Lostwithiel Town Council
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Summer Reading Challenge - The Silly Squad

Summer Reading Challenge - The Silly Squad

From 26 Jun 2020 to 26 Sep 2020

Did you know that you can now start this year’s Summer Reading Challenge online. You can sign yourself and your child up for a ‘virtual’ edition of the Summer Reading Challenge through the link below. Unfortunately, Lostwithiel Library is currently closed (please watch this space for announcements on our reopening), however books can be accessed on borrowbox and you can reread favourite books that you have at home. Rewards can be unlocked online and children can also take part in online quizzes, competitions and puzzles.

Summer Reading Challenge Website

Lostwithiel to St Austell Bus Timetable

Lostwithiel to St Austell Bus Timetable

From 19 Jun 2020 to 19 Jul 2021

In recent weeks, the sharp eyed amongst you may have noticed, a brand new, red bus running through Lostwithiel. After many years campaigning by the Town Forum and Town Council, Lostwithiel now has a regular bus service instigated by Cornwall Council under their Transport for Cornwall initiative. This service operates 6 times a day, Monday to Saturday between Lostwithiel and St Austell via Tywardreath Highway, and some services also serving Luxulyan. Holders of the Bus Pass can use it on this service, please see attached timetable. If anyone has any feedback, please let us know.

Lostwithiel to St Austell Bus Timetable

Mayors Message Tree Damaged

Mayors Message Tree Damaged

From 17 Jun 2020 to 17 Jun 2021

One and All This photograph shows a 15 – 20 year old Horse Chestnut Tree. If you look closely, you can see that an individual, or individuals unknown, have systematically stripped ALL of the bark from this tree to a height of approximately 1.5 m. This tree will now start to slowly die. Maybe I am missing something, but I simply do not understand why on earth this act of criminal damage was carried out.

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ScamAware Citizens Advice

ScamAware Citizens Advice

17 Jun 2020

Please find a leaflet from Citizens Advice regarding Scam Awareness. Additionally there have been Coronavirus related scams, please be aware of these and see the leaflet for details.

Scam Aware Leaflet

Town Council Meeting 9 June 2020

Town Council Meeting 9 June 2020

From 12 Jun 2020 to 12 Jun 2021

Please find a link to the Town Council Meeting on Tuesday 9 June 2020

Town Council Meeting 9 June 2020

Mayor's Message 29 May 2020

Mayor's Message 29 May 2020

29 May 2020

Please find a link to the Mayors message for this week.

Link to the Mayors Message 29 May 2020

Mayor's Message 20 May 2020

Mayor's Message 20 May 2020

From 20 May 2020 to 20 May 2021

Please find a link to the Mayor's message for 20 May 2020.

Mayors Message Link

New Rail Timetable

New Rail Timetable

From 15 May 2020 to 15 May 2021

Please find a copy of the new timetable from Great Western Railways. The timetable relevant to Lostwithiel is found on pages 163 - 176.

GWR New Timetable

Dog Fouling

Dog Fouling

From 13 May 2020 to 12 May 2021

Please can we ask that people please pick up after their dogs. We have had reports of dog fouling outside the Co-op, Quay Street and The Parade area. Now that everybody is allowed out for unlimited exercise, please consider other residents and keep our lovely town clean and tidy for all to enjoy.

Mayor's Message 13 May 2020

Mayor's Message 13 May 2020

From 13 May 2020 to 12 May 2021

Please find a link to the Mayor's message for 13 May 2020.

Mayors Message

Attention budding writers and story enthusiasts...

Attention budding writers and story enthusiasts...

From 6 May 2020 to 6 May 2021

Cornwall Council is running two different story competitions for primary and secondary school students and wants you to use your brilliant creative powers to tell Cornwall ‘s children and young people a story. Whether you're an experienced writer or this is the first time you've thought about writing a story, why not look at the details below and give it a go?

Real Heroes Read Books Competition Details

Mayor's Message 6 May 2020

Mayor's Message 6 May 2020

From 6 May 2020 to 6 May 2021

Please find a link to the Mayor's latest message.

Mayor's Message 6 May 2020

Devon and Cornwall Police - Staying Safe

Devon and Cornwall Police - Staying Safe

From 6 May 2020 to 6 May 2021

Please find a poster regarding staying safe when you are venturing out of your home and visiting local beauty spots.

Beauty Spots Staying Safe

Bench Closures

Bench Closures

From 1 May 2020 to 1 May 2021

We are sorry if we have caused any confusion regarding the specific area that was closed on Wednesday. It is only the picnic benches on the area just off the parade that have been closed at the request of the Police. These benches are in a lovely location and it has been hard for some people to maintain a social distance there. All the parks and other benches in Lostwithiel (excluding the play areas and the skatepark) remain open for use by residents. Please enjoy our wonderful large parks and riverside, whilst out for your daily exercise and trips to the shops.

Picnic Area and Benches Closure

Picnic Area and Benches Closure

From 29 Apr 2020 to 29 Apr 2021

Devon & Cornwall Police have asked Lostwithiel Town Council to close the picnic area by the river just off The Parade. The Police have received complaints that people are congregating there. Please follow Government advice - Stay at home, Protect the NHS, Save lives.

Second Island Walkway Closure

Second Island Walkway Closure

From 24 Apr 2020 to 24 Apr 2021

The Council wishes to advise that the Second Island walkway is closed as the wire covering the walkway is damaged and is a trip hazard. This popular route will reopen as soon as the current situation will allow.

Coronavirus How to Help Safely

Coronavirus How to Help Safely

From 24 Apr 2020 to 24 Apr 2021

Across the UK people are playing their part and providing essential support to their friends and family who are in isolation. Please see the current guidelines for how to do this safely.

Coronavirus How to Help Safely

Community Orchard - Update

Community Orchard - Update

From 24 Apr 2020 to 24 Apr 2021

As you know, 7 weeks ago both St Winnow and Lostwithiel Primary School helped Lostwithiel Town Council, the Environment Agency and the Duchy of Cornwall plant a Community Orchard of 60 trees at Second Island Park. We are glad to report that all the trees are thriving and are now in blossom!

Mayor's Message 22nd April 2020

Mayor's Message 22nd April 2020

From 22 Apr 2020 to 22 Apr 2021

Please find a link to our Facebook page for Mayor Hughes latest message.

Video Message from the Mayor

Cornwall Council COVID-19 Toolkit

Cornwall Council COVID-19 Toolkit

From 17 Apr 2020 to 17 Apr 2021

Please find linked below the Cornwall Council COVID-19 Toolkit. The pack contains list of key contacts, resources and useful information to help support yourself and others in your community.

COVID-19 Toolkit

Mayor's Message 16 April 2020

Mayor's Message 16 April 2020

From 17 Apr 2020 to 17 Apr 2021

Please find a link to our Facebook page for Mayor Hughes latest message.

Mayor's Message

Cornwall Library Members

Cornwall Library Members

From 27 Mar 2020 to 27 Sep 2020

Are you aware that by using Cornwall Libraries online you have free access to eBooks, Audiobooks, newspapers, magazines & comics and titles on Borrowbox. Please visit -

Borrow Box

UPDATE ON CORNWALL LIBRARY SERVICE

UPDATE ON CORNWALL LIBRARY SERVICE

From 25 Mar 2020 to 25 Sep 2020

In line with Government restrictions all Library sites are now closed, and the mobile library service has ceased until further notice. Library members who have books or other materials on loan should keep them at home. They can be renewed as many times as needed online www.cornwall.gov.uk/library or on the 24 hour telephone line 0845 6076119 (please check your contract for charges to 0845 numbers). But overdue charges will be waived during this time.

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Park Closure

Park Closure

From 25 Mar 2020 to 25 Sep 2020

Unfortunately we have had to close all Lostwithiel Town Council Parks. This is in line with Government instructions.

disAbility Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

disAbility Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

From 25 Mar 2020 to 25 Sep 2020

Please see the following flyer from disAbility Cornwall and Isles of Scilly regarding community support.

Flyer

Government advice Library & play areas CLOSED

Government advice Library & play areas CLOSED

From 24 Mar 2020 to 24 Apr 2020

In accordance with Government advice Lostwithiel Library and all Lostwithiel Town Council play areas are now closed until further notice. Mayor Hughes has the following message for Lostwithiel 'We are truly in unprecedented times, I urge you all to follow the very clear advice given by Government.'

Town Council Vacancy

Town Council Vacancy

From 20 Mar 2020 to 20 Sep 2020

Please see the Co-Option Notice below for details of how to apply for the vacancy at Lostwithiel Town Council as a Town Councillor.

Co-option Notice

Community Orchard - Update

Community Orchard - Update

From 19 Mar 2020 to 20 Sep 2020

On 6th March pupils from both St Winnow and Lostwithiel Primary School helped Lostwithiel Town Council, the Environment Agency and the Duchy of Cornwall plant a Community Orchard of 60 trees at Second Island Park. We are pleased to let you know that the trees are now budding!

Lostwithiel Library - Coronavirus Response

Lostwithiel Library - Coronavirus Response

From 18 Mar 2020 to 18 Oct 2020

With effect from next week Lostwithiel Library will only be open on Wednesdays 10-12 & 2-4pm to give customers a weekly opportunity to come to the library to exchange/collect books. Until we are advised otherwise we’d like for customers to have the opportunity to stockpile books to read whilst at home.

