Thursday, 13 January 2011

A message from Keep Cornwall Whole

Last night, whilst I was burning the midnight oil pleading with my readers to write and kick up a fuss about Devonwall (Devonwall let's keep up the pressure) I receieved an email from the Keep Cornwall Whole team convener Adam Killeya, which was along the same lines of what I was saying. I did however neglect to mention about writing to the Lords where the bill is at the moment passing through. So I have copied and pasted below the message ( apologies if you're already on their mailing list and have already read this.) To contact Keep Cornwall Whole their email address is info@keepcornwallwhole.org and there is lots more information on their website http://keepcornwallwhole.org/

Dear All
 
A happy new year from Keep Cornwall Whole!
 
In case you’re wondering why you haven’t heard much from us 
recently, it’s because there hasn’t been so much to tell: the 
bill is currently in the House of Lords being considered line 
by line (sometimes words by word!). Robin Teverson, who is very 
kindly leading the efforts in the Lords, reports that it is 
difficult to predict when the ‘Cornish’ part of the bill will be 
reached, but that the going is currently slow and there are a number 
of other things to be discussed first.
 
However you can still help. Before Christmas Jane Howells organised 
the printing of over 5000 Keep Cornwall Whole campaign postcards: 
many of these have been distributed around Cornwall but she still 
has over 1000 left. The idea is that everyone - individuals, councils 
and organisations – writes a brief message on the back and posts 
them to key figures connected with the bill:
 
Lord Strathclyde
Leader of the House of Lords
 
Lord McNally
Deputy Leader of the House of Lords
 
Lord Wallace
Attorney General for Scotland
 
 
all
House of Lords
London
SW1A 0AA
 
And 
Rt. Hon David Cameron MP
Prime Minister
 
Rt. Hon Nick Clegg MP
Deputy Prime Minister
 
both
House of Commons
London
SW1A 0AA
 
You can get postcards from Jane. 
We can post a few at a time or if you need more than a few we will 
try to arrange to get them to you somehow
 
The Lords has passed one amendment to the bill already – in 
connection with the referendum date – so there is clearly a chance 
of further amendment. The bill will now have to go back to the 
MPs for further consideration, so let’s keep up the pressure to send 
it back with a Cornish amendment too!
 
Andrew George also secured a debate on the Bill in the House of Commons
which took place yesterday, and he writes about this here: 
http://tinyurl.com/4kw86h9 
 
Yours,
 
Adam
 
Convenor, Keep Cornwall Whole
 
http://twitter.com/Cornwall_Whole
Lords can be contacted through the http://www.theyworkforyou.com/ as an email but I believe they are not obliged to hold email accounts and in my experience contacting them this way they do not reply. Quite befittingly they needed to be contacted in the old fashioned way.