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Governing Body meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 02/02/2021 - 12:30
Information on NHS Kernow's February 2021 Governing Body meeting.
Categories: Health

Governing Body meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 01/12/2020 - 12:30
Information on NHS Kernow's December 2020 Governing Body meeting.
Categories: Health

Governing Body meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 06/10/2020 - 11:30
Information on NHS Kernow's October 2020 Governing Body meeting.
Categories: Health

Governing Body meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 04/08/2020 - 11:30
Information on NHS Kernow's August 2020 Governing Body meeting.
Categories: Health

Partnership Senate

NHS Cornwall Events - Thu, 16/07/2020 - 10:00
The next meeting will take place on Thursday 16 July 2020, 10am to 12 noon.
Categories: Health

Help available for shielded residents as guidance changes

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Wed, 08/07/2020 - 17:30

As guidance and support for shielded residents change from next week, Cornwall Council, Volunteer Cornwall and NHS Kernow are reminding anyone needing assistance with food shopping, medical prescriptions and social support, that help is on hand.

Letters explaining the new advice are being sent out to everyone who has been asked to self-isolate for the last 12 weeks due to having a health condition which makes them clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19.

The Government is relaxing its shielding guidance in stages as it points to latest scientific evidence showing the declining infection rate of the virus.

Subject to ongoing clinical evidence, the changes will be:

From Monday 6 July:

  • Anyone shielding can meet up to five people from other households outdoors while social distancing.
  • Those shielding who live alone or are a single parent or carer with a child under 18 can start to form a support bubble with one other household including visiting their home and staying overnight.  

From Saturday 1 August: 

  • Shielded individuals can stop self-isolating as guidance will be updated to allow them to go to shops and places of worship while following social distancing rules.  
  • Food parcels sent by Government to those shielding will stop on 1 August as individuals are advised they can visit shops and pharmacies.  
  • However, other forms of support – such as priority supermarket delivery slots, help from Cornwall Council, Volunteer Cornwall and the NHS Volunteers Scheme – will continue.  
  • Those who need to work and cannot do so from home will be able to return to work as long as their workplace is COVID secure, adhering to the guidance available.

Cornwall Council, Volunteer Cornwall and NHS Kernow will continue to support shielded and other vulnerable residents if they need help with food shopping or collections, getting priority supermarket delivery slots, prescriptions, befriending and getting online for assistance.  

Anyone who is shielding and needs to set up priority supermarket deliveries for when the Government’s food parcel programme ends on August 1 should go to www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable or call 0800 0288327, the Government’s dedicated helpline, by July 17.

Cornwall Council is offering help to anyone who needs assistance with registering for priority supermarket deliveries. Contact the Council’s shielding line on 0300 1233334 for support.

Volunteer Cornwall is continuing to help with collecting and delivering shopping and prescriptions, providing befriending support as well as volunteers helping with other low level needs.  

It is running a ‘Walking Buddies’ programme to support vulnerable residents by providing socially distanced company to help build confidence and allow for social interaction.

If you would like a walking buddy or are interested in volunteering to become one, please call Volunteer Cornwall on 01872 266988 or email mid@volunteercornwall.org.uk

Dr Iain Chorlton, GP and NHS Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group chairman, said: “As the social distancing rules for shielded patients change, from 1 August you can now collect their prescriptions from your GP practice or local pharmacy as you would have done before COVID-19. If you need to continue to have them delivered can you please talk to your usual pharmacy or dispensary.”

Edwina Hannaford, Cornwall’s cabinet member for climate change and neighbourhoods, said: "After three months of staying at home, those who have been shielding will soon be able to go out more and see their friends and family while social distancing. While this may be a happy time for many, for others it will lead to feelings of extreme anxiety.

“Together with NHS Kernow and Volunteer Cornwall we are continuing our support for anyone who is stopping shielding in the coming weeks. Do get in touch with us if you need help with food shopping, prescriptions or if you are feeling anxious, and we will endeavour to help.”

Ian Jones, Chief Executive of Volunteer Cornwall, said: “Volunteer Cornwall’s team of volunteers are seeing considerable concern about the easing of the lockdown. We will be helping people get back out in their community but we still have thousands of Cornwall’s wonderful volunteers who are willing to help where there is a need. Together the institutions and communities of Cornwall can ensure those most in need continue to get the support they require.’

If anyone needs extra support contact Cornwall Council on 0300 1234 334 or email covid19@cornwall.gov.uk or contact Volunteer Cornwall on 01872 266988 or email requestforhelp@volunteercornwall.org.uk.

More information on the planned changes are here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/plans-to-ease-guidance-for-over-2-million-shielding

 

Story posted July 3, 2020

Categories: Councils, Politics

National roads survey gives residents opportunity to have their say on Cornwall’s transport network

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Wed, 08/07/2020 - 13:16

A sample of more than 3,000 randomly selected residents across Cornwall will be asked for their views on Cornwall’s roads, footpaths and cycle ways in a national survey taking place from June 2020.

