Newquay & St Columb local news

St Austell & Newquay MP to open Windrush debate

19th April 2018 By Peter Tremayne One of Cornwall’s MPs is to open a Parliamentary debate about the “Windrush” scandal, following the government’s admission that it destroyed the migration...

Cornwall’s secondary school pupils face cut-per-head lottery under new funding formula, as class sizes start to increase

19th April 2018 By Peter Tremayne The cash spent on Cornwall’s secondary school pupils is hundreds of pounds less than needed, according to an analysis of official Department for...

Planners reject Newquay hotel demolition

17th April 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Plans to demolish a seafront hotel in Newquay and replace it with housing have been rejected by Cornwall Council. Plans for the redevelopment...

St Columb Major shipping containers approved

17th April 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Plans to use shipping containers as storage units on a site at St Columb Major have been approved by Cornwall Council. Neil Penny-Harding...

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...

Newquay spaceport announcement may have to wait until May – after council elections

21st March 2018 By Anne North The announcement of where Britain’s first spaceport will be built appears to have been delayed, and now looks as if it will have...

The Salisbury nerve gas attack: how most roads lead back to Cornwall

20th March 2018 By Graham Smith The international inquiry investigating the nerve agent used to attack a former Soviet spy in Salisbury will find that the chemical history of...

Countdown to Newquay spaceport announcement – six days to go?

15th March 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has welcomed today’s (Thursday) Royal Assent of the Space Industry Bill, which paves...

Council asked to approve up to 53,000 at Boardmasters Festival

10th March 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Boardmasters Music and Surf Festival has applied for a new licence which would see its capacity increase to 53,000. The five-day event, which...

Newquay’s Tories win without a fight

9th March 2018 By Anne North Conservative Claire Carter, of Porth, has been elected unopposed to Newquay Town Council.  It is the second vacancy to be filled in the...

Has Newquay got the spaceport? Councillors summoned to special briefing

26th February 2018By Rashleigh MacFarlaneExcitement is growing at County Hall that Cornwall councillors are about to be the first to learn that Newquay has been chosen as Britain’s first...

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...

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...

Planners fear impact of hotel regeneration on Newquay war memorial

12th February 2018By Anne NorthPlanning officials are recommending refusal of plans to regenerate a Newquay hotel and convert it into apartments.The Carnmarth hotel, on Headland Road, has welcomed guests...

87, 88, 89…….that’s not right! Last-minute hitch as councillors crawl towards the boundaries finish line

8th February 2018By Julia PenhaligonThe long march to a smaller Cornwall Council is nearing the end of its journey – but a last-minute hitch has necessitated yet another meeting,...

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...

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...