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Recycle Week, 20th to 26th September 2021

20

September 2021

Cornwall Council have a number of suggestions that households could do over the week around recycling. Go to: https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/.../step-it-up-take-the.../.


Do your bit by taking part in the Recycle Week Challenge. It’s quick and easy and won’t cost you a penny.

St Dennis Neighbourhood Development Plan Public Meeting

St Dennis Working Mens Club

18

September 2021

The first public meeting will be held on 18th September 2021 from 10am until 12pm in the upstairs room of the St Dennis Working Mens Club.

What would you like to see protected? What would you like to see enhanced? What would you like to see changed?  Everyone is invited to help shape the future of St Dennis community and village.

Education Bursery Scheme

St Dennis

15

September 2021

The Parish Council has funds to help with IT equipment or towards the a training course. If you live in the area of Trelion, Step-a-Side, Hill Head, Trethosa Village, Little Treviscoe, Central Treviscoe, Nanpean, Old Pound, Rosevear Park, Enniscaven, Gothers, Trerice Terrace and all of St Dennis, then you are welcome to apply for a grant.

This grant scheme is available to people of all ages that are in education and training, and may cover the costs items such as computers, printers & software, or help towards the cost of training courses.

For further information or an application form go to: https://stdennisparishcouncil.org.uk/education-bursary.../

Parish Councillor Vacancy

St Dennis

15

September 2021

If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor and assist in the work of the Council.    Please contact the Parish Council office if you would like further information.

Community Action Day, 1 September at Manson Place, St Dennis

St Dennis

23

August 2021

Ocean Housing are holding a Community Action Day on 1st September 2021 between 10-2pm. The location at the entrance to Manson Place, St Dennis. The aim of the event is to bring the community together and help each other tackle neighbourhood issues. See attached fliers for additional information.

Dog Fouling

St Dennis

17

August 2021

The Parish Council will be introducing a pooper snooper app to help with identifying location of bins for disposal of doggy deposits as dog fouling is an issue that residents mention regularly. The app can be used on a smartphone. Further information and the link can be found by visiting: www.natural-apptitude.co.uk/project/pooper-snooper/

Consultation: Dunstan Close and School Lane

St Dennis

17

August 2021

The Parish Council has received numerous complaints about the overgrown area between Dunstan Close and School Lane. Therefore, we are undertaking a parish consultation to gauge people’s views on the area. Please go to: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=hA6fl5ilf0aO6_2G-5WFEXmAVkeUj51JgO7rCI2Xuc1UNTZRNDAwUTAxVUpOUUY0OUhBVldKSVVMNy4u

Deadline is: 1st September 2021. Copies of the questionnaire can be obtained from the Claytawc Office.

Police and Crime Plan Survey

St Dennis

09

August 2021

Alison Hernandez, the Police and Crime Commissioner, has launched a survey into her second Police and Crime Plan. The Commissioner has chosen to retain the key thread of her first Plan, published in 2016, to help create safe, resilient and connected communities. The Plan aims to:

  • Keep communities safe by breaking the cycle of crime through prevention and innovation, focussing on community priorities such as of drugs, ASB, road safety and violence, maximise visible policing, prevent business crime and reduce opportunities for people to reoffend;
  • Make communities more resilient by increasing public participation in policing, making the police and criminal justice services more sustainable, helping young people to reduce the chances of falling victim to crime, influencing Government on local issues and investing in crime prevention to strengthen rural communities;
  • Better connecting the police and public by increasing access points to contact police, developing easy-to-use digital services, building trust and supporting people with diverse needs, collaborating to tackle crime in partnership and improving public confidence through world class local policing.

The survey is open until 1 September 2021 and can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/D8GYKKF

Local Heritage Listing St Dennis

St Dennis

04

August 2021

Cornwall Council is looking for suggestions of physical items in two areas in Cornwall – Redruth and St Dennis Parishes. The Parish Council has been asked to identify valuable aspects of the past which have interest which relates to the local area. It can be an object, building, landscape or archaeology; however it cannot relate to anything which is not permanent or is movable just as ships or trees. Further information can be found by reading the attached briefing note: Councillor Briefing Note 01 20210716

If you have suggestions of sites that could be recognised as a Local Heritage Listing, please contact the Parish Council office. Thank you.

Community Chest grants

St Dennis

03

August 2021

Cornwall Council’s Community Chest grant scheme for 2021/22 is open for community and voluntary groups in Cornwall to apply for grants. Town and parish councils are eligible to apply for suitable projects. The Community Chest gives small grants to not-for-profit groups across Cornwall. Each Cornwall Councillor has a small grants budget to support projects in their area. Grants can cover a wide range of activities, including:

  • Helping vulnerable children or adults 
  • Helping young people
  • Providing facilities for older people
  • Supporting community facilities
  • Improving a community centre or village hall
  • Local environment projects
  • Helping to address community safety issues
  • Purchasing play and exercise equipment for community use
  • Public events, festivals and exhibitions
  • Helping communities following the COVID-19 pandemic

To find out how to apply go to https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/…/cornwall-council…/. If you have any queries, please contact localism@cornwall.gov.uk.

Crowdfunding can be a good way to help projects attract wider support and increase the funds they receive. If you are interested in this, visit the https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/funds/cornwall-community-chest for further details of the funds available and how the process works.

If you would like to apply for a grant, please do so as soon as possible. The closing date for completed applications is 18 February 2022.

Reporting anti-social behaviour

St Dennis

03

August 2021

Safer Cornwall are reminding people that if they are subjected to anti-social behaviour (ASB), the issue cannot be dealt with unless it is reported.

ASB can be intimidating, abusive or rowdy behaviour which can have a significant impact at a personal or community level. Examples include but are not limited to, shouting, swearing, using violence or threatening to use violence and vandalism. These types of behaviour can be aggravated by the misuse of drugs or alcohol.

Cornwall Council has a number of ASB officers who work across Cornwall alongside police colleagues. The ASB Team works closely with police and other partners across the county to tackle a range of anti-social behaviours in adults and young people. For this approach to be successful, a balance between prevention and early intervention, support and enforcement is required.

During 2020/21, 443 ASB warning letters were issued by ASB officers and police on individuals following a reported incident of ASB to the police. This joint process between Cornwall Council and Devon and Cornwall Police, ensures individuals are engaged with services at an early stage to divert them away from further offending.

You can report ASB to Devon and Cornwall Police by calling 101, emailing 101@dc.uk or using the Devon and Cornwall Police webchat service: https://chat.devon-cornwall.police.uk/email.php.

Love Where You Are

St Dennis

03

August 2021

The Love Where You Are campaign has been launched by Cornwall Council and Crowdfunder, inviting visitors, residents and businesses to help combat climate change and donate towards environmental projects across Cornwall. Town and parish councils can get involved by hosting QR codes in their buildings and open spaces. You can download and print a QR code poster from the #BackTheFuture | Love Where You Are | Crowdfunder UK.Scannable QR codes are being placed at some of the Cornwall’s most iconic locations and areas of outstanding natural beauty. People can use their smartphone to scan the codes and instantly donate to the campaign, which has already attracted national media attention with the creation of a 20m square QR code on Lusty Glaze beach.Businesses and organisations across Cornwall, including the Chamber of Commerce, Heartlands, the Caerhays Estate and Cornwall AONB, are displaying QR codes in their buildings and open spaces too.Donations will be used to create the Cornwall Climate Action Fund. Local councils, businesses and organisations will be invited to apply to the fund later this year in support of low carbon projects and initiatives like community tree planting, e-bikes or renewable energy on community buildings.

Views on South West Transport Network

St Dennis

22

July 2021

Peninsula Transport, the shadow sub-national transport body (STB) for Cornwall, Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay transport authorities has opened a consultation on its vision and goals for the South West transport network. They have created a bulletin setting out more details on the vision document which can be found on their website:

http://www.peninsulatransport.org.uk/our-vision/.

