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These are the most recent, regular 'newsletters' from the Hayle Town Council to Hayle residents.  Thanks to the support of the Editor and Staff, they are also published bimonthly in the Hayle Pump Newsletter, subject to availability of space.

Council Corner

 

April and May 2016

 

 

Transfer of Amenity Sites

As of 1st April the town’s open spaces, King George V Memorial Walk, The Plantation, Hayle Recreation Ground, the Millponds and Station Hill Gardens, will have been transferred back to Hayle Town Council to maintain and manage. This process has taken longer than anticipated but we have been able to work very positively with both Cornwall Council and CORMAC to ensure that the sites are being returned in an excellent condition.  As a result of this transfer process the Town Council has now taken on, by way of TUPE, the gardener and has just entered into a new contract to assist in the maintenance of these sites and other town council properties.

 

Hayle Recreation Ground

 

After months of delays, due to the poor weather, the programme of improvements to the Recreation Ground is almost complete. Much of the repair and maintenance works were agreed as part of the transfer process but Hayle Town Council made a substantial financial contribution to further enhance the play area, the goal mouths and tennis/basketball courts surfaces.  This should help to ensure that the surfaces remain in good condition for years to come for locals and visitors alike to enjoy.

Annual Citizens and Organizations of the Year

 

Nomination packs are available from the Town Clerk’s office for the Citizens and Organization of the Year Awards.  The Council is also seeking nominations for Hayle Young Person of the Year and Hayle Youth Organization of the Year.  The deadline for all nominations will be Friday 16 April 2016.

Calling All Swimming Pool Supporters

As has become customary, The Friends of Hayle Pool will be inviting willing volunteers to assist in preparing the pool for the forthcoming season.  It is planned that each Saturday throughout May and June the doors will be open once again and volunteers can come and lend their skills. Keep an eye out for updates: http://www.facebook.com/HayleSwimmingPool

Without this ongoing support and the money obtained by grants and donations the pool would struggle to operate. Lots of work is going on behind the scenes and work should start on site in the next few weeks to help to enhance the pool facility for you all to enjoy. A more detailed update on how the grant money received in 2015 has been spent will appear in the next newsletter.

Diary Dates

 

The Annual Electors meeting will be taking place on the evening of Thursday 21st April 2016.  This is where the Mayor presents the annual report which summarizes the Council’s activities during the previous 12 months.  This is not a formal Council meeting and local residents are encouraged to attend and have the opportunity to put questions to the Councillors.

The Mayor Choosing and Annual Council Meeting will be taking place on the evening of Thursday 12 May 2016 at Hayle Day Care Centre.  During the course of this meeting awards will also be presented to the Citizens and Organizations of the Year.

 

Council Corner

 

February & March 2016

 

2016/2017 Precept Demand

The Town Council’s Precept will increase this year by 2.72%, which equates to a £3.23 increase per Band D property compared to last year. The final Precept for 2016/17 is £316,835.

 

The explanation for the increase is largely due to inflation across the board and partly as a result of the government agreeing a two year pay deal which means that those on lower grades receiving an increase of 6.4% in 2016 followed by 3.5% in 2017.  These increases are part of an aim to meet a living wage target by 2019.

 

Devolution and Community Asset Update

The return of the sites will definitely take place by April 2016.  Hayle Town Council is looking forward to the completion of the refurbishment works that are currently taking place in readiness for the transfer.  It has been good to work in partnership with Cornwall Council and CORMAC and the Town Council has been happy to provide money from its own reserves to enhance the surfaces of the football pitch, tennis courts and the safety surface in the playground area in the Recreation Ground.  We apologise for any inconvenience any of the works may have caused which have taken much longer than anticipated due to the wet weather.

 

The Town Council is currently advertising to secure a contractor for the maintenance of all of the Council owned/managed sites the maintenance. Please look in the local press, the Town Council’s facebook page and website for details. The contract has also been promoted on https://www.gov.uk/contracts-finder.

