Opportunity to become a Member of Citizens Advice Cornwall

Citizens Advice Cornwall is an independent charity and a member of the national Citizens Advice Service.

We offer free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to individuals on their rights and responsibilities. As an organisation we value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination. We have nine main offices and six outreaches across the Cornwall and on the Isles of Scilly and in the last year, we helped 9,610 local people with more than 55,000 issues.

Our twin aims are to provide the advice people need for the problems they face, and to improve the policies and practices that impact on people’s lives, bringing issues and concerns which are common to large numbers of people to the attention of local and national government. For more information about our work, visit www.citizensadvicecornwall.org.uk.

We are seeking more Members – a voluntary role that oversees and safeguards the interests of the charity at a high level. We currently have 16 Members and would like to increase our numbers to strengthen our bonds with our diverse community.

Vacancy Notice for a Parish Councillor February 2020

A CASUAL VACANCY HAS ARISEN FOR A PARISH COUNCILLOR IN PRAZE WARD OF CROWAN PARISH COUNCIL

Interested parties should apply in writing stating their interests, qualifications and suitability for the position and enclosing a CV addressed to:

The Parish Clerk at the address given above.  

Please note:  Applications will only be considered from persons over age 18 who     

(a)   are registered as a local government elector for the Parish;

or

        (b)   have during the whole of the preceding twelve months occupied as owner or tenant, any land or premises in the Parish;

or

        (c)   whose principal or only place of work during the preceding twelve months has been in the Parish;

or

        (d)   have during the whole of the preceding twelve months resided in the parish or within 4.8 km thereof.

Please note that the role of Parish Councillor is voluntary and unpaid.

Notice from Great Western Railway – Update

Network Rail have revised their work programme to make allowances for Storm Dennis. Replacing a bridge between St Erth and St Ives requires the use of a large crane, which cannot be operated in high winds.

This means that the work will take longer, and the line will now close from Saturday 15 February through to Thursday 20 February.  Buses will replace trains during that period.

We will be alerting customers through traditional and social media and through information at stations. There is no change to the work between Truro and Penzance, which will start on Saturday 15 February and be completed before start of service on Monday 24 February

Notice from Great Western Railway

As part of our promise to keep you updated on improvement work to the railway in your area, we thought it would be helpful to let you know about a number of works taking place in Cornwall during the next few weeks.

Upcoming improvements taking place in west Cornwall: –

This starts on Saturday15th February and will run through to Sunday 23 February

Check carefully if you’re travelling during this time

Network Rail will be using this time to renew track through Camborne as well as waterproofing the viaduct in Hayle. The St Ives Bay Line will also be closed from Saturday 15 to Tuesday 18 February for bridge renewals. To find out more visit GWR.com/WestCornwall

To follow this, there will be a series of other improvement works. Here is a summary:

  • Sunday 1 March – buses replace trains between Truro and Penzance (including the St Ives Bay Line). This is a planned follow-up on the back of the main closure
  • Tuesday 3 to Thursday 5 March – Buses will replace trains on the branch line between Liskeard and Looe for bridge renewals. To find out more, visit GWR.com/Looe
  • Sunday 8 March – buses replace trains between Liskeard and Truro (including the Atlantic Coast Line to Newquay)
  • Weekends of 14/15 and 21/22 March – buses replace trains on the Atlantic Coast Line. Buses will start/terminate at St Austell instead of Par