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Leisure centre petition to be considered at Cornwall Council

A petition on the public consultation on leisure centre provision across Cornwall will be discussed when Cornwall Council meets next week.

The meeting, which will take place at County Hall, Truro, on Tuesday, 30 November at 10.30am, is open to the public, and will be available to watch live online via a webcast.

Other agenda items for the meeting include public questions, the council’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy and questions from councillors to the Cabinet.

The leisure centre petition, organised by Cllr Robin Moorcroft, has received more than 5,000 signatures, over the threshold to mean it must be considered before full council.

It has now been added to next week’s agenda at the discretion of the council’s vice chairman, Cllr Jordan Rowse.

Cllr Linda Taylor, leader of Cornwall Council, said: “I am pleased that this petition will be considered before full council. 

“We have already heard from over 4,700 residents through our consultation on this matter, and have held numerous meetings in the affected areas to ensure everyone was kept fully in the picture and able to have their say.

“That feedback is now being collated and will be reported to us at Cabinet.

“These are difficult times for councils across the country as we deal with rising demand for our services that outstrips any growth in income, combined with the unique impacts of the pandemic over the past two years.

“Since we took control of the council in May, we have been working to ensure we fix the finances while maintaining frontline services as much as we possibly can.

“Some difficult decisions have to be made, and innovative solutions must be found to ensure we can bridge our budget gap while focussing on our priorities, which reflect the issues our residents have told us matter to them.

“We are doing all we can, and no decisions have yet been made, something I hope we can ensure is clear when this matter is raised at full council next week.”

If you would like to watch proceedings at the meeting of the full council, you can do so via our Webcast on our website

Published 22 November, 2021