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Councillor Sue James’ Blog

Cornwall Civic Awards: Nominations Open! The Cornwall (Council) Civic Awards were launched in 2015 by the Chairman in order that the Council could recognise anyone worthy of a formal ‘thank you’ for their contribution to their community.  This could be …

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Progress with bid for West Cornwall to become an International Dark Sky Reserve nearly has the evidence together in the form of a large dossier to submit to the International Dark Sky Association. Submitting a draft Dossier is the first …

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There are many benefits of the dark skies above our heads in West Cornwall, to human health, wildlife and astronomy to name just 3! It is easy just to take the Dark Sky for granted and this is too often …

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My motion promoting Vaccination of Badgers against TB was always going to be controversial by those anxious it was about banning culling. That is not what this motion calls for but culling does not kill all badgers so, IF badgers …

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Wildlife Trusts, National Trust, Zoological Society London and probably others are working to promote the vaccination of badgers against TB as a way of reducing, possibly eliminating the disease from badger setts so they cannot infect cattle. Everyone agrees that …

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FOREST FOR CORNWALL HAS BEGUN The Forest for Cornwall is an ambitious 10 year plan to increase tree cover by 8,000 hectares so not one Forest. It will include urban street trees, orchards, woodland areas (some of which it is …

January 2020 – Councillor Update Read More »

I probably do not do this enough but, whenever I stop to talk to someone on the streets in Penzance, I am always taken by their stories of how they got to be homeless. It is so easy to think, …

Could you assist a homeless person in 2020? Read More »

2019 is nearing it’s end, a time when it is good to reflect back on thoughts at the start of the year. Fortunately or unfortunately for me, I committed them to a blog so you can see exactly what I …

Another Year Comes to a Close Read More »

Cornwall’s future Waste Contract & public access recycling banks is in the news and whilst not popular with some of my fellow Councillors, I have put local views and needs above party Politics because it is the people of St …

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Support nature, our environment and wildlife, this Christmas. Most of us have enough ‘stuff’ that our children will have to sort and dispose of when we are gone. Most of us eat too much anyway, without filling our cupboards with …

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