Lib Dems on Cornwall Council welcome funding for the A39 Camelford bypass

The A39 Camelford bypass proposal was approved at Cabinet today (14th December 2020) and will be recommended for approval at full council in January 2021.

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Lib Dems on Cornwall Council set out Cornwall’s Clean Air Strategy

Liberal Democrats and their Independent colleagues on Cornwall Council have set out a Clean Air Strategy for Cornwall for the next five years. The Strategy was approved at Cabinet today (14th December 2020) and will be recommended for approval at full council in January 2021.

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Lib Dems on Cornwall Council launch empty homes plan

Lib Dems and their Independent colleagues on Cornwall Council have launched their Empty Homes Plan to bring empty homes back into use.  

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Covid-19 Recovery Plan will ensure a prosperous future for local residents and businesses

Liberal Democrats and their Independent colleagues on Cornwall Council today adopted an ambitious Covid-19 Recovery Plan, aimed at providing a rapid economic recovery for Cornwall following the Covid-19 pandemic, that will help 5,780 people into training, skills or employment, support 402 business and create jobs.

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Cornwall Council performance shows a dramatic improvement as we move from pandemic to recovery

As the Covid-19 vaccine is rolled out in Cornwall, the shift in Cornwall from ‘responding’ to ‘recovering’ from the pandemic was set out in today’s Cabinet quarterly reporting. Council success measures showed a dramatic increase as a number of services have been re-instated and capital construction works recommenced.  

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Lib Dems ‘Embrace Care Programme’ will see a step change in the number of people able to live Independently in Cornwall

Liberal Democrats on Cornwall Council have endorsed an adult social care partnership that will establish 17 locality based Integrated Community Health Teams from 1 April 2021, and deliver a step change in the number of people being supported to live independently at home rather than being referred prematurely to long term residential care.

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Lib Dems on Cornwall Council Call on Government to raise Carer’s Allowance to support “unseen and undervalued” carers

Responding to the new report from Carers UK, ‘Unseen and undervalued’, which was published this week and puts the value of care provided by unpaid carers during the Covid-19 pandemic at £530 million a day, Rob Rotchell, Lib Dem Cabinet member for Adults at Cornwall Council said:  

“Unpaid carers are doing a remarkable and important job in very difficult circumstances. They deserve our support, but as this report from Carers UK shows, carers are unseen and undervalued by this Conservative Government.

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Cornwall Councillors approve ‘The Cornwall We Want’ future vision for Cornwall

The Cornwall We Want’ future vision for Cornwall created by Cornwall residents and supported by Lib Dems and Independents on Cornwall Council has been approved at today’s full council meeting. 

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Lib Dems on Cornwall Council challenge Conservative holiday home windfall

Liberal Democrats on Cornwall Council have responded to Conservative councillors’ accusations of ‘cash handouts for second home owners’ by pointing out that they have been fighting the Tory second home tax avoidance scheme since 2012.

In April, the Liberal Democrat group on Cornwall Council challenged the Tory Government’s budget giveaway for holiday home owners and urge them to help those most in need.

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Lib Dems on Cornwall Council slam Conservative MPs for voting against free school meals for Cornish children

Cornwall's Conservative MPs voted last night (Wednesday) to reject calls to extend free school meals over half term and the Christmas holiday. The campaign has been led by football star Marcus Rashford, who recently received an MBE for his work on this issue.

Each of Cornwall's six Conservative MPs voted with the government to reject the plan that aimed to prevent more than 11,000 children in Cornwall going hungry this winter as families struggle with bills.

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