Camelford local news

County Hall confirms embargo on new building in part of North Cornwall: full details

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council has today (Tuesday) confirmed – and given more details of – the embargo on new development in the River Camel area of North Cornwall....

EXCLUSIVE: Natural England asks Cornwall Council to pause housebuilding because of serious, long-term damage to important wildlife sites

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Land owners and property developers in North Cornwall are bracing themselves for a possible embargo on new building, pending investigation of serious pollution in the River...

All in one place: the full list of the Cornwall Council candidates

By Julia Penhaligon A total of 374 candidates have entered the contest to elect a new Cornwall Council on 6th May. The tally of candidates by party, or description...

Tough questions ahead for County Hall, as leisure centres remain closed until the middle of the election campaign

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The future of Cornwall’s leisure centres is likely to be questioned again tomorrow (Tuesday) when councillors consider the latest update from the Cornwall Council cabinet member...

“Hitler Youth” group takes a hike on Bodmin Moor to protest against Covid lockdown

By Peter Tremayne A far-Right political group has taken a group of youths on a hike across Bodmin Moor to stage an anti Covid lockdown protest. The youths unfurled...

Budget boost for Okehampton rail link could benefit North Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane North Cornwall MP Scott Mann has welcomed yesterday’s (Wednesday’s) budget support for improved rail services between Exeter and Okehampton. Regular services were withdrawn in 1972 but...

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...