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EMERGENCY CLOSURE OF FOOTPATH DUE TO ROCK FALL.

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 S.14: Temporary Prohibition of Traffic

Location:        Footpath 48, Tintagel

Timing:           19th February 2021 to 19th May 2021

Reason for Emergency Closure: Emergency closure due to rock fall

Contact:          Cornwall Council – Tel: 0300 1234 202

The above closure has been approved and is now in progress.   Please click the following link to view a map and associated documents:

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Applicants and contractors are reminded that they are responsible for the provision, erection, maintenance and removal of all necessary signing.  Applicants are also reminded that they have undertaken to notify all interested parties known to be directly affected by the closure/restriction including, if appropriate, all frontagers on the length of the road such as local residents and businesses as well as other trader who may have to make deliveries and/or collections in the area.

Kind regards,

Streetworks

Transport and Infrastructure Service

Cornwall Council

Tel: 0300 1234 222

 

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RESPONSE TO Tintagel Web Post BY SONJA TREMAIN on Tintagel Web.

RESPONSE TO Tintagel Web Post BY SONJA TREMAIN

 

The recent post, placed on Tintagel Web, by Mrs Sonjia Tremain, alludes to the ‘conduct of senior Members of the Parish Council’.

It is, perhaps, a pity that the lady (who did not show her face at the meeting) did not also allude to the appalling conduct which gave rise to the need for the Chairman to intervene in a matter under discussion (St Nectan’s Glen).

The constant interruptions, inappropriate comments, engaging in private conversation with person not in the meeting, leaving the meeting without requesting permission, and the failure to declare an interest (previous employment at the site), in respect of the matter under discussion, by one ‘Junior Member’ were totally unacceptable and amounted to a breach of the Councillors ‘Code of Conduct’.

The ‘Junior Councillor’ referred to has, on more than one occasion, reminded Members that she had undertaken appropriate training for the position, therefore the claim of ‘recently appointed’ holds no merit.

The conduct engaged in by that individual was insulting to guests, and clearly unacceptable. As an ex-Parish Councillor, Mrs Tremain must surely have been aware of those facts. Indeed, the meeting was recorded, and the conduct referred to can be clearly viewed.

Neither did Mrs Tremain highlight the appalling, and totally inappropriate, conduct of a member of the public during the meeting, nor has she made any comment about the long-running, antisocial, behaviour indulged in by a person whom she publicly vaunts on a regular basis. The conduct of that person, which is apparently of no consequence to Mrs Tremain, has needlessly cost the Parishioners of Tintagel in excess of £15,000 to date. The attention of any reader of this post is drawn to the recent statement of the Vice Chairman of the Parish Council on 3rd February 2021, in respect of the External Audit findings (below), and to the inappropriate correspondence published on, inter alia, the Tintagel Web. Mrs Tremain – why is that behaviour not abhorrent to you? Are you suggesting that this is the standard to which we should all allude?

 

Statement of Vice Chairman, John Brooks (3rd February 2021):

 

On the 2nd February 2021, the External Auditor’s Report was finally received by the Parish Council.

Despite the steady stream of vitriolic and erroneous statements, which have been published by a group of people, apparently intent on mischief, it has been clearly shown in the Auditor’s report that no Parish Council monies are or have been misappropriated/ misplaced or mis-accounted for.

To date, the 2019/20 Parish Council accounts have been audited four times, and each time have been deemed to accurately reflect the true financial situation of the Parish Council.

The conduct of those, who have sought to undermine this Parish Council and its Clerk, through innuendo and libellous statements, can also be deemed responsible for the costs which have been incurred by the Council, in pursuance of a truth – a truth which had been presented by the Responsible Finance Officer, at the date of submission of the original External Audit Document for 2019/20.

Sadly, the conduct and demands of a member of that group, and the consequent requirement to spend money in defence of spurious allegations and upon unnecessary auditing, has also deprived the Parishioners of Tintagel of the opportunities which could have been derived from positive, social investment of that money.

It is hoped that those, who have engaged in the behaviour outlined, will take this opportunity to reflect upon their conduct. Conduct that has caused hurt and distress and which, at all times was both unacceptable and reprehensible.

