PUBLIC NOTICE 8th July 2020 COVID-19 – PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT REMAINS CLOSED IN LEEDSTOWN, PRAZE AN BEEBLE AND NANCEGOLLAN

Please note that the play equipment located at Leedstown playing field, The Plan, Praze An Beeble and Nancegollan playing field will remain closed pending Health and Safety Risk Assessments to be undertaken by the Parish Council.  We would ask residents to bear with us as we are obliged to comply with Government Guidelines before re-opening the local facilities.  This may take a few weeks and potential users are asked to comply with the closure Notices which should NOT BE REMOVED. 

Failure to comply with this will be at the Users own risk.

Once the playgrounds can be safely re-opened we will post a Notice to that effect along with Guidance for the safe use of the facilities.

All enquiries to be directed to
The Parish Clerk
Tel:  07307 588991
Email:  clerk@crowan-pc.gov.uk

UPDATE FROM GREAT WESTERN RAILWAYS – 1ST JULY 2020

From Monday (6th July) we will introducing more services and we will be operating around 84% of our normal timetable.   Network Rail have updated online journey planners and customers can check individual journeys on gwr.com/travel-updates/check-your-journey  

Our teams are now working on a further timetable uplift for September which should bring us back closer to a normal timetable across the GWR network. We continue to undertake a busy programme of enhancement works on the railway so service patterns will continue to change from time to time to accommodate these.

We are seeing an increase in rail travel as more businesses re-open. We are asking customers to wear a face covering, book tickets in advance and travel off peak if they can. We have social distancing markers and signs at stations and Network Rail are also providing hand sanitiser at stations they manage. You may also have seen that we are using a new overnight viricidal sanitiser alongside our additional cleaning regimes. 

We know how important a stable and reliable rail service is for our customers and our communities and our teams are working hard together, to make sure we deliver a safe, efficient railway to support your efforts.  If there are areas you want us to look at more closely, please do let us know.  

It is important to us that rail plays its full role in the local and regional recovery and we both want to work with you to do that. 

Best regards

Matthew Golton
Interim Managing Director, GWR

Mike Gallop
Western Route Director, Network Rail

Invitation of Expressions of Interest to Tender for the cleaning of The Public Convenience-Praze an Beeble

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CROWAN PARISH COUNCIL

Invitation of Expressions of Interest to Tender for the cleaning of:

The Public Convenience – Praze an Beeble

Deadline for the submission of tenders will be 31st July 2020
Tender Pack with Specification and Contract Details available

All enquiries to:
Parish Clerk,
Arromanches
Tregellast Close
St Keverne
Helston
Cornwall
TR12 6NH
Mobile 07307 588991
Email: clerk@crowan-pc.gov.uk

Watch out for coronavirus scams

PRESS RELEASE: ONE-IN-THREE PEOPLE IN THE SOUTH WEST TARGETED BY A SCAMMER DURING LOCKDOWN

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More than one-in-three people (36%) in the South West have been the target of a scam since lockdown came into effect across the country, according to new research by Citizens Advice Cornwall.

Over half of people (58%) are worried someone they know will fall foul of a con. And the large majority of people (88%) reported they felt wary of coronavirus scams.

Citizens Advice Cornwall and Trading Standards are encouraging people to talk about their experiences and look out for others they think could be at risk.

Citizens Advice Cornwall Chief Executive, Gill Pipkin, said:

“Our data shows that the last few months have been very difficult for a lot of people across the region. And despite this, we’ve seen appalling evidence of opportunistic scammers taking advantage of people’s worries and concerns.

“One-in-three local people have been targeted by a scam since lockdown began, showing we all need to be on high alert.

“It’s really important we all do our bit and report anything that looks like a con when we see it. By learning how scammers operate, and helping each other understand what to look out for, we can all work together to stop fraudsters in their tracks.“

To help stop more people being fleeced by these types of scams, Citizens Advice Cornwall and Trading Standards are sharing the following tips on how to spot them:

● Look into installing a call blocker to help combat telephone scams

● Talk to your bank immediately if there is any suspicious activity or transactions from their account or credit cards

● Report the scam to Citizens Advice who will give you advice on what to do next and report the scam to Trading Standards

● Report the scam to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040

● If you or someone you know is struggling to pay bills or outstanding debts Citizens Advice may be able to help.

You can also take the following steps to safeguard yourself and others:

● Be suspicious if you’re contacted out of the blue, even if it’s from a name you recognise

● If it sounds too good to be true it probably is

● Never send money to someone you’ve never met

● Never give out your bank details unless you are certain you can trust the person contacting you

● Don’t be rushed – you never need to make a decision straight away and if you feel pressured say “no”

● Suspect a scam? Hang up, wait five minutes to clear the line or use another phone to call

● Don’t suffer in silence – speak out about scams.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THIS PRESS RELEASE PLEASE CONTACT WAILIM WONG ON 01209-719226 OR wailim.wong@citizensadvicecornwall.org.uk

Notes to editors:

1. Citizens Advice commissioned Opinium Research to carry out a survey of 2,009 18+ UK adults between 13th and 19th May 2020. Fieldwork was carried out online. Data is weighted to be representative of the population.

2. Citizens Advice commissioned Populus Data Solutions who conducted fieldwork of an online sample of 2022 18+ GB adults on 28th May 2020. Data is weighted to be representative of the population of Great Britain.

3. “Increased risk of coronavirus” is a government defined term relating to anyone at a higher risk of getting seriously ill with coronavirus. This includes, amongst others, pregnant people, elderly people, and those with pre-existing conditions.

4. Scams Awareness is an annual campaign which aims to create a network of confident, alert consumers who know what to do when they see a scam. This year’s campaign will take place over two weeks, from the 15th – 28th June. The campaign includes a range of organisations across the Consumer Protection Partnership, including Trading Standards, the Department for Business Energy and Infrastructure, and Citizens Advice Scotland.

We give people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward – whoever they are, and whatever their problem.

The Citizens Advice service helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing information and advice, and by influencing policymakers.

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ANNUAL PRAZE SUMMER FAIR – CANCELLED

The Parish Council have been informed that due to the Covid-19 crisis and social distancing measures, it will unfortunately not be possible to hold the annual Praze Summer Fair this year.
Parish Clerk

Flood Risk Research Project – Can You Help?

Dear Residents,

I hope you are keeping well. The Environment Agency have commissioned an important research project and we’d like to invite you to join an online focus group to discuss your thoughts, views and experience of flooding in your area. Your contributions, which would be treated anonymously, would feed into a piece of research exploring how communities such as yours could be better protected against the damage caused by flooding.

You would be compensated £25 for participation in a 90-minute online video conference call using Google Hangouts during the working day between the dates now and end of June. Also, on the conference call would be up to five other participants as well as two researchers from WPI Economics, a research consultancy who are assisting the Environment Agency on this project.

If you have flooded previously (not in the last 6 months) or are at high risk of flooding and have some availability then we would very much appreciate your time. If you are available, please get in contact with Joe Ahern who works for WPI Economics at joe.ahern@wpieconomics.com.

Kind regards,

Louise

Louise Bransby BA (Hons)
Senior Specialist
Property Flood Resilience
FCRM Strategy & National Adaptation
Environment Agency
louise.bransby@environment-agency.gov.uk
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