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Treffry Viaduct and Luxulyan Valley set for major conservation works following a £3.6M National Lottery boost

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Thu, 16/11/2017 - 13:57

Spectacular 19th century viaduct to generate power through a new hydroelectric turbine

The Luxulyan Valley is set to benefit from a £3.6 million National Lottery funding injection to restore and conserve the Valley’s physical and natural environment for future generations to enjoy. The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant was awarded to Cornwall Council, in partnership with Cornwall Heritage Trust after years of work to secure the funds.

The Luxulyan Valley is widely acknowledged for the importance of its industrial heritage and is part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site, as designated by UNESCO.

It contains a complex system of leats (artificial water courses) which delivered water essential for the efficient working of some of central Cornwall’s most important copper mines. Water from the Valley was also conveyed by leat to the copper ore and china clay shipping port at Charlestown, and via a purpose built canal to the mineral harbour at Par.

The National Lottery funding will be used to restore the two leat systems within the Valley and also its ‘jewel in the crown’ - the spectacular Treffry Viaduct, built from 1839-1842.

Cornwall Council will fund a separate hydro-electric turbine at Ponts Mill, reusing water from the restored leat systems. The electricity generated from the turbine will be sold to the national grid and fund the ongoing conservation of the Valley.

The Viaduct is an imposing granite structure which carries the Carmears Leat and tramway high above the Valley floor. At 27 metres tall, over 200 metres long and with 10 equal span arches this all-granite structure is an amazing feat of engineering. It is the most spectacular surviving monument to the horse drawn tramway era, for which the valley is renowned.

The HLF funding will also help nature conservation by implementing a Woodland Management Plan to improve biodiversity across the site. Volunteers will help by removing invasive plant species, whilst installing bird and bat boxes. Footpaths will also be improved to make the Valley more accessible for all visitors. 

To promote the Luxulyan Valley there will be a permanent exhibition at Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum, and walking guides and information available online to inform visitors to the Valley’s fascinating history.

The Friends of Luxulyan Valley have been helping to develop an activity programme, which includes engaging with new audiences and training and volunteering opportunities. Cornwall Council has been working with the Friends on the programme and to ensure the restoration proposals fit with local aspirations.

In total, more than £5 million will be invested in the Valley providing a boost to the local economy and creating new jobs and learning opportunities. Chairman of Cornwall Heritage Trust, Lieutenant Colonel Philip Hills, said: "We are delighted that the unique Treffry Viaduct will be restored to its former working glory and saved for future generations, thanks to the opportunity given to us by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Trust is looking forward to working in partnership with Cornwall Council and the Friends of the Luxulyan Valley to enhance this World Heritage Site and conserve its important industrial heritage.”

Cornwall Councillor Sue James and Portfolio Holder for Environment and Public Protection said: “This funding will help restore of one of the finest examples of industrial heritage in the area. We hope this will help bring the Valley back to life, with the restoration bringing in more visitors, more jobs and more training. Enhanced natural environments for animals and being able to generate renewable energy are additional bonuses.”

Colonel Edward Bolitho (Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall), President of Cornwall Heritage Trust commented: “This Heritage Lottery Fund grant means that the Treffry Viaduct, a marvel of Cornish engineering, can now be fully restored within the beautiful Luxulyan Valley. The success of the bid has been due to an enormous amount of hard work by many people, who deserve an enormous amount of thanks. This is a really good day for Cornwall.”

Julian German, Chairman of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site Partnership, added: “We are delighted that Heritage Lottery Funding will be used to protect Luxulyan Valley’s valuable heritage assets. The award will also contribute to reducing CO² emissions by restoring the leat systems which will feed into the new Hydro Electric Turbine at Ponts Mill. This is a great example of partnership working for local communities.”

Ros Kerslake, Chief Executive of the Heritage Lottery Fund, said: “Luxulyan Valley is a beautiful and historic part of the UK. Thanks to National Lottery players, part of Cornwall’s industrial heritage will now not only be conserved and protected but will also continue to play a part in the lives of local people through training and volunteering whilst contributing to the local economy.”

Cornwall Council and Cornwall Heritage Trust will now develop further detailed plans so the scheme can start in January 2018 and be delivered over the next three years.

The Luxulyan Valley is situated just outside the village of Luxulyan, approximately three miles from the Eden Project and is a key component of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site. Today, beyond its historic importance, the Valley is renowned for its natural beauty and much loved for its tranquillity. However the internationally important heritage assets need substantial repairs to continue functioning.

Posted 16 November 2017

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Cabinet discusses key decisions on budget, investment programme, new waste contract and proposals to transform adult and children’s services

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Thu, 16/11/2017 - 08:42

Cornwall Council’s Cabinet met at New County Hall in Truro today to discuss key decisions on the four year budget and business plan, a multi million pound investment programme in new homes, jobs and infrastructure in local communities, the new waste contract and exciting proposals to transform adult social care and services for children, young people and families.

Members of the Cabinet voted unanimously to support the Council Business Plan and Budget 2018/2019 which will prioritise spending on services that make sure children and young people get the best start in life, that communities feel the benefit of economic growth and that support vulnerable residents to live independently. This includes investing in Cornwall to raise wages and improve jobs and housing opportunities for local residents.

The Council has already saved nearly £300m since 2010, but will need to find a further £75m in savings over the next four years to balance the budget and continue to provide essential services. Key measures in the budget include proposals for an increase in Council tax by 4.99% including a 3% increase for adult social care, an increase in charges for some services and a reduction in some services or to stop providing them altogether. These proposals will now be open for public consultation.

Introducing the budget and business plan Julian German, the Cabinet Member for Resources, said the Council would continue to look for ways to improve services, making them more efficient and prioritising frontline services, and wanted to hear the views of residents and businesses on their proposals.

“The challenges we face, while difficult, are something we can address with community support. Over the past few years local people have told us what they thought about our proposals for savings. This feedback, thoughts and suggestions have informed the decisions about the budget we have set each year.

Cornwall’s residents can have their say by completing an online survey or attending a public meeting via the Council’s website www.cornwall.gov.uk/budget2017. The consultation closes on Friday 29 December 2017. The final budget will be submitted to full Council for decision in February 2018.

Cabinet also supported:

  • A draft vision and objectives for a new Investment Programme agreed by the Council earlier this year. The multi million pound programme will see the Council directly investing in the delivery of new homes, commercial space to support the creation of new jobs and businesses, and the development of new healthcare facilities and schools. Following today’s decision the Investment Programme will now be considered at the next meeting of the full Council on 22 November when the final decision will be made.
  • With the Government expected to launch a formal consultation on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund early next year, Members unanimously approved the key principles which will enable further work to take place on developing the Council's position. This includes lobbying for a single pot programme, with budgets agreed directly from the Treasury, rather than through various individual Government departments and local accountability.
  • Changing how kerbside waste and recycling is collected in the future, including a recommendation for adding food waste to weekly recycling collections, with all other waste that can’t be recycled collected every fortnight.

