Penzance Town Centre

Penzance Town Centre

Sunday 18 April 2021

Heamoor & Gulval Nominations

The candidates for Cornwall Council’s  Ludgvan, Madron, Gulval and Heamoor electoral division are listed below.  The division is greatly enlarged following the Boundary Review. 

Nominations for Cornwall Council.  One vote out of the following candidates:

ELLIOTT,  Simon J,           5 Pendrea Road, Gulval, TR18 3ND                   Conservative Party

GEORGE,  Andrew H,        (address in Cornwall)                                       Liberal Democrats

NICHOLSON, Paul W L,     Avalon, Brea Fm, St Buryan, Pz TR19 6JB        Liberal Party in Cornwall          

RUSSELL Mark A. G.   1 Lower Tremenheere Farm, Ludgvan, Pz TR20 8XG   Green Party


 Ludgvan, Madron, Gulval and Heamoor Division

             From Cornwall Council Inter-active map

The candidates for Heamoor & Gulval ward for Penzance Council are listed below.  The ward’s eastern boundary (see map below) has changed with Eastern Green now included in East Penzance in order to balance the size of the divisions.

Nominations for Penzance Council.  Vote for three of the following candidates:

JACKSON,  Bonny,   11 Mounts Bay Rd, Alverton, Penzance, TR18 4QR              Independent 


REYNOLDS,  Stephen John,    Polmennor Ho. Polmennor Rd, Heamoor, Pz TR20 8UW

                                                                                       Independent Community Candidate          

SLEEMAN,  Brendan James     (address in Cornwall)    Leaflet here 

SORRELL,  Richard Higher      Hellangove Fm, Badgers Cross, Gulval, Pz,  TR20 8XD                                                                                                                                             Liberal Democrat

Penzance Council - Heamoor & Gulval Ward

            From Cornwall Council Inter-active map

Newlyn & Mousehole Nominations

The candidates for Cornwall Council’s Mousehole, Newlyn & St Buryan electoral division are listed below.  The division is greatly enlarged following the Boundary Review. 

Nominations for Cornwall Council.  One vote for one of the following:

BOLITHO,  William Major  (address in Cornwall)                                               Conservative Party

FLINDALL,  Ian Edward      Chypraze Farm, Morvah, Penzance, TR19 7TU            Green Party

MARRINGTON,  Thalia Simone,     4 Merlin Place, Mousehole,  TR19 6SH             Liberal Democrats

 Mousehole, Newlyn & St Buryan Electoral Division

Map from Cornwall Council Inter-active Map

The candidates for Newlyn & Mousehole ward for Penzance Council are listed below.  The ward’s eastern boundary has been moved across The Coombe to include Tolcarne such that all of Newlyn is now included in Newlyn & Mousehole ward.

Nominations for Penzance Council.  Five votes for five of the following:

AXFORD, Dennis John,       9 Quillet Road, Newlyn, Penzance, TR18 5QR      Independent

BOSWORTH,  Susan J,       Mortimore Ho., Old Paul Hill, Newlyn, TR18 5BX   Conservative  

CRAGO,  Rob,                    29 Florence Place, Newlyn, PZ, TR18 5PT (leaflet) Newlyn Independent

DAVIS,  Nigel Ashley,         5 Forbes Close, Newlyn, Penzance, TR18 5EU       Conservative Party

DONALDSON,  Oliver James,  (address in Cornwall)                                     Independent

LAMBOURN,  John Stove,       4 Glenway, Adit Lane, Newlyn,  TR18 5DY        Independent,                                                                                                                             Owner Lugger Ripple

MARRINGTON,  Thalia Simone. 4 Merlin Place, Mousehole, TR19 6SH            Liberal Democrats

RABBITTE,  Michael Thomas,  9 Orchard Court, Penzance, TR18 4SX  (leaflet)   Independent

Penzance Council - Newlyn & Mousehole Ward

Map from Cornwall Council Inter-active Map

Friday 16 April 2021

Promenade Ward - Dick Cliffe

 I am standing for re-election to Penzance Council on 6 May as an independent councillor under the 'Independent Penzance' banner with colleagues keen to make things happen in Penzance.  

I am standing as an independent because the issues at parish level are not party political in nature and national party affiliation can become 'baggage' and at worst result in Penzance Council being used as a pawn/play thing  in higher level political battles. 

My 'manifesto' is summarized in our joint leaflet (front here, back here) but a more detailed version is provided here.  My contact details are provided on the leaflet.  

