Community Help

Lessons from the lockdown – over to you

We realise that the Covid-19 situation is far from over, but over the last 6 months, parish councillors have been working hard to make sure that all our residents who needed help and support got it. We did this by delivering a critical-contacts list to every household in the parish in early April. We’ve written articles for the parish magazine, our website, put up posters and posted on social media to keep our people as up to date as we can with what we and other people can offer.

Was it enough for you? Was there something that we missed out on? Were you left out of the support we could have given? Please let us know where we could have done better, and if there’s anything in the future you might need while the situation continues. Please telephone 01579-342437 or send an email to the Clerk’s Office clerk@menhniotparishcouncil.co.uk . [8/9/20]


Local Government Act 1972

Menheniot Parish Council | Notice of Vacancy In Office Of Parish Councillor

At 9 October 202, no requests were received asking that an election be held.  Accordingly it will therefore be necessary for your Council to fill the vacancy as soon as practicable, by co-option, as provided for by Rule 8 of the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) Rules 1986.

Regarding the arrangements for the filling of any vacancy where co-option applies, I confirm that a Parish Council may co-opt as a member any person who is legally qualified to hold such office, and who is willing to serve, provided he or she satisfies at least one of the following qualification categories:-

(a)   is registered as a local government elector for the parish;

(b)   has during the whole of the preceding twelve months occupied as owner or tenant, any land or premises in the parish;

(c)   his/her principal or only place of work during the preceding twelve months has been in the parish;

(d)   had during the whole of the preceding twelve months resided in the parish or  within 4.8 km thereof.

If you have any enquires to make about the vacancies, please contact the Clerk’s Office. [9/10/20]


Reopening of playgrounds, toilets and outdoor gym

We are pleased to announce that the playgrounds at Merrymeet and Menheniot are now open for you to use again. Thanks to your local councillors, all the equipment has been safety checked, and you can use the play areas from Tuesday (14 July 2020) morning onwards. However – children need to be accompanied and supervised by an adult, and everyone needs to take personal responsibility for their own actions. The posters we have displayed by the entrances are a reminder that we are still under lockdown and we all need to take common sense precautions.  Download a copy of the precautions we ask you to observe here .[13/7/20]


Covid-19 Information & Advice | New Newsletter

Last April, the council delivered a newsletter to every household in the parish. We’ve now updated our contact list with more information about local surgeries and key dates for those of you wanting winter flu vaccinations. Rosedean Surgery will be holding appointment-only clinics on Thursday October 22 (for people aged 65 or older) and on Thursday 5 November (for those aged 50-65). If you are registered with Rosedean, expect a letter over the next week or two inviting you to attend. You can download a copy of our latest newsletter here and a refreshed copy of our OK not OK poster to display in your window. [14/10/20]

Covid-19 Information & Advice | New Community Fund

Parish councillors are aware that the current lockdown is impacting on its communities in many ways and have set up a fund that would be able to receive requests and make donations to mitigate the financial effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The council has already made donations to the Liskeard & Looe Foodbank and Liskeard Young Farmers recognising that both groups are serving more people during the emergency and their costs have increased. 

Councillors recognise that not every group of volunteers will be constituted, and that some will only have short term aims for the duration of the lockdown. However, applications are welcome from all types of volunteers and volunteering groups, and councillors will make their decisions on a case by case basis. You can read our FAQs here and contact the Clerk’s Office if you would like to nominate a group for a donation. As with all parish council funding, it cannot make donations to benefit individual people or to projects whose life is beyond that of the current emergency. [9/6/20]


Cornwall Council have published a Covid-19 Community Toolkit. This pack is to support you and your community during the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Within it you’ll find a list of key contacts, resources and information in one place, to help you and others in your community to support each other as much as possible during this time. We know that many established community groups already have great resources, and we hope this toolkit helps more people to offer community support. Download a copy of the Community Toolkit here. [14/4/20]

The parish council’s home page will contain updated information about what is happening across the parish. Each article contains links to more information. This link takes you to our dedicated page. [28/3/20]


Food suppliers

Liskeard Town Council have released a list of food and other shops with details of what they’re selling, opening hours, phone numbers and delivery details. This link takes you to the full list.   Menheniot Spar asks that requests for deliveries made before 1pm 01579 342266 [28/3/20]

Medicine & Doctors

Information from Rosedean, Oaktree and Quay Lane  surgeries about prescriptions and doctors updated. You can download the full information here. [3/7/20]

Compassionate advice & support

We have produced an updated list of people and organisations offering  advice on personal, emotional and mental health issues. [14/10/20]. These advice lines are open to everyone whether you live in Menheniot or not. If you know someone who is suffering during self-isolation, there are ways to support them and yourself through this period. The NFU in Menheniot and Liskeard Young Farmers are on hand to help you, along with . This link takes you to our Covid information page  [7/4/20]

St Lalluwys Church Menheniot

You can speak to the Rev Becca Bell anytime from Saturday to Thursday on 01579 532186 or 07899 363458. All messages will be answered. The Church publishes a monthly magazine. Download your copy of the October edition here. [14/10/20]


Domestic Abuse continues during the lockdown. If you or someone you know needs help, this then this Safety-planning-guide might help. [25/4/20]


Be a Community Helper

If you’re on the mailing list for our Boundary Review Newsletter, you’ll have received an extra version on Tuesday afternoon inviting you to help set up a network of helpers – be our eyes and ears across the parish to help us support vulnerable people.  Check your mailbox now, and please forward to your social networks. You can view a copy of the latest newsletter here and subscribe. [31/3/20]

Volunteer Cornwall | Offers of Help

Many local organisations including charities are currently struggling to cope with the volume of requests for support.  Volunteer Cornwall is leading the coordination and recruitment for new volunteers and we have been asked to actively promote this approach, using them as the first place to make an offer, either as an individual, a group or a business.  Volunteering to fill some of these gaps and anything you can do via your social media to advertise this would be very helpful.

Volunteers – In the first instance please visit:

https://www.volunteercornwall.org.uk/coronavirusvolunteer [21/4/20]


Managing council business

For the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic, the parish council has put special arrangements in place to ensure that the business of the council may continue. You can still make applications for grants and donations, comment on planning applications and raise issues with your councillor. Go to this page for more information.[28/3/20] Planning: your questions answered We are today publishing details of three planning applications that councillors will agree a response to on 16 April. If you want to comment, please email the Clerk’s Office before Monday 13 April. Details of the applications can be seen that are currently being discussed can be found here. [6/4/20] You can still submit planning applications and comment on them. Visit this page to download a guide to how planning decisions are being made. [31/3/20] Cornwall Council planners are making temporary changes to their publicity and enforcement processes. Read more about the way that planners are maintaining their work. [3/4/20]


Allotments remain open

The parish council has taken advice from the National Allotments Society and agreed to keep the allotments open for the foreseeable future. This page explains why the allotments can stay open and how you can apply for a plot. [28/3/20]

Back in Business – operating safely during the Coronavirus pandemic

Details of Government support for business can be found here.

The Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Growth Hub website has a huge amount of information and guidance for businesses.

Cornwall Council has information to guide businesses back safely. [1/6/20]


Menheniot Boundary Review: Consultation closed 24 March 2020

The council’s submission was sent to the Electoral Review Panel as part of its consultation.
Thank you to all our residents and supporters who also made their own submissions directly. The Panel is due to publish the results of the consulttaion, together with final recommendations by June – this may delayed because of the current COVID-19 situation. [12/4/20]

The Review Panel is inviting residents to comment on their proposals to move the boundary around Tencreek Farm from Menheniot in Liskeard. If you don’t agree with this – and last May, 97% of the people taking our parish survey said they didn’t agree – it would help the parish and the whole community if you wrote in to say that. The Newsletter contains and link to the Panel where you can complete a feedback form. It also explains what the questions in the form mean – you might find it helpful to read those before submitting your comments. Alternatively, you can write directly to the review panel at CGRs@cornwall.gov.uk

If you want a paper copy of the feedback as a Word document or have any questions about it, call the Clerk’s Office on 01579-342437 (answerphone for out of hours) [4/3/20]


Cornwall Council Extraordinary Meeting On Tuesday 10 December, Cornwall councillors met for an extraordinary meeting to consider the recommendations of the Electoral Review Panel, and agree to take them forward for a formal consultation. Although the Panel had met previously on 15 November when they agreed to support keeping the existing Menheniot boundary around Tencreek Farm, a late amendment to the full council meeting meant that there was a full debate on Liskeard Town Council’s original proposal to include Tencreek within its boundary. Liskeard amendment agreed Unfortunately for Menheniot, the amendment was supported by a majority of the Councillors present. This means that the consultation that launches shortly will include a boundary change that would move Tencreek Farm into Liskeard. However, nothing else changes and the proposal does not include Bolitho Farm or the houses at Island Shop which will remain in Menheniot. The parish council’s response Councillors are disappointed that this amendment was carried in the meeting, and will be discussing it in full at their next public meeting on 16 January 2020. The parish council’s Boundary Review Working Group will be get together and pick over the minutes of that Cornwall meeting and take on board any comments you might make direct to us. The consultation Nothing will be finally decided by the Panel until these proposals have been put out for a full public consultation that will last 12 weeks (it closes on 24 March 2020). Once your Councillors have met and agreed what its strategy should be, we will publish a further newsletter with details of how you can best make your opinions known. [12/12/19]


Public Meeting Liskeard 23 Sep 2019
Last night, the Electoral Review Panel held its sixth public hearing as part of its own consultation with town and parish councils across the county. Members of the panel hosted this event at the Liskeard Public Hall and heard summaries of submissions from Liskeard Town Council, Menheniot Parish Council, St Keyne Parish Council and Dobwalls & Trewidland Parish Council. Acting on your behalf, the Chair of Menheniot Parish Council, Cllr Jerry Tucker presented this summary of the council’s submission., followed later by Cllr Eve Easterbrook who delivered this response on Liskeard’s submission. Liskeard Town Council subsequently sent in their own written reply to our presentation. Read it here. [20/10/19] Newsletter
The latest We are Menheniot newsletter will be published shortly. In it, you’ll find details of what progress the Electoral Review Panel of Cornwall Council have made with our submission. We are also including a link to a summary of the Questions & Comments you made during our survey back in July. In total, we received almost 150 comments from you, and we can now publish the council’s answers in full. Download a copy here. [23/10/19]

Submission published

The final version of the parish council’s submission to Cornwall Council was approved by Menheniot councillors at their public meeting last week. You can download the complete version here. The submission consist of four separate documents: the main report and three appendices.

