Nick Jemmett standing in Boslowick for Cornwall and Falmouth Town Councils
Hello, I am Nick Jemmett, and I have been a Falmouth resident for 30 years, most of that time teaching in Falmouth School. Previously I worked in management of restaurants and pubs, before studying for a degree in English Literature and Education. I taught for six years in Bedford, then came to Cornwall. After working in a number of secondary schools, I taught at Falmouth Trescobeas (as it was known) and discovered an establishment with a unique atmosphere and fantastic students. Now retired, I continue to immensely value the town that has given me a wonderful home, along with its warm and caring population.
Teaching in Falmouth has given me a wide experience in the variety of businesses and activities that make up this vibrant town and port. I firmly believe that I can accurately represent the people of Falmouth in the difficult discussions and decisions that are coming in the next few years. I have been a school governor, both here and in Bedford, a member of Falmouth Allotments Society committee for many years, an active NUT member working for Falmouth's teachers. As a lifetime supporter of Labour's values, I joined as a member a few years ago, aiming to make a more active difference for the town that I care about so much.
As a councillor I will absolutely oppose any attempt to close the Falmouth Hospital. I will support the referendum on gaining the Article 4 directive enabling the town to gain control of student accommodation in family homes. I will oppose any parking scheme that is primarily aimed at creating profit, and ignores Falmouth's needs. I will help to continue the incredible progress made by Falmouth Town Council in taking the lead in delivering services to its residents and visitors. I will take every opportunity to bring the importance of Falmouth, Penryn and its surrounding area to the notice of Cornwall Council, because Falmouth's prosperity is central to the future of Cornwall.
To Boslowick residents, I say you deserve a better deal. Boslowick is not just the dormitory of Falmouth, it is a wonderful mix of all ages and experiences. The lack of facilities must be actively addressed, with carefully thought-out planning for the future that involves all the community, not just a random mixture of infill and expansion that leaves Boslowick with no public green space, minimal public transport and a feeling of isolation.
If elected, I will raise any issue that concerns Boslowick residents, both at town and county level, and together with fellow candidates, Rowenna Brock and Damien Heholt, will work towards a positive future in Boslowick, where everybody matters and no-one is ignored.