Sithney Parish Council

Welcome to Sithney Parish Council Website which is aimed at local people and visitors.

If you would like to add your event or advise us of a local group in Sithney please contact the Clerk by email – sithneypc@gmail.com or by telephone 07855774357.

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Parish Council Councillor Vacancy

We are looking for a new member to join our team, if you are interested in becoming a Sithney parish councillor, please see the application form below:

Sithney Parish Council Vacancy Advert

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Helston and the Lizard foodbank

Please see poster below

Foodbank Notice Board Poster

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Look after our Countryside

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COVID 19

Sithney Parish Council is not operating under normal circumstances, due to Government advice. Please see the ‘Agenda’ page for the most up to date information.

Therefore the council has had to pass a resolution for delegated power decision making. It is a statutory requirement that a register is kept for every decision authorised by the Clerk under the Emergency Delegation and that it is updated regularly on the website. The following are decisions that have been taken by the Clerk as Proper Officer of the council under the Emergency Scheme of Delegation as a result of the Coronavirus Bill 2020 and associated Government Restrictions.

OFFICER DELGATED DECISION REGISTER 2020
The following are decisions that have been taken by the Clerk as Proper Officer of the council under the Emergency Scheme of Delegation as a result of the Coronavirus Bill 2020 and associated Government Restrictions.   The Register is made in accordance with the 2014 Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations.
For further details, please contact the Clerk by email at sithneypc@gmail.com. Information exempted under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the General Data Protection Regulations marked *   will not be published.
Date of Decision Reference Number Decision Taken By Financial Value S137 Yes or No Details
01.04.2020 SPC/001 Clerk in consultation with Chairman Cllr P Martin and Cllr Mrs Linda Penrose (Authorised Signatory), and all other Cllrs by email. £102.81 No Payment for Pension contribution as per Contract
01.04.2020 SPC/002 Clerk in consultation with Chairman Cllr P Martin and Cllr Mrs Linda Penrose (Authorised Signatory), and all other Cllrs by email. £1,176.00 No Payment for removal and relocation of Granite Picnic Bench. Work has already been completed.
01.04.2020 SPC/003 Clerk in consultation with Chairman Cllr P Martin and Cllr Mrs Linda Penrose (Authorised Signatory), and all other Cllrs by email. £1,344.00 No LMP work that has already been agreed and carried out.
01.04.2020 SPC/004 Clerk in consultation with Chairman Cllr P Martin and Cllr Mrs Linda Penrose (Authorised Signatory), and all other Cllrs by email. £59.99 No Reimbursement of Costs for Office 365 already paid by clerk.
07.04.2020 SPC/005 Clerk in consultation with Chairman Cllr P Martin and all other Cllrs by email. No No PA20/01659 High Barn Gwavas Hill Lowertown – Erection of a two storey extension within the current footprint of the building to house an upstairs kitchen and new entrance hall and utility room downstairs. Sithney Parish Council supports the proposed extension as it is felt that it is modest and fits within the current footprint and should not impact on the amenity of neighbouring properties.
07.04.2020 SPC/006 Clerk in consultation with Chairman Cllr P Martin and all other Cllrs by email. No No PA20/01067 Chapel Field Crowntown – Construction of dwelling and associated works. Sithney Parish Council Objects to the application in that SPC question the “rounding off” of the settlement and feel that it would be of little value to the parish.
07.04.2020 SPC/007 Clerk in consultation with Chairman Cllr P Martin and all other Cllrs by email. No No PA20/01885 – Former Tennis Courts – Reserved matters application for the construction of 2 dwellings and garages (PA17/00260) former tennis courts Crowntown. Sithney Parish Council supports the application as it is felt that the design and access statement appears to broadly follow the comments on the original planning approval and it is also felt that the dwellings would fit in with existing building within the area.
07.04.2020 SPC/008 Clerk in consultation with Chairman Cllr P Martin and all other Cllrs by email. No No PA20/01335 Crown Inn Crowntown – Change of use from A4 (public house / guest house) to C1 (guest house). Sithney Parish Council supports the application as the continued use of the building as a public house appears to be unviable and the attempt to sell was unsuccessful, therefore the proposal would appear to be a reasonable alternative.
28.04.2020 SPC/009 Clerk in consultation with Chairman Cllr P Martin and Cllr Mrs Linda Penrose (Authorised Signatory), and all other Cllrs by email. £302.81 No Payment for Pension contribution as per Contract
28.04.2020 SPC/010 Clerk in consultation with Chairman Cllr P Martin and Cllr Mrs Linda Penrose (Authorised Signatory), and all other Cllrs by email. £960.00 No LMP work that has already been agreed and carried out.
28.04.2020 SPC/011 Clerk in consultation with Chairman Cllr P Martin and Cllr Mrs Linda Penrose (Authorised Signatory), and all other Cllrs by email. £64.80 No Clearing of area behind old Bus Shelter, work has already been carried out.
28.04.2020 SPC/012 Clerk in consultation with Chairman Cllr P Martin and Cllr Mrs Linda Penrose (Authorised Signatory), and all other Cllrs by email. £364.91 No CALC Membership 2020/2021
28.04.2020 SPC/013 Clerk in consultation with Chairman Cllr P Martin and Cllr Mrs Linda Penrose (Authorised Signatory), and all other Cllrs by email. £270.00 No Asbestos Survey for old bus shelter. Legal requirement, work already carried out.
28.04.2020 SPC/014 Clerk in consultation with Chairman Cllr P Martin and all other Cllrs by email. No No PA20/01947 – Merther Farm Merther Lane Sithney TR13 0RP – Extension to agricultural shed. Sithney Parish Council did have some concern as to the fact that the building
will double in size. However, it also noted that it is being added to an existing building, will be for the storage of agricultural machinery and that the nearest dwelling is Merther Farm itself. Sithney Parish Council therefore RESOLVED to support the application, 6 Cllrs in Favour, 1 Abstained from Voting.
28.04.2020 SPC/015 Clerk in consultation with Chairman Cllr P Martin and all other Cllrs by email. No No PA20/02591 – Land Adj To Cudna Barn Cudna Lane Crowntown TR13 0AD – Construction of four dwellings (full application following outline approval decision PA16/08395) (Decision PA18/00344) with variation of condition 2. Sithney Parish council noted that the site plan was to be altered in order to add the garage to unit 4, but felt the amendments sought to the previous full planning approval were not significant and so RESOLVED that Sithney Parish
Council supports the application, 4 Cllrs Supported, 3 abstained.
28.04.2020 SPC/016 Clerk in consultation with Chairman Cllr P Martin and all other Cllrs by email. No No PA20/01885 – Former Tennis Courts Crowntown Helston Cornwall TR13 0AD – Reserved Matters application for the construction of two dwellings and garages (PA17/00260). The planning officer has confirmed that the changes to the planning application are relatively minor. Sithney Parish Council therefore RESOLVED to Support this application, 4 Cllrs Supported and 3 Abstained from voting.

