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Governing Body meeting

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

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 05/11/2019 - 10:00
Information on NHS Kernow's November 2019 Governing Body meeting.
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Governing Body meeting

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

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 06/08/2019 - 09:00
Information on NHS Kernow's August 2019 Governing Body meeting.
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Governing Body meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 09:00
Information on NHS Kernow's June 2019 Governing Body meeting.
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Governing Body meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 07/05/2019 - 09:00
Information on NHS Kernow's May 2019 Governing Body meeting.
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New shoots for Cornwall’s garden waste on Global Recycling Day

Cornwall Council - Latest News - 3 hours 16 min ago

Green-fingered residents in Cornwall are recycling record amounts of garden waste as Global Recycling Day is celebrated today.

More than of 32,000 tonnes of grass clippings, weeds, leaves and prunings were collected by Cornwall Council last year - enough to fill 39 Olympic swimming pools.

Residents put out 11,300 tonnes of garden waste at the kerbside to be picked up by the Council’s garden waste collection service and 20,750 tonnes were deposited at Cornwall’s 13 Household Waste Recycling Centres.

All collected garden waste is turned into compost and used on farms in Cornwall.

The number of residents subscribing to the Council’s fortnightly garden waste collection service has grown by about 10% per year since 2012.

In 2016-17 a total of 30,000 households were signed up and last year it was around 33,700.

The service collects grass cuttings, leaves or organic sweepings, tree, shrub and rose prunings, branches up to 30cm long and 2.5cm diameter (e.g. broom handle width), cut flowers, weeds and windfall.

Residents have the option of putting their garden waste out in a specially provided 240 or 140 litre bin or 70 litre bag.

Annual garden waste subscriptions start at £23.25 and all details are available on the website.

Sue James, Cornwall Council’s cabinet member for the environment and neighbourhoods, said: “We are delighted that so many people in Cornwall are recycling their garden waste and using our fortnightly collection service which is a great option when people lead such busy lives.

“There are many ways to dispose of your garden waste, whether that’s through our collection service, depositing it at one of our Household Waste Recycling Centres, home composting or simply reducing waste at source.

"As we mark Global Recycling Day today, recycling your garden waste is yet another way you can recycle in Cornwall and do your bit for the environment.”

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Have a concessionary bus pass? You can travel at any time on Cornwall’s buses from 01 April

Cornwall Council - Latest News - 5 hours 12 min ago

Older people, and those of any age with a disability, who qualify for a concessionary bus pass will be able to travel for free at any time on Cornwall’s buses from 01 April.

Up until now, people who qualify for a bus pass under the English National Concessionary Fares Travel Scheme have been able to travel on Cornwall’s public  buses for free after 9.30am on Mondays to Fridays and at any time on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.  Now, Cornwall Council has decided to extend the scheme so that concessionary bus pass holders can travel on public buses at any time and will no longer have to wait until 9.30am to travel for free.

Cornwall Council Cabinet portfolio holder for transport, Geoff Brown said: “We have listened to residents who hold these bus passes.  They have told us that having to wait until 9.30am to be able to travel for free on the bus means that they can’t travel to early appointments.  In the case of disabled concessionary bus pass holders in particular, they have told us that under the current arrangements, they can’t use their pass early enough so they either have to pay or make alternative arrangements to travel to adult training and day centres.”

Geoff adds:  “We want to encourage people to use public transport and here is a practical way the Council can help people who have a concessionary bus pass to do just that at no cost to them.”

 

Story posted 18 March 2019

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‘Peer on peer’ child exploitation highlighted as concern in the south west

Cornwall Council - Latest News - 8 hours 45 min ago

Children across the south west are victims of sexual exploitation. 

But while media reports often highlight cases of adult grooming and child abuse, Devon and Cornwall Police say the most likely form of child sexual exploitation (CSE) in the south west is perpetrated by other young people.

It's sometimes referred to as ‘peer on peer’ exploitation, and its victims are young males and young females.

“People may be unaware that CSE can be perpetrated by young people aged 18 or younger, and they themselves may also have been victims of CSE,” says Detective Chief Inspector Alison Lander, Devon & Cornwall Police and Force lead for CSE.

Recent research led by Plymouth’s Safeguarding Children’s Board found little awareness and understanding among young people of peer on peer sexual exploitation.
 
Their research showed that this form of exploitation in particular was not widely recognised or understood as a crime, which is preventing children from reporting it.
 
They found that young people are also not reporting sexual exploitation because they worry that doing so would lose them friendships; they’re concerned about how their parents might react; or that they’ll be seen as wasting police time.
 
Monday 18 March is a national awareness day for highlighting CSE.  Authorities across the South West are using the day to say to children and young people, “If you are put in a situation where you feel pressured sexually, please report it.  It’s OK to tell someone.”

Lisa, (not her real name)

Lisa is 15 years old and lives with her mother.  She began to go missing, leaving the house during the middle of the night to meet peers, and there were concerns about her drinking alcohol while out.

Her behaviour in school and at home deteriorated with no clear reason.   Her mum found information on Lisa’s phone, indicating that she had become sexually active,  and having unprotected sex.

Lisa said that she’d exchanged indecent images of herself with some of boys at her school.  

On occasions that she went missing, Lisa was drinking alcohol and smoking cannabis with her male friends.  She’d had sex with one of the boys while under the influence, and he’d told his friends about it.

Lisa started getting messages from other boys asking her to send pictures of herself in her underwear.  Lisa felt uncomfortable, but said ‘everyone sends nudes’.  And besides, she felt it was nice to have boys be interested in her in that way.

