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Crest of St Germans Parish Council

Parish Council News

Cornwall's species reintroduction survey here (closes 10 December 2021)

Cornwall AONB annual 2020-2021 report can be found here

Avian bird flu advice from DEFRA (7 December 2021)

Keeping Cornwall updated (3 December 2021)

Road closure Bake Lane, Trerulefoot details here

Timing:            18th December 2021 to 18th December 2021 (07:00 to 15:30 hours)

Contact:          OpenreachTel: 03700500792 or surveys@sunbeltrentals.co.uk

We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Graham Mackeen a kind, gentle man who volunteered as a Councillor for St Germans for many years. Our thoughts are with his family.

Christmas rubbish & recycling collection schedule here

The Rural bulletin 23 Nov 2021

Cornwall Climate Care latest documentary film

Forest for Cornwall National Tree Week 2021 newsletter (17/11/21)

Cornwall Buildings Group newsletter

Cornwall Wildlife Trust 5 ways you can have a wild winter

Defibrillator overview - Restart a heart - FREE Defib training Wednesday 9th November Eliot hall 6:30pm. Just turn up.

What is a Parish Council?

Cornwall AONB Monumental Improvement Heritage Project survey

Let's Talk Transport (closes 24 December 2021)

Citizens Advice Autumn 2021

Cornwall and Corona-virus update

Cornwall Wildlife Trust October newsletter

To see St Germans community carbon calculator click here

News bulletin from the Tamar Valley

PLEASE NOTE: Following a safety inspection of Tideford playpark we cannot have any 3rd party pieces of equipment inside the park. The skateboard ramp has now been removed. Please retrieve it from outside the playpark. Thank you for your understanding.

The Inclusion Matters Service in Cornwall

RECYCLING drop off point for lots of items not taken at kerbside (click on this link to see extensive list of items) - Next collection from Eliot Arms Car Park St Germans on a Saturday 11th December between 10.30-11.30 and then Sunday 16 January 2022 between 10:30-11:30. See website

Saltash red bus activities

Saltash Foodbank Annual Report 2020-2021

National Highways wants your views on future road investment

Community investment projects from GWR here

Kernow connect: Services for young people

Healthy Cornwall training options

Police and crime plan priorities for 2021-2025 have your say

Public transport news

Tamar Valley AONB news bulletin

Check your train journey here: https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/

Please remember you can report many things to Cornwall Council yourself here

Find out more about the Looe Valley Trails project and share your thoughts and ideas about the proposals Looe Valley Trails: creating a network of multi-use trails linking Liskeard, Looe, Bodmin and the Rame Peninsula The Looe Valley Trails project is a scheme which will create over 50 kms of trails in South East Cornwall for residents and visitors to walk, bicycle and horse ride.

Community Chest grants available from your Cornwall Councillor Kate Ewert more information (between £100 and £1000 grants), see the website for more details. Cllr Ewert can be contacted on cllr.kate.ewert@cornwall.gov.uk (closes Feb 2022 or earlier if funding allocated).

Cornish buildings at risk newsletter
So what does a Cornwall Buildings at Risk look like?

Highways England - A38 Trerulefoot to Carkeel Safety Package - if you have any further comments or would like any additional information please access the Highways England website Highways England - RIS 3 Schemes and use our feedback tool called ECHO (Every Customer Has an Opinion) that allows customers and stakeholders alike to comment on sections of highway that may be causing a concern or simply to provide positive feedback on the experience, please feel free to share this ECHO link with your stakeholders and colleagues. The page will be open until December 2021. Alternatively please do not hesitate to email A38TCSafetyPackage@highwaysengland.co.uk.

Any Police concerns in St Germans Parish the Saltash Neighbourhood Team can be contacted on ciosnbmsaltash@dc.police.uk

Cornwall Council is managing and marking ash dieback trees at St Germans Closed Churchyard. How they manage their trees can be found here. Any queries email: forestry@cornwall.gov.uk or telephone the Parish Council.

Staying safe when lockdown is lifted here

Free landmark trees here

Health Works for Cornwall

Workplace travel grants available

Community funding available

Community grants avaialble

Cornwall Council to provide hundreds of beds for people in need of emergency accommodation

Carbon neutral Cornwall 2030 Climate emergency

20 is plenty

Plymouth City bus timetable (and type in your village in the service finder box)

Extra funds available in Cornwall addressing climate emergency

Business Regulatory Support (from Cornwall Council) for the business community

Forest for Cornwall - Look at St Germans Parish's Tree canopy 15%. Ideas for increasing contact the Clerk

Localism Vision and Strategy Cornwall Council

Cornwall Council has declared a Climate Emergency and Cornwall Climate Group have circulated this film highlighting issues in Cornwall.

Cormac Highways and Environment update

Please contact clerk@stgermansparishcouncil.gov.uk if you think your road salt bin needs replenishing.

Ash dieback information

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.

Covid-19 Information Packs to support 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

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)

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

Cornwall Council Information about Coronavirus

Free support for businesses in Cornwall

SUEZ offering free recycling plant tours

Community resilience fund from the Police

Please respect the countryside code

8 day speed results on Church Street St Germans

Be#ScamAware

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)

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.

More Information

Latest Parish Council News

Tuesday 21 December 2021 next Parish Council meeting 6:30pm in the Eliot hall St Germans.

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**The Parish Council purchased a steel framed marquee (6m by 3m) and a gazebo (3m by 3m) during 2020. These can be borrowed by St Germans parishioners for events (with conditions). Please contact the Clerk with your enquiry.**

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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 covid19@cornwall.gov.uk. (This email address is monitored seven days-a-week.)

Cornwall Council has now launched a COVID19 Community Toolkit.

Safer Cornwall website

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