They invite people to read the vision document and take part in the consultation by filling out a short feedback survey:

https://plymouth-consult.objective.co.uk/public/transport/peninsula_transport_1

The deadline for comments is17 September 2021.

Tour of Britain 2021

St Dennis

22

July 2021

The Tour of Britain Cycling Race has been rescheduled to 2021 owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 17th edition of the UK’s most prestigious stage race (Sunday 5-12 September) will start in Cornwall. Cycling enthusiasts can find out more by visiting:Tour of Britain | Home

Covid Regulations from 19 July 2021

St Dennis

19

July 2021

While the government have reduced covid restrictions from the 19 July 2021 it is still worth taking care as Covid-19 has not gone so please remain cautious. However, from today:

  • You will not need to stay two metres apart from people you don’t live with
  • There will be no limits on the number of people you can meet
  • Face coverings will no longer be required by law, but it is expected and recommended that face coverings are worn in crowded areas and on public transport.
  • There will no longer be limits on the number of people who can attend weddings, civil partnerships, funerals and other life events

See Cornwall Council website for further information:

‘Be responsible. Be respectful’ – Cornwall Council’s message as Covid restrictions are lifted – Cornwall Council

Covid Self-Isolate

St Dennis

19

July 2021

Please note that it if advised by NHS Test and Track to self-isolate that it is a legal requirement:

Cornwall AONB Photo Competition

St Dennis

15

July 2021

Cornwall ANOB are running a photo competition in collaboration with Cornwall Life magazine. ‘Celebrating Nature in Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ is the theme as they want to showcase the importance of the connection to nature that many of us have experienced in 2020. They are encouraging you to capture images, or submit images you have taken during 2020, which celebrate nature in the 12 Sections of the Cornwall AONB. The deadline for entries is midnight on Friday 17th September so get those phones and cameras clicking away with superb images. More info and competition rules:

Photographic Competition 2021 — The Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (cornwall-aonb.gov.uk)

Bee Healthy Bee Happy

St Dennis

15

July 2021

A partnership of Cornwall AONB, Buglife, Active Cornwall and the University of Exeter have joined forces to safeguard Cornwall’s incredible pollinators, and help reconnect people with nature. The project aims to enhance 40 hectares of public land for pollinators, while improving the mental health and wellbeing of our communities, particularly those communities who currently are unable to enjoy or appreciate Cornwall’s world class natural environment. To do this we need your help, please complete the survey to help us design conservation activities that would benefit you and your local environment too.

https://letstalk.cornwall.gov.uk/aonb-bee-healthy-bee-happy

The Local Connections Fund

St Dennis

13

July 2021

National Lottery Community Fund: The Local Connection Fund: The National Lottery Fund is offering grants of between £300 and £2,500 for small, local charitable organisations, including charities, social enterprises, Community Interest Companies and Faith groups in England working to bring people and communities together and reduce loneliness and isolation caused by COVID-19. The grants will help to bring people together in a safe and secure way. This could include, for example:

  • Covering the costs of technologies and equipment that will help people feel more connected within their communities.
  • Helping strengthen organisations and their services through training and development.

Applications have to be submitted by 6th August. For further information or to make an application go to:

Local Connections Fund – Round 2 | The National Lottery Community Fund (tnlcommunityfund.org.uk)

Scam calls with matching numbers

St Dennis

13

July 2021

The public is being warned by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) to be vigilant of scam calls that appear to be coming from numbers similar to their own. Commonly, the first seven digits (07nnnnn) match the victim’s own number. The calls impersonate government organisations, or law enforcement agencies, and will ask the recipient of the call to “press 1” in order to speak with an advisor or police officer about unpaid fines orpolice warrants. What you need to do:

  • Government and law enforcement agencies will not notify you about unpaid fines or outstanding police warrants by calling or texting you. Do not respond to any calls or texts you receive about these.
  • Always take a moment to stop and think before parting with money or your personal information, it could prevent you from falling victim to fraud. Remember, it’s okay to reject, refuse or ignore any requests. Only criminals will try to rush or panic you.
  • If you receive a suspicious text message, you can report it by forwarding the message to 7726. It’s free of charge.
  • Suspicious telephone/mobile calls can be reported to Action Fraud via their website: actionfraud.police.uk/report-phishing

St Dennis Neighbourhood Plan

St Dennis

07

July 2021

The St Dennis Parish Council is considering doing a Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) for St Dennis in order to ensure that the community can shape the future development of our area. This is a real opportunity to have an active say in the future of St Dennis and we would like to know what you think. Please take the time to fill in this quick survey and let us know your views.

Fill | St Dennis Neighbourhood Plan

Covid First Jab

St Dennis

05

July 2021

It’s never been easier for people to get their first COVID-19 vaccination with pop-up clinics in Falmouth, Camborne and Newquay and walk-in appointments now available at vaccination sites in Cornwall for everyone aged 18 and over. Find out the latest on www.kernowccg.nhs.uk.

Please continue to encourage people who haven’t already had their first jab to get theirs and protect themselves from COVID-19.

Self-Isolating due to covid

St Dennis

05

July 2021

If you’re asked to self-isolate

If you have been asked to self isolate then Cornwall Council has put together a free information pack for anyone who has questions about self-isolating. The pack explains what you need to do, what support is available, and if and how you may be entitled to apply for financial support. Download a self-isolation information pack.

Online Council Meeting, 6 July 2021

St Dennis

29

June 2021

Due to the current restrictions and the increase in positive Covid cases within our area. On 6th July the Parish Council will be holding an online meeting via Zoom, this meeting is for advisory purposes only and no decisions will be made. Whilst this is not a public meeting members of the public are welcomed to attend. Please contact the Parish Council office for details.

It is hoped that following the covid restrictions changing from 19th July that the Parish Council will return to Council Meetings in a community building.

St Dennis Parish Council Council Meeting, 6 July 2021

St Dennis

23

June 2021

Due to the current covid situation it has been agreed not to hold this meeting. If you have any issues you wish to raise then please contact the Parish Council Office.

Changes to covid regulations from 21st June 2021

St Dennis

21

June 2021

There are some changes to the restriction lockdowns from 21st June 2021:

  • Wedding and Civil Partnership Ceremonies. More than 30 people can attend but the number is limited to the venue’s social distancing capacity.
  • Care Home. Residents no longer have to self-isolate for 14 days when they return from an outside visit, except for high risk trips such as an overnight hospital visit.
  • Out-of-School Groups. Groups of brownies, scouts, Duke of Edinburgh will now be able to organise overnight trips for groups of 30 children.

The full easing of lockdown has been extended until the 19th July 2021.

Covid Testing

St Dennis

21

June 2021

To help stop the spread of the covid virus remember:

  • Make twice-weekly testing part of your routine so cases can be identified even when people have no symptoms. Rapid Lateral Flow Tests are free of charge and can be picked up from local pharmacies or ordered online.
  • If you do develop symptoms, which include a new continuous cough, high temperature or loss or change to sense of taste or smell, you should self-isolate straight away and book a test online at www.gov.uk/coronavirus, or call 119 if you don’t have access to the internet.
  • If you’re eligible, book your vaccine. Make sure you have both doses to give you the best protection. Having both doses reduces the chance of symptomatic COVID-19 by 76-84%

A30 Highgate to Victoria Overnight Westbound Closure 3 to 4 June

St Dennis

01

June 2021

Sections of road marking on the A30 between Highgate and Victoria need to be replaced.

In order to carry out this work safely Highways England will be closing this section of road overnight between 8pm in the evening and 6am the following morning.

For further information please use the following link to the notification: A30 Highgate to Victoria road markings

Parish Council Meetings

St Dennis

27

May 2021

With the legislation put into place to enable Town and Parish Councils to hold remote meetings during the current pandemic ending on the 7th May 2021. The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and police and Crime panel meetings) England and wales Regulations 2020. St Dennis Parish Council are returning to face-to-face meetings. Whilst we are looking forward to welcoming everybody back into one room we are still under other restrictions as a result of the ongoing situation with the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Due to the restrictions that are still in place, the venue’s that we are using to hold our meetings have a limited capacity for members of the public to attend.

