1 The St.Ives TIMES & ECHO #STORECITY Self-Storage Containers No Friday, October 28th, 2016 Price 1 Return of CCTV to St Ives a step closer THE campaign for the return of CCTV to St Ives is a step closer after St Ives Town Council voted by 7-5, to endorse the plan for its reinstatement. The vote was taken at the St Ives Town Council meeting of Thursday (Oct. 20) during which St Ives businesses owner, Alex Ward spoke on behalf of the CCTV campaigners. During her presentation she outlined the campaigner s belief in the need for CCTV commenting: It is recognised nationally that the presence of CCTV acts as a deterrent to criminal activity and that the benefit for the security of local shops and businesses is immeasurable. CCTV provides reassurance for visitors to the town that this is a safe environment to enjoy in the evenings as well as the day helping to negate any negative publicity nationally because of anti-social behaviour which would ultimately affect visitors coming to the town. NOT A REASON She also added: Citing a low crime rate for the area is not a reason to not have CCTV. We cannot wait for major incidents to occur to show we need it every household and business is paying increased insurance premiums because we don t have CCTV. The proposal approved on Thursday was to endorse the recommendations of the Council s internal Community & Environment Committee and Finance Committee. Those recommendations were to match any fund from the Devon & Cornwall Police & Crime Commissioners Office (PCC) up to the sum of 10,000 for the reinstatement but to place a 6,000 cap on running costs of the system. That 6,000 cap matches the Town s annual contributions to the original, defunked, system. The capping made little sense to Councillor Andrew Mitchell who, during the debate prior to the vote, commented: If we are to go ahead with CCTV we need to be serious and go for a minimum of six cameras for a meaningful supply of information for the town centre. If we are going to do it, this needs to be for the community. Cllr Ron Tulley added his support for CCTV but commented: I strongly believe we should go ahead but we should insist on an assurance from the police that they will respond according to the situation s priority. Cllr Pedyr Prior argued that the money would be better served if it were to part fund an additional police officer. He also raised the biggest concern of councillors and campaigners alike that the PCC office had yet to announce how much they would be putting in to fund the St Ives system. He suggested that campaigners will be disappointed as it is only a way to hide the spending cut backs within the policing system. Cllr Colin Nicholls added his voice to the dissenters stating: I didn t endorse CCTV originally and I will not do so now. He added to Cllr Prior s words saying: The police are donating capital only and I can see that we [St Ives Town] will be left to fund it all. Cllr Tim Andrewes said that the proposal provided a way forward for CCTV as it stands at the moment commenting: I have reluctantly come round to supporting it because of the inadequacies of policing in our part of the world. It will have some impact so that is why I ll support it. CHRISTMAS CAROLS WITH THE STARS ST MALO CHRISTMAS SHOPPER YORK AND ST NICHOLAS FAIR GERMAN CHRISTMAS MARKETS For further details of all day excursions and our wide range of holidays: Tel THE new wheelchair accessible St Ives Community Transport being unveiled at West Pier on Saturday morning (Oct. 22). St Ives welcomes new community transport ON Saturday morning (Oct. 22) a short ceremony on West Pier saw the official unveiling and first trip of the new St Ives Community Transport. The new seven seater transport, which can also be configured to carry up to two wheelchairs, is the result of several organisations working together to provide the vehicle for the older residents of the St Ives area and was instigated by the Penwith 50+ Association. CONJUNCTION The project has been in conjunction with Age UK Cornwall, Cornwall Council, McCarthy & Stone, St Ives Rotary, St Ives Town Council and the Westcott Trust. In 2013 retirement complex development company McCarthy & Stone donated some funds to the St Ives 50+ group and it was decided, after consultation, that there was a need for a community vehicle for the older and less mobile Keep Your Keep Your Money in in Cornwall Cornwall Support Your Local Independent Builders Merchant Ocean Supplies Ltd Your Local Independent Building Merchants Ring For Competitive Prices Free Delivery Trade & D.I.Y. 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At the unveiling she outlined the benefits to the elder community and stated: I say to the older people of St Ives, welcome it, enjoy it and most of all use it. The event was attended by members of the St Ives 50+ group, St Ives Community Transport committee members, St Ives Mayor, Councillor Linda Taylor, who officially cut the ribbon to launch the new transport and St Ives MP Mr Derek Thomas who was asked to take the committee s thanks for the transport back to the Government. FANTASTIC ARTWORK He commented: I was pleased to attend the launch of the community bus in St Ives which carries some fantastic artwork and is a testimony to years of dedicated work by the over 50 s Forum. I m sure it will be an invaluable service for many people and allow them to go about their daily lives with greater ease and enjoyment. The unveiling was followed by refreshments in the newly renovated Salvation Army hall. Anyone in need of the Transport can contact for further information. JEWELLERY said to have a retail value of a 100,000 has been stolen from a St Ives gift shop. A thief broke into Kudos in Fore Street on Tuesday October 18 in the early hours of the morning and now police have launched an appeal for information following the incident. It follows a similar swoop in Tregenna Place several months ago when tens of thousands of pounds of jewellery was nabbed by thieves. The incident in Fore Street happened between 3.15am and 3.30am on October 18 a time when few people would have been in the area. A spokesman from Devon and Cornwall Police say the haul is worth 100,000 but the Advertorial What s happening at The Sloop OUR famous Meat Draw starts on Friday 4th November, draw tickets will be on sale from Friday 28th October and they are a lot cheaper to buy during the week. Remember previous years mystery prizes Xmas shopping in New York, a trip for two to OZ, duty free shopping in Dubai. What will it be this year? 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2 THE ST. IVES TIMES & ECHO and HAYLE TIMES, October 28th, LAURA Jurd (right) will be bringing her Dinosaur to the Jazz Club on Tuesday 22nd November. picture submitted Formidable and compelling music at St Ives Jazz Club this November JAZZ lover s don t have to wait long in November for the first performer to visit the St Ives Jazz Club s home in the Great Room of the Western Hotel with the Josh Kemp Quartet playing there on Tuesday 1st. Featuring Josh Kemp on sax; Steve Fishwick on trumpet; Liam Dunachie on Hammond organ and Tim Giles on drums the group will be playing music from their new Rare Groove album. RARE GIFT Kemp is described as a musician with a rare gift for melody, gaining many plaudits for his lyrical improvising style and attractive compositions, who is equally happy playing in the jazz standards tradition or original compositions in a contemporary style. Kemp is backed by a band that delivers high-energy jazz with an enjoyable and relaxed groove. Dan Messore s Indigo Kid will be at the Club on the 8th. Messore s is described as having a warm, full tone who channels Frisell, Fahey and other masters, while managing to create a singular sound world of his own. Tuesday 15th will see members THE WESTERN HOTEL Fridays, K&W, from 9pm FREE Songwriters Night Sat., 29th Oct. K&W, from 9pm - FREE Nuclear Blues Sundays, K&W, from 9pm - FREE Sunday Sessions All welcome. Mondays, K&W, 9pm - FREE Jazz Jam Tuesday 1st Nov pm JAZZ CLUB Josh Kemp Quartet 12 / 8 members / 5 students. Tuesdays, K&W, from 9pm - FREE Tuesday Night Music Sessions Wednesdays, K&W, FREE St Ives Folk Thursdays, K&W, FREE Marmalade Mash Mickey Ripley s Acoustic Jam Come along and join in or just listen. SUNDAY CARVERY 12-2 & 6-8 Vegetarian option available Reservations recommended TEL and guests welcome the Chris Biscoe Quartet with their exploration of the musical legacy of the great Eric Dolphy, a remarkable saxophonist, clarinettist and flautist who, 50 years after his untimely death, continues to influence and intrigue new generations of musicians and listeners. The repertoire includes tunes from the great recordings Dolphy made with Charles Mingus and Oliver Nelson, jazz standards, and Dolphy s own compositions, which reflect his bebop roots and his growing originality. One of the most vital and creative new ensembles in the UK, Laura Jurd s Dinosaur, will be appearing on the 22nd. Led by trumpeter and composer Laura Jurd, featuring star keyboardist Elliot Galvin and the exciting young rhythm section of Conor Chaplin and Corrie Dick, they have performed throughout the UK and Europe including the Berlin Jazz Festival, Jazz Sur Son 31 in Toulouse, 12 Points in Dublin and Jazzahead in Bremen. Their debut album Together, As One, released in September, blends elements of folk, jazz and rock. The music is formidable and compelling. The final gig of November will be on Tuesday 29th with the Dominic Howles Quintet. This brilliant quintet with a stellar line-up, will be playing a mixture of originals and standards, promoting their new CD Purity and Danger. Tickets cost 12/ 8/ 5, doors open 7.30, music from 8.30 to 11-ish. Royal British Legion St Ives Telephone: (01736) BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY to start at 8.00pm All Welcome LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Saturday 12th Nov., 8.30pm LOS PALMAS All Welcome IT S BACK! AT THE LEGION Every Wednesday, a.m Saturday 29th October, 8.30 a.m., Thursday 3rd November, 8.00 a.m., Saturday 5th November, 12 noon., Thursday 10th November, 7.00 a.m., Tuesday 15th November, 7.00 a.m., 20 All tours operated subject to passenger numbers OATES TRAVEL, 1 HIGH STREET, ST IVES Tel. (01736) / 4 MEAL DEAL We are now running our set menu all night from Tuesday Friday throughout the winter 2 courses 18 3 courses 22 Plus Full Menu and Specials Selected Cocktails only Fore Street, St Ives, TR26 1HE THE seven St Ives Round Table members who took part in the club s charity skydive on Saturday (Oct. 22). picture submitted After three postponements Tabler s finally jump ON Saturday afternoon (Oct. 22) after adverse weather led to three postponements the members of St Ives Round Table finally managed to complete their charity skydive at Perranporth Aerodrome. With sponsorship still to be finally totalled up the group have raised in excess of 2,000 for Nancealverne School in Penzance, a specialist school for children with profound learning and physical disabilities. St Ives Round Table chairman, Nick Eastwood, commented: All seven Table members that jumped had never done a skydive before and there were one or two that looked a bit pale beforehand but I m very proud to say that none of us bottled it. GRATEFUL As Chairman this year I d like to say how grateful we are to everyone that sponsored us, an extra shout out to Trevor at the Old Quay House for his 100 donation which was by far the biggest and most generous. And I m grateful to all the members, they really pulled it out of the bag for this event and were relentless chasing up sponsorship which is not easy in this current climate. The Table members are now preparing for their next fundraiser, their annual Harvest Home Auction to be held on 18th November at Cafe Art in Royal Square. Nick adds: This year we ve added a twist and will be raffling off an adventure holiday to Thailand. Raffle tickets are on sale now and are only 2 a ticket, and the winner will be drawn out of the hat by an independent party on the night of the auction. We ve got lots of vouchers for meals at most of St Ives great restaurants, along with Spa treatments, artwork, clothes and pretty much anything else St Ives has to offer, all of which will be sold on the night to the highest bidder. Raffle tickets can be purchased at a number of pubs and restaurants throughout town, or from a Round Table member. As usual, Nick finishes, all proceeds go to local worthy causes and we are currently looking for new causes to aid no matter how big or small, just contact us and we will see if we can help. ST IVES Round Table chairman Nick Eastwood enjoying his tandem skydive on Saturday. picture submitted ON Monday a group of Tassy Swallow s SurfRatz became the first to enjoy use of Tassy s latest project, the SurfHouse, when it became operational in the old Island Battery blockhouse. The group enjoyed a morning surf under the tutelage of the professional surfer before a lunch in the SurfHouse followed by an afternoon craft session (pictured). The day was part of a half-term week long programme of events, workshops and film showings held at the Surf- House culminating today with a morning workshop on Mindfulness & Well-being and a pop up restaurant event this evening. It s Halloween Calling children of all ages to the Halsetown Inn For a fun craft and dressing up event in the beer garden For further details Tel: What s going on in town? Truro Cathedral and Truro School to host Be a Chorister for a Day event TRURO Cathedral and Truro School will be hosting a Be a Chorister for A Day event, on Tuesday 15 November The day will give girls the chance to experience life as a Chorister, from morning rehearsal through to school lessons, finishing with a short service of Evensong, where they will have the chance to sing with Truro Cathedral Choir. Recruitment for girl Choristers at Truro Cathedral starts from the age of 13, so the event is open to girls who are currently in Year 7 or 8. Director of Music at Truro Cathedral, Christopher Gray, says: Being a Chorister can be a truly life-changing and life-enhancing experience for the right girl. SINFONIA Aside from the benefits of singing at the highest level almost every day, the girls perform with leading national groups such as the City of London Sinfonia and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales; they will record their first CD this year; and as we recently announced, they will be working with renowned composer, Dobrinka Tabakova, who will be writing music specially for them. All of this is on top of their regular routine singing live to tens of thousands of people every year at Truro Cathedral as part of its celebrated choir. Truro Cathedral Choir is directed by specialist, professional musicians and gives the girls the chance to perform in one of the finest buildings in the South West. The choir has built up an outstanding reputation, taking part in live broadcasts for television and radio and joining in foreign tours. STRENGTH Headmaster of Truro School, Andrew Gordon-Brown, commented: I cannot overstate how impressed I have been with our chorister programme which is now in its second year of operation. Singing with the nationally renowned Truro Cathedral Choir, the girls have gone from strength to strength and are already achieving great things. This is indeed a unique opportunity for these girls to develop as