Remembrance Day 12th November 2023, led by Revd Antony Naylor with Cllr Craig Dowler in attendance.
Streetlighting -Switch off is coming!
Changes to streetlighting
Cornwall Council is introducing a midnight to 5am switch off for many streetlights across Cornwall, to save carbon and costs.
Those that are intended to be switched off have been carefully considered and Cornwall Council is now liaising with the police in the final check.
The aim is to start in November by switching off streetlights between midnight and 5am in the first 10 parishes of Mylor, Perranarworthal, Ponsanooth, St Day, Gerrans, St Goran, St Just-in-Roseland, St Michael Caerhays, Tregony with Cuby, and Veryan.
The roll out across the rest of Cornwall will continue over the following months.
Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) update
Cornwall Council is introducing new services at HWRCs across Cornwall to help reduce waste and increase recycling rates. Additional items that can now be recycled include:
Books – Book reuse and recycling is now available on all sites.
Paint – Look out for the new paint reuse areas being rolled out across all sites throughout the autumn.
Rigid plastics – Items such as plastic bins, storage boxes and garden furniture can now be recycled at Bude, Connon Bridge, Dudnance Lane, Falmouth, Helston, Launceston, Newquay, St Austell, Truro and United Mines.
Flat glass – Sheet glass and glass windows in plastic frames can now be taken to Helston, Falmouth, Newquay, Saltash, Truro and United Mines.
Wetsuits – They can now be taken to the St Erth and Newquay sites where they are repaired and reused by The Wave Project charity.
Those arriving with unsorted black bag waste may be asked to separate out any recyclable items.
Bus Fares Held
It has been announced that from the 1st July the £2 single journey cap is set to continue. It will be available across Cornwall until the end of October, so however long your single journey may be, it will not cost more than £2.
Singles, returns and town products are frozen. However, there will be some rises to other fares from July 2nd including our multi-journey tickets, which will be going up in order to minimise the impact of our increased operating costs. However, day, week and monthly tickets still offer great value and are still lower than their March 2022 price when Government funding from the Department for Transport launched Make Big Savings by Bus. The scheme offers discounted bus fares to everyone across the county and saw Transport for Cornwall reduce most bus fares by 35% in April 2022.
You will still be able to buy the great value £5 day ticket when you buy a bundle of five and our adult single fares start from only £1.60.
Bolventor - Salt & Grit Bin
We have now installed a salt & grit bin on the bus stop hardstanding. Hopefully this will be lightly used but in such an exposed environment an absolute necessity.
250 care workers urgently needed
A call out has been made urging people across Cornwall to come forward
and work in the care sector, supporting people to live independently in their
It is thought over 250 additional people are needed to work in home care, to help keep Cornwall’s care and health system moving over the difficult winter period. Although 250 people won’t fill all of the care vacancies we have, it will have a significant, positive impact.
There are a range of jobs available, many with flexible hours and good rates of pay. Visit our Proud to Care Cornwall website to apply.
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