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Covid-19 updates – 5/10/20

Cornwall residents urged to have their say on Cornwall Council’s budget

Cornwall’s residents are being urged to have their say on Cornwall Council’s draft budget for 2021/22, which prioritises critical frontline services, the most vulnerable residents and investment in Cornwall’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, in the face of unprecedented financial uncertainty.

Please share details of this consultation with your networks as the Council is keen to hear from all residents, especially those who are most vulnerable and have been most affected by the pandemic.

People can give their views by visiting the Council’s engagement website Let’s Talk Cornwall or by posting their comments to Cornwall Council, The Budget, Room 4S, County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro, TR1 3AY.

People can also request a survey through the post if they prefer by ringing 0300 1234 100 between 8.30am and 6pm Monday to Friday or emailing haveyoursay@cornwall.gov.uk.

The consultation will close on 14 December 2020. 

 


 

Business support webinars

From 8 October, Cornwall Council’s Public Protection Business Regulatory Support team will be running a series of free support webinars on COVID security for businesses, town and parish councils, and Cornwall Councillors. Use the links below to sign up for any you’d like to attend:

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.

 


 

Redundancy Support Task Force

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 is working with the Department for Work and Pensions, Cornwall Development Company (CDC) and the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (CIOS LEP) to provide a co-ordinated response that both employees and employers can access to support people and organisations going through redundancy.

As well as bespoke support, a series of online events will be taking place across the autumn and winter where businesses and individuals can find out more about the support on offer which includes:

  • People Hub – providing a coordinated emergency response to support residents in Cornwall with free, confidential advice on issues including employment, redundancy, benefits, financial matters, mental health, training courses and finding work.
  • Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth and Skills Hub – a signposting service helping businesses to develop and grow by finding them the right support and training opportunities. It also has information and support for businesses facing the prospect of making difficult decisions about staff redundancy or restructuring due to COVID-19.

Further information on the redundancy support can also be found on the CIOS LEP website.

 


 

Cornwall’s leisure centres to reopen by 14 October

All of Cornwall’s leisure centres are set to reopen by 14 October, thanks to a supplier relief package agreed 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 and Castles in Falmouth and the swimming pools at Bude, Liskeard and Helston.

In addition, Cornwall Council has stepped in with financial support for its other leisure providers which run Carn Brea Sports Centre, Newquay Sports Centre and Penzance Leisure Centre.

The funding means all GLL swimming pools except one will be opened no later than 14 October. Launceston pool requires urgent maintenance and will be re-opened by mid-November once work has been completed. The centre itself will still reopen by 14 October.

The vast majority of the funding announced today will be in the form of loans to the providers totalling up to £4.4m. It will also include additional grants, loan holidays and contract payments totalling approximately £1.7m. This will be funded from Council reserves.

 


 

Cornwall residents urged to have their say on Cornwall Council’s budget

Cornwall’s residents are being urged to have their say on Cornwall Council’s draft budget for 2021/22, which prioritises critical frontline services, the most vulnerable residents and investment in Cornwall’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, in the face of unprecedented financial uncertainty.

Please share details of this consultation with your networks as the Council is keen to hear from all residents, especially those who are most vulnerable and have been most affected by the pandemic.

People can give their views by visiting the Council’s engagement website Let’s Talk Cornwall or by posting their comments to Cornwall Council, The Budget, Room 4S, County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro, TR1 3AY.

People can also request a survey through the post if they prefer by ringing 0300 1234 100 between 8.30am and 6pm Monday to Friday or emailing haveyoursay@cornwall.gov.uk.

The consultation will close on 14 December 2020. 

 


 

Have your say about Cornwall’s rubbish, recycling, beach and street cleaning services

Every year Cornwall Council asks residents to take a survey and share what they think of the rubbish, recycling, beach and street cleaning services provided by the Council’s contractor, Biffa.

You can take Biffa’s survey online until 31 October 2020. Your answers are anonymous and can help identify and address any issues, as well as manage the contract as efficiently as possible.

Please encourage residents in your area to take the survey too. Anyone who can’t access it online can get a paper copy by ringing the Council on 0300 1234 141.

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