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Councillor Sue James’ Blog

Cornwall Spaceport Versus Climate Change

I know that some are concerned about Cornwall Council Cabinet supporting the Spaceport at Newquay and wanted to provide my views and some information from other sources. In short, for many reasons, not least Climate Change and whether this is

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GENERAL ELECTION AND STATE OF NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

If back in 2017, after that General Election that should not have taken place, someone had made a film predicting the state Parliament today and it had half of what we have seen unfolding since Boris Johnson came to power,

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What Housing might you and your family need over the next decade in St Just-in-Penwith Parish?

What Housing might you and your family need over the next decade in St Just-in-Penwith Parish? Very soon, Cornwall Council will be asking residents of the St Just Parish to complete an on-line Housing Needs Survey. People will get a

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Engine Idling and Air Pollution: The Facts

Engine idling and air pollution: the facts and myths explained. Below is a 2 page leaflet from Cornwall Council. I will be taking part in the Sustainable Pendeen event tomorrow (see below) and will be there with my electric car

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Bid for West Cornwall to become and International Dark Sky Reserve continues

Bid for West Cornwall to become and International Dark Sky Reserve continues, after a well attended and largely positive public consultation event. At that event we had 62 forms completed and 61 were wanting to support the bid. The next

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St Just in Bloom Await Results

St Just in Bloom await the results of this years competition, expected early autumn. This year we had visits from 2 judging panels; the usual for the SW Region and then 2 judges that I joined on Wednesday because St

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Proposal to Establish West Cornwall as International Dark Sky Reserve

Proposal to establish West Cornwall as an International Dark Sky Reserve through the International Dark Sky Association is underway. International Dark Sky Association This is a community led informal partnership project, supported by Cornwall Council but to go forward to

Special Meeting at County Hall to Consider Climate Emergency

A special meeting took place at County Hall in Truro yesterday to consider the Global Climate Emergency and what the Council can and should be doing as part of wider Cornwall actions. It was great to see so many familiar

First Duty as Deputy Mayor: Celebrating a Welcome Stranger and the Pendeen connection

First duty as Deputy Mayor: Celebrating a Welcome Stranger and the Pendeen connection was an absolute pleasure. After being elected as the new Deputy Mayor for St Just there were some official engagements to sort and I was asked to

Community Chest Grants Helping our Local Community

Community Chest Grants helping our local Community – a look back and my priorities for the next year. Those readers of Outreach will already have picked this up but this is for those that have not. This year I used