Therefore, we are requesting that any members of the public who wish to bring up items under the Public Participation Section, if possible, should do so via email or telephone prior to the commencement of the meeting. These can then be read by the Clerk or a Councillor on your behalf and a response can be forwarded to you following the meeting.

If you wish to attend in person, please contact the clerk so that we can ensure the maximum capacity of the meeting room is not exceeded. We will endeavor to make suitable arrangements for your attendance, this may include giving time slots for individuals to attend a specific part of the meeting, so we can safely manage the capacity of the room. If there are groups of people wishing to discuss the same subject, we would appreciate it if you would nominate a spokesperson for the group and any dialect with the Parish Council should go through the nominated person, provision will be made for them to attend and talk on your behalf.

Alternatively, if you have a concern that you think the Parish Council may be able to help with you can contact the Parish Council Office Monday to Friday 9.30 – 12.30 (excluding bank holidays).

CERC Operational Update

St Dennis

21

May 2021

Contractors will be arriving on site next week in preparation to start the second and final phase of repair works to the energy recovery centre’s roof.

The planning application to allow VINCI to carry out further weekend working and extended working hours on weekdays, has been granted.

In accordance with the application, work will take place on alternate weekends from 5th June to late November 2021 and will be limited to the hours of 07:00 to 18:00. Work on weekdays will be from 07:00 to 19:00.

Any activities or works that have the potential to be noisy and which could disturb people in the nearby area will be restricted to the normal weekday working hours of 07:30 to 18:00. However, we expect these to be minimal.

We will continue to keep you updated as works progress and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Suez on 0172 824488.

Parish Youth Council

St Dennis

18

May 2021

The Parish Council have had enquiries about the potential formation of a St. Dennis Youth Council to work alongside the existing Parish Councillors.

The Parish Council is responsible, amongst other things, for the facilities and the maintenance of the only large public green space. It has sought to provide facilities for all age groups to enjoy.

However, our Councillors are not young people and, knowing how and what they would like to be provided, or issues that affect them, and what can be done to benefit young people within the Parish is not always easy. This would be better if we had a Youth Council so that the youngsters can be given a voice and can have an influence in the decision-making processes, advising and consulting on decisions that affect them.

This would be an opportunity for young people to address concerns that are facing them today and give them a platform to represent the younger generation. It may be that the existence of a Youth Council would give young people a feeling of ownership of these facilities, and consequently, lessen the incidences of petty vandalism experienced recently.

In order to assess interest, we are asking for comments and suggestions in an online survey which can be found here, before we commit to starting this project. Alternatively, if you would like to be involved with joining a small group of Councillors to discuss the idea further, please contact the Parish Council office on 01726 821700.

The Country Side Code

St Dennis

11

May 2021

With more and more people enjoying the great out doors, it is important that we respect others, stay safe and protect our environment. With this in mind Natural England have released a new and updated Countryside Code which can be found countryside_code_leaflet. This guide informs of how to enjoy parks waterways, coastal areas and the countryside, giving practical advice on how you can make the most of our natural resources in a safe and practical way.

Mental Health Awareness Week

St Dennis

11

May 2021

From the 10th to the 16th May is Mental Health Awareness Week Nature is the theme of this years event, and here in Cornwall were are blessed with an abundance of nature. The National Mental Health Foundation Charity are encouraging us all to connect with the great outdoors reminding us of the positive effect the natural world can have on our wellbeing.

Nature is the theme of this year’s event, which is spearheaded by the national Mental Health Foundation charity and aims to encourage more people to connect with the outdoors.

It’s being supported locally by Cornwall Council’s Public Health Team, NHS Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group and Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CFT), as well as other agencies and charities. All have a range of support and advice services that can help anyone who finds themselves struggling. You can find out more by visiting Cornwall Council’s Mental Health web page.

Cornwall Council Business Support Webinars

St Dennis

11

May 2021

Cornwall Council’s Business Regulatory Support team is running more free support webinar on COVID rules and regulations for businesses, town and parish councils, and voluntary and community groups in May and June.

The next sessions will be:

You can also catch up with recordings of previous webinars online.

If you have any questions that you want to put to the team prior to the webinar, please email them to businessadvice@cornwall.gov.uk.

Business Grant’s available through Cornwall Council

St Dennis

07

May 2021

Businesses in Cornwall are to receive further grant payments to aid their recovery from COVID restrictions.

Additional Restrictions Grants

Cornwall Council has been allocated a further £4,427,419 by the Government to fund the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) Scheme and is in the process of making top-up payments to businesses that received 50 per cent of their claim earlier this year.

Businesses will now receive a total of 90 per cent of the maximum award or the amount they requested, whichever is the lower. For example, a business which could have received £10,000 and received £5,000, will now receive a further £4,000, taking its total grant to £9,000.

The £4.4million fund only allows the Council to make top-up payments to businesses that received money earlier this year – not to establish a new round of grants.

Restart Grants

Meanwhile, the vast majority of Cornish businesses eligible for the Government’s Restart Grant should have now received their payments.

The Restart Grant is a one-off grant to support eligible rate-paying businesses in reopening safely as coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

£102million has so far been distributed to more than 13,500 businesses.

For more information on grants, see Cornwall Council’s Business rates and coronavirus web page.

The Next Steps out of Lockdown

St Dennis

07

May 2021

More restrictions are expected to be lifted from Monday 17 May in line with Step 3 of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown.

Here’s a summary of how the rules should change, as long as the four tests are met:

  • People should be able to meet up with others indoors, but the Rule of Six or two households will apply.
  • Domestic overnight stays should be allowed, as long as they follow the Rule of Six or two households. This means hotels, hostels, B&Bs and campsites with shared facilities could open.
  • Up to 30 people should be able to meet outdoors.
  • Indoor hospitality should reopen. Venues shouldn’t have to serve a substantial meal with alcoholic drinks, and there shouldn’t be a curfew.
  • Indoor entertainment and attractions like cinemas and children’s play areas should be able to open, and indoor sports and exercise classes should restart.
  • Up to 30 people should be able to attend weddings, receptions, wakes, bar mitzvahs and christenings.
  • The legal limit on the number of mourners at funerals should be removed. Instead venues should determine how many people they can safely accommodate with social distancing.
  • Some larger indoor and outdoor events should be allowed. The Government is carrying out pilots to see how this could work.

Emergency Closure Trelavour Road

St Dennis

29

April 2021

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 S.14: Temporary Prohibition of Traffic

Location: Trelavour Road, St Dennis

Timing: 29th April 2021 to 6th May 2021 (24 hours)

Reason for Emergency Closure: Renew burst comm pipe

Contact: Kier– Tel: 0344 3462020

The above closure has been approved and is now in progress. Please click the following link to view a map and associated documents:

View on https://one.network/?tm=122045159

Applicants and contractors are reminded that they are responsible for the provision, erection, maintenance and removal of all necessary signing. Applicants are also reminded that they have undertaken to notify all interested parties known to be directly affected by the closure/restriction including, if appropriate, all frontagers on the length of the road such as local residents and businesses as well as other trader who may have to make deliveries and/or collections in the area.

Kind regards,

Streetworks

Transport and Infrastructure Service

Cornwall Council

Tel: 0300 1234 222

Notice of Poll

St Dennis

29

April 2021

Please see below the Notices of Poll for the elections on Friday the 6th May 2021

Cornwall Council seat st-dennis-st-enoder notice of poll

Police & Crime Commissioner -pcc-may-2021 Notice of Poll

Incinerator Operational Update

St Dennis

26

April 2021

Suez are nearing the end of the current planned shutdown for maintenance and will bring the two lines back into service next week from Monday.

As the boilers are bought up to temperature, steam will be visible from the roof vents at times throughout the week.

