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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

Governing Body meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 06/10/2020 - 11:30
Information on NHS Kernow's October 2020 Governing Body meeting.
Categories: Health

Governing Body meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 04/08/2020 - 11:30
Information on NHS Kernow's August 2020 Governing Body meeting.
Categories: Health

Partnership Senate

NHS Cornwall Events - Thu, 16/07/2020 - 10:00
The next meeting will take place on Thursday 16 July 2020, 10am to 12 noon.
Categories: Health

Cornwall makes history with first online full council meeting

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Tue, 07/07/2020 - 16:31

The first ever online meeting of the full Cornwall Council has taken place today.

The meeting, the first to be held since the implementation of lockdown restrictions in March, saw the whole authority meeting from their own homes via Microsoft Teams.

At the start of the meeting, sympathies were expressed to those affected during the pandemic, and thanks were made to those whose efforts had helped keep residents safe during the crisis.

Among the reports discussed and approved were the council’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and an update on the council’s capital programme, both of which had been ratified by cabinet last month.

One of the most heated debates centred on a proposal to lower the voting age to 16 in Cornwall. After a very close vote, the motion, introduced by Cllr Malcolm Brown, was approved, by 54 votes to 50.

The council will now lobby Westminster to be allowed to extend the vote to 16 and 17-year-olds in time for next year’s elections as a pilot authority before any extension of the changes across the rest of the country.

A second debate, calling for Government support for the coach tour industry and the hotels that depend on them, was also backed by councillors.

Cornwall Council will now ask Westminster to consider a number of measures to support the industry, including extending the furlough scheme and offering affected businesses a VAT holiday.

Speaking after the meeting, Cllr Hilary Frank, chairman of Cornwall Council, said:  “I am delighted we have managed to hold our first virtual full Cornwall Council meeting.

“It has been an incredibly intense and pressurised time for us all, and I am grateful to the staff who managed to work so hard to make sure today’s meeting was a technical success, and to my colleagues for adopting these new ways of working so willingly.

“These meetings are a vital part of our democracy and I am delighted to see them return to our diaries in a format that we can use going forwards.”

The meeting will be available to watch back via the council’s website at /council-and-democracy/councillors-and-democracy/webcasts/

Published 07 July, 2020

Categories: Councils, Politics

Flights between Cornwall and London to resume with British Airways

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Mon, 06/07/2020 - 18:12

Cornwall’s air links with London will resume on Friday, July 24, with British Airways operating services between Newquay and Heathrow.

British Airways will initially begin operating three flights a week in July, increasing to five a week in August and daily from September.

The service will operate under a Public Service Obligation, which provides financial support, if required, to ensure the route is maintained year-round. 
Commercial flights resumed at Cornwall Airport Newquay last Saturday (July 4), and new measures have been put in place to ensure a safe and welcoming experience for all passengers and staff.

Temperature screening will be in place as passengers enter the terminal building and anyone over the age of 11 will have to wear a face covering.

Passenger flow around the airport has been re-worked to help aid social distancing, and enhanced cleaning regimes have been introduced.

Cornwall Council cabinet portfolio holder for transport, Geoff Brown, said: “I welcome the arrival of British Airways in Cornwall to operate our key route between Newquay and London. This PSO service not only protects Cornwall’s links with London, but will also offer excellent connectivity around the world into the future.

“While it is vital for our residents and business community that direct flights between Newquay and London are reinstated, we are taking a measured approach at this time and I am pleased that British Airways has recognised the importance of a phased return of the London service.

“We are confident that as the airline industry begins to make steps to resume operations, the introduction of this well respected national airline, operating into the UK’s major hub airport will offer fantastic worldwide connectivity and a major boost for both Cornwall’s airport and the economy of the region.

“The collapse of Flybe was a blow, but we have been able to work with Cornwall Airport Newquay, the Department for Transport and St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double, to secure the new operator. 

“British Airways will be operating the PSO route under an emergency order for seven months while we work with the DfT to run the tender process for the four year contract which will begin in March 2021.”

Mark Duddridge, Chair of the Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership said: “Cornwall’s air links are going to be vital to rebuilding our connectivity with other parts of the UK and the rest of the world. We know that coronavirus travel restrictions have had a severe impact on all parts of our economy and once we enter the recovery phase this link will help show that we are open for business.”

