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Watch this short guide to casting your vote at the general election.
What to expect on polling day

This short video takes you through what to expect on your visit to a polling station on 4 July.

Where’s my polling station?

Check your poll card or use our polling station finder to check where you need to vote. You must vote at the polling station you've been assigned to.

What ID can I use?
You’ll need to show a valid form of photo ID such as a passport, driving license or Blue Badge.

You can still use your photo ID if it's out of date, as long as it looks like you. The name on your ID should be the same name you used to register to vote.

What if I need help?
You can take someone with you or staff at the polling station can read out the candidates’ names and help you mark the ballot paper.

There will be large print versions of the ballot paper available and a tactile voting device to help blind and partially sighted voters complete their ballot paper.

Polling day video
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A30 is open - some local closures remain

The new A30 dual carriageway between Chiverton & Carland Cross is now open! National Highways is urging everyone to get to know the new junction layout.

There will still be some local road closures. National Highways needs to carry out work on local roads, footpaths, bridleways and cycle routes in order to close down the site and fully complete the project.  

There’ll be a full 24/7 closure of the B3277 link road from Chiverton Junction to the Services roundabout until Friday 12 July.

Traffic heading from the A30 to St Agnes will be diverted along the A30 to Scorrier junction then through Blackwater, before re-joining the B3277 at the Services roundabout (and vice versa).

Full details
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West Cornwall residents - start recycling your food waste now!

If you’re in Penzance, Marazion, Sennen, St Buryan, St Just, St Ives, Hayle, Helston, the Lizard, or their surrounding areas, you can now use your new food waste caddies. 
    
In preparation for your first food waste collection next week, use the silver indoor kitchen caddy and liners to collect tea bags, eggshells, veg peelings, and more, and empty it into your outdoor caddy as often as you need to.

Click the button below to check when your new collection day will be - and whether your first collection will be recycling and food waste or rubbish and food waste.
 
Here are some tips on using your new food waste caddies

We'll collect your food waste weekly and turn it into farm fertiliser and clean energy to power communities.

Check your new collection details
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Choose 'Where is Best' for medical treatment this summer 

Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly's health services remain busy, with an increase in visitors and industrial action planned by junior doctors from 27 June.

There are lots of options for health care for visitors and residents alike, but Emergency Department is only for life or limb threatening emergencies please. Choose where is best if you need healthcare.

Nearly 100 Cornish pharmacists providing the Pharmacy First service, which can help with ear infections, rashes, infected insect bites, shingles, sinusitis, urinary tract infections and sore throats; age restrictions do apply. No need for an appointment, medications can also be provided. Find your nearest pharmacy and check opening hours online.

Many GP surgeries are providing extra same day urgent appointments through primary care hubs, for those that may need them.

Ten minor injury units and an urgent treatment centre are open every day, including weekends, bank holidays and evenings. Check opening (and waiting times) online before you go.

Remind friends, family or guests visiting Cornwall:

  • If you forget your prescription medication, pharmacists can arrange an emergency supply. You can also order a prescription online or from your own GP.
  • If you need non-urgent advice, call your own GP - not the one closest to where you are staying.
  • Visit NHS 111 online or call 111 for advice, any time day or night.

Visiting the Isles of Scilly?
Find services and opening times for emergency healthcare on the Isles of Scilly.

Appointments during industrial action
The British Medical Association announced junior doctors will take industrial action from 7am on 27 June until 7am on 2 July.

GP practices will be open during the junior doctors strike. Please continue to attend GP and dental appointments, unless you are told otherwise.

The NHS will contact you if your appointment needs to be rescheduled due to strike action - otherwise please attend your appointment as planned.

Family or friend in hospital?
NHS trusts are asking families, friends, and neighbours to work with staff to get patients home from hospital when they are fit for discharge. If you have a loved one in hospital, please be ready to help them home as soon as they are well enough.

Fast access one-off grants are also available. If you can support someone with a little extra help, either in their home or yours, please speak to a nurse in charge on the ward.

More information
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Share your views on a bereavement service

Everyone goes through bereavement at some point in their life, and many people manage this profound change with the support of friends and family. Many of us though, need formal bereavement support as well - and we know that accessing it can be difficult.

There is currently no commissioned general bereavement service in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly for adults. Our Public Health team is seeking to understand if there is a need for a service of this kind to support our residents. We want to hear your views on what the needs of bereaved people are.

Our goal is to find out and address the gaps in the support that people receive around bereavement, and to explore the development of a service that meets the needs of bereaved people in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly.

The survey only takes a few minutes to complete and will close on 26 July.

Share your views
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Alcohol Awareness Week 2024

A beer or glass of wine after a stressful day, a drink while you watch sport on tv, catching up with friends, going for after work drinks – there are many opportunities that pop up for us to partake in drinking alcohol.

So it can be easy for the amount we drink to slowly creep up on us. Cutting down our alcohol intake has a whole variety of benefits, not only physically, but also mentally, financially and socially.

