Friday, 9 December 2011

Help With Village Christmas Tree and lights

Is anyone in Perranuthnoe available at 9.00am tomorrow to help with the Village Christmas Tree and lights?

If so, please meet at the corner of St. Pirrans Way.

Thank you

Thursday, 8 December 2011

A Little Bit Of History

Today marks the 100th Anniversary of the wreck of the Saluto off Perran!

You can read about it here:

Thank you to James Wright

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Tower Floor Space


The PCC are considering how to improve the ground floor area of the Tower, making it more “user friendly” for storage, flower arrangers and simple catering facilities.

EVERYONE is welcome to drop in and express their views at theConsultation Event planned for
Thursday 1st December between
10.30am - 12noon
in Church and the Church Room.

Coffee & Cakes will be on offer !

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Needed Urgently

I urgently need a winter garage to house my 1974 Beetle from the elements. If anyone has space to keep her I would be most grateful. Even better would be something longer term with lighting and a little more space to actually work on the vehicle over the next 12 months.

If you have any space or info then please call me at St Pirans Cottages – 710919 or email  


Monday, 28 November 2011

Christmas Quiz at the Victoria Inn

Christmas Quiz at the Victoria Inn - Tuesday 13th December at 8.00 pm

Entry £2.00 per person to include nibbles - Proceeds to Village Christmas Tree Fund

Come and join in with this festive fun quiz and help support the village christmas lights - all wecome

Donations of raffle prizes would be appreciated!!

Perranuthnoe Christmas Tree 2011

Perranuthnoe Christmas Tree 2011 - will be lit Friday 16th December. The following activities are planned for the evening;

6.00 - 8.00 - Lynfield Craft Centre Christmas Extravaganza!!

Village Crafts invite you for a complementary glass of sherry and hot jacket poatoes and offers 10% discount all all purchases for this evening only

Peppercorn Cafe invite you for a complementary hot beverage and pizza slice.

7.00 pm - The tree will be blessed and the carols begin.

7.15 pm - Santa will arrive with gifts for Village children UNDER 12 years of age

Mulled wine and 'nibbles' will be provided afterwards at the Victoria Inn

Residents who wish to request a childs gift from Santa, please return your slip by 9th December at the latest!!!

To download a slip please click here

Donations of mince pies and sausage rolls, please return slips by 9th December.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Support Needed

Dear neighbours,
I'm chairing the PTA at Marazion School this year. The school is doing really well under the new Head, Jenny Rainbow, and we are very proud of the educational achievements but we could use some support from the wider community with our fund-raising events. If you can help bake a cake, donate a raffle or tombola prize for the Christmas Fair or do your normal online shopping via our website, that would be really appreciated. Details below.

Many thanks

Katie Kirk
Tel 710907

Ways to support

Marazion School this Christmas

1. Attend the Christmas Craft Fair on December 2nd 2:30 - 6pm. Children singing at 3:30pm, visit from Santa, competition for children’s ‘best joke’ and best Christmas card design games, a wide range of craft stalls, food, mulled wine, raffle - and more! To book a craft stall at the Christmas Fair, please contact Katie Kirk: 710907 or email

2. Bake something for the cake stall (Tel. Rebecca on 763375).

3. Donate a bottle, jar, tin or sweets for the tombola (leave at school reception or with Katie Kirk at The Old Bakehouse, Perranuthnoe).

4. Buy some raffle tickets from school, Katie Kirk or Cobble Corner in Marazion.

5. Use our Giving Machine portal every time you shop online. It’s simple; you shop, they donate at no expense to you. Some schools raise hundreds each year when enough neighbours, friends and families use this website: The participating stores include Sainsbury's Groceries, Ebay, Amazon, Argos, thetrainline, M&S, Hamleys, John Lewis, Currys, Weight Watchers, Pet Supermarket, Laura Ashley, PC World and pages more!

6. Join us for our Christmas Nativity at Marazion Methodist Chapel on 8th December, 2011, at 6pm.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Quiz Night At The Victoria Inn

Wednesday 23rd November at 8.00 pm

Entry fee £2.00 per person to include 'chips and dips'

Teams of 4 maximum please - proceeds to Shelterbox

All welcome!!

Monday, 7 November 2011

Perranuthnoe Village Calendars

Perranuthnoe Village Calendars, produced by Jim and Sue Mason, are now available for sale in aid of the Village Christmas Tree Fund.

Price £4.00 each.

Available from Village crafts or from Andrea at The Old Post Office (Tel 719042)

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

White Cat

I've noticed a beautiful white cat about the garden and feed bowls over the last couple of days. He/she seems very shy but must be so hungry as he is shredding empty cat food packets. We are leaving food out for him but he must belong to some one as he is wearing a bell colar. Please give us a ring or pop in if he's yours
Thanks Christne
01736 711883

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Groups Update

The yoga group and the art club which were running in the Church Room have both now come to an end, a big thank you to Pippa Young and Mira Love for running the sessions to date.

