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Notices and News Archive for 2021

Full Fibre Broadband for residents of Landrake

Openreach aiming to deliver FTTP fibre (fibre broadband) to a list of properties in Landrake  (list attached) with the aid of the rural gigabit voucher scheme . In return for agreeing to a 12 month fibre contract once completed, everyone can receive at least £1500 towards the cost of a fibre build. There is a choice of providers that can be used once the build is finished, listed here:

List of properties affected for Full Fibre Broadband


18th November 2021

Environment and Sustainability Group Community Survey

Community Survey for Landrake with St Erney
On behalf of the Parish Council (“PC”) and the Environmental Sustainability Group (“ESG”)

HAVE YOUR SAY - By answering this short questionnaire your views and ideas will inform and help the Parish Council and Environmental Sustainability Group to set priorities for our parish that are important to you and your family over the next few years.

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11th September 2021

Environmental Sustainability Working Group 9th September 2021


1. Apologises for absence.
2. Approval of notes of meeting 15th July 2021
3. Matters arising that are not agenda items
4. Seed Swap Box PM
5. Tree planting Poldrissick, Applying for a Land Mark Tree via Cornwall Council PM
6. Funding update – crowd funding, lottery PM, GF, HE, PM
7. Daffodil planting plans - Sept.
8. Parish Questionnaire/Survey and distribution SW & GF
9. Offroad walking paths update – Sara, Rachel and Kathy
10. Newsletter update. Plans for next newsletter - Hazel
11. Date of next meeting - 21st October?

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6th September 2021

Highway mainteance and road closure information

Highway mainteance and road closure information

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 S.14: Temporary Prohibition of Traffic

Location: School Road to Notter Bridge House

Timing: 26th August 2021 to 27th August 2021 (07:30 to 17:00 hours)

Reason for Emergency Closure: Urgent closure to repair failed material

Contact: Cornwall Council - Tel: 0300 1234 222 or

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26th August 2021

Road Closure - School Road To Notter Bridge House Landrake

Road Closure - School Road To Notter Bridge House Landrake

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 S.14: Temporary Prohibition of Traffic

Location: School Road to Notterbridge House

Timing: 9th September 2021 to 15th September 2021 (19:00 to 06:00 hours)

Contact: Cornwall Council - Tel: 0300 1234 222 or

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26th August 2021

#Plymouth Together

#Plymouth Together

Following the recent tragic events in Keyham, Landrake with St Erney Parish Council would like to offer condolences to the families, friends and to all those affected.

Plymouth City Council will hold a one-minute silence at 11am Monday 16th August. We would also like to echo Plymouth City Council’s statement giving special thanks to our emergency services for their quick response to this incident

There are many members in our community who have been or know of people affected by the tragic events that took place on Thursday 12th August. A Police Victim Support helpline is available for anyone impacted by the incident: 0808 1689 111.

Anyone with specific information regarding this incident can contact 01752 487880.

An online book of condolence is available on Plymouth City Council’s website


Plymouth City Council Book of Condolence

13th August 2021

Enviromental and Sustainability Working Group meeting  15th July 2021

Enviromental and Sustainability Working Group meeting 15th July 2021


Environmental Sustainability Working Group
Time: Jul 15, 2021 07:30 PM London

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1. Apologises for absence.
2. Approval of notes of meeting 24th June 2021
3. Matters arising that are not agenda items
4. Tree planting Poldrissick, Applying for a Land Mark Tree via Cornwall Council PM
5. Seats around the parish.
6. Funding update – crowd funding, lottery PM, GF, HE, PM
7. Planting at Landrake Village entrance – KS and Ali
8. Statement of Intent PM
9. Parish Questionnaire/Survey SW & GF
10. Offroad walking paths – Sara, Rachel and Kathy
11. Newsletter update - Hazel
12. Date of next meeting -

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14th July 2021

Landrake with St Erney Historic information

This document provides some historic information regarding Historic Information relating to Landrake with St Erney actions and decisions, which was compiled by the former Clerk, Mr Ian Biffen.

13th July 2021

Chacewater Community Energy Green Energy Fair and Electric Vehicle  24th July 2021

Chacewater Community Energy Green Energy Fair and Electric Vehicle 24th July 2021

Email received from Chacewater Community Energy Group

Good afternoon,

We are pleased to note the recent relaxation of the covid restrictions, so we would like to invite you and all members of your respective parish councils to attend our up-coming Chacewater Community Energy Green Energy Fair and Electric Vehicle Day 24th July 2021. We attach an electronic copy of the posters / flyers. Could you post on any notice board you may have?

We hope the show will be of interest to you, please get back to us with any questions. Visitors can claim a FREE COPY(!) of the excellent book by the Stithians Energy Group “Climate Change Explained”, worth a guinea a box! Please forward this invitation to all friends, relations, neighbours, work colleagues. We cannot promise good weather, but we can promise a fascinating day, and free organic coffee (donations welcome!).

