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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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Governing Body meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 03/09/2019 - 10:00
Information on NHS Kernow's September 2019 Governing Body meeting.
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Governing Body meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 06/08/2019 - 10:00
Information on NHS Kernow's August 2019 Governing Body meeting.
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Day services in Cornwall to be transformed in partnership with the people who use them

Cornwall Council - Latest News - 3 hours 32 min ago

Day support services for people in Cornwall are set to be transformed, working with people who use services to make them fit for purpose so that they offer people the opportunity to learn new skills, access  employment opportunities and to make friends and develop relationships.

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

Healthwatch Cornwall are working with the council to advise on the ways they engage with people who use services, building on the recommendations Healthwatch Cornwall made in their report, “No Changes About Me Without Me” in 2018.

Cornwall Council portfolio holder for adults, Rob Rotchell said: “We know people no longer want to use building based day services because we have seen a big reduction in the numbers of new people attending. Services are already underutilised and will become unsustainable.

“We therefore need to offer more choice and flexibility in how people spend their day. People should be able to take part in activities that develop their interests and skills, and provide opportunities for them to contribute to their local community, and access education and employment opportunities.”

“People are living longer and their ambitions for how they live their lives and spend their time are changing. The total population of people aged 65 and over is predicted to increase by 33% by 2030. It is expected that many more people will have a learning disability, autism, visual or hearing impairments, dementia, mobility issues or severe depression so it is important that the services available are able to meet these differing needs, one size does not fit all.“

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.”

People are able to get involved in a number of ways, sharing ideas at group meetings, using an online survey, via email or by telephone.

There is a full schedule of events and how people can have their say listed on the Council’s website.

The engagement activity is expected to end in December 2019.

Once all of the feedback has been gathered more detailed plans will be developed. These plans will then be put through a formal consultation expected to begin in early 2020.

Posted on 15 July

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Cornwall’s leaders will fight climate crisis together

Cornwall Council - Latest News - 6 hours 14 min ago

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Leadership Board has pledged to join forces with Cornwall Council to be ‘leaders in the fight against climate change’.

It comes after Cornwall Council leader Councillor Julian German addressed the Board at a meeting in New County Hall today (Friday, July 12).

Cornwall Council declared a climate emergency earlier this year and will present a report on tackling climate change to its Cabinet on July 24.

Cllr German urged the Board, made up of leaders across Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, to help shape the Council’s plans for Cornwall to strive towards becoming carbon neutral by 2030.

He said: “I would like the leadership board to help shape our collective actions, providing the necessary leadership to help us drive forward the changes that will be required from us all.

“No one organisation can ever hope to drive a fundamental shift in the way we work, live, produce food, deal with waste, generate energy and travel. “Only through systems leadership can we begin to make the shifts required to transition from a fossil fuel driven society to one that better balances the needs of the planet to the lifestyles and ambitions of our future generations.”

Cllr German said that the Board had a crucial role to play as the strategic voice for Cornwall in discussions with central government about fighting climate change.

He went on to say Cornwall could lead the way in combating the climate crisis.

He said: “This is a critical juncture in history; for future generations we need to act now, and I firmly believe that Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly can be leaders in the fight against climate change; not because there is glory in first mover advantage, but because we can show what can be done through joined up leadership that will show other regions what strong local systems leadership can deliver.”

Members of the Board expressed their support for Cornwall Council’s bid to fight climate change.

Mark Duddridge, Chair of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “We agree there is a climate emergency and the evidence is now compelling that urgent action is required on climate change and biodiversity. That means we need to develop and implement a different approach to economic development. We don’t have all of the answers, but the LEP is united in a desire to be part of positive change and to play our part in leading Cornwall and Scilly’s response to the biggest economic challenge of the age.

“We will start by positioning ‘Clean Growth’ at the heart of our Industrial Strategy, which will take shape this year. This will not only support new sectors, but help our understanding of how we change the economy as a whole. We need new approaches, new measures of success and a more sophisticated approach to economic growth which values the environment.”

In a submitted statement Chris Blong, Deputy Chair of NHS Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “I will strongly recommend to NHS Kernow Governing Body that the health and care system play their part in helping tackle what is a threat to our individual and collective wellbeing.

“Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have the natural resources at our disposal in areas such as deep geothermal, solar, wind and marine to be a UK vanguard and we must take a leadership role locally, nationally and internationally to help people understand the challenges and opportunities of striving to become carbon neutral by 2030.”

Toby Parkins, President of Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, said in a statement: “My immediate thoughts are that sustainability changes can create opportunities for businesses to do things differently, and that can create innovation as well as cost savings.”