individuals and make the most of their musical talent. Girls who join the choir are welcomed into a supportive environment, where they develop character and form leadership skills whilst nurturing a high level of chorister training and performance. The cathedral s girl Choristers are recruited from all across Cornwall and beyond; if successful the girls attend Truro School, where they receive scholarship and bursary support for their education. Places for the event are free of charge, please contact Truro School s Director of Admissions, Jayne Grigg, on or at truroschool.com to reserve a place. There is more information on Truro School s website. GIRL Choristers at Truro Cathedral. Photograph: John Freddy Jones 675 St Ives constituents left waiting Government s response CAMPAIGNERS have been left waiting for an official response after a petition calling on the Government to support the Cornish language closed on the weekend. Over the past six months, the petition entitled Please continue to provide annual financial support for the Cornish language has gained 10,342 signatures clearing the target required to force a ministerial reply. The 10,000 mark was reached over 80 days ago, but no response has yet been forthcoming. The petition closed a long way short of the 100,000 names required for the matter to be considered for debate in Parliament. The St Ives constituency recorded the highest amount of signatures with 675, making it one of the most supported petitions by the area s voters on the government site. Neighbouring Camborne, Redruth and Hayle saw 594 people sign. All Cornish constituencies had many hundreds signing, with the lowest number being in South East Cornwall where 400 people added their names. The petition was also strongly backed in most of Wales, but some parts of northern England did not register a single signature. The petition was launched after it was announced in April that the Government was withdrawing the 150,000 of funding that Cornwall Council had received for Cornish since its recognition as a minority language in This recognition under the Council of Europe s Charter for Regional and Minority Languages, which is unrelated to the European Union places an obligation on the Government to provide support for the language. While the decision to withdraw this support was made under the government of David Cameron, The St Ives Times & Echo understands that Cornwall Council has not yet had a reply to their request for direction on further funding bids from the new ministers responsible for the language. Our fabulously festive party nights run throughout December 24 per person for a 3-course meal Our daytime Christmas celebrations run all December and cost just per guest for a 3-course lunch Join us for a very merry Christmas at The Garrack! For 70 per adult and 35 per child, you can enjoy our delicious Christmas menu (and we ll wash up...) Welcome in 2017 with a meal in the restaurant or a family fancy dress party or book a relaxed 3-course lunch on New Year s Day. Contact us for more details To book your festive celebration or find out more contact us on or
3 Traffic consultation bill reaches three quarters of a million pounds CORNWALL Council spent almost three quarters of a million pounds on traffic consultants in just four months including the controversial one way system at Lelant. Between April and July this year the council paid out 745, to consultants to undertake traffic studies. In May alone the council paid out 513, If that level of spending was maintained throughout a year the council could end up paying more than 2.2 million on traffic studies. The vast majority of the money was paid to the council's own company, Cormac, which undertakes and commissions work on transport schemes for the authority. CRITICISM Concerns about the amount of money being spent on such consultants was raised in the light of criticism about various transport schemes in Cornwall including the failed bus lane in Truro, the controversial busgate at Threemilestone and the shared spaces scheme in Bodmin. The county council has also announced its intentions to alter the short-lived controversial traffic system imposed in Lelant. Among those who have raised concerns about the expenditure are Truro mayor and Cornwall councillor Rob Nolan and businessman Tony Goodman who this week launched a petition to force the resignation of Bert Biscoe as Cabinet member for transport. Cornwall Council defended the expenditure saying it was for preparation, feasibility and study work for major investment in the region of 500 million across Cornwall. In a statement the council said: In some cases, the council has received external funding for this work. For example, 129,000 was received from the Government for a feasibility study as part of a 1.5 million scheme into potential improvements in the road links from the A30 to St Austell. BUILT UP The large figure listed for May is not based on just one month s expenditure but includes amounts that were built up throughout the previous financial year and grouped together for payment in one lump sum. There is also in-house accounting listed so for example, payments to Cormac for work undertaken to produce studies and evaluation to deliver projects. The council does where necessary use consultants, as do a large proportion of organisations, when we require specific professional or technical expertise. The variety of work undertaken under the transport studies budget means that it is not viable to retain these services in house. We also ensure that where possible the specialist knowledge they provide is shared with the relevant council staff. Street trader convicted for selling fake goods A WOMAN who had been caught peddling fake fashion items on St Ives harbour front was convicted at Truro Crown Court last Thursday, October 20, after she admitted selling counterfeit goods. Following complaints from local shops, Cornwall Council s Trading Standards officers had caught Gala Richardson (39) of Kahallen, Par, with almost 200 fake fashion baseball caps in St Ives in the summer of The fake hats were seized and voluntarily forfeited by Richardson but just two days later she was caught selling hundreds more of the same hats. CHANGED HER PLEA Richardson denied any wrong-doing for three years until finally, on the morning of what Cornwall Council said could have been an expensive Crown Court trial, she changed her plea and admitted charges under the Trade Marks Act. The Court heard that the fakes were being sold from a portable market trolley on The Wharf at prices that significantly undercut the genuine items being sold in St Ives legitimate shops. Richardson was sentenced to a two-year Conditional Discharge and ordered to pay a contribution of 750 towards the prosecution costs. Recognising the importance of trade mark and copyright protection, the Court also ordered the forfeiture and destruction of all the baseball caps seized. Cornwall Council cabinet member for communities Geoff Brown said: The Council s Trading Standards officers work closely with local businesses to help them to comply with the various rules and regulations to compete successfully and to help grow the local economy. People who sell counterfeits and other illegal goods undermine Cornwall s economy and threaten local jobs and legitimate businesses. Cornwall Council will not tolerate this behaviour and will do all it can to protect local businesses from this unfair competition, he added. ST IVES Archive held another of their regular Open Day events at the Western Hotel, St Ives, on Wednesday (Oct. 19). This open day the main display was an exhibition of photographs, predominately from the 1970s, taken by photographer Sam Bennetts. Over his years as a professional photographer, which included as a freelance for The St Ives Times & Echo and The Hayle Times, Sam amassed a massive collection of images of local traditions 3 and events from cheque presentations to VIP visits. Following his death, Sam s son Colin donated his father s images to the Archive who currently have about 1,800 images in the Bennetts collection. This number will increase as Colin is still working his way through his father s massive back catalogue of prints and negatives. Pictured (left to right) are: St Ives Mayor, Cllr Linda Taylor; St Ives Archive chairman, Lyn Burchess and Colin Bennetts. ZENNOR Village Hall was the venue last weekend for an Autumn Fair with crafts, books, photography, plants and refreshments. The fair was in aid of Zennor Church and the Children s Hospice South West to be split equally. Pictured on Sunday (Oct. 23) are fair organiser Gillian Farrell, chairman of the St Ives Friends of CHSW, and priest in charge of Zennor and Towednack churches, Rev. Elizabeth Foote. Police informed after firemen extinguish wheelie bin blaze LOCAL firemen dealt with a wheelie bin blaze in Carbis Bay in the early hours of Friday morning of last week. Six firefighters on one appliance from St Ives attended the call to two large wheelie bins on fire near a hotel on St Ives Road, Carbis Bay, shortly after 1.00 a.m. PROBLEM They used two hose reels to extinguish the fires. Devon and Cornwall Police were informed of this incident, a spokesman from Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said. Nuisance wheelie bin fires are a problem in some neighbourhoods, typically causing damage costing between 1,500 2,000 including damage to buildings, cleaning up and the cost of replacement, he added. Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service say anyone with information about a suspicious fire should call Crimestoppers Arson Alert or Devon and Cornwall Police on 101. THE ST. IVES TIMES & ECHO and HAYLE TIMES, October 28th, Retirement tributes paid to St Ives Freemason TRIBUTES have been paid to the service of St Ives Freemason Vivian Stratton PPS- GW, following his recent retirement from the role of Preceptor in St Ives Tregenna Lodge (No: 1272). Fellow Mason Phillip Lakin, who has known Vivian for many years commented: If ever there was a Freemason to ask advice and receive an abundance of support you would find no better a man than Vivian. Every Freemason throughout all the Lodges of West Cornwall including the Isles of Scilly, should have heard the name Vivian Stratton mentioned at least once, during their time as a Mason in the Province of Cornwall. Of all the Masons I ve ever met, everyone who knows him agree that he is a gentleman, a man of immense intelligence, a man who has a natural gift of knowledge towards all species of animals, mammals and birds but primarily he is a man who has an abundance of knowledge regarding St Ives and Cornish Freemasonry, especially. RECORD Vivian had been the Preceptor of the Tregenna Lodge of Instruction for 34 years. The Lodge of Instruction consists of Tregenna Lodge, Trenwith Lodge and the Cornish Acacia Lodge which meets at Hayle. This service is something of a record, certainly within the St Ives Lodges, and possibly in Cornwall. Over the years Vivian has been responsible for directing 68 Installation Ceremonies as the preceptor, and also with those added during his 24 years as the Tregenna Lodges Director of Ceremonies makes 92 Installation ceremonies in total. He has also attended the Godolphin Lodge of Instruction meeting on the Isles of Scilly for the last 40 years as a member and filling in any office that s required. On retiring from this office the Worshipful Brother Vivian, said: It is with great sadness when looking at the List of Past Masters in the Lodge, a lot of the Past Masters are no longer TREGENNA Lodge s new secretary, Vivian Stratton. picture submitted with us, I have enjoyed many happy memories of times past to departed merit. I wish the new Preceptor, Worshipful Brother Clive Moore, the very best of luck in this new office and hope he will enjoy the support and respect that I have been shown. Not content with retiring and putting his feet up, Vivian Stratton, will now start his new role as the Secretary of Tregenna Lodge. Phillip Larkin adds: Vivian you are a very special man and a very dear friend, I thank you personally for these last few years that we ve known each other and wish you every success for the future. I have stated this several times recently in other stories about other Freemasons, but quite simply Viv is a perfect example to all of us, the epitome of what a Freemason is and should be. DOUGLAS CAWLEY & ASSOCIATES CHARTERED SURVEYORS COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL LETTING STRUCTURAL SURVEYS H.B.R.V. LITIGATION PLANNING BUILDING REGULATION APPLICATIONS 22A FORE STREET ST. IVES CORNWALL TR26 1HE Telephone: (01736) Fax: (01736) St Ives Infant School celebrates 50 years THIS year sees the 50th anniversary of St Ives Infant School and on Friday 4th November celebrations will be starting with a whole school procession into, and around, St Ives. The parade will leave the school at 1.30pm with the pupils and staff dressed in 1960s period clothes. On Saturday 5th, between 10 am and 6pm the school will be holding an Open Day for members of the public which will include an exhibition of memorabilia from the last 50 years. Royal British Legion St Ives Branch Membership Subscriptions are NOW DUE Membership Branch 1.00 Club 1.00 Total to pay New Members 22.00
