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Cabinet supports plan for new business space to help grow Cornwall’s economy

Wed, 19/09/2018 - 17:08

A plan to build on the success of the Pool Innovation Centre and support the growth of businesses in Cornwall has been given the support of Cornwall Council’s Cabinet.

The original Pool Innovation Centre has proved hugely successful in supporting start-up and existing businesses, by providing state-of-the-art office space with access to a host of services and facilities to help those businesses grow.

In 2017 alone, Pool Innovation Centre supported the creation of over 100 new jobs and contributed over £6million to the Cornish economy. However, it is effectively at full capacity with over 35 businesses on site and with limited scope for current tenants to move on. 

At today’s meeting (19 September) of Cornwall Council’s Cabinet, members voted to support a plan to create a new development, Pool Innovation Centre Two.

This would create up to 1,500 square metres of workspace targeted at growing businesses ready to graduate from the original Pool Innovation Centre, as well as at other businesses that are looking for new workspace in the Camborne, Pool, Illogan and Redruth area.

Today’s decision by Cabinet members supports the allocation of £2.6 million from the Council’s Economic Development Match Fund, which will in turn unlock a further £2.3 million of European Regional Development Funding, to meet the full project cost of £4.87 million. The plan now needs to go before a meeting of the Full Council where councillors will be asked to endorse the funding decision.

Once fully occupied, Pool Innovation Centre Two would be expected to support the creation of around 40 new jobs and contribute £1.5million to the economy annually.

Cornwall Council Cabinet Member Andrew Mitchell said: “Since opening in 2010, Pool Innovation Centre has had a positive impact in helping new companies contribute to the Cornish economy.  By offering high-quality, supportive and joined-up business premises and support, it has nurtured businesses to grow, including the creation of around 370 new jobs.

“Businesses have told us they now need bigger premises to allow them to expand.  Developing Pool Innovation Centre Two will free up space in the original facility so new tenants have the opportunity to benefit from the support that it provides. 

“Once fully occupied the new scheme could help create a further 40 jobs and make a significant economic contribution towards a prosperous Cornwall and in particular to the local economy in the Camborne-Redruth catchment.”

Story posted 19 September 2018

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Cabinet agree to support community supported plans for regeneration of partially derelict Truro site

Wed, 19/09/2018 - 16:30

Cornwall Council’s Cabinet today (19 September) agreed to further develop plans to regenerate a major site at the end of Pydar Street, a key area in the centre of Truro.

The site is a partially derelict and an under used area with a mix of car parks, office space, leisure and retail outlets and a number of vacant buildings and warehouses.

Cornwall Council is proposing to regenerate the area in line with the resident approved Truro and Kenwyn Neighbourhood Plan.

Cabinet has agreed that £3.1 million of funds are allocated to bring forward the regeneration project.  The money will be used to further develop the concept to turn the Pydar Street site into a community hub with green spaces, leisure facilities, new homes for local people, office and business space, a hotel and student accommodation and academic space.

Councillor Mike Eathorne-Gibbons, Cabinet Member for Customers, said: “For the best part of a year, we have been working with a group which includes Cornwall Council, Truro City Council, Kenwyn Parish Council, Truro BID and Truro Chamber of Commerce.  We’ve also been talking directly to the local community. 

“For example, a Festival of Ideas event held in May helped test the initial vision for Truro and the potential proposals for the regeneration of Pydar Street.  I’m excited at the prospect of everyone continuing to work together to deliver a joined up and shared vision for Truro as a whole.”

 The £3.1 million of funding agreed today will be used to put together a comprehensive feasibility appraisal, conceptual design and an outline business case, which will come back to Cabinet for approval.

Bert Biscoe, Cornwall Council member for Truro Boscawen said: “The possibility of Pydar Street is that it can bring neighbourhood living, with all its complexity and diversity, back into the heart of the town. At a critical moment for Truro, with the internet changing retailing, working practices changing to be more environmentally sensitive, and the economy locating itself into global networks, this is a chance to try something new and exciting – letting life evolve organically, putting the local back into locality.

“Cornwall Council has the opportunity to see what happens if it steps back, accounts value in social as well as financial terms, and explores the possibilities of ordinary people and families leading the way. By being bold Cornwall Council can find a new way to do things which is both challenging and familiar, and could help many other towns in Cornwall and beyond”.

 

Story posted 19 September 2018

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Cornwall Faith Response Team is relaunched

Mon, 17/09/2018 - 12:38

Whenever a major incident takes place, people can be affected in many different ways.

They may require pastoral, spiritual and practical support, especially where they are suffering through pain, sorrow, trauma, severe injury, loss of property or possessions or where people are missing.

Cornwall Council has an obligation under the Civil Contingencies Act to help take care of its residents in such traumatic circumstances, and has done so through our Faith Response Team for several years.

Our Resilience and Emergency Management team recognises that such support can be provided by suitably trained volunteers, and now the team is being re-launched, equipped, trained and prepared to respond effectively as required anywhere in Cornwall.

The team will be mobilised if the Resilience and Emergency Management team become aware of an incident where such support is or may be required. The Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust Spiritual and Pastoral Care Team will contact the necessary Cornwall Faith Response Team (CFRT) members and request their attendance at the incident location as required.

Training being provided to the team members includes information about what to expect at such incident scenes, recognition of personal confidence, capabilities and limitations, understanding the various types of incident scenes, shelters and reception centres where they may need to interact with affected people and how they may support them.

