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Friday 20th October: A Quiet Passion


Portuguese man of war

Portuguese man of war

Photographed on Coverack Beach
18th October 2017

Better News at Sunny Corner

Work has now begun at last to repair damage to the path which runs in front of the Coastguard Cottages at Sunny Corner. This is important for people living in the area, because work has been held up on essential flood repairs until the path has been made safe.

I have just learned from Mark James of Cornwall Council that contractors started work on the 18th October and will be on site for 4 to 5 weeks to make the footpath safe. Once this initial stabilisation work is complete the footpath will be open again so that residents no longer have to use the current diversion.

 

Turnstones 18th October

Turnstones
Can you spot all six in the photo?
There were ten altogether.

Harbour Sheltered from the Storm
16th October

Harbour sheltered

It was warm and sunny at the Harbour

Waves at Porthbeer Cove

Porthbeer Cove (Mears Beach)

A bit rough for a swim today
It was hard to stand up at Chynhalls Point

Salty Windows for Paris Hotel

Dolor Point

Dolor Point on 16th October

Scene in Village Stores

By Joy Micallef

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Joy Micallef

Joy's numerous watercolour landscapes of Malta and England have received international praise, along with her portraits, pen and wash and pastel drawings which are also regularly exhibited internationally. Joy’s patrons include the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Queen. Joy has now returned to Cornwall following a period of time on the Bodensee in Germany. She can often be seen sketching and painting local scenes around Coverack in Cornwall and tutors at regular portrait lessons.

You can buy a postcard, or a mounted print of Joy's picture shown to the left. Both are available from the Village Stores Coverack, where you can see the original in the cafe area.

Notice of Events

Sat 14th
Emergency First Aid at Work Course,
9:30am – 4:30pm at Coverack School.

Sat 14th
Derek Thomas MP - Open Surgery
from 1300 until 1430. St Peter’s Hall.

Tues 17th
Stories of a Storm, Writing Workshop.
St Peter’s Hall 10am -2pm.

Wed 18th – Sat 28th
Cornish Pisky Pal’s Pisky Trail,
Coverack Village.

Coverack Village Stores - Holiday

The shop will be closing for five days for a family holiday, from Monday 16th October to Friday 20th October.

If you wish to collect your newspapers from Panny and Peter at Ocean View while the shop is closed, please make arrangements at the shop in the week before they close.

Re-opening Saturday 21st October at 8.30am

Best wishes from Olivia, Phil and the team

Has Anyone Seen Our Divas?

Friday 6th October
at the Lambeage Hall

Carn to Cove Event - 6th October

The Return to Coverack of Carmen and Mimi.... Carmen and Mimi To The Rescue—Has Anyone Seen Our Divas?


The music programme included arias by Puccini, Bellini, Humperdinck, Offenbach and Dvorak. Also songs from musical theatre including West Side Story, Cabaret and My Fair Lady and songs by Ivor Novello. There was a mixture of solos, duets and trios including comedy numbers.

See photo to the left

The Coverack Bake Off

A Coffee Morning was held on 20th September in St Peter’s Hall, Coverack, raising funds for
We Are MacMillan Cancer support.

Following the bake off on 20th September there was a collection at the Paris Hotel quiz night which raised £90 bringing the total donation to Macmillan to £350. Terry

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The Coverack Bake Off

Coverack Bake Off

Replacement Defibrillator 20th Sept

Defibrillator Replaced

Pam, Grace, Vanessa, Terry and Bill.

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Gwealavies Field Coverack

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

Residents of Coverack may or may not know that the Parish Council agreed with the owner of this land to manage it on their behalf under licence. It is the landowner who wishes to stop public access to the field, not the Parish Council. It is merely acting on the landowner's instruction who has in the past few months expressed concern at people being in the field, mowing paths, etc.

From Grace Hatton, Clerk to St Keverne Parish Council

Seafood Supper 15th September

Seafood Supper

Seafood Supper 15th September

Damion Oxford prepared a Seafood Supper at the Lambeage Hall Coverack to raise funds for The Fisherman's Mission.

There were sea shanties from the group "Thraw'd Together" who can be seen in the photograph to the left, kindly supplied by Rob Cheetham.

Cornwall Community Fund Update

To date grants totalling £6,505 have been issued from the Cornwall Emergency Fund to 14 applicants from Coverack and the surrounding affected areas. We paid the first grants within a few days of the flood.
A further £2,160 grants, being 4 applications, are being processed. We have received a further 3 applications where the amount of the claims is yet to be finalised. We are aware of other applications in the course of preparation that we have not yet received and welcome further applications.

