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Joint primary care commissioning committee meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Thu, 12/03/2020 - 14:00
Information on the March 2020 joint primary care commissioning committee meeting.
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Joint primary care commissioning committee meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Thu, 13/02/2020 - 14:00
Information on the February 2020 joint primary care commissioning committee meeting.
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Joint primary care commissioning committee meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Thu, 16/01/2020 - 14:00
Information on the January 2020 joint primary care commissioning committee meeting.
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Governing Body meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 11:00
Information on NHS Kernow's December 2019 Governing Body meeting.
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Joint primary care commissioning committee meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Thu, 14/11/2019 - 14:00
Information on the November 2019 joint primary care commissioning committee meeting.
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Transformation Board

NHS Cornwall Events - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 15:00
Details of the next Transformation Board meeting.
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Governing Body meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 05/11/2019 - 11:00
Information on NHS Kernow's November 2019 Governing Body meeting.
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Launceston Library secured for the community under new partnership

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Wed, 23/10/2019 - 12:49

The future of Launceston Library has been safeguarded for the community after a new agreement which will see it transferred to Launceston Town Council on May 1.

The arrangement, which is part of Cornwall Council’s devolution programme, means the library will continue to provide all the key services essential to a modern library as well as access to a range of Council services.

Launceston Library is remaining part of the countywide service meaning customers will keep their existing library cards and can still visit, borrow and order books online from other libraries in Cornwall.”

The Mayor of Launceston, Councillor Margaret Young, said: “Launceston Town Council are delighted that, by working in partnership with Cornwall Council, we have been able to secure this very important service for the town.”

Edwina Hannaford, Cornwall Council Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, explained that in these challenging financial times, Cornwall Council - like all local authorities throughout the UK - has had some tough decisions to make when faced with massive cuts in funding from central Government.

Cllr Hannaford said: “We are delighted that Launceston Library has been secured for the community and many more generations of library users will be able to benefit from all it has to offer.

“Libraries are important to our residents and this is why we have been working closely with Launceston Town Council to secure the future of the town’s library. I commend them for the excellent service they are providing to their community and this is a good example of devolution in action.”

Adam Paynter, Cornwall Councillor for Launceston North and North Petherwin, said:  “I am delighted that we have exciting plans for the library. We also have longer term plans for the site and other buildings in Launceston to benefit the town.”

Jade Farrington, Cornwall Councillor for Launceston South, said: "It is fantastic to see Cornwall Council and Launceston Town Council working together to reach a solution for the good of the town.

“A huge amount of hard work has gone in to ensuring a sustainable future for our library, and I would like to thank everyone who has worked to secure this."

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Council takes action to protect tenant safety

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Wed, 23/10/2019 - 12:49

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Cornwall Council has acted to protect the safety of a tenant who privately rented a property in Looe from Devon based landlord Stuart Donnington.

At Bodmin Magistrates Court on Thursday 18 April 2019, Cornwall Council’s private sector housing team brought the case against Stuart David Donnington of St Michaels Hill, Clyst Honiton, Exeter for not taking action after two Improvement Notices were served under the Housing Act 2004.

Mr Donnington pleaded guilty to both counts and was fined £500 for each of the two offences.  He was also ordered to pay the Council’s fees of £1501.10 and a £50.00 victim surcharge, making of total of £2551.10. 

The Council took action after the tenant of Churchlands, Looe, had contacted the Council to raise concerns about the property they privately rented.  

Council officers visited in June of 2018 and found that the property was cold because of 

  • poorly fitting, insecure and draughty doors and windows
  • a heating system which was not operating correctly
  • insufficient loft insulation. 

They also found that there was a danger of falls because of an uneven patio and excessive movement of the floorboards on the landing.

The Council served the landlord with two Improvement Notices requiring works to be carried out and completed by 13 September 2018.  When the Council re-inspected the property in October 2018, none of the work had been carried out.

Mr Donnington was, at the time of the offences, a landlord with a large portfolio of properties and director of an estate and letting agency.

