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Notice of Vacancy for Councillor – Lelant Ward

To view the notice of vacancy for a parish councillor for the Lelant Ward, please click on this link:

https://www.ludgvan.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Notice-of-vacancy-Ludgvan-Crowlas-Cartwright.pdf

If by 13 June, 2024 a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing (by hand or post) to the Returning Officer at Cornwall Council by TEN electors for the Crowlas Ward, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option. Full details are given in the notice.

Two Councillor Vacancies

Ludgvan Parish Council

Parish Councillor Vacancies

There are currently two vacancies on Ludgvan Parish Council, one in the Crowlas Ward and one in the Lelant Ward.

The council will fill these vacancies by co-option, which is a process where the council considers applications from interested people and can then select someone to fill the seat.

We need people from all backgrounds and experiences to put themselves forward for this role. The role of a Parish Councillor is to represent the interests of the whole community and to take an active role in the decision-making process. You don’t need any specific experience or qualifications, bring your life experiences, everyday skills and commitment to people and the local community.

Applications should be made in writing to Louise Clifton, Parish Clerk, by email to: clerk@ludgvan.org.uk  The application form is available online at: https://www.ludgvan.org/application-form-for-co-option-onto-the-parish-council/  Application forms should be submitted by midday, Wednesday 5 June 2024.

The Parish Council will consider all applications at its meeting on Wednesday 12 June 2024. Applicants will have the opportunity to give a short introduction about themselves if they wish to.

Ludgvan Parish Council meetings are currently held at 6.45pm on the second Wednesday of each month. Find out more about the work of the council on the website: www.ludgvan.org

The Small Print

Applicants must be at least 18 years old, and a British citizen, or an eligible Commonwealth or EU Citizen. Applicants must also meet at least one of the following four qualifications:

  1. Be registered on the electoral roll
  2. Have occupied, as owner or tenant, land, or other premises in the parish during the whole of the past 12 months
  3. The main or only place of work during the past 12 months has been in the parish
  4. Have lived in the parish or within three miles of it during the whole of the past 12 months

Vacancy for Parish Councillor – Lelant Ward, Ludgvan Parish Council

If you think you can make a change for your community at a local level, follow this link for information about a vacancy for a parish councillor on the Lelant Ward

Click here for link to full advert: https://www.ludgvan.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/co-option-advert.Lelant-Ward-May-2024.pdf

Click here for link to application form: https://www.ludgvan.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Application-form-cllr-co-option.Lelant-Ward.-May-2024.pdf

Being a parish councillor is a voluntary role and involves attending council meetings and working with local groups and residents to help people to live well in the parish, building community links and facilities.

All parish councillors bring different skills, ideas and experience and so a wide mix of applicants would be welcome. For more information, contact the parish clerk (email: clerk@ludgvan.org.uk or tel 07928 813 653) or talk to one of the current parish councillors.

Applications for the current vacancy on the Lelant Ward to be sent to the clerk by 4pm, Monday 6 May 2024.

Quotes invited for footpath cutting work 2024

Ludgvan Parish Council

Invitation to quote for maintenance contract

Ludgvan Rights of Way

1 June 2024 to 31 March 2025, with option to renew for up to three years in total.

Ludgvan Parish Council is responsible for maintaining the rights of way within the parish of Ludgvan. Quotes are invited for this work, for the period from 1 June 2024 to 31 March 2025.

The parish council acts as agent for Cornwall Council in carrying out this maintenance work and so contractors will be required to carry out the work in accordance with Cornwall Council’s Small Works Contract.

Contractors are expected to have their own machinery, must have full Public Liability insurance of no less than five million pounds, and operate in accordance with all Health and Safety codes of practice and requirements.

Contractors should contact the parish clerk with any questions in relation to this invitation to tender for this work – email: clerk@ludgvan.org.uk or tel 07928 813 653

The closing date for quotes is: noon, Monday 6 May 2024

Quotes must be submitted in writing (emails are acceptable). Envelopes / emails to be clearly marked ‘LMP’ and sent to:

clerk@ludgvan.org.uk  or  by post to: Ludgvan Parish Council c/o 19 Carnhell Road, Gwinear, Hayle  TR27 5LB

Note that the council is not bound to accept the lowest quote.

