News around housing and homelessness – Council budgets stretched around temporary accommodation, Bedroom Tax ruled illegal for some, and Pet Bans to be removed for tenants.
Cornwall Council and dogs – Changes to the regulations allowing them on beaches, but a new campaign to reduce fouling. Good for the environment and responsible pet owners.
Consultations – HeadStart Legacy Fund, Cornwall Council’s adult mental health plan and clean air strategy, the Youth Voice Census and TV licences. Please participate and share. Deadlines imminent.
Cornwall Council’s Community Governance Review enters its final consultation phase. Make sure you know the plans for your area, and have your say.
The Charity Commission has published new guidance around reporting major incidents, although commentators say that it adds nothing to previous guidance.
Have your say on Council consultations, including the budget, planning services, the Fire and Rescue Service’s emergency response standards, and the proposed A39 route near Camelford..
Support services for people with mild to moderate anxiety and depression, including talking therapies, will transfer to Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust from 1 April 2020.
New subsidised bus routes are announced to start in April, helping ease rural isolation, as well as being good for the environment.
Who’s Who in Boris Johnson’s Cabinet – i.e. who you should be writing to if you want to make someone aware of an issue in your world.
The first trees have been planted as part of the Forest for Cornwall scheme. Find out what you can do to get involved. #Forestforcornwall
Urgent request for responses to a short VSF questionnaire on Cornwall Council commissioning and procurement practices – deadline Thursday 9th Jan. Please help!
Have your say on Cornwall Council’s budget and spending priorities for 2020/21. Consultation event and online responses possible.
Christmas waste and recycling collections, plus notes on what can be recycled, and how to reduce waste this Christmas.
The Government’s Rural Development Programme for England is open for new applications, especially for not-for-profits in the rural tourism infrastructure category.
Find a full list of the new Cornwall MPs, plus contact details, as well as the reaction of the charity sector to the election results.
Some types of benefits will be paid early over Christmas and New Year, but this varies depending on the type of benefits. Check our handy list to find out what’s due when.
Public Health England has launched Every Mind Matters, a mental health resource, to help everyone make small changes to feel better and healthier every day.
Another election update, with manifestos from the parties standing in Cornwall, including Easy Read versions where available. Plus a list of all the candidates.
Cornwall Council is holding a Private Rented Sector Inquiry, inviting residents and organisations to share their views around raising the standards within the private rented sector.