Cllr Adam Paynter has been elected as the new Leader of Cornwall Council.Read the full story ›
An agreement has been reached on who should run Cornwall Council. The Independent and Liberal Democrat groups have decided this afternoon that they will seek to form a joint administration. This will be put to the Annual Meeting of the Full Council on Tuesday.
It comes after talks between Conservative and independents councillors broke down. Despite having the most councillors elected, the Conservatives did not gain overall control of the local authority following the local elections earlier this month.
It is expected that the council will also elect a leader during Tuesday's meeting.
The Liberal Democrats have begun talks with independent councillors in an attempt to creation a coalition on Cornwall Council.Read the full story ›
Cornwall council could lose £350 million of expected EU funding - despite government assurances over the weekend.Read the full story ›
Cornwall has issued an urgent plea for reassurance that it will not be worse off following the Brexit vote.
The county has received a "significant amounts" of funding from the EU for the past 15 years due to its "relatively weak economy".
But, after 56.5% of voters in the county chose to leave the Union, the council says it is now seeking urgent reassurance that money allocated to it will still be received.
Prior to the vote the Council said they were told by the Leave campaign that funding would still be available.
They also said they had been told Cornwall "would not be worse off" in terms of investment they received.
Now that we know the UK will be leaving the EU we will be taking urgent steps to ensure that the UK Government protects Cornwall’s position in any negotiations.
We will be insisting that Cornwall receives investment equal to that provided by the EU programme which has averaged £60M per year over the last ten years.
Organisers of a carnival in Cornwall have been told colourful bunting could be banned over health and safety fears.Read the full story ›
Cornwall councillors have voted themselves a pay rise.
The increase was recommended by an independent panel, and will see their annual allowance rise to nearly £14,000.
40% increase in fly tipping in the last year according to Cornwall CouncilRead the full story ›
A Cornwall Councillor has apologised after using a controversial saying about women during a council meeting.
Councillor John Dyer said to the Strategic Planning Committee meeting "I'm very fond of the old saying that if a lady says no, she means perhaps, if a lady says perhaps she means yes, but if a lady says yes she's no lady."
Councillor Dyer says he was expressing his frustration at one third of a 400 page planning agenda being dropped from discussions at the last minute, and didn't mean to cause offence.
I obviously regret and will apologise for making the comment but it was in the heat of the moment. I thought it was a lighthearted way of moving things on and I didn't expect it to cause this level of furore, but it has so for that I apologise.
In a statement Cornwall Council said it may hold an investigation.
Councillor Dyer has been temporarily suspended from the planning committee.
The leader of Cornwall Council has dubbed Cllr Dyer's comments "totally unacceptable" and says he hopes he will apologise.
The comments from Councillor Dyer are totally unacceptable and are inconsistent with the standards expected of a Cornwall Councillor. I hope that Councillor Dyer will now apologise for his remarks.
I understand that an investigation into this matter could be carried out by the Council’s Monitoring Officer under the authority’s Code of Conduct procedure.