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Breage Parish Council CO-OPTION VACANCY



11 Members having been elected uncontested

for 2017 – 2021:

Tony Ackland; Howard Bradford; Simon Caddick; Trevor Coleman; Phil Darby; Karen La Borde; Chris Ralph; Carole Rashleigh; Christine Toms; Tony Woodhams and Rose Wyvern Batt

there is now one

Councillor co-option vacancy

Applicants please contact

The Clerk for details

Mrs Carol Macleod

01326 574781/07767165077

Parish Rooms, Breage, HELSTON. TR13 9PD

Closing Date 9th May 2017




















26 March 2017 Network Rail electrification Great Western mainline between Reading and Paddington

You may have heard that additional improvement work will take place between Reading and Paddington this Sunday, 26 March.   This will allow Network Rail to complete a key piece of work for the electrification of the Great Western mainline.

This means significant changes to London Paddington rail services throughout Sunday morning.

Services will operate normally after 1300 and we are encouraging customers to switch to later journeys.  To help with that we will accept fixed train tickets on services running later in the day.

Full details of the changes are on our website

As this work was not in Network Rail’s original programme, we have not been able to give customers as much notice as usual.

I would reiterate that this applies only to Sunday morning services; travel after 1300 is unaffected.

Mark Hopwood | Managing Director | Great Western Railway

Travelling to/from West of England

An hourly train service will run between the West of England and Reading. Passengers for London should change at Reading for a connecting bus service to Heathrow for train services into the capital. Tickets will be accepted.

Travelling to England vs Lithuania at Wembley Stadium

Fans travelling to Wembley should travel after 1300 if possible.




Could you be a Breage Parish Councillor who will be elected on 4th May  to take a lead in providing services in your community?

A Councillor …..who me?

To be a local Councillor you must be at least 18 and a British Commonwealth or European Citizen. You also need to be a local elector or have lived, worked or owned a property in the parish for at least a year.

Why would I want to be a Councillor?

People stand for election for many reasons:

  • To speak on behalf of the local community and help local peopl
  • To contribute professional skills to their community
  • To shape the future of their local community

Councillors play a vital role in shaping and directing the effectiveness of local services for the benefit of local people. They work with public, private and charitable bodies to improve their community.

The role of Councillor is vital in the local community. Your counsil is the voice and champion of the parish.

All Council seats are up for election once every four years. Now is the perfect time to consider standing for election to your local Council as all your Council’s 12 seats are up for election on 4th May.

How do I get elected?

The elections for local councillors  will take place across the County on 4th May 2017.

If you are interested you should apply for a nomination pack from: The Electoral Services Office, Cornwall Council, Room 11, 39 Penwinnick Road, ST AUSTELL, PL25 5DR. Tel: 01579 341234.

The pack will be sent to you direct.

Completed papers must be returned by the appropriate Deputy Returning Officer as stated in the nomination pack by no later than 4.00 p.m. on 4 April 2017. There are set places, days and times to do this.

Please contact the Parish Clerk if you have any queries or would like more details: 01326 574781

I do not wish to be a Parish Councillor

How do I find out more about the people who will be standing so that I can choose how I should vote?

You may contact the current Parish Councillors to see who will be applying to stand. Their details are under Councillors on the Breage Parish Council website  or contact the Clerk.

If other parishioners apply they will be listed on the notice board on 25th April.


Thank you to whoever left the daffodil bulbs outside the Parish Rooms’ gate at Breage. They will be potted and displayed at the Parish Rooms.

If this was in error please contact the Clerk.


Are you a Breage Parishioner who wishes to stand for election?

Parishioners who are not currently Members of the Parish Council but who wish to stand for election may apply for a nomination pack from:

The Electoral Services Office

Cornwall Council

Room 11

39 Penwinnick Road


PL25 5DR

Tel: 01579 341234

The pack will be  sent direct to the prospective candidate.

Completed papers must be received by the appropriate Deputy Returning Officer as stated in the nomination pack by no later than 4pm on 4 April 2017

Helston Carers’ Forum 9 February 2017

Support for those who care
Many people take care of a loved one, neighbour or friend, often without looking upon themselves as Carers. Kernow Carers Service recognises the invaluable contribution and commitment of Carers and offers them support through a number of Carers’ Forums throughout the county. Forums give Carers a voice about the services they receive and any concerns or issues they have. All Carers will receive a warm welcome at the meetings, so please come along.
The next meeting of the
Helston Carers Forum
will be held in The Ceremony Room, One Stop Shop,
Isaac House, Tyacke Road, Helston TR13 8RR
Thursday 9th February 2017 from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm
For further information please contact :
Chris Watkin, Forum Administrator
Cornwall Rural Community Charity, 2 Princes Street, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2ES
Telephone: 01872 243531 or e-mail:

Dog Ban at Praa Sands Beach New proposal by Cornwall Council

The current dog ban that is in force at Praa Sands is due to be renewed to comply with amended legislation.


The original Act that gave legal power to the ban has expired and is replaced by a new Act.

New legislation: Anti Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing act 2014

Original Legislation: Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment 2005

The effect of this change will be that any new order to exercise Dog control will automatically become a Public Space Protection Order. All orders made under this Act will, after October 2017, will need to be renewed every three years.


Cornwall Council proposes that it:

  1. Revoke all existing Dog Control Orders on the currently listed beaches. (Praa Sands is listed)
  1. Revoke all existing Dog Prohibitions under the Cornwall county Council Act 1984.
  1. Create new Public Space Protection Orders for the beaches listed.


Cornwall Council also proposes to keep the same conditions, times, dates and durations currently in force.


If you are content with this you need do nothing:


If you wish to see a change to the current arrangements you need to complete the Cornwall Council survey at:

by 12 January 2017\dogsonbeaches



Any questions should be addressed to


Mr Kevin Brader Senior Environmental Health Officer (Community Protection)

Camborne One Stop Shop

Dolcoath Avenue


TR14 8SX


Telephone 01209 616990


You have been alerted to the closure of Paddington station over Christmas this year to allow for electrification and Crossrail works.    This is just a quick follow up to remind you that the six-day closure starts on Christmas Eve, Saturday December 24th through to Thursday 29 December.  This will mean trains are very busy on Friday 23 December, and we are recommending customers to book ahead and travel early if they can.

Trains will start and finish at Ealing Broadway throughout the closure with customers completing their journey by London Underground.  There are no lifts at the station.  We are therefore strongly recommending that customers who will find using Ealing Broadway difficult, to change trains at Reading and travel to and from London Waterloo.  South West Trains have agreed to accept GWR tickets to support this.

Full details are on our website on a dedicated page including details on travelling with bikes, our sleeper service and our Pullman dining service.

We are using every avenue we can to alert customers including posters, leaflets and announcements on trains and at stations, social and traditional media and Meet the Manager events at key stations, anything you can do to help us spread the message would be very helpful.

If you have any questions about the improvement work, or our plans during the closure, please contact me and we will do our best to help.

Best wishes

Mark Hopwood | Managing Director | Great Western Railway
Milford House | Swindon | Wiltshire | SN1 1HL
E: | T: 01793 499424 – MD’s office