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CORNISHMAN CAUSES CONFUSION AND DIVERSION WITH EXTRAORDINARILY MISLEADING HEADLINE
The 6.11.08 issue of The Cornishman grabbed our attention with its arresting headline:
'DEVELOPERS PULL OUT OF £35,000,000 PLAN FOR SEAFRONT'
Given that The Cornishman (local paper in Penzance, Cornwall, UK) has, after at least a couple of years of ignoring the issue, finally recognised its journalistic obligation to inform the public about the Isles of Scilly Link Harbour plans, our hopes were raised...
But no. Closer examination revealed that the seafront development in question was the block of 60's flats opposite the recycling facility in Wherrytown. This has been far from headline news up till now, so it is surprising suddenly to find it on the front page with a wording suggestive of the other, much more urgent seafront development issue in Penzance.
We wonder how many other people have been similarly excited by their first glance at the Cornishman's front page; or have even gone away from a cursory sighting believing the proposals of the route partnership Scheme to have been shelved - sighing a sigh of relief that sanity has triumphed over greed and making a mental note to stop worrying about the issue or doing anything about it.....
NEW SUPER-COUNCIL CHIEF TO GET OVER £200,000 A YEAR!
What new madness is this? We recommend the excercise of Free Speech on this one - if you feel anything about this issue, why not simply let them know. Perhaps someone will make it their business to get up a campaign over this issue...
COUNCIL CHANGEOVER COSTS RISE BY £ 41,000,000
Somebody's doing alright...
TOTAL FIGURE FOR ROUTE PARTNERSHIP SCHEME TO DESTROY BEACH, BUILD TERMINAL AND SHIP: £42,000,000
What a coincidence!
NO REPLY: THE POLICY OF IGNORANCE IN OFFICIALDOM
The theory is that a local council enacts the wishes of the locals. To do this they usually communicate and correspond with those locals - as they make ostensible claims to do in their literature, paid for by the populace.
Things down here in West Penwith are a little different, we regret. Officials in this neck of the woods can't bear to reply when asked about Conservation Designations, invitations to planning meetings, incoming planning applications and policy contradictions, let alone money. This crude strategy of ignoring legitimate enquiries is an attempt to cripple any attempt at challenging the Route Partnership scheme for the Isles of Scilly Link which involves the destruction of Sandy Cove in Penzance. They are trying to thus undermine our legal case against them - in other words our Right to fight with Words and Laws, openly and Democratically for what we believe the overwhealming majority of people believe to be right. We ask you all to bear witness to this. I now submit the letter of 14th October '08:
"To: Head of Sustainable Development, Penwith District Council, Penzance, Cornwall, UK
c.c: Senior Project Manager, Cornwall County Council, Truro, Cornwall, UK
Re: ISSUES ARISING FROM PROPOSED CRIMES AGAINST NATURE:
I have asked for a meeting with you to discuss all questions that remain unanswered I suggest that you have a statutory responsibility to respond to my letters of enquiry. Further to the above I would ask you to justify your course of action over the Beach, in relation to the following Policies - taken from your current statement sold to us yesterday:
SECTION 6: 6.3.3. POLICY CC-1...
SECTION 6: 6.3.13 POLICY CC-3...
SECTION 7: 7.3.81; 7.3.82; 7.3.83...
From the revised edition of '07 POLICY CC-14...
So as well as explaining the apparent contradiction between your stated policies and your practice, we would like to know the following:
How is the Little Cove & Battery Rocks and also the rest of the area under discussion as a possible ferry terminal designated according to your system of clasification? Is there a conservation designation?
We believe we can show that this case requires an Environmental Impact Assesment according to European Law. Your comments please....."
At date of publication we are still awaiting a reply from these representatives. It seems we are going to have to let official pressure drop on them and see if a response comes out. There are democratic channels of complaint which we will have to resort to, but, and it's a big but, we argue that all the time they wasted with delaying tactics be considered owing to our campaign as extra time to fairly construct our case. Supposedly there are rules governing the council's speed of response. This flies in the face of their official propaganda harping on such Hogwash as Performance Indicators, Access to Information, and accountability for one and all...
VIEW FROM THE COVE
Hole-diggers at Democracy Wall... 5 men digging, 1 woman watching, four now stopped work, leaning on the old wall that someone has censored of its Limpet broadsheets... Beautiful day here at Sandy Cove - sea is glistening and melodious waves lap the ancient shore here in Penzance. The growl of a heavy moter vehicle announces the arrival of... you've guessed it... Sustainable Development! Hellish Crows flock around but instead of a ripe field of corn it's a crock of real gold, public gold, that draws these harbingers and nuclear dissBirsers with their Jeckyl & Hyder approach to P.R. (the scraping drag of a digger's great iron bucket on the granite flagstones of the ancient quay) These folks are telling you about how good they are with coastal building, Brighton Pier, and quaint old English Railways, all very wholesome and proper. But just check their web-sites to find out what and who they are really dealing with...
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