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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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Saltash community services review event

NHS Cornwall Events - Thu, 17/10/2019 - 16:30
Come to our drop in session at Saltash Leisure Centre to learn more about out work to review community services in Saltash.
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Saltash community services review event

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 08/10/2019 - 16:30
Come to our drop in session at The Guildhall to learn more about out work to review community services in Saltash.
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Penwith community services review event

NHS Cornwall Events - Thu, 03/10/2019 - 18:30
Come to our drop in session at St John's Hall in Penzance to learn more about out work to review community services in Penwith.
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Extraordinary Governing Body meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 01/10/2019 - 15:30
Information on the Extraordinary Governing Body meeting on 1 October 2019.
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Grand opening of Kresen Kernow, the brand new archive centre for Cornwall

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Tue, 17/09/2019 - 19:15

Kresen Kernow Reception

A community open day to tie in with Redruth’s International Mining and Pasty Festival on 07 September will mark the grand opening of Kresen Kernow, Cornwall’s new state-of-the-art archive centre built on the former Brewery site in Redruth.

Protecting 850 years of Cornish history for future generations, Kresen Kernow brings together under one roof the world’s largest collection of records, books, maps and photographs related to Cornwall.  

Council Leader Julian German said: “Kresen Kernow is a fantastic building, and a fitting home for Cornwall’s history, which our residents and visitors can enjoy and be proud of. 

"When the decision was taken to build a new archive centre for Cornwall in Redruth, we were determined to protect the historic old Brewery building at the heart of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site.  

"It was one of the reasons the Council was able to secure £11.7m from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to go towards the £21m cost of the project, the largest grant made to a local authority archive service.

"Now we can come together to welcome residents to this amazing building for the grand opening event on 07 September.

“Kresen Kernow represents a local sense of belonging, distinctiveness and identity. The new home for Cornwall’s archive will nurture our own sense of identity and our ability to reach out to the global diaspora.”

With its carefully restored façade, exhibition gallery, digitisation and preservation suites and 14 miles of shelving, Kresen Kernow is a worthy home for 1.5 million of Cornwall’s historic manuscripts, records and papers covering 850 years of Cornwall’s distinct history. 

"Safely housed there is everything from medieval manuscripts to books, newspapers, glass plate negatives, maps, diaries, letters and much more.

The Redruth Brewery site had been an eyesore since a devastating fire destroyed many of its historic buildings in 2011.

A package of investment including £1.7million from the European Regional Development Fund for public realm works and a flood alleviation scheme got the site ready for redevelopment.

Bob Egerton, Cornwall Council cabinet portfolio holder for planning and economy said:  “The opening of Kresen Kernow will have a ripple effect, transforming an area of Cornwall that was seen to be run down and unloved, to a place that inspires the community to get involved and be proud. “

“Kresen Kernow is a fitting new home for the stories of Cornwall and will help to reinforce Redruth’s reputation as a centre for creative industries.  It will attract more people to come to Redruth which will in turn act as a catalyst for further development and investment.”

Cllr Deborah Reeve, Mayor of Redruth, said the project had provided a real boost for the town.  She said:  “There is an air of hope in the town around what is happening at this site.

“It has bought such a sense of positivity and achievement to everybody and we really see there is a change in what is happening in the town for the better.”

The community open day on 07 September will run from 10am until 4pm and will begin with a ribbon cutting by The Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall, Edward Bolitho OBE to formally open the building.

Throughout the day, there will be a wide range of performances by Cornish bands and choirs, including a piece composed specifically for the opening event, as well as talks, sneaky peek tours and free family activities.

There will also be the chance to view the Treasures of Kresen Kernow exhibition, featuring a magnificent manuscript from Elizabeth I.

Visitors will be able to take a look at treasures from the strongrooms, including an 18th century Cornish language dictionary.

Kresen Kernow has also launched a brand new website to open up Cornwall’s incredible archive collections to an even wider audience so that digitised items – including books and thousands of photographs – can be accessed online whether you are in Bude or Brisbane.

Kresen Kernow, which will be open for free access for one and all, also has dedicated learning rooms, exhibition space capable of hosting loaned documents from other archives, as well as, strongrooms to ensure that Cornwall’s heritage continues to be well cared for into the future. 

