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THE DELABOLE SLATE

ISSUE 402

APRIL 2020

Delabole.slatenewsletter@gmail.com

CORONOVIRUS - At the time of going to press all events are due to take place as scheduled but, due to current

circumstances, these may be subject to cancellation.

If you need clarification please use the contact information list inside this issue.

ALSO, many local shops and businesses are happy to provide a delivery service for groceries or cooked meals. These

include the Delabole Spar, the Bettle & Chisel and Hilltop Farm Shop for orders over £25.

Please stay safe and follow the recommended guidelines during this uncertain time and please be a good neighbour to

those who choose to self isolate, the elderly and housebound. Thank you.

Delabole Hospital Car Service

Urgent Appeal for Volunteer Drivers

We started this vital service, for Delabole residents only,

in March 1986 - 34 years ago.

In all those years I have successfully managed to get a

driver for everyone who needed to get to a medical

appointment (even at Christmas) until one day last month.

All the drivers were out on the same day, in different

directions (Bodmin, Hayle, Derriford, Treliske etc) and a

village resident needed to get to Barnstaple Hospital.

I then tried everyone on the list who said they would drive

in an emergency but, as it was a long trip, to no avail. I

then even tried my relatives and friends.

Then I turned to the Cornwall Hospital Car Service but

they only had one driver who could come to Delabole and

he could only stay for a one hour appointment at the

hospital, if it was longer he would have to leave. He said

he could not guarantee to get back but, if he did, the

patient would have to pay for a double trip which would

end up costing around £70.

This was the only time in 34 years that I could not help. I

felt so sorry for the patient so this is why I am urgently

appealing for more volunteers who can help, especially

in an emergency.

To offer help or just find out more about how much you

will receive for different hospitals, doctors etc phone me

on 01840 212520

Tricia Hicks

INFORMATION.

This is an independent newsletter, compiled, published and distributed voluntarily by the Delabole Slate Committee and their helpers.

You can e-mail us at delabole.slatenewsletter@gmail.com

(Please do not use any other email)

Or phone direct to Helen Hicks on 01840 212558 or Ro

Chapman 01840 211150. Messages can be left with Tricia

Molloy 01840 212529 or Tricia Hicks 01840 212520.

PLEASE NOTE - ITEMS FOR PUBLICATION RECEIVED

AFTER 10th OF THE MONTH MAY NOT BE INCLUDED.

Any items intended for publication must be with us by the 10 th

of the preceding month. The views expressed in the newsletter

are not necessarily those of the committee. The committee

reserves the right to alter or refuse any material submitted for

publication.

Delabole Hospital Car Service

Client Addn. to Driver

Delabole £5.00 £1.00

Camelford £7.50 £2.00

Tintagel £7.50 £2.00

Port Isaac £8.50 £2.00

Bodmin £11.00 £3.00

Wadebridge £11.00 £3.00

St. Breward £11.00 £3.00

Launceston £16.00 £6.00

Bude £16.00 £6.00

Penrice £17.00 £6.00

Newquay £17.00 £6.00

Liskeard £20.00 £6.00

Treliske £23.50 £10.00

Probus £23.50 £10.00

Callington £23.50 £10,00

Plymouth £25.00 £10.00

Falmouth £25.00 £10.00

Redruth £28.00 £10.00

Hayle £28.00 £10.00

Barnstaple £28.00 £10.00

For more information phone Tricia Hicks on 01840

212520.

It might be a good idea to cut this out - you never know

when you could need it!

ADVERTISING: For information about placing trade adverts

and payment contact Bob Chapman on 01840 211150 or at

25 West Downs Road. Please note that we print in black and

white. Text in ‘word’ , any artwork in ‘jpeg’ format emailed to us

by 10th of the month. Payment also due by 10th of the month.

Monthly prices for trade adverts:

£5 for 1/8th page. £10 for ¼ page.£20 for½ page

£40 for a whole page.

Cheques payable to ‘The Delabole Slate Newssheet’

There is no charge for small private adverts, announcements,

birthdays etc. Please include your name and contact details.

Your village newsletter. Produced and delivered by volunteers

NOTE THE NEW ADDRESS - You can read or print out on line from www.delabole2020.uk


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CORONAVIRUS FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK Delabole Coronavirus Support Group.

IF YOU NEED HELP DURING THESE TOUGH TIMES & DO NOT FEEL YOU DON'T WANT TO GO OUT, MAYBE

YOUR SELF ISOLATING FOR YOUR OWN HEALTH OR ON ADVICE OF YOUR GP, WHATEVER THE REASON

YOU ARE NOT ALONE

WE WANT EVERYONE IN OUR COMMUNITY TO FEEL THEY HAVE SOMEONE TO TURN TO.

