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Gwennap Parish Newsletter An Blu Lann-Wennap Derivadow Spring 2012 Issue 19 Serving Gwennap Parish Spring is in the air…. Welcome to the 19 th issue of the Newsletter and thanks for your continued suggestions and offerings – please keep them coming as we are only as good as our content and we need YOU to give us information on events and local issues. [email protected] Alan Blamey, Clerk 01872 864601 Your Parish Website – www.gwennap-parish.net 1 Receive this Newsletter by email and reduce the „green‟ burden – send an email with “News” in the Subject: box to [email protected] Deadline for articles for the Summer issue is 28 th May 2012 Devon and Cornwall Constabulary - CHANGE OF CONTACT NUMBER!! To contact your local Police station to report non-emergency incidents, all you now need to dial is 101 (15p flat call rate). The Rural Neighbourhood Team for our area can also be contacted by e-mail on [email protected] For emergencies, or offenders still at the scene, continue with 999 New Year’s Bank Holiday Walk The New Year walk attracted a group of 36 enthusiastic parishioners and several dogs. Despite the wet underfoot conditions, they enjoyed the three miles+ of local public rights of way. Along with the Clerk and some Councillors, walkers left the Cornish Arms in a circular route via Crowsmennegus, Bargus, Greensplatt and Lowertown, returning to the Cornish Arms for refreshment. Car Boot Sales are back!! Time to dig out the attic, garage or wherever you hoard those things you‟ll never want again. Time to meet up with friends you haven‟t seen since last year, have a cup of tea and pick up a bargain. Sunday April 1 st , Richard Jory Playing Field, Pulla Cross.

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  • Gwennap Parish Newsletter An Blu Lann-Wennap Derivadow

    Spring 2012 Issue 19

    Serving Gwennap Parish

    Spring is in the air…. Welcome to the 19th issue of the Newsletter and thanks for your continued suggestions and offerings – please keep them coming as we are only as good as our content and we need YOU to give us information on events and local issues.

    [email protected] Alan Blamey, Clerk 01872 864601

    Your Parish Website – www.gwennap-parish.net

    1

    Receive this Newsletter by email and reduce the „green‟ burden – send an email with “News” in the Subject: box to [email protected]

    Deadline for articles for the Summer issue is 28th May 2012

    Devon and Cornwall Constabulary - CHANGE OF CONTACT NUMBER!! To contact your local Police station to report non-emergency incidents, all you now need to dial is 101 (15p flat call rate). The Rural Neighbourhood Team for our area can also be contacted by e-mail on [email protected] For emergencies, or offenders still at the scene, continue with 999

    New Year’s Bank Holiday Walk The New Year walk attracted a group of 36 enthusiastic parishioners and several dogs. Despite the wet underfoot conditions, they enjoyed the three miles+ of local public rights of way. Along with the Clerk and some Councillors, walkers left the Cornish Arms in a circular route via Crowsmennegus, Bargus, Greensplatt and Lowertown, returning to the Cornish Arms for refreshment.

    Car Boot Sales are back!! Time to dig out the attic, garage or wherever you hoard those things you‟ll never want again. Time to meet up with friends you haven‟t seen since last year, have a cup of tea and pick up a bargain. Sunday April 1st, Richard Jory Playing Field, Pulla Cross.

    mailto:ennapcounci[email protected]:[email protected]

  • Diamond Jubilee 2

  • Frogpool-Cusgarne News 3

    Minister Revd. Peter Facer Tel: 01326 317427.

    Sunday Morning Services 10.45 a.m. Sunday School 10.45 a.m.

    Weekly Prayer & Fellowship Meetings are temporarily suspended.

    Coffee Mornings are held at the Church from 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. each month

    Thursday 29th March Thursday 26th April. Thursday 24th May. Thursday 28th June.

    Come and enjoy a cup of great coffee (or tea) and have a chat. Bring & Buy Stall.

    Frogpool‟s Easter Service‟s Maundy Thurs. 5th April 7.00 pm at Frogpool Good Friday 6th April 10.45 am at Ponsanooth

    Easter Sunday 8th April 10.45 led by Revd. P. Facer. Sunday School Anniversary 20th May led by Revd.

    A.Cowburn To which you are warmly invited, especially past scholars. Frogpool Methodist Sunday School Hall and Stable Room

    (including kitchen facilities) are available for hire. Enquiries to Mary Richards 01872 863143.

