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Part 1: “We have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe, warns UN” … so ran the headline in The Guardian on October 8th 2018. The full article can be viewed HERE. Shortly after the UN report was published, Extinction Rebellion was formed. This international social movement “aims to drive radical change, through nonviolent resistance in order to minimise species extinction and avert climate breakdown.” (Wikipedia). The Facebook Page for Extinction Rebellion North Cornwall can be found at https://www.facebook.com/groups/XRNorthCornwall/ The subject…

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Local Government Boundary Commission publishes its final version of Cornwall’s 2021 council electoral divisions

Local Government Boundary Commission publishes its final version of Cornwall’s 2021 council electoral divisions

Today’s publication follows three phases of public consultation and draws new boundaries for each council division across Cornwall. The Commission’s final recommendations propose that Cornwall should be represented by 87 councillors in the future: 36 fewer than the current arrangement. The recommendations also propose that those councillors should represent 87 one-councillor divisions across Cornwall. Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said, “We are extremely grateful to people across Cornwall who took part in the review. The Commission has looked…

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Is Bude for the Many or For the Few?

Is Bude for the Many or For the Few?

The scandal of homelessness and insecurity in Cornwall this Christmas. by the Chair of Bude & Stratton Labour Party Bude Foyer We live in a beautiful place. Bude and North Cornwall people are the friendliest I have ever known. There is a real sense of local community, especially in the dark winter months. I am lucky. I have a home which is the heart of my family life, a warm and secure place for my children to be themselves. But…

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Cornwall’s Tories tell their MPs to “chuck Chequers” but only one of those MPs – so far – is publicly calling on Theresa May to quit

Cornwall’s Tories tell their MPs to “chuck Chequers” but only one of those MPs – so far – is publicly calling on Theresa May to quit

19th November 2018 By Graham Smith A clear majority of Cornwall’s MPs appear set to vote against Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal.  It is less clear if they have also called on Mrs May to resign. All six of Cornwall’s MPs are Conservatives and at least four of them have now declared their opposition to the proposed deal.  The alternatives, assuming that the Prime Minister survives any attempts to unseat her as leader of the Tory Party, are (at the…

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A crucial week for the National Health Service and the prospects for Cornwall’s “Kennally Care”

A crucial week for the National Health Service and the prospects for Cornwall’s “Kennally Care”

19th November 2018 By Graham Smith A legal challenge to Accountable Care Organisations – which many see as an existential threat to the National Health Service – is set for a crucial week.  The outcome of the case will determine whether Cornwall Council’s “Kennally Care” project, which seeks to centralise strategic health commissioning at County Hall, makes further progress. The Court of Appeal is due to hear a case brought by the campaign group 999 Call for the NHS tomorrow…

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CLP Meeting

CLP Meeting

For full details, see: http://labournorthcornwall.co.uk/private/clp-meetings-minutes/  

Dignity Bags for Foodbank

Dignity Bags for Foodbank

To all North Cornwall Labour Members Next Tuesday evening, 30th October and the following Tuesday evening, 6th November we have joined with TEX https://texwithbenefits.com/ to make some dignity bags for the food bank. We are intending that each volunteer makes a bag appropriate for either a male or female and between now and the 14th December we will fill them up with personal items to take to the food bank as our contribution to the homeless for Christmas. The sessions will…

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Cornwall loses its A-team as three top managers set to depart County Hall’s Children’s Services

Cornwall loses its A-team as three top managers set to depart County Hall’s Children’s Services

18th October 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall’s social workers are reeling this morning (Thursday) from news that their leadership team at County Hall is to leave. The three most senior figures in the Children’s Services department – Trevor Doughty, Jack Cordery and Jane Black – will all leave Cornwall Council next year.  All three are highly regarded in their sector and are credited with having rescued a service which had been previously been condemned as “inadequate” and which had been…

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