THERE IS A LIST OF USEFUL CONTACT NUMBERS ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE THAT YOU CAN CALL TO PLACE

AN ORDER, WHO WILL DELIVER TO YOUR DOOR. WE WILL ALSO POST THESE UP ON NOTICEBOARDS

AROUND THE VILLAGE. PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO ANYONE YOU FEEL COULD USE IT. WE ARE UPDATING

THEM AS SOON AS THEY LET US KNOW. INCLUDED IS THE NUMBER FOR ST TEATH PARISH COUNCIL,

SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS. WE ALSO WILL HAVE SMILEY & SAD FACES PRINTED OUT WHERE

PEOPLE CAN PUT UP IN THERE WINDOWS TO LET OTHERS KNOW IF THEY REQUIRE HELP OF ANY KIND.

SMILEY FACE MEANS IM OK SAD FACE MEANS I NEED HELP. BE IT GROCERIES, PRESCRIPTIONS COLLECTED,

ELECTRIC PUTTING ON YOUR KEY METER, OR MEDICAL HELP. PLEASE ADD YOUR PHONE NUMBER TO

THOSE SHEETS. WE WILL HAVE PEOPLE KEEPING THEIR EYE OUT FOR THIS SIGNS ON ALL AREAS OF OUR

VILLAGE. JUST REMEMBER TO TREAT IT AS THOUGH WE ALL HAVE THE VIRUS. KEEP WASHING YOUR

HANDS REGULARLY. IF YOU DO NEED TO KNOCK ON SOMEONES DOOR THEN STEP BACK AFTER ETC AND

WASH YOUR HANDS AGAIN ONCE YOU ARE HOME.

ANY SERIOUS ILLNESS REPORTED TO 111.

USEFUL CONTACTS NUMBERS SOME OF WHO

WILL DELIVER TO DELABOLE PEOPLE WHO ARE

SELF ISOLATING OR THE ELDERLY.

SMUGGLER REST FISH & CHIP SHOP 01840 212232

DELABOLE SPAR STORES GENERAL SUPPLIES 01840

213897

FOUR SEASONS CAFE, CAMELFORD 01840 211779

BUTTONS MEATS 01208 851 116

THE VINE, FRESH FRUIT & VEG 01208 815095

BOOTS CHEMIST TINTAGEL 01840770219.

L&P MOTORS CARS MOTS REPAIRS 01840 214738 /

07557049430

BETTLE & CHISEL MEALS 01840 211402

HILLTOP FARM SHOP BASIC FOOD SUPPLIES 01840

211518

ST TEATH PARISH COUNCIL 01208 72789

BRUALLEN FLORISTS 01840 212555

BOSCASTLE DAIRIES 01840 250434 / MOBILE

07790969961

TREVATHAN FARM SHOP 01208 880164

LEE EDWARDS ELECTRICIAN 07971521627 OR

01840211052

ABIGAIL BLANCHARD GENERAL HELP 01840 212722

BRENDA BURNARD GENERAL HELP O1840 211708

NICKIEY HATCH GENERAL HELP 07511101251 or

01840 938135

LOUISE PROVIS 07791435626 a primary school teacher

qualified to teach 5-11 please text or leave her a message.

LISA TAIT CARE ASSISTANT 07427184594

BEN ELECTRICIAN 07465438406

THE MUNCH BOX - Meals on Wheels

Main meal plus dessert - £5.95

Sandwiches - £2.50

Main meal, dessert & sandwich - £8.00

FREE DELIVERY TO CAMELFORD & DELABOLE

Freshly cooked food delivered to your doorstep.

To order please phone 07503114093 to book your

lunchtime slot.

Monday - Home made Cottage Pie, mixed seasonal

vegetables and gravy. OR Jacket Potato with cheese,

beans and salad (V). Syrup sponge and custard.

Tuesday - Beef stew and dumpling, parsley potatoes OR

Vegetable stew with veg. dumpling, parsley potatoes (V)

Apple Crumble with custard or cream.

Wednesday - Mid week Roast Chicken, roast potatoes,

mixed veg., stuffing, Yorkshire pudding and gravy. OR

Nut Roast (V). Creamy rice pudding with strawberry jam.

Thursday - Lasagne, jacket potato and salad OR

Vegetable lasagne, jacket potato and salad (V). Traditional

Bread & Butter pudding with custard or cream.

Friday - Beer battered Fish, chips and peas OR 2 egg

omelette (V). Chocolate fudge cake.

