Sunday, 27 December 2009
The Church Room is thoroughly cleaned and tidied by 2 people early in the given month and thereafter checked on a weekly basis for the remainder of that month.
Any volunteer would only be required to help ONCE A YEAR. If you are able to help please contact Michael on 710364 who is currently drawing up the 2010 Rota. Your help would be much appreciated.
Tuesday, 15 December 2009
Thursday, 10 December 2009
Tickets (£1 each, or £5 for a book of 5) are on sale at Perran Crafts, The Victoria Inn, Tim's Veg stall, Jenny's hairdresser's in Perran and most shops & pubs in Goldsithney too.
Prizes include £100 cash, lunch at the Mount Haven, a helicopter trip to see the Mousehole lights, Kids R Us tickets, a Christmas hamper including veg from Tim's stall, various leasure activities (spa day, swim at the Penventon Hotel pool, a month's membership at PZ leisure centre), Skinners Polypin, local attraction tickets (Minack, Eden, Newquay Zoo, Blue Reef Aquarium, Crealy, Seal Sanctuary), £20 Tesco voucher, 2 Kidzworld VIP guest passes, St Justin gift package.
The raffle will be drawn next Friday 18th December at the Pre-School's Christmas Extravaganza so I'll need to collect all ticket stubbs from local outlets on Friday morning next week. The tickets will be drawn for each specific prize.
Katie Kirk (nee Groves).
Monday, 7 December 2009
We've got six grandchildren coming down for Christmas and this is such a lovely and important start to Christmas, putting the presents and Santa in proper perspective, that I would like to take them to a local service. Their own church in Hertfordshire has its annual service at 4.00pm on Christmas eve so they will miss that one and miss the Christingle here on the 13th December.
I'd be grateful for any help or suggestions.
(Leave any answers in the comments below or email them through the contact page of this site.)
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
Friday, 23 October 2009
Jenni and Lisa are holding a traditional family evening of fireworks and food in the field opposite the car park on Thursday 5th November. Please see Village Events for more details.
There is concern in the village about the proximity of the fireworks with particular reference to pet owners.
Jenni and Lisa have said they do not want to cause upset. They are asking if anyone has any ideas for an alternative site.
Please send in your suggestions. You can use the contact form on this website or post you comments and suggestions below.
As most of you know we ourselves have four dogs and although we love the idea and do not want to be killjoys we are very concerned. Our dogs get absolutely petrified by fireworks, not only do they quiver and shake like jelly whilst trying to squeeze in to the smallest space possible they also loose control of their bowels! Very upsetting all round.
Thursday, 22 October 2009
Last February residents were invited to take part in a consultation event in the Church Room. Lots of great ideas were put forward to improve the fabric and use of the building.
The findings of the consultation event were published and are still available on the village website.
A working group was then pulled together with representatives from both the Church congregation and members of the wider community. This group worked hard to research the options, determine feasibility and to form a consensus on which of the ideas could be accommodated in the scope of the project. A strong project was defined.
Over the summer, some ‘quick wins’ were identified and a mini-project was funded to ensure that some action was taking place. The community’s own Open Gardens fundraising efforts paid for the new summer furniture and some small items of kitchen equipment in time for the summer events. Grants from the Parish Council (£622.23) and the former Penwith District Council’s Village Hall Grant (£ 1,377.76) have paid for the garden furniture store to be built to the rear of the building (work in progress), thereby freeing up valuable floor-space inside the building.
Now that the summer is over, the hard work begins again in earnest. Applications are being written to the Church and Community Fund, Awards for All and others requesting funds for the all important final phase of the Church Room refurbishment.
This refurbishment aims to maximise the potential of the Church Room for use by all members of the community. Specifically we aim to:
- encourage more people (beyond the usual Church-going congregation) to use the hall as a general community facility. We hope to bring the room up to a standard which is suitable for the wide range of community activity ideas put forward at the February consultation event
- ensure the building design addresses the practical needs of the very young, the elderly and those with disabilities as far as is reasonably practicable
- maximise and make best use of the space available with bespoke, creative storage solutions, compact equipment and sensible working arrangements
Thursday, 1 October 2009
There will be a bus leaving at one minute to 10 and then every hour thereafter until one minute to 3 every day.