The other groups formed in the last year - photographic club, film club and the Perran Voices choir are all doing very well and the drop-in for coffee mornings every Thursday are also well attended.

The church room bookings have recently been updated (look down the right hand side of this page) everyone can check there for other forthcoming events.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Annie Henry And Made In Cornwall

Annie Henry has become the first ever singer/songwriter in the Made In Cornwall scheme!

Congratulations Annie

Please Help - Bring and Buy

PLEASE HELP !!! - those in need

On Sunday 9th October following the Harvest Service and Celebrations there will be a “BRING and BUY” sale at 1.15pm in Perranuthnoe Church Room.

Please bring along any items that you have grown or made - fruit, vegetables, craft items, cakes, bread, jam, chutney etc

ALL proceeds will go to ShelterBox who are currently helping those in such desperate need in the drought stricken Horn of Africa and flooded areas of South Pakistan.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Monday, 29 August 2011

Local Band Booked By Rugby Ralph Lauren

Local band Flats and Sharps which includes Perranuthnoes Kirk Bowman (banjo player) have landed themselves a very prestigious booking. They are to play for Rugby Ralph Lauren at the opening of their first European store in Covent Garden in London.

For more information visit their media page

They are playing at the Trevelyan Arms, Goldsithney tonight if you want to catch them before they get too famous!!!!!

Well done boys, very proud of you all.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Attention Dog Owners

Due to the following complaint please take note of the information below;

"Its time that the residents of the village started to name and shame dog owners that do not clear up after their dogs. I am appalled at the amount of dog mess there is around the village and the coastal path it is even in private driveways and parking areas.I am writing this as a dog owner. Why should the minority spoil it for everybody."

Information for Dog Owners Visitors and Locals

Cornwall Council operates a zero tolerance policy towards dog fouling. Following standardisation of control orders across Cornwall - from the 16th July 2010 it is an offence not to clean up after your dog (and properly dispose of faeces) on all land to which the public are entitled access by way of payment or not.

All of the publicly accessed land in Cornwall is therefore designated and includes beaches, footpaths, roads, playing fields, verges and certain private land.

  • The fixed penalty notice fee for failing to remove dog faeces is £80.00 (£50.00 if paid within 10 days).
  • Prosecution may result in fines of up to £1000.00
The Act stipulates that 'being unaware of the defecation (whether by reason of not being in the vicinity or otherwise), or not having a device or other suitable means of removing the faeces shall not be a reasonable excuse for failing to remove the faeces'.

Under the Act no offence is committed if:

  • The person in charge of the dog is registered blind.
  • The landowner, on whose land the fouling has taken place, has given consent for the faeces to be left on the ground.
The council has installed a considerable number of dog waste bins across the county that are emptied regularly, you are able to put bagged dog waste in a normal litter bin. If you cannot find a convenient dog bin then you must bag up the faeces and take it home.

If you would like to report dog fouling - Cornwall Council will investigate all complaints that are received - although the level of service that they can provide will obviously vary depending upon the quality of information that is provided. For example they would be in a better position to take action should you be able to provide a full description of what happened (including date, time, location, what you witnessed, description of the dog/owner and as much information as possible about the incident - also any information regarding the offender - which could include name/address (if known), vehicle registration number or any other identifying feature.

It is only with people getting involved and reporting problems in their neighbourhood that they will be able to solve more problems and take more enforcement action on issues such as dog fouling.

If you would like any more information or wish to report a problem, please either e-mail or telephone to talk to your local Dog Welfare and Enforcement Officer on 0300 1234 212.

Cornwall Council Dog Fouling
Cornwall Council Dog Control

Sunday, 31 July 2011

Hearing Aid Found

A hearing aid has been found on the slope down to the beach: 'Oticon Spirit Zest' It has been handed in to The Cabin.

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Is anyone aware of any late availablity cottages

Jeanette Steele, a regular visitor to Perranuthnoe is looking for somewhere to stay in or close to Perranuthnoe in August, here's the details:

"HELP....... Still looking to stay in Perranuthnoe with my family either 6th/7th august for a week. 4 adults (3 bedroom) cottage. Any other places along coast would be considered too.(Mousehole,Marazion,St Ives)"

If anyone has somewhere or is aware of anywhere to stay please let me know on 01736 710565 or leave a comment below or on the original post on the Perranuthnoe Facebook page.

Monday, 25 July 2011

Could anyone use some vegetable plants?

I have lots of small vegetable plants going to waste....Could anyone use red cabbage, savoy cabbage, purple sprouting, celariac or bulb fennel seedlings? if so, give me a buzz on 07812653348.



Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Rotary Ramble - Church Room

Further Church Room improvements

Users of the Church Room appear delighted following its internal upgrade/refurbishment.

The recent community consultation evening suggested that further improvements, particularly to the exterior of the building would be welcomed.