One boy said that he could get some cannabis, and he offered some to Lisa in exchange for sex.  She’s thought he was joking, but the boy repeated it a few times and on a later occasion with him, she went along with what he asked.

Regional Head of Service for the NSPCC, Sharon Copsey, says:  “Having early conversations about healthy relationships and consent is vital to tackling child sexual exploitation before it starts. We know that young people don’t always understand that what’s happening to them is abuse.”

Detective Chief Inspector Alison Lander, said: “Many young people who are being exploited do not realise they are at risk and will not ask for help.  Some may see themselves as willing participants in such abuse, not realising that what is happening to them is illegal.  It’s a difficult message to convey to young people, but it’s really important that they are aware of risk and how to avoid it.  Crucially they need to know how to report it, and to have confidence to do so.

“The public can really help us detect and prevent CSE among young people by knowing the signs and reporting any concerns they have.
 
“It’s not just parents, or teachers and carers who can help spot the signs of CSE.  Anyone working in a service industry, such as taxi drivers and hotel workers, shop keepers; anyone who may be able to spot vulnerable young people who may be at risk of exploitation or in an exploitative relationship – can also help to spot the signs and to report any concerns.”

Andy Bickley, Independent Chair of Plymouth Safeguarding Children’s Board, said: “We are committed to working with local organisations to tackle child sexual abuse and exploitation and CSE Day is the ideal opportunity to help improve awareness.

“This latest research shows that it isn’t just adults that exploit children and young people, it can also be their peers, so it’s really important that we make sure our young people know what the dangers are, and also what support is available.”

Schools across the South West and services that work with young people are actively raising awareness of CSE among young people.  Parents and guardians are being encouraged to do the same at home.

To find out more about child sexual exploitation, and how to spot the signs, visit https://www.dcfp.org.uk/child-abuse/child-sexual-exploitation/ 

There are a number of local and national agencies that can help, including Barnado’s, NWG,  NSPCC, as well as local Safeguarding Children’s Boards including the NHS, Social Care, Education and the Police.

More information about Child Sexual Exploitation and NWG’s CSE Awareness Day, 18 March 2019, is available online at www.dc.police.uk/CSEAwareness

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Falmouth Half Marathon: Cornwall AC runner wins 2019 event - Falmouth Packet

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Sun, 17/03/2019 - 18:20
Falmouth Half Marathon: Cornwall AC runner wins 2019 event  Falmouth Packet

COLIN Snook of Cornwall Athletics Club was the winner of the 2019 staging of the Falmouth Half Marathon on Sunday.

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PopUP Rugby event at Penryn RFC - Falmouth Packet

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Sun, 17/03/2019 - 12:00
PopUP Rugby event at Penryn RFC  Falmouth Packet

A new concept from New Zealand, 'PopUP Rugby', was introduced to Cornwall at an inaugural event which took place at Penryn RFC on Wednesday…

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Men jailed for £40,000 burglary spree of homes across west Cornwall - Cornwall Live

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Sat, 16/03/2019 - 18:00
Men jailed for £40,000 burglary spree of homes across west Cornwall  Cornwall Live

A court heard the men tended to target buildings under construction, stealing thousands of pounds of tools and equipment.

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Men jailed for £40,000 burglary spree of homes across west Cornwall - Cornwall Live

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Sat, 16/03/2019 - 18:00
Men jailed for £40,000 burglary spree of homes across west Cornwall  Cornwall Live

A court heard the men tended to target buildings under construction, stealing thousands of pounds of tools and equipment.

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Men jailed for £40,000 burglary spree of homes across west Cornwall - Cornwall Live

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Sat, 16/03/2019 - 18:00
Men jailed for £40,000 burglary spree of homes across west Cornwall  Cornwall Live

A court heard the men tended to target buildings under construction, stealing thousands of pounds of tools and equipment.

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Men jailed for £40,000 burglary spree of homes across west Cornwall - Cornwall Live

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Sat, 16/03/2019 - 18:00
Men jailed for £40,000 burglary spree of homes across west Cornwall  Cornwall Live

A court heard the men tended to target buildings under construction, stealing thousands of pounds of tools and equipment.

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The criminals sentenced at Truro Magistrates' Court this week - Cornwall Live

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Sat, 16/03/2019 - 06:00
The criminals sentenced at Truro Magistrates' Court this week  Cornwall Live

Men beating women sadly seemed to be a recurring theme this week.

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The criminals sentenced at Truro Magistrates' Court this week - Cornwall Live

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Sat, 16/03/2019 - 06:00
The criminals sentenced at Truro Magistrates' Court this week  Cornwall Live

Men beating women sadly seemed to be a recurring theme this week.

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The criminals sentenced at Truro Magistrates' Court this week - Cornwall Live

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Sat, 16/03/2019 - 06:00
The criminals sentenced at Truro Magistrates' Court this week  Cornwall Live

Men beating women sadly seemed to be a recurring theme this week.

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The criminals sentenced at Truro Magistrates' Court this week - Cornwall Live

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Sat, 16/03/2019 - 06:00
The criminals sentenced at Truro Magistrates' Court this week  Cornwall Live

Men beating women sadly seemed to be a recurring theme this week.

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The criminals sentenced at Truro Magistrates' Court this week - Cornwall Live

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Sat, 16/03/2019 - 06:00
The criminals sentenced at Truro Magistrates' Court this week  Cornwall Live

Men beating women sadly seemed to be a recurring theme this week.

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