Jeremy Ward   Development Director
31st August 2017   Read more

A Date for Your 2018 Calendar

Coverack Lifeboat Day 2018 will be on Saturday 25th August. Please note the date in your diary as this will help other organisations when choosing their own dates.

From Ian Bayley

Seafood Supper at the Lambeage Hall

With traditional Cornish singing

7.30pm on Friday 15th September 2017

See Poster

Black Swans Visit Coverack

Black Swans

Three of the four Black Swans
visiting Coverack this summer
Photographed by Janet Martin

Coverack Aid Show 28th August

Accidental Hero

Accidental Hero
Photo by Rob Cheetham

Coverack Aid Show 28th August

Tiger Tales

Tiger Tales
Photo by Rob Cheetham

Coverack Aid Show 28th August

Musical Brass

Musical Brass
Photo by Rob Cheetham

Song about Coverack flooding
by Chris Hutchings Youtube

Coverack Aid - 28th August

Young Guitarist

Entertainment on the Battery, Coverack,
under blue skies and warm sunshine

Coverack Aid for Flood Victims
Monday 28th August 2pm - 11pm
at Lambeage Hall Coverack

It has just been confirmed to Chris Hutchings that ITV news West and BBC news Plymouth are both independently sending down a team to report on "Coverack Aid" on Monday 28th August pm.
They will be doing interviews and want to film the song Chris wrote about the flood called "Can't Believe (Once in a lifetime)" which he will be performing with his band RAGA24.

Song about Coverack flooding
by Chris Hutchings Youtube

Coverack Aid for Flood Victims
28th August - Lambeage Hall

It would be great to get as many people as possible out to support this event and get Coverack some positive publicity following the flooding and tricky summer for some of us here.
If anybody else can run or assist with a stall, keep children entertained, make a cake, bring a friend, volunteer to help with the practical running of the event please let Chris know and spread the word amongst both locals and tourists.

Lambeage Hall Summer Fete

Watching the dogs

Sunshine at the Lambeage Coverack

Fete - Saturday 26th August

James flips a crepe

Lambeage Hall Summer Fete

The afternoon was very warm for the Summer Fete at the Lambeage Hall field.

Andrew Mercer kept people informed through the PA system, whilst Leanne was busy painting finger nails.

People could try their hand catching a rat from a drainpipe, bowling a ball into a hole, hoopla, as well as visiting various stalls.

There was also a chance to watch as dog owners showed the skills of their pets.

Coverack Horticultual Show

Di Peters

Di Peters winning another cup, giving Lizzie a hug, with Bill and Gloria looking on.

19th August in the Lambeage Hall

Bill Frisken

Bill Frisken receiving one of several cups from Lizzie, the President.

Coverack Horticultual Show

What a wonderful display, despite a severe hail storm with over Coverack only 32 days ago. Hailstones as big as marbles punched holes through leaves, and stripped petals off flowers.

Children's entries

Some of the children's entries

Jazz in Pippa's Garden

Jazz in the Garden
A great fund raising effort to say thank you to two organisations which helped Coverack people after the floods of 18th July.

£1,000 to has been donated to Team Rubicon and £1,900 to Khalsa Aid

Jazz - 18th August at Ponsongath

Jazz vocals

Anthonius Apple, Guitar and Vocal

Thank you to all who contributed to our Jazz Evening, making it a great success.

Coverack Flood Repairs - News
Update from Cornwall Council 18th August.

Sunny Corner Footpath
Cormac is to begin work on Monday 21st August on the stabilisation of the footpath at Sunny Corner. It could be months before the work is finally completed, but the path will be re-opened long before that.

North Corner Lane
The stability of the land is being investigated in a number of places. CORMAC employees will be on site, for some time to come.

Read the full update

Forthcoming Events

Saturday 19th August 2.30pm
Coverack Horticultural Show

Coverack Regatta
Sunday 20th August pm

Forthcoming Events
Coverack Flooding - Writers' Workshop
Wed 23 and Fri 25 Aug 3-6pm St Peter's Hall

Lambeage Hall Summer Fete
Saturday 26th August 1pm - 4pm

Musical Garden Party at Lambeage Hall
Monday 28th August from 1.30pm
Coverack Aid for flood victims - poster

Forthcoming Events

For a more complete list of events in August

Click here

Coverack Art Society
Summer Show

Acrylic £120

Mylor Creek - Diana Wild

Coverack Art Society
Lambeage Hall

Acrylic £80

Kennack Sands - Dee May

Coverack Art Society
4th - 13th August

Oil £160

Waterfall at Watersmeet - Julia Nunn

Sandcastle Competition
Coverack Beach on 10th August

Coverack Mill Beach

There was a sunny afternoon for the sandcastle competition.

