Sunday, 4 December 2011

All Invited to Campaign Launch

A MK Councillor is appealing for people to join his campaign to uncover what he is calling the lies of housing development that he says the government are telling the people of Cornwall.

In a letter to residents, Councillor Stephen Richardson is asking people to attend a public meeting later this month, where he will launch a campaign that he aims will expose the "lies" that he says are a "travesty" for local people. Councillor Richardson, who represents Illogan ward, said in his letter that Westminster politicians are "cynically misleading us" and are creating "profits for developers on the back of houses which local people can’t even begin to hope to afford to buy."
Cllr. Richardson, who is a Redruth businessman, admits that to try to change the government’s position would be a huge undertaking, but says that he can no longer stand back and do nothing, adding:

"All Westminster politicians use terms such as ‘Localism’ and ‘Affordable Housing’ in order to appear as if they know and understand the problems that we face in Cornwall. The truth is that when you look closely at the small print and official definitions of these terms they are actually ways of encouraging development. They are not ways of giving people real choices or help them to find a decent home for their family.

"Mebyon Kernow - the Party for Cornwall is the only political party that provides a genuinely different housing policy for the people of Cornwall. We believe that good quality housing is a basic human need rather than purely a device for making money."

The public meeting will be held at The Meeting Room, Melting Pot Café, Krowji, Redruth on Wednesday 14th December 2012 at 7:00pm and all are welcome.
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Saturday, 3 December 2011

Councillor Wishes Residents Happy Christmas With Card

This Christmas, Councillor’s will be out delivering a personal message of good cheer to their constituents by hand delivering Christmas cards to over 6000 homes in Camborne and Illogan.

In a tradition that stretches back almost a decade Mebyon Kernow Councillors have been delivering Christmas cards to wish residents a Merry Christmas and to say thank you for their continued support. Councillor Stuart Cullimore, who started the local tradition in 2003, said:

''We like to deliver our Christmas cards to the people in our wards to share a bit of Christmas with them and to repay, in a small way, the faith they have placed in us as their elected representatives."

Cllr. Cullimore added that by delivering the cards by hand, councillors get a further chance to meet up with people personally to say hello, at what can be a lonely time for many:

"I think it is also a good time to meet the residents of my ward and wish them a merry Christmas personally I like to think that all the members of the community know me personally, people seem to like our cards I even know people who have kept all the ones we have done over the years."

The design for this year’s card has been contributed by local artist Paul Jenkin and the Christmas message is in the Cornish and English languages. Some of the cost of the Christmas cards is covered by contributions from MK members, but the majority of the cost is met by the councillors themselves.

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