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Subject:                          Communities and Devolution Bulletin - Launch of priorities for Cornwall


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30 June 2017



Special Bulletin

Launch of priorities for Cornwall, June 2017


Dear City, Town and Parish Council colleagues,

We have formally launched the Cabinet’s priorities, values and aims. 
The priorities, which are set out in full below, have been developed to reflect the main issues faced by Cornwall and provide scope to make the most of the assets and opportunities that we have. 
Following the launch we will be working with officers and partners to provide further detail on how the priorities will be delivered as well as developing a range of performance measures so we can monitor the progress we are making.
We are committed to listening to and working with residents and acting in the best interests of Cornwall and hope that you will support us in helping to deliver these priorities over the next four years.
Priorities for Cornwall
Our aim:
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, and ensure 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

Health, Social Care and Families

·         Deliver better health outcomes for everyone, working with partners to shape our future health and care services

·         Ensure people are able to leave hospital, once they are well enough, with the right care in place

·         Protect and improve the lives of our vulnerable adults

·         Increase the aspirations of our young people

·         Protect children from the risk of harm

·         Promote children’s physical and mental health

·         Reduce child poverty


·         Provide 1,000 council homes over four years

·         Raise the standards of private rented homes

·         Bring empty properties back into use

·         Support the Cornwall Community Land Trust and registered providers to deliver homes in Cornwall

·         Lobby to remove the bedroom tax

·         Reduce the number of people who have to spend more than 10% of their income to heat their homes

Environment, Growth and Jobs:

·         Use Council land to create jobs, as part of our plan to secure 38,000 new jobs across Cornwall by 2030

·         Ensure people in Cornwall are trained with the skills that current and future employers need

·         Use our contracts to ensure more people working in Cornwall are paid a genuine living wage

·         Increase the number of apprenticeships for people in Cornwall

·         Invest across Cornwall to create jobs, provide homes and improve lives

·         Reduce waste and increase recycling

·         Become a leader in environmental growth and renewable energy

Transport and Connectivity:

·         Further improve sea, road, air , rail and bus networks across Cornwall, working with our partners

·         Build an integrated transport system, linking main line bus and rail timetables, ferries and the airport.

·         Give communities more influence over funding to improve roads

·         Further enhance our broadband and mobile connectivity

Devolution and Localism

·         Give residents and communities a greater say in decisions and make them at the most appropriate level

·         Lobby Central Government for more powers and fairer funding for Cornwall, including a replacement European fund

Please find more details on this dedicated web page in the future;  
Kind regards
Adam Paynter           
Leader of the Council

Julian German
Deputy Leader of the Council

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