All posts by Lisa Clements

NDP Reference Info & newsletters

click here for  a list of most asked questions, and some answers to them – it’s a big list so be prepared!  If you click on your question at the top of the document you will be taken straight to the answer though.


The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) have put together ‘How to shape where you live’ which gives more details about neighbourhood planning. They identify eight simple steps to take in preparing a Neighbourhood Plan and involving the whole community. Following these steps can lead to an effective Neighbourhood Plan and make sure it becomes formally adopted as part of the development plan for our community.


Each month the National UP FRONT team send us updates on how NDPs are faring across the country, whilst Cornwall Council also send us information specific to our county.  I will start adding these here too.

FW UpFront neighbourhood planning news MayJune 2017

Neighbourhood Planning E-Bulletin May 2017

Planning Newsletter -April 2017

UpFront neighbourhood planning news MarApr 2017

Communities and Devolution Newsletter – March 2017

Neighbourhood Planning E-Bulletin March 2017

NDPs and Green Spaces

Planning Newsletter – January 2017

Neighbourhood Planning e-bulletin December

Cornwall Local Plan


Parish Reports Booklet 2015/16

In lieu of a Chairman’s Report we have been creating set of reports based on the activities of community groups and events taking place in the parish over the year.

Many of these are presented at the Annual Parish Meeting in May, but some are collected later and from varying sources.

Click to view the annual report 2015/16, hard copies are available from various locations in the village or from the clerk if you’d like one.

Goldmartin Archive

October 2016

We have now agreed lighting plans – there will be a set of 5 small bollard lights in the immediate surrounds of the block of flats in the north west corner of the site.  Other than that there will be NO LIGHTING on the development.

The current plans for the site are now: Lowenna Fields – layout 15421-009   &  Lowena Fields – external works 15421-s38 (roads)

Several planning applications to remove conditions have been submitted, but have not received complete discharge.    See PA160/7184 & PA16/07018 on Cornwall Council’s planning portal for full details.

It has also been agreed to not include changes to the  road outside of the garage – they don’t really form part of any current pavement system.    We are still trying to get Cornwall Highways  to provide a pavement into the village, but have been told that there is no central funding and that “for the foreseeable future at least, Cornwall Council would not prioritise such a scheme” …. we will keep trying to source alternatives rather than risk accidents further down the line.


Notes from 7th September site meeting – click here

We have a site meeting arranged with the Project Manager on 7th September to discuss a few remaining issues (such as street lighting)


August 2016

Another planning application as soon as works really begin.  This time a non-material amendment to include such things as electricity, LPG tanks and plot boundaries.   We have once again opposed this application – we need more details on the size and tanks and why they are being put where they are (in the area allocated for affordable homes, which already has limited space.)

We have written to Edwina Hannaford, Portfolio Holder for Planning @ Cornwall Council to voice our disgust with the process we have endured in the lifetime of this application.  None of the works, suggestions or efforts we as the parish council have secured (car-park, pavement, equipped play space) have been included and in some cases have been sabotaged from within Cornwall Council itself.  Hopefully we shall hear back from her soon.


26th November 2015

Mawnan Parish Council have not supported this application.  To view our submitted comments click here

We have arranged a planning committee meeting to discuss the latest plans for GOLDMARTIN FIELDS – public meeting  on 16th November, 7.30pm at the Bowling Club.  Origin3, Taylor Wimpey & Cornwall Planning Department all hope to have representatives available.

Last date for public comments to be made to Cornwall Council is the end of the first week in December.  Please make you comments direct to the Planning Department (online is best) and not  to the Parish Council.

28th October 2015 – the new planning application (PA15/09452) has just been received.  Changes from the original include the diversion of footpath 9 through the development, inclusion of garages, a change to the road layout and 2 extra dwellings.

We intend arranging a meeting with the developers, Cornwall Council Planning & Mawnan Parish Council in the next couple of weeks.

Click for the Design Access Statement part 1,  part 2,  part 3,  Street View, Soft Landscaping Plan part 1, part 2

(please note; some of these are poor quality versions as the file size is very large.  The Parish Office has better versions available to view)

You are probably all aware of the proposed development for 42 homes at Goldmartin Field, which went through on appeal in Spring 2015.

Taylor Wimpey are taking up an option to pursue this development.  They intend to make some modifications to the the outline planning application, upping the number of dwellings to 48.

The Parish Council has already begun talks in order to try to get the best development for the village that we can.  It has been agreed to keep us up to date with the changes to plan proposals as they go ahead and to listen to comments we might have to include.

Goldmartin Fields – progress bulletin Sept 15

for clerks notes on the meeting between the Parish Council , Origin3 & Clifton Emery (Architects) on 20th August  – click here

Goldmartin Fields Development

17th August 2016

another planning application to include underground LPG tanks, electric substation, changes to boundary planting, minor changes to plot sizes 7 changes to the Bawden specification submitted.

We are hopeful that the issues with the diversion of Footpath 9 through the development has been sorted and look forward to a revised Town & Country Planning Order being forthcoming to put the path ‘over the hedge’ as agreed.

Streetlighting – we are in discussion with Cornwall County Highways & Estates to try to get this subject sorted once and for all.  As a parish, with the exception of Shute Hill we have no street lights and are trying to maintain this position.  We have discussed the possibility of no lights, or at the worst low level bollard lights with Taylor Wimpey who seem amenable.  We are waiting on Highways to get back to us.


