Author: theboss

Leeds High Court Judicial Review could revive Cornwall Council’s “Kennally Care” NHS project

24th April 2018 By Graham Smith A landmark legal action is due to start today (Tuesday) to consider if the National Health Service can surrender large parts of its...

Planners recommend approval of Tesco’s petrol plans at Wadebridge

23rd April 2018 By Graham Smith Planners are recommending approval of Tesco’s bid to sell petrol at its Wadebridge supermarket, despite fears of a price war with a nearby...

A mayor for Cornwall? The idea should not be dismissed, says MP

23rd April 2018 By Richard Whitehouse One of Cornwall’s MPs has said the county should not dismiss the idea of an elected mayor if the government offered the “right...

Wheelie bins could help Cornwall’s recycling drive, councillors told

23rd April 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Wheelie bins could help reduce the amount of litter on the streets of Cornwall and drive up recycling rates councillors were told last...

The French Connection: exploring cultural and heritage links

23rd April 2018 By Richard Whitehouse A group of people working in the cultural and heritage sector in France have been in Cornwall to share ideas and best practice....

Could there be a May Day revolution? Cornwall’s Conservatives start to think the unthinkable, as some want to declare “no confidence” in the council leader

22nd April 2018 By Graham Smith Regime-change could be on the cards for Cornwall Council.  Although a formal challenge to the council’s leadership is still only a theoretical possibility,...

January 2014: When five Cornwall MPs voted for Theresa May’s “hostile environment” for migrants

19th April 2018 By Graham Smith Five of Cornwall’s MPs voted in favour of the 2014 Immigration Act, which implemented the controversial “hostile environment” which has now resulted in...

There was no need to consult cabinet before sending six to £47,000 south of France “champagne” conference, says council’s deputy leader

18th April 2018 By Graham Smith There was no need for Cornwall Council’s cabinet to be consulted before sending a six-member party to the south of France for a...

By 69 votes to 41, Cornwall Council gives £3 million to the Truro stadium project

17th April 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council this afternoon voted 69-41, with seven abstentions, to give £3 million to the Truro stadium project. The decision was greeted by...

Planners reject Newquay hotel demolition

17th April 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Plans to demolish a seafront hotel in Newquay and replace it with housing have been rejected by Cornwall Council. Plans for the redevelopment...

St Columb Major shipping containers approved

17th April 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Plans to use shipping containers as storage units on a site at St Columb Major have been approved by Cornwall Council. Neil Penny-Harding...

Tomorrow is D-Day for the stadium: the odds might be shortening, but it still looks like most councillors will say “no” to a £3 million gift of taxpayers’ cash

16th April 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall councillors vote tomorrow (Tuesday) on whether to gift £3 million towards a private sports stadium at Truro.  All the signs are that...

Here’s one we made earlier: councillors recall how the stadium debate ended in 2012, and wonder if history is about to repeat itself

13th April 2018 By Julia Penhaligon The final countdown to Tuesday’s County Hall vote about a Truro stadium is now well underway, with positions hardening on both sides. Councillors...

Champagne-gate: the 50-page FOI answer that simply poses more questions about that council trip to the south of France

12th April 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has published a remarkable 50-page Freedom of Information answer in a bid to draw a line under last month’s six-person, four-day...

Council leader approved Cannes trip in November

11th April 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council's Liberal Democrat leader, Adam Paynter, knew about and approved his officials'ambition to visit a property conference in the south of France...

Council officials and stadium backers make their final pitch for votes worth £3 million

11th April 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall councillors appear to be increasingly divided over whether to give £3 million of taxpayers’ money to a stadium for Truro. A special...

EXCLUSIVE – Cornwall Council DID spend £70,000 on four-day trip to south of France

10th April 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council cabinet members have confirmed that the authority DID spend £70,000 on sending six people to the south of France for four...

Cornwall Council’s trip to Cannes – did it really cost £70,000?

9th April 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council is coming under pressure to publish an invoice which suggests that the true cost of its six-member expedition to the south...

Truro stadium currently has “fewer than 30 votes confirmed” for crucial make-or-break meeting

8th April 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall councillors are bracing themselves for some determined last-minute lobbying as they approach a crucial vote on whether to commit £3 million of...

EXCLUSIVE – Cornwall Council told to expect up to 1,000 extra rugby fans, and nearly double attendances for Truro City, to justify spending taxpayers’ cash on stadium

8th April 2018 By Graham Smith A business plan submitted to Cornwall Council to support the case for a private-sector Truro stadium claims attendances at Cornish Pirates rugby matches...