    Frogpool Cusgarne Football Club The season is now reaching its final months and the 1st Team are currently third in Division 3 whilst the 2nd Team are tenth in Division 5. The 1st Team are through to the semi-finals of the Russell Hall Cup and the 2ndTeam through to the third round of the Arthur Pearce Cup. The 1st Team have new kit provided by local sponsor LTC Group 87 (United Downs Industrial Park). The club are very grateful for their continued sponsorship. We are also grateful to Tim and Jane at the Cornish Arms for their after-match hospitality. We are always keen to welcome new members to the club as players or supporters, so if you are new to the parish and are looking for something to do on a Saturday afternoon, please join us at the Playing Field. Any form of sponsorship is also welcome! Contact Nick on 01209 216734 or 07968 136222 for more information. HOME fixtures for the coming months are as follows: Date Opponents Competition March 3rd Russell Hall Cup semi final 10th Wendron IV Division 5 31st Holmans Division 3 April 14th Carharrack Division 5 21st Ludgvan Division 5 28th St Ives Mariners Division 5 May 5th Lanner Division 3 12th Culdrose Division 3

    STOP PRESS !!! Next season (from September), Frogpool-Cusgarne Football

    Club will have an Under 12 youth team playing in the Kernow League.

    Their home matches will be played on Sunday mornings. More details of their training evenings in the next issue.

    Now here’s something from the past. Back in the 1960‟s, a regular feature was a Christmas party, held at Trevince for parishioners. Following the meal, entertainment was provided by the parishioners in the form of a pantomime. This old black & white photo (kindly provided by Vanessa Stone) isn‟t the best quality reproduction, but I am sure you will be able to identify some of those taking part. My best guess is : standing - Linda Stiles (now Sandercock), Wendy Dennis, ???, ???, Kenny Scoble, Howard Beauchamp, ??? rear seated : ???, Mrs Stiles front seated : ???, Betty Hooper, Annie Pill You may well know better!

    This old postcard view of Coombe, Cusgarne is undated, but the Mill is prominent and two small girls on the left of the photo are in dress from quite some time ago. (thanks to Freda Richards for the loan of the postcard)

  • Diary and General News - Frogpool 4

    Parish Diary for March, April, May and early June 2012

    MARCH

    9th Lenten Lunch 12 noon - 1.30pm Church Hall, Gwennap15th Parish Council Meeting, Parish Rooms, Playing Field 7pm 15th Horticultural Society talk on Lunar Gardeneing by John Harris - Church Hall 7.30pm16th Lenten Lunch 12 noon - 1.30pm at Parish Rooms, Playing Field, Pulla Cross

    23rd Lenten Lunch 12 noon - 1.30pm at Home Farm, Trevince

    25th CLOCKS GO FORWARD AN HOUR!!

    25th PARISH WALK - start at Playing Field, Pulla Cross 2.15pm27th Gwennap Ladies Guild 2.30pm Church Hall. Demonstration of Massage & Exercise for health.29th Frogpool Methodist Church Coffee Morning 10.30am - 11.30am at the Chapel

    APRIL 1st CAR BOOT SALE at the Richard Jory Playing Field, Pulla Cross1st Cross Country Mountain Biking at Wheal Miad Valley, United Downs - all day3rd W.I. meet at Frogpool Chapel. Talk by Sybilla Davis on Cross Stitch 7.30pm4th Hicks Mill Methodist Church Coffee Morning 10.30am - Noon8th Quiz at the Cornish Arms 7.30pm9th Cornish Arms Duck Race 11.00am12th Horticultural Society visit to Tregarthen Vean, Mylor Downs 2.30pm15th Car Boot Sale at the Richard Jory Playing Field, Pulla Cross17th Playing Field, Pulla Cross hosts Gwennap Church Coffee Morning 10 - 11.30am19th Horticultural Society talk "How to Grow Herbs" by Mike Stephens Church Hall 7.30pm19th Parish Council Meeting, Parish Rooms, Playing Field 7pm 24th Playing Field, Pulla Cross hosts Gwennap Church Coffee Morning 10 - 11.30am26th Frogpool Methodist Church Coffee Morning 10.30am - 11.30am at the Chapel

