Information on the Census – 21st March 2021

Households across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, alongside the rest of England and Wales will soon be asked to take part in Census 2021. The census is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives us the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. It has been carried out every decade since 1801, with the exception of 1941.

It will be the first census run predominantly online, with households receiving a letter with a unique access code, allowing them to complete the questionnaire on their computers, phones or tablets.

“A successful census will ensure everyone from local government to charities can put services and funding in the places where they are most needed,”

Iain Bell, deputy national statistician at the Office for National Statistics, said “This could mean things like doctors’ surgeries, schools and new transport routes. That’s why it is so important everyone takes part and we have made it easier for people to do so online on any device, with help and paper questionnaires for those that need them.”

Census day will be on Sunday 21st March, but households across the country will receive letters with online codes allowing them to take part from early March. The census will include questions about your sex, age, work, health, education, household size and ethnicity. And, for the first time, there will be a question asking people whether they have served in the armed forces, as well as voluntary questions for those aged 16 and over on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Results will be available within 12 months, although personal records will be locked away for 100 years, kept safe for future generations.

For more information, visit census.gov.uk

Mr John Floyd – Census Engagement Manager for West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

CHACEWATER and DEVORAN SURGERIES – CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR OPENING TIMES

CHACEWATER SURGERY

Thursday 24th December 8.30 am – 6.00 pm
Friday 25th December CLOSED
Saturday 26th December CLOSED
Sunday 27th December CLOSED
Monday 28th December CLOSED
Tuesday 29th December 8.30 am – 6.00 pm
Wednesday 30th December 8.30 am – 6.00 pm
Thursday 31st December 8.30 am – 6.00 pm
Friday 1 st January CLOSED
Saturday 2nd January 8.30 am – 11.30 am (pre-booked appointments only)
DEVORAN SURGERY

Thursday 24th December 8.30 am – 1.00 pm
Friday 25th December CLOSED
Saturday 26th December CLOSED
Sunday 27th December CLOSED
Monday 28th December CLOSED
Tuesday 29th December 8.30 am – 1.00 pm
Wednesday 30th December 8.30 am – 1.00 pm
Thursday 31 st December 8.30 am – 1.00 pm
Friday 1 st January CLOSED
Saturday 2nd January CLOSED

In the event of an emergency outside normal Surgery opening hours please dial 111

May we take this opportunity to wish all of our patients a happy and healthy Christmas and New Year

Geoff Nankivell – Clock Tower Lighting

The new lighting display was the last major project on which Geoff was involved for the Parish Council. With the immense contribution he made to our Parish over many years, and support he gave to numerous residents, it is fitting that the illumination of the focal point of St Day is dedicated to his memory. The intention was to have his Family inaugurate the new system, at which we could all show our appreciation – sadly the current circumstances mean that this cannot take place.

Diane has asked that in these gloomy times we provide some light and hope, by turning on the display now, and at some stage in the future have a formal ceremony, which all can attend.

 

Remembrance Sunday Information – 8th November

The Service WILL be held at the War Memorial.

Government guidelines are that only members of the Clergy, Parish Council, RBL, Service Personnel (past and present) and those laying wreaths may attend.

Please observe the two-minute silence from your doorstep.

Will all those who are officially participating please assemble at 10.50am at the junction of Fore Street, Chapel Street and Scorrier Street, but keep social distance.

 If you feel it essential to observe the proceedings please keep within family units and maintain the 2m social distance from other groups/individuals. If you or a family member is unwell please do NOT attend, this also applies if you are in a high-risk shielding category.

 Those present will be asked to complete contact details which, by law, we are obliged to obtain for a minimum of 21 days.

 The War Memorial gates will remain open until 12th November for those who wish to add their tributes.

 Thank you for your understanding and co-operation in these difficult times.

 

Research project: Retrospective Survey of Prevention, Treatment, Occurrence and Outcomes of Covid-19 in the community (RTO-Covid-19)

This is a survey about what people have done to try and prevent and treat Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic.

Why are we doing the survey?

Covid-19 is new, so we need to learn from everyone’s experiences. There are so many things we need to understand, for example:

  • Why do some people develop serious illness while others don’t?
  • Which preventive measures work – and which don’t?
  • Which treatments work – and which don’t?

What does it involve?

We are collecting the experiences of thousands of people from many countries across the globe which have been affected by Covid-19. Anyone can take part in the survey, whether or not they became ill with Covid-19. The questions take 10-20 minutes to complete. We are also asking participants to provide us with their email address so that we can ask them a few more questions about new or ongoing symptoms three months later. Although this is optional, understanding how peoples’ symptoms change over time is a very powerful way of understanding the illness better. Providing an email address will also allow us to enter participants into a cash prize draw and send them a summary of the results when they are available.

What is the likely impact of this study?

This study will help us to answer several questions about Covid-19, including:

  • What did people do to avoid Covid-19? How did this affect their risk of becoming ill?
  • What treatments did people use when they were ill? Did this affect how ill they became?
  • How many people have developed long-lasting symptoms following Covid-19? Which symptoms are most common? Can we predict who will experience longer-term symptoms?
  • How do behaviours and treatments differ between different countries? What are the potential implications of this?

The results of the study will be published in scientific publications, sent to participants who provide their email address, published online, and sent to key stakeholders.

How can people take part?

Please encourage as many people as possible to take part. Anyone who is able to provide consent can take part by going to the online survey.

Primary care, Population Science and Medical Education,

Faculty of Medicine,

University of Southampton

Business start up training sessions – Redruth

We are holding a series of short online workshops to help people who want to set up a business.

They will take place on Wednesdays 4th, 11th and 18th November.

Each day will be made up to two sessions 9.30AM to 12.00PM and 1.00PM to 3.00PM

So they are really good for people with children at school

All sessions will be run via Teams and will require to sign up beforehand with their email address using Eventbrite. The link to signing up is https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-set-up-a-new-business-tickets-125931944837

Neil Colquhoun (Start up and Social Enterprise Manager)

T: 01209 310676          M: 07535 036650

Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change – 61 Green Lane, Redruth.