The Renewable Energy part of the show is to be held on the Millennium Green adjacent to the hall or possible some parts in the main Chacewater Village Hall. Show times 11:00am to 5:00pm. The Electric Vehicle part of the show is to be held on the recreation ground. Most of the local EV dealers are exhibiting. Lots of new models.

On the patio of the complex we are planning a series of excellent talks from internationally recognised speakers.

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11th July 2021

Workplace Travel Grant Opportunity - 2021/22

Workplace Travel Grant Opportunity - 2021/22

This information has been sent to us from Cornwall Council's Communities for Support Assistant, Localism - Communities & Public Protection

Following feedback from local businesses the following changes have been made to the 2021/22 grants which we wanted to bring to your attention:-

Businesses can make an unlimited number of applications to the scheme. However, the maximum grant award remains a total of £25,000
A provisional award, subject to planning permission being secured, can be made with the funds being ‘reserved’ for a company for a period of up to three months to allow planning permission to be sought.

Full details of the opportunity are available at .

2021/22 grant applications can be made until Tuesday 30 November 2021. All schemes funded must be delivered by mid-March 2022.

I would be very grateful if you could promote this opportunity to businesses within Saltash and the surrounding area. Thank you.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the Workplace Travel Grants.

Yours sincerely


Rosemary Starr CMILT
Sustainable Transport Manager
Strategic Planning and Infrastructure
Plymouth City Council

4th July 2021

Landrake School Road Village Play Park

Landrake School Road Village Play Park

Landrake Parish Council are very pleased to confirm that we have had a team from SMP play equipment down to our village playpark in School road this week, to undertake major replacement of parts and repair work on our ageing play park equipment and safety matting, following our yearly safety audit on the park and equipment from an external ROSPER safety company, who highlighted potential safety issues with some wearing parts of the play equipment. We have had the following equipment replaced
- Cargo climbing net, completely replaced, along with the anchorage points, then tension structure and the concrete foundations. The Multiplay climbing ladder and its fixings and climbing blocks were replaced. The handles and foot holders on the two ride on the springer equipment were replaced as the old ones did not conform to current safety standards Several areas of the safety matting underneath the play equipment which has been damaged were also repaired. 

All the work has been completed and the playpark is now open again and all equipment is safe and complies with safety standards. We have had the work undertaken by SMP play equipment company, as we felt its better that the replacement parts and work are completed with safety in mind and with a warranty also in place on the repairs. The parts and refreshment work cost a total of £3,500.00.

We as a Parish Council have been able to undertake this refurbishment with the help from many donations very kindly contributed by local people, various fund raising activities like plant sales, garden visits in the community, the Carnival committee, and Landrake Menhinick Christmas lights show and many others, we are grateful for your help. This has depleted our Playground fund as we were saving to replace some of the equipment and were looking at adding some new equipment in the future, but that will take a bit longer now, in the meantime we are very grateful for everyones' fundraising efforts, and please feel free to continue fund raising for the playpark for the future goals of the site. 

28th June 2021

Closure of the Village Play Park

Closure of the Village Play Park

The Chairman has closed the playpark in School road today. 

The contractors are undertaking the major repairs to the multi play equipment, and the new concrete and the new play surface needs to set off for 12 hours before it can be used again.

The play park should be open again by mid day tomorrow

22nd June 2021

Landrake with St Erney Parish Council Informal information meeting

Tuesday 1st June 2021
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This is an informative meeting for discussion only. Recommendations can be put
forward but voting and Council decisions will be taken at the next Full Council meeting,
scheduled for Tuesday 8th June 2021.
Reports and updates on the following:
1. Recreation Field
2. Sir Robert Geffrey Memorial Hall
3. Village playground and village maintenance
4. Environmental Sustainability Working Group
5. Community Network Panel
6. Saltash Area Road Safety (SARS)
7. A38 Trerulefoot to Carkeel Safety Project
8. 20’s plenty campaign
9. Usage of designated Council email addresses
10. Update on village Survey and suggested categories
11. Correspondence
(i) Visibility coming out of Pound Hill
(iii) Road closure Tredinnick Lane
12. Comments from Councillors and suggested agenda items
Karenza Heald
Clerk to the Landrake with St Erney Parish Counci

Agenda / Topic for discussion for Informal Information meeting

1st June 2021

20s plenty campaign

20s plenty campaign

I have been asked to share this information to Councillors and interested members of the public from the 20's Plenty campaign group.

The following email has been received
"We aim to reduce excessive speed in areas where the roads are too narrow and traffic moves too quickly, and especially those areas where there are no footpaths or pavements."

