The Parish Audit for Michaelstow is available as a pdf download on this link:
The Michaelstow Parish Audit for 2014 is now available as a PDF download on this link:
New Strategic Plan for Cornwall.
The ‘Cornwall Local Plan – Strategic Policies Development Plan Document – Pre-submission Document’, along with plans on Gypsies and Travelling Communities, also the Community Infrastructure Levy are up for feedback until 22nd April.
You can view and comment on these structural plans for the next 20 years in Cornwall at http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/localplancornwall
The plans are also available by post (for £10) by phoning 01872224283.
The Cornwall Rural Community Council also seek your feedback on these plans and have provided a questionnaire at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WP9CPDQ
The Parish Council adopted a new member, Mr. Jem Marshal. There is still one spot left on the Michaelstow ‘council of five’ who work voluntarily to increase participatory democracy in the parish.
Issues this month included a detailed and very well put together planning application for a wind turbine, and the ongoing concern the Parish Council has for dwindling attendance at Michaelstow Parish Church. The council agreed to produce a postcard to circulate to every household in the parish – inviting them to Christmas Services. Also they agreed to fund one issue of The Magazine to every house in the Parish, in an attempt to increase local involvement.
Other issues considered included the maintenance of the chain surrounding Michaelstow Green and the most practical and cost-effective way to light the new car park planned adjacent to Treveighan Chapel. The Parish Council are also helping to re-install milestones on the Old Judges Road – see this link ‘the Judges Road‘ for more info.
Rev George F. Yeomans
The main news from Michaelstow Parish Council this month concerns the passing of a gentleman who has been central to the Parish affairs for many years:
Rev George F. Yeomans and his wife, Una, settled at Bear Oak in Michaelstow in 1977. In addition to his many skills in building and carpentry, George was an advocate of self-sufficiency and ran Bear Oak Farm as a visitor centre demonstrating smallholding skills. Rev. Yeomans was a leader in every sense. His commitment to the Pentecostal Church was unparalleled as was his ceaseless work in community. He became a councillor on Michaelstow Parish Council in 1995 and was voted chairman in 1999, a position he retained until 2012. His knowledge and insight into local matters were essential for newer members of the council. He will be sorely missed by family, church colleagues and friends.