Camelford local news

Camelford gets ready for its Big Community Christmas Breakfast

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

National Westminster closes several branches throughout Cornwall

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

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

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

North Cornwall Lib Dems get ready for the next general election

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

Government says Tintagel Castle footbridge can go ahead

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

Cornwall remembers

13th November 2017Thousands 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 and...

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

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

Cornwall’s foodbanks braced for arrival of Universal Credit

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

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

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

Government intervenes to stop Tintagel Castle footbridge

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

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

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

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

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

Dartmoor ponies find a new home

20th October 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneNine Dartmoor ponies have been rescued from possible slaughter and are now enjoying life at a sanctuary near St Mabyn.Every year uncontrolled breeding results in...

Planning officials recommend approval for Tintagel Castle footbridge

19th October 2017By Julia PenhaligonCornwall’s planning officials have signalled their approval of controversial proposals for a footbridge to link Tintagel Castle with the mainland.A final decision will be made...

Devonwall returns, as a theoretical prospect, but the Parliamentary maths remain unchanged – for now

17th October 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneThe prospect of a “Devonwall” Parliamentary constituency has returned to the political agenda, as the Boundary Commission continues its quest to re-draw boundaries in a...

The battle for Tintagel Castle’s footbridge approaches its endgame

8th October 2017By Julia PenhaligonA date has finally been set to determine the battle for Tintagel Castle – a planning committee meeting will be held on 26th October to...

And this is where the lifeboats are – but there are only 87 seats for 123 councillors, as the scramble for places gets underway

29th September 2017By Graham SmithThe maps reproduced in this article illustrate the first draft of how officials suggest re-drawing Cornwall Council boundaries.  The 2021 local council elections will be...

“Devonwall” constituency now unlikely, as parties gear up for another election

26th June 2017By Graham SmithCornwall’s political community is already preparing for the next general election, barely three weeks after the last one.Although Prime Minister Theresa May says she has...

No Devonwall, no by-elections: the 2017 General Election will be all about Brexit (again)

18th April 2017By Graham SmithThe prospect of an early general election has killed the suggestion of a new “Devonwall” constituency as all six of Cornwall’s current MPs are set...