Camelford local news

Canadian cheese giant gets £3.2 million of Cornwall’s “shovel-ready” Covid recovery cash

By Peter Tremayne The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership is giving the Canadian multi-national dairy empire Saputo a £3.2 million grant to boost cheddar production at...

Reopening Cornwall’s branch railway lines: plenty of ideas, but no money for infrastructure

By Daniel Clark A £500 million government fund to study the prospect of reopening old railways lines in Cornwall has now been open for more than a year –...

“We’ll consider a wide range of business models,” says council, as consultants look at the future of Cornwall’s leisure centres

By Julia Penhaligon Consultants hired to investigate the future of Cornwall’s leisure centres have been asked to consider a wide range of potential business models, according to County Hall’s...

Tintagel parish council ordered to release information, after Commissioner rules that questions were not “vexatious”

By Julia Penhaligon Tintagel parish council has been ordered to release details of its accounts after the Information Commission ruled that it could not rely on its claim that...

Covid-19 forces the closure of several Cornish pubs

By Julia Penhaligon A growing number of pubs in Cornwall are closing because of Covid-19.  The specific reasons vary, with some blaming staff shortages following reported contact with a...

Camelford bypass set to blight the north and west of the town as details emerge of proposed route

By Julia Penhaligon The construction of a £48.17 million bypass for Camelford is due to take a major step forward next week when Cornwall Council’s ruling cabinet is due...

Under the hammer: the many mansions of Cornwall Council

By Graham Smith A major rationalisation of Cornwall Council’s vast property portfolio is due to take a significant step forward next week when councillors scrutinise plans to sell offices...

Democracy comes to Delabole, as one of Cornwall’s largest holes-in-the-ground gets its own parish council

By Richard Whitehouse Driving into Delabole there is an instant indicator of its most famous export – a fine piece of slate with Delabole engraved into it. A few...

Suspended jail sentence for Camelford man who punched paramedic

By Peter Tremayne A Camelford man who assaulted a paramedic has been given a suspended prison sentence, a rehabilitation order and ordered to pay compensation. Kevin Spillane, 27, was...

“Save Our Pool!” – Wadebridge fears its leisure centre is at the top of County Hall’s “hit list”

By Graham Smith About 30 protestors staged a peaceful, socially-distanced demonstration in Wadebridge on Friday evening to highlight the loss of their local leisure centre. The swimming pool, gym,...

Some of Cornwall’s indoor swimming pools might never reopen, warns new report

By Rashleigh MacFarlane At least a fifth of Cornwall’s publicly-owned indoor swimming pools could close permanently without a dramatic change in policy, according to a new report. Cornwall Council...

Suspended sentence for “hit and run” driver after fatal St Teath accident

By Peter Tremayne Wayne Shilling, 39, of St Teath, has been given a four-month suspended prison sentence after admitting that he failed to stop and report an accident in...

Leisure centres at Falmouth, Launceston, St Ives, Saltash and Wadebridge will all remain closed until further notice after another “outsourcing” contract goes bad

By Graham Smith Leisure centres at Falmouth, Launceston, St Ives, Saltash and Wadebridge will not reopen on 25th July, after Cornwall Council surrendered to its private operators GLL over...

Three more Cornwall councillors in the “dock” over alleged misbehaviour

By Graham Smith There may be ten months to go, but next year’s Cornwall Council elections are already on the minds of some local communities – with some serving...

“We’re in the money!” Penzance in line for a multi-million pound windfall, while North and East Cornwall can only wait for crumbs

By Peter Tremayne Towns in Cornwall have been given details of the financial help they can expect for “regeneration.”  Penzance is the big winner – with almost everywhere north...

Camelford Show falls victim to the Covid-19 lockdown

By Julia Penhaligon The Covid-19 Coronavirus crisis has claimed another of Cornwall’s agricultural shows.  The Camelford Show, due to have taken place on 12th August, has been cancelled for...

Question: When is a holiday home not a holiday home? Answer: When the council fails to take action for so long that nobody cares

By Richard Whitehouse A family used a photograph of their housewarming party to prove that they have been living in a holiday home without planning permission for more than...

No school on Monday? Keep Calm, Carry On – Malory Towers is coming to the rescue

By Anne North We might not yet have reached the stage of child-evacuees put on trains at Paddington by anxious parents hoping their offspring can escape Covid-19.  But the...

Budget cash for Camelford by-pass

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Today’s budget has included funding for a Camelford by-pass. The government has accepted the business case for a single-carriageway to the west of town. The £42.5...

This is why Cornwall Council won’t say where the local Covid-19 patients come from

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has explained why it has not provided the exact location of the five people who have tested positive for coronavirus. It comes after an...