All posts by Carol Macleod

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


Notice of planned works over Christmas this year.

Full details are on the website but the key thing to note is that London Paddington will be closed to all rail services from Saturday 24 December to Thursday 29 December.

This will mean GWR rail services starting and finishing at Ealing Broadway, where customers can make a connection to the underground, or scheduled bus services for travel into London.

Ealing Broadway does not have step-free access.  It is therefore recommended that customers from the West of England, who are travelling with heavy luggage, children, or who find steps difficult to change at Reading and use services from there to London Waterloo.  This will mean a longer journey and customers will be alerted to the changes well in advance so they can plan ahead.


Children’s Hospice South West – Santas on the Run

Sunday 4 December 2016, 11.00am and 3.00pm

The Eden Project, St Austell


Children’s Hospice South West’s Santas on the Run is a sight to behold. Hundreds of Santas take to paths of the Eden Project in this 2k festive fun run. The run is not about speed or fitness so the whole family is all invited to take part.


Whether you have little ones in pushchairs, plan to dance your way around or are looking to set a record time – it’s a great day out for everyone! How about trying to get a big team together to help us celebrate the charities 25th Anniversary year? You can run with family, friends or colleagues – you could even make it your staff Christmas party this year!


Entry includes Santa suit, a special 25th Anniversary commemorative medal and festive treats.


Entry fees: Adult (16+): £15.00, Child (3-15): £7.50, 2 years and under: Free, Family (2 adults, 2 children): £37.50, Group of 10: £135.00…By taking part in our festive fun run, you and your family will receive free entry into the Eden Project.


Sign up for the event at


Any help that you might be able to offer us is much appreciated.


Many kind regards


Alice Beard

Trainee Fundraiser | Children’s Hospice South West

Little Harbour, Porthpean Rd, Porthpean, St Austell  PL26 6AZ

t: 01726 871800 Ex. 813 | m: 07500 081981  | w:


Kernow Carers Service

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 10th November 2016 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:

2 New Parish Councillors

Breage Parish Council co-opted and welcomed two new Councillors at the meeting on Tuesday 13 September 2016: Tony Woodhams from Praa Sands and Chris Ralph from Breage.

There had been 3 applications for 2 places that were open because of the recent resignations of Pete Greenough and Graham Higginson. The other applicant, Richard McKie stood down during the second round of the election in deference of Mr Ralph’s qualifications.

All three were thanked for applying and Mr McKie was asked to think about applying again at the next elections in May 2017.

Cornwall Association of Local Councils – vacancy part-time Local Council Support Officer


Cornwall Association of Local Councils:

Local Council Support Officer

Salary up to £12,000 per annum – minimum 16hrs per week

The Association seeks a part time support officer for its small office based in Truro.

The role will support the County Officer providing legal advice and guidance to member councils. Local council experience and good interpersonal skills are essential. A flexible approach to working hours is required.

Visit the CALC website to download your application pack:

Or alternatively, email us on:

Closing Date: Midday, Sunday July 31st  2016

Cornwall Association of Local Councils

1/1a Riverside House

Heron Way




Telephone : 01872 272648