THE DELABOLE SLATE
Delabole Slate A.G.M.
This was held on Monday 17th September at The Poldark
Inn. Our Chairman wishes to thank all our advertisers and
our team of volunteers who deliver to every home in the
village. Thanks also to Sue at the Post Office for collecting
donations which totalled £348.56 in the last year.
The Chair thanked the editorial committee for their time
and dedication to producing our monthly issues.
SCHOOL CROSSING PATROL
Two years ago the village rallied to support the continued
provision of the School Crossing Patrol Lady - Pam.
The school is now in the same position and is requesting
help from individuals and local businesses to crowd fund
Pam’s salary for a further two years.
If you are in a position to help in any way, please read the
Delabole School article inside this issue and contact the
Many thanks to the generous folk who have left some
money in the box at the Post Office. Any contribution
towards the production costs of The Delabole Slate are
very gratefully received and your support is much
appreciated. Thank you.
No Bus Pass for some Delabole Children
As you may know some children in Delabole have been refused
a school bus pass by Cornwall Council as they deem the route
known as ‘underway’ or the ‘Deli Farm’ road safe for children to
walk to and from school.
We had our stage 2 appeal with Cornwall Council in August it
was discussed that one Cormac Technician walked the route and
deemed it safe for children and parents. St Teath Parish Council
kindly paid for an independent assessment of the route which
clearly states it’s unsafe which the panel had seen. We expressed
all our concerns sent videos, photos and it seemed we had a really
good case. But our appeal was turned down. Even if we purchase
a bus pass this doesn’t guarantee a seat. If someone moves to
the village and are entitled to free transport our child/children will
be removed. We are now writing to the Ombudsman to make a
This has been an ongoing disagreement with some parents
having to appeal for a pass for 4/5 years and feel very strongly
that the route is unsafe. We want to sort this for our children and
the children attending Sir James Smiths in the future.
So we are asking that you sign our online petition (details below)
so as we can reach our target of 10,000 signatures and get a
response from government. Please ask and email your friends
and family to do the same. Thank you for everyone who has
We would also like to say a big thank you to St Teath Parish
Council - Roger Lyle & Gerald Heard, Dominic Fairman Councillor,
Scott Mann MP & Rachel Beadle Office Manager, Lesley Gross,
Joy Bassett and Di Bray for walking around the village collecting
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for some Delabole school children
FACEBOOK PAGE - No Bus Pass For Some Delabole Children
The fight’s not over and we are NOT giving in !! Thanks again
from a group of determined parents.
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Cornwall Councillor Message
I write this on the eve of the September Full Council Meeting at New County Hall.
Following the very disappointing result at the Appeals Committee in August (which upheld the decision to remove free
school transport for all the Delabole Children at the Medrose end of the village to Camelford School), I shall be asking
the Portfolio Holder for Children's Services for assurance that the whole policy around safe walking routes to schools
can be reviewed in the very near future, and in addition that members like myself who represent mainly rural divisions
will be able to have a meaningful influence on how any new policy is shaped.
I know that there are many other Cornwall Councillors who would like this review to take place and that the current policy
– based as it is on national guidelines - is simply not fit for Cornwall and especially our rural road network.
There are a couple of other items on the agenda which may be of interest to residents.
The final submission for the new constituencies when the number of Cornwall Councillors will be reduced from 123 to
87 in 2021 will be approved. It is proposed that St Teath and Delabole will remain in a division with Michaelstow and St
Breward, but with the addition of Tintagel and St Tudy. This has been the settled view of our Electoral Review Panel for
some time now and I see no reason why this will not be accepted by the Boundary Commission.
The next item is to recommend that we retain the Electoral Review Panel to then take responsibility for Community
Governance Review in order to look at Town and Parish Councils.
Ever since my first election I have maintained that St Teath and Delabole would each be better served by having two
separate parish councils. With over 2100 voting residents across the two villages it is very hard to managed this effectively
with just the one parish council of 12 members. Compare this with Michaelstow which has its own parish council which
meets every month to serve just 200 residents.
Whilst the current parish council works very hard in the interest of both villages it is indisputable that St Teath and
Delabole have very different needs and the current split of 8 Councillors from Delabole and 4 Councillors from St Teath
is not always helpful when making difficult decisions.
I intend to make sure that this is looked at by the Panel. There should be no problem with how the parish is split as
Delabole is already a mapped ward within the parish - however in order to be successful it will require widespread support
from both communities.
This is something that I will return to over the winter and there will very likely be community engagement events to look
at the issue. However, if you already have strong opinions on the matter I would like to hear from you at this early stage.