4 THE ST. IVES TIMES & ECHO and HAYLE TIMES, October 28th, Environmentalists roll up their sleeves for annual beach cleans ENVIRONMENTALISTS are tackling the growing amount of rubbish being washed up on beaches in St. Ives and Hayle. Thanks to support from the The Crown Estate and Greggs, Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) has recruited and equipped a team of Lead Volunteers who, together, will be leading more than 250 Autumn Beach Cleans at many of the UK s most beautiful beaches. SAS is now inviting all coastal enthusiasts, from big wave surfers to sandcastle makers, to join their local Autumn Beach Clean this October and give a little back to the precious coastal environments that are so important for the health and well-being of communities nationwide. An event at St Ives Harbour has been held. JUST ARRIVE An SAS spokesman said: There is no need to register, just arrive at the time and date advertised wearing suitable clothing, say hello to the Lead Volunteer and you ll be made to feel like part of the SAS family! For more information contact SAS s beach clean team on or With more than 269,000 tonnes of floating plastic in our oceans Surfers Against Sewage recognise that we cannot end the marine litter crisis with beach cleans alone. So this year SAS will also be calling on all Autumn Beach Clean volunteers to help beyond the beach clean by supporting their new Message In A Bottle campaign by recording and recycling all plastic bottles and cans found at each and every beach clean. Sadly there are now an incredible 250 plastic bottles per kilometre of the UK s beaches and together with cans they make up approximately 40% of all litter (by volume), so SAS expect to record huge numbers of them this autumn. OVERWHELMING The Autumn Beach Cleans unites and inspires coastal communities across Great Britain to take action against this often overwhelming marine litter crisis. It strengthens coastal communities and forges lasting friendships and keeps our beaches safe for everyone to use. Dom Ferris, SAS s Projects Manager says: We are so incredibly proud of our Lead Volunteers. From the Channel Islands to the Isle of Harris and Great Yarmouth to Culmore Point in Northern Ireland these tireless individuals set a truly inspiring example for us all. Let s recognise this effort and join them in protecting our beautiful beaches. Gary Thompson, Coastal Manager from the Crown Estate says: As owner of around half the UK foreshore, we know that protecting and enhancing the coastal environment is crucial to the future of wildlife and the sustainable development of this natural asset over the long term. We re therefore delighted to be working again with Surfers Against Sewage to support these events which provide people with an opportunity to play a part in protecting their favourite beaches and gain an understanding of the coastal zone. Raymond Reynolds of Greggs says: We want Greggs to have a positive impact on people s lives and believe it is our responsibility to do business in a way that brings benefits to people who shop with us, work for us, supply us, or live near us. In addition, we recognise our broader responsibility to respect the environment and reduce our impact on the world around us. The 5p carrier bag charge has provided us with a new source of funds which we are using to help us achieve this and we are delighted to be working in partnership with a number of organisations including Surfers Against Sewage to tackle the unacceptable social problem of litter. Marine litter, like the litter that is generated within close proximity to our shops is a man-made problem which has detrimental impact on both the environment and the wildlife that it encounters. We believe that by teaming up with Surfers Against Sewage on their Autumn Beach Clean Series we will encourage people to make positive changes in their behaviours both on our beaches and streets. Following the St. Ives Harbour event, beach cleans are planned for Gwithian this Saturday; Hayle Beach and Porthmeor Beach this Sunday all at 10am. Halloween Craft Fair A HALLOWEEN Fair is being held at Leedstown village hall, Carsize Lane this Saturday October 29. The fair is held between 12 noon and 3pm and will be helping to raise money for K9 Crusaders. There are lots of items on offer including food and refreshments, a tombola and lots more. Contact Amy for information on Leedstown Primary School A COMMUNITY fireworks display is being held at the Leedsown School on Thursday November 3 beginning at 6.15pm. There will be hot food and refreshments available and everyone is welcome to come along. All proceeds go to the Friends of Leedstown school and tickets are available from Leedstown Post Office or Leedstown School. Villagers left high and dry as road misery kicks in PEOPLE living in remote villages surrounding Gwinear said they were left stranded this week after a six foot trench was dug, blocking a vital route for many. The trench, believed to be for a water main to a nearby house, was dug at Carnhell Green and has infuriated local people and there is more misery on the horizon. Worst affected were those using public transport who faced a five mile walk to their homes. No transport could use the road and people using buses had to take to foot to reach villages such as Reawla and Wall from Carnhell Green. DANGEROUS The road was blocked for four days but is expected to reopen today (Friday). Marge Stephenson was among those who joined the outcry. I have two young children and a third younger one in a pram. We had to make our way through dangerous winding country roads for five miles, she said. I found it difficult enough but for anyone who is elderly or infirm the trip the walk would be impossible. HAYLE Runners, left to right: Scott Abraham, Sharon Rowat, Tim Rowat and Jordan Morant at the Great South Run. Hayle excel at the Great South Run HAYLE Runners were strongly represented at the Great South Run held on Sunday around Southsea and Portsmouth. The 10 mile race is renowned for being flat, fast and furious and takes runners through the iconic sights of Southsea and Portsmouth, including the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, home of HMS Victory, past Spinnaker Tower, and finishes on the seafront with beautiful views of the Isle of Wight. Hayle Runners took advantage of near perfect conditions to post very good times. Jordan Morant and Scott Abraham both posted personal bests for the distance. Jordan posted a time of 56 minutes 16 seconds and Scott 59 minutes 46 seconds. Sharon Rowat was well pleased with her time of 1 hour 25 minutes 6 seconds ahead of husband Tim who ran his 10 mile debut in 1 hour 45 minutes One bus driver, who did not want to be named, said: It s not good enough. I ve never done this journey before and I just don t know how to get around it. Quite simply, there was no alternative route. The bus normally heads from Helston to Camborne but makes a diversion to pick up passengers in Leedstown, Reawla, Wall, Carnhell Green and Barriper as well as other small stops. But as villagers faced a complete block on their journey plans there was further misery on the cards. Work is soon to begin on the level crossing at the former Gwinear Road railway station which is expected to last until early December. This will mean people in the aforementioned villages wishing to get onto the A30 will have to make a long detour through the centre of Camborne rather than their usual route through Roseworthy. Mrs Stephenson added: We feel as though we re being left high and dry and there s no contingency plan in place to help people in the area. 21 seconds. Cas Leo was happy with his run returning from injury to finish in 1 hour 28 minutes 4 seconds. Sara de Barros finished the race in a personal best of 1 hour 31 minutes 25 seconds running for her second claim club Chippenham Harriers. Closer to home their colleagues at Hayle Runners took the opportunity of the fine weather on a Sunday to get some distance training in the bag with a run from Penzance past Drift reservoir where they had a group photograph. Hayle Runners training nights are Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm. In addition on most Sunday s runs are held at different venues to support members training for longer runs and races in the county or further afield. Further details of the club s activities can be found on org.uk HAYLE Runners relaxing at Drift Reservoir on a training run. Serial arsonist given 14 life sentences A FIRE-OBSESSED care home worker who killed a 96- year-old resident by setting fire to her room has been given 14 life sentences following a string of incidents including one at a house in Hayle. Karen Pedley, 43, from Carharrack was found guilty of murder and 12 counts of arson at Truro Crown Court on Thursday of last week. The court had heard Pedley became fascinated with fire after saving her family from a burning house aged 10. She will have to spend a minimum of 27 years in prison. SAVED Gladys Rowe died in hospital from the effects of smoke inhalation following the fire in Rosewyn House, Truro, in As a girl, the court heard, Pedley lived in Bedfordshire with her family when she woke them in the night and saved them from a fire that gutted the house. Prosecutor Nigel Lickley said Pedley was rewarded for her actions with a trip on Concorde and he believed the incident in 1983 had caused her to develop a fascination with fire. He said police found a file of newspaper cuttings recalling the fire and the trip when they Leedstown Chapel THE service on Sunday October 23rd was a Communion service led by the Rev Paul Benny at Leedstown Chapel. The service on Sunday October 30th will be led by the Church Family and Junior Church will also be held in the Sunday School room. The second combined Junior Church and Youth Club in the Village Hall was quite successful, with snooker and table tennis available. Mary and Kathryn prepared a cooking activity, which helped everyone think about what they can do with their hands. The story of Jesus healing the man with the leprous hand was shared and everyone learned how leprosy still affects people today. Isaac McNish, the new Youth Worker within the Lizard and Mounts Bay Circuit, came along for the first time and enjoyed meeting everyone. A card has been passed on to Kimberleigh Yould who is celebrating her 16th birthday later in the month. Those who have donated sports equipment were thanked and the chapel congregation and also the village hall for their support. The next meeting for the Youth Club is November 20 and all under 18s are welcome. Crowan Church THE morning service at Crowan Church was led by the Rev Dom Whitting. The congregation welcomed Dom and Carol back from their honeymoon. The organist was Gerald who played Marche Triomphale by Karg-Elert to the congregation during the service. Lisa was there to meet everyone as they came into church and Steve took up the offering. The Sacrament was taken up to the altar by Sharon and Gill. The lessons were read by Michelle and Susan and the Prayers of Intercession were read by Christine. The sermon was preached by the vicar who also launched the new pew Bibles. Flowers in church were arranged by Amanda. The Meditation at Six service was led by Wendy. The Coffee Morning arranged by Sheila brought in a useful 90 for church funds. Thanks were given to those who came along to support this. At 7 pm on Wednesday November 2 there will be a service of All Souls at Crowan Parish church remembering departed loved ones. Candles will be lit in memory of the loved ones people have lost and everyone is welcome to come along and take part in this special service. searched her home. Defending, Simon Laws said Pedley might have been trying to turn the clock back to that glorious day in 1983 when aged 10 she saved her family from a fire. Mr Laws said she never intended to kill Mrs Rowe, knew there was a working fire alarm, knew the midnight check on the residents was due and even tried to rescue the residents herself, but was driven back by the dense smoke. The court heard Gladys Rowe was in bed when the curtains were set on fire. Serial arsonist Pedley was also convicted of starting a series of fires between 2002 and 2010, including the one which killed Mrs Rowe. Sentencing, Mr Justice Teare said: It was totally A PIONEERING local farmer and founder of one of west Cornwall s best known farming attractions died last week after an eight-year battle with cancer. Paul Eustice, who passed away aged 70, launched one of Cornwall s first ever pick your own fruit farms when he and his wife Adele first opened the gates of their farm, Trevaskis near Connor Downs, to the public in Throughout the early 1980s he invited the public to come and pick his strawberries, raspberries and gooseberries. Many locals still hold fond memories of weighing up fruit before paying, and of putting ten pence in the sin bin for all the berries that hadn t quite made it from the fields before being eaten. Through this Mr Eustice raised thousands for local charities. After many successful years a tea room and restaurant was opened at Trevaskis Farm this soon gained a reputation for its desserts, Sunday roasts and plentiful plates. In 2004, Paul s son Giles joined the business which he continued to grow, expanding the restaurant in 2006 and, in 2008, opening West Cornwall s first farm market on the site. INSPIRATION Thanking people on Saturday, for the kind messages of sympathy which had been received, Giles Eustice said of his father: He was an inspiration and touched many lives. Mr Eustice s other son George, who was elected as Member of Parliament for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle in 2010 and is now a minister for agriculture, food and fisheries, also paid tribute to his father. George Eustice said: My remarkable that she continued to commit arson even after Gladys had lost her life. As he handed her 14 life sentences, the judge said: The public needs protection, which imprisonment for life can give. The incident in Hayle happened six years ago. NOT GUILTY Pedley was found not guilty of attempted murder, but admitted one further charge of arson, after she set fire to her prison cell. Speaking after the sentencing, Det Insp Ben Beckerleg said Pedley was a dangerous lady, someone that has repeatedly put people in the local community at risk. The court heard a psychiatric report showed Pedley was of low intelligence and has a personality disorder. Tributes paid to pick your own fruit farming pioneer A MEDICAL director who ignored a damning report on a gynaecologist at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, has been struck off. A medical practitioners tribunal ruled that Dr Robert Pitcher failed to take appropriate steps to protect patients from risk of harm by Mr Rob Jones. Concerns were raised by four investigators. Two hundred former patients of Mr Jones have taken legal action against the Trust. COMMISSIONED The tribunal sitting in Manchester heard that Dr Pitcher commissioned a report into Mr Jones after colleagues at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust raised numerous concerns. A January 2008 report identified 46 serious failings in Mr Jones s practice with adverse outcomes to patients, the majority of which happened father showed extraordinary energy and creativity throughout his business career. He pioneered so many new ideas and different ways of working in farming and was an inspiration to all those who worked with him. He had green fingers and when people told him that a particular crop would not grow well in Cornwall he made it his mission to find the answers and prove them wrong. He was the best role model you could wish for and we will all desperately miss him, the Hayle MP added. In addition to his work at Trevaskis Farm, Mr Eustice had a broad career in the farming industry. At the age of 26 he became the youngest ever cattle judge at the Royal Show in Stoneleigh, his family having bred pedigree South Devon Cattle for generations. He was twice Chairman of the South Devon Herd Book Society. PIONEERING He was also well known as one of the largest growers of Cornish winter cauliflowers and spring green cabbage pioneering the use of lower cost plastic packaging in the vegetable sector during the early 1980s. In his later years Mr Eustice became a sponsor of Camborne Rugby Club having played on the wing for the club in his youth. His cancer diagnosis in 2008 led to life-changing surgery but he continued to live an active life until the end. Mr Eustice is survived by his wife, Adele, and their three children, lawyer Serena, MP George Eustice and Giles, who now runs Travaskis Farm. His funeral takes place on Monday, October 31, at 2.00 p.m. in Gwinear Church. Senior medical doctor is struck off in It also noted his surgical technique and judgment was poor. But Dr Pitcher chose to ignore the conclusions of four investigators, three of whom were independent consultants, who advised there were significant concerns that require resolution, the panel heard. He took the word of Mr Jones, who he was said to have found convincing, charming and caring, and allowed him to return to unrestricted practice, the disciplinary panel was told. Concerns continued to grow about Mr Jones, who was part of the medical team that delivered ex-prime minister David Cameron's daughter, Florence, in 2010, and he was finally excluded from practice in April As well as Treliske, the Trust also runs West Cornwall Hospital in Penzance and St Michael s Hospital in Hayle.