Cornwall Council Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Homes, Andrew Mitchell, said: “Tenants have the right to expect safe properties with reasonable standards of accommodation and the assurance that their landlord will deal with problems swiftly and transparently. Through the Council’s Responsible Landlords Scheme, we are committed to working with good and improving landlords and will use the full range of powers to safeguard those tenants from landlords who provide poor quality and dangerous homes.

“This action sends a clear message to those who behave irresponsibly. If you flout the law and place the health, safety and welfare of those living in the private rented sector at risk of harm, we will not hesitate to take action against you.”

The work on the property has now been carried out.

 

Story posted 26 April 2019 

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Iconic cobbles set to return to Truro street

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Wed, 23/10/2019 - 12:46

Historic and iconic cobbles that add to the character of Truro’s centre are set to be returned to their former glory from next week.

The cobbles in two areas of Boscawen Street were temporarily removed and replaced with tarmac after safety concerns were raised that the area had become very uneven.  Since then investigations have taken place to understand what was happening and now we are able to reinstate one of these areas.

The cobbles have been safely stored and work will take place from 29 April to reinstate them near the War Memorial in Boscawen Street.  A 4 week road closure will be needed to make sure that the material used to set the cobbles is given time to gain strength to cope with vehicles passing over them. We’ve been liaising with Truro BID, bus companies and taxi operators to let them know about the planned closure.

To keep disruption to a minimum, we’ll then be taking a phased approach to the replacement of the other area of temporary tarmac, and the re-laying of other areas of cobbles in Boscawen Street. 

Cornwall Council Cabinet Portfolio holder for Transport Geoff Brown said: “The cobbles add to the character and distinctiveness of the City. I know that residents and visitors to Truro have been asking when they will be reinstated and now that work can begin.”

Cornwall Councillor for Truro Boscawen Bert Biscoe said: “'I am glad to see that the Highways Authority has been working hard to investigate the issues with the cobbles in Boscawen Street and develop ways to bed and bond the setts so that Boscawen Street needs less maintenance and can be consistently at its best.  Boscawen Street isn't just beautiful, it’s also busy, as a front street should be.’’

 

Story posted 26 April 2019 

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School places on the agenda for St Agnes and Perranporth Community Network Panel meeting

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Wed, 23/10/2019 - 12:45

Residents of the north coast parishes of Crantock, Cubert, Perranzabuloe, St Agnes, St Allen and St Newlyn East, are invited to attend the April Meeting of the St Agnes and Perranporth Community Network Panel.

The Community Network Meeting will takes place on Thursday 25 April between 6.30pm and 8.30pm at Perranzabuloe Parish Rooms, Chyanhale, Ponsmere Valley, Perranporth, TR6 0DB.

The meeting will be hearing from officers from Cornwall Council’s education service to discuss issues around school places at both primary and secondary school level. There will also be the opportunity to hear from parents and consider what steps can be taken to address issues raised.

Cllr Ken Yeo, the St Agnes and Perranporth Community Network Panel Chairman said: “All local residents are invited to attend the meeting - it is your opportunity to meet your Cornwall Councillors and your Parish Council representatives. The meeting on Thursday is a good opportunity for you to find out what’s going on locally and how your representatives address matters that have been brought to their attention. As a Panel we encourage input from the residents who attend the meeting.”

The St Agnes and Perranporth Community Network Panel meets regularly to discuss matters that affect the local community and to agree priorities that can be delivered by Cornwall Council and other agencies including the police and health services.

For example at the last meeting the panel considered local highways schemes that could be supported by the £50,000 per annum for four years allocated to each Community Network Panel by Cornwall Council.  The panel considered schemes from the Parish Councils in their Network Area and discussed which of these are put forward. The St Agnes and Perranporth Community Network Panel has also been involved with the proposed dualling of the A30 from Chiverton Cross to Carland Cross.

More information about the Community Network Panels and dates for future meetings can be found on the Cornwall Council Community Networks webpage. 

