Notice is hereby given that:



An election is to be held of ONE Councillor for the said Parish.


Nomination papers may be obtained from the Deputy Returning Officer at Cornwall Council, St Austell One- Stop-Shop, Council Offices, Penwinnick Road, St Austell PL25 5DR (01209 614373), during normal office hours, who, upon request, will prepare for signature a nomination paper.


Nomination papers can only be submitted in person on any day after the date of this notice, but not later than 4 pm on Friday 22 June 2018 to the following locations on the specified dates and times:-

15, 18, 19, 21 June to the Deputy Returning Officer, Room 12, Cornwall Council, St Austell One-Stop- Shop, Council Offices, 39 Penwinnick Road, St Austell PL25 5DR between the hours of 9.00 am and 5.00 pm and 22 June between the hours of 9.00 am and 4.00 pm

20 June to the Deputy Returning Officer, Penzance One Stop Shop, Alverton Street, Penzance TR18 2QR between the hours of 9.00 am – 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm


If the election is contested, the poll will take place on Thursday 19 July 2018.

  • Applications to   register    to   vote   at   this  election close    Midnight  on Tuesday  3  July     www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
  • Electors and their proxies should note that:


Applications to vote by post or to vary or cancel existing postal or proxy voting arrangements must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5.00pm on Wednesday 4 July 2018 if they are to be effective for this election.

Applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5.00pm on Wednesday 11 July 2018, except in cases where unforeseen illness, incapacity, occupation, service or employment occurs after that time, in which case applications may be received by no later 5.00pm on Thursday 19 July 2018.

All applications and notices regarding absent voting must reach the Electoral Registration Officer, Room 12, Cornwall Council, St Austell One-Stop-Shop, Penwinnick Road, St Austell PL25 5DR.


Kate Kennally

Returning Officer  

14 June 2018

Cornwall Council  

St Austell One-Stop- Shop                                                              

Penwinnick Road

St Austell

PL25 5DR




Great Western – longer journeys

We are reminding customers that this coming weekend, and from next Monday (4 June) through to Thursday (7 June) journeys to London will be longer as we divert around the electrification work between Newbury and Reading.

Then the following week flood alleviation work at Cowley Bridge means diversions via Yeovil or buses between Exeter and Tiverton from Tuesday 12 June to Thursday 14 June.

Both schemes are important if we are to be able to improve timetables and services in future, and we are pleased to see progress being made. However, it does mean varied timetables and we are urging everyone to check the timetable before they set out.

Mark Hopwood | Managing Director | Great Western Railway
Milford House | Swindon | Wiltshire | SN1 1HL
E: mark.hopwoodGWR-MD@GWR.com |

BREAGE PARISH COUNCIL – Notice of vacancy in Office of Parish Councillor

Cllr Trevor Coleman’s resignation was accepted at the Parish Council meeting on 1 May 2018. He is thanked for his loyal service and the work he carried out for the Parish particularly in regard to Praa Sands Toilets and the Parish Footpaths. Trevor has moved home and is now outside of the Parish and unable to continue as a Breage Parish Councillor.

I must therefore publish this notice:




  1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that TREVOR COLEMAN has ceased to be a member of Breage Parish Council and that a casual vacancy exists on the


  1. If, within 14 days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday and Bank Holidays) after the date of this Notice, a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer of Cornwall Council at the Council Offices, St Austell One-Stop Shop, 39 Penwinnick Road, St Austell PL25 SOR (phone 01209 614195) by TEN (or more) electors for the said Parish an election will be held to fill the vacancy.


  1. If the Returning Officer receives  fewer  than  ten  written  requests  fqr  an  election  by 29th May 2018 the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.

DATED this 8th day of May 2018

Mrs Carol Macleod

Clerk to Breage Parish Council

Parish Rooms



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Rail improvement works affecting trains to and from Paddington station over this weekend (5-7 May).  Until this week there were still trains on the national journey planner system that were not displaying correctly. Although all trains have now been uploaded (as of Wednesday 2 May), I wanted to alert you and let you know why this happened and what we are doing about it.

