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The curious case of the Kernowek signs at Camborne police station

The Celtic League were contacted by a member of the public last year concerning the removal of  bilingual signs Cornish/ English (Kernowek/ Sowsnek) at Camborne police station.
Here is what the various signs did say:

Welcome to Camborne Police station - Dynnargh orth Gorsav an Kreslu Kammbronn

No smoking in this office - Megi difennys y'n sodhva ma

Push pad on right to enter/to exit - Herdhyewgh pad dhe'n dyhow dhe entra/mos
'mes

Enquiries - Please ring bell once - Govynadow - Senewgh klogh unnweyth, mar pleg

Sorry, no public toilet facilities available here - Drog yw genen, nyns eus
privedhyow kavadow omma

Enquiry Office - Open 8am to 6pm (closed Christmas Day) - Govynnva - Ygor 8kh
dhe 6wh (deges Dydh Nadelik)

When closed please use wall phone on the right - Pan vo deges gwrewgh devnydh
a'n pellgowser fos dhe'n dyhow, mar pleg

The informant expressed concern that the signs had been removed because someone had complained about them, they had cause the individual…

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 ve…

Devonwall: Let's keep up the pressure.

The campaign to Keep Cornwall Whole has been quiet of late.  The lack of meaningful debate about Devonwall and the significance of the Tamar border during the Commons vote was a snub to campaigners and many people in Cornwall and Devon. The defeat of the amendment also hit hard, no doubt many Conservative and Liberal Democrat party members and voters started to question the utility of having MPs at the 'heart of government' when the Coaliton MPs found themselves so at odds with their own parties policies.

There was however a meeting between Andrew George and Mark Harper (Parliamentary under secretary for Constitutional and Political Reform) about Devonwall as reported on the This is Cornwall website, Harper is pictured below.
As with previous conversations with Cameron and Clegg, the government representative duly smiled, nodded, listened and then proclaimed their previously held positon that Devonwall is no problem to them. Whether it's Cameron, Clegg or Harper they do no…