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Energy and Climate Change

Today I joined delegates in parliament in a crucial meeting with Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom MP, and George Eustice Minister of State (DEFRA), to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the Marine Energy Sector.

Pick Up Penzance

The Penzance Town Tidy, organised by the BID Manager Jess Golding, was a great success.

My family and I joined other families and volunteers and simply walked a route given to us collecting litter, bottles and digging up weeds. The weather was perfect and at least 75 people turned up.

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On Friday I met with officers at Cornwall Council to see if we could achieve a more friendly and flexible approach towards parking in West Cornwall.  We discussed the need to agree some compromise for doctors, care and support workers and others who, in the course of their work, sometimes need to

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Sunday's Town Tidy event in Penzance was a celebration. If you take a 'glass half empty' approach then giving a Sunday morning to pick up litter, bottles and tackle established weeds is anything but a celebration.

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I received a petition this morning regarding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Supporters say this is a free trade and investment treaty.

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Today I returned to Helston Community Hospital to support their Speech and Language Therapy Drop-in session. The work they do to support people following an illness such as a stroke is fantastic and the ladies I was privileged to meet where extremely enthusiastic about their work.

Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards

Apprenticeships play a vital part in our commitment to delivering more skilled and better paid jobs in Cornwall. I am at the first ever Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards hosted by Truro and Penwith College.

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Today I took my 'drop-in surgery' to a Shared Lives coffee morning for carers held at Shekinah Church in Penzance so that I could take up any issues people raised.

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It is good news that a further twenty-one new apprentices have joined South West Water.
The most recent intake brings to 85 the total number of apprentices who have joined South West Water since 2011.

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There is general agreement that we need housing that local people can afford.

Currently the scene is pretty complicated and it is not absolutely clear that the various schemes available are achieving the desired result.