Truro & Roseland local news

Lee Trewhela quits Cornwall Live

By Rashleigh MacFarlane One of Cornwall’s best-known journalists is leaving his job at Cornwall Live.  Lee Trewhela, the website’s chief reporter, announced his departure on Twitter. In 2019 Mr...

Climate change protestors greet councillors at County Hall

Cornwall councillors arriving at County Hall, Truro, for a meeting this morning (Tuesday) were met by more than a dozen climate change protestors, concerned by what they see as...

Local Resilience Forums could consider “key worker” fuel priority schemes as government waits and hopes for the best

By Julia Penhaligon The continuing fuel crisis has again focussed attention on a little-known arm of government known as Local Resilience Forums (LRF.) Led by police, the Devon and...

Fuel crisis forces postponement of Truro City football match

By Peter Tremayne The fuel crisis has forced the cancellation of this evening’s football match between Truro City and Dorchester. Truro currently have to play their “home” fixtures in...

Planners finally approve Truro’s £170 million Pydar redevelopment

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council’s controversial £170 million redevelopment of Truro’s Pydar area has finally secured planning permission. The application, for 320 residential homes plus beds for 400 students,...

Are you local? Truro’s “quiet lanes” experiment starts today, seeking to enforce “access only” rules for motorists

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A trial has started today (Thursday) to restrict traffic using narrow rural roads between Shortlanesend and Threemilestone as a short cut to Truro. The quiet lanes...

Cornwall Council to spend £15 million on housing the homeless

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council is planning to spend £15 million on acquiring properties which can be used as temporary accommodation for homeless people and those at risk of...

Hard hats on: Cornwall Council edges closer to sending in the bulldozers to flatten Truro’s Carrick House and neighbouring sites

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council’s long-held ambition to demolish the former Carrick district council headquarters in Truro looks certain to take a vital step forward later this month, following...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s “enhanced” status will see door-to-door campaign urging vaccination

By Anne North Cornwall is set to be blitzed with Covid information next week, including a door-to-door campaign urging everyone over the age of 16 to get vaccinated. Cornwall...

The new face of Truro: a “multi-generational living environment” or a concrete jungle?

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Truro City Council has changed its policy towards the controversial £170 million redevelopment of the Pydar area and is now recommending approval of the plans on...

Truro’s £170 million Pydar redevelopment looks as if it now has the votes to win planning permission

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s controversial £170 million redevelopment of Truro’s Pydar area appears on course to finally secure planning permission when it comes before councillors later this month....

Cornwall Council’s new plan for Truro’s Pydar area is misleading – says Cornwall Council

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council’s environment service has savaged County Hall’s own “masterplan” for the £170 million redevelopment of Truro’s Pydar area, accusing officer colleagues of giving a false...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Council gets ready to use compulsory purchase powers to progress Truro New Town

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council is preparing to intervene once more in the property market in order to progress its ambitions for Truro New Town. A meeting of the...

Truro’s Pydar redevelopment only three weeks from finally getting planning permission, as bulldozers again prepare to demolish the site

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council’s controversial £170 million redevelopment of Truro’s Pydar area should finally secure planning permission in a little over three weeks. The project, which requires the...

Cornwall’s motorists urged to make sure their cars are not parked on Tour of Britain cycle route this weekend

By Peter Tremayne Temporary parking restrictions will be imposed on some Penzance roads this week in advance of the Tour of Britain cycle race, which starts on Sunday (5th...

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 councillor Julian German defeated in leadership contest at LGA Independent group

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall councillor Julian German has been defeated in his bid to become leader of the Independent group at the Local Government Association.  He lost to Marianne...

Covid-19: Why scientists think Cornwall’s Boardmasters might be about to change the rules for large outdoor festivals

By Anne North Public health experts across Britain are studying the Covid-19 impacts of the Newquay Boardmasters festival and drawing lessons which look likely to change the rules for...

Penair School, Truro, wants ten new classrooms

By Richard Whitehouse A secondary school has submitted plans for a new building which will provide 10 new classrooms to cope with rising demand. Penair School in Truro has...

Housing protest in Truro today

Activists from across the political divide are expected to attend a demonstration in Truro this lunchtime (Saturday), protesting the failure of Cornwall's housing system.  Deep-rooted inequalities between supply and...