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Governing Body meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 11:00
Information on NHS Kernow's December 2019 Governing Body meeting.
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Governing Body meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 05/11/2019 - 11:00
Information on NHS Kernow's November 2019 Governing Body meeting.
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Saltash community services review event

NHS Cornwall Events - Thu, 17/10/2019 - 16:30
Come to our drop in session at Saltash Leisure Centre to learn more about out work to review community services in Saltash.
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Saltash community services review event

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 08/10/2019 - 16:30
Come to our drop in session at The Guildhall to learn more about out work to review community services in Saltash.
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Penwith community services review event

NHS Cornwall Events - Thu, 03/10/2019 - 18:30
Come to our drop in session at St John's Hall in Penzance to learn more about out work to review community services in Penwith.
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Extraordinary Governing Body meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 01/10/2019 - 15:30
Information on the Extraordinary Governing Body meeting on 1 October 2019.
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Redruth’s historic high street set to be revived

Cornwall Council - Latest News - 9 hours 33 min ago

Residents could see new life breathed into Redruth high street as part of a scheme to revitalise historic buildings and areas.

The Cornish high street will get a share of the £13.7 million awarded to 10 towns in the South West following a successful funding bid by Cornwall Council to support regeneration and improvements in the area.

Cornwall Council leader Julian German said: “Hot on the heels of the opening of Kresen Kernow, which protects the historic old Redruth Brewery building at the heart of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site, this is fantastic news for residents and businesses. Redruth is now set to receive more much-needed funding to help support and revitalise their historic high street.

“This funding will help regenerate public areas and renovate valued historic buildings in Redruth town centre, attracting more people to come and live, work, and visit the town.”

Photograph of Redruth High Street

Redruth will get a share of the £13.7 million awarded to 10 towns in the South West

The funding will be used for a variety of projects, including:

  • Bringing derelict and underused town centre historic buildings back into economic use
  • Improving pedestrian routes from the railway station and car parks through the town centre to the newly opened Kresen Kernow and to the creative community at Krowji
  • Enhancing the programme of events and activities marketing Redruth as a year-round visitor destination

68 other locations across the UK will also benefit from the £95 million Heritage High Street Fund.

The initiative will be funded by combining £40 million from the Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport’s Heritage High Street Fund with £52 million from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s Future High Street Fund.

£3 million will be provided by the National Lottery Heritage Fund to support a cultural programme to engage people in the life and history of their high streets.

Posted on 19 September

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Waste and recycling services report due in November

Cornwall Council - Latest News - 12 hours 18 min ago

The future of waste and recycling services was discussed by Cornwall Council today as the Cabinet approved a plan to continue dialogue with bidders to secure best value for money for residents.

It comes after Cornwall Council approved an uplift of up to £62m to the Capital Programme last week to fund new waste collection and cleansing vehicles, new bins for homes across Cornwall, and improvements to recycling facilities.

The current waste and recycling contract is due to come to an end next year.

Cabinet members considered a closed report on progress of the new contract bids at a meeting today.

The report is confidential due to commercial sensitivities as the Council continues the competitive dialogue tender process.

Cabinet agreed that officers would continue dialogue with bidders and report back to councillors at the next Cabinet meeting on November 13, 2019.

Councillor Rob Nolan, Cornwall’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Public Protection, said: “The report highlights to Members that the procurement process for securing a provider for the Waste and Recycling Collection, Street and Beach Cleansing Contract from 2020, has not resulted in an affordable bid.

“It is important that we are able to be entirely satisfied that the process is affordable and that all options have been considered to ensure value for money for council tax payers.”

Published September 18, 2019

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Cabinet agrees to support investment in Spaceport Cornwall

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Wed, 18/09/2019 - 18:16

At their meeting today (18 September 2019), Cabinet members voted by 6 to 4 to recommend to councillors that the Council invests up to £12m in developing the Spaceport Cornwall Programme.

If full Council agrees in November, the bulk of the money will come from capital budgets and will not negatively impact on the delivery of any other service.  It will be used to develop facilities and operational capabilities at Cornwall Airport Newquay that would enable plans by satellite launch company Virgin Orbit to send small satellites into space from Spaceport Cornwall using a modified Boeing 747.

