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Community safety on the agenda for Launceston Community Network Panel

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Tue, 16/01/2018 - 11:14

People in and around Launceston are being invited to find out more about cyber security and a potential speedwatch campaign at a community safety themed Launceston Community Network Panel meeting at 7.00pm on Monday 22 January in Launceston Town Hall.

Elaine Hartley, Devon and Cornwall Police’s Community Speedwatch Co-ordinator, and Andy Stevenson, Cornwall Council’s Head of Highways and Infrastructure, will lead a discussion about the potential development of a speedwatch campaign for the Launceston Community Network area.

Devon and Cornwall Police’s Cyber Protect Officer, Laura Cowie will give a presentation on internet and social media safety for groups and businesses.

Cornwall Councillor Neil Burden, Chair of Launceston Community Network Panel, said: “Cybercrime is a concern for us all, so please join us and hear from the police about internet and social media safety, including what we can do to protect ourselves.  In addition we will be discussing speeding, which is not only an issue for our small villages and by-roads but an issue for our A and B roads too.  The Community Speedwatch session will explore how local communities can be supported to work together to address this important issue.  We will also be joined by representatives of the local policing team and Cornwall Council Highways, so please come along, have your say and listen to the guest speakers.”

Launceston Community Network Panel meets quarterly to discuss matters that affect the local area and to progress these by working in partnership with Cornwall Council and its partners, including town and parish councils, the voluntary and community sector, and the police and health services.  The panel’s current priorities include local health provision, road and broadband infrastructure, and neighbourhood planning.

Launceston Community Network Panel includes all five Cornwall Councillors for the area and representatives of the 16 parishes in the community network: Altarnun, Boyton, Egloskerry, Laneast, Launceston, Lawhitton, Lewannick, Lezant, North Hill, North Petherwin, South Petherwin, St Stephens by Launceston, St Thomas the Apostle, Stoke Climsland, Trewen and Werrington.

Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting.  The agenda and more information about the panel are available on our Launceston Community Network page.

Story posted 16 January 2018

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Wadebridge and Padstow Community Network Panel meeting to discuss highways maintenance

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Tue, 16/01/2018 - 08:20

There’s a chance for people in the Wadebridge and Padstow Community Network area to find out about highways maintenance at the Wadebridge and Padstow Community Network Panel meeting on Thursday 25 January.

The meeting takes place at 6.30pm in Egloshayle Pavilion, Wadebridge.

Oliver Jones, CORMAC’S Area Highway and Environment Manager, will provide an overview of CORMAC’s highway service standards, including how repairs are managed and how people can report highways defects. 

Sgt Andy Stewart will be on hand to give his regular update on crime statistics and local policing issues.

Cornwall Councillor Karen McHugh, Chair of Wadebridge and Padstow Community Network Panel, said: “This meeting is a good opportunity to learn more about what’s involved in maintaining Cornwall’s 4,545 miles of roads and how you can report any highways issues.  Everyone is welcome to join us to discuss local matters in the Wadebridge and Padstow area and to meet your parish, town and Cornwall councillors.”

Wadebridge and Padstow Community Network Panel meets quarterly to discuss matters that affect the local area and to progress these by working in partnership with Cornwall Council and its partners, including town and parish councils, the voluntary and community sector, and the police and health services.  The panel’s priorities include public transport, asset and service devolution, affordable housing, highways, traffic and parking issues.

Wadebridge and Padstow Community Network Panel includes all five Cornwall Councillors for the area and representatives of the 14 parishes in the community network: Egloshayle, Padstow, St Breock, St Endellion, St Ervan, St Eval, St Issey, St Kew, St Mabyn, St Merryn, St Minver Highlands, St Minver Lowlands, St Tudy and Wadebridge.

The agenda and more information about the panel are available on our Wadebridge and Padstow Community Network page.  The meeting is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.

Story posted 16 January 2018

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Accountable Care System Inquiry - day three round up

NHS Cornwalll News - Tue, 16/01/2018 - 00:00
Councillors have heard from senior health officers about the preferred options for the integrated strategic commissioning of health and social care in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly during the latest session of the Accountable Care System Inquiry.
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Advert for R & J supplies Praa Sands, 15th January

Large advert fixed to fence at roundabout on nut lane for 1 to 2 weeks. It is a dangerous and unsightly distraction to motorists on a busy roundabout.
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Nut Lane, Lelant
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Final opportunity for Cornish vehicle fleet operators and taxi drivers to sign up for free masterclass to cut fuel costs and emissions

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Mon, 15/01/2018 - 14:26

There’s still time for vehicle fleet operators and taxi drivers in Cornwall to register for Cornwall Council’s free one-day masterclass on Wednesday 31 January designed to help them reduce emissions and cut their fuel costs.

