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.
The Royal Cornwall Hospitals is one of 20 Trusts across England set to benefit from a £1.8 billion cash boost announced by the Government today. The £100 million coming to the Royal Cornwall Hospital will be the biggest ever single investment Cornwall has seen in local health services.
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.
As Cornwall Council considers what should be in the plan to be Carbon Free by 2030 I thought it would be of interest to set out each week some of the ideas and opportunities that could be grasped to help achieve this worthy ambition.
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.
Many congratulations to Boris Johnson on being elected leader of the Conservatives and the next British Prime Minister! Boris kindly responded to my questions and I’ve taken just a fraction of his responses to each topic to set out how I hope things will pan out.
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