Citizens Advice looking for volunteers

Citizens Advice are  looking for new volunteers in all areas of Cornwall to start training once the current lockdown restrictions are over. Their volunteers act as advisers, office admin staff and research, and campaign workers with full training provided – no previous experience is necessary.

It may be surprising to learn that the vast majority of the staff at Citizens Advice Cornwall are volunteers. Currently, they are looking for new advisers: however, there are other volunteer roles that become available from time to time, including: trustees, research and campaigns …

For information on volunteering, please see our website

Cornwall COVID19 Volunteers Update

Cornwall has had a fantastic response with the number of volunteers now supporting our communities and we now expect a growing demand for more volunteer roles.

Volunteer Drivers  The NHS is now encouraging people to attend their essential hospital appointments and treatments so there may be a need for more volunteer drivers if they wish to avoid using public transport.  Email with DRIVER in the subject line if this interests you.

Cornwall Hugs Care Workers This charity can match offers of empty holiday-lets with requests from Care Workers to provide temporary, emergency accommodation. Many Care Workers are sleeping at work or in their cars to protect vulnerable loved ones at home. ‘Cornwall Hugs Care Workers’ urgently needs accommodation providers to support these carers in their vital work. Register offers or donations here  and join  for new updates.


Local Services currently available


The times and availability of the Services listed below change to meet current conditions and Goverment Guidance – Please check regularly

St Breward Surgeries  
Brookside Surgery – Dispensary Only
Monday 2 – 3pm, Thursday 0830 – 1130 & 4 – 5.30pm, Friday 12noon – 1pm
Row Surgery
Monday 3.30 – 5.30pm, Wednesday 1030 – 1230, Friday 0830-10am


Shop & Post Office                                                        Monday to Saturday 7.30am to 7.30pm  Sundays and Bank Holidays  9am to 5pm  01208 850260                                        Home deliveries for the vulnerable and those isolating

‘When the Shop is open the Post Office is open’

The Old Inn & Restaurant Churchtown

Reopening Saturady 4th at 0800am for Breakfast   Bookings only 01208 850711
The Pub will be open
Monday-Friday 11am -11pm
Saturday 11am-11pm
Sundays 12noon-11pm
Meals Served:
Monday –   Friday 11am- 2pm and 6-9pm      Full Menu & Specials
Saturday – 11am – 9pm                                  Full Menu & Specials
Sunday –  12noon – 9pm                               Full Menu, Specials and ‘Roast’
Take Away Service everyday 6-9pm  (Delivery to those self isolating)

All entry via front door, side entrance only available for those needing an easier access for mobility

Following Goverment Guideline there will be Table Service only for food and drink.  Book your table on 01208 85071


Snails’s Pace Cafe at Wenfordbridge
Re-opening for full service and Cycle Hire on Saturday 4th July at 0930am

Café open every day 0930am-4.30pm Cycle Hire mornings only – must be prebooked  Card payment preferred 01208 851178


St Breward AFC Social Club at Brake Parc  Penvorder Lane 01208 850526

Re-opening Saturday 4th July at 12noon Saturday & Sunday from 12noon.   Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday closed. Thursday and Friday from 7pm

Club House Kitchen

Friday Breakfast 0800 – 1030 Take Way or Delivery                                                                  Saturday 5pm-8pm Take Way or Delivery           Sunday Roast 12noon-2pm Take Away or Delivery

Nic’s Mobile Catering
Monday, Wednesday & Friday Nicola Dingle 07462 127100



The Raj at Wadebridge Kirsty Hewitt is continuing to co-ordinate deliveries twice a month from The Raj to the Camel Trail Car Park at WenfordBridge. Please contact Kirsty 07748 803280 if you are interested in receiving notifications. No commitment to having a regular delivery



Golden Fry have suspended their weekly visits to St Breward during the Lockdown;  they are at present operating a Drive Through Service from the Callywith Roundabout on Monday to Fridays between noon and 1pm and between 5 and 7pm.


Fish Deliveries  Salli Scott is continuing to co-ordinate fish deliveries from Port Isaac
Please contact Salli 07877 781875 for details of ordering, collection and payment.



Moorgoods   Penvorder Lane is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday 9am to 12noon (later by appointment)  01208 850543

 Cornwall’s Household & Waste and Recycling Centres are now open 9am-4pm seven days a week.

Traffic management is in place; please follow all instructions given by Centre staff. Only one person may get out of your vehicle at any one time.

