Members of the Penzance business community met with the Rt Hon. Grant Shapps, MP, Chairman of the Conservative Party, and Derek Thomas, PPC for the St Ives constituency, at a breakfast meeting held at Hotel Penzance yesterday, Friday 12 April. The event had been sponsored by the owners of the Wharfside Shopping Centre and included representation across the political spectrum. Amongst the guests were Marcus Wilkinson (Alfred Smiths), Tim Dwelly (The WorkBox – Penlowarth), Rebecca Farrington (Poolside Indulgence,) Robin Turner and Julian Cardew (Walkers Jewellers. Read more about the event here.
Penzance was looking its very best from the balcony of the The Bay Restaurant. It is hard to be a doom-monger for Penzance on a lovely morning like yesterday. The meeting was constructive with the business community's concerns well articulated and attentively listen to. What can and will be done about some of these issues is another matter.