Skip to content Skip to left sidebar Skip to footer

Latest Covid-19 updates – 7/12/20

Update : Geothermal Timeline at United Downs

See attached here.



Activities and Training for Unpaid Carers

Please see the three attached useful flyers!

Free activities for unpaid carers

telephone training 2021

singing zoom



Grants for Urgent Structural Repairs to Churches

National Churches Trust has changed its grant programmes in line with the new Building Resilience Strategy for 2019-2023 and now offers three grant streams.

The Cornerstone Grant Programme supports the conservation and sustainable use of church buildings, focusing on larger and more complex projects.

Grants are offered towards the cost of urgent structural repair projects costed at more than £100,000 including VAT. The Trust will also consider projects that introduce kitchens and accessible toilets to enable increased community use, costed at more than £30,000 including VAT.

Grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 are awarded to represent a maximum of 50% of the project cost.

Applications are accepted from listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, across the UK. The Trust particularly encourages applications from priority areas i.e. North East England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

The next deadline to apply for a Cornerstone Grant is 1st March 2021.



Raynor Winn (author the Salt Path) in conversation – event 21 January 7pm

Help the homeless this Christmas by attending the attached book interview with Raynor Winn!  See attached press release with links.  Please share.



World Heritage Site Website

The Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape

The Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site have worked in partnership with Buzz Interactive to produce a brand-new website, including a brand new WHS membership facility, which will be launching on December 17th 2020.

Buzz Interactive, who were in competition with applicants from all over the world in an extensive procurement process are based in Newquay. Their passionate and innovative bid shone through even though the process, including interviews all had to be completed virtually due to the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

The project has been carried out completely virtually, despite both the CMWHS team and Buzz being based in Cornwall. From contract signing very first kick off meeting, to design discussions, the teams have yet to meet in person.



Crime Survey

COVID-19 and crime survey

We are delighted to be working with University College London to understand how COVID-19 has impacted upon people’s routine and online activities, crime and their perceptions of it.

To help with this work, we are encouraging our supporters to participate in a short survey ( which closes on 23rd December.

As well as understanding how the pandemic has affected things to date, the aim of the survey is to understand how it might do so in the future. Your participation will be really valuable and help us understand things that other data cannot.

We estimate that it will take about 15-20 minutes to complete. Your responses will be stored securely and you will not be asked for any information that would identify you as an individual.

If you are willing to take part, please complete this survey:

Please support this work – with your help I am sure we can gain real insight into the effects of COVID-19 on crime.

Yours faithfully,

Central Support Team, Neighbourhood Watch Network

Follow us..


Scam Warning

We sent a previous message of various scams taking place where a cold caller, email, or automated call claims to be from Amazon or Amazon Prime, we would like to make you aware of another variation of scam of a person cold calling informing the resident that they have been signed up to Amazon Prime and when the resident says they don’t know what it is or don’t have it they are offered a refund, a story line is then given of accidentally refunding too much to the resident of a much larger amount and for the resident to send the money back – this is a scam.
Please be wary of this and any automated call of this type and other variations, which may include:

  • an automated call stating a number should be pressed for various reasons
  • or by someone in person asking for vouchers to be purchased in a shop and codes to be handed over
  • a request to download an app
  • emails with links attached (to phishing sites)

All of these are scams and instructions should not be followed, please hang up, don’t give out any personal information or click on any links.
Never give your bank details and never let someone have control of your computer remotely.
If you want to check a call is genuine  – hang up and contact the company via a reliable source. Please wait ten minutes before making another call or clear the line by phoning a friend/family member.
If you have any concerns please phone 101 or email
If you have fallen victim to a scam, please report this to Action Fraud:
Please report any suspicious emails you receive to the National Cyber Security Centre:
Please pass this information on and consider displaying in public areas, such as notice boards etc.
Thank you.



We are Citizens Advice Cornwall and have important information that may affect any EU, EEA and Swiss nationals and their (non-) Efamily members who may work, reside, study or use services within your parish

You may be aware that as a result of Brexit, such nationals need to apply for settled or presettled status in order to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021

In order to secure their residency status, they need to have been resident in the UK on/by 31 December 2020 and must submit their application to the Home Office EU Settlement scheme (EUSS).

Without obtaining settled or pre-settled status, they might not be able to work, study or live in the UK or have access to NHS treatment, benefits and other services after 30 June 2021.

Citizens Advice Cornwall has a dedicated EU Settlement scheme team to help anyone who may find it difficult to apply independently or simply needs some advice. Our services are free of charge. 

Please find attached:

  • Letter which gives more information about the scheme.
  • Referral form that can be completed by the staff at your organisation or by EU, EEA and Swiss nationals themselves and emailed back to us.
  • Poster for you to display or share on your social media channels

Should you have any further EU Settlement scheme related questions, please send us an email to, call us on 03333 440061, mobile 07762 824196 (calls, SMS and WhatsApp) or text ADVICE EUSS to 78866 and we will call you back. Standard network charges for calls and text messages apply.

Thank you for your cooperation! 

Font Resize