Cornwall Council

Election 2017 Results

Party Seats 2013 Seats 2017 Change


Seats 201331 Seats 201746 Change+15

PartyLiberal Democrat

Seats 201335 Seats 201737 Change+2


Seats 201337 Seats 201730 Change−7


Seats 20138 Seats 20175 Change−3

PartyMebyon Kernow

Seats 20134 Seats 20174 Change-


Seats 20136 Seats 2017- Change−6


Seats 20131 Seats 2017- Change−1
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Cornwall Council bids to keep post-Brexit Brussels office

Millicent Cooke

BBC News Online

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Cornwall Council is bidding to keep an office representing the county in Brussels open after Brexit by putting a new £240,000 contract out to tender.

It is tendering for the contract to keep its current office in the city going throughout the Brexit transition period.

It said that the new plan would ensure that it could "engage directly with EU stakeholders on funding" over the next four years.

The office represents "the interests of Cornwall Council, the Cornwall LEP, and the Combined Universities in Cornwall in Europe".

The county expects to receive EU funds until 2023 after a withdrawal agreement between the UK and Brussels is agreed.

Cornwall voted to leave the EU by a majority of 56.5% in the 2016 referendum.

'Be patient' calls over recycling delays after Christmas


People in Cornwall are being urged to be patient and expect some delays with their recycling collections as the council struggles to cope with the amount left out since Christmas.

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Register for free Christmas tree collection

BBC Radio Cornwall

People in Cornwall are being asked to register online if they want their Christmas trees collected for free.

Cornwall Council is offering the service to residents who sign up before midday on Friday.

All trees must be cut down to under 6ft (1.8m) and left on the kerbside with regular rubbish. The trees will be taken away for composting throughout January.

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Council cabinet approves fortnight waste collections

BBC Radio Cornwall

Cornwall Council's cabinet has rubber-stamped a plan that would see fortnightly collections for black bag waste and weekly collections for recycling.

The decision still has to by approved by the full council but, if successful, will come into effect until April 2020.

It could also see the introduction of food waste bins from mid 2020.

Councillor Sue James, portfolio holder for environment and public protection, said the decision was supported by "residents telling us they want to recycle more".

Council to review 'dangerous walk to school' routes

Richard Whitehouse

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Concerns about dangerous routes that children are having to walk to school have led to a pledge for a review of the policy about how decisions are made on which routes are safe.

There have been well-publicised concerns raised about children in Delabole who are having to walk to school in Camelford as they live less than three miles away.

Decisions on which routes are considered safe are dictated by national policy but councillors said that policy was not suitable for rural areas where routes can be unlit and use narrow roads and footpaths running through fields.

A motion was proposed at Tuesday's full council meeting by Lib Dem Councillor Dominic Fairman for a review of the council's current policy.

It was strongly backed by councillors with many highlighting concerns about walks which children and young people in their areas were having to undertake each day to get to school and college.

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Cornwall Council votes to support People's Vote on Brexit

Andrew Segal

BBC South West

Cornwall Council has voted to support what has become known as the People's Vote campaign, calling for a second referendum on Brexit.

The council said members voted 47 to 41 to support the People's Vote campaign during a debate on Tuesday.

Council leader Adam Paynter also said the authority was also committed to retaining strong ties with Europe after Brexit, and called to protect the rights of any EU citizens living in the county.

He added: "The most important thing for me is to make sure that Cornwall is in a position to prosper whatever may happen in the months to come."

Cornwall Council leader Adam Paynter
Cornwall Council

Concern over £3m promised for Stadium for Cornwall

Richard Whitehouse

Local Democracy Reporting Service

The government must say whether or not it will spend £3m towards building the Stadium for Cornwall, says council leader Adam Paynter.

A request for the cash was made to the government which would be match-funded by Cornwall Council following an agreement in April.

The £14.3m Stadium for Cornwall is planned for a site near Threemilestone, outside Truro, as a new home for the Cornish Pirates rugby team, Truro City Football Club and facilities for Truro and Penwith College.

But no commitment has been made by the government to provide the funding, despite many meetings between the stadium partners, Cornwall Council, Cornwall’s MPs, the government and Sport England.

Stadium for Cornwall. Pic: Truro and Penwith College
Truro and Penwith College

Cornwall Councillor numbers slashed by 36

Johnny O'Shea

BBC News Online

Cornwall Council will have 36 fewer councillors in three years time.

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England has published its final recommendations for new electoral arrangements.

After three phases of public consultation the Commission has drawn new boundaries for each council division across Cornwall.

It says there should be 87 councillors in the future, 36 fewer than the current arrangement.

The recommendations also propose that those councillors should represent 87 one-councillor divisions across Cornwall.

The proposed changes must now be implemented by Parliament, but will come into force at the council elections in 2021.

We are extremely grateful to people across Cornwall who took part in the review. The Commission has looked at all the evidence that was put forward during the consultation. We believe these recommendations deliver electoral fairness for voters as well as reflecting community ties throughout Cornwall."

Professor Colin MellorsChair of the Boundary Commission
Map of boundaries
Boundary Commission