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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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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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Governing Body meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 03/09/2019 - 10:00
Information on NHS Kernow's September 2019 Governing Body meeting.
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Governing Body meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 06/08/2019 - 10:00
Information on NHS Kernow's August 2019 Governing Body meeting.
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Children and young people community of practice

NHS Cornwall Events - Fri, 12/07/2019 - 00:00
Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly will be holding its first community of practice event supporting the changes to emotional wellbeing and mental health support for children and young people.
Categories: Health

Whose shoes workshop

NHS Cornwall Events - Wed, 05/06/2019 - 10:00
Would you like to help improve maternity services in Cornwall? Come along to our whose shoes workshop on Wednesday 5 June and share your experiences.
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Governing Body meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 10:00
Information on NHS Kernow's June 2019 Governing Body meeting.
Categories: Health

St Piran Football League set to increase to 32 teams - Falmouth Packet

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Sun, 19/05/2019 - 15:00
St Piran Football League set to increase to 32 teams  Falmouth Packet

The new St Piran Football League will now run with 32 teams – double the initially planned allocation of clubs.

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Motorcyclist injured in Hayle crash - Cornwall Live

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Sun, 19/05/2019 - 00:24
Motorcyclist injured in Hayle crash  Cornwall Live

The incident involved a car and motorbike on Hayle Terrace just before 11pm.

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Police and ambulance on way to crash scene - latest updates - Cornwall Live

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Fri, 17/05/2019 - 18:14
Police and ambulance on way to crash scene - latest updates  Cornwall Live

Traffic a 'nightmare' in Connor Downs after two car collision.

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Emergency services skills highlighted in taster course

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Fri, 17/05/2019 - 15:14

A pioneering course has been giving participants insights into working for the fire and other emergency services.

Who Dares Serves is a week-long, multi-agency course giving people an introduction into working with Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service and a host of public services from across the South West.

The participants of the latest course have attended a passing out parade today (17 May, 2019) at Helston Community Fire Station.

Focussing on a taster into each public service, the course gives an idea of the breadth of skills it takes for each to operate and how individuals can be involved within these services.

Who Dares Serves is a one of a range of innovative work-related options within the ‘Who Dares Works’ project, funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund and led by award-winning Community Interest Company, Active Plus.

The official passing out parade marks the culmination of the group’s learning over the five days. During the ceremony, held in front of family and friends, the group will showcase techniques demonstrated throughout the week, including hose running and first aid.

Who Dares Serves is led by Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service who have been running the Phoenix Project since 2002 to enhance self-confidence, communication skills and community spirit.

Assistant Chief Fire Officer Mark Hewitt said: “Cornwall Fire Rescue and Community Safety Service commits itself to developing skills for members of the local community. Our course staff are supportive, inspiring and passionate about what we do, therefore we create an inclusive learning environment for course attendees to realise their potential and ambitions. The participants on this course have worked extremely hard throughout this week to succeed and we are very proud to be able to work in partnership with Cornwall College.”

Carolyn Webster, Project Manager for Who Dares Works, said: “It is great to see public services coming together to deliver this course. We know from the feedback from previous courses how positive the impact is with comments such as ‘this has been such a massive boost for my personal confidence.

“The project as a whole has already supported over 700 people in west Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, helping motivate and inspire people into taking the next steps towards training and work.”

Councillor Sue James, Cornwall Council Portfolio Holder for the Environment and Public Protection, said: “We are very proud to support the Who Dares Serves project which not only connects our services to the local community but also helps to build community resilience and improve the skills and confidence of the participants.”

The Who Dares Works project is a partnership of 17 organisations working together to support over 850 people across West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to get into work, education and training, and is led by Active Plus. The £3.3 million project is funded by the Big Lottery Building Better Opportunities Programme, funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England.

Phoenix Services has more opportunities to support young people who fit the funding criteria for Skills for Young People through the ESF programme. If you work with a group of young people aged between 15-25 and would like to find out more call 01326 318177.

To join Who Dares Works call: 01872 300236.

