June and July News from Coverack 

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Lifeboat Day Saturday 30th July

Stormy Sam

Stormy Sam supports Lew

Lifeboat Day Saturday 30th July 2016

Lifeboat Day 2015

Photo of Lifeboat Day 2015

Stormy Stan visited the Lifeboat Shed on Coverack Harbour on 26th July.

He will be back on Lifeboat Day on Saturday 30th July and would love to see you there!!! 12 noon onwards!!

Fund raising for RNLI Stalls and a visit from the Lifeboat.

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

Ducks

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

Click a photo to enlarge it

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

Wedding In Coverack

Wedding

18th June 2016

Click photo by Rachel Flynn to enlarge

Lesley Dunlop Marries Chris Chittell

The wedding took place on 18th June of Lesley Dunlop, who plays Brenda Walker in the ITV Soap, "Emmerdale", and Chris Chittell, also of Emmerdale fame, who plays the part of Eric Pollard.

In the photograph to the left you can see the married couple leaving St Peter's Church in Coverack after their wedding which was at 2pm.

They walked through Coverack to the Paris Hotel where they enjoyed a wedding breakfast with their friends.

In the evening there were bagpipes played on the harbour as an impromptu part of the celebrations.

Wedding in Coverack

Other members of the Emmerdale cast in Coverack for the wedding were: James Hooton who plays Sam Dingle, Katherine Dow Blyton who plays the vicar, Harriet Finch, and Charlie Hardwick who played Chris's wife in Emmerdale, before the death of her character.

Ian Richards, landlord of the Paris Hotel, who catered for the wedding party, is reported in the Helston Packet as saying "It was a great compliment to us to ask us to do it. It was fantastic for us to stage such an event ....it was a great wedding"

Lesley used to live in Coverack, in Chymbloth Way, and has a special affection for our village.

 

 

Queen's 90th Birthday Celebrations

Coverack School Celebrates the Queen's 90th Birthday

Coverack School

Admiring the cake, in St Peter's Hall
on Friday 10th June

Stars, Planets and Cakes

The school enjoyed a day in St Peter's Hall studying the Stars. Jo Foster, the Chairman of the PT&FA gave the children lessons studying the Stars and Planets inside a blow up Planetarium. The afternoon was open to families and the local community who joined in the experience and to take part in the 90th Birthday celebrations.

Elizabeth Watts made the cake and PT& FA committee made cream teas. The children handed round the tea and entertained everyone with the Queen's favourite song and National Anthem. A very happy occasion.

Report and photo from Joan Kearsley

HMC Searcher Visits Coverack

HMC Searcher

English French Co-operation?

Two Border Patrol  Vessels

On Thursday 9th June the two ships were anchored in Coverack Bay. Both ships are ready to prevent smuggling of goods and people.

 

Photos taken 9th June 2016

Jaques-Oudart Fourmentin Visits Coverack

Jaques-Oudart Fourmentin

Permission Granted - Field above Penwartha

Decided on 31st May 2016

The West Sub Area Planning Committee of Cornwall Council decided to allow the erection of four affordable dwellings, and eight open market dwellings in OS field 9316, above the village of Coverack.

The application was made by Mr M Tylor

PA15/00889

Planning website not yet updated

Field OS 9316, above Penwartha


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Permission Granted - Gypsy Traveller Pitches

Decided on 31st May 2016

The West Sub Area Planning Committee of Cornwall Council decided to allow the change of use of land to form three gypsy traveller pitches and installation of a septic tank. The land is opposite Croft Pascoe on the Traboe Cross to Kuggar Road.

The application was made by Mr M Tylor

PA15/00892

Planning website not yet updated

Second Defibrillator Presented to Coverack

Second Defibrillator

The defibrillator will be situated next to the door of the Fishermans' Rest at the top of the harbour. It will be available for anyone to use in an emergency.

In the group photograph, L to R, you can see Vanessa Millar, who has trained over 100 people to use our defibrillator. Jack and Victoria Glendinning are next with their three boys. Victoria's company, "The Ideas Network" won the defibrillator, donated by the Red Cross in a prize draw. Victoria, who bought a house in Coverack over two years ago has generously given it to Coverack.

Next, holding the box, is Dan Beadle who is organising a Duck Race on 25th July to help to raise funds to pay for the defibrillator box, and the electrical work necessary.

On the right is Pam Patten whose enthusiam generated the funds for our first defibrillator in Coverack.

 

 

Sunshine on Coverack Harbour

Harbour 31st May

People enjoying the last day of May

Click on a photo to enlarge it.

 

Lost Glasses - Have you found them?

