02 April 2020New defibrillator at Red Post Inn
Dear Launcells Parishioners
As we are in Lockdown, you may not have noticed that the parish now has a second defibrillator.
It is located at the Red Post Inn, by the post box.
Huge thanks go to Paul & Tracy Horrocks of Red Post, for hosting it, and to those local businesses and residents who have helped fund it:-
Red Post Garage; Red Post Joinery, Davcar; JT Auto and M.J.Newton.
Thanks also to our County Councillor, Paula Dolphin, who contributed via her "Community Chest" fund.
As before, should you need access to this "self-guiding" piece of equipment, just phone 999 and follow the instructions on the cabinet. You will then be given the access code to open it. The machine then tells you how to use it.
We would hope to arrange another set of training for the use of a defibrillator, once we return to normal, but in the meanwhile, attached is the note that was in the Parish Magazine a while back.
29 March 2020LAUNCELLS PLAYING FIELD CLOSED
** PLAYING FIELD CLOSED **
"Guidance on Closing Certain Businesses and Venues", which includes:-
"Playgrounds, sports courts and pitches, and outdoor gyms or similar"
Sadly it is appears that it is necessary to close the Launcells Playing Field until further notice.
26 March 2020Cabinet Office Guidance
Cabinet Office Guidance on how to help people safely during the COVID-19 outbreak can be found here
25 March 2020Emergency Fund from Cornwall Community Foundation
Please follow this link to more information on this fund.
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak we have launched CCF’s Emergency Fund to support frontline organisations
Local charities and community organisations have a special role to play in reaching some of the most vulnerable people in our communities, developing trusted relationships and implementing practical support programmes that work well.
Our Emergency Fund Appeal enables us to offer grants to organisations operating in Cornwall and working with people who may be affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. These grants are to cover the costs for additional work, over and above normal activities, and in response to the impact of COVID-19 to your members or beneficiaries.
The aim of the Emergency Fund is to primarily support:
Groups that support the ongoing needs of vulnerable people to ensure that their health and wellbeing is maintained
Groups and activities that support vulnerable people self-isolating (the elderly, people with pre-existing medical conditions etc)
Support for foodbanks and organisations working to combat hardship caused by the pandemic including child hunger
Community response coordination
Volunteer costs for new and existing organisations responding to the effect of the pandemic.
Additional costs of working remotely and adapting services delivered in the wider community
Additional support as required for emotional support, mental health and bereavement support
Please note these guidelines are open to change at any time owing to the uncertainties around COVID-19 and the continuingly changing circumstances. We will provide notice if this is the case and honour any application already started or completed under the current guidelines.
24 March 2020Latest update to help in the parish
Well, time for Plan B....
The Parish councillors are trying to assemble a list of folk that might need help. I am aware that across the parish, people have been helping their neighbours and friends, even before the Lock-Down was announced last night. However, we are concerned that a few might be missed.
Accordingly if you fear that someone that you are aware of might be missed, for whatever reason, can I ask you all to contact one of the parish council .
Our numbers are on the website and in the parish magazine. Alternatively, message me via Messenger.
Alan J Whittle
20 March 2020Community Emergency Plan 2018
Please find the community emergency plan from 2018 here.
It is now a little out of date with contact details for the parish council as you might expect. However the general information within it is still relevant.
03 March 2020March News...
27 February 2020Grant info
26 February 2020Playing Field AGM Agenda
Please find the AGM agenda here and do come along!!
26 February 2020No cafe for March
13 February 2020February News