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The lengths hungry and brazen squirrels will go to for food in Cornwall - Pirate FM

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Fri, 17/05/2019 - 10:25
The lengths hungry and brazen squirrels will go to for food in Cornwall  Pirate FM

Photo/video: Simon Miller, Little Plumbing Jobs. This video proves just how tame some of the squirrels in Cornwall really are. (And the lengths they will go to for ...

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The lengths hungry and brazen squirrels will go to for food in Cornwall - Pirate FM

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Fri, 17/05/2019 - 10:25
The lengths hungry and brazen squirrels will go to for food in Cornwall  Pirate FM

Photo/video: Simon Miller, Little Plumbing Jobs. This video proves just how tame some of the squirrels in Cornwall really are. (And the lengths they will go to for ...

Categories: Hayle News

Live Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall traffic and travel on Friday, May 17 - Devon Live

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Fri, 17/05/2019 - 06:10
Live Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall traffic and travel on Friday, May 17  Devon Live

Keeping an eye on the M5, A30, and A38 - and bringing you the news from Penzance and Truro, to Plymouth, Exeter, Bideford and beyond.

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Parish Council celebrates taking over community play space

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Thu, 16/05/2019 - 16:36

Families in Gloweth will soon be able to enjoy an upgraded play area now that ownership and management of Chyvelah Ope play area has transferred to Kenwyn Parish Council, bringing it closer to the local community it serves.

Cornwall Council’s Localism and Legal Teams have been working alongside Kenwyn Parish Council and Councillor Dulcie Tudor, the Divisional Member for Threemilestone and Gloweth, to bring this about.

Councillor Tudor said: “Residents brought this forgotten and run down area to my attention during the local elections two years ago. Rectifying the situation hasn’t been easy.

“When the developer of the housing estate went bust a corner of the play park was left in a legal ‘no man’s land’ so Cornwall Council were unable to transfer the land to Kenwyn Parish Council.

“After some legal wrangling this has now been resolved and I’m very pleased that Kenwyn Parish Council are finally able to do what they wanted to do for years and take ownership.”

Kenwyn Parish Council said: “Kenwyn Parish Council is delighted that we have now taken ownership of the playing field. It is wonderful to find that with co-operation mutual goals can be achieved that benefit the community at large. We will be engaging in public consultation soon to see how best to use the space.”

Edwina Hannaford, Cornwall Council portfolio holder for neighbourhoods said: “Transferring management of community buildings and spaces in this way allows local communities to have a direct input in what is on offer from their local facilities and services.

“The hard work of all those involved means that families in this community will have a much improved community space for children to run around in and play”

This agreement has been developed as part of Cornwall Council’s devolution programme, which supports parish and town councils, and communities, to take over local ownership, management and control of services for the benefit of local residents.

Similar devolution projects are being developed across Cornwall which involves Cornwall Council’s Localism Team actively working with communities. You can find out more information on devolution on the council's web pages.  

Posted on 16 May  

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Cornish beaches among world’s best as 15 fly iconic flags

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Thu, 16/05/2019 - 16:35

Beach champions across Cornwall are celebrating today as 15 Cornish beaches hoist world-renowned Blue Flag, Seaside awards or both accolades into their skies above. 

Thanks to the hard work of local beach champions, Cornwall Council and sponsors Sharp’s Brewery, 22 iconic Blue Flags and Seaside award flags will fly over the following beaches from today (May 15, 2019).

Blue Flag: Gyllyngvase (Falmouth), Porthmeor (St Ives), Great Western (Newquay), Porthtowan, Trevone Bay, Widemouth Bay, Carbis Bay (self-funded).

Seaside award: Crackington Haven, Gyllyngvase (Falmouth), Great Western (Newquay), Perranporth, Polzeath, Porth (Newquay), Porthtowan, Porthmeor (St Ives), Porthminster (St Ives), Sennen Cove, Trevone Bay, Widemouth Bay, Crooklets (Bude), Summerleaze (Bude), Carbis Bay (self-funded).

Blue Flag Beach Web

The newest addition to the award-winning Cornish beach team is Crackington Haven, set between Bude and Boscastle. The beach with its stony foreshore and golden sand will now be flying its Seaside award throughout the next year.

