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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

Governing Body meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 03/03/2020 - 10:00
Information on NHS Kernow's March 2020 Governing Body 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

Governing Body meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 04/02/2020 - 10:00
Information on NHS Kernow's February 2020 Governing Body meeting.
Categories: Health

Not working, 29th January

Light outside school in lay-by on lhs heading down Humphrey Davy Lane
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Bodriggy Academy Humphry Davy Lane, Hayle
Report on FixMyStreet
Categories: FixMyStreet

Not working, 29th January

Light outside school in lay-by on lhs heading down Humphrey Davy Lane
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Bodriggy Academy Humphry Davy Lane, Hayle
Report on FixMyStreet
Categories: FixMyStreet

Work resumes on restoring Truro’s historic cobbles

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Tue, 28/01/2020 - 16:07

Truro’s historic cobbles will soon be making a return to the city when work to restore the granite surface of Boscawen Street and Lemon Street resumes next week. 

The cobbles have been given a thorough deep clean and will be reinstalled from Monday 3 February. And while this work takes place, crews from Cormac will also renew the road surface between the cobbles along Lower Lemon Street. 

Councillor Geoff Brown, Cornwall Council cabinet portfolio holder for transport, said: “The Truro cobbles are an important part of Truro’s heritage and character. They  were removed after safety inspections revealed the carriageway to be failing in several areas. That’s now been resolved and we can get on with reinstating them.

"We couldn’t do the work earlier as we were getting close to the festive season, so crews laid a temporary road surface to prevent the work causing any disruption to Truro’s Christmas events and busy shopping period. 

“I have been asked by many people about when the cobbles will be making a return to the city centre and I’m sure they will be pleased to learn work is now due to begin again.” 

While the work is underway, Lower Lemon Street at the junction with Back Quay will be closed to traffic and diversions put in place. Footpaths will remain open throughout the works and there will be temporary traffic lights in place on Boscawen Street. 

The work is expected to last around 10 weeks. 

Categories: Councils, Politics

Call to finance sector for climate change funding

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Tue, 28/01/2020 - 12:17

Cornwall Council’s Cabinet Member for climate change and neighbourhoods has called on the banking sector to help fund measures to tackle climate change.

Councillor Edwina Hannaford was speaking at a workshop on how to finance an inclusive green economy in rural regions.

The Banking on a Just Transition event was hosted by South West Mutual and the London School of Economics at the Eden Project recently.

Cllr Hannaford set out Cornwall Council’s action plan for responding to the climate emergency and how the Council has introduced a new decision-making framework to consider social and environmental factors in all major projects.

The event was part of a national initiative for the Place-Based Climate Action Network (PCAN) funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

The programme is led by Professor Nick Robins at the London School of Economics’ Grantham Research Institute which focuses on the role of finance in driving climate action that is both fair and seen to be fair.

Cllr Hannaford said: “Having lost 60% of our funding from Government, Cornwall Council continues to lobby Government for the resources and powers we need to be able to achieve our ambitious plans for Cornwall’s future successes as we strive to become carbon neutral ahead of the Government’s own 2050 target.

“Transitioning to a more balanced society and responding to the climate emergency will undoubtedly require innovative solutions to be found, changing traditional business and operation models.

“The public sector has a role in financing and where appropriate subsidising elements of the move to carbon neutrality, however we must grasp the opportunity to do things differently to support the transition to a low carbon economy and respond to the increasing pressures we are facing.

“We are asking what the banking sector is prepared to support through investment, whether that may be wind renewables, our energy efficiency challenge, geothermal power, floating offshore wind energy or wave and tidal energies.”

The Banking on a Just Transition project involves many of the UK’s leading banks and financial institutions and has held workshops in cities across the UK including in Edinburgh, Birmingham, Bristol and Leeds.

The Eden Project event was included to consider the particular challenges in rural regions and was convened by Tony Greenham, Executive Director of South West Mutual, who is on the project steering group.

Dr Rebecca Mitchell from Exeter University outlined how climate change might impact the South West. Responses from Patrick Aubrey-Fetcher of the NFU and Manda Brookman of CoaST focused on the farming and tourism sectors.

