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Opening of the Mount Ambrose Inn

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 23:20
Opening of the Mount Ambrose Inn Mount Ambrose Inn Tue, 08/08/2017 - 22:20 Tuesday, 8 August, 2017

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.

George said “It is great news that the Mount Ambrose Inn is open for business again. It looks great following a period of refurbishment. Pubs like this play a huge part in community life, and it would have been such a shame if it had closed indefinitely. I wish Garry, Jessica and the team the very best of luck".

Camborne Show 2017

Tue, 25/07/2017 - 16:39
Camborne Show 2017 George presenting Eustice family cup Tue, 25/07/2017 - 15:39 Tuesday, 18 July, 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

Tue, 25/07/2017 - 16:05
George welcomes "Product of Cornwall" scheme Product of Cornwall Tue, 25/07/2017 - 15:05 Tuesday, 25 July, 2017

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.  

In recent years, there have been arguments about supermarkets using made up farm names to try to suggest produce is British when it sometimes is not.  We have also seen similar disputes around the use of the term “Cornish”. In 2015 there were complaints made about caterers using the term “Cornish Beef” when the beef had not been reared in Cornwall.  The Product of Cornwall scheme means that beef will only be accredited as “Cornish” if the animal was born, reared and slaughtered within Cornwall.

George said “There has been a growing interest in recent years about how our food is produced and where it comes from.  The growth of local farm shops and the plethora of new businesses making everything from jams to speciality drinks underlines the role that this revival of interest in food can play in helping our local economy.  The trend has been especially strong here in Cornwall where we have developed a great brand for quality food and speciality recipes.  

We have so many fantastic companies locally that are blazing a trail.  Companies like Lynher Dairies have created new markets with their highly acclaimed Cornish Yarg. Furniss Biscuits have started to take their famous Cornish fairings to a national market.  Rodda’s Cream are creating new export markets, and Falfish have ensured that Cornwall is the market leader for freshly caught local fish. 

Schemes like this can help to develop a local brand and strengthen consumer confidence in the food they eat.”


George attends Gwinear Show

Tue, 27/06/2017 - 18:21
George attends Gwinear Show George at Gwinear Show Tue, 27/06/2017 - 17:21 Tuesday, 27 June, 2017

This year's Gwinear Show took place at a slightly later date than in previous years. The show continues to be a great success, with events ranging from show jumping and gymkhana to a companion dog show and a variety of trade stands.

George Eustice said: "It was good to see such strong support from local primary schools, and the next generation of farmers were doing an excellent job of showing off their skills in the show ring. Gwinear Show is a great example of a community effort that celebrates all that is good in our local area."

General Election 2017

Tue, 13/06/2017 - 13:55
General Election 2017 General Election Campaign Tue, 13/06/2017 - 12:55 Tuesday, 13 June, 2017

The General Election on 8th June 2017 saw George Eustice re-elected as the Member of Parliament for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle.

George said: "I would like to thank all the 23,001 people who placed their confidence in me at the election on Thursday and re-elected me as the MP for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle. It is an honour to represent the towns where I grew up and I will now strive to represent everyone, however they voted.

It was a disappointing election for the Conservatives nationally and it's crucial that we take on board the message that voters sent as we establish the priorities for a new government."

Funding for Carn Brea Leisure Centre

Fri, 02/06/2017 - 13:03
Funding for Carn Brea Leisure Centre George at Carn Brea Leisure Centre Fri, 02/06/2017 - 12:03 Friday, 2 June, 2017

George recently visited Carn Brea Leisure Centre to discuss an upcoming refurbishment project. Funding has been secured from Sport England to refurbish the swimming pool and deliver other maintenance and improvements.

The work will start this summer, and will finish at the end of the year. It will ensure that facilities are sustained for existing users, as well as the next generation of swimmers. Carn Brea is Cornwall’s first Charitable Trust Leisure Centre, and provides health and wellbeing facilities in the heart of our local area. During the pool refurbishment, facilities including the gym, running track, café and fitness classes will still be open.

George said “Like many people who grew up in this part of Cornwall, I have fond childhood memories of Carn Brea Leisure Centre. It has been an essential part of the local community for well over forty years. We now need to focus our efforts on raising the remaining funds needed. I hope that the fundraising campaign will be a real community effort, in the true spirit of Carn Brea”.

To see George’s video about Carn Brea Leisure Centre:  

George welcomes Culture Secretary to Heartlands

Fri, 02/06/2017 - 12:28
George welcomes Culture Secretary to Heartlands George welcomes Culture Secretary to Heartlands Fri, 02/06/2017 - 11:28 Monday, 29 May, 2017

Local Conservative candidate George Eustice welcomed Karen Bradley, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport earlier this month.        

George Eustice, candidate for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle, showed the Secretary of State around Heartlands at Pool. Heartlands has very much been designed to celebrate and respect our local industrial heritage, and the housing that has been developed there has allowed many young families to get a foot on the housing ladder.

George Eustice said: “Pool symbolised the start of regeneration in this area. Like all new projects Heartlands suffered from its share of teething problems, but it is now going from strength to strength. Events like bonfire night and Live at Heartlands prove that this project has become a great community asset which celebrates our industrial heritage but is very much for the local community”.

To see George’s video update about the Heartlands project:

Opportunities for the Fishing Industry

Fri, 19/05/2017 - 22:05
Opportunities for the Fishing Industry Newlyn Fri, 19/05/2017 - 21:05 Friday, 19 May, 2017

George Eustice recently met with fishermen and local Conservative candidate Derek Thomas at Newlyn, to discuss the future of the fishing industry.

The Conservative manifesto is clear that a new Conservative government will work with the fishing industry to introduce a new regime for commercial fishing that will preserve and increase fish stocks and help ensure prosperity for a new generation of fishermen. It also states that we will withdraw from the London Fisheries Convention.

George Eustice said "We have got a fantastic opportunity for our fishing industry and it is good news that we will be withdrawing from the London Fisheries Convention. We have an opportunity to ensure our fishermen get a fairer share of quotas, to look at the issue of access, and to deliver more sustainable fishing policies."

George meets 104 year old Rosemary Hereford

Fri, 12/05/2017 - 10:09
George meets 104 year old Rosemary Hereford George and Rosemary George and Rosemary Fri, 12/05/2017 - 09:09 Friday, 12 May, 2017

This week, George met Rosemary Hereford who was celebrating her 104th birthday.

Rosemary was made a Cornish Bard for her exceptional talent as a musician. Many local residents have fond memories of music lessons with Rosemary.

George Eustice said "Congratulations to Rosemary Hereford on her 104th birthday. Rosemary remembers my great grandfather from the days when she lived at Wall near Gwinear. Today she showed that at 104 she still has an amazing ability to play the piano".

George Eustice opens Optoelectronic Manufacturing Corporation's new factory

Mon, 01/05/2017 - 17:17
George Eustice opens Optoelectronic Manufacturing Corporation's new factory OMC Opening Mon, 01/05/2017 - 16:17 Monday, 1 May, 2017

George Eustice has officially opened The Optoelectronic Manufacturing Corporation (UK) Ltd’s (OMC) new factory at Candela House on the Cardrew Industrial Estate, Redruth.

OMC is one of the longest established specialist manufacturers of optoelectronics in Europe, and is a winner of the UK National Electronic Component Award for Innovation. OMC is a pioneer in the development, manufacture and application of cutting-edge LED technologies to the electronics and related industries.

George Eustice said “I am delighted to have opened OMC’s new factory here in Redruth. OMC has an impressive global customer base, and is helping to put our area on the map when it comes to manufacturing. I wish the company the very best of luck for its continued success”.