Keep Britain Tidy, the organisation responsible for the awards in the UK, today (May 15, 2019) announced that 15 beaches in Cornwall have been awarded either one or both of the status marks. 

These include 15 Seaside awards and seven Blue Flags, making Cornwall a great destination for beach goers and ocean adventurers to visit all year round. Some beaches have received both Blue Flag and Seaside awards to achieve this number.

For the fifth year running, Sharp’s sponsorship has provided funding for Cornwall Council to make the applications for the awards and the team continues to work with the communities who deliver environmental initiatives to make the achievement possible.

Blue Flag Beach Art

Carbis Bay, which has been awarded both a Seaside and Blue Flag award, is the only Cornish beach that has self-funded its own application through Carbis Bay Hotel.  

The iconic Blue Flag, an international quality mark for beaches, reassures visitors and residents that Cornwall’s beaches are clean, safe and recommended, boosting tourism, business and helping inspire return visits.

Blue Flags and Seaside awards are only awarded to coastal destinations that boast the highest qualities of water, facilities, safety, Keep Clean programmes, environmental education and management.

Cornwall Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Public Protection, Sue James, said: “We are thrilled to once again have so many Cornish beaches represented amongst the world’s best. The 22 Blue Flag and Seaside awards are an important symbol of what we who live here already know – that Cornish beaches are in fact world-class.

“I want to thank everyone across the Cornish community who selflessly and tirelessly dedicate their time to looking after our beautiful beaches. Our local staff and many volunteers who raise awareness about harmful marine litter and organise beach cleans play a really valuable role in helping us to protect and maintain Cornwall’s reputation as a great place to live and a wonderful place to visit. They should all be rightly proud of these awards. I also want to thank Sharp’s Brewery for once again playing a key role in sponsoring the Blue Flag and Seaside applications.”

Keep Britain Tidy’s Chief Executive Allison Ogden-Newton said: “It is fantastic news for Cornwall’s holiday-makers, overseas visitors, residents and businesses that we have been able to award an amazing 22 flags to the county’s beaches this year. The support from Sharp’s Brewery is invaluable in supporting both Cornwall’s beaches and volunteers, and the Blue Flag more widely – which improves the quality of England’s coastline and promotes our best beaches.

“The success of Cornwall’s beaches in reaching the very high standards of both awards is a real testament to all those who have worked so hard to protect and improve our beaches – from beach managers and volunteers to local people and businesses.”  

North Cornwall-based Sharp’s Brewery has provided over £42,000 towards the costs of Blue Flag and Seaside award applications over the last five years.

James Nicholls, Senior Brand Manager at Sharp’s Brewery said: "With Sharp’s Brewery being based in Rock, North Cornwall, the coastline and our beaches are deeply important to us. We are delighted to have supported our hard working beach champions and local volunteers, as well as Cornwall Council, and BeachCare (part of Keep Britain Tidy) over the last five years with our support now totalling in excess of £42,000.

 “The team at Sharp’s fully appreciate the hard work and dedication that goes into gaining, and keeping, so many iconic Cornish Blue Flag and Seaside Awards. Thanks and congratulations to all of these 15 beaches and to all involved behind the scenes, from us all at Sharp’s Brewery.”

The Blue Flag programme launched in 1987, and is owned internationally by The Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), a non-governmental and non-profit organisation. Keep Britain Tidy administers the scheme in England. To be awarded a Blue Flag, beaches must comply with a number of criteria covering environmental education and information, water quality, environmental management, safety and services.

The Seaside Award is run by Keep Britain Tidy and recognises and rewards beaches in England that achieve the highest standards of beach management and, in the case of bathing beaches, meet the required standards for water quality.

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Opportunity for local residents to hear about Spaceport and plans for adult social care

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Thu, 16/05/2019 - 16:35

Spaceport Cornwall and plans to transform adult social care will be on the agenda at the Newquay and St Columb Community Network meeting this week.

Residents are invited to attend the Community Network Panel on May 16 at 7pm in St Columb Major Council Chamber.

