St Agnes and Perranporth local news




Graham Smith's 2001 documentary about the former chemical weapons factory at Nanckeuke:




Planning officials recommend approval of Towan Valley chalet expansion

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

Cornwall remembers

13th November 2017 Thousands 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...

Stray bonfire night firework sparks large gorse fire at St Agnes

6th November 2017 Firefighters 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...

Cornwall’s foodbanks braced for arrival of Universal Credit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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