A number plate system is in place; If the last digit of your number plate carries an odd number you may only visit on an odd date in the month. If your number plate carries an even number you can only visit on an even number date in the month;  just note that ‘even numbers’ include the number ‘0’ (ie Zero) month;  just note that ‘even numbers’ include the number ‘0’ (ie Zero).

If you have a vehicle other than a car that requires a permit please display it clearly in your windscreen; Trailers are allowed onto the sites, please check that your trailer complies with the vehicle permit scheme.

Ensure you only bring waste you can move from your vehicle to the HWRC container yourself. Follow social distancing guidelines at all times. Chargeable waste such as hardcore, soil, tyres, plasterboard or asbestos is now being accepted, card payment only

Remember to stay in your vehicle while queuing to comply with social distancing and for your own safet

Please read the full Cornwall Council guidance on

Coronavirus Community Newsletter No. 12

A message from St Breward Stores & Post Office
From Monday 11th May we will be resuming our previous opening hours.
Monday – Saturday: 7.30am – 7.30pm Sunday & Bank Holidays 9am – 5pm

We would like to thank everyone for bearing with us whilst we were operating at reduced hours and whilst we operate a ‘One In, One Out’ policy.
Thank you so much for supporting us; we will continue to be mindful of all the Social Distancing Rules and will do our best to ensure that you are served as quickly as possible.
Stay safe, and we hope that bringing back our full opening times will be of benefit to the community.

We will continue to do home deliveries for the vulnerable and those isolating. We are very happy to support those individuals for as long as the service is needed to keep them safe.
Darren, Dale, Jan, Lorraine, Victoria, Nikki and Viv 01208 850260

The Old Inn Take Away Service
Friday & Saturday evening 5pm to 7pm, Bar Meals & Specials                                    Sunday Roast 12noon to 2pm, Order by 7pm Saturday
Telephone 01208 850711 to order and pay by card (cash only if no card available).

To comply with current regulations all orders will be given a time slot for collection and brought out to the Big Deck Chair.  No-one can enter the Pub.  Please order as early in the day as possible, staff will be available to take orders from 10am.
Deliveries only to those who are self isolating who have no-one else to collect for them.  Check the website for Specials

Nic’s Mobile Catering Take Away Food Service, some home deliveries  Nicola Dingle 07462 137100

Snail’s Pace Cafe are offering cake treat boxes every Friday – pre-order by end of day Thursday. £12 a box with a selection of 4 slices of cake. Free delivery to local area or pre-arranged collection times given. BACS payments please in advance. Check out social media for details or email or text 07722 056121. Also, whole cake available to pre-order – get in touch if you are interested.

Moorgoods   Penvorder Lane is open Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday 9am to 12noon (later by appointment) 01208 850543 or email

Scarecrow Event – Not a competition this year but an online event. Look at the Keyworker Scarecrows on the St Breward Carnival Facebook and the community website and please do share with family and friends locally, nationally and internationally.
Photos of your Screcrows can be sent to the Carnival Facbook page or to   

St Breward Stores – Shop window poster competition  Draw a picture on an A4 piece of paper supporting the NHS (name and address on the back, plus age if under 16) and drop in at the Shop by Sunday 17th May.  The prizes are two £20 shop vouchers (one under and over 16’s)

The Parish Council is receiving a considerable amount of information from Central Government, Cornwall Council and a variety of other Agencies;  the Council is making sure that our community website is updated regularly.   

If you think that there is information on the website that would be helpful to members of our community who do not have access to the Internet please email or telephone 01208 850727 and we will ensure that they receive a paper copy.


Cornwall Council COVID-19 update 7th May

Bulky waste and garden waste collections     Cornwall Council has restarted its bulky waste collection service for items that are too big to be included in normal household rubbish collections. The cost depends on the category of item you’d like to have collected, beginning at £26 for up to four standard items. For more information or to book a collection, see  Bulky waste collections

The Council’s fortnightly domestic garden waste collection service for things like grass clippings, weeds, leaves and prunings is also running as normal. First time subscribers will need to buy a brown bin or reusable bag, details at Garden waste collections  or you can compost your garden waste by  buying a Cornwall Council subsidised composter or Green Johanna. Alternatively, read our Get Composting article and find out how to make good compost the traditional way.

New 24/7 mental health telephone support, advice and triage

There is now a 24/7 open access phone service for anyone worried about their mental health. Support is available to anyone, regardless of age, all day, every day, by calling free on 0800 038 5300. There are also useful resources for anyone who needs to talk at Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Safer Cornwall is calling on residents to support each other during the pandemic and avoid confrontations over social distancing. This partnership has received reports of verbal abuse, abuse on social media, and criminal damage to personal property as a result of people being mistaken for breaking social distancing rules.

