Jeremy Rowe

Cornwall Councillor for the Parishes of Egloshayle, St Breock, St Ervan, St Eval, St Issey, St Mabyn & St Tudy Learn more

A new address

by Jeremy Rowe on 10 December, 2010

For reasons of ease of use I will be posting all future items at this address: http://cllrjeremyrowe.wordpress.com, although this site will still be maintained as an archive of postings since October 2009. If you are kind enough to link to this site I would be most grateful if you could update to the new address.

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The Emergency Budget

by Jeremy Rowe on 4 December, 2010

Yesterday, rescheduled at short notice, Cornwall Council held a long meeting to discuss the Conservative-led administration’s “emergency” budget. (I posted our group’s four amendments here a few days ago, and it won’t surprise you to learn that the Council’s ruling coalition were able to summon enough votes to ensure that none of them were passed. […]

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Camhayle Theatre Club’s ‘Table Manners’

by Jeremy Rowe on 4 December, 2010

Tonight (Saturday 4th) will see the last performance of Camhayle Theatre Club‘s production of Alan Ayckbourn’s ‘Table Manners’. I went to see the show on Thursday night and it was one of the most entertaining nights out I’ve had in a long time. The play was beautifully put together by Cliff Snell, Di Beynon and […]

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Council Budget Meeting Postponed

by Jeremy Rowe on 29 November, 2010

Cornwall Council’s meeting to discuss the administration’s emergency budget has been postponed due to the weather conditions in the west of Cornwall. I will post updated details when I have them. UPDATE: This meeting has been rescheduled for 10.30am on Friday 3rd December.

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Cornwall Council’s Emergency Budget Meeting

by Jeremy Rowe on 29 November, 2010

Cornwall Council meets tomorrow to discuss and decide on the Tory-led administration’s ‘Emergency’ Budget proposals. Given the climate of cuts coming from the Coalition government some changes to the Council’s budgetary arrangements will be unavoidable but tomorrow’s proposals are deeply flawed in many respects, not least the concept of ‘front-loading’ whereby the administration plans to […]

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Movember – Day 18

by Jeremy Rowe on 18 November, 2010

With a bit of luck the worst of the itching is now over as I attempt to shrug off the ‘unshaven teenage top lip’ look over the next twelve days. I must offer a huge thank you to Andrew Reeves, one of the UK’s top bloggers, for giving me a plug on his page yesterday […]

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Those councillors and members of the public who attended the recent Communities Committee budget scrutiny meeting all appear to have left the room with the same impression of the short term future of Camelford Leisure Centre. The facility had been threatened with closure due to the removal of Cornwall Council funding but – at the […]

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Remember

by Jeremy Rowe on 11 November, 2010

Lost: Localism at Cornwall Council

by Jeremy Rowe on 4 November, 2010

Confusion reigned at today’s Communities Committee when the topic of Localism was raised. Previously this area of the Council’s work had been scrutinised by this committee but questions were raised today as to why it had been moved outside of our remit and who made the decision. Nobody seemed to know. An officer was dispatched […]

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A day of scrutiny

by Jeremy Rowe on 4 November, 2010

Cornwall Council’s ‘Scrutiny’ committees have been meeting this week to examine the Tory-led administration’s emergency budget proposals. Today was the turn of the committee I sit on, the Communities OSC. Our remit, among other things, is to scrutinise the Cabinet’s plans for Fire & Rescue, Housing, Libraries, Leisure Services, Historic Collections and Culture. The meeting […]

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