CLLD (Community Led Local Development) Small Grants

Looking for help to grow your business?

Then a CLLD Enterprise Small Grant could be for you!

The CLLD programme supports the development of eligible micro, small and medium size businesses or social enterprises based in the
CLLD Core Areas in Cornwall.

If you are looking for an investment of  between £1,000 – £10,000 in a project for your business to increase sales, productivity and profitability which  may create new jobs, then the CLLD Enterprise Small Grant could be for you.

If you can say YES to these:

* Currently trading and want to grow your business

* Micro, SME or Social Enterprise

* Located in a CLLD Core Area

Visit the CLLD website to see what other funding opportunities the CLLD program can offer your business or organisation.

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 –
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


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


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

Tel: 01872 562200    Fax: 01872 864790

Website:    Email:



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

FSB Cornwall School for Small Businesses

The following may be of interest to anyone who runs a small business and particularly to those whose business has only recently started up.

On 19 September St Austell Conference Centre will become the “FSB School for Small Businesses” for the day. This will give attendees 15 professionally tutored, hour long, masterclasses to choose from (equating to 300 places for small businesses) to come and learn new business skills all on one day. There’s something for everyone with subjects including Tax Breaks for SMEs, Business Planning, Cash-flow, Fixing Retail Problems, Marketing, Management Skills, Taking on Employees, Doing Business Digitally (inc. social media), Save Money by being Green, Funding/Finance & Investor Ready, and How to Sell.

To maximise benefit, these practical classes are limited to 20 people and cost just £8 each. This is a completely flexible day – attendees can book individual classes, stay all day or even just come for a networking lunch (just £8 also) or the open-house networking at the end of the day.

Whatever stage your business is at, this is a cost-effective way to get the edge on the competition and make some new connections. This event is open to members and non-members.

Please let me know if you would like more details about this day or you can find out more here.

Best wishes

Dr Vanessa Gale
Operational Support Coordinator
Federation of Small Businesses

M 07976 425139

T  01253 336000

United Downs Deep Geothermal Project – latest update

We have just received (yet) another update which reads as follows:

‘We learned yesterday that inspections have revealed some unexpected maintenance and repair work that needs to be carried out before the rig can come to the UK.

Therefore we now expect the rig to begin arriving in Cornwall during the first week of October, in which case we should start drilling during the third week.’

There may be more to follow!!

St Day Churchyard – update

Concern has recently been expressed about the condition of St Day churchyard, especially on the St Day Notice Board Facebook page, so, hopefully, the explanation below will clear up the situation.
St Day churchyard is divided into two sections, an open section and a closed section, and we also have a burial ground, run by the Parish Council. The closed section is the responsibility of Cornwall Council and is the area from the entrance gates, running around the Old Church on both sides and finishing at the concrete marker posts (these are roughly half way between the end of the Old Church and the bottom wall of the churchyard and are not always easy to see as they don’t run in a straight line). The lower, open, section is owned by St Day Parochial Church Council (Holy Trinity Church) which has the reponsibility for its maintenance.
For approximately the last 15 years St Day Parish Council has organised the grass cutting in both sections of the churchyard, knowing that St Day PCC doesn’t have the funds to look after its section and that Cornwall Council would only provide sufficient funds for 3 cuts per annum in the closed section. In 2017/18 St Day Parish Council received a grant of £547.73 from Cornwall Council and spent a total of £2,155.62 on grass cutting in the open and closed sections, thereby contributing over £1,500 of its own funds to the grass cutting in the churchyard.
St Day Parish Council’s policy has always been to allow the wild flowers to grow during the Spring each year and then not to cut back the Spring growth until the seed heads from these wild flowers have dropped, usually sometime in June. This policy has ensured that, whilst the churchyard might look untidy for a short spell in May and June, we have a wonderful display of primroses, bluebells, wild garlic etc., every Spring.
Sadly circumstances have conspired against us this year – the extremely wet weather in February and March followed by hot conditions through June and July have meant that the seed heads have not dropped as early as they usually do. Added to that our contractor has had staffing problems with his most experienced worker leaving in the Spring, immediately before his busy period, and this has left him having to work very long hours to try to keep up to date.
He is extremely apologetic for this delay, as is the Parish Council, but he has assured me that he is now in a position to start work this week (w/c 09 July) so hopefully the churchyard will shortly be looking much better.