CEDPD Poster



"As part of our planned highway maintenance activity we will be surface dressing the A389 between Dunmere, Bodmin & the B3266 junction Monday 10th & Tuesday 11th August.

We know that the road network in this area is normally very busy, especially during the summer season. However, the very nature of the work means that we can only carry out these activities at this time of year in warm weather conditions.

If the weather is favourable, we will carry out our operation between 6am – 8am to enable us to carry out the works safely and outside of peak travel times wherever possible.

The works will be undertaken under ‘Stop and Go’ with a convoy vehicle to control the speed of passing traffic.

We know this will impact the local community and we want to assure you that we will do all that we can to minimise the disruption, but we do anticipate some delays for road users.

If you haven’t already received a copy, attached is our surface dressing fact sheet which explains a little bit more about these operations.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your patience while these works are taking place."

PDF Surface dressing fact sheet CC (PDF)

We have received a number of queries relating to the older part of the Cemetery - this is the area beyond the wall accessed from the newer part of the cemetery and also some rows on this side of the wall/hedge.  Until 2016 this area was maintained by the Town Council under contract from Cornwall Council.   Prior to the creation of Cornwall Council in 2009 the maintenance arrangement was between the Town Council and North Cornwall District Council.

In January 2016 Cornwall Council intimated to the Town Council they had identified that this part of the cemetery was not a Cornwall Council owned or maintained site, and as they had no legal interest in the site could not offer to undertake any future maintenance or continue to contract the Town Council to carry out this maintenance.

Cornwall Council noted our concerns and commented that they believed that there had been an informal arrangement between the Town Council and the former North Cornwall District Council over the maintenance of the cemetery which had since lapsed.  The Town Council couldn't understand this position as 7 years had passed from the creation of Cornwall Council and the maintenance arrangement which had existed with North Cornwall District Council had continued throughout.  We spent many months in discussion and unfortunately, we were unable to reverse Cornwall Council's decision.  As the Town Council do not own this land nor the headstones on the land it is not permitted to maintain it due to Insurance and Health & Safety responsibilities.  Since then it has grown wild.  

The Town Council have therefore contacted Cornwall Councillors Moorcroft and Knightley to meet us in our cemetery to address your concerns and our continued issues with the lack of maintenance of this area.  As our Cornwall Council representatives, we hope that they will take these back to Truro and work with us to find a solution.