- Minutes of Marazion Covid Coordination Forum ‘Zoom’ conference
8.00pm Monday 5th October 2020
|Present||Town Mayor Derek Laity (Chair); Deputy Mayor William Collins; Cllr Gabbie Reynolds (Marazion Town Council); Paul Benney (Methodist); Mike Kearon (Marazion Covid Support Group); Julia Greig (All Saints Church); Paul Elliott (Marazion Chamber of Commerce)|
|Apologies||Jackie Brown (Marazion Surgery); Jenny Rainbow (Marazion School);|
|Minutes||Minutes of meeting 14th September approved for circulation|
|Marazion Town Council||DL reported that Marazion Playing Field playground refurbishment is underway although poor weather has put the works behind schedule.
DL reported that the Town Council has appointed Tracy Unstead as a new Town Clerk.
The Town Walkabout went ahead but was limited to 6 Councillors.
It was noted that the toilets in The Square may close at the end of the week as visitor numbers were declining. The Folly Field will remain open for the time being.
DL said he Council would decide on what to do on Remembrance Day. A parade could not take place. An idea would be for people wanting to leave a wreath or mark the occasion to come in their own time to the memorial and make their own private tribute.
JG said Rev Marns was awaiting a decision before organizing the service that Sunday.
PE suggested residents be encouraged to stand for 2 minutes silence at their front doors at 11am on Remembrance Day, and perhaps be encouraged to decorate their window with a display, much like we did for VE Day.
|MzCSG||MK said that there had been zero phone calls to the covid helpline since the last meeting and it remained really quiet.
MK had been shopping for one person.
MK updated the group that he would be moving to Porthleven mid October, but was able to remain as the MzCSG coordinator. DL asked whether he was looking to find a deputy or someone who could take over as it was unfair to ask Mike to travel from Porthleven to do shopping etc.
MK said now that the group were aware he was moving he would to approach a few people to consider the role.
|Marazion Churches||JG reported that the Lockdown art exhibition by Annie went. After the paintings are removed on Wednesday the church will be open all day from 9am until 4-5pm ish when JG locks up.
There was a harvest festival on Sunday with 23 attending. Afterwards there were pasties and a cup f tea with those partaking remaining in their pews and being served.
Wedding numbers are limited to 15 and funerals to 30 attendees.
Numbers attending church for services are only limited by capacity in line with the church risk assessment which has to ensure measures are in place with sanitiser, wearing of face coverings and some pews are roped ff to ensure social distancing.
PS said the Methodist Chapel also had a harvest festival on Sunday. Usually both churches have a joint service, but this year in view of Covid it was decided it would be sensible to use two venues rather than all meet in one church to avoid ‘overcrowding’.
Otherwise Sunday services are continuing ‘as normal’ and on-line services and bible studies continue.
|Marazion School||JR reported that Marazion School is now fully open with adults and children working in class bubbles. The school is operating staggered start and finish times for classes and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
There is almost no parking on School lane a drop off / pick up times which is good.
Breakfast club has stared at 8.00am and hot scholl dinners are now provided. Meals are eaten in the classroom ‘bubble’.
There have been a number f suspected cases, but all tests have come back negative. Getting a test has proved to be a challenge.
At present there is no need for food parcels.
Remote learning packages are still provided for children not at school, and in readiness for any future lockdowns.
|Chamber of Commerce||PE said he had just completed quarantine after a week in France so had not had much time to catch up on local chamber news.
PE said that all self-catering properties in Marazion were fully booked for half term which extends over 2 weeks from 16thOctober – 2nd November (depending what part of the country schools are located), so it would probably be busy in town which is good news for hospitality, retail and accommodation businesses before winter.
Since 24th September the Test and Trace QR code must be displayed in hospitality an accommodation businesses and churches.
DL said the Godolphin would be closing for refurbishment before opening with new tenants in November. The new tenants run the ‘Unicorn on the beach’ in Porthtowan (which is owned by brewery giant Heineken, under its Star Pubs and Bars pubs business wing).
|AOB||PB said 2 people in neighbouring Goldsithney have tested positive for Covid. GR said this was at the village shop which is closed until next week. The infection is believed to have originated from a contact from the Redruth Tulip factory.|
|Next Meeting||Next Zoom meeting 26th October @ 8pm.|