Friday, 3 July 2020

FREE Stairlift

I own Parc and Praze and we are cleaning up the house. There is a stairlift in the house that is no longer needed and I wondered if someone in the village could use it. I'm happy to give it to them for free and have it delivered to their house for installation.

It is a Stanna Stairlift and in perfect condition.  It is a straight run of lift that covers 13 standard stairs.  Hopefully this can be useful for someone in the village.

If anyone is interested I can be contacted by;



Mobile: 07768361776

Thank you


Friday, 26 June 2020

Perranuthnoe Car Park Update

As you may already be aware the car park is now open!

Unfortunately, after all the moaning about it being closed people are still parking around the village only now it is to avoid the parking fees. Parking outside peoples homes and along the road down in to the village is NOT ON and causes unnecessary congestion.

Please think twice before you leave your car parked where it shouldn't be parked. No one wants to be the cause of a nasty accident or, God forbid death due to roads being blocked by selfish parking. Our roads are not wide enough for this sort of behaviour. THINK, ambulances, fire engines, busses, delivery vehicles.

And a special note to the surfers, SLOW DOWN!

If this virus & lockdown has taught us anything surely it is to be more thoughtful about our actions and show more compassion for others?

Stay safe

Thursday, 25 June 2020

UPDATE: Jean Lake of Fairhavens

We would just like to say a big thank you as we now know the whereabouts of our Aunt Jean. 
Thank you all so much 😊
Terri & Andy

I wonder if anyone could help. I have been trying to contact my aunt Jean who lives at Fairhavens, Boat cove lane, Perranuthnoe.

My brother has tried phoning but had no reply. I would be very grateful for any news of her.

I can be contacted on my landline 01495 447498 or mobile 07833474979
Or you could also try Andy, his mobile number is 07775617383
If there are is no reply could you please leave a message.

Many thanks for your help

Terri & Andy Lake
(Aunt Jeans will know me as Theresa)

Monday, 22 June 2020

Perranuthnoe Car Park

There's been a lot of people asking when the car park will be open again.

The most up to date information we have is that the owners are waiting for Cornwall Council to do a risk assessment so that they can get the required insurance.

As soon as we know anymore we will let you all know.

Take care. Stay safe

Friday, 19 June 2020

Can You Help A Key Worker?

Mark Charlton is a specialist gardener at the new Trenow Fields permaculture project. 
Mark has been in temporary accommodation for the past month but needs to find a new place before that residence reopens for Air B&B business on 4th July. Mark is a non-smoker and works full time. Seeks low budget accommodation within striking distance of Perranuthnoe. 

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Help! Keyworker Needs Accommodation From This Weekend

I am a keyworker and I need accommodation from THIS WEEKEND (16 May).
I work in Perranuthnoe as a market gardener. My current landlady was awaiting papers for her house sale and they have now come through so I need a place.
I'm a non-smoker, work full-time, and ideally need a place with a bath to soothe my weary body!! Can you help?

Thank you
Mark Charlton

Thursday, 9 April 2020

Perranuthnoe Covid-19 Village Updates

Hello everyone hope you are all well and staying safe.

So we're nearly at the end of the third week of lockdown but it's looking like it's going to be extended. Don't worry and remember, the virus doesn't move, people move it. We stop moving, the virus stops moving, the virus dies. It's that simple. We got this 💪😎

Stay home. Stay safe. Save Lives. Smile 😄


There are two messages for you all today;

Firstly a reminder that we are clapping for the NHS at 8pm this eve (& every Thursday).

Secondly Sally Linton is collecting pillow cases and looking for a team of like-minded sewers to turn them into laundry sacks for NHS workers so that they can wash and sterilise scrubs at the end of a shift. She is also making lots of simple tote bags as requested by the penzance Street Food project. Let her know if you can help: 07760 111746 pillow case  donations can be left in her post box at the end of their drive. Sally’s is Menzar - the last house on right at top of St Piran’s way (before it turns into a track). Post box is on side of the garage.

If you would like anything included in these updates please just let me know. Email updates go out at 6pm. Please let me know by 5pm latest to be included.

My contact details are on the contact page of the village website or you can message me on Facebook. Please DO NOT come to the house. Keep me informed and I can keep others informed.

The updates will be posted here on the Village News Page as well as going out via FacebookTwitter and email to those that subscribe to the newsletter. 

The newsletter sends daily at 6pm only if new posts have been added. 
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Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Dr Charles Ivan Backhouse

I just wanted to let you know that my father Dr Charles Ivan Backhouse who lived in Tremethick, The Mews, Perranuthnoe for 30 years, before going into a dementia home in 2017, sadly died last Monday, 30th March.

He was born on 8th September 1934 in Penzance where his grandfathers were both doctors.
He loved Perranuthnoe and had made many friends there.

Many thanks
Roger Backhouse

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

To the owner of the self catering cottage in Perranuthnoe....

To the owner of the self catering cottage in Perranuthnoe who kindly reported us to the enforcement office would they please take note.

  • We are closed as per government guidelines.
  • We closed our property on booking agent on line platforms since the crisis began
  • We have not taken a guest or had any income since the crisis began, in common with all other local  B&B’s
  • Please see the not re Corvid-19 on our website reservation page
  • Our summer bookings have been cancelled in May. We have been subject to cancellation fees to on line agents to achieve this.
  • It is likely that it will not be possible to travel until the autumn
  • As everybody on the tourism sector has done we have invested in our product for the post Brexit world. And as everybody else at the moment we will not see an income or return until this crisis is over

Here is a link to our last newsletter which makes it clear we are not open and actively promotes other local businesses. Please note the picnic photos were taken in 2017!!

