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Camborne, Redruth & Hayle Conservatives | and your local MP George Eustice

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George Eustice welcomes £1.5M for mental health

Sat, 26/05/2018 - 20:10

The Government has announced that the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is being awarded almost £1.5M for a new mental health hub.

Protected Food Names

Fri, 25/05/2018 - 17:32

This week saw a showcase of Protected Food Name products in Parliament. There are over 80 foods which enjoy protection under the PDO, PGI and TSG schemes at present, including the Cornish Pasty, Cornish Clotted Cream, Fal Oyster and Cornish Sardines. Protected status helps to ensure that these foods cannot be copied.

Tackling the Plastic Problem

Fri, 25/05/2018 - 17:06

This week, George responded to a debate on plastics on behalf of the Government. He was pleased to pay tribute to Portreath School, who recently visited Parliament to speak about the excellent work they have been doing to help tackle the scourge of plastic waste in our oceans, and Mount Hawke Academy, whose students have written a variety of thoughtful and intelligent letters about this issue.

Clerkenwell Design Week & Chelsea Flower Show

Fri, 25/05/2018 - 16:55

This week, George attended Clerkenwell Design Week. He met two of Cornwall’s leading creative companies, Nixon Design and MARK Product. Together with Invest in Cornwall, they were doing a fantastic job of promoting Cornwall as a place for great business.

George also went to the Chelsea Flower Show, to support Cornish businesses Burncoose Nurseries and Tregothnan Estate. There was also a Cornish themed garden supported by Tate St Ives.

George meets Portreath pupils to discuss plastic

Tue, 01/05/2018 - 16:20

Pupils from Portreath School recently wrote letters to George to tell him about their school work on the issue of plastic. Last week, they were invited to Parliament to take part in an All Party Parliamentary Group meeting with Surfers Against Sewage.

George attends Trevithick Day celebrations

Tue, 01/05/2018 - 15:44

On Saturday, George Eustice MP attended the annual Trevithick Day celebrations in Camborne. The days commemorates the achievements of Richard Trevithick, which epitomise the contribution made by Cornwall to the Industrial Revolution.

Hundreds of school children, families and members of the community came together. There was a parade which included a replica of the Puffing Devil, which is always the star of the show.

An extra £2.5M to repair potholes in Cornwall

Mon, 26/03/2018 - 19:52

Today, George Eustice MP has welcomed £2.5 million of additional investment to repair potholes in Cornwall. This will fix an estimated 50,000 potholes, following the recent winter storms that caused considerable damage on our roads.

Cornish MPs celebrate St Piran’s Day with Cornish food and drink producers in Parliament

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 19:40

Some of Cornwall’s most famous food and drink producers have visited the Houses of Parliament to celebrate St Piran’s Day. The Taste of Cornwall event, which was held in the Palace of Westminster, saw an array of producers displaying samples of their food and drink products including ale, wine, gin, cream, tea, biscuits, cheese, chocolate and crisps.

The event was held by Cornwall’s six Conservative MPs, and sponsored by Great Western Railway (GWR) and Steve Andrew’s Tyres.

George Eustice asks Housing Minister to recover planning appeal at Menehay Fields

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 19:24

George Eustice MP has written to the Housing Minister to request that a planning appeal for 226 new dwellings is recovered. The proposed development concerns land at Menehay Fields, Budock.

In his letter, George Eustice has cited a loss of green interface between Budock and Falmouth, the fact that there is adequate brownfield land upon which to build to fulfil local housing need, and the strategic importance of this decision which effectively threatens Budock’s status as a village.