In April 2017 Falmouth Town Council entered into an agreement with Cornwall Council to take over the management of 5 roundabouts in and around Falmouth; reductions in Cornwall Council’s available budget would otherwise see a decline in the standard of maintenance, leaving them looking unkempt at best or in the worst-case scenario planting schemes would be removed and roundabouts returned to grass.
The success of Falmouth Town Council in the National Association of Councils Star Councils Awards was recognised recently by the All Party Parliamentary Group at a local democracy reception in Westminster.
Having taken on local services to save them being lost, such as Falmouth Library, public toilets, CCTV and youth services, the Council was described as a beacon of excellence in joined up service delivery.
FALMOUTH TOWN COUNCIL
Grade 2 SCP13: a regular 10 hours per week (part-time)
With up to an additional 400hrs per year covering the annual leave of 3 further Cleaners
£16,191 per annum (Pro-rata)
Apologies for the inconvenience: Please be aware that the Council is undergoing a redecoration programme for all of the Towns public toilets.
This means at various times in the coming weeks facilities will be unavailable.
Swanpool toilets are currently being refurbished. Next week will be Gyllyngvase and then Grove Place, Prince of Wales Pier and Webber Street in sequence.
Unsurprisingly given the proximity of council elections, the Town Council has been made aware of misinformation regarding local funding that has been published.
To be clear: Falmouth Town Council has never set its budget in private. Nor has it ever limited any councillor or member of the public access to budget setting. That would not be legal. It is a participative process and all 16 councillors participated and decided budgets at meetings open to the public.
If approved by local people, Falmouth's Neighbourhood Plan could set the town’s agenda for the next decade. The Plan’s aim is to limit inappropriate housing developments, protect vital open spaces, create a new green corridor and provide a powerful tool that will help councillors to repel planning applications that threaten the town’s future prosperity.
Following extensive community engagement during 2015 and 2016, Falmouth Town Council (FTC) has now published the first draft of its Neighbourhood Plan in a second phase of consultation that runs until Friday 17 February 2017.