St Day Picnic in the Park

Saturday 6th July at St Day Rugby Field – From 1pm

Parks and green spaces are proven to help people stay physically and mentally well. They are an important tool to drive social unity, combat loneliness and build community spirit. But parks and green spaces are all too easily taken for granted. Once they are lost, they are lost forever. Therefore, this year St Day will be joining Fields in Trust, in celebrating its local parks and green spaces.

Fields in Trust was founded in 1925 and eighty five years ago, in 1934, the first ‘Playing Fields Day’ was held. Each year on the first Saturday in July, communities across the UK champion their local parks and green spaces with ‘Have a Field Day’; St Day indeed are having a field day and will be enjoying a picnic in the park, on Saturday 6th July along with thousands of others across the country, in their local green spaces.

St Day Parish Council are working with local residents to embrace the event and add another dimension to the day. There will be a ‘St Day Bake-off’ in the morning – with cakes to be judged in various categories, including a bug theme for best decorated, and tastes of the 1930’s, in keeping with the first Playing Fields Day, in 1934.

Weather permitting, the picnic will commence at 1pm in the St Day Rugby field, Tolgullow, with a warm invitation to families and friends – not just from St Day – to attend. Again, to commemorate the first Playing Fields Day, there will be a nostalgic theme, with games and activities to suit.  Bring a blanket, your picnic, your kite, your voice – songs will be sung!

For more information on the event, please contact Sarah Moore (St Day Parish Clerk – at stdaypc@gmail.com ) or Rebecca Ryder (Vice Chair – at rebecca.ryder@stday.org.uk). You can find the event on Facebook – Look for St Day Picnic in the Park.

Kernow Carers Service

You may help take care of a loved one, neighbour or friend, without
looking upon yourself as a carer. Kernow Carers Service recognises
your contribution and commitment and would like to offer you
support through our Carers Forums which are held throughout
Cornwall.
As well as meeting with others in similar situations, you will have an
opportunity to raise any issues you may have in regard to your
caring role.
You will be warmly welcomed at the meetings, so please come
along and find out about the advice and help available to you.

The next meeting of the Camborne & Redruth Carers Forum
will be held at Camborne Community Centre, South Terrace, Camborne TR14 8SU

Tuesday 4 June from 1.30pm to 3.30pm

For further information please contact: Chris Perry, Forum Administrator

Cornwall Rural Community Charity, 2 Princes Street, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2ES
Telephone: 01872 243530 or e-mail: chris.perry@cornwallrcc.org.uk

St Day in Bloom

Competition rules:

  • Only window boxes, hanging baskets and patio tubs will be considered
  • All displays must be visible from the public road
  • Displays must not impede movement on the road or pavements
  • Gardens will not be considered
  • The judges’ decision is final

Entry is free. The entry forms are available from St Day Post Office Judging will be during the week beginning 8th July 2019.

1st Prize – £30.00 2nd Prize – £20.00 3rd Prize – £10.00

Collective Arts Theatre Company with Be Happy & Shine

Parent and Child Drama workshop and Well-Being Session – 10 weeks trial

Wednesdays at St Day and Carharrack School
3.15pm – 5.15pm. Creative and fun family drama
workshop with a well-being session included.

A great opportunity for you and your child to do an activity together, have fun and feel good.

For further information please contact:- www.collectivearts.org.uk/contact or St Day & Carharrack School 01209 820456

Funded by FEAST with an additional £1 per person, payable on the day

Police Surgery in St Day Community Centre

Tuesday 21st May – 11am – 12pm
(Briony’s Coffee Morning)

If you have any issues to discuss, or questions for the local police; PCSO Shaun Harvey will be attending the coffee morning in a community role.

It is also a good opportunity to obtain advice on many issues – including ASB, fraud and cyber protection.

Please do come along and have a chat; if this opportunity is utilised, we may be able to ask for a further evening session.

Unity Wood – Presentation

Unity Wood located on the southwest side of Chacewater Parish, is currently being subject to coppicing and many walkers / other visitors have been quite alarmed at what appears to be very drastic tree felling and clearing in large areas. This woodland, consisting mainly of oak, is owned and managed by the Tregothnan Estate and the coppicing itself has been brought to the attention of Chacewater Parish Council as well as their neighbouring parishes in Gwennap and St. Day.  The woodland routes are enjoyed and appreciated by local walkers, cyclists and other users as well as visitors to the area which is something recognised by Tregothnan as is their awareness for the protection of natural fauna and wildlife. New trees will be planted during the coppicing period.

In response to a number of concerns raised by the public, Mr Andrew Jarvis CEO at Tregothnan in conjunction with Mr Herron their forestry manager, have kindly offered to give a presentation on what and why this extent of coppicing is required.

Parishioners from Chacewater, Gwennap and St. Day  are welcome to attend a brief presentation at 10am on Tuesday 7th May at the Village Hall in Chacewater.


Helford River Children’s Sailing Trust – Notice of Open Day

Helford River Children’s Sailing Trust has been awarded substantial funding from the Coastal Communities Fund and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, enabling work to begin on its exciting project to transform 26 acres of disused quarry at Trevassack on The Lizard into a National Centre of Excellence for Watersports for ALL, opening in Spring 2021.

HRCST is holding a public Open Day at Trevassack Lake on Sunday 19 May from 10am-4pm with FREE activities and the opportunity to find out more about our plans. 

The FREE activities on offer will be kayaking, paddleboarding and accompanied sailing on the lake with our RYA-qualified Sailing Instructors. There’ll be a designated area for swimming too.

The Trust will also provide sailing trips on adapted Hansa sailing dinghies and sit-on-top kayaks which will launch from a newly installed pontoon. If you would like to take part in activities and have additional needs, please contact us in advance on 07555 785102 or email using the Contact Us option below so we can discuss your requirements.

Anyone attending will also be able to try out our brand-new, wheelchair-accessible Floating Classroom, which is generously supported by the Mark Benevolent Fund. The Floating Classroom holds groups of up to 15 people, including 3 wheelchair users and will be used for outdoor learning on the lake.

Helford Hog Roasts will be catering on the day with all income raised going to HRCST. Off Road Coffee will be selling hot drinks and cakes. You can also bring a picnic.

HRCST will provide buoyancy aids for all watersports activities but please bring a wetsuit or old clothes and a waterproof jacket.

Car parking onsite and overspill parking arrangements will be in place on the day. Access to the lakeside is via a single-track road. If you have mobility issues and would prefer to arrange a drop-off at the lakeside, please contact us on 07555 785102 or email using the Contact Us option below.

Trevassack Lake is just south of Garras, off the St Keverne road (B3293) and the postcode is TR12 6LH.