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Crest of St Germans Parish Council

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We are sorry that at the moment Tideford play park remains closed. We understand this is upsetting and frustrating for those who want to use it. The difficulty is that some of the equipment is, at present, unsafe to use. We cannot allow use when there is a safety issue, not least because our insurance would not cover any accidents. We are doing what we can, but have yet to finalise the new lease from Port Eliot. We are in active negotiations, and hope that the new lease can soon be granted without much further delay. As soon as it is, we will be able to put some money into making the equipment safe and will then be able to re-open the park. (15 January 2021).

Important information about the services at Quay Lane Surgery (13 January 2021)

Bethany Chapel Community Needs Survey - please can you help by responding to this survey (deadline 14 February 2021)

Updated guidelines on Treland Playpark, St Germans (which is currently still open)

Thinking of becoming a Councillor, read this link (Online virtual Councillor fair Saturday 16 January 10am)

BEWARE of FAKE NHS Covid-19 vaccine text alerts - the texts appear to be from the NHS and states the recepient is eligible to receive the vaccine. You are then asked to click on a link to an application form. STOP! The webpage is very similar to the NHS. Remember the NHS will NEVER ask for your payment details.

Please check the GWR website for temporary alterations to the current GWR timetable. In summary there are changes Mondays to Fridays the cancellation of two trains calling at St. Germans which are the the 12.53 to Plymouth and the 09.02 to Penzance (08.47 ex Plymouth). (31 December 2020)

Road closure 21-23 January 2021 St Germans station area

Tamar Valley AONB news bulletin

New GWR timetable from 13 December 2020 (access from their website)

Standards Matter - Public Consultation (deadline 29 January 2021)

Citizens Advice Winter 2020 newsletter

Tiering information from Cornwall Council (3 December 2020)

An Avian Influenza Prevention Zone has been declared across the whole of England effective from 5pm on 11 November 2020. All poultry keepers in England (whether they have commercial flocks or just a few birds in a backyard flock) are required by law to take a range of biosecurity precautions. If you keep poultry (including gamebirds or pet birds) or other captive birds, you must act now to reduce the risk of disease in your flock by following the relevant biosecurity measures required within the AIPZ.  Your stock needs to be feed and watered under cover to prevent contamination from wild birds. Avian influenza is unconnected with coronavirus (COVID-19). Owners of pet birds in their back garden are required by law to take a range of biosecurity precautions including from the 14 December 2020 keeping their birds indoors except in very specific circumstances. Please see this guidance. (Updated 6 January 2021).

Covid-19 Information Packs to support communities

Transport users

Support webinars for local businesses and communities

Residents in St Germans Parish may receive a letter from CORMAC about raising awareness of the disease ash dieback in ash trees. If you have ash trees on your property please take note of the letter and your responsibilities. Thank you. Also see 2 specific links below:

Information on managing your trees from Cornwall Council here

Information from Cornwall Council on ash dieback here

Tamar Valley track renewals

Updating the railway 2020

Looe Valley line rail work 2020

Latest statistics for St Germans is we are only recycling 28.81% of our waste. 22% of whats put in the weekly black bin bags is actually recyclable at the kerbside with 43% being genuine waste. In light of the Climate Crisis, can we try to do more to recycle. If you need help with what can be recycled use Cornwall Councils A-Z look up what can be recycled (search by item)

Latest updates from Cornwall Wildlife Trust

GWR Stakeholder Performance Plan 2020-21

Carbon neutral Cornwall 2030 HIVE (Watch the replay. Enter email address and then choose from the Schedule, top left of the screen).

Citizens Advice Autumn 2020 newsletter

Cornwall Council Information about Coronavirus

Free support for businesses in Cornwall

Latest SCAM Warning across Cornwall and Devon

SUEZ offering free recycling plant tours

Cornwall Community Flood Forum Annual Conference (Friday 6 November 2020)

Community resilience fund from the Police

Cornwall AONB (August 2020)

Please respect the countryside code

Press release - National roads survey gives residents opportunity to have their say on Cornwall’s transport network

8 day speed results on Church Street St Germans

Monday to Friday train timetable (effective 6 July 2020)

71 bus timetable


Cornwall Community Foundation Funding available

Adult Social Care - key links to support for all members of the public

Adult Social Care - key links to support for people with health and wellbeing needs

Adult Social Care - key links to support for people with specialist needs

Cornwall Council Covid-19 Business Support Package

Grants available (through Cornwall Council)

Cornwall Council Covid-19 Community Toolkit (14 April 2020)

Sport England Community Emergency Fund 7 April 2020

If you know of any local organisation, group of volunteers or individuals with time and/or skills, please ask them to register with Volunteer Cornwall who is coordinating the local response in helping those in need of support during Covid-19.

Carbon neutral Cornwall 2030 Climate emergency

Government support for employers

Coronavirus Awareness

More Information

Latest Parish Council News

COVID-19 - On behalf of your Parish Council may we take this opportunity to send you and your families our best wishes, please do follow government guidance, encourage others to do so and stay safe.

People can check out where the hotspots are on the government's interactive map here

St Germans Parish Council

Important support

Cornwall Council’s phone lines for COVID-19 and shielding enquiries:

  • 0300 123 1118 for COVID-19
  • 0300 123 4334 for shielding enquiriesclinically vulnerable
  • All coronavirus related enquiries or issues email (This email address is monitored seven days-a-week.)

Cornwall Council has now launched a COVID19 Community Toolkit.

Safer Cornwall website

Volunteer Cornwall is leading the coordination and recruitment of new volunteers. Please see Volunteer Cornwall 

Requests for help - If someone needs help either email or telephone 01872 266988

Find out more about the support available for businesses here: Business Rate Support Council Tax Support and Growth Hub

**The Parish Council purchased a marquee and a gazebo during 2020. These can be borrowed by the St Germans community for events. Please contact the Clerk with your enquiry.**

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