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Fixing Cornwall's roads and potholes

Recently it was announced that the Government has committed extra funding to Cornwall in a bid to improve the region's roads and highways.

Securing a better, brighter, greener future

George Eustice MP has today joined over 500 other MPs to plant trees as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy, a network of forest conservation initiatives to mark Her Majesty's lifetime of service to the Commonwealth.

The trees - two silver birch, two rowan, and a hazel – will be planted in the grounds of secondary schools across the constituency.

Backing Small Businesses and building a fairer economy

Small Business Saturday will take place on December 1st this year and is an opportunity to celebrate the phenomenal work of small businesses up and down the country. We all know the value that small businesses bring to our local communities, they are not just shops and places of business but part of the fabric of our towns.

Budget 2018: Building a fairer economy

Recently, the Chancellor unveiled this year’s budget to Parliament in a measure that demonstrated that our balanced approach to the economy and your hard work is paying off.

Menehay Fields saved after Minister rejects appeal

George Eustice MP has welcomed the recent decision by the Secretary of State to reject plans to build on Menehay Fields after a long running planning saga came to an end.

Celebrating Rural Britain

With the annual Countryside Alliance Awards now open to public nomination, George Eustice is urging members of the local community to get nominating.

The Count Countryside Alliance Awards, nicknamed the ‘Rural Oscars’, were borne of a need to support and promote rural communities. They celebrate people going the extra mile to ensure that rural Britain’s food and farming industry, small businesses, traditional skills, forward-thinking enterprises and, most of all, its people, can flourish.

George Eustice backs calls for more volunteers at Shared Lives

George Eustice MP has today backed calls for more volunteers at Shared Lives after a recent influx of new people requiring care has meant that the charity has had to go on a recruitment drive.

Tackling the scourge of plastic

Recently George Eustice MP took the time to meet up with Hugo Tagholm, CEO of Surfers Against Sewage, in a discussion about the work that the company are doing to tackle marine pollution.

Shared Lives have been at the forefront of a campaign to reduce the use of plastics on the parliamentary estate, and that campaign has been a success with parliamentary authorities announcing a series of steps to reduce plastic waste.

George visits Cornish Diaspora project

George Eustice MP has always said that Cornwall has a unique heritage and culture that everyone in Cornwall should be proud of.

George welcomes support for carers

George Eustice MP recently met up with Promas, a local Carer's company that provides free courses for unpaid carers in Cornwall.

The key focus of their work is on helping train carers to be able to deal with the health conditions they are managing and, crucially, to teach carers how to have regard for their own wellbeing. If a carer cracks under the strain, then no one benefits. The courses are a great way of offering support to carers who can often feel isolated.

Party Conference 2018

This week was the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham which marks the end of the conference season. Party conferences are always interesting and this year, George spoke at a number of different events covering topics from animal welfare to the future of agriculture policy post Brexit.

Troon planning appeal dismissed by Inspectorate

Residents in the village of Troon achieved a major victory yesterday in protecting greenfield sites as a major planning appeal which would have seen a valuable greenfield site lost to housing was dismissed.

Protecting Cornwall's Marine Environment

Last weekend George took part in a beach clean at Godrevy Beach in partnership with the Marine Conservation Society. For several years, George has taken part in the Marine Conservation Society’s Great British Beach Clean which brings together volunteers from across the country to clean up litter and record the findings. At the event George was joined by many people who wanted to make a difference to their local environment.

Celebrating Cornwall's heritage

Recently George took the time to visit Moseley Museum at Tumblydown Farm in Redruth. 

The museum showcases the engineering prowess behind the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site. From riding behind former locomotives which actually worked in the Mines, to exploring the fantastic collections of Model Railways, the museum is a great place to go to learn about more of our unique heritage and even see a replica of The Murdoch Flyer.

George attends annual Pasty Festival

On Saturday, George Eustice MP attended the annual Pasty Day celebrations in Redruth. The day celebrates the unique history of the pasty and its international links around the world.

Welcome news of investment in St Michael's Hospital

Recently it was announced that The Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust has comitted additional funding to St Michaels in order to expand the work that it does on orthopaedic care and increase the number of people cared for at hospital in Hayle.

George attends local voluntary sector meeting

George recently attended a roundtable meeting with representatives from voluntary sector organisations in Cornwall. The meeting was a great way to bring together MPs and voluntary sector organisations from across Cornwall to talk about a variety of matters from loneliness, to future funding arrangements for Cornwall, and looking at Social Action Projects.

George welcomes new unemployment figures

George recently visited the Job Centre at Redruth for an update on the local situation as far as employment is concerned and the roll out of the new Universal Credit. Unemployment is at its lowest level since the early 70's and is now significantly below the national average here in Camborne and Redruth. The total number of unemployed claimants for June 2018 was 840.

Agenda for Parish Council meeting – Monday 24th April 2017

Gwinear-Gwithian Parish Council - Wed, 19/04/2017 - 13:22

To view the agenda for the next Parish Council meeting on Monday 24th April, please click on the link below :-

agenda NOTIFY 24th April 2017

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