5 Study conducted in St Ives gives food for thought on Cornish tourism ST IVES fresh local food and the uniqueness of the dining experience available is a major draw for visitors, a new study on the impact of cream teas, pasties and clotted cream on the town s tourism industry has found. Researchers from Coventry University have been examining the value that food tourism has on local economies specifically holiday hotspot St Ives. The findings will be presented at a free event in the Guildhall in early November, where researchers will outline the impacts they observed. With a third of tourists money across Europe estimated to be spent on food 35 billion euros in 2015 the development of gastronomic experiences and holidays continues to grow, so the team of researchers interviewed food businesses and tourists to learn more about the sector s impact on the town. St Ives is a natural beauty spot that attracts thousands of tourists, the team of social scientists behind the study explained, the town is responsible for Cornwall s second largest visitor spend, and is unique in the presence of a high number of independent shops and restaurants offering high quality goods and services. VALUABLE IMPACT What is perhaps less well known about St Ives is the informal network of local food growers, producers, retailers and restaurants that form the backbone of a sustainable food industry that has a valuable impact on the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of the town and surrounding area. We conducted a study of the town s food businesses including restaurants, food stores, bed & breakfasts and what emerged were fascinating stories from a quiet but dedicated group of local food champions, who were as passionate about preserving the integrity of the local area as they were about running a business that supported their local community. During the study visitors agreed that localness, freshness and the unique dining experiences were important when eating on holiday. Holidaymakers interviewed also assumed that the food they bought while away had been produced in a sustainable way, particularly in relation to the fresh fish available. Eating habits also changed during breaks, with participants admitting that they didn t feel constrained by normal behaviour, such as healthy eating, thanks to the abundance of famous Cornish cuisine like pasties, ice cream and cream teas. The driver for many businesses in the area was supporting and promoting local produce, and showcasing the best that the region has to offer. With so many organisations offering sustainable goods, a competitive but friendly rivalry was observed, with many agreeing that they needed to offer the freshest ingredients because that is what competitors do and visitors have come to expect. ENGAGE Jordon Lazell from Coventry University, who led the study, said: Food is an important part of any holiday. Through the consumption of food, tourists are able to engage with local culture, traditions and gauge a deeper understanding of the landscape in order to ensure holiday experiences are authentic. What we found was that sustainable and ethical food formed an intrinsic part of the holiday experience but the majority of tourists were not actively seeking such qualities in their dining experiences. However, it was evident that the availability of such higher quality, culturally embedded food enhanced their holiday experience. The researchers are returning to the town to allow businesses, tourists and academics a chance to discuss the findings and look at how they can be used to develop new ways of working, to continue to support the town and holidaymakers. Leading Locally: Sustainable Food Tourism in St Ives will be held on Thursday, November 10, at the Farmers Market, in the Guildhall. The event, which will run from 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m., is part of the annual nationwide ESRC Festival of Social Science. 5 THE Steeple Woodland Project group hosted a surprise 'do' for Chris Harper last Saturday evening. Chris, who recently stepped down as the Steeple Woodland Nature Reserve Site Officer after 16 years, got a shock when his partner Vicki led him into Pizza Express to find a room full of his Steeple Woodland friends waiting for him. Chris, a tree surgeon and gardener, has been an integral part of the Steeple Woodland group and oversaw a lot of work at the Nature Reserve to eradicate rhododendron and to plant native trees. He now lives in Illogan having recently taken up the position of groundsman at Pool School near Camborne. During the evening Chris was presented with a handmade axe inscribed with a thank you message. He can t tear himself away from the Nature Reserve completely though and will still be coming along to Steeple Woodland social events and the Sunday morning work parties. THE ST. IVES TIMES & ECHO and HAYLE TIMES, October 28th, ST IVES youngster, Beth Perkin, celebrated her tenth birthday on Thursday (Oct. 20) by sacrificing fourteen inches of her golden tresses all for charity. The organisation in question was Little Princess Trust which makes real hair wigs for children suffering from hair loss through cancer treatments or alopecia from donations such as Beth s. Beth and her family were close friends with St Ives youngster the late Lia Veal who underwent just such a cancer treatment after being diagnosed with a brain tumour. Lia was instrumental in founding Wear a Hat Day at St Ives School, where she was a pupil, to raise funds for cancer treatment research. Her bravery in the face of her illness inspired Beth (pictured above with her long locks) to make her own contribution. Pictured below: Beth and Labo Hair Salon stylist, Simone Green, show off Beth s Little Princess Trust donation. St Uny School s donation to Foodbank ST IVES Foodbank gratefully received a generous donation of produce from St Uny School s Harvest Festival. Year Six children s council members are pictured along with the donated products given by the children, parents and staff along with freshly baked bread made by the chef in the school kitchen and West Country Foods who donated some fruit. The clients and volunteers of the Foodbank are extremely grateful for the generosity of the donation which has been distributed from Chy an Gweal Chapel on Thursday and directly to some recipients afterwards. The Foodbank meets the short term needs of those who find themselves in difficulties. Donations are collected from various points around the town including Tesco Carbis Bay, St Ives Guildhall, Nat West Bank and most chapels. On the runup to Christmas festive foods, financial donations and gifts to make up hampers for families and senior citizens in need of extra help at Christmas are also very welcome. If you wish to make a donation please do not hesitate to call on MEMBERS representing Carbis Bay W.I. at a recent CFWI Climate Change event hosted by Trythall School, Penzance and attended by MP Derek Thomas. Carbis Bay Women s Institute CARBIS Bay W.I. were privileged to have as a guest speaker at the October meeting, the Cornish Bard Mrs Hilary Keam. She was given this honour six years ago at the Gorsedh (gathering) in St Ives for her services to the Cornish dialect. Hilary s Cornish name is Degor Hwarth, bringer of laughter and she delivered a master class to the group. Everyone were enthralled by her fast repertoire of original stories and humorous rhymes of everyday life. The finale was a series of 15 short poems about animals, each one illustrated by a beautiful umbrella. This kept Lynne Green on her toes, as she had the task of the timing of opening and closing each one appropriately! BEAUTIFUL WORK Administration was dealt with competently by Barbara Curnow and Teresa Hancox. The hall was decorated by Edna Heath Holt, who brought some handmade Halloween collages. Edna brought and shared her beautiful work with everyone. Keeping with this theme there was a Body Parts Quiz to keep everyone amused. The W.I. have supportive and enthusiastic members with wide ranging interests both locally and globally. This was demonstrated on October 14th when five members attended the Cornwall Federation of Women s Institutes organised Environment Event, focusing on Climate Change. This was hosted by Trythall School, Penzance where members listened to Lucy Isaacson from Climate Change and to local MP Derek Thomas. On October 7th some members attended a CFWI Hanging Basket Workshop at Bodmin Nursery. There was also a group visit on October 19th to the Penlee Art Gallery, Penzance to CORNWALL Council has launched a new round of its pop up site initiative following success earlier in the year. The Council is again looking for innovative and interesting ideas for the use of the land and are looking for a wide range of tenders. There are 52 sites across the whole of Cornwall ranging from beaches, open spaces, car parks and a harbour. Businesses can tender for the high profile locations covering the length and breadth of Cornwall, from Penzance Promenade to Longstone Park in Saltash. These locations overlook, or are very close to beaches, parks and open spaces. The closing date for tender applications is 11am on Monday 21 November The locations were chosen as view the current exhibition, Wilhelmina Barns Graham, a Scottish Artist in St Ives and there was a guided talk and tour of her diverse works by Geoffrey Bertram, Chairman of the artist s Charitable Trust. The monthly Book Club is thriving and the Darts Group are in action at the Balnoon Inn. The Drama group have started rehearsing this month for their Christmas production. Cornwall Council pop up business sites initiative they offer greatest opportunity and flexibility for new and expanding trade on/near key open spaces managed by the Council. The Council welcomes tenders from a broad range of businesses, from gourmet food and drink, ice cream sales, deck chair and beach goods, exercise classes and other innovative ideas. Councillor Joyce Duffin, Cabinet Member for Housing and Environment, said: There are a number of successful pop up businesses operating around Cornwall and, for the right business, a Cornwall Council pitch could offer an opportunity to become established in a popular location. For more details of sites and tendering information see the Cornwall Council website.
6 THE ST. IVES TIMES & ECHO and HAYLE TIMES, October 28th, THE ST. IVES TIMES & ECHO incorporating Correspondence The Western Echo (Founded 1899) The St. Ives Times (Founded 1910) High Street, St. Ives TR26 1RS. Telephone (01736) Fax (01736) Correspondence Friday, October 28th, 2016 Our house was built in the correct place (To the Editor Times & Echo ) MYSELF and my husband Dan own the land adjacent to Victory Heights, The Burrows, which is located in front of the Brewhouse Cafe, gift shop and micro brewery on Trenwith Lane. I am sure that you have seen the building being erected and perhaps like many other people in the town were surprised that the council could possibly allow us to build such a large house in front of the new cafe. However, it would seem that the majority of people are unaware of the facts. There was permission to build a large dwelling on our site nearly a year before the St Ives Brewery gained permission for the building of the cafe, gift shop and micro brewery. I am listing the relevant planning applications in chronological order. The details of which are available to view on the Cornwall Council online planning register. 05/03/13 PA12/10799 House on land adjacent to Victory Heights (our site) 08/04/14 PA14/00446 St Ives Brewhouse Cafe (land owned by Cornwall. Council let on long lease to St Ives Town Council who are effectively the landlord). 17/12/15 PA15/09917 Re-design of house on land adjacent to Victory Heights, due to over looking issues from the St Ives Brewhouse Cafe. Supporting our local fishermen LAST Monday's presentation by Aaron Brown on behalf of Fishing For Leave at The Lugger Hotel, Penzance attracted a large number of fishermen and the public. Organised by Newlyn-based fisheries researcher Deborah Cowley it was filmed by the BBC and ITV news. Aaron, a Scottish fisherman from Peterhead, tours coastal towns alerting the public to The Prime Minister s statement concerning UK withdrawal. This is of dire concern to the Fishing industry as the proposed Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) adoption could betray Brexit. IN the House of Commons on Wednesday 19th October 2016, five of Cornwall s Conservative MPs voted against a motion to abandon the parliamentary boundary review. The motion was tabled by Pete Wishart MP. It called for a reduction in the number of unelected peers in the House of Lords and also for plans to reduce the number of MPs to be abandoned. But it was defeated by 245 votes to 278, with: Steve Double, Scott Mann, Sheryll Murray, Sarah Newton and Derek Thomas all voting with the Government. As many will realise, George Eustice MP is dealing with the death of his father and naturally, we offer condolences. Unlike the MPs, we understand emotion and passion! We are shocked that the five MPs failed to even use the opportunity to speak out against the proposed Devonwall seat. So shocked, that we placed what many of us consider an act of treachery on our social media sites. Thus far, over 29,400 people have seen what the five MPs did or rather didn t do, and the reaction has been one of anger and rightly so! We had expected some support from Cornwall s MPs. That there is none so far reveals much about them. Our younger members are confused. They believed MPs represented the electorate. The older and more cynical amongst us knew differently. There have been hundreds and hundreds of postings, some of them unrepeatable and some from Conservatives who are disgusted. Similarly, many folks are scanning written responses and copying us in on them and s and we thank them, sincerely. We expected the support of the MPs against Devonwall. An unbelievable act of disloyalty by Cornwall s MPs Perhaps we were gullible! But we shall continue to honestly inform as many as possible of their actions! Kernow Matters To You s (KMTU) ongoing campaign to stop Devonwall continues. Meanwhile, 213 special communications have or shortly will be circulated to all of Cornwall s Town and Parish Councils. The feedback has already started and so far it has been overwhelmingly positive. We have found that many local councils have passed motions against Devonwall and have communicated them to the unelected and undemocratic, distant Boundary Commission. Other Councils thanked us for our inclusions of at least 24 reasons why this 'Devonwall' proposal is a disaster and in responding, we have informed Councils of the unforgivable actions of: Steve Double, Scott Mann, Sheryll Murray, Sarah Newton and Derek Thomas. We have also been informed by many Councillors that they will be coming along to support the Border Protest being organised by Bard Esther Johns on 30th October. The Boundary Commission has set up a new website through which people can comment on the proposed new constituencies. This can be found at: To those who believe in Cornwall, our heritage, our history, our customs, our differences, our language, our uniqueness, we say thank you! Mur ras dheugh why oll! Kernow kensa ha bys vyken! John, Teresa, Craig, Tony, Matt, Mike, Clive, Ronan & Samuel