Saturday - Mild chicken curry with boiled rice and ½ naan

bread OR Vegetable curry (V). Lemon cheesecake.

Sunday - Roast pork, roast potatoes, mixed vegetables,

stuffing, Yorkshire pudding, apple sauce and gravy. OR

Nut roast (V). Pineapple upside down cake served with

custard or cream.

Sandwiches

All sandwiches served on either white or brown bread with

side salad, crisps and coleslaw.

Choice of fillings - cheese, ham, egg mayo or tuna mayo

© Reproduced from The Munch Box printed menu.


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A Methodist Minister’s View

We are living in unprecedented times with the World in turmoil because of the Coronavirus pandemic. As I write this in

mid-March it is difficult to see how things are going to work out for us over the coming weeks which include Mothering

Sunday and Easter.

I imagine that all of us feel trepidatious about the coming days and increasingly it seems we will be restricted in differing

ways. I cannot ever remember a time for instance when all professional sport was stopped and air links between some

countries brought to a halt. We live in a ‘Worldwide Village’ in the normal everyday life of travel, trade and communication.

Solutions will need to be found for the way forward for some of our supplies such as food and medicines, let alone the

reliance of industry on parts coming from differing parts of the World. It all looks a bit worrying.

However, some things in our local communities are heartening – I have heard of three of our local businesses who are

offering to deliver goods. Already new possibilities are opening up so be encouraged amidst the chaos.

As I was thinking these things through, I was drawn to Psalm 46 in our Bibles. These words have been around for many

years and have inspired some of our hymn writers. Martin Luther’s hymn, “A safe stronghold our God is still”, written in

1529 has been translated into 183 languages, and a contemporary hymn written anonymously is based on the closing

verses of the Psalm. The three verses are of three repeated lines which are: -

1. Be still and know that I am God

2. I am the Lord that healeth thee

3. In Thee, O Lord, I put my trust.

Richard Bewes’ hymn ‘God is our strength and refuge, our present help in trouble’ sung to the Dambusters March is

also based on the Psalm.

The closing verses of the Psalm from the ‘Message’ translation of the Psalm are helpful where it is written –

Attention, all! See the marvels of God!

He plants flower and trees all over the earth…..

Step out of the traffic! Take a long loving

Look at me, Your High God, above politics,

Above everything.

Jacob-wrestling God fights for us,

God of Angel armies protects us.

Let these words encourage us all at this difficult time. In the midst of it all I hope that Easter is the best that it can be

for you.

Bryan Ede


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Termyn Gwari Fleghes

(children’s playtime, in Cornish)

April feels like Spring is really here – we hope to see flowers, new leaves,

summer birds like swallows, bees and butterflies, nests, eggs and chicks.

All kinds of new life is everywhere we look, and if the weather actually warms

up then it is such fun to be outside, admiring the countryside waking up

properly from the winter dullness and grey.

One of the very special things you might find are bird’s eggs, usually the

bird’s nests are very well hidden, but if you do find one, please don’t pick

up or touch the eggs or baby birds. The parent birds are very likely to leave

them, and then of course they will die. You can watch the nest from a

distance, so that you can see what happens without disturbing the birds.

Easter is this month as well, one of the important festivals of the year. We

think of eggs especially at Easter and the activity this month is an Easter

colouring competition. Make sure you use bright cheerful colours to match

the lovely colours of Spring! I hope you enjoy doing it.


Colouring Competition for under Eights

Name __________________________________________________________

Age _______________

Contact number __________________________

Entry in ‘Slate’ collection box by April 10th please


Colouring Competition for over Eights

Name __________________________________________________________

Age _______________

Contact number __________________________

Entry in ‘Slate’ collection box by April 10th please


DELABOLE COMMUNITY

FUNDRAISING SHOP

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ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW…

PRE-LOVED CLOTHES, GIFTS, TOYS,

HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, GREETING CARDS &

MORE. LOTS FOR LITTLE PEOPLE TOO

~ COME IN AND HAVE A BROWSE ~

RAISING FUNDS FOR OUR COMMUNITY

OPEN 10.00- 1.00pm Monday to Friday

DONATIONS OF GOOD QUALITY ITEMS ALWAYS

WELCOME DURING OPENING HOURS

PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE DONATIONS ON THE

DOORSTEP WHEN THE SHOP IS CLOSED AS

THERE IS NO ONE TO TAKE THEM IN, THEY GET

SPOILT OR STOLEN

Many thanks to all our volunteers & supporters


Dog Fouling is Foul part 2

It seems that the feature on dog fouling in the March issue of The Delabole Slate has raised some issues.