LMP Maintenance Requirements

  1. The paths covered by the contract are the paths shown on the attached plan
  2. the contract is to carry out the rights of way maintenance work from 1 June 2024 to 31 March 2025.
  3. The paths to be cut are set out on the annual schedule (attached, along with A0 map) and in accordance with Cornwall Council’s LMP requirements (below)
  4. The contractor must supply all machinery and must provide (upon confirmation of contract and, if successful, on 1 April in any succeeding years) evidence to the council of adequate Public Liability insurance and, if not a limited liability company, of being treated as self employed for the purposes of taxation.
  5. Contractors unknown to the council are asked to enclose two references, preferably related to similar type of work
  6. The council reserves the right to terminate the contract where the contractor is not carrying out the work to the reasonable satisfaction of the council.
  7. Payment will be made upon receipt of invoices (after the first cut, and then after the second)
  8. The quotes should:
    1. show the amount quoted for the rights of way maintenance work from 1 June 2024 to 31 March 2025; and
    1. state the amount charged per cut and/or per hour for additional work, in case the council requests additional cuts, or additional related work, should the need arise.

Please make sure that your quote clearly sets out the cost per metre you will charge for cutting gold paths and silver paths, and also the amount you will charge per stile.

The final decision will be clearly communicated to all tenderers by the middle of May 2024. The council reserves the right not necessarily to accept the lowest tender. The council’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into on the reasons why any one quote has been rejected.

Ludgvan Parish Council

April 2024

Ludgvan Parish Council position on the Jubilee Pool scheme for free swims for children 2024

The Parish Council fully supports the principle that children in the parish should learn to swim and to be happy and confident in the water.

In January 2024, Jubilee Pool approached Ludgvan Parish Council with an offer that for £1,000  the parish council could participate in the scheme to enable under 16s living in the parish to swim at Jubilee Pool for free in 2024.

Although this particular funding application was not agreed to, it opened up a discussion which highlighted the benefits of swimming opportunities for children living in the parish. The parish council remains open to discussions with Jubilee Pool, other pools, Ludgvan School, swim clubs etc, to consider ways in which the parish council can support wellbeing, including through encouraging swimming and water confidence and abilities.

The scheme was interesting, and as the Parish Council is keen to support initiatives for health and wellbeing it was discussed at length. As a number of questions were raised, we asked a representative from Jubilee Pool to attend a parish council meeting to discuss further. They declined to attend, but did provide further information.

The scheme was for a single lump sum to be paid to the Pool in advance, those eligible children who signed up for the scheme would be able to swim for free through the summer, and the scheme would be reviewed at the end of the season.  It is understood that this review would help set the rate for funding for future years.

There was no overriding factor for the decision not to fund, it was based on consideration of all factors in the round, including:

  • Value for money: a lump sum to be paid in advance, without knowing the potential level of take-up of the scheme.
  • Effectiveness:  How many children would benefit? How many swims would be used?
  • Fairness: Ludgvan Parish has a geographic spread and for many residents their first choice of pool might be Hayle, St Ives or Penzance Leisure Centre.
  • Targeting grant funding: was this the best way to help those children whose financial or social situations would mean that they would still not be able to access the swims – the cost of the swim ticket being just one barrier to their access.

Ludgvan Parish Council would welcome further applications, for example for funding for specific user groups (eg swim club, extra curricular activity groups) or to support facilities in neighbouring parishes (eg funding to pools in Penzance, Hayle and St Ives). If the Jubilee Pool team wish to submit another proposal, the parish council would be happy to discuss and consider other potential schemes.

Notice of Vacancy for Councillor – Crowlas Ward

To view the notice of vacancy for a parish councillor for the Crowlas Ward, please click on this link:

https://www.ludgvan.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Notice-of-Vacancy-Ludgvan-PC-Crowlas-Mayall.pdf

If by 1 May, 2024 a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing (by hand or post) to the Returning Officer at Cornwall Council by TEN electors for the Crowlas Ward, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option. Full details are given in the notice.

Notice of Vacancy for Councillor – Lelant Ward

To view the notice of vacancy for a parish councillor for the Lelant Ward, please click on this link:

https://www.ludgvan.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Notice-of-Vacancy-Ludgvan-PC-Lelant-Payne.pdf

If by 11 April, 2024 a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing (by hand or post) to the Returning Officer at Cornwall Council by TEN electors for the Lelant Ward, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option. Full details are given in the notice.

Water saving at the allotments

Ludgvan Parish Council has been successful in being awarded grant funding from South West Water for a community water saving project.

The project has enabled a water butt to be provided for all of the allotment plots at the Church Hill (Ludgvan) and Long Rock allotment sites run by the parish council.

Picture below are some of the volunteers who were pleased to receive the first of the deliveries of the water butts which will help cut down the tap-water used at the allotment site, saving on bills and water usage.

allotment volunteers and water butts
allotment volunteers and water butts