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When and where

  • Date: 14.04.2022 (Thursday)
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: Council Chamber, Penryn Town Hall, Higher Market Street, Penryn TR10 8LT

Documents

  • Meeting agenda pack (PDF)
  • Meeting minutes (PDF) – Please note: minutes remain as a draft until approved at the next Council meeting.

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Public participation

Members of the public wishing to speak regarding items on the agenda will need to make a request to the Town Clerk before noon (12:00 pm) on the day of the meeting. Please also make sure you have read the Protocol for Public Speaking at Council Meetings.

This is a public meeting. It could be filmed or recorded by broadcasters, the media, or members of the public. We aim to ensure that members of the public are not filmed without consent but cannot guarantee it. Especially if you are speaking or taking an active role. If you are speaking during a virtual meeting with your camera switched on, it will be broadcast and recorded as part of our live stream.


Agenda

You are hereby invited to attend a meeting of Penryn Town Council to be held on Thursday 14 April 2022 at 7pm in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Higher Market Street, Penryn TR10 8LT for the transaction of the undermentioned business.

PLEASE NOTE: This meeting has been advertised as a public meeting and as such could be filmed or recorded by broadcasters, the media or members of the public.  Please be aware that whilst every effort is taken to ensure that members of the public are not filmed, we cannot guarantee this, especially if you are speaking or taking an active role.

1. Apologies

To receive apologies for non-attendance

2. Declarations of Interest and Dispensations

To receive declarations of interest in respect of any item on this agenda and to consider requests from Members for dispensations.

3. Public Participation

Members of public who wish to speak should contact the Town Council by 12.00p.m. on Thursday 14 April 2022 to register.  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.

4. Minutes

  • To approve as a correct record minutes 160 to 180 of the meeting of the Council held on 7 March 2022

5. Committee Minutes

  • To note the minutes of the meeting of the Events Committee held on 1 March 2022
  • To note the minutes of the meeting of the Events Committee held on 5 April 2022
  • To note the minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 21 March 2022
  • To note the minutes of the meeting of the Staffing Committee held on 4 April 2022

6. Minutes from Outside Groups

  • To note the minutes of the meeting of the Place Shaping Board held on 1 March 2022
  • To note the minutes of the meeting of the Falmouth and Penryn Community Network Panel held on 22 March 2022

7. Correspondence

To receive items of correspondence relevant to the Council.

8. Mayor’s Announcements and Engagements

To note the Mayor’s Engagements between 7 March 2022 and 13 April 2022 and to make any announcements.

9. Representations by Cornwall Council Members and Reports from Councillors Attending External Meetings

  • To receive a report from the Cornwall Councillor(s) representing Penryn
  • To receive any reports from Town Councillors attending external meetings

10. Town Clerk Report

To receive an update report from the Town Clerk

11. Accounts – 1 February to 28 February 2022

To approve a list of accounts paid and the monthly statement for the period 1 February to 28 February 2022

12. Community Grants

To consider requests for community grants:

  • Fish Factory CIC

13. Penryn Museum – Accreditation Documents

To approve the updated documents with regards to the museum accreditation:

  • 4.2 Collections Development Policy 2022
  • 7.2 Access Plan

14. Glebe Cemetery – Suspension of Burial Reservations

To consider a proposal to suspend burial reservations at the Glebe Cemetery

15. Glebe Cemetery – Update of regulations

To approve the updated regulations for the Glebe Cemetery

16. Schedule of meetings

To receive and consider the draft schedule of meetings for the 2022/23 municipal year, for adoption at the Annual Meeting of the Council on 12 May 2022

17. Membership of committees

To consider the membership of the Council’s committees for the 2022/23 municipal year, for adoption at the Annual Meeting of the Council on 12 May 2022

18. Membership on outside bodies

To consider the Councillor membership on outside bodies for the 2022/23 municipal year, for adoption at the Annual Meeting of the Council on 12 May 2022

19. Standing Orders

To review the Standing Orders

20. Financial Regulations

To review the Financial Regulations

21. Management agreement – surrender

To consider a proposal to give Cornwall Council the required six-month notice to surrender the management agreement on Glasney Field (known as College Field by CC)

22.  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.