Members approved the recommendations, which will now be the subject of a further report to the Cabinet in February 2018 when a final decision will be made on the development of the household waste collection and cleansing contract which is due to come into force in March 2020. Evidence from other Local Authorities, 75% of which collect waste that can’t be recycled fortnightly, shows that this could enable Cornwall to rise from its current recycling rate of 35.7% to meet the 2020 50% national recycling target.

  • A programme of essential work to transform Adult Social Care over the next three years to help manage present and future demand. As well as setting a framework for the Council and NHS Kernow to work together towards jointly commissioning services so that there is a greater focus on helping people maintain their own independence and their quality of life, the Cabinet also supported the proposal to invest in care workers by ensuring that they are paid the Living Wage Foundation rates of pay. This will help people retain their independence and be able to access care at home when they leave hospital and reduce the number of bed days lost through delayed transfers of care.
  • Improving children’s outcomes in Cornwall by developing a business case for a new service model to help integrate education, early years, children’s community health, early help and social care services. Members agreed to support the development of a full business case which will then be brought back for further consideration. Improving the quality of residential short breaks in Cornwall to meet growing demand by making changes to combine Camlann and Number One, relocate Tresor, and upgrade all the buildings. Poppins will remain as is. This will enable the three settings to be open seven days a week and support 100 plus children. It will also provide funding to develop a crisis / outreach team to support both families in the community and children and staff in the settings.

Other decisions included support for the first phase of the £10 million St Austell Resilient Regeneration project and a proposal to acquire land in Liskeard with consent for 51 homes as part of our Housing Development Plan to meet local housing demand and need. The site would include 13 affordable homes and could also include market rented homes and some homes for private sale.

Story posted 15 November 2017

Categories: Councils, Politics

Cabinet discusses key decisions on budget, investment programme, new waste contract and proposals to transform adult and children’s services

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Thu, 16/11/2017 - 08:42

Cornwall Council’s Cabinet met at New County Hall in Truro today to discuss key decisions on the four year budget and business plan, a multi million pound investment programme in new homes, jobs and infrastructure in local communities, the new waste contract and exciting proposals to transform adult social care and services for children, young people and families.

Members of the Cabinet voted unanimously to support the Council Business Plan and Budget 2018/2019 which will prioritise spending on services that make sure children and young people get the best start in life, that communities feel the benefit of economic growth and that support vulnerable residents to live independently. This includes investing in Cornwall to raise wages and improve jobs and housing opportunities for local residents.

The Council has already saved nearly £300m since 2010, but will need to find a further £75m in savings over the next four years to balance the budget and continue to provide essential services. Key measures in the budget include proposals for an increase in Council tax by 4.99% including a 3% increase for adult social care, an increase in charges for some services and a reduction in some services or to stop providing them altogether. These proposals will now be open for public consultation.

Introducing the budget and business plan Julian German, the Cabinet Member for Resources, said the Council would continue to look for ways to improve services, making them more efficient and prioritising frontline services, and wanted to hear the views of residents and businesses on their proposals.

“The challenges we face, while difficult, are something we can address with community support. Over the past few years local people have told us what they thought about our proposals for savings. This feedback, thoughts and suggestions have informed the decisions about the budget we have set each year.

Cornwall’s residents can have their say by completing an online survey or attending a public meeting via the Council’s website www.cornwall.gov.uk/budget2017. The consultation closes on Friday 29 December 2017. The final budget will be submitted to full Council for decision in February 2018.

Cabinet also supported:

  • A draft vision and objectives for a new Investment Programme agreed by the Council earlier this year. The multi million pound programme will see the Council directly investing in the delivery of new homes, commercial space to support the creation of new jobs and businesses, and the development of new healthcare facilities and schools. Following today’s decision the Investment Programme will now be considered at the next meeting of the full Council on 22 November when the final decision will be made.
  • With the Government expected to launch a formal consultation on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund early next year, Members unanimously approved the key principles which will enable further work to take place on developing the Council's position. This includes lobbying for a single pot programme, with budgets agreed directly from the Treasury, rather than through various individual Government departments and local accountability.
  • Changing how kerbside waste and recycling is collected in the future, including a recommendation for adding food waste to weekly recycling collections, with all other waste that can’t be recycled collected every fortnight.

Members approved the recommendations, which will now be the subject of a further report to the Cabinet in February 2018 when a final decision will be made on the development of the household waste collection and cleansing contract which is due to come into force in March 2020. Evidence from other Local Authorities, 75% of which collect waste that can’t be recycled fortnightly, shows that this could enable Cornwall to rise from its current recycling rate of 35.7% to meet the 2020 50% national recycling target.

  • A programme of essential work to transform Adult Social Care over the next three years to help manage present and future demand. As well as setting a framework for the Council and NHS Kernow to work together towards jointly commissioning services so that there is a greater focus on helping people maintain their own independence and their quality of life, the Cabinet also supported the proposal to invest in care workers by ensuring that they are paid the Living Wage Foundation rates of pay. This will help people retain their independence and be able to access care at home when they leave hospital and reduce the number of bed days lost through delayed transfers of care.
  • Improving children’s outcomes in Cornwall by developing a business case for a new service model to help integrate education, early years, children’s community health, early help and social care services. Members agreed to support the development of a full business case which will then be brought back for further consideration. Improving the quality of residential short breaks in Cornwall to meet growing demand by making changes to combine Camlann and Number One, relocate Tresor, and upgrade all the buildings. Poppins will remain as is. This will enable the three settings to be open seven days a week and support 100 plus children. It will also provide funding to develop a crisis / outreach team to support both families in the community and children and staff in the settings.

Other decisions included support for the first phase of the £10 million St Austell Resilient Regeneration project and a proposal to acquire land in Liskeard with consent for 51 homes as part of our Housing Development Plan to meet local housing demand and need. The site would include 13 affordable homes and could also include market rented homes and some homes for private sale.

Story posted 15 November 2017

Categories: Councils, Politics

Cabinet discusses key decisions on budget, investment programme, new waste contract and proposals to transform adult and children’s services

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Thu, 16/11/2017 - 08:42

Cornwall Council’s Cabinet met at New County Hall in Truro today to discuss key decisions on the four year budget and business plan, a multi million pound investment programme in new homes, jobs and infrastructure in local communities, the new waste contract and exciting proposals to transform adult social care and services for children, young people and families.

