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Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety

Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety (CFRCS) Service, are committed to reducing fire deaths by ensuring that every home in the County has a working smoke alarm. To make sure this happens, we carry out free home safety checks and if necessary fit free smoke alarms. We will visit your home at an allocated time convenient to you and accompany you around every room in your property with the aim of

  • Identifying and making you aware of the potential risks in your home – including electrical safety   to ensure your sockets are not overloaded.
  • Making sure you know what to do in order to reduce or prevent these risks.
  • Helping you put together an escape plan in case a fire breaks out in the future.
  • Ensuring you have a working smoke alarm and if you don’t, we will fit a free smoke alarm.

If you require a Home Fire Safety Check please telephone our freephone helpline 0800 3581 999.

Cold weather can increase the dangers in your home through additional measures taken to keep warm. In the UK on average, 12,000 chimney fires occur every year.

Consider the following during cold weather to prevent a fire from happening in your home:

  • Make sure you know where the stop-cock is for your water supply in case you have a burst pipe. If you do have a burst pipe, turn your water supply off first before calling for help.
  • Always use a fire guard to protect an open fire against flying sparks and hot embers and make sure embers are put out before you go out or go to bed.
  • If you use a blanket or throw over to keep warm, always remember to keep them away from open fires and heaters. Some materials can catch fire very easily. It is safer to use natural fibres like wool for blankets as they are more resistant to flames and sparks.
  • If you use an electric blanket to keep warm during cold nights, don’t use a hot water bottle in the same bed, even if the blanket is switched off. View our information on electrical fire safety.
  • Unplug electric blankets before you go to bed unless it has a thermostat for safe all-night use.
  • Take extra care with portable heaters – don’t dry clothes on them or put them too close to soft furnishings.
  • If using candles, take care with them. Only use the proper holders and don’t use tea lights unless they are standing in a holder or on a saucer.
  • Remember that Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service might not be able to get to you as quickly as usual, in severe weather, so be extra vigilant against fire in the home. Check that your smoke alarms work.
  • Make sure your central heating system is regularly serviced and you are not at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Make sure you have adequate supplies of fuel and, if you have an open fire, make sure the chimney is swept regularly to prevent a chimney fire.
  • Plan your escape route in case of a fire.

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MINING UPDATE

Our Portreeve & Mayor, Cllr Mark Smith, received yesterday the attached announcement regarding the Redmoor 2017 drilling results, these have also been published on their website:

http://nae.net.au/projects/united-kingdom/redmoor/

As part of our continued consultation with you all, Mr Jeff Harrison from Cornwall Resources, will be available on Wednesday and Thursday between 5pm-8pm in the Pannier Market (in the unit formerly occupied by the Tamar Grow Local).

We appreciate the short notice of this consultation event but Mr Harrison will be away for two weeks very shortly and it was felt timely to give you the opportunity to speak and question him prior to his leave. Being commercial sensitive the information could only be released after the stock market announcement.

If you have any direct questions please liaise directly with Mr Harrison

Jeff Harrison

Home: 01752 847109

Mobile: 07403568770

Email: jeffharrison56@hotmail.com

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Education? Training? Employment?

If you are currently unemployed and would like advice and support to enter education, training or employment, please call for an informal chat to see if POSITIVE PEOPLE can help you

Kirsty (Change Coach)  07773 218 652

Becky (Community Engagement)  07773 215 303

Positive People is jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund

Positive People Programme

 

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Venue for Hire

Are you looking for a Party, Meeting or Function Venue?  Then look no further than your local Town Hall.

Callington Town Hall and Complex is available for hire for a variety of Commercial, Charity and Social Events.  The Town Hall is also host to regular groups and events including:-

Meetings/Conferences, Quiz, Birthday Parties, Anniversary Parties, Big Breakfasts, Craft Fairs, Table Top Sales, Coffee Mornings, Film Shows and many more.

We have a number of rooms available for hire from the main Town Hall which can accommodate a variety of larger events to the smaller interview room for one on one sessions.

