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    • Scrapping borrowing limit can help Council to build more homes
      Changes to the rules around how much money councils can borrow to build affordable homes have come into effect this week. A cap, introduced by the Government in 2012, restricted the amount that local authorities were able to borrow against the social housing they own, known as their Housing Revenue Account (HRA). That cap has […]
    • Survey shows four out of five people think recycling is important
      Four out of five people in Cornwall think recycling household rubbish is very important according to the results of a survey published today by Cornwall Council. Last December Cornwall Council conducted a survey to better understand what people think about recycling, their attitudes to food waste and what would help people to recycle more. The […]
    • Minister recognises Cornwall’s work to reduce fuel poverty by 5,000 homes
      Recent figures released by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) show that Cornwall has reduced fuel poverty by over 5,000 homes in a year. On a visit to Cornwall by Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth Claire Perry visited Cornwall today (Friday 20 July) to learn about Cornwall’s Winter Wellbeing […]
    • Safer St Austell sleep out in solidarity
      Spending a night under the stars may seem like a good idea during the summer, but a group of community workers got a glimpse of the grim reality of homelessness at a special event in St Austell last night. Officers from the Safer St Austell team spent the night at White River Place protected only […]
    • Homes for Cornwall partnership celebrates delivery of over 200 new homes
      This week Homes for Cornwall partners gathered at a new 100% affordable housing development in St Breward to officially celebrate the new homes and welcome new residents. The St Breward development called Moorland Fields and Chyryn Drive provides 21 new homes for local people, ranging from one to four bedrooms. 11 are for rent and […]
    • Par Library to move to Par Running Track under new agreement with community group
      Par Library will move to Par Running Track early next year as part of a new agreement with Par Track Limited to secure the future of a library service in the town. The new micro library at the popular Moorland Road facility will remain part of Cornwall’s library service, so customers will be able to […]
    • Get active and run, walk or cycle the Truro Active Travel Treasure Trail
      Residents and visitors to Truro are being urged to get on their bike, shuffle their shoes or push their pram and stay active this winter by using Truro’s network of shared pathways. Cornwall Council, in partnership with walking and cycling charity Sustrans, has put together the Truro Active Travel Treasure Trail - an exciting winter […]
    • Hot topics for discussion at Cabinet
      Crucial plans for a sustainable Cornwall will be up for discussion when the Cabinet meets next week at New County Hall. The authority’s long-term capital investment plan, the purchase of homes to be used as emergency accommodation, changes to Cornwall’s waste collections, and a proposal to purchase and bring back into use a historic Penzance […]
    • Cornwall’s newest firefighters take to their stations
      Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service's newest recruits have completed their initial training and are ready to help protect their local communities. The group - eight 'on call' firefighters and four Tri Service Safety Officers - were officially welcomed to the service following a 'passing out' parade at Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service's Headquarters in Tolvaddon, […]
    • Enjoy the spectacle of nature’s lights this Christmas and support the ‘Big Dipper’ campaign to protect our night sky
      Businesses and residents across Cornwall are urged to take steps to help protect the star quality of our dark skies as part of a nationwide campaign to reduce light pollution. The ‘Big Dipper’ campaign aims to raise public awareness of light pollution and urges people to help conserve our starry dark night sky so we can […]

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