Tag Archives: Cornwall

Rising Homelessness in Cornwall

This link takes you to communities and local government information on homelessness.  The latest data released is for Jan to March 2011. If you have a look at the Supplementary Tables excel file (the information for Cornwall is on row … Continue reading

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Student debt Stateside

Student loan debt in the US is now more than all outstanding credit card debt. Many are saddling themselves with so much debt they will be unable to buy a home. In California headline unemployment is 12.4%. Underemployment is over … Continue reading

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Councillors live performance – emergency budget

Enough of the global issues for now. Let’s get back to that parallel universe that is Cornwall Council. The emergency budget was passed on the 3rd December; the 30th of November meeting having been cancelled due to snow. 39 voted … Continue reading

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What’s our MPs voting record like? – don’t get your hopes up

Stephen Gilbert -Lib Dem MP for St Austell and Newquay – voted in on the back of a campaign focussed on being the only realistic alternative to the Tories. In the interests of watching what they do rather than what … Continue reading

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A little bit of local

Town I promised to get back to what the Town Council is up to.  I confess I haven’t done much of this.  The annual accounts/report did however drop through the door a few weeks ago.  This contained a bit about … Continue reading

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A snip snip here a snip snip there

every where a snip snip…… Getting back to Cornwall Council’s budget.  The major management savings and efficiencies are detailed in table 10 on page 15.  A total column across the years would have aided understanding but I guess you can’t … Continue reading

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Random Stats: Housing Benefit – now you see it, now you don’t

Every so often I will be adding various statistics.  I’m not sure about the relevance of them all yet, but want to try to build up a fairly comprehensive picture of what’s going on as and when the chance arises.  … Continue reading

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