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Governing Body meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 04/12/2018 - 11:00
Information on NHS Kernow's December Governing Body meeting.
Categories: Health

Governing Body meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 06/11/2018 - 11:00
Information on NHS Kernow's November Governing Body meeting.
Categories: Health

Looe Music Festival

NHS Cornwall Events - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 00:00
We are excited to announce that for the very first time we have teamed up with the organisers of Looe Music Festival and will be based inside the festival’s main arena overlooking the seafront for three days from Friday 21 to Sunday 23 September.
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Parko and JS to visit Cornwall

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Cornwall Faith Response Team is relaunched

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Mon, 17/09/2018 - 13:38

Whenever a major incident takes place, people can be affected in many different ways.

They may require pastoral, spiritual and practical support, especially where they are suffering through pain, sorrow, trauma, severe injury, loss of property or possessions or where people are missing.

Cornwall Council has an obligation under the Civil Contingencies Act to help take care of its residents in such traumatic circumstances, and has done so through our Faith Response Team for several years.

Our Resilience and Emergency Management team recognises that such support can be provided by suitably trained volunteers, and now the team is being re-launched, equipped, trained and prepared to respond effectively as required anywhere in Cornwall.

The team will be mobilised if the Resilience and Emergency Management team become aware of an incident where such support is or may be required. The Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust Spiritual and Pastoral Care Team will contact the necessary Cornwall Faith Response Team (CFRT) members and request their attendance at the incident location as required.

Training being provided to the team members includes information about what to expect at such incident scenes, recognition of personal confidence, capabilities and limitations, understanding the various types of incident scenes, shelters and reception centres where they may need to interact with affected people and how they may support them.

Following a seminar held in the Council Chamber earlier this year where speakers related their experience of incidents such as the Grenfell Tower fire, Manchester arena attack and London atrocities team members were galvanised into renewing the Cornwall Faith Response Team and being prepared to assist whenever and wherever possible.

The CFRT will be re-launched by Simon Mould, Cornwall Council’s Head of Community Safety and localism: "I am delighted to support the relaunch of Cornwall's Faith Response Team (CFRT).  The strengthening of this team is an essential element of the response and recovery capability for Cornwall, providing critical support to people affected by a major incident. 

"After a disaster, we are so aware of the impact it can have on place and the people that live, work and visit there.  We’re sensitive to the whole person and this team of volunteers provides an essential link to ensure we don’t just see the house or business effected, but that we also support the persons, families and communities emotional needs impacted also."

Members of the CFRT are drawn from a wide range of faiths and beliefs including Christian, Judaism, Pagan and others. It is important to recognise the ecumenical strength of the team but they will provide support to anyone needing it.

Cornwall Council’s Senior Resilience Officer, Martin Rawling said: "I am humbled by the willingness of our volunteers to step into the unknown and support their fellow beings in such circumstances of terror, loss and suffering. We are grateful to our volunteers for committing to this task and I sincerely hope that we never have to call on their support; but I am absolutely confident that they will respond appropriately when asked.

"Bringing the team together, working on the procedures for the group and co-ordinating the team and their training has fallen to a handful of the volunteers themselves who have stepped forward to become the management group. The residents and visitors to Cornwall are right to be proud of this commitment and the work they have undertaken on our behalf."

Councillor Sue James said: "Every resident and every community hopes it will not experience a serious incident or emergency. Cornwall Council's Resilience and Emergency team has shown it can support local communities when unwelcome events happen and volunteers of the Cornwall Faith Response Team will be a welcome addition to the resources at hand."

Story posted: 14 September 2018

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On the agenda for the Launceston Community Network Panel

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Mon, 17/09/2018 - 13:35

Residents of the Launceston area have the opportunity to find out about local highways, community transport, the Speedwatch initiative as well as plans for the land at Launceston Hospital at the next Community Network Panel meeting on Thursday 20 September at 7pm at The Guildhall, Launceston Town Hall.

Attendees will hear about plans for community transport and also updates on public transport that’s used around the area, and local people will have a chance to ask questions and voice their point of view.

There will also be an opportunity to hear about plans for the land near Launceston Hospital as well as the community Speedwatch initiative and how citizens can support it.

The Community Network Panel would like to hear the views of local people on what they think should be the priorities for a local highway scheme.

 This work on local roads involves spending an annual budget of £50,000, part of a council initiative announced earlier in the year. Your views will help shape how this money is spent whether it’s on speed limit signs around schools, yellow lines or other measures.

 Councillor Neil Burden, Chair of the Launceston Community Network Panel says: “These meetings provide a way for the community to come along, receive updates and engage in the further developments  of local issues and I hope more residents of all ages and backgrounds come and have their say about what is happening in the Launceston area.”

The meetings are a partnership between Cornwall Council, town and parish councils, the voluntary and community sector, the fire and rescue service, the police, health services and most importantly, local residents.

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

The meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to attend. Each meeting agenda and more information about each panel is available here https://bit.ly/2Qbwgzm

Categories: Councils, Politics

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

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Mon, 17/09/2018 - 10:11

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

Newquay Town Council takes over Newquay Library and Information Service

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Mon, 17/09/2018 - 10:10

The future of Newquay’s much-loved library has been secured thanks to an agreement between Newquay Town Council and Cornwall Council.

