Councillor Chris Denley not in his Councillor role but in a community support project has organised an educational support resource to help families and children struggling during lockdown. It involves advising parents and students, providing informal tuition and catch-up sessions as well as flagging up resources and liaising with other useful bodies. It is open to all the community and is for anyone that feels they would benefit. It is a voluntary community service. There is a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Education-resources-for-lockdown-104824558238062) but not everyone has access to this so I can also be contacted on 07898 743170.
In supporting the community through the current COVID-19 crisis, Cornwall Council is working with Cornish fuel poverty charity Community Energy Plus and we are now able to provide the following practical help to vulnerable clients:
- Pre-pay energy meter vouchers
- Payments to energy suppliers
- Deliveries of heating oil, bottled or bulk LPG and firewood
- Heating repairs
- Heated blankets
- Emergency plug-in radiators
This support is funded through the Government’s Covid Winter Grant from Department of Work and Pensions.
Community Energy Plus are delivering the energy element of the scheme, targeting help to householders living in any property tenure on low incomes (less than £30k after housing and energy costs) who are in economic hardship due to COVID-19 and living in cold homes.
Applicants will also benefit from advice to help reduce their energy bills, including tariff switching, claiming the £140 discount from their energy supplier, access to grants for heating and insulation upgrades and referral/signposting to other partners for wider assistance and advice. Applicants might be able to access additional support through Inclusion Cornwall and Cornwall Council for other goods.
Assistance will be allocated on a first come first served basis to eligible householders by 31st March 2021.
Applications can be made using the attached form which should be submitted to Community Energy Plus with householder ID. Paper application forms are available on request.
Should you have any questions or need further information, then please do not hesitate to contact us on Freephone 0800 954 1956 or email@example.com
Senior Project Manager
Community Energy Plus
Here is the Zoom link:
St Just Town Council Meeting
Time: Jan 25, 2021 07:15 PM London
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Meeting ID: 835 7483 5539
Additional Restriction Grants
Cornwall Council has launched the application process for the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG), aimed at businesses which have been forced to close or limit trading during the current coronavirus lockdown.
Cornwall has been allocated £11.5m to support businesses that are ineligible for other forms of financial support and have fixed ongoing costs such as rent or mortgage payments, loans or lease agreements for capital equipment or rental of workspaces.
Businesses have until 23.59pm on Sunday, January 31, to apply for a one-off grant.
Those eligible include businesses which:
- Have not previously received any form of coronavirus grant support
- Are Cornwall based and owned
- Have been forced to shut and are not business rate registered
- Have been severely impacted by the current lockdown, but are ineligible for other grant support because they have not been mandated to close.
- Businesses with a rateable value of more than £51,000 who were eligible but did not apply for an Additional Restrictions Grant in November.
Please share this information with businesses in your area. Full details can be found at www.cornwall.gov.uk/BusinessSupportGrant.
This web page has been set up centrally, for all members of the public in England and Wales to report suspected Covid-19 breaches to the police.
The received reports are passed onto the appropriate police force.
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Community Engagement Worker
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner
Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
Here is the link for the Town Council meeting:
Time: Jan 11, 2021 07:15 PM London
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Meeting ID: 876 4728 7717
Essential work will be taking place (weather permitting) from Wednesday 13th January 2021 for several days. The park will remain open while contractors undertake the work. Some equipment/areas may be temporarily out of use. Users of the park are asked to avoid those areas and follow current guidance on COVID-19 and stay safe.
We have been alerted by different sources, to a scam that is now in wider circulation, that starts with a text and advises the user that they are eligible to apply for the vaccine. Users are then invited to click on the link in the text message and are taken to a web page, again that looks very convincing. It goes on to ask for some personal information, for them to be able to apply for the vaccine.
The details asked for:
• Date of birth
• Proof of address
• Card payment details
With the recent approval of multiple vaccines in the UK, these types of scam attempts are likely to continue, as fraudsters continue to take advantage of the rollout to so many people.
Recipients are advised to report scams to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or www.actionfraud.police.uk.