Council Cabinet Priorities for Cornwall

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We will work with the people of Cornwall and use our resources wisely to:

  • protect and enhance our unique environment
  • create more homes and jobs for our residents,
  • make sure everyone can live well and safely together

Our values

  • We listen: we will work with the people of Cornwall
  • We are responsible: we will use resources wisely 
  • We act in the best interests of Cornwall: putting people first

Our aims

  • Ensure everyone can live well and safely together
  • Create more homes and jobs for residents
  • Protect and enhance the environment

Healthy Cornwall

  • Better health for everyone
  • Protect and improve the lives of vulnerable adults
  • Provide care for hospital leavers (less time in hospital)
  • Increase the aspirations for our young people
  • Children are healthy, safe and protected from harm
  • Fewer children living in poverty

Homes for Cornwall

  • Provide 1,000 homes direct by the Council
  • Raise standards of privately rented homes
  • Bring empty properties back into use
  • Support Land Trusts and other providers to deliver homes 
  • Lobby to protect residents impacted by welfare reform
  • Fewer people living in fuel poverty

Green and Prosperous Cornwall

  • Use Council land to create jobs
  • Invest in skills required by current and future employers
  • More apprenticeships
  • Reduce waste by increasing reuse and recycling
  • Support the development of renewable energy and environmental  growth
  • Aspiring to a clean Cornwall that residents and visitors are proud of

Connecting Cornwall

  • Improve sea, road, rail, air and bus networks
  • Link bus and rail timetables, ferries and the airport.
  • Give communities more influence to improve roads
  • Enhance broadband and mobile connectivity

Democratic Cornwall

  • Communicate better with our communities
  • Lobby for fair funding
  • To seek devolution from Whitehall to Cornwall and within the Duchy
  • Make Cornwall Brexit ready
  • Strengthen local democracy, local decision making and local service delivery

View the summary document of priorities for Cornwall

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