1. Issues from electors

    I have been contacting people both on the doorstep and by phone, for the most rural areas. Lack of Broadband is a very pressing issue for the people who live on the moor. The most modern televisions will not fulfil their potential without it and catch up TV is out...
  2. Working Life of a Cornwall Councillor

    Cornwall Council has a vast range of responsibilities I have tried to specialise in the following Housing and Planning Yes, some new housing is needed in all three parishes but each has different issues. St Cleer has already been developed to such an extent that the original community was swamped...
  3. I ask for your support

    Over the last four years I have worked very hard to represent the residents of my three parishes. I have always been available by various means of communication and have also tried to be as visible as possible within the community. If re-elected on 2nd May I promise that I...
  4. Towards the election

    The Budget and Council Tax levels having been set and the final true scrutiny meetings taken place, the remaining activity at Truro is centred around the formalising of what needs to be brought to the attention of the incoming Council in May. So ongoing monitoring reports, and pieces of work...
  5. Planning policies

    This weeeks council meeting was called to discuss the policies in the Cornwall Local Plan which we were asked to agree for consultation before it goes to the Planning Inspectorate. The main issues were around renewable energy and the number of new houses which will be required throughout Cornwall in...
  6. Cash registers for hearts

    I find it almost impossible to believe that the full Council of Cornwall yesterday voted that everyone of working age in Cornwall, regardless of their ability to pay must cough up at least 25% of the council tax on their home. This applies to the sick and disabled as well...
  7. Year End Review

    Well I have been to Truro for the last time this year, it has turned out to be an eventful 12 months. On April 1st the ERP accounting system went into operation. Eight months later it still isn’t working properly and invoices are still not being paid when they should...
  8. Too busy to post

    There are so many things that it is difficult to know where to start. Due to the change of Leadership the budget which was ready for scrutiny and which we should be looking at now was scrapped. Therefore the officers are desperately putting together a new one, complicated by the...