 

Story posted 18 April 2019 

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Mother and daughter jailed for "dishonesty on an industrial scale"

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Wed, 23/10/2019 - 12:44

Two women accused of running a fraudulent property lettings agency in Truro received prison sentences at Truro Crown Court today (Tuesday 16 April).

Elizabeth Ann Treneer, 38, of Chapel Meadows, Perranwell Station, admitted running a fraudulent business designed to deprive its victims of rental and deposit payments.

She also admitted having tried to undermine the criminal investigation by manufacturing false documents.

Her mother, Angela Colleen Treneer, 72, of Cogos Park, Mylor Bridge, admitted abusing her position of trust by failing to ensure that deposit and rental payments were properly safeguarded and passed on to customers.

Elizabeth Ann Treneer was sentenced to 40 months in prison.

Her mother, Angela Colleen Treneer, was sentenced to 20 months in prison.

The Court heard that the investigation by Cornwall Council Trading Standards was prompted by a number of complaints from landlord and tenant clients of Premier Property Management.

The investigation found that since 2009 more than 40 people had been defrauded by the business with losses exceeding £266,000.

When challenged by clients about the absence of payments, a series of false excuses had been given, including accountancy problems, computer system failures, banking problems or other reasons for late and non-payment of rent.

The court heard that the Treneers were moving the money from business accounts into their own personal accounts to maintain their lifestyles.

 In passing sentence Judge Robert Linford described the fraud as “...dishonesty on an industrial scale.

He also noted that the Treneers did not care whether the victims were vulnerable or not.

Councillor Sue James, Cornwall Council’s Cabinet Member for the Environment and Public Protection, praised the efforts of the Trading Standards team.

She said: “The time, effort and dedication involved in bringing this fraudulent business before the Courts cannot be underestimated. Both offenders lied to the investigating officers in the same way as they had been lying to their clients for almost 10 years.

"Many of the victims were vulnerable, either because of their age, their financial position or because they were working far from Cornwall and these two women took full advantage of that.

"In handing down such penalties, the Court has clearly recognised the despicable nature of the offending in this case.”

Under the Proceeds of Crime Act, compensation for those who have lost money to the fraudulent business will now be sought.

 

Story posted 16 April 2019

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Exciting ideas shared at Discover Pydar community event

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Wed, 23/10/2019 - 12:44

Pydar Regeneration Event Photo

Affordable homes where people of all ages want to live. Green spaces and exciting indoor and outdoor activities for young and old. Creative workspaces where people can make and sell things. Cafes and bars where people can meet, talk and laugh, and a special community hub at the centre of the site….these are just some of the ideas put forward during the first Discover Pydar community event held in Truro over the weekend.

More than 150 people took up the invitation to find out more about ideas for the new 'neighbourhood’, braving the cold to visit the special Pydar exhibition and give their views on the emerging proposals to Cornwall Council and architects PRP.

“It was fantastic to see so many people keen to help shape the vision for this key site in Truro “ said Councillor Bob Egerton, Cornwall Council’s Cabinet portfolio holder for Planning and Economy.  “We need the community to say how it wants Pydar Street to evolve and I would like to thank everyone who gave up their time to come and talk to members of the team and share their ideas.

Following the first day of the exhibition which took place on Lemon Quay as part of the Children’s Day activities, the team moved to the Pydar site for the second day which focused on the theme of the environment.

One of the highlights of the afternoon was the planting of three Cornish apple trees on part of the regeneration site. Godfrey Mortimer, local resident of 50 years and the Mayor of Truro Lindsay Southcombe were joined by Shiela Richardson, who grew up in the heart of Pydar at Boscawen, and 12 year old Rowan Hammond to plant the first new trees at Pydar.

 ‘It’s great that local residents and businesses are being encouraged to share their ideas ahead of the design process “ said Rachel Hammond, local resident and Ryan’s Mum.  “The project sounds really exciting and the creation of new homes, a riverside park and improved leisure facilities for families will be a great boost for Truro’.