If you have any queries about the shutdown, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Suez, contact details below;

Natalie Chard
Wellbeing and Inclusion Manager
Recycling and recovery UK

Tel: +44 01726 824488

Keep Britain Tidy – The Great Spring Clean

St Dennis

23

April 2021

You may be aware that the Parish has had to cancel our twice-yearly litter pick dates and have had to rely on Parishioners to keep our village free from litter.

Because of this, we are asking Parishioners to get out between the 28th May and the 13th June and join a national effort to clean up our local environments in ‘The Keep Britain Tidy Great Spring Clean’ event. The Parish Council holds equipment which it can loan to anyone in the Parish who would like to join in. We would like to thank Vicki for the pictures and the article below. Vicki is a university student who lives in the village and has already taken advantage of the equipment loan scheme. Keep Britain Tidy have produced several resources to help with this years campaign including this downloadable sheet for Litter Bingo. Further information and guidance can be found at https://www.keepbritaintidy.org/get-involved/support-our-campaigns/great-british-spring-clean Including how to get started and Covid-19 guidance to help you litter pick safely.

Travelling around the local area during lock-down, it has become clear that littering our precious environment is not just a tourist habit, it is a local problem too. Our roadside verges and our green spaces are being treated like dust bins, even without tourists. It is up to every individual to take responsibility for this huge environmental disaster.

Vicki’s Article: Hello everyone I’m Vicki and I’m a fairly new sea champion, in fact I think I have only been a sea champion during these unusual lockdown times! Before the madness I would often be at local beach cleans or just picking the rubbish up that I would come across whilst walking my two dogs. I’ve always found the strandline to be a fascinating place and walking the same stretch of beach on a fairly regular basis never gets old, as no two trips are ever the same!

Mermaid’s purses have always been one of my favourite finds but I have recently gotten very into sea glass – turns out it’s very addictive to collect and trying to find ‘rare’ colours has become a bit of a game! Although, wouldn’t it be great if egg cases and sea glass were the only things to be found amongst seaweeds on the strandline? Marine litter and particularly plastics have become a normal sight on most beaches, with scientists predicting by 2050 that 99% of seabirds will have plastic inside their bodies.

I learnt that fact whilst working on an assignment for university and it inspired me to borrow some litter picking equipment from my village council and get out there. With restrictions it meant I couldn’t head to the beach, so I went for the next best option – the village stream!

You never know what you’re going to find when litter picking or beach cleaning and over the years, I have come across a few fairly odd items. Turns out the stream wasn’t any different and not long after getting stuck in I came across this plastic broccoli! This was the highlight find and although filling an entire bin bag in approximately 60m was quite shocking, this little green toy kept the spirit up.

After a good scrub at home, the broccoli has gone from being a piece of rubbish in the environment to becoming a new fridge magnet Why not see what strange finds you can come across during your daily exercise and together we can do our bit to make the planet that little bit greener, one piece at a time.

Treviscoe Solar Energy Farm

St Dennis

19

April 2021

Some of you may be aware that there is a proposal for the installation of a solar energy farm on land north-west of Treviscoe and to the west of St Dennis, within the China Clay Area of Cornwall.

This covers the area of Trerice within the Parish of St Dennis please use this link to see further information relating to this project https://www.statkraft.co.uk/about-statkraft-uk/where-we-operate/Locations/Treviscoesolar/

The Parish Council have been made aware of concerns from parishioners relating to this proposed project, for this reason we will be facilitating a meeting with Statkraft on your behalf. Under the present circumstances this will be held as a virtual meeting online at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 28th April. We would welcome members of the public to attend to hear your views both for and against this proposal to help us make an informed decision that supports you, our residents. We would ask that any questions, concerns, or queries relating to the proposed solar farm are submitted prior to the start of the meeting by either calling the office on 01726 821700 or preferably email chair@stdennispc.onmicrosoft.com so that they can be collated ready to be put forward at the meeting.

If you would like to join us for the meeting, please email clerk@stdenisparishcouncil.org.uk or call 01726 821700 and we will forward the link to you.

Alternatively, you can email any questions direct to Statkraft on treviscoe@solarcentury.com or complete the community feedback form which can be found at the bottom of the page under have your say.

Easing of Restrictions what you can do from the 12th April

St Dennis

13

April 2021

The rules about what we can do are changing as the Government confirms the next step in the roadmap can take place from Monday 12 April. This will be the biggest lifting of restrictions so far.

While our freedoms increase, it’s vital that we keep up with the things that keep us all safe. You must continue to wear a face covering in enclosed public places like shops (unless you are medically exempt), wash your hands often for 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser, and keep 2 metres apart from anyone you don’t live with even when you are socialising. Take up the vaccine when offered and please get a test and self-isolate if you have symptoms.

In brief, from 12 April the rules allow:

  • Rule of six or two households meeting outdoors only (unless you are in a support bubble which can meet indoors).
  • Reopening of non-essential retail
  • Reopening of personal care premises
  • Indoor gyms sessions for individuals or households (but not mixed groups)
  • Reopening outdoor attractions such as zoos, theme parks or drive in cinemas
  • Hospitality venues can provide food and drink outdoors
  • You can stay away from home overnight in self-contained accommodation or a hotel with your household

For more information, see www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Free Covid – 19 Tests

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April 2021

Everyone in Cornwall is being urged to take a Covid-19 test at home twice a week to help stop the spread of the virus.

Until now, the rapid-result lateral flow tests (LFTs) have only been offered to frontline and essential workers who can’t work from home, as well as schoolchildren and their families.

But from Friday April 9, they are being made available to every adult in the country who is over the age of 18 and not showing any symptoms of coronavirus.

The test kits are easy to use and require people to simply swab their nose and throat and then wait 20 to 30 minutes for a result, which they register with NHS Test and Trace through an app or website.

One in three people with the virus show no symptoms meaning they go about their daily lives unaware they are spreading it. These rapid tests help identify asymptomatic cases so they can self-isolate and stop the spread.

Cornwall Council have complied this list to show ways that people can access rapid testing:

Anyone who tests positive with an LFT must self-isolate immediately and arrange to have a confirmatory PCR test by visiting www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or calling 119.

The more people who get into the habit of testing twice a week, the quicker we can ease our way out of lockdown.

Elections update -Statements of Persons Nominated

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April 2021

Please see below persons nominated for the elections on the 6th May 2021. Please note the Election of Parish Councillors for St Dennis can be found on page 201 on the Town and Parish link below.

Town-and-parish-council Election of Councillors

St Dennis & St Enoder Cornwall Councillor

Police & Crime Commissioner may-2021

The Duke of Edinburgh

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April 2021

We invite you to join in with sending our deepest

condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family on the death of the Duke of Edinburgh.

St Dennis Parish Council joins the nation in mourning the death of his Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh. On this sad occasion, The Parish Council would like to express its deepest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and all the Royal Family.

During the current lockdown, the Parish Council’s arrangements may, unfortunately, be restricted.

St Dennis Parish Council have prepared a memorial to commemorate the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip. It is situated in the Cemetery alongside the Remembrance Garden to the left of the Cemetery shed. You are welcome to pay your respects and present floral tributes to Prince Philip there.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to have a paper condolence book due to the Covid 19 restrictions – however, you can send your messages of condolence to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family via the Church of England using this link https://www.churchofengland.org/remembering-his-royal-highness-prince-philip Buckingham Palace have a dedicated webpage to receive tributes this is the link for the page https://www.royal.uk/condolence

We will all be thinking of Her Majesty at this time of her loss and should spend a few minutes to remember the Prince who has served this country, and Her Majesty, for over 70 years.

May he Rest in Peace – We Will Remember Him.

