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Lucas Allen Greever - Maryville Daily Forum

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Lucas Allen Greever
Maryville Daily Forum
His survivors include his parents, Allen and Sandy Greever, Burlington Junction, Missouri, his two children, Hayle Jane Jolene Greever, Burlington Junction, and Blaize Landon Terry Greever, Falls City, Nebraska, sister Tracy Kirchert, and brother, Tony ...

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WATCH: Cornish sub-station fire still burning - Pirate FM

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WATCH: Cornish sub-station fire still burning
Pirate FM
A fire that broke out at a Cornish sub-station during the height of the storms is still burning, 24 hours on. Crews from Penzance, Hayle, St Just and Newquay were battling the blaze at Marazion on Monday. Police and Western Power were also called to ...
Marazion substation fire still burning 24 hours on from the explosion that left thousands without powerCornwall Live

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WATCH: Power cuts as fire breaks out at sub-station - Pirate FM

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Pirate FM

WATCH: Power cuts as fire breaks out at sub-station
Pirate FM
A spokesperson from Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said: "Two fire appliances from Penzance, one fire appliance from St Just and one fire appliance from Hayle are in attendance with engineers from Western Power Distribution at a fire involving a ...
Firefighters still on scene at Marazion sub station fireFalmouth Packet

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Council says no to hate crime

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Mon, 16/10/2017 - 17:12

People across Cornwall are being urged to take a stand against hate crime by finding out more about the services available from organisations in Cornwall, how people can support victims of hate and how hate can be reported to these organisations.

A series of events across Cornwall will be highlighting the issue during ‘We Say NO To Hate - Hate Crime Awareness Week which runs from14-21 October and aims to raise awareness of hate crime and to highlight the services available to victims of hate incidents.

Cornwall Council cabinet member for Environment and Public Protection Sue James said:  “Hate crimes have a devastating impact on the individuals involved, but also on the wider community.

“Cornwall Council works across all communities and we want Cornwall to be a welcoming place, where equality, freedom, fairness and opportunity are open to all, and a place where we celebrate diversity.

“A hate incident is any kind of behaviour that causes fear, alarm or distress where the victim or anyone else feels that they have been targeted because of their racial heritage, religion or beliefs, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.

“We are committed to raising awareness of hate crime, making it easier to report hate incidents and providing help and support to victims and anyone else affected.  Hate crime in any form is wrong but if it goes unchallenged, it will continue to happen. That is why it is important that if you experience, see or know about hate crime in your community, you should report it. We all need to say NO to hate.”

The call to action follows the recent arrest of a 63-year-old man from St Austell who was arrested on suspicion of publishing threatening written material intending to stir up religious / sexual orientation hatred.

Cornwall Council is working with Safer Cornwall, with Devon and Cornwall Police, DisAbility Cornwall, Pentreath Ltd and RJ Working to provide information and reassurance to residents in the towns of Liskeard, Bodmin, Truro, Hayle and Penzance following a rise in hate crimes and incidents since the EU referendum result. 

Pop up events across Cornwall

Monday 16 October 2017 - 10am-2pm

‘Drop in, pop up event’ at the Lux Park Centre, Coldstyle Road, Liskeard where partner agencies, Cornwall Council, Devon and Cornwall Police and DisAbility Cornwall will be on hand to offer advice, support and information to residents.

Tuesday 17 October 2017 - 10am-2pm

‘Drop in, pop up event’ at the Dragon Leisure Centre, Lostwithiel Road, Bodmin where partner agencies, Cornwall Council, Devon and Cornwall Police and DisAbility Cornwall will be on hand to offer advice, support and information to residents.

Wednesday 18 October 2017 - 10am-2pm

‘Drop in, pop up event’ at Tesco Truro, Garras Wharf, Truro where partner agencies, Cornwall Council, Devon and Cornwall Police and DisAbility Cornwall will be on hand to offer advice, support and information to residents.

Thursday 19 October 2017 - 9am-1pm

‘Drop in, pop up event’ at Asda Hayle Harbour, 1 South Quay, Hayle where partner agencies, Cornwall Council, Pentreath Ltd and DisAbility Cornwall will be on hand to offer advice, support and information to residents.

