A while ago I blogged about the prospects for the new archive and records office for Cornwall and suggested that North and East Cornwall need not apply.
Well 36 applications were made, including excellent bids from the East. But the shortlist excludes these and has taken forward two bids from West Cornwall and one from mid-Cornwall - Hayle, Redruth and St Austell.
I asked a council officer about how people from North Cornwall would be able to use a centre in Hayle and was told "Hayle has a railway station, go by train." It seems that this officer had failed to take account of the fact that, although Hayle is pretty well served by public transport, North Cornwall has no stations and a poor bus network.
Best wishes to all three of the remaining bids, but this is another opportunity for investment in the East missed.