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Welcome

Welcome to this brief introduction to the website of Ludgvan Parish Council.  I hope you will find the website attractive and a useful source of information about both the Council and the wider Ludgvan parish.


Ludgvan is a rural parish situated in the far south-west of  England.  Close to Penzance and overlooking Mount’s Bay it is a mere 10 miles (16 km) from Land’s End as the crow flies.  It is a linear parish, several miles long and straddles the A30 trunk road within almost its entire length.


Favoured by an all-year-round relatively mild climate the local economy is predominantly mixed agricultural in nature although with two busy industrial estates within the parish boundary the non-agricultural sector also plays an important role in the business life of the parish.


At the heart of the parish, in Lower Quarter, we have our very successful local primary school, Ludgvan Community Primary School, which recently achieved academy status.  The school site is shared with the adjacent modern Oasis Childcare Centre.


At 4,541 acres (1,838 hectares) Ludgvan is one of the largest parishes by area in Cornwall  and includes the settlements of Ludgvan itself, Long Rock, Crowlas, Cockwells, Whitecross and Canon’s Town.  At the 2001 census a population of 3,184 was recorded.


The Council comprises twelve members plus the Clerk who combine to contribute a wide range of experiences and expertise (and enthusiasms) to the task of (hopefully) making the parish a better place to live in.


It is worth remembering that parish councillors are unpaid volunteers who devote many hours each week to parish matters.  So, if you have ever wondered what the Council does with the public funding (the Precept) that we receive each year the following brief summary may surprise you:-
- we maintain two cemeteries (we are the burial authority for Ludgvan Parish)
- we maintain two allotment sites (60 plots in total)
- we maintain two amenity sites
- we maintain a garden plot and cut grass generally around the parish
- we clean and maintain all bus shelters within the parish
- we maintain footpaths and bridleways on behalf of the Highways Authority
- as a statutory consultee we comment on all planning applications within the parish
- we contribute to (and comment on) local and national discussions, new legislation etc.
- we support local ‘good causes’
- I could go on ........


Members of the public and the press are both entitled and welcome to attend all parish council meetings.  These are held on the second Wednesday of each month in the Oasis Childcare Centre and are advertised in advance on notice boards around the parish and on this website.


The first 15 minutes of every meeting is designated as a ‘Public Participation Period’ during which members of the public are able to ask questions or raise concerns about any item on the agenda (or, indeed, any other matter within the Council’s competence).


If you have any comments or suggestions to make and would like to contact myself, any other member of the Council or the Clerk please do so by using our contact form.


Once again – welcome to Ludgvan.

 

Richard Sargeant
Chairman
Ludgvan Parish Council


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