Tintagel Parish Council logo

TINTAGEL PARISH COUNCIL VICE CHAIRMAN’S REPORT 3rd FEBRUARY 2021

Tintagel Parish Council – Vice Chairman’s Report -3rd February 2021

On the 2nd February 2021, the External Auditor’s Report was finally received by the Parish Council.

Despite the steady stream of vitriolic and erroneous statements, which have been published by a group of people, apparently intent on mischief, it has been clearly shown in the Auditor’s report that no Parish Council monies are or have been misappropriated/ misplaced or mis-accounted for.

To date, the 2019/20 Parish Council accounts have been audited four times, and each time have been deemed to accurately reflect the true financial situation of the Parish Council.

The conduct of those, who have sought to undermine this Parish Council and its Clerk, through innuendo and libellous statements, can also be deemed responsible for the costs which have been incurred by the Council, in pursuance of a truth – a truth which had been presented by the Responsible Finance Officer, at the date of submission of the original External Audit Document for 2019/20.

Sadly, the conduct and demands of a member of that group, and the consequent requirement to spend money in defence of spurious allegations and upon unnecessary auditing, has also deprived the Parishioners of Tintagel of the opportunities which could have been derived from positive, social investment of that money.

It is hoped that those, who have engaged in the behaviour outlined, will take this opportunity to reflect upon their conduct. Conduct that has caused hurt and distress and which, at all times was both unacceptable and reprehensible.

Cllr John Brookes.

 

Zoom meeting logo

LINK TO JOIN THE VIRTUAL PARISH COUNCIL MEETING WEDNESDAY 7th APRIL 2021

Carolyn May is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82102929717?pwd=Y1NlTTVnU2x3TWtTTXJ0OHFYejlQZz09

Meeting ID: 821 0292 9717
Passcode: 479369

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF FOOTPATH 48 TINTAGEL

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 S.14: Temporary Prohibition of Traffic

Location:         Footpath 48, Tintagel

Timing:           19th February 2021 to 19th May 2021

Contact:          Cornwall Council – Tel: 0300 1234 202

The above closure has been approved.   Please click the following link to view a map and associated documents:

https://one.network/?tm=121263793

Applicants are reminded that they have undertaken to notify all interested parties known to be directly affected by the closure including, if appropriate, bus companies and all frontagers on the length of the road such as local residents and businesses as well as other traders who may have to make deliveries and/or collections in the area. Applicants and contractors are also reminded that they are responsible for the provision, erection, maintenance and removal of all necessary signing.

Kind regards,

Streetworks

Transport and Infrastructure Service

Cornwall Council

Tel: 0300 1234 222

EMERGENCY ROAD CLOSURE – JUNCTION NORTH OF HALBAGRON TO TRENALE

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 S.14: Temporary Prohibition of Traffic

Location:        Junction N of Halbagron to Trenale

Timing:           10th March 2021 to 11th March 2021 (08:30 to 17:00 hours)

Reason for Emergency Closure: Emergency closure for cable renewal works

Contact:          Openreach – Tel: 03700500792 or btprioritysurveys@sunbeltrentals.co.uk

The above closure has been approved and is now in progress.   Please click the following link to view a map and associated documents:

View on https://one.network/?tm=121528343

Applicants and contractors are reminded that they are responsible for the provision, erection, maintenance and removal of all necessary signing.  Applicants are also reminded that they have undertaken to notify all interested parties known to be directly affected by the closure/restriction including, if appropriate, all frontagers on the length of the road such as local residents and businesses as well as other trader who may have to make deliveries and/or collections in the area.

Kind regards,

Streetworks

Transport and Infrastructure Service

Cornwall Council

Tel: 0300 1234 222

TOWN TWINNING UPDATE

TOWN TWINNNG 2

EMERGENCY CLOSURE OF FOOTPATH DUE TO ROCK FALL.

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 S.14: Temporary Prohibition of Traffic

Location:        Footpath 48, Tintagel

Timing:           19th February 2021 to 19th May 2021

Reason for Emergency Closure: Emergency closure due to rock fall

Contact:          Cornwall Council – Tel: 0300 1234 202

The above closure has been approved and is now in progress.   Please click the following link to view a map and associated documents:

View on https://one.network/?tm=121263793

Applicants and contractors are reminded that they are responsible for the provision, erection, maintenance and removal of all necessary signing.  Applicants are also reminded that they have undertaken to notify all interested parties known to be directly affected by the closure/restriction including, if appropriate, all frontagers on the length of the road such as local residents and businesses as well as other trader who may have to make deliveries and/or collections in the area.

Kind regards,

Streetworks

Transport and Infrastructure Service

Cornwall Council

Tel: 0300 1234 222

 

Tintagel Parish Council logo

RESPONSE TO Tintagel Web Post BY SONJA TREMAIN on Tintagel Web.

