This page contains a range of articles, information and correspondence received by Lanreath Parish Council that may be of interest to the wider community.
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The Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall is asking residents of the force to take five minutes to influence the future of policing in the two counties.
Alison Hernandez today launches her annual survey into policing priorities as she plans the budget for the 2024-25 financial year.
The survey Your Safety, Your Say survey asks questions about the concerns people have in their communities, and whether they support plans to reopen more police enquiry offices and more robust action to tackle drugs.
Opinions are also sought on the level of the precept – the amount levied through council tax bills to locally fund policing – which the Commissioner will set in the new year.
For the first time the Commissioner poses a question about the use of artificial intelligence such as facial recognition cameras, and how supportive people are of using this technology to catch dangerous offenders.
She said: “Seeking views from members of the public is one of my core duties. In recent years the public’s views have helped set my policing priorities of tackling antisocial behaviour, drugs, dangerous driving and violent crime, as well as letting me know there is huge support for our policy of reopening police stations.
“I want people of all ages and backgrounds to help me again by taking a few minutes to take part in this survey.”
The survey can be completed online via the website of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall or at http://dcpcc.commonplace.is, in person at engagement events, or over the phone by calling 01392 225555.
Cornwall Council are making changes to the waste collection service. The new service will include a separate provision for food waste collection.
The new service will be rolled out sequentially across five areas in Cornwall. Lanreath Parish is in Area 2 - South East Cornwall. It is anticipated that the new system will be introduced in Area 2 in April 2024. All homes in the area will be leafletted before the new system is introduced. The first 'Get Ready' leaflet drop for Area 2 is expected to be between the end of November and mid-December this year, with the second 'Get Set' instruction leaflet being delivered sometime between the end of January and the end of March 2024. New food waste bins and caddies and non-recyclable household rubbish bins or sacks are expected to be delivered to households towards the end of March 2024. It is anticipated that the third and final 'Go' leaflet and collection calendar will be sent to households towards the end of March 2024.
When the new system is introduced, the current collection schedule of black bag weekly collections and fortnightly collections of recycling and garden waste will change to weekly collections for food waste and fortnightly collections of recycling, garden waste and non-recyclable rubbish.
For more information please visit www.cornwall.gov.uk/wastechanges
or follow on social media at www.facebook.com/CornwallRecycles
Remember nothing changes until the new system has been rolled out and more information will be also be made available on this webpage before the new system is introduced.
The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner is delighted to have reached the milestone of over 200 CSW groups in Devon and Cornwall!
To celebrate we have made a short video with the Dolton Winkleigh CSW group, who became the 200th group to be established in the region.
We hope that this film and press release will encourage more local groups to sign up – so it would be great if you could help us spread the word by sharing the video on social media.
Here are the links you will need:
To download a copy of the latest Clean Cornwall Newsletter please click on the button below:
Police and Crime Commissioners from around the South West have launched a survey to explore how crime is affecting rural communities.
If you would like to share your experiences of rural crime please complete our rural crime survey. The survey can be completed here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RuralDC
To download our brochure detailing what the school has to offer please click on the button below or visit our website.
At the start of 2023 the Duchy Health Charity Board recognised that the high price of energy and the fastest rise in living costs experienced within a lifetime is impacting heavily on those on low incomes and with underlying health concerns.
The Trustees agreed to set aside £50,000 to meet the most urgent calls for help and asked Cornwall Community Foundation (CCF) to manage the distribution of funds on our behalf.
This money is now providing smaller, much needed charities and community organisations with a vital lifeline across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
If you are aware of any health and wellbeing related organisations within your parishes that you believe may benefit from this fund, please share the following link to direct them to more information:
Currently when partners and members of the public email us, we often need to engage in a lengthy email conversation to understand vital information which may have been left out of the initial message, and which is essential to both be able to understand the situation properly and respond appropriately.
This email back-and-forth can take significant time which, unfortunately, can then impact on our ability to deal with other reports coming not our contact centre in a timely way.
The use of the web forms available on our website will prevent this issue because they are constructed with “prompts” to ensure we have all the information we need from the very first time a member of the public gets in touch. This allows our response to be both faster and more efficient.
To support the exclusive use of web forms, we aim to remove the facility to be able to send emails to 101 on 17 April.
If you wish to make a non-emergency report to us, please go to our website: www.devon-cornwall.police.uk and the new web forms are available on the home page.
(Remember - if a crime is in progress or someone is in immediate danger, always call 999).
The 101 phone line and all emergency contact options remain unchanged.
All web forms will be dealt with by the same dedicated and hardworking contact team who would have picked up the email correspondence.
In the event you have any questions about this change, please contact Superintendent Matt Bourne via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support.
Assistant Chief Constable Nikki Leaper
It is recognised that the only way of communicating with many commercial and government organisations is online. Elders and those on low incomes, the most vulnerable in our communities, will become disenfranchised as the growing use of technology makes them more isolated in our communities.
Cllr John Gundry has completed some research on this subject and has drafted a report that assesses the extent of this problem locally and provides useful information schemes available locally that provide opportunities to counter adult digital exclusion.
For those in the community that do not have internet access, the Local Libraries and Information Services at Liskeard and Looe can provide information on Council services closer to where you live. Including information on:
- library services
- council tax
- disabled parking badges
- refuse and recycling
They can also offer advice on how to get information about applying for Council services online. Most have free internet access to the Council's website and other public service websites.
If you know of a member of the community who does not have internet access and is unable to travel to either of the local Cornwall Council Library and Information Services, at Liskeard or Looe, and needs assistance in accessing Cornwall Council services, and you are unable to assist directly, please ask them to contact Peter Seaman, Lanreath Parish Council Chair, either by 'phone or text to 07967 646081 and he will assist where he can.
Cornwall Council, Adult Care and Support, have created a new website Proud to Care Cornwall that provides free recruitment support for adult social care providers all over Cornwall. 'Proud to Care Cornwall' run a jobs board on its website where employers in care settings are uploading current vacancies and job seekers are able to find out more about working in care and what types of roles are available.
In addition to the website, more details may be found at the following social media links:
The newsletter 'Parish News for Lanteglos, Lanreath, Lansallos, Pelynt & Talland' is published every two months. The newsletter contains information for the congregations of the five Parishes in the Trelawny Benefice together with a wealth of articles of general interest to the wider community. The latest newsletter is now available to download on the Saint Marnarch's Parish Church web page.
The link below enables the download of notes compiled by Cllr John Gundry following a recent Cornwall Council briefing on the implications of the forthcoming Protect Duty Bill and guidance on event safety and emergency management that may be of interest to community groups planning public events in the Parish.
For service updates and to download a pdf of the above timetable see Go Cornwall Bus
The Furzedown Community Fund are accepting applications for funding and help for community projects / educational needs / individual hardship etc.
Please apply, giving your reasons, and amount required to:
Mr J. Venning
Lanreath PL13 2PD