Following a seminar held in the Council Chamber earlier this year where speakers related their experience of incidents such as the Grenfell Tower fire, Manchester arena attack and London atrocities team members were galvanised into renewing the Cornwall Faith Response Team and being prepared to assist whenever and wherever possible.

The CFRT will be re-launched by Simon Mould, Cornwall Council’s Head of Community Safety and localism: "I am delighted to support the relaunch of Cornwall's Faith Response Team (CFRT).  The strengthening of this team is an essential element of the response and recovery capability for Cornwall, providing critical support to people affected by a major incident. 

"After a disaster, we are so aware of the impact it can have on place and the people that live, work and visit there.  We’re sensitive to the whole person and this team of volunteers provides an essential link to ensure we don’t just see the house or business effected, but that we also support the persons, families and communities emotional needs impacted also."

Members of the CFRT are drawn from a wide range of faiths and beliefs including Christian, Judaism, Pagan and others. It is important to recognise the ecumenical strength of the team but they will provide support to anyone needing it.

Cornwall Council’s Senior Resilience Officer, Martin Rawling said: "I am humbled by the willingness of our volunteers to step into the unknown and support their fellow beings in such circumstances of terror, loss and suffering. We are grateful to our volunteers for committing to this task and I sincerely hope that we never have to call on their support; but I am absolutely confident that they will respond appropriately when asked.

"Bringing the team together, working on the procedures for the group and co-ordinating the team and their training has fallen to a handful of the volunteers themselves who have stepped forward to become the management group. The residents and visitors to Cornwall are right to be proud of this commitment and the work they have undertaken on our behalf."

Councillor Sue James said: "Every resident and every community hopes it will not experience a serious incident or emergency. Cornwall Council's Resilience and Emergency team has shown it can support local communities when unwelcome events happen and volunteers of the Cornwall Faith Response Team will be a welcome addition to the resources at hand."

Story posted: 14 September 2018

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On the agenda for the Launceston Community Network Panel

Mon, 17/09/2018 - 12:35

Residents of the Launceston area have the opportunity to find out about local highways, community transport, the Speedwatch initiative as well as plans for the land at Launceston Hospital at the next Community Network Panel meeting on Thursday 20 September at 7pm at The Guildhall, Launceston Town Hall.

Attendees will hear about plans for community transport and also updates on public transport that’s used around the area, and local people will have a chance to ask questions and voice their point of view.

There will also be an opportunity to hear about plans for the land near Launceston Hospital as well as the community Speedwatch initiative and how citizens can support it.

The Community Network Panel would like to hear the views of local people on what they think should be the priorities for a local highway scheme.

 This work on local roads involves spending an annual budget of £50,000, part of a council initiative announced earlier in the year. Your views will help shape how this money is spent whether it’s on speed limit signs around schools, yellow lines or other measures.

 Councillor Neil Burden, Chair of the Launceston Community Network Panel says: “These meetings provide a way for the community to come along, receive updates and engage in the further developments  of local issues and I hope more residents of all ages and backgrounds come and have their say about what is happening in the Launceston area.”

The meetings are a partnership between Cornwall Council, town and parish councils, the voluntary and community sector, the fire and rescue service, the police, health services and most importantly, local residents.

Launceston Community Network Panel includes all Cornwall Councillors for the area and representatives of Launceston Town Council and the Parishes in the community network: Altarnun, Boyton, Egloskerry, Laneast, Lawhitton, Lewannick, Lezant, North Hill, North Petherwin, South Petherwin, St Stephen by Launceston, St Thomas the Apostle, Stoke Climsland, Trewen and Werrington.

The meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to attend. Each meeting agenda and more information about each panel is available here https://bit.ly/2Qbwgzm

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Newquay Town Council to manage Newquay’s Library and Information Service

Mon, 17/09/2018 - 09:11

Residents of Newquay are set to have their library secured as Cornwall Council has agreed to transfer Newquay’s Library, along with the Information Service, to the Town Council to run.

This agreement is part of Cornwall Council’s devolution programme that is supporting parish and town councils and communities to take over local ownership, management and control and find more sustainable solutions to running services.

Newquay Town Council will run Newquay Library from its current Marcus Hill location. The library will be joined by the Newquay Information Service, making the library building a hub for the local community. 

Customers at Newquay Library will still be members of Cornwall Library Service and be able to borrow from the Cornwall-wide stock of books, and other resources as well as having access to online newspapers, e-magazines, eBooks, and computers. 

Cllr Edwina Hannaford Portfolio holder for Neighbourhoods at Cornwall Council said: “Our aim has been to work with partners and local communities to protect library services by delivering them in line with local need.  I’m delighted that an agreement has been reached with Newquay Town Council. This is a partnership which we will look to achieve in our other communities.” 

Deputy Mayor of Newquay Town Council Cllr Rachel Craze added: “As Chairman of Newquay Town Council’s Tourism and Leisure I, along with the Town Clerk, Andy Curtis, have been working closely with Cornwall Council officers to complete the devolution transfer. The bringing together of the Library and Information Service under one roof will allow us to extend the opening hours of both, with our underlying ambition to enhance the current offering and to create a community focused service.”

