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Archive for the ‘Cornwall’ Category

The Government must learn lessons from pandemic failure

Posted on: 17th December 2020

Many thanks to our expert panelists at last evening’s Covid “Lessons learned” Webinar. We can see why Conservative Ministers have been so keen to avoid even a quick Public Inquiry so that we can learn important lessons to improve on the UK’s shockingly poor handling of the pandemic and the tens of thousands of avoidable […]

Brexit – deal or no deal? What will it mean for us?

Posted on: 7th December 2020

There remains much uncertainty whether the UK will secure a deal with the EU prior to our exit from the EU in a matter of days… So I’ve arranged a free webinar with a panel of brilliant and well-informed speakers. I’ve expanded ticket options to allow for growing interest and numbers. To register please follow […]

We can be better than this – and rise above Scrooge-like excuses for child poverty

Posted on: 28th October 2020

Warm congratulations and thanks to many local businesses and individuals who’ve stepped up and responded with kindness after Parliament voted down Marcus Rashford’s campaign to fight child hunger amongst the poorest families. The vote itself was shocking enough. But the litany of attempted excuses expose the Conservative MPs who voted against children in need. Let’s […]

Success for Leisure Centre campaigners

Posted on: 14th October 2020

8 local Leisure Centres and swimming pools including St Ives and Helston reopen this week. 4 others which reopened in the summer, including Penzance and Carn Brea, have been safeguarded. Congratulations to Cornwall Council. The Council overcame Government refusal to help, even though it provided funds to Conservative run Councils up country. The Council dipped […]

Cornwall – a Tory developers’ paradise – “stop these disastrous plans!”

Posted on: 4th October 2020

The Conservatives see Cornwall as a developers’ paradise. Now they want to set that policy in concrete. And with a large Parliamentary majority and a pliant bunch of obedient MPs representing Cornwall there’s little to stop them… Their proposed changes to the planning system will put greed before need, accelerate volume house building and drive […]

Response to the Government’s consultation on proposed changes to the current planning system from Andrew George – Chief Executive of Cornwall Community Land Trust

Posted on: 3rd October 2020

Response to the Government’s consultation on proposed changes to the current planning system from Andrew George – Chief Executive of Cornwall Community Land Trust Dear Madam/Sir, Response to the Government’s consultation on proposed changes to the current planning system Cornwall Community Land Trust (CLT) is one of the most successful CLTs in the UK, having […]

Cornwall to take lead in nature recovery

Posted on: 18th August 2020

Great news for Cornwall’s precious habitat and species. And big congratulations to Cornwall Council the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Nature Partnership and Cllr Edwina Hannaford for demonstrating the determination and creative ambition to make this happen. Cornwall is one of just a few places in the country chosen to lead nature recovery. It […]