Parish Office

I am sorry, but I am unavailable on Tuesday 12th February at the Enterprise Centre in Vogue and the St Day coffee morning.

Please contact me on 01209 210298/07826 856262 for any matters concerning the Parish Council, as I will be working from home.

I will be there next week, as usual!

Once again, my apologies, Sarah Moore, (Parish Clerk)

 

 

Update on the United Downs Deep Geothermal Power Project – January 2019

Drilling of our first well, UD-1, started on 8th November 2018. We originally intended this to be the injection well but, having reviewed the drilling performance to date and the geological information from cuttings, we have decided that it will now be the production well. This is the more important well of the two as it will provide crucial information about the geology and temperature at our target depth, and it is important that we complete it as soon as possible.

At the date of writing (31 st January) we have reached a depth of 2,300m. We will continue drilling at a diameter of 12 ¼” to a depth of about 4,000m and then run the last of the three casing strings. Then we will finish the hole at a diameter of 8 ½” before carrying out a short period of production testing and scientific measurements. We will then skid the rig 8m to the second hole location and begin drilling UD-2, sometime in April.

Drilling has been slower than expected and there have been some technical issues with the rig and casing that have caused minor delays. We will try to
catch up some of the lost time but it is likely that we won’t now finish the second well until May or June, roughly a month later than our original plan.
The microseismic monitoring system continues to collect background data, and we are working towards completing the remaining installations before drilling of UD-1 is finished.

Our education programme continues to gain momentum with continuing visits to both primary and secondary schools, participation in the Cornwall STEM programme and development of a specific learning hub for the closest secondary schools based on measuring worldwide seismic activity. During 2018 the programme directly reached more than 2,000 local students.

The public drop-in sessions at site have been very well attended and we have been pleased with the overwhelmingly positive response from visitors. The next session is planned for 18 th February, and further sessions will be arranged in March and April. The dates will be publicised on the project website, on community noticeboards and on Gate B at the site.

The project website provides information about geothermal energy in general, and the UDDGP project in particular, and will be kept up to date with news on the programme and site activities.

www.uniteddownsgeothermal.co.uk

UDDGP Project Team

Notice from United Downs Deep Geothermal Power (UDDGP)


PUBLIC DROP IN SESSIONS
Saturday 19th January, 11am – 1pm & Monday 18th February, 2pm – 4pm


Drop-in sessions will be a chance for you to talk to a member of the project team, browse the information panels, watch educational and project films and view the rig from our viewing platform. The map on the link below shows the UDDGP site office. Please park at Gate C and walk to our site entrance at Gate B to enter the office, where our staff will meet you.

If you wish to book a group visit or for more information on the project, please see our website www.uniteddownsgeothermal.co.uk or contact us: 01326 218955; Website: www.uniteddownsgeothermal.co.uk

 


January 2019 UDDGP Drop In

February 2019 UDDGP Drop In

St Day Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan – The Business Survey

Dear Business Owner,
We need your help…  All you need to do is just answer a few short questions.  Part of the work of St Day Neighbourhood Development Plan is to develop a framework for businesses in the areas of St Day, Scorrier and Gwennap Pit. This survey is to gain the opinions of those people who run businesses in these areas.  An opportunity to identify what will help you. The more responses we get the better the information.  This survey is anonymous (if you provide contact details they will not be linked to the responses). If you wish to discuss any issues further or to have more information about the Neighbourhood Development Plan, please contact the parish council – stdaypc@gmail.com.
 
Attached is a link to a Survey Monkey Questionnaire, please click on this link and respond on the form and follow instructions to submit the survey.
 
Your replies will form an important part of how we develop policies to expand business and employment in the Parish.

Please respond by Friday 3rd November.
Many thanks,
St Day Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan – Economy and Employment Working Group

NOTICE from CHACEWATER & DEVORAN SURGERIES – FLU VACCINE UPDATE

We now have had confirmation of our delivery of the vaccines for patients over the age of 65.

Due to the delivery schedule for these vaccinations we will have to alter our system for giving these to ensure that we have enough for all our eligible patients.

We will be contacting these patients inviting them to specific organised clinics. Invitations will be going out soon and the clinics will be held in November.

If patients are unable to attend their chosen clinic then alternative arrangements can be made.

We will be requesting patients to bring their invitation letters with them to the clinics. Although these clinics are for invited patients, there will not be appointments slots so that patients can attend at their convenience between the hours advertised.

Eligible patients under the age of 65 will also be vaccinated at these clinics and will be able to attend whichever date is convenient for them. Please contact the surgery for the clinic dates and times.

We sincerely apologise for the delays and issues with the flu service this year.

 

The Health Centre, Chacewater, Truro, Cornwall TR4 8QS

Tel: 01872 560346   Fax: 01872 562203

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The Surgery, Quay Road, Devoran, Truro, Cornwall TR3 6PW

Tel: 01872 562200    Fax: 01872 864790

Website: www.chacewatersurgery.co.uk    Email: letters.chacewater@nhs.net

Message from UNITED DOWNS DEEP GEOTHERMAL POWER PROJECT

TEMPORARY PARKING RESTRICTIONS – 10th to 24th October

You are probably aware of the preparation work that has been going on at the UDDGP site since March.We are now ready to start the drilling programme and we expect our drilling rig to start arriving on 11th October.From the 10th of October for approximately 2 weeks there will be a parking restriction on either side of the road leading to the main gate of our site. This is to provide clear access and to ensure that no parked cars are at risk of damage, the area will be marked off with traffic cones for the duration of the restriction.
We would be grateful for your cooperation and will endeavour to keep any disruption to a minimum but if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us using the information below.

Thank you again for your cooperation

01326 218955