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Cornwall Rallies Round Cheaper Fuel Bid

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9:39am 9th August 2013

Cornwall has backed moves for cheaper fuel.

A petition calling for a five pence a litre rebate on diesel and petrol has got nearly 1,500 signatures in a week.

It is as the government asks Europe if it can extend the discount the Isles of Scilly gets to boost other rural communties.

Penzance taxi driver Brian thinks it will make a massive difference.

Brian said: "It's not just taxi drivers, it's also families. You're in Cornwall, you need your car to go anywhere. The cost of fuel is always rising, it doesn't go down. But nothing else does, your income doesn't go up or anything like that.

"It is a double whammy. It would mean a great deal, you know as a business, and as a family. It will help us out and not just us but a lot of other people as well. I think it should be done."

Last week, the government revealed Cornwall was one of 36 rural areas which were being considered for cheaper fuel prices.

St Ives MP Andrew George launched the petition calling for locals to show support for the project.

Mr George said: "We’re getting a phenomenal response. With strong public support and good evidence, I’m sure that we can persuade Treasury Ministers and secure a road fuel rebate for Cornwall – just as we successfully did for the Scillies.

"Paper copies of the petition will be hitting the high street and fuel stations soon."

9:39am 9th August 2013

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