Spaceport Director Miles Carden and his project team will give a presentation about the UK’s first horizontal spaceport and will be discussing with panel members future community engagement opportunities.

Jonathan Price, Cornwall Council’s Service Director for Adult Transformation & Commissioning, and Jane Nicholas, Head of Adult Care and Support, will be attending the meeting to give information and invite views on the transformation of adult social care and health and its benefits and impact for residents.

The panel will also get the opportunity to hear from the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Alison Hernandez and Inspector David Meredith both of whom will give a question and answer session regarding police issues in the network.

 St Mawgan and Colan Councillor and Chairman of the Newquay and St Columb Community Network Panel, John Fitter, said: “Everyone is invited to attend the Newquay and St Columb Community Network Panel and learn more about our work on local issues. You’ll also have the opportunity to find out about the exciting Spaceport plans and what’s happening with adult social care. Come along, find out more and meet your parish, town and Cornwall councillor.”

The Newquay and St Columb Community Network Panel meets bi-monthly 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.

Some of the areas that community networks focus on include anti-social behaviour, economic development, the environment, community planning, regeneration, conservation, community safety, transport and highway issues.

The Newquay and St Columb Community Network Panel includes all seven Cornwall Councillors for the area and representatives of the five Towns or Parish parishes in the community network: Colan Parish Council, Mawgan-in-Pydar Parish Council, Newquay Town Council, St Columb Major Town Council and St Wenn Parish Council.

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


Categories: Councils, Politics

Plans to invest in research and innovation supported by Council’s cabinet

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Thu, 16/05/2019 - 16:34

At today’s meeting (01 May 2019) Cornwall Council’s cabinet agreed to invest £1.225 million to support the creation of new businesses and up to 155 jobs in the research, development and innovation sector in Cornwall.

The money will be used to lever a further investment of £18.307m from partners, to support four innovative projects run by Falmouth University, the University of Exeter and Plymouth University.

Building a strong research and innovation sector within the Cornish economy is vital for encouraging new businesses and well paid jobs.  The Council’s investment is expected to support more than 300 small and medium sized businesses across Cornwall.

Bob Egerton, Cornwall Council cabinet portfolio holder for economy and planning, said:  “This decision reflects our commitment to careful investment to create jobs within a sustainable economy.”

The funding from Cornwall Council will provide match funding to support higher education innovation and research projects:

Launchpad -  a £8.4m project led by Falmouth University so that they can continue their work on a proven, innovative post-graduate Incubation and Acceleration programme to create a new generation of Cornwall-based companies..

The initial three-year project period is on course to create 128 new jobs and 32 companies in knowledge-intensive sectors, with the potential to create a continuous flow of jobs and businesses in Cornwall.  The funding from Cornwall Council will be used to continue the programme.

EPIC2 – An extension to the £3.769m project led by University of Plymouth.  The EPIC (E-Health Productivity and Innovation in Cornwall) project is a collaborative project seeking to help grow eHealth businesses and improve health, wellbeing and enhance the care quality by using eHealth technology.  The project develops a user led approach to digital health market development within the health and care sector through research and innovation.

Smartline 2 - To continue a ground breaking research project led by the University of Exeter looking at how technology can help us live healthier and happier lives.  Information is collected so that researchers and Cornish enterprises can help design better systems for managing homes in the future, and for inventing new products and services to help residents live happier and healthier lives.

ATI (Acceleration Through Innovation in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly) – funding from the Council will extend the University of Plymouth led project to supply high value, high impact interventions and intensive business support to businesses that are ‘innovation ready’ across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

The funding will extend the three-year project designed to reach out to the wider business community and help bring forward innovations that are new to the firm or new to the market, and drive up growth and productivity. Pop Up innovation centres are in towns including Bude, Liskeard, Bodmin, Launceston, Looe, Newquay, St Austell, Penzance and St Marys.


Story posted 01 May 2019 

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Cabinet agree plans to grow Cornish language and to invest in innovation

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Thu, 16/05/2019 - 16:34

A plan to grow the use of the Cornish language has been unanimously approved by Cornwall Council’s cabinet committee at today's meeting (01 May 2019) at County Hall.