Presentations have been emailed to the Council which show the impact of reducing speed in built up area.

"A recent 20's Plenty campaign meeting attended and supported by many County Councillors shows there is tremendous support for the initiative. The campaign is requesting that funding be applied for from central Government and from Director of Public Health.

Devon and Cornwall Police and the Police & Crime Commissioner, Alison Hernandez have already agreed their full support for this measure.

This is a cross party issue that can unify Cornwall at a time when nationwide, bridges need to be built in what had become a divided country- we can show the rest of the UK that Cornwall can lead the way in cross party agreement and achieving something with our new Council.

The Covid 19 pandemic has been devastating, but there have been a few silver linings including the enforced slowing down of all our lives. A chance for people to hear and appreciate the birds singing and the reduced traffic on our roads. As a county, our Tourist Board would leap at the chance to show that Cornwall is fully embracing this slower pace of life. By adopting 20 mph as a default in built-up areas and villages we will be encouraging people to slow down, listen to the birdsong and enjoy our unique communities."

All Councillors and supporters at County and Parish Level plus all residents are welcome to the Zoom on 29 June at 7.30pm

Please report back to us any successes by email before then too.

Details of the Zoom meeting are shown below.

Next 20’s Plenty for Cornwall meeting is on Tues 29th June at 7.30pm

Topic: 20's Plenty for Cornwall Supporters Zoom - all welcome

Time: Jun 29, 2021 07:30 PM London

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30mph_is_a_problem_for_Cornwall-20s Plenty pdf

For further information click on the 20s Plenty link below

23rd May 2021

Historic Information: Highways Agency Trunk Road Proposals November 1994

Historic Information: Highways Agency Trunk Road Proposals November 1994

Public Information

Highways Agency

Trunk Road Proposals

A38 Saltash to Trefulefoot Improvement

Preferred Route Announcement

November 1994

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22nd May 2021

Parish Councillor vacancy

Parish Councillor vacancy

At the last Council meeting held on 9th February 2021, the Councillor officially accepted the resignation of Mr Dan Foote.
The Council would like to thank Mr Foote for his service

1. NOTTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that Daniel Foote has ceased to be a member of Landrake with St Erney Parish Council and that a casual vacancy exists on the Council

2. 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 3S, County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro TR1 3AY (phone 01209 614373) by TEN (or more) electors for the said Parish an election will be held to fill the vacancy. 

3. If the Returning Officer receives fewer than ten written requests for an election by 1st December 2020 the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.

 4. As a result of the Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 and the Coronavirus Act 2020 should an election be requested, a poll cannot currently take place until 6 May 2021 (the date of the next ordinary elections) the vacancy will therefore be kept open and the Parish Council will be unable to fill the vacancy. 

As we are close to the elections anyone interested in the vacancy is asked to contact Landrake Parish Clerk by email.  If you are applying for co-option you will be asked to fill in an Expression of Interest form.

Criteria for being a Parish Councillor:

A candidate for a Parish or Town Council is qualified if: 

  • he or she is a British citizen, Commonwealth citizen, citizen of the Irish Republic or a citizen of another European Union State.
  • has attained 18 years of age, and
  • is either:

- in the register of electors for that Parish/Town or has during the whole of the preceding twelve months

- occupied land as owner or tenant

- had a principal place of work there

- resided in or within 4.8 kilometres of it.

Disqualifications for becoming a Parish Councillor:

  • Are you the subject of a bankruptcy restrictions order or interim order?
  • Have you within the last five years been convicted of an offence in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man which resulted in a sentence of imprisonment (whether suspended or not) for a period of three months or more without the option of a fine?
  • Are you disqualified by order of a court from being a member of a local authority?

This year there will be Local Council Parish and Town Council elections taking place.  

A list of nominees will be provided by Cornwall Council.  This list will be published on the Parish Council website.

For further information please see Cornwall Council's website

DATED this 21st day of February 2021 

Casual Vacancy notice February 2021

21st February 2021

Cybercrime Presentation

Cybercrime Presentation

Landrake with St Erney Parish Council is hosting a cyber awareness session on Tuesday 23rd February 2021 19:00hrs – 20:00hrs. This awareness session will be delivered by Grahame Mace and Laura Cowie, Cyber Protect Officers at Devon and Cornwall Police.

Grahame Mace brings a vast range of knowledge with him from his previous post as Detective Inspector in the City of London Police. Grahame has many years of experience investigating and dealing with fraud and cyber-crime, at both Local and National level.

Laura Cowie has been in the Cyber Protect role since January 2017 after moving from her previous post within the South West Counter Terrorism Unit. She is a strong advocate of raising awareness of the growing threat of cyber-crime and uses her knowledge and skills to provide up to date advice and guidance. 

