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NOTICE OF ELECTION - COUNCILLOR VACANCY

Notice is hereby given for election of a Town Councillor for Torpoint Town Council - East Ward.

Tender quotations for the fabrication and installation of Torpoint Town Centre sign, Sparrow Park

Torpoint Town Council are seeking quotations for the fabrication and installation of a new Torpoint Town Centre sign, Sparrow Park, Fore Street, PL11 2AA. Deadline for the submission of tender documentation is midday Monday 16th May 2022.

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NOTICE OF VACANCY in Office of Councillor - East Ward

Notice of vacancy in Office of Councillor - East Ward. Notice is hereby given that due to the resignation of Kathleen Partridge, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for Torpoint Town Council. Please see the notice attached.

Fly the Flag for Commonwealth 2022

Residents’ are invited to join the Town Council who will raise a flag at 11.00am on Monday 14th March at Sparrow Park to mark Commonwealth Day 2022.

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UKRAINE CRISIS SUPPORT

In support of the war in Ukraine, Torpoint Town Council has been seeking advice regarding how the community can support humanitarian help. The latest information is that getting anything into Ukraine, without being part of an organised charity is not an option. The best type of support is financial donations via a registered charity already on the ground in the war zone. The Town Council is organising a fundraising table top sale on Saturday 26th March at the Council Chambers, from 10.00am to 1.00pm, please contact admin@torpointtowncouncil.gov.uk or 01752 814165 to book a table.

Consultation on proposed extension of 30mph speed limit on A374

Proposed extension of 30mph speed limit on A374 Antony Road and new traffic calming measures prior to Torpoint Community College. Traffic calming measures include the provision of dragons teeth road markings and triangular school warning road marking and a new school warning sign. These proposals are to encourage lower speeds past the school and local YMCA sports centre and improve road safety entering Torpoint.

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FREE CRAZY GOLF DAY - Saturday 19th February - 11.00am to 4.00pm

A free fun crazy golf day for all ages is being held at Torpoint and Rame Community Sports Centre on Saturday 19th February, from 11.00am to 4.00pm, no booking required. Refreshments to be served by Dreckly's Café. Please wear appropriate footwear inside the Sports Hall. This event is funded by the Welcome Back Fund which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Tender quotations for the removal and reinstatement of steps at Thanckes Park Tennis Courts

Torpoint Town Council are seeking quotations for the removal and reinstatement of steps at Thanckes Park, Torpoint, Cornwall PL11 2QX, deadline for the submission of tender documentation is midday Friday 25th February 2022.

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Road Closure due to resurfacing work between Penlee Park, Grove Park and Trematon Park

A road closure will be in place between Penlee Park and 31 Grove park and between Trematon Park from 22nd November 2021 and shall remain in force for six months. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your patience while these works are taking place. If you have any questions or require further information please contact: Cornwall Council - Tel: 0300 1234 222 or roadspace@cormacltd.co.uk

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON ROAD CLOSURE

A road closure will be in place in Fore Street on Saturday 27th November 2021 14.00 to 19.00 hours whilst the Torpoint Christmas Lights Switch on event takes place. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your patience while these works are taking place.

Overnight Road Closure due to resurfacing work in Fore Street, Torpoint

An overnight road closure will be in place around the Fore Street area of Torpoint from Monday 11th until Monday 18th October while resurfacing work is carried out. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your patience while these works are taking place.

Notice of conclusion of audit

Notice of conclusion of audit is here.

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A minute's silence Monday 16 August 2021

The Town Mayor Councillor Miss Rachel Evans BEM will lead a minute’s silence at Sparrow Park on Monday morning as a mark of respect to those who have lost their lives in the tragedy that has taken place in Keyham, Plymouth. The silence will take place at 11.00am, at the same time as the city of Plymouth, who are uniting to mourn and reflect on the recent devastating events.

INVITATION TO TENDER Preparation of Heritage Assessment Draft Neighbourhood Development Plan

The Town Council is seeking quotations to undertake the preparation of a Heritage Assessment of the draft Neighbourhood Development Plan. More details are available from the Town Clerk with all tender documentation uploaded here. Deadline for submission of tender is midday on Friday 13th August 2021.

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Closure Intention - Fore Street to Tamar Street, Torpoint

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 S.14: Temporary Prohibition of Traffic Cornwall Council have requested to close the following road(s) to carryout works to their apparatus. Location: Fore Street to Tamar Street, Torpoint Timing: 11th October 2021 to 22nd October 2021 (19:00 to 06:00 hours) Contact: Cornwall Council - Tel: 0300 1234 222 or roadspace@cormacltd.co.uk Please click the following link for a map: https://one.network/?tm=122850604 Tel: 0300 1234 222

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Torpoint Environmental Action Design a Logo Competition

Competition to design a logo for TEA - Torpoint Environmental Action - committed to protecting our environment. Your logo must be A4 size and a drawing, painting, or a sketch. Entrants must be under 18. Full Terms and Conditions are available here.