Cornwall Councillor - St Teath, St Breward & Delabole
Mobile: 07939 122303
Do you ever wonder why you opened your big mouth?
A few months ago I was sitting in a Women’s Fellowship planning meeting and we were trying to
come up with a programme of sessions that would appeal to anyone in the village who fancied an
afternoon of companionship, something interesting to listen to and think about, plus the usual
Interesting? Mmm? Well, what had gone down well in the past? Viv’s demonstration of saffron bun making had drawn
a good crowd. No problem, we’ll ask her to show us how to make splits (more about that next month).
The visits we made to Mount Edgcumbe Hospice, Little Harbour and the Air Ambulance Centre were really eye-opening
and spurred us on to continue raising funds for them. So Sue said she’d organise a trip to the Merlin Multiple Sclerosis
Centre at Probus, which we’ve given our Lent and Advent collections to for many years. That’s now happening on
Wednesday 17th October. We’re travelling in cars, leaving Delabole at 9.30am and plan to go out somewhere for lunch
afterwards. So if you’d like to find out more about what happens at Merlin, which many of us have heard of and raised
money for, now’s your opportunity. If you’d like a lift or want to travel in your own transport and meet us there, just give
me a ring (212558) so it can be arranged.
Now comes the ‘why did I open my big mouth?’ moment. Mr Flower’s talk on Delabole Cinema had proved to be something
that people wanted to find out about. Obviously there’s interest in local interest. What about a session on Delabole’s
past? Good idea! And, before I’d engaged my brain, I found myself saying that I’d do something on my memories of the
village! This was fine back in July but now I see, scheduled for Wednesday October 31st, it’s me talking about Delabole
Memories. Not a clue what’s going to happen but it’ll involve a PowerPoint of pictures (always good when you want to
appear that you know what you’re doing), maybe a village trail and hopefully YOU to take pity on me, add your twopennoth
and pad out the information!
Finally, if you’re unsure about what to expect when you walk into the Methodist Schoolroom at 2.30pm on a Wednesday,
here’s a rundown. Usually we begin with a hymn, prayer, collection, a thought, introduce the Speaker (it’s Ruth Krolik
on October 3rd, talking about her Life in India), close with a prayer and the compulsory cuppa. It’d be great to have
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Last of the summer barbeques?
Recently as I was driving home between fields and hedgerows on the country lanes the sun
was peeking through the clouds and it had that golden sunset glow to it, so beautiful I wanted
to stop and take a photo. But then I realised, it’s only 6 o’clock! When did the long summer
evenings start to disappear?
August has been so grey and dull here that I hadn’t noticed, hadn’t appreciated the summer
evenings as much as I should have. And suddenly they are gone. But hey, the forecast is
looking up, let’s have one last mad dash to enjoy it while it lasts and have a last-of-the-summer
Seemed like a good idea at the time, but in reality the evenings are now a bit too chilly, for me anyway who feels the
cold like a 90 year old. It makes me feel old actually, looking back on camping trips we used to take in our clapped out
VW T4 van in early September to avoid the crowds. We’d sit out into the evening after surfing or walking all day cooking
our dinner over the hot coals, cosied up in jumpers and thick socks, feeling the contentment of tired muscles and salty
skin, breathing in the fresh September air. Nowadays, given the choice, I’d rather cosy up under a blanket on my comfy
sofa. I’m still waiting for one last warm Indian summer’s day so that I can sit out all afternoon and have my last barbeque
of the year. First and last of the year, it’s a ritual for me.
While I was driving home that day, I also couldn’t help but notice the birds darting over the hedges and across the road
in front of me like little daredevils. They were swallows or swifts, I can never be sure which is which, such a familiar sight
in the summer. Their characterful activity made me smile, but also started me thinking that they must be off soon on
their epic migratory journey back to Africa to spend the winter. Perhaps that was the reason for their flurried activity.
I saw them again the next morning, performing the same aerial acrobatics around the quarry car park, whipping the local
birds into a similar frenzy of twittering excitement. They didn’t seem at all concerned at my presence, obviously too intent
on filling their bellies to the brim on insects ready for their journey. The mad little things really do bring a smile to your
face, but mine soon faded when I realised they’d soon be gone. And I haven’t seen them since.
Luckily the melancholy of summer’s end is soon put behind me when a few days later, on a bright and clear morning, I
feel the chill of autumn in the air. It makes me feel invigorated, and fills me with the excitement of the turning of the
Wouldn’t life be boring if the weather was the same all year round? I know many would argue of the benefits of eternal
summer, but I for one am strongly in the camp of the changing seasons. Each one brings new things to look forward
to, a new wardrobe and new celebrations. I can’t help but look forward to each as the wheel of the year turns ever
onwards. Plus, I’ve got new winter boots to break in! What autumnal delights are you looking forward to?