In order to assist the funding of such projects we have been invited to take part in the forthcoming Rotary Ramble on Sunday Sept 25th. If you would like a sponsor form and help raise money for the Church Room Fund & Rotary's chosen charities please call Michael on 710364.

75% of the money you raise will be for the Church Room Fund, the remaining 25% will go towards Rotary's chosen Charities which this year include SCOPE, NSPCC and ShelterBox.

Monday, 18 July 2011

Christmas Card Competition

In March 2011 a competition was launched to find a photograph of Perranuthnoe village and its Church in winter with an aim to create a Christmas card that will be sold in aid of church funds. A cash prize of £50 was offered to the winner.

On 31st May the competition closed and all entries were judged by local professional photographer, David Chapman.

This winning photograph entitled: After The Snow by Chas Gooding fulfilled the criteria and a mounted copy of the print is on display in the Church Room.

Copies of the Christmas card will be on sale soon. In the meantime, if you would like a limited edition copy of the mounted print, price £25 each, please put your details on the list at the back of the Church or alternatively contact Martin Holland on 01736 710820 and he will make the necessary arrangements. All profits will go towards a Church Room project. Closing date for orders will be 31st October 2011. There will be only 50 of these available so please hurry!

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Desperately Needed

Marazion School Summer Fete is this Friday and I am desperately in need of old crockery for the crockery smash stall and old hats, especially adult sizes to decorate.

If anyone can help please give me a ring on 01736 710907 I am happy to collect.

Many thanks


Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Did anyone notice the tidal surge?

According to the BBC an unusual tidal surge was noticed on Monday 27th June in Cornwall and Devon.  Among the places it was particularly noticeable was St Michael's Mount, did anyone here experience it?

BBC Spotlight Report Not sure how long this report will stay available so probably best to watch it now, it's only a few minutes long.

Please use the comment box below or contact me via email

This report has just been released:

Thank you

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Would anyone like to run a musical appreciation group?

If anyone  is prepared to run a musical appreciation group it has been suggested that it would do well.

Monday, 27 June 2011

Has Anyone Found A Straw Hat?

About 10 days ago, whilst on holiday in Cornwall, I lost my favourite straw hat (in a John Lewis carrier bag) somewhere in the Perranuthnoe area.

Has anyone seen this item - if so perhaps they could kindly email me

Thank you

Mary Ackroyd

Saturday, 18 June 2011

New Look For Perran's News Page

Hello everyone, it's been ages since I updated the look of the Perranuthnoe site so I thought it about time that I did just that.

The problem was, where to start! I decided on the Village News page as it's the page that most locals visit regularly and it's your opinion I am most interested in at the moment.

There is a voting poll to the right underneath the Facebook badge, please cast your vote to let me know whether I am heading in the right direction or not , no information will be gathered about you.

Please feel free to add your comments below, anonymously is fine I just want your feed back on the new look News Page along with any thoughts you have on what should or should not be included in the future for the whole site in general.

This is a village website and I want it to be useful to everyone, this is your chance to get your opinions in.

Thank you for your time


Thursday, 16 June 2011

A Wandering Minstrel

Tuesday 28th June at 1pm
there is a Lunchtime Concert in
Perranuthnoe Church
given by
Ian Honeyman, a Classical Singer and Musician
Ian is walking from the Lizard to Dunnet in the North of Scotland (a total of 1500 miles with deviations). He is giving concerts en route and we are privileged to be one of his earliest venues. Entry by donation - which will help the Charity, Whizz Kids that helps provide wheel chairs for young people.

Monday, 6 June 2011

Photography@Perranuthnoe Summer Exhibition Preview

On Friday 24 June at 7.30pm, in the Church Room, there will be a preview to the photography@perranuthnoe summer exhibition. The event will be opened by local professional photographer David Chapman. Tickets will be £4 which includes a glass of wine. David Chapman has also judged the recent ‘Church Christmas card’ photographic competition and will be announcing the winner on the night.

For further details on this event call Martin Holland on 01736 710820.


Sunday, 5 June 2011

Does anyone have Disney Pixar's Cars DVD and.......

Does anyone have Disney Pixar's Cars DVD and/or Seven Brides for Seven Brothers DVD that I could borrow for a forthcoming film show in the Church Room.

Many thanks.

Martin Holland 01736 710820

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Is the new(ish) electric fence okay?

Hi everyone,

We regular dogwalk up near Ednovean farm and we are very concerned about the electric fence which has been placed right next to the diverted public right of way. There are only 2 warnings - one at each end of the fence and a child could easily miss them. Also, the right of way is quite narrow - not good if people walking in opposite directions meet.

Can anyone advise: is it allowed to have such a fence so close to a public path? If yes, shouldn't the labelling be better?

Is there someone we can complain to officially? I am very worried that a child may get a nasty shock up there through no fault of its own; just because they want to say hello to the horses and/or run ahead of their party.other: Is the new(ish) electric fence okay?

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

WANTED: Long Let Rental Property

Desperately seeking rental property for my partner, myself and our cat! Preferably 2 bedrooms with a garden, between Rosudgeon and Longrock (but will consider other areas) any ideas??