In preparation for the new arrangements a temporary library will be set up in the neighbouring Marcus Hill Offices whilst the building is adapted to accommodate both the Library and Information Service. The temporary library is currently scheduled from Wednesday 11 July for a couple of weeks.

Cornwall Council has already transferred the control of library services to a number of Town Councils in Cornwall, including to Falmouth, St Austell and Camelford. It is expected that the transfer of the library and information service to Newquay Town Council, which is for a period of twenty-five years, will take place during September.

The Marcus Hill Offices will be transferred from Cornwall Council to Newquay Town Council enabling the town council to expand and deliver more services for residents locally and this is also planned for September.


Posted 29 May 2018

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Newquay Town Council takes over Newquay Library and Information Service

Mon, 17/09/2018 - 09:10

The future of Newquay’s much-loved library has been secured thanks to an agreement between Newquay Town Council and Cornwall Council.

On Tuesday 4 September, the town’s Library and Information Service (formerly known as One Stop Shop) will transfer to the Town Council’s management, meaning residents will still be able to access all the key services essential to a modern library. The transfer includes the freehold of the Council Offices and Library building on Marcus Hill.

Under the new arrangement, which is part of Cornwall Council’s devolution programme, Newquay Library will also remain part of the countywide library service, so customers will keep their existing library cards and will still be able to visit, borrow and order books online from other libraries in Cornwall.

Since making the decision earlier this year to take over the management of the library, Newquay Town Council has also completed refurbishment of the interior of the building, giving it a vibrant and fresher look and improving the seating and meeting room areas.

The Town Clerk, Andy Curtis, stated: “The transfer of these locally important services to the Town Council represents over five years of negotiation. The Town Council has now achieved a long-held ambition to regain ownership of the Town’s Municipal Offices and continue its efforts to safeguard, improve and enhance the services delivered at a local level. This project forms part of the Town Council’s five year Strategic Business Plan and so we will now work hard to ensure the services remain effective and of value to the people of Newquay.”

Mayor Cllr Andy Hannan added: “Thanks to the Town Council taking over the provision of this vital service, our residents will see a newly refurbished, family friendly library with extended opening times and more facilities for the visitors. I’d like to thank the library’s hardworking staff who continue to strive to provide the service the town needs and deserves.

“Once again we have shown that local services can be better managed at a local level by people passionate about the town they live in. I hope our residents enjoy the new look Library and encourage them to use and support it as often as possible.”

As part of the arrangement, Cornwall Council will continue to provide and maintain the library’s public computers and resources, including replenishing books, explained Councillor Edwina Hannaford, Cornwall Council cabinet member for neighbourhoods.

“We know how important libraries are to our residents, which is why we have been working closely with town and parish councils and community groups across Cornwall to find the best partners to take over the running of their local library. Our aim has always been to work with partners and communities to create sustainable services aligned to local needs and the agreement with Newquay Town Council is an excellent example of devolution in action.

“From the beginning, the Town Council has taken a proactive approach to secure the future for the library and by moving the Information Service into the same building, are creating a community hub where residents can access to a range of information about services in their area.”

Cllr Rachel Craze who led the project as the former Chair of the Tourism and Leisure Committee added: “I am delighted that following many months of working with Cornwall Council, the town’s library and the council offices have finally transferred to Newquay Town Council.  The Library and Information Service staff are key to the success of both services and safeguarding their futures has been key throughout the negotiations. With the transfer now complete we will be looking at ways to offer an enhanced and efficient service as well as a town centre community event venue.“

Newquay Library and Information Service is open between 9.30am and 5pm Monday to Friday and the Library is also open Saturdays between 10am and 1pm - with plans to expand this further in the very near future.

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Join the movement – residents urged to join campaign to make Cornwall litter free

Fri, 14/09/2018 - 10:32

Councillors Sue James and Adam Paynter stand on Gyllyngvase Beach to promote #LitterlessCornwall campaign 

Local residents are being asked to stand up for Cornwall and join the movement to make Cornwall litter free as part of a campaign launched today by Cornwall Council. 

#LitterlessCornwall aims to rid the county of its litter blight by getting people to pledge to keep Cornwall beautiful and leave only their footprints.

Each year, Cornwall Council spends more than £5m on cleaning streets and beaches, with workers covering 40,000 miles annually – almost twice the distance around the world.

Despite this massive effort, around 40% of people in Cornwall say they are not satisfied with how clean their streets are.

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Adam Paynter, Leader of Cornwall Council, said: “The people of Cornwall are sick of litter and they are fed up of paying to clean up other people’s mess. Despite the fact littering is illegal and carries a fine of £150, some antisocial people are still dropping their rubbish.

“Litter is a blight on Cornwall but it’s not something we can tackle alone. By taking a pledge to leave only footprints, you will be saying enough is enough - Cornwall won’t put up with litter anymore.”

Council launches #LitterlessCornwall 

#LitterlessCornwall was launched at Falmouth’s Gyllyngvase Beach this morning by Councillor Paynter and Sue James, Cornwall Council’s Cabinet Member Environment and Public Protection.

Councillor James said: “Litter is a stain our beautiful countryside and beaches, it pollutes the environment and it is a danger to Cornish wildlife. It also costs a lot of taxpayer’s money to clean up – money that could be spent delivering other vital services.

“The solution is simple. If you love Cornwall, sign the pledge to show you care. If you’re out and about, bag and bin your rubbish, making sure you leave only footprints.” 

