It was standing room only at a packed open meeting arranged by St Ives Town Council at the Badger Inn, Lelant on Tuesday 15th November. The meeting attracted around forty residents of the village who were pleased to have the opportunity to voice their concerns on issues which affect them, including traffic volumes through Lelant, traffic speed, appropriate planning for housing, parking problems by the church, access to Dynamite Quay and bus shelters.
Many St Ives Town Councillors were present including Lelant and Carbis Bay Ward Members, Cornwall Councillor for the ward Elizabeth Penhaligon, Police Officers Darren Saint and Kevin Silver and Cornwall Highways Mike Peters. Hayle Town Mayor John Bennett spoke about the work of the Hayle Harbour Trust and their plans to safeguard the future running of Hayle Harbour, including Dynamite Quay.
The meeting was chaired by St Ives Town Mayor Councillor Ron Tulley (standing right) with input from Deputy Mayor Colin Nicholls and Town Clerk Louise Dowe. The Open Meeting is just one of a number the Town Council hold on a regular basis throughout the year within the parish of St Ives including meetings at Carbis Bay, Penbeagle and Halsetown.