Hot topics for today’s Cornwall Council meeting

Plans to achieve living wage accreditation and the future of electoral boundaries and divisions are two of the matters on the agenda at today’s meeting of Cornwall Council.

Councillors will consider a recommendation to introduce the Living Wage Foundation’s living wage for all the local authority’s staff, and encourage its adoption by council contractors. This would result in a minimum wage of £8.75 an hour if the recommendation is approved.

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Potential changes to council electoral boundaries will also be discussed at the meeting. A recommendation will be considered about proposals for a new pattern of electoral divisions in Cornwall, which will determine their final submission to the Local Government Boundary Commission’s consultation.

Motions about the potential merger of Devon and Cornwall and Dorset police forces, the redrawing of parliamentary boundaries, and ceasing the activities of the Strategic Planning Committee are also on the meeting’s agenda. As is council practice, any motions will automatically be referred to the relevant committee for consideration unless the Chairman uses her discretion to enable them to be debated.

Members of the public are welcome to attend council meetings in person at New County Hall in Truro or watch the meeting live via a webcast on Cornwall Council’s website.

Posted on 11 September 2018