The plane carries a rocket under its wing and drops it at high altitude, over the Atlantic, for onward travel into space, where its satellite payload is deployed into low earth orbit.  The launch vehicle then returns to the Airport and is able to be reused repeatedly.

Subject to the funding being agreed, there is expected to be one launch in 2021, with up to no more than eight a year projected by 2025.

Funding of £7.85m for the project has already been announced for the project from the UK Space Agency.  A contribution of £0.5 million will come from the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership.  US launch operator Virgin Orbit, will be investing an additional £2.5 million.

Members heard that Spaceport Cornwall could create 150 jobs and enable the UK to compete for a share of the global market for launching small satellites worth £3.9 billion to 2030.  

An independent scientific study by a leading energy and environment specialist at the University of Exeter has said that the proposed horizontal launch Spaceport at Cornwall Airport Newquay is not expected to impact significantly on Cornwall’s overall greenhouse gas emissions and efforts in combatting climate change.

Geoff Brown, Cornwall Council cabinet portfolio holder for transport said: “It’s important to emphasise that what is being proposed in Cornwall are horizontal launches of satellites – not vertical launches or space tourism.  Leading the way in satellite based technology can help us worldwide by allowing us to collect data and explore the impacts of climate change from space. This information has global benefits in helping to manage the earth’s resources more wisely.  It will also help existing industries become more efficient as we all work together, as we must, to reduce emissions overall and battle against climate change”

Mark Duddridge, Chair of the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership said: “This was a bold and important decision by Cornwall Council’s Cabinet and an important step towards creating the conditions for the space sector to flourish in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The LEP is already investing £8.4m to upgrade Goonhilly Earth Station for deep space communications, which has helped to attract £25m of additional private investment. We expect Spaceport Cornwall to have a similar catalytic effect, creating high quality jobs in a fast-growing sector of the economy.”

The first phase of Spaceport Cornwall is expected to create 150 jobs and generate £200m for the Cornish economy.  The jobs will create local employment with many roles locally sourced including opportunities across operational support and engineering. The project will offer long term opportunities for work for our local communities and we are working with our schools to raise ambitions and inspire children to consider a career in the space industry.  Launch from the UK will be an opportunity to inspire children and young people to take up careers in science, engineering or even as space entrepreneurs. 

The University of Exeter’s study will inform a carbon offset strategy for Spaceport Cornwall which includes £50,000 for planting trees as part of a proposed Forest for Cornwall, which Cornwall Council outlined in its Climate Emergency Action Plan last month.

The aim is to ensure that any carbon emissions from a spaceport are more than offset. In time, satellite launch operators such as Virgin Orbit will be required to meet the carbon costs of operations through their launch fees, in line with the Council’s vision to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.

 

Story posted 18 September 2019 

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Last chance to feedback in first phase of engagement on Cornwall’s day services

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Wed, 18/09/2019 - 10:07

The first phase of engagement around the transformation of Day Support Services for people in Cornwall will end on Friday 20 September and people are being encouraged to have their say.

Cornwall Council is asking for the views of people who use services and their families, day services staff and providers, to help inform the future ‘co-design’ stage of community day time activities that will promote well-being and self-reliance for people at all stages of their lives.

Healthwatch Cornwall has advised the Council throughout the process to make sure the public have been offered different opportunities to put their views across. They have supported the Council to make sure the process is impartial and accessible for whoever wants to be involved, and have promoted the survey and drop-ins

Cornwall Council portfolio holder for adults, Rob Rotchell said: “We have had a great response so far, over 400 people have already completed the survey. We have met with more than 100 people who currently use the services along with their families and carers. If you or a family member use day services and have not yet had your say, you still have time and we would love to hear your views.

“People have told us that what they really value about day services is that it gives them a place to be themselves, to be supported by staff that they know and trust, and to spend time with their friends. A lot of people would like their day service to allow them to get them out and about more and to offer a broader range of activities, including helping them master daily living skills and build their confidence and a sense of independence. We will be using these, and a lot of other insights that people completing the surveys have given us, to shape future services over the coming months.”