    28th Gwennap Music Festival, Gwennap Church all day

    MAY 1st W.I. meet at Frogpool Chapel. 7.30pm1st Playing Field, Pulla Cross hosts Gwennap Church Coffee Morning 10 - 11.30am2nd Hicks Mill Methodist Church Coffee Morning 10.30am - Noon6th Car Boot Sale at the Richard Jory Playing Field, Pulla Cross7th Gwennap Street Market 10am - 1pm8th Playing Field, Pulla Cross hosts Gwennap Church Coffee Morning 10 - 11.30am13th Motorcycle Show, Crofthandy Village Hall17th Horticultural Society visit to Penny Black's Garden, Morvorren, Treveyean, St Just 2.00pm17th Parish Council Meeting, Parish Rooms, Playing Field 7pm 20th Frogpool Methodist Church Sunday School Anniversary 20th Car Boot Sale at the Richard Jory Playing Field, Pulla Cross24th Frogpool Methodist Church Coffee Morning 10.30am - 11.30am at the Chapel29th Horticultural Society visit to Coleton Fishacre, Kingswear, Devon

    early JUNE

    2nd Diamond Jubilee Fete, Richard Jory Playing Field, 12 - 4pm3rd Car Boot Sale at the Richard Jory Playing Field, Pulla Cross6th Music for a Summer Evening at Gwennap Church, Nankersey Male Voice Choir 7.30pm6th Hicks Mill Methodist Church Coffee Morning 10.30am - Noon7th Horticultural Society visit to Poppy Garden Cottage, Ruan High Lanes morning visit 10.00am12th W.I. talk on the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Frogpool Chapel, 7.30pm13th Music for a Summer Evening at Gwennap Church, 8-in-a-Bar 7.30pm

    CUSGARNE-FROGPOOL WI The WI Inspiring Women

    When? First Tuesday of every month. Where? Frogpool Chapel Sunday Schoolroom. . Time? 7.30pm We can arrange a lift if transport is a problem. In March we celebrate our 40th Birthday. The first meetings were held in Cusgarne Primary School. Several founder members still attend regularly. We have a membership of 22 and would love to have more!! We are a friendly Group which warmly welcomes visitors to any of our meetings. Some are open to the menfolk! There is a wide programme of speakers and activities. In February we had a talk about Hearing Dogs for the Deaf welcoming Tammy and her dog Boots. In January we heard a concert by the Perranarworthal Hand bell ringers at the end of which we were able to have a go! Great fun! We are planning to launch two clubs to meet in the afternoons. One for Crafts, one for a Reading group. We are involved within the community, helping at Cusgarne School, the Community Fete and Gwennap Street Market. Our programme won the Goldsworthy Cup for the best one of the small WI groups. Our next meeting on April 3rd features Sybilla Davis on Cross Stitch. On June 12th we will have a talk about the Lost Gardens of Heligan The Cornwall County Federation, whose headquarters are in Threemilestone, organise a wide range of talks, courses and visits. Have a look at their web site www.cornwallwi.org.uk or visit the National website www.theWI.org.uk. WI - WI is an influential organisation which makes an impact locally, nationally and internationally.. Members receive the monthly "WI Life "magazine from NFWI. The WI launches various campaigns after being debated at the national AGM. Recently this included one to keep Libraries open. There is more to the I in WI ! Phone 01872 864367 Nina Cooper or 01872 870320 Sue McCrossan

    DROP IN ON US SOMETIME!!

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  • Gwennap news 5

    Saturday 28th April 2012

    At

    GWENNAP CHURCH

    Refreshments available in the Village Hall Parking available at Church gates and along the

    road beside the stream

    CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES: 20th April 2012

    Entry forms from Mrs J Grande 01209 821814 And Mrs C Stone

    01209 820883 Entry fee £3 per event

    Certificates with feedback and helpful comments will be awarded to all participants

    A PRIZE FOR BEST INSTRUMENTAL AND

    BEST VOCAL ON THE DAY

    GWENNAP MUSIC FESTIVAL 2012

    Saturday, 28th April

    EVENT ENTRY FORM Choral singing (under 12) [ ] Choral singing (open) [ ] Solo singing (under 12) [ ] Solo singing (open) [ ] Solo Musical instruments (under 12) [ ] Solo musical instruments (open) [ ] Group Musical instruments (under 12) [ ] Group Musical instruments/Quartets/Bands (open) [ ] Please tick the box alongside the category you wish to enter Name, address and phone number: AGE NEXT BIRTHDAY ( for under 12s)_______________ SCHOOL(if applicable)_________________ FEE £3 per entry enclosed [ ] (Cheques payable to Gwennap Parish Church) Please send entries by 20th April 2012 to: Mrs J Grande, Glebe Vale, Gwennap, Redruth TR16 6BD

