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Governing Body meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 11:00
Information on NHS Kernow's December 2019 Governing Body meeting.
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Governing Body meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 05/11/2019 - 11:00
Information on NHS Kernow's November 2019 Governing Body meeting.
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Governing Body meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 03/09/2019 - 10:00
Information on NHS Kernow's September 2019 Governing Body meeting.
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Governing Body meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 06/08/2019 - 10:00
Information on NHS Kernow's August 2019 Governing Body meeting.
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Children and young people community of practice

NHS Cornwall Events - Fri, 12/07/2019 - 00:00
Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly will be holding its first community of practice event supporting the changes to emotional wellbeing and mental health support for children and young people.
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Governing Body meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 10:00
Information on NHS Kernow's June 2019 Governing Body meeting.
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Governing Body meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 07/05/2019 - 10:00
Information on NHS Kernow's May 2019 Governing Body meeting.
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Iconic cobbles set to return to Truro street

Cornwall Council - Latest News - 56 min 48 sec ago

Historic and iconic cobbles that add to the character of Truro’s centre are set to be returned to their former glory from next week.

The cobbles in two areas of Boscawen Street were temporarily removed and replaced with tarmac after safety concerns were raised that the area had become very uneven.  Since then investigations have taken place to understand what was happening and now we are able to reinstate one of these areas.

The cobbles have been safely stored and work will take place from 29 April to reinstate them near the War Memorial in Boscawen Street.  A 4 week road closure will be needed to make sure that the material used to set the cobbles is given time to gain strength to cope with vehicles passing over them. We’ve been liaising with Truro BID, bus companies and taxi operators to let them know about the planned closure.

To keep disruption to a minimum, we’ll then be taking a phased approach to the replacement of the other area of temporary tarmac, and the re-laying of other areas of cobbles in Boscawen Street. 

Cornwall Council Cabinet Portfolio holder for Transport Geoff Brown said: “The cobbles add to the character and distinctiveness of the City. I know that residents and visitors to Truro have been asking when they will be reinstated and now that work can begin.”

Cornwall Councillor for Truro Boscawen Bert Biscoe said: “'I am glad to see that the Highways Authority has been working hard to investigate the issues with the cobbles in Boscawen Street and develop ways to bed and bond the setts so that Boscawen Street needs less maintenance and can be consistently at its best.  Boscawen Street isn't just beautiful, it’s also busy, as a front street should be.’’

 

Story posted 26 April 2019 

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St Ives Library opens on summer Sundays

Cornwall Council - Latest News - 2 hours 20 min ago

St Ives Library is to be Cornwall’s only library open seven days a week during the summer starting on Monday, April 29.

The service will continue being open from 9.30am to 5pm every Monday to Saturday but will also be operating on Sundays from 10am to 3pm for the first time starting next weekend.

St Ives Town Council took over the running of the Library and Information Service last year under a partnership agreement with Cornwall Council.

Under the arrangement, which is part of Cornwall Council’s devolution programme, the library has continued to provide all the key services essential to a modern library as well as access to a range of Council services.

Customers have kept their existing library cards and can still visit, borrow and order books online from other libraries in Cornwall.

Earlier this year the library building was partially refurbished with a re-designed ground floor and redecorated Greta Williams Community Room.

The range of groups, activities and access hours has also increased.

Cllr Tim Andrewes, chairman of St Ives Town Council's Facilities Committee, said: “By moving the visitor information centre into the library building, the town council has already been able to increase the opening hours from 3.5 days per week to six days a week. Now, for the summer season, the library and information service will be available on Sundays as well.

“This fulfils a key desire, articulated in community consultation, for longer opening hours, and I hope in particular that it will benefit younger people and those in full-time work who find it difficult to use this great facility on weekdays.”

Jane Dews, Library and Information Services Manager, said: “We are really keen to welcome local residents who want to use our computers, read the local newspapers, browse our bookshelves and use our other services, but who might struggle to do so during the week.

“Our doors will be open from 9.30am to 5pm on Saturday and 10am to 3pm on Sunday and I think people will be pleased to find a relaxed and tranquil atmosphere here, in the heart of the busy town centre, where they can pursue their interests and explore the exciting world that libraries have to offer.”

