Feock Parish Council are delighted that they have been shortlisted for the Council of the Year Award 2019 in the Star Council Awards, run by the National Association of Local Councils. These are the only awards which recognise the achievements of the local (parish and town) council sector. The awards celebrate the positive impact that councils, county associations, councillors and clerks have on their communities.
As well as the traditional work of a Parish Council, Feock also runs a volunteer driver transport scheme, has declared a Climate Emergency, has an adopted Neighbourhood Development Plan, has set up a wellbeing project, ‘Community Connect’ which aims to work in communities to help alleviate loneliness and isolation and a footpath improvements programme. The Council also works closely with Devoran School, Truro City Council and local GP Practices and other community groups. One such project is a new garden area which has been part funded by the Parish Council and Grow Nature fund which Devoran School’s Gardening Club will help plant and maintain.
Feock are up against two much larger city and town councils, from Salisbury and Milton Keynes and are the only Cornish council nominated for any of the awards. The winner is decided by a public vote, Feock need your votes to help them win! Voting is open until 30th September, it takes just one click to vote and you can do so by going to www.nalc.gov.uk/starcouncilawards
Councillor Paul Lightfoot, Chairman of Feock Parish Council said “I am pleased that the hard work of the Council has been recognised by the National Association of Local Councils and delighted to be able to lead such a proactive and forward thinking Parish Council which always does its best for its residents and provides services, such as the volunteer driver transport scheme and Community Connect project, which are very much needed and make a real difference to the day to day lives of our residents”.
Councillor Martyn Alvey, Cornwall Councillor for Feock and Playing Place said "I am extremely proud that Feock Parish Council is one of only three short-listed councils nationally for this most prestigious award. This not only recognises the dynamism and commitment of the Parish Councillors, who are all unpaid volunteers, but also the hard work of the Parish Clerk and her Deputy who so ably support them".