Updating of the Cemetery Records

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April 2021

We are continuing to update the Parish burial records and are asking those who own or are responsible for a grave space within the Cemetery on Hall Road to contact the office, and check that we hold the correct contact details for you. We have also arranged for a Parish Council representative to be on hand in the Cemetery on Thursday the 15th April from 2pm to 3pm so that you can pass your details to them or just have a chat about any concerns you may have. Please keep an eye on the Notice Board for further information.

Imerys Press Release

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April 2021

Imerys trespass warning as lockdown restrictions ease

With improved weather on the horizon, Easter holidays upon us and lockdown restrictions set to be eased, Imerys Minerals is calling on residents and visitors planning walks and others leisure activities in mid-Cornwall to ensure they keep off operational and former clay sites.

Members of the public are being reminded that, unless clearly indicated, Clay Country sites are subject to strict mines and quarry regulations, are not open for public access and are not suitable for recreational purposes.

Imerys will be stepping up patrols and working closely with Devon and Cornwall Police to enforce the rules and if necessary, bring prosecutions against anyone found cutting fences, damaging gates or illegally entering Imerys land on foot or with vehicles or motorcycles.

Anyone trespassing on Imerys sites is putting themselves at serious risk of harm, with these areas harbouring many hidden dangers such as steep drops, deep cold water, and large vehicles and machines that pose a significant threat to life.

There have been numerous incidents over the years including a boy who was airlifted to hospital after sliding down the side of a pit; another boy who had to be rescued by the fire service after getting stuck in wet clay and many near misses involving motorbikes and large mobile plant vehicles and machinery working in the clay pits.

Not only are trespassers risking their own safety, but that of Imerys and emergency service workers who have to respond through rescue operations.

Ashley Shopland, Imerys UK Hub & BA CSR Director, said: “There is ample opportunity in Mid Cornwall to enjoy the surroundings here, including using the network of public footpaths and Clay Trails, without entering Imerys operational land.

“We want to send a clear message to people that trespassing is not only incredibly dangerous, it is illegal and could lead to prosecution.”

Anyone witnessing trespassing on Imerys sites is asked to call Imerys Clay Control on 01726 828800.

Road Closure Trelavour Road

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March 2021

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 S.14: Temporary Prohibition of Traffic

Location: Trelavour Road, St Dennis

Timing: 29th March 2021 to 7th April 2021 (24 hours)

Reason for Emergency Closure: Repairs to collapsed sewer pipes

Contact: Kier – Tel: 0344 346 2020

The above closure has been approved and is now in progress. Please click the following link to view a map and associated documents:

View on https://one.network/?tm=121744652

Applicants and contractors are reminded that they are responsible for the provision, erection, maintenance and removal of all necessary signing. Applicants are also reminded that they have undertaken to notify all interested parties known to be directly affected by the closure/restriction including, if appropriate, all frontagers on the length of the road such as local residents and businesses as well as other trader who may have to make deliveries and/or collections in the area.

Kind regards,

Streetworks

Transport and Infrastructure Service

Cornwall Council

Tel: 0300 1234 222

Emergency Road Closure

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March 2021

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 S.14: Temporary Prohibition of Trafficst

Location: Enniscaven Road, St Dennis

Timing: 30th March 2021 to 7th April 2021 (24 hours)

Reason for Emergency Closure: Repairs to burst mains pipe

Contact: Kier – Tel: 0344 346 2020

The above closure has been approved and is now in progress. Please click the following link to view a map and associated documents:

View on https://one.network/?tm=121750828

Applicants and contractors are reminded that they are responsible for the provision, erection, maintenance and removal of all necessary signing. Applicants are also reminded that they have undertaken to notify all interested parties known to be directly affected by the closure/restriction including, if appropriate, all frontagers on the length of the road such as local residents and businesses as well as other trader who may have to make deliveries and/or collections in the area.

Kind regards,

Streetworks

Transport and Infrastructure Service

Cornwall Council

Tel: 0300 1234 222

Extended Opening Hours for Household Waste Recycling Centre’s

St Dennis

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March 2021

Cornwall’s 14 Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) are to trial extended opening hours.

As part of the trial, all HWRCs, apart from Tintagel, will stay open until 6pm on Wednesdays from 7 April to 4 August. As Tintagel HWRC is closed midweek, this site only will extend its opening hours on Monday evenings from 12 April to 9 August.

All HWRCs are operating a car number plate system to manage the flow of visitors and enable social distancing in order to protect the health of staff and visitors. We expect the number plate system to remain in place throughout the trial but are keeping the situation under review.

For more information on our HWRCs, rubbish and recycling please visit the recycling, rubbish and waste pages of the Cornwall Council website.

Changes to the Lockdown Restrictions 29th March 2021

St Dennis

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March 2021

Cornwall Council is urging residents to make sure they know and follow the new Government rules which come into effect next week.

Cornwall Council’s Public Health team is warning that those who break or bend the rules risk allowing COVID-19 to creep back into our communities.

This would not only put the lives of our most vulnerable residents at risk, it would also jeopardise our route out of lockdown and back to doing the things we love.

In brief, the rule changes from Monday (March 29) are:

  • People can meet outside, including in private gardens, either with one other household or as a group of six.
  • The ‘stay at home’ rule will end, but people are encouraged to ‘stay local’ and to keep travel to a minimum.
  • Outdoor sports facilities such as golf courses and tennis courts can reopen, and organised outdoor sport can take place.

As a result of these changes the Parish Council have re-opened all areas of the Playing Field. Remember to keep your distance (Hands, Face, and Space) and bring with you a suitable hand sanitiser.

Notice of Election

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March 2021

Election of Town and Parish Councillors

A PDF version of this notice can be viewed here Notice of Election_T&P_East_2021

Notice of Election

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March 2021

Election of Councillors for Cornwall Council

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A PDF version of this notice can be viewed here Notice of Election _CC_2021

Notice of Election

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March 2021

Police and Crime Commissioner Election

A PDF versions of this notice can be viewed here A3 PCC-Notice-of-election 2021

Trerice Terrace Telephone Box

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March 2021

The Parish Council are currently looking at having the Telephone box near Rockwenna Livery Yard lightly renovated. This has fallen into disrepair in recent years and needs a little TLC, a bright new coat of paint I’m sure will make it feel a little more loved. This is only the first stage of the plan; we also want to put the telephone box to good use something that will benefit the community. Several suggestions have been put forward such as book swap, seed and plant swap, information booth showing the local footpaths and even to have a set of binoculars in there for people to use to spot the local wildlife. We want to know what you think, do you have any ideas or suggestions, or would you like to approve the ideas that have already put forwards, let us have your views, you can email or call the office or complete this short survey.https://forms.office.com/r/fyXEwdYdmV

Telephone box

St Dennis Cemetery Records

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March 2021

Please be aware that the Parish Council will make every effort to contact grave owners personally when any issue with a grave space arises, we will discuss any action that may be required, either under the the Parish Council’s responsibility or the owners, we aim to work with you to find a compromise where possible. We can only do this if we have the correct contact details. This at the moment is being reviewed, and updated as we move to a computerised record system, if we do not hold current details then we will be placing a list of those plots within the notice board requesting that you contact the Parish Council office. You can also call or email the office to check the records that we hold are correct.

Over time as with all things legislation changes and the Parish Council are responsible for ensuring that each grave space has a named living owner, who holds a current Exclusive Right of Burial. In the past this was not the case. So whilst we are carrying out the updating of the records, the Parish Council are waiving any of their administration charges for the cost of transfer for the next six months. This will be for all those who come forward that do not hold the correct paperwork, they will need to provide evidence that they are the rightful owner to the grave space. If this cannot be provided the clerk will work with you to investigate alternative solutions where possible.

