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Governing Body meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 02/02/2021 - 12:30
Information on NHS Kernow's February 2021 Governing Body meeting.
Categories: Health

Governing Body meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 01/12/2020 - 12:30
Information on NHS Kernow's December 2020 Governing Body meeting.
Categories: Health

Danger road crossing, 23rd October

This junction needs a pedestrian mirror, if you have walked UP towards the railway bridge and you want to cross to walk UP Humphrey Davy Lane, you CANNOT see cars coming down from Queensway until you are on the road and with a pushchair the child is in the road first. It is a take a gamble from the only pavement under the bridge and if you are deaf or electric car is coming BUMP you are dead!
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Queen's Way, Hayle
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Danger road crossing, 23rd October

This junction needs a pedestrian mirror, if you have walked UP towards the railway bridge and you want to cross to walk UP Humphrey Davy Lane, you CANNOT see cars coming down from Queensway until you are on the road and with a pushchair the child is in the road first. It is a take a gamble from the only pavement under the bridge and if you are deaf or electric car is coming BUMP you are dead!
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Queen's Way, Hayle
Report on FixMyStreet
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Cornwall Council works with the Falmouth community to safeguard Princess Pavilion

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Fri, 23/10/2020 - 16:18

Cornwall Council has pledged to support the Falmouth community in securing the long-term future of Princess Pavilion and Gyllyngdune Gardens.

As part of Cornwall Council’s devolution programme, it agreed outline plans last year to devolve Princess Pavilion and its gardens which are currently run by the leisure provider GLL.

Falmouth Town Council is holding detailed talks with local stakeholders and developing a joint business case to safeguard the future of Princess Pavilion for Falmouth.

Cornwall Council will transfer Princess Pavilion and Gyllyngdune Gardens to be used in line with an agreed business case.

Princess Pavilion has been closed since March due to Government Covid restrictions which has made it unviable to be open currently.

Cornwall Councillor Mike Eathorne-Gibbons, Cabinet member with oversight of the leisure agreement between the Council and GLL, said: “We recognise Princess Pavilion is an incredibly important asset in supporting the vibrant community of Falmouth and we will do everything we can to support its preservation.

“We are prioritising work to support a local partnership approach and we are working closely with the community so a viable plan can be established for the site as soon as possible.

“This site is of high priority in our devolution programme and we are meeting regularly with Falmouth Town Council who are seeking to work collectively with a community group in going forwards.

“We welcome a business plan being submitted from the community and our officers are supporting with supplying information relating to the site.”

Falmouth Town Mayor Steve Eva said: “The Town Council recognises the essential cultural importance of the Pavilion and Gardens to our community. We were already discussing the transfer of Gyllyngdune Gardens with Cornwall Council and the current situation means we have widened that to include the Princess Pavilion as well. There is overwhelming community support for this so we have requested that the transfers become a priority in the community asset transfer programme. We are preparing a business plan in consultation with the community and a range of stakeholders.

“We are hopeful that we can open the Gyllyngdune Gardens as soon as possible, and I received a petition from residents recently requesting that. Our gardeners are currently on site bringing it back to its usual high standard. Cornwall Council have committed to transfer the Pavilion and I hope this can be done as quickly as possible to enable us to reopen the site.”

James Curry, Head of Service for GLL in Cornwall, said: “As a social enterprise, we have always understood how precious the Princess Pavilion is to people living in Falmouth and the local area. Our team worked very hard to make it a lively and viable venue and we were all very sorry when, due to the pandemic, we had to close its doors in March.

“Discussions have been ongoing in the last few months about the Princess Pavilion’s future viability and we welcome the opportunity to consult with other local stakeholders going forward.”