Promenade Ward – Penzance Council

There are 6 independent councillors standing in Promenade Ward.  Four of us are standing under the 'Independent Penzance' banner as explained in our leaflet.  We are supporting Jim McKenna, the current Cornwall Councillor for Promenade for re-election.  

Karen Baker, one of the current three Heamoor Councillors on the Council has decided to stand as an independent in her own ward (Promenade) as she lives in Alverton.  We learnt Karen was standing for Promenade after the our leaflet went to press otherwise she would have been included in it.  Karen has a long record of working in the community and we support her as an independent  candidate for Promenade Ward.  

You can download our flyer (pdf document) here (front) and here (candidates). 

See the earlier blog post for details of all of the candidates standing in Promenade Ward for Penzance Council.


Saturday 10 April 2021

Penzance East Nominations & New Boundaries.

Penzance East Electoral Division boundaries have changed both to the west and the east due to the electoral boundary review.  Penzance East now include part of what was Penzance Central and part of what was Gulval ward.    

Nominations for Cornwall Council.  One vote for one of the following:

DRISCOLL,    Roger Keith,   (address in Cornwall)                                              Independent 

DWELLY,  Tim,    Lower Chellew Farm,  Trenowin, Vellanoweth, TR20 8BL            Independent

HOW,   Jonathan Mark,   Wood Carvers Cottage, Lescudjack Rd, Pz TR18 3AD      Green Party

LAWLOR  Zach,     Pleasant House,  Pleasant Terrace, St Just, Pz, TR19 7JG         Lib Dem

MCCLARY,  Megan Louise,     (address in Cornwall)                                            Conservative Party

OLIVIER,   Cornelius Michael John,  26 Boscaswell Village,  Pendeen, TR19 7EP    The Labour Party


Nominations for Penzance Council.  Six votes for the following:

ASHTON,  Miki,   (address in Cornwall)        (Leaflet here)                            Penzance Independent

BEVERIDGE,  Marion Joan,   The Old Mill, Nancledra, Pz, TR20 8NA               Labour Party

DRISCOLL,  Roger Keith,   (address in Cornwall)                                          Independent

DURRANT,   Melville John,  38 Trewellard Rd, Pendeen, Pz TR19 7ST (LeafletIndependent Penzance

GINIERES,   William James Paul,  8 Tremenheere Rd, Pz TR18 2AH (Leaflet)  Penzance Independent

HOW,  Jonathan Mark,  Wood Carvers Cottage, Lescudjack Rd, PZ TR18 3AD  Green Party

LAWLOR Zach,  Pleasant House, Pleasant Terrace, St Just, Pz TR19 7JG         Liberal Democrats

POE,  David Lewis,   3 Owen Vean, Gears Lane, Goldsithney, TR20 9LB  (Leaflet) Independent Penzance

THOMAS,  Ben,  14A Lannoweth Rd, Pz  TR18 3AB       (Leaflet)                    Penzance Independent

Change to the west boundary of Pz East.....

Change to the eastern boundary of Pz East.......

Penzance Promenade - 6 May 21 Elections

Penzance Promenade has new boundaries due to the Boundary Review.  The boundary with Newlyn has moved east (to Rock Rd) so that all of Newlyn is now in Newlyn & Mousehole Ward.  The eastern boundary has moved eastward to cover half of what was previously Penzance Central Electoral Division - see map below.

 Nominations for Cornwall Council.  Vote for one of the following:

BLACK,  Kezia Alexandra,            (address in Cornwall)                                Green Party

BROADHURST,  Nicole Chantal,  (address in Cornwall)                                Labour Party

ELLIOTT,  Will,                          18A Marine Tce, Pz TR18 4DL                     Conservative Party

HADLEY,  Philippe Marc,             (address in Cornwall)                                 Liberal Democrats

MCKENNA,  Jim,                        9 Oakland Mews, Pz  TR18 2FF                   Independent

Nominations for Penzance Council.  Vote for six of the following:

BAKER, Karen Marie,     8 Mounts Bay Rd,  Alverton, Pz TR18 4QP                Independent

BROADHURST, Nicole Chantal,     (address in Cornwall)                              Labour Party

CLIFFE,  Dick,     Treleigh, Bay View Villas, Pz  TR18 4HU   (leaflet)              Penzance Independent