It will be running a wide activity programme which includes school outreach workshops on a wide variety of themes, as well as opportunities for volunteering and work experience placements.

Kresen Kernow opens to researchers on Wednesday September 11 at 9.30am. Everyone is welcome to drop in and see what’s on offer.

Posted on 04 September

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Penwith community services review event

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 17/09/2019 - 18:30
Come to our drop in session at The Knut, St Just to learn more about out work to review community services in Penwith.
Categories: Health

BBC Devon & Cornwall Live: 17 September - BBC News

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Tue, 17/09/2019 - 18:09
BBC Devon & Cornwall Live: 17 September  BBC News

Bringing you the news, sport, travel and weather for Devon and Cornwall.

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Children celebrate new mobile library in Cornwall

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Tue, 17/09/2019 - 16:28

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.

“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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Ambulance service issues statement after 999 crash - Cornwall Live

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Tue, 17/09/2019 - 15:06
Ambulance service issues statement after 999 crash  Cornwall Live

Vehicle mounted pavement and crashed into a wall in Hayle while it was responding to an emergency call.

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Ambulance service issues statement after 999 crash - Cornwall Live

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Tue, 17/09/2019 - 15:06
Ambulance service issues statement after 999 crash  Cornwall Live

Vehicle mounted pavement and crashed into a wall in Hayle while it was responding to an emergency call.

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Last chance to feedback in first phase of engagement on Cornwall’s day services

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Tue, 17/09/2019 - 15:04

The first phase of engagement around the transformation of Day Support Services for people in Cornwall will end on Friday 20 September and people are being encouraged to have their say.

Cornwall Council is asking for the views of people who use services and their families, day services staff and providers, to help inform the future ‘co-design’ stage of community day time activities that will promote well-being and self-reliance for people at all stages of their lives.

Healthwatch Cornwall has advised the Council throughout the process to make sure the views of people who use services are captured. They have supported the Council to make sure the process is impartial and accessible for whoever wants to be involved, and have promoted the survey and drop-ins

Cornwall Council portfolio holder for adults, Rob Rotchell said: “We have had a great response so far, over 400 people have already completed the survey. We have met with more than 100 people who currently use the services along with their families and carers. If you or a family member use day services and have not yet had your say, you still have time and we would love to hear your views.

“People have told us that what they really value about day services is that it gives them a place to be themselves, to be supported by staff that they know and trust, and to spend time with their friends. A lot of people would like their day service to allow them to get them out and about more and to offer a broader range of activities, including helping them master daily living skills and build their confidence and a sense of independence. We will be using these, and a lot of other insights that people completing the surveys have given us, to shape future services over the coming months.”

Rob added: “We want to support people to be safe, in control, and to make choices about how they want to live; so that our communities are strong, healthy, safe and resilient. We want people in Cornwall to have the right support at the right time, and for this support to be sustainable.”

Once all of the feedback has been gathered more detailed plans will be developed with service users, carers and organisations. These plans will then be put through a formal consultation expected to begin in early to mid-2020.

You can access information about our work and complete the survey online

If you would like a paper copy of the survey then please just get in touch either by phone on 01872 22 42 65, or by email on dayopportunities@cornwall.gov.uk.

Posted on 17 September

Categories: Councils, Politics

Road closed after ambulance crashes into wall - latest updates - Cornwall Live

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Tue, 17/09/2019 - 13:57
Road closed after ambulance crashes into wall - latest updates  Cornwall Live

Madison Terrace in Hayle shut between Brookway and Lethlean Lane.

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Additional £7.8m cash boost to reduce flood risk in Par and St. Blazey

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Tue, 17/09/2019 - 12:22

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Residents in Par and St Blazey are to benefit from a major flood prevention scheme which has received a £7.8m cash injection today, bringing the total flood alleviation investment in the area to £32m.

The Environment Agency and Cornwall Council, with support from the University of Exeter and Westcountry Rivers Trust, are finalising the St Austell Bay Resilient Regeneration (StARR) project to reduce the risk of flooding to the communities of Par and St Blazey.

The England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) has awarded £7.8m to the project as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.

