From our Cornwall Councillor, July 2015

CornwallLogoI am going to have to start with a little grumble this month, which is litter at the side of the road. It is bad for wildlife and it looks terrible. We are all paying for this mess to be cleared up and there is really no need. Maybe it is because this is a beautiful time of year with all the signs of Spring and Summer but it does seem such a shame that a very few people can’t appreciate how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful part of the country and so respect it.  Please take your rubbish home with you.  I’m sure most of you already do.

Grumble over, there is also good news. Cornwall Council is far from perfect and there is plenty of room for improvement but it does do some things very well.  Recently it has been recognised for providing very good services in fostering and adoption, working with families with complex needs, bereavement services and dog welfare services. It has also fixed 6,000 potholes and 11,000 other ‘carriageway related defects’, so it isn’t all bad. I can almost hear some of you saying ‘Well at least a few of them were in our area!

I hope the priority at the junction at Mornick is being returned to its original state. Do please let me know of any similar occurrences.

Finally for this month, the Planning Inspector’s interim report on Cornwall’s Local Plan is remarkably interesting.  It points out the need for more work to align employment space with the strategy for economic development.  It also suggests the number of new houses required needs to increase, which will upset some people.  However, the increase is likely to be quite small.  If you would like more detail, do let me know.

Thank you.

Steph McWilliam