Members of the Cabinet voted unanimously to support the Council Business Plan and Budget 2018/2019 which will prioritise spending on services that make sure children and young people get the best start in life, that communities feel the benefit of economic growth and that support vulnerable residents to live independently. This includes investing in Cornwall to raise wages and improve jobs and housing opportunities for local residents.

The Council has already saved nearly £300m since 2010, but will need to find a further £75m in savings over the next four years to balance the budget and continue to provide essential services. Key measures in the budget include proposals for an increase in Council tax by 4.99% including a 3% increase for adult social care, an increase in charges for some services and a reduction in some services or to stop providing them altogether. These proposals will now be open for public consultation.

Introducing the budget and business plan Julian German, the Cabinet Member for Resources, said the Council would continue to look for ways to improve services, making them more efficient and prioritising frontline services, and wanted to hear the views of residents and businesses on their proposals.

“The challenges we face, while difficult, are something we can address with community support. Over the past few years local people have told us what they thought about our proposals for savings. This feedback, thoughts and suggestions have informed the decisions about the budget we have set each year.

Cornwall’s residents can have their say by completing an online survey or attending a public meeting via the Council’s website www.cornwall.gov.uk/budget2017. The consultation closes on Friday 29 December 2017. The final budget will be submitted to full Council for decision in February 2018.

Cabinet also supported:

  • A draft vision and objectives for a new Investment Programme agreed by the Council earlier this year. The multi million pound programme will see the Council directly investing in the delivery of new homes, commercial space to support the creation of new jobs and businesses, and the development of new healthcare facilities and schools. Following today’s decision the Investment Programme will now be considered at the next meeting of the full Council on 22 November when the final decision will be made.
  • With the Government expected to launch a formal consultation on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund early next year, Members unanimously approved the key principles which will enable further work to take place on developing the Council's position. This includes lobbying for a single pot programme, with budgets agreed directly from the Treasury, rather than through various individual Government departments and local accountability.
  • Changing how kerbside waste and recycling is collected in the future, including a recommendation for adding food waste to weekly recycling collections, with all other waste that can’t be recycled collected every fortnight.

Members approved the recommendations, which will now be the subject of a further report to the Cabinet in February 2018 when a final decision will be made on the development of the household waste collection and cleansing contract which is due to come into force in March 2020. Evidence from other Local Authorities, 75% of which collect waste that can’t be recycled fortnightly, shows that this could enable Cornwall to rise from its current recycling rate of 35.7% to meet the 2020 50% national recycling target.

  • A programme of essential work to transform Adult Social Care over the next three years to help manage present and future demand. As well as setting a framework for the Council and NHS Kernow to work together towards jointly commissioning services so that there is a greater focus on helping people maintain their own independence and their quality of life, the Cabinet also supported the proposal to invest in care workers by ensuring that they are paid the Living Wage Foundation rates of pay. This will help people retain their independence and be able to access care at home when they leave hospital and reduce the number of bed days lost through delayed transfers of care.
  • Improving children’s outcomes in Cornwall by developing a business case for a new service model to help integrate education, early years, children’s community health, early help and social care services. Members agreed to support the development of a full business case which will then be brought back for further consideration. Improving the quality of residential short breaks in Cornwall to meet growing demand by making changes to combine Camlann and Number One, relocate Tresor, and upgrade all the buildings. Poppins will remain as is. This will enable the three settings to be open seven days a week and support 100 plus children. It will also provide funding to develop a crisis / outreach team to support both families in the community and children and staff in the settings.

Other decisions included support for the first phase of the £10 million St Austell Resilient Regeneration project and a proposal to acquire land in Liskeard with consent for 51 homes as part of our Housing Development Plan to meet local housing demand and need. The site would include 13 affordable homes and could also include market rented homes and some homes for private sale.

Story posted 15 November 2017

Categories: Councils, Politics

Cabinet discusses key decisions on budget, investment programme, new waste contract and proposals to transform adult and children’s services

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Thu, 16/11/2017 - 08:42

Cornwall Council’s Cabinet met at New County Hall in Truro today to discuss key decisions on the four year budget and business plan, a multi million pound investment programme in new homes, jobs and infrastructure in local communities, the new waste contract and exciting proposals to transform adult social care and services for children, young people and families.

Members of the Cabinet voted unanimously to support the Council Business Plan and Budget 2018/2019 which will prioritise spending on services that make sure children and young people get the best start in life, that communities feel the benefit of economic growth and that support vulnerable residents to live independently. This includes investing in Cornwall to raise wages and improve jobs and housing opportunities for local residents.

The Council has already saved nearly £300m since 2010, but will need to find a further £75m in savings over the next four years to balance the budget and continue to provide essential services. Key measures in the budget include proposals for an increase in Council tax by 4.99% including a 3% increase for adult social care, an increase in charges for some services and a reduction in some services or to stop providing them altogether. These proposals will now be open for public consultation.

Introducing the budget and business plan Julian German, the Cabinet Member for Resources, said the Council would continue to look for ways to improve services, making them more efficient and prioritising frontline services, and wanted to hear the views of residents and businesses on their proposals.

“The challenges we face, while difficult, are something we can address with community support. Over the past few years local people have told us what they thought about our proposals for savings. This feedback, thoughts and suggestions have informed the decisions about the budget we have set each year.

Cornwall’s residents can have their say by completing an online survey or attending a public meeting via the Council’s website www.cornwall.gov.uk/budget2017. The consultation closes on Friday 29 December 2017. The final budget will be submitted to full Council for decision in February 2018.

Cabinet also supported:

  • A draft vision and objectives for a new Investment Programme agreed by the Council earlier this year. The multi million pound programme will see the Council directly investing in the delivery of new homes, commercial space to support the creation of new jobs and businesses, and the development of new healthcare facilities and schools. Following today’s decision the Investment Programme will now be considered at the next meeting of the full Council on 22 November when the final decision will be made.
  • With the Government expected to launch a formal consultation on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund early next year, Members unanimously approved the key principles which will enable further work to take place on developing the Council's position. This includes lobbying for a single pot programme, with budgets agreed directly from the Treasury, rather than through various individual Government departments and local accountability.
  • Changing how kerbside waste and recycling is collected in the future, including a recommendation for adding food waste to weekly recycling collections, with all other waste that can’t be recycled collected every fortnight.

