald Martin, Cornwall Council’s Public Space Officer, will explain the work that the Council has carried out around setting maintenance standards on assets such as public spaces and parks. The new standards aim to provide a consistent and affordable service across Cornwall for public space managed by the Council.

The agenda also includes discussion of the Local Devolution Fund and how it can be used to help local councils and organisations take on the running of services and property in the network area and support local partnership working.

Cornwall Councillor David Parsons, Chair of Bude Community Network Panel, said: “Everyone is welcome to come along and find out more about key local issues and the work of their Community Network Panel.”

Bude Community Network Panel meets quarterly to discuss matters that affect the local area and to agree priorities that can be delivered by Cornwall Council and 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.

Bude Community Network Panel includes all four Cornwall Councillors for the area and representatives of the 11 parishes in the community network: Bude-Stratton, Jacobstow, Kilkhampton, Launcells, Marhamchurch, Morwenstow, North Tamerton, Poundstock, St Gennys, Week St Mary and Whitstone.

The meeting takes place on Monday 11 April from 7.00pm to 9.00pm in the Conference Room, Parkhouse Centre, Ergue-Gaberic Way, Bude. The agenda and more information about the panel are available on our Bude Community Network page or by ringing Chris Sims, Bude Community Link Officer, on 07973 497332.

Story posted 4 April 2016