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Hear about plans for the new trail between Newquay and Perranporth

People living near the proposed Saint’s Trail, the new cycling and walking route being developed between Newquay and Perranporth, are invited to attend a public meeting on Thursday 19th September.  The plans will be discussed at the Newquay and St Columb Community Network Panel meeting, which is being held at the St Wenn WI Hall from 7pm.

The Newquay to Perranporth Saints Trail project team will provide an update from the recent public consultation events.  Feedback from these sessions is being used to shape the planning applications and other approvals required, which will be sought next year.   

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The works on building the trails, which will make use of forestry tracks, old railway track beds, bridges and disused paths and will connect to existing routes, could potentially start in 2020.

Also on the agenda is increasing the level of affordable home in rural areas.  Noreen Jefferies, Cornwall Council's Rural Housing Enabler, will give a presentation on a community-led housing approach, which will include information on sources of funding as well as the practicalites of how schemes might be delivered. 

Newquay Treviglas Councillor and Chairman of the Newquay and St Columb Community Network Panel, Mark Formosa, said: “We encourage all our residents to attend the Newquay and St Columb Community Network Panel and learn more about our work on important local issues.During the meeting there will also be an opportunity for local residents to ask questions and hear updates from parish, town and Cornwall councillors on local matters.

“You’ll also have the opportunity to find out about the exciting Saints Trails plans and what’s happening with affordable housing. Come along, find out more and meet your parish, town and Cornwall councillor.”

The Newquay and St Columb Community Network Panel meets bi-monthly to discuss matters that affect the local area and to progress these by working in partnership with Cornwall Council and its partners including town and parish councils, the voluntary and community sector, and 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.

The Newquay and St Columb Community Network Panel includes all seven Cornwall Councillors for the area and representatives of the five Towns or Parish parishes in the community network: Colan Parish Council, Mawgan-in-Pydar Parish Council, Newquay Town Council, St Columb Major Town Council and St Wenn Parish Council.

More information about the Community Network Panels and dates for future meetings can be found on the Cornwall Council Community Networks webpage.