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Additional Restriction Grants

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

Covid-19 breaches

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

Pendeen Play Park essential work

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.

This is a message to raise public awareness regarding a recent scam linked to the COVID -19 vaccine.

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:

  • Name
  • Address
  • 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

Cornwall Council have asked for the latest information on the pandemic in Cornwall to be shared with the community

Cornwall remains in Tier 1 as the message below highlights, there has been a significant increase in infections during the past 10 days.  We have been asked to publicise this difficult message to our communities and urge them to stay safe across the Christmas period. Please stay safe and encourage all to do the same. The current rate of infection is around 33 per 100,000, up from 18 just a week ago, and shows no signs of slowing down.

This puts Cornwall on a par with many other areas of the UK in terms of the increase in rate of transmission. Members of the board, which includes the Council, NHS Kernow and Visit Cornwall, are now urging residents to stick closely to the public health guidance and think carefully about their Christmas and new year plans.

Cllr Julian German, Leader of Cornwall Council, said: “It is now more important than ever that we follow the rules and get Covid-19 back under control in Cornwall. “We’re currently in the lowest tier but we can’t afford to drop our guard at Christmas. If we do then the virus will sneak back in and spread from home to home, as it has done in recent weeks. “Residents need to think long and hard about their Christmas and new year plans – is it worth risking the health of so many people for a one-off get-together? We’d also urge visitors to think about whether they really need to travel to Cornwall in the coming days.

“Put simply, to relax now would undo all the hard work and sacrifices that people have made. It would cost lives, damage our economy and would be frankly unforgivable.”

Rachel Wigglesworth, Director of Public Health for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, said: “We know it is incredibly easy to catch and spread coronavirus. You can spread it to others even if you and the people you meet have no symptoms.

“With this in mind, we are asking people to consider these risks carefully before agreeing to form a Christmas bubble. You could always celebrate Christmas in other ways, by using technology or meeting outdoors for a walk, without bringing households together or travelling between different parts of the country.”

More information about Christmas bubbles, rule of six, visiting other areas and other festive advice is available on the council’s website at   

For the latest information on the pandemic in Cornwall, including the most recent data and details on how to access support, visit

Mayor’s message for Christmas 2020

 As this tumultuous year draws to a close, I’d like to say a big thank you to all those who have kept our communities going since March – the shopkeepers, the delivery services, the NHS staff and care providers, and every volunteer, all of whom have made such a difference to us in St Just and Pendeen.  I also want to thank the Town Clerk and his staff at the Town Council and the Library. The workload of the Town Council hasn’t changed – indeed it has increased – which has kept the office staff and the councillors on our toes, adapting to remote working and Zoom meetings whilst maintaining the schedule of work.  It has been challenging. Thank you one and all.   

 Now Christmas is upon us, but how different it will be this year.  Our usual plans have had to be adjusted, and many of our seasonal activities have had to be cancelled.  Not surprisingly, this has led some to feel that Christmas itself will be cancelled this year! The good news is that Christmas will come, whatever the circumstances we find ourselves in; and we’ll make of it what we can.  So it’s lovely to see the Christmas trees appear in St Just and Pendeen; and St Just has its usual Christmas lights, thanks to our intrepid volunteers.  We couldn’t have our Walking Nativity, but it its place we have the “Advent Windows Around St Just”, in houses and businesses across the town, which tell the Christmas story one day at a time and give us all a chance to walk the streets of St Just to follow the story.  The customary Christmas services will be very restricted and diminished, but we have still been able to sing carols outside in St Just and Pendeen.  Whatever our circumstances, let’s keep in contact with our friends and families, even if we have to be at a distance, and focus on simple pleasures as we share the joy and peace which Christmas offers us. 

 Then, as 2021 arrives, we can be sure that it will be an eventful year!  A new President in America; a new future out of Europe with all the complications that will bring; and hopes that with the right measures in place and the arrival of the vaccine against COVID we may be able to regain a measure of normality again as the year progresses.  We’re certainly hoping that in September we’ll watch the Tour of Britain Cycle Race as it speeds through St Just and Pendeen, postponed from 2020; and particularly enjoy the Ordinalia in the Plen an Gwary in St Just.  Most of all, we’ll look forward to the freedom of visiting friends, spending time and having meals together, giving and receiving hugs again – now won’t that be wonderful?  And until that happy day, hold on, take care of yourself and others, and keep the faith.  This too shall pass. 

Report it Cornwall Council

The street lights along with a host of others services are the responsibility of Cornwall Council. Residents should always report them direct to Cornwall Council who have provided the link below. You will get a faster response and get the feedback when Cornwall Council reply to address the problem. Can you please report directly to get the matters resolved.

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