The Chacewater and Devoran Surgeries would like to inform patients that they will be providing a Flu vaccination service but have yet to confirm all of the details of how and when these will happen.

Once they have finalised their plans they will be notifying patients.

Please keep checking our website for further details.

United Downs Deep Geothermal Power – PROJECT UPDATE

UDDGP Final Testing Phase – Week Ending Friday 7th August.
It has been a very busy June, July and start to August at the UDDGP site despite the difficulties of managing social distancing and COVID related delays. This culminated in around 9 days of testing in order to better understand the geology and temperature of the deep well.

We would like to reiterate our appreciation and thanks to the local communities who have supported us throughout. We are disappointed that we cannot have public Drop-In sessions for you to see what is going on and talk to the team, we hope this update will answer some of the questions you may have.

The recent announcement regarding the governments “Getting Building” initiative, which the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP announced on 4th August has raised some question about the UDDGP project and its objectives. The aim of the UDDGP project has always been to prove that geothermal power can be produced in Cornwall and this is still our
primary focus, however, GEL is more than happy to undertake a trial of lithium extraction technology at the United Downs site using the geothermal brine. This is a great opportunity for Cornwall to be at the forefront of cutting-edge research, leading the way not only in the UK but Europe. This trial will not happen for some time as expert consultation
and planning will be needed. This news has travelled fast and we are pleased that our project will be featured on BBC Countryfile. More details will be posted on our social media.

Geothermal Testing Results
During the first stage of our final testing phase we successfully retrieved a number of good quality core samples from between 4 and 5km depths in the production well, which have now been sent away for analysis. This was part of a suit of geology tests, all of which will give the team vital information about the Porthtowan Fault zone and the geothermal
reservoir in general. We were also able to measure the temperature in the deep well, which was 188C, more than sufficient to produce electricity, which is the purpose of the ERDF and Cornwall Council funding. GEL collected a lot of data as well as sending brine (geothermal fluid) and the core samples away for analysis. Many people have asked for these results via our social media, but it is going to take some time to properly analyse the results in a number of laboratories.

Geothermal testing next steps
There will be a second short phase of testing around mid-September (COVID permitting). This will focus on flow testing the deep well (water production and water injection). We will issue another project update in a couple of week’s time with more details.

GEL Website
We have been working hard in the background creating a new website for GEL that includes information about our geothermal projects instead of having separate ones. We are just making the final finishing touches and it will be launched as soon as possible. The launch will be announced on our social media (details below).

If you have any questions regarding the above information, do not hesitate to contact us.
Thank you
Dr Ryan Law
Managing Director
Geothermal Engineering Ltd

A warm welcome to our new Parish Councillor

Cllr. James Beer

James was born in Truro and attended Bosvigo Primary followed by Truro School. He left Cornwall for further education and, after obtaining a degree and teaching qualification, spent his working career as a teacher in Hertfordshire.

James retired in 2010 and returned ‘home’ in 2014 with his wife and they bought a property in Pink Moors. They are both practising members of the 8 Saints Cluster, worshipping at St Pauls Church, Chacewater, and are members of the ‘Open the Book’ team.

James is the dedicated co-ordinator of the St Day speedwatch initiative and a co-opted governor at St Day and Carharrack School. He is a keen vegetable gardener and enjoys reading crime fiction. James also watches live and televised sport, particularly rugby, which he played for many years.

James has excellent communication skills and will represent local views and opinions, together with building strong relationships with local people to encourage them to engage with the parish council.

We look forward to James’ participation in the parish council, in bringing about change, whilst maintaining the distinctiveness of the village and surrounding area – making a positive and useful contribution to the further improvements in the village, its environment, facilities and for the residents.

St Day Parish Council has a vacancy for a Parish Councillor

If you would like to put something back into St Day and wish to be considered for the above position, please apply in writing to:

Sarah Moore (Clerk to St Day Parish Council)

Chytek, Mount Carbis Road, Redruth, TR15 2LD  – or by email to

Please include a short CV and statement, with your application.

Applications should be received by Thursday 16th July, 2020 to be considered by the Parish Council thereafter.

You don’t need to give up lots of time, just be prepared to get involved in your local community. The Parish Council generally only meet once each month – on the second Monday evening – with no meeting in August.

If you require further information please contact the Clerk on 07826 856262 or at


We are pleased to announce that we will be reopening Devoran Surgery from 08:30 – 13:00 Monday – Friday with effect from Monday, 13 th July

The surgery will be open for prescription collections and for pre-booked appointments only.

To minimise footfall in the surgery please still phone the normal number 01872 562200 for enquiries, test results or to book an appointment. Please do not try and call into the surgery as we will be unable to help you with these requests.

All patients who previously collected their medication from Devoran will now be able to do so for any orders placed after 4.30pm Thursday, 9th July.


Saturday 29th August CLOSED

Sunday 30th August CLOSED

Monday 31st August CLOSED

In a medical emergency, please dial 999

If you require any medical advice please telephone 111 (NHS 111) and you will speak to the National Out of Hours service

Consultation on Draft Adult Social Care Charging Policy

In early March, agreement was reached at the Health and Adult Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee for a new adult social care charging policy to be developed.

Cornwall Council are now ready to launch a consultation period for the draft policy which has been developed in partnership with Healthwatch Cornwall and other voluntary and community groups.

It is imperative that Cornwall Council get resident’s views on this policy. At the moment there is a lot of confusion around how adult social care is paid for, with many people assuming that, like the National Health Service, care and support is free of charge. Unfortunately though, unless you qualify for financial assistance people will have to pay towards their care.

You will be able to feedback online, via telephone or by post. Cornwall Council are also currently monitoring the situation on social distancing and the current lock-down measures and hope to have some face-to-face sessions in August, so long as it is safe to do so. They are also planning some live online engagement sessions throughout July.

Please share information on this, making sure as many of our residents as possible have the opportunity to have their say.

More information is available on the council’s website: