The Cornwall We Want

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In March 2020 people across the whole country experienced a massive change to their way of life. Our resident’s survey in June 2020 showed us that this had triggered an appetite for change. Although there were some very negative side effects of the pandemic, the more positive changes made people realise that life could be different and only 1 in ten people wanted every thing to go back to the way it was before the pandemic.

So we launched “The Cornwall We Want” campaign on 26 June 2020, to hear more from residents about the changes they want for future generations.

We heard from a wide range of people, all across Cornwall. Over 25,000 people visited this online platform to take part in the conversation about the Cornwall we want. Over 900 people have taken part in discussions, round tables and focus groups. Our 3 livestreamed discussions have been watched back over 16,000 times.

You can read more about the ways people could have their say and what we heard from them in this report.

The feedback we heard from residents has been used to shape the vision set out in ‘Gyllyn Warbarth, Together we can: The Cornwall Plan’.

In March 2020 people across the whole country experienced a massive change to their way of life. Our resident’s survey in June 2020 showed us that this had triggered an appetite for change. Although there were some very negative side effects of the pandemic, the more positive changes made people realise that life could be different and only 1 in ten people wanted every thing to go back to the way it was before the pandemic.

So we launched “The Cornwall We Want” campaign on 26 June 2020, to hear more from residents about the changes they want for future generations.

We heard from a wide range of people, all across Cornwall. Over 25,000 people visited this online platform to take part in the conversation about the Cornwall we want. Over 900 people have taken part in discussions, round tables and focus groups. Our 3 livestreamed discussions have been watched back over 16,000 times.

You can read more about the ways people could have their say and what we heard from them in this report.

The feedback we heard from residents has been used to shape the vision set out in ‘Gyllyn Warbarth, Together we can: The Cornwall Plan’.

What are your hopes and fears for the future?


What has your experience of the lockdown been? Has the lockdown made you think again about what matters in your life? What changes do you want to make? What do you want the ‘new normal’ to look like for you, your business or your community? What do you see as the challenges and opportunities to achieving those aims?

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    Visitors and their rubbish

    by Tony in Truro, 11 months ago

    We keep seeing and hearing of tourists coming to Cornwall and leaving litter on the beaches. As we all know this is a very serious problem. Apart from the job of cleaning up - some of this litter will be plastic and as we all know plastic in the oceans is bad for marine life and consequently bad for us all.

    I suggest that a very public major notice and leaflet campaign aimed at litter droppers might be the answer.

    It is difficult in these days of political correctness to use words adequately describing litter droppers. My mother never used... Continue reading

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    The housing markets are over heated, houses are overpriced and unaffordable for most buyers.

    by Peter Hendry, 11 months ago

    The unprecedented affordability crisis in housing, not only within Cornwall but across the nation a whole is continuing unabated.

    Much has been written and even more has been discussed but no-one has yet come up with a practical solution to this problem and the sound economics of our districts and regions are in peril as a result.

    I, being a retired surveyor and property valuer have come up with what to me anyway is a fully workable apolitical apolitical solution which could be implemented but would require the involvement of both local and central government.

    Hearing about this online meeting... Continue reading

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    Cycling Road Signs Not Cycle Paths

    by Mark, 11 months ago

    I am an experienced cyclist. I have been cycling in local clubs in Cornwall since the age of 12 yrs old. I am now 42 yrs old. I cycle with three local clubs on a regular basis. I have cycled 5’173 miles on Cornish roads this year so far. I have a son who is 15 yrs old. He races road bikes competitively throughout the country. He is ranked number 2 in the South West. I have been chatting with fellow cyclists about the relationship between cars, bicycles and cycle paths etc for the past few years. It is widely... Continue reading

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    My future vision of the Cornwall I want

    by WDR98, 12 months ago

    I hope that the stadium for Cornwall is built and in the future we have a football league team as well as a professional rugby team playing there. After which I would like to see an end to development especially housing in Cornwall. That is unless it is building and creating more work places for future generations.

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    Questions following the The Environment We Want video (transmitted on 6th August)

    by JocelynMurgatroyd, 12 months ago

    I missed 'The Environment We Want' Live discussion, so have just watched it now. (1) Can Cornwall Council advise who we should contact in government to request changes to the proposed planning legislation? Alternatively who should we contact in CC, or our local councils, to come together to tackle the proposed changes in planning, and make sure local communities still have some say about proposed building in our towns and villages, so developers can't impose inappropriate developments on us? (2) Edwina mentioned various funding, and I wanted to check what if anything can local groups apply for? She mentioned £500,000... Continue reading

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    Cornwall's Future

    by eag, 12 months ago

    This forum is a good idea but in practice what is being done to address people's comments and "worries" The burning agenda for the Council seems to be a greener future and indeed the Council is taking steps to reduce it's carbon footprint at the expense of it's employees adding to theirs and visitors sending it sky high with their fuel guzzling vehicles. A good many comments on this forum want the issues of second homes and associated non-paying of Council tax addressed, a tourist tax investigated, affordable homes for our young people and the sale of properties for locals... Continue reading

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    Tourists paying their way

    by Tony in Truro, 12 months ago

    Is it true! Does Cornwall really have 4 million tourists every year? Good for the tourist industry but what about add-on costs like maintaining the infrastructure and protecting the fragile beauty of this part of the world.

    Could Cornwall Council not pencil in the words “Tourist Tax” near the top of their next agenda. Much needed revenue could be obtained this way. A £2 or £3 level per adult per night collected by hotels etc would add very little to the cost of an average family holiday.

    It would be hard work putting the Tourist Tax case to Government but... Continue reading

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    Response

    by anotherMike, 12 months ago

    @ J_J_G - Thank you.

    @ SandraandBella - Very well said. You've summed up Cornwall council and its actions perfectly with unjustifiable. I strongly feel that Cornwall council no longer works in favour of Cornwall and if something doesn't work we usually repair it or replace it. Unfortunately I believe the council are far to broken to repair. Time for major change and I shall also be thinking very careful with regards to local elections.

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    Environmentally friendly and an end to Council corruption #2

    by SandraandBella, 12 months ago

    I agree with by anotherMike and J.J.G

    But earning such large salaries does not necessarily mean corruption. However, it is morally unjustifiable to have such large salaries, paid from our council taxes, when other incomes are so low in this county, it is morally unjustifiable to have such large salaries when social services are having to close from lack of money, it is morally unjustifiable to have such large salaries when council properties are not maintained, it is morally unjustifiable to have such large salaries when people are homeless.

    It is also morally unjustifiable to spend a vast amount of... Continue reading

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    Response

    by J_J_G, 12 months ago

    By anothermike>> HERE HERE