At our Parish Council meeting last night we discussed the issue of a mayor for Cornwall.

Calstock Parish Council believes that the way Cornwall is governed is extremely important to our local residents. We note the emerging proposals for a possible change to a powerful Mayor of Cornwall with their own staff, budget and choice of Cabinet. We believe that such a system should only be implemented if the people of Cornwall support it. We call on Cornwall Council and our local Cornwall Councillors to ensure that there is a referendum of all voters in Cornwall on whether to introduce this significant change, as set out in the relevant legislation.

This is not a plea to vote one way or another but to encourage you to sign a petition whereby the people of Cornwall actually decide on whether Cornwall has a mayor or not.