SOF Public Meetings
Falmouth Rugby Club, The Recreation Ground, Falmouth. 7:30pm (usually 2nd Tuesday of the month)

Times, dates and details of each meeting can be found on our What's On Page.
Please come along, all welcome. 
​​Brief details from our meetings:


Tuesday 11th June:
Agenda so far:
  • News update: planning applications and their progress within Falmouths - Pam Cowan (SOF Communications). 
  • Important Dates - Tracy (SOF Publicity).
  • Along with Questions from the floor.

Tuesday 14th May:
Agenda:

  • News update: planning applications and their progress within Falmouth. Also the implications of letting convenants on ex council houses - Pam Cowan (SOF Communications).      
  • ​Update on Falmouth Neighbourhood Plan - Julia (SOF Researcher and member of FNP Steering Group).
  • Report from Mike Lynch, Environmental and Education Enforcement Officer, Falmouth - Stuart (SOF Chairman).
  • Important Dates - Tracy (SOF Publicity).
  • Along with Questions from the floor..

Tuesday 9th April:
  • News update - Pam Cowan (SOF Communications).      
  • Important Dates - Tracy (SOF Publicity).
  • Feedback from SOF's attendance at Falmouth Town Council Surgery in April - Julia Rowe (SOF researcher).
  • Along with Questions from the floor.

Tuesday 12th March:
  • News update - Pam Cowan (SOF Communications).      
  • Climate Change Presentation Click Here to download   (Power point) - Karen La Borde
  • Expansion of Universities, some background information: - Roger Beard, Emeritus Professor, University College London
     Institute of Education and former pupil of Falmouth Grammar School

  • Important Dates - Tracy (SOF Publicity).
  • Along with Questions from the floor.

Tuesday 12th February:
  • News update - Pam Cowan (SOF Communications).
  • An update on the traffic management on Dracaena Avenue following the recent accidents - Jayne Kirkham (Smithwick Ward County Councillor). In the Falmouth Packet "A Falmouth councillor wants to see a continuous network of cycle paths built around Falmouth and Penryn". Click here.
  • Cornwall Reports: EXCLUSIVE: Official figures reveal sharp drop in number of students applying to Falmouth University.  Click here.
  • The re-organisation of local boundaries - Julia Rowe (SOF Researcher)
  • Important Dates - Tracy (SOF Publicity).
  • Along with Questions from the floor.


Tuesday 15th January:
  • News update - Pam Cowan (SOF Communications).      
  • Important Dates - Tracy (SOF Publicity).
  • Along with Questions from the floor.
  • NEW: Open Surgery. We wish to encourage community participation, come along and have a chat to anyone on the committee. Raise any concerns you may have, suggest topics for future meetings. Where do you live? Please see the letter published in the West Briton reporting on this meeting. Click Here.
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Tuesday 11th December:
  • News update - Pam Cowan (SOF Communications).      
  • The Student Community Warden Scheme - Harry Bishop, President Community & Welfare (apologies sent - cancelled).
  • Regeneration of the Neighbourhood Watch Scheme a presentation by Sarah Corber (Citizens in Policing Rep).
  • Falmouth Town Council Surgery Update (November) - Julia Rowe (SOF Researcher).
  • Important Dates - Tracy.
  • Along with Questions from the floor.

Tuesday 13th November:
  • News update - Pam Cowan (SOF Communications). 
  • Report from Environmental and Education Officer - Mike Lynch.     
  • Important Dates - Tracy.
  • Report from the last Community Network panel meeting - Julia Rowe (SOF Researcher).
  • Community Speed Watch - Mike Fleetwood.
  • Along with Questions from the floor.

Tuesday 9th October: 
  • Regeneration of the Neighbourhood Watch Scheme a presentation by Ellie Grey(PCSO).
  • Update on the Community Speed Watch Initiative.
  • See the latest changes within the Cornwall Site Allocations Development Plan within our area (consultations end 22nd Oct).
  • News and Planning application updates.
  • Important/Diary Dates.
  • Questions from the floor.

