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Chairman welcomes Cornwall Federation of Women’s Institutes to County Hall

The Chairman of Cornwall Council Mrs Pat Harvey has once again welcomed a delegation of members of the Cornwall Federation of Women’s Institutes (CFWI) to County Hall in Truro.

The Environment and Public Affairs Sub-Committee of the CFWI were inundated with applications from members of more than 20 institutes across Cornwall following an invitation from Mrs Harvey to come and observe a meeting of the Council’s Cabinet and have the opportunity to meet with members and officers.

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Mrs Harvey said “It was a great pleasure to welcome another group of members of the CFWI from across Cornwall to County Hall and give them the opportunity to listen to a Cabinet debate.  It is important that individuals and organisations have the opportunity to meet with members, discuss their areas of interest and to see first hand how the Council works.”

Sub-Committee member Anne Fenwick said “The WI is concerned to improve the quality of women’s lives in diverse ways and local government is often crucial to this.  We are extremely grateful to the Chairman and members of the Council’s Cabinet for allowing us to come along and see first hand how the Council works.

“Each institute is part of the county-wide network so the information and impressions gained can readily be disseminated.”

The CFWI Environment and Public Affairs Sub-Committee has responsibility for promoting the knowledge and awareness of environmental issues – both the natural and managed environment; as well as local government and national and international affairs.

The Committee is also responsible for promoting the national resolutions that over the years have made a significant impact on life in the UK, both rural and urban, for example ‘Keep Britain Tidy’; and ‘Farmgate milk price’.

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