14th March 2016

The above application went to the area planning sub-committe for a decision and was approved, despite our objections.

click here for the draft West Area Planning Subcommittee minutes and their decision.

19th Feb 2016

To see comments from last nights’ Parish Council meeting on this application click here



Police Reports & Information

Message 9th November 2016

I now have a Police Twitter account and looking to set up a Police Facebook page so that people can follow me to gain up to date news and information regarding the following. Twitter users can follow me on @PcsoAshley.




Message from PCSO Fuller – 11th April 2016

Hello all,

I am PCSO 30640 Ashley Fuller and I am the PCSO that covers this area. I am looking to try and identify any current Neighbourhood Watch schemes in my parishes and I would like to try and find out the main coordinators for each Neighbourhood Watch scheme. I am also interested in finding out any areas that would either like their current Neighbourhood Watch scheme brought back to life or any areas that would like to set up a new Neighbourhood Watch scheme. If you can help could you please contact me on the following: or 01326 213411 or the following address: Falmouth Police Station, Dracaena Avenue, Falmouth, TR11 2ES.

 Many thanks

PCSO 30640 Ashley Fuller



We will be posting the monthly Police Report’s from PSCO Ashley Fuller here in future rather than reading them at the Parish Council Meetings as they are now a lot more general than before and do give crime prevention advice based on current trends.

If you need to make contact with him at any time his details are:

PCSO 30640 Ashley Fuller
Falmouth Police station
PCSO for Mylor, Gwennap, Perranarworthal, Budock, Constantine and Mawan Smith.
Telephone:  0845 656 5334

Mawnan Police report July 2015

Mawnan Police report september 2015

Mawnan police report november 2015

Mawnan Police Report December 2015

Mawnan police report January 2016

Police Commissioner -Notice-of-election 2016

Area Crime Statistics 2016 (Penryn Rural)

parish crime statistics from April 2016 onwards



I will be adding info on emails that come into the Parish Clerk’s account from outside providers here, just in case there is anyone in the community that might find them interesting.  Post will stay up for about 3 months.

Anything which shows in green text is usually a link to further information – click on to access them.

Remember – these are not offers from the council and if you do take any of them up you are doing so as an individual. This is for information purposes only.

Cornwall Council Consultations now have their own page under ‘information’.

Anyone wanting to review older news items can click here to go to our archive page

Lisa Clements – Clerk

Don’t forget to check  What’s on Cornwall , the  Rural Services Network  and  Safer Cornwall for their newsletters and updates – they’re just too big to add to our site but contain lots of useful & relevant info.

Beginning June 2017

Theatre Volunteer opportunities

Sports Partnership May 2017 Bulletin

Beginning 1st April 2017

The latest information about Treluswell roundabout – Apr 2017

Cornwall Countryside Forum – recruitment

Have fun in the sun with your friends colleagues this summer!

CCTV Strategy-for-Publication-Circulation

Village of the Year 2017 Press Release


Beginning 1st March 2017

Your recycling; pots tubs and trays

PCC Devon and Cornwall CCTV commitment

Your Treluswell roundabout e-newsletter

Cornwall Sports Partnership – Bulletin April 2017


Beginning 1st February 2017

Environmental Growth Challenge – 8 March 2017

Operation Hedgehog; Your Hedgehogs need YOU  – remember IF YOU SEE A HEDGEHOG OUT IN THE DAY IT MEANS THERE IS A PROBLEM AND YOU SHOULD CONTACT YOUR LOCAL CARER FOR FURTHER ADVICE.  Anne Marie Long is happy to take calls on 251033 if you need advice or help.

Falmouth Town Crier up for national award  Gemma Garwood_Tourism Superstar call for votes press release



Beginning 1st January 2017

Boat Watch Message 19 January

Election pre- event 2017

Relay for Life Poster 2

CSP Bulletin – Making sport physical activity a part of everyday life!

Beginning 1st December 2016

Cornwall Sports Partnership-november-2016

Cornwall AONB winter-2016 newsletter

Coastline Housing Chronicles – Dec 16

South WEst Coast Path – December newsletter

Beginning 1st November 2016

physical-activity-summit-increasing-physical-activity-is-everybodys-business  – Active Cornwall Event

Improvement to public access to the South West Coast path

Beginning 1st October

VOTE FALMOUTH – nominated for Best British Coastal Community.  Click here to cast your vote.

on-street-pay-display-parking – consultation for Falmouth streets


coastline-housing-chronicles  – September 2016



Cornwall Council is asking residents to give their views on their household rubbish and recycling service by completing a customer satisfaction survey.     The survey, conducted by Biffa Group on behalf of Cornwall Council, should take about 10 minutes to complete and asks for views on:

  • Rubbish collection
  • Recycling collections
  • Garden waste
  • Beach cleaning
  • Street cleaning

Click here for more details or here to get to straight to the survey.



Beginning 1st September

PCDT August2016 e-bulletin

CSP Bulletin – August 2016

Police and Crime Plan Consultation   – Survey details HERE

Are you ready to enjoy the benefits of the 2016 Get Active Challenge



Beginning 1st August

PCDT July 2016 e-bulletin

Volunteer recruitment poster

Smart Warmth Badge Wearers – Volunteers wanted

Smart Warmth Grants

Free Jute Bag from South West Coast Path

Cornwall Playing Field – summer newsletter