Falmouth & Penryn local news

Dogs on Cornish beaches – new rules introduced with effect from today

1st April 2018 By Anne North Holidaymakers arriving in Cornwall this weekend have been getting used to the new regime of dog bans on beaches. Last year, Cornwall Council...

The secret jigsaw: how the NHS is Shaping Our Future into a Cornwall of winners and losers, depending on the “Property Asset Scorecard”

23rd March 2018 By Graham Smith The redesign of Cornwall’s health service is set to transfer treatment of existing minor injury units to 25 “enhanced” GP surgeries – posing...

Labour’s contest to select Truro & Falmouth candidate now wide open

22nd March 2018 By Graham Smith The contest to become Labour’s Parliamentary candidate in the Truro & Falmouth constituency has been blown wide open after Jennifer Forbes beat Anna...

Jayne Kirkham quits Labour selection contest at Truro & Falmouth

20th March 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall councillor Jayne Kirkham has withdrawn her application to be Labour’s Parliamentary candidate in the Truro & Falmouth constituency.  Ms Kirkham was the...

Labour Party selection contest underway at Truro & Falmouth

14th March 2018 By Graham Smith The Labour Party has started the process to select a candidate in the Truro & Falmouth constituency.  Falmouth’s Anna Gillett has emerged as...

Still no charges, more than a month after the Cornish daffodil farm “slave” raid

12th March 2018 By Peter Tremayne Police say they are still investigating slavery allegations at a Cornish daffodil farm, more than a month after three men were arrested and...

Redruth’s Stephen Barnes is new Labour group leader at Cornwall Council

5th March 2018By Anne NorthStephen Barnes, the Cornwall councillor for Redruth North, has been elected as the new Labour group leader at County Hall.Mr Barnes has been a local...

Council pays for refurbishment of eight leisure centres

20th February 2018By Graham SmithCornwall’s leisure centres have had a £346,715 facelift since the contract was transferred to the London-based company GLL, according to a Freedom of Information answer.GLL,...

Indies and Tories fail to trouble the scorer in Newquay and Penryn

19th February 2018By Peter TremayneTwo town council by-elections have given further weight to the idea that political party organisation is becoming ever more important in Cornwall’s local government.In the...

Councillors upset County Hall officials with decision to approve student village at Penryn

15th February 2018By Anne NorthControversial plans for a 2,000-student purpose-built village at Penryn have been approved by Cornwall councillors, against the recommendation of officials.   Today’s decision could have dire...

Officials again recommend thumbs-down for Penryn student village

15th February 2018By Peter TremaynePlans to house 2,000 Falmouth University students in a new, purpose-built village near Penryn come back for further consideration today (Thursday) with officials again advising...

Battle lines drawn for Cornwall Council elections in 2021, as Independents face party political squeeze

14th February 2018By Anne NorthBattle lines have been drawn for the next set of Cornwall Council elections in 2021.New ward boundaries, identifying 87 council divisions, were approved by a...

All three men released after high-profile “anti-slavery” raid on Cornish flower farm

9th February 2018By Peter TremaynePolice have released all three men arrested during an “anti-slavery” raid on a farm near Manaccan yesterday (Thursday.)  The releases follows a remarkable demonstration outside...

Labour holds Falmouth council seat with increased majority

2nd February 2018By Peter TremayneThe Labour Party has comfortably defended its Cornwall Council seat in Falmouth, seeing its share of the vote rise 20% since May.Jayne Kirkham won a...

GPs to the rescue? Will your local doctor take the place of your nearest Minor Injury Unit?

1st February 2018By Graham SmithMore than two dozen GP surgeries in Cornwall, which provide an “enhanced” service to treat minor injuries, are to be reviewed as part of the...

Falmouth’s Tories and Lib Dems learn that in cyber space, nothing is forgotten

29th January 2018By Anne NorthCampaigning in the Cornwall Council by election at Falmouth is entering its final stages, ahead of polling day on Thursday.All three of the major parties...

Cornwall’s libraries: the devolution revolution has been postponed

23rd January 2018By Rashleigh MacFarlaneThe transformation of Cornwall’s library service is going to take twice as long as previously thought, according to council officials.In 2015 the council embarked on...

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 2018By Graham SmithFurther details have emerged of what Cornwall’s local hospitals could look like once the National Health Service converts to a council-led Accountable Care System.The developing...

Falmouth University bosses consider Vice Chancellor’s pay

8th January 2018By Rashleigh MacFarlaneGovernors at Falmouth University are preparing to consider the annual remuneration to award Vice chancellor Anne Carlise.  Last week she earned more than £5,570.The average...

Truro & Falmouth MP Sarah Newton on her way to cabinet post?

8th January 2018By Graham SmithSpeculation is growing at Westminster that Truro and Falmouth MP Sarah Newton could be promoted to the cabinet today (Monday.)Ms Newton, who backed Theresa May...