Footpath 69 – Extension of Closure

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March 2021

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 S.14: Temporary Prohibition of Traffic

Location: Footpath 69, St Stephen in Brannel

Timing: Initially 10th October 2018 to 30th April 2021 (24 hours, weekends included) now extended until 30th April 2022

Reason for Emergency Closure: unacceptable risk to the public from injury as the walked route is in an industrial mining site

Contact: Peter Marsh, Cornwall Council, Tel 0300 1234 2020

The extension to the above closure has been approved and is now in progress. Please click the following link to view a map and associated documents:

View on https://roadworks.org?tm=108992793

Applicants and contractors are reminded that they are responsible for the provision, erection, maintenance and removal of all necessary signing. Applicants are also reminded that they have undertaken to notify all interested parties known to be directly affected by the closure/restriction including, if appropriate, all frontagers on the length of the road such as local residents and businesses as well as other trader who may have to make deliveries and/or collections in the area

CERC Operational Update

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March 2021

Update provided by Suez

Phase 1 of the CERC roof repair works is now complete and we are preparing to carry out the second and final phase of repair works which are due to start in May 2021.

To ensure that we can complete this next phase of works as quickly and efficiently as possible, the contractor, VINCI, have requested the opportunity to undertake further weekend working and extended working hours on weekdays, similar to those granted during the construction of the CERC. We are therefore applying to the planning authority (Cornwall Council) for permission for VINCI to work during these additional hours.

If permitted, work would take place on alternate weekends from 05 June to late November 2021 and would be limited to the hours of 07:00 to 18:00. Work on weekdays would be extended from the approved hours of 07:30 to 18:00 to 07:00 to 19:00.

Any potentially noisy activities or other works that could disturb people in the nearby area would not be carried out during these additional hours and VINCI would restrict these to the normal weekday working hours of 07:30 to 18:00.

A-Z of recycling

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March 2021

Cornwall Council has a new searchable A-Z of recycling, available on the Recycling collections page of Cornwall Council’s website. It’s a quick and easy way to find out what you can recycle and how, including which recycling container it goes in.

St Dennis and Nanpean is currently ranked 114th out of 122 electoral wards (based on kerbside waste and recycling collected for 2019/20. The recycling rate for our area is 19.61% and each household produces an average of 725.16kg total waste per year. The Cornwall average kerbside recycling rate is 27.18% and average annual waste per household is 617.46kg. Lets change these statistics and recycle more.

If you requires any replacement or additional recycling equipment, it can be ordered online here: https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/environment-and-planning/recycling-rubbish-and-waste/recycling-collections/ Please note that it can take up to eight weeks for recycling containers to be delivered (dependent on demand).

Census 2021

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March 2021

Census Day takes place on 21 March and Cornwall Council is encouraging everyone who identifies as Cornish to say it on the 2021 census.

You can find out more about the call to action to identify as Cornish here.

The number of people identifying as Cornish will help influence how services are planned and funded in Cornwall, and will also help provide information about how the Cornish are performing as a group across the country.

People in Cornwall and beyond who want to identify as Cornish on the Census will be able to do so by ticking the box marked ‘other’ under the nationality, ethnicity and language questions and then writing or typing in ‘Cornish’.

People will receive a pack and a code from the ONS which will allow them to go on line and complete the census.

Anyone who needs help completing their census form or who has not received a census form by 21 March 2021 should visit www.census.gov.uk/help or ring the Census Contact Centre on 0800 141 2021. Language support is available via the language helpline on 0800 587 2021.

Trerice Terrace Telephone Box

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March 2021

The Parish Council are currently looking at having the Telephone box near Rockwenna Livery Yard lightly renovated. This has fallen into disrepair in recent years and needs a little TLC, a bright new coat of paint I’m sure will make it feel a little more loved. As with all things there is a cost we are looking at a figure of approximately £1000 to have this work carried out. If you would like to help give the phone box a face lift please contact the office all pledges would be gratefully received and your donation will be recognised by putting your name on a pane of glass within the newly renovated box for the next twelve months. Investigations and options to cover any shortfall in the funding will be looked at in the near future.

This is only the first stage of the plan; we also want to put the telephone box to good use something that will benefit the community. Several suggestions have been put forward such as book swap, seed and plant swap, information booth showing the local footpaths and even to have a set of binoculars in there for people to use to spot the local wildlife.

We want to know what you think, do you have any ideas or suggestions, or would you like to approve the ideas that have already put forwards? Let us have your views.

Watch out for Census Scams

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March 2021

Updating Cemetery Records

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March 2021

The Parish Council are currently updating the Cemetery records, whilst carrying out this process we have discovered that we do not hold accurate and correct contact details for the ownership of some of the plots within the Cemetery.

If you own or are responsible for a grave within the Cemetery on Hall Road, we would like to ask you to contact the office to check if the current details we have on record are up to date.

Re-opening of the Gym Equipment, Football Pitch and Skate Park

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March 2021

Inline with the easing of of the current restrictions, and providing the guidance does not change, we will be re-opening the lower section of the Playing Field from the 29th March. We would like to remind everybody using the facilities within the Playing Field, to observe the social distancing guidelines that are still in place and to continue to follow any restrictions that may apply. We will not be carrying out any regular cleaning regimes for any of the equipment so please ensure that you bring with you a suitable gel type hand sanitiser or wipes. If the area is crowded or busy, we would ask that you consider coming back at a different time of the day. Enjoy but please stay safe and remember hands, face and space.

Education Bursary Scheme News

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March 2021

The Education Grant Committee are pleased that they have been able to help lots of families over the last few months, providing grants for laptops so their children can continue to learn whilst the schools are closed. So far 21 grants have been approved and we are currently receiving more applications on a daily basis. One parent said “ The laptop arrived today and already I can see the positive impact this will have when completing school work compared to the mobile phone he was using. Thank you to everyone involved in this scheme, as a family we are very grateful”.

Whilst another parent informed “This has made a big difference to our children’s access to remote learning, and they have both found it easier with an up-to-date laptop which is personalised to their individual needs.”

It is not only the younger generation who have benefited from these grants. Mr Clare is one of many who has received funding from St Dennis Parish Councils Education Bursary Scheme.

Mr Clare is 74 years old, told me that he left school without the best grades at the age of 15, but as he was never out of work, not being academically minded did not really matter. On retiring Mr Clare felt that his lack of ability with writing and spelling was holding him back so decided to enroll in an Adult Education Course being held at the ClayTAWC Centre in St Dennis to improve his spelling and writing skills.

Mr Clare received a grant for a laptop from St Dennis Parish Councils Education Bursary Scheme, to help him with his coursework. Due to the changes that we all encountered, and the sudden lockdown experienced in March this funding has enabled him to continue the course throughout the current pandemic. Mr Clare informed that the money provided for the laptop has been a god send to him especially with the course being moved online.

Mr Clare has been on the course now for 12 months and his tutors have been impressed with his progress. Whilst he admits he still makes the odd mistake, Mr Clare has very much improved not only with the reading and writing but with computer skills which have enabled him to reach a whole new online world.

It goes to show that you are never too old to stop learning and the Educational Bursary Committee were very happy to be able to help Mr Clare with his journey, along with all the other people who have received funding from this scheme.

If you think the Bursary Scheme may could help you, and you live in the St Dennis and Nanpean Electoral Division, you can download a form from St Dennis Parish Council website or contact the office on 01726 821700 for further information. We not only provide laptops, but can help with printers, software and the course costs. This scheme is available those over 9 years and above, we will consider funding those below this age group in exceptional circumstances. So if you are thinking of improving your education or skills and require funding please call the office to see if we can help.

Gaverigan to Little Treviscoe Resurfacing Works

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March 2021

Roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions

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March 2021

The Government has announced a four step plan to ease lockdown in England. The first stage is set to begin on 8 March.

Each step forward on the roadmap will only be taken if four key objectives have been met ahead of each proposed relaxation of restrictions. These are:

  • The vaccine deployment programme continues successfully.
  • Evidence shows vaccines are sufficiently effective in reducing hospitalisations and deaths in those vaccinated.
  • Infection rates do not risk a surge in hospitalisations which would put unsustainable pressure on the NHS.
  • The assessment of the risks is not fundamentally changed by new variants of concern.