Members approved the recommendations, which will now be the subject of a further report to the Cabinet in February 2018 when a final decision will be made on the development of the household waste collection and cleansing contract which is due to come into force in March 2020. Evidence from other Local Authorities, 75% of which collect waste that can’t be recycled fortnightly, shows that this could enable Cornwall to rise from its current recycling rate of 35.7% to meet the 2020 50% national recycling target.

  • A programme of essential work to transform Adult Social Care over the next three years to help manage present and future demand. As well as setting a framework for the Council and NHS Kernow to work together towards jointly commissioning services so that there is a greater focus on helping people maintain their own independence and their quality of life, the Cabinet also supported the proposal to invest in care workers by ensuring that they are paid the Living Wage Foundation rates of pay. This will help people retain their independence and be able to access care at home when they leave hospital and reduce the number of bed days lost through delayed transfers of care.
  • Improving children’s outcomes in Cornwall by developing a business case for a new service model to help integrate education, early years, children’s community health, early help and social care services. Members agreed to support the development of a full business case which will then be brought back for further consideration. Improving the quality of residential short breaks in Cornwall to meet growing demand by making changes to combine Camlann and Number One, relocate Tresor, and upgrade all the buildings. Poppins will remain as is. This will enable the three settings to be open seven days a week and support 100 plus children. It will also provide funding to develop a crisis / outreach team to support both families in the community and children and staff in the settings.

Other decisions included support for the first phase of the £10 million St Austell Resilient Regeneration project and a proposal to acquire land in Liskeard with consent for 51 homes as part of our Housing Development Plan to meet local housing demand and need. The site would include 13 affordable homes and could also include market rented homes and some homes for private sale.

Story posted 15 November 2017

Categories: Councils, Politics

Cabinet discusses key decisions on budget, investment programme, new waste contract and proposals to transform adult and children’s services

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Thu, 16/11/2017 - 08:42

Cornwall Council’s Cabinet met at New County Hall in Truro today to discuss key decisions on the four year budget and business plan, a multi million pound investment programme in new homes, jobs and infrastructure in local communities, the new waste contract and exciting proposals to transform adult social care and services for children, young people and families.

Members of the Cabinet voted unanimously to support the Council Business Plan and Budget 2018/2019 which will prioritise spending on services that make sure children and young people get the best start in life, that communities feel the benefit of economic growth and that support vulnerable residents to live independently. This includes investing in Cornwall to raise wages and improve jobs and housing opportunities for local residents.

The Council has already saved nearly £300m since 2010, but will need to find a further £75m in savings over the next four years to balance the budget and continue to provide essential services. Key measures in the budget include proposals for an increase in Council tax by 4.99% including a 3% increase for adult social care, an increase in charges for some services and a reduction in some services or to stop providing them altogether. These proposals will now be open for public consultation.

Introducing the budget and business plan Julian German, the Cabinet Member for Resources, said the Council would continue to look for ways to improve services, making them more efficient and prioritising frontline services, and wanted to hear the views of residents and businesses on their proposals.

“The challenges we face, while difficult, are something we can address with community support. Over the past few years local people have told us what they thought about our proposals for savings. This feedback, thoughts and suggestions have informed the decisions about the budget we have set each year.

Cornwall’s residents can have their say by completing an online survey or attending a public meeting via the Council’s website www.cornwall.gov.uk/budget2017. The consultation closes on Friday 29 December 2017. The final budget will be submitted to full Council for decision in February 2018.

Cabinet also supported:

  • A draft vision and objectives for a new Investment Programme agreed by the Council earlier this year. The multi million pound programme will see the Council directly investing in the delivery of new homes, commercial space to support the creation of new jobs and businesses, and the development of new healthcare facilities and schools. Following today’s decision the Investment Programme will now be considered at the next meeting of the full Council on 22 November when the final decision will be made.
  • With the Government expected to launch a formal consultation on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund early next year, Members unanimously approved the key principles which will enable further work to take place on developing the Council's position. This includes lobbying for a single pot programme, with budgets agreed directly from the Treasury, rather than through various individual Government departments and local accountability.
  • Changing how kerbside waste and recycling is collected in the future, including a recommendation for adding food waste to weekly recycling collections, with all other waste that can’t be recycled collected every fortnight.

Members approved the recommendations, which will now be the subject of a further report to the Cabinet in February 2018 when a final decision will be made on the development of the household waste collection and cleansing contract which is due to come into force in March 2020. Evidence from other Local Authorities, 75% of which collect waste that can’t be recycled fortnightly, shows that this could enable Cornwall to rise from its current recycling rate of 35.7% to meet the 2020 50% national recycling target.

  • A programme of essential work to transform Adult Social Care over the next three years to help manage present and future demand. As well as setting a framework for the Council and NHS Kernow to work together towards jointly commissioning services so that there is a greater focus on helping people maintain their own independence and their quality of life, the Cabinet also supported the proposal to invest in care workers by ensuring that they are paid the Living Wage Foundation rates of pay. This will help people retain their independence and be able to access care at home when they leave hospital and reduce the number of bed days lost through delayed transfers of care.
  • Improving children’s outcomes in Cornwall by developing a business case for a new service model to help integrate education, early years, children’s community health, early help and social care services. Members agreed to support the development of a full business case which will then be brought back for further consideration. Improving the quality of residential short breaks in Cornwall to meet growing demand by making changes to combine Camlann and Number One, relocate Tresor, and upgrade all the buildings. Poppins will remain as is. This will enable the three settings to be open seven days a week and support 100 plus children. It will also provide funding to develop a crisis / outreach team to support both families in the community and children and staff in the settings.

Other decisions included support for the first phase of the £10 million St Austell Resilient Regeneration project and a proposal to acquire land in Liskeard with consent for 51 homes as part of our Housing Development Plan to meet local housing demand and need. The site would include 13 affordable homes and could also include market rented homes and some homes for private sale.

Story posted 15 November 2017

Categories: Councils, Politics

Cabinet discusses key decisions on budget, investment programme, new waste contract and proposals to transform adult and children’s services

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Thu, 16/11/2017 - 08:42

Cornwall Council’s Cabinet met at New County Hall in Truro today to discuss key decisions on the four year budget and business plan, a multi million pound investment programme in new homes, jobs and infrastructure in local communities, the new waste contract and exciting proposals to transform adult social care and services for children, young people and families.

Members of the Cabinet voted unanimously to support the Council Business Plan and Budget 2018/2019 which will prioritise spending on services that make sure children and young people get the best start in life, that communities feel the benefit of economic growth and that support vulnerable residents to live independently. This includes investing in Cornwall to raise wages and improve jobs and housing opportunities for local residents.

