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Councillor Sue James’ Blog

Cornwall’s Air Quality is a Health issue not just an Environmental one

Cornwall’s Air Quality is a Health issue not just an Environmental one and I plan to give some hard hitting facts to encourage readers to talk with family and friends to make sure their chosen lifestyle is not shortening their

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Our Pendeen Space for Nature: The Leat

Our Pendeen Space for Nature: The Leat is a wonderful place but it might need us to find a way to nurture it like local community champions did in the past. Those that want to start with the history, use

Forest Gardens an Idea for Homes, Farms and Open Spaces

Forest Gardens an idea for homes, farms and open public spaces that could be good for nature, our soils and the health and well-being of us humans. Forest Gardening is defined as “a low-maintenance sustainable plant-based food production and agroforestry

Building With Nature Standards

Building with Nature Standards are a set of standards that a Planning Authority can adopt that ensures that development respects our natural environment and looks to enhance rather than diminish it through development. This might sound like an oxymoron but

No more St Just-in-Penwith Ward if New Council Boundaries Approved

No more St Just-in-Penwith Ward if new Council Boundaries are approved for 2021 as all areas become much larger because to the significant reduction in the number of Cornwall Councillors. The westerly ward is proposed as Lands End, the most

Join me in Going Wild for June

Join me in Going Wild for June as part of the Wildlife Trusts #30DaysWild. As part of Cornwall Council’s commitment to Environmental Growth, I got the Council to sign up to 30 Days of random acts of wildness as promoted

Seat and Planter at the Bottom of Causewayhead, Penzance

Seat and planter at the bottom of Causewayhead, Penzance has become a talking point for all the wrong reasons! I became aware of the issue from Facebook Thursday afternoon when I was rather surprised to read it was being removed

Warning of Adders around Cornwall

Warning of Adders around Cornwall so please be vigilant if walking dogs where there is long grass. My dog got bitten when I was walking the coastal footpath and the Adder was right next to it in a longish, small

Our Household Recycling Facility in Bodmin

A visit to our Household Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) in Bodmin was found fascinating by the many councillors that have visited over the last few months and I’m pleased to say that I managed to get there this week. This

How did we create the plastic monster?

How did we create the plastic monster? What can we do to reduce the amount of plastic in our lives and crucially, reduce what gets into our environment, including the sea? The Government have a consultation running (details below) and