    CARRICK OVER-50’S FORUM (COFF)

    What is it? Where is it? Why is it? The Forum was launched in April 2008 in response to a request from the Government that local authorities help establish and then support older people‟s forums. There are now about 60 in the South-West of England. The Forums were set up to challenge, raise awareness of issues affecting elders and help influence decision making. As the Forums have grown in number, so has the Membership to an impressive over 50,000. The grassroots (us) feed into the South-West Seniors Network which meets every two months and our findings go on up the line to national bodies and subsequently the ear of Ministers. COFF meets bi-monthly, alternating between the Greenlawns Hotel in Falmouth and the Carlton Hotel in Truro both of which have given us their support with “good deals”. A social half-hour where a buffet lunch is on offer starts proceedings at about 12 noon and then we launch into the business of the day followed usually by 2 speakers covering a wide range of topics, and finishing at 3.00. Every second Wednesday of the month those who wish meet, currently in the Planning Meeting Room of Circuit House in Truro (old Carrick offices) at 10.30 This is primarily a management and discussion group and the occasional speaker attends too. Transport is a never-ending concern and an issue which generates much heated debate but as buses in particular are a lifeline for many communities such as Gwennap Parish, Cornwall Council has been persuaded to support the bus network for the next two years at least. However, alarm bells are ringing as the free bus pass is under threat and the suggestion it should be means-tested. Should it or shouldn‟t it? What is ultimately going to happen to bus routes and services – not just the elderly affected? The other matter which is incensing all the Forums (Fora if you prefer!) is what is seen as the double insult to Britain‟s elderly. Grant Schapps, Housing Minister, (a youngish man!) wants Councils to help older people move into more “suitable accommodation” which could make a “life-changing difference” to them. Should older people be blamed for the scarcity of affordable housing or is it the economic conditions that make it difficult or impossible for younger people to obtain mortgages? If you would like to add to the debates, make a positive contribution to our Forum or just come for the lunch and companionship (we do collect you if you can‟t reach us any other way!) please get in touch with either David Wheeler on 01326 315305 or me on 01326 374279 email [email protected]

  • Gwennap News 6 GWENNAP CHURCH & GWENNAP NEWS

    Services at St Wennapa Church Sundays at 11.00 a.m. 1st and 3rd Sunday, Holy Communion B.C.P. 2nd Sunday All Age Worship 4th Sunday Matins 5th Sunday Holy Communion C.W. (B.C.P. Book of Common Prayer, C.W. – common Worship) Special Services for Lent and Easter Palm Sunday 1st April 11.00 am Family Worship with Christening. Good Friday 6th April 11.00 am Prayerful Morning Service Easter Day Sunday 8th April 11.00 am Holy Communion Gwennap Ladies Guild- meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month. Venue Church hall unless an outing has been arranged Tuesday March 27th Catherine Cox will be with us, demonstrating Massage and Exercises for our health. We have various events, talks, walks and outings during the year. Visitors are always most welcome. 01872 862670 for further details. Posters are put around the Parish to advertise special events. Frugal Lenten Lunches-have already begun and will continue each Friday in Lent at 12 noon - 1.30 pm in the Church Hall, except for Friday 16th March when the Lunch will be at Frogpool Playing Field Rooms. and Friday 23rd March when it will be held at Home Farm Trevince . Soup and Bread rolls, Cheese and Pickle or Chutney, Tea or Coffee are on the menu for £3.00 per head. We plan a Summer Supper on Friday June 22nd in the Church Hall and we shall join in the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations on June 2nd at Frogpool Playing Field .We also plan to have some Gardens open in Gwennap in June. Posters will be available with details nearer the time.

