St. Michael’s Way, the ancient pilgrims’ route from Lelant to St.Michel’s Mount. Both of these causes are my personal choices. Cancer touches so many families, and it is right that Cornwall is at last investing in the best treatment facilities available. The other choice reflects my last year at County Hall, when the foot and mouth crisis brought home to many the importance of public rights of way to Cornwall’s economy. St. Michael’s Way has been recognised as a major European cultural route, yet it desperately needs more funding to maintain and promote it.
Peter’s 37-mile hike will begin at Hayle, and take him around the Penwith coast to Penzance by Thursday 24th January, and every £1 he raises will be matched by the Countryside Commission. Along the way he has arranged to meet various people to discuss, amongst other things, St. Michael’s Way and disabled access to footpaths. The gift follows a request from the Library Association in December that members of the ‘All Party Parliamentary Group on Libraries’ each presented a book to a Library. view publisher site : Valuations SA
Cornwall County Council has been presented with a document chest from the Mombasa Council as a gesture of thanks for the efforts of Cornwall County Fire Brigade in providing the country with fire fighting equipment. The Aid to Africa project began in 1998 when Sub Officer Peter Stephens, based at Camborne Fire Station, went to Mombasa on holiday. He was so appalled at the lack of equipment available to their fire brigade that, since then, he has continually made efforts to raise money and donate items to the country.
His first efforts involved a number of sponsored walks to raise enough money for him to take 100 of Cornwall Fire Brigade redundant BA sets out to Mombasa and then stage a three-week training course on how to use the equipment properly and safely. After hearing that the Mombasa firefighters were having problems with a BA air compressor, Peter Stephens arranged for a reconditioned machine to be supplied with assistance from a Cornish mining company. He then visited the country again to carry out a further two-week training course.