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 139 to 163 of the virtual meeting of the Council held on 1 March 2021. Details on pages 3 to 7 of the agenda pack.
6. Committee and working group minutes
To note the minutes of the virtual meeting of the Planning Committee held on 15 March 2021. Details on pages 8 to 10 of the agenda pack.
To note the minutes of the virtual meeting of the Climate Emergency Group held on 22 March 2021. Details on pages 11 to 12 of the agenda pack.
To note the minutes of the virtual meeting of the Penryn Week/Town Fair Committee held on 9 March 2021. Details on pages 13 to 15 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 16 of the agenda pack.
To approve a list of accounts paid and the monthly statement for the period 1 to 28 February 2021. Details on pages 17 to 26 of the agenda pack.
12. Election update
To confirm whether Town Council elections will take place for Penryn.
13. Removal of BT phonebox
To confirm if the Town Council agrees with the removal of the following BT Phone Boxes:
- The Quay, Penryn
- Higher Market Street/Saracen Place Junction
Details on pages 27 to 28 of the agenda pack.
14. Mural – Station wall
To approve the installation and associated costs of a mural by the bus stop at Penryn Train Station.
15. Projects update
To receive an update on the Town Council’s projects. Details on page 29 of the agenda pack.
16. Neighbourhood Plan Referendum publicity
To decide if a separate leaflet is required for the neighbourhood plan referendum. Details on page 30 of the agenda pack.
The numbering of minutes is sequential and continues from the previous meeting’s minutes.
MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF PENRYN HELD ON MONDAY 12 APRIL 2021 AT 7:00PM REMOTELY VIA ZOOM
Councillors: Wenmoth (Town Mayor), Bennett, Garrett, Langan, M May, McSorley, Tucker and Widdon
In Attendance: Helen Perry (Town Clerk), Ryan Morwood – Falmouth Packet
Prior to the meeting commencing, the Council held a minute’s silence in respect of the recent passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
Apologies for absence were received from Councillors H May (work) and Rickard (ill).
Councillors Edwards, Peters and Ruby were absent, no apology given.
165. Declarations of Interest
There were no declarations of interest.
There were no requests for dispensations.
167. Public Participation
No requests had been received from members of the public wishing to speak at the meeting.
168. Council Minutes
RESOLVED that minute numbers 139 to 163 of the virtual meeting of the Council held on 1 March 2021 were approved and signed as a correct record.
Proposed by Councillor Langan and seconded by Councillor Tucker.
169. Committee and Working Group Minutes
The minutes of the virtual meeting of the Planning Committee held on 15 March 2021 were noted.
The minutes of the virtual meeting of the Climate Emergency Group held on 22 March 2021 were noted.
The minutes of the virtual meeting of the Penryn Week/Fair Day Committee held on 9 March 2021 were noted.
The Clerk reported: –
- Public Perceptions of Cycling Infrastructure – a request to complete a short anonymous survey regarding travel in the Penryn and Falmouth area.
- Cherilyn Mackrory MP – confirmation that Council’s will be required to hold meetings face to face after the 6 May 2021, as the current legislation will not be extended.
171. Mayor’s Announcements and Engagements
The Mayor confirmed that he had not attended any engagements but was happy to announce that he has had his second covid-19 jab.
172. Representations by Cornwall Council Members and Reports by Councillors Attending External Meetings
Councillor M May reported: –
- Properties – Cornwall Council have purchased two properties at Tresooth Lane for the homeless.
- Potholes – have a 28-day repair lead time, potholes around the Town that are marked with a green border have been reported to Highways.
- Place Shaping BID – the place shaping funding bid has been submitted to Cornwall Council; a decision is expected around the 30 April 2021.
Councillor Garrett reported: –
- University Sharing Forum – the next meeting of the forum is scheduled for Tuesday 27 April at 5:30pm. Councillor Widdon will also attend. Councillor May asked if the issue with the number of trolleys left by the student properties can be raised.
173. Town Clerk Report
The report from the Town Clerk was noted.
174. Accounts – 1 February to 28 February 2021
RESOLVED that the list of accounts paid and the monthly statement for the period 1 to 28 February 2021 be approved.
Proposed by Councillor Langan and seconded by Councillor May.
175. Election Update
The Town Clerk confirmed that fourteen members of the public had applied to stand as Councillors for the Penryn Ward, and nobody had applied to stand in the Bissom Ward. Therefore, the fourteen members of the public will be ‘elected uncontested’ to the Town Council on the 6 May 2021 and will take office from 10 May.
The two vacancies can be filled by co-option once the new council is formed.
176. Removal of BT Phone Boxes
A lengthy discussion took place regarding the benefits of keeping the telephone boxes and possible alternate uses if the phone boxes are decommissioned.
- The Harbour’s Board responds on the proposed removal of the telephone box on Exchequer Quay
- An item is placed in the Falmouth Packet and on social media, to ascertain the views of the residents of Penryn as to whether or not the telephone box outside Saracen House should be retained
- An item is added to the planning agenda for the meeting scheduled for Monday 26 April 2021 to make a decision on the removal of the phone boxes
Proposed by Councillor McSorley and seconded by Councillor Widdon.
177. Mural – Station Wall
A lengthy discussion took place regarding the installation of a mural on the wall outside the train station.
RESOLVED that delegated powers are given to the Clerk in conjunction with Town Mayor and Deputy Mayor to progress the installation of the mural, including the specification and setting a budget.
Proposed by Councillor Widdon and seconded by Councillor May.
178. Projects Update
The update on the current Town Council projects was noted
179. Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Publicity
RESOLVED that a separate leaflet, advertising the neighbourhood plan referendum is issued to every dwelling within the parish of Penryn.
Proposed by Councillor McSorley and seconded by Councillor Tucker.
There being no further business to transact the meeting was closed at 8:02pm