Coverack Bridges Phone Box/Defibrillator

You may have noticed the new, shiny, refurbished, telephone box in Coverack Bridges. We are pleased to inform you that the Defibrillator has now been installed and is fully operational.

Defibrillators save many hundreds of lives in the UK each year and when used quickly can increase the chances of surviving a heart attack by up to 70%. We hope you agree that this is a valuable resource for our area.

Should you know of someone that is struggling to, or has stopped breathing due to a suspected heart attack, first phone 999 and call for an ambulance. Then, if you are able to leave them with someone who can start to administer CPR, go to the phone box and collect the defibrillator and take it to where the person is situated. The machine will give clear audible instructions as to how to use. There is no lock or code required and no training is necessary.

We would like take this opportunity to thank the following people who have contributed to the success of this project:

D A Giles Ltd – In particular Lee Graham

Paul Hoskin – Abstract Art

Andy Brown – AP Brown Ltd

James Townsend – Sixprint

Paul Hanson – Peninsular Signs

Sithney Parish Council

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Sithney Parish Council Declare a climate emergency

Please see details on this in file below.

Climate Emergency Declaration 2019 draft (1)

Section 137 Grant

Sithney Parish Council is empowered under Section 137 of the Local Government Act 1972 to incur expenditure which in the opinion of the Council is in the interests of the parish, or any part of it, or is in the interest or all or some of its inhabitants. Each group may only make one application in a financial year. The Policy can be found under Procedures in the main menu.

Millennium Maps – We have a number of Millenium Maps to purchase (Copy below) which are available from Picture and Things, 79 Meneage St, Helston TR13 8RB. Signed £8.00 and Unsigned £4.00.

Cornwall Council Report It –

You can report many things online to Cornwall Council by clicking on the link below.

www.cornwall.gov.uk/reportit

Such as:

  • Report a pothole, street works, electrical or highway problem
  • Report a missed waste collection
  • Report dog fouling
  • Report abandoned vehicle
  • Report graffiti
  • Report fly tipping
  • Report breach of planning control
  • Report a change of circumstance