It’s important that we all continue to stay at home and follow the hands-face-space guidance to stop the spread of coronavirus. See the current national lockdown guidance for a reminder what you can and can’t do at present.

CE the Signs – Child Exploitation Campaign

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March 2021

If you have immediate concerns about a child or young person’s safety, please telephone the Multi Agency Referral Unit (MARU) on 0300 123 1116 or speak to the police.
If you are located on the Isles of Scilly, please telephone the Children’s Social Care Team on 01720 424483. For Out of Hours enquiries call 01720 422699.
If the situation is an emergency, please dial 999 and speak to the police.

Exploited children and young people may not look like they’re being exploited. They may not seemvulnerable and they might not behave like victims. But exploitation, whether it’s criminal or sexual, poses a real threat to the lives of children and young people across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and must be stopped.

If you see something that doesn’t look right, it might not be. So, please: learn the signs of exploitation and report any concerns today.

You don’t have to be absolutely certain; if you’re concerned a child is being exploited or their safety is at risk, speak to someone.

You can report your concern to the Multi-Agency Referral Unit who will consider what information should be provided and decide what steps to take next.

The information you provide, not matter how small or insignificant you think it is, could be the missing piece of information needed to keep a child or young person safe from harm.

If you are worried about a child or young adult who is in immediate danger, please call 999 and speak to the police.

For further information about what child exploitation is and the sings of exploitation, who is at risk and where it can take place visit The Cornwall Safeguarding Children Partnership for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Reminder to pick up after dogs

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February 2021

Cornwall Council is reminding people to pick up their pets’ mess following an increase in reports of dog fouling during lockdown.

Under the Antisocial Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act, it is an offence to allow a dog to foul in a public place and fail to remove the faeces.

People who don’t pick up their dog’s poo could be issued a Fixed Penalty Notice of £100. If unpaid, a prosecution could result in a fine of up to £1,000.

“We’re watching you” anti-dog fouling campaign

Last year’s “We’re watching you” anti-dog fouling pilot achieved an average reduction in dog fouling by 72.5% across eleven hot spots. Local councils are working with Cornwall Council to target another seven sites this year with “We’re watching you” signs.

Local councils or community groups can apply to take part in the next phase of the 2021 We’re Watching You campaign by emailing cep@cornwall.gov.uk. If you would like to volunteer to run a campaign for St Dennis please contact the Parish Council Office on 01726 821700 or email clerk@stdennisparishcouncil.org.uk

How to report dog fouling

If you witness a fouling incident, you can report it via the Cornwall Council website or by calling 0300 1234 212.

You’ll need to give the time and date of incident, a brief description of the person, the dog and what happened. In order for Cornwall Council to investigate the matter you’ll also need to provide either the name and/or address of the individual or, if relevant, their vehicle registration number.

Mental Health, Employment Need and Debt advice outreach project

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February 2021

A new project in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly is providing both mental health support and practical advice on money, jobs and housing to the most vulnerable people in our communities.

Anyone experiencing problems with finances, debt, housing and mental wellbeing can access support and receive advice and guidance from The Mental Health, Employment Need and Debt advice outreach project (Mhend).

Mhend is a partnership between Pentreath Mental Health Advisers and Citizens Advice Cornwall caseworkers. They can provide specialist financial, employment and mental health support to vulnerable individuals adversely affected by COVID-19.

The Mhend programme will see three teams of two advisors spread across Cornwall with support offered in several ways from face-to-face (when restrictions allow) or telephone consultations to video calls and web chats.

Residents can refer themselves by contacting Pentreath on 01726 862727 or by completing the referral form available on the Pentreath website, specifying that the referral is for the Mhend Project.

The Cornwall Council mental health web pages have more resources and information to help everyone in Cornwall have good mental health, including advice around coronavirus and mental wellbeing.

Cornwall’s Climate Stories

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February 2021

The online launch of the first episode of Cornwall’s Climate Stories, a series of inspirational documentaries about climate change in Cornwall, takes place at 8pm on Thursday 25 February.

You can register for free on Eventbrite.

The first episode of the series ‘Under the Surface’ looks at how climate change is already affecting the marine environment in Cornwall. But it also offers hopeful and motivating stories about great projects happening around Cornwall to tackle the challenges that climate change is going to bring.

The event will be introduced by the filmmakers and will be followed by a question and answer session with the marine experts featured in the film and Councillor Edwina Hannaford, Cornwall Council Portfolio Holder for Climate Change and Neighbourhoods.

Interviewees featured in the film are:

  • Dr Matthew Witt, Exeter University
  • Marianne Wootton, Senior Plankton Analyst
  • Mark Grantham, Chair of Cornwall Birds
  • Ruth Williams, Cornwall Wildlife Trust
  • Nikki Banfield, Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust
  • Fiona Crouch, Natural England
  • Tim van Berkel, Cornish Seaweed Company
  • James Doddrell, ARC Marine

If you can’t attend the premiere, the film will be free to view on the Cornwall Climate Care website from 26 February.

Help for EU citizens

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February 2021

Support is available for EU citizens living in Cornwall to complete the Home Office EU Settlement Scheme process (EUSS). People who need to apply include those born in the UK but without British citizenship, those with a UK Permanent Residence document, and EU, EEA or Swiss citizens with a British family member.

The deadline for applications to the EUSS scheme is 30 June 2021, but people are urged to make their applications as soon as possible to ensure they’re allowed to stay in the UK.

Cornwall Council is once again providing an ID scanning service that makes appointments available for anyone looking for help with their application. To book an appointment, contact Cornwall Registration Service on 0300 1234 181 between 9am-5pm on Monday to Friday. Appointments will take place at Truro Registration Office, Dalvenie House, New County Hall, Truro. TR1 3AY.

Inclusion Cornwall can provide practical support to people who need help to complete their applications, including directing applicants to IT support or help with complex applications. If you, or someone you know, is having difficulties applying for settled status, please contact Inclusion Cornwall on 01872 326440 or by email at hello@inclusioncornwall.co.uk.

Further support in applying to the EU Settlement Scheme is available from Citizens Advice Cornwall. Call 03333 440061 for free EUSS advice and support. Alternatively, email EUSS@citizensadvicecornwall.org.uk or text ADVICE EUSS to 78866 and a member of the team will call you back.

Trewoon Road Closure and bus timetable amendments

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February 2021

Please find attached information relating to temporary changes to bus services from Thursday 25th February through to Saturday 6th March consequent upon the full closure of the A3058 through Trewoon between those dates to allow Network Rail to undertake works to replace the bridge over the highway.

The bus services affected are the

Go Cornwall Bus 21 Newquay – St Dennis – St Austell which will be diverted between Whitemoor and St Austell

Go Cornwall Bus 22 Truro – St Dennis – St Austell which will be diverted between Whitemoor and St Austell

Go Cornwall Bus 25 Newquay – Summercourt – St Stephen – St Austell which will continue to operate through Trewoon via a local diversion and additionally serve Foxhole to maintain direct links to St Austell.

Further information and a summary of changes on Monday to Saturday for each locality can be found in the following link Trewoon changes due to bridge replacement, services on Sundays will run as normal through Trewoon on a diversionary route.

Road Closure

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February 2021

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 S.14: Temporary Prohibition of Traffic

Location: Old Pound, Nanpean

Timing: 12th February 2021 (08:30 to 15:30, weekdays only)

Reason for Emergency Closure: Urgent cable works

Contact: Sunbelt on behalf Openreach – Tel: 03700 500 792

The above closure has been approved and is now in progress. Please click the following link to view a map and associated documents:

View on https://one.network/?tm=121025527

Applicants and contractors are reminded that they are responsible for the provision, erection, maintenance and removal of all necessary signing. Applicants are also reminded that they have undertaken to notify all interested parties known to be directly affected by the closure/restriction including, if appropriate, all frontagers on the length of the road such as local residents and businesses as well as other trader who may have to make deliveries and/or collections in the area.