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Sandcastle Competition
Winning Sculpture 10th August

Winners Chilling Out

Sandcastle Competition

Butterfly in the sand

Service of Thanksgiving 6th August

Coverack Harbour

A service was held on Coverack Harbour led by Rev Peter Sharpe. An item on BBC TV Spotlight showed Rev Sharpe describing how the village is recovering, and is giving thanks to all who have helped.

Service of Thanksgiving

Leading the Service

Here you can see Rev Peter Sharpe and part of the group of singers and musicians who led the service of thanksgiving.

Coverack is Open for Business

Shops, restaurants, and the Paris Hotel are all operating normally again. In fact most businesses in Coverack were able to provide a service to customers within a day or two of the flooding. The Paris Hotel remained open throughout the period, providing a venue for meetings, and free meals for those worst affected.

So come to Coverack to enjoy our beach, the harbour, the shops and our hospitality.

Coverack Lifeboat Day

Lifeboat Day

John auctions gifts from local businesses for the benefit of the RNLI, while people visit the Lizard and Falmouth Lifeboats.

Lifeboat Day - 5th August

Two Lifeboats

The Falmouth Lifeboat and the Lizard Lifeboat anchored off Coverack Harbour

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Coverack Lifeboat Day

RNLI Stall

Business is brisk at the RNLI stall.

The coastguard helicopter came to do a fly past at 14.33.    See 63 second video.

Later, Cadgwith Singers entertained the gathering.   See 58 second video.

Mill Shop as Flooding begins
3.38pm on Tuesday 18th July

Flooding started by 3.38pm
Marshall tries to clear the water in front of the Mill Shop with, the water pressure lifting the manhole cover. By 5pm it was about 3 feet deep on the road, the same inside the shop.

Mini Mill Shop Now Open
Coverack recovers Fast!

Mini Mill Shop

Marshall Dagger at the Mini Mill Shop, open again near the Old Mill Shop after the flooding.
Marshall wishes to thank Nigel Lee, Hamish, David Ellis and Tony Carey who have been working hard to repair flood damage at the Old Mill Shop.

Mill Shop Fully Open Again
After Only 16 Days!

Mill Shop Re-opened

What a magnificent effort!

Thanks are due to all who have made it possible.

Photo taken on 3rd August, - all shops in Coverack are now open again- come on in!

Children's Art Work at St Keverne Library

My Favourite Animal

Many congratulations to Harvey, Connor, Brooke, Jacob, and Rosko who were the Coverack prize winners.

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Summer Reading Challenge

Are you aged 4 to 11?

Could you read six books by 9th September?
Visit a library three times this Summer?
Would you like to know about rewards?

Read More

St Keverne Community Library is open Monday and Friday afternoons 3.30 – 5.30pm, and Saturday mornings 10am – noon.

Thrawed Together at the Lambeage Hall

Friday 15th September

The Cornish singers "Thrawed Together" will be at Lambeage Hall at 7.30pm for a seafood supper. This will be prepared by Damion Oxford from fish etc donated by the Coverack boats. All proceeds will go to the fishermen s mission.


Coverack Pirates and Mermaids Day

Tuesday 1st August

Coverack Village Stores

Olivia and Dan in the Village Stores

Coverack Pirates and Mermaids

Tuesday 1st August - Monday 7th
Pirate and Mermaid themed Decorated businesses and windows.

The Seine Loft

Leanne Outside the Seine Loft

Brenda's Shop Now Open

(Open tenish to directly)

Brenda's Shop

Recently re-opened, Angie is waiting to welcome you, to browse - and buy?

Wander through Coverack and admire the sea themed creativity!

Boscastle Buoys in Coverack

Sunday 30th July 3pm at Paris Hotel

Boscastle Buoys

The Boscastle Boys in the Paris Hotel

The Paris was packed to hear the Boscastle Buoys singing to raise funds for flood victims in Coverack. They had an appreciative audience for their songs, many of which had a Cornish flavour.

More to follow

 

"SUMMER IS SHOW TIME"

Following a really wonderful evening of singing and comedy on 27th July, I am pleased to announce that we made over £1000. After paying for the hall and pasties I have £936 for charity.


We are giving £100 each to Team Rubicon, Khalsa Aid, and Serve On, charities that helped in the flood. Then we are dividing the rest equally between Cancer Research and St Peters.
A huge thank you to all who gave their time to perform and everyone who supported.

The atmosphere in the hall was amazing!
A real sense of community.
Thank you all.    Pam

 

Tern TV would like to hear from you

Ceara East is working on a programme for Channel 4 called Britain’s Wildest Weather 2017.