Friday 20 October 2017 - 10am-2pm

‘Drop in, pop up event’ at St John’s Hall, Alverton Road, Penzance where partner agencies, Cornwall Council, DisAbility Cornwall, RJ Working and First Light will be on hand to offer advice, support and information to residents.

To report hate crime, please contact the police.

For more information visit: The Safer Cornwall website

Story posted 16 October 2017 

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Call put out for people to consider adopting siblings

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Mon, 16/10/2017 - 17:11

Cornwall Council is using National Adoption Week (16-22 October) to highlight the need in Cornwall for potential adoptive parents willing to open their homes to sibling groups.

Around 40 children a year are placed in loving homes in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, and those who are siblings wait longer than single children for their adoptive family.

Find out more about adoption in Cornwall

Cornwall Council cabinet member for children and wellbeing, Sally Hawken, urged those considering adoption to consider the importance of keeping brothers and sisters together. 

“Adoption provides vulnerable children with the love and security of family life that they deserve. It is often in the best interests of the children that a sibling group is placed together in an adoptive family, to enable them to maintain a close and positive sibling bond.

“Brothers and sisters who are placed together provide mutual support, continuity of identity and the sense of safety and belonging that is so critically important not only in childhood, but over the course of a lifetime.”

Kerry and Sacha recently adopted two siblings, describing it as a dream come true and rewarding beyond their expectations.

“We are so grateful and happy we adopted siblings. They have a beautiful bond and a love for each other that has greatly helped their transition to us as their forever family.  Although going from none to two children almost overnight was a very intense experience, it has been incredibly rewarding. We are very proud of our two children, each achieving incredible things in their own ways and at different times. We are rapidly running out of space on the fridge 'hall of fame!',” said Kerry.

“We'd urge other potential adopters not to underestimate the influence you can have on older children. Both our children were over the age of two when we adopted them and we have been quietly astounded by the way in which they have taken on board our influences and characteristics, saying the things we say, wanting to wear the same as us, wanting to be just like their adoptive parents, even wanting to play the same sports!

“Although we have missed some of their early milestones, we are fully embracing and celebrating the milestones they have been meeting in our care and it's just as special, if not more special when those milestones happen.”

Julie Goodwin, Cornwall Council’s  Interim Adoption Service Manager, encouraged anyone thinking about adoption to find out more.

“We have adopters from all walks of life and backgrounds,” she said. “We need people who are able to emotionally attune to the needs of a child and provide a loving and stable home, but who also can offer a child understanding and acceptance of their past history.  We offer training around therapeutic parenting and the needs of adopted children to all our prospective adopters as well as having a dedicated post adoption support service – The Family Plus Team.”

Story posted 16 October 2017

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Firefighters still on scene at Marazion sub station fire - Falmouth Packet

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Firefighters still on scene at Marazion sub station fire
Falmouth Packet
Firefighters continue to tackle a blaze at an electricity sub station on Gwallon Lane in Marazion. The fire, which involves a transformer at the sub station, broke out just after 10am. Two fire engines from Penzance were called, along with one each ...

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Plymouth man pleads guilty to fly-tipping near Bodmin - again

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Mon, 16/10/2017 - 13:29

 Bodmin Fly Tipping

Joseph Buckingham (31) of Woodend Road, Plymouth pleaded guilty at Bodmin Magistrates Court on 12 October 2017 to fly-tipping in a country lane just outside Bodmin in April 2017. 

Mr Buckingham was previously convicted of a similar offence at Bodmin Magistrates Court in October 2016.

For this latest offence, Mr Buckingham was ordered to  undertake 200 hours community service and ordered to pay costs in full totalling £4,332. 

The area where Mr Buckingham fly-tipped the items was known to Cornwall Council Community Protection Officers as a local fly-tipping ‘hot spot’ and was being monitored.  

An Environmental Protection Officer noticed the waste deposit during his day off and stopped to investigate the waste, After a lengthy investigation, Mr Buckingham was identified as being responsible for the incident. Mr Buckingham’s van was seized as part of this investigation.

Mr Buckingham took waste from a household after being approached to remove the waste for a fee.  

Cornwall Council receive around 4,000 reports of fly tipping on public and private land a year. The cost of collecting and disposing of the fly-tipped waste costs tax payers hundreds of thousands of pounds each year.

