Consultation on Draft Adult Social Care Charging Policy

In early March, agreement was reached at the Health and Adult Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee for a new adult social care charging policy to be developed.

Cornwall Council are now ready to launch a consultation period for the draft policy which has been developed in partnership with Healthwatch Cornwall and other voluntary and community groups.

It is imperative that Cornwall Council get resident’s views on this policy. At the moment there is a lot of confusion around how adult social care is paid for, with many people assuming that, like the National Health Service, care and support is free of charge. Unfortunately though, unless you qualify for financial assistance people will have to pay towards their care.

You will be able to feedback online, via telephone or by post. Cornwall Council are also currently monitoring the situation on social distancing and the current lock-down measures and hope to have some face-to-face sessions in August, so long as it is safe to do so. They are also planning some live online engagement sessions throughout July.

Please share information on this, making sure as many of our residents as possible have the opportunity to have their say.

More information is available on the council’s website:  https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/adult-social-care/paying-for-adult-social-care/consultation-on-draft-adult-social-care-charging-policy/

United Downs Deep Geothermal Power (UDDGP) PROJECT STATUS, JUNE 2020

The UDDGP project has been through many stages since Geothermal Engineering Ltd (GEL) launched in 2009 to develop the UK’s first deep geothermal power project. All of these have needed a number of experts from planning, fund raising and procurement through to drilling and testing. The project has benefited greatly from the knowledge of many people who have worked in all areas of drilling, engineering and geology from across Europe.

As part of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) award in 2017, GEL appointed a number of ‘Delivery Partners’ (GeoScience Ltd and University of Plymouth) to assist on the three year project.

These three years have now passed and, after a final testing period, the project will move into the construction of the power plant (a 12 month process). This will require a different set of people. We would like to take this opportunity to thank GeoScience Ltd for their boundless enthusiasm and knowledge and to University of Plymouth for their analysis of public perception. GEL greatly appreciates everything you brought to the project.
Moving forward, the project will continue to work with the 27 Universities that are currently linked to the project and the individual students that have or still are involved with the work at United Downs.

Due to the Covid-19 virus however, we have to keep the number of personnel at the site to a minimum. Hopefully that will soon end and we can enable them to progress and finish their studies.

If you have any questions about our partnerships or the testing phase of the project, do not hesitate to contact us using the details below.
Thank you
Dr Ryan Law
Managing Director GEL

CONTACT
Jane Charman: Community Relations Manager
Email: j.charman@geothermalengineering.co.uk
Tel: 01326 331920
Address: Unit 3, Gate B, United Downs Industrial Estate, TR16 5HY

IMPORTANT INFORMATION From the United Downs Deep Geothermal Power project

PROJECT UPDATE – JUNE 2020
Preparations have begun at the United Downs Deep Geothermal Power project site for the final testing phase of the project. Personnel from GEL will be joined by a small team from our contractor Marriott Drilling Ltd at the site from Wednesday 10th June to erect the workover rig and other pieces of equipment for the tests. This is a hugely exciting time and a pivotal moment in the project. We think that the rig and other equipment will be on site for around two months. The GEL team has been working hard to ensure that the United Downs site is covid-19 compliant and all possible steps have been taken to keep everyone safe. During the testing phase it is not always going to be possible for personnel to stay 2 meters apart, in this case personnel will be required to wear face coverings as well as their usual site PPE.

During the testing there is likely to be some steam visible from the wellheads and water storage pond. This is perfectly normal and will be a positive sign for us. Any steam will only be visible during the testing phase, not during longer term operations. However, if anyone has any questions please contact the team (see below). For the most up to date information about the progress of the testing please follow the project on either Twitter or Facebook and share the posts. At the moment our Community Relations Manager cannot physically meet with local groups or invite people to visit the site to share information and answer questions, so we would like local people to share social media posts as much as possible. We will keep Gwennap, Carharrack, St Day and Lanner Parish Councils up to date, so that they can also disseminate information.
Please do not hesitate to contact us, all questions are relevant to us. Thank you.

CONTACT US:
Jane Charman: Community Relations Manager Email: j.charman@geothermalengineering.co.uk
Tel: 01326 331920
Address: Unit 3, Gate B, United Downs Industrial Estate, TR16 5HY
http://geothermalengineering.co.uk/UDowns.html @uniteddownsgeo uniteddownsgeothermal

St Day Newsletter

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Unfortunately, the August edition of the St Day Newsletter will not be published, due to the continued restrictions of Covid-19. We are looking to have the November issue printed and delivered at the start of December, as it would normally be; and what a bumper edition we have to look forward to!

To all readers and advertisers, thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter.

Sarah, (Parish Clerk)

Drugs Raid in St Day

NEWS 03/06/20

Today plain clothed officers conducted a proactive operation which has resulted in the seizure of quantities of illegal drugs in both the St Day and Lanner areas.

We would like to encourage the public to make contact with us if they are concerned about drug related issues in our communities.You can contact us via our website https://crowd.in/EaH6L6 or you can anonymously pass information via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or t https://crowd.in/gJyRHS

Camborne & Redruth Police

Rogue Traders

*Please be wary of rogue traders cold calling, please do not agree to work offered by unsolicited doorstep callers, the risks are high.
*If you want work doing in your home or garden, take time to get three quotes from reputable businesses you trust and make your decision on who to use in your own time.
*If you are concerned someone is at risk, always call the police.
*If you are concerned rogue traders are operating in your area, always report it.
*If someone knocks on your door and you are not sure, don’t open the door.
*If you see cold callers in the area, have concerns for neighbours, or have any information please phone 101 or email 101@dc.police.uk.
*Please phone 999 if immediate/or a crime is taking place.
*Please pass this information on to neighbours.