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Joint primary care commissioning committee meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Thu, 12/03/2020 - 13:00
Information on the March 2020 joint primary care commissioning committee meeting.
Categories: Health

Joint primary care commissioning committee meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Thu, 13/02/2020 - 13:00
Information on the February 2020 joint primary care commissioning committee meeting.
Categories: Health

Joint primary care commissioning committee meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Thu, 16/01/2020 - 13:00
Information on the January 2020 joint primary care commissioning committee meeting.
Categories: Health

Governing Body meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 10:00
Information on NHS Kernow's December 2019 Governing Body meeting.
Categories: Health

St Agnes wellbeing group launch

NHS Cornwall Events - Sat, 23/11/2019 - 14:00
Categories: Health

Grass verges in poor repair, 22nd November

Gentleman at number 6 Pengwarras Rd is reporting that the grass verges are in poor repair and hazardous
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 33 Pengwarras Road, Camborne
Report on FixMyStreet
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Adapting Truro for Change: new exhibition to unveil ground-breaking plans for transforming Pydar Street

Cornwall Council - Latest News - 6 hours 6 min ago

Find out how a ground-breaking redevelopment project is set to transform Truro into a creative, confident city and lead Cornwall into a successful and prosperous future.

Pydar Street – the first project of its kind in the country – will create a prosperous, inclusive and sustainable urban neighbourhood for Truro and we can’t wait to show you our plans and hear what you think.  

The redevelopment of the Truro site, which sits between the iconic railway viaduct and the River Allen, is being led by Cornwall Council with support from Truro City Council, Truro BID, Kenwyn Parish Council and Truro Chamber of Commerce.

The partners will be unveiling their exciting vision for this key site, which includes the former Carrick District Council offices, at a special exhibition at 8 Clement Street (opposite New Look) between 8 am and 7pm on Monday, 18 November.  The exhibition will then be open daily between 12 noon and 4pm until Saturday, 23 November.

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With new homes, innovative work and learning spaces, coupled with an exciting riverside park and engaging leisure, hospitality and cultural facilities and events, a transformed Pydar Street will create jobs, turbocharge the local economy, tackle social inequality and attract new visitors. 

“Truro has a proud history of adapting with the times and inspiring people and places from across the world” said Bob Egerton, Cornwall Council cabinet portfolio holder for Culture, Planning and Economy.  “We want to see it enhance its place as a bold, confident cityand become a flagship destination that celebrates Cornwall’s rich culture, heritage and history.

“The redevelopment of Pydar Street is this catalyst for change.  This development will create a dynamic, inclusive community where affordable homes, trailblazing business, new social and cultural opportunities and an active waterfront will become both a destination and a gateway to Truro, driving the city’s significance and prosperity into the future. “

The proposals for Pydar Street have been shaped by extensive interviews with members of the local community, as well as by stakeholder workshops and site design studies during the past twelve months. The vision for the site has also been informed by the work of the Truro Placeshaping Project which identified the regeneration of Pydar as strategically important for Truro and its people.

Previous public feedback has emphasised the desire for affordable homes for people of all ages. Places to sit near the river, close to nature, and city centre cycle hire hubs and a community led venue and café also proved popular when the team first canvassed the public in April 2019.

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A transformed Pydar Street will put community back into the heart of the city, with approximately 300 new homes where different generations can live together and learn from and support each other. 35% of these new homes will be affordable, with a mix of housing set in a visually stunning landscape with rooftop gardens, play areas and green spaces.

Add in historical walks, cafes, restaurants, nature trails, a hotel, and engaging leisure, hospitality and cultural facilities which connect the city with its rivers and waterfront – and it is easy to see how Pydar Street will champion the very best of Cornwall and become an exciting blue print for the future.

The project will also become a beacon to new ways of living and help tackle the climate emergency by aspiring to be a ‘carbon natural’ site, championing clean energy, urban agriculture and the electric revolution.