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Leadership Board is made up of the following members:

  • Julian German - Leader of Cornwall Council
  • Adam Paynter - Deputy Leader of Cornwall Council
  • Robert Francis - Chairman of the Council of the Isles of Scilly
  • Linda Taylor - Leader of the Conservative Group on Cornwall Council (the largest opposition group)
  • Alison Hernandez - Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner
  • Paul O’Brien - Chair of Cornwall Association of Local Councils
  • Mark Duddridge - Chair of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership
  • Matthew Thomson - Chair of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Nature Partnership
  • Rob Rotchell - Cornwall Council Portfolio holder for Adults
  • Chris Blong - Deputy Chair NHS Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Toby Parkins - President of the Chamber of Commerce
  • Plus representation from one of the region’s Members of Parliament

Cornwall Council’s report on combating climate change will be considered by councillors at a Cabinet meeting at New County Hall on July 24.

Residents have until July 15 to give their views in a Cornwall Council survey on climate change.

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8 of the most beautiful cycling routes in Europe - Evening Standard

8 of the most beautiful cycling routes in Europe  Evening Standard

London is a city of spin addicts – evidenced by the exponential rise of studios like Psycle, SoulCycle and Boom Cycle – but what about cycling in the great ...

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Vinter Cup: Penzance beat Falmouth by 65 runs in final - Falmouth Packet

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Sun, 14/07/2019 - 13:44
Vinter Cup: Penzance beat Falmouth by 65 runs in final  Falmouth Packet

Penzance 184-5 (20) beat Falmouth (119 all out) by 65 runs.

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This is where in Cornwall The Proclaimers would have walked 500 miles to - Cornwall Live

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Sun, 14/07/2019 - 06:00
This is where in Cornwall The Proclaimers would have walked 500 miles to  Cornwall Live

We all know The Proclaimers would walk 500 miles to haver for their woman - but where exactly would that take Scotland's bespectacled songsmiths, Charlie ...

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This is where in Cornwall The Proclaimers would have walked 500 miles to - Cornwall Live

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Sun, 14/07/2019 - 06:00
This is where in Cornwall The Proclaimers would have walked 500 miles to  Cornwall Live

We all know The Proclaimers would walk 500 miles to haver for their woman - but where exactly would that take Scotland's bespectacled songsmiths, Charlie ...

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This is where in Cornwall The Proclaimers would have walked 500 miles to - Cornwall Live

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Sun, 14/07/2019 - 06:00
This is where in Cornwall The Proclaimers would have walked 500 miles to  Cornwall Live

We all know The Proclaimers would walk 500 miles to haver for their woman - but where exactly would that take Scotland's bespectacled songsmiths, Charlie ...

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Two-vehicle crash leads to four-mile queues on the A30 - Cornwall Live

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Sat, 13/07/2019 - 18:28
Two-vehicle crash leads to four-mile queues on the A30  Cornwall Live

The incident happened on the A30 at Loggans Moor roundabout.

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Praze Surgery PPG tombola event

NHS Cornwall Events - Sat, 13/07/2019 - 10:00
We'll be at Praze Fair Show on Saturday 13 July from 10am talking about all things healthcare.
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Mound of rubbish on public footpath causing obstruction, 12th July

This public footpath has rubbish at the side of building that is causing obstruction
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Trevoarn, Hayle
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Mound of rubbish on public footpath causing obstruction, 12th July

This public footpath has rubbish at the side of building that is causing obstruction
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Trevoarn, Hayle
Report on FixMyStreet
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Sign up for a space-themed Summer Reading Challenge

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Fri, 12/07/2019 - 12:42

Children in Cornwall are being challenged to go on an out-of-this-world adventure for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.

The national event which runs from July 13 to September 14 encourages children to read over the summer holidays.

This year’s theme is Space Chase, inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, and young readers will be tasked with reading six library books of their choice.

They can also join the space family, the Rockets, for a thrilling mission to track down books nabbed by mischievous aliens.

The Rocket Family Web

Across Cornwall there are over 40 free library events and activities themed for the Space Chase including:

  • Space themed Lego club at Redruth Library on summer Saturdays starting July 27
  • Space-themed activities at Falmouth Library every summer Tuesday starting July 30, space themed Lego on August 3 and space storytelling throughout the week starting August 12
  • Roseland Observatory presentations at Truro and Newquay Libraries on July 30, Par and Wadebridge Libraries on August 7 and Launceston Library on August 16
  • Craft session to make space rockets, flying saucers, robots and puppets of space-themed characters at St Austell Library on August 28, Saltash and Callington Libraries on August 29, Penryn and Camborne Libraries on August 30 and Redruth Library on August 31

The Summer Reading Challenge is aimed at children aged four to eleven and is run in libraries across the UK to provide opportunities for children to read for pleasure rather than focusing on reading instruction.

Nearly 8,000 Cornish children participated last year and Cornwall led the way in the South West with 71% of readers completing the challenge.

To take part, children can visit their local library where librarians will register them for the Challenge and give them some fun materials to get them started. 

Children can also complete the challenge using Cornwall Libraries’ free eResources and download books to read via the BorrowBox app.  Visit the Libraries page on the Cornwall Council website for more details.

There are also competitions, games and reading clubs online at www.summerreadingchallenge.org.uk.

