Author: theboss

Tennis players question loss of indoor viewing area as Bodmin Dragon Centre awaits £475,000 facelift

16th September 2017By Graham SmithBodmin’s Dragon Leisure Centre is about to get a £475,000 facelift – but not everyone is happy about it.The investment will improve gym facilities –...

EXCLUSIVE: How Falmouth University spent nearly £1 million to say goodbye to its top academics, swapping arts for Asset Finance

14th September 2017By Graham SmithMore than 30 staff have left Falmouth University under “compromise agreements” within seven years, an investigation by Cornwall Reports has established.The direct cost to the...

Tory-controlled Devon County Council rejects calls for crime boss Alison Hernandez to quit

13th September 2017By Graham SmithDevon and Cornwall’s police and crime commissioner has survived the latest attempt to force her resignation.The Tory-controlled Devon County Council cabinet rejected a motion calling...

Things left unsaid……Cornwall Council cancels today’s meeting as Boundary Commissioners prepare to rule how many members are really needed

11th September 2017By Graham SmithCornwall Council will not be holding a scheduled meeting today (Tuesday) because its 123 members do not have enough business to talk about.With the Local...

Wadebridge planners explain why they are not trying to follow St Ives and ban the building of new second homes

11th September 2017By Graham SmithWadebridge Town Council has responded to criticism that it is not doing enough to discourage second homes and holiday homes in the area’s emerging local...

Wadebridge to spend £50,000 on CCTV after torture and killing of a hedgehog in town park

8th September 2017By Graham SmithThe town of Wadebridge has taken a significant step towards installing Closed Circuit Television cameras after councillors voted 6-5 in favour of the idea, following...

Wadebridge growing pains – the battle for Gonvena Hill and a new football club goes to extra time

7th September 2017By Graham SmithPlans to build houses on the Wadebridge Town football club have hit a snag and are to be revised.A proposal to build 146 homes on...

Community Network Panels get a boost – heralding return of Cornwall’s Rural District Councils?

7th September 2017By Graham SmithIn what appeared to be a modest measure, but which may turn out to have far-reaching consequences, Cornwall Council’s cabinet yesterday (Wednesday) confirmed proposals to...

Redrow criticises “irrational and inconsistent” planning inspector in bid to overturn Wadebridge homes refusal

6th September 2017By Graham SmithThe housing developer seeking to build 190 homes at Cleavelands, Wadebridge, has accused the planning inspector who upheld Cornwall Council’s refusal of permission as “irrational...

Redrow asks a judge to overturn planning decisions in bid to pursue Wadebridge housing ambition

5th September 2017By Graham SmithA housing developer is turning to the courts in a bid to build 190 houses at Wadebridge.In July a planning inspector agreed with Cornwall Council’s...

More details emerge about proposed housing scheme between Wadebridge and Bodieve, as developers race to win planning permissions

5th September 2017By Graham SmithMore details have emerged about a major housing scheme proposed for the north west of Wadebridge.The site, between the A39 Ball roundabout and Bodieve, has...

Man, 21, dies and another is missing after they are swept from rocks while fishing at Treyarnon Bay

5th September 2017By Graham Smith A 21-year-old man has died after being swept into the sea while fishing from rocks at Treyarnon Bay, near Padstow.  A second man is missing.The...

Bodmin Jail looks set to get its car park as council prepares to lease playing field to developers

5th September 2017By Graham SmithPlans to convert the former Bodmin Jail into a 63-bed hotel appear to have cleared their final hurdle as the Town Council looks set to...

Vote before 12 noon on Wednesday to help St Tudy’s Playground campaign

4th September 2017By Graham SmithTime is running out to vote for a fundraising campaign which is trying to bring new play equipment to a North Cornwall village.The St Tudy...

Heavy rain brings flooding to some parts of Cornwall

3rd September 2017By Peter TremayneSeveral towns in North and South East Cornwall are this evening trying to dry out after heavy rain closed roads today (Sunday.)Polperro was among the...

Former Cornwall child protection officer jailed for making indecent images of children

31st August 2017 A 70-year-old former child protection officer has been jailed for 14 months after admitting possession of  hundreds of indecent images of children.Former policeman Robert Branney, of St...

Nothing doing at County Hall from July – November

31st August 2017By Graham SmithCornwall Council’s next scheduled meeting, due on 12th September, has been scrapped because its 123 members do not have enough business to talk about.  The...

MK conference to mark 20 years of Dick Cole as party leader

31st August 2017By Graham SmithMebyon Kernow has set a date of Saturday 18th November for its 2017 party conference.The event will be held at the Bodmin Shire House Suit. ...

Voting reform groups meet in Cornwall

30th August 2017Supporters of a “Progressive Alliance” in Cornwall are planning to meet at St John’s Hall, Penzance, on Saturday (2nd September, 10.30am) to consider further how they can...

Council poised to splash the cash to revive major Truro housing scheme – raising hopes of a sports stadium

30th August 2017By Graham SmithCornwall Council officials believe they have struck a deal to buy farmland at Threemilestone, Truro, which will help revive a major housing project – and...