The Council has already saved nearly £300m since 2010, but will need to find a further £75m in savings over the next four years to balance the budget and continue to provide essential services. Key measures in the budget include proposals for an increase in Council tax by 4.99% including a 3% increase for adult social care, an increase in charges for some services and a reduction in some services or to stop providing them altogether. These proposals will now be open for public consultation.

Introducing the budget and business plan Julian German, the Cabinet Member for Resources, said the Council would continue to look for ways to improve services, making them more efficient and prioritising frontline services, and wanted to hear the views of residents and businesses on their proposals.

“The challenges we face, while difficult, are something we can address with community support. Over the past few years local people have told us what they thought about our proposals for savings. This feedback, thoughts and suggestions have informed the decisions about the budget we have set each year.

Cornwall’s residents can have their say by completing an online survey or attending a public meeting via the Council’s website www.cornwall.gov.uk/budget2017. The consultation closes on Friday 29 December 2017. The final budget will be submitted to full Council for decision in February 2018.

Cabinet also supported:

  • A draft vision and objectives for a new Investment Programme agreed by the Council earlier this year. The multi million pound programme will see the Council directly investing in the delivery of new homes, commercial space to support the creation of new jobs and businesses, and the development of new healthcare facilities and schools. Following today’s decision the Investment Programme will now be considered at the next meeting of the full Council on 22 November when the final decision will be made.
  • With the Government expected to launch a formal consultation on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund early next year, Members unanimously approved the key principles which will enable further work to take place on developing the Council's position. This includes lobbying for a single pot programme, with budgets agreed directly from the Treasury, rather than through various individual Government departments and local accountability.
  • Changing how kerbside waste and recycling is collected in the future, including a recommendation for adding food waste to weekly recycling collections, with all other waste that can’t be recycled collected every fortnight.

Members approved the recommendations, which will now be the subject of a further report to the Cabinet in February 2018 when a final decision will be made on the development of the household waste collection and cleansing contract which is due to come into force in March 2020. Evidence from other Local Authorities, 75% of which collect waste that can’t be recycled fortnightly, shows that this could enable Cornwall to rise from its current recycling rate of 35.7% to meet the 2020 50% national recycling target.

  • A programme of essential work to transform Adult Social Care over the next three years to help manage present and future demand. As well as setting a framework for the Council and NHS Kernow to work together towards jointly commissioning services so that there is a greater focus on helping people maintain their own independence and their quality of life, the Cabinet also supported the proposal to invest in care workers by ensuring that they are paid the Living Wage Foundation rates of pay. This will help people retain their independence and be able to access care at home when they leave hospital and reduce the number of bed days lost through delayed transfers of care.
  • Improving children’s outcomes in Cornwall by developing a business case for a new service model to help integrate education, early years, children’s community health, early help and social care services. Members agreed to support the development of a full business case which will then be brought back for further consideration. Improving the quality of residential short breaks in Cornwall to meet growing demand by making changes to combine Camlann and Number One, relocate Tresor, and upgrade all the buildings. Poppins will remain as is. This will enable the three settings to be open seven days a week and support 100 plus children. It will also provide funding to develop a crisis / outreach team to support both families in the community and children and staff in the settings.

Other decisions included support for the first phase of the £10 million St Austell Resilient Regeneration project and a proposal to acquire land in Liskeard with consent for 51 homes as part of our Housing Development Plan to meet local housing demand and need. The site would include 13 affordable homes and could also include market rented homes and some homes for private sale.

Story posted 15 November 2017

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Cabinet discusses key decisions on budget, investment programme, new waste contract and proposals to transform adult and children’s services

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Thu, 16/11/2017 - 08:42

Cornwall Council’s Cabinet met at New County Hall in Truro today to discuss key decisions on the four year budget and business plan, a multi million pound investment programme in new homes, jobs and infrastructure in local communities, the new waste contract and exciting proposals to transform adult social care and services for children, young people and families.

Members of the Cabinet voted unanimously to support the Council Business Plan and Budget 2018/2019 which will prioritise spending on services that make sure children and young people get the best start in life, that communities feel the benefit of economic growth and that support vulnerable residents to live independently. This includes investing in Cornwall to raise wages and improve jobs and housing opportunities for local residents.

The Council has already saved nearly £300m since 2010, but will need to find a further £75m in savings over the next four years to balance the budget and continue to provide essential services. Key measures in the budget include proposals for an increase in Council tax by 4.99% including a 3% increase for adult social care, an increase in charges for some services and a reduction in some services or to stop providing them altogether. These proposals will now be open for public consultation.

Introducing the budget and business plan Julian German, the Cabinet Member for Resources, said the Council would continue to look for ways to improve services, making them more efficient and prioritising frontline services, and wanted to hear the views of residents and businesses on their proposals.

“The challenges we face, while difficult, are something we can address with community support. Over the past few years local people have told us what they thought about our proposals for savings. This feedback, thoughts and suggestions have informed the decisions about the budget we have set each year.

Cornwall’s residents can have their say by completing an online survey or attending a public meeting via the Council’s website www.cornwall.gov.uk/budget2017. The consultation closes on Friday 29 December 2017. The final budget will be submitted to full Council for decision in February 2018.

Cabinet also supported:

  • A draft vision and objectives for a new Investment Programme agreed by the Council earlier this year. The multi million pound programme will see the Council directly investing in the delivery of new homes, commercial space to support the creation of new jobs and businesses, and the development of new healthcare facilities and schools. Following today’s decision the Investment Programme will now be considered at the next meeting of the full Council on 22 November when the final decision will be made.
  • With the Government expected to launch a formal consultation on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund early next year, Members unanimously approved the key principles which will enable further work to take place on developing the Council's position. This includes lobbying for a single pot programme, with budgets agreed directly from the Treasury, rather than through various individual Government departments and local accountability.
  • Changing how kerbside waste and recycling is collected in the future, including a recommendation for adding food waste to weekly recycling collections, with all other waste that can’t be recycled collected every fortnight.

Members approved the recommendations, which will now be the subject of a further report to the Cabinet in February 2018 when a final decision will be made on the development of the household waste collection and cleansing contract which is due to come into force in March 2020. Evidence from other Local Authorities, 75% of which collect waste that can’t be recycled fortnightly, shows that this could enable Cornwall to rise from its current recycling rate of 35.7% to meet the 2020 50% national recycling target.

