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George Eustice wears it pink for breast cancer fundraiser

George Eustice MP is encouraging people to join him, and sign up to take part in the UK’s biggest pink fundraiser. Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraiser, Wear it Pink, will see thousands of people across the UK add a splash of pink to their outfits on Friday 20th October to raise vital funds for breast cancer research.

The event is in its sixteenth year, and has raised over £30 million to date for Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving research.

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

The problems at Treliske were laid bare this week in a concerning report by the Care Quality Commission that highlighted a long list of failures. The hospital has been rated as "inadequate" with surgery, maternity and gynaecology, end of life and outpatient services also rated as inadequate. As a result, we have seen the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust being placed into special measures.

An update on Brexit

It is now six months since Parliament took the momentous decision to trigger Article 50 and give formal notice that the UK will be leaving the European Union and becoming an independent, self-governing country again. Some progress has been made in the formal negotiations that have followed. The needs of Ireland, which shares a land border with the UK and incredibly close trading relations, has been recognised and it has been agreed that there should not be a hard border.

Michael Gove visits Cornwall

George Eustice recently welcomed Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, to Cornwall. It was a busy and varied day, and one of the highlights was a visit to Duchy College at Rosewarne. A variety of topics were discussed, including protection for Cornish foods, such as the pasty, post-Brexit.

Meeting with representatives from Real del Monte

This week, George has welcomed representatives from the town of Real del Monte, Mexico, to Westminster.  Real del Monte is twinned with Redruth. The group enjoyed a tour of Parliament before they travelled to Cornwall in time for the annual Redruth pasty festival.

George Eustice welcomes new employment figures

George Eustice has welcomed figures released by the ONS showing that more people are in work than ever before. Unemployment is at its lowest level since 1975. Over 3 million more people are now in work since 2010.

Here in Camborne and Redruth, the number of unemployed claimants is below the UK average and it has nearly halved since 2010 (from 3.8% of the economically active population to 2.2%).

Opening of the Mount Ambrose Inn

Last week, George Eustice attended the official opening of the Mount Ambrose Inn.

The Mount Ambrose Inn had been closed, with no indication of when it would re-open. It was purchased by Keltek Brewery in Redruth, who also took on the Railway Inn after George brought its plight to the attention of Keltek’s chairman, Stuart Heath. The opening of the Mount Ambrose Inn was very well attended. George also met landlords Garry Smith and Jessica Lawry.

Camborne Show 2017

George recently attended Camborne Show. The show is an opportunity to celebrate Camborne’s rural heritage, and attendance has been very high in recent years.

There was a strong turnout in many sections, including the cattle lines. George presented the George Eustice Cup, named after his grandfather, for the Best South Devon bull.

George welcomes "Product of Cornwall" scheme

George recently met Cornwall Council to discuss their new "Product of Cornwall" scheme.  It seeks to build and extend the long running "Made in Cornwall" scheme which recognises local Cornish manufacturers. The new scheme is an origin assurance scheme, focused around primary produce and minimally processed products.  It will help to develop a brand for local Cornish produce and meats in particular.  

Agenda for Parish Council meeting – Monday 24th April 2017

Gwinear-Gwithian Parish Council - Wed, 19/04/2017 - 14:22

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

CIMCF Regional Concert at St Elwyn’s Church

Hayle Town Council Konsel an dre Heyl - Wed, 19/04/2017 - 10:42

The Cornwall International Male Choral Festival, which takes place from 27 April to 1 May 2017, is holding a regional concert at St Elwyn’s Church, Hayle on Sunday 30 April at 7.30pm.  For more information please visit www.cimcf.uk.

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Reawla Park Skate/Fun Day – Sunday 30th April 1pm to 4pm

Gwinear-Gwithian Parish Council - Wed, 19/04/2017 - 10:07

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Fisheries: Monitoring | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Written Answers

The proportion of fishing trips undertaken by UK vessels using remote electronic monitoring (REM) equipment was less than one percent of the total fishing trips undertaken by UK vessels in each of the last three years from 2014 to 2016. The type of vessel using REM equipment were large capacity vessels, fishing off shore for fish stocks that were subject to quotas. In 2016 nearly 40 percent of UK landings of North Sea cod were made by vessels fully documenting their catch using REM equipment.

Fisheries: Monitoring | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Written Answers

Details of planned UK observer trips are set out in United Kingdom’s Work Plan for data collection in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors. The Work Plan can be found at the Gov.UK website. In England and Wales, 525 staff days per year are allocated to observer sampling with 1032 days for Scotland and 460 days for Northern Ireland.

Fisheries: Treaties | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Written Answers

Ministers and officials have had meetings with a number of organisations to discuss a range of issues associated with EU exit including the 1964 London Fisheries Convention. As the Prime Minister told Parliament on 29 March, we hope to be able to say something about this soon.

Fisheries: Treaties | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Written Answers

We are looking very carefully at the London Fisheries Convention. As the Prime Minister told the House on 29 March, we hope to be able to say something about this soon.

UN Convention on the Law of the Sea | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Written Answers

In accordance with international law, including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, following EU exit, the UK will be responsible for managing living resources, including fisheries, within its territorial waters and Exclusive Economic Zone.

Agriculture: Wales | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Written Answers

The Secretary of State has met the Welsh Minister for Agriculture on several occasions as we seek to ensure we get the best possible deal for the whole of the UK. We have committed to carefully considering any proposals that the devolved administrations put forward. Discussions on the issues are ongoing.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Security | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Written Answers

Civil Servants have to ability to work flexibly across government sites where there is a business need to do so. The issuing of all passes is controlled by the local Departmental Security teams who follow strict procedures and protocols. Information on the number of people holding security passes for other government departments who are granted access to Defra premises is not centrally recorded.

Defra has issued 7501 passes since 2011. Data for 2010 is no longer held.

Defra is currently unable to provide data on the number of Defra passes that are active.

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