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Coverack Car Park

The deadline for Ms Bowers to leave Coverack car park passed at 4pm on Monday 17th October.
On 18th October Ms Bowers was still occupying the upper tier of Coverack car park, with a collection of vehicles and living accommodation.

St Keverne Parish Council will be applying to the courts to enforce the agreement to leave Coverack car park, made by Ms Bowers on 17th May 2016.

RNLI Quiz in Aid of Lifeboats

There was a quiz in aid of the Lifeboats on Saturday 21st October at 7pm in St Peters church hall. Entry included a hot pasty in the interval, minimum £4 each.

Ian Bayley comments: A full hall enjoyed a light hearted evening hosted by Martin Lea and we raised a total of £504 for the organisation.

Possible Local Credit Union
Monday 24th October 7.30pm

There will be a meeting in the Church Hall, St Keverne to discuss a possible credit union outlet in St Keverne.
  See a poster about the meeting

Christmas Lights Fund Raiser
Lifeboat House Tex Mex meal
£10 including a glass of wine
Saturday 29th October - 7 for 7.30pm
See poster

Water flooding down the Church steps

Church steps, Coverack

Also at 7.08pm, photos by Brian Wooller
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Chymbloth Way - Remembrance Garden?

An open meeting was held at St Peter's Hall on Monday 11th October at 3pm. About a dozen villagers met to discuss the future of the triangular plot of land on the right just as you enter Chymbloth Way. Lindsay Fowler, who lives in Corner Cottage, next to Elizabeth Watts, led the meeting. She is keen to see the plot developed for community use, and has experience in other community projects. The use of the land as an extension to the Churchyard with a small remembrance garden seemed to be the favoured option.

It was decided to pursue the idea of purchasing the land for the community from the present owner, Natalie Rawson. Lindsay will start working on publicity and fund raising.

Coverack Village Stores Closing for a Week

5 Day Closed Period

We will be closed for a family holiday on the following dates:

Monday 17th Oct – Friday 21st Oct

Closing on Sat. 15th Oct at 12:30pm
Re-opening at 8:30am as usual on
Sat. 22nd Oct.

Nearby St. Keverne has a newsagents and a shop

Best Wishes,
Olivia, Phil & Team.

Monday Club - 12th September

Monday Club

An invitation was extended to nine residents of the Porthgwara Nursing Home, Coverack, and six from the Godolphin House Care Home in Helston. About forty people attended altogether.

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Monday Club - Special Day

St Peter's Hall was decorated in partriotic colours to celebrate our Queen's 90th birthday. Helpers at the club were also busy baking a delicious and plentiful supply of cakes for the members and visitors to enjoy.

Delicious Food

Entertainment was provided by singers from the Manacle Voices with David Turton at the keyboard. Club members and guests joined in, singing old time favourites with great enthusiasm.

Birthday Cake for Our Queen

Birthday Cake

Angela helps Mary Cole to cut the birthday cake, with Jack Rathbone also in the picture.

Gorsedh Kernow 2016

Despite heavy and persistent rainfall on Saturday 3rd September, the main events of the Gorsedh were deemed to be a great success. Events were held in St Keverne at venues on the playing field, in the Church, in the Parish Hall, and in The White Hart.

Amongst those taking part in the evening concert in a packed Parish Hall were several people from Coverack. Pam Patten, Sarah Lyne and Norman Whymark sang with the Maen Voes Choir, while Sarah Lyne and Bethany Lyne took part in "Cornish Snippets" with the An Gof Players.

Some Rainfall Statistics from Coverack

On the day of the Gorsedh 39mm of rain was recorded, the second wettest day of 2016, only surpassed on 1st August, with 40mm.

The wettest month in 2016 so far was March, with 114mm of rain, and July was the driest, with only 27mm.

As you can see from the photos below we have enjoyed warm and sunny days for most of our main events this year. Indeed some days, like the regatta, were almost too hot, requiring much liquid refreshment.

Ships at Anchor off Coverack

Heavy lift ship
Three semi-submersible heavy lift ships in the Dockwise fleet have anchored off Coverack.
The Triumph arrived by 18th June. Talisman and Transporter have now joined Triumph. According to the Helston Packet, the three ships are awaiting orders.

The ships swing with the tide and wind, usually almost in unison, but you can see them facing in opposite directions, - hard to explain!

Triumph left on 12th Sept after 12½ weeks.

