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Make your voices heard: encouraging local residents to view and comment on Falmouth’s draft Neighbourhood Plan

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.

Ground breaking CCTV project sees local councils working with partners to reduce crime and protect vulnerable people in eight West Cornwall towns

A ground breaking project which involves eight West Cornwall town councils working closely with Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service and Devon and Cornwall Police to use CCTV to reduce crime and anti social behaviour and protect vulnerable people in their local communities was officially launched on Monday, 19 December.

Seagull Proof Sacks for Every Falmouth Resident

Falmouth Town Council has taken delivery of 11,000 seagull-proof sacks which they hope will be snapped up by local residents and will help solve the town's rubbish problem.
Thanks to a partnership with Falmouth University and the University of Exeter, the sacks are being offered free of charge to residents of Falmouth and by this weekend they should be available to collect from a number of shops.

Falmouth Recognized as a National 'Beacon of Excellence@

The National Association of Local Councils have judged Falmouth to be one of the best Councils in the land. The Council was runner up in the Star Council Awards.
The Association Chair Ken Browse said that the awards were a platform to celebrate the most pioneering work by local councils. The judges have been hugely impressed with the quality of work being done in local councils across the country.

Temporary changes at Falmouth Hospital

On 20 October 2016, the beds at Falmouth Hospital will temporarily be relocated to Cove Ward, Longreach House, Redruth; returning to Falmouth in January 2017.

The short-term relocation will take place to allow an extensive range of essential building work to be carried out; including the installation of a new fire alarm, nurse call system for patients and other safety improvements.

Wayne Gummery-Richards, Matron at Falmouth Hospital explains:

There’s a gum buster in town: Falmouth Town Council helps to boost cleanliness of local streets

Keeping the streets of Falmouth shipshape is a challenge at the best of times given its sprawling geography, its pre-eminence as a popular tourist destination and its outstanding natural environment but the problem of discarded chewing gum is a particular scourge that the town council is determined to do something about.

Ship ahoy! Falmouth Town Council works in partnership to maximise maritime view

It might have taken since Lord Nelson was a lad to enable people to enjoy one of Falmouth’s most spectacular views across the Carrick Roads but Falmouth Town Council has managed to bring about this welcome change following a lengthy period of negotiation and hard work.

Falmouth Town Council to launch one of best pump tracks for cyclists in the South West

One of the best pump tracks for cyclists in the South West is to be officially opened in Falmouth’s Trescobeas Park by Councillor David Saunby at 11am on Saturday 18 June 2016.
A pump track is a looped trail of smooth dirt mounds for cycling around, at speed, without pedalling. The name comes from the pumping motion used by the cyclist’s upper and lower body when riding around the tracks, which are used for competitive time trials.

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