The proposals include 'The Hive'. Building on Truro’s growing position as a Creative and Digital Cluster and Falmouth University’s reputation for creating high growth companies, it will bring together education, research, innovation, business, entertainment and community facilities in a unique environment. With a focus on screen, digital, gaming and the creative industries, it will help drive the local economy through the development of high-value, high-growth businesses and jobs.  

“By pioneering new ways of living, learning, working and playing, Pydar Street will demonstrate why this small corner of the world has inspired people for generations “ said Bob Egerton.  “This is a very important moment for our city and we want to make sure that everyone has the chance to comment on the proposals before the outline planning application is submitted at the end of January” .

Following the exhibition the Pydar Street team will stage a series of further drop in events in the pop up building at 8 St Clement Street.  You can find out more at www.lovetruro.net

Posted 08 November

Categories: Councils, Politics

Redruth man admits sale of illegal TV Streaming Services

Cornwall Council - Latest News - 6 hours 54 min ago

Following an investigation by Cornwall Council Trading Standards into illegal television streaming services, a local man admitted copyright and fraud charges at Truro Magistrates Court on Wednesday 20 November 2019..

Steven Underwood (also known as Steven Isaac), previously of Killiers Court, Illogan, near Redruth, faced two charges under the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 and the Fraud Act 2006 after officers found that he had sold around £400,000 worth of illegal streaming subscriptions that enabled users to view pay-TV without the permission of, and without making any appropriate payment to, the relevant broadcasters and content owners.

The Court heard that Underwood’s activity was initially detected by copyright protection agency FACT and that the trail eventually led to an address in Cornwall. 

On Wednesday 16 January 2019 officers from the Police Regional Organised Crime Unit, FACT and Cornwall Council Trading Standards executed an Entry Warrant at Mr Underwood’s home. A number of devices including an iPhone, tower computer and laptop computer were seized. These were forensically examined and compelling evidence of unlawful activity was recovered.

Kieron Sharp, CEO of FACT, says: “We are constantly working to remove sellers of illegal streaming subscriptions from the market and bring them to justice.

The message is clear - if you are tempted to sell access to content that is not licensed or owned by you, you risk facing a criminal conviction.

We encourage consumers to use legitimate services that are safe to use and ensure that content creators are properly remunerated.”

Paul Masters, Cornwall Council’s Strategic Director for Neighbourhoods, adds: “Stealing intellectual property or copyright is as serious as other more tangible thefts. Our Trading Standards officers will always seek to protect Cornwall’s consumers from being duped by copyright fraud. Only buy streaming services from a trusted source, and if in doubt contact our Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 03454 040506 for reassurance.”    

Steven Underwood will be sentenced at Truro Crown Court on 19 December 2019.

Story posted 22 November 2019 

 

Categories: Councils, Politics

Cold callers banned from streets in Cornish village

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Thu, 21/11/2019 - 14:31

Residents of the village of Carnon Downs have voted overwhelmingly to ban cold callers from their front doors in an effort to protect themselves from rogue tradesmen and other doorstep fraudsters.

Supported by Cornwall Council’s Trading Standards team and Devon and Cornwall Police, two streets in the village will become Cornwall’s first “No Cold Calling Zone” on Tuesday 26 November 2019 when new street signs are unveiled and enforcement patrols commence.

The two streets taking part in the initiative are Mount Agar Road and Agar Meadows.

Paul Masters, Cornwall Council’s Strategic Director for Neighbourhoods, said: “Over the last year the Council’s Trading Standards team has responded to more than 150 reports of doorstep fraud – bogus gardeners, rogue roofers, dodgy driveway firms and other home improvement scammers all of whom are well-practised in the art of persuading homeowners into handing over lots of money for over-priced, poor quality, unnecessary or falsely described work.

“In all of these cases the fraudster called at the door without being invited and national surveys have found in the past that as many as 96% of us do not want to be disturbed by cold callers at all, no matter what their motive.

“In other parts of the UK, No Cold Calling Zones have proved very successful in providing local residents or communities with the confidence to say “NO” to uninvited salespeople or to warn rogue traders and cold-callers that they are being watched. As a result, they have been linked to reports of significant crime reduction and a greater feeling of security amongst residents.”

