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Overgrown hedges beside the highway

We have had lots of complaints recently from residents regarding overgrown hedges beside highways. The maintenance of hedges bordering highways is generally the responsibility of the land/homeowners. The Parish Council are not responsible for cutting the hedges but we can write to residents who have overgrown hedges to request they cut them if we are provided with addresses of offending properties. More information can be found here on Cornwall Council's website http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/media/3628255/Cornish-Highway-hedge-leaflet-web-2010.pdf

Goal nets vandalised at Retallack park, Feock

Very sadly the football nets at Feock park have been vandalised over the last few days. The goal posts are much used by local children and the nets were very kindly donated by a local resident last year. If anyone saw or heard anything please let us know or phone the Police on 101 quoting crime number CR/057667/16 We hope to replace the nets as soon as possible.

EA statement regarding the incident at the Carnon Valley

With regards to the sad incident at the weekend at the Carnon Valley, the Environment Agency have provided us with the following statement:- “The Environment Agency is extremely sorry to hear about the recent incident of the dog drowning on the Carnon River, in south Cornwall. This is a sad and tragic reminder of the dangers of this stretch of the Carnon River. The watercourse is very narrow in places, with steep and unstable banks, weed growth that can sometimes conceal the water’s edge and poor water quality in the river from old mine workings. There are lots of hidden dangers that pose a threat to people and animals that use this area. The Environment Agency is very aware that this is an

Volunteers help to lay surface on new footpath

A huge thank you to all the volunteers from Devoran village who came along on Saturday to help with putting the surface on the new footpath in Devoran and preparing the verge for planting. We are meeting again next Saturday, 20th August at the same time (from 9am) to finish off the path. If anyone would like to help with planting, Sally will be there from around 10am on the next few Saturdays so just pop down there if you'd be willing to help with preparing the soil so that wild flower seeds can be planted in the Autumn. Thanks again to everyone who came along to help, the kind lady who bought ice lollies for the volunteers on such a hot day and also the nice lady who gave a donation to Fran

Zip wire in Feock park now fixed!

We are pleased to say that the zip wire in Feock park is now repaired and open again! Thank you for your patience whist it was out of action.

Community emergency plans

Thank you to everyone who came along to the Community Emergency Plan public meeting recently. The Parish Council will be co-ordinating Community Emergency Plans for each village within the parish. These plans come into effect in the event of a major emergency, such as heavy snowfall, flooding, a major fire or the closure of the A39 due to a major accident. The plans are an initial ‘first aid’ response before outside assistance arrives, the plans will contain an audit of hazards (such as industrial sites within the parish), resources and skills in the local community (ie. rest/shelter centres (generally Churches/village halls) GPs, vets, people with 4x4's, tractors, chainsaw certificates etc

Free electric blanket testing

Cornwall Trading Standards are offering free safety testing of electric blankets, as well as PAT testing (portable appliance safety testing) of small electrical appliances such as fan heaters, plug in radiators, kettles, irons, toasters for £1. All owners of items that fail on the day, at each venue, will receive a 10% off voucher and be entered into a free prize draw to win a £20 HBH Woolacotts gift voucher towards replacing their items.

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