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Tailored support for business growth

Businesses across Cornwall are being urged to take advantage of a support project that offers 12 hours of free expert consultancy to help them to improve their productivity and grow their business.

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21st September 2021

Helping Hand from Game Changer Creates New Opportunities for Young People

Time at school or college can be very challenging, if you add the stress of getting poor GSCE results at the end of it, this can leave many young people feeling disheartened and excluded, creating additional barriers to finding a job and starting a career.

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Broadband and Business grants are now available!

Since 2011, Superfast Cornwall programmes have a strong track record of delivering broadband projects across Cornwall.

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Future proof your business thanks to the Skills Hub

After 25 years working in the plumbing and heating industry, Will and Helen started WJ New Plumbing in 2020. Following two decades working under somebody else...

By Suzanne Cleave

TOWN ENJOYS BEST OF THE FEST! - Saltash shakes off lockdown and comes to life with SaltFest

Wow, what a day! That was the overwhelming reaction to Salt- Fest, held in Saltash on Saturday 31st July. Fore Street was lined with local organisations and businesses, and Longstone Park was transformed into a festival style event...

‘Sample local fishy dishes’ is the message from chefs

Cornish chef, food photographer and author James Strawbridge has joined fellow West Country sustainable seafood champion Mitch Tonks in urging British holiday-makers to try out the local seafood...

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Funds help towns to safely recover and roll out the welcome mat

Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, the stop-start nature of the various lockdown restrictions has placed exceptional pressure on Cornwall’s towns and high streets. Their success is critical...

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Support from the People Hub is helping people find work and training

By Suzanne Cleave

Hopes are high festival will be successful

The countdown is on for Salt- Fest, and there is still time to purchase a raffle ticket to help ensure the event takes place. With the unfortunate cancellation of the Saltash May Fair...

By ROWENA MILLAR

Explore the shore and more for this year’s marine week

There’s much more to our coasts than spectacular views. During National Marine Week (July 24 to August 1), the Wildlife Trusts will be showcasing the nation’s shores and coastal waters.

By Kirstie Newton

Sleep expert shares tips to help you sleep during a heatwave

The current heatwave, which has led the Met Office to issue one of its new-style extreme heat weather warnings for the first time for parts of the UK is leading to many people struggling to get a good night’s sleep.

By Kirstie Newton

Fun is just a stone's throw away

They say that pebble-hunting is what geologists do on holiday, and Clive Mitchell’s first experience of geology was over 50 years ago, picking up pebbles on the beaches of Cornwall and Devon...

By Suzanne Cleave

SUPER CARER SALLY! - After 26 years of service, she’s still going strong

A 70-year-old care worker says she has no intention of retiring because she loves her job so much! Sally Cole has worked at Asheborough House Care Centre in Saltash for 26 years.

By Kirstie Newton

Company launches bid to save beloved spaces

Cornwall-based fundraising platform Crowdfunder has teamed up with Cornwall Council to encourage locals and visitors alike to help save the spaces they love, so they can be loved forever.

Covid-19 Business Survival Guide to help with rule changes

Cornish companies are being invited to attend a ‘Covid-19 Business Survival Guide’ webinar to help them navigate the pandemic after the rules change.

By Suzanne Cleave

Green-fingered team to branch out across town

Saltash will now benefit from four volunteer tree wardens to help oversee the protection of existing trees and the planting of new trees throughout the town. The town council recently approved the appointment of the wardens...

By Suzanne Cleave

CONCERN OVER DOGS AT PARK – Woman claims to have been bitten walking at Salt Mill

A Saltash resident said she was “terrified” after she was bitten by a dog belonging to travellers that had set up camp at Salt Mill.

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More than 800 new businesses started thanks to Outset Cornwall

Over 800 new businesses are now up and running across the county, thanks to free support they received from Outset Cornwall. First launched in 2009, the award-winning business start-up programme...

By Suzanne Cleave

Customer’s diagnosis sees shop lead Primrose appeal

Saltash-based retailer The Original Factory Shop is spearheading a local fundraising campaign in support of breast care charity The Primrose Foundation, which is based at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.

By Suzanne Cleave

PUB FINALLY DEMOLISHED – mixed emotions as Waterside building is knocked down

A piece of Saltash history came to an end on Monday, with the demolition of the Waterside pub, located on the Waterside. There was an outpouring of comments on social media...

By Kirstie Newton

An unforgettable heroine

Set in wartime Trevone Bay on the North Cornwall coast, Melanie Greenwood’s debut novel The Blue Hour has an unlikely heroine: 89-year-old Tilly Barwise, a brandy-swilling, style-loving, man-adoring chain-smoker. No sweet, powder-puff pensioner...

By Juliet Lunam

Cornwall Council has promised it is ‘taking immediate action’ after two damning reports into housing services

Findings included a lack of up to date gas, electrical and fire safety checks and asbestos and water hygiene inspections, lost council revenue and allegations the company was pressured by the council into buying properties which had not been surveyed, to use for housing.

