Falmouth & Penryn local news

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...

Two Cornwall councillors quit Liberal Democrat group

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats appear to have suffered two defections, ahead of next week’s County Hall “vote of confidence” in council leader Julian German. Launceston’s Jade Farrington...

All of Cornwall’s leisure centres will reopen on Monday 12th April

By Rashleigh MacFarlane All 12 of Cornwall Council’s leisure centres are to reopen on 12th April, despite the continuing financial difficulties of the private management company GLL. Saltash, St...

Anne Carlisle quits Falmouth University

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Falmouth University has started the search for a new vice chancellor and chief executive.  Professor Anne Carlisle, 65, has announced that she plans to step down...

Is there more to County Hall’s shell fishing debate than meets the eye? Get set for the final full council meeting before the elections

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council is to be urged to offer direct support to the local shell fishing industry, which has seen exports collapse as a result of Brexit....

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...

“Enough is Enough” – Reclaim the Streets march in Falmouth today

By Peter Tremayne Reclaim the Streets campaigners are planning a march in Falmouth this afternoon (Sunday) to protest against violence against women, following the death of Sarah Everard last...

Planners grant permission for another 133 houses near Falmouth

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Plans for 133 houses at Hillhead Road, Kergilliack, Budock, near Falmouth, have been approved by Cornwall Council.  The developers are Barratts. The council’s west area planning...

Nearly 35,000 sign petition protesting against proposed Mylor Bridge rabbit farm

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Nearly 35,000 people have now signed a petition calling on Cornwall Council to refuse planning permission for a rabbit farm near Falmouth. The planning application has...

Morrisons supermarket buys FalFish

By Peter Tremayne The Cornish sea food company FalFish has been taken over by the supermarket giant, Morrisons. Falfish has been a supplier of fresh fish and shellfish to...

County Hall abandons plans for cycle path through Falmouth beauty spot

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council has abandoned plans for a cycle path through woodland at Budock Water, near Falmouth, after objections from walkers. The Friends of Tregnoniggie Woodland, a...

Fur flies over bid to open a rabbit farm at Mylor Bridge

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Plans for a rabbit farm near Falmouth have triggered a wave of social media protest. The farm would be on land near Tregunwith Wood, Mylor Bridge,...

MPs debate Europe’s ban on Cornwall’s live shellfish

By Julia Penhaligon The plight of Cornwall’s shellfishing industry was raised in the House of Commons yesterday (Monday) after the European Union confirmed that – as a result of...

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...

Cornwall to keep Covid marshals until May at the earliest

By Peter Tremayne The government has agreed to fund Covid marshalls in Cornwall until May at the earliest, County Hall has confirmed. The council-employs up to 20 marshals to...

£1,400 fines for partygoers who ignored Covid lockdown

Falmouth police have issued fixed penalty notices totalling £1,400 to seven people who travelled to Cornwall and rented a house for a party, in defiance of the Covid-19 lockdown. ...

Penzance, Falmouth and Truro to get more cash for cycling and walking

By Peter Tremayne The government is giving Cornwall another £607,000 to help develop sustainable transport during the Covid-19 pandemic.  The money will be spent in Penzance, Falmouth and Truro....

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...

Three more GP surgeries now offering Covid-19 vaccination

By Anne North Three more GP surgeries in Cornwall are starting to vaccinate people against Covid-19.  Doctors and nurses at Falmouth and Penryn, Camborne and Redruth, and Newquay have...