November and December News from Coverack 2014 

Coverack Village Shop - Helston Packet - 3rd December

  See what's on in December

 Coverack Film Dates
Fridays at Lambeage Hall
16th Jan Effie Gray

The Old Lifeboat House Coverack

The Old Lifeboat House Coverack

Restaurant and take away fish and chips
A new lease is available from 31 Jan 2015.
Contact 01326 280951 for more details
Christmas Day 2013

Christmas Day Swim 2013
Photo by Steve Wood

Other Events December 2014

Fri 19th - Sun 4th Jan. Cornish Pisky Pals ®
Christmas Pisky Trail
Sat 20th 8.45 pm Carols in the Paris
Sun 21st 4 pm Carols by Candlelight
St Peter's Church
Wed 24th 11.30pm Midnight Holy Communion
St Peter's Church
Thurs 25th Dec Family Service 10.00 am St Peter's Church
Thurs 25th 12:30 Christmas Day Swim,
The Harbour, Coverack.

Christmas Lights

Dolphins 2014
The Dolphins play their game again

Cornwall Today Magazine

Cornwall Today December 2014

Cornwall Today Magazine

The December edition of Cornwall Today magazine carries a two-page article about December celebrations in Coverack, written by Viki Wilson.

Robin Hobson, who runs Coverack Windsurfing Centre, supplied photographs of the Christmas day swim.

Details of events in the village in December were supplied by Caroline Beadle, Co-ordinator of Coverack Space 2000.

Coverack Christmas Tree Night

Illumination Brass
Illumination Brass playing Christmas music

The Christmas tree lights were switched on by
Mr Michael Tylor who kindly provided the tree.

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Santa Claus
Meeting Santa
Prize Draw
Hugh Richards, Patti Murphy and
Mr Michael Tylor at the prize draw
The lights team
Back Row: Tim Hawkins, Richard Murphy, Harry Hicks, Charles Patten, Bill Frisken
Front row: Nicholas Sturmey (Sput), Hugh Richards, Ben Roskilly, Ian Rogers, Ian Millar, Paul Reed,
Geoff Clay, Roger Combe, Ian Bayley, Dick Powell, Martin Lee, Reg Lewis, Bob Oxford

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Coverack Christmas Tree Night
Saturday 6th December from 6.30pm

The full moon rose over Coverack Bay, with almost no wind to ruffle the reflections of the lights.

There was a lantern procession, a raffle, carols, the Illumination Brass and hot refreshments. Father Christmas came through the village with a present for every child.

There was a good crowd to see Mr Michael Tylor switch on the lights on the Christmas tree.


In the photograph the left, the team of helpers who set up the marquees and lights, ready for the celebration on 6th December.

Senior Citizens' Christmas Party
2nd December 2014

Senior Citizens' Party
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Coverack School Entertains

Coverack School Entertains

Children from Coverack School came to entertain the senior citizens with songs and instrumental items.

About sixty villagers came to enjoy the meal, the
company, and the entertainment.

Father Christmas found time to visit the party,
and seemed to know some people from Coverack.

Some of the helpers who made it possible

The Christmas party was planned by a very happy
working team of eight, chaired by Georgia Roskilly. They started work in October, and on the day of the
party the number of helpers increased to sixteen.

The Senior Citizens' Party is funded mainly by the Parish Council and United Charities.

Xmas Pudding Feature
Putting up the Pudding 24th November
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The Christmas Tree Arrives

Pulling Together
Pulling the Tree Upright 28th November
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The Lights Team Lunching
Lunch at the Paris Hotel 28th November
27 members of the lights team
enjoyed an excellent meal
Work on the Dolphin
Work on the Dolphins
Saturday 22nd November
Ian, Richard, Bill and Geoff
Mermaid beguiles Coverack men
Mermaid Attracts Coverack Men
Click on photo to identify those captured

Putting the Cross on the Church
Securing the Cross on the Church
Dick, Ian, Terrry, Martin, Richard and Marshall
Click on photo to enlarge

Improved Mobile Telephone Reception

There are plans proposed to improve mobile telephone reception in Coverack. There was a public consultation meeting held on 22nd October to discuss plans for a mast at Trewillis Farm.