Please call Zoe on 07769186487
or email

News & Views

News & Views
Monday 23rd May 7:30 – 9:30pm
Perranuthnoe Church Room

Summary of News

Gambia Talk & Coffee Morning this Saturday 28th May. Please bring any unwanted items for a carboot sale in aid of charitable projects in the Gambia. (Yvonne Groves)

Yoga is going well. There are 3 places available in the normal yoga group and up to 6 spaces available in the chair-based yoga class. Both held on Friday mornings. (Mira Love)

Perran Voices and Perran Art groups would both welcome some new members.

Cleaning rota is working well. A few more cleaning volunteers are needed to cover the Autumn months this year. (David Ellis)

Bookings have been very good with only 6 days unused in the past 2 months. Fees are £12.50 / session (am / pm / eve) or £6 for a one hour booking. (John Purchas).

People with hearing difficulties often won’t ask for help so users of the room are encouraged to use the hearing loop microphone for any public events where there might be people with hearing aids present. It was explained that the mic does not amplify the voice, it merely channels it through a radio frequency that hearing aids can pick up. (Frank Tanner)

We have been missing one of the small folding tables for a while. Could people please check their garages etc. (Michael Ball)

Does anyone know who the blue leaflet stand in the alcove belongs to?

Please make sure that no-one drills any holes in the walls as it would ruin the integrity of the damp-proofing. Also, the light switches need to be dimmed fully before being pressed off. If they are pressed on without being dimmed, it reduces the life of the bulbs, thank you. (David Grant)

Summary of Views

Clarity re insurance

Investigation of fascia boards, under-tile felting, guttering and window frames. Loft / roof insulation if funds allow

Instructions on the use of the hearing loop & a hearing loop sign

Cleaning checklist & a consider a cleaning surcharge for functions

Small speaker system if funds allow

A ‘please do not disturb’ sign

Calendar of bookings / available slots each month for the noticeboard (& website if possible)

    Tuesday, 24 May 2011

    Community Noticeboard

    There is now a very shiny steel community noticeboard on the outside of the Church Room to advertise any village events (not for business ad's). Group leaders are encouraged to do A5 laminated posters so as to maximise the space. Magnets for the posters are provided, but a bit of bluetack might be a good idea too!

    Perran Voices


    Perran Voices is a friendly local singing group which meets fortnightly (1-3pm) in Perranuthnoe. We sing beautiful, easy-to-learn songs from around the world (and closer to home), for relaxation and the joy of singing in harmony. There is no pressure to perform, or attend every session.

    All ages and voices are most welcome. We've had 3 lovely sessions so far and sung songs as varied as 'Dem Bones', an Orthodox version of 'Kyrie Eleison', a 3-part arrangement of 'The Nightingale, 'Back of the Bus' (a song from the American Civil right movement) and a West African lullaby ...

    Forthcoming dates are as follows (all 1-3pm):

    - Thursday 26th May (then we swap to Tuesdays...)
    - Tuesday 7th June
    - Tuesday 21st June
    - Tuesday 5th July
    - Tuesday 19th July

    We meet in the newly refurbished 'Church Room' community centre in Perranunthoe.
    £3.50 per session. If you would like to come and see if it's 'your thing' please let me know by ringing 01736 763766 or emailing

    Saturday, 21 May 2011

    Yvonne's Gambian Holidays!

    In January 2009 Yvonne Groves, along with a friend, went on a (cheap) holiday to the Gambia.
    She fully expected to have an interesting visit, but was not prepared to be bowled over by the love, happiness and generosity of the Gambian people.

    She returned again this year and met up with the same families and tried to understand how they managed their lives. Yvonne sponsors the education of a little girl called Phlomen as well as helping 3 other families.

    If you would like to hear a personal account and see images of Yvonne’s “Gambian holidays” please come along to the Coffee morning in Perranuthnoe’s Church Room on Saturday 28th May 10am – 12.30pm.

    Thursday, 19 May 2011

    News and Views

    Hi Folks,

    You are invited to attend the first 'News and Views' meeting in the Church Room on Monday 23rd May at 7:30pm. Ideally we need a representative from each of the groups that use the building, but it is not restricted to one rep per group - anyone who uses the building or who would like to use it, is very welcome.
    Come and share your event / group news and express any views about the building / activities etc. Salient points will be fed back to the Parochial Church Council meeting.
    Please forward the invitation to anyone else you think might be interested.

    See you on Monday!
    Katie Kirk

    Wednesday, 18 May 2011

    Short film of the Street Party by Ben Mankin

    Ben Mankin has made a short film of Perranuthnoes Royal Wedding Street Party which can be viewed here:
    (People may want to make sure 'HD' is off - ie greyed out, not blue - in the control bar at the bottom of the film screen. If it is blue, it takes for ever to download....)

    He has entered it in to The Times 'Smile' competition - the challenge was to 'make us smile'. This is the link to some info about the competition.

