Bodmin local news

Fire sweeps through aircraft hangar at Cardinham

Fire investigators are trying to find out what caused a blaze at the Cornwall Flying Club headquarters at Cardinham, near Bodmin, last night.  A club member managed to get...

North Cornwall development embargo: planners think they have found a way to make progress

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s planners have produced a calculator to help developers make progress with applications which have stalled because of an embargo on new building in the River...

Covid-19: Royal Cornwall hospital declares “critical incident” just 24 hours after health secretary says NHS pressure “is not unsustainable” – Cornwall’s MPs vow to act

By Anne North Cornwall’s only acute hospital has declared a “critical incident” due to unprecedented pressure on services. A “critical incident” goes beyond the previous OPEL 4 status, known...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s average infection rate flattens, as Bodmin becomes the new virus capital

By Anne North Cornwall's average Covid infection rate has again held steady at 551.5 cases per 100,000 population, which is 23% higher than the national average. This closing of...

Cornwall’s leisure centres: protestors to tell County Hall that the long and winding road which has led to today’s crisis has little to do with Covid, and everything to do with a contract signed in 2017

By Graham Smith Cornwall councillors due to attend a “watchdog” meeting in Truro next week seem likely to be greeted by scores of protestors, objecting to proposals to scrap...

County Hall sharpens its axe, adding St Austell’s council offices to those it wants to chop

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council is considering basing most of its office staff at three locations in Truro, Bodmin and Camborne - which could mean that...

Drive for 30 minutes before going for a swim, says council, as it lays out its case for closing four of Cornwall’s leisure centres

By Julia Penhaligon Leisure centres at Falmouth, Saltash and Wadebridge will close on 31st March next year unless local communities in those areas can think of plans to save...

EXCLUSIVE: Inside the star chamber, with no ******* money, as Cornwall Council considers closing leisure centres

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s Conservatives are bracing themselves for a series of grim headlines in the coming weeks as they start to see the implications of a County Hall...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s “enhanced” status will see door-to-door campaign urging vaccination

By Anne North Cornwall is set to be blitzed with Covid information next week, including a door-to-door campaign urging everyone over the age of 16 to get vaccinated. Cornwall...

Cornwall Council launches consultation on plans for another 780 houses near Bodmin, despite development embargo

By Rashleigh MacFarlane People in Bodmin have been given until the end of November to have their say about another massive expansion of the town. Cornwall Council wants to...

Is your local leisure centre a “community asset” yet? County Hall gets ready to ask some hard questions

By Julia Penhaligon Communities across Cornwall are bracing themselves for a “public engagement and consultation” exercise intended to decide which local leisure centres will survive and which face closure....

Lots of lycra on display as two-wheel fans prepare to salute Tour of Britain cycle race

By Peter Tremayne A four-year campaign to bring the Tour of Britain cycle race to Cornwall will be realised this morning (Sunday) in Penzance. It was in November 2017...

Cornwall’s motorists urged to make sure their cars are not parked on Tour of Britain cycle route this weekend

By Peter Tremayne Temporary parking restrictions will be imposed on some Penzance roads this week in advance of the Tour of Britain cycle race, which starts on Sunday (5th...

Bodmin Town Council spending thousands on lawyers, as dispute with Jail continues

By Graham Smith Bodmin Town Council has so far spent nearly £35,000 pursuing a legal dispute with the owners of the town’s Jail visitor attraction and hotel.  The dispute...

Environment Agency to investigate the “Bodmin Pong”

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Environment Agency and South West Water officials are preparing to investigate the “Bodmin Pong” – a foul smell which seems to originate over the north eastern...

North Cornwall planning embargo could remain in place for months

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Property developers and their agents have been invited to hear an update about the planning embargo which is affecting a large part of North Cornwall. The...

Covid-19: Only three areas of Cornwall unaffected, according to latest cluster map

Cornwall’s average daily rate of Covid infection has fallen slightly over 24 hours, from 183.1 to 178 cases per 100,000 population.  The equivalent average number for England is 239...

Call for more walk-in Covid vaccination centres in North and South East Cornwall is “a fair challenge”

By Anne North County Hall is to explore ways of increasing Covid vaccination opportunities in North and South East Cornwall, after hearing concerns that Stithians and Wadebridge are the...

Angry residents demand police action to remove the Rainbow Family from Bodmin Moor

By Peter Tremayne Angry residents on Bodmin Moor are calling on the police to take action against a group of travellers who have set up camp in woodland near...

15th century Helland Bridge, a Grade 1 scheduled monument, faces long closure after car crash

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A 15th century bridge over the River Camel in North Cornwall has been closed, and badly damaged, after it was hit by a car. Helland Bridge,...