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Recognition for hero of WRVS

Sheryll Murray MP was delighted to be invited to present a long service medal award to volunteer Jan Daly who has given 10 years of dedicated service with the WRVS. The service uses the local library to provide a home delivery service of books and other library services to people who are unable to visit.

Local MP’s intervention means new farming apprenticeships

Following a query from a constituent local MP Sheryll Murray contacted the Government to highlight the disparity that did not allow for agricultural apprenticeships. In her letter to the Minister Sheryll acknowledged that rules under the Common Agricultural Policy could be a problem but asked that funding be exempt from EU State Aid Rules.  Sheryll’s letter led to discussions with DEFRA and state aid issues that were blocking eligibility for agricultural apprenticeships were resolved. Employers of agricultural apprenticeships are now eligible to apply for the Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (AGE).

Lifeguards welcomed back on Tregonhawke Beach

Sheryll Murray MP welcomes the restoration of resident lifeguards, albeit in temporary accommodation, at Tregonhawke Beach. Sheryll joined the RNLI personnel to erect a temporary Gazebo on the beach below the “mean high water line” in order that full lifeguard services could be restored to this very popular and busy beach in Whitsand Bay.

Sheryll joins Postman Liam for early round

Sheryll joined postman Liam on his round in Saltash on Thursday to gain an insight into what’s involved in getting the millions of parcels and letters delivered to the residents of Cornwall each year. Following a few complaints from local residents of missing post Sheryll wanted to see the whole process from the sorting office to the delivery round.

Torpoint Health Centre moves closer

Sheryll Murray MP welcomed the news that a new Multi Purpose Healthcare Facility for Torpoint has moved a step closer today. Sheryll told the meeting of the board of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Primary Care Trust which was held in Torpoint on Wednesday how she had worked in the Surgery for over 20 years and had first hand experience of the need for the new building.

Wildlife needs support

On Wednesday Sheryll Murray MP visited Porfell Wildlife Park and Sanctuary to listen to their concerns over the lack of tourists visiting the Park. The park relies on visitors to provide a safe haven for elderly and problem exotic animals for the rest of their lives and is recognised nationally by zoos, wildlife parks and other organisations.

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.