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Covid-19 update from Cornwall Council

East Cornwall residents urged to stick to COVID-19 rules amid rise in cases

People in East Cornwall are being urged to follow the government’s ‘hands, face and space’ public health guidance to keep COVID-19 at bay as cases continue to rise in the area.

Cornwall Council’s public health team is asking residents in East Cornwall to stick to the rules and be especially mindful of how easily the virus can spread.

Data analysis by Cornwall Council’s public health specialists shows cases in the east of the county are higher on average than in other areas.

People can check out where the hotspots are on the government’s interactive map here https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/details/interactive-map

Cllr Sally Hawken, Cornwall Council’s Portfolio Holder for Children, Wellbeing and Public Health, who represents Liskeard East, said: “We’re seeing cases continue to rise in East Cornwall and it’s vital that we put the brakes on this. These are cases that are being transmitted within groups of families and friends, allowing the virus to easily move from household to household. In the past the virus has been linked to workplace outbreaks which are easier for us to contain, but this change in pattern of spread shows us that we all really need to be careful.

“Even though we’re currently in lockdown, people need to remember the basic guidance – wash your hands regularly, use a face covering when social distancing is not possible and try to keep your distance from those not in your household.

“Following these simple steps could make a significant difference in reducing the transmission of COVID-19 and help protect you and your friends, colleagues and family from the virus.”

Rachel Wigglesworth, Director of Public Health for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, said: “While cases remain relatively low in Cornwall compared to the rest of the country and the announcement of a possible vaccine is great news, we can’t afford to be complacent.

“Cases continue to climb across Cornwall - especially in East Cornwall along the border where we urge people more than ever to follow the rules and be mindful of how easily the virus can be spread.”

If you have any of the three main Covid-19 symptoms – a new continuous cough, a high temperature and a loss of taste or smell, you must self-isolate and your household must continue to self-isolate while waiting for a test. You also must continue to isolate until you get your test results.

Anyone who tests positive must self-isolate, along with all members of their household, whether they have symptoms or not.

For more information on the rules and guidance visit www.gov.uk or www.cornwall.gov.uk


 

Using our playgrounds, toilets and outdoor gym – remaining open

Although an England-wide lockdown comes into effect today and lasts until 2 December, the council has been advised that its playgrounds, outdoor gym and public toilets may remain open. We have also installed hand sanitiser dispensers in both toilets on East Road, menheniot.  Download a copy of the precautions we ask you to observe here .[5/11/20]


Covid-19 Information & Advice | New Newsletter

Last April, the council delivered a newsletter to every household in the parish. We’ve now updated our contact list with more information about local surgeries and key dates for those of you wanting winter flu vaccinations. Rosedean Surgery will be holding appointment-only clinics on Thursday October 22 (for people aged 65 or older) and on Thursday 5 November (for those aged 50-65). If you are registered with Rosedean, expect a letter over the next week or two inviting you to attend. You can download a copy of our latest newsletter here and a refreshed copy of our OK not OK poster to display in your window. [14/10/20]

Covid-19 Information & Advice | New Community Fund

Parish councillors are aware that the current lockdown is impacting on its communities in many ways and have set up a fund that would be able to receive requests and make donations to mitigate the financial effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The council has already made donations to the Liskeard & Looe Foodbank and Liskeard Young Farmers recognising that both groups are serving more people during the emergency and their costs have increased. 

Councillors recognise that not every group of volunteers will be constituted, and that some will only have short term aims for the duration of the lockdown. However, applications are welcome from all types of volunteers and volunteering groups, and councillors will make their decisions on a case by case basis. You can read our FAQs here and contact the Clerk’s Office if you would like to nominate a group for a donation. As with all parish council funding, it cannot make donations to benefit individual people or to projects whose life is beyond that of the current emergency. [9/6/20]


Cornwall Council have published a Covid-19 Community Toolkit. This pack is to support you and your community during the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Within it you’ll find a list of key contacts, resources and information in one place, to help you and others in your community to support each other as much as possible during this time. We know that many established community groups already have great resources, and we hope this toolkit helps more people to offer community support. Download a copy of the Community Toolkit here. [14/4/20]

The parish council’s home page will contain updated information about what is happening across the parish. Each article contains links to more information. This link takes you to our dedicated page. [28/3/20]


Food suppliers

Liskeard Town Council have released a list of food and other shops with details of what they’re selling, opening hours, phone numbers and delivery details. This link takes you to the full list.   Menheniot Spar asks that requests for deliveries made before 1pm 01579 342266 [28/3/20]

Medicine & Doctors

Information from Rosedean, Oaktree and Quay Lane  surgeries about prescriptions and doctors updated. You can download the full information here. [3/7/20]

Compassionate advice & support

We have produced an updated list of people and organisations offering  advice on personal, emotional and mental health issues. [14/10/20]. These advice lines are open to everyone whether you live in Menheniot or not. If you know someone who is suffering during self-isolation, there are ways to support them and yourself through this period. The NFU in Menheniot and Liskeard Young Farmers are on hand to help you, along with . This link takes you to our Covid information page  [7/4/20]

St Lalluwys Church Menheniot

You can speak to the Rev Becca Bell anytime from Saturday to Thursday on 01579 532186 or 07899 363458. All messages will be answered. The Church publishes a monthly magazine. Download your copy of the November online version here. [5/11/20]


Domestic Abuse continues during the lockdown. If you or someone you know needs help, this then this Safety-planning-guide might help. [25/4/20]


Be a Community Helper

If you’re on the mailing list for our Boundary Review Newsletter, you’ll have received an extra version on Tuesday afternoon inviting you to help set up a network of helpers – be our eyes and ears across the parish to help us support vulnerable people.  Check your mailbox now, and please forward to your social networks. You can view a copy of the latest newsletter here and subscribe. [31/3/20]

Volunteer Cornwall | Offers of Help

Many local organisations including charities are currently struggling to cope with the volume of requests for support.  Volunteer Cornwall is leading the coordination and recruitment for new volunteers and we have been asked to actively promote this approach, using them as the first place to make an offer, either as an individual, a group or a business.  Volunteering to fill some of these gaps and anything you can do via your social media to advertise this would be very helpful.

