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Living in Cornwall

If you are considering moving to Cornwall, you may find the information below useful.


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Affordable Housing is one of the Council's highest priorities and as such a range of schemes are available on offer

We offer Information and guidance on schools and colleges in Cornwall. An interactive map is also available showing all the schools and colleges in Cornwall.

We have a Corporate Travel Policy which seeks to ensure that the Council’s commitment to maintaining the outstanding natural environment that we share is acknowledged and incorporated into the policies that affect employees in carrying out their day to day responsibilities on behalf of the Council.  It is intended that the policy will support the reduction of air pollution and traffic congestion in Cornwall and will encourage healthier lifestyles by advocating walking or cycling to work.

The Cycle to Work Scheme is a salary sacrifice scheme whereby employees of Cornwall Council can get a tax break on the cost of a new bike and equipment. Our provider, Cyclescheme, works in partnership with local bike shops in Cornwall to give employees a wide range of bikes and equipment to choose from.

Cycle storage, shower facilities and lockers are available in main Council offices

Carshare Cornwall is a web site that enables staff to search for people who have a similar commute and provides a way to get in contact and arrange sharing a lift to and from work.  The site can also be used for other regular trips such as the school run or weekly shopping, and also for one of journeys such as attending entertainment events.

These are provided for staff to use instead of their own cars when carrying out business mileage.

A wide variety of public transport public transport networks networks are in place in Cornwall.