She has asked if I could contact villagers involved in the recent flooding, who would be willing to contribute to the programme.

If you would be interested in taking part please contact Assistant Producer Ceara East by email:
ceara.east@terntv.com

or by telephone 0141 241 6075

or you could contact the webmaster through the Homepage link.

Coverack - Cornwall Council

Message from Beverly Hill

Our Localism Community Link Officers won’t be based in Coverack after 28th July – but we want to reassure everyone in Coverack that work will be carrying on and we are still on the end of a phone if you need our help.

Cornwall Council - Useful Contacts

St Keverne Parish Council

Grace Hatton, the Clerk to St Keverne Parish Council, has requested that contact numbers should be shown on the Coverack website, to help Coverack residents affected by flooding.

Click the link below

Parish Council - Useful Contacts

 

Tern TV would like to hear from you

Ceara East is working on a programme for Channel 4 called Britain’s Wildest Weather 2017.

If you would be interested in taking part please contact Assistant Producer Ceara East by email:
ceara.east@terntv.com

or by telephone 0141 241 6075

"SUMMER IS SHOW TIME"

Following a really wonderful evening of singing and comedy on 27th July, I am pleased to announce that we made over £1000. After paying for the hall and pasties I have £936 for charity.


We are giving £100 each to Team Rubicon, Khalsa Aid, and Serve On, charities that helped in the flood. Then we are dividing the rest equally between Cancer Research and St Peters.
A huge thank you to all who gave their time to perform and everyone who supported.

The atmosphere in the hall was amazing!
A real sense of community.
Thank you all.    Pam

Coverack Thanks Emergency services

Fireman Andrew in Chymbloth Way

Fireman Andrew in Chymbloth Way, at 6.30pm on 18th July. Andrew is with the Helston Brigade and his parents live in Chymbloth Way. His team went to rescue Penny and Chris, and called for the helicopter which then winched them to safety.

Coverack Thanks Volunteers

Some of the many volunteers

This group of volunteers, pictured outside Chloe's cafe and restaurant, were part of a huge voluntary relief effort. RNAS Culdrose, Khalsa Aid, Team Rubicon, and many others cleared flooded houses of mud and ruined furniture.

Coverack update from Cornwall Council

Tuesday 25th July 7am

Read Update

Coverack Mill Beach now free from pollution caused by the flooding.

Coverack was featured on the ITV news at 6pm on 25th July with a message that we are now ready to receive our visitors from near and far.

Coverack Car Parks Open

The charity car parks at North Corner are open.
The lower car park is fully open, and about half of the spaces in the main car park are now available.

So come to Coverack, donate to local charities in the car parks, and support businesses in our village.

Boscastle Buoys Charity Event

Sunday 30th July at 3pm

Free concert in the Paris Hotel

The Boscastle Buoys have kindly offered to raise funds for Coverack people who suffered from the flooding on 18th July.

Coverack Gets the Green Light

Road open

The lower car park is already open

Road into Coverack Now Open

The road into Coverack on the North side was opened at 2pm today, Monday 24th July.

There is a short section of single file traffic between Tregisky Lane and the entrance to the main car park, controlled by traffic lights.

Two trees with weakened roots were made safe on 25th July.

Bill Frisken expressed thanks from the village for the speedy and effective response from Cornwall Council, and from Cormac in restoring the road.

Opening Ceremony 2pm

Geoff Brown opens the road

Geoff Brown, Portfolio Holder for Transport at Cornwall Council, declares the road open.

Kate Kennally, visits Coverack

Kate Kenally with Terry and Ian

Kate Kennally, Chief Executive Officer of Cornwall Council, was talking to Terry and Ian on Sunday evening.

Great Progress on Sunday 5.40pm

New road surface

View across the road and lower car park
towards the harbour on 23rd July

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Some of the people who did the work

The workers being thanked

After the opening ceremony the Cormac team which did the work were thanked.

A team of Sikhs from Khalsa Aid
In the Village Stores

A team of Sikhs from Khalsa Aid
Saturday 22nd

They plan to return next Tuesday.

A good Day's Progress

Volunteer teams from RNAS Culdrose, Team Rubicon, Serve On and Khalsa Aid continued their work cleaning out houses which have been flooded. They were joined by Gordon and Dan from Homebase, Truro.

Roskillys have donated two boxes of ice cream towards funds, and the retail value of the ice cream has been donated between Team Rubicon, Serve On and Khalsa Aid. Thank you Roskillys.

Cormac's team has been laying the base coat of tarmac at North Corner, as you can see from the photo on the right.