Lambeage Summer Fete 27th Aug

Photo by Terry Thompson

Silvermere Garden Party 28th Aug

Tiger Tales

Tiger Tales

Sunny Bank Holiday 29th Aug

Evening Sun

Enjoying Evening Sunshine

Tide Challenge - Coverack beach
Tuesday 23rd August 3pm

A line was drawn the length of the beach and structures had to be on the line or the sea-ward side. Each entry made a donation to the community group and was given a flag to place, in sand, on their structure; the last flag standing would be the winner. This year there were just over 20 tide defences constructed right across Coverack beach with many team groups working together.

The photograph to the right by
kind permission of Caz Carey

Coverack Beach on 23rd August

Tide Challenge

Building the wave defences

Coverack Tide Challenge

The winning structure has the last flag to fall. There is much discussion about the rules and tactics and Dan Beadle and Vanessa Millar assisted with adjudicating.

Coverack Space 2000 awarded a certificate to the winning team – ‘Coverack Crew’ just some of the team that worked hard throughout the afternoon were: Brooke, Lily, Paige, Esme, Harriet, Martha & Anna.
A huge thank you to all of those who supported the event by taking part and coming along to watch and making it such a fun afternoon on the beach.

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Coverack Horticultural Show


Admiring the flowers

Saturday 20th August

Things to eat

Good things to eat

See a list of all results 2016

Tuesday Evening - Drone over Coverack


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Does you have photos of the queen visiting Cornwall?

Do you have any memorabilia of coronation or jubilee street parties, medals from the war or similar interesting items from the past 90 years.

If so could we borrow them for a display on 12th September?
The Monday club is doing an afternoon tea for senior citizens, a celebration for
"the queen of blighty at 90"

contact Pam on 281558 or

Sunshine Summer Fete
Saturday 27th August 2pm - 5pm
At the Lambeage Hall and the Battery

The afternoon was almost too hot down at the bottom of the Lambeage field, but people were able to enjoy the activities and the food and drinks on offer.

See all events in August

Silvermere Garden Party

Sunday 28th August from 2pm

(Next to
the North Corner Charity Car Park)

Live music with "Tiger Tales"

In aid of Macmillan Cancer support
and the Coverack Defibrillator Appeal

See a poster for the event

Coverack Regatta 2016

Harbour Sunshine

Hot and sunny for the fun

Sunday 14th August

Speedy Boat

See full Regatta results

Swimming to win

swimming race


Gwelhelin Jazz Trio


Jonathon Coudrille and Gwelhelin

Jazz in the Garden raises £2,550

On the "glorious 12th" of August the weather really was glorious. A record gathering came to listen to jazz and enjoy the refreshments in Pippa's spacious garden in Ponsonagath.

Part of the refreshments team, (who sold out), is on the right, showing Stan, Steve and Sarah. Other essential members were James, and Norma, producing the food, with Tom, Hugh and John quenching thirsts.

The League of Friends of Helston Community Hospital are the ones to benefit this year.
Pippa thanks all who came to support her event.

See news from the Helston Packet

Refreshments Team

BBQ team

Just three of a big team of loyal helpers, all of whom Pippa wishes to thank for their contributions.

Pirates and Mermaid's Day 11th August

The Seine Loft Coverack

Winners at the Seine Loft
Leanne and Jessica ready to invite boarders

Photo by Terry Thompson

Coverack Businesses Dress Up

The Old Mill Shop

Highly commended - The Old Mill Shop

More photos of Pirates and Mermaids

Harbour Lights Restaurant

Harbour Lights Restaurant

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Photo by Terry Thompson

Pirate and Mermaid Day

Thursday 11th August

Pirates and Mermaids 2015

At the Harbour Lights 2015

Coverack Regatta - Sunday 14th August

Boys' Swimming Race

The boys' swimming race last year

Motor boat races, sailing race, swimming races, greasy pole pillow fights, kayak races, diving for plates, comical diving, and more.

Message from Pam Patten

On Thursday evening 4th August a wonderful concert in St Peters Hall raised over £450 for the defibrillator maintenance fund.
Some fantastic young talents from our area performed to a full house and a truly happy, fun evening was enjoyed by everyone.

Then on the 5th August a superb afternoon’s music in church, followed by afternoon tea in the hall, raised another £170.

Read Pam's full message

Falmouth Lifeboat Back to Coverack
Monday 1st August 2.30pm

Only two days after visiting the village as part of the Coverack Lifeboat Day, Falmouth lifeboat was back. This time to search for three divers who had lost contact with their diveboat on the Lowland side of Coverack Bay. The Lizard Lifeboat was the first to arrive in the Bay with a Rescue Helicopter. The Coastguard Team members were also ready to assist at Coverack Harbour.

Fortunately the three divers managed to get ashore on to a beach on Lowland Point, where the medic from the helicopter was able to give them a check. As they were well it is understood that they were able to return in their diveboat.