Elected Members of the KMTU Steering Group Redruth The council have also received complaints that we have built our house in the wrong place. We would like to set the record straight on this matter. The planning enforcement team has visited our site on two occasions and verified that our house has been built in the correct place as per the plans. I hope you will be able to print this letter to enable people to form an opinion based on the facts. Perhaps now people will be wondering how permission was granted for a cafe balcony over looking our family home? ANNA POTTER St Ives The Great Repeal Bill, repeals the 1972 European Communities Act, but proposes the adoption of all EU Law (the entire acquis communautaire) onto the UK statute book. This can result in the entire disaster of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) being continued in domestic legislation, so betraying the Brexit opportunities. It could put us in a worse position than before Brexit. Rather than being bound by EU law to implement the CFP, Parliament will have adopted, endorsed and continued the CFP, with all its mechanisms and failings. So the chance of a clean slate to rebuild communities and our multi-billion pound UKfishing industry will have been squandered. Fishing for Leave fights vociferously, as it did before the referendum, to ensure that the vote is carried into reality. explains what the government must agree to in order to get our fishing grounds back. Supporting-Our-Local-Fishermen / DAN HALL The UK Independence Party St Ives & The Isles of Scilly Branch Starman I WAS interested to read about David Bowie s love of St Ives in last week s T&E and that part of his extensive art collection is to be auctioned next month at Sothebys in London. Bowie was a huge fan of St Ives and the artists that were attracted to the region and the auction of his eclectic collection will include works by Winifred Nicholson, Ben Nicholson, Bernard Leach, Peter Lanyon, Sir Terry Frost and many others. Let us also not forget that Bowie s fond association with West Penwith began 40 years ago when, in 1976, he starred in Nicolas Roeg s classic sci-fi film The Man Who Fell To St Erth. AL TWYFORD St Ives Our dear Tate OVERHEARD on Dicks Hill last week. Heard wass happening at the Tate have ee. No they do play their cards close to their chests. It was said they had ruckshins out there cos the new curved roof tween the buildings ave let in a pile of water. Dear Dear. Heard too, the cost ave gone up to twenty three million pound, and we aben finished yet. They are going to ave twenty toilets too! Who s paying? Well Cornwall Council do own the building so I spose ez we. Do any of our H artists get a shellen or two? No you weant see they wearing any new shoes. Well Boy, es a case of aben all. Ess, always the same aben all. Contributed 6 Art Review Andrew Hardwick: Palimpsest at the Anima-Mundi Gallery THE TITLE of Andrew Hardwick s exhibition, Palimpsest, being held in Anima- Mundi Gallery, St Ives, could not be more apt. He uses found things, left overs, that bear traces from but are surplus to the modern world, and mixes these with recycled paint together with canvas from old paintings and board, plus earth, ash, soot and pigment. Anything is fair game for him in making what may be called landscape-based, textural artefacts rather than paintings. Talking about his approach and technique, he says: I enjoy taking these items that already have intrinsic history and giving them a new one to add to the old. It s a form of renewal that mirrors the landscape and our own existence. Renewal upon renewal, layer upon layer, all leaving an echo. IDIOSYNCRATIC Aside from their texture, the shapes of the works he is showing here are, to say the least, idiosyncratic. He adds, They follow the energy of the image as I m working, and allow me to emphasise features of the landscape, its form and texture. The landscape in question is that of a valley on Bodmin Moor, a place he knew as a child and one he still visits at all times of the year and in all weathers, in search of solace and for contemplation. Memories of walks from here inform the body of his work. Later, as he says: Back in the studio, the landscape slowly falls into the subconscious, and hills, clouds, weather, china clay pit ruins, and even the A30 itself, are etched and imbued in the images. One who took his first steps towards becoming an artist when a youngster, attending classes at the St. Ives School of Painting, Andrew Hardwick later studied at Bath Academy of Art and at the University of the West of England, Bristol, where he gained a BA (Hons) degree, and then at the University of Wales, Cardiff, where he gained his MA in Fine Art. Since those student days, as well as being featured in any number of journals and on television, he has exhibited extensively in this country from the Hot Bath Gallery, Bath to the Phoenix Gallery, Brighton and from the Flax International Arts Centre in Belfast to the South Tipperary Arts Centre in Ireland. A son of the soil, he grew up on a family farm which has shrunk over the years, but a field still surrounds his studio. So, it is not all that surprising to VALLEY Wind Cloud by Andrew Hardwick. discover that his found bits and pieces include leaves, straw, wire and bits of wood, which go to show that, as it has been said, you can take the boy from the farm but you can t take the farm from the boy. His regard for the landscape is real and runs deep. He is aware of the scarring the wilderness has suffered in the past, is suffering in the present, and is certain to suffer in the future. WEIGHTY His textural artefacts are weighty and three rather than two dimensional, I recall that when I met them several years ago at his first solo show here (then the Millennium Gallery), I said something to the effect that if only the landscape he portrayed was a little more user friendly then you could plant early potatoes in them with every chance of a good return. Since then, although Art Review Penny Rumble at the Crypt Gallery THERE is still a chance, albeit a last chance, to see the exhibition being held in the Crypt Gallery, St Ives, by Sancreedbased Penny Rumble. A keen swimmer as well as an accomplished artist, it is no exaggeration to say that she is even happier when she is either in, or under, the sea, than when she is in her studio. One who has often taken part in charity swims attended and monitored by the RNLI, she says: While I appreciate that we are all ultimately responsible for ourselves when swimming in the sea, the presence of the RNLI always gives me great confidence. She also happens to be a friend of Helen Simpson, who is closely connected with the National Coastwatch Institution which has a station on The Island, St Ives, and where its members play a vital part in, as it were, being the eyes of the town and keeping watch on all that happens in St Ives Bay. IMPORTANCE Hearing that they were trying to raise funds for the installation of a web camera in Hayle Estuary, where she often used to canoe, Penny Rumble is looking forward to doing all she can towards promoting such a good cause during the run of her exhibition, and is looking forward to meeting and talking to residents and visitors alike about the importance of both Coastwatch and the RNLI. Such is her dedication that, with a smile as broad as St Ives Bay, she commented: While the exhibition is on, I promise not to be wearing my wet suit, or to dash off for a quick swim. Talking of her passion for the briny and her painting, she says: My outdoor tools are a sketchbook, charcoals, watercolours and pencils. I make notes and spend time observing the scene. Eventually something stirs, and the creative process begins. It is completed when back in her studio, where she uses a brush but only sparingly, much preferring a palette knife as it provides what she describes as a more textured atmospheric impression. ANALYSIS An artist who studied zoology at Sheffield University and then worked as a researcher in Cambridge, she subsequently became an antique dealer which involved an analysis of nature, colour and art history, all of which paved the way for her to commit to painting full-time when she came to settle in Cornwall several years ago. Since then she has exhibited widely and has long had a considerable following and reputation for her paintings of the Cornish coast and sea. Cheerfully, she confesses, I can't help it. I just love the sea. Inspiration hits me the minute I'm near it. A cautionary word to those prone to mal de mer, she pulls no punches, the seas in the one hundred pictures she is presenting here are as accurate as they are atmospheric, and often as wild as they are wonderful. Admission is free, and they can be seen in the Crypt Gallery, Norway Square, St Ives, from 10am-5.30pm today the last day, Friday, October 28. Frank Ruhrmund a celebration of fire works night at the Leach Pottery IN celebration of Bonfire Night, the Leach Pottery team are sharing something of the excitement, fear and fun of a potter s profession by inviting the public to a live firing of a specially constructed kiln. The kiln will be opened at 7pm on Friday 4th November whilst still white hot, to reveal what is hoped will be a fully intact, glowing ceramic sculpture. Hot soup and bread will be served by the fireplace in the Old Pottery, and the event will be accompanied by a Fire It Up winter exhibition preview in the Museum's Entrance gallery. Fire It Up is an exhibition of collaborative and individual works by the Potter s talented studio team. Demonstrating the skill and creativity of senior production potter Roelof Uys and his team of Standard Ware production potters Kat Wheeler, Britta James, Callum Trudgeon, Matt Foster, Laurence Eastwood and Lexie Macleod, this exhibition gives a fascinating insight into the mutual influence of one potter on another, and may hint at the beginnings of a contemporary Leach Pottery house style. Doors open for the live firing event at 6pm. The exhibition runs from 5 November to mid-january in the Leach Pottery Entrance Gallery. All works are for sale. still weighty they are much more user friendly and such is the sense of renewal and celebration of the landscape in them that one could plant a second crop in them with a guaranteed good return. Andrew Hardwick once said that the landscape of his childhood lurked beneath a car park where once his family s sheep roamed, and that toy soldiers squirmed in the soil of his childhood playground, while elements of sadness for what has been, linger still in his compositions, they are also filled with hope for the future and earth's eventual victory over man. He says: I hope these rich and conglomerated surfaces suggest something about the notions of time, memory, geology and archaeology that I find in the landscape. I also hope that the rawness and layering of my landscapes suggest something of the complications and complexities of our existence. From Brown Valley and Storm Estuary Cove to Valley Sunset and Hills Mist Rain Distant, they do all that and more. Not to be missed, these powerful and pertinent paintings by Andrew Hardwick that fill two floors of the Anima-Mundi Gallery, Street-an- Pol, St. Ives, can be seen there, admission free, until October 31. Frank Ruhrmund Church Services and Notices Sunday 30th Oct BIBLE CHRISTIAN METHODIST CHURCH a.m. C. Menzfeld 6.00 p.m. C. Menzfeld Tuesday Fellowship 7.30 p.m. Church Council CARBIS BAY WESLEY a.m. J. Mills 6.00 p.m. At Hayle CS CATHOLIC CHURCH Tregenna Hill, St Ives 9.00 a.m. Sunday Mass CHY-AN-GWHEAL METHODIST CHAPEL a.m. J. Simmons 6.00 p.m. At Hayle CS FORE STREET METHODIST CHURCH a.m. Lionheart 6.00 p.m. Café Service HELLESVEOR METHODIST CHAPEL a.m. A. Care Sunday School 6.00 p.m. At Hayle CS ST ANTA CHURCH, CARBIS BAY Details awaited ST IVES PARISH CHURCH Sunday 8.00 a.m. Said Mass 9.45 a.m. Sung Parish Mass Friday 9.30 a.m. Morning Prayer a.m. Said Mass Extra Services on Days of Obligation Please see notice board ST IVES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday a.m. R. Amess LS 6.00 p.m. At Hayle CS Tuesday a.m. Bible Study Friday a.m Coffee Morning ST UNY CHURCH, LELANT a.m. United Benefice Service with Parish Communion Thursday a.m. Midweek Communion THE VINE ELIM a.m. Carbis Bay Memorial Hall Chris Wallis. All welcome. ZION COMMUNITY CHURCH 9.00 a.m. Jon Stobbs 7.30 p.m. Anchored
7 A SERVICE of Thanksgiving for the life of Mary Lander was held at Zion Community Church on Friday 21st October, attended by 120 or more family and friends. The service was conducted by Pastor Tim Dennick who spoke of how he knew her during the short time he had been in St Ives. She was a quiet lady who had a firm Christian faith. The eulogy was given by Pastor Kenny Bassett who summarised Mary s life and achievements since her birth in After leaving school and qualifying as a shorthand typist Mary s first full time employment was with the West Penwith Rural District Council, until she left to start a family, having married Philip at Zion in She returned to work in 1972 as a secretary/receptionist for one of the medical practices in St Ives, a position she held until her retirement 25 years later. Mary was active in many ways during her life as a member of St John Ambulance for a short period, Cub Scout Leader for 30 years, and serving the community in many ways as a member of several other organisations. Leach Pottery and the Sensory Trust present the Walking Impressions exhibition THE Leach Pottery and Sensory Trust will be presenting an exhibition of work from their collaborative Walking Impressions arts and well-being project between 9th 20th November. Walking Impressions is part of the Sensory Trust s Creative Spaces in the Community project which invites dementia sufferers and their carers to get outdoors and engage with nature, enhancing their physical and mental well-being and reducing isolation and loneliness. COLLECTING ITEMS Over a six-week period from August to October, 18 local participants and their carers took part in two studio sessions and four walks around St Uny Church in Lelant, the King George Memorial Walk in Hayle, the village of St Erth and Marazion Marshes, collecting items such as leaves, shells, ferns and flowers, making clay impressions of stone carvings and ironwork, gathering marsh reeds for use as mark making tools, and collecting clay from the banks of the River Hayle. In the studio, lead project artist Jackie Clark worked with OBITUARY Mrs Mary Lander She became a committed Christian as a young teenager and was actively involved as a member of Zion Church for 54 years and, for the last 11 years, as a member of Bedford Road Methodist Church. Kenny drew on Mary s Christian life as something which kept her through her several health problems during the last 30 years, emphasising that she never lost her strong faith. Mary passed away peacefully on 5th October and leaves her husband Philip, sons Stephen and David, daughter-in-law Joanne, and grandsons Robert and Ben. She will be greatly missed by all her family and all who knew her. the group to explore connections between landscape, nature and memory, using collected materials to incise, impress and decorate a series of ceramic tiles which form the exhibition's final artwork - a collaborative mural that traces the group's shared sensory and geographical journey. Also on show is a collection of 313 handmade ceramic pebbles created by the group, which represents the number of people living with dementia in the vicinity of the walks, along with a specially commissioned documentary film of the Walking Impressions project by Richard Liddicott. If you are living with dementia or care for a person who is, and are interested in taking part in future projects contact Andrea Ellis, Project Officer at Sensory Trust, on or Jackie Clark, Learning and Participation Officer at the Leach Pottery This project is made possible by Feast, Arts Council England and Cornwall Council. The programme is managed by Creative Kernow. 