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Cornwall being short changed by this Tory Government

Posted on: 18th March 2021 | by Sue James | Posted in Blog

Cornwall being short changed by this Tory Government and we are asking them to review our position in the levelling up funding recently announced. You too could write to ask your M.P why we are not in the top tier, along with Northern areas, when the evidence is clear that Cornwall has been under-funder forRead More »

Did my question stir things up?

Posted on: 5th March 2021 | by Sue James | Posted in Blog

At our last full council meeting, I asked the relevant Cabinet Member whether there was any truth in the reports that Richard Branson was bringing his space tourism to Cornwall? I was happy with the reply of “no” and that if in the future it was being considered, a vote in Full Council would beRead More »

Could You Become a Town Councillor?

Posted on: 26th February 2021 | by Sue James | Posted in Blog

Could you become a Town Councillor, is a question we need people to start asking themselves and each other? I joined St Just Town Council back in November 2007, when there was a by-election. In 2013 I became your local Cornwall Councillor but I did not seek re-election to Town Council that year and thatRead More »

Many ways to become a postal voter in Cornwall & Other Voting News

Posted on: 20th February 2021 | by Sue James | Posted in Blog

Many ways to become a postal voter in Cornwall so, do not risk being left out of the choice of your local Councillor, if you decide, come May 6th, that you do not fancy going to the local polling station, even though you can take your own pen/ pencil. Postal votes Many people, particularly thoseRead More »

Cornwall Council Business Plan & Budget 21/22 and Beyond

Posted on: 18th February 2021 | by Sue James | Posted in Blog

Cornwall Council Business Plan & Budget 21/22 and beyond is to be put to Full Council on Tuesday. Always a strange thing to make plans at the end of a 4 year cycle because if voters completely change the Political make up of the Council, this can very quickly be torn up and a newRead More »

Is COVID being used to interfere with Democracy?

Posted on: 31st January 2021 | by Sue James | Posted in Blog

Is COVID being used to interfere with Democracy? On the 22nd January, Lisa Smart, the Chair of the Liberal Democrats Federal Campaigns and Elections Committee wrote to regional and local chairs saying: “This afternoon we received a letter from the Tory constitution minister, saying that the Government is changing the rules to make political leafletingRead More »

Poultry Lockdown is also important in Cornwall

Posted on: 29th January 2021 | by Sue James | Posted in Blog

Poultry Lockdown is also important in Cornwall as Avian Flu is detected in Falmouth. All poultry keepers should have had their birds shut away from any contact with wild birds for a number of weeks to stop the spread of avian flu. Now this has reached Cornwall it is really important everyone complies, whether theyRead More »

Update Regarding International Dark Sky Designation For West Penwith

Posted on: 18th January 2021 | by Sue James | Posted in Blog

Update regarding our bid for an International Dark Sky Designation for West Penwith Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The photo above demonstrates the wonderful Dark Skies above our heads in West Penwith and, for those wanting to see more, all competition entries can be viewed at Entries for the Outstanding Penwith at Night Photo CompetitionRead More »

Town Vitality Fund Bid for St Just

Posted on: 16th January 2021 | by Sue James | Posted in Blog

Town Vitality Fund Bid for St Just is being drafted for consideration by St Just Town Council, by Cllr Sue James and members of the Tin Coast Partnership with relevant expertise. Cllr Brian Clemens is making contact with retail and hospitality businesses in the Town so they know what is being considered and how theyRead More »

Season’s Greetings and a Recycling New Year!

Posted on: 23rd December 2020 | by Sue James | Posted in Blog

Season’s Greetings to you from me and a guide to recycling stuff as we enter the New Year! Families across Cornwall will soon be tucking into turkey dinners and tearing off wrapping paper as the Christmas celebrations begin. Most of us end up with a bit more rubbish and recycling over the festive period andRead More »