Coronavirus - How we can help you in this crisis
Mellion Parish Council is helping to co-ordinate a register of those in isolation, who may need assistance during the Coronavirus Crisis. A register of volunteers who can offer assistance by delivering supplies and/or communicating with those who are self isolating via email and phone is also being collated. If you fall into either of these catagories, please contact the parish clerk: email@example.com or register your interest via the St. Mellion & Pillaton Hub on Facebook.
St Mellion Parish Council Community Grant Scheme
St Mellion Parish Council has set up a ‘Community Grant Scheme’ using the £25k compensation payment received from the developers of the Newton Ferrers solar farm.
The scheme is intended to assist projects run by community and voluntary groups in St Mellion parish and can be used to support a range of activities (e.g. community facilities, local environment projects, etc.).
Grants of £100 to £5,000 are available for individual projects and can be used to ‘match fund’ financial support from other sources.
For further information, please contact the Parish Clerk on 07878 368857 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Climate Change and what you can do to help
At the April 2019 meeting, St. Mellion Parish Council voted the declare a climate emergency in response to the IPCC Report on Global Warming. This commits the council to make all Parish Council operations carbon neutral by 2030 and by working with parishioners, stakeholders and neighbouring communities, to reduce the carbon footprint of St. Mellion parish. You can find ways to reduce your own carbon footprint using this helpful leaflet
Welcome to the St Mellion Parish Council website
The Parish Council has six Councillors (including a Chair and Vice Chair) plus a Parish Clerk. Ordinary meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month (except August) at 7pm in the Church Hall, St Mellion.
If you use Facebook and you want to find out more about events and news for St. Mellion, please look up the 'St. Mellion & Pillaton Hub'.
A Statement in Response to the Declaration of a National Emergency (COVID 19 Pandemic)
The declaration of a National Emergency in response to the Coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic means that St. Mellion Parish Council will not be holding any public or closed sessions for the foreseeable future. The vital need for social distnacing amongst the healthy and self-isolation for the elderly and vulnerable is paramount and the need to refrain from meeting physically has therefore been confirmed as essential.
Council business generally will need to be conducted remotely from now until the crisis is over. Necessary powers will be delegated as appropriate or permissable. However, the current legislation which regulates Parish Council procedures does not allow for remote meeting options. Therefore, in this unprecedented situation, the exact nature of how this will be legally achieved is unclear and will need to be established in the coming days and weeks and will be in line with the Local Government Act and following any legal advice issued by the Cornwall Association of Local Councils (CALC) and the National Association of Local Councils (NALC).
All new and improvised procedures and delegated powers will need to be ratified as soon as possible, pending authorisation to legally proceed once alterations to the restrictions currently imposed by existing legislation has been resolved by Act of Paliament. It should be noted that under 'Force Majeure', the Council and Councillors may need to operate in a way which may not yet be sanctioned by current legislation, but which nevertheless, proves necessary in the interest of public safety.