Councillors Sue James and Adam Paynter stand on Gyllyngvase Beach surrounded by litter to promote the #LitterlessCornwall campaign

Six easy ways to keep Cornwall clean

1)   Choose not to litter. Join the movement to keep Cornwall beautiful by signing the pledge now 

2)   Reduce, reuse and recycle at work, school and in the home.

3)   Set a good example. Help spread the word and share the campaign on social media.

4)   Bag your litter and take it home, or put it in the bin.

5)   Clear up after your dog and dispose of the bag responsibly – don’t let it become litter

6)   Join a local community litter clean up with Clean Cornwall or do a #2MinuteBeachClean 

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Landlords of shared homes urged to register to avoid fines

Thu, 13/09/2018 - 10:05

Landlords of shared homes are being urged to register ahead of new changes to the law which could see them fined up to £30,000.

The new legislation states that any home owner who rents their property out to five or more people forming at least two separate households (Houses of Multiple Occupancy, or HMOs) must register before October 1.

Anyone who registers before that date will be able to take advantage of an early-bird fee of £999. Anyone registering after that date will have to pay a £1,150 fee.

A landlord discovered renting out an unlicensed HMO could be fined up to £30,000 under the new law. 

Andrew Mitchell, the council’s Portfolio Holder for Homes said:  “Licensing will be used by the Council to maintain  minimum safety standards and to ensure the health and safety of occupiers  is safeguarded.

“The Council acknowledges that the majority of landlords in Cornwall are responsible and law abiding and through the Cornwall Responsible Landlords Scheme the Council is committed to helping landlords understand the duties placed on them.

“By working with good and improving landlords we hope to see positive improvements in the quality of accommodation offered to those seeking to rent in Cornwall.”

Landlords who wish to stay up to date with changes in the law, receive regular newsletters from the Councils Private Sector Housing Team or ask questions relating to HMO licensing are encouraged to join the Cornwall Responsible Landlords Scheme.

It is simple and free to join via the Council website - which can be accessed on the council’s website.  Search for ‘responsible landlord’ on the home page.

Posted on 13 September 2018

 

 

 

 

 

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Mevagissey pub landlord fined for refusing to reveal origins of crab meat

Wed, 12/09/2018 - 16:01

Refusing to reveal where crab meat which was on sale to customers of the Ship Inn in Mevagissey had come from has landed the landlord with a bill of more than £3,500.

Lee Young, 58 of the Ship Inn, Mevagissey, received an £800 fine and was ordered to pay Council costs of £2,731 after he pleaded guilty to obstruction and failing to ensure adequate labelling to facilitate traceability at Bodmin Magistrates Court on 6 September.

During the hearing, magistrates heard that during a routine food inspection in June this year, food officers from Cornwall Council discovered unlabelled frozen and chilled cooked white crab meat which had come from an unknown source. On asking Mr Young for information on his supplier, he refused to provide any information.

Customers place their trust in food businesses and need to be able to have confidence that the food they eat is safe and has been manufactured in hygienic conditions. This is why it’s very important that food businesses can trace the origins of the products they sell, explained Nick Kelly from Cornwall Council’s Neighbourhoods and Public Protection team.

“There are strict rules in place around selling food to members of the public – and for good reason,” he said. “Food operators need to be able to demonstrate they know where the food has come from, if it has been stored correctly before arriving at their business and if it has come into contact with any other food products. Failure to have this information could, ultimately have devastating consequences for customers – from food poisoning to a fatal allergic reaction.”

Sue James, Cornwall Council cabinet member for environment and public protection, said: “Every year, the Council’s officers work with thousands of businesses across Cornwall to help them to understand and meet regulatory requirements. Whilst the majority of Cornwall's businesses do cooperate and comply, there is no hiding place for those who refuse to work with us to protect public health. Council officers will prosecute those who intentionally obstruct their work and put food safety at risk. Thankfully such situations arise only in a very small number of cases.”

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Reducing low pay, police merger proposal and electoral boundaries considered at Full Council

Wed, 12/09/2018 - 14:42

Reducing low pay for workers, the potential merger of the Devon and Cornwall and Dorset police forces and the future of Cornwall’s electoral boundaries and divisions were all considered at a meeting of Cornwall Council at New County Hall yesterday.

Members agreed that Cornwall Council should seek to achieve Living Wage Foundation accreditation by 31 March 2019, working with those who deliver the Council’s service contracts in Cornwall to move towards paying their staff a real living wage. A further motion was passed that Cornwall Council become a strategic advocate for the payment of the foundation living wage in Cornwall.

Calling this a “top priority” for Cornwall Council, Council Leader Adam Paynter said: “Independent research has shown that paying the foundation living wage can be good for business and good for the workforce. As well as the financial benefits, paying workers the living wage can have a positive impact on productivity and staff turnover which in turn can provide direct benefits to customers and residents through better delivery of services. It can also help to improve levels of staffing and help existing workers to build a sustainable career over the long term.”

Members also debated their response to the Local Government Boundary Commission’s announcement that from 2021 Cornwall Council be reduced by 36 Councillors, to a total of 87.

In addition, Members agreed a motion in response to the Government’s recommendation on a new cross-border “Devonwall” parliamentary constituency, outlined recently in the Parliamentary Boundary Review.