Read about it in the Helston Packet

Coverack Art Club Exhibition
29th July to 7th August

Towards Lowland Point

By Dee May (Acrylic) £160
Click painting to enlarge

Coverack Art Club Exhibition
Open daily 10am to 6pm

Relaxing on the Helford

By Diana Wild (Acrylic) £110
See more paintings

Lifeboat Day - Saturday 30th July

Helicopter and Lifeboat

The Coastguard helicopter preparing to lower someone on to the Lifeboat.

On Board the Lifeboat

Visiting the Lifeboat

Here you can see Tim James taking people
out to visit the Falmouth Lifeboat,
the Richard Cox Scott.

The RNLI Stall in Coverack

RNLI Stall

Raising funds for the RNLI
A good crowd kept the stall holders busy.

Lifeboat Day Saturday 30th July

Stormy Sam

Stormy Sam supports Lew

Lifeboat Day - Saturday 30th July

The weather was warm with sunny periods and a gentle breeze. There was a raffle, an exhibition of old Coverack photographs, the RNLI Stall, a refreshment stall, a stall selling sea-salt made at Porthkerris, a clothing stall, as well as David Harrison making crab pots by hand.

Pot Maker

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Coverack Art Exhibition starts Friday 29th July

Gull in distress in Coverack

Gull in distress

This gull was photographed at about 7pm on a house in Chymbloth Way, Coverack on 27th July. It has fishing line wound around its beak. All the more reason to support the beach clean at Coverack on 2nd August.

The Duck Race

Duck Race

25th July - watching the finish

Duck Race


Joint fund raising of £250 for the community group Coverack Space 2000 and the new defibrillator case. The ducks also learned to fly, as Ian and Caroline helped them to pass a section with little water.

Competitors purchased their plastic duck and then raced them down the stream near the Mill Shop, and on to the beach,

Music - Defibrillator Fundraisers

Thursday 4th August at 7.30pm
Cabaret Style Musical Evening
St Peter's Church Hall
Tickets £5 from Mill Shop

See a poster for this event


Friday 5th August 2.30 - 3.30pm
St Peter's Church Coverack
Matinee Musical Concert
Admission Free
Donations Gratefully Accepted

See a poster for this event

Coverack Carnival Queen

Carnival Queen

Looking lovely in Ben Roskilly's transport

Coverack Carnival 22nd July

Absolutely Fabulous

First prize to the Absolutely Fabulous
Sarah and Angela


St Keverne Silver Band

St Keverne Silver Band

Leading the procession

The Bird Garden

The Bird Garden

A Cornish Farmer

Cornish Farmer

The Flying Scotsman

The Flying Scotsman

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Ideal Weather to Make Hay

Hay in Coverack

Two scorching days have helped with the baling of hay in the village, by the Bay Hotel.

Reminder to Dog Owners

Dog Control Notice

Please note that dog owners are also requested to have their dogs on a lead when visiting Coverack Harbour. This is for the safety of other users of the Harbour.

Basking in the Sun - 18th July

Coverack Harbour

Click the photo to see people cooling off on the slip

Boat Trips from Coverack

Boat Trips
For next trip
See Coverack Community Facebook
Dolphins have been spotted from the boat.

New Facebook Page for Coverack

Coverack Facebook page

A new facebook page has been created to keep everyone up-to-date with happenings in Coverack.

Have a look and contribute

Coverack Village Community on Facebook


Saturday 2nd July at 9pm

The community group Coverack Space 2000 organised a ‘Night of Twinkling Lights’ as a joint fund raising event for the maintenance of the two village defibrillators and the community group Coverack Space 2000.
On Saturday evening people bought candle bags, with artificial tea lights inside, for £3 each and then took them on to the beach, where they chose where to place their candle bag. Some people wrote messages on their bags others simply placed them.

Margaret Parkes - Work for Charities

Margaret Parkes
Margaret tending her stall

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Margaret Parkes - Work for Charities

Margaret and her husband, David, retired to Coverack in 1987.  When David died Margaret coped with her loss by devoting herself to her garden at Battery Cottage, and the large garden in front of Prospect Cottage, Sunny Corner.
Margaret began to sell surplus produce from the gardens and has over the years been helped by four gardeners: Vic, George, Barry and Graham. It was Barry who made the sales table outside Battery Cottage, where the surplus produce is for sale.
The money earned over the years by Margaret’s little stall has grown to an amazing £22,250, which she has distributed in £50 slices to over twenty charities, recently to the Cornwall Air Ambulance and the RNLI.

Read more

Flowers in the Wall

Garden in the Wall

Margaret has made it her job to keep these little gardens filled with Lampranthus flowers

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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 September 2016