To: Cllr John Pollard, Leader Cornwall Council.
cc: Cllr John Wood, Chairman Cornwall Council
Whilst we have a slight respite in the weather I would like to thank
you and via John Wood all our staff for their outstanding work during
the appalling weather that has caused so much suffering.
I am also grateful for the lead you have taken in making the case to
the Prime Minister David Cameron and other government ministers not just
for funding for storm and flood damage but also more generally for the
good of Cornwall. This is something that we all need to pursue and I
will also continue to work towards those same goals.
The list of damage across Cornwall illustrates the vulnerability of
our coastal communities and our dependency on the transport links to the
rest of the country. The funding from the government for the rail
links and consideration of alternative routes is to be welcomed as is
the recognition that the funding formula for flooding has discriminated
against us. In whatever form I can I will also press our case at the
Lastly we should not forget the people of Cornwall in their various
communities who have shown us the spirit and determination that should
inspire us all.