Lostwithiel Town Council

Taprell House
North Street
Lostwithiel
Cornwall PL22 0BL
Tel: 01208 872323
clerk@lostwithieltowncouncil.gov.uk

News Items

Citizens Advice Cornwall - cost of living

From 28 Sep 2022 to 28 Sep 2023

Please see attached the autumn edition of Citizens - the newsletter from Citizens Advice Cornwall, which contains important information about coping with the cost of living and rising energy bills.

https://citizensadvicecornwall.org.uk/citizens-autumn-edition/

Network Rail Works Lostwithiel

From 21 Sep 2022 to 21 Sep 2023

Please see a copy of a letter from Network Rail about some work planned in the Lostwithiel area.

Download document (pdf)

National Minutes Silence

From 16 Sep 2022 to 16 Jan 2023

It has been announced that there will be a National Minute's Silence at 8pm on Sunday evening across the UK in memory of The late Queen. The Mayor and Councillors of Lostwithiel will lead the silence on the Parade. Members of the Public are asked to bring their own torches and to start to assemble from 7.45pm. Shortly before 8pm Mayor Ross will address the gathering and in accordance with National Guidelines the minute's silence will be started and finished with a whistle.

Civic Service & screening of the State Funeral

From 15 Sep 2022 to 15 Sep 2023

St Bartholomew's Church Lostwithiel will be hosting a Civic Commemorative Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, this Sunday 18 September 2022 at 11am on the eve of the State Funeral. The Church will also be hosting a screening of the Funeral from 10am on Monday 19 September 2022 to provide an opportunity for the whole of Lostwithiel to come together to say their farewell. Tea & coffee will be provided.

Book of Condolence & Floral Tributes

From 14 Sep 2022 to 19 Sep 2023

The Mayor & Councillors of Lostwithiel wish to advise that the Town Council’s website has a link to the Royal online Book of Condolence and a physical Book of Condolence is available at St Bartholomew’s Church. Should you wish to leave a floral tribute to the late Queen the designated area is on the Parade just in front of the ‘Lostwithiel’ sign. Could we please ask that cellophane and plastic are not left with the flowers. National Guidance has also suggested that people may wish to pay tribute to the late Queen by making a donation to one of Her Majesty’s many charities and patronages.

Lostwithiel Sign

Royal Charities and Patronages

Lostwithiel's Proclamation

From 10 Sep 2022 to 12 Sep 2022

The Mayor & Councillors of Lostwithiel Town Council invite you to attend Lostwithiel's Proclamation on Sunday 11 September 2022 at The Parade Lostwithiel at 7pm

Death of Queen Elizabeth II

From 9 Sep 2022 to 9 Oct 2022

Lostwithiel Town Council is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Queen Elizabeth II. The Council's thoughts are with His Majesty Charles III and the Royal Family at this difficult time. The Union Jack is flying at half-mast at the War Memorial and on the A390 flag pole in honour of the late Queen and information regarding Books of Condolence and floral tributes will be published here when available.

Town Councillor Vacancy

From 8 Sep 2022 to 8 Dec 2022

Please see attached for details of a vacancy for Lostwithiel Town Council.

Town Council Vacancy

Sustainable Warmth Fund

From 7 Sep 2022 to 7 May 2023

Please find a link to a video from the Sustainable Warmth Fund. Hope the link works!

Video from Sustainable Warmth Fund

Avian Flu

From 7 Sep 2022 to 7 May 2023

Please find a poster with details of what to do if you find a bird with suspected Avian Flu.

Avian Flu Poster

Cornwall Council - Meet the Leader - Linda Taylor

From 7 Sep 2022 to 7 Nov 2022

Please find a poster for an event from Cornwall Council where you can meet the Leader of Cornwall Council - Linda Taylor.

Meet the Leader Poster

Sustainable Warmth Fund

From 19 Aug 2022 to 19 Aug 2023

Please see the attached flyer for details about the Sustainable Warmth Fund.

Sustainable Warmth Flyer

Sustainable Warmth Fund

From 19 Aug 2022 to 19 Aug 2023

Please find an additional flyer about the Sustainable Warmth Fund and Community Energy Plus.

Community Energy Plus

Footbridge Colour

From 10 Aug 2022 to 10 Aug 2023

The footbridge colour has been decided. It is going to be Caramel/ Brown and Cream.

Letter Network Rail

Town Councillor Vacancy

From 10 Aug 2022 to 10 Oct 2022

Please find details of the Town Councillor Vacancy at Lostwithiel Town Council.

