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Cornwall Council issues damning criticism of UK Government

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Cornwall Council issues damning criticism of UK Government

Following the Council of Europe's recent highly critical report detailing the Westminster Government's poor treatment of the Cornish National Minority which made headlines not only in Britain but further afield including amongst the overseas Cornish diaspora, Cornwall's unitary government, Cornwall Council has now written an open letter to Westminster Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, the Right Honourable Sajid Javid MP.

KMTU News circular - National Trust; National Minority Report; Westminster; and more

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National Trust actions at Levant
Following on from National Trust vandalism at Levant which resulted in direct action by unknown individuals, we are pleased to report that five representatives of several groups met with the National Trust officials at Levant with the following results:

PARKING CHARGES (Levant & Botallack): They're not giving way on this. HOWEVER, they admitted that they'll be employing no one to monitor or enforce.

Cornwall: Latest 'Devonwall' official petition and other news

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No to a cross-Tamar “Devonwall” parliamentary constituency

A second petition to sign and share please

Link to petition here: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/188271

Westminster ignores report on Cornish at its peril!

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Although it did not make many headlines, last week the recommendations of the Council of Europe's Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCPNM) was published.

The Cornish people were included in this Convention back in the spring of 2014 and the report has given us all an insight into what the Council of Europe makes of the Westminster’s treatment of the Cornish National Minority.

Cornwall: Advisory Committee On The Framework Convention For The Protection Of National Minorities

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ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON THE FRAMEWORK CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF NATIONAL MINORITIES

COUNCIL OF EUROPE*

Fourth Opinion on the United Kingdom - Strasbourg, 27 February 2017

International opinion on the UK Government's policies towards National Minorities including the Cornish.

GOLPERAN LOWEN! Happy Feast of St Piran! March 5th

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St Piran

with grateful thanks to CRAIG WEATHERHILL

St Piran is the third in a succession of patron saints of Cornwall, after St Petroc and St Michael the Archangel.  Originally, he was the patron saint of tinners.

Kernow Matters To Us (KMTU) contacts Council of Europe over Boundary Commission 'Devonwall' Proposal

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The Secretary of Kernow Matters To Us (KMTU) has written directly to the Council of Europe regarding the unelected Boundary Commission's 'Devonwall' proposals.  

This has been followed up by a telephone call made by the Chair of KMTU directly to the Council of Europe in order to ensure that the full gravity of the communication and of the Boundary Commission's proposals and the threat they pose to the Cornish National Minority are fully understood.

Devonwall decision condemned

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General Media Release - Devonwall

We received the news today that the unelected quango, the Boundary Commission, have decided to cast aside all they were told last year and to continue to recommend a cross border Devonwall Constituency.

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27 Mis Whevral 2017

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Update on Levant and the National Trust

About a dozen campaigners met with the local MP, Derek Thomas, at Levant Mine on Friday 24th February, 2017, to discuss the conduct of the National Trust, and its imposition of parking charges and a clutter of unsightly signboards on a World heritage Site and one close to many Cornish hearts. 

The Valley of the Saints: The hundredth statue sets sail to Carnoët, Brittany

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We are grateful to our Breton brothers and sisters for drawing this news to our attention:

The Valley of the Saints: The hundredth statue sets sail to Carnoët, Brittany.

The statue will represent Saint Piran - Cornish Abbot and Saint, will be sculpted at Mabe, near Falmouth and will sail in May 2018.

Saint Piran will be represented with a millstone wheel around his neck. The Cornish legend tells how, Piran, already aged, was captured by the local pagan Irish.

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