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Clouded Yellow win for local MP

Local MP Sheryll Murray was pleased to receive a case of Clouded Yellow from St Austell Brewery having won a competition at the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group Dinner at the end of the session of Parliament.  The Dinner is organised to allow the industry to highlight the issues facing them to the decision makers.  At the dinner a number of beers were on offer and Sheryll supported the eventual winner – Clouded Yellow.

Herodsfoot celebrates being a Thankful Village

Local MP Sheryll Murray joined residents of Herodsfoot on Monday when the Royal British Legion Riders visited the village. This was part of the ‘Thankful Villages Tour’ organised by two gentlemen Medwyn Parry and Dougie Bancroft. Riding Triumph Trophy motorbikes to every single one of the 51 "Thankful Villages" in the United Kingdom, the aim is to raise £51,000 for the Royal British Legion. Thankful villages are villages with no traditional war memorial because all who left to fight in the Great War were lucky enough to return home. Many had been scarred physically and/or mentally by their horrific ordeal. Amazingly, 14 of the villages including Herodsfoot are "Double Thankful", where everybody who left also returned from the Second World War.  Herodsfoot is the only ‘thankful village’ in Cornwall or Devon.

Segway course great fun

Local MP Sheryll Murray was pleased to try the latest addition to the many activities at the Siblyback Lake Outdoor and Active Centre, the Segway Trail.  Siblyback offers a wide range of activities including rowing boat hire, sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, rainbow trout fishing, wakeboarding, walking, bird watching, archery, cycle hire, camping, high ropes and even a cafe.

Interest and success in Apprenticeship schemes

Local MP Sheryll Murray made two visits on Monday to local firms to discuss the Apprenticeship scheme.  The scheme can help businesses across all sectors by offering a route to harness fresh new talent.

Meeting to highlight gas safety issues

Local MP Sheryll Murray made time in her busy House of Commons duties to meet with Adrian McConnell, Gas Safety and Policy Manager and Chris Bielby, Chairman, from the Gas Safety Trust.

Prince Charles welcomed to Lostwithiel to open Duchy Palace

Local MP Sheryll Murray was honoured to welcome the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall to the newly refurbished Duchy Palace in Lostwithiel.  The 700 year old palace is one of the most important historical buildings in the UK and has undergone a £1million restoration led by the Prince’s Regeneration Trust.  The building, which was in danger of dereliction, has 3 floors and has been transformed into vital business and retail space that will benefit the community and bolster the local economy.

Honicombe Manor ‘fantastic local facility’

Local MP Sheryll Murray was very impressed by the facilities on offer at the Honicombe Manor Village.  The park’s facilities, which are open to the public, include outdoor swimming pool, indoor swimming pool, tennis courts, table tennis, a fitness room as well as a restaurant and bar.

Sea Courses a great success

It was important educational courses that local MP Sheryll Murray was pleased to hand out certificates for on Friday.  In total each student had achieved 7 certificates covering various aspects of seamanship including safety, navigation, watch keeping, splicing, net mending, fish hygiene and engineering.