Pentewan Valley Parish Council
Proposed Traffic Calming Scheme
Regular users of Tregorrick Road will know how busy and dangerous it has become in recent years. There have been a number of accidents and near-misses and it can only be a matter of time before someone is seriously injured. The Parish Council has been petitioning Cornwall Council and Cormac for a number of years to try to make the road safer for all users. Many options have been considered including speed bumps, dragons teeth and traffic build outs, but none of these are suitable for this country lane. Cormac has now drawn up a scheme whereby the road between the Roseweek crossroads and the bottom of Tregorrick village will be access only for residents. This will be for a trial period of 6 months, which is in effect a consultation period.
Cormac has produced an information sheet which outlines the proposal - see the link above.
Car Parking in Pentewan
Pentewan village has benefitted from the use of a free car park in West End for a number of years now. The car park is operated by Cornwall Council who own the half of the car park that is covered in tarmac. The other half of the car park which is hardcore surface is leased from Pentewan Sands Ltd to Cornwall Council. We have been advised that Cornwall Council is undertaking a review of all its free car parks with several options available for the future of individual sites. The Parish Council has been approached by Cornwall Council to ascertain whether we would be interested in having the car park devolved to us to manage. We have responded that in principle we are, because we see it as a better option to it bcoming privately operated or lost.
Whether the Parish Council becomes involved or not it is clear that the era of free car parking is coming to an end. If the parish takes on the responsibility of operating the car park it is a facility that will need to be funded. The only sources of funding are council tax or a car parking charge. If we end up charging for the parking in the car park, there will be an inevitable impact on parking elsewhere in the village. Each year seems to bring more cars to the village either as residents or visitors so parking is increasingly difficult. It may be necessary therefore to look at parking regulations in The Square.
If the Parish Council is to assume responsibility for parking it would need to undertake a consultatiion exercise with all residents and businesses likely to be affected. We are keen so far as is possible to protect the interests of residents and businesses in the future. We would therefore like to invite up to 3 people who reside in the village or have a business interest in the village to join a working party which would explore options and guide the consultation process. Already on that group will be parish councillors Mike Ward, Miles Avery and Miranda Smith, together with Cornwall Councillor James Mustoe. We are looking for people who have the capability and capacity to undertake the tasks as part of the working group.
Parking is always a contentious issue and whatever the outcome there will always be some that are dissatisfied. We are committed to achieving the best outcome we can for Pentewan and invite you to help in this task.
If you are interested in helping, please contact the Parish Clerk, Julie Larter - email@example.com
Posted 11 April 2018