Lynn Carter from Cornwall Council’s Public Protection service said: “Cornwall Council continues to work hard to tackle issues of fly-tipping. Fly-tipping is not only unsightly but costs the Council thousands of pounds each year to clear up the mess. We will continue to respond, investigate and, where evidence is found, we will take the appropriate enforcement action.  We are pleased that the court’s comments in summing up supported Public Protection in tackling fly tipping and the sentence and awarding of full costs reinforced this message.”

Cornwall Council cabinet member for Environment and Public Protection Sue James said: “This decision sends out a clear message that Cornwall Council will do everything possible to challenge fly-tipping and when taken to court this irresponsible action can prove extremely costly. It is also important that people paying contractors to dispose of waste undertake the necessary checks to ensure that the contractor is permitted to transport the waste and that the contractor provides the customer with waste transfer notes to ensure that their legal duties are complete.”

Please report fly-tipping to the Council giving as much detail as you can on the location. 

Story posted 16 October 2017

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Cornwall Council scheme lends more than £2 million to bring empty properties back into use

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Mon, 16/10/2017 - 13:19

 Empty Property 1

A Cornwall Council scheme has loaned more than £2m to property owners to bring over 100 formerly empty homes back into use over the past 4 years.

Cornwall Council cabinet member for homes Andrew Mitchell says: “One of our Cabinet priorities is to help tackle the housing shortage by bringing empty properties back into use. This National Empty Homes Week, we want those people who may own an empty property to know about the help that is on offer from the Council so that we can assist them and ultimately provide a home.”

Cornwall Council’s empty homes team works with owners of long term empty properties to offer a range of advice and assistance, including a loan scheme, and has been focusing on properties which, for a variety of reasons, have been empty for a sometime.

Mike purchased two neighbouring empty properties in Penzance which had been empty for over 2 years with the plan to create a total of 3 residential properties. He completed the work with the help of the Council’s Empty Property Loan scheme.

Mike said: “I contacted the Council’s Empty Homes Team looking for lending support with my small development project. I had purchased an empty flat and a neighbouring neglected grade 2 listed building and used the empty homes loan to part fund the project. The Empty Homes Loan is a superb and innovative idea targeting funds where they are most needed to help owners regenerate dilapidated housing stock.”

The owner of the former Francis Antony print factory near to St Austell town centre secured planning permission to convert the property into 7 self-contained flats. The owner said:  “When seeking finance to convert our former print factory into apartments Cornwall Council’s empty homes loan scheme provided us with the lowest rate of interest and set of charges.  The empty homes team were very helpful and approachable in a down to earth and transparent way and assisted us throughout the process.”

But even with all the help that is on offer to owners of empty properties, there are still some cases where the Council has to be prepared to tackle the issue of long term empty properties with legal action.

An empty property in Looe which had been abandoned for many years and become an eyesore in the local community has now been sold at auction after action by Cornwall Council.

Officers from the Council’s Empty Homes, Council Tax, Property and Legal teams had made many efforts to trace the whereabouts of owner but without success so have now been granted an order by the court to recover substantial unpaid council tax and in the same process change the ownership of the property.

Councillor Andrew Mitchell, Cornwall Council’s Portfolio Holder for Homes said: “This is a good result for both the people of Looe and Cornwall. There is a shortage of housing in Cornwall and this demonstrates that the Council will when all other avenues have been exhausted, take the necessary action to tackle the issue and bring empty properties back into use.  I hope this sends a clear message to all empty property owners that unless there is a good reason to leave a property unoccupied the Council will take action. 

I encourage empty property owners to contact us so that we can assist wherever possible.  There can be many obstacles to overcome in bringing empty properties back into use, particularly when they are in serious disrepair, but we can often provide a tailored package of assistance and advice.”