Both Devon and Cornwall Police and Cornwall Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour Team have warned that they will not tolerate behaviour causing harassment, alarm or distress and will take action against those responsible. Residents are reminded to treat one another with respect at this difficult time and to report their concerns to the correct agencies so they can carry out the appropriate investigations.

Anyone concerned about social gathering should contact the Police by calling 101 or email and 999 in an emergency. If a business is suspected of flouting closure orders,  reports should be made to Cornwall Council on 0300 123 1118

Cornwall Bereavement Network is offering a new helpline, for people who have experienced the death of a family member at home, or who are dying at home. The service provides pastoral support similar to that provided by the Chaplaincy team at Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust. The number for the helpline is 01726 829874.

Boots pharmacies provide Safe Spaces for domestic abuse victims

UK SAYS NO MORE has teamed up with Boots UK to launch Safe Spaces in their pharmacies across the UK. Victims of domestic abuse can access the consultation rooms in Boots pharmacies, where they can contact specialist domestic abuse services for support and advice. The scheme is in response to the desperate situation facing many victims who are isolating with perpetrators during lockdown, and who may not be able to reach out to friends, family, co-workers or support services while at home.

GPs and hospitals urge Cornwall and Isles of Scilly residents to get the urgent care and treatment they need.

Many people in the UK are too concerned about being a burden on the NHS to seek help from their GP, latest figures show. Here in Cornwall, adult attendances for major illness and injury at the county’s main emergency department are down by 50 percent and the number of children being brought in for serious conditions is down even more, by almost 80 percent. Health and care professionals are concerned that people are putting off making appointments, even though they might be worried about symptoms that could be signs of cancer or other serious illness.

Parents are also being encouraged not to delay in seeking treatment and care if their child has a COVID infection or any other urgent medical problem. The Handi App will help parents decide when they need to get help, or to go online, or call 111 for advice. If they are worried about very serious symptoms, always call 999.

Anyone who is unsure if something needs a hospital visit can check online at or call 111.

Adult social care equipment

Anyone who currently uses equipment issued by Cornwall Council’s Community Equipment Loan Service (CELs) can still contact the Council if there’s a problem with their equipment, if it’s due for a service, or to request new equipment.

This includes residents who rely on Lifeline devices, which monitor movements and can send help in an emergency.

Equipment that helps people to live independently in their own homes is an essential service, and it’s important that residents are still able to use that equipment safely.
All of these services can be accessed while observing social distancing measures.

For enquiries about community equipment – whether that’s to collect items that are no longer needed or to see about fixing a broken piece of kit – the number to call is 01208 269716.

Don’t go in, or on, the sea

The RNLI is advising people that they should not take part in any water-based activity on or in the sea over the bank holiday weekend. This is to reduce the risk to the lifesaving charity’s volunteer crews and other emergency services being exposed to COVID-19, and the pressure on their time.

RNLI Lifeguard patrols did not take up their usual posts along our coast at the end of March due to the COVID-19 restrictions, and at this stage there is no predicting when they may be able to return. RNLI Lifeboat crews are still on standby to help sea craft in distress, but people are being asked to do their bit to prevent avoidable incidents on the shoreline.

Beaches are open for exercise, but people shouldn’t congregate on them and should only exercise locally.



Information from Lets Talk Cornwall on Covid-19

Covid19 Community Toolkit

A lot of information and advice for residents can be accessed from here (just follow the links): some of it has already been posted on this website and there are reminders about safety, social distancing and the correct way to hand wash. There also links to the latest factual advice from various public bodies; safeguarding and volunteering.


Cornwall Council COVID-19 Update – 1 May 2020

Post Office support of isolating customers   Cash delivery payments are now available for Post Office card account claimants who are shielding at home. The Government is contacting these 27,000 POca customers  to ensure they are able to access their payments. When notified by Department for Work and Pensions of individuals who require a cash delivery, the Post Office will send cash to their home using Royal Mail Special Delivery, ensuring that it arrives by 9pm the following day.

The Post Office also has two cash access services for customers with bank accounts at any of the UK’s banks, building societies or credit unions:

  • Payout Now – a service where self-isolating customers can ask their bank to send them a voucher by SMS text, email or post and give it to a trusted individual to withdraw cash on their behalf.

Fast PACE – a pre-authorised cheque encashment service that allows a customer to arrange for a trusted individual to collect a cheque from them, cash it at the Post Office, and return with the cash.

