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:

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

Jane Charman: Community Relations Manager
Tel: 01326 331920
Address: Unit 3, Gate B, United Downs Industrial Estate, TR16 5HY

IMPORTANT INFORMATION From the United Downs Deep Geothermal Power project

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.

Jane Charman: Community Relations Manager Email:
Tel: 01326 331920
Address: Unit 3, Gate B, United Downs Industrial Estate, TR16 5HY @uniteddownsgeo uniteddownsgeothermal

St Day Newsletter


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 or you can anonymously pass information via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or t

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
*Please phone 999 if immediate/or a crime is taking place.
*Please pass this information on to neighbours.

Message from Cornwall Wildlife Trust

At the beginning of the Coronavirus lockdown we realised we needed to be there for wildlife, wildlife lovers and those isolating at home. Without the ability to venture too far, we acted fast to provide things to see, do, read, watch and make from home that would maintain a connection with nature.

Please follow this link:

If you wish to let us know what you have been up to, we would love to hear from you by email or on any of our social media channels.

We also wanted you to know that we have put our Spring edition of Wild Cornwall (normally a members exclusive magazine), online for all to enjoy. Packed with all the wildlife happenings around Cornwall.

Sarah Raynor

(Head of People and Engagement). Cornwall Wildlife Trust

The Village Project



During Spring 2020 people in Cornwall are invited to join in the VILLAGE project, to help us create a special new artwork to form a record of the extraordinary and challenging situation we are all in because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

We’d like your help in creating what will become an online gallery, there’s a questionnaire we’d love your answers to and there are creative activities you can take part in. To find these just follow the link and click on the yellow TAKE PART door.

By taking part your contributions will offer an important perspective on these extraordinary times – and will be inspiring the creation of new dance, new songs and a gallery of new visual art.

Paper copies will be soon be available from St Day Post Office, should you know someone who does not have access to the internet, but may wish to take part.

This post is on behalf of ‘The VILLAGE Project

British Red Cross continues to tackle loneliness in Camborne, Pool and Redruth

The British Red Cross has run its Community Connector service in Cornwall since 2017 which aims to provide vital support to lonely and isolated local people, In Camborne, Pool and Redruth, over the age of 55years.

The service, which is being delivered through the Red Cross’ partnership with the Sports England, will offer direct, personalised support for people experiencing loneliness or social isolation. Helping them to access their community and improve on their daily physical activity. This delivery has been adapted during the COVID 19 lock down and is telephone support only at present.

Redruth and Camborne were identified as areas where a particularly high number of people need additional support. Sports England have identified that over half of 55year olds and older do no physical activity at all; by encouraging more physical activity and supporting the individual with their own person centred plan to feel less lonely, we can hopefully reduce their feelings of loneliness.

What can the Red Cross do to help?
They can offer:
> Initial period of up to 3 months support
> Aim to help each person feel better connected and more involved in their local area
> Co-develop tailored plan of activities to enable each person to achieve things they want
> Typically, they could explore interests, support to take part in them with like-minded people in local area, and build confidence and independence so person feels able to stay involved
> Help to motivate them to improve on their daily Physical activity.

The Red Cross Understands that during the Coronavirus pandemic, people have been offering tremendous support to the community of Cornwall, especially through Help lines. But are there people you can identify who are calling on these help lines who could be supported by the Red Cross Connecting Communities Service, who are within the project area?
If so they would love to support them and with your help of identifying them they can.

For more information about this project or to make a referral to the Community Connector service, please call:
Charlet Treloar: 07912 080912
Heather Lawry: 07843 343623

Or email us at:

*Referral form available in Documents – “Red Cross Referral Form”