Work and Play

A couple of hectic weeks have passed filled with a mix of meetings and events. Some very serious work of Single Issue Panels on the Support Services and what is the best way forward for this part of the Council and another about the delivery structure for disabled adaptations. This last is a Panel from the Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee and is especially important to me, as the Housing Task Group has been concerned about the length of time it takes to get adaptations in place, when then can make peoples lives so much easier and safer. Both panels are due to report to their respective committees shortly. Cornwall Housing also had its monthly Board meeting and has endorsed the Cornwall Housing Standard and started to look at the priorities for the company.

The Jubilee weekend was great fun, it started on the Thursday when I was invited to the Jubilee Party at Darite School and asked to help judge the king and queen parade.That was a very difficult task because they were all so beautifully dressed. Saturday brought the St Cleer celebration at the Sportsfield with stalls and competitions (I found some Penstemon plants on the Garden Club stall which I got planted the same afternoon). Warleggan produced a delicious ramroast with a variety of salads and sweets on Monday evening, and the grand finale was St Neot’s day of celebrations on the Tuesday. It was such a shame about the weather as the Service and picnic had to be moved indoors to the church and hall, which also hosted the afternoon tea and a delicious cake. Evening saw a bonfire and barbeque on Goonzion on what was a fine evening. The impromtu concert by the male voice singers present was a special treat.

All the people from the local communities who worked so hard and contributed to the celebrations deserve the hearty thanks of all of us who enjoyed them.