The project includes a number of different schemes to reduce the risk of flooding from various sources, such as surface water, river flooding and tidal flooding.

Plans include reconnecting river floodplains, tree planting, water storage features, highway improvements and works to the existing infrastructure along Par River and Treffry Canal.

The latest ERDF funds complement additional funding already secured for the project meaning that approximately £32m of investment has now been secured for flood mitigation schemes in the area.

After declaring a climate emergency earlier this year, this programme forms a key element of Cornwall Council’s climate change action plan for managing flood risk and adapting to an already changed climate

Rob Nolan, Cornwall’s Cabinet Member for the Environment and Public Protection, said: “We are delighted to receive this significant investment for the StARR project which will benefit the whole St Austell Bay community by improving flood resilience for homes, businesses, community facilities and transport links, making the area a better place to live and work.

“Damaging floods occur in Par and St Blazey every few years and with climate change impacts such as sea levels rising and more intense rainfall, the risk of flooding is going to increase.

“By applying the best scientific knowledge and techniques we will be leading the way with the StARR project which will serve as a national pilot demonstrating the whole catchment approach to reducing flood risk. This is another way we are working to combat the climate emergency.”   

Final designs are now being drawn up and residents are encouraged to comment formally on the scheme proposals via the planning application process which is expected to take place from autumn.

A public information event featuring design proposals was held recently at St Blazey Football Club. Nearly 200 local residents attended to find out about the latest plans to reduce flood risk to the area.

Additional funding for the StARR project is being provided by a variety of sources including DEFRA Growth funds, Flood Defence Grant in Aid, South West Water, the Environment Agency and Cornwall Council.

Pauline Giles, Cornwall Councillor for St Blazey, said: "This is very welcome news for my residents. Having lived all my life here, I have seen firsthand the damage and destruction past flooding has created.

"I’m sure my residents will be grateful to know, that their properties will be safe from flooding in the future."

Jordan Rowse, Cornwall Councillor for Par, Biscovey and St Blazey Gate, said: “This is fantastic news and this cash injection will make a huge difference. Cornwall Council has been working hard for a number of years now to turn ambitious plans into a reality.

"This project will make a huge difference in Par and St Blazey, ameliorating the flooding which so often blights our community. Now that a significant amount of funding has been secured, we can focus on delivering the project and turning the area into a thriving, flood resilient community.”

Matt Healey, Fisheries Officer and StARR lead at Westcountry Rivers Trust, said: “We welcome the additional funding from ERDF to support our role in the StARR project. The funding allows us to engage with all landowners in the Par catchment and seek innovative ways to contribute to flood alleviation and habitat improvements utilising natural capital. We look forward to working in partnership with the Environment Agency, Cornwall Council and University of Exeter in delivering the project.”

The project is receiving £7.8 million of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.  The Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is the Managing Authority for ERDF. Established by the European Union ERDF funds help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations.  

You can find the latest scheme announcements by following Twitter @EnvAgencySW or @CornwallCouncil or by visiting the StARR project website.

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Truro Half Marathon: Tony Brewer of Mile High wins race - Falmouth Packet

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Tue, 17/09/2019 - 12:00
Truro Half Marathon: Tony Brewer of Mile High wins race  Falmouth Packet

Tony Brewer was victorious in the Truro Half Marathon on Sunday.

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Truro City score late goal, Saltash face Torpoint in FA Vase and Cornish Pirates visit London Scottish - This is The West Country

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Tue, 17/09/2019 - 12:00
Truro City score late goal, Saltash face Torpoint in FA Vase and Cornish Pirates visit London Scottish  This is The West Country

REDRUTH were handed their first defeat of the National League 2 South season, going down 29-12 at Taunton Titans.

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Dog bin, 17th September

Dog bin overflowing

Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Tredrea Lane, St. Erth
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Petition launched for another section of the A30 to be dualled after illegal U-turns - Cornwall Live

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Tue, 17/09/2019 - 10:09
Petition launched for another section of the A30 to be dualled after illegal U-turns  Cornwall Live

There is a new petition for another stretch of the A30 in Cornwall to be dualled. It was launched by the Mid-Cornwall Motorcycle Action Group. The group is ...

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