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    • Rogue traders and doorstep sellers across the country targeted in a UK wide week of action
      Members of Cornwall Council’s Trading Standards team have spent the past week targeting rogue traders in attempt to disrupt their activities and promote awareness of the financial harm and misery they can bring. It is the 13th year in a row that the team have joined forces with other agencies to help raise awareness of […]
    • Event shows how robots could support the future of care in Cornwall
      Virtual reality and mobile apps are just some of the technology already being used to help people age well.     Hundreds of social care experts, including those from Cornwall Council, came together at Technology Enabled Care event hosted by Cornwall Council and the Shaping Our Future programme held at New County Hall in Truro, on 9 […]
    • Childhood obesity rates in Cornwall improving
      The number of children in Cornwall who are overweight has dropped this year according to statistics released this week. The data is taken from the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP), which records the weight of children in reception year (aged 4-5 years) and year 6 (aged 10-11 years) in schools across the country. In some […]
    • Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly urges people to consider adoption
      On the eve of National Adoption Week (15-21 October), more people are being urged to consider adoption, with around 40 children a year in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly needing permanent homes. Cornwall Council and the Council of the Isles of Scilly Adoption Agency say children who require adoptive parents could have suffered from […]
    • Deadline for secondary school applications
      Time is running out for parents to apply for secondary school places for their children. The application deadline for secondary places is 31 October. Cornwall Council is urging families to submit application forms by this date to give children the best possible chance of being placed at a preferred school. Parents who miss the application […]
    • Early action to reduce homelessness
      A new referral system to help people facing homelessness has been introduced in Cornwall.  Seventeen referrals for people threatened with homelessness or who are homeless have already been made thanks to the introduction of the ALERT referral system, run by Cornwall Council and Cornwall Housing. The new system enables organisations like Jobcentre Plus, Social Services, […]
    • Parking charges
      Following recent reports about parking charges in Cornwall ahead of the Economic Growth and Development Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 16 October, Cornwall Council cabinet portfolio holder for transport Geoff Brown said: “I want to assure everyone that these are not proposed new charges but were simply produced to give the committee an indication of […]
    • This #HousingDay families with a local connection celebrate moving into Cornwall Council homes
      Families have moved into new homes in Dobwalls which have been bought by the Council as part of its commitment to provide 1,000 new homes. Seven new homes at Penhale Close in Dobwalls have been bought by the Council from Wainhomes to add to Cornwall Housing’s stock of social housing.  They have been let to […]
    • Aerohub Business Park Workspace Scheme Reaches Major Milestone
      Construction of Cornwall Council’s flagship development at the Aerohub Business Park at Cornwall Airport Newquay has marked a major milestone towards its completion with a topping out ceremony. The development, part of Cornwall Council’s commitment to secure 38,000 new jobs on council land by 2030, is supported by £4.4m of investment from the European Regional […]
    • Quick wins helping people get back on their feet faster
      Work to transform adult social care services is delivering some early wins, with a trial project getting people back on their feet as quickly as possible and freeing up services for others. STEPS, Cornwall Council’s reablement service aims to support people to get mobile and live independently in their own homes, enabling people to age […]

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