    Good luck Ben and thank you for sharing

    Tuesday, 3 May 2011

    Art Club – next session 11th May 7-9pm

    For those who want to, we will be working on the pieces cut from the Big Art we made last time.

    If you do not want to do this, I would suggest you bring something you would like to do (still life, working from sketches, other) or give me a buzz beforehand and I can try to make some plans...


    Friday Yoga Classes in the Church Room

    Yoga classes start again on Friday 6th May

    Gentle Yoga 9.30am - 11.00am

    Chair Yoga, for the less able bodied, 11.30am - 12.30pm

    All welcome. 

    Contact Mira - 01736 719352

    Thursday, 14 April 2011

    Perranuthnoe's Royal Wedding Street Party

    On the 29th April a Street Party is being planned to take place for Perranuthnoe residents in the road outside the Church Room starting at 3pm. It will take the form of a "Bring & Share" sit down event.

    If you would like to come to the party please indicate by completing the form and returning it to Andrea at The Old Post Office (the "blue house" opposite the beach car park)

    Perranuthnoe's Royal Wedding Street Party Form

    Wednesday, 13 April 2011

    What Is BT wi-fi openzone Like?

    Hello everyone,

    We are coming to Perranuthnoe this Saturday for a week. I have been looking into BT wi-fi openzone, etc so that we have internet access during our stay. Just wondered if anyone knows what the connections in the village were like as I dont want to pre-pay only to find its no good!

    Thanks, Sue

    Friday, 8 April 2011

    ShelterBox - Soup Kitchen Update

    Following the successful Soup Kitchen last week, delighted to report that further contributions have been made which now bring the total amount of cash donated to £515 and the Gift Aid addition to £85 bringing an effective donation to ShelterBox to £600

    Update via St. Piran & St. Michael's Church News

    Wednesday, 6 April 2011

    Royal Wedding Street Party

    A street party open to all residents of Perranuthnoe is being held on the afternoon of 29th April around the Churchroom.

    Because of this, the road past the Churchroom from the junction of Cemetry Lane and Churchtown House to the junction of Church Farm Hill and Boatcove Lane will be closed from 08.00 to 19.00 on the day.

    The alternative route for vehicles during this time will be....past Penlayree, right at the junction with the Mews, to bottom of Church Farm Hill, then right up to junction of Boat Cove Lane and vice versa. Some parking restrictions will apply in this area during the stated times.

    To comply with Cornwall Council's conditions or road closures, appropriate 'Road Closed' signs will be put in place and 'obligatory' Traffic Stewards positioned at either end of the closed section. Also to comply with council conditions and insurance requirements, the section of road past the Chuchroom will be closed to all members of the public who are not attending or helping with the street party, between 13.00 and 18.00. During these times members of the public should follow the traffic diversion route.

    We are seeking volunteers to act as Traffic Stewards between 12.00 and 18.00 for at least one or more 1 hour shifts. Anyone who can help with this task will be greatfully recieved and should contact Kevin at Village Crafts on 711808 at home on 710587 or via e-mail at An appropriate 'street legal' safety vest will be provided.

    Tuesday, 5 April 2011

    Window Cleaner Wanted

    We are looking for a window cleaner - can anyone help please? Phone number 01736 711516.

    [We live in St Piran's Way at Parc An Drea].

    Saturday, 2 April 2011

    Wanted - Banjo

    I am looking for a Tenor Banjo. For anyone who may have a Banjo sitting around and are not quite sure which sort it is this is a 4 string Banjo with 17 or 19 frets.

    If you have one and might be interested in selling it please contact Tony on 01736 711477

    Thursday, 24 March 2011

    Next Art Club Session - April 13th 7-9pm in the Church Room

    We are going to have FUN! We're coming over all abstract/gestural/wild.... We will all be working on a large sheet of paper together (1.5m x as far as we can stretch it in the room - 4- 5m?) using anything which can make a mark/splosh/smudge; charcoal, chalk, pastel, oil bars, quink ink, indian ink, household emulsion, mud,....

    We will be:
    • Exploring different marks
    • Experimenting with materials
    • Working on different grounds
    • Freeing up technique
    • Losing fear of making mistakes (there is no right or wrong! Hooray!)
    • Working intuitively, (this project helps with exploring weight, colour, tone, design, composition...without having to think about it. Hooray!)

    You will need:
    • An apron/overalls/cover up - with any luck we'll all get very messy.
    • Your own mark-making materials or a couple of pounds towards group materials

    If you haven't tried it before, this is the time to give it a go. Look forward to seeing you on April 13th.


    PS total cost per session depends on how many people come - approximately £2 and a contribution towards materials.

    Wednesday, 23 March 2011

    Victoria Inn, 5th Anniversary Dinner

    For this very special evening, one of Cornwall’s best known food heroes, Roger Olver of the Cornish Duck Company, will be talking to guests about the trials, tribulations and joys of rearing free-range ducks. Mike Maguire of Wine in Cornwall will be introducing the evening’s wine selection and will be available to answer questions.

