Some of the residents in our town have received a survey form from Sheryll Murray MP regarding the Launceston Road Recreation Ground. This is a personal initiative on Ms Murray’s part and not endorsed by the Town Council who were not contacted prior to its release. However, we would urge everyone, whether in favour or against the proposal, to respond to the survey so the organisers get a true reflection on the views of the people of our town.
We are incredibly proud that our town is very dog friendly. Together with our neighbouring Councils, there are a myriad of areas where dog owners can exercise their pets. Kit Hill Country Park, Kelly Bray woods, and Callington Newbridge offer a wealth of walks for dogs and their owners. In addition we have 13 footpaths and dozens of country roads where dog owners can, and do, walk. We also have a large number of waste bins, where dog walkers can deposit dog waste and which Cornwall Council empties.
We are also very proud that we have a number of play parks in the town. Alongside Launceston Road, we have Saltash Road, Tamar Close and Rosemullion Gardens where we have installed equipment to allow young people to enjoy themselves in safety. Like hundreds of parks across Cornwall and thousands of parks across the UK, these do have restrictions limiting access for dogs. This is done after advice form Public Health Cornwall to protect the health and wellbeing of children and young people.
We did receive a request from one Town Councillor, for an enclosed dog exercise area in the Launceston Road Park. This was discussed and voted on, twice, with the Council accepting advice from Public Health in their decision not to proceed with the request.
Launceston Road Park is undergoing some exciting developments with a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) which is due to open in the Autumn, whilst in Tamar Close, new equipment is being installed as the Council works to further enhance facilities offered in the town.
If you haven’t receive a copy of the survey yet please get in touch with the Town Council on 01579 384039, pop in to the Council Offices, or email email@example.com, we have copies that we can let you have.