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Deadline for the November ‘slate’ is Oct 10th
Charity Music Day
Just been doing the page for the Chapel October dates and was rather horrified to see
that Charity Music Day is on 13th October! They do say that time passes more quickly
as you get older!
If you cast your mind back to previous years, you’ll remember that various musicians (not really started asking yet)
entertain during the day, there are various Charity stalls selling their wares (including Christmas Cards - sorry), people (you?)
pop in and out throughout the day but lunch time is especially popular when there are delicious soups and sweets on
offer. Obviously teas, coffees and goodies are available throughout the day - and there’ll be plenty of donation jars
around so that we can make a contribution to this year’s charity, which is…
This is a group of self-funding volunteers operating as a registered charity to provide a free ‘out of hours’ delivery service
to the NHS throughout Cornwall and beyond.
They estimate that in 2017 alone they saved the NHS in excess of £175,000 covering over 96,000 operational miles
and completing 2,100 jobs.
So do come along on Saturday 13th October, 10am-5pm, put your hands
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October, now Autumn is really, truly here -
the weather has become much cooler and wetter, leaves are beginning to
change colour and fall from the trees. Flies, butterflies, wasps and bees are
either hibernating or dying, you will only see them now and then, on the
warmest days, until next spring brings back the warmth they need.
Garden birds really start looking for food now from our bird tables, so if you
have a bird table or feeders it’s a good idea to begin to put out seeds,
peanuts and food scraps. You may get an unusual visitor like a woodpecker!
Its also an idea to check that there is water in birdbaths and bowls for birds
and hedgehogs - not usually a problem in autumn but the water does need
to be clean and fresh. If you are lucky enough to have hedgehogs in your
garden, you could put some cat food out for them, they need to put on a lot
of weight in the Autumn to help them last through the winter, when not much
food is available.
This is the time of year when we have special days like Halloween and
Bonfire night, and we do things that are a little bit scary and noisy and bright
before winter starts properly. Remember when you have fireworks or
bonfires to always make sure your pets are safe, also check that hedgehogs
and other animals are not in the bonfire before you light it.
You can find leaves of many shapes and so many colours in the autumn, if
you collect them and dry them, they make really good art materials – stuck
on black paper you can use them to make all kinds of pictures.
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Seen on the door of a church, I hope it’s true of ours…
We extend a special welcome to those who are single,
married, divorced, widowed, gay, confused, filthy rich,
comfortable, or dirt poor. We extend a special welcome
to those who are crying new-borns, skinny as a rake or
could afford to lose a few pounds. You’re welcome if you
are Cornish through and through, an incomer or just
We welcome you if you can sing like Pavarotti or, like our
Vicar, can’t carry a note in a bucket. You’re welcome here
if you’re ‘just browsing,’ just woke up, or just got out of
prison. We don’t care if you’re more Christian than the
Archbishop of Canterbury, or haven’t been in church since
little Jack’s christening.
We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60
but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing
up too fast. We welcome keep-fit mums, football dads,
starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians
and junk-food eaters. We welcome those who are in
recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you’re having
problems, or you’re down in the dumps, or if you don’t like
‘organised religion.’ We’ve been there too!
If you blew all your money on the horses, you’re welcome
here. We offer a welcome to those who think the earth is
flat, ‘work too hard,’ don’t work, can’t spell, or come
because grandma is visiting and insists on going to church.
We welcome those who are inked, pierced or both. We
offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer
right now, or had religion shoved down your throat as a
kid, or got lost following the SatNav and wound up here
We welcome tourists, seekers, doubters, worriers… and
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Have you ever wondered what makes Cornwall so special? Its’
history, folk law, legends, people?
Well, members of Camelford and District Old Cornwall Society
(CADOCS) love to hear about the history of this lovely Duchy
and the people who made it.
We meet on the second Monday of the month in Camelford Hall,
Clease Road at 7.30pm and have talks and slide shows from
experts in subjects as diverse as mining and monoliths, fishing
and farming, architecture and archaeology, boats and
benefactors, legends and lighthouses.
Our meeting on October 8th will be especially interesting, and
entertaining, as Mr Vaughan Williams will talk about Capt.
Samuel Wallis RN, of Fenteroon Farm, (just outside Camelford).
In the 1760s he set sail to circumnavigate the known world
during which time he discovered many South Sea Islands, and
was not always warmly welcomed!