7 All Saints, and all that Book Review MONDAY was washday. For many Cornish women, the busiest day of the week. The first day of the week one of strenuous activity after a long, quiet and for many a Methodist Sunday. The thought of washday recalls images of raw, red hands, buckets of blue whitener and the dangerous possibility of fingers getting crushed in the mangle. In this book from the Penwith Local History Group, Women of West Cornwall, all of the back breaking effort of domestic routine, to which women were tied, is vividly recalled. In earlier days before washing machines and even hot water, it might involve catching and hauling buckets of rainwater. For women in large Victorian families catering for brothers fishing or sons toiling on the land it meant restoring heavily soiled work clothes. It was truly hard labour. DETERMINED This fascinating 100 page book gives the impression that many women s lives were run along predetermined tracks. Who you married decided rigidly the pattern of your future life. Also according to medieval laws, up until the late 19th century your property and dowry became your husband s. It recalls the lines of Joan Baez s Waggoner s Lad a folk song that was much heard around Penwith in the sixties:- Oh, hard is the fortune of all womankind She s always controlled, she s always confined Controlled by her parents until she s a wife A slave to her husband the rest of her life. Yet, in spite of destiny, which sometimes included injury or loss of a husband, perhaps in war, womenfolk were determined not just to survive. Women in West Cornwall shows how they were intent upon improving their lot and also that of their sisters, real and metaphorical. Even in small villages like Ludgvan there were successful attempts to create a Friendly Society by means of which women might alleviate difficult times or dire emergencies. In a similar manner, women who managed large families adapted their skills to run businesses in larger towns like Penzance. Despite educational discrimi- Women of West Cornwall nation and rigid stereotyping, these ladies showed an enterprising spirit, determination and courage. They pursued their rights to preserve their privacy, dignity and reputation through the complexities of Church Court system. In this splendid little volume, it is truly encouraging to read of the maternal care that one Mousehole women showed in wartime to a number of Jewish children entrusted to her care, showering them with love and understanding. Bearing in mind the current refugee crisis, this story moves the reader to meditate upon the nature of human progress and the transformative power of kindness. In a short review it is difficult to mention all the useful studies in this fascinating and moderately priced book. It is delightfully illustrated with informative diagrams and background material. It is worth mentioning that it contains passages of humour, like the surreal yet socially revealing clash between Penzance carnival queens in the 1930s. There is an informative chapter on the vicissitudes of being the model of a famous artist and her later experiences. These ten chapters all written by women show, in a variety of styles, empathy and imagination, much systematic and painstaking research into primary sources. Such materials, wills and deeds, being hand written are challenging to decipher. There is in addition a productive use of personal recollection and family memories. This is a great contribution both to Cornish and Women s Studies. Equality, sadly, is still a work in progress but this neat volume marks, in a touching manner, the distance travelled towards that goal. George Care AS AUTUMN S colours fade into grey mists, a solemn date in the church calendar is at hand. All Hallows, or All Saints as it is sometimes called, is set aside for remembrance of those who have departed this life. In Cornwall this time was known as Hallentide, not Cornish but from an ancient English spelling, Halwene, allied to holy, hence hallowed ground. Part of the Cornish name for November 1st is Dew-HALAN- Gwav, locally, Hallan Day. PECULIAR CUSTOM St Ives had its own peculiar custom that survived for many years, Hallan or Allan Apple Day, when apples were the main interest of young people and children alike, but this could also be found elsewhere in Cornwall. According to Hamilton Jenkin (Cornwall and its People), St Just Feast was often called Hallentide, falling as it does on the nearest Sunday to All Hallows. He goes on to report that more apples were sold in this parish on the Saturday than for almost the rest of the year. Halloween (All Hallow s Eve) is a night which has spawned so many superstitions; the appearance of spirits, witches riding on broomsticks, and ghostly happenings. It was the custom for children and young girls to take an apple to bed with them on this Hallan night, eating it before sleeping or immediately upon waking. Folklore tells us that young girls would peel their apples, keeping the skin intact in as long a twist as possible. They then sat before a mirror and threw the skin over one shoulder, where it would hopefully resolve itself into the initial of a future husband; even more optimistic was the expectation that his image would appear in the mirror! The young people of St Ives looked forward to Allan Apple Day with great excitement. There was much competition to obtain the largest possible apples; cooking or eating, it did not matter as long as they were enormous, and preferably rosy red, though this was secondary to size. Many children found themselves with several apples, given by family members, although they were not cheap. Something like 1/6d in old money; the surplus was hoarded for eating later, after comparisons were made at school. It has been suggested that such large apples were not native to this country, but came from outside Britain, perhaps from France, but this has proved difficult to ascertain. In earlier years there was even a Hallan market specialising in apples, and within living memory, greengrocers and others advertised them, each boasting the largest and most rosy, and referred to as Allan Apples. CORNISH HUMOUR Certainly the dearth of apple trees in Cornwall gave rise to peculiar traditions, now lost in time. Writing in the Old Cornwall Journal of 1937, a member reveals that on Hallan Day you should go out at night in your nightdress and eat an apple underneath the tree it was picked from. If you don t feel cold, you won t be cold for the rest of the winter. However, the scarcity of apple trees and the added problems of walking around in night clothes attempting to find the right one, led to modification. Outdoor dress was allowed, while still insisting that the apple must be eaten if not beneath an apple tree, then on the most exposed part of the Island, sheltered only by a rock! All this makes for astonishment that the custom survived at all or was this the famous Cornish humour surfacing in some mischievous teller of yarns ; we shall never know. What we do know is that Allan Apples were placed beneath the pillow, and eaten in the morning to the very core. Dreaming of sweethearts has long been discounted, and in any case meant nothing to the very young, who were only concerned with eating their apples. Of course, there were always some who were not prepared to wait until morning; no doubt, instead of sweet dreams many must have suffered nightmares. There appears to be no clear reason as to why the apple should hold such fascination. This ancient fruit is referred to often in the Scriptures, although not always so defined as it is in the Song of Solomon. The usual assumption is that the forbidden fruit of the Garden of Eden was an apple; perhaps that is part of its mystery. What is clear, though, that the choice of an Allan Apple and its use was a personal matter, with no public gatherings as on some Feast Days. TRICK OR TREAT In recent years, more emphasis has been placed upon an import from America Trick or Treat. Some of our older residents seem to find this intimidating, especially the grotesque masks and dress. Others regard it as harmless fun and prepare a few pennies and sweets for young visitors. Perhaps a new custom, though sadly not Cornish, has arrived due to the global influence we hear so much about, but which needs to remain within proper bounds. A fitty revival of the old Allan Apple tradition in its original form would be unique to St Ives in these days of conformity and addiction to technical gadgetry. After all, there are many more apple trees to sit beneath nowadays! Despite the loss of some earlier traditions, there are still many that remain, though they are mainly open air events that attract crowds of people: Helston s Floral Dance, Midsummer Eve bonfires, Crying the Neck and Padstow s Obby Oss, are just some of them. Perhaps in the future, Allan Apple Day can once again take its place in these ancient traditions. Mary Quick IN a revival of the tradition this year Chris Cocklin, Shirley Beck, Rod Humphries and others will be distributing apples outside Mountain Warehouse, Fore Street, St Ives, between a.m. and 1.00 p.m. Tomorrow, Saturday October 29. THE ST. IVES TIMES & ECHO and HAYLE TIMES, October 28th, St Ives Old Cornwall Society Bal Maidens talk opens new session THE opening meeting of St Ives Old Cornwall Society s new session drew a large audience that included some visitors. President Mick welcomed everyone before the singing of Trelawney, he then requested a moment s silence to remember three members who recently passed away: Mary Lander, Joan Ralph and Liz Beard. Brian spoke of the 97th anniversary in January 2017 and that members should consider entertaining and contributing food. He also mentioned the Federation Winter Festival, taking place at Saltash on November 26th. Mick then introduced speaker for the evening Paul Phillips, Federation dialect secretary, whose subject was Bal Maidens. MINING Paul, speaking without slides, began by saying that bal referred specifically to the mine s location, whereas wheal denoted a specific mine, bearing a name. In mining the hard work was carried out underground by men, while women and girls were employed at the surface. Although no married women were employed, widows could be hired, and often girls as young as 14, some having left the workhouse, or even younger before education became law. A long walk to work was common, but there was no alternative work available, and the maidens would meet up and walk together to begin at 6am and finish at 5.30pm. At Camborne s Wheal Vor up to 300 women and children were employed. Women worked in various stages: spalling meant crushing stones containing ore with a 4ft long heavy hammer weighing around 4lbs, mainly carried out by older THE Poetry of Autumn was the focus of St Ives Poetry Workshop s meeting on Friday 21st October at St Ives Library, led by Stephen Bales. Those present explored the broad spectrum of associations in this topic, from the lively celebration of harvest to the autumnal dying-back of nature, but with the promise of seeds and springtime. Some leading poets' use of Autumn as a metaphor for life s experiences, and the personification of Autumn, as a character in the year's unfolding drama engaged members attention. Thomas Hood s poem November was studied as an example of our tendency to enjoy a good grumble. Robert Louis Stephenson s Autumn Fires and contrasting approaches in To Autumn by William Blake and John Keats respectively, took the group into their own exercises in writing. Robert Frost s After apple picking and Pablo Neruda s I women. Afterwards any large stones remaining were picked out by hand. Here, an example of a hammer that Paul had brought with him was passed around the audience, a realisation of how hard this work must have been in all weathers. One particular hazard was having to stand in water and mud, and although attempting whatever protection they could by wearing thick shoes or boots, many suffered leg and feet problems. A gook bonnet was worn on the head that also framed the face on either side in order to protect from flying stones during the crushing process. Clothes as thick as possible were worn beneath a rough apron known as a towser (in St Ives a sogget ); in summer, dresses were worn along with clogs. BUDDLING Some mines did not allow for croust, which often meant spalling by one hand while eating with the other. There were many other processes, such as buddling, separating rock, and carried out by boys and bucking, grinding small stones into fine powder fed into hoppers to separate the ore. Recovered from the ore were tin, copper and arsenic, and washed slag, often used in building, all of which commanded a high price that made mine owners very wealthy. In time, conditions improved in some mines which hired doctors occasionally to check the health of the workforce. Generally Bal Maidens were found to be in good health and spirits, enjoying their employment. Paul was thanked for his talk and went on to draw the raffle, after which refreshments were served. The next meeting is on November 21st at 7pm, when photographer Alban Roinard will present three films, including one of a Towednack farm. All are welcome. M.Q. Poetry in St Ives Library TIMES & ECHO Your Local Newspaper remember you as you were stimulated further work. The next Poetry Workshop is planned for 18th November, again at St Ives Library, at 1.30pm. The topic is to be decided at the coming meeting of St Ives Poetry Circle-Poetry for Pleasure on Friday 4th November, same time and venue. Everyone will be welcome at this free-to-attend event, where people bring their own or others' poems to read, simply for enjoyment. Those who don't wish to read are equally welcome to contribute by their listening. St Ives Arts Club All members invited to the AGM Wednesday 9th November 2016, 7.00pm
