Hayle Town Council (HTC) are delighted to be forging links with Hayle Academy and had the first meeting with members of the School
iCommunicate Council on Thursday 13th June.

Mayor Clive Polkinghorne and Town Councillor Sophie Johnson attended a School Council meeting where we discussed ideas for building pride in Hayle, in terms of promoting the town’s rich industrial history and keeping the town looking great for residents and visitors alike.

The meeting was represented by students from Years 7 to 10.

The plan is for the representatives of Hayle Town Council (HTC) to meet again soon with members of the School Council, who will be consulting pupils across Hayle Academy for further ideas for promoting pride in Hayle.

We look forward to working together to ensure that HTC are listening to what our young members of the community are thinking and feeling, particularly
about what there is to see and do in Hayle, and how facilities can be protected and/or improved.


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Earlier in the summer, Hayle Town Council voted unanimously to declare a climate emergency. This is in line with the earlier vote by Parliament and Cornwall council, and many other parish and town councils, international bodies and groups who have been doing the same.

This includes a commitment to aiming to be carbon neutral by 2030, and will involve a carbon audit to see where HTC are at now and to set goals to achieve this.

To this end, we set up a Climate Action Group and we are looking into other ways and ideas that – as a community – we can reduce our carbon footprint. For example, we are in talks with The Foundry in Hayle to run recycling / upcycling workshops with clothes, and repair cafes, where people can bring their items and get help with fixing them/learn to repair them themselves.

We are also looking into potential tree planting projects, and will also be liaising with the School Council to see what ideas the pupils have that we might be able to implement.

We meet once a month and are always excited to welcome new members and consider new ideas.

This is just the start. Everyone is welcome.  Email:

Facebook: @HayleClimateActionGroup
Twitter: @GroupHayle

Hayle Town Council is represented in the Climate Action Group by Cllr Sophie Johnson, who coordinates the group, Cllr Anne-Marie Rance who chairs the group, Deputy Mayor Steve Benney and Cllr Nick Farrar.

By: Sophie Johnson of Hayle Town Council

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