The session will be covering the following topics:

What is Cyber Crime?
Phishing attacks, how to spot them?
Internet of things/home networks and virtual working.
Social Media, keeping your profile private.
Data breaches, what happens to your data, should I be worried?
Password Security and what makes a good password.
How to report and who to?

The items may change slightly if there is an increase in an area of cyber criminality that is affecting our community. We also aim to have some time at the end of the session for your questions. 

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Time: Feb 23, 2021 07:00 PM London 

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20th February 2021

PA23 00259

PA23 00259

Email to Clarke Telecom

Dear Michal

CRN25410 - Pre-consultation for proposed radio base station

Further to your email, we are concerned that your non-receipt of our earlier email of 11th December 2022 may result in the views of the Parish Council not being taken into account before the plans for the radio mast location are put out for wider consultation.

We believe that the purpose of your original letter was to seek the views of the Parish Council BEFORE any further consultation took place. The Parish council is consulted as standard practice by Cornwall Council – we are not just “anyone to comment on it via the (Cornwall) council’s planning website”.

This is a not a formal response to the planning application . However, without prejudice to further comments we wish to make and our formal response, please note that your application form date 6/1/23 for PA23/00259 is incorrect and misleading as it indicates that the Parish Council has not engaged with you and made no comment. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Taking account of the significance of the issue, our Parish Council discussed this at a Zoom meeting before Christmas, after which we sent you the first email (some of which is repeated below for completeness).

Since then, the Parish Council met on the 10th January 2023. Please could you therefore respond to our concerns as soon as possible, so that we can be confident that you are engaging with us, and including us in the process, rather than bypassing us. Particularly could you note the fact that the Parish Council would support the installation of 5G at the alternative location of Quarry Lane, but absolutely would oppose it in the proposed location adjacent to the A38.

The Parish Council understands and agrees with the overall aim of expansion of the key telecommunications infrastructure through rollout of the 5G network.

The Parish Council would support the construction of a mast in an alternative location of Quarry Lane for the following reasons :
• The mast would be located on private land where residents would not have ready access to it, and easier to make secure
• Although the site is on the edge of the AONB, the visual impact is not particularly significant in our view

At the Parish Council meeting on 10th January, the councillors confirmed their initial view that the location next to the A38 is unacceptable and inappropriate for the following reasons (and supported the alternative Quarry Lane location) : -
• The Parish Council is in discussions with National Highways regarding Highway Improvements. This piece of land will undoubtedly be needed to implement part of the proposed A38 Safety package which is subject of an ongoing consultation in an effort to reduce the number of fatal and serious accidents on the A38 between Carkeel and Trerulefoot.
• The location would be in a particularly dangerous position.
• The siting of the mast would potentially cause visual impairment for drivers exiting the village.
• The structure would be a distraction for drivers on the A38. There are already safety concerns on what is an extremely hazardous trunk road. This stretch of road is rated one of the most dangerous roads in the country.
• The proposed installation of a 20m high slim-line monopole, supporting 6 no. antennas, 1 no. wraparound equipment cabinet at the base of the monopole, 2 no. equipment cabinets, 1 no. electric meter cabinet, and ancillary development thereto including GPS 1 no. module would be an unsightly eyesore for the entrance to the village. It will be impossible to camouflage the mast.
• Residential properties are very close to the proposed location. There are health and safety concerns for the neighbouring properties and the A38.

Whilst the Parish Council supports the need to make sure residents have access to 4G and 5G networks, the Council believes that ‘the land to the north of Quarry Lane’ is the only suitable site on your list for locating the mast.

We also have some questions regarding how this site meets the requirements of existing planning laws -

National Planning Policy Framework (

Paragraph 115 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) states “The number of radio and electronic communications masts, and the sites for such installations, should be kept to a minimum consistent with the needs of consumers, the efficient operation of the network and providing reasonable capacity for future expansion. Use of existing masts, buildings and other structures for new electronic communications capability (including wireless) should be encouraged. Where new sites are required (such as for new 5G networks, or for connected transport and smart city applications), equipment should be sympathetically designed and camouflaged where appropriate.” Please provide evidence that this is the case, and describe how you plan to camouflage the mast in your preferred location.

Paragraph 117 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) states “Applications for electronic communications development (including applications for prior approval under the General Permitted Development Order) should be supported by the necessary evidence to justify the proposed development.” Evidence is required to justify the proposed development (CRN25410) and alternative more appropriate locations should be sought.

Please could you revert to us on the above as soon as possible. The Parish Council would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you via Zoom or teams to discuss our concerns, and to understand your rationale for this particular location.

In order that the community is fully aware of the proposed development and has the opportunity to comment within a tight timescale, we have shared the link to application PA23/00259 on Cornwall Council’s website on or community Facebook page.

We look forward to hearing from you


Karenza Heald

15th January 2021

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