St Agnes & Perranporth local news

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...

Work starts to repair Portreath harbour wall (again)

5th January 2018By Rashleigh MacFarlaneCormac is hoping to start work today (Friday) to repair Portreath’s harbour wall, after it was destroyed by Storm Eleanor on Tuesday.It will be the...

Named – the ten Minor Injury Units in Cornwall due to close under Accountable Care

3rd January 2018By Graham SmithCornwall’s network of minor injury units are under imminent threat of closure, according to an analysis of NHS plans.  Ten sites, from Bude to Helston,...

Good news for pet owners as fire crews get new life-saving kit

7th December 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneDonations from Helston-based The Dog House Grooming Company and the RSPCA mean that all of Cornwall’s on-call stations will now have special life-saving equipment for...

National Westminster closes several branches throughout Cornwall

4th December 2017By Graham SmithNational Westminster banks are closing across Cornwall – most are to close next year, but the branch in Wadebridge will close at the end of...

Government cash for surf life saving in Cornwall

24th November 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneTruro and Falmouth MP Sarah Newton has welcomed the news that two water rescue charities based in the constituency have won more than £21,000 in...

Planning officials recommend approval of Towan Valley chalet expansion

17th November 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneControversial plans for a further 44 holiday chalets at Porthtowan have been given a thumbs-up by Cornwall’s planning officials, ahead of a councillors’ decision on...

Cornwall remembers

13th November 2017Thousands of people across Cornwall have observed Remembrance Day memorial services.  Towns and villages staged events to respect local friends and relatives who have been killed and...

Stray bonfire night firework sparks large gorse fire at St Agnes

6th November 2017Firefighters had to spend several hours dealing with a large gorse fire in St Agnes last night (Sunday).  The blaze is thought to have been started by...

Cornwall’s foodbanks braced for arrival of Universal Credit

30th October 2017By Julia PenhaligonThousands of people in Cornwall are bracing themselves for the introduction of Universal Credit, the controversial new benefit which replaces many aspects of the traditional...

Perranporth development “sums up everything that’s wrong about planning and housing” – says council cabinet member for housing

24th October 2017By Julia PenhaligonPeople have queued overnight to buy flats at the controversial Dunes development at Perranporth.The one, two, three or four bedroom beachside properties, which boast unspoilt...

Cornwall’s libraries: the “devolution revolution” is taking longer than expected

20th October 2017By Anne NorthCornwall’s “pioneering” reform of the county’s libraries is to be extended for a further year, as council officials struggle to find local partners willing to...

And this is where the lifeboats are – but there are only 87 seats for 123 councillors, as the scramble for places gets underway

29th September 2017By Graham SmithThe maps reproduced in this article illustrate the first draft of how officials suggest re-drawing Cornwall Council boundaries.  The 2021 local council elections will be...

Planners vote 10-2 to approve Penhale army camp housing project

28th September 2017By Julia PenhaligonPlanners have approved a controversial proposal to turn the former Penhale army camp, near Newquay, into a 130-home housing estate.They voted 10-2 to accept £2.2...

D-Day for Penhale Army Camp, as planning officials recommend approval of housing scheme

28th September 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneControversial plans to turn the former Penhale army camp, near Newquay, into a 130-home housing estate should be decided today (Thursday)  – with the prospect...

Want to know where the new A30 between Carland and Chiverton Cross will go? Find out on Tuesday

20th July 2017By Anne NorthResidents in the St Agnes and Perranporth areas are being invited to a Community Network meeting next week to hear from Highways England about the...

Government gives the go-ahead for Chiverton – Carland Cross A30 upgrade

3rd July 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneThe government has signalled the green light for a major £280 million upgrade to the A30 between Chiverton and Carland Cross.  The project is part...