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  • Cornwall Council awarded a prestigious Gold award under the Ministry of Defence’s Employer Recognition Scheme 31 July 2020
    Cornwall Council is proud to become one of the first employers in Cornwall to be awarded a prestigious Gold award under the Ministry of Defence’s Employer Recognition Scheme. The authority is among 127 organisations in the country, and one of only two in Cornwall, to be awarded the prestigious status alongside national companies including Microsoft […]
  • Cornwall’s first smart-grid wind turbine to generate renewable energy from September 31 July 2020
      Construction on Cornwall’s first, smart grid-connected wind turbine which will create enough power for over 1,440 homes per annum and help cut carbon emissions is nearing completion.   Rotor blades spanning 40m in length have now been fitted to the 2.3 megawatt (MW) turbine at Ventonteague, near Carland Cross, on the A30.   For a video of the rotary blades being installed at the Ventonteague wind turbine please see here:    The turbine is the first to be built in […]
  • Covid cons – businesses warned to beware of ‘track and trace’ hoaxer 30 July 2020
    Following a recent spate of bogus food safety inspections in the Newquay area, Cornwall Council’s Environmental Health team is now warning of a hoax call in the Par area claiming to be from a ‘track and trace’ official.  This time the fake call was to a hairdressers. The caller claimed to have identified a positive case of Covid 19 in someone who had been to their premises.  They asked them to close […]
  • Online parenting courses launched across Cornwall 30 July 2020
    There are new ways for parents and carers to get support in Cornwall as Together for Families, from Cornwall Council, launches a range of online parenting courses.  The teams from the counties Family Hubs, who normally deliver courses at one of the dedicated centres, have adapted since the UK went into lockdown to ensure they […]
  • Minister's visit to Cornwall will provide opportunity to discuss creating a better future for residents 30 July 2020
    Cornwall Council welcomes Simon Clarke MP, Minister of State for Regional Growth and Local Government, to Cornwall on Thursday. During his two-day visit, Mr Clarke will visit Penzance, Falmouth, Newquay and Wadebridge to see first-hand the economic impact of Covid-19 on Cornwall’s economy and the steps we would like the Government to take to support […]