April and May News from Coverack 

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Coverack Car Park

A Certificate of Lawfulness was granted to Miss Bowers on 28th April 2016.

See Planning Documents

These include a three page "Decision Notice" and

a seventeen page "Delegated Officer Report" giving reasons for the decision.

Coverack Car Park

Extract from the "Decision Notice"

"...........the top tier of the land known as North Corner Car Park, Coverack, has been used for the stationing of caravans for residential purposes for a continuous period, without break or interruption, for in excess of 10 years prior to the date of this application, and is therefore considered to be lawful by virtue of immunity from enforcement action in accordance with
Sections 171B(3) of the Town and Country
Planning Act 1990 (as amended)."

Wild Flower Walk with Gillian and Peter

Thurs 5th May 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Carne Creek to St Anthony


Meet at the layby near the head of Carne Creek.
Grid ref: SW769249

Donations for Coverack Space 2000

Coverack is Front Page News

A photograph of Coverack car park was on the front page of the Helston Packet on 13th April.

The picture shows a collection of residential caravans, a flat-bed lorry and other vehicles.

See the photo from the Packet
by Keith Richards

Read the Packet article

Read West Briton article

St Keverne Parish Council

Possible New Coverack Graveyard

St Keverne Parish Council is raising funds for a possible extension to Coverack graveyard and invites anyone who is interested in contributing to the purchase of the Dilligaf site to contact the Clerk in strictest confidence to lodge a promise. Your details and how much you are prepared to donate will be kept on file should the purchase be able to go ahead.

Please contact the Clerk either by phone on 01326 280777, or email Lsc.mullion@btinternet.com.

 

Coverack Coastguard Team

Coastguard Team

See more of Robin Hobson's Photos

High Water on 10th April

High Tide
High Spring Tide

Mill Road on 10th April

Coverack Car Wash
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Video of Coverack on Youtube

David Skentelbery from Lymm in Cheshire has put together some short videos of Coverack, which can be viewed on youtube by following the link below. The compilation lasts for just over 6 minutes.

You may find the narration a bit quiet in relation to the background music, but there are some interesting shots of the village.

Watch the video here

Coverack Car Park     6th April

Between 11.45 and 12 noon on 6th April a group of residents and Parish Councillors attended a hearing at Truro County Court. St Keverne Parish Council was seeking to evict "Bowers and persons unknown" from the Coverack car park. The hearing was adjourned for one month, to allow the production of some relevant documents.

This matter may be discussed at the St Keverne Parish Council meeting, 7pm on Thursday 7th April.

Also up for discussion could be Miss Sally Bowers application to Cornwall Council for a certificate of lawfulness for the use of car park for the stationing of caravans for residential purposes.

H4H Gig Leaving Coverack 4th April

Off they go

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H4H Gig off Blackhead at 3.21pm

Gig off Blackhead

4 photos from Sally Harbott

Coverack Gets a Mobile Phone Service

Grace Hatten, Clerk to St Keverne Parish Council has emailed to inform us that Coverack now has mobile phone coverage. Thanks to the Government funded Mobile Infrastructure Project (MIP) a mast is now erected and operational at Trewillis. EE and 02 are currently working, with Vodafone to follow.

In a letter from Arqiva 3 mobile should become available during April.

Read the letter from Arqiva

Launching the Gig at 2.43pm

Launching the H4H Gig

All Aboard at 3.05pm

All Aboard the Gig

H4H Valiant at Coverack Harbour

H4H Valiant

Help for Heroes gig comes to Coverack - 3rd April
Built and rowed by wounded service personnel

April 3rd in front of the Paris Hotel

Paris Hotel

The gig is top right by the Fisherman's Rest

The Royal Logistic Corps

The Royal Logistics Corps

Working in the Paris Hotel car park

Second Defibrillator for Coverack?

Message from Pam Patten

We have been donated a brand new defibrillator by Victoria from Battery Cottage, her firm won it in a prize draw and she asked me if the village would like it.

It is a little different as it is battery operated.

I have thanked Victoria from us all. PP

(The location of the new defibrillator has not been decided, but you can contribute suggestions by email )

St Keverne Parish Council

Possible New Coverack Graveyard

St Keverne Parish Council is raising funds for a possible extension to Coverack graveyard and invites anyone who is interested in contributing to the purchase of the Dilligaf site to contact the Clerk in strictest confidence to lodge a promise. Your details and how much you are prepared to donate will be kept on file should the purchase be able to go ahead.

Please contact the Clerk either by phone on 01326 280777, or email Lsc.mullion@btinternet.com.

Crown Court Truro - Hearing

Re Coverack Car Park

The application to evict the "travellers" from Coverack car park is to be heard at 11.30am on Wednesday 6th April.

 

H4H Gig To Visit Coverack

H4H Gig Valiant
Above is the gig named H4H Valiant

The gig has been sponsored by various bodies
organised by the Maritime Museum Falmouth.

Help for Heroes Charity

At 15.00 on Saturday 2nd April Wounded Veterans start the Epic Row from Falmouth to the Isles of Scilly in H4H Valiant, the Cornish Pilot Gig they helped to build.

They plan to call in at several harbours and coves on their voyage. The first leg is from Falmouth to Helford Passage on 2nd April, calling at the Ferryboat Inn. On Sunday 3rd April they plan to come on to Coverack, arriving around 17.00. On Monday 4th the Heroes set off from Coverack at 14.30 to row on to Cadgwith to visit the Cove Inn. The Epic Row is being sponsored by St Austell Breweries.

https://www.facebook.com/BigGigProject

http://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/

 

Sunday 3rd April - Coverack

The singing group Thraw'ed Together plan to join us to sing sea shanties and Cornish songs in the Paris Hotel.


The details are still being worked out, but it seems this would start at about 17.30 or 18.00 and continue into the evening. Do come along to Coverack Harbour on Sunday afternoon to support the crew, where there will be some charity stalls until dusk, organised by the Royal Logistics Corps. The gig crew will stay each night at the Royal Naval Air Station, Culdrose.

After Coverack the gig goes on to Cadgwith 4th, Porthleven 5th, Marazion and Penzance 6th, and then Sennan before having a two week window for the crossing to the Scillies.

Dedication Rewarded

Verna Tripconey, who lives in Ponsongath near Coverack, has been chosen as one of the 25 people to receive the Cross of St Piran Award. The Award, presented by the Bishop of Truro, recognises Verna's work for 22 years as a coordinator of the East Lizard Helpline. The Helpline provides transport to and from medical appointments, for people living in St Keverne, Manaccan, St Martin, St Anthony, Coverack and Mawgan. Verna says that she accepts the Award on behalf of all of the volunteers who give their time to help others.

Based on news in the Helston Packet

"Temporary" Road Surface

Temporary Road Surface

"Temporary" Road Surface

There are signs of small trees taking root under the temporary sign as you enter the village of Coverack.

However there is good news. The Helston Packet reported on 9th March that the road into Coverack is to be resurfaced between May 17th and May 27th. It did not state in which year this would take place, but it will hopefully be in 2016.

The road has become very uneven, especially testing for any cyclists rattling their way down into the village.

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Video of Coverack on Youtube

David Skentelbery from Lymm in Cheshire has put together some short videos of Coverack , which can be viewed on youtube by following the link below. The compilation lasts for just over 6 minutes.

I found the narration a bit quiet in relation to the background music, but there are some interesting shots of the village.

Watch the video here

See more photos taken on 14th September

Coverack Windsurfing Centre

                Updated May 2016