March News from Coverack 

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 Coverack Film Dates
Lambeage Hall
Friday 17th April
Mr Turner

The Bay Hotel Fund Raising Evening
For Coverack Christmas Lights

£1,040 was raised on Saturday 21st March when The Bay Hotel hosted an evening to raise funds for Coverack Christmas Lights. About seventy people enjoyed a sociable evening with the added attraction of a glass of wine and a buffet meal.
Hugh Richards, chair of the Coverack Lights Committee, thanked Gina, Zoe and all of the staff of the Bay Hotel for all of their work in providing such a successful evening.

See The Bay Hotel website

Coverack Beach
Plenty of room on the beach
Low tide on 26th March
Click to photo to enlarge

Old Lifeboat House Opened 28th March

On offer:

Full breakfast menu
Locally landed fish with real chips
John's homemade authentic curries
Cajun spiced BBQ ribs
Cornish marinaded roast chicken
plus all the traditional trimmings

John invites you to pop into his snug bar
for a pint or two.

Partial Eclipse in Coverack at 8.50am
Photographed in Coverack 20th March

Eclipse at 8.50am

Partial Eclipse in Coverack at 9.25am
Near the maximum

Eclipse at 9.25am

23rd March - Post Office Opens

Coverack Post Office
The first customer was a lady from Marseille. The second was Maureen Brumbly, caretaker of St.Peter's hall and the third Joan Kearsley from the village.
The times of opening on Mondays and Thursdays
from 2pm to 5pm, except Bank Holidays.

Part-time Post Office for Coverack

Coverack Post Office

Part-time Post Office for Coverack
Opening 23rd March

The service will open two afternoons per week - on Mondays and Thursdays, starting on Monday 23rd March, from 2pm to 5pm.

On the left you can see a photograph of Chris Hutchings, the Post Master from Gweek Post Office, in St Peter's Hall Coverack. All Post Office services will be available, with the exception of taxing your motor vehicle.


Coverack Businesses Getting Ready for Easter

Seine Loft
Harbour Lights Restaurant Click for times

Businesses Already Fully Open
The Bay Hotel
The Paris Hotel
The Old Lifeboat House restaurant and take-away
Village Stores Coverack
Archie's Loft for Roskilly's ice creams
The Old Mill Shop
Elizabeth's Pasties and Baking

Dean Quarry Developments

Andrew George  Andrew George has asked Shire Oak to scale back its plans at Dean Quarry. It is reported in the Helston Packet that he has requested that Shire Oak remove the 535m breakwater from their plans. Mr George is also asking Shire Oak to surrender the mineral rights outside the existing quarry to a community trust.
Jonathan Kearsley has been appointed as director of stakeholder relations for Shire Oak and is working with the local community.

St Keverne Parish Council recommend refusal

The Parish Councillors have agreed to recommend refusal of Shire Oak's application to build a reception, fuel storage area, processing plant, explosive store, fencing, office and parking area.

These facilities would be necessary to the re-opening of Dean Quarry, but there was a majority of four recommending refusal, with three abstentions.

The Old Lifeboat House Restaurant to Re-open

Chef, John Heaney, is planning to open the
Old Lifeboat House Restaurant before Easter.
The take-away counter of the restaurant
is planned as the first part to open.


Tuesday 17th March - New Shop Fully Open

Click to enlarge
Olivia greets her first customers,
Hilary and Brian Wooller.

Part-time Post Office for Coverack

After several months of planning, the Post Office is to return to Coverack in St Peter's Church Hall.
The service will open two afternoons per week - on Mondays and Thursdays, starting on Monday March 23rd.

A final decision by Post Office about services in Coverack will be made on 13th April, after a six-week period of public consultation.

You can contribute to the consultation
in writing, by telephone, or online.
See details in the Helston Packet

St Peter's Hall, Coverack

St Peter's Church Hall

Gweek postmaster to visit twice weekly

The rural Post Office network

The Government set out its future strategy and funding package to maintain the national network following a public consultation in early 2007. £1.7 billion was set aside up to 2011 for this purpose. This includes funding for the Social Network Payment of £150 million per year for rural and urban post offices.

Post Office Ltd must now adhere to the Government’s minimum access criteria, which stipulate that on a national level 95 per cent of residents in rural areas must be within three miles of their nearest post office outlet.

Snowdrops on 1st March

Spring Flowers on 1st March

Flowering in Coverack .............
but do you know where they are?

You can click on the photos to enlarge.

Three seals have been regular visitors,
quite close in to the beach. Also seen
were Glaucous Gulls and a Kumlien's Gull.

See video of Glaucous Gull on You tube

Euryops on 1st March

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August 2014
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May/June 2014
April 2014 The new sea wall
March 2014
February Storm Damage 2014
Christmas 2013
October Business News
September 2013
Trawler on Rocks
Regatta 2013 

July 2013
June 2013
April/May 2013
March 2013
January 2013

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St Keverne Parish Council

New sites for "Travellers"

The Parish Council supported plans to build a site for Coverack's resident "travellers". The proposal is for a new site on Goonhilly Downs with an area of hard standing for three caravans, and a septic tank. It is down a short track almost opposite to Croft Pascoe Pool.

Parish Councillors also backed a plan by Michael Tylor to build twelve houses on the edge of Coverack, four of which will be affordable.

Based on a report in the West Briton

Proposed New Site for "Travellers"

New Site

(Copied from Google Earth)

                Updated March 2015