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Cornwall Council’s concerns as Covid-19 cases rise across Cornwall

A press release issued by Cornwall Council on 18 December 2020 states that:

People across Cornwall are being urged to keep their guard up as cases of Covid-19 start to rise across our communities.

Members of the multi-agency Local Outbreak Engagement Board, led by Cornwall Council, heard today (Friday, December 18) that the number of infections has risen again since the end of the last lockdown.

The current rate of infection is around 33 per 100,000, up from 18 just a week ago, and shows no signs of slowing down.

This puts Cornwall on a par with many other areas of the UK in terms of the increase in rate of transmission.

Members of the board, which includes the Council, NHS Kernow and Visit Cornwall, are now urging residents to stick closely to the public health guidance and think carefully about their Christmas and new year plans.

Rachel Wigglesworth, Director of Public Health for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, said: “We know it is incredibly easy to catch and spread coronavirus. You can spread it to others even if you and the people you meet have no symptoms.

“With this in mind, we are asking people to consider these risks carefully before agreeing to form a Christmas bubble. You could always celebrate Christmas in other ways, by using technology or meeting outdoors for a walk, without bringing households together or travelling between different parts of the country.”

Cllr Julian German, Leader of Cornwall Council, said: “It is now more important than ever that we follow the rules and get Covid-19 back under control in Cornwall.

“We’re currently in the lowest tier but we can’t afford to drop our guard at Christmas. If we do then the virus will sneak back in and spread from home to home, as it has done in recent weeks.

“Residents need to think long and hard about their Christmas and new year plans – is it worth risking the health of so many people for a one-off get-together? We’d also urge visitors to think about whether they really need to travel to Cornwall in the coming days.

“Put simply, to relax now would undo all the hard work and sacrifices that people have made. It would cost lives, damage our economy and would be frankly unforgivable.”

More information about Christmas bubbles, rule of six, visiting other areas and other festive advice is available on the council’s website at www.cornwall.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/public-health-cornwall/information-about-coronavirus-covid-19/your-health-symptoms-and-staying-safe/christmas-and-coronavirus/   

For the latest information on the pandemic in Cornwall, including the most recent data and details on how to access support, visit www.cornwall.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/public-health-cornwall/information-about-coronavirus-covid-19/

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

Mobile library dates

We have been given the following dates by Cornwall Council, for the mobile library service:

Newmill – Old Post Office15:35 -16:05
Long Rock – Park16:20 -16:45
Next visits are Thursdays:   7th January / 4th February / 4th March 2021
Lelant – Brewery Hill09:30 – 09:50
Cripplesease – Engine10:05 -10:25
Ludgvan – Church10:35 -11:00
Marazion – Godolphin Drive11:10 -12:00
Next visits are Fridays:   8th January / 5th February / 5th March 2021  

The mobile library is currently open for a Click and Collect Service or Staff Selection from the van.

To order books please go to www.cornwall.gov.uk/library and select “Mobile Library” as your delivery place.

You can also access e-Books, Audio Books, Newspapers and Magazines for FREE on the library website.

Please be aware that these timetables are subject to change and the most up to date timetable and information can be found by visiting the Library Mobile webpage at:

www.cornwall.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/libraries/your-local-library/mobile-library-service/

Act of Remembrance 2020

Acts of Remembrance in 2020 were held in line with social distancing regulations, but were no less poignant. Organisations laid their wreaths at different times throughout Remembrance Sunday, and it is believed that individuals and members of organisations across the parish paused in their own acts of remembrance, whether on visits to the war memorial in Ludgvan Churchyard, or elsewhere.

Wreath on war memorial 2020 Ludgvan
War memorial, Remembrance Sunday 2020, Ludgvan Parish Church
Poppy wreath, Ludgvan Parish Council 2020
Wreath laid by Cllr Maggy Parker, on behalf of Ludgvan Parish Council

Poppy campaign 2020 – a message from the Royal British Legion

How to get a Poppy this year during Remembrance  

Like so many things this year the poppy appeal has had to adapt to the threat of Covid-19 and the Royal British Legion are asking people to support the armed forces community like never before because every poppy counts.

Due to the pandemic our volunteer street collectors and organisers are too vulnerable for it to be safe for them to help us this year. So did you know you can order 20 Poppies in the post for free online this year to give to your friends and neighbours, any donation is left up to you, order here. Poppies will also be available in most major supermarkets in Cornwall and some local shops. from 22nd of October. Or you could just print a poppy and display it in your window. Whatever you choose, show your support to the Armed Forces personnel who have stood alongside key workers during Covid-19.

We remember those who have fought and made the ultimate sacrifice and honour our living heroes contribution, at 11am on 11th of November 2020, and on Remembrance Sunday which this year falls on the 8th of November.

For enquiries about the Cornwall poppy appeal this year, please contact Annie Binding at abinding@britishlegion.org.uk for more information about The Royal British Legion in Cornwall contact Susanne Archard at SArchard@britishlegion.org.uk  or call 0808 802 8080

Community spirit recognised!

The covid-19 emergency has had many negative effects, and steps to tackle the spread of the disease has taken sacrifices from us all, with the restrictions on what we can and cannot do on a daily basis.

For some, the restrictions, and especially the national lockdown starting in March of this year, were particularly difficult to cope with. Many people could not shop for their groceries, or collect their medicine. This is where volunteers, local businesses and the local community as a whole stepped in and helped.

Ludgvan parish councillors have been so impressed by the support and community spirit during this time, that they would like to say ‘thank you!’ to anyone who helped in any way. It is by pulling together in this way, across the parish, that has helped the community to stay strong.

A certificate of appreciation! Signed by parish council chairman Cllr Roy Mann, September 2020

Grants for local groups

Ludgvan Parish Council has opened its grants application process. Community groups and projects are invited to submit an application for funding, with a deadline for applications of Friday 7 August 2020. (Later applications will be considered in the next funding round).

For more information, and to download the application form, click here.

Could YOU be a parish councillor?

There are currently three vacancies on the parish council, and the council is keen to fill these vacancies. If you wish to help represent the views of the local community and feel that you have skills, experience or enthusiasm that you can bring to the role, then we want to hear from you!

Find out more – click here for more information and to apply to be co-opted as a parish councillor.