Rob added: “We want to support people to be safe, in control, and to make choices about how they want to live; so that our communities are strong, healthy, safe and resilient. We want people in Cornwall to have the right support at the right time, and for this support to be sustainable.”

Once all of the feedback has been gathered more detailed plans will be developed with service users, carers and organisations. These plans will then be put through a formal consultation expected to begin in early to mid-2020.

You can access information about our work and complete the survey online

If you would like a paper copy of the survey then please just get in touch either by phone on 01872 22 42 65, or by email on dayopportunities@cornwall.gov.uk.

Posted on 17 September

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Study proves people take more risk on holiday by sea as deaths double | | - Cornish Stuff

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Wed, 18/09/2019 - 09:37
Study proves people take more risk on holiday by sea as deaths double | |  Cornish Stuff

Tragically, the amount of people who have died around the coast of Cornwall and Devon has doubled this year. The thousands of rescues around our coast by ...

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Grand opening of Kresen Kernow, the brand new archive centre for Cornwall

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Tue, 17/09/2019 - 19:15

Kresen Kernow Reception

A community open day to tie in with Redruth’s International Mining and Pasty Festival on 07 September will mark the grand opening of Kresen Kernow, Cornwall’s new state-of-the-art archive centre built on the former Brewery site in Redruth.

Protecting 850 years of Cornish history for future generations, Kresen Kernow brings together under one roof the world’s largest collection of records, books, maps and photographs related to Cornwall.  

Council Leader Julian German said: “Kresen Kernow is a fantastic building, and a fitting home for Cornwall’s history, which our residents and visitors can enjoy and be proud of. 

"When the decision was taken to build a new archive centre for Cornwall in Redruth, we were determined to protect the historic old Brewery building at the heart of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site.  

"It was one of the reasons the Council was able to secure £11.7m from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to go towards the £21m cost of the project, the largest grant made to a local authority archive service.

"Now we can come together to welcome residents to this amazing building for the grand opening event on 07 September.

“Kresen Kernow represents a local sense of belonging, distinctiveness and identity. The new home for Cornwall’s archive will nurture our own sense of identity and our ability to reach out to the global diaspora.”

With its carefully restored façade, exhibition gallery, digitisation and preservation suites and 14 miles of shelving, Kresen Kernow is a worthy home for 1.5 million of Cornwall’s historic manuscripts, records and papers covering 850 years of Cornwall’s distinct history. 

"Safely housed there is everything from medieval manuscripts to books, newspapers, glass plate negatives, maps, diaries, letters and much more.

The Redruth Brewery site had been an eyesore since a devastating fire destroyed many of its historic buildings in 2011.

A package of investment including £1.7million from the European Regional Development Fund for public realm works and a flood alleviation scheme got the site ready for redevelopment.

Bob Egerton, Cornwall Council cabinet portfolio holder for planning and economy said:  “The opening of Kresen Kernow will have a ripple effect, transforming an area of Cornwall that was seen to be run down and unloved, to a place that inspires the community to get involved and be proud. “

“Kresen Kernow is a fitting new home for the stories of Cornwall and will help to reinforce Redruth’s reputation as a centre for creative industries.  It will attract more people to come to Redruth which will in turn act as a catalyst for further development and investment.”

Cllr Deborah Reeve, Mayor of Redruth, said the project had provided a real boost for the town.  She said:  “There is an air of hope in the town around what is happening at this site.

“It has bought such a sense of positivity and achievement to everybody and we really see there is a change in what is happening in the town for the better.”

The community open day on 07 September will run from 10am until 4pm and will begin with a ribbon cutting by The Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall, Edward Bolitho OBE to formally open the building.

Throughout the day, there will be a wide range of performances by Cornish bands and choirs, including a piece composed specifically for the opening event, as well as talks, sneaky peek tours and free family activities.

There will also be the chance to view the Treasures of Kresen Kernow exhibition, featuring a magnificent manuscript from Elizabeth I.

Visitors will be able to take a look at treasures from the strongrooms, including an 18th century Cornish language dictionary.

Kresen Kernow has also launched a brand new website to open up Cornwall’s incredible archive collections to an even wider audience so that digitised items – including books and thousands of photographs – can be accessed online whether you are in Bude or Brisbane.