Please let us have your views, comments or experiences.

I received my copy of the Slate last Saturday morning, breakfast time. The front page article was very welcome. Fouling

happens quite often outside my bungalow in Trebarwith Road and I have made two signs with dog fouling posters stuck

on them. It was not a big surprise, when ten minutes later I started to walk down to Lugg’s Garage to get my Saturday

paper and there, outside my bungalow right next to one of the signs, I find dog fouling.

Seeing is believing, summing-up the whole of your front page article, a picture is worth a thousand words. Thanks for

the Slate. Ron D Batt.

Photos: Ron D Batt.

Thank you for highlighting the problem. Can you add this to next months Slate please.

YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE. QUARRY WALK.

We are really fortunate to have such a wonderful place to walk our dogs and a dog bin is provided.

However, there is an owner/walker of a very large dog (I am assuming this due to the size of the poo their dog leaves

behind) who never picks up after their dog. It is very visible on the paths so I struggle to think you don’t see it happening.

My guess is you either walk early morning (before 7am) or at dusk, when there are less people around.

I suggest you re read last months Slate and remind yourself,

WATCH YOUR DOG - SOMEONE MAY BE WATCHING YOU..........

Thank you.

Name supplied

Dear dog owners of Delabole,

DOGGY MINDFULNESS

This is a polite request that whilst you are in residential areas, could you please keep your dog(s) on a lead at all times.

Dogs that are left to walk down residential streets off leads have a tendency to wander about all over the place and

urinate (and more) wherever they see fit. It’s not acceptable to allow your dog to wander into peoples driveways and

gardens to urinate. It then gets walked straight into the house of the person who owns that property.

Please bear this in mind if your dog is cocking its leg against someone else’s gateway too - even if it is still street side!

Adults don’t walk in and out of gardens for the sake of it and we teach our children not to do the same, as it’s seen as

trespassing and respectful not to do so. However, people seem to think that the rules are different for dogs and I don’t

know why. Perhaps people should be applying the same boundaries to their dogs as they do to themselves and their

children.

It’s great to see some dog owners keeping their pets on a short lead but many others seem rather nonchalant and blasé

about what their dog does and where and who its effecting. Those of us who don’t have dogs, cherish the cleanliness

of not having dog urine and excrement all over our outdoor spaces.

There is also the issue of dogs urinating on recycling bags that usually go back into peoples’ houses. One of mine lives

in my kitchen and the thought of it drenched in dog urine is disgusting. If you have your dogs on a lead, then you have

a chance of stopping it cocking its leg in an inappropriate place. This also eliminates the chances of a dog doing

a “No. 2” and it being missed by a distracted owner or out of sight in someone’s garden!

Finally, dogs are also not road wise and it’s rather worrying for drivers to see dogs free to just suddenly run into the road.

This happened to me once and I was incredibly lucky not to collide into a parked car as although my speed was very

low, I was turning a corner and skidded on wet roads and sharp breaking. If I had damaged someone’s vehicle I am sure

that my insurance would have had to take the hit!

If you see dogs off leads in residential areas, please could you gently and politely remind the owners of this request in

“The Delabole Slate” newsletter.

There is plenty of open rural space around Delabole to allow your dogs to run free.

Many thanks

A Delabole resident (Name provided)


THE

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First Class Food - Vegetarian Dishes Available

Treligga Downs, Delabole

SPRING FOOD & DRINK FAYRE

Saturday 18th April, 10.00- 4.00pm

Meet the local producers

Free samples and tasting

Join us in our newly extended

Cafe / Function Room

Friday 24th April

FISH FRIDAY

Bookings only from 6.30pm

MAY BE CLOSED DUE TO CORONOVIRUS

Saturday 18th April

SKITTLES EVENING

For Delabole Christmas Lights

Wednesday 29th April

Football Club

BINGO

Function Room Available

Weddings Parties

Phone: (01840) 212565

FLOWERS FROM BRUALLEN

Elaine Reynolds

AWARD WINNING FLORIST

67 High Street, Delabole,

North Cornwall PL33 9AH

01840 212555

Flowers@bruallen.co.uk

www.bruallen.co.uk

Family run florist with that

personal touch


CAMELFORD BYPASS – CORNWALL COUNCIL

Cornwall Council are inviting comments on proposals to implement a road improvement for the A39 Atlantic Highway

to provide a bypass to Camelford.

The proposed improvement to Camelford aims to remove the through traffic from the A39, where it passes through

Camelford, by providing a new road passing to the west of the town.

