To receive apologies from members
2. Declarations of interest
To receive declarations of interest in respect of any items on the agenda
4. Public participation
An opportunity for members of the public to address the Town Council concerning matters on the agenda. Find out more about public participation at meetings and make a request to speak.
5. Council minutes
To approve as a correct record, minutes 93 to 106 of the virtual meeting of the Council held on 14 December 2020.
6. Committee and working group minutes
To note the minutes of the virtual meeting of the Planning Committee held on 21 December 2020. Details on pages 7 to 9 of the agenda pack.
To receive items of correspondence relevant to the Council
8. Mayor’s announcements and engagements
To receive a verbal update from the Town Mayor on engagements and to make any announcements.
9. Representations by Cornwall Council members and reports by Councillors attending external meetings
10. Town Clerk Report
To receive an update report from the Town Clerk. Details on page 10 of the agenda pack.
To approve a list of accounts paid and the monthly statement for the period 1 November to 30 November 2020. Details on pages 11 to 21 of the agenda pack.
12. Projects update
To receive an update on the Town Council’s Projects for the 2020/21 financial year. Details on page 22 of the agenda pack.
13. Exclusion of press and public
To resolve that in accordance with Section 1 of the Public Bodies Admission to Meetings Act 1960 the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items by reason of the confidential nature of the items. Proceedings, apart from any resolutions passed, shall remain confidential.
14. To appoint a contractor for Asbestos testing
To appoint a contractor to carry out the asbestos testing on the Library, Temperance Hall and Town Hall. To be presented.
The numbering of minutes is sequential and continues from the previous meeting’s minutes.
Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Bennett (ill), H May (ill) and Rickard (ill). Councillors Peters, Ruby and Snowdon were absent, no apology given.
108. Declarations of interest
There were no declarations of interest.
There were no requests for dispensations.
110. Public participation
No requests had been received from members of the public wishing to speak at the meeting.
111. Council minutes
Resolved that minute numbers 93 to 106 of the virtual meeting of the Council held on 14 December 2020 were approved and signed as a correct record. Proposed by Councillor McSorley and seconded by Councillor M May.
Councillor M May informed Councillors that she had contacted Asda regarding the shopping trolleys, but due to the community liaison person being unavailable, she was unable to find out the information. Councillor M May will try to contact Asda again and will report back.
112. Committee and working group minutes
The minutes of the virtual meeting of the Planning Committee held on 21 December 2020 were noted.
There were no items of correspondence to report.
114. Mayor’s announcements and engagements
The Town Mayor reported;
- Zoom Meetings – that he had attended two Zoom meeting with local charities
- Fish Factory – that he visited on Christmas Day and gave them a donation of £100 from the Mayor’s Allowance.
115. Representations by Cornwall Council members and reports by Councillors attending external meetings
Councillor J Symons reported;
- 5 Russells Way – that along with Councillor M May he had been to look at the exterior of the property and was happy to support the Town Council’s recommendation that the windows should be wood and not PVC. It was however noted that the property next door did have PVC windows at the rear of the building.
Councillor M May reported;
- Planning Application, Pen Bethan, Kergilliack – Councillor John Bastin the Cornwall Councillor for Budock had been in contact asking if anyone was registered to speak on the Pen Bethan application. Councillor Langan confirmed that he would now be able to speak at the committee on the application, due to a change in work pattern.
- Exchequer Quay – two seats have been put on the quay.
- Slipway – the discussions regarding the Slipway at Muddy Beach are ongoing, PRUA (Penryn River Users Association) would like to see the original project implemented.
- Parkengue Entrance – the Town Council had verbally been offered the land at the entrance to Parkengue, but nothing had been put in writing. The developer of the new student accommodation is interested in taking over the land, this would then allow them to advertise. Unfortunately, during 2020, due to a lack of funds, the entrance to Parkengue did not get cut, but a litter pick has been carried out.
- Remuneration for Cornwall Councillors – at the next Full Council meeting the Chairman of the Implementation Committee will be giving an update on the remuneration for Cornwall Council members. The expectation was the amount would be around 17-18k but is much more likely to be nearer to the existing 14k, with the acceptance that 25% of a Councillors time should be public duty.
- Potholes – if anyone knows of any potholes either notify Councillor M May, or the Town Council Office who will report them to the correct department.
- Email from a Resident – the resident expressed their concerns about the lack of social distancing taking place within the King’s Arms (King’s Bar), the issue has been reported to the police and covid department at Cornwall Council.
116. Town Clerk Report
The report from the Town Clerk was noted. The Town Clerk notified members that the Christmas Lights that are connected to the Old Gent’s Hut are not working, the electrician visited the site and has found a water ingress issue which is causing the ‘trip’ switch to activate.
Resolved that the list of accounts paid and the monthly statement for the period 1 to 30 November 2020 be approved. Proposed by Councillor Langan and seconded by Councillor Tucker.
118. Projects update
The Projects Update report was noted.
Councillor M May reported that although the small projects group had been unable to meet, we had still managed to complete a few projects. We are having issues with getting wi-fi into the Temperance Hall due to the thickness of the granite walls. BT are now looking at the possibility of going through the wi-fi access point on a neighbouring building.
119. Exclusion of press and public
Resolved that in accordance with Section 1 of the Public Bodies Admission to Meetings Act 1960, the public be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of the following items by reasons of the confidential nature of the item. Proceedings, apart from any resolutions passed, shall remain confidential. Proposed by Councillor Langan and seconded by Councillor Edwards.
120. To appoint a contractor for Asbestos testing
It was resolved that the Town Council Appoints CASA to carry out the asbestos testing in the library (£195), Temperance Hall (£295) and Town Hall (£350). Proposed by Councillor Langan and seconded by Councillor Edwards.
There being no further business to transact the meeting was closed at 7:35 pm