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Joint primary care commissioning committee meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Thu, 12/03/2020 - 13:00
Information on the March 2020 joint primary care commissioning committee meeting.
Categories: Health

Joint primary care commissioning committee meeting

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

Joint primary care commissioning committee meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Thu, 16/01/2020 - 13:00
Information on the January 2020 joint primary care commissioning committee meeting.
Categories: Health

Governing Body meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 10:00
Information on NHS Kernow's December 2019 Governing Body meeting.
Categories: Health

Trading Standards crackdown - shop keeper fined £2,500 for illegal cigarettes

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Mon, 18/11/2019 - 11:45

A man who runs a convenience store in St Austell has been fined for having illegal cigarettes which were found during a visit by Cornwall Council Trading Standards.

Marek Bzdak of Shelley Court, St Austell, operates the Delicatessen Polonus shop in the town’s East Hill.

Last April two officers from Cornwall Council Trading Standards called at the shop to give advice on age-restricted sales and illegal tobacco as part of a routine community engagement operation.

During their visit the officers discovered 2,200 illegal cigarettes wrapped in black plastic bags in the store room of the shop.

Bodmin Magistrates Court heard on November 14 that when Bzdak was interviewed by Trading Standards officers he gave implausible excuses for having the cigarettes in the shop.

Bdzak admitted three charges against him and was ordered to pay fines and costs of £2,550. He pleaded guilty to two charges of not complying with tobacco packaging regulations and one charge of having non-duty paid goods on his premises.

Steve Brown, Cornwall Council’s Interim Deputy Director of Public Health explained the harm caused by illegal cigarettes: “Almost 1,000 people die each year in Cornwall from smoking-related illness. The sale of cheap tobacco absolutely undermines all encouragement to quit, and so action against those who sell illegal tobacco and cigarettes has to be maintained.

“Our message is clear – selling illegal tobacco is a crime which can result in fines, community orders or prison. In this case the sale of illegal cigarettes could also have meant the shop losing its licence to sell alcohol and other items.

“And although this prosecution arose from a routine Trading Standards visit, more and more cases are based upon information provided by local residents. Whether you are a shopkeeper or an individual selling from home, the chances are you will be reported. Our crackdown will continue.”

Anyone with information about the sale of illegal tobacco or alcohol can make a report in confidence emailing report-it@cornwall.gov.uk

Story posted on 18 November, 2019

Categories: Councils, Politics

Dog fouling along public footpath, 16th November

Regular dog foul not picked up by owner
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 1 Trevassack Hill, Hayle
Report on FixMyStreet
Categories: FixMyStreet

Dog fouling along public footpath, 16th November

Regular dog foul not picked up by owner
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 1 Trevassack Hill, Hayle
Report on FixMyStreet
Categories: FixMyStreet

Winter walks ahead, as new timber bridges restore rights of way in Ludon Valley

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Fri, 15/11/2019 - 10:59

Three large timber bridges in North Cornwall have been replaced as part of Cornwall Council’s Public Rights of Way Capital Safety Programme, restoring walking routes in the Ludon Valley, Crackington Haven and St Gennys.

The condition of the existing bridges had deteriorated, and one of the bridges had collapsed, leading to one section of the path being closed in September 2018. 

All three bridges were replaced with 9.5m bridges in May to June of this year, and should last well over 20 years in their current location.

The paths through the wooded valley are a very important recreation resource and are used by locals and visitors alike, and form the basis of many of the circular routes from the Haven and the South West Coast Path.

Cornwall Council Countryside Officer Dave Wood says: “It is always a great shame when we have to close a section of a right of way, as we had to here in 2018. It’s always a great pleasure to restore a lovely walk like this through the Ludon Valley. We hope locals and visitors will take advantage, and brave the chill to enjoy this beautiful part of North Cornwall this winter.”

Local geologist Jane Anderson says: “This footpath couldn’t be re-opened soon enough for the locals. It’s an extremely popular path, leading as it does to connecting footpaths which branch inland with routes back to Crackington, or leading  to the South West Coast Path, Strangles Beach, Boscastle, or back to the Haven for coffee! We are enormously grateful to Cornwall Council, Cormac, and Debbie Ebsary in particular for getting this pathway open pretty promptly.”

Story posted 14 November 2019 

Categories: Councils, Politics
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