The new road will join the A39 to the south of the town to the A39 to the north of the town and have a number of

benefits including;

· Reduce congestion within Camelford especially during the summer tourist season

· Remove HGVs from Camelford.

· Improve air quality within Camelford.

· Improve the centre of Camelford to make it a more vibrant community hub that will encourage residents and

tourists to visit, shop, carry out business, and socialise within the town.

· Improve the north south journey time along the A39 corridor.

· Improve connectivity for non-car users by enhancing the provision for pedestrian, cyclists and equestrians

around Camelford.

· Environmental enhancement including new woodlands. Build on legacy of Environmental Growth projects.

· Encourage investment in Camelford and along the A39 corridor

· Reduce accidents on existing road network

If you did not have a chance to make any of the consultation events you can still have your say online.

A link to all of the proposals can be found here:

https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/transport-and-streets/roads-highways-and-pavements/major-highway-schemes/a39-

atlantic-highway-camelford-improvement/

Or by simply putting “A39” in the search box on the Councils home page. And a link to the consultation

questions can be found here:

https://www.netigate.se/a/s.aspx?s=818179X211331457X23683

You have until the 16 th April to register your views

Dominic Fairman

Cornwall Councillor – St Teath, St Breward and Delabole

07939 122303 – dominic.fairman@cornwallcouncillors.org.uk


Smuggler’s

FISH and CHIPS

HIGH STREET, DELABOLE

01840 212232

Lunchtime

Evening

Monday CLOSED 16.30-20.00

Tuesday CLOSED 16.30-20.00

Wednesday CLOSED 16.30-20.00

Thursday 12.00-13.30 16.30-20.00

Friday 12.00-13.30 16.30-20.30

Saturday 12.00-13.30 16.30-20.30

Sunday CLOSED 16.30-20.00

Also we have a new

lunchtime mega deal -

see in store for details

CENTRAL GARAGE

45/47 High Street, Delabole.

Tel: 01840 212388 / Mob: 07922301966

No VAT on any item

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Farm Shop and Restaurant

Shop & Restaurant open daily from 9am.

Book now for our Traditional Sunday Roast -

choice of meats including home produced

beef followed by a selection of homemade

desserts.

Booking essential.

Don’t forget we serve breakfast 9-11am Lunch 12 noon to 3pm

Coffee, tea, home made cakes, ice cream etc

SERVED ALL DAY

Pop in - you can be sure of a warm welcome

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Events at St Endellion April 2020

Saturday 25 April, 7.30pm

The Magnificent AKs and Port Isaac Gulls.

The Magnificent AKs make a return trip to

Cornwall to peddle their own brand of

tomfoolery and to sing with their favourite

Cornish songstresses.

Raising money for Cornwall Air Ambulance.

£10

Wednesday 29 April, 7.30pm in the St Endellion Hall

Max Porter

The author of the highly original, award-winning Grief is

the Thing with Feathers talks about his most recent novel,

the spellbinding Lanny, a deeply touching portrayal of

boyhood, loneliness and the consolation (and pitfalls) of

an active imagination. Max Porter will be in conversation

with Colin Midson. £7.

Tickets from www.endelienta.org.uk or 07787 944935.

Accompanied under 16s free to many events – check

website for details.

St Endellion Easter Festival – 4th to 12th April 2020

9 days providing a rich mix of choral, orchestral and

chamber music, including James MacMillan conducting

his own masterpiece Stabat Mater, Adam Hickox

conducting Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite, the Endellion

String Quartet performing Haydn’s Seven Last Words, and

David Watkin conducting Haydn’s Nelson Mass and

Beethoven’s 7th Symphony.

See further details on www.endellionfestivals.org.uk

Easter Festival exhibition:

Rita Smith – Still Life and Abstract

Saturday 4 April to Sunday 12 April

Rita Smith is a Plymouth-based artist who works in

watercolour, oils, pastels and printmaking across a range

of both abstract and representational painting and original

prints. Entry free. Check the website for opening times.

April

This month’s Bible verse

And being found in fashion as a man, [the

Lord Jesus Christ] humbled himself, and

became obedient unto death, even the

death of the cross.

Wherefore God also hath highly exalted

him, and given him a name which is above

every name:

That at the name of Jesus every knee

should bow, of things in heaven, and things

in earth, and things under the earth;

Philippians 2:8-10

Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at

peace: thereby good shall come unto thee.

Job 22:21

King James Bible

If it’s possible to produce

the next Slate, the

deadline is 10th April

Camelford and District Old Cornwall Society.