Kresen Kernow, which will be open for free access for one and all, also has dedicated learning rooms, exhibition space capable of hosting loaned documents from other archives, as well as, strongrooms to ensure that Cornwall’s heritage continues to be well cared for into the future. 

It will be running a wide activity programme which includes school outreach workshops on a wide variety of themes, as well as opportunities for volunteering and work experience placements.

Kresen Kernow opens to researchers on Wednesday September 11 at 9.30am. Everyone is welcome to drop in and see what’s on offer.

Posted on 04 September

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Penwith community services review event

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 17/09/2019 - 18:30
Come to our drop in session at The Knut, St Just to learn more about out work to review community services in Penwith.
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BBC Devon & Cornwall Live: 17 September - BBC News

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Tue, 17/09/2019 - 18:09
BBC Devon & Cornwall Live: 17 September  BBC News

Bringing you the news, sport, travel and weather for Devon and Cornwall.

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Children celebrate new mobile library in Cornwall

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Tue, 17/09/2019 - 16:28

A new mobile library is set to support thousands of Cornish school children with their reading attainment and love of books.

Cornwall Council’s Education Library Service launched its new mobile library stocked with more than 7,000 children’s books at Mount Hawke Academy this week.

A group of Year 5 pupils became the first children in Cornwall to step into the multi-coloured, specially-decorated library van to choose new titles for their school library.

The service is now ready to visit more than 70 primary schools once a term so pupils aged five to 11 can choose and exchange their favourite books.

The Education Library Service (ELS) contributes to children's reading development by providing resources and expertise to primary schools across Cornwall who have subscribed to the service.

It currently supports 30,000 pupils by providing a regular source of newly published, evaluated and discounted books to develop reading and learning and support and enhance schools’ learning objectives.

Experienced library staff are on hand to give advice and practical support saving school staff time and delivering value for money.

The ELS offers a once-termly mobile library visit to schools who have signed up specifically for the service.

Edwina Hannaford, Cornwall Council’s portfolio holder for neighbourhoods, said: “We believe every child in Cornwall should leave school with a love of books and the ability to read well so they have the greatest opportunities to succeed throughout their lives.

“Our role in achieving this is to offer primary schools in Cornwall a service that brings reading to life and supports educational attainment.

“This new, state-of-the art mobile library will dramatically improve the service we provide and we hope that many more schools and their pupils will engage with our books every single week.”

Catherine Biddick, head of Mount Hawke Academy, said: “We’re just delighted to have been chosen as the school for the new Education Library Service van to be launched at.

“We have a long history with the Education Library Service and this new mobile library means we can choose lots of new books to refresh our library regularly and children who don’t have the opportunity to go into a library can come into the van and see what a library is like.”

Schools can find out more about Cornwall Council’s Education Library Service, including how to subscribe, by contacting 01872 323456 or els@cornwall.gov.uk

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Ambulance service issues statement after 999 crash - Cornwall Live

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Tue, 17/09/2019 - 15:06
Ambulance service issues statement after 999 crash  Cornwall Live

Vehicle mounted pavement and crashed into a wall in Hayle while it was responding to an emergency call.

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Ambulance service issues statement after 999 crash - Cornwall Live

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Tue, 17/09/2019 - 15:06
Ambulance service issues statement after 999 crash  Cornwall Live

Vehicle mounted pavement and crashed into a wall in Hayle while it was responding to an emergency call.

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Ambulance service issues statement after 999 crash - Cornwall Live

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Tue, 17/09/2019 - 15:06
Ambulance service issues statement after 999 crash  Cornwall Live

Vehicle mounted pavement and crashed into a wall in Hayle while it was responding to an emergency call.

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Ambulance service issues statement after 999 crash - Cornwall Live

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Tue, 17/09/2019 - 15:06
Ambulance service issues statement after 999 crash  Cornwall Live

Vehicle mounted pavement and crashed into a wall in Hayle while it was responding to an emergency call.

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Ambulance service issues statement after 999 crash - Cornwall Live

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Tue, 17/09/2019 - 15:06
Ambulance service issues statement after 999 crash  Cornwall Live

Vehicle mounted pavement and crashed into a wall in Hayle while it was responding to an emergency call.

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