Headstart Kernow project is making specialist mental health support available to young people and their families and carers.
The advice for young people was created with the help of young people themselves and can be found at StartNow Cornwall   This contains information on the five ways to wellbeing and lots of other advice, telephone numbers etc. The advice for parents and carers can be found at Emotional Resilience for Parents and Carers  where there are lots of videos to help parents to understand what their young person is going through, blog posts and tips for supporting each other.

COVID-19 testing facilities for key workers in Cornwall

Following the Government announcement that testing is now available for all key workers, there is now more information available on how people can arrange a test in Cornwall.
All staff and residents in care homes are now also allowed a test, regardless of whether they have symptoms or not.

There are two new testing sites, one in Threemilestone and the other in Liskeard, which are run by the NHS. These are available seven days a week and can be requested through the key worker’s workplace. Tests are also available at the sites in Plymouth and Exeter.

Tests are available for the key worker, as well as any other members of their household – whoever has symptoms should get the test. Tests should only be done within the first five days of the person showing symptoms.

Tests are by appointment only and results are given to the individual and their GP within 24 hours. Managers can request a test using an online referral form                              People can find out if they are considered a key worker on the list provided by the Government

Safety tips for families experiencing domestic abuse during COVID-19

Safer Cornwall has launched a campaign to raise awareness of safety measures families can put in place if they are experiencing domestic abuse during the current lockdown. The campaign provides example safety plans, safety apps that are available, information for staying safe at home and what to do if risk escalates. It also features key safety tips posted on social media and at Safer Cornwall

Services are still available for anyone who needs help. Anyone who is in immediate danger, should call 999. The police are still responding to domestic abuse as a priority during this time

If you or someone you know is affected by domestic abuse or sexual violence, please contact:                                                                                                                     Cornwall’s Domestic Abuse Service: email                   Tel: 0300 777 4777   You can also make an online referral at Safer Futures

Cancer support

The Mustard Tree Cancer Support Centre at Derriford Hospital is offering a telephone support line while the centre is closed to the public during the COVID-19 outbreak. Staff are available for emotional and psychological support between 9.30am and 4pm on 01752 430060. Benefits and financial advice is available on the same number. Telephone appointments will be made available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

The COVE Macmillan Support Centre at the Royal Cornwall Hospital is closed during the coronavirus outbreak, but advisers are still working. Anyone who needs information, support and advice on cancer, can email  or ring 01872 672090. Callers will be asked to leave a message, and can expect a call back within 24 hours (excluding weekends).

Fire Service plea for people not to light bonfires

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service and Cornwall Council’s Environmental Health department are urging people not to have outdoor fires at present after a 43% increase in wild and bonfire incidents since last year.

The increase is placing extra strain on the Fire Service at a time when fire crews need to be on standby to help respond to the current health crisis – and when some officers are seconded to help ambulances and paramedics.

Residents who are adversely affected by smoke from neighbours repeatedly having garden waste bonfires, or who believe that other items such as plastics or treated wood are being burned, can contact Environmental Health on 0300 1234 212.

Highway works

In light of the ongoing national pandemic, Cornwall Council’s priority is to maintain highway safety by repairing reported defects. You can report highway defects online, and these will be inspected and managed in the usual way. The Council also has provisions in place to deal with any emergency incidents, including out of hours, as they arise.

All routine highways maintenance activities are currently suspended. The Council is working with partners to ensure these works begin again as quickly and safely as possible.

Road safety

During the past few weeks, there have been reports of a large increase in the number of drivers being caught speeding as they travel on Cornwall’s quieter than normal roads. At the same time, more people are out walking and cycling for their daily exercise on narrow country lanes.

Cornwall Council is urging residents to drive with their normal care and attention during lockdown – not only for their own safety, but also to avoid putting extra pressure on already stretched emergency services, who would be called on to deal with the consequences of any accidents.

Inclusion Cornwall Newsletter No.5, part 2

St Austell Swap Shop is offering:

Introduction to Food Growing, a free online course, Thursdays 2 – 3pm, starting 30th April.

Not working and into food? Interested in learning more about growing your own fruit & vegetables?   Join our interactive online growing course, meet and chat with other learners – from beginner to experienced grower – everyone is welcome!   We will look at your growing space, what to sow and grow, how to deal with problems and year round growing.

The course is via Zoom – access to an email address, internet connection and a computer/laptop or smart phone with camera/audio is required. Full support on getting linked up to Zoom will be provided.

To register your interest and to find out more, please call 01209 310610 and leave your details and we will call you back.


Cornwall Libraries Lego Club

Wednesdays, 12 noon, an online Lego club. Join it at