Participants included representatives from the National Farmers Union, Department for Environment and Rural Affairs, British Business Bank, Cornwall and Heart of South West Local Enterprise Partnerships, trade unions, social enterprises, the Federation of Small Businesses and other business, finance, non-governmental organisations and university participants.

The entire £20 trillion UK financial system will need to be mobilised to reach a net zero economy. This means that the banking sector must play a crucial role providing finance for businesses, households and communities across all the regions of the UK so that the positive opportunities for jobs and inclusion are realised and that no-one is ‘left behind’ in the process.  

The workshop will feed into recommendations to the Government, regional bodies and the banking sector to ensure that appropriate finance is available for the UK to meet its commitment to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The Banking on a Just Transition project is delivered in partnership with UK Finance and is funded by HSBC.

Dr Rebecca Mitchell said: “The regional economy of the South West has a high degree of reliance on the natural environment, and the potential to act as a trailblazer for development that is both environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.  Understanding the views and needs of multiple communities and stakeholders is an important step in ensuring that appropriate forms of finance are available to support these developments, enabling adaptation to existing climate and environmental change as well as driving transition to a zero carbon economy.”   

Professor Nick Robins said: "More and better finance will be key to ensuring that Cornwall's transition to a zero carbon economy is both fast and fair. It's really important to get the perspectives from key Cornish institutions so that banks, investors as well as governments regionally and nationally can put in place the financial products and services that respond to the needs of real places and people."

Tony Greenham said: “We believe that people in the south west should have the chance to put their savings back into the local economy and support companies with positive social and environmental track records.”

Cornwall Council is becoming a leading local authority on tackling climate change as it works to help Cornwall cut its carbon emissions.

On 22 January 2019 Cornwall Council was among the country’s first local authorities to declare a climate emergency which included a call to Westminster to provide the powers and resources necessary to achieve the target for Cornwall to strive towards becoming carbon neutral by 2030.

Since then the Council has produced a climate change action plan with more than 120 aims; planted the first trees of its flagship climate emergency project the Forest for Cornwall; engaged 3,000 residents on what they think should be the Council’s climate change priorities and adopted a new decision-making framework to ensure environmental factors and social benefits are considered in planning all major projects across the Council.

It is also scoping a Climate Change Development Plan Document to provide policy for future development in Cornwall to be more energy efficient; starting a Whole House Retrofit innovation project to pilot improvements to 83 existing Council owned social housing homes; and supporting renewable energy programmes including two geothermal heat projects at United Downs and the Eden Project and a new wind turbine at Ventonteague.

 

Story posted on 28 January, 2020

Categories: Councils, Politics

Fire callout response times – have your say

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Mon, 27/01/2020 - 09:53

Cornwall Fire and Rescue is asking for views on how it measures its responses to emergencies. The proposals form part of the annual review of the Service’s Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP).
The consultation is about how the service measures and records its response to emergencies to ensure it is setting realistic and achievable targets. The service is encouraging the public, staff, partners and stakeholders to give their views, and this can be done in a number of ways:

The consultation closes on Friday 6 March 2020.

Chief Fire Officer Mark Hewitt says: “We continually review our service performance to ensure that we are providing the most effective, efficient and appropriate response to our residents, visitors and businesses. It is important to remember that proposing these new local response standards is simply a new way of measuring how quickly we mobilise and respond to 999 emergencies. You will continue to receive the same emergency response that we have always provided, which is responding as quickly as we can with the closest available and most appropriate resources.”

Portfolio Holder for Environment and Public Protection Cllr Rob Nolan says: “Cornwall has always needed a robust and self-reliant Fire and Rescue Service because it is surrounded by sea on three sides. I am pleased to see these standards reviewed annually, and hope that residents and businesses will take the time to contribute their ideas and any concerns. We owe this service our support and input to keep Cornwall and its visitors safe.”

To view Cornwall Fire and Rescues Service’s IRMP for 2019-2022 and find out more about the process please visit: www.cornwall.gov.uk/IRMP

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