Why new car park is vital - council chief

The future regeneration of Falmouth will be seriously jeopardised if the proposed multi-storey car park is not built, councillors will be told on Monday.

The chief executive Carrick District Council has also indicated in a letter to the town council that full planning consent for the car park at Well Lane is virtually "in the bag" providing certain issues can be resolved.

Falmouth town councillors asked Mr Paul Kidwell Talbot to "come clean" over the regeneration of the town amid claims it was being blackmailed over the car park issue.

In a letter to the council he said: "I think it is important for us all to be aware of the absolute necessity for the development of the Well Lane/Grand Cinema site car park to bring about the eventual regeneration of Falmouth town centre.

50 new jobs at print firm

n A major expansion at a Penryn based printers could lead to 50 jobs being created.

Building work has already begun on two vacant factory units next to Century Litho on the Kernick Industrial Estate, where the company will be installing a new hi-tech web-offset machine to cater for their extra business.

Managing director David Tayler is delighted and enthusiastic about the expansion plans. He said the £3.5 million press would be installed and up and running by September.

Market Day revival proposed

The possibility of reviving Market Day in Penryn will be discussed by town traders when they meet in the Packet offices on July 17.

The suggestion comes from Carolin Coward who outlined her proposal in a letter to the town's chamber of commerce.

She has taken the idea from Mawnan Smith Craft Fortnight which displayed trader's goods in the village hall.

"Thursday was always Market Day in Penryn," she said. "Why not revive the idea and have stalls in the Temperance Hall?"

Party marks 50th anniversary

Past and present employees of Falmouth's Grove Hotel attended a party there to mark its 50th year in the hands of one family.

Until 1946 the building was a private residence and at one time was the home of the Port of Falmouth doctor - Dr Deacon.

It was taken over in May of that year by Jack and May Gibbons who converted it into the Grove Guest House. It later changed its name to The Grove Hotel. They ran it for 26 years until 1972 when it was handed over to their daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Peter Cork.