Help - I think I have left my glasses in Coverack today, bank holiday Monday, possibly on the Diamond Jubilee bench. They are in a hard, half-moon blue plastic case and are tortoiseshell Ray-Ban frames. They are a weird prescription and will cost about £500 to replace so if anyone has found them or handed them in somewhere I’d be glad to know!

I can be contacted by email, or by phone on 01726 67302, mobile 07588 335935.

Fingers crossed, thank you,

Sara Moult

Red Kites Seen Near Coverack

On Wednesday 25th May over 100 Red Kites were seen, most of them reported near the Lizard Village, but they have been seen at Pednavounder

Photo from the RSPB website

Second Defibrillator for Coverack

This will be located in the harbour area on the side of the Fisherman's Rest. This one is battery operated, and has been given to Coverack by Victoria Reynolds whose firm won it in a prize draw.

The original defibrillator is located on the side of the Information Point Kiosk, next to the Old Mill Shop. The emergency in which this defibrillator was used entailed it being taken across to the harbour area where it was needed.

Handover on Tuesday 31st May 6pm at the Fisherman's Rest.

Main Road to Coverack Re-opened

Resurfaced road

Road down near Thornhill

Cormac Completes the Job

After a very long wait, residents of Coverack and visitors can enjoy a smooth entry and exit on the North Corner side of the village. No longer will cyclists coming down into the village be reminded of the word "Boneshaker".

Some sections of the road further up the hill towards the turn to St Keverne have also been patched.

New Road Surface

Resurfaced road

Road up towards Carnsullen Bungalow

Coverack Car Park

The eviction case was heard in Truro County Court on Tuesday 17th May at 11.15am. The decision was that the car park must be vacated by 4pm on 17th October 2016. It was decided that five months is a "proportionate" period of notice, after an occupancy of the car park for nearly eleven years.


Read West Briton report

Closure of B3294 into Coverack

Road Closure

Access to Coverack will remain from the South side
Turn off the B3293 just before Zoar Garage

Road Closure - 7am to 5pm

Monday 16th to Friday 20th May

The road will be closed for resurfacing work.

Read a letter
from Cormac to the nearby residents.

"Access when possible will be maintained for those who live or work within the closure.
Please liaise with personnel on site."

Coverack Car Park

A Certificate of Lawfulness was granted to Miss Bowers on 28th April 2016.

See Planning Documents

These include a three page "Decision Notice" and

a seventeen page "Delegated Officer Report" giving reasons for the decision.

Coverack Car Park

Extract from the "Decision Notice"

"...........the top tier of the land known as North Corner Car Park, Coverack, has been used for the stationing of caravans for residential purposes for a continuous period, without break or interruption, for in excess of 10 years prior to the date of this application, and is therefore considered to be lawful by virtue of immunity from enforcement action in accordance with
Sections 171B(3) of the Town and Country
Planning Act 1990 (as amended)."

Patterns in the Sand



Sand patterns on Coverack Beach

Coverack is Front Page News

A photograph of Coverack car park was on the front page of the Helston Packet on 13th April.

The picture shows a collection of residential caravans, a flat-bed lorry and other vehicles.

See the photo from the Packet
by Keith Richards

Read the Packet article

Read West Briton article

St Keverne Parish Council

Possible New Coverack Graveyard

St Keverne Parish Council is raising funds for a possible extension to Coverack graveyard and invites anyone who is interested in contributing to the purchase of the Dilligaf site to contact the Clerk in strictest confidence to lodge a promise. Your details and how much you are prepared to donate will be kept on file should the purchase be able to go ahead.

Please contact the Clerk either by phone on 01326 280777, or email Lsc.mullion@btinternet.com.

 

Coverack Coastguard Team

Coastguard Team

See more of Robin Hobson's Photos

High Water on 10th April

High Tide
High Spring Tide

Mill Road on 10th April

Coverack Car Wash
Click photos to enlarge

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.

You may find the narration a bit quiet in relation to the background music, but there are some interesting shots of the village.

Watch the video here

Coverack Car Park     6th April

Between 11.45 and 12 noon on 6th April a group of residents and Parish Councillors attended a hearing at Truro County Court. St Keverne Parish Council was seeking to evict "Bowers and persons unknown" from the Coverack car park. The hearing was adjourned for one month, to allow the production of some relevant documents.

This matter may be discussed at the St Keverne Parish Council meeting, 7pm on Thursday 7th April.

Also up for discussion could be Miss Sally Bowers application to Cornwall Council for a certificate of lawfulness for the use of car park for the stationing of caravans for residential purposes.