Cornwall Council’s Leader Adam Paynter said: “ We strongly object to the principle of a cross border constituency and will continue to reiterate our absolute opposition to the proposals for the South West region because of this. Maintaining the integrity of Cornwall’s historic border is of the upmost importance. It is an issue which must be addressed.” 

Members also endorsed a motion about the proposed merger of Devon and Cornwall police force with the Dorset force, expressing severe reservations about the way in which the consultation on the merger has been conducted. The motion stated that Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Panel had expressed serious concerns about the lack of detailed information available and in particular the lack of published evidence about the envisaged benefits of the merger. As a result, there was little option other than to resolve to oppose the proposed merger.

Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhoods and Public Protection Sue James said: “It is my belief that people in Cornwall want police officers in the community to enable them to be and to feel safe.  They want to be able to talk to and work with them to tackle anti-social behaviour in its broadest sense, they want local crime and offenders dealt with effectively locally and they want a visible uniformed presence in their community.

“This merger would go totally against our priority of localism, and councillors voted to give a clear message to the corporation souls who have to make a decision on whether or not to proceed with this merger.”

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Communities invited to help reduce suicide in Cornwall

Tue, 11/09/2018 - 13:41

An event to help reduce the number of deaths by suicide in Cornwall is being held this week.

Residents, community leaders, volunteers and anyone with an interest in mental health, or whose lives have been touched by suicide, are invited to attend the free event at the Health and Wellbeing Innovation Centre in Truro on Wednesday 12 September at 9am.

Positive multi agency work to reduce suicides here has seen a drop in the number of deaths by suicide in 2017 (64). However, the rate per 100,000 people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly is consistently higher than the national average. Those who attend the event will have the opportunity to learn about suicide risk and prevention, and to contribute to the planning and implementation of local activities to help reduce the risk of suicide.

Mental health experts and community leaders in Cornwall, who are part of an initiative called Towards Zero, have put the event together to mark World Suicide Prevention Day.

It is being hosted by Cornwall Council, Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CFT) and is funded by the Duchy Charity.

The key speakers for the event are from State of Mind, a group of ex-rugby league players who promote positive mental health among sportsmen and women, fans and wider communities. 

They work to raise awareness of the issues surrounding mental health and wellbeing and deliver education on the subject to all levels of sport, business, education and community groups. 

Dr Ellen Wilkinson Medical Director for Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust said: “Every death by suicide is one too many. In Cornwall, a number of factors contribute to the issues we face, including unstable incomes dependant on agriculture, fishing and tourism.

“One reason people take their own lives is because they don’t want to talk about mental distress. Together, we as a community can make a difference, and not just take a medical treatment approach.”

Dr Ruth Goldstein, Public Health Consultant Cornwall Council’s Wellbeing and Public Health team said: “Every single death by suicide is a tragedy, and for every individual whose life ends in this way there are many families, friends and community members whose own lives are impacted.

“We are pleased to start seeing a reduction in the number of deaths by suicide in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, but our aim is for no one to take their own life, so we still have work to do. We all have a role to play and if we want to protect our local population we have to act together.”

Tickets to the event taking place at the Health and Wellbeing Innovation Centre on Wednesday 12 September are available to book for free on Eventbrite.

This year’s event will cover a variety of topics including:

  • Quiet  connections - Social anxiety and the #WeAreEnough campaign. How individuals have forged a community through shared experiences.
  • Fishing for positive mental health - Fishing as an escape from the day-to-day, and providing an environment in which men can talk about their personal feelings.  
  • Wave project – surf therapy and wellbeing. How young people with mental health issues have built confidence through surfing.
  • Schools and colleges– What are the correct steps to take after a suicide takes place?
  • Non-medical crises and building resilience – How can we support people feel safe, gain employment and have somewhere to live?
  • Reducing the stigma of mental ill-health – asking people ‘how are you really feeling?

Story posted 11 September

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Hot topics for today’s Cornwall Council meeting

Tue, 11/09/2018 - 09:45

Plans to achieve living wage accreditation and the future of electoral boundaries and divisions are two of the matters on the agenda at today’s meeting of Cornwall Council.

Councillors will consider a recommendation to introduce the Living Wage Foundation’s living wage for all the local authority’s staff, and encourage its adoption by council contractors. This would result in a minimum wage of £8.75 an hour if the recommendation is approved.

Potential changes to council electoral boundaries will also be discussed at the meeting. A recommendation will be considered about proposals for a new pattern of electoral divisions in Cornwall, which will determine their final submission to the Local Government Boundary Commission’s consultation.

Motions about the potential merger of Devon and Cornwall and Dorset police forces, the redrawing of parliamentary boundaries, and ceasing the activities of the Strategic Planning Committee are also on the meeting’s agenda. As is council practice, any motions will automatically be referred to the relevant committee for consideration unless the Chairman uses her discretion to enable them to be debated.

Members of the public are welcome to attend council meetings in person at New County Hall in Truro or watch the meeting live via a webcast on Cornwall Council’s website.

Posted on 11 September 2018

 

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Come along to the St Austell and Mevagissey community meeting and make your views heard

Mon, 10/09/2018 - 13:19

Residents of St Austell and Mevagissey area have the opportunity to find out about local highways, local healthcare and the help available to stay warm and well this winter at the next Community Network Panel meeting on Thursday 13 September at 6pm at the Council Chamber, St Austell One Stop Shop.