  • A programme of essential work to transform Adult Social Care over the next three years to help manage present and future demand. As well as setting a framework for the Council and NHS Kernow to work together towards jointly commissioning services so that there is a greater focus on helping people maintain their own independence and their quality of life, the Cabinet also supported the proposal to invest in care workers by ensuring that they are paid the Living Wage Foundation rates of pay. This will help people retain their independence and be able to access care at home when they leave hospital and reduce the number of bed days lost through delayed transfers of care.
  • Improving children’s outcomes in Cornwall by developing a business case for a new service model to help integrate education, early years, children’s community health, early help and social care services. Members agreed to support the development of a full business case which will then be brought back for further consideration. Improving the quality of residential short breaks in Cornwall to meet growing demand by making changes to combine Camlann and Number One, relocate Tresor, and upgrade all the buildings. Poppins will remain as is. This will enable the three settings to be open seven days a week and support 100 plus children. It will also provide funding to develop a crisis / outreach team to support both families in the community and children and staff in the settings.

Other decisions included support for the first phase of the £10 million St Austell Resilient Regeneration project and a proposal to acquire land in Liskeard with consent for 51 homes as part of our Housing Development Plan to meet local housing demand and need. The site would include 13 affordable homes and could also include market rented homes and some homes for private sale.

Story posted 15 November 2017

Categories: Councils, Politics

Cabinet discusses key decisions on budget, investment programme, new waste contract and proposals to transform adult and children’s services

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Thu, 16/11/2017 - 08:42

Cornwall Council’s Cabinet met at New County Hall in Truro today to discuss key decisions on the four year budget and business plan, a multi million pound investment programme in new homes, jobs and infrastructure in local communities, the new waste contract and exciting proposals to transform adult social care and services for children, young people and families.

Members of the Cabinet voted unanimously to support the Council Business Plan and Budget 2018/2019 which will prioritise spending on services that make sure children and young people get the best start in life, that communities feel the benefit of economic growth and that support vulnerable residents to live independently. This includes investing in Cornwall to raise wages and improve jobs and housing opportunities for local residents.

The Council has already saved nearly £300m since 2010, but will need to find a further £75m in savings over the next four years to balance the budget and continue to provide essential services. Key measures in the budget include proposals for an increase in Council tax by 4.99% including a 3% increase for adult social care, an increase in charges for some services and a reduction in some services or to stop providing them altogether. These proposals will now be open for public consultation.

Introducing the budget and business plan Julian German, the Cabinet Member for Resources, said the Council would continue to look for ways to improve services, making them more efficient and prioritising frontline services, and wanted to hear the views of residents and businesses on their proposals.

“The challenges we face, while difficult, are something we can address with community support. Over the past few years local people have told us what they thought about our proposals for savings. This feedback, thoughts and suggestions have informed the decisions about the budget we have set each year.

Cornwall’s residents can have their say by completing an online survey or attending a public meeting via the Council’s website www.cornwall.gov.uk/budget2017. The consultation closes on Friday 29 December 2017. The final budget will be submitted to full Council for decision in February 2018.

Cabinet also supported:

  • A draft vision and objectives for a new Investment Programme agreed by the Council earlier this year. The multi million pound programme will see the Council directly investing in the delivery of new homes, commercial space to support the creation of new jobs and businesses, and the development of new healthcare facilities and schools. Following today’s decision the Investment Programme will now be considered at the next meeting of the full Council on 22 November when the final decision will be made.
  • With the Government expected to launch a formal consultation on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund early next year, Members unanimously approved the key principles which will enable further work to take place on developing the Council's position. This includes lobbying for a single pot programme, with budgets agreed directly from the Treasury, rather than through various individual Government departments and local accountability.
  • Changing how kerbside waste and recycling is collected in the future, including a recommendation for adding food waste to weekly recycling collections, with all other waste that can’t be recycled collected every fortnight.

Members approved the recommendations, which will now be the subject of a further report to the Cabinet in February 2018 when a final decision will be made on the development of the household waste collection and cleansing contract which is due to come into force in March 2020. Evidence from other Local Authorities, 75% of which collect waste that can’t be recycled fortnightly, shows that this could enable Cornwall to rise from its current recycling rate of 35.7% to meet the 2020 50% national recycling target.

  • A programme of essential work to transform Adult Social Care over the next three years to help manage present and future demand. As well as setting a framework for the Council and NHS Kernow to work together towards jointly commissioning services so that there is a greater focus on helping people maintain their own independence and their quality of life, the Cabinet also supported the proposal to invest in care workers by ensuring that they are paid the Living Wage Foundation rates of pay. This will help people retain their independence and be able to access care at home when they leave hospital and reduce the number of bed days lost through delayed transfers of care.
  • Improving children’s outcomes in Cornwall by developing a business case for a new service model to help integrate education, early years, children’s community health, early help and social care services. Members agreed to support the development of a full business case which will then be brought back for further consideration. Improving the quality of residential short breaks in Cornwall to meet growing demand by making changes to combine Camlann and Number One, relocate Tresor, and upgrade all the buildings. Poppins will remain as is. This will enable the three settings to be open seven days a week and support 100 plus children. It will also provide funding to develop a crisis / outreach team to support both families in the community and children and staff in the settings.

Other decisions included support for the first phase of the £10 million St Austell Resilient Regeneration project and a proposal to acquire land in Liskeard with consent for 51 homes as part of our Housing Development Plan to meet local housing demand and need. The site would include 13 affordable homes and could also include market rented homes and some homes for private sale.

Story posted 15 November 2017

Categories: Councils, Politics

Cabinet discusses key decisions on budget, investment programme, new waste contract and proposals to transform adult and children’s services

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Thu, 16/11/2017 - 08:42

Cornwall Council’s Cabinet met at New County Hall in Truro today to discuss key decisions on the four year budget and business plan, a multi million pound investment programme in new homes, jobs and infrastructure in local communities, the new waste contract and exciting proposals to transform adult social care and services for children, young people and families.

Members of the Cabinet voted unanimously to support the Council Business Plan and Budget 2018/2019 which will prioritise spending on services that make sure children and young people get the best start in life, that communities feel the benefit of economic growth and that support vulnerable residents to live independently. This includes investing in Cornwall to raise wages and improve jobs and housing opportunities for local residents.

The Council has already saved nearly £300m since 2010, but will need to find a further £75m in savings over the next four years to balance the budget and continue to provide essential services. Key measures in the budget include proposals for an increase in Council tax by 4.99% including a 3% increase for adult social care, an increase in charges for some services and a reduction in some services or to stop providing them altogether. These proposals will now be open for public consultation.

Introducing the budget and business plan Julian German, the Cabinet Member for Resources, said the Council would continue to look for ways to improve services, making them more efficient and prioritising frontline services, and wanted to hear the views of residents and businesses on their proposals.