It goes straight through to Goldsithney! (The first bus from Penzance is at 10.30 and then at half past each hour, arriving here about ten to the hour).
Well done all those who strove for a more sensible arrangement all those months ago!
Wednesday, 30 September 2009
The fraudsters are cold calling people claiming to be Windows XP service providers and then advising that they have detected that the person’s computer has problems (slow running, Trojan viruses etc.) This statement is false. They won’t have had access to the computer to identify any problem.
This claim is made with the intent to scare people into paying money to have their PC’s remotely ‘fixed’. They have also been known to infect computers with viruses once attached to prove their ‘repair’ has worked. They call from UK based numbers but all calls to these numbers appear to end up in India. All reports we have had so far involve people with Indian accents.
They appear to go under a number of names Supportonclick, logmein123 and Systemrecure.
As an additional warning. Random website adverts claiming to have found viruses on your computer are equally suspect and no attempt should be made to install any software offered by them.
This warning applies equally to your computers at home. Please ensure your computers at home have their security systems up-to-date, are fully patched and have a firewall in place.
Senior ICT Support Officer
Perranuthnoe Parish Council have today received plans for the proposed re-development of Cliff House.
The application proposes to knock down the existing building and re build it 3.5 metres further back.
Anyone wishing to view the plans can do so at Churchtown House this evening between 8pm and 9pm or Thursday afternoon between 3.30pm and 5.30pm. Alternatively the plans can be viewed at St. Clare.
If you know anyone who may wish to view the plans, please can you pass this message on.
Thursday, 17 September 2009
We are pleased to announce the first meeting of this group will be on Monday 5th October at 7pm in Perranuthnoe Church Room.
If you would like to discuss anything relating to photography with like-minded people please come along.
For further details contact Martin on 01736 710820.
Sunday, 19 July 2009
Do you have any information on the whereabouts of this dog?
Jack Russell Cross Paterdale
Female, black and white, adult
Missing from Praa Sands near Helston.
Lost on the path from Kennegy Sands to Bessy's Cove (TR13)
Brown leather collar, 32cms high to shoulders
£50 REWARD IF FOUND
Tel: 07976 925 763
Call DogLost in the strictest confidence on
0844 800 3220 quoting ref 19081
Friday, 17 July 2009
The 270 never-before-seen World War One pictures are available to view on-line from The Independent.
The newspaper is asking for help to piece together clues about the pictures and reveal the stories behind them.
You can view the article here:
Exclusive: The unseen photographs that throw new light on the First World War
View the photos:
Click here to view the exclusive photographs
To find out how you can help click here:
Newly discovered World War One photographs; Your help needed
Saturday, 11 July 2009
More than 9,700 people in the UK are known to have caught the disease, but the real figure is believed to be much higher. The Government has warned that the number of swine flu cases could soar to 100,000 a day by the end of next month and estimated that the virus could eventually affect up to 50 per cent of the population. In the majority of cases the virus has proved relatively mild.
There are a number of steps you can take to reduce the risk of getting flu and help stop the spread of the virus.
The key is to practise good respiratory and hand hygiene.
- cover your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, using a tissue and throw the tissue away quickly and carefully
- wash your hands regularly with soap and water
- clean hard surfaces (like door handles and remote controls) frequently with a normal cleaning product
If you think you have swine flu, check your symptoms online using the NHS flu symptom checker , call the Swine Flu information line on 0800 1 513 513 or call your local GP - do not go to the GPs surgery or hospital in person. Your local GP will be able to tell you if you have swine flu over the phone. You can also call NHS Direct on 0845 4647 but they are inundated with calls at the moment so be prepared for a long wait.
- Swine flu - prevention and treatment
- Swine flu - everything you need to know
- Swine flu and schools
- Symptom Checker
- Swine flu and business readiness
Thursday, 2 July 2009
If anyone has any ideas for our Village please contact Kevin on 711808 or make a comment below to add your suggestion - the deadline is 14th August.
More information can be found here:
Friday, 26 June 2009
Friday, 19 June 2009
I have copied Pippa's latest comment in a new post to make sure everyone gets to see it.
All those for and against need to express their views as soon as possible.
I spoke to Lesley yesterday and today and with her permission I would like to make sure that everyone knows that:
THE EXISTING PLANS WILL NOT BE WITHDRAWN.
