This week in Council: #LabourBacksLocal (Council buying from Cornish suppliers), the #CornwallWeWant, #ChildPoverty, #SecondHomes, #HolidayLets, & #Boundaries
Council Report – 12/11/20
I have been attending the Council Inquiry into my motion on Preston model procurement / using Cornish suppliers. The sessions are up on the website to see at - https://democracy.cornwall.gov.uk/ieListMeetings.aspx?CId=1306&Year=0
Neil McInroy from CLES who attended our Cornwall Labour Conference last year attended the session today to give evidence about community wealth building. We have representatives from Labour councils such as Manchester and Preston coming to the next session.
The Cornwall We Want document comes to full council on 24 November. The document is straplined as a plan for Cornwall but has very broadbrush aims. - https://democracy.cornwall.gov.uk/documents/s140091/The%20Cornwall%20We%20Want%20-%20Appendix%201.pdf
Cabinet discussed this and Langarth and the development at Hayle.
Cornelius has a motion on child poverty in Cornwall coming to the next full council meeting on 24 november, prompted by the free school meals debate. The papers will be out next Wednesday.
He has also contributed to the debate on second home/holiday let owners receiving Covid business grants - https://cornishstuff.com/2020/11/11/holiday-home-owners-in-for-lockdown-bonus/?fbclid=IwAR3OxaJknu2oY9-PxGxOEfhlI-itaih_PlXha15HKtnzBVTe7-EDZwGKbyk
We had a long and unsatisfactory extraordinary general council meeting to vote on the new town and parish boundaries from May 2021 last week. You can see the details here - https://democracy.cornwall.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=584&MId=9858&Ver=4
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