Kind regards,

Streetworks

Transport and Infrastructure Service

Cornwall Council

Tel: 0300 1234 222

Help is at hand to stay warm this winter

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February 2021

Are you or someone you know in poor health or at risk of ill health, or with underlying health issues? Are you caring for a vulnerable person and / or worried about your home being cold or damp? Is it affecting your health? If so, then Winter Wellbeing can help. For advice and access to services provided by over 30 partner organisations, call: Freephone 0800 954 1956

With this period of cold weather it is even more essential that people keep warm – please circulate the Winter Wellbeing number to anyone who you feel will benefit from the advice and support.

Winter tips from Inclusion Cornwall

Cold Weather Priority Service

The Fuel Petroleum service (FPS) runs a Cold Weather Priority scheme for oil fuel customers. This is designed to identify those customers most vulnerable to cold conditions. It ensures that your fuel supplier knows who you are and where you are. They can therefore take appropriate steps to ensure fuel availability. This is especially true in times of fuel shortage or extreme cold weather. In Cornwall the following are members of FPS:

Road Closure

St Dennis

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February 2021

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 S.14: Temporary Prohibition of Traffic

Location: Gothers Road to Church Road, St Dennis

Timing: 9th February 2021 to 15th February 2021 (24 hours)

Reason for Emergency Closure: Repairs to burst communication pipe

Contact: Kier – Tel: 0344 3462020

The above closure has been approved and is now in progress. Please click the following link to view a map and associated documents:

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Applicants and contractors are reminded that they are responsible for the provision, erection, maintenance and removal of all necessary signing. Applicants are also reminded that they have undertaken to notify all interested parties known to be directly affected by the closure/restriction including, if appropriate, all frontagers on the length of the road such as local residents and businesses as well as other trader who may have to make deliveries and/or collections in the area.

Kind regards,

Streetworks

Transport and Infrastructure Service

Cornwall Council

Tel: 0300 1234 222

Vaccinations

St Dennis

08

February 2021

Cornwall’s second mass vaccination centre opened earlier this week at the Royal Cornwall Showground at Wadebridge. See NHS Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group’s website for details of how vaccinations are being delivered in Cornwall, who will receive the vaccine first and how to get to a clinic if you don’t have transport.

For vaccine questions, please email nhskernowccg.ciosc19vaccine@nhs.net.

Beware of Vaccination Scams

St Dennis

08

February 2021

There have been a number of reports of criminals attempting, and in some cases succeeding, to steal cash or personal details from people keen to get the vaccine.

The vaccine is only available for free on the NHS, and health service staff will never ask for payment to get it. In the UK, coronavirus vaccines will only be available via the National Health Services of England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland. You can be contacted by the NHS, your employer, a GP surgery or pharmacy local to you, to receive your vaccine. Remember, the vaccine is free of charge. At no point will you be asked to pay or for any personal and banking details.

If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up. If you are suspicious about an email you have received, forward it to report@phishing.gov.uk. Suspicious text messages should be forwarded to the number 7726 which is free of charge.

If you believe you are the victim of a fraud, please report this to Action Fraud as soon as possible by calling 0300 123 2040 or visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk.

The National Cyber Security Centre is asking people to report suspect emails to its Suspicious Email Reporting Service simply by forwarding them to report@phishing.gov.uk. All emails forwarded to the service are analysed and if they are found to link to malicious content, it will be taken down or blocked, helping prevent future victims of crime.

£150 Fixed Penalty Notice for PPE Litter

St Dennis

08

February 2021

Cornwall Council is urging residents to make sure used items of personal protective equipment (PPE) go in the bin – or they could face a £150 fixed penalty notice.

In recent months the Council has received lots of reports about PPE being discarded on streets, beaches, green spaces and walkways.

Residents are being urged to put used face coverings and disposable gloves in litter bins or take the items home.

Littering is an offence and those found dropping any item of litter can receive a £150 fixed penalty notice.

If you see someone dropping litter, please email Cornwall Council at publicprotection@cornwall.gov.uk.

“We’re watching you” anti-dog fouling campaign 2021

St Dennis

08

February 2021

Back in January 2020, Cornwall’s first “We’re watching you” anti-dog fouling pilot achieved an average reduction in dog fouling by 72.5% across eleven hot spots. Now Cornwall Council’s Communities and Public Protection team have launched a brand-new 2021 campaign, targeting seven additional sites across Cornwall.

The successful applicants have each received “We’re watching you” signs to put to the test at their chosen hot spot. The 2021 campaign participants include Kenwyn Parish Council, Porthleven Environment Group, Porthleven Town Council, St Columb Major Town Council, St Ives Town Council, St Just Town Council and St Gennys Parish Council.

The ability of the signs to nudge irresponsible dog owners to “pick up the poo” at their sites is being closely monitored by dedicated community ambassador volunteers through weekly survey visits.

If you would like St Denis Parish Council on the interest register to receive “We’re watching you” signs in the next phase of the 2021 campaign, please email clerk@stdennisparishcouncil.org.uk with your contact details. There’s more about the “We’re watching you” campaigns in Cornwall on Cornwall Council’s website.

How to contact the police

St Dennis

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February 2021

Anyone wishing to contact the police, in a non-emergency should follow these simple steps to ensure they get the help they need

How to contact the police:

  1. Are you wanting to report a breach of Covid 19 restrictions?
    If you are reporting a breach of restrictions then you can do this using the national reporting form on the Police.uk website –www.police.uk
  1. AskNED – the non-emergency directory
    Need to ask a question but not sure who to ask for help, then AskNED –dc.police.uk/AskNED

    3. Go online –dc.police.uk
    On the Forces website you can find the answers to many of the questions people ask when calling the police plus lots of helpful information and advice.

    4. Report Crime Online
    If you need to report a crime or tell the police something, then why not report online using WebChat or the Crime Reporting Form –dc.police.uk

Alternatively, you can email101@dc.police.uk

  1. Call – 101 – The national non-emergency number

Remember in an emergency, always call 999.

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Vacancy

St Dennis

St Dennis Parish Council have a vacancy for an office administrator.

This is a permanent part time position of 16 hours per week (Monday to Friday mornings with occasional evening meetings).

Salary will depend on experience with a minimum start rate of £10.04 per hour, scale of SCP 5 £19312 per annum Pro Rata.

Description:

St Dennis Parish Council are seeking a reliable experienced and self-motivated person to assist the Parish Clerk and Members. Minimum of two years recent experience within a busy office environment is essential. This varied role will include dealing with enquires, receiving and sending correspondence, minute taking, updating information on the Councils website and Social media sites, maintaining and updating office records.

Duties will include receiving and reviewing planning applications, production of marketing and other publications/presentations, managing the Parish Councils website and Social media accounts, reviewing and maintaining training records and policies, receiving and reporting on invoices for goods and services to be paid, applying for grant funding, assisting with the management of the Education Bursaries Scheme, supporting the Clerk with the management of land and assets owned by the Parish Council. Please note this is not an exhaustive list of the duties involved within this role.

The ideal candidate will need to have a good all-round knowledge of various office procedures, a high level of computer literacy, a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Applicants must have effective organisation and communication skills, the ability to work well both as part of a team and on their own initiative, be able to plan and prioritise the workload to meet deadlines. Previous experience in Local Authority work is desirable but not essential. Applicants must have use of their own transport and hold a full clean driving license.

The successful applicant would be expected to work the occasional evenings and have a degree of flexibility to cover sickness and Holidays.

Full details of the role and the skills required can be found here (click on the link to download the information):

Administrator: Job Description and Person Specification

Applications will be accepted by completing the form below (click on link), by hand, and returning it to the Parish Council office.

Administrator Application Form

Closing date for applications will be Wednesday the 12th May 2021.

Interviews will be held early in June.

ALTERNATIVELY FOR AN APPLICATION PACK PLEASE CALL 01726 821700 or EMAIL: clerk@stdennisparishcouncil.org.uk