We have a fully functioning commercial kitchen with quick wash dishwasher, bain marie, microwave, water heater, gas cooker etc.  Crockery and cutlery is available should you require it.

We have digital projectors and screens in our two larger rooms which will link to your laptop, audio system and many other extras. We provide a tables in a variety of sizes and also chairs, some with arms for comfort.

We can provide hot water flasks, mugs or tea cups and saucers so you can provide refreshments in your room if you require. (You will need to provide tea, coffee, milk etc).  We can provide contact details for local caterers if required.

We are fully DDA compliant with a disabled lift to bring you down from the street into the building and two disabled toilets.

We also provide a caretaker who will set up the room to your requirements, see you in to the room and lock up after you.  Our caretaker will clear up after your event, all we ask is that you take your rubbish away with you.

Parking is available in the Pay and Display car park adjacent to the Town Hall.

For more information and a price list, please contact Beckie on 015798 384039 between 9.00am and 1.00pm or email at bookings@callington-tc.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

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Tamar Valley Pre-School Manager

We are looking for a warm, friendly, enthusiastic and creative person to manage our pre-school. Children are at the heart of our community in Calstock, so we want our children to have fun, to be encouraged in their imagination and curiosity, and to feel safe in their pre-school environment. We aim to raise resilient, confident, independent and creative learners and are looking for a special manager to share and support our children in their learning adventure.

We are a small ‘pack-away’ pre-school based in the local village hall in Calstock. Tamar Valley pre-school is a non-profit organisation managed by a voluntary committee. We are ideally looking for someone with a minimum of the NVQ 3 in Childcare (or equivalent) and at least 2 years managing or deputising experience in a pre-school or nursery setting. You will have good knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework (EYFS), Ofsted regulations and child development. Your role will be varied and will include managing a small team of 2 staff, the day to day running of the preschool and being involved in the marketing and fundraising for Tamar Valley pre-school. We are also keen to start a Forest School this year and would be particularly interested to hear from people who either have a Forest School qualification or who are interested in obtaining their Forest School Leadership Certificate.

In return we are offering:

  • 27 hours a week term time (but this may increase as we are looking to expand our provision.)
  • Preschool days are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
  • £9 to £10 per hour depending on experience.
  • Workplace Pension.

Closing date: 5pm Wednesday 20/09/2017 Interview dates: From Wednesday 27/09/2017

Tamar Valley Pre-school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). Please be aware that an enhanced DBS check will be required for this position.

How to Apply

Download Application Pack from: http://www.tamarvalleypreschool.co.uk/home

Email: info@tamarvalleypreschool.co.uk for an application pack.

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Callington Honey Fair

Wednesday 4th October 2017

Bigger and better than ever before, with even more stalls.  Bee sure to come along and have some fun!

Gifts and Craft stalls – ‘Teas with the Bees’ – Street Entertainment – Follow the trail of the ‘Honey Fair Window Display’ – Children’s Art Competition – Lots of animals to pet – Lots of family fun

FREE PARK AND RIDE FROM ST MELLION

Local trader or charity wanting to take part?  Visit www.callingtonlions.org.uk/honeyfair.html for details

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The Camp Theatre Company presents

QUARTET by Ronald Harwood

Saturday 21st October at 7.30pm

Callington Town Hall

Tickets £8 (under 18s £6)   Family (2+2) £22 available in person from Callington Town Hall or Kivells, Fore Street, Callington or via The Cornwall Riveria Box Office 01726 879500 or www.crbo.co.uk

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Action on Hearing Loss

Do you have hearing loss or tinnitus or know someone who does?  Need somewhere to turn to for friendly help and support?

Come and see us and

  • talk through your concerns or questions
  • have your hearing checked
  • get advice on hearing equipment and try it out for yourself

When?  Every third Thursday of each month

Where? Callington Town Hall, New Road, Callington, Cornwall PL17 7BD

What time?  10.00am – 1.00pm

For more details please contact Jason Sculthorpe on

01752 228657  or email  jason.sculthorpe@hearingloss.org.uk

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