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by 3cornishchoughs
Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Churchill appealing PZ Gasworks refusal
Replies: 8
Views: 1350

Re: Churchill appealing PZ Gasworks refusal

Here is the inspector's reasoning for upholding Churchill's appeal. I draw readers' attention to paragraph 23 which makes a very good point about the lack of vision and plan actually committed to paper, ratified or otherwise for the future regeneration of Penzance. A case of too many (school dinner)...
by 3cornishchoughs
Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Churchill appealing PZ Gasworks refusal
Replies: 8
Views: 1350

Re: Churchill appealing PZ Gasworks refusal

I hear that Churchill's appeal against refusal has been upheld. I look forward to the granny flats that will now be built on this prime site. The grey pound rules. An entire lack of vision or grit shown by town and Cornwall councillors, a total lack of town planning to present strong alternatives, a...
by 3cornishchoughs
Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: A modest proposal of autonomy for Cornwall
Replies: 18
Views: 2322

Re: A modest proposal of autonomy for Cornwall

I find it incredible that anyone should post such pejorative comments about Wales and the Welsh with seemingly no real knowledge or understanding. Firstly, the concept of a nation state is itself a modern construction born from the late nineteenth-early 20th century break up of antiquated empires su...
by 3cornishchoughs
Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: A modest proposal of autonomy for Cornwall
Replies: 18
Views: 2322

Re: A modest proposal of autonomy for Cornwall

Mahrak--what do you mean by 'cuddle up' to English Heritage? A major issue is that because organisations like EH dispense statutory powers regarding heritage, the built environment, scheduling, listing and archaeology in what is currently regarded as England (and therefore _at the moment_ includes C...
by 3cornishchoughs
Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: A modest proposal of autonomy for Cornwall
Replies: 18
Views: 2322

Re: A modest proposal of autonomy for Cornwall

Belatedly, a good, clear outline of just some of the reasons why Cornwall should and could pursue autonomy. The research being conducted on the constitutional status of the Duchy and Duke of Cornwall also needs to be included in the reasons why Cornwall is historically a different political unit fro...
by 3cornishchoughs
Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Cornwall Council Privatisation
Replies: 46
Views: 5064

Re: Cornwall Council Privatisation

Figures on jobs and savings projected by BT: http://www.cllrandrewwallis.co.uk/shared-services-and-the-bt-briefing-pt2/ Self-service all the way... and so you will just have to wait longer for the final option to a) 'check out our useless website or b) press 0 for a customer service operator who wil...
by 3cornishchoughs
Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Cornwall Council Privatisation
Replies: 46
Views: 5064

Re: Cornwall Council Privatisation

CSC pulled out. BT the only company in the running and gave their presentation today:

http://www.cllrandrewwallis.co.uk/share ... mbling-on/

Is Lavery still involved with BT?
by 3cornishchoughs
Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Cornwall Council Privatisation
Replies: 46
Views: 5064

Re: Cornwall Council Privatisation

They won't say which firm it is (imagine! Still keeping secrets) but one firm has pulled out of the tender process for "Shared Services":

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-19975343
by 3cornishchoughs
Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Robertson Ousted
Replies: 9
Views: 1285

Re: Robertson Ousted

There are elections next year, all candidates should be scrutinised for their support for Cornish self-determination, Cornwall and the Cornish people. It will become more and more difficult with the speed and intractability of social media for candidates to hide their stance and easier for voters to...
by 3cornishchoughs
Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: 'Devonwall' looks set to return to political agenda
Replies: 12
Views: 1599

Re: 'Devonwall' looks set to return to political agenda

On revised constituency boundary changes "following consultation" reported by BBC today: "Public hearings have been held across the UK to debate the changes, with some MPs unhappy that the proposals would abolish historic seats and create new ones crossing council and county boundaries. The amendmen...
by 3cornishchoughs
Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Robertson Ousted
Replies: 9
Views: 1285

Re: Robertson Ousted

Jim Currie voted in as new Cornwall Council leader.

http://www.penwithradionews.co.uk/46896

Julian German, Chris Ridgers, Steve Double and Graeme Hicks all resign.

This was an issue and a principle worth fighting for, in spite of the political upheaval.
by 3cornishchoughs
Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: The Bristol Pound. A Cornish Pound ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2174

Re: The Bristol Pound. A Cornish Pound ?

Cornish banking pioneered many banking practices that are now used the world over. At least that is what I was told once and I am, as part of my work on Cornish science, industry and innovation, am trying to find out. Penzance was an early centre for Cornish banking, capitalising on its status as a ...
by 3cornishchoughs
Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Cornwall Council Privatisation
Replies: 46
Views: 5064

Re: Cornwall Council Privatisation

Great letter and really heartening to read a perspective from someone who understands the technicalities and legalities that can lead a deal/project to fail or succeed. Most of my chagrin comes from the lack of transparency, the wild figures and the bravado that comes with senior officials assuming ...
by 3cornishchoughs
Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: The powers of the queen and Prince Charles
Replies: 26
Views: 2410

Re: The powers of the queen and Prince Charles

Sadly last Tuesday's edition of the Today Programme has gone. It only remains on the iPlayer site for 7 days and so it is now linking you to today's edition.

It was as Mahrak has pointed out a short interview, all of the points of which are made in his article and elsewhere.
by 3cornishchoughs
Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Cornwall Council Privatisation
Replies: 46
Views: 5064

Re: Cornwall Council Privatisation

And remind yourself of the email that Jim Currie wrote about this concerns. The description of call-ins, Scrutiny and Single-Issue Panels is enough to make your head hurt:

http://lansonboy.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09 ... il-on.html