Jeremy Rowe

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

Camelford Leisure Centre – a stay of execution

by Jeremy Rowe on 4 November, 2010

As Cllr Alex Folkes has already reported today, Cornwall Council’s Cabinet Member with responsibility for leisure services pulled a late rabbit out of the hat to grant Camelford Leisure Centre a temporary reprieve at this morning’s meeting of the Communities Scrutiny Committee. You may recall that, as part of the Council’s programme of cuts, the […]

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‘Movember’ – Second Time Around

by Jeremy Rowe on 31 October, 2010

Apparently having learned nothing from last year’s month-long itchy top lip extravaganza, I am once again growing a moustache. This Movember, the month formerly known as November I’ve decided to donate my face to raising awareness about prostate cancer. My donation and commitment is the growth of a moustache for the entire month of Movember, […]

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Cornwall Council – Cabinet Budget Meeting Webcast

by Jeremy Rowe on 26 October, 2010

Tomorrow (Wednesday 27th October) Cornwall Council’s Cabinet will be discussing the ’emergency budget’ proposals. Technical issues permitting, this should be the first Cabinet meeting to be webcast. If you would like to watch click on this link at around 10.00am or log on to the Cornwall Council homepage and follow the directions from there. If […]

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Openness and Transparency Episode #964

by Jeremy Rowe on 26 October, 2010

As the BBC’s Graham Smith and my colleague Alex Folkes have written, there were some curious scenes at the Cornwall Council press conference held to reveal the budget proposals due to go before this week’s Cabinet meeting. The Lib Dem Group Leader, Doris Ansari, was told to leave because the event was ‘private’. This is […]

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Word reaches me that, 116 days after Cornwall Council’s Electoral Review Panel resolved to write to the Deputy Prime Minister, there may finally be some movement from the powers-that-be at County Hall. A letter has apparently been drafted for approval by the Chair and Vice Chair of the Panel which would (hopefully) then be dispatched […]

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Cornwall’s Library Service

by Jeremy Rowe on 22 October, 2010

The BBC’s Graham Smith reports on his blog about the leaked Cornwall Council budget proposals which are due to be discussed by the Council’s Cabinet on 27th October (a meeting which will hopefully be webcast this time). Among the measures under consideration is a ‘rationalisation’ plan for Cornwall’s Library Service. This has the potential to […]

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Does ‘Localism’ have a future in Cornwall?

by Jeremy Rowe on 19 October, 2010

At the September meeting of Cornwall Council I asked a question of Lance Kennedy, the Conservative Cornwall Council Cabinet Member for Stronger Communities. I wanted to know why the only mention of Localism (a major part of his remit) which had consistently appeared in his reports to Council was with regard to the ‘Newquay Safe’ […]

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Cornwall Council – Live Webcast

by Jeremy Rowe on 18 October, 2010

Cornwall Council’s next full meeting will be held on Tuesday 19th October and will once again (technical issues permitting) be webcast live. If you would like to watch click on this link at around 10.30am on the day or log on to the Cornwall Council homepage and follow the directions from there. If you can’t […]

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100 days to write a letter

by Jeremy Rowe on 14 October, 2010

When Presidents and governments are elected much is often written about the first ‘100 days’. Famously, Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s first hundred days in the White House in 1933 were seen as a hive of activity, as initiative after initiative for tackling the Great Depression poured forth from the administration. Cornwall Council tend to do things […]

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Wadebridge Supermarket decisions deferred

by Jeremy Rowe on 14 October, 2010

The three supermarket applications due for consideration by Cornwall Council’s Strategic Planning Committee have been deferred while a further report on their likely impact on the local economy is awaited. The Morrison’s application had been recommended for refusal while the proposed Sainsbury’s store and the extension for the existing Tesco were marked for approval. There […]

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