“The challenges we face, while difficult, are something we can address with community support. Over the past few years local people have told us what they thought about our proposals for savings. This feedback, thoughts and suggestions have informed the decisions about the budget we have set each year.

Cornwall’s residents can have their say by completing an online survey or attending a public meeting via the Council’s website www.cornwall.gov.uk/budget2017. The consultation closes on Friday 29 December 2017. The final budget will be submitted to full Council for decision in February 2018.

Cabinet also supported:

  • A draft vision and objectives for a new Investment Programme agreed by the Council earlier this year. The multi million pound programme will see the Council directly investing in the delivery of new homes, commercial space to support the creation of new jobs and businesses, and the development of new healthcare facilities and schools. Following today’s decision the Investment Programme will now be considered at the next meeting of the full Council on 22 November when the final decision will be made.
  • With the Government expected to launch a formal consultation on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund early next year, Members unanimously approved the key principles which will enable further work to take place on developing the Council's position. This includes lobbying for a single pot programme, with budgets agreed directly from the Treasury, rather than through various individual Government departments and local accountability.
  • Changing how kerbside waste and recycling is collected in the future, including a recommendation for adding food waste to weekly recycling collections, with all other waste that can’t be recycled collected every fortnight.

Members approved the recommendations, which will now be the subject of a further report to the Cabinet in February 2018 when a final decision will be made on the development of the household waste collection and cleansing contract which is due to come into force in March 2020. Evidence from other Local Authorities, 75% of which collect waste that can’t be recycled fortnightly, shows that this could enable Cornwall to rise from its current recycling rate of 35.7% to meet the 2020 50% national recycling target.

  • A programme of essential work to transform Adult Social Care over the next three years to help manage present and future demand. As well as setting a framework for the Council and NHS Kernow to work together towards jointly commissioning services so that there is a greater focus on helping people maintain their own independence and their quality of life, the Cabinet also supported the proposal to invest in care workers by ensuring that they are paid the Living Wage Foundation rates of pay. This will help people retain their independence and be able to access care at home when they leave hospital and reduce the number of bed days lost through delayed transfers of care.
  • Improving children’s outcomes in Cornwall by developing a business case for a new service model to help integrate education, early years, children’s community health, early help and social care services. Members agreed to support the development of a full business case which will then be brought back for further consideration. Improving the quality of residential short breaks in Cornwall to meet growing demand by making changes to combine Camlann and Number One, relocate Tresor, and upgrade all the buildings. Poppins will remain as is. This will enable the three settings to be open seven days a week and support 100 plus children. It will also provide funding to develop a crisis / outreach team to support both families in the community and children and staff in the settings.

Other decisions included support for the first phase of the £10 million St Austell Resilient Regeneration project and a proposal to acquire land in Liskeard with consent for 51 homes as part of our Housing Development Plan to meet local housing demand and need. The site would include 13 affordable homes and could also include market rented homes and some homes for private sale.

Story posted 15 November 2017

Categories: Councils, Politics

Cabinet discusses key decisions on budget, investment programme, new waste contract and proposals to transform adult and children’s services

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Thu, 16/11/2017 - 08:42

Cornwall Council’s Cabinet met at New County Hall in Truro today to discuss key decisions on the four year budget and business plan, a multi million pound investment programme in new homes, jobs and infrastructure in local communities, the new waste contract and exciting proposals to transform adult social care and services for children, young people and families.

Members of the Cabinet voted unanimously to support the Council Business Plan and Budget 2018/2019 which will prioritise spending on services that make sure children and young people get the best start in life, that communities feel the benefit of economic growth and that support vulnerable residents to live independently. This includes investing in Cornwall to raise wages and improve jobs and housing opportunities for local residents.

The Council has already saved nearly £300m since 2010, but will need to find a further £75m in savings over the next four years to balance the budget and continue to provide essential services. Key measures in the budget include proposals for an increase in Council tax by 4.99% including a 3% increase for adult social care, an increase in charges for some services and a reduction in some services or to stop providing them altogether. These proposals will now be open for public consultation.

Introducing the budget and business plan Julian German, the Cabinet Member for Resources, said the Council would continue to look for ways to improve services, making them more efficient and prioritising frontline services, and wanted to hear the views of residents and businesses on their proposals.

“The challenges we face, while difficult, are something we can address with community support. Over the past few years local people have told us what they thought about our proposals for savings. This feedback, thoughts and suggestions have informed the decisions about the budget we have set each year.

Cornwall’s residents can have their say by completing an online survey or attending a public meeting via the Council’s website www.cornwall.gov.uk/budget2017. The consultation closes on Friday 29 December 2017. The final budget will be submitted to full Council for decision in February 2018.

Cabinet also supported:

  • A draft vision and objectives for a new Investment Programme agreed by the Council earlier this year. The multi million pound programme will see the Council directly investing in the delivery of new homes, commercial space to support the creation of new jobs and businesses, and the development of new healthcare facilities and schools. Following today’s decision the Investment Programme will now be considered at the next meeting of the full Council on 22 November when the final decision will be made.
  • With the Government expected to launch a formal consultation on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund early next year, Members unanimously approved the key principles which will enable further work to take place on developing the Council's position. This includes lobbying for a single pot programme, with budgets agreed directly from the Treasury, rather than through various individual Government departments and local accountability.
  • Changing how kerbside waste and recycling is collected in the future, including a recommendation for adding food waste to weekly recycling collections, with all other waste that can’t be recycled collected every fortnight.

Members approved the recommendations, which will now be the subject of a further report to the Cabinet in February 2018 when a final decision will be made on the development of the household waste collection and cleansing contract which is due to come into force in March 2020. Evidence from other Local Authorities, 75% of which collect waste that can’t be recycled fortnightly, shows that this could enable Cornwall to rise from its current recycling rate of 35.7% to meet the 2020 50% national recycling target.

  • A programme of essential work to transform Adult Social Care over the next three years to help manage present and future demand. As well as setting a framework for the Council and NHS Kernow to work together towards jointly commissioning services so that there is a greater focus on helping people maintain their own independence and their quality of life, the Cabinet also supported the proposal to invest in care workers by ensuring that they are paid the Living Wage Foundation rates of pay. This will help people retain their independence and be able to access care at home when they leave hospital and reduce the number of bed days lost through delayed transfers of care.
  • Improving children’s outcomes in Cornwall by developing a business case for a new service model to help integrate education, early years, children’s community health, early help and social care services. Members agreed to support the development of a full business case which will then be brought back for further consideration. Improving the quality of residential short breaks in Cornwall to meet growing demand by making changes to combine Camlann and Number One, relocate Tresor, and upgrade all the buildings. Poppins will remain as is. This will enable the three settings to be open seven days a week and support 100 plus children. It will also provide funding to develop a crisis / outreach team to support both families in the community and children and staff in the settings.