On March 9 th we had a lovely evening with Jacky Nowakowski telling us all about Tintagel, the castle, the history and

its people from an archaeologist's eye view. The aerial photographs were beautiful and showed us the site from a different

perspective. We wondered why so many people, over millennia, had built houses, traded and made a life for themselves,

and their families, on an outcrop of rock jutting out from mainland Dumnonia (the name given to Cornwall, Devon, Dorset

and a part of Somerset back in the 5 th century.)

With the weather as it has been, wet and windy for months, we wonder if the fields will ever dry out and allow the farmers,

and their animals, to get back on the land. Farming has never been an easy life but with bad weather, economic worries

and seasonal uncertainties it becomes ever more difficult.

Our speaker on April 13 th will be Terry Faull who will tell us about a time when farming got so bad that riots broke out.

'The Agricultural Workers Riots of 1830' will give us an insight into how bad things got, and what changes were brought

about by this uprising.

It promises to be another illuminating evening.

We had several visitors to our meeting in March and look forward to seeing more in April.

Visitors are charged £3, listen to an interesting talk, have a cup of tea, as many biscuits as they can eat, and receive a

warm welcome from our members.

Join us and learn things about Cornwall you never knew.

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Hello from the Carnival Committee!

DELABOLE 20th CARNIVAL WEEK

SATURDAY 11th JULY to SATURDAY 18th JULY

We also are now looking for our 2020 Carnival Royalty - the application form is below. We will

be delighted to receive applications for Fairy Queen and/or King from girls and boys who will

be aged between 4 and 11 years on Carnival Day, 18th July 2020, and for Senior Queen from young ladies who will be

aged 12 years or more on Carnival Day.

All applicants must have permission from a parent and must live in the PL33 postcode area, or attend Delabole CP

School. We will provide you with a trailer for you to decorate for a float, and a sum of money to help towards your dresses

etc. All our past queens have had great fun during their royal year, and it is an honour to represent the village of Delabole

at any other local carnivals you are able to attend, as well as being in the limelight in our own carnival procession.

If you have any queries or concerns about what may be involved, pop in to see Elaine at Flowers from Bruallen shop,

and she will be able to help you.

Health and Safety Notice – Please be aware that the roof to the carnival containers is to be painted with

anti-vandalism paint. This will deter people from climbing on the container as it is unsafe, however please be

aware that this paint will ruin any clothing that comes into contact with it. Please make all your family members

aware, there will be signage to inform of the above and we do not accept responsibility for any damage caused

from climbing on the containers.

DELABOLE CARNIVAL BIG BREAKFAST SCHEDULED FOR

SATURDAY 25th APRIL HAS BEEN POSTPONED

ENTRY FORM FOR DELABOLE CARNIVAL QUEEN AND FAIRY QUEEN 2020

FULL NAME: ………………………………………………………………………………………

ADDRESS: ……………………………………………………………………………………….

………………………………………… POSTCODE: ……………………………

TELEPHONE NUMBER: ………………………………

DATE OF BIRTH: …………………………………….

PARENTS SIGNATURE: …………………………………………………

(Required if entrant is under 18 years of age)

PLEASE POST YOUR ENTRY FORM IN A SEALED ENVELOPE CLEARLY MARKED

“CARNIVAL ROYALTY” IN THE DELABOLE SLATE POSTING BOXES NO LATER

THAN 10th APRIL 2020.

PLEASE NOTE

Due to the

Coronovirus situation

May’s issue of the

Delabole Slate

May not happen.

Apologies in advance.


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St Teath Parish Council – Report for March 2020.

Councillors are: -

Delabole Ward – Cllrs. Gerald Heard, Pete Homans, Chris Keat, John Richards, Lance Rose,

Andrew Stacey, Nev Turner, Mandy Upsall.

St Teath Ward – Roger Lyle (Chairman), Tracey Kingdon (Vice Chairman), Darren French, Will Kitto.

Information and contact details for the Parish Council can be found on the website www.stteathparishcouncil.gov.uk or

contact me, Jenny Hoskin (Parish Clerk) on 01208 72789 or email clerk@stteathparishcouncil.co.uk

Parish Council Vacancy – The Parish Council were pleased with the response and interest shown in the recent vacancy

for the Delabole ward, and welcome Mandy Upsall who was co-opted at the March meeting. Mandy will join us for her

first meeting in April.

Housing Need Survey – The closing date for the consultation for the housing needs survey finished on the 10th March

2020. Thank you to everyone who responded online or returned their response by post. By the time the magazine is

printed the result should have been sent to the Parish Council, Ward Member and published on the Cornwall Council

website.

