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Long term plan discussion

NHS Cornwalll News - Mon, 03/09/2018 - 00:00
On 18 June the Prime Minister set out a funding settlement for the NHS in England for the next five years. In return, the NHS has been asked to set out a long term plan for the future of the NHS by autumn, setting out our ambitions for improvement over the next decade, and our plans to meet them over the five years of the funding settlement.
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Making way for the old to move to the new as preparations begin for transferring treasures to Kresen Kernow

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Fri, 31/08/2018 - 18:38

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It’s a case of waving goodbye and saying hello as the packing up begins in earnest to be ready to move Cornwall’s historic documents and other treasures to Kresen Kernow, the exemplary modern archive and library space being built in Redruth.

Two of the locations where 850 years of Cornwall’s precious archive and historic library collections are currently housed will be closing to the public to prepare for the move.

The Cornwall Record Office in Truro will close at 2pm on 01 September with the Cornish Studies Library in Alma Place, Redruth following suit at 2pm on 08 September.

On its last day, the Cornish Studies Library will be holding a drop-in free fun family event from 10am-2pm on 08 September to tie in with Redruth’s Mining and Pasty Festival celebrations. Please come along and leave us a memory or message - you can even make your own little book to take away.

Kresen Kernow, which is currently under construction on the former brewery site in Redruth, will mean that residents and visitors will be able to access the world’s largest collection of manuscripts, books and documents related to Cornwall all in one place.

Archives Resized

Cornwall Council cabinet portfolio holder for planning and economy Bob Egerton said: “This is an exciting time for the project which will see literally hundreds of thousands of treasures being prepared for the move to Kresen Kernow.  Kresen Kernow itself will be an amazing resource and attraction for residents and visitors alike and will also safeguard the historic Redruth Brewery building at the heart of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site in Redruth.” 

Deborah Tritton, Kresen Kernow Project Lead, says: “We are looking forward to getting the collections work underway. With more than 1.5 million items stored on over 4 miles of shelving we have a lot of work to do to package everything safely and securely for the move, as well as ensuring we can find everything again at the other end!  During our closure we will also be developing our new website, and planning our services ready to launch Kresen Kernow in 2019.”

The project to build Kresen Kernow secured £11.7m funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2015.  The rest of the funding is from Cornwall Council.  It will bring together collections held in seven buildings – including outstores – as well as the Historic Environment Record. It will be the first time Cornwall Record Office’s collections have moved since 1964. An enquiries, copies and research service will still be available during the closure period, subject to availability.

Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @kresenkernow. 

Story posted 31 August 2018 

Categories: Councils, Politics

Plans to protect iconic seafront to go on display at Marazion

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Fri, 31/08/2018 - 14:55

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Cornwall Council’s plans for a £3.7 million project to protect and improve one of Cornwall’s most iconic seafronts will go on display to the public next month.

The exhibition will detail how new sea defences at Longrock will not only safeguard the coastline and improve access to the beach, but will also reduce flood risk, protect the nearby railway line, the A30 and the South West coast path, and offer environmental benefits for Marazion Marsh.

The plans will be available to view at Marazion Community Centre, Gwallon Lane, Marazion between 3pm and 7pm on 10 September 2018. The event will include a presentation from the designers at 5pm, and is open to everyone.

Penzance Aerial View

The works will involve creating 300 metres of new rock armour sea defence works, with new seating, planting and easier beach access.

The water level in Marazion Marsh will also be raised, helping to create nearly four hectares of improved wetland habitat.

Once the work is completed a longer-term strategy can be developed to provide protection to the coastline over the next 100 years.

A more resilient coastline will help the area to attract investment and regeneration.

The project will:

  • reduce the level of flood risk to the community of Long Rock, which if left will only worsen as current defence fails and environmental impacts of climate change increase
  • provide increased coastal protection to the Great Western Railway main line and the A30 serving strategic transport links in and out of Penzance and access to the Isles of Scilly
  • protect commercial assets and infrastructure including 295 residential properties and 65 commercial properties
  • create better conditions for sustained economic growth by reducing impediments to local investment, complementing new development and allowing greater connection with customers
  • improve the natural environment by protecting the Marazion Marsh, creating an increased area of open water for habitat and wildlife and connecting river catchments to the coast at Mounts Bay in accordance with Mounts Bay Shoreline Management Strategy and the Environment Agency’s Water Level Management Plan (WLMP)
  • create widespread flood awareness and improved ownership of flood risk management within the local community
  • reduce the long-term costs of responding to future, large-scale flooding events in the Mounts Bay area
  • provide eel passages by connecting the catchment to the coast at Mount’s Bay.

Councillor Sue James, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Public Protection, said:  “These plans, backed with an investment of £3.7m, propose how we can work to protect the historic Longrock seafront while improving access to the beach, and protecting the adjoining wetlands. 

“I would urge anyone with an interest in protecting Cornwall’s natural environment to go along and take a look at the proposals.” 

This exhibition is in advance of the project seeking planning permission and other statutory approvals later this year. The works are intending to start in early spring 2019, with completion in spring 2020 with breaks for the summer period to ensure access for the public.

The works are being wholly funded by grants from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Environment Agency Flood Defence Grant-in-Aid (FDGiA). They are being delivered by Cornwall Council in partnership with the Environment Agency and withstrategic partners the RSPB, Natural England, Network Rail and the St Aubyn Estate. Cormac Solutions Ltd are the designers and Ward Williams Associates are the project and cost managers.

 

Story posted 21 August 2018

Categories: Councils, Politics

Health services roadshow

NHS Cornwall Events - Thu, 30/08/2018 - 10:30
NHS Kernow is hitting the road this autumn to tell people about health services in their community.
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This is why NHS Kernow will be at Asda in Bodmin and Looe Music Festival

NHS Cornwalll News - Wed, 29/08/2018 - 00:00
NHS Kernow is hitting the road this autumn to tell people about health services in their community.
Categories: Health

Shrubs/Trees over grown and hanging over Pavement, 28th August

Also includes Brambles at Face Level, Pedestrians have to walk in the road to get around them. The Occupant is 80 Yrs+ and unable to do this himself
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 4 Hughville Street, Camborne
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