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Cornwall Council 'Re-Wilding' Programme

update on CC Verge Cutting Programme

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Town Council bids a fond farewell to Marion

The Town Council was sad to announce the retirement of Marion Cocks as a long term employee.

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Town Council Budget Statement 2021 - 2022

To coincide with the arrival of the latest Council Tax documents for 2021-22, the Town Council would like to share the financial plans for the forthcoming year and provide information on future projects and spending. The attached statement was compiled in December 2020 in preparation for the new Budget and we are delighted to confirm the Play Parks have now been transferred from Cornwall Council to Town Council control.

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Postal Voting

Postal Voting - With Local Elections due to take place on 6th May 2021 you may wish to register for postal voting. You can get the relevant forms to print and complete from the Cornwall Council website or collect a hard copy from either the Town Council Offices, 1-3 Buller Road, or the Library & Community Hub. Completed forms will need to be returned to the Cornwall Council address on the form by 5pm on Tuesday 20th April in order to ensure you can vote on 6th May. You must also make sure you are registered to vote by midnight on Monday 19th April.

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Invitation to Tender for Repairs to Ellis Monument, Sparrow Park, Torpoint

Invitation to Tender for Repairs to Ellis Monument, Sparrow Park, Torpoint

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Torpoint Town Council - Parks devolved from Cornwall Council

Torpoint Town Council are delighted to announce the completion of the transfer of four Play Parks and the Tennis Courts in Torpoint to management by the Town Council

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Invitation to Tender for Tennis Court Fencing, Thanckes Park Torpoint

Closing date midday Tuesday 2nd February 2021

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Covid 19 Tiers Update from Cornwall Council

Tier requirements

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Town Sign Community Project

Attention all budding artists and designers!

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Torpoint Christmas Lights - BIG thank you!

A very big thank you to everyone involved with putting up the Christmas Lights and Christmas Tree yesterday, this year the tree is sponsored by Torpoint Post Office and Shop. Thanks to the Kernow Aerials team, Declan from Armada Electrics, Tartendown Nurseries in Landrake, Local Community Markets for funding the tree lights, Shaun Huggins and his crew, Torpoint & Rame Peninsula Lions and everyone else who volunteered, and the Town Mayor for providing the refreshments! Please follow the Torpoint Virtual Christmas Lights Switch On Facebook page.

Torpoint Town Councillor -Vacancy

Your Town Needs You! Are you interested in your local community? Would you like to have your views heard when it comes to shaping the future of Torpoint? Why not consider becoming a Town Councillor.

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HMS Raleigh Press Release

Captain of HMS Raleigh releases statement re Covid-19

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Highstreet Shopping Update

Cornwall Council Update

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Torpoint Town Council - Councillor Vacancy

Vacancy for a Councillor East Ward

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Grant Funding Available from Torpoint Town Council

Grant funding

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INVITATION TO TENDER

Torpoint Town Council wishes to publish an Invitation to Tender from suitably qualified consultants to undertake a Swimming Pool FEASIBILITY STUDY to be conducted for a proposed Swimming Pool to be located in Torpoint, Cornwall. Those wishing to see the Scope of Requirements and have further information on the Invitation to Tender should contact the Town Clerk & RFO. The deadline for the submission of a tender to be considered is midday Friday 11th September 2020.

Removal of Cornwall Council operated Recycling Banks

Removal of banks

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Contacting Your Local Policing Team

If you, or indeed any members of the public, have a non-urgent matter that you / they wish to bring to the attention of your / their Local Policing Team, then the easiest way of contacting them is as follows : Go to this Devon and Cornwall Police web-page here - https://www.devon-cornwall.police.uk/your-area/

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Planned Full Re-Opening of Fore Street Retailers Torpoint

Following a virtual meeting attended by representatives of the Torpoint Town Council and Fore Street Retailers, the following proposals were discussed

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Household Waste & Recycling Centres - Update

Cornwall Council is reopening 11 of their 14 Household Waste & Recycling Centres (HWRC) from Tuesday 19th May 2020. This is for ESSENTIAL waste - Garden Waste and General Rubbish (black bag waste and bulky items)ONLY.

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Suspension of Council Meetings

Current Covid-19 Crisis

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Torpoint Shops Providing Service during the Coronavirus Crisis

Please see the attached page for details of Shops in Torpoint providing helpful services during this challenging time Link

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CoVid-19 Latest Government Advice

The Torpoint Town Council Offices are currently closed. If you would like to contact the Town Council please email admin@torpointtowncouncil.gov.uk For the latest Government Guidance updated on 29th March 2020 please copy this link and paste into your search browser https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/full-guidance-on-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others/full-guidance-on-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others Stay Safe - Stay at Home