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Councillor Sue James’ Blog

Suspected Arson Burns Gorse & Moorland at Carn Above Pendeen Church

Suspected arson burns gorse and Moorland at Carn above Pendeen Church and is predicted to smoulder and burn for days. Yesterday, Saturday 4 August, just after 12:30 p.m. I saw a fire burning across the Carn above Pendeen Church. I

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Have you say on whether you want a Devon, Cornwall & Dorset Police Forces to merge

Have you say on whether you want a Devon, Cornwall & Dorset Police Forces to merge as Alison Hernandez, our Police and Crime Commissioner, says she will not agree to the merger, if the public do not want it. I

Let’s Tell Jeremy Hunt that our NHS & Social Care are Underfunded NOT Overspending

Let’s tell Jeremy Hunt that our NHS & Social Care are underfunded NOT overspending. Just the demographic figures on our ageing population tells us we need to find a way to properly fund both services. I was at the event

Shopping on-line can support local cemetery and recreation ground projects

Shopping on-line can support local cemetery and recreation ground projects in Pendeen and St Just. Whilst I know not all will be fans of Amazon, if you shop with them anyway then a little good could come to our community

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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

Gone Wild for June

Wild for June was 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 by the Wildlife Trust.