ELLIOTT.  Will     18A Marine Terrace, Pz TR18 4DL                                     Conservative Party

FREEMAN,  Stephen Albert,     10(A) Morrab Road, Pz, TR18 4EZ                  Independent

MCKENNA,  Jim,     9 Oakland Mews, St Michael’s St, Pz  TR18 2FF (leaflet)   Independent

PENGELLY,  Nigel Gerald,     8 Landeryon Gardens, Pz  TR18 4JN  (leaflet)    Penzance Independent

WALLER,  Nigel Norman,  Bosuns Locker Cottage, 4 Dock Lane, Pz (leaflet)   Independent Penzance

YOUNG,  Penny,     7 Regent Square, Penzance,  TR18 4BG,                     Liberal Democrats

Map extract taken from Cornwall Council inter-active map.

Nominations for 6 May 21 Election - Penzance

Nominations for the 6 May election have closed (8 Apr) and the lists have been published (Cornwall Council and town/parish councils) .   

Penzance Council has 20 councillor seats spread between 4 wards.  A total of 30 nominations have been accepted.

Heamoor & Gulval:        3 seats,    4 candidates 

Penzance Promenade:    6 seats,    9 candidates (inc. 8 current councillors)

Penzance East:              6 seats,    9 candidates 

Newlyn & Mousehole:    5 seats,     8 candidates  

 There will be vote for Penzance Councillors in all four wards for the first time in over 12 years.  In the 2017 eight councillors (40%) were ‘duly elected’ and joined Penzance Council without receiving a single vote because too few candidates came forward to make a vote necessary and possible.  This is not knocking the public- spirited individuals who stood and served on the Council but it is not ‘democracy in action’ when the electorate don’t have a choice over who represents them. 

There will be no vote on 6 May for town councillors for St Ives or Newquay.   Camborne will have a vote in 1 out of 3 wards and Falmouth 2 out of 4 wards.   Smaller parishes really struggle to get people to stand for election – there will be no parish council votes in Penzance’s neighbouring parishes (Madron, St Buryan, Marazion or Ludgvan).   More details to follow for Penzance electoral districts and wards.

Monday 8 March 2021

Lockdown Relaxation Plan 8 Mar - 21 Jun 2021

Below is a summary of the Government's plan for relaxing the current Covid 19 lockdown taken from a Penzance BID email to members.  

The Government has stated that the following criteria must be satisfied in order for the relaxation programme to progress to the next phase:

  1. The coronavirus vaccine programme continues to go to plan.
  2. Evidence shows vaccines are sufficiently reducing the number of people dying with the virus or needing hospital treatment.
  3. Infection rates do not risk a surge in hospital admissions.
  4. New variants of the virus do not fundamentally change the risk of lifting restrictions.

The roadmap to reopening in England:

  • Step 1. From 8 March - All schools will open with outdoor after-school sports and activities allowed. Recreation in outdoor public spaces - such as a park - will be allowed between two people, meaning they would be allowed to sit down for a coffee, drink or picnic. Secondary and Further Education pupils will be required to wear face coverings in classrooms and shared spaces where social distancing is not possible.
  • Step 1 cont'd. From 29 March - Outdoor gatherings of either six people or two households will be allowed, this will include gatherings in private gardens. Outdoor sports facilities such as tennis or basketball courts will reopen.
  • Step 2. From 12 April - Relaxations to permit more of the economy to reopen:
    • Non-essential retail opens, hairdressers and public buildings like libraries and museums.
    • Pubs and Hospitality with outdoor seating (no need for customers to order a substantial meal with alcoholic drinks and no curfew)
    • Zoos and theme parks.
    • Indoor leisure including swimming pools and gyms.
    • Self-contained holiday accommodation, such as self-catering lets and camp sites

BUT ........Wider social contact rules will continue to apply in all settings meaning no indoor mixing between different households will be allowed. Funerals continue with up to 30 people, and weddings with up to 15 guests.

  • From 17 May - Hospitality and tourism sector is opened:
  • "Rule of six" abolished for outdoor gatherings, replaced with a limit of 30 people:
  • Two households can mix indoors - with the rule of six applied in hospitality settings like pubs or restaurants.
  • Pubs and bars - table service only (no curfew or requirement to eat a substantial 
  • Cinemas, hotels, performances and sporting events reopen - though social distancing remains
  • Up to 10,000 spectators can attend the very largest outdoor seated venues like football stadiums
  • Up to 30 people will be able to attend weddings, receptions, funerals and wakes.