 

Story posted on October 23, 2020

Categories: Councils, Politics

Danger road crossing, 23rd October

This junction needs a pedestrian mirror, if you have walked UP towards the railway bridge and you want to cross to walk UP Humphrey Davy Lane, you CANNOT see cars coming down from Queensway until you are on the road and with a pushchair the child is in the road first. It is a take a gamble from the only pavement under the bridge and if you are deaf or electric car is coming BUMP you are dead!
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Queen's Way, Hayle
Report on FixMyStreet
Categories: FixMyStreet

Danger road crossing, 23rd October

This junction needs a pedestrian mirror, if you have walked UP towards the railway bridge and you want to cross to walk UP Humphrey Davy Lane, you CANNOT see cars coming down from Queensway until you are on the road and with a pushchair the child is in the road first. It is a take a gamble from the only pavement under the bridge and if you are deaf or electric car is coming BUMP you are dead!
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Queen's Way, Hayle
Report on FixMyStreet
Categories: FixMyStreet

Mother and son admit selling illegal tobacco

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Fri, 23/10/2020 - 13:21

A mother and son from Camborne appeared before Truro Magistrates on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, where they admitted charges in relation to the supply of illegal tobacco products and the evasion of taxes and duties.  

Geraldine Linda Watling, age 62, from Gwelmor, Camborne and her son Simon David Watling, age 39, from Park-an-Tansys, Pengegon, Camborne admitted four charges between them in a prosecution brought by Cornwall Council. 

The Court heard that on June 4, 2019, officers of Cornwall Council’s Trading Standards Team, HMRC and Devon & Cornwall Police executed simultaneous entry warrants at the homes of Geraldine Watling and Simon Watling. Over 300 pouches of foreign-labelled tobacco were discovered along with a number of mobile phones and £6,448 cash, hidden in a wellington boot.  

In acknowledging that both defendants admitted the charges at the first opportunity, Magistrates ordered Geraldine Watling to pay a fine of £240, a contribution of £3,000 towards the costs of bringing the prosecution and a victim surcharge payment of £32. They ordered Simon Watling to pay a fine of £120, a contribution of £2,500 towards the cost of bringing the prosecution and a victim surcharge of £32. 

They also ordered the forfeiture of all the items seized during the warrant. The £6,448 cash that was seized during the warrant had earlier been ordered forfeited by the Courts in accordance with the Proceeds of Crime Act. 

Rachel Wigglesworth, Cornwall Council’s Director of Public Health, welcomed the sentence imposed by the court and explained the harm caused by illegal cigarettes. She said: “Almost 1,000 people die each year in Cornwall from smoking-related illness. The sale of cheap tobacco absolutely undermines all encouragement to quit. We have to encourage all possible action against those who sell illegal tobacco and cigarettes.”  

Councillor Rob Nolan, Cornwall Council’s Portfolio Holder for Environment and Public Protection said: “Our message is clear – selling illegal tobacco is a crime which can carry fines, community orders or prison. In this case it took a criminal conviction for the seriousness to register with the seller.  

“More and more of these cases are based upon information provided by local residents, a clear indication that communities are not happy to have this type of criminal activity taking place near their homes and businesses. Whether you are a shopkeeper or an individual selling from home, the chances are you will be reported if behaving illegally. Our crackdown will continue.”  

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

Categories: Councils, Politics

Don't turn Halloween into a 'nightmare on your street'

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Fri, 23/10/2020 - 12:08

With Halloween season fast approaching, families may be wondering whether trick or treating is worth the risk this year. The message is clear from the South West – stay at home and don’t turn Halloween into a Covid “nightmare on your street”. 

Whilst traditional trick or treating will be a risky business given the need to follow the rule of six and the potential to spread the virus to different households, there are plenty of ways to enjoy Halloween safely at home, from spooky window dressings to ghostly film nights.

So this year, South West leaders are asking families to ditch the usual trick or treating plans and channel all their creativity into celebrating safely indoors as we all continue to do our bit to prevent the spread of coronavirus and keep infection rates low across the region.

Cornwall Council’s Leader Julian German said: “Trick or treating is relatively new to Cornwall but we know that it has become really popular in recent years. This is definitely the year to bring back a more traditional celebration of Halloween. Everyone can have fun and do their bit to keep Cornwall safe if they stay at home. Anything we can do to keep infection rates relatively low in the South West will benefit all our communities”

Cornwall’s director of public health Rachel Wigglesworth said: “Halloween is definitely not cancelled! We want people to know that there are plenty of ways that people can celebrate safely and have fun.  

