Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Free Computer Classes For Older People

Being more mature in age can mean that you may have missed out on learning about new technology that younger people take for granted these days – but that doesn’t mean that you have to stay that way!

Jennis (Peppercorn) son Giles has started a small project. He is offering free computer classes to the more mature amongst us who would love to be able to use a computer to email and Skype family etc. but haven't a clue how to begin.

Giles isn't by any means a computer buff, he's a shipwright - but bought his grandmother (who's 81) a tablet for Christmas and embarked on teaching her to use it. He then realised that she had a couple of friends who also wanted to be able to contact family and friends overseas, send and receive photos, and generally join in with the rest of the world. Consequently he decided - a few weeks ago- to start this club. There is no charge, there is coffee and tea available for a small donation and an opportunity to meet others and to have fun learning how to access all the wonderful things available to them via the internet.

For anyone interested in going along the classes are on Monday evenings from 6-00pm until 7-00 to 7-30 at Peppercorn.

There is no need for people to book, but it's useful to know how many will turn up so if newbies wanted to call Jenni at home - 01736 797672, or leave a message at Peppercorn - 01736 719584, preferably before the day of the class - that'd be helpful. Similarly for any questions.

Giles would also like to here from others who would be willing to volunteer an hour of their time occasionally to offer guidance (one to one is ideal), he also needs more tablets to use - so he's looking for donations of tablets or donations towards buying a few for folks to use before they decide whether or not to buy their own. I think they currently cost about £140 so it wouldn't take long to save up for a couple if we could get some donations.

Please feel free to contact either Jenni on the numbers above or Kay via the village website contact page.

Village Defibrillators

We have raised over £500 so far towards the possible purchase of a 2nd defibrillator for Perranuthnoe (the first defibrillator, supplied by the Parish Council was installed last week outside the Victoria Inn)  It has been suggested that it would be a good idea to site a 2nd device near the beach at The Cabin.  We need to form a committee/group to push the project on further and a volunteer to manage the project.  I am holding the funds at present, £143 raised at the Craft Fayre lunch, £280 from Anna and Stewart from quiz money and a further £110 from recent quizzes. 

Anyone interested please send me an email or leave me a comment via the village website

Thanks Andrea (The Old Post Office)

Good Quality Dog Food Free To Good Home

Free to any dog owner who can use it: 8x1kilo cartons of frozen Natural Instinct raw, complete dog food. 2 each: turkey, duck, chicken. 1 each: beef and salmon. Here is a link with the details  Apparently it's made to human standards!

Unfortunately Sadie, at eleven, now seems to need less robust food.

Please Ring Mike or Jenny on 01736711287 (Men-Dhu, St.Pirans Way) to arrange collection.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Harbour Barber On Tour

We are 'Harbour Barber On Tour' a fully mobile barbershop. We are in St Piran's Hall car park every Friday from 9.00 am - 5pm (we may leave earlier if no one around or stay later if the need arises) for all aspects of haircutting.

Everyone welcome.

Contact Mike for details 07585118081

Harbour Barber On TourBarber's pole

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Defibrillators & Training

As you may know, the Parish Council is installing 3 defibrillators in the Parish and one is planned for outside the Vic in our village.  (The others will be outside The Crown in Goldsithney and outside the Falmouth Packet).  The Parish Council will also fund training in how to use the defibrillator for up to 10 Perran residents or people working in our village.  If more people would like to be trained in how to use the defibrillator, the training course is available for a bargain price of £15 per person.  Please sign up, as this is a very valuable piece of equipment which can save lives.

If you would like to volunteer or pay for defibrillator training, please contact Theresa on 711516.

Meanwhile, the village is continuing to raise funds for a second defibrillator to be located near the beach.