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“Do we need to look at our priorities?

Proposals to end Cornwall's mobile library service would cut off a "lifeline" for people in rural areas, an independent councillor has claimed. The council said it needed to save £1.3m from the area of its budget that includes libraries.Independent Cornwall councillor Mark Kaczmarek argued it was the wrong service to target. Six mobile services cover most of Cornwall, costing more than £300,000 a year in staffing and transport costs.


More than £1 million has been spent since 2006 on promoting and developing the language that had almost disappeared. Cornwall Council is currently putting together a bid for another £400,000 a year from central government for the next three years, with the council adding £100,000 a year. For some, it is a small price to pay for the resurrection of a language that is at the heart of Cornish cultural identity. For others, it is a waste of public money at a time when toilets and libraries are being closed due to lack of funds.

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By Big_Ger Posted: February 11, 2014


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  • AnBalores  |  February 12 2014, 11:40AM

    Why is there an ongoing and almost unhealthy obsession with toilets? Why does Bigger have an ongoing obsession with anything Cornish? Your Westminster government signed up to the law Bigger. Get over it. Kernowes ov vy. Nyns ov vy Saws!

  • Big_Ger  |  February 12 2014, 7:54PM

    "Obsession with toilets is all yours Chough, why did you raise it? Are you going to deny me the right to express my views on what happens in my county now?

  • AnBalores  |  February 13 2014, 12:24PM

    The rather unhealthy obsession in reflected in the comments made on the links you posted up Bigger or don't you bother reading them? Kernowes ov vy. Nyns ov vy Saws!

  • Anyone  |  February 13 2014, 2:11PM

    Trust Councillor Kaczmarek to grandstand once again, the mobile library service has not yet been cut, and is out for consultation to see how the service could be provided in the future. He, like all of us, has to remember, that there is finite resources available to Cornwall Council, he has seen the budget figures, there has to be a change in how all services are provided, and there will unfortunately be some services that will have to be cut. There are other ways to obtain and read books these days, and the service is used by a very few people in Cornwall. Perhaps, instead of winging grandstanding about it, Councillor Kaczmarek should be working with his community to try and find an alternative.

  • IainS  |  February 13 2014, 2:49PM

    Well said Turnercrafts. As is usual big ger seizes on any opportunity to diss the resurgent Cornish language and culture. An obsessive individual who treat this 'death by a thousand kitchens' forum as his own he has flagged up postings where people are concerned about toilets. It is a Tory government which have brought these cuts on us. Bring power close to the people. Empower fully town and parish councils, then Cornwall Council. Leave Westminster deal with foreign affairs and the non existent terror threat etc.


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