I am involved in a number of campaigns in the St Just and Pendeen area.
Below you can find further information on campaigns that I am involved in. Over time, I will add more information to this page as campaigns develop and new issues arise.
NANCHERROW YOUTH CENTRE
During the budget debate I spoke up for Council funded youth services as I feared that the speed at which funding was to be withdrawn would put many projects at risk, including our own in St Just. Whilst given unrealistic reassurances, like the young people can go to Scouts or Guides or join Young Farmers’ or that the withdrawal of funding would be gradual, my fears are coming to be.
Thankfully we are a strong and determined community and a group of people have stepped up to form a committee at Nancherrow and I am working with them to try to find a sustainable way forward. If you have expertise or could donate money then get in touch with me or the club.
I am campaigning to protect St Just Library as a thriving community resource, much loved by many local people.
I was a member of the panel scrutinising the work of the Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner but decided it was a toothless tiger and there are better things locally I can do with my time!
I have set up and am promoting a petition to get the Police and Crime Commissioner role scrapped. The petition, on the Government epetition website, needs 100,000 signatures to prompt a debate in Parliament. We have no time to lose as next May there will be another round of costly elections. Please have a look, sign if you agree and then share with your friends and try to persuade them to sign. To get the debate in Parliament, time is running out.