Posts for Politics

The Budget and Spending Review

Playing catch up as I missed the Budget Spending Review while excitedly looking at electric cars to hire in Bude (of which more to come), so I’m now trawling through the stuff. Seems to be a big spending budget – I’ve not yet worked out where the income comes from. […]

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COP26 Global Day of Action

From Surfers Against Sewage: Will you join us for the Global Day of Action on Sat 6th November? Surfers Against Sewage reps across the country are mobilising #OceanActivists to join together for the biggest climate protest of the decade. Bring your placards, surfboards and wetsuits and lets make the voice […]

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A response to Scott Mann, MP, on sewage discharge

From Bude-Stratton Town Councillors: Simon Browning, Jackie Diffey, Martin Dorey, Philippa Purchase, and Rob Uhlig. Time and again our vital tourism and water-sports industries are being impacted by raw sewage discharged by water companies. Our MP, Scott Mann, is clearly aware of this problem and has in the past proposed […]

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There is still time to put pressure on your MP re the Environment Bill

When you go in the sea or a river that has raw sewage in it, you are likely to become ill, as is any marine life therein. The bacteria needed to decompose the sewage deoxygenates the water, thereby killing fish and other creatures. It keeps happening, for example, at Kilkhampton […]

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Scott Mann MP statement on Sewage discharge vote

You may have read stories in certain publications concerning a Lords vote on sewage discharge which Conservative Members, including Scott Mann, voted against. Although it is quite lengthy, Scott felt it was important to fully respond in detail to concerns about this: Thanks to the efforts of MPs and campaign […]

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Petition – Mini’s Law – to Cornwall Council

Over 10,000 people have signed this petition to Cornwall Council, asking councillors to consider how any decision will reflect on them. Started by Action Against Foxhunting Cornwall, the petition info says: In the past few months we have seen local resident Carly Jose’s beloved 14 yr old rescue cat Mini […]

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Town Council election

There’s going to be another election in Bude as one of the Town Councillors has dropped out. Councillor Katie Goode says: I would urge anyone who has a passion for the community, no matter their background or experience, to put themselves forward.  It can be scary, like you don’t know […]

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Cornwall on longlist for ‘city’ of culture

From the Government: Eight areas longlisted for UK City of Culture 2025 were unveiled by Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries. Following a record 20 bids, the eight longlisted locations are Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Bradford, Cornwall, County Durham, Derby, Southampton, Stirling and Wrexham County Borough. Winning the prestigious title has […]

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Petition to save Cornish leisure centres

4 leisure centres in Cornwall are under threat of closure. They are run by a private company, Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) who say they are struggling to continue, due to the pressure on finances caused by the Covid-19 lockdown when the centres, like many other businesses, were forced to close and suffered […]

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Universal Credit cut likely to push people into hardship

From Citizens Advice:   Citizens Advice has warned that 1.5 million working people on Universal Credit could be pushed into hardship this winter if their benefits are cut by £20 a week. ITV News recently noted that the number of people claiming Universal Credit and unemployment benefits in Cornwall has […]

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Scott Mann votes for health and social care levy

It’s been a thorny issue. Covid-19 has cost billions, while social care has long been the Cinderella service. It is obvious that more money is needed to help both sectors; solutions are needed, but was this the right way forward? To increase National Insurance contributions for employers and workers? Seems […]

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Latest from the town council

This comes from Bude & Stratton Town Council’s latest newsletter: At the last full council it was agreed councillors would be allocated to represent different areas of the community. We hope this will make it easier for the community by having dedicated councillors and points of contact within the Council. […]

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‘Devonwall’ is scrapped

From Cornwall Council: Cornwall Council has welcomed news that proposals for revised parliamentary boundaries will keep the six parliamentary constituencies wholly within Cornwall. A previous Boundary Review which proposed a cross-Tamar parliamentary seat, dubbed ‘Devonwall’, prompted an outcry from residents on both sides of the Tamar, has now been dropped. […]

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Peter La Broy to leave Lib Dems

On his Facebook page, Cornwall Councillor, Peter La Broy, has announced his decision to leave the Lib Dem group of Cornwall Councillors, continuing as an Independent: With a heavy heart, I have taken the decision to leave the Liberal Democrat Group at Cornwall Council. I have been disappointed with our […]

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ShelterBox underwhelmed by G7 commitments

G& has had cavalcades, fly pasts and leaders playing on the beach, but what it hasn’t had, according to some, is a serious commitment to tackle climate change. Disaster relief charity ShelterBox, based in Truro, Cornwall, has found the announcements from the summit underwhelming. ShelterBox Chief Executive Sanj Srikanthan said […]

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