    WHAT’S ON IN GWENNAP Coffee Mornings in the Parish Rooms, Richard Jory Playing Field, Pulla Cross There will be a Coffee Morning every Tuesday 10 -11.30a.m. in the Parish Rooms starting on April 17th . This is an outreach initiative by the congregation of Gwennap Church, and we hope many of you in the area will join us, for coffee, tea and a chat. GWENNAP STREET MARKET This year the Street Market is on Monday 7th May 10a.m.- 1p.m. It takes place along the road between Gwennap Church car park and the B3298 to Carharrack. This has always been a very happy event, and we look forward to seeing many friends there. Those of you who have had a stall before will receive a letter soon. Any new stall holders are welcome. Contact Vanessa Stone 01209 820355 for details. MUSIC FOR A SUMMER EVENING We are delighted that Keith Hosking has returned to organise these popular concerts. He found that one year of retirement was enough! Thank you Keith!! Early dates: (full programme in next edition) WEDNESDAY- June 6th. Nankersey Male Voice Choir WEDNESDAY- June 13th. 8-in-a-Bar

    Perranwell General Stores and Post Office Convenient shopping and competitive prices open every day of the week • Wide range of grocery and freezer items • Newspapers and Magazines • Greetings Cards and high quality stationary items • Delicatessen counter offering superb homebaked gammon, joints, bacon and Cornish cheeses • Local farm fresh eggs • Fresh fruit and locally grown seasonable vegetables • Wines and spirits • Post office services – Monday to Friday and Saturday morning • National Lottery tickets

    Your local shop in the heart of Perranwell Village Open every day of the week. Shop: Monday to Saturday 7.30am to 6 pm: Sunday 8.30am to 12 noon

    Post Office: Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 5.30pm: Saturday 9am to 12.30pm Car parking available, fully licenced, Telephone 01872 863059

  • Crofthandy News 7 CROFTHANDY VILLAGE HALL

    As we anticipate spring, which is surely just around the corner, the Village Hall is still as busy as ever. Our new heating system has performed well through the winter and has exceeded expectations. We look forward to the coming events, the Annual Motorcycle Show on Sunday May 13th and we hope to squeeze a barbeque and a table top sale in sometime before this. A few words on the continuing development of our Hall and its grounds. Last year saw the planting of a horse chestnut tree to commemorate the 50th wedding anniversary of John Ford our caretaker and his wife Cherry. This will hopefully secure the future of our grandchildren‟s conkers! Also in the same green vein, it was suggested by the Committee that a Christmas tree be planted in the grounds to provide a focus to future festive services, so we now have a small but perfectly formed spruce in place! This year should see the addition of a patio. As soon as the weather improves for outside work to commence, we would like to complete this. Our hope is to avoid disruption to summer bookings. One change I must mention is our booking secretary Julie West is having a break. We would like to thank her for the hard work she has put in for us in this vital position. Julie still remains a hard working member of our Committee. To show you all just how hard she works on our behalf she has persuaded her husband Chris to step in to the Booking Secretaries job. This means the phone number for the bookings remains the same, that is 01209 822577 and we welcome Chris to the post. To keep up with events and dates please check the notice board at the Village Hall or give Chris a call. Steve Trelease

    Here‟s a letter from the Clerk of the Parish Council back in 1948, urging residents to get together and write to the Council in an attempt to improve their water supply. If you can‟t read it, it says: “can you get a number of ratepayers in the Crofthandy District to write me (as a body) stating that they use the streams at Crofthandy for domestic purpose, if they use any for Drinking, say so, I want this information at once”. He seemed as demanding as the current Clerk – but the current Clerk was only 6 month old, and living in Crofthandy! Thanks to the Crofthandy Village Hall Archives for providing the letter. More interesting bits to follow next time)

  • General Interest – Walkies !!! 8 Next Walk.

    The next Parish Walk will take place on Sunday 25th March 2.15pm starting from the Playing Field, Pulla Cross. Everyone is welcome, including dogs on leads. Slightly longer this time, 3.5 miles, but you‟ll have plenty of time as the clocks go forward the night before! The route will include some stiles, but they can be avoided . It will also take in some of the parish‟s „interesting‟ features, including sewage works, industrial estates and landfill site, and of course there will be the odd “sticky” spot, but not too many. Honest! Make the effort – we‟ll be pleased to see you. (01872 864601 for more details)

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    Country Tools, other Gardenalia and Period

    Fixtures and Fittings for the Home

    Great for continued use, display or as unique gifts

    www.tresambletrading.com News Spring 2012: Growing collection of vintage woodworking tools and hundreds of varied garden tools recently acquired! Attending lots of local events this year see

