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Archive for the ‘Penzance Harbour’ Category

Comment on Brexit activists’ illegal flag stunt

Posted on: 3rd January 2021

Our Union flag should be respected not abused. I’ve been asked for comment about the illegal misuse of public flag-poles on the Penzance prom in a political stunt by Brexit enthusiasts. For my own part I have good reason to be proud, indeed enthusiastic about our Union flag and its use. Members of my family […]

Of course it’s a pre-election bribe – but let’s bag it to give our towns a boost

Posted on: 6th September 2019

Andrew George welcomed today’s Conservative party (Government) announcement that it would spend £billions of taxpayers money to boost towns in the most marginal constituencies on the Country. Only towns in the most marginal seats of St Ives, Camborne-Redruth and Truro-Falmouth have been granted the chance to claim up to £25 million for each town – […]

Penzance breakwater – consultation underway

Posted on: 27th March 2015

Andrew George and Jonathan Burnett   Comments and suggestions welcome The Penzance Harbour Working Party yesterday (Thursday 26th March) held a roundtable meeting with key stakeholders to discuss the future of Penzance Harbour and seafront at St Clare, Penzance. The Harbour Working Group Party which was set up by Andrew George MP a year ago, […]

Penzance breakwater – a firm step forward

Posted on: 24th February 2015

Andrew George MP and Jonathan Burnett at Penzance seafront Comments and suggestions welcome Local MP Andrew George, has called on Penzance Harbour and seafront users, stakeholders, mariners and local residents to bring forward their comments, suggestions and concerns as the consultants who have been commissioned to commence the scoping work for Penzance breakwater complete their […]

Penzance offshore breakwater takes important step forward

Posted on: 3rd December 2014

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George MP, has welcomed the Government announcement of £150,000 funding towards an Options Appraisal and Business Case Review for a proposed Penzance offshore breakwater. Mr George welcomed the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg to Penzance Harbour today to discuss the project with the Project Team which Mr George established earlier this […]

Government transport investments welcome, as far as they go – George

Posted on: 12th August 2014

The Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, will confirm the go ahead of important harbour improvements on St Mary’s and at Penzance and announce £1.8 million funding for the resurfacing St Mary’s roads when he visits West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly on Wednesday 13th August, according to local MP Andrew George. The […]

George welcomes Transport Secretary visit

Posted on: 11th August 2014

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has welcomed the Secretary of State for Transport, Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin’s visit to West Cornwall and Isles of Scilly later this week. Mr George said: “I am pleased that the Secretary of State will visit the constituency this week. I have however, raised many issues with the Transport Secretary […]

Approved funding for Jubilee Pool “No more than Penzance deserves” – George

Posted on: 1st August 2014

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has welcomed the announcement that Cornwall’s bid for £1.95m to carry out improvements to the Jubilee Pool in Penzance has been approved by the Government – this will enable the repairing of the West Cornwall Pool and secure its long term future. Mr George, who has set up a Working […]

George delegation to discuss offshore breakwater and rail investment bid with Government Ministers

Posted on: 24th June 2014

A delegation led by West Cornwall MP, Andrew George will meet with Minister for Transport, Baroness Kramer and Environment Minister, Dan Rogerson MP at The Department of Transport today to seek Government support for an offshore breakwater and also for a new Train Care Centre in Penzance. Mr George will be joined by Jonathan Burnett, […]

Offshore breakwater is “highest priority” for Penzance regeneration

Posted on: 31st March 2014

A group of councillors, harbour user representatives and business leaders have agreed that the construction of effective offshore protection for Penzance is now the highest priority for the town and for future opportunities for economic regeneration. At a meeting called and chaired by local MP, Andrew George, on Friday afternoon at St John’s Hall, Penzance, […]