May and June News from Coverack 

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At St Peter’s Church Hall, Saturday June 27th, from 2 – 4 pm will go to
the family of John Sweeeney, who was killed in a recent tragic accident in Coverack.
If you are unable to attend the event, collection boxes are at the Paris Hotel, The Mill Shop, and the Cove Stores.

Over £1,000 Raised

A very well attended Book Swap event raised £720. Jane received another £200 by way of donations, and collection boxes at the Paris Hotel and village shops has taken the total over £1,000. The collection boxes are still in place, so if you have missed the opportunity to contribute it is not too late. Many thanks to all those who have given so generously.

Early Notice - RNLI Quiz Night

There will be a quiz night in St Peter's Church Hall to raise funds for the RNLI.

Saturday 18th July at 8pm

Dean Quarry

The Secretary of State has overturned the decision of Cornwall Council to allow the construction of a fuel store and an explosives store at Dean Quarry.
The Secretary of State said that a comprehensive environmental impact assessment needs to be made as part of the planning process.
You can see more, including a recording of the TV news item, by following the link below.

See Facebook page of the group opposing the development of Dean Quarry.

Silke Roskilly

Silke Roskilly, Director of Roskilly's Organic Farm, as she appeared on BBC Spotlight News on 10th June.

See the interview on Facebook

Dean Quarry

The West Briton of 18th June reports on page six that the Department for Communities and Local Government has issued a "screening direction" in response to a request by objectors to the re-opening of the quarry by Shire Oak Quarries. The direction states that, "in the opinion of the Secretary of State, the development should be subject to a formal environmental impact assessment."
A spokesperson for the action group Community Against Dean Super Quarry said, "What we now understand is that it is only advice and it now depends on how Cornwall Council react."

Accident at North Corner, Coverack

Police were attending a serious accident on the evening of Thursday 11th June. It is believed that the accident occurred when a machine turned over, trapping the driver underneath.

The rescue services arrived on the scene at about 6.30pm and some remained until after midnight.

We send our sincere condolences to John Sweeney's wife in Ireland, who we believe is expecting their second child.

Accident at North Corner

It is reported in the West Briton of 18th June that 45 year old John Sweeney was working for the company KN network services, when the dumper truck he was driving overturned. It happened near the toilet block in the North Corner car park. Contractors have been digging trenches to lay fibre optic cables on behalf of BT Openreach. The exact cause of the fatal accident is still under investigation and The Health and Safety Executive has been informed.

Read more in the West Briton

Bus Park

Parking area for buses

Coverack Open Gardens Day

Cream teas

Cream teas enjoyed at St Peter's Hall
on a warm, sunny, June day.

A record £1,175 was raised on the day for Children's Hospice South West.

Thank you to all who opened their gardens, and also to all those who came to see them.

Coverack Open Gardens 7th June


On duty at the marquee, taking payments
for the entry to the Open Gardens.
Also selling plants, lettuce, and cakes.
Barbara Rogers was also busy at the marquee.


Coverack Open Gardens Day

Ten gardens were open this year, in and around the village of Coverack. Entry to the gardens was by way of a donation of £3 to the charity, Children's Hospice South West. The event was well supported, with many people taking advantage of the chance to view some of the gardens of Coverack, earlier in the year than on previous occasions.

The donations for entry amounted to about £700, implying over 230 adults visited at least some of the gardens.

Thank you to Gloria Knight and Lizzie Cartwright for their work in organising the event.

Sand Art on Coverack Beach

Sand art
Man and his rake - sand art 4th June

Sand Art

Who is creating these works of art of Coverack Beach? A young man has been seen working with a rake, apparently in a free style, making patterns on the beach at low tide.

Coverack Open Gardens

About eleven gardens will be open from 12 noon until 5pm, on Sunday 7th June. Entry to all of the gardens is obtained for £3 as a donation to Children' Hospice South West, children free.

Cream teas at St Peter's Church Hall
from 2pm - 4pm

Click photos to enlarge

Coverack Open Gardens

Open Gardens

Sunday 7th June 12-5pm

See an Open Gardens Poster

771 Squadron 21st May

771 squadron
Photo from a video by Bob Oxford
See Bob's video

See plan of route

771 Squadron 21st May

Bob's video shows 771 Squadron from RNAS Culdrose flying over Coverack Bay on their celebration of 76 years of work around the Cornish Coast, and further destinations.

The familiar red and grey colours of their helicopters have been seen at many Coverack Lifeboat Days demonstrating their impressive search and rescue skills. They will still be at work, providing the service until the end of 2015.

Click Queen Victoria photo to enlarge

"Queen Victoria" passes Coverack

Queen Victoria passes Coverack
Cunard liner Queen Victoria passes Coverack
3.36pm 24th May - Photo by Richard Murphy
Wild Flower Walks - Spring Squill

Spring Squill

We saw over fifty species of wild flowers on 14th May beside the cliff path. It was good to see Spring Squill, Burnet Rose, Bloody Cranesbill, Early Purple Orchid and Ox-eye Daisies.
See a complete list

Wild Flower Walk on Treleaver Cliff

Wild Flower Group
A group of about sixteen people, including two ladies from the USA, walked the coast path from Treleaver to Blackhead. This was the second walk in the series of eight, organised by Coverack Space 2000. The next walk is on Goonhilly Downs on 28th May.

Click photo to enlarge

Seal Visits Coverack


Seals have been seen frquently in Coverack Bay, and around the harbour. Also a dolphin has been reported swimming just outside the harbour wall.

This one was below Greystones on 16th May.

Paris Hotel - Winners Trophy and Certificate

Paris Hotel trophy

Paris Hotel Coverack Awarded Trophy

The trophy and winner's certificate are shown on the left. The Paris Hotel was judged as the best accommodation house of 2014 out of one hundred and fifty pubs, in the St Austell Breweries group.
The restaurant, with its all round sea views, has been completely refurnished, with new paintwork, carpets, blinds, tables and chairs.

A new boat has been installed as a feature, with lobster pots, a crab and a ship's wheel.

Click on the photos to enlarge

The Refurnished Restaurant

Refurnished Restaurant

The new furniture, and boat feature
at the Paris Hotel, Coverack

Dean Quarry - Minor works Approved

The west sub-area planning committee of Cornwall Council granted permission for Shire Oak to build a perimeter fence, fuel and explosive storage, office, reception and amenity areas at their meeting on 7th April.

Councillor Sanger, quoted in the Helston Packet, said "This application is just preparation for what is to come."

Details of planning Application

Churchyard Full of Primroses


A mass of primroses in Coverack churchyard

Jackdaws build "une belle maison"

Jackdaw's nest
A desirable residence, close to the church

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December 2014
November 2014
October 2014

September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
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

Booms Heard on Monday 6th April 3pm

Reports of booms heard in Coverack, and by walkers near The Lizard village may have been related to the NATO fleet which included at least six vessels specialising in mine warfare. It has been suggested that the booms may have been the fleet using the naval firing range off Dodman Point.


See news of the NATO group in the Packet

                Updated June 2015