Thursday 22 November 2012

Nadine Dorries Voted off I'm a Celebrity. 22/11/2012

Nadine Dorries Voted off I'm a Celebrity

Adam Desmonde

As she left the Jungle Nadine Dorries was quoted as saying;

''I think it is important that MPs realise that you need to go where the public go''
Nadine Dorries
The public were not in the jungle Ms Dorries. The public are waiting in your constituency from where they voted for you to represent them and their needs. 
You left the public in order to gratify your own need for fame by entering this TV show and I don't doubt this is what you were looking for when you became an MP.
Recently a business which I am closely associated with went through an incredibly difficult time and it was with the support of our MP, Sarah Newton, that we were able to survive and continue to employee local people and they in turn care for their family.
This support in turn inspired me to get involved in voluntary public service and since that point I have been working in my community doing my best to help local people. 
That Ms Dorries is the role the public, your constituents, put their trust in you todo. You have betrayed that trust and have done damage to the office you hold. I only hope you did not do damage, through your absence, to the people of Mid-Bedfordshire.
It is my hope that the Conservative Party dismisses Ms Dorries immediately and she issues a written apology to her constituents so that others can start the hard work of rebuilding trust in the honoured role she has disgraced.


Back to College. Digital business in Cornwall
Adam Desmonde

Meeting with Stephen Harrison at Cornwall College
Last week I took some time out of work (and my Birthday!) to go back to Cornwall College. 

This was inspired after I got in contact with Mr Stephen Harrison, the course leader of an HND in Games Design at the College. I have always been very interested in the Games Industry and was excited to see a flyer for such a course available in Cornwall. After a chat over the phone Stephen kindly invited me to meet with him and take a look at the what he was working on.

I jumped at the opportunity for two reasons;

  1. As a former student of Cornwall Colledge  I was eager to go back and take a look at the recent changes which have taken place at the campus
  2. I have believed for some time that Cornwall is an ideal location for digital business such as the games industry
Nigel started by showing me around the incredible facilities he has available to the students before we sat down to look at some of the work they have been producing and the syllabus forming the course. The scope of study includes not just the artistic/creative side of Games Development but also commercially important modules which would help any graduating student to find employment. 

It is incredibly important in a manufacturing industry such as Games Development, in which a game can earn in excess of £315,000,000.00 in the first 24 hours of release, that graduates understand not only the creative tools but also project management, business management and the process of production.

It is my beliefs that Cornwall is an incredibly attractive prospect for any digital manufacturing company. Along with centres of educational excellence we also can offer;

  1. Commercial office space which is highly competitive in price
  2. A business environment which is competitive in relation to other countries
  3. High speed, fiber optic data links currently which are currently being installed
  4. Sites in Cornwall (e.g. disused military facilites) which would be ideal for locating servers for disaster recovery use
  5. Cornwall has a tradition of Creative excellence in art and design
  6. Cornwall offers a quality of life and environment which is surpasses that of many cities and is a draw for creative motivated individuals
It is my hope that we can attract A list development companies to Cornwall as the perfect location to site their European development base and this is something I intend to promote and work towards

Wednesday 7 November 2012

The Money Group, Truro. An Issue Regarding Litter. October. 07.11.2012

The Money Group, Truro. An Issue Regarding Litter

Adam Desmonde

I'm currently in training for an event called Tough Mudder;

This is a 12-mile obstacle course and run, which I’m doing partly for charity, and partly for my stag do before I get married early next year.

I've already started training and as someone who is much happier in the water than long distance running have been hitting the road around Threemilestone and Truro slowly getting myself in shape.

It was whilst training in Truro, running my way out of the center and building up a head of steam that I ran past Falcon House, home of the Money Group. As I stopped to take a quick stretch before hitting the hill climb I noticed all around the grassed area beside Falcon house and Moorfield car park were cigarette butts, indeed the litter was so bad in some areas you could hardly see the grass.

I called the Money Group a couple of weeks ago and expressed my concern regarding the state of the area. To their credit they held their hands up and recognized it was an issue, indeed they have already spoken to their staff and asked them to desist from littering outside the building.

We talked about a number of options and agreed that a solution would be the installation of cigarette bins in which employees could dispose of their litter and keep Truro tidy. We agreed I would raise the issue with the City Council, ask for their views on how to address the situation and write back to the money group with a recommendation.

I await the city councils findings

Council Business, October. 07.11.2012

Council Business, October

Adam Desmonde

Its been a good month in October. Personally i've been busy at work with a couple of new projects, green shoots I hope, and also with council business.

This month I have;

  • Attended a spacial meeting of the parks committee to look at how we can invest in Truro for the future.
  • Attended an evening planning meeting to review new applications
  • Attended a full parks meeting to review general progress
  • Attended a training course in planning policy
  • Attended a full council meeting

Crescent Rise, Truro. Update. 07.11.2012

Crescent Rise, Truro. Cleaning up the Camp - Update

Adam Desmonde

Just an update re Crescent Rise and the clean up of the disgusting camp which had been set up in the local park and used drug taking, amongst other things.



Thanks once again to the Richard Budge and the Parks Department.