Firemen plan fight to save tender

THE Fire Brigade Union are to vigorously fight against losing an emergency tender in Falmouth.

Fears that it would lead to job losses, possible downgrading of the station to day time only and considerable fire fighting problems have been expressed by local officers.

Already Carrick council have expressed their concern to the county council about the plan and have suggested the three emergency tenders now in the county should be replaced with three rescue-chemical appliances, one being based at Falmouth.

Fire chiefs do not agree although they could have a battle on their hands.

Mr Ned Bailey, the Fire Brigade Union branch secretary at Falmouth, said the emergency tender at Falmouth provided equipment that no other vehicle had on board. It included heavy crash rescue equipment for use in air crashes, any huge problem at Falmouth docks, a serious road traffic accident or a train incident.

He feared the taking away of the tender from Falmouth leaving just one in Camborne and another in Bodmin to cover would be wrong.

The nearest tender offering such back-up was Exeter, he said.

'Eyesores' removed from headland

BULLDOZERS have moved in to raze the old Ministry of Defence building and concrete plinth at Pendennis headland in Falmouth, as part of a series of improvements planned for the area.

The project, part of a derelict land reclamation scheme being carried out by Carrick District Council, sees the last of the concrete eyesores on the outlying 'Hornworks' being removed.

The scheme, designed by Carrick in association with the Dodman to Fal Estuary Countryside Service and funded by English Partnerships, is the first step towards a major joint initiative to improve the popular headland for public enjoyment.

Golf range rejected by Kerrier planners

A GOLF driving range planned for Menehay, Bickland Water Road, Budock, has not met with approval by Kerrier planners.

The site on the outskirts of Falmouth would be in a single field and has already been the subject of site meetings and considerable discussion by parish, town and district councils.

Carrick Council at first refused the application but their policy committee resolved to grant it – but as it was contrary to policy full council has to agree.

Next week Kerrier planning committee will be asked to endorse the recommendation for refusal.