The independent National Highways and Public Transport Satisfaction survey covers all aspects of transport – from highway maintenance and road condition to access to public transport and tackling congestion. The survey also looks at road safety, asking participants for their views on the provision of safe crossing points and dropped kerbs, as well as traffic calming measures and the safety of pedestrians and cyclists.

Cornwall Council is one of more than 100 local authorities to sign up to the survey, which is now in its eleventh year.

Members of the public will be asked the same questions whether they are in Cornwall, Cheshire or County Durham. Their answers will be compared with the views of other members of the public in England and Wales.

Last year’s survey results showed an increased satisfaction in road maintenance (up 4% from 2018 to 2019) supporting the findings of the Council’s residents’ survey which also saw an increase from 25% to 35%.

The questionnaire will be sent to a minimum random sample of at least 3,300 of Cornwall’s residents from June 2020, followed by a reminder, with initial local and national results published in late October. Since the survey is based on a sample, residents that receive a copy are being urged to take part.

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Cornwall Council cabinet portfolio holder for transport Geoff Brown said: “This is an important survey for us. We are committed to listening to our residents and the findings help build the picture of what is working well and what we need to improve.

“Increased satisfaction in road maintenance reflects the investment we have made over recent years. Council investment will see an extra £20m spent on our highway network by 2021 and in the last year more than 300 roads have been resurfaced across Cornwall as a result of the first phase of this funding.

“Last year’s survey also revealed lower satisfaction levels with access to public transport in Cornwall. In January we signed a new eight year contract for Cornwall’s supported bus network which will see new routes and an increase in the frequency of services. And while the coronavirus restrictions has had a major impact on the demand for public transport – these services will be back up and running as restrictions continue to be lifted.

“By joining in with this national survey we can identify areas of best practice and spot national, regional and local trends. I would urge anyone who receives a questionnaire to take part.”

Categories: Councils, Politics

Do you need urgent NHS care in Cornwall? Then contact NHS 111

NHS Cornwalll News - Wed, 08/07/2020 - 00:00
There is a new way of accessing urgent care in Cornwall, to make sure everyone stays as safe as possible during the covid pandemic. Go online to 111.nhs.uk or call 111.
Categories: Health

Cornwall makes history with first online full council meeting

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Tue, 07/07/2020 - 16:31

The first ever online meeting of the full Cornwall Council has taken place today.

The meeting, the first to be held since the implementation of lockdown restrictions in March, saw the whole authority meeting from their own homes via Microsoft Teams.

At the start of the meeting, sympathies were expressed to those affected during the pandemic, and thanks were made to those whose efforts had helped keep residents safe during the crisis.

Among the reports discussed and approved were the council’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and an update on the council’s capital programme, both of which had been ratified by cabinet last month.

One of the most heated debates centred on a proposal to lower the voting age to 16 in Cornwall. After a very close vote, the motion, introduced by Cllr Malcolm Brown, was approved, by 54 votes to 50.

The council will now lobby Westminster to be allowed to extend the vote to 16 and 17-year-olds in time for next year’s elections as a pilot authority before any extension of the changes across the rest of the country.

A second debate, calling for Government support for the coach tour industry and the hotels that depend on them, was also backed by councillors.

Cornwall Council will now ask Westminster to consider a number of measures to support the industry, including extending the furlough scheme and offering affected businesses a VAT holiday.

Speaking after the meeting, Cllr Hilary Frank, chairman of Cornwall Council, said:  “I am delighted we have managed to hold our first virtual full Cornwall Council meeting.

“It has been an incredibly intense and pressurised time for us all, and I am grateful to the staff who managed to work so hard to make sure today’s meeting was a technical success, and to my colleagues for adopting these new ways of working so willingly.

“These meetings are a vital part of our democracy and I am delighted to see them return to our diaries in a format that we can use going forwards.”

The meeting will be available to watch back via the council’s website at /council-and-democracy/councillors-and-democracy/webcasts/

Published 07 July, 2020

Categories: Councils, Politics

Flights between Cornwall and London to resume with British Airways

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Mon, 06/07/2020 - 18:12

Cornwall’s air links with London will resume on Friday, July 24, with British Airways operating services between Newquay and Heathrow.

British Airways will initially begin operating three flights a week in July, increasing to five a week in August and daily from September.

The service will operate under a Public Service Obligation, which provides financial support, if required, to ensure the route is maintained year-round. 
Commercial flights resumed at Cornwall Airport Newquay last Saturday (July 4), and new measures have been put in place to ensure a safe and welcoming experience for all passengers and staff.

Temperature screening will be in place as passengers enter the terminal building and anyone over the age of 11 will have to wear a face covering.

