Come and have your say at the Royal Cornwall Show

Residents from across Cornwall are invited to come and have their say at Cornwall Council’s stand at the Royal Cornwall Show this week.

We will be at stand 95 for the three days of the show, with representatives from across our services, including cabinet members and councillors, available to answer questions and discuss the issues that matter to you, with a special focus on climate change.

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The stand will be focussed on our five Council priority areas – Healthy Cornwall, Homes for Cornwall, Democratic Cornwall, Connected Cornwall and Green and Prosperous Cornwall.

Staff from the adult social care, fostering and adoption, children’s services, Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service, planning, housing, waste and recycling, heritage and culture, transport and localism teams will all be available at the exhibit.

There will also be numerous activities and displays on offer, including:

  • A Virtual Reality display by our Children's services team
  • Lifesaving skills training by the Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service
  • Home composting advice and free wild flower seeds for visitors
  • Interactive exhibits from Kresen Kernow, Spaceport and the Hall for Cornwall
  • A display on the Tour of Britain in Cornwall in 2020
  • A ‘magic mirror’ photo booth where you can tell us why you love Cornwall

Julian German, leader of Cornwall Council, said:  “The Royal Cornwall Show is one of the best opportunities in the calendar to hear what is important to our residents, and to tell people what we are doing in their communities.

“Whether it is learning how to be greener and collecting free wild flower seeds, or learning lifesaving skills from our firefighters, there is something for everyone.

“We really want to hear what matters to you, and we look forward to speaking to as many people as possible over the three days of the show.”

We especially want to hear your views on how to tackle climate change, and we are using the show to launch a major public engagement on the climate emergency tomorrow.

Last week councillors shared their first plans to achieve the target for Cornwall to become carbon neutral by 2030 and recommended asking residents for their views on the Council’s ideas.

Now the Council will start face-to-face engagement at this week’s Royal Cornwall Show where visitors will be asked how aware  they are of climate change, what they think  of the Council’s proposals to cut emissions  and what they are prepared to do themselves.

Edwina Hannaford, Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Neighbourhoods, said: “After declaring a climate emergency earlier this year we are now working on a  plan for how to help  Cornwall become carbon neutral by 2030. We want to hear what everyone thinks about our proposals and whether they are also willing to get involved and take action themselves to tackle climate change.

“Do come and talk to us at the Royal Cornwall to let us know what your priorities for climate change are and how you’d like to get involved.”

Cornwall Council will be at the Royal Cornwall Show at Stand 95 throughout the three-day event starting on June 6.