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Latest Covid-19 updates – 23/7/20

New rules and support on Pavement Licences for food & drink premises

We are expecting new legislation under the Business & Planning Bill 2020 to be passed by Parliament imminently.

The new law will allow food and drink premises to apply for a temporary Pavement Licence to put seating outside their premises on the highway. The new law will have a consultation requirement and to help Town & Parish Councils understand these new rules we are hosting a live webinar on Monday 27 July at 11am on how the new legislation will apply to communities.  The webinar will also have input from our partners and other services, including Police and Highways.

If Town & Parish Councils have not already attended the session on 20 July organised by CALC, we would encourage them to attend the webinar on 27 July – an invitation will be sent from the Licensing Service to all Town & Parish Councils for this date.

Further webinars will also take place, primarily for businesses and BIDs, but Town & Parish Councils are welcome to join those if unable to make other dates – the Business webinars will take place on Monday 27 July at 3pm and Thursday 30 July at 10am.

In the meantime, for restaurants, cafes and pubs wanting to place tables and chairs outside their premises to help with social distancing, Cornwall Council support the use of outside areas, subject to risk assessments and it being safe to do so, in order to support social distancing.

Businesses must ensure that any use of an outside area does not block pedestrian flows, impair emergency vehicle access nor hinder social distancing and please be respectful of neighbours. Businesses are also expected to monitor areas used to reduce the likelihood of anti-social behaviour, noise and litter.  We will work with businesses to educate, inform and enforce where this is not done.

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions here: https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/transport-and-streets/roads-highways-and-pavements/social-distancing-a-guide-for-towns-parishes-and-businesses/

For more information, please email licensing@cornwall.gov.uk

 


 

Tesco Funding

About the programme

Tesco Bags of Help has responded to the current COVID-19 crisis by setting up a new fund to support local communities. In order to respond quickly to the emergency we have created a streamlined application and payment process to make it easier to get funds out quickly. The programme will provide a single payment award of £500 to organisations who are supporting vulnerable groups, as part of their emergency response in supporting local communities. For more information please see link

https://tescobagsofhelp.org.uk/grant-schemes/tesco-cv-fund/?fbclid=IwAR0ODVLVj6gNMgSGM3CLqPeOBbyIc2EAS1YtKi7ndw6NS8GLc8omEES4xAs

 


 

Get Out There (GOT)

Group which supports young people aged 11-18 years with sensory impairments linked with additional support needs. This is countywide.

They are currently running a virtual programme of FREE activities. Activities include Dance and Zumba -Yoga- Storytelling-Arts & Crafts- Drumming / Percussion- Sign Language-and many more. https://www.supportincornwall.org.uk/kb5/cornwall/directory/service.page?id=5WVV56DM5lE

Referral is via a call or an email.  In normal circumstances a needs led assessment would be undertaken to ensure the young person could participate in their chosen activities. Their first invitation to an activity would be accompanied by their parents/carers.  Volunteer helpers are on hand to support.

For more info or to make a referral please contact simon.allison@sense.org.uk   heather.lawry@sense.org.uk

Or call 07798 882 496 / 07775 606 302. Please see attached flyer.

 


 

National Citizen Service

“This summer, NCS (National Citizen Service) young people across the UK have made a pledge to complete ‘1 million hours of doing good.’ https://wearencs.com/blog/one-million-hours-doing-good

As an NCS delivery partner, BF Adventure are looking for VCSE or not-for-profit organisations who may be interested in hosting a small team of 16-17 year olds to volunteer their time, or support with delivering a social action project. Perhaps you already have a project in mind and need volunteer support to get things moving, or maybe you would like the team of young people to design and deliver a project based on the needs of your community?

We are looking for volunteering opportunities that can be delivered over a within in a 3 day period during the end of July and August. There may be some young people who wish to continue volunteering over a longer time-frame, so any extension opportunities would be welcomed (although outside of the NCS activity), if appropriate. Volunteering opportunities that are a direct response to the Covid-19 crisis, or are supporting an organisation or community to the return to ‘normal’ are of particular interest.

Ideally partner organisation would be able to offer an introductory meeting or briefing session with young people, as well as delivery of any specific pre-volunteering skills-based training, where required. BF Adventure will support the young people throughout their projects,  and will also be delivering team building and skills-based training for young people prior to their volunteering or social action project. Our staff will be available to supervise projects and support remotely (volunteering within charity shops) as well as a point of contact for volunteer organisations throughout to ensure everything is running as smoothly as possible.

This is an exciting time for young people to pull together to help rebuild local communities, create positive change and get all of our futures off to a good start.  NCS@BFAdventure.org

 

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