On November 12th we will hear about ‘Old Wadebridge’ from
Members pay just £8 a year to belong to CADOCS. Visitors are
always very welcome.
We round off the evening with a raffle and a cup of tea.
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Local Charity offers the chance to relax and refresh
The Merlin MS Centre is holding its popular Pamper Day event on Saturday October 6 th from 10am to 4pm. Located at
Hewas Water on the main A390 between St. Austell and Truro.
There will be a range of treatments including: Bowen, Massage, Reflexology, Hot Stone massage, Tarot reading, Reiki,
Indian Head massage, Shellac nails and more. The ticket price of £35 covers a booked 40 minutes session and a glass
of bubbly or juice and lunch. There will also be a range of taster sessions available on the day. The Merlin coffee shop
will also be open on the day.
Anyone wishing to attend will need to book and pay in advance for their treatments by telephoning 01726 885530 or
emailing the Events Coordinator, Tania : firstname.lastname@example.org. She said “This is fantastic opportunity to treat
yourself and help a great cause. We have a great range of therapies and tasters on offer and we cannot thank our
therapists enough for giving up their time for free and helping make this event a success.”
The Merlin MS Centre is an independent charity located in mid-Cornwall. Its charitable aim is to provide subsidised
therapy for people who are affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The charity also offers therapy and support to those with
other neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s, Cerebral Palsy, Stroke, ME/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
On average 70 people a day use the Centre facilities. The charity receives no Government funding and therefore derives
its income from fundraising activities in the community; hiring of the Centre’s conference and therapy rooms to external
clients, plus income from grant making trusts. The annual running costs are around £500,000 per year.
The purpose-built facilities provide therapies to help manage symptoms such as individual and group physiotherapy,
occupational and exercise therapy; sensory integration therapy; podiatry; oxygen therapy and health and wellbeing
therapies. Outreach services are also offered in the community twice a week. In addition, the charity provides services
to relieve isolation and loneliness, including; a day respite service three times a week; counselling and social groups.
The charity also offers a free wheel-chair accessible transport service which is run entirely by volunteers and works on
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As memories of the summer break fade and we settle into the Autumn Term, it is lovely to see the children return to
school excited to learn, to reconnect with their friends and step up to new routines and expectations.
This term, we have had some very good news for the school. Those of you who have been following our aspirations to
transform the school environment, will know that over the past three years, we have made far reaching changes – both
inside and out. Sadly, however, for the past two years, consecutive bids made to the DfE for funding for the refurbishment
of the windows to the rear of the building, have been thwarted. One of the main barriers has been the listings status of
the building; the associated planning restrictions, and requirements that we use original materials in keeping with the
building’s heritage have made the costs prohibitive. Whilst we agree that the original beauty and integrity of the building
should be preserved, it has been a constant battle to ensure that the school is fit for 21st Century learning.
At last, we can now put that behind us, having been given permission by the Aspire Academy Trust to move forward
with the renovations and replace many of the windows at the back of the school. This means that all the great work
completed inside – replastering, painting, new furnishings and quality displays of pupil work – will no longer be threatened
by condensation and damp. Needless to say, the implications in terms of morale and wellbeing are huge. I cannot tell
you how delighted we are to know that this final stage of the work will now go ahead as soon as weather permits during
the Spring term.
There remains one other issue to resolve this year – and for this I must once again turn to our village community. Exactly
two years ago, we were in danger of losing our School Crossing Patrol Lady – Pam. We asked our village for support
in raising enough money to sustain her role following government cut backs. Incredibly, we were able to crowd fund her
salary for two years through the generosity and support of the small businesses in our locality. Now that those two years
have passed, we find ourselves in the same position and so a simple request for help is being made once more to our
community. If you value this very important service which keeps the children and families of our village safe twice a day
– every school day of the year, please could you contact the school on 01840 212540 to talk to our School Business
Manager, Mrs Bosley, or to speak to me directly.
I really believe that the village of Delabole may once gain rise to the challenge and take the opportunity to show that it
is like no other village when it comes to looking after its community. I really hope that together, once again, we can
achieve something to be truly proud of.
With all our good wishes and gratitude – Sue Cox and the Delabole team.
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Volunteer days and events with the
National Trust in North Cornwall
Saturday 13 October Scrub and Spuds at
Trevose Head 10am – 3pm
Help National Trust rangers cut back gorse scrub to
encourage wildlife at this valuable coastal habitat. We’ll
cook up a jacket potato lunch on the bonfire afterwards.
Bring along a drink and some snacks to keep you going.
