Have your say on nature recovery in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
Cornwall Council is creating a new Local Nature Recovery Strategy for the region in partnership with the Local Nature Partnership and the Council of the Isles of Scilly.
This strategy will be pivotal in helping nature to recover and grow across the region. When finished, it will provide a WHAT, WHERE, and HOW guide to restoring nature across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Everyone can have a role in helping to shape the strategy. The best way to get involved is by completing the survey and interactive map. Find out more about the Local Nature Recovery Strategy on Let’s Talk Cornwall.
This survey will close on the 22nd October.
The survey should take between 10-15 minutes to complete.
Major health survey on the cost of living crisis
Your feedback can help improve Cornwall's health and care servicesWe need your experiences, feedback and ideas to help improve local health and care services across Cornwall.
Please complete our online survey to give your views before 30 September. We'll use your feedback to shape the next version of our Integrated Care Strategy.
This is a 10 year plan that will set out how local organisations will work together to plan, deliver and improve local health and care services.
Have your say
We are aware of lots of people coming down with coughs and colds and feeling generally unwell. Help stop the spread of germs by taking simple steps to protect yourself and others:
If you don’t feel well enough to go to work or carry out your normal activities, please try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people. For more information visit People with symptoms of a respiratory infection including COVID-19 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Keep an eye out for flyposting
There is no formal definition of flyposting, but it is generally taken to mean the display of advertising material on buildings and street furniture without the consent of the owner.
Unauthorised flyposting on both public and private property is a criminal offence. It can result in fines being given out by the Magistrates Court, or a fixed penalty notice up to £80 being issued by Cornwall Council or the Police.
Please advise local residents of this if you are approached for advice. Also, if you are aware of examples of flyposting and can identify the perpetrator, you can report this to Cornwall Council for investigation using these links:
PARISH COUNCIL VACANCY
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A MEMBER OF
MARHAMCHURCH PARISH COUNCIL?
Are you passionate about your community? Do you have the desire to help your community? Do you have concerns about a specific issue and want to do something about it?
We need people from all backgrounds and experiences who reflect their community to put themselves forward for co-option to the Parish Council.
A statutory notice to advertise the vacancy in Marhamchurch was posted and no by election was called for therefore Marhamchurch may co-opt to fill the vacancy.
No special qualification is required to be a councillor and the position is voluntary.
You must be:
You must not:
If you think you’d like to join the Parish Council please email the clerk a personal statement which includes:
• Any relevant information you
• Why you are interested in becoming a councillor
• Confirmation that you are not disqualified from holding office as a councillor and are also qualified to do so.
If more people indicate their interest in becoming a Parish Councillor than the number of vacancies available, the Parish Council will make their decision by a majority vote at the next meeting.
What do Parish Councillors do?
Marhamchurch Parish Council is made up of 9 voluntary Councillors. They meet once a month to discuss and act on issues that are important to the local community.
The Parish Council sets a proportion of local taxes to be spent in the Parish, comments on planning applications in the Parish and run projects that help maintain, improve or enhance the local area.
Becoming a councillor is a rewarding experience as you will be able to make a change in your community to help improve residents’ lives.
Please see the following resources for more information:
All About Town and Parish Councils prepared by The National Association of Local Authorities (NALC)
Make a Change, Become a Councillor Campaign from NALC to encourage people from all backgrounds to put themselves forward to join Parish and Town Councils. The site includes a number of short films collated where you can hear from Parish Councillors about why they joined their council and what difference they hope to make.
Email your letter of application to the Clerk: Ellie Hawkins
Staff will be attending events across Cornwall throughout the summer, as well as asking people to feedback through the Let’s Talk Cornwall website about their experiences of using health and care services.
Please do fill in the survey and encourage others to have their say. You can fill in the survey and find out more here: https://letstalk.cornwall.gov.uk/integratedcarestrategy
which is open until Saturday 30 September.
We've turned Cornwall's bus timetable on its head
How handy would it be if Cornwall's bus timetable was organised not by dry route numbers and complicated schedules but by a nice, friendly photo of that beach you want to get to?
Or that attraction you want to visit, those sights you're excited to see or that scenic route you're raring to explore.
Spoiler alert: now it is!
Cornwall has bucket loads of fun on offer and many of Cornwall's great days out are just one bus ride away.
So it makes sense that the Bucket Loads By Bus website has reverse engineered the traditional, numbers-heavy bus timetable.
They've organised the information round popular day out destinations like Flambards and Eden.
And they've suggested scenic bus routes to take on days when it's the journey, not the destination, that counts.
Single journeys are a maximum of £2 until 31 October.
Find bucket loads of bus fun
The official proclamation of the new Sovereign, King Charles lll, will be read at 6pm on Sunday 11th September by the Chair of Marhamchurch Parish Council, Cllr Tony Perry. This will take place in The Square.
A book of condolence is available in St Marwenne's Church or in The Parkhouse Centre.
An online book of condolence is at https://www.royal.uk/send-message-condolence
Queen Elizabeth II
1926 - 2022