 While lots of different views were put forward during the two days, everyone was united on the need for something to happen on the site. There was a really positive response to the idea of people living and working in the centre of the city, and for creating stronger links to the woods at the edge of the site and to the river, with more spaces to sit and relax. Others wanted workspaces where innovators, entrepreneurs and owners of small businesses could develop their ideas, and places and activities where people of all ages could play and have fun and improve their physical and mental health. 

Many people were equally clear about the things they did not want. These included high density characterless housing developments and shopping malls, bars and restaurants which could damage the existing city centre.  Others were concerned about the proposals generating additional traffic on the roads.

“We will be taking all these views on board as we continue to develop a detailed scheme to be submitted for outline planning permission at the end of this year “ said Bob Egerton.

“Don’t worry if you did not manage to visit the exhibition this time – we will be staging further community events over the coming months to enable as many people as possible to shape the vision for Pydar. People can also find out about the project on the Truro Place Shaping website and Facebook page

Future Pydar community activities include a “Get Active Weekender” in July with a programme of outdoor events delivered in partnership with leisure and sports providers; a Dawn to Dusk festival on 14 September, with free music, and a Community Dig Week in October which will celebrate the past history and heritage of the site”.

 

Story posted 16 April 2019 

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Camborne property ‘closed’ in anti-social behaviour clamp down

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Wed, 23/10/2019 - 12:44

Cornwall Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour Team, along with Devon and Cornwall Police, applied for and were granted a Premises Closure order for a property in Camborne by Bodmin Magistrates Court on Thursday 04 April 2019.

A full closure order has been issued for 95a Pendarves Street Tuckingmill Camborne, allowing the premises to be ‘closed’ for three months. 

The order is part of a continued crack down on anti-social behaviour and a demonstration of the Council’s commitment to work with partners to create safer communities.

The action followed a series of ongoing reports starting in September 2018 of crime, anti-social behaviour, disorder and domestic disputes at the address.

“The behaviour escalating from the address was totally unacceptable. Local residents and members of the community were witnessing violent outbursts and living in fear of harm, resulting in them having to make changes in their lifestyle to reduce the impact of the behaviour” said Dorian Thomas, from Cornwall Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour Team.

“We accept many people face challenging times, and we work with them to find an alternative lifestyle.  However, they must make a commitment to change themselves guided by the support services available in the community. If this support and guidance is ignored, we will act accordingly and proportionately in dealing with their behaviour.”

PCSO Clare Matthews, from Camborne Neighbourhood Team, said: “Devon and Cornwall Police continue to work closely with Cornwall Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour Team to ensure that this kind of behaviour does not continue and have an impact on the community. It is important that any such issues are reported to police so we are able to take steps to challenge the behaviour. The decision to close a property is not taken lightly and this is considered a last resort so residents can have respite from the behaviour.”

Cornwall Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour Team and Devon & Cornwall Police will continue to work in partnership to tackle anti-social behaviour.

Residents are encouraged to report anti-social behaviour to the police by using the 101 number or by emailing 101@dc.police.uk

For emergencies, please use 999.

More information on the Council’s anti-social behaviour team is available on the Council’s website.

 

Story posted 15 April 2019 

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Cornwall Council takes action to stop unauthorised use of homes bought under the government’s Right to Buy scheme

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Wed, 23/10/2019 - 12:43

Cornwall Council is reminding people who have bought properties under the government’s Right to Buy scheme that there are legal restrictions on what they can do with their properties once they have bought them.

Andrew Mitchell said: “Council houses were built with public money to provide affordable homes for local people.  It is not right that they should then be used to make a profit or sold on to people who do not have a local connection to Cornwall. Especially as the discount on the purchase price under Right to Buy is significant and the Council will not have received enough money from the sale to be able to build a replacement home.” 

Houses bought under the government’s Right to Buy scheme usually have a legal restriction on them which means that the owner should not be renting them out as holiday lets, letting them out to students or making significant alterations to their property.  In rural areas especially, there are also restrictions on who the property can be bought by or rented to in the future as, in many cases, the new owner or tenant has to have a Cornwall connection.