8 THE ST. IVES TIMES & ECHO and HAYLE TIMES, October 28th, PLANNING APPLICATIONS CORNWALL COUNCIL WEST AREA THE following Planning Applications have been received by Cornwall Council. Gwinear-Gwithian PA16/ 00017/NDP Gwinear-Gwithian, Cornwall; Plan proposal for Gwinear-Gwithian Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan; Mrs Vida Perrin. Gwinear-Gwithian PA16/ The Barn, Pennance Vean, 19 Prosper Hill, Gwithian TR27 5EB; Proposed amalgamation of two units into a single dwelling; Mrs Gilbert-Pocock. Marazion PA16/09150 Trencrom View, Trevenner Square, Marazion, Cornwall TR17 0BJ; Demolition of existing 18sqM garage and the rebuilding of a 24sqM replacement garage with storage over; Mr P. Galer. Ludgvan PA16/03012/PRE APP Heliport Retail Park, Jelbert Way, Eastern Green, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 3RG; Pre-Application for a Travelodge 70-room hotel and separate drivethru restaurant at Heliport Retail Park; Katie Russell. Penzance PA16/02897/PRE APP Land at Posses Lane, Gulval, Cornwall; Proposal Pre application advice dwelling - mix of open market and affordable; Mr Mark Matthews. Penzance PA16/ Gwel Lewern, Eastern Green, Penzance TR18 3AX; Replacement single-storey rear extension; Mr and Mrs F. Curtis. St Hilary PA16/09806 Laity Cottage, Greenbury, Rosudgeon TR20 9QG; Construction of a 2 storey side extension and single storey rear linking extension and installation of rooflights; Mr B. Ferris. St Ives PA16/09563 St Ives Bay Hotel, The Terrace, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 2BP; Submission of detail to discharge condition 3 (window and door details) in respect of decision notice PA15/09358; Mr Ian McInnes. St Ives PA16/ Ayr Terrace, Alexandra Road, St Ives TR26 1ED; Proposed removal of existing garage to create two parking spaces and balcony above; Mr D. Taylor. St Ives PA16/07914 The Sheiling, Burthallan Lane, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 3AA; New roof forming new attic rooms, decking to rear and side with small extension to front entrance; Mrs R. Jackson. St Ives PA16/ Kellys Gardens, St Ives TR26 2LY; Replacement windows; Mr C. Field. St Ives PA16/ Higher Ayr Cottage, Alexandra Road, St Ives TR26 1EN; Proposed singlestorey front and rear extensions to form additional bedroom and day room; Mr N. Hanhrahan. St Ives PA16/07189 Land off Trenwith Lane and land off Camaret Drive, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1FH; Submission of details to discharge conditions 4 and 11 in respect of decision notice PA15/03047; Mr Bill Richardson. St Ives PA16/09834 Land NE of Tyringham Row, Lelant, St Ives, Cornwall; Deed of Modification to insert shared ownership provisions into Section 106 legal agreement; Gareth Pinwell. St Ives PA16/ The Old Pressing Yard, Porthmeor Road, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1NP; Proposed new dormer window with Juliet balcony along with replacement window to form Juliet balcony to first floor. Amendment to approved scheme PA16/03665; Mr A. Harris. St Ives PA16/09231 Orchard Walls, Trewidden Road, St Ives TR26 2BX; Outline application of nine 1-2 bedroom apartments with all matters reserved; Mr Short. Towednack PA16/09809 Woonsmith, Nancledra, Penzance, Cornwall TR20 8LP; Prior Notification for the erection of a natural cob building to store equipment, tools, herb preparation and produce of biodynamic orgin; Mr Alan Roberts. Towednack PA16/09930 Land South of Bohemia, Nancledra, Cornwall TR26 3AF; Agricultural or forestry prior notification for proposed natural cob building for the storage equipment/ tools, herb preparation and dry produce of biodynamic origin; Mr Alan Roberts. VIEW/MAKE COMMENTS Inspection and commenting on planning applications (excluding pre-apps and Non-Material Amendments): Members of the public can view and make comments on the website at nline-applications or view the application and associated documents electronically at any of the One Stop Shops during normal office hours. Comments can also be submitted to any of the One Stop Shops within 20 days of this publication quoting the relevant application number given above. All comments made either in writing or via the online planning register will be acknowledged but it is only those comments relevant to material planning considerations that will be taken into account as part of an application s determination. Any representations received will be open to public inspection. Inspection and commenting on planning pre-apps: These are for information only. Whilst details of pre-application planning enquiries have been made public, comments are not being sought at this stage. ST IVES School pupils celebrating the publications of government league tables which ranks the school as one of the best in Cornwall. picture submitted St Ives School celebrates the publication of provisional league tables for 2016 ST IVES School is celebrating this week after publication of the latest school league tables show that it ranks as one of the best in Cornwall at boosting the progress of its pupils. The Government-published league tables include a new Progress 8 measure to help parents and children make a more informed choice of secondary school. For the third year running St Ives School is among the very best, with the new measure in particular showing how well it has done in supporting the progress of children in eight key subjects, relative to their starting points in Year 7. The subjects given high priority include English and Maths, as well as at least two subjects from Science, Humanities and Languages. Jan Woodhouse, St Ives School Head teacher, said she was delighted the school once again ranked in the top five in Cornwall for Progress 8, well above both the all England and Cornwall averages, and she praised the key role of high quality of teaching in achieving this success. She comments: We are delighted with the introduction of the Progress 8 measure. It gives parents a clear way to cut through some of the confusing claims some schools can make about achievement, and to see for themselves just how well schools have really supported all their students to make progress. Our staff and Governors are deeply committed to providing the highest quality education for every child and to making sure that every child is supported and challenged to achieve their full potential. St Ives School is continuing to invest in resources and facilities across all subjects but in particular performing arts, sport and music. The school also provides a variety of extracurricular opportunities for students. Jan Woodhouse added: We work very closely with our primary partner schools and there will be more opportunities for Year 5 and 6 students to work with staff both here at St Ives School and in their own school settings. STRONG SUPPORT I am very grateful for the continuing strong support we have from parents, from Governors and the local community and for the educational expertise we can access as part of the Truro and Penwith Academy Trust. To be amongst the best schools in Cornwall for the third year running is testament to our dedicated staff team and their focus on doing our very best for every child at our school. St Ives School is part of the Truro and Penwith Academy Trust set up by Truro and Penwith College. With its strong track record of sustaining its own position at the top of national league tables and its recent judgement of Outstanding from Ofsted, the College uses its experience and the expertise of the Cornwall Teaching School to provide support to member schools for rapid school improvement. Linked to the success of its schools, the Trust has continued to grow and now has 13 schools as members, with more set to join during the current academic year. MP gives his support to longterm unemployed GEORGE Eustice, MP for Hayle, recently spent time with jobseekers from across the constituency when he visited Prospects offices in Redruth. Mr Eustice was keen to see the work being done to support people who are long-term unemployed, and those hoping to improve their career prospects. In Cornwall, Prospects runs two major government contracts: the National Careers Service and the Work Programme. The National Careers Service supports people into work, and helps them to progress within their careers. The Work Programme is designed for people who have been out of work for longer periods and need specialised support to help them back into the workplace. Prospects is one of the top three Work Programme providers in the country, and has supported 46 people into work in Cornwall since June. Students graduate amidst rounds of applause TRIUMPHANT cheers and tears of joy filled Truro Cathedral on Friday evening as Truro and Penwith College celebrated its graduating University Level students. Around 450 graduates achieved Higher Education certificates with the college this year and Truro Cathedral provided the perfect setting for them to celebrate their achievements with friends and family. The ceremony opened with an address from Kate Kennally Chief Executive of Cornwall Council, who acknowledged the importance of University level qualifications being delivered locally, and that she hoped many of the graduates would take up skilled roles within the County. LARGE NUMBER Among those receiving their scrolls was a selection of students whose achievements were specially recognised. Simon Payne, Deputy Vice- Chancellor at Plymouth University, partners of the College s University provision, was in attendance for the conferment of the Academic Partnerships Prize and the Education Cup. Truro and Penwith College Principal David Walrond said that there are now a large number of university-level courses leading to Degree, Foundation Degree, HND and other qualifications at the college. The number of Higher Education students is continuing to grow and the college is introducing new courses to the already wide range of subjects on offer, both full- and parttime, he added. CONTINUED Once the awards were distributed, attendees continued the celebrations over drinks and canapés. Those interested in University level study should contact the College s University Centre on or speak to course leaders at the College Open Day on Saturday 5 November from 10am to 3pm. DEVON and Cornwall Police s Sorry, no trick or treat this Halloween poster which can be downloaded from: WITH Halloween fast approaching Devon and Cornwall Police have launched a campaign to ensure that it is a happy and safe time for everyone. If you are going trick or treating this Halloween we want you to have fun and be safe but remember not everyone wants you to call at their home, a police spokesperson said. The Sorry, No Trick, No Treat, No Thanks campaign encourages members of the public who do not want to be bothered by trick-or-treaters to download and print a poster and place it in the front door or window of their homes. INCREASE Crime Reduction Team Leader, Bob Bunney said: In recent years we ve seen an increase in the number of people participating in Halloween fun. We d say to anyone who s going trick-or-treating to think about other people, particularly the elderly and vulnerable, as they may get worried if strangers are continually calling at the door during the evening. We don t want to discourage anyone or spoil anyone s fun, but we d ask people not to call at homes displaying this poster. The poster can be downloaded from halloween where more information about the police campaign can be found. The police have also offered the following tips on how to have a fun and safe Halloween: Always be accompanied by an adult when you are trick-ortreating. Only go to houses of people you know and who are happy for you to call. Stay safe, keep to places that you know and are well lit. Do not take short cuts through gardens, alleyways or parks. Watch out for traffic drivers might not see you. If you are wearing a mask make sure that you can see where you are going and are aware of your surroundings. Carry a torch and a fully charged mobile phone (if you have one).
9 9 THE ST. IVES TIMES & ECHO and HAYLE TIMES, October 28th, RUGBY: Tribute Cornwall/Devon League Impressive Hakes defeat Tiverton St Ives Tiverton LAST Saturday at Alexandra Road St Ives earned their second victory of the season in impressive style with a win over Devon side Tiverton in their latest Western Counties West fixture. Before kick off a minute s silence was immaculately observed as a mark of respect for ex St Ives player John Tanner and club stalwart Chris Bell who both sadly passed away last week. Head coach Paul Thirlby named a side virtually unchanged from the previous weekend s victory over St Austell, Jamie Prisk comes back into the second row with Harry Parton moving to 8 and Archie Mackay to openside flanker. Jordan Gott moved back to fly half with Tom Nicholas moving back into the centre giving another chance to young Peter Skeggs on the wing. St Ives began the game solidly and were rewarded after just three minutes of play when Jamie Prisk crashed over for an early try, the conversion was added by Jordan Gott to give the Hakes a 7 points to nil lead. St Ives kept up the pressure on the visitors and began to force them into errors. In the 8th minute a poor Tiverton penalty that failed to make touch was superbly caught by Liam Jolly on the touchline, it was recycled quickly and worked through the hands to the other side of the field where Peter Skeggs collected the ball and finished off an excellent passage of play with his first senior try, again Gott added the conversion to put St Ives 14-0 ahead. CONSISTENT With St Ives keeping Tiverton pinned in their own half for long periods it was only a matter of time before they scored again. Once more it was consistent St Ives pressure that forced an error from the visitors. A poor clearance allowed second row Prisk to dance through the Tiverton defence to score his second try of the afternoon in the 25th minute, again Gott slotted the conversion to put the Hakes in control at 21 points to nil. With their tails up the St Ives players looked imperious and their fine first half performance was capped with a fourth try which secured a bonus point in the 35th minute when a penalty awarded on the Tiverton 5 metre line was quickly taken by scrum half Liam Jolly who caught the visitors defence napping and crossed for the try, fly half Jordan Gott rounded off an excellent half with the conversion to put St Ives ahead by 28 points to nil. The referee brought the game to a close a few minutes later with no further score. The second half began with Tiverton on the attack seemingly determined to get something from the game after being on the receiving end of a highly impressive first half performance from St Ives. In the 44th minute they grabbed a try of their own when Harvey Scott scored their first points of the match, Callum Stone added the conversion to give the visitors some hope at A Tiverton resurgence was not to be however, in the 47th minute one of their players saw yellow for a late tackle on a St Ives player reducing them to 14 men. This was almost instantly punished by St Ives when Jordan Gott scored a fine individual try which he converted himself to extend the St Ives lead to 35 points to 7. FORMED A MAUL Frustration continued to show amongst the Tiverton players and they were reduced to 13 players when another of their players was shown yellow in the 50th minute. This time though it was the Devon side that scored almost straight away when they formed a maul on the St Ives 5 metre line that all 13 of their players forced over the St Ives try line allowing Richard Tucker to score the try, the conversion was missed to make the score St Ives 35, Tiverton 12. The St Ives players were in no mood to allow Tiverton back into the match and soon got back to scoring more points of their own. Once again young winger Peter Skeggs received the ball in a wide position and showed good pace to finish off the move and score his second try of the afternoon in the 64th minute, this time the conversion was missed but with the score 40 points to 12 in St Ives favour the result was no longer in doubt. The Hakes were reduced to 14 men themselves when replacement Jon