Other decisions included support for the first phase of the £10 million St Austell Resilient Regeneration project and a proposal to acquire land in Liskeard with consent for 51 homes as part of our Housing Development Plan to meet local housing demand and need. The site would include 13 affordable homes and could also include market rented homes and some homes for private sale.

Story posted 15 November 2017

Categories: Councils, Politics

Cabinet discusses key decisions on budget, investment programme, new waste contract and proposals to transform adult and children’s services

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Thu, 16/11/2017 - 08:42

Cornwall Council’s Cabinet met at New County Hall in Truro today to discuss key decisions on the four year budget and business plan, a multi million pound investment programme in new homes, jobs and infrastructure in local communities, the new waste contract and exciting proposals to transform adult social care and services for children, young people and families.

Members of the Cabinet voted unanimously to support the Council Business Plan and Budget 2018/2019 which will prioritise spending on services that make sure children and young people get the best start in life, that communities feel the benefit of economic growth and that support vulnerable residents to live independently. This includes investing in Cornwall to raise wages and improve jobs and housing opportunities for local residents.

The Council has already saved nearly £300m since 2010, but will need to find a further £75m in savings over the next four years to balance the budget and continue to provide essential services. Key measures in the budget include proposals for an increase in Council tax by 4.99% including a 3% increase for adult social care, an increase in charges for some services and a reduction in some services or to stop providing them altogether. These proposals will now be open for public consultation.

Introducing the budget and business plan Julian German, the Cabinet Member for Resources, said the Council would continue to look for ways to improve services, making them more efficient and prioritising frontline services, and wanted to hear the views of residents and businesses on their proposals.

“The challenges we face, while difficult, are something we can address with community support. Over the past few years local people have told us what they thought about our proposals for savings. This feedback, thoughts and suggestions have informed the decisions about the budget we have set each year.

Cornwall’s residents can have their say by completing an online survey or attending a public meeting via the Council’s website www.cornwall.gov.uk/budget2017. The consultation closes on Friday 29 December 2017. The final budget will be submitted to full Council for decision in February 2018.

Cabinet also supported:

  • A draft vision and objectives for a new Investment Programme agreed by the Council earlier this year. The multi million pound programme will see the Council directly investing in the delivery of new homes, commercial space to support the creation of new jobs and businesses, and the development of new healthcare facilities and schools. Following today’s decision the Investment Programme will now be considered at the next meeting of the full Council on 22 November when the final decision will be made.
  • With the Government expected to launch a formal consultation on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund early next year, Members unanimously approved the key principles which will enable further work to take place on developing the Council's position. This includes lobbying for a single pot programme, with budgets agreed directly from the Treasury, rather than through various individual Government departments and local accountability.
  • Changing how kerbside waste and recycling is collected in the future, including a recommendation for adding food waste to weekly recycling collections, with all other waste that can’t be recycled collected every fortnight.

Members approved the recommendations, which will now be the subject of a further report to the Cabinet in February 2018 when a final decision will be made on the development of the household waste collection and cleansing contract which is due to come into force in March 2020. Evidence from other Local Authorities, 75% of which collect waste that can’t be recycled fortnightly, shows that this could enable Cornwall to rise from its current recycling rate of 35.7% to meet the 2020 50% national recycling target.

  • A programme of essential work to transform Adult Social Care over the next three years to help manage present and future demand. As well as setting a framework for the Council and NHS Kernow to work together towards jointly commissioning services so that there is a greater focus on helping people maintain their own independence and their quality of life, the Cabinet also supported the proposal to invest in care workers by ensuring that they are paid the Living Wage Foundation rates of pay. This will help people retain their independence and be able to access care at home when they leave hospital and reduce the number of bed days lost through delayed transfers of care.
  • Improving children’s outcomes in Cornwall by developing a business case for a new service model to help integrate education, early years, children’s community health, early help and social care services. Members agreed to support the development of a full business case which will then be brought back for further consideration. Improving the quality of residential short breaks in Cornwall to meet growing demand by making changes to combine Camlann and Number One, relocate Tresor, and upgrade all the buildings. Poppins will remain as is. This will enable the three settings to be open seven days a week and support 100 plus children. It will also provide funding to develop a crisis / outreach team to support both families in the community and children and staff in the settings.

Other decisions included support for the first phase of the £10 million St Austell Resilient Regeneration project and a proposal to acquire land in Liskeard with consent for 51 homes as part of our Housing Development Plan to meet local housing demand and need. The site would include 13 affordable homes and could also include market rented homes and some homes for private sale.

Story posted 15 November 2017

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Street light out, 16th November

Street light out
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 15 Polwithen Drive, Carbis Bay
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Pencalenick students 'pass out' at Falmouth Community Fire Station parade

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Wed, 15/11/2017 - 14:00

Students from Pencalenick School will ‘pass out’ on Friday 17 November at Falmouth Community Fire Station following training to improve their life, problem and communication skills.

The official passing out parade will mark the culmination of the group’s learning during the five day Phoenix course. During the ceremony, held in front of family and friends and local dignitaries, the eleven young people from Pencalenick School will showcase firefighting techniques, including hose running.

The Phoenix Project has been run by the Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service since 2002 and thousands of people have now benefited from the project which enhances young people’s self-confidence, communication skills and community spirit. The project is funded by West Cornwall Youth Trust.

Dr Julian Commons, Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service Phoenix Project Manager, said: “The participants from Pencalenick School have worked extremely hard to succeed throughout this week and we are very proud to be able to work in partnership with the school.”

The Phoenix Project is a Cornwall wide initiative geared towards students between the ages of 13 and 17. To gain their certificates the students are given training in hose running, marching, wearing breathing apparatus (BA), life skills and problem solving with the aim of building confidence and self-esteem, raising aspirations and improving teamwork and communication skills.

“I am very pleased that our Phoenix Team are able to inspire and motivate another wonderful group of young people to achieve. Better communication skills, understanding the benefits of teamwork and improved life skills help our young students to value themselves and others within their  families, school and community. Well done and congratulations to all students from Pencalenick School for successfully completing your Phoenix Course.” said Chief Fire Officer Paul Walker.

Councillor Sue James, Cornwall Council Portfolio Holder for Environment and Public Protection, said: “Training like this is an important investment in young people across Cornwall. I would also like to thank our fire service staff for supporting the young people in developing their skills.”

More information about Phoenix can be found on the Phoenix Cornwall website.

Story posted 15 November 2017

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