Sponsored by CGON, the Driving Innovation masterclass is aimed at businesses in Cornwall and the wider south-west.  The event will bring together key players from industry and the public sector to provide fleet decision makers, environmental managers, taxi drivers and all those with an interest in lowering vehicle fleet emissions with the information they need to make the right choices. 

The day will include demonstrations of new hydrogen retrofit technology and electric vehicles.  There will also be presentations about the ECO Stars Fleet Recognition Scheme, which encourages fleet operators to improve efficiency and reduce fuel consumption and emissions, as well as the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership, and zero emission electric vehicles.

Sue James, Cornwall Council Cabinet Member for Environment and Public Protection, said: “This masterclass is a great way for fleet operators and taxi drivers in Cornwall to learn about the latest technologies that can help them to make significant savings on their fuel costs at the same time as improving local air quality.  Businesses of all sizes are welcome to sign up. Whether your business operates a single vehicle or hundreds, the masterclass makes good business sense and can help you take steps towards a cleaner and greener future.”

The free one-day masterclass takes place at Chy Trevail, Beacon Technology Business Park, Bodmin from 9.30am-4.30pm on Wednesday 31 January.  Businesses can register to attend the event on our Driving Innovation page.

As part of its Clean Air for Cornwall Strategy, Cornwall Council has 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.  

Story posted 15 January 2017

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Conway Bailey Transport become 20th member of ECO Stars Fleet Recognition scheme

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Mon, 15/01/2018 - 09:53

Conway BaileyConway Bailey Transport Limited of Redruth has become the 20th business to join Cornwall Council’s ECO Stars Fleet Recognition Scheme, which helps commercial fleets to save on fuel costs while improving air quality.

The free, voluntary scheme currently operates in the Camborne, Pool, Illogan and Redruth area and provides recognition, guidance and advice on operational best practice for operators of goods vehicles, buses, coaches and commercial vehicle fleets. It is delivered by Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) on behalf of Cornwall Council.

Alan Stanton, Group Conformity Manager, Conway Bailey Transport Limited said: “We are pleased to join and support Cornwall ECO stars.  We are always looking to improve our fleet efficiency and costs, and ECO Stars is a simple way of helping us with our goals of helping improve the air quality whilst helping us improve our fleet efficiency and fuel costs.”

Sue James, Cornwall Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Public Protection, said: “The Cornwall ECO Stars scheme is a great opportunity for operators in the Camborne, Pool, Illogan and Redruth area to get free advice on improving their fleet efficiency. Congratulations to our 20th member Conway Bailey Transport Limited. We hope that many more businesses will follow their lead and join the scheme.  ECO Stars is good for local air quality and good for businesses too.”

The Cornwall ECO Stars scheme is open to businesses with fleets of any size, from a single vehicle to larger fleets, and any type of commercial vehicles, including vans, HDVs, buses and coaches.  Member businesses come from a wide range of industry sectors, including private and public sector, retail, road haulage, industrial, parcel and courier, community transport, and bus and coach services.

When businesses join the Cornwall ECO Stars Fleet Recognition Scheme, their vehicles and overall fleet are rated by industry experts to assess their current performance – both operational and environmental – and awarded an ECO Stars rating between one and five.  They also receive a bespoke road map containing guidance to help improve the efficiency of their fleet.

Jim Chappell, TRL’s ECO Stars Programme Manager, said: “The scheme is free, simple to join and open to all fleets operating in the Camborne, Pool, Illogan and Redruth (CPIR) area, irrespective of your fleet size.  By following our advice, businesses could improve their fuel efficiency typically by 5%.”

The Cornwall Eco Stars Fleet Recognition Scheme is one of a range of projects and policies Cornwall Council has introduced as part of its Clean Air for Cornwall Strategy.  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.  