Wear sturdy boots and clothing suitable for the weather,
working in thorns and brambles and that you don’t mind
getting smoky/muddy. Family friendly and a great way to
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Saturday 13 October Sun and Stars at Carnewas
(Bedruthan) 6.30pm til late
Arrive before sunset for a chance to look at the sun safely
through telescopes before it sets, then take a closer look
at the moon, stars and planets as they come into view.
Bring warm clothing and a torch. Free. No need to book.
Meet at the National Trust car park at Carnewas
(Bedruthan) PL27 7UW.
Monday 22 October Geology Rocks! Bossiney Cove.
10.30am – 12.30pm
Interpret the landscape from a different perspective, with
local geology expert Jane Anderson to guide us through
the geological history of the area. Wear suitable walking
gear and bring binoculars if you have them and a packed
lunch. £3 per person. Booking essential as numbers are
limited and in case of change of date due to inclement
weather 01208 863046
Wednesday 24 October Be a Half Term Ranger: Bird
Box Building at the Tubestation, Polzeath
Build a bird box and make a cosy home for our feathery
friends. Come along to the Tubestation above Polzeath
beach between 10 am and 2pm to build your bird box, then
we’ll give you some top tips for how to put it up in your
garden at home. All tools, equipment and guidance
provided. £5 per bird box.
10am – 2pm at the Tubestation, Polzeath. Booking not
essential, for more info please phone 01208 863821 or
This month’s Bible verse
[Jesus saith] I am come a light into the
world, that whosoever believeth on me
should not abide in darkness. John 12:46
For this purpose the Son of God was
manifested, that he might destroy the
works of the devil.
1 John 3:8b
And the great dragon was cast out, that
old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan,
which deceiveth the whole world: he was
cast out into the earth, and his angels
were cast out with him.
King James Bible
Tintagel Orpheus Male Voice Choir.
Our very busy summer season has now come to an end
and our Musical Director, Penny, has a break from us to
go and work overseas for two months!
During this period our deputy MD, Mervyn, will take over
and put us though our paces getting the choir ready for
the next engagement on Sunday evening, 11th November
at Canworthy Water Chapel for a concert marking the
100th anniversary of the end of World War 1.
December will be busy with Christmas Concerts at both
Tintagel and Delabole Methodist Chapels, plus the
Camelot Castle Hotel, and our Annual Dinner at the
Tintagel Brewery Centre.
More details to follow over the coming months.
All enquiries to our Secretary on 01840 212583 or our
Chairman on 01840 213736.
Childrens Hospice Christmas cards
CHSW Christmas cards will be available from the
beginning of October, from either Esther Richardson or
Pat Molloy.The whole range, plus the really useful small
diaries and calendars, will be on sale at the Delabole
Methodist chapel Music Day, which is on Saturday 13th
Please come and support this very worthwhile(and
entertaining!) event - there will be a range of stalls for
different charities, its fun and a good way to start your
Christmas shopping- or indeed finish it if you are one of
those very organised people :)
Royal British Legion
The Delabole Branch of The Royal
British Legion is hosting the North
Cornwall Group Meeting on
Wednesday 24th October at 7.30 pm
at The Poldark Inn followed by a buffet
We will be welcoming our guest speaker, Martin Pelling,
Cornwall Membership Support Officer .Why not come
along to hear about the work of the Legion and support
FLOWERS FROM BRUALLEN
AWARD WINNING FLORIST
67 High Street, Delabole,
North Cornwall PL33 9AH
Family run florist with that personal
Contact us also for flower
demonstrations and workshops
9.30am — 5.00pm
9.30am — 4.00pm
9.30am — 2.30pm
9.30am — 5.00pm
9.30am — 1.00pm
Appointments available by phone or call in
BREAKFAST. LUNCH. SUNDAY ROAST. CREAM TEAS. HOME-
MADE CAKES. CELEBRATION CAKES. ICE CREAM . HOME
PRODUCED BEEF, LAMB AND FREE RANGE EGGS. FRESH
FRUIT AND VEG. LOCAL CHEESES ETC. GIFTS AND CRAFTS.
Shop & Restaurant Open 9am - 7 days a week
WINTER WARMER LUNCH
**2 COURSE LUNCH PLUS TEA OR COFFEE £10.50**
Offer available daily 1st - 19th October (excl. Sunday)
Now taking bookings for Christmas functions
Please ask for further details
Don’t forget - we serve Breakfast 9-11am,
Lunch 12 noon - 3pm
Coffee, tea, homemade cakes, ice cream, cream teas and
more, served all day.