Leanne McLean, Trading Standards Lead Officer for Doorstep Fraud, said: “We have attended two attempted doorstep fraud incidents in Carnon Downs in recent months and the criminals have obviously identified the village as a worthwhile target area.

“By adopting a No Cold Calling Zone the local residents will be more alert to the tactics used by fraudsters and will be able to turn them away more easily. It will remind them not to deal with anyone who knocks at the door without being invited. The new signs will also remind all tradesmen who knock at the door that they commit a criminal offence if they do not leave when asked to do so by the homeowner.  

“This scheme will not affect any genuine businesses as they don’t need to cold call but it will hopefully prevent anyone else in Carnon Downs from handing over money to a bogus firm who is here today and gone tomorrow.”

PCSO Emil Gabriele from Devon & Cornwall Police, who helped to establish this first No Cold Calling Zone in Cornwall, said:  “Having been attached to the Council’s Trading Standards team for the last 12 months I have seen first-hand the damage that rogue traders can do and how their actions affect the health and wellbeing of the homeowners who fall victim to these crimes.

“These criminals prey on the vulnerable with no regard to the effect their actions have. It is hoped that by setting up this No Cold Calling Zone the partnership between local residents, Cornwall Council Trading Standards and Devon & Cornwall Police can help to eliminate this type of criminality from our communities.

“This Zone sends out a clear message that residents will not deal with doorstep traders.”

Categories: Councils, Politics

Building resilient families in Cornwall

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Thu, 21/11/2019 - 11:26

Family is the single most important influence in a child's life and that was the message behind an event held in Truro. The Resilient Families conference, which was organised by Cornwall Council, brought together community safety, the voluntary sector and teams from the housing, education and health sector to discuss best practice and what more can be done to support families across the county.

The event was organised by the Head of Partnerships, Innovation and Wellbeing at Cornwall Council, Charlotte Hill, she said: “From their first moments of life, children depend on parents, family, carers and communities to protect them and provide for their needs. These form a child's first relationships, experiences and they are a child's first teachers and act as role models in how to act and how to experience the world around them.

“Being parent is not always easy and sometimes families need a bit of help to access the support they need. The aim of the day was to bring together partner organisation and to evaluate what we are doing well and to identify new ways of working.   We want to give children in Cornwall the best start in life and by supporting families; we can help them to unlock their true potential.”

Under One Vision, the multi-agency partnership plan for children, young people and their families, all the agencies working with children in Cornwall believe that greater integration is the best way of improving the effectiveness of services. This conference was about bringing together those partners, along with other organisations, to share ideas and to create stronger and more resilient families.  

Chief Executive of the Charity ECCABI, John Ede, said: “It’s a very complex situation in Cornwall because there are a lot of hidden problems in the rural areas. That makes events like this absolutely essential; Cornwall is long and thin and it takes a long time to get from end to the other, which makes sharing good practice even more important.”  

Jon says the rural nature of Cornwall can make people feel isolated and that we need to look at issues on a local level. “One of the other issues we need to consider, is that Cornwall may be one county, but our communities are very different.  So we can’t paint all of our problems with just one colour - you need to address specific issues in specific places.”

Housing was also on the agenda, with a presentation from housing organisations including Ocean Housing, Cornwall Housing, Live West and Coastline.

Head of Housing Strategy and Partnerships at Cornwall Council, Mel Bray, added: “I think it has a huge role. Because housing is the stable plank, if you get it right that underpins education, work and health. Poor housing can make all of those fall over for a family, so getting the housing right can give them the best start in life.

“This is a great way for us to share best practice and to hear what other people have to offer, so that we can link into those services if we need them.  It also enables us to share what we can offer and do to create resilient families.”

The event was held on the same day as International Children’s Day; which celebrates 30 years of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Children’s Rights Officer at Cornwall Council, Katherine Ennever added: “This convention is the widest ratified statement on children’s rights in the world. I’m asking people today to think about how they can promote and uphold children’s rights across Cornwall and how that will improve their lives, by helping to share their voice.”

Categories: Councils, Politics
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