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Cornwall Sustainability Awards 2020

Cornwall Council News feed - 21 min 8 sec ago

After a short pause the Cornwall Sustainability Awards are back!

We’re doing things differently this year due to Covid restrictions. Our awards ceremony will be virtual, we have a new website and we have a new nominations process.

The awards ceremony will be held virtually on Friday 4 December 2020. We’re asking for nominations rather than applications this year as we realise that companies might not have as much time this year to apply due to catching up on business after Covid lockdown restrictions.

Anyone can nominate a business for one of the following categories as long as the company is based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly:

  • Green Innovation in a time of Coronavirus
  • Circular Economy
  • Environmental Growth
  • Carbon Neutral

Nominations can be submitted online via our new website from 25 September until 30 October. Judging will take place in early November by a panel of representatives from Cornwall Council, Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Growth Hub, Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Nature Partnership, Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership and Cornwall Chamber of Commerce. Shortlisted companies will be announced prior to the awards ceremony on Friday 4 December.

The Cornwall Sustainability Awards are sponsored by Tevi (Cornish for ‘grow’) which is a unique and exciting EU-funded venture to create both economic and environmental growth in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Tevi Project Manager Dr Dan Bloomfield said: “Everyone at Tevi is very excited about CSA this year.In what has been a really tough year for everyone, there is still much to celebrate.We’ve been helping dozens and dozens of enterprises to invest in new products, new services, new ways of doing things that help make the economy of Cornwall more circular, and which helps the environment grow.We are really looking forward to showing our support to all, and for sharing our plans for the future.”

Cornwall Council Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Environment and Public Protection, Cllr Rob Nolan, said: “We are delighted to have the Cornwall Sustainability Awards back after a short pause in 2019. The categories this year reflect Cornwall’s response to the climate emergency and the changing world we’ve all been in living with the Covid pandemic. We know there are lots of amazing businesses out there doing great work and this is a chance for them to shine and lead future environmental growth. Many of our previous winners have gone on to win national and international awards and become leaders in their field.”

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Volunteer to help Dorset through COVID-19

Dorset Council News Feed - 1 hour 42 min ago

Dorset residents are being urged to step forward and volunteer to be part of the community response to COVID-19 as cases start to rise nationally again.

Volunteer Centre Dorset is looking for new volunteers to come forward and register to help support people who are struggling because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Cases are low in Dorset compared to other parts of the country. However, organisations involved the coordinated community response to the virus are preparing for a potential rise in demand for help from residents who need to self-isolate.

Volunteers needed, especially in Weymouth

Volunteers are needed across the county but there is a particular need for people to come forward from the Weymouth area.

If you can help others by:

  • shopping for food
  • delivering food parcels
  • collecting prescriptions
  • telephone befriending

you are encouraged to come forward and register to volunteer.

Cllr Laura Miller, Dorset Council Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care and Health said:

“We all remember the fantastic response from the Dorset community during the first wave of the outbreak.

“As we head towards winter, we need to call upon that goodwill again in order to help some of our residents get through what is likely to be a tough time.”

Marie Waterman, Manager of the Volunteer Centre Dorset said:

“We want to make sure that our residents are looking out for one another and that anyone who needs to stay at home will be safe and have the things they need, whether it’s food, medicine or simply someone to talk over the phone or online.

“If you’re healthy and know yourself to be at low risk of the virus, we are urging you to come forward and help others in your community.

“The amount of time you give can be flexible and you don’t necessarily need a driver’s license. Whatever help people can offer is greatly appreciated.”

Dave Thorp, CEO of Age UK North, South and West Dorset said:

“During the spring and summer, volunteers helped us to deliver vital services to older people in North, South & West Dorset as part of the Community Response.

“We now need to ask for that fantastic help again, to ensure that nobody goes without essential supplies and a friendly contact during the next few months.

“Please give whatever time you can, and make a real difference to the most vulnerable within our communities.”

To register, you will be asked for your contact details, what activities you would be willing to do, your availability and details of your DBS check, if you have one.

Find more information about Dorset’s community response to COVID-19.

Help available for people self-isolating

If you are self-isolating because of COVID-19 and don’t have family, friends or a support network that can get the things you need like food or medicine, don’t worry – help is available.

Tell us what you need using our online form, or call us on 01305 221000 8.30am – 5pm Monday to Friday.

Find more information online at www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/coronavirus

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Wiltshire BBC News Feed - 1 hour 43 min ago
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BBC Sussex News Feed - 1 hour 43 min ago
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BBC Worcestershire - 1 hour 43 min ago
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Dorset BBC News Feed - 1 hour 43 min ago
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Cornwall Council ‘holding hands and speaking up’ for business as new Covid regulations settle in

Cornwall Council News feed - 1 hour 48 min ago

Cornwall Council’s enforcement and public protection teams have responded to the fast-changing economic landscape by helping Cornwall’s business owners to make sense of the recent additional Covid regulatory requirements - including the new track and trace app and early (10pm) closing for pubs, bars and restaurants.

Yesterday, in the first of a programme of town centre walkabouts, Cabinet Member for Public Protection, Rob Nolan, joined officers who work in departments including licensing, trading standards, food safety, community safety and parking enforcement to meet the traders of Truro in informal visits to the city’s shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants.

These town centre walkabouts will be supplemented with briefings and a webinar next Tuesday 29 September, and an updated version of the Council’s ‘Bounce Back to Business’ guide, which is available online now.

Rob Nolan said: “It was an eye-opener to discuss with local traders and hospitality workers their reactions to this week’s news and how Cornwall’s businesses large and small are going to cope over the coming months.”

“Having arranged these walkabouts promptly after the Prime Minister brought in the 10pm curfew for dining and drinking out, and on the day the NHS Test and Trace App rolled out, we found ourselves talking to businesses at the very time the Chancellor was outlining his keenly-awaited replacement for the furlough scheme.”

“We were very much in ‘encourage, engage and educate’ mode, and there to assist and advise those we spoke to, although Council officers do have enforcement powers to deal with breaches of Covid requirements, which will be used if necessary. We had numerous positive conversations with businesses that clearly wish to comply to protect public health, but are also anxious about future profitability and employment”.

Rob and the team had chats with takeaway and coffee shop businesses unsure of the how the new regulations applied to table service, some with seating inside and outside. The display of the new NHS QR posters at businesses was much in evidence, but there was uncertainty about its application.

Pubs were anxious about the loss of their later hours trade, and what may happen on the streets and with private parties after earlier last orders are called. Some businesses, such as kebab houses and other takeaways, depend largely on late evening trade.

Rob added: “A controversial point seemed to be the new earlier closing, where pub customers and students may just go off and drink at home with their mates instead, raising social distancing and ‘rule of six’ concerns. There is much about this new era that now needs to be closely watched and evaluated. Most of the businesses we spoke to are rightly supportive, but also anxious. We will hold their hands in terms of the regulations and compliance, and amplify their voices by speaking up for them to Government.”

Categories: Cornwall

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BBC Gloucestershire - 2 hours 12 min ago
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Merseyside BBC News Feed - 2 hours 12 min ago
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BBC Lancashire - 2 hours 12 min ago
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