RESPONSE TO Tintagel Web Post BY SONJA TREMAIN

 

The recent post, placed on Tintagel Web, by Mrs Sonjia Tremain, alludes to the ‘conduct of senior Members of the Parish Council’.

It is, perhaps, a pity that the lady (who did not show her face at the meeting) did not also allude to the appalling conduct which gave rise to the need for the Chairman to intervene in a matter under discussion (St Nectan’s Glen).

The constant interruptions, inappropriate comments, engaging in private conversation with person not in the meeting, leaving the meeting without requesting permission, and the failure to declare an interest (previous employment at the site), in respect of the matter under discussion, by one ‘Junior Member’ were totally unacceptable and amounted to a breach of the Councillors ‘Code of Conduct’.

The ‘Junior Councillor’ referred to has, on more than one occasion, reminded Members that she had undertaken appropriate training for the position, therefore the claim of ‘recently appointed’ holds no merit.

The conduct engaged in by that individual was insulting to guests, and clearly unacceptable. As an ex-Parish Councillor, Mrs Tremain must surely have been aware of those facts. Indeed, the meeting was recorded, and the conduct referred to can be clearly viewed.

Neither did Mrs Tremain highlight the appalling, and totally inappropriate, conduct of a member of the public during the meeting, nor has she made any comment about the long-running, antisocial, behaviour indulged in by a person whom she publicly vaunts on a regular basis. The conduct of that person, which is apparently of no consequence to Mrs Tremain, has needlessly cost the Parishioners of Tintagel in excess of £15,000 to date. The attention of any reader of this post is drawn to the recent statement of the Vice Chairman of the Parish Council on 3rd February 2021, in respect of the External Audit findings (below), and to the inappropriate correspondence published on, inter alia, the Tintagel Web. Mrs Tremain – why is that behaviour not abhorrent to you? Are you suggesting that this is the standard to which we should all allude?

 

Statement of Vice Chairman, John Brooks (3rd February 2021):

 

On the 2nd February 2021, the External Auditor’s Report was finally received by the Parish Council.

Despite the steady stream of vitriolic and erroneous statements, which have been published by a group of people, apparently intent on mischief, it has been clearly shown in the Auditor’s report that no Parish Council monies are or have been misappropriated/ misplaced or mis-accounted for.

To date, the 2019/20 Parish Council accounts have been audited four times, and each time have been deemed to accurately reflect the true financial situation of the Parish Council.

The conduct of those, who have sought to undermine this Parish Council and its Clerk, through innuendo and libellous statements, can also be deemed responsible for the costs which have been incurred by the Council, in pursuance of a truth – a truth which had been presented by the Responsible Finance Officer, at the date of submission of the original External Audit Document for 2019/20.

Sadly, the conduct and demands of a member of that group, and the consequent requirement to spend money in defence of spurious allegations and upon unnecessary auditing, has also deprived the Parishioners of Tintagel of the opportunities which could have been derived from positive, social investment of that money.

It is hoped that those, who have engaged in the behaviour outlined, will take this opportunity to reflect upon their conduct. Conduct that has caused hurt and distress and which, at all times was both unacceptable and reprehensible.

 

COVID WINTER GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

COVID WINTER GRANT

 

Many residents we are working with are facing financial hardship due to the impact of the pandemic and many are struggling to put food on the table, stay warm, and buy essentials. I am pleased to announce that Cornwall Council has secured a government grant to provide additional financial and practical help to our families.

 

The Covid Winter Grant can be used to provide financial help to any households we are working with who are facing financial hardship and who would benefit from this support.

 

The fund is £1.8 million from central government and 80% of the cash will go towards families with children while the remaining money will go to other households struggling because of the pandemic.

 

Over £650,000 of this funding has already been allocated towards funding Free School Meals provision during the Christmas holiday period and February Half Term.

 

We need you to identify those most in need who are facing the greatest financial hardship and who are in need of this financial support.

 

The conditions of the grant specify that financial help can be given in the following areas:

  1. Food
  2. Energy and water bills for household purposes (including drinking, washing, cooking, central heating, and sanitary purposes) and sewerage.
  3. Other essentials (including sanitary products, warm clothing, soap, blankets, boiler service/repair, purchase of equipment including fridges, freezers, ovens, etc.)

 

Please consider all residents who you are working with who are facing financial hardship and who are in need of this financial support.

 

All grants must be allocated by the end of March. We want as many eligible residents as possible to benefit. So, please make sure you identify households and make the requests now so that they don’t miss out.

 

To apply for the Covid Winter Grant, please use the contact information below.

 

For items relating to home heating such as fuel bills or breakdown in heating equipment such as oil tanks or boiler repair please contact Community Energy Plus by emailing advice@cep.org.uk or phoning 0800 954 1956.

 

For help with food and other essential household items visit our website here: https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/advice-and-benefits/benefits/crisis-and-care-awards/