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130225 | News from John Pollard Cornwall Councillor Hayle North

Via http://www.djpollard.co.uk/Latest2013.html

Copperhouse Pool

I was recently sent a copy of a letter I wrote to the Cornishman in 1993! It argued against the selling by Peter De Savery of the Pool to the RSPB, warning that access and the right to use the waterways would be restricted. Well as we all know the Pool was sold and access has been restricted and I have campaigned against it ever since!

On Thursday I once again convened a meeting of the representatives of the Harbour Company, RSPB, natural England and Environment Agency. Of course we are not able to change their rules which are designed to protect the SSSI but I hope we have moved forwrad a little on their interpretation. I am grateful to all involved and will publicise any changes once they are finally agreed.

Cornwall Council Budget

During last weeks Budget debate at full council I was incredibly proud to be an Independent! All Independen5ts and those of independent and supported the principle of maintaining a tax base to avoid huge black holes of fund8ing in the future - Which will undoubtedly lead to reduction in front line services.

You can see what I said at Council on the link below:

www.cornwall.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/95014

Scroll down to 02:55:05 and click on the right hand side of my name.

Sadly we did not win the day, by 3 votes. In the next few weeks you will hear of the cuts made as a result - all due to party politics not a decision made in the best interests of Cornwall.

North Quay

The new 'promenades' along North Quay are now open and this weekend I have seen lots of people using them. The Cornishman printed the following reminiscence from me this week:

As a child I walked along this quay as my Grandfather described the working boats and pointed out the machinery, trying to avoid the mess and coal dust, breathing in the pungent smell from the sulphur spilling onto the road. In recent times, apart from the fishermen, it became a desolate place, crumbling and pot holed - decay everywhere. Now there are new fishermen's facilities, a repaired and protected quay with well lit public realm along the waterside overlooking the harbour and the estuary with Lelant as the backdrop - What a transformation! - Brilliant!!!!

25.02.13

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Jeremy Rowe LD | Egloshayle, St Breock, St Ervan, St Eval, St Issey, St Mabyn & St Tudy