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Governing Body meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 06/03/2018 - 11:00
Information on NHS Kernow's March Governing Body meeting.
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Governing Body meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 06/02/2018 - 11:00
Information on NHS Kernow's February Governing Body meeting.
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Governing Body meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 05/12/2017 - 11:00
Information on NHS Kernow's December Governing Body meeting.
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Save the date: Cornwall Cancer Conference “Understanding Cornwall’s Vision for the Future”

NHS Cornwall Events - Wed, 22/11/2017 - 10:00
Save the date: Cornwall Cancer Conference
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Governing Body meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 11:00
Information on NHS Kernow's November Governing Body meeting.
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Telehealth consultation

NHS Cornwall Events - Thu, 26/10/2017 - 14:30
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Telehealth service consultation

NHS Cornwall Events - Thu, 26/10/2017 - 10:00
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Telehealth service consultation

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 24/10/2017 - 14:30
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Telehealth service consultation

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 24/10/2017 - 10:00
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Cornwall Council continues to work with partners to repair road and support residents and businesses in Coverack

Cornwall Council - Latest News - 2 hours 50 min ago

Work is continuing today to repair the main road into Coverack and support the local residents and businesses which were affected by the devastating flash floods which swept through the village on Tuesday evening.

Yesterday the Council confirmed that it expected the road to re open early next week, significantly earlier than originally predicted, and today teams from CORMAC will be continuing to work on reconstructing and then resurfacing the stretch of road damaged by the floods with 150 tonnes of new tarmac. Once this has been completed the road will be re opened under traffic light control.

Local Cornwall Councillor Julian Rand has been supporting the local community throughout the devastating event and has praised the way everyone has pulled together .

"The response to this extremely damaging event by the local inhabitants has been amazing - brave, resilient, working to help one another and doing so with a smile” he said. “Cornwall Council’s response has been fast and very effective and, together with the hard work of the Cormac teams, shows how much a well co-ordinated approach can achieve. All the residents I have spoken to have been extremely appreciative of the work which has been carried out to date.

“My sincere thanks go to the Council Leader, Adam Paynter, and all my Council and officer colleagues, to Cormac and to members of the Localism team who are co-ordinating all responses and providing affected residents with advice , information and practical help. I would also like to thank local businesses, including the Paris Hotel, the Village Shop, Bookers and so many others for their ongoing help.

“I pray that it will not be too long before this lovely seaside village is fully restored to its former glory."

Council staff will be at the Paris Hotel to provide advice and support to residents between 10am and 4pm today (Saturday 22 July) and tomorrow, and early next week and will ensure an ongoing commitment to the community. People can also access assistance via the Council’s helpline 0800 7313247.

Skips are available for rubbish and arrangements are now in place for people needing to dispose of larger household items such as sofas and carpets.

People wishing to volunteer can also contact the Council’s helpline on 0800 731 3247. The Council is working with Volunteer Cornwall to coordinate where help is most needed.

The Cornwall Community Foundation can provide financial assistance to affected residents needing immediate help. Details on how to access this can be obtained from the Community Link Officers or from the Cornwall Council helpline - 0800 731 3247.

Work has progressed on providing temporary parking on the outskirts of the village, and an Age UK Cornwall shuttle bus will be operating next week, from Monday 24 July, between the local Community Primary School field to the centre of the village between 9am and 4.30pm every day until the road is re-opened.

The Council’s website has useful information on flood recovery www.cornwall.gov.uk/coverack and we will be posting updates specifically about what is happening in Coverack. For further information on the road reconstruction see CORMAC’s Coverack page which will be updated daily.

People who wish to make a donation can do so via Cornwall Live’s just giving page https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/CornwallLive and anyone wanting to offer practical help can call the helpline 0800 731 3247.

Story posted 22 July 2017

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Bodmin parents fined for failing to send their child to school

Cornwall Council - Latest News - 7 hours 27 min ago

At Bodmin Magistrates Court on 12 October 2017, the parents of a child in Bodmin were found guilty of ‘knowingly failing to cause their child to attend School’.

The Court heard that their child did not attend school for 155 out of a possible 300 school sessions between September 2016 and May 2017 – an attendance figure of approximately 48% compared to the national average attendance figure of 96%.

In making their decision, the Magistrates said that there were no medical emergencies or reasons for their child’s absence, and that  there was no unavoidable cause or reasonable justification for their child’s failure to attend school.

They further said that they expected more to be done by the parents and found both of them guilty of the offence.

One parent was fined £500, a victim surcharge of £50 and a contribution to the Council’s costs of £770.

The other parent was fined £1,250, a victim surcharge of £125 and a contribution to the Council’s costs of £770. 

This means that the parents have to pay a total of £3,465 between them.

