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NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 05/03/2019 - 10:00
Information on NHS Kernow's December Governing Body meeting.
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Call for young people to learn emergency skills through Duke of Cornwall Community Safety Award

Cornwall Council - Latest News - 4 hours 12 min ago

Young people in Cornwall have the chance to learn how to help others in an emergency as the Duke of Cornwall Community Safety Award reopens for applications.

The ground-breaking scheme was first launched in Cornwall after the response to significant flooding and aims to educate and train young people to assist before, during and after a crisis.

 The scheme was created in 2011 to give young people in the UK an opportunity to learn what to do in an emergency situation, such as severe weather.

The award scheme has since grown and is now recognised both nationally and internationally, with the scheme being used as far afield as Bangladesh.

Cornwall Council is relaunching the award with a brand new website and leaders resources to help anyone that would like to take part in the award to complete the three different levels.  

 The award scheme is open to all young people between the ages of 5 and 18 and uses a 3 tier system, where awards are earned at various ages.

 The scheme provides encouragement by awarding certificates and badges at each level. The handbook, training material and support available on the website will allow anyone to gather the awareness and skills to prepare themselves, their family, community and neighbourhood for dealing with an emergency situation, and to respond appropriately.

 Everyone participating in the Award scheme is encouraged to engage with their local community Police, Fire or other relevant emergency service, which are invariably willing to provide relevant support and information. Other organisations such as the Environment Agency and Local Authorities also provide information, support and encouragement.

Simon Mould, Head of Community Safety & Localism at Cornwall Council, said: “The Community Safety Award is a fantastic scheme which engages our younger members of our communities to be involved in building resilience in their local areas whilst achieving many personal skills, knowledge and confidence.

"We look forward to working with our partner emergency service responders in supporting this valuable scheme.”

For more information about the award visit: www.communitysafetyaward.org

Follow the award on Facebook – www.facebook.com/communitysafetyaward

Follow the award on Twitter – www.twitter.com/DofC_CSAward  

 

Categories: Councils, Politics

Cash for greener taxis in clean air boost for Cornwall

Cornwall Council - Latest News - 7 hours 32 min ago

Residents are to benefit from greener taxis in Cornwall following a £90,000 cash injection to Cornwall Council for new electric vehicle chargepoints.

The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) has made the award to support ultra-low emission taxis across the county.

Announced by the Future of Mobility Minister Jesse Norman, the funding will be used to install five, fast and rapid electric vehicle chargepoints in Cornwall. 

Taxis which are electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles will be able to use the charging points which will be installed next year.

Their locations will be announced by Cornwall Council later this year. 

The scheme is part of a £6 million plan for 346 electric chargepoints across the UK in the Government’s bid for a zero emission future.

Cornwall has nine Air Quality Management Areas (AQMA) and the Council is working to reduce emissions from vehicles as a key part of improving air quality in towns and villages. 

Cornwall Councillor Sue James, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Public Protection, said: “Cornwall Council is committed to making Cornwall greener and healthier and as part of our Clean Air for Cornwall Strategy we have a range of air quality projects and policies to help improve air quality across the county. 

“Assisting taxis to be greener and reduce their emissions is just one of the projects we are bringing forward to improve air quality.”

Cornwall Councillor Edwina Hannaford, Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhoods, said: “I welcome this funding from OLEV.  This is a great opportunity for taxi drivers in Cornwall who want to reduce their emissions. 

“We hope to have the chargepoints installed within the next year and will provide further details on their locations as soon as possible.”

The electric chargepoints scheme was open to bids by local authorities across the UK. Funding was awarded through a competitive process in which bids were evaluated against a published set of criteria.

Rapid charging (43/50kW) enables charging in 20-30 minutes for onward travel and fast charging (22kW) will enable day-to-day charging (up to about four hours) for electric vehicles or charging for plug-in hybrids.

Last month Cornwall Council passed an emergency climate change motion and called on Westminster to provide the powers and resources necessary to achieve the target for Cornwall to become carbon neutral by 2030.

Alongside work already underway to bring back nature, reduce traffic congestion, improve public transport, reduce waste and use renewable energy sources, this new project is further evidence of the Council’s ongoing commitment to reducing CO2 emissions and tackling climate change.

