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Recognition of former Town Mayors

There was a special ceremony as part of Falmouth Town Council’s meeting this week. Town Mayor Grenville Chappel presented specially made civic insignia to former town mayors as a recognition of their service to the Council and community. Maureen Davies served 2002 to 2005, Roger Bonney 2005 to 2007, Mike Varney 2007 to 2009, John Body 2014 to 2015, Geoffrey Evans 1976 to 1978, 1993 to 1995, 2000 to 2002, and 2009 to 2014 who was unable to attend the ceremony. Roger and Geoffrey are currently serving councillors.

Plastic Free Falmouth Pop-Up Banner

Plastic Free Falmouth were delighted to receive their roll-up banner to promote awareness of the problem of single use plastic. The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Tony Parker, purchased the banner for the group and said ‘I am pleased to purchase a roll-up banner from my Councillor Community Chest for Plastic Free Falmouth for the group to use at community events.

Welfare Benefit Advice Sessions

Jenny Richards and Emma May are pleased to be continuing their Welfare Benefit Advice Sessions in the Old Post Office on the Moor on Thursdays from 9 am to 12 noon. Come and see us for help with Universal Credit problems and also for help with difficulties with Personal Independence Payments (PIP) forms; plus all other benefit issues. Drop-ins are welcome and appointments can be made via Falmouth Town Council on: 01326 315559.

Falmouth Pilot Gig Club Launch of New Boat ‘Arwenack’

On 12th January 2019, Falmouth Pilot Gig Club launched their new Pilot Gig ‘Arwenack’ at the Watersports Centre in Falmouth, Cornwall.

Club members past & present plus supporters gathered at the water’s edge to see the brand new Cornish Pilot Gig built by Peter Williams and blessed by Revd. Jon Robertshaw from The Mission to Seafarers which was launched officially for her first outing on the water.

Deputy Mayor Councillor Tony Parker stated it was a pleasure for me to attend, be part of the occasion and represent Falmouth Town Council and the Community.

Council Proposes Changes to Car Parks

Charges in Cornwall Council-run car parks, prohibiting overnight camping in motorhomes in more car parks and changes to reserved permits are being considered under a range of proposals by the Council. The Council today published a statutory notice inviting comments on proposals to: • increase car park charges by 3.1% in line with the rate of inflation • change Reserved Permits to reflect feedback, with prices to be tiered according to the number of vehicles a permit may be used in • respond to local concerns and ban overnight camper vans in more Cornwall Council car parks
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