Donna Chapman of NHS Kernow will outline the various initiatives that are being rolled out to improve the resilience of primary care.  This will include new ways of accessing primary care advice and services. She will also update people on the development of integrated community healthcare services.

If you are over 65, pregnant or have young children, have a long-term health problem, or are on a low income there will experts on hand to tell you more about the help that’s available to keep you warm this winter.

There will also be an opportunity to hear about highway repairs in the area, from pothole repairs to road resurfacing works. Feedback on highways maintenance is encouraged via your town and parish council.

Other work happening on local roads involves spending an annual budget of £50,000, part of a council initiative announced earlier in the year, on local road schemes. Your views will help shape how this money is spent whether on  speed limit signs around schools, yellow lines or other measures. 

Councillor Sandra Heyward Chair of the St Austell and Mevagissey Community Network Panel says: “Local people know local needs best. These meetings provide a way to improve the place where we live and we really want the community to come along and get involved.”

The meetings take place quarterly and are a partnership between Cornwall Council, town and parish councils, the voluntary and community sector, the fire and rescue service, the police, health services and most importantly, local residents.

St Austell and Mevagissey Community Network Panel includes all Cornwall Councillors for the area and representatives of St Austell Town Council and the parishes in the community network: Carlyon, Mevagissey, Pentewan Valley, St Austell Bay, St Ewe, St Goran and St Mewan.

The meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to attend. Each meeting agenda and more information about each panel is available here https://bit.ly/2Qbwgzm

Posted on 10 September 2018

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A30 dualling between Carland Cross and Chiverton Cross on the agenda at the St Agnes and Perranporth Community Network Panel Meeting

Mon, 10/09/2018 - 10:13

Come along and hear about Highways England’s plan for dualling the A30 at the St Agnes & Perranporth Community Network Panel on Thursday 13th September at 6.30pm in Perranzabuloe Parish Rooms, Perranporth.

 Highways England is the government owned body responsible for motorways and major A-roads, and they are the lead for the work to dual the A30 between Chiverton Cross and Carland Cross. They have regularly attended the panel meetings in the past, during the design and consultation phases and they will provide an update of the scheme following the latest public consultation.  The scheme will cost £192 million, with road works due to start in December 2019. It is currently the third most congested piece of A-road in the South West. The aim is to bring better transport links to Cornwall which in turn benefits the local economy. A subject many people feel passionate about.

The panel will also be discussing smaller scale schemes which parishes have submitted to Cornwall Council’s Community Network Highways Scheme for minor road improvements. This follows-on from the Council initiative, announced earlier this year which gives each Community Network Panel a budget of £50,000 a year to spend on their local highways scheme, part of the £1 million a year package to be spent on local transport priorities.

Ken Yeo of Perranzabuloe Parish Council and Chair of St Agnes & Perranporth Community Network Panel said: “This meeting is a really effective way of increasing local people’s involvement in developing their neighbourhood. We hope more residents, of all ages or backgrounds, can come along and have their say about what is happening in the St Agnes and Perranporth Community Network area.”

 The St Agnes & Perranporth Community Network Panel meets regularly to discuss matters that affect the local area and is a partnership between Cornwall Council, town and parish councils, the voluntary and community sector, the police, health services and most importantly, local residents.

St Agnes & Perranporth Community Network Panel includes the Cornwall Councillors for the area and representatives of the following parishes: St Agnes, Perranzubloe, Cubert, Crantock, St Newlyn East and St Allen.

The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. The agenda and more information about the panel is available here https://bit.ly/2Qbwgzm

Posted on 10 September 2018

Categories: Councils, Politics

A30 dualling between Carland Cross and Chiverton Cross on the agenda at the St Agnes and Perranporth Community Network Panel Meeting

Mon, 10/09/2018 - 10:13

Come along and hear about Highways England’s plan for dualling the A30 at the St Agnes & Perranporth Community Network Panel on Thursday 13th September at 6.30pm in Perranzabuloe Parish Rooms, Perranporth.

 Highways England is the government owned body responsible for motorways and major A-roads, and they are the lead for the work to dual the A30 between Chiverton Cross and Carland Cross. They have regularly attended the panel meetings in the past, during the design and consultation phases and they will provide an update of the scheme following the latest public consultation.  The scheme will cost £192 million, with road works due to start in December 2019. It is currently the third most congested piece of A-road in the South West. The aim is to bring better transport links to Cornwall which in turn benefits the local economy. A subject many people feel passionate about.

The panel will also be discussing smaller scale schemes which parishes have submitted to Cornwall Council’s Community Network Highways Scheme for minor road improvements. This follows-on from the Council initiative, announced earlier this year which gives each Community Network Panel a budget of £50,000 a year to spend on their local highways scheme, part of the £1 million a year package to be spent on local transport priorities.

Ken Yeo of Perranzabuloe Parish Council and Chair of St Agnes & Perranporth Community Network Panel said: “This meeting is a really effective way of increasing local people’s involvement in developing their neighbourhood. We hope more residents, of all ages or backgrounds, can come along and have their say about what is happening in the St Agnes and Perranporth Community Network area.”

 The St Agnes & Perranporth Community Network Panel meets regularly to discuss matters that affect the local area and is a partnership between Cornwall Council, town and parish councils, the voluntary and community sector, the police, health services and most importantly, local residents.