On Tuesday 4 September, the town’s Library and Information Service (formerly known as One Stop Shop) will transfer to the Town Council’s management, meaning residents will still be able to access all the key services essential to a modern library. The transfer includes the freehold of the Council Offices and Library building on Marcus Hill.

Under the new arrangement, which is part of Cornwall Council’s devolution programme, Newquay Library will also remain part of the countywide library service, so customers will keep their existing library cards and will still be able to visit, borrow and order books online from other libraries in Cornwall.

Since making the decision earlier this year to take over the management of the library, Newquay Town Council has also completed refurbishment of the interior of the building, giving it a vibrant and fresher look and improving the seating and meeting room areas.

The Town Clerk, Andy Curtis, stated: “The transfer of these locally important services to the Town Council represents over five years of negotiation. The Town Council has now achieved a long-held ambition to regain ownership of the Town’s Municipal Offices and continue its efforts to safeguard, improve and enhance the services delivered at a local level. This project forms part of the Town Council’s five year Strategic Business Plan and so we will now work hard to ensure the services remain effective and of value to the people of Newquay.”

Mayor Cllr Andy Hannan added: “Thanks to the Town Council taking over the provision of this vital service, our residents will see a newly refurbished, family friendly library with extended opening times and more facilities for the visitors. I’d like to thank the library’s hardworking staff who continue to strive to provide the service the town needs and deserves.

“Once again we have shown that local services can be better managed at a local level by people passionate about the town they live in. I hope our residents enjoy the new look Library and encourage them to use and support it as often as possible.”

As part of the arrangement, Cornwall Council will continue to provide and maintain the library’s public computers and resources, including replenishing books, explained Councillor Edwina Hannaford, Cornwall Council cabinet member for neighbourhoods.

“We know how important libraries are to our residents, which is why we have been working closely with town and parish councils and community groups across Cornwall to find the best partners to take over the running of their local library. Our aim has always been to work with partners and communities to create sustainable services aligned to local needs and the agreement with Newquay Town Council is an excellent example of devolution in action.

“From the beginning, the Town Council has taken a proactive approach to secure the future for the library and by moving the Information Service into the same building, are creating a community hub where residents can access to a range of information about services in their area.”

Cllr Rachel Craze who led the project as the former Chair of the Tourism and Leisure Committee added: “I am delighted that following many months of working with Cornwall Council, the town’s library and the council offices have finally transferred to Newquay Town Council.  The Library and Information Service staff are key to the success of both services and safeguarding their futures has been key throughout the negotiations. With the transfer now complete we will be looking at ways to offer an enhanced and efficient service as well as a town centre community event venue.“

Newquay Library and Information Service is open between 9.30am and 5pm Monday to Friday and the Library is also open Saturdays between 10am and 1pm - with plans to expand this further in the very near future.

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Recycling, 15th September

The whole of Penware Parc's recycling has not been collected friday.
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 14 Barripper Road, Camborne
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Join the movement – residents urged to join campaign to make Cornwall litter free

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Fri, 14/09/2018 - 11:32

Councillors Sue James and Adam Paynter stand on Gyllyngvase Beach to promote #LitterlessCornwall campaign 

Local residents are being asked to stand up for Cornwall and join the movement to make Cornwall litter free as part of a campaign launched today by Cornwall Council. 

#LitterlessCornwall aims to rid the county of its litter blight by getting people to pledge to keep Cornwall beautiful and leave only their footprints.

Each year, Cornwall Council spends more than £5m on cleaning streets and beaches, with workers covering 40,000 miles annually – almost twice the distance around the world.

Despite this massive effort, around 40% of people in Cornwall say they are not satisfied with how clean their streets are.

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Adam Paynter, Leader of Cornwall Council, said: “The people of Cornwall are sick of litter and they are fed up of paying to clean up other people’s mess. Despite the fact littering is illegal and carries a fine of £150, some antisocial people are still dropping their rubbish.

“Litter is a blight on Cornwall but it’s not something we can tackle alone. By taking a pledge to leave only footprints, you will be saying enough is enough - Cornwall won’t put up with litter anymore.”

Council launches #LitterlessCornwall 

#LitterlessCornwall was launched at Falmouth’s Gyllyngvase Beach this morning by Councillor Paynter and Sue James, Cornwall Council’s Cabinet Member Environment and Public Protection.

Councillor James said: “Litter is a stain our beautiful countryside and beaches, it pollutes the environment and it is a danger to Cornish wildlife. It also costs a lot of taxpayer’s money to clean up – money that could be spent delivering other vital services.

“The solution is simple. If you love Cornwall, sign the pledge to show you care. If you’re out and about, bag and bin your rubbish, making sure you leave only footprints.” 

Councillors Sue James and Adam Paynter stand on Gyllyngvase Beach surrounded by litter to promote the #LitterlessCornwall campaign

Six easy ways to keep Cornwall clean

1)   Choose not to litter. Join the movement to keep Cornwall beautiful by signing the pledge now 

2)   Reduce, reuse and recycle at work, school and in the home.

3)   Set a good example. Help spread the word and share the campaign on social media.

4)   Bag your litter and take it home, or put it in the bin.

5)   Clear up after your dog and dispose of the bag responsibly – don’t let it become litter

6)   Join a local community litter clean up with Clean Cornwall or do a #2MinuteBeachClean 

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