Story posted 15 January 2018

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Inspirational and dedicated urgent care nurse Sharon receives top award

NHS Cornwalll News - Mon, 15/01/2018 - 00:00
A mum who has dedicated nearly three decades to caring for others has received recognition for her commitment to patients and inspiring the next generation of nurses.
Categories: Health

Crashed car rubbish, 14th January

Following recent rat, vehicle been moved but loads of sharp broken plastic left
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 1 Carbis Water, Carbis Bay
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Dangerous signpost, 14th January

Post rusted out, dangerous for children on route to school

Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Laity Lane, Carbis Bay
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Schools encouraged to take part in the daily mile challenge

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Fri, 12/01/2018 - 15:23

Schools across Cornwall are being encouraged to sign up to the Daily Mile challenge in a bid to tackle physical inactivity and childhood obesity.

In Cornwall around 27% of children aged 4-5 are identified as overweight through the National Child Measurement Program and the current trend is for this figure to increase throughout the primary school years to around 32% by age 10-11.

To help tackle this, an initiative called The Daily Mile was started in February 2012 by Elaine Wyllie, who was then Head Teacher of a large Scottish Primary school in Stirling. Concerned by children’s lack of fitness, she developed The Daily Mile as a sustainable and effective way to combat inactivity and obesity in her school. The Daily Mile is about physical activity to improve children's physical, social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing.

Since 2015, The Daily Mile has been adopted by over 2,000 schools in the UK alone, and has proved popular with thousands of children, parents and teachers. Seven schools in Cornwall are already signed up to the Daily Mile Foundation and running a daily mile.

Cornwall Council is encouraging every primary school in Cornwall to introduce The Daily Mile from the 15 January.

On the same day we will also be encouraging staff across Council locations to get involved and use their lunchtimes to do the Daily Mile.

Councillor Hawken said: “The Daily Mile is a really quick and easy way for everyone to get more active. Even gentle physical activity daily can have a positive impact on mental health, concentration levels as well as reducing weight. Small steps can make a big difference, and it’s important that we work towards reducing the health impacts from obesity in Cornwall.”

Story posted 12 January

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Filthy sign, 11th January

Heading east after roseworthy dip the road sign for Camborne is disgusting and hardly visible in the dark , good job I know where I am!
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): A30, Camborne
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Accountable Care System inquiry day

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 14:17

Councillors yesterday learned more about the way in which an accountable care system could work in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly as part of a series of inquiry sessions set up to look at proposals for integrating health and social care.



During the inquiry, the panel - made up of six Cornwall councillors led by Chairman Dr Andy Virr - heard from Council Chief Executive Kate Kennally and Steven Pleasant, Chief Executive of Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council and Accountable Officer for NHS Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group.

In her evidence to the inquiry, Kate Kennally set out a range of potential options for future commissioning of health and social care services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly from keeping the arrangements as they are at present to moving to strategic commissioning of health, social care and public health services through a new body such as a Joint Health and Care Committee.

With an Accountable Care System (ACS) having been in place in Greater Manchester for the last five years, Steven Pleasant talked about the reasons for moving to joint commissioning, how it works in practice as well as his experiences.

The inquiry days have been set up to hear from representatives of local health and care organisations, as well as patient groups and areas already developing an ACS, explained Dr Virr.

"Both we and our colleagues in the NHS are agreed that the way health and social care services are currently commissioned in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly won’t address the changing need of our communities. Our role is to consider the options put forward for integrated strategic commissioning and how this can be achieved," said Dr Virr.

"After the final inquiry session, we will consider the evidence and make our recommendation to the Council's Health and Social Care Scrutiny Committee, who will then consider our findings and make recommendations to the Cabinet. Any decision on this will ultimately rest with the 123 councillors who make up Cornwall’s elected representatives on the Council."

Developing an ACS for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly is a way of bringing together the network of existing statutory health and care providers and commissioners. An ACS does not change an organisation’s statutory and legal responsibilities, and will allow for one strategy, one budget and one plan approach to work together in people’s best interests, rather than those of each organisation.

As well as being in agreement about the approach, all are signed up to making progress and testing out the practicalities by working in shadow form during 2018/2019.

There will be four sessions taking place for the Accountable Care System Inquiry

You can submit comments for the panel to consider while weighing up the evidence – please email healthcommittee@cornwall.gov.uk by 12noon on Wednesday 17 January.

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Slippery when wet, 11th January

Green pavement - slippery when wet

Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 12 Tredrea Lane, St. Erth
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Drain blocked, 11th January

Drain blocked

Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 9 Tredrea Lane, St. Erth
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