23.  Appointment of the contractor for the ‘Rejuvenation of Commercial Road’

As the accountable body, to appoint a contractor for the ‘Rejuvenation of Commercial Road’ following the tender process


Minutes

The numbering of minutes is sequential and continues from the previous meeting’s minutes, the numbering restarts at the Annual Meeting of the Council.

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF PENRYN HELD ON THURSDAY 14 APRIL 2022 AT 7:00PM IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, TOWN HALL, HIGHER MARKET STREET, PENRYN, TR10 8LT

Councillors Present:  Tucker (Town Mayor), May (Deputy Mayor), Doyle, Grant, Harrison,  Kirby, Langan, Milan, Wenmoth, Widdon and Williams

In attendance:  Helen Perry (Town Clerk)

181.  Apologies

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Bennett (ill), Hanks (away), Hernandez (away) and Ronchetti (personal).

Councillor Widdon absent, no apology given.

182. Declarations of Interest and Dispensations

There were no declarations of interest or requests for dispensations.

183. Public Participation

No requests had been received from members of the public wishing to speak at the meeting

184. Minutes

RESOLVED that minute numbers 160 to 180 of the meeting of the Council held on 7 March 2022 were approved and signed as a correct record.

Proposed by Councillor Langan and seconded by Councillor Grant

185. Committee Minutes

The minutes of the meeting of the Events Committee held on 1 March 2022 were noted

The minutes of the meeting of the Events Committee held on 5 April 2022 were noted

The minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 21 March 2022 were noted

The minutes of the meeting of the Staffing Committee held on 4 April 2022 were noted

Following the planning committee minutes being presented for noting, Councillor Langan expressed his sincere apologises to the Council and staff for his part in the upset that happened at the planning meeting held on 21 March 2022.

186. Minutes from Outside Groups

The minutes of the meeting of the Place Shaping Board held on 1 March 2022 were noted.

The minutes of the meeting of the Falmouth and Penryn Community Network Panel held on 22 March 2022 were noted

187. Correspondence

The Town Clerk reported: –

  • Road Closure – Kernick Road will be closed from the Blue Bridge to the junction at Kernick Industrial Estate from Tuesday 19 April until Friday 22 April 2022 (inclusive), between the hours of 9:30am and 4pm.
  • Thank-you letter – Devon and Cornwall Community Watch Association wrote to the thank the Council for the community grant of £887.

188. Mayor’s Announcements and Engagements

The list of Mayor’s engagements for the period 7 March to 13 April 2022 were noted.

189. Representations by Cornwall Council Members and Reports from Councillors Attending External Meetings

Councillor Grant reported: –

  • Falmouth and Penryn Conservation Areas Advisory Committee (F&PCAAC) – that she had attended the meeting at the Princess Pavilion on Monday 4 April 2022, where three of the applications discussed were for Penryn all of which had been previously brought before our Planning Committee. The advisory committee will be entering an objection to the planning application to place six PODS on the car park at Commercial Road, Penryn.

190. Town Clerk Report

The Town Clerk’s report was noted.

191. Accounts – 1 February to 28 February 2022

The Town Clerk was requested to verify which property the Bulb payment made on the 28 February related to, the Clerk confirmed that without checking the accounts she was unable to clarify at this point but would liaise with the Finance Officer to provide the answer.

Councillor Langan enquired about the impact of the substantial increases in energy prices, the Clerk confirmed that we had received significant increases and that she would ask the Finance Officer to circulate the current prices for Councillors’ information.

RESOLVED that the list of accounts paid and the monthly statement for the period 1 to 28 February 2022 be approved.