Open every day - pop in,
you can be sure of a warm welcome.
TELEPHONE: 01208 880164 www.trevathanfarm.com
CHILDRENS PLAY AREA. RIDE-ON TRACTORS AND
DIGGERS. PETS CORNER.
FIND US ON THE B3314 AT ST ENDELLION, NEAR PORT ISAAC
ATLANTIC MOTOR SERVICES
At Park Lane, Tintagel Road Valley Truckle
Camelford Cornwall PL32 9RR
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WE OFFER NEW SUPERTRACKER LASER FOUR WHEEL ALIGNMENT.
AIR CONDITIONING SERVICING RE GASSING AND REPAIRING.
FOUR VOLKSWAGEN POLO FREE COURTESY CARS OR FREE C O L L E C T I O N A N D D E L I V E R Y .
EVEN MORE ADDITIONS TO OUR DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT GIVING US ACCESS TO 98% OF CARS FROM 2001.
M O T T E S T I N G
PLEASE CALL 01840 212650 OR 01840 215950 WHILE YOU WAIT FREE TEA OR COFFEE IN OUR RECEPTION. WHICH HAS THE
BENEFIT OF FREE WI-FI ACCESS.
S E R V I C I N G
WE ARE ABLE TO CARRY OUT SERVICING ON ALL MAKES AND MODELS,
EVEN WHILST UNDER MANUFACTURERS WARRANTY. WE ARE ALSO ABLE TO CARRY OUT REPAIR WORK FOR MOST
MAJOR WARRANTY COMPANIES.
ENGINE MANAGEMENT FAULTS AND PROBLEMS
WE ARE FINDING THAT MAIN DEALERS ARE CONSIDERABLY OVERCHARGING FOR ENGINE MANAGEMENT FAULTS,
COSTING CUSTOMERS MONEY THEY DO NOT NEED TO SPEND.
WE HAVE INVESTED A GREAT DEAL OF MONEY IN THE LATEST DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT TO PREVENT THIS. IF YOU
HAVE SUCH A PROBLEM PLEASE CALL US.
GOOD GARAGE SCHEME
WE ARE MEMBER OF THE GOOD GARAGE SCHEME, IF YOU HAVE ACCESS TO THE INTERNET IF YOU GOOGLE GOOD
GARAGE SCHEME AND ENTER YOUR POSTCODE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS OUR FEEDBACK FROM OTHER CLIENTS.
CARS FOR SALE
VAUXHALL CORSA ECO FLEX 2012. 12 PLATE 3 DOOR IN BRIGHT RED WITH CONTRASTING CLOTH
INTERIOR. VERY ECONOMIC SMALL DIESEL WITH LOW ROAD TAX. VERY LOW MILES. IDEAL SMALL
CAR AT £4,495.00
AUDI A4 CABRIOLET 2003. 52 PLATE IN METALLIC BLUE WITH DARK BLUE LEATHER (MY WIFE’S OWN
CAR FOR 3 YEARS) BLUE POWER HOOD AUTOMATIC PLUS TIPTRONIC, EXCEPTIONALLY GOOD VEHICLE
AND WELL MAINTAINED. BE READY FOR THE SUMMER AT £2,695.00
VAUXHALL CORSA ECO FLEX 2009. 09 PLATE 3 DOOR IN SILVER GREY METALLIC WITH GREY INTERIOR.
VERY ECONOMIC SMALL DIESEL WITH LOW ROAD TAX AT £2,695.00
BMW Z3 1.8 2000 W PLATE IN BLUE METALLIC WITH BLACK LEATHER SEATS, BLACK ROOF. IDEAL SMALL
AND SPORTY CAR AT £2,495.00
RENAULT GRAND SCENIC 2005 05 PLATE 7 SEATER 1.9 DIESEL VERY ECONOMIC SMALL PEOPLE
CARRIER AT £1,995.00
VAUXHALL MERIVA 2006 56 PLATE BLUE METALLIC CONTRASTING CLOTH INTERIOR, LOW MILES, GOOD
VALUE AT £1,695.00
ALL THE ABOVE VEHICLES ARE FULLY SERVICED AND WITH NEW 12 MONTHS MOT TEST
OUR STOCK IS CONSTANTLY CHANGING
PLEASE CALL WITH YOUR REQUIREMENTS
NUMBER PLATES MADE WHILE YOU WAIT
CAR RECOVERY AVAILABLE ON OUR CAR TRANSPORTER.