“This year is a different year in all respects and following the rules around social distancing whilst supervising young ones out and about could make the evening potentially a horror story for all the wrong reasons. We are strongly advising that families do not go trick or treating. 

“Due to the rule of six, which applies both indoors and outdoors, traditional Halloween parties and social events cannot take place this year.” 

Teenagers and young adults are being advised to make the most of technology and meet online for virtual parties or horror-themed quizzes instead of meeting in groups.

If you are getting dressed up or decorating your home make sure you do it safely.  Fire and Rescue Services are urging people to use battery operated tealights instead of candles and to ensure Halloween costumes comply with flammability standards. It should also have a CE mark, which means the product complies with European health and safety requirements. 

Darren Peters, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service Area Manager, said: "This Halloween we would like you to have fun at home and stay safe. Carved pumpkins are a fun way to celebrate, but always use battery-powered candles or tea lights in your pumpkins instead of a real flame which can easily set fire to clothing, curtains and sofas. 

"When it comes to dressing up at Halloween, be aware that fancy dress is dangerous around fire - costumes can burn very easily. Keep fancy dress well away from open fires, wood burners, cooking and candles."

You should always keep fancy dress costumes away from naked flames but if clothing does catch fire remember to: 

  • Stop! Don’t run - it will only make the fire worse! Protect your face 
  • Drop! Get down onto the floor 
  • Roll! With your arms above your head, roll over and over - this will put out the flames 

Cool any burns immediately with cold water and call 999 if it is an emergency.  

 

Enjoy Halloween at home 

Here are a few ways you can safely celebrate Halloween at home: 

Getting creative in the kitchen 

Try making mummy sausages, chocolate witches' hats and spooky fingers. See the full recipes here.

Creating wicked windows 

See who can create the scariest window in your street and arrange a prize for the winners. 

Fancy dress party  

Arrange a party online via Skype or Zoom and invite your friends and family. You may want to nominate a DJ to put together some terrifying tunes. 

Virtual horror quiz  

Send out your invites early and ask everyone to write ten questions each. 

Throw in a music round of guess the horror movie theme tune. Extra points for the best fancy dress! 

Movie marathon 

Dig out some truly terrifying classics and enjoy a scary movie marathon. 

Telling scary stories  

Encourage your children to write their own horror story and read it out loud in their spookiest voice. Turn off the lights and use a torch to set the scene. 

Monster moves 

Put together a Halloween play list and see who has the scariest moves.

Chief Superintendent Matt Longman from Devon and Cornwall Police said: “Whilst we know how much families love dressing up and trick or treating we would strongly ask that you celebrate Halloween at home this year to help keep our communities safe.

“Following the ‘rule of six’ which applies both indoors and outdoors could make the evening a Covid nightmare for all the wrong reasons, so please don’t go trick or treating.

“Traditional Halloween parties and social events cannot take place this year, but that doesn’t mean Halloween is cancelled there are plenty of ways that people can celebrate safely and have fun.

“We are all getting used to speaking to friends and family online so we are encouraging young people to create online parties where they can invite as many people as they like. We are recommending that vulnerable people, download our ‘No trick, no treat, no meet, no greet’ poster to display in the front door or window of their homes. These can be downloaded from our website.”

North Devon Council Leader David Worden said: “We know it’s going to be difficult for young people this year but there are so many things that can be done at home to make it just as fun and exciting for them without posing any risk to their communities, particularly our elderly and most vulnerable. Covid rates are still low here in the south west and we really want to keep it that way by avoiding any unnecessary risks so we hope that people can find alternative ways to celebrate this year.”

 

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Cornwall’s half term advice to visitors

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Thu, 22/10/2020 - 16:36

Visitors to Cornwall this half-term are being asked to observe the latest public health guidance.  This will help keep Cornwall safe and limit the spread of Coronavirus. 