In some cases it may be that the person who has bought a former Council house some time ago is not fully aware that restrictions may still be in force so,  the Council is giving those people a period of grace of one year to put right any breaches.  Anyone who has bought a property from 01 May this year will be expected to abide by the restrictions from day one.

The Council can take legal action against anyone who is not abiding by the legal restrictions and apply for a Court injunction requiring that they put right whatever they are doing in breach of the restriction. Breaching an injunction is contempt of Court and the Court can impose an unlimited fine or even a custodial sentence.

Councillor Mitchell adds: “We also have a duty of care to our residents and the communities they live in.  If a former council owned home is bought under the Right to Buy scheme but is then let out as holiday accommodation or as a student let, this can have a significant impact on neighbouring residents and the local community.”

Homeowners who have bought their properties under the Right to Buy Scheme will be contacted direct to remind them of their obligations.

If anyone believes that a former right to buy property is in breach of a restrictive covenant you can report this to the Council Investigation team.

By telephone: Ring our 24 hour free-phone, confidential fraud hotline on: 0800 7316125

By e-mail: fraud@cornwall.gov.uk  or whistleblowing@cornwall.gov.uk 

By post: If you would prefer to make a report in writing, you can send information to the Counter Fraud Investigations Manager at the following address:

Room 5, First Floor, Dalvenie House, New County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro TR1 3AY

You can choose not to give your contact details if you prefer, but if you do give your details we will treat this with the utmost sensitivity and confidentiality. In addition, by providing your details it allows for the investigating officer to get in touch to clarify any of the information provided.

 

Story posted 15 April 2019

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Songfest tours Cornwall with songs of the Stage and Screen

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Wed, 23/10/2019 - 12:42

The Cornwall Music Education Hub’s annual celebration of singing, Songfest, returned to Cornwall for a fourth year.  The theme for this year’s event was songs of the Stage and Screen, featuring favourite hits of classic musicals. 

Four people singing into microphones

Picture: Peter Glaser Photography

The series of concerts started in Penzance with 2 nights at St Johns Hall in late February, followed by 2 nights in Newquay, 1 night in Launceston,  1 night in Redruth, 1 night in Falmouth, culminating in a supersized choir at Plymouth Pavilions on 2nd April. 

Each concert featured a different massed choir of young singers from local schools as well as performances by students from local secondary schools and colleges.  In all, over 1200 students from  78 schools performed  in the 8 concerts  as well as singers Cornwall College St. Austell, Cornwall Girls Choir, Cornwall Boys Choir, Cornwall County Youth Choir, Saltash Training Choir and the Plymouth Hub Legacy Choir. The choirs were accompanied by a four piece band made up of professional musicians who also teach for the Cornwall Music Service Trust. 

The Songfest  project is organised and managed by the Cornwall Music Education Hub, which is led by Cornwall Council, and has been created by Angela Renshaw , the Hub’s Vocal Strategy Lead: “Songfest 2019 lived up to all expectations again with fabulous performances given by all  primary schools taking part and as well, the magnificent vocal showcases by the secondary and college students in each act 1 of Songfest.  Songfest continues to reinstate the importance of singing in schools, raising expectations and quality through an inclusive working partnership with schools, the Hub and its partners. Songfest is about retaining the energy and passion for singing in schools and for the children and teachers to not only enjoy the thrill of working collectively, but for children to inspire other children through inspirational vocal performances.”

Angela was supported in the development and delivery of Songfest by local composer, conductor and multi-instrumentalist, Patrick Bailey: “Songfest really did cover the whole county! I visited schools from Sennen in the west to Morwenstow in the north east and Fourlanesend in the south east. Every one of the 40 schools I went to were really engaged with the songs and they and their teachers wanted to sing them as well as possible. The concerts were wonderful experiences for all the children, their teachers and the families. I know I enjoyed them. The large choirs were accompanied by a professional band and the live music making was spontaneous, thrilling and memorable. I can’t wait for the next one – to revisit all those wonderful schools and, hopefully, to meet new ones too.”

