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.

Rabbit control at United Mines Landfill

In order to protect the public, we will close the gates to the permissive routes from 16:30 hrs on Wednesday 10th April. The gates will be locked and a sign placed to inform the public that there is live shooting. We would ask the parish and the public to adhere to these restrictions in the interests of their own safety. The access gates will be re-opened at 08:00hrs on Thursday 11th April.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

SUEZ Recycling and recovery UK

Volunteer Cornwall Stroke Befrienders Service

Have you or someone you know had a stroke? Volunteer Cornwall are looking for volunteers to help recent stroke patients in their recovery journey. Stroke Befriending volunteers meet with other stroke patients on a regular basis and offer support and encouragement. We have found this can really help mental well-being and build confidence, and make people feel less isolated and more connected to their community. Volunteers can visit people in person, or keep in touch over the phone. Volunteers are supported every step of the way and expenses are refunded.

If you’re a friendly, kind, patient individual please get in touch to find out more about becoming a Stroke Befriending volunteer. You can visit www.volunteercornwall.org.uk/how-we-help/health-social-care/stroke-befriending-service, call 01872 266997 or email Jenny Wilkins at jennywilkins@volunteercornwall.org.uk

You do not have to have had a stroke to volunteer for this service.

Volunteer Cornwall, Stroke Befriending Service, 01872 266997

Redruth and Camborne Community Photography Social

Join us with your camera phone, tablet or device to develop your digital photography skills.

• Take a weekly photographic challenge and get out on location.

• Exhibit your work at a ‘Smartline digital snappers’ event.

We will look at how to –

Share digitally Exposure Composition Black and white Edit, select and adjust photographs – Improve your health and well-being with your smartphone or device

• Get active and learn something new with smart technology

• Make connections with people, places and yourself

• Rediscover and observe your surroundings afresh 9.30-12.30 AM Heartlands 24th April 2019 for 8 weeks. To sign up for the project call Ruth 07800586315