Social Housing update

On 6th March 2023 representatives of the Parish Council met with Coastline Housing as a result of community concern over the selling of social housing stock.  Councillors interrogated the reasons behind the policy for disposal of old housing stock, the potential siting of new social housing, and the local need.  The notes from this meeting are available here.


Notes of a stakeholder meeting with RNAS Culdrose

 See the notes from a meeting with representatives of RNAS Culdrose held on 9th November 2022.  The meeting was a continuation of the stakeholder meetings with a format of friendly enquiry. The aim of the meetings are to help raise and retain mutual awareness and understanding, and identify the small adjustments to flight patterns beneficial to the populated coastal strip (Cadgwith, Ruan, Kuggar, Kennack) in this section of Cornwall's AONB. 


Statement on Ukraine

Grade Ruan Parish Council have signed a joint statement alongside many other local authorities and local councils across Europe expressing support for the sovereignty of Ukraine and opposing the aggression by Russian forces. The UK government continue to update advice on how individuals and organisations can help Ukrainian refugees and victims of the war. Please see in particular and The Parish Council will keep under consideration what it can do to support victims of the war.

Full Statement:

European local and regional governments strongly support their peers in Ukraine
We, local and regional leaders across Europe, strongly condemn the multiple attacks and violations of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine. We express our full support and solidarity to the Ukrainian people and our peers in local and regional government. We will not accept that our European values and integrity be attacked again by the Russian Federation after the violation of Georgian territories by Russia in 2008. We are firmly opposed to the dismemberment of a free and democratic state in Europe.

The escalation of violence, repeated bombings and attacks on Ukrainian cities and territories are a serious threat to the preservation of peace and democracy across Europe. We call on the Federation of Russia to cease its attack, to leave the national territory of Ukraine, to respect all international treaties and fundamental principles of international law and to recognise the full sovereignty of Ukraine over all its territories, including Donbas and Crimea.

Firmly convinced of local democracy and city diplomacy, based on the values of peace that unite our municipalities across Europe since 1951, we stand by the Ukrainian municipalities, cities, hromadas, districts, raions and their representative associations. They are in the front line to protect the population and provide basic services to offer them good quality living conditions and daily survival. The destruction of infrastructure by the belligerents jeopardises the efficient and safe maintenance of basic public services provided by Ukrainian local and regional governments to their citizens.

As European local and regional governments, representing 60 national associations across 40 European countries, including Ukraine, we will continue to work to support them in their efforts. Not only are we ready to support our peers in the country with the materials and expertise they may need in the days and weeks to come. Municipalities and regions will probably have to face soon the human consequences of such a tragedy for Europe, probably resulting in a flow of humanitarian refugees. Coordination with our national governments will be essential.

As the European section of UCLG, let us hope that city diplomacy will soon unite us all again!


New Councillor

Following the resignation of Cllr Joey Clifton-Williams, the Council appointed Ian Cox to fill the vacancy in January 2022.


Councils object to "Hospital Cross" development proposals

Following a convention of Local Councils on the Lizard Peninsula, Grade Ruan Parish Council have compiled an objection to PA21/07481 in Helston on the grounds of Highways and traffic concerns.  The letter has been officially signed by eleven Parish Councils.  The full response can be found here.  Press coverage can be found here.  Full details of the Planning Application can be found here.


Declaration of results of Election - May 2021

The results of the Parish Council election can be found here.  The Council thanks outgoing Cllrs Peter Freeman and Alice Harry for their work, and welcomes two new Cllrs: Gwendolen Scolding and Mary Keeley


Annual Parish Meeting reports

For links to written reports received by the Annual Parish Meeting, which took place online on 12th April 2021, please see within the draft minutes.


Pavilion at the Recreation Ground

Councillors met with representatives of the Grade Ruan Recreation Ground Committee to better understand the current thinking on the management of the Pavilion building and bar.  Notes of the informal meeting, including details of resulting actions, can be found here.


Survey: Preservation of the Winch House in Cadgwith

Thank you to everyone that took part in the survey, which closed on 22nd October.  A summary of results can be viewed here.  The Council will issue updates in due course. 


Ruan Minor play area now open

The Council have reopened the play area for a trial period.  Some changes have been made and users of the playground are required to read and follow the following guidance: here.


COVID-19 Updates

All updates will now appear on the new page: here.