Pete Downes, Managing Director at Cornwall Airport Newquay said: “The London route forms the cornerstone of our recovery strategy at Cornwall Airport Newquay. In securing a British Airways service to Heathrow, I’m confident we have the fantastic airline partner and London gateway that Cornwall deserves.

“We very much look forward to working with the team at British Airways, alongside our stakeholder partners locally, to rebuild the historically strong demand on the route and make the service a success.”

Steve Double, MP for St Austell and Newquay, said: “I am pleased to have worked with all concerned to see the important London-Newquay route maintained with government backing as we look to come out of the Coronavirus crisis. To be able to secure this route to Heathrow and with the UK’s flag carrier airline is a real vote of confidence in the future of the airport.

"Cornwall Airport Newquay is vital to the Cornish economy and will play a key role in enabling us to bounce back from the crisis. I look forward to continue working with the airport management, Cornwall Council, government ministers and the airlines to ensure the airport will be able to survive and prosper for the future.”

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Story published on July 6, 2020

Categories: Councils, Politics

Thanks to hospitality businesses for reopening safely

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Mon, 06/07/2020 - 17:52

Cornwall Council is saying a big thank you to businesses for their efforts in keeping customers safe as they finally opened their doors at the weekend following the lockdown.

Pubs, restaurants, accommodation providers and hairdressers were allowed to reopen from Saturday as the Government eased restrictions for the hospitality sector.

Businesses had to put in place new Coronavirus safety measures before operating again, including asking customers to book ahead, follow social distancing and give contact details to help with the Government’s Track and Trace system.

Over the weekend Cornwall Council officers patrolled seven town centres to give advice and support to reopening businesses and responded to questions from more than 100 pubs, restaurants and hotels.

Public protection officers will continue to visit hospitality businesses over the next few weeks, and they are encouraging businesses to make contact if they have any questions about trading under the changing rules.

More than 1,800 businesspeople have attended the Council’s free Back in Business webinars for specific sectors which can be watched again and more sessions are being planned with dates to be announced.

Free business advice in meeting the new legal requirements is available at www.businessregulatorysupport.co.uk/recovery or from the Council’s Business Regulatory Support team. 

Rob Nolan, Cornwall’s cabinet member for environment and public protection, said: “After being shut for so many months we can understand that some businesses have been apprehensive about reopening. Our public protection team has been working hard to give reassurance and advice to many businesses over the weekend and last two months through our business webinars.

“Businesses have made a huge effort in getting back upon their feet and we are extremely grateful for all that they’ve done to reopen to customers safely.”

Businesses can also get more information on reopening from Cornwall Council’s Back in Business Recovery Guide which covers topics such as working safely and limiting the risk of Coronavirus, cleaning and disinfection, food safety and health and safety. 

If you need any further help contact businessadvice@cornwall.gov.uk. More advice is available at https://www.businessregulatorysupport.co.uk/ 

 

Story posted on July 6, 2020

Categories: Councils, Politics

Overgrown path., 5th July

The pavement from the last house on Pendarves Rd. down to Killivous Cemertry is badly overgrown with some of the grasses up to chest level. When it has rained the grass leans over the path and it is almost impossible to walk along it without getting very wet.
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 57 Pendarves Road, Camborne
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No street name signs, 5th July

No street name signs on Feeding Field Close and Chins Field Close, delivery drivers still having problems finding addresses on this development. Emergency services have difficulty in finding an address.
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 22 Trevassack Manor Park, Hayle
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No street name signs, 5th July

No street name signs on Feeding Field Close and Chins Field Close, delivery drivers still having problems finding addresses on this development. Emergency services have difficulty in finding an address.
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 22 Trevassack Manor Park, Hayle
Report on FixMyStreet
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Footpath danger, 5th July

Vehicles parked on the side of Chapel Lane near the railway bridge are restricting the road width resulting in moving traffic running on the pedestrian area. This is causing pedestrians to take evasive action. With all the new houses built in the area this now becoming dangerous as the lane has now become a rat run, also a very dangerous location with the new junction from the Bovis estate.
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 1 Trevassack Hill, Hayle
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Footpath danger, 5th July

Vehicles parked on the side of Chapel Lane near the railway bridge are restricting the road width resulting in moving traffic running on the pedestrian area. This is causing pedestrians to take evasive action. With all the new houses built in the area this now becoming dangerous as the lane has now become a rat run, also a very dangerous location with the new junction from the Bovis estate.
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 1 Trevassack Hill, Hayle
Report on FixMyStreet
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