Bude

Why I quit Cornwall Council – by Bude’s Nigel Pearce

3rd July 2018 By Graham Smith The Cornwall councillor from Bude who announced his resignation in a Tweet has told Cornwall Reports of the reasons behind his decision. Nigel...

Bude councillor quits, triggering another Cornwall Council by-election

2nd June 2018 By Graham Smith One of Bude’s Cornwall councillors has resigned, triggering another by-election. Nigel Pearce, who was elected as a Liberal Democrat councillor last year, announced...

Countdown to Devonwall?

4th June 2018 By Graham Smith The possibility that Parliamentary boundary revisions, creating at least one cross-border “Devonwall” constituency, could be revived when officials publish their final proposals in...

High Court judge rules against Big Field Wind Farm at Week St Mary

28th May 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Controversial plans to build 11 wind turbines at Week St Mary have been finally rejected by the High Court. Good Energy’s application for...

Davidstow creamery gets £75 million cash injection

23rd May 2018 By Peter Tremayne Dairy Crest is to invest £75 million at its Davidstow cheese factory. It is part of an £85 million spend allowing the dairy...

Small-scale rural housing scheme for local people opens at Poundstock

1st May 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane A small, rural housing scheme has been opened at Poundstock, near Bude. The 8-home project, at Buttercup Field, was developed by the Cornwall...

Cornwall’s secondary school pupils face cut-per-head lottery under new funding formula, as class sizes start to increase

19th April 2018 By Peter Tremayne The cash spent on Cornwall’s secondary school pupils is hundreds of pounds less than needed, according to an analysis of official Department for...

“Free lifejackets-for-fishermen” debate returns to County Hall

12th April 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane A proposal to purchase lifejackets for Cornish fishermen comes back before a full meeting of Cornwall Council on Tuesday. The council is being...

Dogs on Cornish beaches – new rules introduced with effect from today

1st April 2018 By Anne North Holidaymakers arriving in Cornwall this weekend have been getting used to the new regime of dog bans on beaches. Last year, Cornwall Council...

The secret jigsaw: how the NHS is Shaping Our Future into a Cornwall of winners and losers, depending on the “Property Asset Scorecard”

23rd March 2018 By Graham Smith The redesign of Cornwall’s health service is set to transfer treatment of existing minor injury units to 25 “enhanced” GP surgeries – posing...

Council says sorry for “temporary” classroom failure in North Cornwall which has so far cost more than £500,000

14th March 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council officials are to meet community representatives at Warbstow, between Launceston and Bude, next week to update them on plans for a...

Today’s meeting in Bude will decide the future of Cornwall’s NHS

6th March 2018 By Graham Smith A small group of unelected people will today meet in Bude to decide the future of Cornwall’s health service. The board of NHS...

Heavy snow forecast for Cornwall this afternoon

1st March 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Weather forecasters are warning of heavy snow in Cornwall this afternoon (Thursday).  With many schools already closed and widespread disruption to travel, motoring...

Council pays for refurbishment of eight leisure centres

20th February 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall’s leisure centres have had a £346,715 facelift since the contract was transferred to the London-based company GLL, according to a Freedom of...

Cornwall councillor Paula Dolphin quits Liberal Democrats

20th February 2018 By Peter Tremayne Bude councillor Paula Dolphin has resigned from the Liberal Democrats and will now sit as an Independent. Ms Dolphin, a former mayor of...

Battle lines drawn for Cornwall Council elections in 2021, as Independents face party political squeeze

14th February 2018 By Anne North Battle lines have been drawn for the next set of Cornwall Council elections in 2021. New ward boundaries, identifying 87 council divisions, were...

87, 88, 89…….that’s not right! Last-minute hitch as councillors crawl towards the boundaries finish line

8th February 2018 By Julia Penhaligon The long march to a smaller Cornwall Council is nearing the end of its journey – but a last-minute hitch has necessitated yet...

GPs to the rescue? Will your local doctor take the place of your nearest Minor Injury Unit?

1st February 2018 By Graham Smith More than two dozen GP surgeries in Cornwall, which provide an “enhanced” service to treat minor injuries, are to be reviewed as part...

Cornwall’s libraries: the devolution revolution has been postponed

23rd January 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The transformation of Cornwall’s library service is going to take twice as long as previously thought, according to council officials. In 2015 the...

Could Falmouth keep its Minor Injury Unit? New report sheds insights into how health and council bosses are planning the “Kennally Care” future of Cornwall’s community hospitals

18th January 2018 By Graham Smith Further details have emerged of what Cornwall’s local hospitals could look like once the National Health Service converts to a council-led Accountable Care...