The launch of a geothermal pool in Penzance has been delayed to spring 2020.
Jubilee Pool set out plans to be the UK's first lido to be heated using geothermal energy.
In a recent facebook post, Jubilee Pool said: "We have decided to move the launch of our geothermal facilities to spring next year. It had been hoped that we could launch this winter but the power upgrade we need to get that done won’t be in place and we’ve also become increasingly worried about the business risks of a winter launch."
Director Susan Stewart said launching the pool in winter, a "high-risk period", was likely to attract less tourists to the Penzance site. It is hoped a spring date will increase the popularity of its launch.
The decision to move
the geothermal launch date was also made because a power
upgrade required for the pool could not be delivered in time for winter.
The pool, in its current unheated state, will remain open on
Tonnes of rubbish in landfill after incinerator breakdown
Local Democracy Reporting Service
An extended shutdown of Cornwall’s waste incinerator has led to almost 1,300 tonnes of rubbish being sent to landfill.
The Cornwall Energy Recovery Centre (CERC) was forced to extend its annual shutdown after a turbine broke which meant it was unable to generate electricity from the waste.
A problem with the turbine was first spotted in June 2018 and it was stopped generating electricity to the national grid until April this year when the problem was finally fixed.
A report about the turbine damage and repairs has now been published and will be considered by Cornwall Council’s neighbourhoods overview and scrutiny committee on Thursday.
The investigation report stated that, despite the problems, Cornwall Council continued to receive all services under its contract with operator Suez and that all the costs relating to the repairs would be covered by Cornwall Energy Recovery Limited and not the council.
The St Dennis and Nanpean Community Trust, which was set up to receive money from the CERC for community projects, was also unaffected by the shutdowns and did not see any reduction in funding.
The report’s conclusion stated that 1,278 tonnes of contract waste was required to be sent to landfill and a further 170 tonnes of contract waste was "diverted to a third party energy recovery facility".
The report also said that, since it restarted in April, the CERC had been performing “well”.
Same Brexit funding given to Cornwall and Isles of Scilly
Local Democracy Reporting Service
Cornwall Council has received the same
amount of funding from the government to prepare for Brexit as the Council of
the Isles of Scilly.
The funding formula meant all
unitary authorities received the same amount of cash – £104,000.
This meant the Council of the Isles
of Scilly, despite being one of the smallest local authorities in the UK, received that total.
The quirk was revealed by Cornwall
Council’s Brexit lead officer Paul Masters in an update on the council’s
preparations given to the customer and support services overview and scrutiny
committee this week.
Mr Masters said he had been "involved
closely" with the Local Resilience Forum which covers Devon, Cornwall and the
Isles of Scilly.
This group is liaising directly with the government to help raise any issues around Brexit from the local councils in
Mr Masters said: “While it is the government’s
intention that we do have a deal, we have to prepare for no deal.”
He added that as well as the £104,000, there
had been some additional funding made available for recruiting staff needed to
work on Brexit related issues.
Ambulance crews to be given body cameras
South Western Ambulance Service staff are to wear bodycams for a trial period.
It's hoped it will reduce the number of crews being assaulted and abused.
Staff will start wearing the cameras for three months from next month.
There were more than 1,000 incidents of violent or aggressive behaviour towards staff in the South West in a year.