The clear up continues at Coverack and find out how you can help

Posted on: 23rd July 2017
Skips at Coverack

Skips brought in to Coverack to help families dispose of damaged household items

The clear up continues at Coverack after the flash flood devastated the village. Whilst I normally confine my posts to things that affect the St Just Division I represent, as Cabinet Member I have been involved and I felt that the wonderful community I live amongst would at least want to know how they an help.

So, below is part of a press release and includes ways that people can reach out to the folk of Coverack.

Helping at Coverack

Cornwall Council staff have set up a help desk at the Paris Hotel in Coverack

RECENT PRESS RELEASE issued by Cornwall Council

Work is continuing to repair the main road into Coverack and support the local residents and businesses which were affected by the devastating flash floods which swept through the village last Tuesday evening.

The Council has confirmed that it expects the road to re open early next week, significantly earlier than originally predicted, with teams from CORMAC working around the clock to get the job done.

Local Cornwall Councillor Julian Rand has been supporting the local community throughout the devastating event and has praised the way everyone has pulled together .

“The response to this extremely damaging event by the local inhabitants has been amazing – brave, resilient, working to help one another and doing so with a smile” he said.  “Cornwall Council’s response has been fast and very effective and, together with the hard work of the Cormac teams, shows how much a well co-ordinated approach can achieve.  All the residents I have spoken to have been extremely appreciative of the work which has been carried out to date.

“My sincere thanks go to the Council Leader, Adam Paynter, and all my Council and officer colleagues, to Cormac and to members of the Localism team who are co-ordinating all responses and providing affected residents with advice , information and practical help.  I would also like to thank local businesses, including the Paris Hotel, the Village Shop, Bookers and so many others for their ongoing help.

“I pray that it will not be too long before this lovely seaside village is fully restored to its former glory.”

People can also access assistance via the Council’s helpline 0800 7313247 or visit them when they are at the Paris Hotel.

Skips are available for rubbish and arrangements are now in place for people needing to dispose of larger household items such as sofas and carpets.

People wishing to volunteer can also contact the Council’s helpline on 0800 7313247. The Council is working with Volunteer Cornwall to coordinate where help is most needed.

The Cornwall Community Foundation can provide financial assistance to affected residents needing immediate help. Details on how to access this can be obtained from the Community Link Officers or from the Cornwall Council helpline – 0800 7313247.

Work has progressed on providing temporary parking on the outskirts of the village, and an Age UK Cornwall shuttle bus will be operating next week, from Monday 24 July, between the local Community Primary School field to the centre of the village between 9am and 4.30pm every day until the road is re-opened.

The Council’s website has useful information on flood recovery – and the Council will be posting updates specifically about what is happening in Coverack. For further information on the road reconstruction see CORMAC’s Coverack page which will be updated daily.

People who wish to make a donation can do so via Cornwall Live’s just giving page and anyone wanting to offer practical help can call the helpline 0800 731 3247.