    Drink and Canap├ęs on arrival
    Three course menu
    Wines with each course
    £47.50 per person

    Only a few spaces left - book now 01736 710309

    Pub Quiz

    Pub quiz at the Victoria Inn, Wednesday 30th March at 8.30 pm - teams of 4 please, £2 entry per person to include wedges and dips!! - proceeds in aid of the Royal wedding street party/Christmas tree fund - All welcome!!!

    April Fools' Quiz Night

    Friday 1st April @ 7pm

    St Piran's Hall, Goldsithney

    Tickets £5 (£2.50 - 18yrs & under)

    Includes a HOT PASTY


    (BYO Drinks + Glasses )

    Tickets available from:
    Barbara & Michael 710364
    Annie & Martin 710820

    St Piran & St Michael's Church, Perranuthnoe


    Soup Kitchen

    Saturday 2nd April in Perranuthnoe Church between 12 noon - 2pm in support of

    Entry by donation


    Saturday, 12 March 2011

    Tuesday, 8 March 2011

    For Sale

    Small upright freezer for sale £50

    Tel 07752 548438

    Monday, 7 March 2011

    Pub Quiz

    Pub quiz at the Victoria Inn, Wednesday 9th March at 8.00 pm Entry fee £2 per person, teams maximum of 4 please, entry fee to inculde homemade wedges and dips!!! Proceeds for the Royal Wedding Street Party/Village Christmas Tree. All welcome!!

    Monday, 28 February 2011

    Foraging Talk, Walk and Lunch

    On Saturday 26th March, Emma Ball (Plant Specialist) will be offering a Foraging Talk, Walk and Lunch (based on Foraged products). Starting in Perranuthnoe Church Room at 10am for a short Introductory Talk, then taking a Foraging Walk in the Perranuthnoe area ending back in the Church Room where a prepared lunch will be served at about 12.30pm.

    Cost : £12.50 per person.

    As places are limited, reservation is essential by calling 01736 710364

    Tuesday, 22 February 2011

    Church Room Opening - Steel Ramp

    I understand that there has been some critisism of a steel ramp that Valerie and I lent to the organisers for use at the opening.

    The ramp in question is wheelchair ramp and should ONLY have been used when wheelchairs needed to enter or leave the Churchroom. It was not meant for use as a general access ramp and SHOULD NOT have been left in place for the duration of the opening ceremony. Instructions for its use were given to the organisers on the day, but were ignored.

    Valerie and I apologise to those people who walked on the ramp and felt a little unsteady, but I repeat, this ramp was loaned by us in good faith for the use of WHEELCHAIRS ONLYand not for general access.

    Tuesday, 15 February 2011

    Art Club - Coming Soon!

    Date and time to be confirmed, but the art club will probably take place on a Wednesday evening, every two or three weeks. The content of each session will be decided by those taking part, but to begin with we will concentrate on drawing.

    If you are interested in taking part, please contact Pippa Young through the Village Website Contact page (just put Art Club in the meassgae box)

    For the first session we are just going to launch in and do something to get us started. I will set up a still life, but if there is something you would like to draw, bring it along. I would suggest that we concentrate on black and white and drawing at this stage, so bring a medium of your choice along: pencils (2B – 6B), chalks, charcoal, graphite; some cartridge paper (At least A3 size - A4 is a bit small to unleash your inner Picasso...) and a drawing board or piece of plywood/mdf that is big enough to support your paper.

    You may also need some masking tape, a rubber and/or putty rubber.

    Thank you


    Sunday, 13 February 2011

    Police Appeal

    Police in the Devon and Cornwall area are seeking a 24 year-old man who is wanted in connection with false representation.

    The man is thought to be part of an organised travelling gang who approach vulnerable people in their homes offering repair work.

    They then charge excessive bills and fail to carry out the work agreed. The group are thought to travel in a white Ford Transit van across the whole of the South West region and call themselves “Southwest Landscapes”.

    Please see the Devon and Cornwall Police Website for a photo of the man and more information:

    Pink Day

    The PINK DAY - Coffee morning & Posh Cakes held in the Church Room on Saturday 12th Feb in aid of Royal Cornwall's Breast Care Unit, the Mermaid Centre, Truro was a great success.

    The sun shone (most of the time !) and well over a 100 people supported the event which raised an amazing £665.

    A huge thank you to the organisers (Andrea & Gill) and everyone who supported this worthy cause and made it such a success.

    Pictures can be found on the Church News page

    Textile Workshops - Cornish Wools

    Cornish Wools now holds regular textile workshops in the newly refurbished Church Room. If you are interested in attending one of the workshops and would like more details please telephone 01736 711899.  Alternatively sign up to their newsletter and you will be kept informed as more workshops are planned and organised. 

