July News from Coverack 

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Lambeage Hall 14 August
Testament of Youth

Coverack Carnival 17th July

Carnival Under Fives

Under Fives Section

The RNLI Quiz Night held on 18th July raised a total of £616. The committee would like to thank all those who helped and supported the event.


Dean Quarry Meetings 21st and 22nd July
Report by Peter Wood
Open meetings were organised in St Keverne and Coverack by Cornwall Against Dean Superquarry.

At a well attended meeting in the Lambeage Hall Coverack, Silke Roskilly, as chair, outlined the main planning processes so far.

John Vipond examined claims made by Mark Shorrock, published in last week's West Briton.

Dean Quarry Meeting 22nd July in Coverack

Marilyn Hebbron gave details of the total amounts of stone that needed to be quarried, and comparative costs with stone from Norway.

Dr Gabriel Yvon-Durocher, a senior lecturer with the University of Exeter, described a detailed study of the marine environment near the proposed development.

Several people with local businesses spoke against the proposed development of Dean Quarry, including Philip Tanswell (Salt), Tim van Berkel (Seaweed), Ann Rogers, and Bridget Young, (B and B). A statement was read out from Luke Rogers showing his concern about effects on fishing.
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Coverack Carnival 17th July
Winners of group first prize

Polcoverack Mining Company

Polcoverack Mining Company
Dross, Dementia, Variety,
George Woreleggins and Captain Blimey

Help with Local Dialect

The Poldark Mining Company provided some useful translations for people unaccustomed to local speech:

TIZUMMIN = It is smelly

AAVEESEENUN = Where is he?

NEVERERD OBM = Do not know who he is

EVYIZZA = How much does this item weigh?

TIDN GOIN ZACKLY = Not going to plan

RUFAZRATS = Your guess?

Shaw ladies

Heather Shaw, Robin Shaw and Rosie Shaw
adding glamour to the Carnival.

John Brocklebank organised the judging of the entries, but the actual judging was done by Patricia, a teacher from Switzerland, who was a guest at the Bay hotel.

Coverack Carnival Queen

Carnival Queen

Carnival Queen Megan Martin with her two
attendants, Evie Butler and Jess Brock
in Ben Roskilly's coach

Group Second Prize
A Fairytale Princess

A Fairytale Princess

Ellie, Ruby and Maisie

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St Keverne Silver Band Led the Parade

St Keverne Silver  Band

The Band marched from the Bay Hotel to the Harbour, where they entertained a good crowd on a sunny evening.

Spitfire Propeller Landed at Coverack

Spitfire propeller

Jon Carey, Harbourmaster at Coverack, has landed an aircraft propeller, believed to be from a Spitfire.

Spitfire Propeller Landed at Coverack

Close-up of gearing

Close-up of the gearing, which helps to identify it as a Spitfire propeller.

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Meeting Planned by CADS

Wednesday 22nd July at 6.30pm

The campaign group "Cornwall Against Dean Super-Quarry" is to hold a meeting in the Lambeage Hall, Coverack. They plan to bring people up-to-date with what is happening in their campaign.

There is a similar meeting at the Methodist Hall, St Keverne, on the previous evening, Tuesday 21st July, also at 6.30pm.

The West Briton of Thursday 16th July has a front page article in which Shire Oak Quarry boss, Mark Shorrock, puts
his point of view.

The "Cornwall Against Dean Super-quarry" group put
their point of view in the same newspaper.


Ponsongath Sports Evening - Barbecue


James prepares his delicious crêpes
Friday 10th July at Ponsongath

Ponsongath Sports Evening - Junior Band

St Keverne Junior Band

St Keverne Junior Band providing music
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Ponsongath Sports Evening - Sheaf Pitching

Sheaf Pitching

Paul Retallack wins the sheaf pitching
2nd Alan Combellack 3rd Steve Wood

Dean Quarry

Dean Quarry
Image from the Helston Packet
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Dean Quarry

It is reported in the Helston Packet that Cornwall Council has refused to accept the opinion of Greg Clark, Secretary of State for communities and Local Government. Campaigners against the development of Dean Quarry (CADS) have vowed to take their fight to judicial review. Alison McGregor of the campaign group Cornwall Against Dean Superquarry, said "We have put in for a court date, the wheels are in motion."

The judicial review could force Shire Oak Quarries to make a new planning application which would include an Environmental Impact Assessment.

Shire Oak Claim:
Big Economic Gains for Cornwall

Shire Oak Quarries is hoping to re-open Dean Quarry and commissioned an economic impact report, to look at how the potential spending and employment involved could impact on the Cornish economy.

A study by consultant economist, Kevin Butler, concludes that there could be a net positive impact from the quarry’s operations of up to £190 million over the next 20 years, assuming an inflation rate of around 2%, or £160m in today’s money values.

Read more in the Helston Packet

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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

Coverack Open Gardens

Open Gardens

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                Updated July 2015