Wright was shown yellow in the 69th minute. Immediately Tiverton punished St Ives with another try when Harvey Scott crossed for his second of the match. The conversion was missed to set the final score at St Ives 40, Tiverton 17. This was the Hakes best performance of the season to date and sees them climb to 10th position in the league. This coming Saturday they travel to second from bottom Burnham on Sea. Kick off in Somerset is scheduled for 2.30pm, any travelling support would be very welcome. St Ives: James Bishop, Ben Taylor (Captain), Ben Jenkins, Jamie Prisk, Jamie Hoskin, Martyn Lawrance, Archie Mackay, Harry Parton, Liam Jolly, Jordan Gott, Peter Skeggs, Steve Kenward, Tom Nicholas, Pete Mabbott, Lewis Thomas. Replacements: Jonathan Wright, Tom Chandler, Joe Rouncefield (all used). ST IVES Cricket Club s Awards night was held on 21st October at Tregenna Castle. Back row, left to right: J. Pascoe, A. Peters, D. Marsh, A. Myers, Cllr Taylor (Mayor), S. Taylor ( Mayor s consort), J. Rae, A. Rowe. Front row: J. Bassett, N. Tanner, J. Scott. Grand Auction for St Ives Pilot Gig Club ONE of St Ives Gig Club s boats Defiance. St Ives Pool League WEEK 4 and things are starting to take shape nicely but this league still throws up some shock results with players playing single frames, anything can happen, it can be a great leveller. The British Legion A travelled out to Lelant to face the Badger Inn one week after they were whitewashed by the Legion B and after the Legion A took seven out of the eight singles frames the Badger must have been sick of the sight of Legion players. Only Badger captain Matthew Norris managed to register a win for the home side and the doubles saw the Legion A continue with their good form as they took all the frames to win the match The Three Ferrets faced the reigning champions the Pool Club B and decided they weren t going to show them any respect as they took a 4-1 lead, the Pool B had to dig deep to bring it back to 4-4 at the end of the singles. The doubles saw the Ferrets turn up the heat and by the end of the doubles they had taken three out of four frames to inflict a very surprising defeat on the Pool B! The Cornish Arms B faced the Engine Inn and after a laboured start to the season by the Cornish B they found themselves taking a 7-1 lead after the singles. The doubles saw the Cornish B continue their good form as they took three out of four frames to win the match by a comfortable 10-2 score line. The local derby between neighbours the Atlantic and Gannet Inn again saw another team win the singles 7-1, this time it was the Gannet. The doubles saw the Atlantic find a little form as they battled their way to sharing the frames 2-2 giving the Gannet a good 9-3 victory. The Pool Club A and the Cornish Arms A faced each other at the Pool Club and in a game of two evenly matched teams it was the Pool A who took a slight advantage after the singles leading 5-3. The doubles saw the Cornish A fight back as they took three out of the four frames to level the match at 6-6. The British Legion B are the team bang in form at the moment and they faced a Golden Lion side that have had a good start to the season. It was the Legion B who continued their early season form as only Lion captain Paul Beadnell could win a frame as the Legion B raced to a 7-1 lead before they continued on into the doubles taking all four frames to win the match That s 23 out of the last 24 points for the Legion B who are on fire in the early season; can they continue this form? Only time will tell but their next opponents the Cornish Arms A must surely be a bit concerned! Performance of the Week: Three Ferrets. AFTER a busy rowing season, members of St Ives Pilot Gig Club have been putting their efforts into fundraising. A Grand Auction was held on Friday 21st October at the Golden Lion. It proved to be a very popular event and with a large and enthusiastic crowd in attendance. Colin Nicholls was the auctioneer who kept everyone entertained and bidding on a wide range of items. The crowd enjoyed a musical accompaniment from the Bamuluz Bootleggers. All money raised will be shared between the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust and St Ives Gig Club, to help meet the cost of repairing and maintaining the club's racing gig boats, Defiance and Fortitude. GREAT BIG THANK YOU Peter Berriman, the club chairman, commented, We d like to give a great big thank you to our hosts, Colin and Jackie at the Golden Lion, Colin our brilliant auctioneer and to all those local businesses and individuals who donated prizes, as without their help and support this evening would not have been possible. Many thanks as well to those who came along to enjoy the evening and who bid so generously. We estimate that this evening raised in excess of 1300 which will be shared between the Cornwall Air Ambulance and our club. The club are always looking for new members to row competitively or socially, for further details please contact Rachel on , or or find the club on Facebook. The club hold regular training sessions launching from St Ives harbour on Sunday mornings at 10am, they re open to anyone who would like to give gig rowing a try. St Ives Table Tennis Club LAST week was a very disappointing one for both teams, after a reasonably good start to the season. The B team of Andrew Tyson, Stephane and Reuben Veal were at home on Thursday to Falmouth Docks D, they lost 9-1, with Andrew gaining the only point. On the same night the A team were away to Mylor A. The team were without Edan Regan and unfortunately David Smith, Howard Charman and Jeremy Oates lost There were some hard fought games, and the score did not really give a true insight into the games played. St Ives and District Ladies Darts League RESULTS for October 18th: RBL 2, Golden Lion 11, Cornish Arms 5, Castle 8, Atlantic B 3, Kettle & Wink 10. Tons: RBL: M. Wilcox 114. Atlantic B: V. Badcock 119. Kettle & Wink: J. Rowe 100. FOOTBALL: L.W.C. Drinks Combination League Saints cruise through to Quarter Final Penryn... 1 St Ives... 5 ST IVES cruised through to the League Cup Quarter Final at Kernick Road last Saturday thanks in a large part to their young striker Joel McWilliams who bagged himself four goals. The hosts, who are second from bottom in the league table, battled well in the early stages of the game but an onslaught after the half time break by the visitors that saw three goals scored in five minutes took the wind out of their sails and their exit from the competition. Josh Magin opened the scoring on 16 minutes with a powerful shot which the young home keeper Alex Prynn was unable to hold and disastrously saw the ball trickle over the line. The hosts drew level on 22 minutes when the lively Kyle Cooke set up Jason Roberts who swivelled to shoot into the top corner from 25 yards for a spectacular equaliser. SKIED Penryn should have gone ahead just before the break when after a good build up the usually reliable Liam Jarvis skied his shot over the bar from 5 yards. The home side were made to pay for the miss on 44 minutes when Magin pulled a cross back from the byline for McWilliams to tap in for a 2-1 lead. Five minutes into the second half a Dave Booles cross saw McWilliams score his second with a deft chip before the same two players combined again a minute later for McWilliams to head home his hat-trick. 55 minutes and St Ives Falmouth ANOTHER great team performance from the St Ives under 10s. Falmouth and St Ives were evenly matched on a windy top pitch at home, it was only down to the amazing team support for each other that allowed St Ives to score some well worked forwards and backs combination tries. Endless strong charges, rucking and support work from everyone led to a great game of end to end rugby to watch. Harry Moore was Man of the Match this week. Everyone did everything so well but Harry was tireless and carries the ball so strongly with McWilliams nets his fourth after an excellent through ball from Magin sliced the home defence apart. While the majority of the action took part in the Penryn half a fine display in the mid field from Andy Barry and Matt Spencer-Smith caught the eye of the visiting supporters. That the 5-1 score line remained to the end of the game was due to the many good stops by home keeper Prynn who denied a succession of efforts from the rampant saints. Man of the Match: Joel McWilliams. Coincidentally St Ives play Penryn again this week in the league at The Saltings. Kick off 3.00pm. Team: Scott Halliday, Curtis Richards, Martyn Harding, James De Seta, Matt Spencer- Smith, Eddie Wilkes, Andy Barry, Josh Magin, Dave Booles, Joel McWilliams, Alex Brown. Subs: Louis Graham, Marc Sky Allen. FOOTBALL: LWC Drinks Combination League 2016/2017 Table last updated: Team P W D L GD Pts Carharrack Helston Athl. 2nds St Ives Town Ludgvan 1st` St Agnes St Just Porthleven 2nds Fal Town Redruth Utd 1st Holman SC Mullion Hayle 2nds St Day Goonhavern Perranwell 1st Illogan RBL 2nds Perranporth Newquay 2nds Penryn Ath. 2nds RNAS Culdrose St Ives Under 10s rugby two hands as he ploughs his way up field. Next game is home 11am, 6th November against Penryn. St Ives and District Wednesday Darts League Week TEAM P W L Pts Kettle & Wink Royal Standard Western Smugglers Gannet B Castle Cornish Arms Engine Lion The Star Gannet A Union Legion THE ST. IVES TIMES & ECHO The only Independent Local Newspaper PRINTED IN CORNWALL West Cornwall Golf Club Ladies THE results for The Waltz on Tuesday 18th October are as follows: 1st J. Body, R. Perkin and S. Olds 75pts, 2nd V. Paul, M. Dennison and M. Hosking 74pts and 3rd G. Embley, P. Weaver and M. O Doherty 64pts.
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Tel: (01736) Fax: (01736) Continued from front page Police have also issued an image of a ring of the type that were stolen. The police spokesman added: If you have been offered gold jewellery for sale and are uncertain of its source, or if you have been offered an item like the one pictured, the police would very much like to hear from you. SERIOUS AFFECT The shop is owned by Martin Phillips who said the theft will have a serious affect on his business and was clearly shocked. He said he could not believe such a theft could happen in St. Ives. Anyone who witnessed the burglary or any suspicious activity near the store prior to the burglary is urged to contact the police. Also, anyone who has been offered gold jewellery Max Sun 14ºC Mon 14ºC Tues 13ºC Wed 13ºC Thur 14ºC Fri 13ºC Sat 10ºC THE WEATHER For the week ending Min 8ºC 7ºC 7ºC 7ºC 7ºC 6ºC 4ºC for sale and are uncertain of its source, is asked to get in touch. The police can be contacted by or on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference CR/074216/16. Information can also be given anonymously on Crimestoppers on BEEN OFFERED THIS? The style of rings stolen in the early morning raid. Wind & conditions S-SW light, overnight rain, showers S-SW light, cloudy, isolated showers N-NW light breeze, isol shwr, bright N light breeze, cloudy NW light, sunny E-SE light dec calm, bright periods E-ESE breezy, cloudy Sunshine for week 18.6 hours. Rainfall 6mm (0.25 ). Lloyd Eddy Electronic Subscription The electronic (esub) subscription to The St Ives Times & Echo is now available to all readers at a similar price to that of good anti-virus software. The e-edition is published in.pdf format which can be read on mobile devices and delivered via on the eve of publication. It has some distinct advantages. The photographs are in colour and it can be read anywhere in the world at the same time as the newspaper reaches the shops in St Ives. In fact some local readers are already on the service to save a trip to the shops! Rates: 3 months = 18 6 months = months = 52 The service is still available free on request to existing snail-mail subscribers. To find out more about the service contact our High Street office on or Please note the electronic edition is licensed for single use only and must not be copied or forwarded to a third party without prior agreement from the publisher The St Ives Printing & Publishing Company Sun Rain 0.8h 4mm 2.1h 1mm 3.2h 1mm nil nil 7.2h nil 5.3h nil nil nil ON Thursday (Oct. 20) St Ives Mayor, Councillor Linda Taylor, paid a visit to Ventnor Terrace, St Ives, and the home of John and Elizabeth Trevorrow to congratulate the couple on their Diamond wedding anniversary. The Trevorrows were married in a ceremony officiated over by the Reverend Phillip Slater at the Fore Street Methodist Chapel sixty years ago and celebrated their anniversary with Open House on Thursday and a family meal on the Sunday previous. The Trevorrows have three children, seven grand-children and one great grandchild. Pictured are John and Elizabeth Trevorrow with Cllr Taylor, who presented the couple with a bouquet of flowers and a framed copy of the St Ives Town Crest. CAMPAIGNERS against the development of 34 homes at Menhyr Drive at Carbis Bay have hit out at the process in which the development was approved. Over the weekend people were told the development would go ahead. It is near the controversial Carninney development which was given approval and provoked uproar. The legality of the process has been put into question already and the use of delegated powers has again caused many to question the process of local government planning policies. One campaigner, through Facebook, said: So at 6.30 am on a Sunday morning we get an telling us that 34 homes have been approved on land at Menhyr Drive near to Carninney. We were NOT ed or notified of any committee hearing despite raising objections and tracking the applications on the County Council s (Cornwall Council) website. DISGRACE This is a breach of the council s own system. Shows its flaws! As all objectors should be notified in some way of committees if they track the application. If by chance a development this size has been decided by delegated powers. Well it s a disgrace. Such a huge development should go to committee. Sad news anyway! No doubt it will cause more mayhem to local residents, kill more wildlife and unearth more mine shafts. Horrified and disgusted. No faith in the local planning system at all. It is not the first time the use of delegated powers have been put in question. In this case the development is adjacent to a designated nature reserve the Steeple Woodland Nature Reserve. The campaigner continued: It appears that the application for 34 dwellings at Menhyr Drive near Carninney and bordering the Steeple Nature Reserve has been passed by delegated powers. No committee hearing. How can a large development such as this be passed by a delegated officer? Surely this is not acceptable?! It s a disgrace. TRENWITH Masonic Lodge member Luke Rogers designed and commissioned lapel pins and cufflinks to celebrate 250 years of freemasonry in St Ives. They were sold to members of both Trenwith and Tregenna lodges, and the profit of 375 was donated to St Julia s Hospice to assist them in the special care they provide for the community. Pictured: Mike Kruge, Master of Trenwith Lodge, accompanied by other representatives of the Lodge, presented a cheque to Ann Don, who received it on behalf of the charity. Ann has been a long time supporter and fund raiser for the hospice. Unfortunately Luke Rogers was unable to attend the presentation to his chosen charity.