Christine Taylor
Ednovean Farm

Friday, 3 April 2020

Call to holiday lets to follow COVID-19 closure orders

Ahead of the Easter holidays Cornwall Council is calling on holiday accommodation providers, including letting agents and online booking platforms, to support the COVID-19 response by following the Government’s closure orders.

The overwhelming majority of holiday accommodation providers, such as self- catering businesses, bed and breakfasts, caravan parks, hotels, campsites and holiday homes, have shut their doors as a result of the Government ordering all non-essential businesses to stop operating and for everyone to stay at home and avoid unessential travel.

There are a number of exemptions which allow some holiday accommodation businesses to remain open, for example to provide accommodation for key workers, NHS staff and for health and care use.

One such establishment is Carnmarth Hotel in Newquay which has been providing a place to stay for people who have been in hospital, are able to be discharged, but are not ready to go home.

However, Cornwall Council has received complaints alleging that some holiday accommodation providers are still having holiday makers in their premises and operating illegally.

Ahead of the Easter holiday the Council’s enforcement team is now writing to all holiday accommodation owners, letting agents and online booking platforms in Cornwall who are not exempt to the COVID-19 orders to ask for their cooperation in complying with the orders.

The letter, which is going out to holiday accommodation providers today (April 2), says: “As you know the Government passed legislation last week which requires certain businesses to close with immediate effect. We appreciate that you may have already acted on the Government’s directions and closed your accommodation, although there are a few exceptions which are covered in this letter. Most businesses in Cornwall have done exactly that. Indeed, we know that some businesses have been able to provide valuable support to the community by housing vulnerable people and key workers.

“Nevertheless, the Council is receiving complaints that allege that some holiday accommodation businesses are continuing to trade. This is undoubtedly a small minority, but due to the risks involved, we are taking the precaution of writing to you to seek your support in helping to control the COVID 19 outbreak in Cornwall.”

The new legislation requires any person responsible for running a business providing holiday accommodation, whether in a hotel, hostel, bed and breakfast accommodation, holiday apartment, home, cottage or bungalow, campsite, caravan park or boarding house, to cease trading during the emergency period.

The Government’s controls are expected to remain in place until the regulations are reviewed by the Secretary of State and a direction issued to end them.

In its letter to accommodation providers Cornwall Council outlines the new legal requirements and where businesses can get further advice.

It also warns that businesses can face enforcement action if they flout the orders.

Rob Nolan, Cornwall Council’s portfolio holder for environment and public protection, said: “We are calling on and trust that our holiday accommodation providers in Cornwall will do the right thing and ensure compliance with this requirement which has been introduced to protect the health of our population, NHS and other critical services at this time.

“We understand that this legislation may have serious financial impacts upon businesses so please read the guidance to understand how you can access the financial help you need.”

Malcolm Bell, Chief Executive of Visit Cornwall, said: “It’s up to all of us to play our part in fighting this virus, as well as obeying the law, and this simply means that not only should all the traditional tourism business be closed to holiday makers, but also people letting out rooms and properties on the online booking platforms that have grown rapidly over the last few years.”

Inspector Miles Topham from Devon and Cornwall Police said: “We will work closely with and support our partners in protecting the public. If people undertake non-essential travel which could include travelling to second homes then we reserve the right to take enforcement action which will be considered on a case by case basis.”

There are a number of exemptions which allow holiday accommodation businesses to remain open, including where they provide services to:
  • People who live there permanently or because their primary residence is unavailable.
  • Critical workers and non-UK residents who are unable to travel to their country of residence during this period.
  • People who are unable to move into a new home due to the current restrictions.
  • Homeless and other vulnerable people such as those who cannot safely stay in their home, through arrangements with local authorities and other public bodies.
  • Those attending a funeral.
  • Hosting of blood donation sessions.
Also, holiday accommodation can remain open for any other purpose requested by the Secretary of State or Local Authority.

A current list of exemptions can be found on the Government's website.

The government has produced guidance on business closures for further reference. However, if you require additional advice please do not hesitate to contact the Council’s Business Support Hub at

If you believe that holiday accommodation might not be complying with the new regulations then please contact Cornwall Council at

For anyone seeking refunds due to a holiday booking cancellation Cornwall Council advises:

  • Check the small print on your booking – what does it say about cancellation due to Government intervention?
  • Check the small print on your travel insurance – will your booking be covered?
  • Register your concerns with your holiday provider – are they working to a timetable (ie most imminent bookings first)? What are they suggesting as a solution? But please be patient as businesses have to deal with many pressures at this current time.
  • If you paid for your holiday by credit card you may have additional protection through the credit card provider.
If you do still need further advice or information about cancelling a booking due to Covid-19 please call the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 040506 or contact Cornwall Council Trading Standards at

Cornwall Council will be working with Visit Cornwall when this emergency period is over to support those affected.

All latest government advice on Coronavirus is available at  

The address of any properties flouting this needs to be sent to me so that it can be sent to the emergency team.

Take care and stay safe,
Many thanks,
Sue Nicholas

Cornwall Council
County Hall, Truro TR1 3AY
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