St Agnes & Perranporth local news

Chiverton Cross cycle bridge over A30 inches closer

Cornwall Council is hoping to hire civil engineers Costain to build a cycle and pedestrian bridge over the A30 at Chiverton Cross.  County Hall says the contract is being...

Cyclists win their campaign for a bridge over the A30 at Chiverton Cross

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Proposals to build a bridge for pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders over the dual carriageway at Chiverton will go ahead, Cornwall Council has confirmed. The announcement follows a...

EXCLUSIVE: Saints Trail inquiry “will not attribute blame” as councillors face long wait for answers

By Peter Tremayne It will be several months before Cornwall Council is able to explain what went wrong with its chaotic £19 million Saints Trail cycle path project, part...

Mount Hawke murder: Devon and Cornwall police “tapped on the window” and then left

By Peter Tremayne Devon and Cornwall police are bracing themselves for a damning report from the Independent Office for Police Conduct over their failure to respond to reports of...

New secondary school for 1,350 students to open at Perranporth – in September 2025

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Truro and Penwith Academy Trust looks set to strengthen its grip on Cornwall’s education system with news that a “free school” is to open at...

Perranporth skate park gets planning permission, despite noise concerns

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Planners have rejected the advice of Cornwall Council officials and approved a skatepark at Perranporth, after a campaign stretching back several years. The latest application had...

Cyclists fear County Hall might scrap plans for Chiverton Cross bridge

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cyclists have given themselves another week to collect names on a petition which they hope will save plans for a bridge over the Chiverton Cross junction...

Planners recommend refusal of permission for Perranporth skatepark

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The battle for a skatepark at Perranporth is set to be resumed next week, when Cornwall’s planners again consider an application which has divided local opinion....

Developers again have Penhale Army Camp in their sights, planning to build a holiday park

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon New plans have been revealed for the redevelopment of a former military camp with beach houses.  Holiday firm CABU has submitted a planning...

Cornwall Council leader challenged to declare that she has confidence in County Hall officials who wasted millions on failed Saints Trail cycle path

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council’s political leadership will be challenged today (Tuesday) to declare that it has confidence in the senior County Hall officers who masterminded the disastrous Saints...

Storm Eunice is expected to bring a tidal surge, and flooding, to North Cornwall coast on Friday

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Environment Agency is urging people living in flood risk communities along Cornwall’s north coast to prepare for flooding from a forecast tidal surge caused by...

How we screwed up the Saints Trail cycle path, by Cornwall Council

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has finally published reasons for its abandonment of the Saints Trail cycle path between Newquay and Goonhavern.  The 11-page report is unlikely to satisfy...

Saints Trail – it wasn’t the first two-wheeled “omnishambles” and it won’t be the last: Any inquiry needs to ask the right questions if the same mistakes are not to be repeated

By Graham Smith Any inquiry into the multi-million pound Saints Trail fiasco, which on Friday saw the scrapping of a key part of a 19 mile off-road cycle path,...

Saints Trail: Cornwall’s multi-million pound “flagship” off-road cycle path to nowhere

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council has been forced to abandon a key part of its flagship “Saints Trail” cycle path, after wasting millions of pounds. The trail was supposed...

Cormac in the firing line over Saints Trail omnishambles

By Richard Whitehouse The Deputy Leader of Cornwall Council has admitted that plans to create new cycle trails across Cornwall are a “mess” and he is not certain they...

EXCLUSIVE: Can we have our money back? National Highways protest at Cornwall’s failure to make progress punctures the grand vision of an off-road Saints Trail cycle path

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council officials are severely downgrading their ambitious Saints Trail cycle path between Perranporth and St Agnes, with parts of it now destined to become a...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s infection rate has trebled since “Freedom Day” only one month ago

By Anne North Cornwall’s Covid infection rate saw another huge increase yesterday (Wednesday) and now stands at 771.3 per 100,000 population, the highest in mainland Britain.  The average for...

Cornwall Council’s change in political control means no change for couple caught in cycle trail compulsory purchase ordeal

By Richard Whitehouse A couple have told of the nightmare they have experienced due to their home being in the middle of a major Cornwall Council project to create...

A30 roadworks between Carland Cross and Chiverton reveal archaeological treasures

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The construction of a new A30 road between Carland Cross and Chiverton has uncovered important archaeological finds, dating from the stone age to Cold War military...

Saints Trail cycle path will cost £66,000 a year to maintain, says report

By Rashleigh MacFarlane County Hall’s controversial Saints Trail cycle path will cost £66,000 a year to maintain, councillors have been told. Cornwall Council is going ahead with plans for...