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

Poldice Valley Equine and Events Arena is delighted to be hosting a Richard Maxwell demonstration on the evening of 9 th April.

Demonstrations like this are a fantastic way for folks to get together and share their passion for equine training. In addition to being productive and cost effective, demos are sociable and great fun, offering insights into groundwork and ridden issues.
Demonstrations may incorporate the use of a round pen, trailer or other spooky demon! Typically, two or three horses are selected from a previously volunteered list to provide a balanced spread of issues for the demo topic.
Richard’s philosophy is that “a horse that performs with a happy and willing mind is a safer and much more enjoyable horse to be around. I take inspiration from many people and never stop learning! I’m always seeking something new to disseminate through my clinics and ensure my methods are easy for riders and owners to maintain daily in order to continually improve the relationship with their horses”…
Based in Suffolk, Richard travels the UK (and abroad) teaching proven solutions to horse and pony owners of all levels and ambitions. Some would simply like to lead their youngster without being dragged through the muck heap, others need answers for issues under saddle, and competitors learn techniques which can maximise well-being and performance.
Horses were an early interest and Richard starting riding aged nine before owning his first pony at the age of eleven. His love of all things equestrian remained through his first few years in the army, until he transferred to The Household Cavalry Regiment and swapped growling tanks for gleaming Cavalry Blacks! He became a Riding Instructor, training Life Guards subalterns and backing the young horses coming over from Ireland. During this time, Monty Roberts came to prominence and this provided Richard’s introduction to natural horsemanship.
As Richard studied, adapted and incorporated the best of both natural and traditional methods of horsemanship, it quickly became evident to him that where a horse’s behaviour changes, pain is often the catalyst. “I don’t think a horse wakes up one morning and decides he’s had enough – there has to be more to it” Richard’s explains, a sentiment that saw him begin considering a horse from a “physical first” approach. This decision connected Richard with Andy Andrews and Jim Masterson, later forming the foundation to Richard’s Bodywork Courses.
We’ve all met a horse we think should feel better! Bodywork is the process of releasing tension and engaging our horse. It encourages them to seek active participation, rather than simply tolerating procedures being applied. Richard is an accredited Masterson Method TM practitioner.
Poldice Valley is a purpose-built competition and training facility set in a quiet village in a lovely part of West Cornwall 8 miles from Truro and Falmouth.. The site is idyllic and combines both superb facilities with a tranquil and relaxed setting. Re-opened under new management after a four year wait the indoor arena is 61m x 21m with a TurfFloat surface, a large Viewing Galley and 2 Judges’ boxes.
Karen Trezise, the owner, is herself an experienced horsewoman who has competed both Nationally and Internationally. She offers training herself and clinics run by many other professional trainers like Richard. She also runs regular competitions as well as making the facility available to local Pony and Riding clubs to host their own competitions and has also had dog agility groups and rugby clubs making use of the arena during the winter months.
Tickets for the event are £25.00