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  • Cornwall Council Staff Volunteer to Support Community Projects

    By JanePublisher at 10:09 on 26/07/12
    Cornwall Council staff volunteer in community projects
    Building a sensory garden for people with disabilities, clearing a field for pigs to graze at a community farm, painting a building used to provide respite breaks for disadvantaged children or carrying out home and garden makeovers to help vulnerable families are just some of the volunteering projects carried out by staff from Cornwall Council over the past twelve months.  Cornwall has one of the highest volunteering rates of any...
  • Sports Facilities in Cornwall to Receive £1m Upgrades!

    By JanePublisher at 20:53 on 24/07/12
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    With just one week to go until the Olympic Games begin, community sports groups across Cornwall are celebrating after securing a share of over £19 million of Olympic legacy funding.  Out of 377 community sports groups across the country, there are 10 in Cornwall that will be receiving a total of £489,049 worth of investment into their local project. Combining these grants with additional investment will see a total of...
  • Cornwall Council's New Deal for University Students

    By JanePublisher at 07:11 on 23/07/12
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    Every Cornish student will be given financial support towards the costs of living and studying at University, in a new ground-breaking plan for Cornwall. Cornwall Council will be the first in the country to introduce such a scheme. The Council is committed to providing a New Deal for young people in Cornwall and the Higher Education scheme follows the launch of the Cornwall Bursary for post 16 students in February.  A further...
  • Cornish Householders Offered Free Insulation

    By JanePublisher at 09:11 on 17/07/12
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    Householders in Cornwall are being encouraged to act quickly to take advantage of a Cornwall Council backed free loft and cavity wall insulation scheme before funding runs out later this year. Cornwall Council has previously provided funding for free insulation to householders over the age of 70 or in receipt of qualifying benefits. For a limited time Cornwall Council is extending its free insulation offer to all homeowners and...
  • Increase in Council Owned Cemetery Fees in Cornwall

    By JanePublisher at 09:52 on 15/06/12
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    Cornwall Council's portfolio holder for the Environment announced yesterday on 14th June, a revision to fees for burials in Council run cemeteries. The fees form part of the Council's new Cemetery Policy which was delayed from being introduced in April after concerns were raised by Members and funeral directors. Having postponed the implementation of the policy, Councillor Steve Double today went back to Members to outline the new...

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