Tuesday 12th September: 
  • The latest information about the Rosslyn Hotel.
  • News and Planning application updates.
  • Housing Survey.
  • Important/Diary Dates.
  • New HMO Legislation.
  • Licensing Hours in Falmouth, an application for the Moth and Moon.
  • Safer Falmouth Update.

No August meeting - Please enjoy Falmouth Week and the Red Arrows Display.

Tuesday 10th July: 
  • Cllr Brod Ross, Falmouth Trescobeas Ward. He will explain his role as a representative of the Cornwall Association of Local Councils and the National Association of Local Councils.
  • The PBSA application at the Granite Planet Site, Penryn.
  • News and Planning application updates.
  • Important/Diary Dates.

Tuesday 12th June: 
  • A presentation by Zoe Wonnacott from Safer Falmouth (from a partnership to do all that they can to make Cornwall’s communities safer. W: safercornwall.co.uk/safer-towns/falmouth/safer-falmouth
  • Defibrator locations in Falmouth.
  • Important/Diary Dates.
  • Council surgery responses.
  • News and Planning application updates.
  • Important/Diary Dates.

Tuesday 8th May: 
  • A presentation, Cornwall for Change.
  • News and Planning application updates.
  • Important/Diary Dates.

Tuesday 10th April: 
  • A presentation by Studytel of their building proposals for student accommodation at Parkengue, Penryn.
  • A presentation about the Falmouth and Penryn Co-Housing Collective by Ambos Co-Housing Limited.
  • Important/Diary Dates.
  • News and Planning application updates.
  • Important/Diary Dates.

​Tuesday 13th March: 
  • A presentation from Plastic Free Falmouth. An initiative supported by Falmouth Town Council.
  • Guest Speaker: Julia Rowe - Cornwall Sites Allocation Development Plan Hearings, Falmouth.
  • Cornwall Councils plans and consultation for Yellow Lines.
  • News and Planning application updates.
  • Important/Diary Dates.

Tuesday 13th February: 
  • Guest Speaker: Town Manager, Richard Gates. The towns position on Marks and Spencer and how we can possibly unite, plus different options we may have to try and convince the powers that be, from making this very unpopular decision.
  • News and Planning application updates.
  • Important/Diary Dates.

Tuesday 9th January 2018: 
  • Middlepoint Inquiry.
  • Western Power - Road Closures.
  • Review of 2017.
  • News and Planning application updates.
  • Important/Diary Dates.

Tuesday 5th December: 
  • ​Penvose Student Village update (this is not Mr Toser's land which is the 'Creative Village').
  • Penwerris Coachworks Appeal Hearing.
  • News and Planning application updates.
  • Important/Diary Dates.


Tuesday 7th November: 
  • ​Guest Speaker: Kevin Brader, Senior Environmental Health Officer, Public Protection, Cornwall Council
  • Guest Speaker: David Edwards (Integrated Transport Unit, Cornwall Council. Transport for Cornwall.
  • News and Planning application updates.
  • Important/Diary Dates.

Tuesday 3rd October: 
  • ​Planning updates and all the dates regarding the Appeal Hearings.
  • Councillor Anna Gillett - Penwerris Coachworks Planning Appeal.
  • Letters of objection are available.
  • An update on PA16/03323 (increase of student numbers by 2500) re: 106 agreement.
  • News and Planning application updates.
  • Important/Diary Dates.

Tuesday 5th September: 
  • ​A presentation by CAD Architects on the proposed Penvose Student Village.
  • Mike Lynch, Environmental Education & Enforcement Officer for Falmouth.
  • Planning updates - Templates letters will be available for the current appeals; Fish Strand Hill and both Ocean Bowl planning applications.
  • Update on the SADP and Neighbourhood Plan. .
  • Important/Diary Dates.