Edwina Hannaford, Cornwall Council's Portfolio Holder for Climate Change and Neighbourhoods, said: “This year’s Summer Reading Challenge Space Chase is about to be lift off and we want as many children in Cornwall as possible to take part in this exciting mission to read for fun.

“Go to your local library, sign up for the Challenge and get reading!”

To find out more about Summer Reading Challenge events in Cornish libraries go to Cornwall Libraries on Facebook or @LibraryCornwall on Twitter.

 Space Chase Illustrated Logo Web

 

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West Cornwall community aiming for the stars with new bid for dark sky status

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Fri, 12/07/2019 - 11:16

In a mission to preserve the amazing quality of the night sky in West Cornwall the local community is coming together, with support from Cornwall Council, to achieve International Dark Sky Reserve designation.

Bodmin Moor has already achieved an international dark sky designation, the first ever awarded to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), and it means that the West Cornwall sky can also be protected from light pollution as well as providing a focus for awareness and learning about the stars and solar systems just as the Bodmin sky already is.

Cornwall Council portfolio holder for neighbourhoods and public protection Rob Nolan said: “The designation status does not mean that the whole region will be plunged into darkness, its aim is to improve lighting so that it does not spill upwards and is not overly bright.

“Another part of Cornwall gaining dark sky status would be a real string to our bow - who wouldn’t want to visit and gaze at the beautiful Cornish night sky and learn more about our galaxy?”

Cornwall Councillor Sue James is leading the partnership bid, she said: “Part of the scheme involves an education outreach programme to encourage businesses and residents to get involved in protecting, improving and appreciating our dark skies. There are simple asks like ensuring lights face downwards and are only on when necessary; it's about influencing rather than enforcement.

"Darker skies help to protect our wildlife, providing them with a more natural environment, are good for humans getting restful sleep and enjoyed by astronomers".

A drop-in event is being held to find out other people’s views on 17 July at St Johns Hall in Penzance from 4pm - 7pm.

The core area of the designation will comprise the West Penwith section of the Cornwall AONB, with a protective buffer zone to the east which includes Penzance and St Ives. It is proposed that the buffer zone will be managed in the same way as the core area which means it will also capture the wide-ranging benefits of conserving the quality of the dark night sky which includes:

  • Scientific advantages – enabling enhanced conditions for astronomy;
  • Educational outreach – facilitating both formal education (at all levels) and more informal activities;
  • Enjoyment and appreciation – improving quality of life and provide creative inspiration;
  • Health – promoting improved sleep patterns and reducing stress;
  • Wildlife – providing a more natural environment for both nocturnal and diurnal animals; and
  • Energy efficiency – reducing wastage from unnecessary or excessive lighting.

These benefits can be harnessed without impacting on lighting needed by residents and businesses, including agricultural operations and vehicles.

Cornwall Council lighting has been upgraded across the county as part of the Invest to Save scheme which has improved efficiency and reduced light pollution.

More information can be found on the International Dark Sky Designation pages.

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Garden promotes mental resilience for students at Richard Lander

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Fri, 12/07/2019 - 09:49

Being outside in nature has been proven to reduce anxiety and stress, which is why Richard Lander School in Truro has created a new garden space to help young people with their mental resilience. The Growth Garden has been created in partnership with students and staff, thanks to a grant from Headstart Kernow.

The outside space is designed as a sanctuary which enables students to refresh and re-engage, therefore ensuring they are ready to learn on return to lessons’.  Aptly named the Growth Garden, the project, so far, has helped students to become more confident, gain new skills and build new friendship groups.

Sue Mitchell from Richard Lander School said: “We had a garden that had gone by the way side because there are so many things happening at school, but the students wanted to have a space to relax, restore, reflect and be ready to learn in their lessons. 

“Once we started on this, we quickly realised there were additional skills that the students could learn and these volunteers could leave a legacy for the school. I think being out in nature it is really important, as a human being it’s important to reconnect and enjoy the fresh air and the green.  Get away from those screens and have some time out side.”

The students have called the garden the Growth Garden, because it’s not justa bout nature, but also about personal growth.  

Tegen-Alysha is a student at Richard Lander and one of the team helping to restore the garden, said: “I hope people who come here (the garden) don’t feel lonely, because they will find someone to talk to.  You may not realise it but you are helping so many other people.

“I know what it feels like to be lonely and it’s not nice; I don’t want other people to feel like that.  So I’m working here because I want this to be a place where people can go and know that someone will listen.”

Numerous studies have shown the benefits of getting outside and taking part in physical activities, like gardening, when it comes to mental health.  With one study claiming a dramatic reduction in stress hormones after spending time outside and surrounded by nature.

Coordinator for Headstart Kernow, Kate Pordage, concluded: “Young people these days are under so much pressure, from all different kinds of angles and this kind of facility is great for developing mental resilience.  The students have done some great work in creating this space, which will benefit everyone at the school.”

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Troon Walking Football Club - Falmouth Packet

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Fri, 12/07/2019 - 06:59
Troon Walking Football Club  Falmouth Packet

What do Premier League champions Manchester City and Troon Football Club have in common?

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