Edwina Hannaford, Cornwall Council Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said: “We are delighted that St Ives Library is thriving and increasing its opening hours under the management of the town council and in partnership with Cornwall Council, benefitting the community and showing devolution in action. Opening the library on summer Sundays is a great way to increase accessibility for even more library users.

“Libraries are important to our residents and I commend St Ives Town Council for the excellent service they are providing to their community.”

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Children celebrate new mobile library in Cornwall

Cornwall Council - Latest News - 3 hours 33 min ago

Els Mobile Library With Pupils Web

A new mobile library is set to support thousands of Cornish school children with their reading attainment and love of books.

Cornwall Council’s Education Library Service launched its new mobile library stocked with more than 7,000 children’s books at Mount Hawke Academy this week.

A group of Year 5 pupils became the first children in Cornwall to step into the multi-coloured, specially-decorated library van to choose new titles for their school library.

The service is now ready to visit more than 70 primary schools once a term so pupils aged five to 11 can choose and exchange their favourite books.

The Education Library Service (ELS) contributes to children's reading development by providing resources and expertise to primary schools across Cornwall who have subscribed to the service.

It currently supports 30,000 pupils by providing a regular source of newly published, evaluated and discounted books to develop reading and learning and support and enhance schools’ learning objectives.

Experienced library staff are on hand to give advice and practical support saving school staff time and delivering value for money.

The ELS offers a once-termly mobile library visit to schools who have signed up specifically for the service.

Edwina Hannaford, Cornwall Council’s portfolio holder for neighbourhoods, said: “We believe every child in Cornwall should leave school with a love of books and the ability to read well so they have the greatest opportunities to succeed throughout their lives.

“Our role in achieving this is to offer primary schools in Cornwall a service that brings reading to life and supports educational attainment.

“This new, state-of-the art mobile library will dramatically improve the service we provide and we hope that many more schools and their pupils will engage with our books every single week.”

Catherine Biddick, head of Mount Hawke Academy, said: “We’re just delighted to have been chosen as the school for the new Education Library Service van to be launched at.

Els Mobile Library Web“We have a long history with the Education Library Service and this new mobile library means we can choose lots of new books to refresh our library regularly and children who don’t have the opportunity to go into a library can come into the van and see what a library is like.”

Schools can find out more about Cornwall Council’s Education Library Service, including how to subscribe, by contacting 01872 323456 or els@cornwall.gov.uk

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Cornwall looks to the future on five year anniversary of the Cornish being granted national minority status

Cornwall Council - Latest News - 5 hours 12 min ago

Cornish Embassy

On the fifth anniversary this week of the Cornish being recognised as a national minority under the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, the Council and partners are calling on the UK government to deliver on their responsibilities. 

Being recognised as a national minority means that the Cornish have the right to express, preserve, share and develop our distinct culture and identity.

Since 2014 much has been achieved in Cornwall but there is still more to do including pressing Government for the right for the Cornish to be given the chance to identify themselves as Cornish in the 2021 Census.

Jesse Foot, Cornwall Councillor for St Germans and Landulph is chair of the Cornwall Council led Cornish Minority Working Group, which co-ordinates activity and proactively supports Cornish culture, language and heritage.

“Whether you identify as Cornish by birth, marriage, ancestry or some other route you have the right to be recognised, for services to be planned, and for funding to be sought on this basis.”

“We’ve been working hard with limited resources to raise awareness of the Cornish as a national minority.  The UK government has to fulfil its responsibilities so that the Cornish are treated equally with the other Celtic nations.”   

The Cornish Minority Working Group has supported tangible projects like Golden Tree’s touring ‘Cornish Embassy’ bus which proved to be incredibly popular as part of the Man Engine Resurrection Tour and last year’s Royal Cornwall Show. 

Jesse adds:  “The enthusiasm of those who identify as Cornish saw hundreds of people flock to celebrate their identity with a Cornish passport as they loudly and proudly declared their Cornishness. An overwhelming 96% of visitors passing through the bus over three days at the Royal Cornwall Show supported the inclusion of a tick box on the Census, sending a clear message to the Office for National Statistics that there is strong support.”

Another project that has worked to raise Cornish cultural awareness in schools is run by Azook who reviewed what resources are available to and required by teachers to support the promotion of Cornish culture in schools.   Government support in resourcing the teaching of both Cornish culture and Cornish language in schools is needed to make more progress in this important area.

