As a third national lockdown comes into force across the UK, the Duchy of Cornwall is working to support its staff, tenants and wider communities across the estate during the winter months.
Safe public access has been maintained to Duchy woodlands, including Ladock Wood in Cornwall and Aconbury Wood in Hereford, for those seeking exercise and fresh air in their local area.
Our Land Steward teams are actively engaging with tenants across the Duchy and continue to offer support and assistance as they have done throughout the pandemic. Bespoke sector specific guidance and advice is also available through the tenant’s intranet portal.
In Poundbury and Nansledan, development continues with the same strict safety procedures in place and the Poundbury Community Volunteers and the Resident Associations have have once again ramped up their efforts to support the elderly and vulnerable people who are self-isolating and may need extra assistance accessing essentials like food and medicine.
And while many Duchy staff continue to work from home, there is an organisational focus on mental wellbeing and healthy working habits being implemented across the regional offices.
We are grateful to everyone in the Duchy Community continuing to look after their friends, neighbours and colleagues during these challenging times.
Exceptionally, last year the Duchy reported a fall in the income generated for The Duke of Cornwall. That £1.83million reduction, a fall of 8.2%, has been reversed this year, and the surplus generated this year is £23.0million, an improvement on the last “normal” year (2019/20). This includes a record spend on property repairs...Read more
The Duchy has published a full report of greenhouse gas emissions, both from its operations (Scopes 1 and 2) and its full value chain (Scope 3).Read more
The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall have carried out their annual visit to Devon and CornwallRead more