Please find below some local information that I hope you might find useful.
Cornwall Council and Town and Parish Council elections are not far off- Thursday 4th of May.
If you are thinking of standing as a Councillor and would like to find out more, there is an event on Saturday morning at New County Hall where you can find out everything you need to know. It starts at 9.30am and all information about it can be found here. https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/councillors-and-democracy/be-a-councillor/
‘Inclusion Cornwall’ are running Multi Agency Training with a focus on ‘crisis support’. If you are part of an organisation and need to know where to get crisis support for people you work with or provide crisis support, then please book your FREE space. All information is available in the poster attached and booking can be done via Ellie Moseley 01872 326440 or email@example.com
‘Cornwall Rural Community Charity’ are offering FREE training to community organisations who work directly with residents. As part of the Winter Wellbeing Programme they can provide training in basic energy advice and where to signpost people for further help. This can be done through a formal presentation to a large group or by attending a small team meeting. If you’d like to book a training session, call Sharon on 01872 273952 or email sharon’firstname.lastname@example.org Please see an attached poster about the Winter Wellbeing programme.
‘Dyslexia Cornwall’ are offering FREE Dyslexia training on February 17th at Heartlands in Pool for local organisations. Please see attached poster.
Truro and Penwith College is able to offer support to businesses in their first year. Please see attached the Business Boost poster.
The ‘Digital Peninsula Network’ are able to offer individuals IT & Digital courses starting in Feb 2017 delivered over 4 sessions in Penzance. Digital Peninsula Network has recently secured funding for upcoming courses, These include: WordPress (website development), MailChimp (newsletter marketing), Photoshop and Social Media Marketing.Places are limited so contact Rissa Parsons now on 01736 333700 or email email@example.com to avoid disappointment!
Where ‘Cornwall Council Home Solutions Team’ are able to offer gas safety checks and essential gas repairs for eligible residents. Please pass this onto anybody who you feel might be able to benefit or organisation who might be able to circulate.
Volunteers are needed for ‘St Ives Library Lit Fest’ to be held between 10am and 3pm on Saturday 4th of March. The event will include book sales, a raffle, cake sales and activities throughout the day. If you can help in any way, names and contact details are being collected by library staff at the counter. Books can also be dropped off at the library to sell on the day.
FareShare FoodCloud are looking for local organisations to work with. Please see information below. Food pick-ups can be from St Ives Tesco as they are signed up.
“FareShare FoodCloud is a new and innovative project in partnership with Tesco to redistribute good quality surplus food to reduce the amount of good food that goes to waste and support charities that are working to alleviate food poverty. So far, we have donated 3,000,000 meals to over 3500 voluntary organisations across the country.
We’re looking for charities, not-for-profit organisations, community groups and schools in Cornwall who work with vulnerable and disadvantaged people who could use weekly donations of free, good quality food. This may be homeless hostels, lunch clubs for older people, food banks, domestic violence refuges or children’s breakfast or after school clubs.
Here’s how the project works – in a nutshell
The charity nominates the day(s) each week it’s available to collect surplus food from a designated Tesco convenience store.
The evening before a collection they are notified via text what food is available for collection the next morning.
The surplus food will be packaged and available for collection from the store the next morning.
We are happy to say, this will always be a free of charge service to our charity partners.