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Funding to support people in a mental health crisis

NHS Cornwalll News - Wed, 30/05/2018 - 00:00
An exciting new initiative developed by the NHS and Cornwall Council to support people who are at risk of experiencing a mental health crisis has been awarded £1.5m funding from the Government.
Categories: Health

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

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Tue, 29/05/2018 - 16:09

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted 29 May 2018

Categories: Councils, Politics

China Clay Community Network Panel meeting to discuss highways and local matters

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Tue, 29/05/2018 - 15:57

Residents of the China Clay Community Network area are being invited to attend the June meeting of the China Clay Community Network Panel. Items on the agenda include the new Community Network Highways Scheme and agreeing priorities for the area for the next year.

The Network Panel meeting will take place on Monday 4 June 2018 at 7pm at Treviscoe Institute and Community Centre, PL26 7QW.

The new Community Network Highways Scheme will give community network panels a greater influence over local and major transport schemes by providing £50,000 for highways improvements in their area. At the meeting David Chadwick, the area’s Community Link Officer, will invite Parish and Cornwall Councillors to put forward highways improvements that they wish to be considered for funding.

As this is the annual general meeting the panel will be asked to elect a Chairman for 2018/19 and review the current priorities for the area. Current priorities include continuing to develop an economic strategy for China Clay, maximising grant funding opportunities from both the public and private sector, providing both infrastructure and transport improvements, and working with partners to reduce the lorry movements in built up residential areas.

Details will be given about the economic development proposals relating to the China Clay area which are being led by the St Austell Bay Economic Forum (SABEF). There will also be general updates on regular topics including the Cornwall Energy Recovery Centre (CERC), the St Austell to A30 link road and from the Neighbourhood planning groups in the China Clay area.

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

St Dennis and Nanpean Cornwall Councillor Fred Greenslade and Chair of the China Clay Community Network Panel in June, said: “Join us for the China Clay Community Network Panel meeting in June. You’ll be able to hear about the new Community Network Highways Scheme and agreeing local priorities including those that will help bring economic and transport improvements to the area.”

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 29 May 2018

Categories: Councils, Politics

George Eustice welcomes £1.5M for mental health

The Government has announced that the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is being awarded almost £1.5M for a new mental health hub.

Protected Food Names

This week saw a showcase of Protected Food Name products in Parliament. There are over 80 foods which enjoy protection under the PDO, PGI and TSG schemes at present, including the Cornish Pasty, Cornish Clotted Cream, Fal Oyster and Cornish Sardines. Protected status helps to ensure that these foods cannot be copied.

Tackling the Plastic Problem

This week, George responded to a debate on plastics on behalf of the Government. He was pleased to pay tribute to Portreath School, who recently visited Parliament to speak about the excellent work they have been doing to help tackle the scourge of plastic waste in our oceans, and Mount Hawke Academy, whose students have written a variety of thoughtful and intelligent letters about this issue.

Clerkenwell Design Week & Chelsea Flower Show

This week, George attended Clerkenwell Design Week. He met two of Cornwall’s leading creative companies, Nixon Design and MARK Product. Together with Invest in Cornwall, they were doing a fantastic job of promoting Cornwall as a place for great business.

George also went to the Chelsea Flower Show, to support Cornish businesses Burncoose Nurseries and Tregothnan Estate. There was also a Cornish themed garden supported by Tate St Ives.

USS up for the Challenge

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Fri, 25/05/2018 - 11:08
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