The Education Welfare Service works closely with schools, parents and pupils to try to sort out attendance issues.  This may involve arranging home and school visits to discuss the situation.  They will try to find out the reasons why the child(ren) is not attending school and take steps to try and get them back into school.  This includes offering support or signposting to other agencies.

One of the Cabinet priorities is to increase the aspirations of young people and part of this is working to ensure that every child has the opportunity to achieve their full potential at school.  To do that, it is important that children go to school and, as this case demonstrates, parents and carers have a legal duty to ensure that their children attend regularly. 

Prosecution is a last resort when everything else has failed. 

Story posted 17 October 2017

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Group wall post by Graham Coad

Graham Coad wrote on Hayle development discussion group's wall. (1 like)

Link: Hayle Town Council

Graham Coad posted a link to Hayle development discussion group's wall: Green Infrastructure for Growth - making space for nature in Cornish towns. Have your say at the Hayle Green Infrastructure for Growth Roadshow on Monday 23 October at the following locations: Loggans Way: 9.30 - 11.00am Bay View: 12noon - 1.30pm Ellis Park: 2.30 - 4.00pm For further information see http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/GI4G. (1 like)

X Factor's Benji Matthews from Cornwall to perform at gigs in Hayle and St Austell - Cornwall Live

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Thu, 19/10/2017 - 08:04

Cornwall Live

X Factor's Benji Matthews from Cornwall to perform at gigs in Hayle and St Austell
Cornwall Live
X Factor's Benji Matthews from Cornwall to perform at gigs in Hayle and St Austell. The giggly 17-year-old has appeared in front of millions of viewers. Share; Comments. Shannon Hards. 08:00, 19 OCT 2017. What's On. Enter your postcode to see news and ...

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Hayley Dodd disappearance: murder-accused Francis John Wark 'not eager' to call police, court hears - The West Australian

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Thu, 19/10/2017 - 06:17

The West Australian

Hayley Dodd disappearance: murder-accused Francis John Wark 'not eager' to call police, court hears
The West Australian
The man accused of murdering Hayley Dodd was not "particularly eager" to call police when a friend told him about the teenager's disappearance, his Supreme Court trial has been told. Francis John Wark, 61, is accused of murdering the hitchhiking ...

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Event: Oxjam Cornwall Fri Special Guest

Emma J Girling shared her event to the group: Hayle development discussion group. (1 like)

Have your say about parking in Penzance

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Wed, 18/10/2017 - 16:45

Following Cornwall Council’s town parking review last year work has started to help improve parking in Penzance, reflecting feedback from local residents. A number of waiting restriction proposals have been developed for Penzance and Newlyn to help the free flow of traffic and improve road safety.

A consultation on the new statutory Traffic Regulation Orders (TRO’s) will begin on Thursday 7 September and will be open for 3 weeks. Residents can comment on the proposals via the Cornwall Council roads and traffic consultation webpage.

Penzance is one of the first towns to begin implementing the changes which were suggested by residents in the town parking review which took place last year. The residents’ suggestions have shaped the Council’s proposal for each area, and different schemes have been proposed to best meet the needs of each town. Since April the Council has been working to finalise the designs for each of the towns.

Town Councillor Dick Cliffe, Mayor of Penzance and Member of the West Penwith Community Network Panel, said: “I am pleased that Penzance will be one of the first towns to implement a package of changes proposed by residents during last year’s parking review.  The proposed new yellow lines deal with some well-known problems in the Parish but it is important residents, businesses and other road users check the proposals because it is all too easy to inadvertently create new problems when attempting to solve old ones.”

The new parking restrictions will be enforced by Cornwall Council’s Civil Parking Enforcement Officers (CEO’s) who also manage Cornwall Council owed car parks. Residents can also report illegal parking on yellow lines to the Cornwall Council Parking Operations Team by telephoning 0300 1234 222 or emailing parkingenforcement@cornwall.gov.uk.

Other parking or traffic issues, such as obstruction of the pavement, school zig-zag markings or parking in unrestricted areas, are dealt with by the Devon and Cornwall Police. More information about parking or traffic issues can be found on the Council’s Parking webpage.

More information about the parking schemes and programme of work is available on the Council’s Parking Revew webpage

The parking plans and information about how people can comment on them are available on the Council’s roads and traffic consultation webpage.

Story posted 5 September 2017

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Superfast broadband on the agenda for Cornwall Gateway Community Network Panel

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Wed, 18/10/2017 - 16:45

Residents of the Cornwall Gateway Community Network area can find out more about superfast broadband at the Cornwall Gateway Community Network Panel’s meeting on Tuesday 12 September in Torpoint Town Council’s Committee Room.

Tish Roberts, Project Manager for Superfast Cornwall, will be giving an update on Superfast rollout in the Cornwall Gateway area.  This will include an overview of the areas to be upgraded under the new Superfast Cornwall programme and information on how people can apply for a grant if they are not covered by these plans.