Town Councillor Vacancy details

Lostwithiel Library

From 10 Aug 2022 to 10 Sep 2022

Due to staff shortages Lostwithiel Library will be closed on Wednesday 31 August 2022. We will be back to normal the following week. Please accept our apology for any inconvenience caused. There are no fines at any of Cornwall Council Libraries, but if you wish you can renew library your books online.

Renew Books Here

Advocacy Awareness Project

From 27 Jul 2022 to 27 Oct 2022

Please find details of a new Advocacy Awareness project that is running in Cornwall this summer from The Advocacy People.

Advocacy Awareness Project details

Notice of Vacancy Lostwithiel Town Council

From 20 Jul 2022 to 19 Oct 2022

Please find a Notice of Vacancy in Office of Councillor for Lostwithiel Town Council.

Download document (pdf)

Cornwall Council Standards Committee

From 6 Jul 2022 to 6 Sep 2022

Please see an advert below to appoint a new member of the Cornwall Council Standards Committee.

Advert Standards Committee Member

People Hub

From 29 Jun 2022 to 29 Jun 2023

Please find a poster from the People Hub for the Skills for Growth project.

People Hub Poster

People Hub Website

Agenda Annual Town Meeting 2022

From 18 May 2022 to 18 Aug 2022

The Annual Assembly of the Town Meeting for Lostwithiel will be held at Community Centre Lostwithiel on Tuesday 31 May 2022 at 7pm.

Agenda Annual Town Meeting 2022

Victim Care Survey

From 18 May 2022 to 18 Aug 2022

We want to hear from you! This is your chance to express your thoughts on how services for victims and survivors of crime in Devon, Cornwall, and the Isles of Scilly can be better communicated. Whether you have or haven’t been affected by crime, we’d like to hear from you. Our survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. Help us improve victim care. We appreciate your help. https://form.jotform.com/victimsuppportSDP/victim-care-comms-survey

Victim Care form

Lostwithiel Beating of the Borough Bounds

From 27 Apr 2022 to 27 Jun 2022

Just a reminder that the Lostwithiel Beating of the Borough Bounds will take place this weekend on Sunday 1 and Monday 2 May. Please see the leaflet below for details. Please book in advance.

Beating of the Bounds Leaflet

Lostwithiel Library

From 8 Apr 2022 to 8 Apr 2023

Just to let you know that Lostwithiel Library will be open all day on Wednesday 13 April (from 10am - 4pm) and on every Wednesday going forward. We look forward to seeing you then.

Lostwithiel Town Team Part 1

From 17 Mar 2022 to 17 Apr 2022

How would you spend £30,000 of Cornwall Council Town Vitality funding? Cornwall Council's Town Vitality Fund aims to help revitalise town centres and high streets to ensure they continue to be vibrant places which support thriving communities. Lostwithiel has been awarded £20,000 to take forward a sustainable, climate-friendly transport plan for the town & £10,000 to develop proposals to secure a financially viable future for The Guildhall, Edgcumbe House & Taprell House, the 3 listed buildings which Lostwithiel Town Council looks after on behalf of the community.

Lostwithiel Town Team Part 2

From 17 Mar 2022 to 17 Apr 2022

continued... The money is to be used to pay for Consultants to investigate, consult with local residents, and advise us on how to achieve these goals. A new Town Team will advise the Town Council on next steps, and now needs people with ideas and energy to get involved. Members will attend a monthly evening meeting where they can put forward their suggestions. If you are interested in getting involved, the first meeting will be on Tuesday 22 March at 7pm in Lostwithiel Library and if you’ve any questions please contact Phil Wisdom phil.wisdom@lostwithielcouncillors.org.uk

Extraordinary Town Council Meeting 15 March 22

From 9 Mar 2022 to 9 Jul 2022

We will be holding a Extraordinary Town Council meeting on Tuesday 15 March 22 at 7pm at the Community Centre, please be advised that the Town Council will be considering both Gillyflower applications at this meeting.

Notice of Vacancies Lostwithiel Town Council

From 18 Feb 2022 to 18 Apr 2022

Please find a Notice of Vacancies for Lostwithiel Town Council.

Notice of Vacancies

Free Mental Health Courses

From 2 Feb 2022 to 2 Feb 2023

Please see a poster from Cornwall and Isle of Scilly Health and Care Partnership regarding free online courses from The Sound Doctor.

Poster for the Sound Doctor

Lostwithiel Toilet

From 2 Feb 2022 to 2 Mar 2022

Thank you for your patience while this facility is being fixed. We have had problems with the water and the electrics, so it is taking a while to fix and the repairs are ongoing.

