Car Parks Remain Free Until 17th May

Car Parks Remain Free Until 17th May

Car parks in Cornwall will remain free of charge until mid-May to support high streets as they get back to business. 

The Council will keep its car parks free until May 17, 2021, to support high streets, as businesses such as non-essential shops, hairdressers and outside hospitality are set to reopen on April 12. 

Cornwall Council suspended parking charges at the beginning of lockdown in January to limit the spread of coronavirus and help those working from home find a parking space. 

The plan is to resume charging on May 17, in line with the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown. 

The Council will no longer recognise the Government-issued NHS Free Parking Pass within its car parks from May 17. 

This is due to the Council having implemented its own Healthcare parking permit scheme, with more than 2,500 permits already having been issued to healthcare professionals working within our communities.   

These permits enable the holder to park safely on yellow lines, thereby maximising the amount of time spent delivering care to local residents within their homes. 

Great British Spring Clean

Great British Spring Clean

Great British Spring Clean – 28 May to 13 June 2021

This spring, join Keep Britain Tidy and our community of #Litterheroes on our #MillionMileMission to clear litter from our streets, parks and beaches. Because what is good for our environment is good for our mental and physical health too. 

In the past 12 months our outdoor spaces and places have mattered to us more than ever before. So join us and show some love for those special places that helped us through lockdown.

Great news! You can now let us know how many hours & minutes of litter-picking you will pledge during the Great British Spring Clean here. You can pledge as an individual or as a group, which at the moment is you plus one other person, a family group or bubble, or a school.

We’ve got all the advice and information you need to get started, and our Covid-19 guidance is updated regularly. 

You can also read a little more about why litter-picking matters, and how you can make a difference here.

Please continue to share your wonderful photos and videos with us on social media. Just tag us @keepbritaintidy #GBSpringClean #MillionMileMission

Plus, if you aren’t already signed up to our Litter Heroes Facebook Group, get on over and join our active community of volunteers driving the litter-picking movement across the country!

You Can Still Complete Your Census 2021

You Can Still Complete Your Census 2021

Census day was Sunday, but it is vital those who have not yet completed, do so as soon as possible.

Sunday March 21 marked the day that millions of people across England and Wales completed key questions about themselves and their households to ensure local services in every community are informed by the best information possible.

However, for those who have not yet submitted their online or paper questionnaires or have maybe misplaced their invitation letter, there is lots of help available.

“The information you provide needs to be about who usually lives in your household on Census Day, which was Sunday March 21, however if you’ve haven’t completed it yet, please do so – there’s still time to,” the Office for National Statistics’ deputy national statistician Iain Bell said.

“Every household should have received their letter inviting them to take part and we’ve had a great response so far. If you haven’t, or you have misplaced your letter, you can head online to www.census.gov.uk and request a new unique access code.

“There is plenty of help available, including face-to-face assistance at local Census Support Centres.

“Field officers will soon start calling at households who have not completed their census. They will follow social distancing and COVID-safe guidelines, supporting people to take part.

“They will be equipped with PPE and will never need to enter anyone’s home. They’ll be operating much like a postal or food delivery visit.”

The results from the census will shed light on the needs of different groups and communities, and the inequalities people are experiencing, ensuring the big decisions facing the country following the pandemic and EU exit are based on the best information possible, through the anonymised answers provided.

The ONS will never share personal details and no-one, including government bodies, will be able to identify you in census statistics. Personal census records will be kept secure for 100 years, and only then can future generations view it.

If people do not complete their census, they may have to pay a fine of up to £1,000.

For more information, including how to find a local census support centre, please visit www.census.gov.uk.

Nature in Cornwall Survey

Nature in Cornwall Survey

If you live in or visit Cornwall and also enjoy nature, then please complete this short survey Nature in Cornwall. This project is designed to support the development of a sustainable approach to the visitor economy in Cornwall. It has a particular focus on developing positive synergies between tourism and nature restoration and recovery in the region. It is funded by the Strategic Priorities Fund which is administered via the University of Exeter to invest in research that has a strategic importance to our region.