Penzance Council and Covid-19

17.03.2020

Penzance Council wants to ensure that everyone stays safe and well during these uncertain times.

We feel that it is essential to be proactive and consider the risks posed by Covid-19, particularly older people and those with underlying health conditions.

Penzance Council will continue to act in the best interests of the community and although the news is deeply disturbing, we feel we are making informed and appropriate decisions to reduce the risks associated with the COVID-19 virus.

We have decided to close the council office to callers. If you need to pay your allotment rent or purchase a car parking permit please ring the office bell and a member of staff will be able to help you.

The public toilets also remain open and our cleaning contractors are devising an enhanced cleaning regime.  (Wherrytown and Princess May Male toilets are closed due to vandalism.)

At this point in time all Committee and Full Council meetings are currently scheduled to proceed but we anticipate there may also be an impact on these.

Event Date and time Current situation
Climate Emergency sub-committee 5pm 18 March 2020 CANCELLED
Planning Committee 7pm 18 March 2020 Going ahead as scheduled
Personnel Committee 4pm 19 March 2020 Going ahead as scheduled
Private view -Penlee House 7.15 20 March 2020 CANCELLED
Penlee House Committee 7pm   23 March 2020 Going ahead as scheduled
Leisure & Amenities Committee 7pm   30 March 2020 Going ahead as scheduled
Finance & General Purposes 7pm    6 April 2020 Going ahead as scheduled
Promenade Ward by-election 2 April 2020 All by-elections scheduled before 7 May continue. If new legislation comes into force we will keep you informed.
Annual Town meeting 20 April 2020 Scaled down to be an ordinary meeting. Reports to be circulated and made available on the website for the public to view.
Informal meeting 27 April 2020 Going ahead as scheduled
VE Day celebrations 8 May 2020 Awaiting national decision/advice
Mayor Choosing 12 May 2020 Held as an ordinary meeting. It is the first meeting of the civic year and so has to be held. There will be no reception and no formal invitation to the community.

It is very important that you are aware of the risks and therefore if you fall within any of the following groups you should seriously consider not attending any council meetings.

Those with: COPD, any other respiratory condition, high blood pressure and those who come into contact with anyone with a compromised immune system or with caring responsibilities for an older person.             

Useful Links

You can get up to date information and advice from:

Public Health England

NHS

For advice and support please go to:

Citizens Advice

Covid-19 Mutual Aid Penzance

Volunteer Cornwall

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