Camelford local news

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...

Council acts to remove elderly residents from Camelford care home after another critical report

16th June 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane There is uncertainty over the future of Highermead Care Home, Camelford, after Cornwall Council removed elderly residents and relocated them to other homes,...

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...

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...

Cornwall Farmers to survive at Wadebridge, Helston and Otterham following sale to Welsh company

4th May 2018 By Graham Smith A Welsh agricultural supplies group, Wynnstay, has bought the Cornwall Farmers groups of stores.  The new owners plan to keep only Wadebridge, Otterham...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Named – the ten Minor Injury Units in Cornwall due to close under Accountable Care

3rd January 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall’s network of minor injury units are under imminent threat of closure, according to an analysis of NHS plans.  Ten sites, from Bude...

Defra hails the latest cull “a success” as the North Cornwall badger body count piles up

26th December 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Nearly 600 badgers were killed in North Cornwall during the most recent cull licence period, according to figures released by Defra. The two...

Good news for pet owners as fire crews get new life-saving kit

7th December 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Donations from Helston-based The Dog House Grooming Company and the RSPCA mean that all of Cornwall’s on-call stations will now have special life-saving...

Camelford gets ready for its Big Community Christmas Breakfast

7th December 2017 By Julia Penhaligon Volunteers in Camelford are preparing their third “Community Christmas Breakfast” for those who might otherwise wake up alone, with little prospect of food...

National Westminster closes several branches throughout Cornwall

4th December 2017 By Graham Smith National Westminster banks are closing across Cornwall – most are to close next year, but the branch in Wadebridge will close at the...

Budget was “a missed opportunity” to help clean Cornwall’s air quality blackpsots

26th November 2017 By Peter Tremayne Leaders of the UK100 Clean Air Summit – which is supported by Cornwall Council – have written to Environment Secretary Michael Gove calling...