Penryn Council in bid to cut car park rent bill

Penryn Council in bid to cut car park rent bill

Penryn Council in bid to cut car park rent bill

First published in News

Councillors in Penryn will continue in their attempts to reduce the bill for outstanding rent on Permarin car park.

The council was hit with £1603 charge for underpaid rent in August after Cornwall Council had failed to carry out its annual reviews at the correct time, and met with officers to discuss a 50 percent reduction due to the late billing.

Clerk Michelle Davey told councillors that Cornwall Council had refused the request, and she suggested that Penryn offered to pay half the amount now and half in six months, while continuing discussions about reducing the final bill.

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9:42am Tue 15 Apr 14

Gillian R.Z. Martin says...

It appears to me Cornwall Council has an uncooperative and unresponsive attitude towards town and parish councils, they only seem willing to negotiate and listen when it comes to offloading responsibilities such as toilets/CCTV/play parks etc.
I think it is time Cornwall Council passed its car parks over to town councils, relinquished the revenue generated from them and saved money elsewhere, for a start they could reduce the amount of Cornwall Councillors, this could be done after the next boundary review, I fail to see how they can continue to justify the same amount of Councillors, drawing large allowances from the public purse, having transferred many responsibilities over to town and parish councils.
It appears to me Cornwall Council has an uncooperative and unresponsive attitude towards town and parish councils, they only seem willing to negotiate and listen when it comes to offloading responsibilities such as toilets/CCTV/play parks etc. I think it is time Cornwall Council passed its car parks over to town councils, relinquished the revenue generated from them and saved money elsewhere, for a start they could reduce the amount of Cornwall Councillors, this could be done after the next boundary review, I fail to see how they can continue to justify the same amount of Councillors, drawing large allowances from the public purse, having transferred many responsibilities over to town and parish councils. Gillian R.Z. Martin
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