St Agnes & Perranporth Community Network Panel includes the Cornwall Councillors for the area and representatives of the following parishes: St Agnes, Perranzubloe, Cubert, Crantock, St Newlyn East and St Allen.

The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. The agenda and more information about the panel is available here https://bit.ly/2Qbwgzm

Posted on 10 September 2018

Categories: Councils, Politics

A30 dualling between Carland Cross and Chiverton Cross on the agenda at the St Agnes and Perranporth Community Network Panel Meeting

Mon, 10/09/2018 - 10:13

Come along and hear about Highways England’s plan for dualling the A30 at the St Agnes & Perranporth Community Network Panel on Thursday 13th September at 6.30pm in Perranzabuloe Parish Rooms, Perranporth.

 Highways England is the government owned body responsible for motorways and major A-roads, and they are the lead for the work to dual the A30 between Chiverton Cross and Carland Cross. They have regularly attended the panel meetings in the past, during the design and consultation phases and they will provide an update of the scheme following the latest public consultation.  The scheme will cost £192 million, with road works due to start in December 2019. It is currently the third most congested piece of A-road in the South West. The aim is to bring better transport links to Cornwall which in turn benefits the local economy. A subject many people feel passionate about.

The panel will also be discussing smaller scale schemes which parishes have submitted to Cornwall Council’s Community Network Highways Scheme for minor road improvements. This follows-on from the Council initiative, announced earlier this year which gives each Community Network Panel a budget of £50,000 a year to spend on their local highways scheme, part of the £1 million a year package to be spent on local transport priorities.

Ken Yeo of Perranzabuloe Parish Council and Chair of St Agnes & Perranporth Community Network Panel said: “This meeting is a really effective way of increasing local people’s involvement in developing their neighbourhood. We hope more residents, of all ages or backgrounds, can come along and have their say about what is happening in the St Agnes and Perranporth Community Network area.”

 The St Agnes & Perranporth Community Network Panel meets regularly to discuss matters that affect the local area and is a partnership between Cornwall Council, town and parish councils, the voluntary and community sector, the police, health services and most importantly, local residents.

St Agnes & Perranporth Community Network Panel includes the Cornwall Councillors for the area and representatives of the following parishes: St Agnes, Perranzubloe, Cubert, Crantock, St Newlyn East and St Allen.

The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. The agenda and more information about the panel is available here https://bit.ly/2Qbwgzm

Posted on 10 September 2018

Categories: Councils, Politics

A30 dualling between Carland Cross and Chiverton Cross on the agenda at the St Agnes and Perranporth Community Network Panel Meeting

Mon, 10/09/2018 - 10:13

Come along and hear about Highways England’s plan for dualling the A30 at the St Agnes & Perranporth Community Network Panel on Thursday 13th September at 6.30pm in Perranzabuloe Parish Rooms, Perranporth.

 Highways England is the government owned body responsible for motorways and major A-roads, and they are the lead for the work to dual the A30 between Chiverton Cross and Carland Cross. They have regularly attended the panel meetings in the past, during the design and consultation phases and they will provide an update of the scheme following the latest public consultation.  The scheme will cost £192 million, with road works due to start in December 2019. It is currently the third most congested piece of A-road in the South West. The aim is to bring better transport links to Cornwall which in turn benefits the local economy. A subject many people feel passionate about.

The panel will also be discussing smaller scale schemes which parishes have submitted to Cornwall Council’s Community Network Highways Scheme for minor road improvements. This follows-on from the Council initiative, announced earlier this year which gives each Community Network Panel a budget of £50,000 a year to spend on their local highways scheme, part of the £1 million a year package to be spent on local transport priorities.

Ken Yeo of Perranzabuloe Parish Council and Chair of St Agnes & Perranporth Community Network Panel said: “This meeting is a really effective way of increasing local people’s involvement in developing their neighbourhood. We hope more residents, of all ages or backgrounds, can come along and have their say about what is happening in the St Agnes and Perranporth Community Network area.”

 The St Agnes & Perranporth Community Network Panel meets regularly to discuss matters that affect the local area and is a partnership between Cornwall Council, town and parish councils, the voluntary and community sector, the police, health services and most importantly, local residents.

St Agnes & Perranporth Community Network Panel includes the Cornwall Councillors for the area and representatives of the following parishes: St Agnes, Perranzubloe, Cubert, Crantock, St Newlyn East and St Allen.

The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. The agenda and more information about the panel is available here https://bit.ly/2Qbwgzm

Posted on 10 September 2018

Categories: Councils, Politics

A30 dualling between Carland Cross and Chiverton Cross on the agenda at the St Agnes and Perranporth Community Network Panel Meeting

Mon, 10/09/2018 - 10:13

Come along and hear about Highways England’s plan for dualling the A30 at the St Agnes & Perranporth Community Network Panel on Thursday 13th September at 6.30pm in Perranzabuloe Parish Rooms, Perranporth.

 Highways England is the government owned body responsible for motorways and major A-roads, and they are the lead for the work to dual the A30 between Chiverton Cross and Carland Cross. They have regularly attended the panel meetings in the past, during the design and consultation phases and they will provide an update of the scheme following the latest public consultation.  The scheme will cost £192 million, with road works due to start in December 2019. It is currently the third most congested piece of A-road in the South West. The aim is to bring better transport links to Cornwall which in turn benefits the local economy. A subject many people feel passionate about.