    Contact: website for more info

    Katie Penna South Tresamble Farm, Gwennap

    Visitors Welcome Tel: (01872) 863158

    (By Appointment Only) 07779430887

  • General Interest 9

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  • 10 General Interest

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    Renovation

    Refurbishment

    Landscaping

    Over 30 years experience

  • Mountain Bikes and Tree Wardens 11 Mountain Bike Event at United Downs !!! - 1st April

    This is certainly a „first‟ for this part of the country! Make the effort to see Cross Country Mountain Biking at its best. It‟s free, and very exciting. Event information - United Downs. In 2012, for the first time, Fully Sussed Mountain Bike Academy are hosting a day of cross country mountain bike racing at United Down on April 1st, in collaboration with Gwennap Parish Council and Cornwall Council. The emphasis in 2012 is on youth and female riders - we have scheduled a full day of activity for the under 14s, starting at 10-00 with a morning of skills trials followed by a short course cross country race in the afternoon. Scores from the morning and the afternoon will be combined to give an overall score for the day. Youth prizes are being provided by Shred, and there will be a special prize each round, awarded by LoveVelo.tv to the most improved young rider. We are delighted that Specialized, the world‟s largest bike company, are supplying all the prizes for the women‟s categories and again there will be a special prize, courtesy of Fine Fettle jewellery, for an outstanding performance. Fine Fettle will also be on hand exhibiting and selling custom made, bike themed jewellery. Prizes for the men‟s race categories come courtesy of Skinner‟s Brewery and Fat Spanner bike tools. The race lap will be around 5km in length; will use a variety of trails around United Down and Wheal Maid. There will be some highly technical challenges, but in each case there will be an easy option, and all obstacles will be roll-able. All the public rights of way will remain open, the race route may cross them but these will be well signposted and marshalled. There will be race categories for everyone from fun / novice riders to the elite. Riders will complete a number of laps depending on which category they enter, but can expect to be racing for between 75 minutes for the fun riders, to 2 hours for the elite. On hand we will have Ricci Bike Chain who will be offering technical support for the unfortunate and St John Ambulance for the even more unfortunate. Registration will be open from 0800, riders should come along and get their number before completing practice laps to familiarise themselves with the course. Come along and watch some of the region‟s finest racing talent and stars of the future, with mountain biking now an Olympic sport, you may even glimpse a future Olympian. Full event details are available at www.fullysussed.co.uk. For specific enquiries, contact [email protected]

    Gwennap Parish Tree Wardens The tree wardens have purely a voluntary role for the parish, they are: Ann Gazzard (contact Ann via [email protected] or 07808 393 874) Robert Cook (contact via [email protected] or 01872 870114) General Enquiries Since the previous newsletter the wardens have dealt with the following tree related enquiries. To check requirements of a formal planning request and advise accordingly for six sycamore trees on riverbank at Coombe to be felled. Advice given to parishioner in Frogpool relating to lopping of holly trees on boundary hedge and advice on making contact with boundary owner and Cornwall Council in case planning permission would be required. Great Trees of Gwennap The wardens are continually pursuing local trees of interest for adding to the Ancient Tree Hunt website. For more information on the Ancient Tree Hunt and trees recorded please see www.ancient-tree-hunt.org.uk. For any tree related advice or issues, please do not hesitate to contact the parish tree wardens who will do their best to help find information you require.

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  • Gwennap News and School News 12 CUSGARNE COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL SPRING 2012

    CONGRATULATIONS TO PUPILS AND STAFF FOR EXCELLENT SATS RESULTS WHICH PLACED THE SCHOOL IN JOINT SIXTH OUT OF THE TOP TWENTY IN THE LEAGUE TABLE FOR CORNWALL At Christmas, Class 3, helped by the rest of the school, performed a Nativity with a difference, at Gwennap Church. It was very well done and hugely enjoyable. A Christingle service was held there and a Carol Concert in Frogpool Chapel at which recorder groups played and children sang. Class 1 performed their lovely Nativity play in the school Hall. The school welcomed the Youth section of Camborne Band to a Carol Sing-a-long which raised money for the purchase of brass instruments for the children to learn. Three pupils have qualified in swimming in the Redruth Cluster to go on to the next level and four others have done so in Cross Country racing. The children have played football and netball matches against other schools. At the end of March children from Years 4, 5, 6, will spend three days in London, visiting the Houses of Parliament and the Olympic Stadium!! Lucky them! School Clubs continue. The knitters are making little chicks which will hold a creme egg. The Camera, Music, Recorder and Sports Clubs thrive as do Puzzle Club and a new Percussion Club begun by Mr Blizzard, a keen drummer. Time, before the deadline to submit this report, to mention the Spice Evening hosted by the school. Curry cooked by Daya with all the accompaniments was served to about a hundred guests. Some children in traditional dress enacted a Hindu wedding and dancing, followed by audience participation! Daya carried out the four Hindu workshops last term, with all the children and their work was displayed around the Hall. These, delicious food and informative presentations added to this multicultural community event. Finally, if you are an ex pupil of Cusgarne school please let the Head or staff know what you have achieved and what you are doing. They love to know. The latest news is of Harry Rimmer who has a place at Oxford University.