 From 21 June - the return to a new normal.

  • All legal limits on social contact removed
  • All closed sectors of the economy reopened - including nightclubs.
  • All restrictions on weddings and funerals will also be abolished.

There are further details available on the government gateway.

Penzance to Marazion Multi-User path - Cormac Update

 From: Lindsay Opie <>

Sent: 03 March 2021 15:21
Subject: Penzance to Marazion Multi-User path


Information Classification: CONTROLLED



Dear All

We wanted to let you know that the upgrading of the Bay to Bay Multi-user path between Penzance and Marazion is progressing well, in spite of the 2021 weather conditions at this very exposed location. Concrete pouring requires specific conditions and temperatures, and Cormac have now laid a total of 240 metres of new path, working west to east; Penzance towards Long Rock and Long Rock towards Marazion, in 17.5m sections.


For each section, the existing footpath is first excavated out and the ground levelled, then compacted in readiness for the concrete pour. Lightweight plastic shuttering is installed to contain the concrete and prevent any spillage or contamination of the surrounding area. Each pour takes one full day, with concrete being brought in along the narrow path from the truck located further away. The new surface is poured, levelled by machine and finished by hand. It then needs ten to twelve hours to cure before the shuttering can be removed. After every three pours a small section of foam, or expansion joint, is inserted along the joining edges to allow the concrete to expand and contract in different temperatures and prevent deterioration. This is then sealed with a silicone state marine grade sealant.


Additionally, as part of the improvements and to solve historic drainage and pooling issues, Cormac have installed a new drainage system within the path at the Station House. The wall at the Hoxton Special has also been reprofiled to accommodate the concrete trucks, and sections of embankment have been reprofiled to maximise the width of the path available to users.


Covid safety measures remain in place and sections of the path will be closed whilst they are being worked on. We are mindful of the safety of both our site teams and of the general public and ask that barriers or signage are not breached, and diversion routes are taken whilst each section is competed. If you have any questions or would like to speak to someone about this, please call 0300 1234 222 or email us at    


Kind regards.


Lindsay Opie | PR & Communications Manager

Cormac Solutions Ltd | Cormac Contracting

Thursday 14 January 2021

Cormac Update on Promenade & Bay-to-Bay Scheme

 The following update was emailed on 13 Jan 21 by Lindsay Opie (

"Subject: Penzance Promenade and Bay to Bay Update"

Dear All

"Firstly, I hope you’re all well, staying safe and enjoyed a Happy New Year. With 2021 beginning under lockdown, we have must again adapt our construction sites to keep them  operational, whilst safeguarding the health and wellbeing of our colleagues and the public.   

 We want to reassure you that both the Penzance Promenade and Bay to Bay schemes have recommenced, with comprehensive measures in place to minimise the risk of spread of infection. Based on guidance from health authorities, industry Health & Safety advisors and the Government’s Global Pandemic Task Force, additional and comprehensive safe working procedures and systems will be implemented, including social distancing, appropriate PPE and if required, self-isolation. We may therefore have a reduced site presence at times, while we manage these additional procedures and the programme of work could be subject to some change.

 On the Mounts Bay Coastpath, we are currently working on the sections from the Eastern Green pedestrian bridge to Penzance Railway Station – and from Marazion car park, to the concrete beach access slope, by the former public toilets building. If weather conditions are favourable, this will take us in to February, when the further sections will commence sequentially, keeping as much of the route open as is possible, at all times.

 We have experienced a few problems, when some users of the path breach the safety barriers that cordon off the sections we’re working on. Please can I ask you to help us to spread the word amongst your communities and ask the public to distance themselves from our actual sites, in order to protect themselves and allow work to progress unhindered. Many thanks.

The final stages of works on the Promenade are coming to completion. The majority is now open to the public, with some localised areas cordoned-off to allow surface texturing to the concrete and the grit-blasting of the moon phase designs. The pebble seats have been installed, and there are a few more aluminium benches arriving this week. Following this later in the year, the refurbishment of the two promenade shelters will be carried out. This includes include provision of lighting, new concrete bases, roof repairs, repointing of stonework, repainting, new seating and installation of information boards. The shelters will of course need to be secured from public access whilst works are underway.

 As always, we will do our best to minimise any disruption you may experience. If you do have any queries or concerns, or would like to speak to someone about this, please call 0300 1234 222 or email us at ."