Tresorys Kernow Invite

20 Jan 2022

Please find below an invite for a meeting from Tresorys Kernow. if anyone has any questions prior to the event could they please contact Emma Mansfield via FB or lovelypublications@gmail.com

Tresorys Kernow Invite

Crime Stoppers Survey

From 19 Jan 2022 to 19 Jun 2022

Please see below for information and a link for a survey from Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers has commissioned a major piece of research, working in partnership with the University of Suffolk Centre for Abuse Research, launching with our anonymous survey: Safe in public: understanding how sexual harassment affects people’s use of public space Survey If you've seen sexual harassment in a public space and don't want to speak to the police, you can tell us what you know on the phone 0800 555 111 and online, 24/7, 365 days a year.

Crime Stoppers Survey

Police Survey

From 5 Jan 2022 to 5 Feb 2022

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Alison Hernandez wants residents of the force area to tell her if they think the police deliver value for money. The survey, also asks a number of questions relating to police contact and seeks to understand levels of support for plans to open more police stations to the public in Devon and Cornwall. People have until midnight on Monday, January 9, to complete the survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KB2FHGZ

Second Island

From 17 Dec 2021 to 17 Apr 2022

On the advice of our tree inspector, due to Health & Safety, we have this afternoon closed off the Restormel Road entrance to Second Island Park. The veteran beech tree has a hanging branch and we have asked our contractor to remove this as soon as possible so we can reopen the path.

Tree Photo

Easy Read Police and Crime Plan 2021 - 25

15 Dec 2021

The ‘Easy Read’ version of the Devon and Cornwall PCC’s Police and Crime Plan 2021 – 25 is now available and can be found here -

Easy Read Police and Crime Plan 2021 - 25

Scam Emails

From 1 Dec 2021 to 1 Mar 2022

The Town Council has been made aware that scam emails are being sent allegedly from Mayor Ross. Mayor Ross wishes to confirm that she only uses karen.ross@lostwithielcouncillors.org.uk for Council business.

Remembrance Sunday 14 November 2021

10 Nov 2021

Based on community feedback due to the current Covid figures in Lostwithiel there will be some modifications to the arrangements for Sunday. The Parade will assemble in Fore Street and will march to the War Memorial as planned, however the Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial will be slightly extended to include extra prayers and a hymn (for those wishing to pay their respects in an outdoor setting). Revd Beynon will announce that there will be a Sunday Service in the Church for those that wish to attend but the Parade will not reform and march around to the entrance to the Church.

Contacting the Police

From 22 Oct 2021 to 22 Sep 2022

Please find attached a poster from Devon and Cornwall Police regarding how to contact them.

Contacting the Police Poster

Abandoned Accidental Calls to the Police

22 Oct 2021

Please find some information on accidental abandoned calls to the Police and what you can do reduce these types of accidental calls.

Reading Well for mental health

From 15 Oct 2021 to 15 Oct 2022

The Reading Agency has donated a selection of books to borrow in Lostwithiel Library, as part of the Reading Well for mental health collection for adults.

Tell us where you feel unsafe

From 8 Oct 2021 to 8 Oct 2022

The Police and Crime Commissioner is encouraging residents of Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to take a minute or so to let them know where you feel unsafe. Please see the link below for the survey -

Street Safe Survey

Vision Zero South West

From 8 Oct 2021 to 8 Oct 2022

Is there a road safety issue in your neighbourhood? Could it be fixed with a relatively small amount of funding? The Vision Zero South West road safety partnership is launching its ‘call for ideas’ in communities across Devon and Cornwall. They have a total funding pot of £100,000 to support community-led road safety initiatives that will make a real difference to local communities. For more details on this scheme, or to apply, visit -

Vision Zero SW Call for Ideas

Inclusion Matters

From 24 Sep 2021 to 24 Sep 2022

Please find a leaflet from Inclusion Matters. Inclusion Matters is a service that has been commissioned by Cornwall Council to help residents of Cornwall find out information and advice to increase their well-being, stay healthy, get active and increase their connection to their community.

Inclusion Matters Leaflet

Volunteer Inclusion Matters

From 24 Sep 2021 to 24 Sep 2022

Please find a leaflet regarding volunteering for Inclusion Matters. Inclusion Matters is a service that has been commissioned by Cornwall Council to help residents of Cornwall find out information and advice to increase their well-being, stay healthy, get active and increase their connection to their community.

Volunteering Inclusion Matters Leaflet

Health Works for Cornwall

From 18 Jul 2021 to 18 Sep 2021

Please see the poster for details of Health Works for Cornwall events on Saturday 21 August.

