UNIQUE GATHERING OF PROMINENT CORNISH ORGANISATIONS
A meeting of Cornish organisations took place at the end of March, to explore how they might work together to win a better deal for Cornwall. Organisations represented at the meeting included Mebyon Kernow, , Cornish Heritage Company Limited, Celtic Congress and Celtic League.
The organisations all have similar aims of supporting and promoting Cornish issues, culture, history and language. Working together, it is considered that these organisations could have a powerful impact on Cornwall’s future.
The first meeting focussed on campaigns to recognise Cornish nationhood and the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. The different organisations agreed to work together to make representations to a wide range of bodies including the UK Government and the European Parliament demanding recognition through the Convention.
Wendy Curnow, Celtic Congress, said:
“All the organisations will continue to pursue their own individual campaigns and events. All those who attended the meeting were delighted that the organisations were able to meet together, come to an amicable decision and will meet again on a regular basis. This could be of great benefit to Cornwall and its people.”
Cllr Dick Cole, Leader of Mebyon Kernow, added:
“It is healthy and heartening that so many people, who share a keen passion for Cornwall, are keen to work together for the benefit of Cornwall as a whole. I am hopeful that this initiative will be a success.”