June/July News from Coverack 2014 

What's on in Coverack 28th July to 3rd August 2014   

Coverack Horticultural Show Schedule

Carnival Photographs


Sand Castle
An impressive sand castle
Enjoying the Beach
Sand Castle Competition

Sand Castle Competition

29th July 2014

Coverack beach was busy for the annual sand castle competition.

More news to follow.

Possible Re-opening of Dean Quarry

A small exhibition was held in the St Keverne Parish Hall on Wednesday 23rd July. The public consultation showed plans for the proposed re-opening of Dean Quarry, to provide rock armour for a tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay. The stone would be carried by sea, and the preferred option is to build two deep water berths, sheltered by a jetty.
Negotiations are under way to purchase the Quarry from the present owners, Cemex. There is also a current application to have conditions discharged.
If the hurdles are overcome, it is planned to export about 40,000 tonnes of rock per week, requiring a work force of around 35 people. The earliest date for preparatory work could be October 2014, with extraction starting in June 2015,

See more about Swansea Bay Lagoon Project

Dean Quarry in 1970s

Dean Quarry
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The site covers about 108 acres.
Dean Quarry has been disused for about ten years.

The stone extracted is gabbro.

Men of Dean Quarry

Dean Quarry Men
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Manacle Voices
Manacle Voices sing in St Peter's Church
Saturday 19th July   Photo by Trefor Owen
Concert in St Peter's Church Coverack

The Church was full for a concert on Saturday 19th July, organised by Pam Patten to help to raise funds for a defibrillator in Coverack. The Manacle Voices were joined by local people with musical talents, to provide a very enjoyable evening. Vivienne and Seonaid, Jane and Amy, and Harry all performed their own choices. David Turton was the main accompanist, and Joy compèred the evening.
Vanessa Millar gave a brief demonstration of a training defibrillator before the interval. Refreshments were then served before the concluding part of the concert.
Vivienne playing the flute
Photo by Trefor Owen
Polcovemac Construction
The Polcovemac Construction Group
Photo by John Hanley

The annual Coverack carnival was held on Friday 18th July on the lawn of the Bay Hotel. After the storm of the day before, the organisers were apprehensive but the weather was calm and warm. In fact the harbour was still buzzing until the Band left at 9 o’clock. Thanks to all the participants, visitors and locals it was deemed a great success. A lot of entries came from St.Keverne so many thanks to them for making the evening such fun.

Read a report on the Carnival

See more photos of the 2014 Carnival

Miles, Douglas and Cameron
Photo by John Hanley
People who helped to obtain
People who helped to obtain the defibrillator
for Coverack: Christine, Joan, Barbara,
Vanessa, Ian and Pam   Photo by Marshall
Defibrillator cheque
Pam receives £500 cheque from
Lizard 2000 for the defibrillator
Windsurfers get going on 14th July

St Keverne Parish Council

Thursday 3rd July   7pm

In the time set aside for questions from the public several people spoke about the use of the top car park. At present about 25% of the car park is occupied by an unlawful and unauthorised encampment. Speakers from Coverack made it clear that they wished the car park to be cleared of the encampment. Speakers from the area near Zoar made it clear that they would find an encampment in the gravel store at Zoar most unwelcome.

Walter Sanger, County Councillor representing both Coverack and Zoar, answered questions.

Mr Tylor described options, previously discussed with planners, which might provide a site for travellers and gypsies, away from populated areas.
These options are to be re-considered to see if a solution can be found.

This brief report by Peter Wood

St Keverne Parish Council

Thursday 3rd July   Press Report


See West Briton article on this subject as a pdf.

Read the West Briton article on the Internet.

It is understood that a new proposal is being prepared, which will be put to planners in due course.

In the meantime, cars have been filling the available space in both car parks in Coverack, resulting in congestion and some disappointment.

Writers' Group

A message from Leanne Mercer

I live in Coverack and over the last few weeks I have been putting together information and resources in the hope of starting a Coverack Writers Group.

I have secured a venue with Chloe at the Harbour Lights and she has agreed to let me use the cafe every other Tuesday evening for the group. There has already been some interest from friends in the village and over in St Keverne, and to advertise I have put together some posters which are now distributed around the 2 villages.

The first group will meet on Tues 15th July at 6pm.

See more details

Contact Telephone for Leanne 01326 280494

Early Return
Early Return      Richard Dobson
Coverack Art Club Exhibition
See some more paintings

The Coverack Art Club Annual Exhibition

In the Lambeage Hall from 28th June to 13th July
Open daily from 10am to 6pm   Admission Free


Two paintings featuring Coverack are shown here.

You can see a small sample of the many paintings here

Better still, go along and see them all.

Coverack Harbour
Coverack Harbour     Jenny Everett
Coverack Art Club Exhibition
See some more paintings
Ramps around 1900
This is how the old ramps looked
Photo thanks to Andrew Wootten-Williams
Click photo to enlarge 650%

24th June - Minor repairs

A digger was able to access the beach today, using the ramp formed when the major repairs were begun back in February. It was questioned whether the ramp would be allowed to stay on, after the main repairs were complete. Each year minor repairs are needed to the sea wall, which are aided by the use of a digger. The ramp has been put to good use, only days after the main repairs have been completed.

Digger on beach
24th June Digger on the beach
How useful to have a ramp!

See past news items
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

Go to archive of news items from previous years


History of Recent Repairs to the Sea Wall

Video of storm 14th February

Photo diary of work in February

Photo diary of progress in March

 Photo diary of progress in April

Photo diary of progress in May

Photo Diary of Progress in June


Evening sun on the harbour

A tranquill evening on 29th June

                Updated July 2014