Category Archives: News

New powers to help tackle criminal private landlords

20th June 2018 From 1 October 2018 the definition of a licensable HMO is changing. Current definition A licensable HMO must have: 5 or more people in residence (forming 2 or more households), 3 or more storeys an element of sharing of facilities New definition A licensable HMO must have: 5 or more people in residence […]

safer Falmouth

Coming soon: a Safer Falmouth Your thoughts or ideas on this will be very helpful. At present I know very little about this initiative, but by posting it I am hoping that others can find out, ask questions and hopefully we can shape the future safety of our town: “Safer Falmouth is affiliated to Safer […]


on Thursday 15th February, after much lobbying by all, the Strategic Planning Committee voted 12-2 in favour of Penvose Student Village. I think that they chose they right decision –  on the basis of taking the heat away from Falmouth Town, I am aware that there’s that phrase “be careful what you wish for”, the […]

Antisocial behaviour

Were you affected by anti-social behaviour in the early hours of Monday 29th January, around the Jacob’s Ladder? Some residents around the Chapel Terrace / Vernon Place were kept awake as a party was in full swing at 02:50 am, with over 20 people outside the party shouting, swearing, smashing bottles etc. It left one […]

Thrown Gauntlet

02/02/2018: The Thrown Gauntlet Festival 2018: Thank you, An Apology, and your help going forward. On the weekend of the 26-28 January, The Thrown Gauntlet Festival 2018 took place in 10 homes, the Bowly Park and The Jacobs Ladder Inn around Smithick, as over 100 performers and artists showcased theatre, music, fine art and much […]

Message from Councillor John Spargo

18/03/2018 My report covering my Council Work since being elected in May 2017,  John Spargo Falmouth Town Council 16th March 2018 My first year as a Councillor has been a steep learning curve with a constant flow of new information to absorb. In addition to sitting on the full Council and the F&GP committees along with […]

Position of Chair

update 04/07/2017: Further to 22nd June meeting, Jim Forbes was voted as Chair of the Residents’ Association. We are still seeking a Treasurer.   As of  02nd June 2017 Brendan Fitzgerald has written the following email to all members: “Dear all, It is with regret that I must inform you of my decision to resign […]

Public Consultation at The Four Winds

  The Fourwinds Site Development Public Consultation Exhibition is on Thursday 1st June at  The Dracaena Centre at 4:00pm until 7:30pm. Please go along, this is your opportunity to see the plans, ask plenty of questions and give your feedback to the developers.

Resubmission of lapsed planning application, r/o St George’s Arcade

04/10/2017: So this planning application is on again, this time the reference is PA17/07929. We have a template letter of objection (kindly written by Sarah Jones) here: in  PA17-07929 .rtf format or PA17-07929.docx format), but don’t hang around because the deadline for objections is 18th October!  Download, edit, modify and send off to the Council. You may notice that […]

In the Press

(05/05/2017) Front cover of the West Briton! This article is because of everyone’s hard work in refusing the scheme. Save Our Falmouth posted this on facebook: