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Forming a new Joint Administration at County Hall

Posted on: 20th May 2017 | by Sue James | Posted in News

Forming a new Joint Administration at County Hall has taken a while as voters did not give any group overall control – 62 Councillors needed for that! Statement from the Liberal Democrat Group on Cornwall Council The Independent and Liberal Democrat groups on Cornwall Council came to an agreement Friday afternoon to seek to form a jointRead More »

Interesting Day at Full Council

Posted on: 20th July 2016 | by Sue James | Posted in Blog

Interesting day at Full Council yesterday, if a rather long and hot one, in the Council Chamber. I asked questions of the Leader, to seek assurances that Cornwall would get a fair deal out of Brexit talks and spoke on a motion to restore the Council paying the Living Wage to directly employed staff. webcast of FullRead More »

Liberal Democrats propose Council staff be paid the ‘proper’ Living Wage’

Posted on: 16th July 2016 | by Sue James | Posted in Blog

Liberal Democrats ensure Council staff paid the ‘proper’ Living Wage’. Although not on the Reputation and Performance committee, I went there Friday to argue for the Living Wage Foundations Living Wage to be re-established for staff. This is the motion moved by LibDem Doug Scrafton and passed almost unanimously. RESOLVED to recommend to Cornwall CouncilRead More »

Cornwall Council’s Commitment to Unaccompanied Refugee Children

Posted on: 19th May 2016 | by Sue James | Posted in News

Cornwall Council’s commitment to unaccompanied refugee children made by the Leader at Full Council this week. Below is what he said: Statement re: Cornwall Council’s position on unaccompanied child refugees On the 4th of May the Government agreed to resettle unaccompanied child refugees who are currently in Europe to the UK. The Minister for ImmigrationRead More »

Helping hand to local businesses in Cornwall

Posted on: 10th May 2016 | by Sue James | Posted in News

Helping hand to local businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly through the launch of the Growth Hub. Businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are being urged to sign up with a new Service launched on 9 May. It brings together information in one place to help businesses identify the right support. The Cornwall & Isles ofRead More »

Community Chest Fund Open for Applications

Posted on: 16th April 2016 | by Sue James | Posted in News

Community Chest fund open for applications for the financial year 2016/17. If your organisation, in St Just, Pendeen or the surrounding hamlets, has a project that would benefit from a little funding then email me with a BRIEF outline. If it looks like something I can support, I will arrange for an application form toRead More »

Cornwall Council is shortlisted for prestigious Green Energy Award

Posted on: 23rd October 2015 | by Sue James | Posted in News

Cornwall Council is shortlisted for prestigious Green Energy Award, the Most Proactive Public Sector Body Award in this year’s South West Green Energy Awards.  The awards, now in their 12th year, are organised by Regen SW to celebrate the innovation and creative ingenuity that has put the south west at the forefront of the green energyRead More »

Cllr Sue James Encourages Local Community Wanting to Welcome Refugees

Posted on: 17th September 2015 | by Sue James | Posted in Blog

Whilst statements from the Leader of Cornwall Council are a good starting point, I am giving little nudges to do more. I have committed to supporting Tiny Soul (a group based in the Town Hall in St Just) in their efforts to reach out to vulnerable mums & babies, with their knitted gifts. Whilst not setRead More »

Early Budget Setting Saves Local People From Worse Cuts

Posted on: 27th November 2013 | by Sue James | Posted in News

At Full Council yesterday I was 1 of 77 Councillors who voted in favour of the budget despite it having £43m of savings and, knowing this will mean that some things will be cut that I would prefer to save. The budget did not have to be set until February but by taking the decision yesterdayRead More »