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Cornwall's Public Health team enhanced contact tracing detects new cases

A single alert to Cornwall Council’s Public Health team from the national NHS Test and Trace service has resulted in the proactive identification of over 170 cases of people who were unaware that they had Covid-19 and were not displaying symptoms. Cornwall’s public health team provided an update on the situation at a meeting of the COVID19 Local Outbreak...

Headstart Kernow to receive additional investment from the National Lottery Community Fund

The future of Cornwall Council’s Headstart Kernow project, which supports the mental health of young people across Cornwall, has been secured for another year thanks to an £8.7 million funding package from The National Lottery Community Fund. The money, which will be shared between the 6 HeadStart projects across the UK, will help them to continue...

Council steps in to help Cornwall leisure centres open next month - and calls on Government to step up to secure their future

Issued jointly by Cornwall Council and GLL:   All of Cornwall’s leisure centres are set to reopen by October 14, thanks to a supplier relief package agreed today by Cornwall Council with the majority of its leisure providers.   The funding will allow GLL to reopen Saltash, Launceston, Wadebridge and St Ives leisure centres, Ships & Castles in...

Bodmin fly tipper found guilty

A woman from Bodmin who failed to attend her first court hearing for fly tipping has been sentenced at Bodmin magistrates’ court. Miss Diane Bates of The Brambles, Higher Bore Street in Bodmin was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £90, a costs contribution of £500, and is required to wear an electronic tag and observe a curfew. She will be unable...

Boost for Hayle roundabout improvement project as funding secured

Plans to make significant improvements to Loggans Moor roundabout on the A30 at Hayle have taken a step forward with a £12.9m funding boost from Homes England.    The money, which follows a successful Cornwall Council bid to the government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund, will be used to improve the layout of the junction to help ease congestion and...

Langarth Garden Village project a step closer to reality as construction begins on new road

A major milestone has been reached in the plans to deliver Langarth Garden Village – with work beginning on the construction of the new interim link road. The link road will provide access for up to 300 homes and for the construction of the new Northern Access Road (NAR), which will connect all the developments on the Langarth site and provide a route...

New task force will support residents at risk of redundancy

A new ‘Redundancy Support Task Force’ has been set up in Cornwall to offer joined up support and advice to residents who are facing the threat of redundancy.    Cornwall Council cabinet member for culture, economy and planning Tim Dwelly said: “The Chancellor’s announcement of a new job support scheme helps avoid the end of furlough cliff edge that...

Cornwall urged to follow the Covid rules to keep our communities and loved ones safe

After a week which saw new social restrictions placed on the whole UK, Cornwall Council is urging residents to look after one another and do their bit by following public health advice in order to control the spread of Covid-19 through our communities. As seen across the whole country, there has been an increase in the number of cases reported in Cornwall...

Cornwall Sustainability Awards 2020

After a short pause the Cornwall Sustainability Awards are back! We’re doing things differently this year due to Covid restrictions. Our awards ceremony will be virtual, we have a new website and we have a new nominations process. The awards ceremony will be held virtually on Friday 4 December 2020. We’re asking for nominations rather than applications...

Cornwall Council ‘holding hands and speaking up’ for business as new Covid regulations settle in

Cornwall Council’s enforcement and public protection teams have responded to the fast-changing economic landscape by helping Cornwall’s business owners to make sense of the recent additional Covid regulatory requirements - including the new track and trace app and early (10pm) closing for pubs, bars and restaurants. Yesterday, in the first of a programme...

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