Cornwall Geoconservation Group to be included as a committee within the RGSC


As mentioned at the AGM, the Cornwall Wildlife Trust will stop support for its Cornwall Geoconservation Group (CGG) at the end of this month. Following various discussions between RGSC Council and CGG, which is chaired by RGSC member Peter Scott, the RGSC Council agreed on 13 March that it is ‘pleased in principle to go ahead with the inclusion of the Cornwall Geoconservation Group as a committee within the RGSC, subject to final details and terms of reference being agreed.’  CGG, established in 1991 as part of Cornwall Wildlife Trust (CWT), has a responsibility for designating and maintaining County Geology Sites (ca. 130), and providing advice to Cornwall Council on planning issues that may have an impact on the county’s high value geological and geomorphological features (i.e. its geodiversity). The volunteer membership meets four times a year and is made up of professional and amateur geoscientists and mining engineers. If any members would like to make feedback about this plan, please contact Frances on

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Professor Frances Wall President of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall Charity number: 1202892