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Thursday, 24 July 2014

Support for Chacewater Parish Council

At the full council IPC meeting last week, councillors voted to offer support to Chacewater Parish Council who have recently raised concerns about the way that Cornwall Council operates.

The full text of the Chacewater Parish Council letter can be found here.

CPC is concerned that Cornwall Council is becoming less democratic and more authoritarian. It is worried about inappropriate development, Newquay Airport and a total lack of cost benefits that might have been expected to be derived from operating as a unitary authority.

It was interesting to see that the only councillor to vote against support for CPC was our newly elected Cornwall Councillor, David Ekkinsmyth. Although he did not speak in the debate he voted against a motion of support for CPC.

You have to wonder if this is the first sign of party politics from our new Liberal Democrat councillor - not wanting to be seen to be critical of his new bosses in Truro who are in turn responsible to their bosses in London.

So much for keeping party politics out of parish matters and so much for the Lib Dem 'principles' of devolution and extending powers to the most appropriate level!

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