    Workshops start 10am & finish 3.30pm
    • Monday March 7th - Knitting for Beginners – learn the basics of casting on, how to knit and purl, how to hold your needles and yarn and lots more. Tutor: Chris Boulton - £25 per person

    • Monday March 14th – Crochet for Beginners, getting hooked, learn the basics and how to make circles and squares. Tutor: Pauline Thomas £25 per person

    • Monday March 21st – Felting for Beginners, learn about different wet felting techniques and create a wall hanging or mat. Tutor: Pauline Thomas - £25 per person

    • Monday 28th March – Hooked rugs and Proddy mats for Beginners, learn the art of rug hooking. Tutor Diane Cox - £25 per person

    • Monday 4th April – Crochet, Staying Hooked, Flowers & Patterns – how to follow patterns, make your own and increase your stitch library. Tutor: Pauline Thomas £25 per person

    • Monday 11th April – Knitting, Cables & Lace, develop your stitch skills, knit squares and make a patchwork cushion cover. Tutor: Chris Boulton £25 per person

    • Monday 18th April – The Felting Pot – advanced techniques, make felted jewellery and learn about knitted, needle and shibori. Tutor: Pauline Thomas £25 per person

    • Wednesday 4th May – Hooked Rugs, Proddy Mats & learn how to make a Teacosy. Tutor Diane Cox £25 per person

    • Monday 9th May – Master the Art of Handspinning, an introduction to fibre, working through the art of using carders, the Drop Spindle and the Spinning Wheel. Learn how to ply and how to make a two ply yarn. Tutor: Amanda Hannaford. £50 per person

    • Monday 16th May – Knitting, an introduction to Fairisle & Intarsia, improve your knitting skills and learn how to read patterns and charts. Tutor: Chris Boulton £25 per person

    • Monday 23rd May – Crochet, Staying Hooked, learn the skills of Free Form crochet, shapes and textures. Tutors: Pauline Thomas. £25 per person

    Fund-raising pub quiz at the Victoria Inn

    Wednesday 16th February 2011 at 8.30

    Four maximum per team, £1 per person entry fee which will go towards the village Royal Wedding celebrations/Christmas Tree fund.

    All welcome.

    Tuesday, 1 February 2011

    Royal Wedding - Street Party Meeting

    Saturday 19th February at 4.00 pm

    Hi Folks,

    I thought it might be a good idea to hold a street party in the village to celebrate the Royal Wedding!! I have spoken to a few people and they seem to agree!! So the next step would seem to be to hold a meeting to discuss further.

    So, if you are interested and can spare an hour on Saturday 19th February at 4.00 pm in the churchroom, it would be great to see you!

    Please spread the word!!

    If you are interested, or know of others who may be interested, who are unable to make the meeting, please get in touch.


    (the Old Post Office)

    90 turn out for Grand Opening of Church Room‏

    Perranuthnoe Church Room
    Grand Opening

    Over 90 people turned out last Saturday to celebrate the Grand Opening of the newly refurbished Church Room in Perranuthnoe. The ribbon was cut by the oldest resident, 97- year old Miss Marie Vellenoweth, with help from the youngest, 10 week old baby William David Green. Two years ago the room was very cold, damp and crowded with no design features for small children, the elderly or the disabled. The refurbishment project has created a space that is now welcoming and inclusive, suitable for a wide range of community activities.

    Miss Vellenoweth gave a momentous opening speech following something of a family tradition. Her Grandfather, William Vellenoweth, always known as ‘Bobba’, was Churchwarden and was the last person to have been married in the church before it was restored. His Son, William, Marie’s Father, was then the first person to be christened in that newly-restored Church.

    Young William David Green is the son of Emma and Jonathan Green and Great-Grandson of Joe and Virginia Laity, another farming family from Perranuthnoe. With her commanding presence and bold voice Marie said ‘Today I find myself wondering what young William David Green will say perhaps some time towards the end of the 21st Century when his turn comes to cut another ribbon.’ Then, with a no-nonsense manner, Marie promptly snipped the ribbon and declared the refurbished Church Room open to all.

    Residents filled the building, spilling out onto the lane to share memories, drinks and delicious snacks prepared by Andrea Robinson and her team.

    The project group thanked all the members of the community who had freely given so much time, money and experience.


    This £30k project took two years to plan, fund and build. In February 1999 an interactive consultation event was held and 77 residents gave their detailed suggestions. Some ideas were acted upon immediately (summer furniture to go outside) and the rest sculpted the main refurbishment project. Half the funding came from grants (£10k from the Awards for All Lottery Fund, £5k from the Church and Community fund) and amazingly the other £15k was generated entirely by congregation donations and the Open Gardens fundraising team.


    The £30k specifically paid for damp-proofing and rendering the walls, a new non-slip floor, built in cupboards, extra electrical sockets, a hearing loop, a new toilet suitable for the elderly & disabled, a baby-changing table and toddler toilet seat, an enlarged kitchen complete with a new cooker, an extractor fan, a fold-down serving hatch, a fire-escape stable door to improve ventilation, a new path from the kitchen direct to the outside seating area and redecorating throughout. Noticeboards are being ordered for the inside and the outside of the building. All these things were highlighted as priorities by residents in the original consultation event two years ago. The work was completed by Mike Berris’ local building firm ‘Home Works’.