The plan aims to build on the work the council has already undertaken to make the language more visible across Cornwall on road signs and names, by increasing its use both in written and spoken forms.

Today’s agenda also included a review of the council’s financial performance for 2018/19, and investment plans in research and innovation.

Introducing the Cornish language plan for 2019-2022, Councillor Bob Egerton, portfolio holder for planning and economy, explained how the authority’s focus will now be on developing the use of the language in both spoken and written form across Cornwall.

The council will also write to the Government calling for ministers to support a current bid for funding expansion of the Cornish language programme.

Councillor Egerton said: “We have to take these exciting opportunities to ensure that Cornish is not just a language with a past, but that it has a future as well.”

The cabinet approved the adoption of the plan unanimously.

The cabinet heard how the council is set to have underspent by £1.234 million for the past financial year. This surplus will now be placed in the General Fund Reserve for use on projects in the future.

Each portfolio holder spoke of their individual portfolio’s performance during 2018/19, and thanked staff for their efforts to meet budget within some very challenging circumstances, with special mention given to adult social care, which came in under budget for the first time since 2011/12.

Summing up the report, the council’s deputy leader, Julian German, welcomed the sound financial management, but warned the situation remains difficult for the council. He said: “We need more resources from the Government to be able to continue to deliver the services our residents so desperately need.”

The creation of 155 jobs in the research, development and innovation sector through the investment of £1.225m was also approved by the cabinet.

The money will be used to lever a further investment of £18.307m from partners, and will be used in four separate projects run by Falmouth University, the University of Exeter and Plymouth University.

Cabinet members were shown a video highlighting the sort of advances investment in innovation can bring, where an app is helping people to live more independently in Cornwall.

Paynter Adam

Speaking after the meeting, council leader Adam Paynter said: “Today’s agenda summed up many of the authority’s priorities.

“We are focussed on helping protect and enhance our cultural heritage, while the the creation of a sustainable, self-sufficient Cornish economy remains one of our key goals.

“I was especially pleased to see the report on our performance for the past financial year, which demonstrates how our prudent financial management is ensuring we are able to keep providing the services our residents need, while keeping within our budget.”


Story posted 01 May 2019 

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Smartphone app supports Cornish resident to live independently

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Thu, 16/05/2019 - 16:34

As part of an innovative trial led by Cornwall Council, a resident from Cornwall is able to live more independently by using the smartphone app “Brain in Hand”.

The app gives easy access to coping strategies, reminders and notes to people who might be living with a learning disability, autism or a mental health condition. 

Cornwall Council portfolio holder for adults Rob Rotchell said: “Cornwall Council is currently trialling a number of different types of technology that support people in different ways to live independently.

“These trials have shown that the support they offer can change the lives of the people that use them, as well as their family members and carers.

“The way that care and support is delivered in Cornwall has to move with the technology that is now available and whilst the technology does not replace contact with people, it is able to enhance someone’s quality of life and independence.”

Fran Johnson, from Liskeard has been using the app for 5 months and it has helped her to manage her morning routine, with prompts that remind her of her daily tasks. She said: “I can also pick different faces which help me communicate to people about how I am feeling. It reminds me about appointments, for example, to remind me when I work in the charity shop”.

Ana Ribeiro from Action on Hearing Loss supports Fran on a daily basis, she says: “It’s been great to see the change in Fran. The aim of using the app was to help her be more confident and I have definitely seen her transform, she’s now able to manage her morning routine and we are now working towards her being able to confidently go shopping on her own.”

Rob Rotchell added: “Cornwall Council faces huge challenges to deliver care services with limited and stretched resources as well as responding to people’s changing expectations of public services.

“Technology Enabled Care is a key way of developing care services to meet with these expectations and the results of these trials show how much of an impact it can make on people’s lives”

Nationally, Brain in Hand has so far helped more than 4,000 people to reduce anxiety and improve independence, lowering demand on carers and support services.

You can visit the Brain in Hand website for more information. 

Posted on 01 May

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