People in Truro, the Roseland and the surrounding parishes are invited along to the next Truro and Roseland Community Network Panel on Tuesday, November 19 at County Hall (7pm).

A feature of this meeting will be a presentation by Noreen Jefferies, a Rural Housing Enabler, who will outline the principles of Community Led Housing, give practical examples, describe what Local Members and Parish Councils can do to help, and aim to answer the question ‘What does affordable housing mean?’

Panel members will be updated on the expressions of interest received for the Community Network Highways Scheme, including any initial views received from Highways and CORMAC. There will also be an update on progress in the implementation of the first tranche of the scheme.

Also on the agenda are standing items on traffic management and climate emergency.

Community link officer Mark O’Brien said: “We are always delighted to welcome members of the public to these meetings. It is a great opportunity for people to hear about local issues, talk informally with elected representatives and council officers, and hear from guest speakers. Cornwall is greatly enriched by this type of enthusiastic community engagement, so we are grateful to everyone who takes the time to attend meetings or engage in other ways with our discussions and programmes.”

Truro and Roseland Community Network Panel meets bi-monthly to discuss matters that affect the local area and to progress these by working in partnership with Cornwall Council and its partners, including town and parish councils, the voluntary and community sector, and the police and health services.

Some of the areas that community networks focus on include anti-social behaviour, economic development, the environment, community planning, regeneration, conservation, community safety, transport and highways issues.

The Truro and Roseland Community Network Panel includes all ten Cornwall Councillors for the area, representatives of Truro City Council and the 18 parish councils in the community network: Chacewater, Cuby, Feock, Gerrans, Grampound with Creed, Kea, Kenwyn, Ladock, Philleigh, Probus, Ruan Lanihorne, St Clement, St Erme, St Just-in-Roseland, St Michael Caerhays, St Michael Penkivel, Tregony and Veryan.

You can also keep up to date with what’s happening in the area by joining the Truro and Roseland Community Network Area Facebook page.

More information about the Community Network Panels and dates for future meetings can be found on the Cornwall Council Community Networks webpage.