Taking control of our drinking can:

  • save us money
  • improve our health
  • leave us more time to enjoy other things
  • give us more energy
  • improve our memory
  • mean we get better sleep
  • reduce anxiety
  • improve our mood and
  • lead to happier relationships

This Alcohol Awareness Week why not check out the Healthy Cornwall website, where you can check how healthy your drinking really is. You’ll also find further advice and support to manage your alcohol habits and cut back if you need to.

Check your drinking habits and get support
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To support voters with visual impairments, we've set up a new phone line service which reads ballot papers aloud.

You can now listen to a recording of the names of the candidates standing for election in your constituency.

Simply call 0300 1231 115 and select option 3.

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Come along to one of our information events to find out more about the Home Upgrade Grant scheme, which could help fund energy-saving improvements to your home.

Events are taking place at the Bugle Information Hub on 2 July 11am-1pm and St Dennis Hub on 3 July 10am-12pm.

Find out more.

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Bookings are now open for Time2Move Summer holiday activities taking place across Cornwall for children aged 5-16.

Sessions are FREE to those eligible for free school meals with a unique code. Activities including multi sports, forest schools, circus skills, water sports and lots more. And every session includes a healthy meal for all children.

Book now!

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The forecast this weekend is looking lovely, but remember sunny spells pose health risks for some people.

That's why we're urging everyone to keep an eye on those who may be at risk, especially older people, children, babies, and those with underlying health conditions. If you can, please ask if your friends, family or neighbours need any support.

Find out more.

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If you're planning to travel outside the UK this summer you may need vaccinations against some serious diseases found in other parts of the world.

Vaccinations are available to protect you against infections like yellow fever, typhoid and hepatitis A.

Some vaccines need to be given well in advance to allow your body to develop immunity. If possible, see your GP or a private travel clinic at least 6 to 8 weeks before you're due to travel.

Find out more.
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Get your businesses on the path to net zero with a free webinar on Wednesday 9 July at 10am.

The course includes an opportunity to ask questions about how climate change affects your business. The course covers:

  • Climate Change impact on Cornwall
  • Climate Change Policies
  • How can businesses support Cornwall to become Carbon Neutral?
  • What support is available?

Whether you manage a business, are employed or simply interested in climate change, this event is for you.

Book your free place now.

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News in brief

We have a real shortage of foster carers and need people like you to be brave and take the step to make a call to find out more. If you’re thinking about offering a child a home, give us a ring and have a chat with our friendly staff today on 0300 456 0120 or find out more online.

Know an amazing carer? Nominate them for a Proud to Care Award. The awards event aims to showcase and celebrate the fantastic care sector across Cornwall. The closing date has been extended to 14 July to give people more time to nominate.