About the Cornwall Music Education Hub

The Cornwall Music Education Hub is a partnership of arts and music organisations led by Cornwall Council.  The Hub is funded by Art Council England to raise the standards of musical learning and encourage young people to take part in high quality musical activities.  For further information about the Cornwall Music Education Hub, visit www.cornwallmusiceducationhub.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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No change in cost of day tickets but value multi day tickets for Truro Park and Ride will increase slightly from 01 May 2019

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Wed, 23/10/2019 - 12:35

Park And Ride

Some ticket prices for the Truro Park and Ride service, which have not increased since 2015, will increase slightly from 01 May 2019.

Cornwall Council cabinet portfolio member for transport Geoff Brown said: “We know that residents, commuters and shoppers really appreciate the convenience and reliability of the Truro Park and Ride.  It really is a great service and will remain exceptional value for money.  We need to make sure that it is viable to keep it going. These modest increases, in some but not all ticket prices, are being introduced to meet increased running costs and to ensure that the services high standards are maintained.”

The Truro Park and Ride has proved very successful since it was introduced in 2008. It carries over one million passengers a year and takes some 1500 cars off the roads of Truro each day. 

The new fares from 01 May 2019 are:

Ticket Type Monday to Friday Saturday  Day ticket  £2.00 (no change) £1.00 (no change)

Family Day Ticket - up to 2 Adults and 4 Children

£4.00 (up from £2.60) £2.00 (not previously available)

Multi Day Tickets (Days not necessarily consecutive)

5 Day Smart Ticket £9.00 giving a 10% discount (previously £8.40) 20 Day Ticket

£34.00 giving a 15% discount (previously £30)

20 days @ £34 equates to £1.70 per day

60 Day Ticket

£84.00 giving a 30% discount (previously £68)

60 days @ £84 equates to £1.40 per day

National Concessionary Bus Pass discount will no longer be available.   The under-used Annual Pass will no longer be available. Multi-day tickets bought before the increase comes into effect on 01 May 2019 will still be valid on the service.  

 

The £1.00 Monday to Friday day ticket discount that was offered after 9.30am to those who hold a National Concessionary Bus Pass will no longer be available.

Geoff Brown says: “The discount that was on offer was rarely taken up because those who hold a National Concessionary Bus Pass were able to travel free on Cornwall’s other buses after 9.30am anyway.  Of course, now that Cornwall Council has lifted that 9.30am restriction, older people and those of any age with a disability who qualify for a concessionary bus pass, are able to travel for free on other buses at any time.”

Geoff adds: “There have been moves to extend the operating hours of Truro Park and Ride and a planning application asking for permission to vary the proposed opening times of the Truro Park and Ride has recently been submitted with a decision expected by the end of May.

However, the proposal to extend the running times of the Truro Park and Ride is subject to planning permission being granted.  If it is granted, then we will work with passenger groups, including hospital staff, to decide what would be most useful to them.   We can then work out the exact details that will best meet their needs before deciding how to change to service within the extended operating hours requested as part of the planning application.”

 

Story posted 11 April 2019

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Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Hub offers 1-2-1 Brexit business sessions

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Wed, 23/10/2019 - 10:45

As the UK prepares to leave the European Union, Cornwall Council is reminding residents and businesses to make sure they are prepared.

At the request of the Government, the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Hub and Cornwall Development Company are offering information and advice on how to prepare for new trading relationships.

The Growth Hub is hosting a series of free one-to-one support sessions to learn about any Brexit-related issues businesses may be facing, and to make people aware of the support available.

The one-hour sessions are taking place in Hayle, St Austell and Pool from Tuesday, October 22, to Friday, October 25. You can book a place through the Growth Hub’s website.

For EU, EEA or Swiss citizens and close family members living or working in the UK, the government has set up the EU Settlement Scheme.

Whilst there should be no immediate change for European residents on exit day regardless of whether the UK leaves the EU with a deal or not, they may need to take steps to continue to live and work in the UK after December 31, 2020.

The Government’s EU Settlement Scheme will allow European residents and their families to apply to continue living and working in the UK after December 31, 2020.

