Falmouth & Penryn local news

Labour selects Jayne Kirkham as Parliamentary candidate for Truro & Falmouth

Local councillor Jayne Kirkham was confirmed as Labour's prospective Parliamentary candidate for Truro & Falmouth last night (Wednesday.)   Councillor Kirkham was selected from a shortlist of two at a...

Decision day for Labour Party to select Truro & Falmouth candidate

By Graham Smith Labour Party members from the Truro and Falmouth constituency meet this evening (Wednesday) to select their Parliamentary candidate for the next general election. They have to...

Falmouth residents told they may have to dig deep if they are ever to reopen their leisure centre

By Graham Smith Any chance of Falmouth’s leisure centre reopening this year now appears to rest on grant applications and a local fundraising drive. The Falmouth and Penryn community...

Labour sets date for Truro and Falmouth candidate selection

By Julia Penhaligon Labour Party members in the Truro and Falmouth constituency have been told to attend a meeting at Truro College at 7pm on Wednesday 22nd June to...

Falmouth is now in its third month without a public swimming pool – but “progress” towards resurrecting Ships & Castles appears to be painfully slow

By Julia Penhaligon The future of the Ships and Castles leisure centre on the Pendennis headland at Falmouth appears to be getting bogged down in a bureaucratic stand-off between...

One year later: Cornwall’s G7 “legacy” does not have a single electric bike on the road

By Rashleigh MacFarlane As boosterish big ideas go, it was always going to be easy to keep an eye on.  Twelve months after Boris Johnson promised a “G7 legacy”...

Labour activists in Truro & Falmouth poised to choose their champion

By Graham Smith The Labour Party is approaching its final decision over who will be its Parliamentary candidate in the marginal Truro and Falmouth constituency, with the result expected...

Planners refuse permission for conversion of Falmouth nursing home to luxury flats

By Richard Whitehouse Plans to demolish a former residential home and replace it with 28 luxury flats have been refused permission, but only on the chairman’s casting vote. Cornwall...

Truro & Falmouth MP Cherilyn Mackrory suggests she backed Boris Johnson in no confidence vote because she wants to help Ukraine

By Graham Smith Truro and Falmouth MP Cherilyn Mackrory appears to have broken one of the fundamental laws of politics – the one that says when you are in...

Boost for Labour’s Jayne Kirkham in contest to become Truro & Falmouth candidate

By Graham Smith Councillor Jayne Kirkham’s chances of being selected as Labour’s Parliamentary candidate for the marginal Truro and Falmouth constituency received a boost today (Friday) when a potential...

Deadline looms for Labour activists seeking selection as Parliamentary candidate in Truro & Falmouth

By Graham Smith Applications close tomorrow (Friday) for Labour Party activists hoping to become the Member of Parliament for Truro and Falmouth.  The constituency is a Conservative-Labour marginal with...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Council cannot explain why it is asking for Levelling Up cash in marginal Truro & Falmouth constituency

By Graham Smith The credibility of two Cornwall Council bids for government cash from the Levelling Up fund has been dented by County Hall’s admission that it has not...

Jayne Kirkham launches her campaign for Labour nomination in Truro and Falmouth

By Graham Smith Falmouth Labour councillor Jayne Kirkham has launched her campaign to win her party’s nomination as the Parliamentary candidate in the marginal Truro and Falmouth constituency. Ms...

County Hall quizzed on its criteria for selecting stadium and rail projects for Levelling Up cash

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council is coming under pressure to justify its bid for the government's “Levelling Up” cash which, if granted, would benefit the politically-marginal Truro and Falmouth...

Police stations to reopen at Penzance and Falmouth

By Peter Tremayne People will once again be able to use police stations at Penzance and Falmouth. The inquiry desks at both towns closed in 2014 but should now...

Falmouth turns out to talk about a leisure centre – but can local politicians now apply pressure to Cornwall Council’s annual meeting? Meanwhile Wadebridge contemplates a re-brand

By Graham Smith More than 150 people packed in to Falmouth’s Princess Pavillions last night (Tuesday) to discuss how they might save the town’s leisure centre at Ships and...

Thousands celebrate Falmouth Pride

Thousands of people took part in the Falmouth Pride event yesterday (Saturday.)  They paraded behind a large rainbow flag, and joined in music and conversation, to mark a celebration...

County Hall U-Turn as Cornwall Council decides it does want some Levelling Up cash after all – but how much thought has gone into the shopping list of ideas?

By Graham Smith County Hall has named four projects it is asking the government to support with “Levelling Up” cash.  Some will raise eyebrows, particularly a sports stadium at...

Truro and Falmouth MP Cherilyn Mackrory “condemns Putin regime” despite lack of sanctions

By Julia Penhaligon The Truro and Falmouth MP Cherilyn Mackrory has reacted stoically to being left off the list of British politicians who have been banned from entering Russia...

Public meeting on 10th May to decide if Falmouth’s Ships & Castles leisure centre should be reopened

By Graham Smith A public meeting has been called for 10th May to consider the future of Falmouth’s Pendennis headland and the now-closed Ships and Castles leisure centre. The...