 

COVID WINTER GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

COVID WINTER GRANT

 

Many residents we are working with are facing financial hardship due to the impact of the pandemic and many are struggling to put food on the table, stay warm, and buy essentials. I am pleased to announce that Cornwall Council has secured a government grant to provide additional financial and practical help to our families.

 

The Covid Winter Grant can be used to provide financial help to any households we are working with who are facing financial hardship and who would benefit from this support.

 

The fund is £1.8 million from central government and 80% of the cash will go towards families with children while the remaining money will go to other households struggling because of the pandemic.

 

Over £650,000 of this funding has already been allocated towards funding Free School Meals provision during the Christmas holiday period and February Half Term.

 

We need you to identify those most in need who are facing the greatest financial hardship and who are in need of this financial support.

 

The conditions of the grant specify that financial help can be given in the following areas:

  1. Food
  2. Energy and water bills for household purposes (including drinking, washing, cooking, central heating, and sanitary purposes) and sewerage.
  3. Other essentials (including sanitary products, warm clothing, soap, blankets, boiler service/repair, purchase of equipment including fridges, freezers, ovens, etc.)

 

Please consider all residents who you are working with who are facing financial hardship and who are in need of this financial support.

 

All grants must be allocated by the end of March. We want as many eligible residents as possible to benefit. So, please make sure you identify households and make the requests now so that they don’t miss out.

 

To apply for the Covid Winter Grant, please use the contact information below.

 

For items relating to home heating such as fuel bills or breakdown in heating equipment such as oil tanks or boiler repair please contact Community Energy Plus by emailing advice@cep.org.uk or phoning 0800 954 1956.

 

For help with food and other essential household items visit our website here: https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/advice-and-benefits/benefits/crisis-and-care-awards/

 

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TINTAGEL PARISH COUNCIL VICE CHAIRMAN’S REPORT 3rd FEBRUARY 2021

Tintagel Parish Council – Vice Chairman’s Report -3rd February 2021

On the 2nd February 2021, the External Auditor’s Report was finally received by the Parish Council.

Despite the steady stream of vitriolic and erroneous statements, which have been published by a group of people, apparently intent on mischief, it has been clearly shown in the Auditor’s report that no Parish Council monies are or have been misappropriated/ misplaced or mis-accounted for.

To date, the 2019/20 Parish Council accounts have been audited four times, and each time have been deemed to accurately reflect the true financial situation of the Parish Council.

The conduct of those, who have sought to undermine this Parish Council and its Clerk, through innuendo and libellous statements, can also be deemed responsible for the costs which have been incurred by the Council, in pursuance of a truth – a truth which had been presented by the Responsible Finance Officer, at the date of submission of the original External Audit Document for 2019/20.

Sadly, the conduct and demands of a member of that group, and the consequent requirement to spend money in defence of spurious allegations and upon unnecessary auditing, has also deprived the Parishioners of Tintagel of the opportunities which could have been derived from positive, social investment of that money.

It is hoped that those, who have engaged in the behaviour outlined, will take this opportunity to reflect upon their conduct. Conduct that has caused hurt and distress and which, at all times was both unacceptable and reprehensible.

Cllr John Brookes.

 

TOWN TWINNING OPPORTUNITY

TOWN TWINNING

Licensing Act6 2003 – Application for premises licence – The Tree of Life Cafe St Nectans Glen Trethevy Tintagel PL34 0BE

Please click on the link below to view the application.

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POLICY & INTELLIGENCE NEWSLETTER – CORNWALL COUNCIL

 

 

12 January 2021
The articles below have been drawn together by the policy and analytical community within the Council. Information is correct at the time of writing,
11 am on 11 January. This newsletter can also be found on our website.