Volunteers – In the first instance please visit:

https://www.volunteercornwall.org.uk/coronavirusvolunteer [21/4/20]


Managing council business

For the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic, the parish council has put special arrangements in place to ensure that the business of the council may continue. You can still make applications for grants and donations, comment on planning applications and raise issues with your councillor. Go to this page for more information.[28/3/20] Planning: your questions answered We are today publishing details of three planning applications that councillors will agree a response to on 16 April. If you want to comment, please email the Clerk’s Office before Monday 13 April. Details of the applications can be seen that are currently being discussed can be found here. [6/4/20] You can still submit planning applications and comment on them. Visit this page to download a guide to how planning decisions are being made. [31/3/20] Cornwall Council planners are making temporary changes to their publicity and enforcement processes. Read more about the way that planners are maintaining their work. [3/4/20]


Allotments remain open

The parish council has taken advice from the National Allotments Society and agreed to keep the allotments open for the foreseeable future. This page explains why the allotments can stay open and how you can apply for a plot. [28/3/20]

Back in Business – operating safely during the Coronavirus pandemic

Details of Government support for business can be found here.

The Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Growth Hub website has a huge amount of information and guidance for businesses.

Cornwall Council has information to guide businesses back safely. [1/6/20]


Menheniot Boundary Review: Decision made to postpone

At its Extraordinary Meeting held on 3 November 2020, Cornwall Councillors voted to maintain the current boundary line between Menheniot and Liskeard until at least May 2021.

On Friday last, a late amendment had been submitted by Liskeard Town Council to change the boundaries before the next elections in May 2021. Today, Cornwall councillors had been due to vote on the amendment.

However, the amendment was withdrawn before the meeting, and a vote to defer a decision on the boundary was passed instead. This means that there will be no changes to any part of the boundary for the foreseeable future. But the Electoral Review Panel (the body which advises Cornwall Council) will revisit the proposal again after the elections in May next year. [24/11/20]

Menheniot and Liskeard councils will be asked to reconsider their positions sometime in 2021. This will happen once the elections are over and new councillors have been allocated to their various committees. The likely timescale at the moment is that we could see another vote being taken in about 12 months time, November 2021.

The parish council’s response

Menheniot councillors welcome Liskeard’s decision to withdraw the amendment and for the decision to be postponed. However, they are aware that the original proposal has not yet been withdrawn, and so they will be keeping a watching brief on the situation as it develops.

If you would like any information about the proposed changes, please contact the Clerk’s Office on 01579-342437.


Annual Audit: Notice of Conclusion 18 September 2020

The annual return for the parish council has been returned by its external auditors after assessment and deemed to be satisfactory. Residents always have the opportunity to inspect the annual accounts of the council, and can do so Monday-Wednesday 9am to midday with prior notice. You can see the auditor’s Conclusion Notice. [pdf]


Report It

If you have problems with potholes or waste collection, bus shelters or planning, here’s a quick guide to who-does-what and how to take action.

Menheniot Neighbourhood Development Plan 2020/21

The parish council has completed the final draft of its Neighbourhood Plan. If you’d like to stay connected to our work, send us an email and we will include you in our mailing list for bulletins. The plan has it’s own dedicated website. Visit it here, and bookmark it for future reference. You can also find us on social media. Search for #MenheniotPlan on Twitter or follow us on Facebook.

Accessibility Statement

The parish council is currently working to ensure that the website is compliant with appropriate laws and regulations. You can read more about what we have done and plan to do on this page [16/9/20].

Menheniot Council Privacy Notice

Your privacy is important to us and we take great care to protect it. We will only share your data in very specific circumstances when we have your consent. Follow this link to download the council’s General Privacy Notice. If you have any questions about the privacy of your personal data, contact the Data Protection Officer using this webform. [/one_half_last]

Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to the Menheniot Parish Council website at https://www.menheniotparish.org.uk

 

This website is run by Menheniot Parish Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website.

 

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

 

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website may not be fully accessible:

  • some PDF documents may not be fully accessible to screen reader software

 

This site is available in three versions which duplicate all textual information:

  • large screen/desktop site, includes graphics and photos. Some pages may require horizontal scrolling at high zoom.
  • small screen/mobile site, formatted to display on small screens in portrait or landscape format
  • text only site, no graphics, photos or text formatting. Text font, size and background contrast may be adjusted by means of user browser controls

 

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format please contact the Parish Clerk

  • by post: Menheniot Parish Council, Lambest Cottage, Menheniot PL14 3RE, Cornwall PL12 6RG
  • by phone: 01579-342437

 

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We seek to maintain and improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact the Parish Clerk – contact details above.

 

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

 

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Menheniot Parish Council is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

 

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below:

 

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

 

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Some PDF documents, especially those containing graphics and images, may not be fully accessible to screen readers

 

PDFs and other documents

Some of our PDFs documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services.

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.

Any new PDFs we publish will meet accessibility standards, except where these are supplied by other organisations over which we have no control.

 

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 16 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 16 September 2020. This website was last tested on 10 September 2020. The test was carried out by the Clerk’s Office.

All pages on the public facing web site, excluding PDF documents, were tested.

Groups & Activities

Details of the various groups operating and activities available in the parish can be found here.

Events

Events going on in and around Menheniot parish are posted here