Updates from Portreath Parish Council

The coronavirus outbreak has presented us with a unique set of challenges and in these unprecedented times the unfortunate decision to suspend normal council business has been made by Councillors at an extraordinary meeting held today, 23rd March 2020.  A copy of this plan is available to view on the website.

During the meeting on Monday 23rd March 2020 members resolved that Portreath Parish Council would delegate authority to the Clerk in consultation with the Chairman and Vice Chairman to take any actions necessary with associated expenditure to protect the interests of the community and ensure council business continuity during the period of the pandemic Coronavirus, informed by consultation with the members of the council.

All decisions made under the emergency delegated authority will be included on this page of the website.


Covid - 19 Portreath Parish Council Plan Adopted 23rd March 2020

6th November 2020

Following the community response to the consultation of the draft Neignbourhood Development Plan, The Clerk in conjunction with the Chariman and the Vice Chairman made the decision under the scheme of emergency delegation to instruct the Neighbourhood Development Plan Steering Group to extend the consultation until the 31st December 2020.

1st October 2020

Under the scheme of emergency delegation, the Clerk in conjunction with the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman made the decision to increase the winter cleaning schedule for the public toilets to include an additional clean during opening hours at a cost of £12 per day to ensure the toilets remain COVID secure. This decision was ratified at the full meeting of the council on Monday 5th October.

15th June 2020 - Public Toilets




Site Name and Address: Portreath Public Conveniences 

Date of Risk Assessment: 15th June 2020

Date of Decision: 15th June 2020 

At their meeting on Monday 15th June 2020 The Council carried out a Covid-19 risk assessment to identify whether sufficient measures can be put in place to allow the Portreath Parish Public Conveniences to be open to the public. Members have considered the requirements for Social Distancing, Cleaning and hygiene as part of this assessment, using government requirements in place at the time.


That the Portreath Parish Public Conveniences will be open from Monday 15th June.


-      We have satisfactorily met all three of the key criteria as set by the government to ensure the facility is COVID Secure. 

-      Members are confident that the toilets are now 'COVID secure'.

-      The risk assessment process is ongoing and further measures will be implemented if required. 

-      If deemed necessary these toilets will be closed without any prior notice to the public and only reopened when COVID Secure or in line with government guidance.

Signed:          Lucy Jose                              Clerk to the Council

This decision will be reviewed on: 6th July 2020

Contact details for reporting any issues:  portreathparishcouncil@gmail.com