There's information about empty properties on our website or you can enquire about the assistance on offer  by contacting the Empty Homes Team:

Tel: 01726 223600
Email: emptyhomes@cornwall.gov.uk

Story posted 16 October 2017

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Group wall post by Peter F Clemo

Peter F Clemo wrote on Hayle development discussion group's wall: I've been looking at The Saltings, the tidally flooded area of Hayle Estuary for nigh on 60 years now. It strikes me that it is getting more and more shallow as the years go on. Fair enough it is little or no use except as an area of outstanding beauty and as a bird sanctuary but what happens when it's no longer flooded by the tide and the birds and wildlife are all lost. Will someone have a monster moan at the RSPB for allowing the habitat to be destroyed. Hayle estuary is looking very much in ... (10 likes, 14 comments)

Why Hurricane Ophelia smells explained by experts - Cornwall Live

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Cornwall Live

Why Hurricane Ophelia smells explained by experts
Cornwall Live
... page that they were getting “lots of reports” of a burning smell across Cornwall, with others from Plymouth saying they had been experiencing the same thing. The burning smell had reached as far as Penzance, Illogan, Godrevy, Hayle, Redruth ...
The zombies are coming! Bizarre 'Martian sky' phenomenon caused by Hurricane Ophelia whipping up sand from the ...Daily Mail

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Group wall post by Lauren Bambury

Lauren Bambury wrote on Hayle development discussion group's wall: Hi lovelies! As you may know the harbour is very close to my heart and something I would love to see restored to its former glory, however, as it is the major point of interest in Hayle, I'd love to know your opinions.... would you rather have a working port or a wildlife sanctuary (yes, both can be achieved at the same time). I would really appreciate your views :) Thank you. (4 likes, 8 comments)

Residents and businesses asked for views on Air Quality Management Area for Launceston

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Mon, 16/10/2017 - 10:35

Cornwall Council is asking people in Launceston for their views on declaring the town an Air Quality Management Area.  This is an important first step in improving air quality as it ensures there is an action plan for the town and opens up funding opportunities for measures that could help to improve local air quality. 

Councils are required to monitor air quality in their area against national targets and to declare areas with poor air quality as Air Quality Management Areas.  Cornwall Council has been keeping an eye on Launceston’s levels of nitrogen dioxide, which comes from car and lorry exhaust, since 2016.  This long term monitoring has confirmed that the Newport area of the town, particularly St Thomas Road and Newport Square, has excessive levels of traffic related nitrogen dioxide and by law an Air Quality Management Area must now be declared. 

Before the Air Quality Management Area is officially declared residents have an opportunity to get involved by sharing their views on air quality in Launceston, the plans for the Air Quality Management Area, the proposed boundary of the Air Quality Management Area and any measures to improve air quality that they would like to see included in the action plan for the town.

Gemma Massey, Cornwall Councillor for Launceston Central, said: “The consultation gives people the chance to find out more about air quality in Launceston and what the Air Quality Management Area will mean for the town.  I would encourage everyone in Launceston to share their views and ideas about how local air quality could be improved, as your opinions really do matter.”

Sue James, Cornwall Council Cabinet Member for Environment and Public Protection, said: “Cornwall Council’s priorities include making Cornwall greener and healthier, and improving air quality is an important part of this.  The declaration of this new Air Quality Management Area will raise drivers’ awareness of harm caused by vehicle emissions and enable the Council to work with the people of Launceston to improve their air quality.  Once the Air Quality Management Area is officially designated, through a legal order, we will start work on an air quality action plan for the town.”

The consultation period runs until 8 December. There will be a public drop in exhibition in Launceston Town Hall from 3pm-7pm on 8 November with staff from Cornwall Council on hand to answer questions and provide information about air quality in Launceston and options for improving it.  Anyone can attend the drop in exhibition or share their views by completing an online survey, emailing the Council on cep@cornwall.gov.uk, posting their comments to the Council or handing them in at Launceston One Stop Shop in Bounsalls Lane.

After the consultation closes, all comments will be considered and the Launceston Air Quality Management Area will be officially designated.  Then work will start on an action plan for Launceston, with local people having a further opportunity to share their ideas for air quality improvement measures at that stage.

There are eight other Air Quality Management Areas in Cornwall, which include Bodmin, Camborne-Pool-Redruth, Camelford, Grampound, Gunnislake, St Austell, Tideford and Truro.

