On the agenda at full council

Projects aimed at improving the lives of residents across Cornwall will be discussed when the full council meets at Lys Kernow next Tuesday 9 July.

One of the items for discussion will be the purchase of 45 affordable homes across two sites in Tolvaddon and Bodmin.  If approved, the homes will be let at the lowest rents to local households.

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The next phase of the Superfast Cornwall project will also be discussed. Superfast 3 aims to bring high-speed internet access to some of the remotest areas of Cornwall, promoting new ways of working, helping bring fresh employment opportunities and improve social inclusion in those communities.

The further roll out of superfast broadband could have environmental benefit, through allowing people to work from home, and reduce the need for commuting and further travel.

The council will also consider the capital programme outturn report for 2018/19, which looks at the investments made across Cornwall during the past year.

It includes £92 million of highways improvements and transport links, £65 million on new and improved housing, and £31 million on projects to support economic growth.

Two topics have been put forward for debate, one calling for the council to help raise menopause awareness across Cornwall, and one urging the government to take steps to protect small independent businesses from 'brandjacking' by large international booking companies, a practice that costs Cornish businesses an estimated £20 to £30 million.

The meeting will take place in the council chamber at Lys Kernow at 10.30am on Tuesday, July 9. You can read the agenda and papers on our website.

Members of the public are welcome to attend, or you can watch the meeting live via our webcast.

Posted on 5 July