Camelford local news

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...

North Cornwall Lib Dems get ready for the next general election

20th November 2017 By Graham Smith North Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats have signalled their intention to make a significant effort at the next general election by advertising for a full-time...

Government says Tintagel Castle footbridge can go ahead

19th November 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The government has decided not to intervene in the controversy over a new footbridge to Tintagel Castle, following the decision by Cornwall’s planners...

Cornwall remembers

13th November 2017 Thousands of people across Cornwall have observed Remembrance Day memorial services.  Towns and villages staged events to respect local friends and relatives who have been killed...

Camelford bypass campaign gets a boost, as Greens lend their support

2nd November 2017 By Anne North Campaigners in Camelford are trying to revive support for a bypass – 13 years after the most recent attempt. The main A39 goes...

Cornwall’s foodbanks braced for arrival of Universal Credit

30th October 2017 By Julia Penhaligon Thousands of people in Cornwall are bracing themselves for the introduction of Universal Credit, the controversial new benefit which replaces many aspects of...

Planners vote 13-2 to approve Tintagel Castle footbridge – but government will now have the final say

26th October 2017 By Graham Smith Cornwall’s planners have backed the construction of a footbridge to Tintagel Castle – although a final decision will now be taken by Communities...

Government intervenes to stop Tintagel Castle footbridge

26th October 2017 By Anne North Cornwall’s planners are due to meet today (Thursday) to decide whether or not to support controversial proposals for a footbridge to link Tintagel...

One more week to have your say about Cornwall’s Telehealth service

23rd October 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane NHS Kernow is about to undertake its final week of public consultation over its decision to axe Cornwall’s Telehealth service.  The cash-strapped health...

Cornwall’s libraries: the “devolution revolution” is taking longer than expected

20th October 2017 By Anne North Cornwall’s “pioneering” reform of the county’s libraries is to be extended for a further year, as council officials struggle to find local partners...