The panel will also be discussing smaller scale schemes which parishes have submitted to Cornwall Council’s Community Network Highways Scheme for minor road improvements. This follows-on from the Council initiative, announced earlier this year which gives each Community Network Panel a budget of £50,000 a year to spend on their local highways scheme, part of the £1 million a year package to be spent on local transport priorities.

Ken Yeo of Perranzabuloe Parish Council and Chair of St Agnes & Perranporth Community Network Panel said: “This meeting is a really effective way of increasing local people’s involvement in developing their neighbourhood. We hope more residents, of all ages or backgrounds, can come along and have their say about what is happening in the St Agnes and Perranporth Community Network area.”

 The St Agnes & Perranporth Community Network Panel meets regularly to discuss matters that affect the local area and is a partnership between Cornwall Council, town and parish councils, the voluntary and community sector, the police, health services and most importantly, local residents.

St Agnes & Perranporth Community Network Panel includes the Cornwall Councillors for the area and representatives of the following parishes: St Agnes, Perranzubloe, Cubert, Crantock, St Newlyn East and St Allen.

The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. The agenda and more information about the panel is available here https://bit.ly/2Qbwgzm

Posted on 10 September 2018

Categories: Councils, Politics

A30 dualling between Carland Cross and Chiverton Cross on the agenda at the St Agnes and Perranporth Community Network Panel Meeting

Mon, 10/09/2018 - 10:13

Come along and hear about Highways England’s plan for dualling the A30 at the St Agnes & Perranporth Community Network Panel on Thursday 13th September at 6.30pm in Perranzabuloe Parish Rooms, Perranporth.

 Highways England is the government owned body responsible for motorways and major A-roads, and they are the lead for the work to dual the A30 between Chiverton Cross and Carland Cross. They have regularly attended the panel meetings in the past, during the design and consultation phases and they will provide an update of the scheme following the latest public consultation.  The scheme will cost £192 million, with road works due to start in December 2019. It is currently the third most congested piece of A-road in the South West. The aim is to bring better transport links to Cornwall which in turn benefits the local economy. A subject many people feel passionate about.

The panel will also be discussing smaller scale schemes which parishes have submitted to Cornwall Council’s Community Network Highways Scheme for minor road improvements. This follows-on from the Council initiative, announced earlier this year which gives each Community Network Panel a budget of £50,000 a year to spend on their local highways scheme, part of the £1 million a year package to be spent on local transport priorities.

Ken Yeo of Perranzabuloe Parish Council and Chair of St Agnes & Perranporth Community Network Panel said: “This meeting is a really effective way of increasing local people’s involvement in developing their neighbourhood. We hope more residents, of all ages or backgrounds, can come along and have their say about what is happening in the St Agnes and Perranporth Community Network area.”

 The St Agnes & Perranporth Community Network Panel meets regularly to discuss matters that affect the local area and is a partnership between Cornwall Council, town and parish councils, the voluntary and community sector, the police, health services and most importantly, local residents.

St Agnes & Perranporth Community Network Panel includes the Cornwall Councillors for the area and representatives of the following parishes: St Agnes, Perranzubloe, Cubert, Crantock, St Newlyn East and St Allen.

The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. The agenda and more information about the panel is available here https://bit.ly/2Qbwgzm

Posted on 10 September 2018

Categories: Councils, Politics

A30 dualling between Carland Cross and Chiverton Cross on the agenda at the St Agnes and Perranporth Community Network Panel Meeting

Mon, 10/09/2018 - 10:13

Come along and hear about Highways England’s plan for dualling the A30 at the St Agnes & Perranporth Community Network Panel on Thursday 13th September at 6.30pm in Perranzabuloe Parish Rooms, Perranporth.

 Highways England is the government owned body responsible for motorways and major A-roads, and they are the lead for the work to dual the A30 between Chiverton Cross and Carland Cross. They have regularly attended the panel meetings in the past, during the design and consultation phases and they will provide an update of the scheme following the latest public consultation.  The scheme will cost £192 million, with road works due to start in December 2019. It is currently the third most congested piece of A-road in the South West. The aim is to bring better transport links to Cornwall which in turn benefits the local economy. A subject many people feel passionate about.

The panel will also be discussing smaller scale schemes which parishes have submitted to Cornwall Council’s Community Network Highways Scheme for minor road improvements. This follows-on from the Council initiative, announced earlier this year which gives each Community Network Panel a budget of £50,000 a year to spend on their local highways scheme, part of the £1 million a year package to be spent on local transport priorities.

Ken Yeo of Perranzabuloe Parish Council and Chair of St Agnes & Perranporth Community Network Panel said: “This meeting is a really effective way of increasing local people’s involvement in developing their neighbourhood. We hope more residents, of all ages or backgrounds, can come along and have their say about what is happening in the St Agnes and Perranporth Community Network area.”

 The St Agnes & Perranporth Community Network Panel meets regularly to discuss matters that affect the local area and is a partnership between Cornwall Council, town and parish councils, the voluntary and community sector, the police, health services and most importantly, local residents.

St Agnes & Perranporth Community Network Panel includes the Cornwall Councillors for the area and representatives of the following parishes: St Agnes, Perranzubloe, Cubert, Crantock, St Newlyn East and St Allen.

The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. The agenda and more information about the panel is available here https://bit.ly/2Qbwgzm

Posted on 10 September 2018

Categories: Councils, Politics