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George attends local voluntary sector meeting

7 hours 8 min ago

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.

Portreath to benefit from extra funding for flood protection

Fri, 03/08/2018 - 16:42

£40million of extra Government funding has been made available to boost regeneration and better protect homes against flooding.

Across the country 13 flood schemes will benefit from £40 million of additional funding which will unlock flood defence schemes and help support economic growth and regeneration in areas that have suffered flooding in recent years.

George welcomes new unemployment figures

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 17:15

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.

George welcomes NHS tech funding boost for Cornwall

Wed, 25/07/2018 - 10:31

Matt Hancock, the new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has recently announced that the NHS in the South West of England is in line for a tech-funding boost of up to £40.3 million. 

George visits students at NCS

Tue, 17/07/2018 - 10:42

Recently George took the time to visit a group of young people taking part in the National Citizenship Service (NCS).

Liz Truss visits Cornwall

Tue, 17/07/2018 - 08:40

George Eustice recently welcomed Liz Truss, Chief Secretary to the Treasury to Cornwall. It was a busy day, and one of the highlights was a visit to the Agile on the Beach Conference at Falmouth University.

George attends Blood Bikes Charity event

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 15:34

George recently attended a charity event at Jenn's Diner to raise Awareness for Cornwall Blood Bikes. 

Cornwall Blood Bikes are a group of self-funding volunteers operating as a registered charity to provide an "out of hours" courier service to NHS partners throughout Cornwall. They receive no funding by the NHS and rely entirely on the generosity of the community and deliver and collect blood, pathology samples, breast milk, and medication and much more.

George welcomes extra funding to tackle rough sleeping

Mon, 25/06/2018 - 15:34

Recently the Government announced that £30 million will be allocated to the Rough Sleeping Initiative across England. From this funding, Cornwall will be receiving £437,489 representing a significant first step in the government's manifesto commitment of halving rough sleeping by 2022 and eliminating it altogether by 2027.

Murdoch Day 2018

Mon, 25/06/2018 - 15:05

George recently attended the annual Murdoch Day celebrations in Redruth. The day commemorates the achievements of William Murdoch, the inventor and engineer who was one of the pioneers of steam power development in Cornwall and also famously invented the first ever gas light using piped gas.

Many local children, families and members of the community came together to see the excellent procession in the morning, which involved lots of local schools, dance acts and bands.

George Eustice welcomes £1.5M for mental health

Sat, 26/05/2018 - 20:10

The Government has announced that the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is being awarded almost £1.5M for a new mental health hub.

Protected Food Names

Fri, 25/05/2018 - 17:32

This week saw a showcase of Protected Food Name products in Parliament. There are over 80 foods which enjoy protection under the PDO, PGI and TSG schemes at present, including the Cornish Pasty, Cornish Clotted Cream, Fal Oyster and Cornish Sardines. Protected status helps to ensure that these foods cannot be copied.

Tackling the Plastic Problem

Fri, 25/05/2018 - 17:06

This week, George responded to a debate on plastics on behalf of the Government. He was pleased to pay tribute to Portreath School, who recently visited Parliament to speak about the excellent work they have been doing to help tackle the scourge of plastic waste in our oceans, and Mount Hawke Academy, whose students have written a variety of thoughtful and intelligent letters about this issue.

Clerkenwell Design Week & Chelsea Flower Show

Fri, 25/05/2018 - 16:55

This week, George attended Clerkenwell Design Week. He met two of Cornwall’s leading creative companies, Nixon Design and MARK Product. Together with Invest in Cornwall, they were doing a fantastic job of promoting Cornwall as a place for great business.

George also went to the Chelsea Flower Show, to support Cornish businesses Burncoose Nurseries and Tregothnan Estate. There was also a Cornish themed garden supported by Tate St Ives.

George meets Portreath pupils to discuss plastic

Tue, 01/05/2018 - 16:20

Pupils from Portreath School recently wrote letters to George to tell him about their school work on the issue of plastic. Last week, they were invited to Parliament to take part in an All Party Parliamentary Group meeting with Surfers Against Sewage.

George attends Trevithick Day celebrations

Tue, 01/05/2018 - 15:44

On Saturday, George Eustice MP attended the annual Trevithick Day celebrations in Camborne. The days commemorates the achievements of Richard Trevithick, which epitomise the contribution made by Cornwall to the Industrial Revolution.

Hundreds of school children, families and members of the community came together. There was a parade which included a replica of the Puffing Devil, which is always the star of the show.