Governance Review Submission July 2019

Appendix 1 We are Menheniot final June 2019

Appendix 2 Shoppers Survey final June 2019

Appendix 3 Consultation & Engagement

Liskeard Town Council have also published their submission. Follow this link to view their report.

What happens next?

The Electoral Review Panel have from 18 July to 26 November 2019 to consider these submissions and formulate draft recommendations. The conclusions and advice will be available from 27 November 2019 onwards for comment through a public consultation. We will post updates on this website, and publish a monthly newsletter that you can subscribe to here. (22/07/19)

WEM BOX

Community Governance Review 2019

Cornwall Council is carrying out a review of parish council boundaries. This is happening across the county, and every parish council is obliged to consult with its own residents about whether or not they want theirs changed. Liskeard Town Council wants to change its boundary with Menheniot, along the north-western part of the parish that would include the settlements of Bolitho Farm, Island Shop, Tencreek Farm, Tencreek Cottage, Cartuther Barton and Keyes. This would take out about 590 acres of housing and farmland from Menheniot, the equivalent of about 8% of all land in the parish. You can read about their proposals in Liskeard’s Notes  here and download a map here showing the areas that might be affected (Cloak Park is not included). At the Menheniot Annual Parish Meeting held on 9 May 2019, the Liskeard Town Clerk presented this statement. Following representations to Liskeard, their proposals have been amended, and the land area and numbers of residents impacted has been reduced. You can visit their website here to download their maps and listing (20/06/19)


 

Annual Audit: Notice of Conclusion 18 September 2020

The annual return for the parish council has been returned by its external auditors after assessment and deemed to be satisfactory. Residents always have the opportunity to inspect the annual accounts of the council, and can do so Monday-Wednesday 9am to midday with prior notice. You can see the auditor’s Conclusion Notice. [pdf]


 

Report It

If you have problems with potholes or waste collection, bus shelters or planning, here’s a quick guide to who-does-what and how to take action.

Menheniot Neighbourhood Development Plan 2020/21

The parish council has completed the final draft of its Neighbourhood Plan. If you’d like to stay connected to our work, send us an email and we will include you in our mailing list for bulletins. The plan has it’s own dedicated website. Visit it here, and bookmark it for future reference. You can also find us on social media. Search for #MenheniotPlan on Twitter or follow us on Facebook.

Accessibility Statement

The parish council is currently working to ensure that the website is compliant with appropriate laws and regulations. You can read more about what we have done and plan to do on this page [16/9/20].

Menheniot Council Privacy Notice

Your privacy is important to us and we take great care to protect it. We will only share your data in very specific circumstances when we have your consent. Follow this link to download the council’s General Privacy Notice. If you have any questions about the privacy of your personal data, contact the Data Protection Officer using this webform. [/one_half_last]

Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to the Menheniot Parish Council website at https://www.menheniotparish.org.uk

 

This website is run by Menheniot Parish Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website.

 

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

 

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website may not be fully accessible:

  • some PDF documents may not be fully accessible to screen reader software

 

This site is available in three versions which duplicate all textual information:

  • large screen/desktop site, includes graphics and photos. Some pages may require horizontal scrolling at high zoom.
  • small screen/mobile site, formatted to display on small screens in portrait or landscape format
  • text only site, no graphics, photos or text formatting. Text font, size and background contrast may be adjusted by means of user browser controls

 

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format please contact the Parish Clerk

  • by post: Menheniot Parish Council, Lambest Cottage, Menheniot PL14 3RE, Cornwall PL12 6RG
  • by phone: 01579-342437

 

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We seek to maintain and improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact the Parish Clerk – contact details above.

 

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

 

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Menheniot Parish Council is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

 

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below:

 

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

 

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Some PDF documents, especially those containing graphics and images, may not be fully accessible to screen readers

 

PDFs and other documents

Some of our PDFs documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services.

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.

Any new PDFs we publish will meet accessibility standards, except where these are supplied by other organisations over which we have no control.

 

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 16 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 16 September 2020. This website was last tested on 10 September 2020. The test was carried out by the Clerk’s Office.

All pages on the public facing web site, excluding PDF documents, were tested.

Groups & Activities

Details of the various groups operating and activities available in the parish can be found here.

Events

Events going on in and around Menheniot parish are posted here