Saturday, 17 May 2008

Is This The End For Boat Cove?

There was a very disappointing turn out for the Boat Cove Association general meeting on Friday night which has left committee members feeling that maybe it is the end of an era.

So many people showed an interest when the issues concerning the Cove were first raised that a proper group had to be formed to get things organised. Now that that group has been formed, (The Boat Cove Association) it seems that local people are quite prepared to let them get on with it. With only a handful of members however, that task will be neigh on impossible.

The National Trust are only working with the association because they feel that it is of interest to the whole community. If they think it is for just a very small group it is unlikely they will be as willing, and who could blame them?

All those with Kayaks that have expressed an interest are it is felt, among the new users for Boat Cove as it keeps them away from Perran beach with all the children and swimmers, and gives them a safe place to launch their craft and enjoy the sea, yet none turned out for the meeting.

It is going to take a lot of hard work and a lot of money to get Boat Cove back to the usable amenity it has always been. There is funding available but with such a lack of interest from local people it is highly unlikely that any of that funding will be made available for Boat Cove.

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Wednesday, 14 May 2008

No Television in Perranuthnoe!!!!!!

TV reception has always been poor in the Churchtown area but looking on the digital web site it gives a signal estimate from Redruth transmitter ----No Freeview now, but also NO FREEVIEW (including BBC1,BBC2,ITV1 etc ) at the normal TV 'switch off' next summer and for the future up to 2013!!!!

Digital UK suggest having a satellite dish, which will according to Penwith Planning require 'planning approval' and in the conservation area may be refused!!!

Has anyone experience of trying a 'set top box' in the poor reception areas of Churchtown?

I for one do not look forward to paying for planning fees + a satellite dish installation + decoder box to watch any TV.

Can our local counsellors offer any help?

Submitted by Tony Hewitt

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Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Perran Stitchers complete two quilts for Project Linus

Perran Stitchers were delighted to welcome Jolanda van der Stigchel to their group meeting on the 6th May to present her with two quilts for Project Linus.

Jolanda is the coordinator for Project Linus in Cornwall which is a 100% volunteer non-profit organisation whose aim is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatised, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, homemade, washable blankets and quilts, lovingly created by volunteer makers.

Since April 2000 over 75,000 quilts and blankets have been made and donated to children throughout the UK .

The quilts will be put to good use by a local hospice for a young boy and girl.

Further information about the work of Project Linus may be found on their web site or by ringing Jolanda on 01840 211028

Report by Michael Ball

Thursday, 8 May 2008

Boat Cove - General Meeting

The Boat Cove Association has called a general meeting to be held in the Church room Perranuthnoe on Friday 16th May at 7.00 p.m.

The agenda is as follows;

Chairman's report on progress

Treasurer's report

Membership recruitment

Fundraising ideas

Everyone interested in the future of Boat Cove should attend this meeting.