The Prime Minister has announced that we are boosting schools with a record £14 billion, levelling up per pupil funding across the country so every child in West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has a world class education.
West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas says that the announcement that Cornwall’s per pupil funding will rise by £15.4 million (5.3%) during the coming academic year compared to 2017-18 taking into account changes in pupil numbers is a “welcome step in the right direction”.
Cornwall Councillors want to play their part in reducing harmful emissions and protecting and enhancing our natural environment. Unless local authorities follow Cornwall’s lead, the Government has no chance of reducing the UK’s carbon footprint to net zero.
Over the coming decades, flood and coastal erosion risks will increase as a result of population growth and climate change. Rainfall patterns will change, extreme weather events will become more common and sea levels will rise.
Mark Bayliss, a local constituent and James Van Cleef, his brother-in-law, are fundraising for Cancer Research UK in memory of Adam Van Cleef, James’ son and Mark’s nephew, who they lost to cancer in June 2018.
On Tuesday 9th July, Derek Thomas MP for West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (St Ives) joined 120 other Members of Parliament at an Alzheimer’s Society photography exhibition to showcase the human cost of the dementia care crisis.
I remember being at a football match many years ago—it was a long game that had gone into a bit of extra time— and, looking around, someone said, “There are 22,000 people here badly in need of exercise and 22 people out there badly in need of a rest.” I was reminded of this last month during a de