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Bob Egerton has been the Cornwall Councillor for the Probus Division since the first elections to Cornwall Council in June 2009. On 2 May 2013, Bob was re-elected for the renamed Probus, Tregony and Grampound Division and was re-elected again in May 2017.

In June 2017, Bob was appointed to the Cabinet of the Council as the portfolio holder for Culture, Economy and Planning. Bob resigned from this position in April 2020 and resigned from the Independent group in July 2020. In August 2020, he joined the newly formed Independent Alliance group.

Bob's term of office comes to an end in May 2021 when elections will be held again for Cornwall Council. These elections will be contested on new boundaries and there will be 87 seats, a reduction from the 123 seats on the Council prior to May 2021. Bob will not be standing at these elections for Cornwall Council.

This website provides information about Bob's work as a councillor. If you would like to contact Bob, write, phone or email: Trevillick House, Fore Street, Grampound, Truro TR2 4RS
Tel: 07785 748844 • Email:

This website has been created by a program that is no longer compatible with the latest system software. As from 1 March 2021, this website will no longer be updated. However, it will be left online for several months as a source of information. As from 1 March, Bob's new website can be found at

Website promoted, published and printed by Bob Egerton, Trevillick House, Grampound TR2 4RS

New website from
1 March 2021

Resignation from Cabinet

Bob resigned from the Cabinet in April 2020. For latest news:

Read more

Cormac incident: details of independent inquiry announced

The Leader of Cornwall Council has agreed with political group leaders that an independent inquiry will be set up into the Cormac health and safety incident.

Read more

Budget and council tax 2021/22

Cabinet put forward its budget and council tax proposals for 2021/22. The proposals will be considered by Full Council on 23 February.

Read more

Bus timetables

Some of the bus times on the 50 and 51 routes have been changed by 5-10 minutes. This affects the services through Tregony and Probus.

See Buses for latest timetables.

Planning applications of interest

Some planning applications of interest have been submitted to Cornwall Council:

Pydar site in Truro, will be considered by Strategic Planning Committee on 4 February, read more

Langarth Garden Village, all embracing planning application for the whole site, will be considered later in the year, read more

Wainhomes Probus phase 2, reserved matters application for 55 houses following the grant of outline permission in March 2020, read more

Grampound Village Store, application for extension of 10 years for the community shop, read more

Do you need a helping hand?

Cornwall Council offers a wide range of useful services for residents in need of a little extra help and support – perhaps due to frailty, ill health, low income or insecure housing. To make it easier to find out what is available, they are grouped on our website at CC helping hand

Do you need someone to talk to?

If you are being bullied, or you are feeling insecure and mentally not well, or you are struggling with alcohol or drugs issues, or just need someone to talk to in confidence, there is a number of organisations that can help.

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Mental Health Response Line Everymindmatters

Operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
0800 038 5300
or website



The Samaritans samaritanslogocropped

Telephone anytime day or night free of charge on 116 123



The mental health charity

Telephone 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday
0300 123 3393
or Mind website



Telephone anytime day or night
free of charge on 0800 1111

Anonymous online help for young people at


Rehab for alcoholism

Help for those with alcohol issues at
Rehab for Alcoholism
or telephone 0800 111 4108


Talk to Frank

Help for those with drugs issues at
or telephone 0300 123 6600


Seeds Cornwall

For victims of domestic abuse, help is available
at Seeds Cornwall



Addiction Helper Addictionhelper

Free help for anyone affected by addiction with advice on both NHS & private drug and alcohol treatment options at Addiction Helper

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Waste collections

For general information on waste and recycling, see Cornwall Council website

Not sure when your waste is due for collection?

Go to the My Area page of the Cornwall Council website. Here, you can put in your postcode and address. It will tell you information relevant to your address including when your black bag waste and recycling collections are due.

Do you need more recycling bags or the box?

Go to my waste and recycling request and tell me what you need. They will be delivered to you within a few days.

Would you like to purchase a seagull proof sack to protect your black bags from attack by animals?

You can purchase a seagull proof sack for £3.50 from most One Stop Shops or, if you would like me to deliver one to you, complete the waste and recycling request.

Garden waste: would you like to subscribe to the garden waste collection system or renew the subscription that you already have?

Go to the Cornwall Council garden waste order page to order online.

Missed collections

If your waste has not been collected when it should have been, you can report it via the Cornwall Council website missed collections page. If the problem is not rectified or it happens more than once, please let me know.

Is there anything else that you would like to report?

Cornwall Council has a web page where you can report a number of issues that you think the council needs to know about, see Report It!

Planning applications

Would you like to see what planning applications there are in your area?

All planning applications are published online on the Cornwall Council Planning Portal. Follow the link to search for applications. You can make comments on applications, but will have to register with the system first.

Do you want to report what you think is a breach of planning?

If so, please first look at the guidance to planning enforcement

Cornwall Council interactive mapping

Available from the Cornwall Council website is a map of Cornwall that contains a wealth of information about the county. It can be accessed from any web browser at Cornwall Council online map.

Electoral register

Are you unsure whether or not you are on the electoral register?

Just because you are registered to pay council tax does not necessarily mean that you are on the electoral register.

Phone Cornwall Council Electoral Services on 0300 1231 115 to check if you are on the register. You can download a form to apply to be on the register; or you can register online.

Feeling the pinch? Difficulty in paying council tax? Unsure about benefits entitlements?

Cornwall Council has guidance for those residents who are struggling financially. See Feeling the pinch?

There is also a very good guide to the various benefits that may be available at Benefits guidance.

Police crime map

Devon and Cornwall Police website with data on crimes in parishes.

Any problems with this website?

Is there anything that you would find useful that is not on this website? Have you found any mistakes on this site? Are any of the links on the site not working?

Please email me with any comments that you have to

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