Our BackGround Story
Who Are We ?
Community Enterprises PL12 is an organisation setup to benefit the PL12 postcode area. We provide a number of different services and have a remit to be invest and work for the betterment of the PL12 area.
We work closely with many other local organisations, including Saltash Town Council, Cornwall Council, Volunteer Cornwall and neighbouring community transport schemes. Everything we do is aimed at the making the PL12 area an even better place to live, work and visit.
We have been working in the PL12 community for over 10 years now and have a range of things that we are currently involved in as detailed below.
Community Enterprises PL12 is the operating name for Saltash Gateway Community Interest Company (CIC), which was set up originally to carry forward the work of the Saltash Gateway Market and Costal Town Initiative.
We are a not-for-profit organisation administered by 12 volunteer directors. We are therefore a limited company operating for the benefit of the community rather than the benefit of the owners.
We are always looking for new ways to help the residents of the PL12 area and if you have any ideas or just have some time which you are willing to volunteer we would love to hear from you.
As a Director they are expected to:
- Attend monthly board meetings
- Familiarise with the organisation
- Identify where they can bring additional skills to the board
- Help identify new opportunities or ways of working
- Be active in the area assigned as your focus
- Promote the CEPL12 organisation within the local area
We currently have vacancies for new Directors, to complete our board and help direct our growing organisation as we enter a new and exciting future.
These people would ideally have expertise in any of the following areas:
- Funding identification and management
- Mental health and dementia
- Recruitment and support for our growing number of volunteers
You could help shape the organisation’s focus and drive it forward into the next decade. You don’t have to commit lots of time to volunteer; it can be as little as four hours a week.
Meet the directors
Jo Baskott – Jo is our current Chair and also heads up a lot of our environmental initiatives. She is a very busy person who gets involved in a number of different groups in Saltash to benefit our residents and those of the wider areas. Jo is currently driving Bee awareness and habitat creation as well as co-ordinating the crafters who show off their wares for people to buy in our Shop and hub at 4 Fore Street Saltash.
10 May 2007 The event, organised by Jo Baskott, is to raise money for the restoration and maintenance of the Austin Gipsy fire tender, built in 1960 and one of only two working models left in the UK. The Gipsy, resembling an early Land Rover, is part of Saltash’s heritage. It started its career at Polruan, but…more
as among various current and past civic dignitaries who were pleased to be present.
Community Enterprises Promise of a Fine Future With a new thirty-year lease on their Belle Vue Road premises, three new directors and a new chair now in office the future of Community Enterprises PL12 now seems well assured.
Peter Thistethwaite – Has been with the organisation in a number of different directorial roles. Currently he is the Finance Director and makes sure that the organisation running within its means. He has previously been the Chair of CEPL12 and takes a great interest in the Belle Vue property that the company administers.
Sue Ellingham – Has been a driver for the Transport and hopper side of our company for many years and has just joined as a board member at the end of January. She is looking at how we can diversify our coverage to include different demographics in Saltash.
Peter Rylan – His speciality is the property maintenance and development and is also the Saltash Chamber of Commerce Chair which enables him to help us enhance the town as awhole but also work along side the traders in Fore Street to increase footfall.
Richard Bickford – Has been a long standing member on the board of directors. He has been busy with revamping the Railway buildings at the local station in his role as a Saltash councillor and is hoping to bring his contacts and skills to the CEPL12 organisation more as those projects come to completion.
Carol Emmett – Carol works with Rose on the Dementia voice side of the company. As well as running her own Dementia group for Veterans from the armed services. She is also the Director who is responsible for the orgnaisations Safeguarding policies, work and training of volunteers.
Rose Edwards – The main area of her focus is the Dementia voice part of the organisation. With her long standing commitment to that part of the organisation she has initiated the Dementia drop in café on Tuesdays in the Hub as well as the singing and walking groups for those with Dementia and their carers. Rose also is a member of the policies sub group.
David Landers – Is a governor at Sir Robert Jefferies School in Landrake and has a lot of experience in process and procedures as well as business functions. David will join the sub group chaired by Peter Dungey to help in the stream lining of the companys processes going forward.