Author: theboss

New kids on the block: County Hall forced to recognise Cornwall’s newest political group

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has been forced to recognise its latest “political” group – and allow its members a proportionate representation on committees. Councillors Dulcie Tudor, Bob Egerton...

Indy Indies are now the fourth largest group on Cornwall Council

By Graham Smith There is a potential new political group on Cornwall Council, springing from nowhere to become the fourth loudest voice at County Hall – ahead of both...

Executive recruitment in a time of Covid-19: County Hall closes in on its next chief operating officer

By Graham Smith Interviews are due to take place today (Wednesday) for Cornwall Council’s next chief operating officer, following the shock resignation of Andy Brown last year. Tracie Langley...

Wednesday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

How to spend £14.3 million: the full list of Cornwall’s shovel-ready Covid-19 cash winners

By Graham Smith  The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership has finally published details of how it plans to spend the government’s £14.3m Getting Building Fund (GBF)...

Privatisation of Covid-19 tests in Cornwall “poses a risk,” says public health chief

By Richard Whitehouse Public health officials in Cornwall say that the decision to transfer mobile coronavirus testing centres from the military to a private company is seen as “a...

Tuesday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

We, the people: Sheltered housing row forces councillors to consider constitutional change at County Hall

By Graham Smith The row over Cornwall Council’s proposal to outsource a £150 million 30-year sheltered housing scheme to a controversial national company looks set to trigger a review...

Monday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

Cornwall’s campsites “are fully booked”

By Richard Whitehouse Tourists have been warned to book before they travel following reports that campsites in Cornwall are fully booked. Visit Cornwall chief executive Malcolm Bell said that...

Cornwall’s sheltered housing scheme: council scrutiny committees “might as well pack up and go home”

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s refusal to reconsider its planned £150 million 30-year contract for the outsourced provision of sheltered housing appears to have been based on the opinion...

Those new Covid-19 rules: people from Manchester can’t meet their neighbours indoors, but they can come on holiday to Cornwall

By Richard Whitehouse People from the north of England who are now subject to new local Covid-19 restrictions are still able to come to Cornwall for a holiday, according...

Cornwall facing a “perfect storm” as businesses struggle through Covid-19

By Richard Whitehouse The President of Cornwall Chamber of Commerce has raised concerns about the impact Coronavirus is having on businesses in Cornwall and rising job losses. Toby Parkins...

Council refuses to “think again” about controversial sheltered housing deal

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has refused to “think again” about its proposed £150 million 30-year sheltered housing contract with the controversial Mears Group. County Hall’s top lawyer, Mel...

Behind The Headlines

Cornwall “needs its own public inquiry into Covid-19”

By Graham Smith Cornwall will be letting down the families of more than 200 Covid-19 victims who have died if it fails to hold its own public inquiry into...

Friday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

“I’m here to listen,” local government minister tells Cornwall Council

By Richard Whitehouse A government minister has said he will consider requests made by Cornwall Council for more funds to help businesses hit by the coronavirus crisis and for...

Thursday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

“Who’s he? Why is he here?” Sir Keir Starmer’s day trip to Falmouth

By Richard Whitehouse Looking slightly out of place in his suit while walking along Gyllyngvase Beach, the Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer got to see how the holiday season...