Author: Anne North

Cornwall & Isles of Scilly LEP suggests tax cuts for tourism

17th January 2018By Anne NorthThe Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership is preparing to lobby the government in favour of tax cuts for the tourism industry.At a...

The idea of Cornwall hosting the Tour of Britain cycle race gets back in the saddle

16th January 2018By Anne NorthPlans for Cornwall to host a stage of the Tour of Britain cycling race look set to progress next week as the council considers investing...

Cornwall Council buildings not properly assessed for fire risks, according to post-Grenfell Tower safety audit

14th January 2018By Anne NorthMore than 150 properties in Cornwall have not had a proper fire risk assessment, according to an internal audit for Cornwall Council.The audit was prompted...

36 councillors facing tears before bed-time

11th January 2018By Anne NorthThe difficulties of squeezing the thoughts of 123 Cornwall councillors into how only 87 of them will find “lifeboat” divisions will again be laid bare...

Four candidates for Falmouth by-election

6th January 2018By Anne NorthThere will be four candidates for the forthcoming Cornwall Council by-election at Falmouth, following the death of Labour’s Candy Atherton in October.  Polling is on...

Cornwall’s dairy farmers invited to New Year NFU conference

29th December 2017By Anne NorthCornwall’s dairy farmers are being urged to attend a special New Year conference to hear about the latest developments in their industry.Cornwall is traditionally one...

Becky Simpson joins the board as Corserv tries to steady the ship

21st December 2017By Anne NorthCorserv has finally got round to telling its workers that the boss has gone.  Following yesterday’s (Wednesday’s) Cornwall Reports article reporting that Tony Barnett had...

Still no-one in charge at Corserv, more than a month after the boss said goodbye

20th December 2017By Anne NorthCornwall Council’s £240 million a year “arm’s length” company Corserv still has no-one in charge, more than a month after the departure of its managing...

Cornwall’s Lib Dems challenged over cut to Citizens’ Advice, as council launches “take-it-or-leave-it” online survey

13th December 2017By Anne NorthCouncillors have called for a proposed cut of 53% to the Citizens’ Advice budget to be scrapped and the full £356,000 grant re-instated.The council’s Economy...

Citizens Advice launches petition in bid to stave off council’s 53% cut

12th December 2017By Anne NorthAn online petition has been launched to stop Cornwall Council cutting its grant to Citizens Advice by more than half.The charity says it is under...

A crucial week for Wadebridge

11th December 2017By Anne NorthIt is a key week for the future development of Wadebridge, with the town council due to consider the local Neighbourhood Plan on Wednesday (13th...

Bude refugee support group approved to house second family from Syria

6th December 2017By Anne NorthA refugee support group in North Cornwall has become the first in Britain to be approved to house a second family from war-torn Syria.The Bude...

Labour Party selects Paul Farmer as candidate for Camborne, Redruth & Hayle

3rd December 2017By Anne NorthPaul Farmer has been selected as the Labour Party candidate for the Camborne, Redruth and Hayle constituency.  Labour came within 1,578 votes of beating Conservative...

Decision Day for Labour Party members to select Camborne, Redruth & Hayle candidate

2nd December 2017By Anne NorthLabour Party members in the Camborne, Redruth and Hayle constituency meet today (Saturday) to select their Parliamentary candidate for the next election.According to the Labour...

Glass half-full or half-empty? Social mobility report is not helpful to Cornwall’s pursuit of government aid

28th November 2017By Anne NorthCornwall is not as poor as we have been encouraged to think, according to today’s report by the Social Mobility Commission.The report, State of the...

Council poised to act on abandoned vessels

27th November 2017By Anne NorthCornwall councillors are being urged to demolish a number of boats which appear to have been abandoned by their owners.Cornwall Council’s Harbours Board will this...

Petition opposing compulsory purchase of Cornish farm reaches 4,000 in only 5 days

25th November 2017By Anne NorthNearly 4,000 people have signed an online petition to oppose the compulsory purchase of an equestrian centre near Penryn, wanted by Cornwall Council for the...

New group set up to study St Ives health facilities – including Edward Hain hospital

23rd November 2017By Anne NorthA new working group has been set up to consider the future of health services in St Ives – including the town’s Edward Hain hospital.The...

Cornwall’s countdown to NHS revolution is now well underway

22nd November 2017By Anne NorthThe future of Cornwall’s health service could soon be in the hands of just five local councillors, as radical reforms of the NHS gather pace.Plans...

Cornwall’s dustbin collections, by 9 votes – 1, will be fortnightly

15th November 2017By Anne NorthA final decision to scrap weekly dustbin collections will be taken in February, Cornwall councillors heard this afternoon (Wednesday.)Councillor Sue James, the portfolio holder responsible,...