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Leader of Cornwall Council Julian German said: “Our European residents and their families will continue to be valued members of our community who we hope will continue to call Cornwall their home.

"I would strongly encourage all EU, Swiss or EEA nationals living or working here in Cornwall to apply for settled status to stay in the UK after the end of 2020".

"Settled status gives you the right to work in the UK and to access a wide range of benefits and services. The Council is on hand to provide help and advice with the application process if you need it, including helping you scan your documents".

“The rights and status of our European residents and their family members will remain the same on exit day. Our European residents will therefore continue to have a right to stay and access public services after October 31, and there will be no changes to your right to rent or right to work".

"For businesses, I'd urge you to find out exactly what implications leaving the EU has for your day-to-day operations so that you don't encounter any unforeseen problems".

"Extensive information is available on our website and from the Growth Hub, who can offer you advice from a local perspective."

Details of the support and advice available through Cornwall Council and the Growth Hub can be found at: www.cornwall.gov.uk/brexit

Visit the Government's website for more advice for businesses.

 

Story posted on 23 October 2019

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George welcomes new Withdrawal Agreement

Commenting on today's events, George Eustice, MP for Camborne & Redruth said, 

"The deal that Boris Johnson has brought back delivers on the result of the referendum. It will allow us to take back control of our laws, borders and money. I hope that MPs will get behind this deal, so that we can move forwards and focus on our priorities. It’s time for politicians of all parties to get behind it."

You can read more about George's views in the article below: 

New Truro Household Waste Recycling Centre open today

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Tue, 22/10/2019 - 14:56

Residents now have another way to recycle as Truro’s new Household Waste Recycling Centre is open to the public for the first time today (September 11).

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Located in Tregurra Park, Newquay Road, the newly completed Household Waste Recycling Centre in Truro provides residents with a modern, accessible facility to make it easier for them to recycle more of their household waste. 

It brings the total number of Household Waste Recycling Centres in Cornwall to 14.

All the recycling centres are owned by Cornwall Council and operated by SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK. 

A split-level layout and one-way traffic system at the new centre means residents will be able to safely sort their items into easily accessible, dedicated bins. 

Hwrc2The site will provide a full suite of recycling services, including:

  • Asbestos
  • Batteries
  • Cans
  • Cardboard
  • Cartons and coffee / drink cups
  • Clothes and textiles
  • Electrical items
  • Cooking oil
  • Lightbulbs and Fluorescent tubes
  • Engine oil
  • Gas bottles
  • Glass
  • Green/garden waste
  • Metal
  • Newspaper and magazines
  • Paper
  • Plastic bottles
  • Tyres
  • Wood

The full list of what can be recycled can be found here.

The centre itself has been built using some recycled materials.  Around 11,000 tonnes of Incinerator Bottom Ash Aggregate (IBAA) from the Cornwall Energy Recovery Centre was used to raise the level of the site.

Work on the site stopped temporarily in the spring after the previous company contracted to build the centre, Dawnus Construction Holdings Ltd., went into administration.

Following a competitive tendering process Cornwall Council’s partner SUEZ awarded the contract for finishing the centre to Cormac. 

Rob Nolan, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for the Environment and Public Protection for Cornwall Council, said: “We are very pleased to be opening the new Truro Household Waste Recycling Centre which gives our residents another way to increase their recycling and cut down on waste.

“Through our Climate Change Action Plan we want to help residents make choices that lead to lower carbon emissions and reduce the impact on global warming, and reducing, reusing and recycling waste are important things we can all do to help tackle the climate emergency.”

Patrick Daws, PFI General Manager at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, said: “We are delighted to open Truro’s new Household Waste Recycling Centre which provides local residents with a modern, convenient facility to help them recycle more of their household waste.”

Nick James, Cormac’s general operations manager, said: “More recycling will help to reduce pollution and the need for raw materials. We’re happy to have completed the new recycling centre and to help our county stay clean and green.”

Charges apply for some materials to be recycled.

Story posted 11 September 2019

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