H4H Gig Leaving Coverack 4th April

Off they go

Click photos to enlarge slightly

H4H Gig off Blackhead at 3.21pm

Gig off Blackhead

4 photos from Sally Harbott

Coverack Gets a Mobile Phone Service

Grace Hatten, Clerk to St Keverne Parish Council has emailed to inform us that Coverack now has mobile phone coverage. Thanks to the Government funded Mobile Infrastructure Project (MIP) a mast is now erected and operational at Trewillis. EE and 02 are currently working, with Vodafone to follow.

In a letter from Arqiva 3 mobile should become available during April.

Read the letter from Arqiva

Launching the Gig at 2.43pm

Launching the H4H Gig

All Aboard at 3.05pm

All Aboard the Gig

H4H Valiant at Coverack Harbour

H4H Valiant

Help for Heroes gig comes to Coverack - 3rd April
Built and rowed by wounded service personnel

April 3rd in front of the Paris Hotel

Paris Hotel

The gig is top right by the Fisherman's Rest

The Royal Logistic Corps

The Royal Logistics Corps

Working in the Paris Hotel car park

Second Defibrillator for Coverack?

Message from Pam Patten

We have been donated a brand new defibrillator by Victoria from Battery Cottage, her firm won it in a prize draw and she asked me if the village would like it.

It is a little different as it is battery operated.

I have thanked Victoria from us all. PP

(The location of the new defibrillator has not been decided, but you can contribute suggestions by email )

St Keverne Parish Council

Possible New Coverack Graveyard

St Keverne Parish Council is raising funds for a possible extension to Coverack graveyard and invites anyone who is interested in contributing to the purchase of the Dilligaf site to contact the Clerk in strictest confidence to lodge a promise. Your details and how much you are prepared to donate will be kept on file should the purchase be able to go ahead.

Please contact the Clerk either by phone on 01326 280777, or email Lsc.mullion@btinternet.com.

Crown Court Truro - Hearing

Re Coverack Car Park

The application to evict the "travellers" from Coverack car park is to be heard at 11.30am on Wednesday 6th April.

 

H4H Gig To Visit Coverack

H4H Gig Valiant
Above is the gig named H4H Valiant

The gig has been sponsored by various bodies
organised by the Maritime Museum Falmouth.

Help for Heroes Charity

At 15.00 on Saturday 2nd April Wounded Veterans start the Epic Row from Falmouth to the Isles of Scilly in H4H Valiant, the Cornish Pilot Gig they helped to build.

They plan to call in at several harbours and coves on their voyage. The first leg is from Falmouth to Helford Passage on 2nd April, calling at the Ferryboat Inn. On Sunday 3rd April they plan to come on to Coverack, arriving around 17.00. On Monday 4th the Heroes set off from Coverack at 14.30 to row on to Cadgwith to visit the Cove Inn. The Epic Row is being sponsored by St Austell Breweries.

https://www.facebook.com/BigGigProject

http://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/

 

Sunday 3rd April - Coverack

The singing group Thraw'ed Together plan to join us to sing sea shanties and Cornish songs in the Paris Hotel.


The details are still being worked out, but it seems this would start at about 17.30 or 18.00 and continue into the evening. Do come along to Coverack Harbour on Sunday afternoon to support the crew, where there will be some charity stalls until dusk, organised by the Royal Logistics Corps. The gig crew will stay each night at the Royal Naval Air Station, Culdrose.

After Coverack the gig goes on to Cadgwith 4th, Porthleven 5th, Marazion and Penzance 6th, and then Sennan before having a two week window for the crossing to the Scillies.

Dedication Rewarded

Verna Tripconey, who lives in Ponsongath near Coverack, has been chosen as one of the 25 people to receive the Cross of St Piran Award. The Award, presented by the Bishop of Truro, recognises Verna's work for 22 years as a coordinator of the East Lizard Helpline. The Helpline provides transport to and from medical appointments, for people living in St Keverne, Manaccan, St Martin, St Anthony, Coverack and Mawgan. Verna says that she accepts the Award on behalf of all of the volunteers who give their time to help others.

Based on news in the Helston Packet

"Temporary" Road Surface

Temporary Road Surface

"Temporary" Road Surface

There are signs of small trees taking root under the temporary sign as you enter the village of Coverack.

However there is good news. The Helston Packet reported on 9th March that the road into Coverack is to be resurfaced between May 17th and May 27th. It did not state in which year this would take place, but it will hopefully be in 2016.

The road has become very uneven, especially testing for any cyclists rattling their way down into the village.

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June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
Feb-Mar 2016
December News 2015
November 2015
October 2015

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July 2015
June 2015
April - May 2015
March 2015
Jan - Feb 2015


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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 May 2016