Governance Review – The Cornwall Council Governance Review panel are now concluding their recommendations

as the process has now gone through Stage 3 of the consultation and the final public meeting in Wadebridge that was

held on the 27th February 2020 . It appears that the parish of St Teath will split from the elections in May 2021 and

Delabole will become a parish of its own. There is much work to be done to finalise the new parish boundaries, number

of councillors and the legal and admin process. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to get in

touch.

Parish Seats – We have over 30 seats throughout the parish that are maintained by the Parish Council. Three are to

be replaced owing to their deterioration over the years and these will hopefully be in place over the next few weeks.

Delabole Millennium Clock – The clock has been repaired and is now telling the correct time. A new electric mechanism

has been installed that should prevent any further problems. However, if there is a power cut, the clock will restart exactly

twelve hours after the time it stopped.

Traffic calming – Over the past three years, Cllr Dominic Fairman (Cornwall Councillor) has worked with Cornwall

Council to design traffic calming schemes for both villages. Funding is one of the main issues why these schemes have

not been implemented, but we remain hopeful that proposals for Delabole will move forward as soon as possible.

Future Meetings.

The date of next Full Council meetings are:-

Tuesday, 7th April 2020 at St Teath.

Tuesday, 5th May 2020 at Delabole

Meetings start at 7.00pm and members of the public are welcome to attend.

Jenny Hoskin

Clerk to St Teath Parish Council

Scott Mann MP

At the time of writing I am looking forward to the annual Treasury budget. The budget will not only be the first for the

new majority Conservative government, it will also be the first one delivered by our new Chancellor, Rishi Sunak. Over

the previous few weeks, I have considered what asks I will be making as a priority for North Cornwall and spoken to

constituents, colleagues and council representatives. It’s clear to me that the Camelford bypass project is at the top of

the list for this year’s budget, and I have been on the front foot taking this forward with the Chancellor and the Transport

Secretary.

North Cornwall’s transport infrastructure needs upgrading. Under successive historic governments and while

represented by previous MPs, our local rail and road systems were not given the attention they demanded and deserved.

Prior to my first election, I pledged to fight for a Camelford bypass, a road project that has been discussed for almost

a century. After the election, I immediately set to work, and many of you joined me in signing my bypass petition. Since

then, and during the two subsequent election campaigns I have continued to give it my full support.

Now that the constraints imposed upon the previous government due to Brexit delay are a thing of the past we are able

to move forward, and I am pushing on behalf of North Cornwall to get this project signed off in Westminster. My

Conservative colleagues and I stand on our record of delivery for Cornwall; ensuring that the A30, our most vital road,

is duelled all the way from Exeter to Hayle. I know we can achieve similar success with Camelford and the bypass.

North Cornwall needs this project. It is not only vital for supporting economic growth and its potential as a transport

route, but we also need it for air quality and safety reasons. The people in Camelford overwhelmingly support the bypass,

and I was very pleased to see how many residents came out for the public consultation earlier in the month.

The budget also gives Members of Parliament the opportunity to state other long-term priorities such as the NHS, and

the levelling of education funding for our children. Prior to the general election, the Prime Minister pledged that the next

majority Conservative government would pledge £450m to Cornwall for new NHS primary care services. I am therefore

very pleased that the seed funding (which is the first stage of the programme) is in place and we are now awaiting the

NHS to put forward different plans for how they propose to use the pledged £450m. I am looking forward to working

with the NHS as we deliver on this pledge, but I have also made it clear to them that I want the people of Cornwall to

have the chance to have their say via a consultation process.

I look forward to updating readers again in the spring.


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FRIDAY 9.30AM - 5.00PM

SATURDAY 9.30AM - 1.00PM

Appointments available by phone or call in


Delabole Fire Station

(New for 2020 - a regular update from our local fire station)

March has been a busy month for us at the station. We have just completed our yearly exercise at one of our station

ground risks and this year we have attended a persons reported fire at Saputo (formerly Dairy Crest). This type of

property has many risks for crews and running exercises at such premises ensures, if we do have an incident at this

location, that both the crews and staff have some knowledge and experience of how we can minimise risk ensuring

we carry out our roles as safely as possible.

We have a varied balance of risks in our station ground and we will be visiting these premises this month to update

our risk information and build relationships with these businesses. We would like to thank those involved for what can

be a time consuming but very worthwhile experience.

