I have met with the Schools Minister on several occasions to ensure that our schools here in Hayle, Camborne and Redruth are not losing out. As a result, the government has confirmed that the schools budget for Cornwall will rise by over 3 percent and they have provided enough cash to ensure that we can progress towards a more consistent national formula while no individual school need lose out.
Last week, I was pleased to see an increase in funding for Cornwall Council. Core spending power will rise by £8.5M, including an adult social care support grant of £1.7M. I am particularly encouraged that we are seeing this increase in support for adult social care. Cornwall is also set to receive additional money from the Rural Services Delivery Grant, which has been increased to the highest level it has ever been.
Hayle is going from strength to strength and there is a new confidence in the town but we have to see through what has been started.