Camelford local news

North Cornwall Liberal Democrats select Danny Chambers as their Parliamentary candidate

By Julia Penhaligon North Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats have selected vet Danny Chambers as their Parliamentary candidate. Mr Chambers is from just over the border in Devon and at only...

Nearly 30,000 children in Cornwall live in poverty, says Director of Public Health

By Graham Smith Nearly 30,000 children in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are living in poverty, according to the latest annual report by the Director of Public Health....

Bodmin councillor Leigh Frost declares he wants to be North Cornwall’s next MP

By Anne North Bodmin Liberal Democrat councillor Leigh Frost has declared his ambition to stand for Parliament at the next general election. Mr Frost, a town and Cornwall councillor,...

Unite seeks talks with new owners of Davidstow cheese factory

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Unite is seeking an urgent meeting with Saputo, the Canadian diary giant, following Friday’s announcement that the company has tabled a takeover bid for Dairy Crest. ...

Port Isaac Rowing Club’s annual Gig Push raises £600

By Anne North The Port Isaac Rowing Club has raised £600 for the Invictus Trust, a Cornwall-based charity which helps provide support for children and young adults with mental...

School transport policy which forces 11-year-olds to risk their lives must be reviewed, says Delabole councillor

28th November 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Cornwall Council policy which says it is reasonable for 16 children in Delabole to walk nearly three miles to school along a...

The 30-year campaign for a skatepark in Wadebridge finally goes out to tender

18th September 2018 By Julia Penhaligon After a campaign lasting nearly 30 years, youngsters in Wadebridge might soon have a bike-and-skate park constructed on land behind the Lidl supermarket,...

EXCLUSIVE: 135 complaints per year. There’s something in the air at Davidstow, as Dairy Crest prepares for controversial expansion

13th September 2018 By Anne North Residents in and around Davidstow are preparing for a public presentation later this month of a proposed £75 million expansion to the local...

Nearly £40 million unspent at County Hall, as Delabole parents face bus pass bills

10th September 2018 By Graham Smith The parents of 21 schoolchildren from Delabole are to each be invoiced £280 for bus passes, after they refused to let their children...

How Cornwall Council could save nearly £12,000 without really trying (and find the money for school bus passes in Delabole)

4th September 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council officials and the authority’s ruling Liberal Democrat-Independent administration are fighting a rearguard action to save their Strategic Planning Committee, which has...

Delabole bus pass row comes to the boil

3rd September 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The row over school transport between Delabole and Camelford will intensify over the next 24 hours as some children prepare to walk nearly...

“Insane” County Hall tells Delabole children they must pay-up – or walk to school in Camelford on Tuesday

30th August 2018 By Anne North Campaigners are fighting a frantic last-minute battle to persuade Cornwall Council that a narrow country lane between Delabole and Camelford is not suitable...

North Cornwall Liberal Democrats look to the future

23rd July 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane North Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats are about to start the process of selecting a Parliamentary candidate, in anticipation of a general election. Former Lib...

North Cornwall MP Scott Mann quits ministerial role over Brexit

16th July 2018 By Graham Smith North Cornwall MP Scott Mann has resigned as a junior minister, in protest at Theresa May’s policy on Brexit. Mr Mann, who had...

Cornwall’s reservoirs holding up well, as long dry spell appears set to end soon

10th July 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s reservoirs are still holding up well as the recent spell of hot, dry weather appears to be coming to an end. Colliford...

“Listen to Delabole,” Prime Minister tells County Hall, as the annual battle of the school bus pass reaches Parliament

5th July 2018 By Anne North Prime Minister Theresa May has urged Cornwall Council to “listen to the residents of Delabole” in the annual battle of school transport as...

Prime Minister set to enter the fray as Cornwall Council’s “walk to school” ruling reaches Parliament

4th July 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council is coming under increasing pressure to scrap its policy of making children walk to school between Delabole and Camelford.  Prime Minister...

Delabole petition passes 1,500 as campaigners protest County Hall’s “walk to school” ruling

4th July 2018 By Graham Smith More than 1,500 people have signed an online petition calling on Cornwall Council to reverse its decision to make children walk from Delabole...

Camelford bypass petition presented to Parliament

29th June 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane A petition calling for a bypass around Camelford, to address air pollution and spur economic growth, has been presented to Parliament by local...

Camelford care home to close following critical CQC report

18th June 2016 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Highermead Care Home, Camelford, is to close with the loss of several jobs.  Closure was expected after Cornwall Council intervened last week...