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Important Stadium interviews TODAY
Posted by: Phil W (IP Logged)
Date: 29 June, 2020 12:17

Lord Myners to Speak TODAY About the Stadium for Cornwall

Paul Myners, Baron Myners, CBE, who grew up in Cornwall and has a home near Falmouth, will be speaking in positive terms TODAY reference the Stadium for Cornwall.
He will first speak on Ian King Liveís Sky News at 1.30pm, and then on Laurence Reedís Radio Cornwall afternoon programme at 2.10pm.
These will be interviews of real interest.

Re: Important Stadium interviews TODAY
Posted by: Geoff DC (IP Logged)
Date: 29 June, 2020 14:22

Very Very Positive (Sm128)

Re: Important Stadium interviews TODAY
Posted by: 1spy (IP Logged)
Date: 29 June, 2020 14:36

Good news top City Businessman Lord Myners is supporting the S4C.

Re: Important Stadium interviews TODAY
Posted by: cheshire exile (IP Logged)
Date: 29 June, 2020 16:26

Impressive piece by Paul Myners. It was just as well he got straight to the point because the internet connection went down before the scheduled end of the interview but there could be no doubts as to his argument.

Re: Important Stadium interviews TODAY
Posted by: AggiePirate (IP Logged)
Date: 29 June, 2020 21:03

Can anyone summarise in a few words what he said?

Re: Important Stadium interviews TODAY
Posted by: 1spy (IP Logged)
Date: 30 June, 2020 09:21

Go to the S4C blog and you will find a link to the interview on Radio Cornwall. Good interview skip the boring interview with MP Scott Mann who just repeated that the Stadium is in the wrong place and should have been on the A30 at Victoria. Some one needs to tell him that the decision has been made years ago and he needs to move on.

Re: Important Stadium interviews TODAY
Posted by: cornishbob (IP Logged)
Date: 30 June, 2020 09:29

[www.bbc.co.uk] [url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p08h0g1b][/url] Lord Myners interview starts at just after 8mins and ends at 17 mins. Positive comments and very encouraging.

Re: Important Stadium interviews TODAY
Posted by: AggiePirate (IP Logged)
Date: 30 June, 2020 10:07

Thanks Bob.
I was surprised how keen Reed was. I always thought he was anti the project, but there he was imploring the government to get its hand in its pocket
Lord Myners mentioned a decision 'next week' briefly, on spade-ready projects with a high profile. Surely S4C qualifies on both counts? There has been a lot of talk recently about projects in the north of England, so it's about time the far south-west got a look in.
I just hope the recent bad publicity in the national press regarding 'Cornish' locals brandishing pitchforks to scare away visitors during the pandemic, hasn't damaged Cornwall's reputation too much. It certainly hasn't enhanced it. Boris needs 'big news' investment, let us hope this issue hasn't turned Cornwall into 'bad news'.

Re: Important Stadium interviews TODAY
Posted by: *Stalwart (IP Logged)
Date: 30 June, 2020 10:22

Sounds brilliant - the government need to honour their pledge and get this money to the stadium project. They want "shovel ready" - they've got it. No more delays, just do it. Loved hearing that Lord Myners is going to put his hand in his pocket, too - Dicky needs and deserves more support like this. Most of us haven't got the money to make a big gesture, but a lot of us will contribute what we can to the crowd funding as soon as we get the nod.
Even Laurence Reed has stopped with the negativity and accepted that it's going to be at Threemilestone and we just need to get on with it - probably because Truro City are now under The Pirates umbrella.

Re: Important Stadium interviews TODAY
Posted by: old prop steve (IP Logged)
Date: 30 June, 2020 10:43

Some years ago I saw Boris at a Pirates match. He was there with his father and some other people at Henley RFC (remember them?) and he was then their local MP until he became London mayor.
He wasn't quite so famous/notorious in those days but he was very easy to spot!

Re: Important Stadium interviews TODAY
Posted by: 10kernow (IP Logged)
Date: 30 June, 2020 11:32

Informative blog - click on the link below

[stadium4cornwall.blogspot.com]

Re: Important Stadium interviews TODAY
Posted by: bolingey pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 30 June, 2020 11:42

Yes, it's good news that another heavyweight has put his support behind the project.....better late than never !! However, comments about the proposed Langarth location by Scott Mann and others, do concern me. He did say publicly, that plans were now too far advanced to change locations, but I can't help wondering just what he says behind closed doors with his colleagues at Westminster !!
I am also amused by Reed's comments about building a stadium "on the busiest road in Cornwall". Has he not yet realised that the majority of Championship games are played on Sunday afternoons, and others on Saturday afternoons or Friday nights when traffic levels are irrelevant !!
Reed's change of heart in now apparently supporting the project is amusing in itself, and probably influenced by the takeover of his beloved Truro City FC by the Pirates !!

