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Rob Simmons
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A breath of fresh air at Penzance Town Council
The election has certainly rung a great many changes at Penzance Town Council. There are now 12 brand new councillors (although Simon Reed has been on the council before). Between retirements and not getting re-elected not a single mayor that served between...
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Rob Simmons commented on a post on Blogger.
Thanks Graham, good luck to you as well. Might see you at the count?
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The 3 actions Penzance Town Centre needs from Cornwall Council
My name is Rob Simmons and I'm a candidate for Penzance East in this Thursdays Cornwall Council election and these are my 3 priorities for our town centre:  1 Action on reducing Parking Fees  2 Action on unfair business rates 3 Action on empty shops and bui...
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Some of my work for Penzance or why I'd be a good Cornwall Councilor
This blog intends to illustrate some of my work for Penzance and to show the kind of issues I have supported and argued against, over the last few years. In this time of great political turmoil and with Brexit looming large on the horizon, it is more import...
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Why I'm standing for election, some thoughts about the Town Council and Cornwall Council
This is a blog about why I'm standing for Cornwall Council for Mebyon Kernow- The Party for Cornwall for my home area the Penzance East division. I just wanted to outline a few reasons why I think I'd be a great Cornwall Councillor and I think I could do a ...
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Meeting with Premier Inn about proposed Branwell's Mill development
As many of you will have read online and in the local papers. Premier Inn are interested in setting up a hotel in Branwell's Mill in Penzance. Last night members of the Town Council were invited to a presentation by the agents from the hotel chain in St Joh...
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Golowan is saved?
Last night was the Penzance Town Council meeting that decided upon the future of Golowan. Now Golowan has a different future, to recap 7 weeks ago the festival was presumably going to be run under the auspices of the town council. 6 weeks ago the council de...
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Rob Simmons commented on a post on Blogger.
Paul, think you're absolutely spot on. I worry that the decision taken is more about pushing for easy and quick change rather than what's good for the future of the festival. Public engagement is key, I still don't accept that Golowan is solely the business of the town council and no one else.

Michael you may well be absolutely correct and things do need to change but should this decision be the councils alone, deliberated in private and hurried along because the staff wanted to lock up the building. I don't think so. All of the strengths and weaknesses need to be aired in public and a way forward found that the public agree with, whatever that might be.
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Penzance Town Council issue statement on Golowan
Coming hot on the heels of a widespread social media campaign to keep Golowan public, the front page of the Cornishman and a lot more going behind the scenes. The Chair of the Finance and Property Committe Dick Cliffe has issued a statement approved by the ...
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