Read report of the consultation

Read about the Mobile Infrastructure Project

Read Explanation of Health Issues

Lights Team at work
Friday 21st November - some of the Christmas
Lights Team. Richard, Ian, Andrew and Tim
working on the boat feature at the harbour

Post Office Possible in Coverack

Joan Kearsley informed members of the Lunch Club on Wednesday 19th November that there is a strong possibility that a Post Office will be re-opened in Coverack.

Current discussions centre around having two sessions per week in St Peter's Hall, but nothing has been decided yet. It is likely to be at least eight weeks before the service can begin.

Coverack Village Stores Open

Coverack new shop
New shop opens on Remembrance Day
Phil and Olivia ready to serve you
with bread milk and eggs
They report a "wonderful" first morning.

Drainage Problem Now Repaired

Back filling after repair
Photo at about 4pm on 11th November
Back filling after the repair was made

Drainage Repairs Complete

The road above Coverack Beach is now fully open again after repairs to the drainage system. The work was all completed within one week.


Drain Mended and Back in Use

The road above the beach was closed to allow repairs to be made to a drainage pipe under the road.

The good news is that the repairs to the pipe were completed today, and normal pumping has resumed.

New Shop for Coverack

Your new Coverack Village Stores will open on Tuesday 17th March 2015
at The Cove (previously the Fat Mackerel).

Message from Phil and Olivia

We will provide general stores, delicatessen foods, newspapers and picnic supplies. Our focus will be good quality, locally sourced produce. We will also have a small cafe offering teas, coffees and Olivia's cakes.

Starting this Tuesday 11th November!

During the winter refurbishment we'll be selling
bread, milk and eggs
(including Hope's Bread - available from 10am Tues & Thurs)

We will be there on
Tues, Thurs & Sat (except Christmas Day!)
8 :30am - 11am
(Cash only over winter)

Christmas Lights

Light pole

On 8th November a start was made,
fixing the poles to carry the strings
of lights around Coverack.

If you would like to contact us please email or pop in for a chat.
Looking forward to serving you all in years to come,
Olivia & Phil.
Bonfire Night in Coverack

Watching the Bonfire
Watching the Bonfire
Plenty to eat and drink

Serving Refreshments
Serving Refreshments
Fireworks set off on the Harbour


Photograph by Tony Marsland

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Read Caroline's Report
More Fireworks
More Fireworks

Coverack Bonfire Night 2014

A very good crowd came down to Coverack to see a big bonfire on the beach. The weather was fine with little wind and a full moon.There was a spectacular fireworks display on the harbour. People were able to watch from the safety of the road above the beach. Refreshments were served from a marquee on the green in front of the bus shelter. St Keverne Fire Brigade were present and stayed on to extinguish the bonfire on the beach.

Caroline says, "A huge THANK YOU to all involved – It was a stunning community evening, only made possible by so many people taking part."

Watching from the Beach
Watching from the Beach
Click to enlarge this one.

Do you like to sing?

The Manacle Voices is a singing group based on the Lizard Peninsula.  We sing for our own pleasure, and to entertain others, mainly in the Helston area and on the Lizard Peninsula. If you enjoy singing popular music and songs from shows, why not come along to a practice to see if you would like join us. Telephone Christine on 280947 or Jane on 280680, or you can
email the webmaster for more details.

Spaces in the harbour
Spaces in the Harbour
On 1st November several Coverack boats were hauled up on to the hard standing, ready for winter.

Transshelf at anchor

The heavy lift vessel, Transshelf,
anchored off Dolor Point Coverack
on Sunday 12th October.

Still here on 21st November

See past news items
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

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

Helston Packet News on Coverack Car Park

Tim Pickett, a designer and architect in the village, told the last meeting of St Keverne Parish Council that he was working with local farmer Mr Tylor to bring about a private traveller site, linked with an affordable housing project, in a bid to finally find a solution to the long-running issue.

Mr Sanger said: “We’re hopefully going to have a transient site within the parish. The process is going through and it doesn’t happen immediately.

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                Updated October 2014