Petition to Stop the Strategic Partnership for Shared Services

With the Cabinet arrogance of ignoring the will of the elected majority of Cornwall Council, I and my fellow motion supporters have created a Petition.  These are  Andrew Long, Jude Robinson, Geoff Brown, Graham Walker (and me). The Cabinet might think it can ignore the majority of elected councillors, but will it dare to ignore the will of the people?

The Petition can be found HERE. I will also make paper copies available to anyone who wishes to collect signatures.  If you would like a paper copy drop me an email and I will send you one. Or contact the other supporters who also have copies. As with most things, there are rules to the Petition. These are; you have to be a resident of Cornwall, or you are in full-time education, or you work in Cornwall. There is no age restriction.

The Petition will remain open until December 3rd, or if enough signatures are gathered before, it will be submitted. As for the numbers we wish for, well that is simple. We want as many as humanly possible. But to give an indication where the Petition will go after submission, you need 1000 signatures for it to go to the relevant scrutiny committee and 5000 to go to the full council. However, I would like 1000’s, as that will show the ten on the Cabinet the feeling of the people.

If you really care about the future of Cornwall and the services Cornwall Council provides, then please sign the Petition. Just sign the Petition once, as Cornwall Council do check all the signatures are legal! If you want a paper copy of the Petition, drop me an email and I will sent you it.

The Twitter hashtag for the campaign is #stopsharedservices

The link again is HERE

Thank you and pass the link on to anyone who can help.

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7 comments

  • Jonathan Burgess

    Hi Andrew,
    I was sent a link to your petition, I agree with you, but was unsure what it was about at first – so have had to google it to find out what it’s about. I think it would be useful for you to put in a short paragraph or two stating what it is about, and what threats there are to our services, and employees etc.
    Cheers

    Jon

  • Andrew Wallis

    Dear John,

    I will try and do that in any covering letter, but I could not include it in the Petition due to certain rules. I hope with some of the media coverage it will highlight many of the points and dangers to these proposal.

    I am more than happy for you to direct anyone to me who wishes to talk about it

  • Billy

    Have you thought about creating an e-petition

    http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/

    and various ways of increasing publicity for your campaign? It makes me so angry that democracy is dying a death in cornwall. Keep up the brilliant work Andrew.

  • Andrew Wallis

    Hi Billy,

    I have, but I am trying to concentrate on one dedicated Petition that is within the rules of Petitions at Cornwall Council. I don’t want any excuse not to accept it.

  • John Marshall

    Well done with this effort Andrew. I have the impression that CC cabinet decisions are all too often made by closed minds behind closed doors. This seems only one (albeit important) example.

    For another example, as a local taxpayer I’m fairly concerned that the accounts and rationale for Newquay Airport seem hard to come by. Just who benefits from the facility? Is this project earning money for the council?

    Do we need to go on the streets to get signatures for the petition, as they seem to be doing elsewhere in The County? I would be willing to give a little time for this.

  • Grenville Prowse

    This does not surprise me in the least,officers at cornwall council have obviously been got at by representatives of firms wanting to bid in this process, possibly been incentivised by said firms, and this is the result. There are elections for Cornwall Council next year, if you don’t want the Tories and their independent allies to sell of services to the highest bidder, use your vote. For me to purge the council of as many tories as possible would be great.

  • Grenville Prowse

    This does not surprise me in the least,officers at cornwall council have obviously been got at by representatives of firms wanting to bid in this process, possibly been incentivised by said firms, and this is the result. There are elections for Cornwall Council next year, if you don’t want the Tories and their independent allies to sell of services to the highest bidder, use your vote. For me to purge the council of as many tories as possible would be great.

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