RAC APPROVED GARAGE
Tues 2nd 11am-noon Foodbank
12 noon -
Community Lunch of
Wed 3rd 2.30pm Women’s Fellowship
with Ruth Krolik
talking about India
Sun 7th 9.30am Family Breakfast
11am Morning Worship
with Rev Bryan &
Sue Ede, plus
Wed 10th 2.30pm Nimble Fingers
Sat 13th 10.30- 5 pm CHARITY MUSIC
Soup & Sweet
Sun 14th 11am Morning Worship
with Michael Hicks
Visit to the
followed by lunch.
Sun 21st 11am Morning Worship
Wed 24th 2,30pm Nimble Fingers
Sat 27th 10am-4pm World Federation
Sun 28th 11am Morning Worship
with Jean Heywood
Tues 30th 10.30 - noon Coffee & Chat
Wed 31st 2.30pm Women’s Fellowship
THE PAGE FOR YOUR ITEMS FOR SALE, THANK YOUS, BIRTHDAY WISHES, SEASONS GREETINGS, GIVE-AWAYS,
APOLOGIES & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Massive Congratulations to our son, Jaydn Bluett on
being selected to swim for Cornwall in the National
County Championships in Sheffield.
We are all so proud of you and wish you all the best of
Love Mum, Dad, & Jasmine xxx
CONGRATULATIONS to Jaydn Bluett.
All his hard work, training and commitment has all come
together and he has been selected to swim for
Cornwall, in the National County Championship in
Sheffield. Well done Jay, Good Luck and enjoy this
amazing opportunity in Sheffield. Nanny and Grandad.
Thank you for the flowers I received from the
Delabole Methodist Church Flower Festival.
A big thank you to all the ladies at Delabole
Methodist Church for the flowers you so kindly sent to
me. Once again the flowers in the church were first class
and the poppies were a work of art.
Congratulations to you all for all the hard work
you put in to make the displays so lovely.
Thank you once again. Hazel Usher
For rent: Large, one bedroomed, first floor flat in the
centre of Delabole. Unfurnished. £460 per month. For
further details please contact Vince on 07968 268684.
RDA Prize Bingo & Raffle
The event took place on Wednesday 15th August and
raised a magnificent £690.20 for North Cornwall Riding
for Disabled Association, for which we are very grateful.
Many businesses generously donated in North Cornwall
and further afield. In Delabole and St Teath, a big thank
Adrian and team at The Poldark Inn for the use of the
room and meal voucher.
Liz and team at The Spar for the prizes donated and for
agreeing to sell raffle tickets in the shop.
Elaine at Bruallen for the plant donated.
Mike at Western Supply for the chisels donated.
Dave at Atlantic Signs for the voucher donated.
Barry and team at The White Hart for the meal voucher
Churchtown Cafe in St Teath for the cream tea voucher
Big Dunk for the voucher donated.
Kevin at St Teath Butchers for the meat voucher donated.
A special big thank you to my helpers:
Kimberley and Sam Watson for donating a number of
prizes; Kimberley for selling raffle tickets and calling the
bingo on the night.
Chloe Walker and Andy Walker for collecting prizes,
helping with the organisation and publicity of the event
and on the night.
Many thanks to all who attended for supporting this
In our area …
SATURDAY 13th OCT.
AT DELABOLE METHODIST CHURCH
REFRESHMENTS & LUNCHES
Saturday 13th October
10.00am - 12 noon
21 Pengelly, Delabole
If wet at St Thomas Church
Hall, Camelford, PL32 9YS
Antiques, Bric a Brac, Brass, Furniture,
Clothing, Books, Bedding, Household items,
DVDs and much more …
COME ALONG AND SEE
Camelford & District Save the Children Group
Un Paris de Peintres et de Chansons
A talk by Vincent Raymond-Barker
At: The Old Bank, Camelford
Sunday 14 October 7pm
Come and discover Paris from new angles
through this delightful and entertaining
illustrated talk. See the city’s rooftops
through the eyes of Cézanne, or the Eiffel
Tower through those of Delaunay. Every
quarter has its music, practically every street has its song.
Sit back and enjoy as Vincent takes us on a personal tour
of his favourite city. Raffle, wine & cheese.
£5 to include the refreshments
Tickets by phone on 01840 214613 or on the door.
All proceeds to Save the Children
Events at St Endellion October 2018
4 – 7 October
6 th North Cornwall Book Festival
A weekend of talks, readings and workshops from some
of the country’s leading writers including Anne Enright,
Joanna Trollope, Patrick Gale and Nina Stibbe, preceded
by two days of events for young readers. Café, bar,
bookshop, exhibitions and concerts.
