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Cornwall’s Action Groups come together

(Truro, Cornwall) CPRE Cornwall has convened leaders of local action groups, parish and county councillors and members for the first time. Harold Tinworth, CPRE Cornwall Chairman, introduced the inaugural conference saying “What binds us together is a strength of belief and feeling for our Cornwall. We are playing to win for Cornwall and we can do this when we come together as the voice of Cornwall.”
Speakers included:
Peter Browning (Carlyon Bay Watch, near St. Austell)
Armorel Carlyon (Truro Concern)
Helen Hastings (Friends of Pendower, Roseland)
Neil Henbrow, Beach Care (Devon and Cornwall)
Peter Higham (PLATS, Lanreath, between Lostwithiel and Liskeard)
Allison Livingstone (Liskeard Matters)
Patrick O’Sullivan (East Looe Valley Energy Network)
Kenneth Rickard, Cornwall Waste Forum (Stithians / Goss Moor / nr. Bodmin)
Richard Sowerby (CARE, re Week St. Mary, nr. Bude)
Jeremy Varcoe (Camel Valley and Bodmin Moor Protection Society)
Paul Woodward (Tyringham, nr. St. Ives)
Explorer, Robin Hanbury-Tenison, gave a speech which took the audience from the ravaged rainforest of the Sarawak people in Borneo to his farm on Bodmin moor. A keynote of this was a people’s right to determine their future and that by doing so with common sense and action, we could meet the threats to our environment.
Councillors who attended and spoke from the floor included Vivian Hall (Altarnun, Bodmin Moor), Harry Blakely (Camborne Pendarves) and Gary King (Mount Charles, St. Austell).
“Speakers stressed the need for dogged persistence and the support of a dedicated team in the face of adversity,” said Orlando Kimber, spokesman for CPRE Cornwall “Whether it’s fighting a plan for unwanted houses; preventing the build of a dangerous incinerator; cleaning up beaches; pleading for common sense regarding badly sited, oversize wind turbines; or protecting a unique piece of Cornwall. We can’t do it alone. Help comes when we ask others to give us a hand and we genuinely co-operate. As I drove home from the conference, I saw that we could save all that’s magical about Cornwall, if we work together.”
The event was open to the public and held at Truro City Hall.
Note to Editors
CPRE Cornwall is a registered charity that fights for a better future for Cornwall. 
We work locally and nationally to protect, shape and enhance our beautiful, thriving countryside for everyone to value and enjoy. Our members are united in their love for landscapes and rural communities and a desire to stand up for this, so it can continue to sustain, enchant and inspire future generations.
CPRE was founded in 1926. President: Sir Andrew Motion, Patron: Her Majesty The Queen. 
Contact (media only) Orlando Kimber at
More information on Robin Hanbury-Tenison at

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