Author: theboss

Cornwall’s leisure centres: County Hall now has options, as GLL destroys its own monopoly

By Graham Smith The deadline closed this morning (Wednesday) for expressions of interest to take over the running of four under-threat leisure centres in Cornwall. Cornwall Reports understands that...

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

Leisure centres petition reveals depth of public feeling over council’s closure plans

By Richard Whitehouse Thousands of people have signed a petition calling for Cornwall Council to allow all councillors to debate and vote on the possible closure of leisure facilities....

Thumbs-up for “affordable” housing scheme at Constantine

By Richard Whitehouse A housing development which will provide 25 affordable homes for local people in Constantine has been granted planning permission. Coastline Housing had applied to build the...

Leisure centre closures: petition to force full council debate nears half-way stage

By Graham Smith A petition designed to force a full council debate about the future of Cornwall’s leisure centres has attracted more than 2,300 names in only four days....

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

Former council boss Kevin Lavery is back in UK (but a long way from Cornwall)

By Graham Smith The founding chief executive of Cornwall Council, Kevin Lavery, has been appointed as the first chief executive of the new Integrated Care System for Lancashire and...

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

EXCLUSIVE: “I would resign rather than accept the closure of my leisure centre” – Tories starting to lose their grip on County Hall as Launceston rebellion threatens their council majority

By Graham Smith The Conservatives’ threat to close four of Cornwall’s leisure centres, and the hydrotherapy pool at St Austell, is in turn posing a threat to their majority...

Tackling drugs and violence top Police Commissioner’s “to do” list for next four years

By Paul Churm Plans to tackle and prevent crime across Devon and Cornwall will prioritise violence, antisocial behaviour, drugs and road safety. Police and crime commissioner Alison Hernandez’s second...

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

Cornwall’s ambulance wait-times “intolerable”

By Richard Whitehouse A new report has shown the stark pressures which are having an impact on ambulance services in Cornwall which bosses say are “intolerable”. In one section...

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

Not a good look: Cornwall Council struggles to answer public questions as battle intensifies over the future of leisure centres

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council leader Linda Taylor has told leisure centre campaigners to “wait and see” after fielding 17 questions from members of the public at this morning’s...

Cornwall Council car park charges set to rise by at least 3% next year

Cornwall Council car park charges are set to increase by at least 3% early in the New Year.  A formal decision will be announced next month, raising fees in...

Farming couple win award for pioneering methane-to-fuel from slurry lake

By Graham Smith A farming couple from Cornwall have won “silver” at the British Farming Awards for their pioneering approach to converting a toxic greenhouse gas into an alternative...

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

Cornwall Council prepares to spend £100 million a year for seven years – if the government agrees

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has offered the first clues about how it would like to spend £100 million a year expected in the government’s new Shared Prosperity Fund...

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

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