Cornwall remains in the lowest-risk tier in England (medium) but looks to those arriving from other parts of the country to behave safely and respectfully as they take a break with us. Those living in high-risk areas should follow government guidelines and avoid all non-essential travel. 

Rob Nolan, Cabinet Member for Environment and Public Protection, said: “There is understandable anxiety about the differing levels of Coronavirus infection across the UK, and whether Cornwall is vulnerable as a favourite visitor destination. 

“We’re asking visitors to be scrupulous in observing the Covid rules and advice. Particularly when out shopping or using bars and restaurants, and anywhere crowded. Our traders and tourism businesses are well trained in keeping their customers safe. But everyone must take individual personal responsibility for ensuring Cornwall keeps Covid at bay as much as possible.” 

Here is our four-point checklist for keeping Half Term happy: 

Coronavirus 

Wherever you go in Cornwall, please observe the ‘Hands, Face and Space’ advice. In some towns there may be information officers engaging, explaining and encouraging visitors to respect the high street safety guidance, such as social distancing and the ‘rule of six’.  

Please download the NHS Test and Trace App. It makes it much easier to enter pubs and restaurants.  As well as check whether you have been close to anyone who has had a positive test result.     

Beach and sea safety 

We are nearing the end of Cornwall’s annual lifeguard season, but 24 of Cornwall’s beaches still have cover until 1 Nov. They are:

  • Tregonhawke
  • Praa Sands
  • Fistral
  • Towan
  • Watergate Bay
  • Mawgan Porth
  • Porthtowan
  • Perranporth
  • Gwithian
  • Porthmeor
  • Sennen
  • Constantine
  • Harlyn
  • Polzeath
  • Widemouth
  • Summerleaze
  • Poldhu
  • Porthcurno
  • Treyarnon
  • Sandymouth
  • Hayle Towans
  • Chapel Porth
  • Holywell Bay
  • Crantock

Please choose a lifeguarded beach if you are intending to go into or onto the water. Or simply just enjoy a day on the sands or rock pooling at any of hundreds of other seaside locations. We ask dog walkers to take extra care on cliffs and the coast path. 

Parking 

Cornwall Council’s parking enforcement team is supporting the British Parking Association’s ‘Don’t be a selfish parker’ campaign. Using the line ‘It’s not OK to park where it’s not OK to park’. Part of Cornwall’s charm is its narrow roads and leafy lanes leading to popular beauty spots. But if you park your vehicle inconsiderately or illegally you may block:

  • emergency vehicles
  • important medical deliveries, or
  • health and care workers on home visits

Park only where it is safe and legal to do so, and always read signs for restrictions. For example where overnight parking or camping is not permitted

Litter and flytipping 

The busier Cornwall gets, the more it encounters those who don’t clear up after themselves. Littering and flytipping spoil our wonderful natural environment and carry penalties. Please use bins where provided or take all your litter home for proper recycling or disposal. Dispose of facemasks and personal protective equipment properly. Don’t add to an over-stuffed bin or leave bags beside it.  

And if the weather is kind enough to allow eating outdoors, ensure portable barbecues are fully extinguished and not left in plastic bins where they can smoulder and cause fires. Cornwall’s Household Waste and Recycling Centres are open all over half term (check first for odd and even number plate days) though there may be queues at busy times, and kerbside collections from households continue throughout. 

Rob Nolan added: “Our public protection teams include officers responsible for environmental health, food safety, parking enforcement, business standards and registration, licensing, litter and flytipping enforcement, countryside, beaches and parks, even dog wardens, animal health, and dozens of other aspects of the rich community and business life of Cornwall.” 

“Obviously this has been a busy year, and they are dedicated to responding to every complaint and comment reported to them. Whilst they appreciate hearing about genuine enforcement issues that need investigation, their time can be wasted responding to copycat complaints and social re-posting. Please involve them only if you yourself have personally witnessed something that needs their attention.” 

If you know of an incident or issue that needs investigation, you can find useful links on the Report It page.  

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