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Summer holiday activities, what to expect at the poll station
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Watch this short guide to casting your vote at the general election.
What to expect on polling day
This short video takes you through what to expect on your visit to a polling station on 4 July.
Where’s my polling station?
Check your poll card or use our polling station finder
to check where you need to vote. You must vote at the polling station you've been assigned to.
What ID can I use?
You’ll need to show a valid form of photo ID such as a passport, driving license or Blue Badge.
You can still use your photo ID if it's out of date, as long as it looks like you. The name on your ID should be the same name you used to register to vote.
What if I need help?
You can take someone with you or staff at the polling station can read out the candidates’ names and help you mark the ballot paper.
There will be large print versions of the ballot paper available and a tactile voting device to help blind and partially sighted voters complete their ballot paper.
Polling day video
A30 is open - some local closures remain
The new A30 dual carriageway between Chiverton & Carland Cross is now open! National Highways is urging everyone to get to know the new junction layou
There will still be some local road closures. National Highways needs to carry out work on local roads, footpaths, bridleways and cycle routes in order to close down the site and fully complete the project.
There’ll be a full 24/7 closure of the B3277 link road from Chiverton Junction to the Services roundabout until Friday 12 July.
Traffic heading from the A30 to St Agnes will be diverted along the A30 to Scorrier junction then through Blackwater, before re-joining the B3277 at the Services roundabout (and vice versa).
Full details
West Cornwall residents - start recycling your food waste now!
If you’re in Penzance, Marazion, Sennen, St Buryan, St Just, St Ives, Hayle, Helston, the Lizard, or their surrounding areas, you can now use your new food waste caddies.
In preparation for your first food waste collection next week, use the silver indoor kitchen caddy and liners to collect tea bags, eggshells, veg peelings, and more, and empty it into your outdoor caddy as often as you need to.
Click the button below to check when your new collection day will be - and whether your first collection will be recycling and food waste or rubbish and food waste.
Here are some tips on using your new food waste caddies
.
We'll collect your food waste weekly and turn it into farm fertiliser and clean energy to power communities.
Check your new collection details
Choose 'Where is Best' for medical treatment this summer
Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly's health services remain busy, with an increase in visitors and industrial action planned by junior doctors from 27 June.
There are lots of options for health care for visitors and residents alike, but Emergency Department is only for life or limb threatening emergencies please. Choose where is best if you need healthcare.
Nearly 100 Cornish pharmacists providing the Pharmacy First service, which can help with ear infections, rashes, infected insect bites, shingles, sinusitis, urinary tract infections and sore throats; age restrictions do apply. No need for an appointment, medications can also be provided. Find your nearest pharmacy and check opening hours online.
Many GP surgeries are providing extra same day urgent appointments through primary care hubs, for those that may need them.
Ten minor injury units and an urgent treatment centre are open every day, including weekends, bank holidays and evenings. Check opening (and waiting times) online before you go
.
Remind friends, family or guests visiting Cornwall:
* If you forget your prescription medication, pharmacists can arrange an emergency supply. You can also order a prescription online
or from your own GP.
* If you need non-urgent advice, call your own GP - not the one closest to where you are staying.
* VisitNHS 111 online
or call 111 for advice, any time day or night.
Visiting the Isles of Scilly?
Find services and opening times for emergency healthcare on the Isles of Scilly
.
Appointments during industrial action
The British Medical Association announced junior doctors will take industrial action from 7am on 27 June until 7am on 2 July.
GP practices will be open during the junior doctors strike. Please continue to attend GP and dental appointments, unless you are told otherwise.
The NHS will contact you if your appointment needs to be rescheduled due to strike action - otherwise please attend your appointment as planned.
Family or friend in hospital?
NHS trusts are asking families, friends, and neighbours to work with staff to get patients home from hospital when they are fit for discharge. If you have a loved one in hospital, please be ready to help them home as soon as they are well enough.
Fast access one-off grants are also available. If you can support someone with a little extra help, either in their home or yours, please speak to a nurse in charge on the ward.
More information
Share you views on a bereavement service
Everyone goes through bereavement at some point in their life, and many people manage this profound change with the support of friends and family. Many of us though, need formal bereavement support as well - and we know that accessing it can be difficult.
There is currently no commissioned general bereavement service in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly for adults. Our Public Health team is seeking to understand if there is a need for a service of this kind to support our residents. We want to hear your views on what the needs of bereaved people are.
Our goal is to find out and address the gaps in the support that people receive around bereavement, and to explore the development of a service that meets the needs of bereaved people in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly.
The survey only takes a few minutes to complete and will close on 26 July.
Share your views
Alcohol Awareness Week 2024
A beer or glass of wine after a stressful day, a drink while you watch sport on tv, catching up with friends, going for after work drinks – there are many opportunities that pop up for us to partake in drinking alcohol.
So it can be easy for the amount we drink to slowly creep up on us. Cutting down our alcohol intake has a whole variety of benefits, not only physically, but also mentally, financially and socially.
Taking control of our drinking can:
* save us money
* improve our health
* leave us more time to enjoy other things
* give us more energy
* improve our memory
* mean we get better sleep
* reduce anxiety
* improve our mood and
* lead to happier relationships
This Alcohol Awareness Week
why not check out the Healthy Cornwall website, where you can check how healthy your drinking really is. You’ll also find further advice and support to manage your alcohol habits and cut back if you need to.
Check your drinking habits and get support
To support voters with visual impairments, we've set up a new phone line service which reads ballot papers aloud.
You can now listen to a recording of the names of the candidates standing for election in your constituency.
Simply call 0300 1231 115 and select option 3.
Come along to one of our information events to find out more about the Home Upgrade Grant scheme, which could help fund energy-saving improvements to your home.
Events are taking place at the Bugle Information Hub on 2 July 11am-1pm and St Dennis Hub on 3 July 10am-12pm.
Find out more.
Bookings are now open for Time2Move Summer holiday activities taking place across Cornwall for children aged 5-16.
Sessions are FREE to those eligible for free school meals with a unique code. Activities including multi sports, forest schools, circus skills, water sports and lots more. And every session includes a healthy meal for all children.
Book now!
The forecast this weekend is looking lovely, but remember sunny spells pose health risks for some people.
That's why we're urging everyone to keep an eye on those who may be at risk, especially older people, children, babies, and those with underlying health conditions. If you can, please ask if your friends, family or neighbours need any support.
Find out more
.
If you're planning to travel outside the UK this summer you may need vaccinations against some serious diseases found in other parts of the world.
Vaccinations are available to protect you against infections like yellow fever, typhoid and hepatitis A.
Some vaccines need to be given well in advance to allow your body to develop immunity. If possible, see your GP or a private travel clinic at least 6 to 8 weeks before you're due to travel.
Find out more
.
Get your businesses on the path to net zero with a free webinar on Wednesday 9 July at 10am.
The course includes an opportunity to ask questions about how climate change affects your business. The course covers:
* Climate Change impact on Cornwall
* Climate Change Policies
* How can businesses support Cornwall to become Carbon Neutral?
* What support is available?
Whether you manage a business, are employed or simply interested in climate change, this event is for you.
Book your free place now
.
News in brief
We have a real shortage of foster carers and need people like you to be brave and take the step to make a call to find out more. If you’re thinking about offering a child a home, give us a ring and have a chat with our friendly staff today on 0300 456 0120 or find out more online
.
Know an amazing carer? Nominate them for a Proud to Care Award
. The awards event aims to showcase and celebrate the fantastic care sector across Cornwall. The closing date has been extended to 14 July to give people more time to nominate.
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