By Suzanne Cleave

Alfie puts in the hard yards with rugby run fund-raiser

A young rugby player has completed a lap of Cornwall visiting every rugby club in the county, including Saltash, and raising over £5,000 for charity. Alfie Martin decided to take on the challenge

By Suzanne Cleave

WORK BEGINS ON 387 HOMES - Permission granted for out-of-town build

Planning permission has been granted for almost 400 homes, more than a quarter of which will be affordable housing, on a new housing development to the east of Saltash. The new community of Treledan...

By Juliet Lunam

Vaccine Walk-In Clinics

Walk-in clinics have been set up to offer Pfizer Covid vaccines for Cornwall residents this weekend. Anyone in Cornwall, who has not yet had their jab is invited...

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Over 2,000 jobseekers helped thanks to Work Routes Cornwall

More than 2,000 unemployed people from all across Cornwall have started work thanks to the free support they received from Work Routes. Since 2016, the service co-funded by the Department for Work and Pensions and the European Social Fund...

By Ian Houston

Our Man in America

The G7 Leaders’ Summit starts Friday in Cornwall, and will snarl traffic and create local logistical challenges. Devon and Cornwall Police and local volunteers will work extra hours, and do a superb job.

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Funding helps innovative marine business to grow

Naval architect Bob Colclough has a passion for marine renewable energy and has spent his career exploring the use of new technologies to help create a better and more sustainable future. 18 months ago he set up his own company – Morek Engineering...

By Suzanne Cleave

Luna’s legacy brings hope to parents who lose babies

By Suzanne Cleave

‘Let’s put people before politics’

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Local mental health charity helps unemployed

Mental Health Awareness Week, the national campaign which took place earlier this month, was a good reminder of the importance of good mental health for all.

By Suzanne Cleave

Women do the moon walk to raise money for charity

Two groups of ladies from Saltash joined the thousands of women, men and children who completed the Virtual MoonWalk London over the weekend. For the first time, the iconic MoonWalk, organised by breast cancer charity Walk the Walk...

By Suzanne Cleave

Call for action to alleviate traffic turmoil at junction

Saltash residents are calling for action to be taken to alleviate the traffic issues at the Gilston Road junction, close to Carkeel roundabout. Many drivers who use visit the shops and food outlets...

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Signposting services provide free support to Cornish businesses and residents

Three signposting hubs are providing key information and guidance to businesses and individuals, ensuring they are able to access the fully funded support available across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

By Suzanne Cleave

Visas blamed for delay but bridge work begins in June

By Suzanne Cleave

Campaign to make people aware of invisible illnesses

A teenager from Landrake has teamed up with the charity Versus Arthritis to call for the TV and film industry to introduce a more accurate portrayal of chronic pain and invisible illness. Jasmine Leslie...

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Digital Skills Support available for SMES across Cornwall

Did you know  DPN training help small and medium businesses in Cornwall with their online sales and marketing? Find out more about the funded courses they offer...

By Suzanne Cleave

5th May 2021

Green-fingered friends protect jewel in town’s crown

Tincombe is a little gem in Saltash’s crown, and a newly formed volunteer group has taken on the challenge to make it more accessible to everyone.

By Suzanne Cleave

5th May 2021

Poignant memory garden supports grieving families

A memory garden in the grounds of St Stephens Church in Saltash is giving hope to families who have gone through the devastating experience of losing a child at birth. Eva’s Little Stars was set up by Averil Pinckney...

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BIG Productivity supports RAM Gasket Solutions

From enabling a charitable enterprise to develop their offer to an engineering technology company looking to purchase new machinery, the BIG Productivity programme is helping boost the productivity, growth and sustainability of a wide range of businesses across Cornwall.

By Suzanne Cleave

Will power will make a big difference to hospice funds

Spearheading St Luke’s Make a Will Month campaign is the charity’s head of fundraising, Penny Hannah, pictured with daughters Amber and Ruby.

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Committee lays wreaths to remember the Saltash six

Saltash 1941 Blitz Committee have laid wreaths for the six Saltash auxiliary firefighters killed while responding to a call in Plymouth on April 22, 1941, in a ceremony also attended by Saltash fire station staff.

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Financial Planning: help available to all

If you think you haven’t got enough money to warrant visiting a financial adviser, think again. “How much is enough?” says Scott Whitfeld, managing partner of Copper Rock Financial Planning in Truro’s historic Lemon Street.

By Suzanne Cleave

App gets you up and about on the beaten path

iWalk Cornwall is a collection of thoughtfully-crafted circular and guided walks mobile app, created by two brothers who are passionate about the mindboggling number of amazing things in Cornwall.

By Suzanne Cleave

Florence hopes for big things

Saltash musician Florence Hope is ready to take on the world with her R&B and electric sounds after releasing her first song – one that she wrote and mixed in her bedroom!

By Suzanne Cleave

"Regatta go-ahead relies on summer of smooth sailing

One of the most colourful events to be held in Cornwall, the Saltash Regatta, is set to return to the town this September.

By Suzanne Cleave

Dynnargh! Welcome to the new newspaper for Saltash

A very warm welcome to the first edition of the Saltash Voice. It’s an exciting addition to the Voice Newspapers group...

By Suzanne Cleave

Foodbank marks nearly 10 years of helping to support town

Saltash Foodbank has been supporting people experiencing financial crises since 2012, when it was set up with the Saltash Churches Together and the Trussell Trust.