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Community Orchard - Second Island Park Lostwithiel

Community Orchard - Second Island Park Lostwithiel

From 6 Mar 2020 to 6 Mar 2021

Lostwithiel Town Council is delighted to announce that earlier today pupils from both St Winnow and Lostwithiel Primary School helped Lostwithiel Town Council, the Environment Agency and the Duchy of Cornwall plant a Community Orchard of 60 trees at Second Island Park. ……………….

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Lostwithiel Railway Station Footbridge

Lostwithiel Railway Station Footbridge

From 20 Feb 2020 to 20 Dec 2020

Please see link below for the latest update from Network Rail, GWR and Cornwall Council on a new railway footbridge for Lostwithiel.

Lostwithiel Station Footbridge

Notice of Vacancy in Office of Town Councillor

Notice of Vacancy in Office of Town Councillor

From 20 Feb 2020 to 20 Jun 2020

Please see document below.

Notice of Vacancy

Lostwithiel Town Council Flood Plan

Lostwithiel Town Council Flood Plan

From 17 Feb 2020 to 27 Feb 2020

Lostwithiel Town Council Flood Plan - Mayor Tim Hughes, Deputy Mayor Karen Ross and all members of Lostwithiel Town Council are very grateful to the Flood Warden volunteers who gave up so much of their time over this past weekend.

Zip Wire

Zip Wire

From 7 Feb 2020 to 7 Apr 2020

Good News! The zip wire in the King George V play area is now fixed.

Lostwithiel Library - computers working

Lostwithiel Library - computers working

From 31 Jan 2020 to 15 May 2020

Further to the post below. We are now pleased to inform you that the public computers have been mended and are now up and running correctly. Thank you for your patience with this matter.

Lostwithiel Library Cornwall Council Apology

Lostwithiel Library Cornwall Council Apology

From 31 Jan 2020 to 28 Apr 2020

Please see pdf below for an apology from Cornwall Council regarding the current technical issues in Lostwithiel Library.

Cornwall Council Public Access Computers

New bus services in Cornwall

New bus services in Cornwall

From 8 Jan 2020 to 8 Oct 2020

Please see the link below for information on the new bus services in Cornwall. There will be a new regular bus service for Lostwithiel starting in April 2020. Happy New Year!

Bus Service Update

Lostwithiel Traintimes - 15 December 2019

Lostwithiel Traintimes - 15 December 2019

From 13 Dec 2019 to 16 May 2020

Please find a poster detailing the new train services from Lostwithiel starting from 15 December until 16 May 2020.

Traintimes

Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree

From 13 Dec 2019 to 13 Jan 2020

If you haven't done so already, the Christmas Tree Festival is being held at St Bartholomew's Church again this year. There are lots of amazing trees to be seen there, (sponsored and decorated by local organisations).

Lostwithiel Library

Lostwithiel Library

From 29 Nov 2019 to 13 Feb 2020

Lostwithiel Library Just to give you a sneak peak of some of the new woodland friends that will be joining us in the Children’s Library for the festive season (some may actually be making the Library their forever home). We also have lots of new Christmas book available. Pop in a take a look!

Poster

King George V Zip Wire

King George V Zip Wire

From 28 Nov 2019 to 28 Jan 2020

We would like to apologise for the delay in the repair of the broken zip wire in King George V playground. The parts are on order and it will be replaced as soon as possible.

Lostwithiel Library

Lostwithiel Library

From 30 Oct 2019 to 30 Mar 2020

Lostwithiel Library Just to make you aware that borrowers can order any titles available on Cornwall Council’s website for collection at Lostwithiel Library. There are many new and popular titles available – just follow the link below. https://capitadiscovery.co.uk/cornwall/

New Titles

Devon and Cornwall Police Alert

Devon and Cornwall Police Alert

From 30 Oct 2019 to 30 Jan 2020

Devon & Cornwall Police have asked us to make residents aware that sometime from 08.10.19 to 20.10.19 a BMX Kush2 was stolen from a shed in the area of Alamein Road Saltash If you are offered a bike of this type for sale without the papers please consider taking the serial number and contacting D&C Police on 101 quoting reference CR/095919/19 Homeowners are reminded to ensure items of value kept in sheds and outhouses are kept secure and to have a note of the serial numbers.

Town Council declares a Climate Emergency

Town Council declares a Climate Emergency

From 19 Jul 2019 to 19 Jul 2021

Lostwithiel Town Council declares a Climate Emergency Lostwithiel Town Council has declared a Climate Emergency and agreed to work with Cornwall Council to assist them with their declaration to make Cornwall carbon neutral by 2030.

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New Mayor and Deputy Mayor

New Mayor and Deputy Mayor

From 8 May 2019 to 8 May 2020

Following last night’s Annual Meeting Lostwithiel Town Council is delighted to be able to announce that the new Mayor of Lostwithiel is Councillor Tim Hughes and the new Deputy Mayor Councillor Karen Ross

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Lostwithiel Town Council, Taprell House, North Street, Lostwithiel, Cornwall PL22 0BL