Network Rail were late in validating and loading the revised timetable, which removed around 30 trains that were still shown as running.  Usually this is completed twelve weeks before the journey. More recently the rail industry agreed to reduce this to six weeks as Network Rail timetable and data teams were struggling to keep on top of the volume of timetable changes being made to support rail improvement work across the UK.

However, the six week deadline has not been met in all cases, and we are now less than a week from the service changes and trains that will not be running have only recently been removed from the system.

We have made, and continue to make, robust representations about this and Network Rail assure us they understand the importance of the issue. We pressed for this to be given the highest priority, as we were very concerned that customers may have planned to use trains that were not running.

To help spread the message we have put the following measures into place:

  • Pop messages on our journey planners for customers booking tickets
  • Messages on our dedicated web page GWR.com/Slough2018 which is the page all our printed and digital communications highlight for customers
  • Emails to customers booking tickets through GWR.com asking them to check their journey before travel; we will also be issuing a reminder to all customers who have booked to travel with us
  • Briefings for staff so that they can offer advice to customers booking at stations
  • Clear information on the National Rail Enquiries website
  • We have also contacted Trainline to ask them to alert customers, and we know that Transport Focus are also in touch with them about providing more by way of warnings about journeys impacted by upgrade work
  • Our Assisted Travel team are managing all customers who require assistance

We hope that this will mean customers are alerted to the need to check, but we know that incorrect information on the national system can be very confusing.

Although the situation has now been resolved, I wanted you to be aware in case you intend to travel over the weekend.

Mark Hopwood | Managing Director | Great Western Railway
Milford House | Swindon | Wiltshire | SN1 1HL
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From Thursday 26 April Breage Parish Council will hold an additional Parish Council meeting  each month on the Thursday before the monthly Tuesday Parish Council Meeting. These meetings will be at 7.00 p.m. and will be used as open Public Meetings where Planning Applications received and land use matters will be on the agendas. This will hopefully reduce the length of the monthly meetings.


Friday 23 March 2018

Extra train capacity boost for South West underway

Adding to a fleet of new Intercity Express Trains due into service this Summer, GWR has today announced a scheme to modernise High Speed Trains (HSTs) to provide even more additional seats and services.

Work is already underway to convert former eight carriage HSTs (8+2) to four carriage (4+2) Class 43 Castle trains, to operate services between Exeter and Penzance, which will help double the frequency of services on the Cornish main line.

The work will see the sets made more accessible and modernised; decade old slam doors will be replaced with modern, automated, sliding doors; toilet retention tanks fitted and an improved passenger information system fitted.

GWR Commercial Development Director Matthew Golton said:

“These trains will replace smaller, less powerful trains on this part of the network; doubling the number of seats as part of our commitment to improving rolling stock across every part of our network.

“They will work alongside the new Intercity Express Trains due this summer; helping us to double the frequency of services to and from the South West and improve capacity on suburban commuter services.”

48 passenger carriages and 24 power cars are being updated, to make 11 sets, with four spare, as part of a wider national programme to modernise the High Speed Train.

Councillor Geoff Brown, Cornwall Council cabinet member for Transport:

“This is a fantastic time for rail in Cornwall and the arrival of these trains marks another milestone in efforts to transform services on the Cornish mainline. Later this year, these new short form HSTs provide our local rail service – trains leaving Penzance for Plymouth every 30 minutes and stopping at stations along the way.

“As a Council, we have been working with our partners at GWR, Network Rail, the Department for Transport and the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership to bring about changes in infrastructure and rolling stock, changes which will benefit residents, commuters, visitors, the economy and our environment.”

The completed first train set is currently being tested in the south west and is expected to provide an Exeter to Penzance shuttle later this week, more than doubling the number of seats per train. (139 generic in 2 car 150 v 316 in a coach A to D HST).

With all modifications complete, the trains will also be extended to serve the route from Penzance to Cardiff, and to bolster peak time services between Gloucester and Taunton.

The Class 43 Castle trains will be maintained at GWRs depot at Laira, Plymouth.