 

Progress at 3.15pm on Saturday

Repairs at North Corner

At North Corner

Coverack Businesses

Ian at the Paris Hotel, and Mark at the Old Lifeboat House confirm that they are open and serving food in the normal way, so come down on the shuttle minibus from Monday to support Coverack businesses.

Archie's Loft is opening in the afternoons. The Seine Loft, Elizabeth's Pasties, and the Village Stores are all open as usual.

Update from Councillor Julian Rand
written on Thursday 20th July.

Gloria's Garden on July 18th

Gloria's Garden

Road at North Corner being repaired

Road just before 5pm Friday 21st

Meeting in Paris Hotel

Friday 21st July 11.10am

Representatives of the main agencies were present and the meeting was chaired by Adam Paynter, leader of Cornwall Council.

Adam repeated the contact telephone number for the Localism Team who are there to help with problems: 0800 7313247.

The main road at North Corner should be open single file, with traffic lights, by the middle of next week. Resurfacing with a base coat should begin tomorrow, Saturday.

The road above the beach will be resurfaced, starting at the end of November, this Autumn.

Meeting in Paris Hotel

Friday 21st July 11.10am

Ben Johnson of the Environment Agency advised against the use of the beach for bathing at the moment.

A minibus shuttle service is to be provided from the School playing field down into the village starting from Monday 24th July 9.00am to 4.30pm every day, to allow access to Coverack whilst the main car parks are out of use.

This is to allow visitors to come to Coverack and park without adding to congestion down in the village, where there is very little room to park.

 

Volunteers
A volunteer team from RNAS Culdrose has been working in Coverack today, guided by John Campbell.

Team Rubicon who offer disaster response have been helping us too.

A team of Sikhs from Khalsa Aid have also been helping us today.

Serve On, a team of ex-service volunteers, has come to Coverack to help with the aftermath of the flooding.

Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who has come to our aid.

 

Some of the Flood Repairs on 20th

Most of the large holes in the road at North Corner have been filled with coarse material.

There is no proper surface on the road and tomorrow the work will continue, with the road remaining closed on the North side of Coverack.

The road on the School Hill side of Coverack has had vegetation trimmed to help access from the South.

Letter of thanks
from HM Coastguard to villagers of Coverack

Coverack Carnival is cancelled

Holiday Accommodation Found

Joan Kearsley thanks everyone who has helped her to find alternative accommodation for her guests. Most have been found places in Coverack.

Appeal started by Cornwall Live

The West Briton hopes to raise £10,000 to help support the recovery process for those affected by the devastating flash floods which hit Coverack on July 18, 2017.

"We will liaise with local residents and support groups to ensure that every penny of the money we raise goes to those most in need of support." Cornwall Live

So far £3,242 has been raised by 125 supporters.

See the Cornwall Live crowdfunding appeal

Coverack - After the Flood

Down to the sea

Road at North Corner

Coverack - After the Flood

Suuny Corner

SW Coast Path at Sunny Corner
(short diversion in place)

Main Car Park Entrance

Car Park

Update 19th July at 1pm

At a packed meeting in the Paris Hotel villagers and camera crews heard from representatives of the organisations involved in the rescue and restoration work.

There was a chance for people needing help to give their details to Maxine from Cornwall Council on their dedicated telephone line:
0800 731 3247
See Cornwall Council on Facebook

Cornwall Council Coverack page

Village Stores Open as Normal

Deliveries have been received today (Wednesday 19th) and the Village Stores is open, providing services as usual.

Rainfall amount - 170mm

Based on a 3 gallon bucket, empty and used to scoop wood chippings on Tuesday 18th in the morning, and almost full on Tuesday evening, the rainfall amount was 170mm.

Check it yourself

Debris near North Corner

Rocks on the road

Coverack Hit By Freak Floods

The road becomes a river

North Corner at 5.36pm See video

There will be a meeting in the Paris Hotel on Wedneday 19th July at 11.30am, arranged by Cornwall Council to provide help and support to people affected by the flooding.

Announced by Cornwall Council on Twitter

Freak Floods 18th July 2017

Area by Mill Shop at 5.08pm

The scene at 6.08pm at the entrance to Polcoverack Lane, near the Old Mill Shop and Brenda's Shop. The main road into Coverack is no longer passable on the North side of the village due to serious damage to the road surface.

See video

Coverack - Helicopter Rescue

Winchman on the roof

See video of rescue of Chris Hammill, at 6.56pm. Penny, his wife, was rescued earlier by the coastguard helicopter. Penny was the village Post Mistress for many years before her retirement.
Click a photo to enlarge.

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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