Politics

Cornwall Council set to reject idea of police merger with Dorset

10th September 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Councillors are set to again raise concerns about plans to merge policing in Cornwall and Devon with Dorset. A motion will go before...

Devonwall constituency back in the news as government contemplates boundary shake-up

10th September 2018 By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon Cornwall councillors will again be asked to oppose plans which could see an MP having to represent people in Cornwall...

Extreme Right-wing activism on the rise in Cornwall, expert tells councillors

9th September 2018 By Richard Whitehouse The number of people joining extreme right wing groups and sharing their views is on the rise in Cornwall. In Cornwall 25,500 education...

John Betty moved from Strategic Director post at County Hall, as planning chief Phil Mason takes over

5th September 2018 By Graham Smith The senior official who masterminded Cornwall Council’s £78,000 trip to the south of France earlier this year is being moved from his job....

How Cornwall Council could save nearly £12,000 without really trying (and find the money for school bus passes in Delabole)

4th September 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council officials and the authority’s ruling Liberal Democrat-Independent administration are fighting a rearguard action to save their Strategic Planning Committee, which has...

Bid to scrap Cornwall Council’s strategic planning committee?

30th August 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Rumours are circulating at County Hall of a bid to scrap Cornwall Council’s strategic planning committee, on the grounds that it has insufficient...

Cornwall’s Devolution Deal – it’s all going frightfully well, isn’t it? Happiness is up by 2% (but don’t talk about the spaceport)

28th August 2018 By Graham Smith The success of Cornwall’s “Devolution Deal” is difficult to measure, according to the Cornwall Council officials charged with implementing it. While the 2015...

Cornwall gets its first cannabis club

27th August 2018 By Anne North Cornwall’s first cannabis club has held its inaugural Annual General Meeting.  Campaigners who want a change in the law, to decriminalise the use...

Cornwall Chamber of Commerce to host Brexit conference

27th August 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s future outside of the European Union is to be the subject of a special Chamber of Commerce conference next month. The conference,...

Lib Dems bounce back in Bude

24th August 2018 By Anne North The Liberal Democrats are celebrating a convincing Cornwall Council by-election victory at Bude, after holding the seat with more than 53% of the...

Polling day in Bude by-election

23rd August 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Voters go to the polls in Bude today (Thursday) in a Cornwall Council by-election. Four candidates are contesting the vacancy caused by the...

Not in the public interest to apply a public interest test, says Cornwall Council, when asked about the cost of “interim” staff

22nd August 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has refused to disclose details of "temporary" senior officials who earn vast daily rates of pay, even refusing to apply a...

Newquay gets ready for Cornwall Pride festival

22nd August 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Preparations are well underway for a colourful parade through Newquay on Saturday (25th) to mark the annual Cornwall Pride festival. The parade is...

Missing In Action: Cornwall Council’s planning committee

19th August 2018 By Anne North A scheduled meeting of Cornwall Council’s strategic planning committee has again been cancelled – for the 12th time in 13 months.  The committee...

EXCLUSIVE: Here it comes – the Cornwall plan for a “no-deal” Brexit

19th August 2018 By Graham Smith Emergency plans to cope with food, petrol and medicine shortages, caused by a “no deal” Brexit, will be unveiled next week – finally...

Cornwall cyclists return after Pedalling for Palestine

13th August 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Three cyclists have returned to Cornwall after “Pedalling for Palestine” – a 120 mile bike ride from Coventry to London. Roger and Jane...

Police merger: the curious case of the missing evidence

13th August 2018 By Daniel Clark With time running out for the “public consultation” serious concerns about the proposed merger of the Devon and Cornwall and Dorset police forces...

£2.2 billion debt is nothing to worry about, insists County Hall

13th August 2018 By Anne North A senior Cornwall councillor has moved to reassure his colleagues that the authority’s £2.2 billion debt, which is costing nearly £1 million a...

Cornwall is still backing Brexit, according to latest polling research

12th August 2018 By Graham Smith Most of Cornwall is still backing Brexit, according to new polling data published today (Sunday.) While opinion has shifted towards the “remain” camp,...

Tories win Newquay by-election as Lib Dem vote falls 30%

10th August 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Conservatives are today (Friday) celebrating a stunning Cornwall Council by-election victory in the Newquay Treviglas division, taking the seat from the Liberal...