[Spellyans] Fwd: Cornwall Council condemns Government decision to cut funding for Cornish language

Ray Chubb ray at spyrys.org
Thu Apr 21 17:19:47 IST 2016



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> From: Clive Baker <clive.baker at gmail.com>
> Date: 21 Mys Ebrel 2016 15:35:03
> To: Ray Chubb <ray at spyrys.org>
> Subject: Re: Cornwall Council condemns Government decision to cut  
> funding for Cornish language
>
> Ray,
> Jon Mills has just raised a petition ref the language... will you  
> sign it?... link is below...
> https://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fpetition.parliament.uk%2Fpetitions%2F128474%2Fsponsors%2FVJVcT5Lb1tcUfBa9qLP&h=fAQEIo1Fu&s=1&enc=AZOWTEugYCI5wZcACMpCcWNyF6WPJC1Uw3uo3nrGeml9Mur7tDZx0pk9qKtX7C877l-GutuwTKhaG6OontmWQl0IaTNV4CtVT8B-hp8suk-8Cg&hc_location=ufi
>
> On Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 3:19 PM, Clive Baker <clive.baker at gmail.com>  
> wrote:
> drok yu genef rag  ow thavas Ray...re serrys of!
>
>
> On Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 3:18 PM, Clive Baker <clive.baker at gmail.com>  
> wrote:
> an governans yu mebyon an pla!...res yu dhedha bos kyjyes, yn lent,  
> gans gwelen tan poth ruth yn lagasow aga thynyon!
>
> On Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 2:14 PM, Ray Chubb <ray at spyrys.org> wrote:
> A esyly wheg,
>
> Newodhow drog yn gwyr.
>
> Begin forwarded message:
>
>> From: Trevethan Mark <mtrevethan at cornwall.gov.uk>
>> Date: 21 Mys Ebrel 2016 14:07:48
>> To: Dyvers
>> Subject: FW: Cornwall Council condemns Government decision to cut  
>> funding for Cornish language
>>
>> Soweth nowodhow drog – ny vydh arghans vyth rag agan yeth a- 
>> dhiworth an Governans.
>>
>>
>> From: Hewitt Patricia
>> Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2016 11:26 AM
>> To: Hewitt Patricia
>> Subject: Cornwall Council condemns Government decision to cut  
>> funding for Cornish language
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Cornwall Council condemns Government decision to cut funding for  
>> Cornish language
>> 21 April 2016
>>
>>
>> Cornwall Council has condemned the Government’s decision to cut all  
>> its funding for the Cornish language with immediate effect.
>>
>> The Government has provided up to £150,000 a year to support the  
>> Cornish language since it was recognised under the Charter for  
>> Regional and Minority Languages in 2003. This grant has been used  
>> to support the development of the language, including funding a  
>> range of educational activities. At the end of last year the  
>> Council was asked by the Government to submit a bid for funding for  
>> the current financial year. This bid was supported by MPs, George  
>> Eustice and Sarah Newton, as well as Cornish Members of the House  
>> of Lords, Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, and the Cornwall and Isles  
>> of Scilly LEP.
>>
>> The Council has now received a formal letter from the Department of  
>> Communities and Local Government stating that it was not providing  
>> any further funding to support the development of the Cornish  
>> language – despite the recognition of the Cornish people as a  
>> national minority in April 2014.
>>
>> Criticising the decision of the Government Julian German, the  
>> Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy and Culture, said “The Cornish  
>> language is a great source of pride for Cornwall and is part of  
>> what makes Cornwall and the Cornish unique. Over the last five  
>> years use of the language has increased and this is reflected in  
>> street names, signage and on mainstream and social media. Just as  
>> importantly, it supports our local and visitor economy as the  
>> increase in the use of the language in marketing and tourism has  
>> proved.“
>>
>> “The Government’s decision not to support Cornish with any funding  
>> whatsoever goes against the international agreements they have  
>> signed up to and that makes no sense at all. Cornwall has received  
>> funding from Government for a number of years and all we asked for  
>> was to continue at this level of funding.”
>>
>> “The Prime Minister makes a point of telling us how much he loves  
>> Cornwall and the Devolution Deal highlights the Government’s  
>> recognition of our unique culture and heritage. However, when it  
>> comes to backing those statements up, the Government just doesn’t  
>> deliver for Cornwall.”
>>
>> The decision has also angered Malcolm Bell, Head of Visit Cornwall,  
>> who said “The Cornish language is an essential part of the Cornwall  
>> brand”.
>>
>> Cornwall Council will be working with the Cornish language,  
>> community and representative organisations such as the Gorseth to  
>> discuss how to protect and develop the Cornish language in the  
>> future.
>>
>> ends
>>
>>
>>  Note to editors
>> Julian German, the Cabinet Member for Economy and Culture, Malcolm  
>> Bell, Head of Visit Cornwall and Toby Parkin, President of the  
>> Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, are happy to do interviews on this.
>>
>> ·         Julian German can be contacted on 07737 183690
>>
>> ·         Malcolm Bell can be contacted on 07800 649178
>>
>> ·         Toby Parkin can be contacted at 07977 933664
>>
>>
>>
>>  Contact details
>> Trisha Hewitt
>> Corporate Communications Manager
>> Customers and Communities Service
>> Communities and Organisational Development Directorate
>> Cornwall Council
>>
>> Internal telephone (from six digit internal numbers): 49 2186
>> Internal telephone (from four digit extensions): 88 49 32186
>> Telephone (external): 01872 32 2186
>> Mobile: 07785 956865
>> Email: phewitt at cornwall.gov.uk
>>
>> 4S, New County Hall, Truro TR1 3AY
>> www.cornwall.gov.uk
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