Annual Citizens and Organizations of the Year

Nomination packs will soon be available from the Town Clerk’s office for the Citizens and Organisation of the Year Awards.  The Council is also seeking nominations for Hayle Young Person of the Year and Hayle Youth Organization of the Year.  The deadline for all nominations will be Friday 15 April 2015.

 

Hayle Community Centre

Space is available for regular sessions or one off bookings. Remember that the CAB, Link into Learning and others hold regular sessions and surgeries. Contact the Town Clerk for details of services and available space.

 

Town Diary

If you know of or are involved with organising any community events please forward all relevant details, including points of contact, to the Town Clerk so that they can be added to the calendar which may be viewed on the Town Council’s website.

 

Council Corner

 

December 2015/January 2016

 

Devolution and Community Asset Update

Regular progress meetings are taking place surrounding the handing back of the management of the amenity and recreational areas in the town. The return of the sites will definitely take place in April 2016.  Hayle Town Council is looking forward to the completion of the refurbishment works that are currently taking place in readiness for the transfer.  It has been good to work in partnership with Cornwall Council and CORMAC and the Town Council has been happy to provide money from its own reserves to enhance the surfaces of the football pitch, tennis courts and the safety surface in the playground area in the Recreation Ground.  We apologise for any inconvenience any of the works may have caused but the works had to be timetabled to be completed this autumn.  The Town Council is currently writing the specification with a view to going out to tender, early in the New Year, for the maintenance of these sites and others that are already owned/managed by the Council.

 

Hayle Neighbourhood Plan

The Steering Group, comprising local residents and councillors, are still in the midst of producing the draft plan. They are currently discussing policies, getting advice from specialists at Cornwall Council, the appointed consultant and grant-aided advice from AECOM. The draft plan is expected to be ready for revision by the end of the year. The Steering Group has defined built-up areas and town centre boundaries the town council is due to review these and endorse them. They have been working with Ben Castell of AECOM who has been looking at master planning the area that has been identified for housing growth. They have recently met with him and Marcus Healan, Cornwall Council’s Local Plan officer, to ensure that everyone is working together. AECOM has advised us that an additional grant might be available for landscape characterisation work, which would assist in defining the policies for specific areas and providing a justification for selecting the areas. The application for this has recently been submitted.

The core group is hard-working and enthusiastic but could do with more members from the community – and, of course, councillors. If you know of any community members who would like to be involved, please get in touch.

Mayor’s Sponsored Walk in aid of Cornwall Hospice Care

The Mayor wishes to thank everyone who participated and/or helped on the day to make the event so successful.  We have recently learned that the total raised is just over the £6,000 mark, making this year’s walk the most highly sponsored to date!

 

 Budget and Precept

It is that time of year when the Council sets the budgets and precept for the financial year 2016-2017.  There is now so much to consider, due to the ever increasing number of services that the Town Council provides, that several meetings are required to debate the financial implications for the services and facilities for the forthcoming year.   

 

CCTV

We are pleased to advise that the CCTV monitoring service has been resurrected, with the monitoring being undertaken by Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service from the new facility at Tolvaddon. Following the withdrawal of financial support from Cornwall Council, Hayle Town Council has worked with a number of local town councils to secure revised contracts and broker a new deal for the provision of a monitoring service.   Prior to the transfer of the arrangement Cornwall Council completed a programme of camera and transmission upgrades in each town.

 

Hayle Community Centre

If you are planning on holding any meetings, events, classes, parties or looking for regular office space this may be the venue for you!  Space is available for regular sessions or one off bookings. Remember that the CAB, Link into Learning and others hold regular sessions and surgeries. Contact the Town Clerk’s office for details of services and available space.

 

Small Grants Available

Hayle Town Council annually awards capital grants to local clubs and organisations. If your group is in need of new equipment, kit or requires funds to secure other sources of funding for larger projects please contact the Town Clerk’s office for an application form.  The Council’s Resource Committee considers grants quarterly; the next meeting is scheduled for 14 January 2016.  For consideration at that meeting please submit your completed application form by 7 January 2016.

Town Diary

If you know of or are involved with organising any community events please forward all relevant details, including points of contact, to the Town Clerk so that they can be added to the calendar which may be viewed on the Town Council’s website