Tickets from £6. Book online at www.ncornbookfest.org or
phone 07787 944935
Thursday 4 October 7.30pm
Uprooted – Liberated Words
Liberated Words screen a series of short poetry films from
their Home from Home project exploring the effects of war
in the Middle East, the refugee crisis, and interpretations
of home, interspersed with poetry readings. £6
Friday 5 October 7.30pm
Kit & McConnel
An evening of unbridled cabaret from ferociously witty Kit
Hesketh-Harvey (formerly of Kit and the Widow) and
pianistic sparring partner James McConnel. No foible of
modern life will go unmocked. Contains adult material. £12
Saturday 6 October 7.30pm
India Electric Co.
Sometimes folk, sometimes not…. The band use
traditional instruments in contemporary styles to explore
diverse themes from Eastern Europe, Irish traditions and
urban alienation. They wowed audiences at Glastonbury
– now it’s our turn. £10
COMING SOON IN NOVEMBER
Friday 2 November 7.30pm
Baka Beyond – 25 th anniversary tour
The Afro-Celtic dance band celebrate 25 years of
groundbreaking music. The band uses the rhythms of the
Baka people of the Cameroon rain forest to fuse their
Celtic and African roots. A highly infectious and joyous
celebration. £12. Standing event.
Book tickets online at www.endelienta.org.uk; by e mail
email@example.com; by phone 07787 944935; or
from the Wadebridge Bookshop. Accompanied under 16s
free to most events – please check the website.
Saturday 27th October
Carnival BIG Breakfast
Delabole Methodist School Room
08.00 - 12.00
Could you write for The Slate?
We welcome poems, announcements,
recipes, interesting articles, memories,
greetings, photos in b&w, local events and
Please submit by 10th of the month to
Delabole.firstname.lastname@example.org or pop into one
of the boxes at The Spar, Post Office and Lugg’s
Garage. All the mailboxes are emptied on 11th of every
month so don’t miss the deadline for publishing.
YOUR GUIDE TO TO LOCAL EVENTS AND
MEETINGS IN AND AROUND DELABOLE
Friday 12th October
RBL Annual Dinner at The Poldark 7 for 7.30pm
Saturday 13th October
*Music Day at Delabole Methodist Church
*Yard Sale at 21 Pengelly 10.00am - 12 noon.
Sunday 14th October at 7pm
Un Paris de Peintres et de Chansons. A talk by Vincent
Raymond-Barker. At: The Old Bank, Camelford
Saturday 27th October 08.00-12 noon
Delabole Carnival Big Breakfast at Delabole Methodist
ADVANCE DATES FOR ST JOHN’S CHURCH
Saturday 17th November from 2pm
Christmas Bazaar with a visit from Father Christmas
Friday 7th December at 7.30pm
Sunday 23rd December at 6.30pm
Village Carol Service
Monday 24th December - Christmas Eve
Crib Service at 4.00pm
Midnight Service at 11.00pm
REGULAR MEETINGS / EVENTS
Every Monday (Excluding school holidays):
Delabole Art & Craft Group meet at Chapel School
Room. 1.45 - 4.00pm. £2.00
Every Tuesday: Kernow Credit Union 1.00- 2.15pm
Venue changed for St John’s bell tower repairs.
Contact Tricia on 212520 for up to date details
Moor Harmony Ladies Barber Shop Chorus
Thursdays at Wadebridge Ambulance Hall from 7.15 -
10.00pm All Welcome Contact Mel 01840 212312
Every Wednesday Fitness League ladies exercise
group for all ages, 9.30am at Camelford Hall.
For more information call Katie Holmes 01208 815725
Delabole Quilters will be meeting at Delabole Methodist
Church on alternate Fridays at 2pm. £2 per session.
No experience necessary! Contact Sue 01840 212713
Saturdays at 2pm WALKING NETBALL
Camelford Leisure Centre.
Phone 01840 211719 / 07902 316372 to check before
Monthly V.I.P. Club 3rd Wednesday from 2.00-4.00pm
Contact Tricia on 01840 212520 for details and to arrange
There are no dates in October when the Union Flag
should be flown.
Are you someone who enjoys
knitting, sewing, crochet..? Then
Nimble Fingers could be for you.
Meeting at 2.30pm in the Methodist Schoolroom mostly
every other Wednesday, there’s always room for someone
else around the table.
Maybe you’ve got a craft that you can share with the others
or a pattern that’s just what someone else is looking for.
And, if you’re not sure what to do next, the village is still
collecting knitted poppies ready for the Armistice Exhibition
(Hilary Provis, an example to us all, has just completed
In October the meetings are on the 10th and the 24th.