St Agnes & Perranporth local news

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...

Under the hammer: the many mansions of Cornwall Council

By Graham Smith A major rationalisation of Cornwall Council’s vast property portfolio is due to take a significant step forward next week when councillors scrutinise plans to sell offices...

Cornwall’s £19 million Saints Trail gets the go-ahead, subject to government ruling on environmental impact

By Richard Whitehouse Plans to create a new multi-user trail linking Perranporth and Newquay have been approved. Phase one of the Saints Trail is part of a series of...

Planners to consider major new recreational path between Perranporth and Newquay

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Plans for a new cycling and recreational path between Newquay and Perranporth look set to get the go-ahead next week, despite some concerns about the impact...

Covid-19: Cornwall now has 10 clusters, and 20 new cases in 24 hours

By Anne North There are now 10 Covid-19 clusters in Cornwall, with a developing concentration of cases in the Camborne-Pool-Redruth area. Government data published this afternoon (Wednesday) shows that...

Two new Covid-19 clusters in Cornwall

By Anne North There are two new “clusters” of Covid-19 in Cornwall, according to today’s (Tuesday’s) government data. The St Agnes and Mount Hawke area has three confirmed cases,...

RNLI lifeguards to patrol six more Cornish beaches from tomorrow

By Richard Whitehouse More beaches in Cornwall will have RNLI lifeguards patrolling from this weekend. Cornwall Council has announced that from Saturday another six beaches in Cornwall will have...

“We’re in the money!” Penzance in line for a multi-million pound windfall, while North and East Cornwall can only wait for crumbs

By Peter Tremayne Towns in Cornwall have been given details of the financial help they can expect for “regeneration.”  Penzance is the big winner – with almost everywhere north...

Work starts on £19 million Saints Trails

By Anne North Work has started at Goonhavern on the first part of a new 10.5-mile multi-use trail between Newquay and Perranporth. It will be the first in a...

Two wheels good, four wheels bad: the Saints Trails to link St Agnes, Newquay, Perranporth and Truro

By Anne North Proposals for nearly 19 miles of new cycle and leisure trails should make progress next week when Cornwall councillors consider contributing £2 million towards an ambitious...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Council considers how to keep on top of information about “contaminated land,” including a former chemical weapons factory

By Anne North Five “special sites” within the former top secret chemical weapons factory at Portreath are still on a register of contaminated land, according to a report to...

Plans for 4,000-home Truro New Town hit the road

By Julia Penhaligon and Richard Whitehouse Some detail about the proposed Truro New Town might emerge next week, as Cornwall Council embarks on a series of “listening” events designed...

“We will fight them on the beaches” – town and parish councils go to war over once-in-a-generation boundary disputes

By Graham Smith Local councils across Cornwall are preparing to do battle over which of them should survive the current Community Governance Review, with some vowing to “fight them...

Extinction Rebellion stage another eye-catching climate protest

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Extinction Rebellion protestors staged another climate change demonstration in St Ives yesterday (Saturday) to warn of rising sea levels.  A “Deckchair Disaster” action is planned for...

Chiverton Cross “flyover” for bikes at the heart of new cycle routes West of Truro

By Graham Smith Residents of the St Agnes-Truro-Newquay area are being urged to have their say about new cycle routes.  The most eye-catching proposal is a new bridge over...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall’s “surf tax” raising even less in revenue now than when it was introduced

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s controversial “surf tax” is raising even less revenue now than when it was introduced to several beaches in 2016, according to a Freedom of Information...

Once more, with feeling – 17 years after the St Agnes film studio debacle, Cornwall tries again to win European funding for the arts

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council looks set to invest more than half a million pounds in creative industries – in the hope that it will lead...

Search is on for the location to build a new secondary school near Cornwall’s north coast

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has started looking for a site for a new secondary school on the north coast to help ease pressure for places in and around...

Underground, Overground, cycling free – how best to get across a dual A30 carriageway at Chiverton Cross?

By Julia Penhaligon Cyclists keen to make the most of a £19 million investment to the west of Truro are pressing Highways England to include a bridge over the...

St Agnes parish council becomes the latest minor local authority to take control of its library

By Anne North St Agnes parish council has become the latest minor local authority to take over the running of its local library. St Agnes library will remain part...