Jesse Norman, Future of Mobility Minister, said: “The Government wants all new cars and vans to be effectively zero emission by 2040. Getting the right infrastructure and investment in place is a crucial part of this.”

Richard Harrington, Automotive Minister, said: “The UK has led the world in cutting emissions while maintaining growth in our economy.

“These new charge points for greener taxis will help accelerate a cleaner environment for people across the UK. This will also point the way for a better, healthier future for us all as part of the Government’s modern Industrial Strategy which builds on the government’s long-standing partnership with the UK automotive sector.”

Under the Environment Act 1995 Cornwall Council is required to monitor air quality in the county against the Air Quality Objectives.  If air pollution is higher than these national objectives, the Council has to designate an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) and produce an Action Plan to improve air quality in the area.

Cornwall Council licences around 1,200 taxis (private hire and hackney carriage).

 

Story posted 19 February 2019

Categories: Councils, Politics

SAPC calendar raises £200 for charity - Business Cornwall Magazine

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - 10 hours 10 min ago
SAPC calendar raises £200 for charity  Business Cornwall Magazine

The 2019 St Austell Printing Company (SAPC) calendar has helped to raise £200 for a much-loved Cornish charity.

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Police arrest woman after Hell's Mouth body discovery and investigations continue - Cornwall Live

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Mon, 18/02/2019 - 18:55
Police arrest woman after Hell's Mouth body discovery and investigations continue  Cornwall Live

A woman who was suspected of aiding or abetting a suicide has been arrested then released under investigation after a body was found at a Cornish beauty ...

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Anti-social behaviour team takes action in Camborne and Newquay and secures closure orders

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Mon, 18/02/2019 - 12:44

Cornwall Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour Team in partnership with Devon & Cornwall Police, have successfully taken action on behalf of local residents to close down two properties in Camborne and Newquay, following recent closures in Penzance and St Ives. 

The orders are part of a continued crack down on anti-social behaviour and a demonstration of the authority’s commitment to create safer communities.

The first closure granted was for a house in William Street in Camborne which has been described as a central location for both the use and dealing of drugs.  Complaints included large groups of people at the property, threatening behaviour with loud arguments and disturbances.

Drug users and dealers frequented the property at all hours of the day and night leaving surrounding residents in fear for their safety. On one occasion, the Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service were called to attend an incident at the address but Officers were met with threats of violence preventing them from accessing the property.

Dorian Thomas from Cornwall Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour Team said: “Due to the ongoing behaviours of the tenant and associates, the property has become a catalyst for ongoing community tensions caused by visitors to the address. The escalation of anti-Social behaviour, misuse of alcohol & drugs and crimes from the address has caused great concern for those living around the property.

“Local residents have been afraid to come forward in fear of retribution, intimidation and threats from the visitors.  The closure order is essential for the community to return to a normal quality of life.”

PC Geoff Streatfield from Camborne Police added:  “I am pleased to say that Cornwall Council and Devon and Cornwall Police have again been successful in the use of current legislation and have obtained another premises closure. The place in question has been the centre of continued and prolonged disturbance and anti-social behaviour which has had an adverse and prolonged effect on the local community.

“This closure, along with others that have being obtained shows that all agencies and the Courts are taking these reports seriously. I must stress though that these measures are only implemented as a last resort and after all other attempts at positive interventions have been exhausted with failure of the tenant to engage.”

The second closure was granted for a property in Hawke Close, Newquay. The closure order was applied for as the tenant continued to ignore previous warnings to stop people using his address for the purpose of taking and dealing drugs leading to persistent and ongoing disorder. The successful application of the Closure Order will safeguard the local residents by providing a much needed respite.

Inspector Dave Meredith from Devon and Cornwall Police said: “I am delighted at the court’s decision to issue a full closure order on these premises. This legislation is not used lightly, and the case was only taken to court due to compelling evidence of drug misuse and anti-social behaviour linked to the address. Class A drug supply and use will always be dealt with robustly by Newquay police.