Amended plans may be prepared, but at this moment it is not certain when they will be available, or what changes will be made.
Anyone who wishes to express their views should do so based on the plans which I still have available for viewing at Churchtown House.
The parish Council have to make their recommendations before July 1st and will be discussing this issue on 25th June.
Friday, 12 June 2009
Please don't buy anything yet until we have all pieces of the funding package in place - the B&Q Manager returns from leave on Monday when Mum is going back for their decision on the furniture.
Submitted by Katie Kirk
Please see Pippa Young's comment below the - Plans for 'The Cabin' - article
Lesley will be available at The Cabin on Sunday 14th June between 12pm - 3pm to answer any questions people may have and to show the plans she has for The Cabin.
Monday, 8 June 2009
A project development group consisting of both Church and Community representatives have worked hard over the past 4 months to thrash out which of the ideas from the consultation day are feasible and a consensus has been reached!
There was a high level of support for some sort of shelter at the front of the building so that the outside space can be used without the fear of sun stroke. These items were requested as a high priority by our community and so we would like to address them quickly in a small, affordable project this summer.
The project group went away and did some extensive research into awnings and gazebos but it soon became clear that these would not be suitable for a number of reasons e.g capital cost, repair and maintenance, weather resistance, planning issues. It was felt that a simple set of parasols will suffice but we would need new tables which had a central hole for a parasol and it was also noted that lightweight tables outside would be much easier for the helpers to carry.
Therefore the project group has applied for three grants to help with the cost of the following;
Purchase 6 sets of Acacia hardwood garden furniture. Lightweight. Each set comprising 1 square dining table and 4 dining chairs. Hole in centre of each table for a parasol.
Purchase 6 Sun-shade parasols
Purchase 2 cantilever shelters – one to cover the book stall and one for the cake stall
Dig out and concrete the rear pathway and construct a "Dry Store" (to accommodate the 6 Tables and 24 chairs and parasols) with a pitched roof & lockable entrance.
Gutters near the entrance to rear will be revamped to ensure improved drainage.
Purchase anti-slip trays to reduce the risk of spilling hot drinks and melamine ramekins for very small quantities of cream and jam and a cool bag to keep the food fresh in line with food hygiene recommendations.
[At the February consultation event there were a lot of comments relating to the use of the kitchen – overcrowding, health and safety etc. One sensible suggestion put forward at the consultation event was ‘Teas need a meeting of those involved to organise it a bit more without loosing the lovely atmosphere’. This point was taken on board and a meeting was duly held. Lots of good suggestions about improving ways of working came forward at this well-attended meeting and the non-slip trays, tiny ramekins and cool bag were requested to make the serving safer & hygienic.]
We will have to wait to see if the applications have been successful or not. Hopefully we'll know by the end of next week in each case.
Information will be posted on here as soon as it becomes avaiable.
Friday, 29 May 2009
I'm told its an amazing, experienced guitarist called Estefan Antonio who plays flamenco among other styles. He'll be playing a 3 necked guitar made by Kif this evening.
The event is free of charge / donations for hall hire & the musician's bus fare!
Submitted by Katie Kirk
Wednesday, 13 May 2009
Jake's owner, Karl said,
"I was walking on the dirt track and Jake was walking right beside me on the grass. He suddenly let out a yelp, I turned to look at him and he was holding his back leg off the ground. First I thought he had trodden on something but it then became obvious it was more than that. He laid on the floor and started kicking his back leg out as if he was trying to get something off. I inspected his foot and leg but could see nothing ."
Karl took Jake to an emergency vet in Truro where he was given a cocktail of drugs which includes Steroids, Antihistamine, Antibiotics and an Opiate based pain killer. He was kept in overnight and this morning has been transferred to a vet in Penzance where he is being kept on a drip to help flush out any toxins left in his body. Although distressed and in some pain Karl said Jake is doing fine and he looks forward to picking him up later today.
The adder is not an aggressive snake, it strikes only in self-defence when it feels threatened. They have a pair of fangs which inject an efficient and fast-acting poison. In an emergency they bite and flee so the victim may never know what bit them.
Adder venom is extremely unpleasant and can be very damaging to the affected area so any suspicion of an adder-bite should lead to medical attention as soon as possible.
