Major redevelopment of maternity and neonatal units to go ahead

 ‘A superb start to the New Year’ was the sentiment echoed by maternity and neonatal unit staff as they welcomed news of funding from the Department of Health that will see plans for the redevelopment of facilities at the Princess Alexandra Wing go ahead. 

Clean Cornwall

Sarah Newton MP welcomed the opportunity to meet with Clean Cornwall, Cornwall Council staff and Cllr Joy Duffin, to disucss the Clean Cornwall campaign.

England Coast Path

Sarah Newton MP was pleased to hear that on Monday DEFRA Minister Rory Stewart confirmed that funding to complete the England Coast Path by 2020 will be protected following the Comprehensive Spending Review.

Autumn Statement

 Sarah Newton welcomes today’s Autumn Statement which delivers on the promise the Conservative Party made local people at the General Election.  

Drinkaware Club Hosts pilot launches in Truro

Sarah Newton MP welcomes the launch of the alcohol education charity Drinkaware pilot initiative which is being trialled in a Truro nightclub and is aimed at helping to keep young people safe on their night out.     Working in pairs, the club hosts will have a presence in the venue throughout the night, talking to customers at the start of the evening when a queue is forming, supporting customers who are vulnerable due to alcohol and ensuring guests leave safely after the venue has closed.   Drinkaware is working with other partners across Devon, Cornwall and Gloucestershire to test and evaluate the intervention in venues in Torquay, Plymouth, Exeter and Cheltenham. Findings will be used to inform an on-going roll-out of the Drinkaware Club Host programme in other parts of the country. This follows a pilot carried out in Nottingham in 2014 as part of Drinkaware’s Drunken Nights Out* campaign, developed to reduce alcohol related harm in the night time economy.