    Gwennap Horticultural Society Programme for 2012 March 15th Lunar Gardening - John Harris April 12th Visit to Tregarthen Vean, Mylor Downs – admission £3.50 April 19th How to grow Herbs - Mr Mike Stephens May 17th Visit to Penny Black‟s Garden, Morvorren, Treveyean, St.Just adm. £2.50 May 29th Visit to Coleton Fishacre – A National Trust Property &Garden nr. Kingswear,Devon. Free admission to N.Trust members, otherwise £7.80 adult, £3.90 child. June 7th Visit to Poppy Garden Cottage, Ruan High Lanes adm. £3 Morning visit June 16th Visit to Pat Roberts Garden, Chacewater, with tea & cakes 2pm – donations for “Help the Heroes” June 28th Visit to Long Hay, Treligga, Delabole adm. £3 2pm (limited numbers) July 19th to be announced August 30th Antidote to the Olympics – Visit to Brian and Heather Hiley‟s Garden 2pm September 13th Annual Dinner September 20th Autumn Bounty – Mr K Willcock October 18th Bulbs for all Seasons – Mr Tompsett November 15th Southern Hemisphere Plants – Clare Batten AGM/Annual Dinner/Meetings & Lectures are held at Gwennap Church Hall on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated. New members warmly welcomed. If you would like to join us on any visits, please either telephone our secretary on 01872 870320 or e-mail [email protected] and she will give you full details. President : Mrs Vanessa Stone 01209 820355 Chairman : Mr Brian Hiley 01872 862733 Vice Chairman : Mr David Knuckey 01209 820547 Treasurer : Mrs Liz Smith 01209 820455 Secretary : Mrs Susan McCrossan 01872 870320

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  • General Interest – Parish Council 13 ODDS ‘N ENDS

    Winter Competition result. Many thanks to all that entered the Post Box competition in the Winter edition. There were 8 correct entries, and following the parish walk on January 2nd, Jane Cole at the Cornish Arms drew winning entry from the hat. Rosemary Clinton from Trehaddle was the lucky winner of the champagne. The correct answers were: Crofthandy 2. Fernsplatt 3. Gwennap Churchtown 4. Burncoose 5. Frogpool Cornish Arms 6. Pulla Cross 7. Cusgarne Bridge Bus Services. Despite Cornwall Council assuring us that they have put extra funding towards local bus services, there are changes taking place on 1st April that will affect both ends of the parish. Western Greyhound is giving up certain routes but they are being taken over by “First”. Timetable changes are very likely.The „543‟ service from Truro – Camborne travels via Frogpool and Gwennap. The „540‟/‟542‟ service from Truro to Redruth goes through Crofthandy.At the time of printing this, the changes are not known.By the time you read this, the long awaited improvements to the bus route surface from Greensplatt to the Cornish Arms, Frogpool will have been carried out. Let‟s hope there is still a bus to use the road! SITA Household Amenity Site, United Another “uncertain” at the time of printing, but Cornwall Council were considering, amongst their savings „ideas‟, to keep the closing time of the Household Amenity Site to 4pm. Normally from April it would go on to 6pm. Lets hope they see sense, otherwise the lay-bys and gateways of the parish will be fly tipping hot spots. They are bad enough already. Parking at night Do you leave you car parked on an unlight road at night? Beware – last month on a particularly dark night in the parish, a cyclist with a basic light on his bike ran into a parked vehicle that he couldn‟t see. A parking light might save you from a nasty dent. Potholes & Fly Tipping Both these problems can be reported directly to Cornwall Council by visiting their website and typing in the heading. An on-line form will appear, fill it in and send it to them.The old fashioned method of telephoning them still works. 0300 1234222 for Potholes (and Mud/Debris), 0300 1234202 for Fly Tipping. They will require a decent description of where the problem is.