Re: Important Stadium interviews TODAY
Posted by: 1spy (IP Logged)
Date: 30 June, 2020 14:02

Reed should know that the Government has given £150 million pounds towards building a relief road from the hospital to Langarth.

Re: Important Stadium interviews TODAY
Posted by: Pirate15 (IP Logged)
Date: 30 June, 2020 15:49

Lord Myners was very positive about the stadium describing it as an outstanding project which he is willing to back with his own money. The government wrote to all local authorities on the 10th June asking them to nominate ''shovel ready' projects for government funding.
£900M to be made available in England over the next 12 months has been announced by PM Boris Johnson today.
Hopefully the stadium ticks all the boxes and government funding can be secured to finally get this project over the line and building work commenced before the end of the year.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 30/06/2020 16:18 by Pirate15.

Re: Important Stadium interviews TODAY
Posted by: cheshire exile (IP Logged)
Date: 30 June, 2020 21:06

Scott Mann couldnít find his backside in a pair of trousers and I doubt he has any influence within the Tory party.
Johnsonís speech this morning was the usual mixture of faux boosterism, recycled announcements and total waffle but the government does seem to be fairly desperate for projects which could start quickly and for which they could claim credit.
As every Cornish MP is a Tory you would have thought they could, as a group, at least remind the Treasury and Communities/ Local Government of this projectís readiness.

Re: Important Stadium interviews TODAY
Posted by: *Stalwart (IP Logged)
Date: 01 July, 2020 10:58

Quote:
cheshire exile
Scott Mann couldnít find his backside in a pair of trousers and I doubt he has any influence within the Tory party.
Johnsonís speech this morning was the usual mixture of faux boosterism, recycled announcements and total waffle but the government does seem to be fairly desperate for projects which could start quickly and for which they could claim credit.
As every Cornish MP is a Tory you would have thought they could, as a group, at least remind the Treasury and Communities/ Local Government of this projectís readiness.

Probably not a good idea to get into political debate on here, but let's see what happens before we are too scathing.

Re: Important Stadium interviews TODAY
Posted by: wigston pirate (IP Logged)
Date: 03 July, 2020 10:48

Having just heard the programme regarding Lord Myners comments I am astounded by L. Reeds change he sounds as though he is behind the Stadium. Is this the same L. Reed from about 2 years ago or is this another L. Reed. But all sounding positive again and with Bojo liking positive media and deflecting away from all the other negatives created should be be handing out shovels. Whilst on about shovels can I take this opportunity to say a big thanks to the volunteers at the Mennaye for their superb work at the ground. Gents you are just amazing.

Been on a second lock down here in Leicester any truth Manu Tualagi will be arriving!!! He likes the sea air and there is a shortage of this in Leicester. (Sm161) Will the Pirates be entertaining Tigers 2021/22 season as they appear to be having issues and if saracens had been above board we could have been playing 2020/21 season against them.

(Sm109)

Re: Important Stadium interviews TODAY
Posted by: Pirate15 (IP Logged)
Date: 03 July, 2020 13:34

The first signs of government money is making its way into Cornwall as 4 towns, Penzance, St Ives, Camborne and Truro( which is a city) are to receive between 500,000 and £1M each to improve their high streets.
A further £5.5M has been awarded to Cornwall Council to assist with road improvement work on 48 'A' and unclassified roads.
Fingers crossed that the stadium will also be successful and receive funding as one of the 'shovel ready' projects.

Re: Important Stadium interviews TODAY
Posted by: 1spy (IP Logged)
Date: 06 July, 2020 12:15

Lord Myners of Truro has written a letter to Boris Johnson requesting the promised funding for S4C. He also highlighted its not just the North of England that needs help. Stating that Cornwall is also one of the poorest parts of Europe.

Re: Important Stadium interviews TODAY
Posted by: Pirate15 (IP Logged)
Date: 06 July, 2020 18:18

There is an article on Cornwall Live regarding the support of Lord Myners who has written to Boris Johnson. Local MP Derek Thomas confirmed that the project has the support of the Secretary of State and Health Secretary but it is down to the Local Enterprise Partnership to determine how the money allocated to Cornwall is spent. He stated "Furthermore, the secretary of state used the stadium in discussion with me on Wednesday as an example of what the Government hope to deliver as we rebuild our economy but it is for the LEP to determine the Duchyís priorities."

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