Saltash Town Council
The Guildhall, Lower Fore Street, Saltash, Cornwall PL12 6JX
Tel: 01752 844846
NOTICES AND INFORMATION
Footpaths and Allotments
Saltash Town Council uses and promotes the use of Fair Trade products.
Statements from Saltash Town Council to be issued in the April copy of the Saltash Observer can be read by clicking on the title in the top left hand corner of this page:
What do we get for our money?
Why did we take on the Library?
Why has our Town Council Tax increased?
TOWN COUNCILLOR VACANCY - Details here
HELPFUL LINKS FROM DEVON & CORNWALL POLICE CYBER PROTECT OFFICER
The Metropolitan Police’s ‘Little Book of Cyber Scams’:
- It’s definitely worth printing off to have at hand for specific guidance.
Get Safe Online: https://www.getsafeonline.org/
- A great site which gives advice for individuals, businesses and children on all aspects of internet safety.
Take Five to Stop Fraud: https://takefive-stopfraud.org.uk/
- Advice on financial and banking fraud
The National Cyber Security Centre: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/
- The NCSC is the governments ‘arm’ of cyber. Lots of information on latest threats, incident management and guidance
Another useful tool is to input your email address into the ‘Have I Been Pwned’ website and the site will advise if your address has been involved in a data breach: https://haveibeenpwned.com/
- Very useful to check this if you are receiving a lot of spam email in your account. If you find that your account has been compromised, change your password immediately.
Reporting fraud and Cyber Crime: www.actionfraud.police.uk
NOTICE OF POLLING DISTRICTS & POLLING PLACES REVIEW
can be read here
EUROPEAN ELECTIONS 2019
List of Candidates here
List of Polling Stations here
CORNWALL COUNCIL REPORT ON HOMELESSNESS
click here for report
SALTASH TOWN COUNCIL
Belle Vue – 8 am to 5 pm all year
Longstone Park – 8 am to 7 pm closed from October to March
Alexandra Square – 7 am to 7 pm
Waterside – Winter opening 8 am to 5 pm
Summer opening 8 am to 7 pm
GWR 2019 Improvement Works
Please click here for details
Tamar Valley Press Release - Click here for details
Bridging the Tamar Project
Volunteer Bridge Ambassadors are currently being recruited to support the delivery of the learning programme and welcoming visitors to the site. More information can be found here
Tamar Bridge & Torpoint Ferry Joint Committee Press Releases: 1. New 'Bridging the Tamar' Visitor and Learning Centre opens to the Public 2. Ferry Returns to Torpoint after major refit completed ahead of schedule. 3. Bridging the Tamar - Win a trip up the towers of the Bridge. More information here
4. Essential Engineering Works. More information here
Cornwall Council Adult Education team has a continuing aim to offer Saltash residents opportunities to improve their skills, learn or re-learn English, maths and ICT, and gain qualifications. This could:
- Help with employment
- Help people access promotion and deal with a higher demand on their skills which results
- Help families understand how their children are taught and to support them with homework
- Allow people a feeling of mastery over things which always defeated them, e.g. algebra, fractions, spelling, report-writing
- Give people a good grounding and confidence to go on and try further study at higher levels
We do this through our Link into Learning centre at 6 Fore Street.
Anyone interested may phone 0300 1231 117 or pop in, to arrange a friendly exploration of skills and options, at any time of the year.
For more details, click here
Rob Sweetzer-Sturt, Head of Adult Education -
Useful Links: Two useful links to use for Cornwall Council and Highways:
Cornwall Council Information Page: https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/report-it/
Saltash Town Council
Notice of Conclusion of Audit Annual Governance & Accountability Return year ended 31st March 2018
The above document can be found here
Councillor Appointments to Working Parties 2018-19
please click here for details
Sustainability & Transformation Plan
Cornwall Council has been working with health partners to develop a new five year plan to improve health, wellbeing and the quality of local health care services across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and we want to hear what people in the area think.
Outline proposals have been published on the website: www.cornwall.gov.uk/shapethefuture which set out how this will be delivered and explains how people can have their say on the priorities and help shape future services.
The Town Messenger is now to be included in the Saltash Observer newspaper, which is delivered - free of charge - to addresses in the town.
Read previous editions by clicking the link at the bottom of the home page.
Town Council Priorities
Many thanks to all residents who returned a copy of the priorities form in the last Messenger, or on the town council website. All the returns were analysed, alongside forms completed by young people at saltash.net and those completed by town councillors.
As a result the Town Council produced a provisional list of priorities which it then debated in September 2013. In this discussion the top priority was decided to be ‘Continuing existing town centre improvement projects (free parking, extra signage, hanging baskets etc.)’.
The high priorities were decided as
Continuing to develop a Saltash Neighbourhood Plan (for housing, jobs etc. for the next 20 years)
Providing a ‘vibrant Saltash’ office (paid employee to oversee publicity, co-ordinate festivals, support community groups, town centre management etc). For further investigation and final decision by full council
Promoting appropriate developments to waterside amenities
Providing grants for community groups (Community Chest)
Funding festivals in general
Promoting development of Saltash station building (including additional passenger/community facilities)
Improving play areas
Developing the use of the Maurice Huggins Room within current budget
Attracting additional leisure facilities (suggestions: aquarium/ice rink/skate parks/cinema etc)
The town council is now looking into how these top and high priorities will be funded and taken forward.
Other priorities were graded as ‘medium’, ‘low’ or ‘none’ priorities: we are reviewing all of these to make sure that they are consistent and achievable, and there may be a few changes to the list made by October full council. A full list will be published on the town council website after this final decision.
There was considerable discussion about where toilets should fit within the priorities, but it was decided that at this time the Town Council should not prioritise taking these on from Cornwall Council. Instead the Town Council will continue to lobby Cornwall to ensure that they are kept open and maintained to a proper standard.
Read the final list here.
Definitive Map Modification Order Applications
Saltash Town Council currently has two applications waiting for consideration. The applications can be viewed on the Cornwall Council register of modification order applications here.
Member of Parliament for South East Cornwall:
Sheryll Murray MP
The Parade, Liskeard, PL14 6AF
Telephone: 01579 344428
Saltash North -
Councillor Sheila Lennox-Boyd
Saltash West -
Councillor Sam Tamlin
Saltash East -
Councillor Derek Holley
Saltash South -
Councillor Hilary Frank
To contact Cornwall Council :
Telephone: 0300 1234 100 - lines are open from 8.30am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday.
There is a One Stop Shop in Saltash Library open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9.30am - 5.00pm, Saturday 10.00am - 1.00pm. The library is closed on Wednesday and Friday.
Members of the European Parliament:
Molly Scott Cato
EU Office: +32 22 845 678
William (The Earl of) Dartmouth
EU Office: +32 22 847 735
Claire Miranda Moody
Unit 32, Basepoint Business Centre
EU Office: firstname.lastname@example.org
EU Office: +32 22 845 677
77 Bryans Close Road
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