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Garden Hand Tools Repair and Reuse Project

Transition Falmouth are currently promoting the Garden Hand Tools Repair and Reuse Project run by the Conservation Foundation.

Up to just recently, the only dedicated collection point in Cornwall for old, broken and unwanted garden hand tools has been at the Eden Project, but now there are 4 more - including the Falmouth/Penryn Household Waste & Recycling Centre located off the A394 between Mabe and Longdowns.

Prislow Fields Improvements

Town Mayor Councillor Steve Eva, Deputy Mayor Councillor Minson and Councillor Parker, Belinda Edwards (CC Landscape Architect), members of Cormac, Community Volunteers and residents celebrated the completion of improvements at Prislow Fields on Saturday. The improvements were funded by local developments in the area and carried out by a partnership of Cornwall Council, Cormac and Falmouth Town Council in consultation with local residents.

Dracaena Outdoor Gym

Town Mayor Councillor Steve Eva cut the ribbon at the official opening of the outdoor gym facility at Dracaena Fields on Friday. He said that ‘Outdoor gyms are becoming increasingly popular, with residents visiting their parks and green spaces to use these fitness facilities. It was a further stage in the improvement of facilities at the site and he was pleased the Town Council could provide it’. He thanked Cornwall Council for allocating Section 106 funding and Environment Portfolio Councillor Rob Nolan attended, as did equipment provider Proludic.

Town Mayor Past Mayor Presentation to Geoffrey Evans MBE

Town Mayor Steve Eva presented Geoffrey Evans MBE with a mayoral insignia at the Council meeting on Monday evening to recognise his past service. Geoffrey has served as Town Mayor on 12 occasions since 1976 and remains a serving councillor for the Town and Cornwall Councils. Fittingly the presentation was made in the Council Chamber under the gaze of Geoffrey's mayoral portrait.

SIGNING OF THE ARMED FORCES COVENANT

The Council recently resolved to adopt the Armed Forces Covenant and uphold the principles therein recognising the value serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families bring to the community. The Mayor, Councillor Grenville Chappel, and Brigadier Fraser MBE, Regional Commander for Wales and Western England signed the Armed Forces Covenant at a meeting in the Mayor’s Parlour.

Commemoration of John Parnell

Mick Stevens, Chairman Falmouth Branch, The Royal Naval Association presented the Town Mayor Councillor Grenville Chappel, on behalf of the RNA, with a hall marked silver dish inscribed 1939-45 Falmouth Remembrance of J.K.A Parnell.

The Silver Dish, Commissioned By His Parents, John & Louise Parnell Of Falmouth, Commemorates The Life Of Telegraphist John Kenneth Ainsworth Parnell D/JX194166 RN Killed In Action At The Sinking Of HMS Hermione 16 June 1942.

4th Falmouth Beavers & Cubs Visit the Mayor's Parlour

4th Falmouth Beavers and Cubs visited the Mayor recently to find out what the Mayor does and to take a look at all the Civic regalia. The youngsters enjoyed asking the Mayor lots of questions and looking around the Chamber and Parlour. They also had the chance to hold the mace and wear the Mayoral chain of office, with one lucky member dressing up in all the Mayoral regalia. The Mayor commented “this is a fantastic engaging group of youngsters and it is great to see so many getting involved in community groups at such a young age.”
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