As part of its Clean Air for Cornwall Strategy, Cornwall Council has already introduced a range of projects and policies to help improve air quality across Cornwall.  These include promoting walking and cycling, improving public transport, introducing car clubs, setting emission standards for taxis, minimising emissions from bus and works vehicle fleets, requiring electric vehicle charging points in new build homes, working with employers and schools to develop travel plans, and promoting mixed use development in areas close to public transport and facilities. 

More information and the online survey for Launceston are available on our Launceston air quality page

Story posted 16 October 2017

 

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China Clay Community Network Panel meeting to discuss giving local communities a greater voice

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Mon, 16/10/2017 - 10:01

Residents of the China Clay Community Network area are being invited to attend the October meeting of the China Clay Community Network Panel. Items on the agenda include plans to give local communities more say on local issues and an update on the St Austell Resilient Regeneration project.

The Network Panel meeting will take place on Monday 23 October 2017 between 7pm and 9pm at Indian Queens Victory Hall, St Francis Road, Indian Queens, TR9 6PW.

There will be a briefing on Cornwall Council’s Cabinet decision on 6 September to strengthen engagement with local communities and give them a greater voice through Community Network Panels. The briefing from David Chadwick, Community Link Officer for the network area, will include information on empowering panels by giving them more of a say on important local issues.

Alan Jeffrey, Senior Environment Officer at Cornwall Council, will be giving an update on progress with the St Austell Resilient Regeneration (StARR) flood alleviation and regeneration scheme led by Cornwall Council. The scheme aims to work across the Par and Sandy River catchments to reduce flood risk to communities living and working in the St Austell Bay area, particularly those in Par and St Blazey.

There will be a discussion about the Electoral Boundary Review; an examination of Cornwall Council’s electoral arrangements being conducted by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England. This involves reviewing the total number of members to be elected, the number and boundaries of future electoral divisions and the number of councillors representing each electoral division.

The meeting will include a number of updates including the Cornwall Energy Recovery Centre (CERC) with representatives from Suez coming along.

Parish Councils will be invited to give an update on Neighbourhood Planning from their parishes.

There will also be the latest information on economic development proposals relating to the China Clay area which are being led by the St Austell Bay Economic Forum (SABEF).

At the meeting there will be an opportunity for local residents to ask any questions they may have.

St Enoder Cornwall Councillor Dick Cole and Chair of October’s China Clay Community Network Panel, said: “Everyone is invited to come along to the China Clay Community Network Panel. These panel meetings are a really good opportunity for local residents to find out more about what’s happening in their local community and to have a say. I strongly encourage people to come along and find out more.”

The China Clay Community network panel meets every two months to discuss matters that affect the local area. They progress these by working in partnership with Cornwall Council and its partners; including town & parish councils, the voluntary and community sector, and the police and health services. In recent meetings the China Clay Network Panel has focused on the delivery of Cornwall Council services in the area such as housing, planning, transport and highway issues, developing the local economy, the environment, conservation and community safety.

The China Clay Community Network Panel includes all six Cornwall Councillors for the area and representatives of the five Parish Councils (Roche, St Dennis, St Enoder, St Stephen-in-Brannel and Treverbyn) in the community network area.

More information about the Community Network Panels and dates for future meetings can be found on the Cornwall Council Community Networks webpage.

Posted 16 October  2017

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Cornish Cheese company fined for food safety offences

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Mon, 16/10/2017 - 09:57

Food hygiene concerns with a cheese manufacturing business in Cornwall has led to the owners being fined a total of £6,370.

Following the hearing at Bodmin Magistrates Court on Thursday 5 October, Philip Stansfield, Managing Director of the Cornish Cheese Company based in Upton Cross, Liskeard, was ordered to pay a fine of £2,700, Council costs of £3,500 and a victim surcharge of £170 after pleading guilty to three food hygiene offences.

The Court heard that officers from Cornwall Council’s Public Protection team had, following routine food sampling, identified cheese containing Listeria Monocytogenes produced at The Cornish Cheese Company.  Following this discovery and despite being told that the affected batches could not be sold, the company placed 60 kilograms of contaminated cheese on the market.

The court heard that the business had, between February 2016 and July 2016, failed to satisfactorily address and manage Listeria Monocytogenes issues at their premises which ultimately led to unfit food being put on sale. The business pleaded guilty to three offences and received a one third reduction in their fine as a result.

