Wadebridge and Padstow

Wadebridge skatepark opens – 30 years after the campaign started

By Graham Smith Wadebridge town councillors braved a chilly afternoon to mark the official opening of their new skatepark. The campaign for a Wadebridge skatepark started more than three...

Councillor’s advice surgery, and County Hall webcasts, fall prey to general election purdah

By Peter Tremayne The general election has put paid to a number of the “democratic” aspects of public life in Cornwall.  Officials appear to be taking full advantage of...

Independents gain Wadebridge West in Cornwall Council by-election

By Graham Smith Independent candidate and former local police sergeant Robin Moorcroft won the Wadebridge by-election to take a vacant seat on Cornwall Council. Mr Moorcroft, also a prominent...

Labour selects Bodmin’s Joy Bassett as its Parliamentary candidate in North Cornwall

By Anne North Labour took a step towards completing its compliment of Parliamentary candidates in Cornwall last night (Tuesday) when the party selected Bodmin’s Joy Bassett as its choice...

Peace in our time? Most town and parish boundaries look set to remain unchanged

By Graham Smith Some of the more controversial suggestions for Cornish towns to take over their neighbouring rural parishes appear to be heading for the long-grass of “not this...

Planning inspector says “no” to “60% affordable” housing scheme near Rock

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A government inspector has upheld Cornwall Council’s refusal of planning permission for a housing project near Rock at which more than half of the new houses...

Five candidates line up for Wadebridge by-election

By Anne North Five candidates are to contest the vacant seat for a Cornwall councillor in Wadebridge. The Liberal Democrats are defending the Wadebridge West seat against what looks...

Rock festival gets licence, despite protests from locals, after 7-hour meeting

By Richard Whitehouse A new music, food and wellbeing festival will be held - officially - for the first time next year after being granted a licence. Porthilly Spirit...

Rock music festival gives councillors a headache as they sift through more than 130 written representations, ahead of Thursday’s decision

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The stage is set for a major licensing battle on Thursday when councillors decide whether or not to permit a rock festival at Rock, near Wadebridge....

Polling in Cornwall Council by-election at Wadebridge will be on 7th November

By Anne North Polling in the Wadebridge West by-election, to elect a new member of Cornwall Council, will be on Thursday 7th November. Nomination papers must be submitted by...

Plans for a rock festival at Rock again divide opinion

By Richard Whitehouse Organisers of a controversial festival near Rock, which was forced to pull the plug just two weeks before it was due to open its doors, could...

Angry villagers prepare to resist takeover by Wadebridge

By Anne North Battle lines have been drawn for a furious row between Wadebridge Town Council and its neighbouring parishes, over who-does-what and how much residents should pay for...

Cornwall councillor quits, triggering by-election at Wadebridge

By Graham Smith Cornwall councillor Karen McHugh has resigned, triggering a by-election. Ms McHugh, a Liberal Democrat, represented the Wadebridge West division.  The reasons for her resignation are not...

“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...

St Merryn Multi-Use Games Area will have to be torn down, after planners refuse permission

By Richard Whitehouse A holiday park is likely to have to dig up a multi-use games pitch and relocate it after planning permission was refused. The Multi-Use Games Area...

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...

Cormac finds a record £6.5 million profit in potholes

By Graham Smith Cormac has made a record profit of nearly £6.5 million.  The Wadebridge-based company, part of the Cornwall Council-owned Corserv group, has changed its focus over the...

Farm hopes to be back to normal within two months after last week’s major fire

By Graham Smith The St Mabyn farm badly damaged by fire last week hopes to be back to normal within two months. James Mutton’s Burlerrow Farm, which produces its...

Huge fire destroys barn at St Mabyn

By Graham Smith Fire crews have spent all night dealing with a huge barn fire at St Mabyn, near Wadebridge. No-one was hurt but the barn has been completely...

Armed police commandeer boat in response to woman’s threat to jump from Wadebridge by-pass

By Peter Tremayne Armed police commandeered a boat in Wadebridge yesterday (Thursday) to provide “back up” in case a woman at risk of jumping from the by-pass ended up...