 

 

Covid-19

 

  • As of 10 January, a total of 8,748 people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have tested positive for Covid-19. A total of 199 people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have sadly died within 28 days of a positive test for Covid-19. (Please note that fatality statistics are provided by Public Health England, and differ from those generated by the Office for National Statistics, which record all instances of Covid-19 being listed on the death certificate, even if there is no positive test result.)
  • As of 3 January, the most recent date for which figures are available, 1,296,432 people in the UK have been given the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.
  • 1,325 people in the UK died due to Covid-19 on Friday 9 January, the highest daily toll of UK Covid-19 deaths. More than 3 million people in the UK have now tested positive for the virus. A new “act like you’ve got it” Government advertising campaign has been launched, fronted by the Chief Medical Officer, to urge people to stay at home.
  • The Office for National Statistics estimates that over 1.1 million people in the community in England had Covid-19 during 27 December – 2 January, equivalent to 1 in 50 of the population. In London, the rate is likely to be 1 in 30 of the population.
  • The rate of hospital admissions in England for patients with Covid-19 increased to 27.8 per 100,000 people in the week ending 3 January, almost double the previous week’s rate of 14 per 100,000 people. In the week ending 25 December, deaths involving Covid-19 represented 24.6% of all deaths in England, compared to 22.5% in the previous week.
  • MPs voted to approve the new national Covid-19 lockdown restrictions by a 524-16 majority, on Wednesday 6 January. The measures have been authorised for 12 weeks.
  • The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock MP, has said that every UK adult will be offered a Covid-19 vaccine by autumn 2021. A third Covid-19 vaccine, Moderna, has been given emergency approval for use by the UK regulatory authority. The Government has ordered 7 million doses, but these are unlikely to arrive in the UK until spring.
  • 7 new mass vaccination hubs have been announced for England, including Bristol in the South West. There are due to begin operation this week. Community testing for asymptomatic people is to be rolled out to every local authority area in England, using rapid lateral flow tests.
  • The latest survey data from the Office for National Statistics shows that, between 22 December – 3 January, compliance with most measures to inhibit the spread of Covid-19 remained high. 90% of adults reported always or often washing their hands after returning home; 97% said they used a face covering and 89% avoided physical contact outside their home. 85% of people surveyed reported that they would be likely or highly likely to have a vaccine when available, compared to 78% during 10 – 13 December.
  • The Office of National Statistics surveyed people about their Christmas activities compared to their plans for the holidays, finding that 44% of respondents said they had formed an exclusive Christmas bubble on Christmas Day: 50% of respondents said they had planned to do so when asked between 10 – 13 December. 18% of those who replied to the survey said it was difficult or very difficult to follow Government rules over the holiday period – 48% of these respondents said that this was because they had already made plans for Christmas before the rules changed.
  • Trading Standards teams in some local authorities have warned that fraudsters are offering scam vaccine appointments by phone or via texts which are linked to a convincing-looking fake NHS website. Victims are encouraged to input their bank details. The Local Government Association has urged anyone contacted about a vaccine to remember that the NHS will never ask for payment or bank details; require you to send a text to confirm the booking; or ask you to press a button on your keypad when on the phone.

 

 

Democracy

 

  • Confusion continues about whether local elections in May will go ahead, despite Covid-19 concerns. Some newspapers report that elections are likely to take place as planned, while others cite Cabinet Office contingency preparations for polls to take place in June, July or September instead. The County Councils Network has said that clarity is needed due to the scale of the challenge presented by Covid-19.

 

 

Economy

 

  • A Parliamentary committee has reportedly warned that rural areas could be without  fast broadband for years, given a “litany” of Government failures in its high-speed coverage programme. The Conservative manifesto commitment of gigabit broadband by 2025 was deemed “unachievable” by the Public Accounts Committee, with concerns that peripheral areas could be left behind. Cornish constituencies comprise 4 of the 10 areas in Britain with the slowest broadband, according to Ofcom.
  • The latest analysis from the Office for National Statistics shows that, between 30 November – 13 December, 84% of UK businesses were trading, up from 80% between the 16 – 29 November. Excluding businesses which have permanently ceased trading, 11% of the workforce were furloughed, a decrease from 16% between the 16 – 29 November.