Passenger flow around the airport has been re-worked to help aid social distancing, and enhanced cleaning regimes have been introduced.

Cornwall Council cabinet portfolio holder for transport, Geoff Brown, said: “I welcome the arrival of British Airways in Cornwall to operate our key route between Newquay and London. This PSO service not only protects Cornwall’s links with London, but will also offer excellent connectivity around the world into the future.

“While it is vital for our residents and business community that direct flights between Newquay and London are reinstated, we are taking a measured approach at this time and I am pleased that British Airways has recognised the importance of a phased return of the London service.

“We are confident that as the airline industry begins to make steps to resume operations, the introduction of this well respected national airline, operating into the UK’s major hub airport will offer fantastic worldwide connectivity and a major boost for both Cornwall’s airport and the economy of the region.

“The collapse of Flybe was a blow, but we have been able to work with Cornwall Airport Newquay, the Department for Transport and St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double, to secure the new operator. 

“British Airways will be operating the PSO route under an emergency order for seven months while we work with the DfT to run the tender process for the four year contract which will begin in March 2021.”

Mark Duddridge, Chair of the Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership said: “Cornwall’s air links are going to be vital to rebuilding our connectivity with other parts of the UK and the rest of the world. We know that coronavirus travel restrictions have had a severe impact on all parts of our economy and once we enter the recovery phase this link will help show that we are open for business.”

Pete Downes, Managing Director at Cornwall Airport Newquay said: “The London route forms the cornerstone of our recovery strategy at Cornwall Airport Newquay. In securing a British Airways service to Heathrow, I’m confident we have the fantastic airline partner and London gateway that Cornwall deserves.

“We very much look forward to working with the team at British Airways, alongside our stakeholder partners locally, to rebuild the historically strong demand on the route and make the service a success.”

Steve Double, MP for St Austell and Newquay, said: “I am pleased to have worked with all concerned to see the important London-Newquay route maintained with government backing as we look to come out of the Coronavirus crisis. To be able to secure this route to Heathrow and with the UK’s flag carrier airline is a real vote of confidence in the future of the airport.

"Cornwall Airport Newquay is vital to the Cornish economy and will play a key role in enabling us to bounce back from the crisis. I look forward to continue working with the airport management, Cornwall Council, government ministers and the airlines to ensure the airport will be able to survive and prosper for the future.”

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Story published on July 6, 2020

Categories: Councils, Politics

Thanks to hospitality businesses for reopening safely

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Mon, 06/07/2020 - 17:52

Cornwall Council is saying a big thank you to businesses for their efforts in keeping customers safe as they finally opened their doors at the weekend following the lockdown.

Pubs, restaurants, accommodation providers and hairdressers were allowed to reopen from Saturday as the Government eased restrictions for the hospitality sector.

Businesses had to put in place new Coronavirus safety measures before operating again, including asking customers to book ahead, follow social distancing and give contact details to help with the Government’s Track and Trace system.

Over the weekend Cornwall Council officers patrolled seven town centres to give advice and support to reopening businesses and responded to questions from more than 100 pubs, restaurants and hotels.

Public protection officers will continue to visit hospitality businesses over the next few weeks, and they are encouraging businesses to make contact if they have any questions about trading under the changing rules.

More than 1,800 businesspeople have attended the Council’s free Back in Business webinars for specific sectors which can be watched again and more sessions are being planned with dates to be announced.

Free business advice in meeting the new legal requirements is available at www.businessregulatorysupport.co.uk/recovery or from the Council’s Business Regulatory Support team. 

Rob Nolan, Cornwall’s cabinet member for environment and public protection, said: “After being shut for so many months we can understand that some businesses have been apprehensive about reopening. Our public protection team has been working hard to give reassurance and advice to many businesses over the weekend and last two months through our business webinars.

“Businesses have made a huge effort in getting back upon their feet and we are extremely grateful for all that they’ve done to reopen to customers safely.”

Businesses can also get more information on reopening from Cornwall Council’s Back in Business Recovery Guide which covers topics such as working safely and limiting the risk of Coronavirus, cleaning and disinfection, food safety and health and safety. 

If you need any further help contact businessadvice@cornwall.gov.uk. More advice is available at https://www.businessregulatorysupport.co.uk/ 

 

Story posted on July 6, 2020

Categories: Councils, Politics

Overgrown path., 5th July

The pavement from the last house on Pendarves Rd. down to Killivous Cemertry is badly overgrown with some of the grasses up to chest level. When it has rained the grass leans over the path and it is almost impossible to walk along it without getting very wet.
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 57 Pendarves Road, Camborne
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No street name signs, 5th July

No street name signs on Feeding Field Close and Chins Field Close, delivery drivers still having problems finding addresses on this development. Emergency services have difficulty in finding an address.
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 22 Trevassack Manor Park, Hayle
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