Message from Cornwall Association of Local Councils
Are you visiting Cornwall? Have you just arrived? If you choose to go against government advice and not go home, then please stay in your holiday home/ accommodation
AND SELF-ISOLATE FOR 7 DAYS
Cornwall has ONE hospital for the whole county and we have an elderly population. We will struggle to cope with the Coronavirus outbreak as it is without the pressure of many more people.
Get provisions in, stay at ‘home’ and spread the word:
Don’t go out
Don’t go to the shops
Don’t go for a walk
Don’t pop to the beach
Don’t take the dog out
Don’t nip out to watch the sunset
Don’t check the surf
Stay at home
Thank you for helping to protect this community.
Official HM Government advice: essential travel does NOt include visits to second homes, camp sites, caravan parks or similar whether for isolation purposes or holidays. people should remain in their primary residence. Not to do so puts additional pressure on communities and services that are already at risk.
Yesterday, a group comprising Parish Councillors, St Breward Stores & Post Office and some community members was set up to discuss how our community could be cared for during the on-going Covid-19 emergency, particularly ensuring that the elderly and vulnerable have access to the things they need.
1. The vulnerable: a list of individuals who may require assistance is being drawn up, whether for delivery of essential items, collection of essential medical prescriptions or anything else considered essential. If you know of someone, please contact Veronica Stansfield at firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure that the individual is added to the list.
2. Volunteers: anyone who would be willing to help out with practical assistance and meets the following criteria:
a) being fit & healthy b) have no underlying health conditions c) not sharing a household with someone showing symptoms, however mild, or currently isolating d) under 70 years of age
St Breward Stores are offering a home delivery order for orders over £10: payment by BACS or cash – if these are not possible, please speak to the stores. (Delivery times cannot be guaranteed.) To arrange a delivery, please call 01208 850260
Nic’s Mobile Catering and the Old Inn & Restaurant are both offering a take-away food service. Nic’s Mobile catering: 07462 137100; The Old Inn & Restaurant: 01208 850711
Brookside Surgery: currently believed not to be seeing patients but still dispensing prescriptions
Dr Garrod’s surgery is by appointment only.
Repeat prescriptions can be ordered online or posted through the surgery door. If you are unable to collect your prescription, arrangements can be made to have your essential medications collected.
5. St Breward Community Bus: this service has been suspended for 3 months: this is in the interests of the community.
Cormac has reported that a fallen tree is causing flooding at the footbridge, known as Rolypoly Bridge, on the River Camel on Footpath 3: this footpath runs between Higher Lank and Penrose Burden . The Environment Agency has been contacted.
The affected bridge is marked on the left of the map.
St Breward Stores now has the latest edition of ‘The Parish Magazine’ in stock. Get your copy to read about past and future events in St Breward – and also in Helland and Blisland with Temple. Learn about some of our local superstitions, try out the recipe, read the nature reports and find out much, much more about local life.
The next monthly meeting of the Parish Council will be held in the Memorial Hall on Tuesday 3rd March, starting at 7pm. Members of the public are welcome and may speak to the meeting on topics on the Agenda just prior to the start. Topics raised by the public but not on the Agenda will be carried forward to the next meeting.
Cornwall Council is developing a follow-on Superfast 3 project, again part-funded by the EU. The project is expected to run from late 2020 to 2022.
The funding will be far from sufficient to cover all slow premises, so to assist the Council with targeting please can you let us know of any clusters of rural businesses that cannot currently get good broadband speeds? You can check expected speeds at www.dslchecker.bt.com and check current plans at www.superfastcornwall.org/current-programme.
Please send any lists of business addresses to email@example.com with a subject line of “Business clusters in Camelford Network Area ”.
Please note that the Council is analysing the full database of all 312,000 premises in Cornwall, so this is just a sanity check to help ensure any key business clusters are appropriately logged.
St Breward Stores has the February edition of The Parish Magazine in stock so get your copy before it runs out!
Lots of information about recent events and events to come; reports from our Cornwall Councillors and our MP; articles on nature and on superstitions; some history; church and chapel items; adverts by local businesses and, as ever, some jokes…