 

 

Education

 

  • Head teachers’ unions have warned that schools cannot meet demand for in-person places while reducing social mixing, with some schools reporting a 50% attendance rate. Government advice now states that parents and carers who are critical workers should keep their children at home if they can, although school places are still available if this is not possible.
  • The Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, has said that existing catch-up programmes need to be “rocket boosted” in light of new school closures, and that a commission should be launched to consider how disadvantaged children will make up education time that has been lost. The Commissioner added that every school should have a mental health counsellor.

 

 

Environment

 

  • Cornwall Council has launched a nature recovery engagement hub. Whether it’s wildflowers for pollinators, more trees to fight climate change, more green spaces in our towns, or a habitat or species someone is passionate about – residents can submit their views to help shape our Nature Recovery Plan.
  • Awards to distilleries have been made from a £10 million Government fund to cut carbon emissions and support the creation of green jobs in the industry. The funding aims to enable carbon reductions equivalent to taking 200,000 cars off the road each year. Bennamann Ltd, in Cornwall, has been awarded over £46,000 to develop the use of fugitive methane as a fuel.

 

 

Equality and diversity

 

The Institute for Fiscal Studies has published a summary of research from the evidence-gathering phase of the Deaton Review of Inequalities. The report has found that:

  • Covid-19 has worsened inequalities between graduates and non-graduates, with a 17% reduction in non-graduates doing any hours of paid work in the 3rd quarter of 2020, compared with a 7% reduction for graduates – who are less likely to work in locked-down sectors.
  • Between March – July 2020, Covid-19 mortality rates were twice as high in the most deprived areas compared to the least deprived.
  • Students at private schools were twice as likely as those at state schools to have daily online lessons during lockdown.
  • The pandemic has had very different impacts on people of different ethnicities, with some black groups experiencing Covid-19 mortality rates that are twice as high as some white groups. Some ethnic groups have also experienced an uneven economic effect, as they are more likely to work in locked-down sectors.
  • Pensioners have reported becoming financially better off, on average, during 2020. Younger people have suffered the worst effects of income reduction and job losses.

A report by the Resolution Foundation has highlighted the unequal impact of the pandemic during the first lockdown:

  • 3% of 35- to 44-year olds in a household from the top third of income distribution lived in a damp home, compared to 9% of those from the bottom third.
  • Children in lower income households were more likely to experience overcrowded households, poor internet access and a lack of garden.
  • 16% of women reduced their work hours to care for children, compared to 9% of men. Mothers were also around 33% more likely than fathers to lose their jobs during the first lockdown. Among non-parents, job losses were balanced by gender.
  • 50% of people with savings of under £1,000 reported that they had to draw down on these during lockdown, compared to only 19% of people with savings in excess of £20,000.

 

 

Housing

 

  • The current ban on evictions will be extended until mid-February, amid reports that 70,000 households have been made homeless since the start of the pandemic. £10 million of additional funding has been announced for councils in England to help accommodate rough sleepers.

 

 

Consultations and campaigns

 

  • The Environment Agency seeks views on proposed new guidance for regulated facilities with an environmental permit to mechanically treat metal waste in shredders. Deadline 08 February 2021.
  • The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and UK Export Finance are consulting on how to further enable an accelerated growth in UK clean energy exports. Deadline 08 February 2021.
  • The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is seeking views on how mortgage lenders can help householders improve the energy performance of their homes. Deadline 12 February 2021.
  • The Department for Transport is seeking evidence from anyone with an interest in rural mobility and transport innovation, for their development of a rural strategy for the future of transport. Deadline 16 February 2021.

 

 

 

Find out more

 

 

 

VIRTUAL COUNCILLOR FAIR – HOSTED BY CORNWALL COUNCIL 16th JANUARY 2021

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THE PARISH COUNCIL WISHES TO ADVISE ANY PERSONS WHO ARE ATTEMPTING TO CONTACT THE PARISH CLERK THAT THE ‘CONTACT FORM SYSTEM’ON THIS SITE IS NOT OPERATIONAL DUE TO A SYSTEMIC FAULT. IT WOULD APPEAR THAT THE FAULT HAS BEEN PRESENT FOR SOME TIME AND THAT EMAIL CORRESPONDENCE IS NOT ALWAYS BEING DELIVERED TO THE CLERK.

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