Penwith has 462 empty homes, according to statistics (2007) from the Empty Homes Agency. Properties owned by private landlords account for 409 and the rest are owned by housing associations. 239 have been empty for more than six months.
The agency says that Cornwall has a total of 6280 empty homes. ...more>
Friday, 21 November 2008
Wednesday, 19 November 2008
Monday, 17 November 2008
Out of season the beaches in St Ives are becoming canine latrines. But why should dog owners bother finding a more suitable place when there's the whole of Porthmeor available? Perhaps Penwith should erect notices reserving the use of the beaches for dogs and their owners, allowing the rest of us access only at certain times of day.
The footpath at the back of the Island needs urgent attention. After rain, several sections flood and become impassable because of rainwater or mud. So people climb onto the sides - quite risky on the seaward side -wearing them down and thus extending the area of mud. The other day I saw an elderly woman standing on the flooded path ankle deep in water and looking lost.
Posted by Roy at 18:39