    LETTERS Dear Sir Re Clock Tower overlooking Wheal Maid at United Downs I am hoping that one of your readers is able to furnish me with some information regarding United Down‟s clock tower. As you and your readers undoubtedly know, the tower sits in a prominent position overlooking the mines and is clearly visible on the Crofthandy to United Downs road. I have often wondered why such a substantial structure was built to display the time to the workers in the valley; perhaps it was pride in the enterprise or vanity on the part of the mine‟s owners? I doubt that there are any photographs, but if one of your readers has an illustration or are able to provide an indication as to its likely design I would be fascinated to see them. I am also interested in what happened to the mechanism. My grandmother Nora Dunstan (nee Buzza) always said that the workings went to Wales, but I would be very interested if anyone could substantiate, or develop, this information. Thanking you in advance Nicholas Richards, Point Mills

    LETTERS A big “Thank You” for organising the Parish Walk over the New Year. It was really enjoyable meeting up with so many others from the parish – even the sun shone. Will there be another one? I hope so! J.F. Frogpool

    LETTERS On behalf of those in Crofthandy that regularly use the footway from Crofthandy to St Day Crossroads I would like to thank the Parish Council for arranging the clearing of vegetation and the sweeping of the road gutter. Within a day of my request to you, Cornwall Council were on site carrying out the work. It now looks as good as it ever has. Thank you. K.M. St Day

  • General Interest – Parish Council News 14 PARISH COUNCIL NEWS

    CAR BOOT SALES Start again on 1st April. 1st and 3rd Sundays from April – September. There are many reasons you should either bring your surplus to sell, or come along and browse. Here are just a few: Still one of the cheapest around, it‟s been £3.50 for a „Boot‟ for many years Sellers can spread their wares over a much larger patch than is normal at Boot Sales Free admission – we‟re pleased to see you! A good range of refreshments, again at realistic prices If you‟re local, it‟s an opportunity to meet up with faces you don‟t regularly see. Profits are ploughed back into the playing field. WHEAL MAID VALLEY New Historic Information Boards and smaller warning signs will be erected in the near future to enable the Parish Council to meet Environment Agency regulations. Along with our continuing ten-year Agreement with Natural England to manage the heathland to retain its ecological value, this will bring us to a “resting point” in terms of the valley (with the exception of the reinstatement works to be carried out on Taylor‟s Engine House.) What next? We would be interested in your views as to what should happen next in the valley. Should it be left as it is? Should some form of groundworks be undertaken, or more planting of approved vegetation? Something completely different? Let us know what you think. SITA LANDFILL SITE, UNITED An update from SITA on current work in progress: Lorry movements! Anyone on the routes into the Landfill Site will know what I‟m talking about. A continuous flow of lorries through Pulla Cross and Crofthandy, bringing soil cover for the now closed landfill area. In total, SITA need around 175,000 tonnes of material. They are currently approximately 41,000 tonnes short, and at an average of 10,000-12,000 tonnes per month, another 3 to 4 months should see the end. Over 6,000 trees have now been planted in and around the old landfill area. More to come. Those using bridleway 29 will know the Sparry Lane lagoon. Plans have been submitted for ecological enhancement and a Spring start is envisaged. In June, the final capping phases will start and should be complete by the year-end. FROGPOOL CEMETERY DOG BIN The Dog Bin at the start of the footpath alongside the cemetery has been changed to an all-purpose bin. Doggie bags are still okay to deposit in the new bin, but we now save £100 per year through not having Cornwall Council empty the Dog Bin. We incorporate the emptying with other general purpose bins in the parish. RUBBISH COLLECTION From 1st April, Cory has secured the Waste Contract from Cornwall Council for an eight year period. This could mean changes to collection days and recycling. Apparently every household should get details of the new arrangements before 1st April. GENERATOR. The Council are disposing of a generator that has given up the ghost. It might be useful for spares. It‟s a SUMO 2400w portable. All bids received by March 18th will be considered. E-mail to [email protected] or by letter to the Clerk.

  • General Interest THE CORNISH ARMS, FROGPOOL

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  • General Interest 16 BENSON’S

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