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THE DELABOLE SLATE

ISSUE 386

OCTOBER 2018

Delabole.slatenewsletter@yahoo.co.uk

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

school.

SLATE DONATIONS

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

complaint.

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

signed already.

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

signatures.

PETITION LINK - www.change.org Cornwall Council stupid ruling

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.

Dominic Fairman

Cornwall Councillor - St Teath, St Breward & Delabole

Mobile: 07939 122303

dominic.fairman@cornwallcouncillors.org.uk

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

refreshments.

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

your company.

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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

barbeque!

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

seasons.

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?

(By courtesy of cornishbynature.wordpress.com)

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

in your pockets and some pennies in the jars.


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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,

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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

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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

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Archbishop of Canterbury, or haven’t been in church since

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recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you’re having

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‘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

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We welcome tourists, seekers, doubters, worriers… and

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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

Margaret Thompson.

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.

Our programme of events for 2019 will be available soon, watch

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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 : tania@merlinmscentre.org.uk. 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

a donation basis.

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Delabole School

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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01840 213791

26 High Street

Delabole

Cornwall

PL33 9AE


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

meet new people. Free. Booking essential. Please phone

01208 863821 or email tom.sparkes@nationaltrust.org.uk

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

email tom.sparkes@nationaltrust.org.uk

This month’s Bible verse

October 2018

[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.

Revelation 12:9

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

October.

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 :)

Esther Richardson

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

supper.

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

available?


FLOWERS FROM BRUALLEN

Elaine Reynolds

AWARD WINNING FLORIST

67 High Street, Delabole,

North Cornwall PL33 9AH

01840 212555

WINTER

BEDDING PLANTS

AVAILABLE NOW

Flowers@bruallen.co.uk

www.bruallen.co.uk

Family run florist with that personal

touch

Contact us also for flower

demonstrations and workshops

OPENING HOURS

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

CLOSED

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

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ATLANTIC MOTOR SERVICES

At Park Lane, Tintagel Road Valley Truckle

Camelford Cornwall PL32 9RR

E Mail alan@atlantic.orangehome.co.uk

A C Crosby F.I.M.I.

01840 212650

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

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AND WELL MAINTAINED. BE READY FOR THE SUMMER AT £2,695.00

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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

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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


Methodist Church

October Dates

Tues 2nd 11am-noon Foodbank

12 noon -

1.15pm

7.30pm

Community Lunch of

roast beef,

dessert, tea/coffee

£6.50

Church Meeting

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

Communion

Wed 10th 2.30pm Nimble Fingers

Sat 13th 10.30- 5 pm CHARITY MUSIC

DAY

Soup & Sweet

Sun 14th 11am Morning Worship

with Michael Hicks

Wed 17th

Visit to the

Merlin Centre,

followed by lunch.

All welcome.

Phone 212558

Sun 21st 11am Morning Worship

Church Fellowship

Wed 24th 2,30pm Nimble Fingers

Sat 27th 10am-4pm World Federation

Day, Truro

Sun 28th 11am Morning Worship

with Jean Heywood

Tues 30th 10.30 - noon Coffee & Chat

Foodbank

Wed 31st 2.30pm Women’s Fellowship

Delabole Memories

with Helen


THE PAGE FOR YOUR ITEMS FOR SALE, THANK YOUS, BIRTHDAY WISHES, SEASONS GREETINGS, GIVE-AWAYS,

APOLOGIES & ANNOUNCEMENTS

CONGRATULATIONS

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

luck.

“Go Jaydn”

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

Thank you for the flowers I received from the

Delabole Methodist Church Flower Festival.

Ethel Amy

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

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

you to:

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

donated.

Churchtown Cafe in St Teath for the cream tea voucher

donated.

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

worthwhile charity.

Amanda Franklin-Walker


What’s ON

In our area …

SATURDAY 13th OCT.

AT DELABOLE METHODIST CHURCH

REFRESHMENTS & LUNCHES

Saturday 13th October

YARD SALE

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

tickets@endelienta.org.uk; 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

All Welcome

Could you write for The Slate?

We welcome poems, announcements,

recipes, interesting articles, memories,

greetings, photos in b&w, local events and

more…

Please submit by 10th of the month to

Delabole.slatenewsletter@yahoo.co.uk 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.

Happy writing!!


DIARY DATES

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

School Room

FUTURE DATES

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

Christmas Concert

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

Every Tuesday/Thursday

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

coming

Monthly V.I.P. Club 3rd Wednesday from 2.00-4.00pm

Contact Tricia on 01840 212520 for details and to arrange

transport.

Flagman’s Notes.

There are no dates in October when the Union Flag

should be flown.

Nimble Fingers

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

another FIFTY!)

In October the meetings are on the 10th and the 24th.

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