    As well as a thriving stitchers’ group, camera club, coffee mornings and church groups, several new activities are planned in Perranuthnoe.

    Tom and Ben from Network Training Cornwall came to give computer advice and have agreed to run a Photoshop course. To join this course, residents should call Martin Holland on 710820 or

    Mira Love is offering yoga classes beginning on Friday 4th Feb with gentle yoga from 9:30-11am and chair-based exercises from 11:30-12:30. For more details, call Mira on 719352 or

    Pippa Young will soon be running an Art Club. Residents interested in joining this are encouraged to contact Pippa on 710475 or

    Others expressed an interest in games nights, private parties and music practise. Residents with ideas who need help to establish a new group should contact Katie Kirk on 710907 or

    The room is now available to all members of the community for £6 per hour / £12.50 per half day. Lettings Secretary John can be contacted on 711487 or

    Friday, 21 January 2011

    Fund-raising pub-quiz at the Victoria Inn

    The Victoria Inn is holding a fund-raising, pub-quiz on Thursday 27th January at 8.30. The entrance fee is £1 per person with all proceeds going to the Village Christmas Tree Fund. Maximum teams of 4. All welcome

    Monday, 17 January 2011

    Grand Opening - Perranuthnoe Church Room

    All residents are invited to the

    Grand Opening

    of the newly refurbished

    Perranuthnoe Church Room

    Saturday 29th January 11am

    The ribbon will be cut at 11am then expect tea, coffee or a glass of wine, light nibbles and a short presentation followed by time to look around and chat with others about future activities. The room will remain open until 4pm for any afternoon visitors.

    This building is now available for use by any member of the community, regardless of their faith. We hope this will be a whole village community event. Everyone is welcome.

    Project Aims
    1. To open up the building for use by the wider community
    2. To make the building accessible to all as far as is reasonably practicable.
    3. To make best use of the space available
    What’s New?

    The main room is now fully damp-proofed and re-decorated with a new floor, a fitted hearing loop, extra electrical sockets, built-in lockable cupboards and spaces in which to stow the folding-furniture. The kitchen has been extended and now has a new cooker, extractor fan, extra electrical sockets, a stable-door fire-escape and a small serving hatch. We have use of a folding ramp to assist wheel-chair users into the main room and we plan to locate one or two sturdy arm chairs close to the WC entrance. The WC is one large cubicle fitted with a disability alarm, extra grab-rails, toddler seat and baby-changing facilities. Special community noticeboards are being ordered for inside and out to avoid posters blocking the light from the windows. A separate store has been built for bulky, outdoor furniture, freeing up activity space within the building. To hear more about activities, please come along to the Grand Opening!

    Room Fees

    £6 per hour
    £12.50 half a day
    £25 whole day
    To check availability or to make a room booking, please call John on (01736) 711487 or email

    Thank You

    We would like to thank all the people who have given their time and energy either by raising funds or by developing the project. Funding was gratefully received from Awards for All Lottery Fund, the Church and Community fund, the Open Gardens fundraising team, the Church’s own funds and the many generous private donations.

    Thank you all!

    Yoga Classes

    You are invited to join the new classes at the Church Room, Perranuthnoe starting on Friday 4th February

    Gentle Yoga 9.30am - 11am
    Yoga is a very pleasant and absorbing way for people of all ages and abilities to learn how to release tensions from both body and mind - come along to learn physical postures, breathing techniques and conscious relaxation. Please bring a mat to work on and a blanket for your warmth and comfort during relaxation.

    Chair Yoga 11.30am -12.30pm
    Chair yoga provides an opportunity for those who are less able to enhance health and wellbeing. The whole class is done either sitting or standing with the option of using the chair to aid balancing.
    For futher details please contact Mira 01736 719352 or

    Tuesday, 11 January 2011

    Wanted For Recycling

    We are in dire need of packaging for the wool sales, anything from padded envelopes, card or strong envelopes, corrugated cardboard, bubble wrap, brown paper, plastic mailing bags in fact any thing which could be re-used to send out our wool orders.  This will be an on-going request and if people can save for us and then drop the used packaging etc into the shop that would be great.  I hate to buy new stuff when I could be recycling.

    Also if anybody has a video recorder or videos they don't want, I can recycle these over to my daughter Emma in France.

    Cornish Wools

    Stray Cat Found!!

    Beautiful black cat with a few white hairs under chin. Now very hungry and urgently looking for a warm home - currently canvasing at Ednovean Farm Perranuthnoe. A really super affectionate cat is he/she yours??

    Tel 01736 711883
    Ednovean Farm

    Sunday, 2 January 2011

    Key Found

    A house door key has been found along the coastal path. For more information please telephone Kay on 01736 710565