Falmouth & Penryn local news

Council poised to act on abandoned vessels

27th November 2017 By Anne North Cornwall councillors are being urged to demolish a number of boats which appear to have been abandoned by their owners. Cornwall Council’s Harbours...

Petition opposing compulsory purchase of Cornish farm reaches 4,000 in only 5 days

25th November 2017 By Anne North Nearly 4,000 people have signed an online petition to oppose the compulsory purchase of an equestrian centre near Penryn, wanted by Cornwall Council...

Government cash for surf life saving in Cornwall

24th November 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Truro and Falmouth MP Sarah Newton has welcomed the news that two water rescue charities based in the constituency have won more than...

Jeremy Corbyn among mourners at Candy Atherton’s funeral

21st November 2017 By Graham Smith Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn was among those at this afternoon’s (Tuesday's) funeral of former Cornwall MP and councillor Candy Atherton, who died...

Landowner accuses “land-grab” council of behaving like a communist regime over student village plans

20th November 2017 By Julia Penhaligon A Penryn landowner has accused Cornwall Council of behaving like a communist regime by seeking to use compulsory purchase powers to seize his...

Crunch-week approaches for the problem of Falmouth’s student accommodation

18th November 2017 By Graham Smith Falmouth is bracing itself for a series of planning appeals which will go a long way towards determining how hundreds of university students...

Council meeting will go ahead, despite clash of date with Candy Atherton’s funeral

15th November 2017 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council chairman Mary May has decided not to postpone next week’s full council meeting on Tuesday – which will clash with the...

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...

Date set for Candy Atherton’s funeral

10th November 2017 By Graham Smith The funeral of former Labour MP and Cornwall councillor Candy Atherton will be at Truro’s Penmount crematorium at 12 noon on Tuesday 21st...

County Hall flags at half mast as mark of respect to Candy Atherton

31st October 2017 By Graham Smith Flags at County Hall, Truro, are flying at half mast as a mark of respect to Labour councillor Candy Atherton, who died, suddenly,...

Jeremy Corbyn pays tribute to former Labour MP Candy Atherton

31st October 2017 By Jeremy Corbyn I am sad to hear of the sudden death of Candy Atherton. Candy was a proud champion of Cornwall, first as an MP...

Candy Atherton, 1955-2017

31st October 2017 By Graham Smith Candy Atherton, the former Labour MP for Falmouth & Camborne, has died.  She was 62. A tireless campaigner for the people of Cornwall...

Living in a box? Not yet, as planners throw out proposals to house Falmouth students in shipping containers

31st October 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Plans to house Falmouth University students in steel shipping containers have been rejected by Cornwall councillors. The council's central sub-area planning committee voted...

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...

Falmouth students face prospect of £99/week to live in a modified shipping container

30th October 2017 By Anne North Controversial plans to use “shipping containers” for housing Falmouth University students are due to come before local councillors today (Monday).  If approved, students...

Planning officials recommend approval of “shipping container” housing for Falmouth University students

23rd October 2017 By Anne North Controversial plans to use “shipping containers” for housing Falmouth University students have been recommended for approval by Cornwall Council officials. A proposal to...

And they’re under starter’s orders: Labour ready to select Parliamentary candidate in Camborne & Redruth

21st October 2017 By Graham Smith The Labour Party is about to fire the starting gun for the contest to select its Parliamentary candidate for the Camborne & Redruth...

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...

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