There will also be updates on neighbourhood plans and Cornwall Gateway Community Network Panel’s priorities, including air quality in Tideford.

Derek Holley, Chair of Cornwall Gateway Community Network Panel said: “This is a chance for everyone to come along and learn more about the panel’s work on this and other local issues.  You’ll be able to ask questions and meet your local Cornwall, town and parish councillors.”

Cornwall Gateway Network Panel meets quarterly.  Some of the areas that community networks focus on include anti-social behaviour, economic development, the environment, community planning, regeneration, conservation, community safety, transport and highway issues. 

Cornwall Gateway Community Network Panel includes all eight Cornwall Councillors for the area and representatives of the 11 parishes in the community network: Antony, Botus Fleming, Landrake with St Erney, Landulph, Maker-with-Rame, Millbrook, Saltash, Sheviock, St Germans, St John and Torpoint.

The meeting takes place on Tuesday 12 September from 6.30pm to 8.30pm in the Committee Room, Torpoint Town Council, 1-3 Buller Road, Torpoint, PL11 2LD.  The agenda and more information about the panel are available on our Cornwall Gateway Community Network page. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is welcome to come along.

Story posted 4 September 2017

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Local resident voices to be strengthened with increased focus on Community Network Panels across Cornwall

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Wed, 18/10/2017 - 16:45

Cornwall Council’s Cabinet has confirmed proposals to give local people a greater say in decisions and powers to make them at the most appropriate level.

At a meeting of Cabinet today (6 September), a decision was made to strengthen engagement with local communities and give them a greater voice through Community Network Panels (CNPs). 

Key areas of focus will include:

  • strengthening the links between the panels, Town & Parish Councils, the Council, our wider partners and residents
  • empowering panels by giving them more of a say on important local issues
  • increasing public engagement via the panels.

Deputy Leader Julian German said the decision showed a renewed focus on residents and the places where they live.

“Cornwall Council recognises that we can’t solve all the issues that communities face on our own and so we are increasing our emphasis on elected Members and officers working with Town and Parish councillors, residents and other key partners, through the panels, to help coordinate our activities locally.”

“When we launched our Cabinet priorities in June, we said our values were to listen to and work with the people of Cornwall and to act in the best interests of Cornwall: putting people first. Our devolution and localism agenda also means giving residents and communities a greater say in decisions and making those decisions at the most appropriate level,” he said.

“Community Network Panels are well placed to progress issues of importance to local residents.  What we’d now like to do is increase public involvement in these panels so people can have their say and influence decisions.”

“Our 2016 Residents’ Survey showed fewer than one in five residents surveyed agreed they could influence local decisions – this is a key way we are seeking to change that.”

Actions which will be further explored include:

  • giving CNPs more of a say over specific issues (e.g. strategy, local service delivery and enforcement, local projects such as local transport schemes)
  • using participatory budgeting to give local people a direct say in how, and where, public funds can be used to address local requirements
  • enabling CNPs to request that issues be discussed at Overview and Scrutiny and/or Cabinet
  • enabling members of the public to suggest relevant agenda items in advance of CNP meetings
  • improving public awareness of CNPs and sharing outcomes from CNP meetings
  • giving CNPs a more clearly defined role in progressing localism and devolution, including joint working between Cornwall Council, Town and Parish Councils and the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector.

The Cabinet paper was informed by previous reviews and consultation and has been further developed by the Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhoods, Edwina Hannaford, who has worked closely with Cabinet colleagues and engaged the Chair of Neighbourhoods Overview and Scrutiny Committee, Community Network Panel Chairs and the Cornwall Association of Local Councils.

Story posted 06 September 2017 

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St Keverne’s Library is changing

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Wed, 18/10/2017 - 16:45

Your library is changing! St Keverne’s Library, which is based in St Keverne Primary School, will be closing to the public from Saturday 16 September and a Mobile Library will be introduced.

The Mobile Library will be based outside the primary school every other Wednesday to enable library customers to continue to request, return and collect books. Library users will need to bring their library card with them in order to loan any items. The Mobile Library schedule will be as follows:

  • Wednesday 20 September from 12:40 to 13:10.
  • Wednesday 4 October from 14:30 to 15:45.
  • Wednesday 18 October from 12:40 to 13:10.
  • Wednesday 1 November from 14:30 to 15:45.

There’s also the opportunity to reserve items for free and collect them at other libraries, including Helston, using the online reservation system. Alternatively eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines can be downloaded from the Library website to use on tablets, smartphones and computers.

Julie Zessimedes, Head of Library and Information Services, said: “The library at St Keverne was only accessible to the public for 6 hours a week and had a limited selection of books. The new Mobile Library service will offer a significantly bigger selection for readers to choose from at a convenient location in the village.”

Find out more about your local library or the Mobile Library service.

Story posted 5 September 2017

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