The Parish Council has committed funding in its 2018/19 and 2019/20 budget to help fund a Project Co-ordinator and Community Navigator to work on a social prescribing project in conjunction with Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group, local surgeries and organisations.
They are delighted that the Community Navigator, Sharon Nettleton started in the role on Monday 26th November 2018.
You can contact Sharon by email Sharon.firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07747 750962.
Here are a few words from Sharon ..........
"I feel very honoured and excited to have been appointed into this new and exciting role, a first for Cornwall! For the past seven years, I have worked for Age UK Cornwall and the Isles of
Scilly on a number of different projects including Newquay Pathfinder and Living Well, helpingto support and enable older people to make informed choices and live an independent andfulfilling life. I look forward to sharing my experience with you, but I hope the new role will enable me to continue to learn more as I meet with people in the Parish which I’m very much looking forward to. Together we can help to pioneer and develop a sustainable way for the community to support and tackle issues surrounding loneliness and isolation, health and wellbeing.
During the next few months, I hope to meet as many of you as possible, so please stop me to say ‘Hello’. If you would like to know more about the project, (did you know for example loneliness and isolation has a massive impact on our wellbeing?) have some thoughts, suggestions, ideas and would like to be more involved, I would love to hear from you.
No idea is too small! If you’re part of a local group and would like me to pop by to meet and have a chat to the group, please get in touch.
I look forward to working with you and being part of your fantastic community, together we can make a difference!."
Carnon Downs Village Hall
Carnon Downs Village Hall has had extensive rebuilding and refurbishment work carried out thanks to a substantial grant from the Big Lottery.
There is a brand New Hall, a refurbished Main Hall and a new Meeting Room providing space for a wide variety of events. There is a new level entrance giving improved access to those with disabilities along with new toilets and a new shared kitchen.
CDVH is managed by a Volunteer Committee of Trustees made up of Local Residents and Representatives of Groups that regularly use the hall and is a community organisation run for the benefit of local residents.
For more information click on the logo at the top of this page to go to their website. There are various Clubs, Societies and Community Events which all the village can participate in.
These include Needlecraft, Photography, Old Cornwall Society, Women's Institute, Film Club, Dance Classes, Fitness and Yoga Classes, Music, Baby Sensory, Gardening and Flower Arranging plus Bridge and Whist.
SOME OF THE REGULAR EVENTS CLICK THE LOGO BELOW
Carnon Downs Memory Cafe
Do you or someone you care for have memory problems? Come along and join us.
We meet on the first and third Thursday of each month in the Main Hall from 2 pm – 4pm.
We have a changing programme of events. Raffle, free tea/coffee and cake served at each meeting. Word searches, Sudoku and puzzles available at each session.
Enquiries ring or leave a message on 07724 683 369
Feock Parish Council News and Information
Feock Parish Council has recently published it's first newsletter 'Connect' which all residents should have received through their letterboxes. Go to their website for more information:
The Parish Council is looking to facilitate the bringing together of people and offering new opportunities for people to want to get out and about. Not only is this good for our wellbeing but there are lots of things going on and many interesting things to see on our doorstep.
We have recently introduced self guided footpath trails leaflets (available from Parish Office or downloadable online) The Devoran tramway will take you from Point Quay to Devoran Quay from which you will see many tantalising views of the water. At this time of year, and at the right state of the tide, you will see amazing numbers of curlew, godwit and redshank. In Feock village there is the Trelissick estate with its carriage way from the Lodge to the House. This winter the churchyards have been attractive to birdwatchers too with regular sightings of bullfinch, chaffinch, goldfinch and the occasional goldcrest and firecrest.
There are lunch clubs at Carnon Downs, Feock and most recently Devoran offering an opportunity for convivial meeting with friends and neighbours. The Feock Transport Scheme can be used to bring residents who do not have transport to these lunches so people do not need to feel excluded by lack of a car.
The Parish Council has now set up a Wellbeing Working Group which is looking at new ways of improving the wellbeing of local people. The aim is to provide opportunities for connecting people and to assess ways of improving facilities in the Parish which will enhance community.
As part of the project the Parish Council has helped to set up a new 'pop up cafe' for monthly lunches in Devoran Village Hall which are held on the first Wednesday of the month, more details can be found below. Thank you to The Old Quay Inn who are kindly donating fresh bread rolls for each pop up cafe to go with the home made soup made by our volunteers. If you'd like to volunteer to help our please get in touch on 01872 863333 or email email@example.com
Did you know that about the Cornwall Link website? This provides details of groups and activities listed to help connect people to their communities. You can search by village or area.
Do you run a group and are not listed? You can go onto their website and add your details by going to 'Offer a Service' so your group is included.
Visit it at www.cornwall-link.co.uk/submit-a-service/
If you would also like to have your event listed on our website or a link to your organisation please email details to firstname.lastname@example.org We can also display posters on our noticeboard in the Devoran library if you email these to us or drop a copy in. Our community events and local groups page can be found here
Health & Wellbeing Community Hub
Tammy Etherington our Community Matron had an idea to help the more isolated or vulnerable people in our community to connect with each other in a way to promote good health and wellness to enable them to remain at home. It is a joint initiative which involves Cornwall Foundation Trust, Volunteers and Carnon Downs Surgery. It is funded partly by Grants and partly by voluntary donations which help pay for the hire of the venue.
The afternoon will involve health promotion education, occupational health information, health assessments and medical interventions all accompanied by a cup of tea and maybe some cake plus and of course a friendly chat with the volunteers.
Activities are planned and run by the volunteers, and guests are sometimes invited to speak on matters of direct interest, such as personal security or staying healthly. There is no charge for attending, but voluntary contributions are welcome.
The volunteer team comprises of drivers to help with transport for those that cannot get to the hall, nurses, cake bakers, sandwich makers, tea pourers, washer uppers and general helpers all willing to make this project successful.
The Health and Wellbeing Community Hub is held every Wednesday afternoon between 2.30pm and 4.30pm at Perranwell Village Hall and if you know someone who could benefit from attending please give Sue, one of the volunteers, a call on 07817 303112. Sue can give you all the information about the afternoon and help arrange transport or any special needs that you may have.
Likewise if you think you would like to become one of the volunteers and help connect our health and wellness community please contact Alison or Kay at the surgery. The surgery would like to thank Tammy, all the organisations involved and especially the volunteers for their sterling efforts on getting this project up and running – a great initiative here in our village for our local people – long may it continue!