“The issue of this full closure order reflects the outstanding partnership work that has taken place between the police, Cornwall Council, LiveWest Housing and local residents. Hawke Close, Crantock Street and the surrounding area are a lot safer now this property has been closed. We will continue to target drug dealers and premises involved in drug misuse, and work with our community to make Newquay a safer place for all.”

Residents are encouraged to report anti-social behaviour to the police by using the 101 number or by emailing 101@dc.police.uk

Posted on 14 February

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Devon and Cornwall traffic, travel and breaking news updates on Monday February 18 - Plymouth Live

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Mon, 18/02/2019 - 06:31
Devon and Cornwall traffic, travel and breaking news updates on Monday February 18  Plymouth Live

Welcome to our breaking news *service* - the only place you can get all of latest news and traffic, travel and weather updates for Devon and Cornwall. We'll keep ...

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There are more than 30 potholes with some over 3 feet wide and some approx 5 inches deep, these present a potential danger to pedestrians and to cars on Trenawin Lane, these are getting worse weekly and have now become dangerous to road users. Most cars h

There are more than 30 potholes with some over 3 feet wide and some approx 5 inches deep, these present a potential danger to pedestrians and to cars on Trenawin Lane, these are getting worse weekly and have now become dangerous to road users and to pedestrians. Most cars have a ground clearance of less than 5 inches. Please can these be filled as I fear there is a risk if they are not filled as soon as possible. These have been getting worse for months now, The council have recognized the problem and have placed a sign nearby so accepted there is a risk already, I realise potholes are sometimes unavoidable but feel these now present a real risk if not filled immediately, Thank you

Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 1 Trenawin Lane, Connor Downs
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Body found in the water at Hell’s Mouth in Cornwall - Cornwall Live

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 19:18
Body found in the water at Hell’s Mouth in Cornwall  Cornwall Live

It took the search teams more than two hours to locate the body.

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Body found in the water at Hell’s Mouth in Cornwall - Cornwall Live

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 19:18
Body found in the water at Hell’s Mouth in Cornwall  Cornwall Live

It took the search teams more than two hours to locate the body.

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Body found in the water at Hell’s Mouth in Cornwall - Cornwall Live

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 19:18
Body found in the water at Hell’s Mouth in Cornwall  Cornwall Live

It took the search teams more than two hours to locate the body.

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Body found in the water at Hell’s Mouth in Cornwall - Cornwall Live

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 19:18
Body found in the water at Hell’s Mouth in Cornwall  Cornwall Live

It took the search teams more than two hours to locate the body.

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Body found in the water at Hell’s Mouth in Cornwall - Cornwall Live

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 19:18
Body found in the water at Hell’s Mouth in Cornwall  Cornwall Live

It took the search teams more than two hours to locate the body.

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Police and coastguard search after reports of body beneath Hell’s Mouth cliff - updates - Cornwall Live

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 18:22
Police and coastguard search after reports of body beneath Hell’s Mouth cliff - updates  Cornwall Live

Police and a coastguard search and rescue helicopter are scouring the area around Hell's Mouth near Hayle after reports of a body being spotted at the bottom ...

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Police and coastguard search after reports of body beneath Hell’s Mouth cliff - updates - Cornwall Live

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 18:22
Police and coastguard search after reports of body beneath Hell’s Mouth cliff - updates  Cornwall Live

Police and a coastguard search and rescue helicopter are scouring the area around Hell's Mouth near Hayle after reports of a body being spotted at the bottom ...

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Police and coastguard search after reports of body beneath Hell’s Mouth cliff - updates - Cornwall Live

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 18:22
Police and coastguard search after reports of body beneath Hell’s Mouth cliff - updates  Cornwall Live

Police and a coastguard search and rescue helicopter are scouring the area around Hell's Mouth near Hayle after reports of a body being spotted at the bottom ...

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Police and coastguard search after reports of body beneath Hell’s Mouth cliff - updates - Cornwall Live

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 18:22
Police and coastguard search after reports of body beneath Hell’s Mouth cliff - updates  Cornwall Live

Police and a coastguard search and rescue helicopter are scouring the area around Hell's Mouth near Hayle after reports of a body being spotted at the bottom ...

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