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Lottery grant for local produce

On Tuesday Sheryll Murray MP visited Trevalon Organic Vegetables, a site which has been a producer of vegetables to local shops since 2006 and which has received a £250,000 lottery grant over two years to extend facilities. The aim of the grant is to increase the participation of the community in food growing and learning about food. The money will pay for a new packing area, an outside teaching space, kitchen, resources room and new toilets / shower. 

Sterts production “fantastic”

On Saturday local MP Sheryll Murray went to see a production about Bodmin Moor on the Moor itself. The Arts Council-funded community play Cornish Phoenix charts the lives of a group of families who live on the moor over four generations over a hundred years, through wars, economic turmoil and the relationships between the families involved.

New wakeboarding facilities at Siblyback opened

Last Thursday local MP Sheryll Murray was pleased to open another new facility at the Siblyback Watersport Adventure Centre. The brand new Cable water-skiing, wakeboarding and kneeboarding system was demonstrated expertly before the ribbon was cut in what is one of the most scenic areas just north of Liskeard.

Operation Encompass passes 1,000

Last Wednesday Sheryll was pleased to join Plymouth MPs to note that more than 1,000 children had been helped by Operation Encompass which makes sure that schools are aware if the child has been the witness or victim of domestic violence the night before.  The initiative has been spearheaded by constituent and police officer Sgt David Carney-Haworth and covers both Plymouth and part of South East Cornwall. The event marking this milestone took place at Plymouth Argyle’s Home Park ground.

Foodbank volunteers thanked

On Saturday local MP Sheryll Murray went to the storage and sorting area for the Saltash Foodbank to see for herself the operation and to thank the many volunteers who have created this valuable service.

‘Fantastic result’ as Tony Hogg is selected as PCC Candidate

South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray gave her full endorsement to the former Culdrose Chief, Tony Hogg describing his selection as the Conservative Candidate for the post of Police & Crime Commissioner as a “fantastic result”.  She said, “I have met Tony and a number of occasions and am pleased to give him my full endorsement as the best person to lead the police in Devon & Cornwall. Tony has the experience and the drive to make a real difference. I will be playing an active role in the campaign to ensure he is elected as I know what a difference he could make to policing in South East Cornwall.”

“Please Help” plea from local Foodbank

Local MP Sheryll Murray took time out from her busy schedule to join volunteers with food collection at the Co-op in Fore Street in Saltash for the local Foodbank.  In a statement Sheryll said, “Residents come to see me in my office and at surgeries who are in genuine need and the foodbank can give short term relief when it is most needed. I know how grateful they are for this assistance and would encourage anyone to help when they see a foodbank collection point. I would also like to thank the Co-op for allowing the foodbank to collect at their store. Without their, and other food stores, permission the fooodbank would not be able to operate in the way it does.” 

Double celebration for Torpoint Community College

Local MP Sheryll Murray was thrilled to go back to her old school on Friday to celebrate with them both the opening of the new sixth form common room and the College’s status as a licensed centre for the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. 

Sheryll Murray MP ‘Animal Welfare Charity Champion’

Local MP Sheryll Murray said she was “honoured” to be given the ‘Animal Welfare Champion at last nights Dods Charity Champion Awards in the Speakers Apartments following her nomination by Wild Futures Monkey Sanctuary near Looe.