For smaller animals like dogs and cats any inexplicable pain or swelling, especially in spring when adders awake from hibernation, should be seen by a vet as soon as possible.
Adders are very sensitive to vibration so the best way to make sure your path is clear is to carry a stick and occasional beat the ground in front of you with it.
Wednesday, 6 May 2009
Planning Number 09-0573-P (MNR)
Some concern had been expressed with regard to The Cabin and plans that may be in place for it in the future.
In respect of this I contacted Lesley (the owner) and she has replied with the following;
The Cabin is 17 years old now and falling apart. I am planning to have it rebuilt. The new build will consist of a wooden structure, much the same as is already there, with the addition of a disabled toilet and some inside seating. As I am having to rebuild anyway it seems sensible to incorporate the changes that are desperately needed for food preparation, cooking and serving as well as being able to accommodate customers whatever the weather!
Jenny and Lisa have done a wonderful job of running The Cabin for the past two seasons and they will stay for this summer and through to the October half term after which I will be running it myself. This is exciting for me as I have missed it greatly and cannot wait to get back to it.
I hope to start rebuilding in November and be ready to open early in the new year. As soon as I have a planning application number I will make it available for publication on this website so that anyone interested can take a look at the plans.
I have always loved the peaceful, family atmosphere of Perranuthnoe and will make sure The Cabin retains it's friendly, family structure as well as offering an efficient service to local people and visitors alike.
As usual, please feel free to add your comments.
Monday, 20 April 2009
She has kindly agreed to tell of her experiences in this most fascinating part of the world on
Many of you have kept in touch with Llyn during this time and will have read her wonderful accounts of life in Rishikesh on the Perranuthoe website; this will be an excellent opportunity of welcoming her back and hearing first hand accounts of her adventure.
Everyone is most welcome to attend - just turn up.
Submitted by Michael Ball
Monday, 6 April 2009
After consideration of all requests received they are now pleased to announce that as from Friday 10th April (Good Friday) they will be selling bread.
Kev said, "We will be selling an Organic White Bloomer (400g), an Organic Brown Bloomer(400g) and an Italian Focaccia Loaf (that's a loaf made with Olive Oil and Herbs).
As this is an experiment we will only have small quantities, so it will be first come first served, however we will take orders either by phone on 711808 or by e-mail via our website http://www.perrancrafts.co.uk/
Our initial retail price for all loaves is £1.95 each"
Along with the other items they stock, milk, eggs, stamps, tea, coffee and sugar this is good news for the Village giving us all less reason to take the car out saving on fuel, the environment and supporting local business all at the same time.
Thursday, 26 March 2009
Despite a clearly visible sign on the only access road to the beach the driver of a minibus drove his vehicle onto the beach and subsequently got it stuck in the sand.
An eye witness saw the vehicle being driven down the ramp onto the sand and turn left around the rocks. The sand was very wet already as the tide was on its way in. The minibus wheels sank into the sand just a few feet from the waters edge.
The young passengers were evacuated and taken to the car park for safety while attempts were made to free the stranded vehicle. All attempts failed and the sea claimed the minibus.
Police sealed off the area and during the course of the afternoon the tide brought the vehicle round to the bottom of the ramp where it continued to get battered by the waves.
Simon was later heard to say that he has recently had to tow three vehicles off Marazion beach which were stuck in the sand.
This has got to go out as a warning. Quite a few people drive their vehicles onto the beach for one reason or another. This is not only very dangerous and inconsiderate to others it is also very costly to all those concerned, and that includes the enviroment. The smell of fuel filled the air as the tide was knocking the minibus about.
The signs are there for a reason.
Wednesday, 25 March 2009
Perranuthnoe Church Room Phase 2 Consultation Report
Monday, 9 March 2009
Local talent was gathered together under one roof for a splendid evening's entertainment. Local band, The Perranaz started the show and a variety of items followed, including songs from Gilbert and Sullivan, delightful poems, violin solos, and a hip hop street dance!
The climax of the evening was the song "You Are My Sunshine" sung and played by all the performers with the audience singing along!
Afterwards everyone enjoyed a delicious pasty supper.
Great fun was had by all!
Second set of photos courtesy Chas Gooding