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Do the residents of Cornwall believe they are the only ones who are being priced out of the housing market?

 

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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag The Democratic Republic of Kent 12 May 22 8.15am Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

My wife is from Cornwall, just outside of Truro to be more accurate.

I can confirm that it is 'Hot Fuzz-esque' for anyone who has seen the film.

I have on more than one occasion been assumed to be from Essex (I'm inclined to believe that's because of 'The Only Way Is Essex' being a close match to my 'accent' although I was shocked they had television down there) and yes have oft answered the question 'What's London like???'. It is fun completely making up insane anecdotes just for your own amusement.

It does seem like a world within a world down there, they are a bit different, but I have to say although I miss the city it is quite lovely, countrysides, the people and that feeling that creeps in to you of "I think I might start working part time".

 


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View Matov's Profile Matov Flag 12 May 22 8.31am Send a Private Message to Matov Add Matov as a friend

I suspect that the contrast between the wealthy second home owners and the locals in terms of almost everything is probably far greater than in any other part of the country. With Cornwall in particular seeming to have a local populace who are more tribal than most.

I can recollect once reading that Cornwall was perhaps more akin to Sicily than Sussex in terms of culture.

Not been down to that part of the world for a long time and cannot envisage that changing anytime soon but even on a recent trip to Bristol to do a Uni inspection with one of my kids, it had a very distinct vibe that was different to both London and even the wider SE.

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View Hrolf The Ganger's Profile Hrolf The Ganger Flag 12 May 22 9.34am Send a Private Message to Hrolf The Ganger Add Hrolf The Ganger as a friend

Originally posted by Matov

I suspect that the contrast between the wealthy second home owners and the locals in terms of almost everything is probably far greater than in any other part of the country. With Cornwall in particular seeming to have a local populace who are more tribal than most.

I can recollect once reading that Cornwall was perhaps more akin to Sicily than Sussex in terms of culture.

Not been down to that part of the world for a long time and cannot envisage that changing anytime soon but even on a recent trip to Bristol to do a Uni inspection with one of my kids, it had a very distinct vibe that was different to both London and even the wider SE.

Edited by Matov (12 May 2022 8.44am)

It is quite ridiculous for the Cornish to claim some sort of separate racial purity, since the Cornish have spread all over Britain and the Commonwealth.

I have a load of Cornish and Devonish genes, as do many others. I am related to the Pascoes and Nancarrows of Cornwall and it doesn't get more Cornish than that. Some down there think your family has to have stayed there forever to qualify.

I have always found the people of St Ives very friendly, but then I haven't bought a house there. I'd move to the West, but I'm the only member of my immediate family who thinks it's a good idea.

 

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View stuckinbristol's Profile stuckinbristol Flag In the woodwork. 12 May 22 10.21am Send a Private Message to stuckinbristol Add stuckinbristol as a friend

But St Ives Town Council has claimed this is no longer sustainable as the cost of running the facilities is 135,000, which has been worsened by several instances of vandalism requiring repair work.

Do they think the vandalism is caused by the second home owners and tourists?
I can imagine they need to look a little closer to home.

 

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View mezzer's Profile mezzer Flag Main Stand, Block F, Row 20 seat 1... 12 May 22 10.58am Send a Private Message to mezzer Add mezzer as a friend

Bit hypocritical of them really, seeing as they are named after a visitor to the place.

Depending upon your chosen source, she was either an Irish Saint arriving in the 5th Century, or a French Saint who is also the patron saint of lawyers!

Could explain why they're getting a bit legal-ly.

 


Living down here does have some advantages. At least you can see them cry.

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View monkey's Profile monkey Flag Sittingbourne,Kent/Made in Bromley 12 May 22 11.04am Send a Private Message to monkey Add monkey as a friend

Lovely part of the world, my uncle used to live in Carbis Bay, were down there next month, Id quite happily move down there myself but the wife wont leave her parents

 

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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 12 May 22 2.11pm Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

culturally & linguistically Cornwall should really be part of Wales.

rumours of King Arthur being connected to Tintagel ... often overshadowing his Welsh pedigree. Luther Pendragon....'head of a dragon' a Welsh nobleman.

Also, Britanny is culturally close. And has the same problem of Wealthy Parisians buying up all their houses.

 


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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Online Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 12 May 22 3.41pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

I think they should ban second or holiday homes during a housing crisis. I don't really give a f*** for the rich boring Germans/Dutch wanting two weeks in the country denying a family a home. I'm not quite sure exactly how they can differentiate between local people and others though. Discrimination law will overturn this anyway, the council is making a point.

 


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View martin2412's Profile martin2412 Flag The Big Wide World 12 May 22 4.10pm Send a Private Message to martin2412 Add martin2412 as a friend

If tourists start shi-tting outside the town hall, that might make them change their minds.

 

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Originally posted by ASCPFC

I think they should ban second or holiday homes during a housing crisis. I don't really give a f*** for the rich boring Germans/Dutch wanting two weeks in the country denying a family a home. I'm not quite sure exactly how they can differentiate between local people and others though. Discrimination law will overturn this anyway, the council is making a point.

I dont think they can. In reality what is happening is the rich are migrating outwards. Permanently working from home with the occasional commute to the office will mean the quiet rural areas will become the sought after locations.

Not sure they will like it but it might be worth mentioning to those who can no longer afford to live in Cornwall, they should consider moving to the London suburbs where pretty soon it will be a slum and affordable.

All change please!

 

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View BlueJay's Profile BlueJay Flag UK 12 May 22 4.23pm Send a Private Message to BlueJay Add BlueJay as a friend

Originally posted by ASCPFC

I think they should ban second or holiday homes during a housing crisis. I don't really give a f*** for the rich boring Germans/Dutch wanting two weeks in the country denying a family a home. I'm not quite sure exactly how they can differentiate between local people and others though. Discrimination law will overturn this anyway, the council is making a point.

I agree. A government should have priorities... and I don't mean their own.

 

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