Health Works for Cornwall Poster

Scam calls

From 9 Jul 2021 to 9 Jul 2022

Devon and Cornwall Police have asked for the below to be circulated widely.

Scam Calls Poster

Health Works for Cornwall

From 2 Jul 2021 to 2 Jun 2022

Please find a poster regarding the new Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Programme - Health Works for Cornwall.

Citizen Advice Cornwall Newsletter

From 14 Apr 2021 to 14 Apr 2022

Please find a link to Citizen Advice Cornwall's latest newsletter.

Citizen Advice Cornwall Newsletter

Notice Statement of Persons Nominated

From 14 Apr 2021 to 13 Sep 2021

Notice Statement of Persons Nominated

Notice Statement of Persons Nominated

Buckingham Palace announcement

From 9 Apr 2021 to 16 Apr 2021

Lostwithiel Town Council is deeply saddened to learn of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The Council's thoughts are with Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family at this difficult time. The Union Jack is flying at half-mast at the War Memorial in honour of the Duke and the link to Buckingham Palace's online Book of Condolence will be published here when available.

Prince Philip Books of Condolence & Donations

From 9 Apr 2021 to 16 Apr 2021

Books of Condolence The Cornwall Lieutenancy has opened a book of condolence. Messages of condolence can be emailed to lieutenancy@cornwall.gov.uk and the National Book of Condolence is accessible via www.royal.uk. Donations The Royal Family ask that members of the public consider making a donation to a charity instead of leaving floral tributes see https://www.royal.uk/donations.

Notice of Election Police and Crime Commissioner

From 24 Mar 2021 to 24 Jun 2021

Please find the 'Notice of Election' for the Police and Crime Commissioner Election.

Notice of Election

Notice of Election Councillor for Cornwall Council

From 24 Mar 2021 to 24 May 2021

Please find the 'Notice of Election' for Election of Councillors for Cornwall Council.

Notice of Election Cornwall Council

Notice of Election Town and Parish Councillors

From 24 Mar 2021 to 24 May 2021

Please find the 'Notice of Elections' for the Elections of Town and Parish Councillors.

Download document (pdf)

Police recruitment

From 19 Feb 2021 to 19 Dec 2021

Police to create 232 frontline jobs in Devon & Cornwall

https://www.devonandcornwall-pcc.gov.uk/news-and-blog/multimedia-hub/unanimous-approval-for-police-commissioner%E2%80%99s-plans-to-boost-frontline-staff/

Vaccine Scams

From 29 Jan 2021 to 29 Oct 2021

Please be aware that there are lots of Vaccine Scams around at the moment. Please see the posters below regarding how to spot these scams.

Vaccine Scams Posters

Message from RW Rail regarding boats

From 15 Jan 2021 to 15 Jun 2021

Please see below for a poster from RW Rail regarding the removal of boats.

Boats Poster

what3words

From 4 Dec 2020 to 4 Dec 2022

We just wanted to make residents of Lostwithiel aware of the what3words project, which is now used by 80% of emergency services in the UK, including Devon and Cornwall Police and Cornwall Fire and Rescue, and UK Coastguards. Being able to give your precise location in an emergency can save vital time and lives. Make sure you're prepared by downloading the free @what3words app so you can help 999 #KnowExactlyWhere the emergency is.

link to what3words app information

Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

From 4 Dec 2020 to 4 Apr 2021

Please find the November Newsletter from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

November Newsletter

Cornwall Community Flood Forum Business Help

From 18 Sep 2020 to 18 Sep 2021

Please find details of some free business help from the Cornwall Community Flood Forum.

Download document (pdf)

The Cornwall we want.......

From 2 Sep 2020 to 2 Jun 2021

Cornwall Council are inviting people from all over Cornwall to have their say on the Cornwall they want for the future, whilst currently Cornwall Council is unable to meet people at events that would normally be taking place at this time of year, they want to make sure that as many people as possible are able to have their say

The Cornwall we want poster

Climate Emergency Development Plan Document

From 7 Aug 2020 to 7 Aug 2021

Please find a poster with regards to Cornwall Council's response to the Climate Emergency and their latest step in the process of putting together a Climate Emergency Development Plan.

Climate Emergency Poster Cornwall Council

Cornwall Council Climate Emergency Development Plan

World War 2 75th Anniversary Booklet

From 29 Jul 2020 to 29 Jul 2021

Please find details of how to purchase Lostwithiel's World War 2 75th Anniversary Booklet.

World War 2 Booklet

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

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

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.

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. ……………….

continued.....

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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