Tony Pepperell, Senior Environmental Health Officer for Cornwall Council, said: “When a member of the public purchases a particular product from a retailer, they have a right to expect that this meets hygiene standards. Our inspectors play a key role in working with food manufacturers to make sure they meet these standards.”

Sue James, Cornwall Council cabinet member for Environment and Public Protection, said:  “Council officers work with thousands of businesses across Cornwall to check compliance with legal requirements. While the majority of Cornwall businesses do comply, we will not hesitate to prosecute those failing to take timely action to maintain standards to protect public health. Thankfully this is a small number of cases.”

 

Story posted 13 October 2017

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Why does Ophelia smell of burning? People across Cornwall are reporting a hurricane whiff - Cornwall Live

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Cornwall Live

Why does Ophelia smell of burning? People across Cornwall are reporting a hurricane whiff
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People across Cornwall have reported a smell of burning candles or incense, with the whiff seemingly particularly strong in coastal areas. Our reporter Tom drove along the coast from Portreath to Hayle this morning and first noticed the smell at Hell's ...

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Group wall post by Stephen Cornish

Stephen Cornish wrote on Hayle development discussion group's wall: Anyone know if any of this info is online anywhere? Copy/paste: Green Infrastructure for Growth Project- Hayle. Next Saturday the 21st of October there will be consultations held at local green spaces in Hayle to show draft plans for the European funded project in Hayle. If you see a gazebo at Ellis Park, Bay View Green (behind St Elwyns Church), Loggans Way (behind Kernick Way), Millpond Park or the wide verges behind Commercial Road car park please come and have a look and give your view on... (4 likes, 6 comments)

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Thomas Collins posted a photo on Hayle development discussion group's wall: New development up behind Bodriggy surgery has planning application in. Yet more houses on this already messy piece of land. (4 comments)

Cadillac, McBain, Marion compete at Mustang XC Invite - Cadillac News

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Cadillac, McBain, Marion compete at Mustang XC Invite
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For the Eagles, Alexis Salisbury 21st in 23:56, Tashawa Switalski 33rd in 25:24, Hayle Miller 35th in 26:07, Riley Kischnick 38th in 26:54 and Chloe Philo 43rd in 27:24. Clare won the boys' title with 86 points while Kent City was second at 90, Sparta ...

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Celebrations at Tate St Ives

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Fri, 13/10/2017 - 15:34

Cornwall Council today Friday 13 October congratulated Tate St Ives on their reopening and unveiling of a fantastic extension which will see visitors benefit from a doubling of the gallery space and spectacular new studios for learning activities which have been created to meet growing demand from schools and families across Cornwall.

The project to extend the gallery finally gives Tate St Ives enough space to accommodate the quarter of a million visitors it welcomes each year and to display a year-round exhibition of works by the St Ives Modernists for the first time.  Tate St Ives has generated over £11m each year for the local economy and this redevelopment will ensure that the gallery remains a ‘must see’ cultural destination.

Cornwall Council created Tate St Ives in 1993 and has supported the project to extend and refurbish the gallery from the beginning, providing £4.5m of capital funding towards acquiring the land for the extension, designing and delivering this stunning new gallery. Funding has also been provided by the Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund and Coastal Communities Fund as well as many private trusts, foundations and individuals.

Councillor Paynter, Council Leader, said: “Cornwall Council understands what Tate St Ives and the wider cultural sector has to offer the people of Cornwall and the world – it celebrates the unique artistic history of the county, and continues to champion the importance of creativity in our lives and in our future.

“The Tate delivers value not only to our own communities, but also in terms of our national and international profile. By investing in Tate St Ives we are supporting culture but are also generating almost 200 jobs in the wider local economy as a result of increased visitor numbers over the coming decade.”

Councillor Robinson, Cornwall Councillor for St Ives East, said: “Cornwall Council have supported culture and creativity in Cornwall by investing in this amazing new exhibition space and the refurbishment of the original building.  This project has created fantastic new facilities for education and will enable Tate St Ives to show permanently works from their St Ives Modernist collections.”

The new exhibition space will be launched with shows by Rebecca Warren and a Modern Art and St Ives display. Entry is free for members. More information about Tate St Ives can be found on the Tate website.

Story posted 13 October 2017

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