Promoting the Cornish language is a part of the Framework Convention for Protection of National Minorities and Cornwall Council has been taking the lead and setting a positive example by adopting and delivering a Cornish Language Plan. 

Jesse explains:  “The Council promoted the use of Cornish through its Cornish Language Plan, with an updated version due to be considered by Cabinet at their next meeting.  Because of the withdrawal of government funding to support the Cornish language, Cornwall Council has been funding low cost ways of promoting the language such as through the use of Cornish on street signs, on its offices and other Council owned buildings and in its publications.  The previous plan has seen other positive results with, for example, Golden Tree working with 20 schools to regularly teach Cornish and develop a website – GoCornish.org -  to promote learning Cornish.”

“In fact the interest in learning Cornish has increased, fostered by great use of the language in advertising campaigns by Kelly’s Ice Cream and by FlyBe on the recently launched Cornwall Airport Newquay to London Heathrow route.   We are working with partners to increase access to learning Cornish through technology and face to face.”

We have some exciting developments coming to fruition including the opening of Kresen Kernow in Redruth later this year which will provide a state of the art home for the world’s largest collection of historic documents relating to Cornwall and will attract a wider audience to celebrate and share in Cornwall’s rich and distinctive history. 

There are also plans for Cornwall to host the first UK National Minority Summit this summer to bring together representatives of all of the UK’s national minorities – including the Scottish and the Welsh.  It will look to strengthen links, look at future opportunities and examine the role the Framework Convention has played in helping to develop and share our distinctiveness.

Cornwall Council’s Deputy Leader, Julian German welcomed the achievements of the last five years and said that Cornwall would continue to press for greater recognition as a distinctive minority group within the UK and beyond, including making the case for the provision of a Cornish tick box on the Census.

He said “In the last five years, thanks to initiatives like the Cornish Embassy ‘tick box’ bus, we have been able to raise awareness and help many communities celebrate and take pride in our culture.  We deserve the same recognition as other Celtic nations by having a Cornish identity tick box on the Census. We will continue to press for this to ensure that government and public bodies will have better information when making decisions that affect Cornwall.”

 

Story posted 26 April 2019

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Investment in innovation and growing the Cornish language on the agenda for Cabinet next week

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Thu, 25/04/2019 - 10:58

Plans to invest in research and innovation, growing the Cornish language and the council’s financial performance are all on the agenda when Cornwall Council’s cabinet meets next week.

The creation of 155 jobs in the research, development and innovation sector through the investment of £1.225m will lead the agenda at the meeting at New County Hall.

The money will be used to lever a further investment of £18.307m from partners, and will be used in four separate projects run by Falmouth University, the University of Exeter and Plymouth University.

Building a strong research and innovation sector within the Cornish economy is vital for improving our economic performance, and the investment is expected to support more than 300 small and medium sized businesses across Cornwall.

The Cornish Language Plan calls on the Government to help fund the expansion of the language.

The council has already taken steps to promote the use of the language, including the creation of online dictionary resources, encouraging schools to teach Cornish, and providing translations for businesses.

The new plans will see the focus move onto developing the use of Cornish across Cornwall, and to address barriers to learning the language.

Councillor Bob Egerton said:  “Cornish is a living language and we want to explore opportunities with new technology for small language apps, interest from universities and new uses by business, so Cornish not only has a history but a future.

“Kernewek is a vital part of Cornwall’s distinctiveness and Cornwall Council will do its best to make sure the language is not only treasured, but actively used today to ensure that it is passed on as a living language to the next generation.”

The cabinet will also be asked to review the authority’s financial performance figures for the past year, which show the council underspent against budget by £1.234m.  The money saved will be transferred to the General Fund Reserve for future use.

Councillor Adam Paynter, leader of Cornwall Council, said:  “This agenda reflects some of the key priorities we have as a council; sound financial management, careful investment to create jobs within a sustainable economy, and the protection and enhancement of our culture.”

The meeting will take place in the Trelawny Room at New County Hall on Wednesday, 1 May, starting at 10am.

Cabinet meetings are open to members of the public, and can also be watched on our webcast.

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New self-care app is giving people with COPD control over their condition

NHS Cornwalll News - Thu, 25/04/2019 - 00:00
People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have said a new app is giving them confidence and control over their long-term respiratory condition.
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