Proposed by Councillor Langan and seconded by Councillor Williams

12. Community Grants

193. Penryn Museum – Accreditation Documents

Councillor Grant updated members on the accreditation process and confirmed that as the Governing Body the Town Council are required to approve the accreditation documents.

It was RESOLVED that;

a)  Document 4.2 Collections Development Policy is approved by the Council

b)  Document 7.2 Access Plan is approved by the Council

Proposed by Councillor Grant and seconded by Councillor Wenmoth

194. Glebe Cemetery – Suspension of Burial Reservations

It was RESOLVED that except for the residents who had already contacted the Council to reserve a burial space, the reserving of burial space is suspended indefinitely.

Proposed by Councillor Langan and seconded by Councillor May

15. Glebe Cemetery – Update of regulations

 

16. Schedule of meetings

 

197. Membership of committees

It was RESOLVED that the membership of the committees be approved as per the list below for adoption at the Annual Meeting of the Council scheduled for Thursday 12 May

  • Planning Committee – All sixteen councillors
  • Events Committee (8) – Tucker, May, Harrison, Kirby, Milan, Wenmoth, Williams and Doyle.
  • Staffing (6) – Tucker, May, Wenmoth, Bennett, Grant and Langan

Proposed by Councillor Williams and seconded by Councillor Milan

18. Membership on outside bodies

The Clerk apologised as the membership for the Penryn Museum Society for the current year was incorrect and should read Cllr Kirby and Cllr Wenmoth.

The membership of the groups was discussed, Councillor Langan confirmed that he did not wish to be on the Parking Crisis Group in the ensuing civic year.

It was RESOLVED that the membership on outside bodies be approved as per the list below and adopted at the Annual Meeting of the Council scheduled for Thursday 12 May, members who were unable to attend tonight’s meeting will be offered the vacant positions

  • Falmouth & Penryn Community Network Panel – Councillor Hanks
  • Falmouth & Penryn Conservation Areas Advisory Committee – Councillor Grant
  • Falmouth & Penryn Foodbank – Councillor Bennett
  • Friends of Falmouth Hospital – Town Mayor, substitute Deputy Mayor
  • Maritime Line Forum – Town Mayor
  • Penryn & District Twinning Association – Town Mayor
  • Penryn Museum Society (2) – Councillors Kirby and Wenmoth
  • Penryn Town Local Trust – as per deed of trust Town Mayor, Deputy Mayor and immediate past Mayor.
  • Stuart Stephen Memorial Hall Trust (6) – Councillors Bennett, Langan, Milan, Tucker, Wenmoth and Williams
  • University Forum – Councillor Kirby
  • West Cornwall CCTV Management Group – Councillor Langan
  • Parking Crisis Group (2) – Councillor Ronchetti, 2nd position vacant
  • Place Shaping (3) – Councillors May, Hanks and Ronchetti
  • Cornwall Association of Local Councils (CALC) – position vacant

Proposed by Councillor Langan and seconded by Councillor Grant

199. Standing Orders

It was RESOLVED that the Standing Orders as circulated with the agenda pack be approved for adoption at the Annual Meeting of the Council scheduled for Thursday 12 May

Proposed by Councillor Langan and seconded by Councillor Wenmoth

20. Financial Regulations

 

201. Management agreement – surrender

It was RESOLVED that;

a)  The management agreement dated fifteenth December 2003 relating to BMX Track and the sports and recreational area, College Field (known locally as Glasney Field), Penryn be surrendered

b)  The Town Clerk writes to Cornwall Council giving the six-months required notice, which as per the agreement will expire at the end of a calendar month (31 October 2022)

Proposed by Councillor Wenmoth and seconded by Councillor Kirby

202.  Exclusion of press and public

It was RESOLVED that in accordance with Section 1 of the Public Bodies Admission to Meetings Act 1960, the public and press 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 May and seconded by Councillor Grant

23.  Appointment of the contractor for the ‘Rejuvenation of Commercial Road’