This month has also included our yearly station operational audit, in which a team visit the station and audit our

appliance, paperwork, knowledge and operational awareness to make sure we are continuing to uphold the high

standards expected of us. This audit holds the management and crews to high expectations and demands us to achieve

the best we can be with the equipment we have available to us. The theme for the drill this year was a bed and breakfast

which had two missing casualties and required crews to wear breathing apparatus in a smoke filled property to search

for and rescue them. We were lucky enough to use the Delabole Methodist church this year which enables us to

challenge the crews in unfamiliar surroundings. We would like to thank the members of the church for the use of the

property as off station training is difficult to acquire. Lastly we have a station visit to accommodate this month with St

Piran’s Playschool attending to give some fire safety input and hopefully, if the weather holds off, a chance to get hold

of the hose reel and spray some water around,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the crews of Delabole for their continued commitment in serving their

community and this recent busy period.

Watch manager

Delabole 7.2

The deadline for the May edition

of the ‘Slate’ is April 10th


Methodist

Church

April

We have been advised to close the premises

due to the virus and so there will not be any

worship, church activities, including our

lunches, Women’s Fellowship and Nimble

Fingers for the time being. As the premises are

closed, all other organisations that use the

building will not be there either.

If you would like further information about this,

or if we can help in a practical way or feel you

would just like to have a chat with someone,

then our members will be pleased to hear from

you…

Rev Bryan 01840 214818

Barbara 01840 213566

Helen 01840 212558

Marie 01840 213999

Patricia 01840 212529

For more information, access a message from

Rev Steve Wild on You Tube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeWoJM_pxtw

Presentation

Cast your mind back to the end of last year and if you

were at the December Community Lunch you may

remember one of our regulars, Vera, making a

presentation to Tricia of something for the chapel.

The gift was a bell which held special memories for Vera.

It had been used by her father when he taught Sunday

School in a village chapel in Wales and she thought it was

time to pass it along for use in this village chapel. So,

when we’re up and running again, we’ll have to let Rev

Bryan ring it when he wants to call order!

Thank you, Vera - and we do send you our love as you

recover from your fall.


Village Contacts

This is a list of helpful contacts for organisations and clubs in our village. If any details need changing, please contact The Slate.

Allotment Alan 213999 Nimble Fingers Sue 214818

Art & Craft Club Christine 212546 Parish Council Clerk 01208 72789

C of E Vicar Rev Angela 212520 Port Isaac Surgery 01208 880222

Cricket Club Glen 212722 Quilters Sue 214818

Dancecise Marie 01208 880561 Royal British Legion Patricia 212529

Delabole Christmas

Lights

Abi 212722 Royal Naval

Association

Chris 212542

Delabole School Secretary 212540 Sound Meditation Sue 07950 342149

Delabole Village show Christine 212546 St.John’s Church Tricia 212520

Dr Garrod - Delabole

213229 St.Piran’s Playschool Kasey 214871

Surgery

Dr Uglow

Camelford 213894 Starmakers Morwenna 07812 367638

Medical

Family Breakfast Alison 01208 841469 Swing Rhythm Jenny 07454 450992

Tappers

Football Club Paul 07919 128231 The Carnival Melanie 211338

Good Energy

Community Fund

Chris 212542 The Delabole Slate

Newsletter

Ro 211150

Hatha Yoga Trish 07837 918566 The Delabole Slate Bob 211150

Advertising

Hospital Car Service Tricia 212520 Those Were the Days Brenda 211708

Kernow Credit Union Tricia 212520 Old Delabole memorabilia & Photos

Line Dancing Helen 213814 Triple S Club Sue 212713

Methodist Church Patricia 212529 Village Website Chris 212542

Methodist Minister Rev Bryan 214818 VIP Club Tricia 212520

Mobile Post Office 07999 936473 Women’s Fellowship Sue 214818


ThE

Village

Voice

2020

Sale

of

New and Preloved

Household Items

including

Toys, Towels, Bedding, Clothing

(Coats, Jackets, Blouses, Jumpers etc)

Sizes 16-20

And much more on

POSTPONED

Saturday 18th April

1pm - 3pm

at

Delabole Methodist

Schoolroom

From

The Delabole

Carnival

Committee

We would like to thank the family

of Doris Young for their very

generous donation of £200 made

to the Delabole Carnival in her

honour.

Stay in! Stay safe!

Let’s beat the virus!

Memories of a Farming Childhood in 40s and 50s

At the start of the war my Father and other local farmers helped to cart off the bulldozed hedges as the Treligga

aerodrome was made. This was eventually staffed by WRENS and every weekend a couple of them would stumble

across the dark fields to join my parents for supper, chat and music on the wind up gramophone. This also helped to

liven the lonely blackout evenings for my Mother with two small children and my Father often out on Home Guard duty;

After the war was over my Father did a deal with the Ministry of Defence. With lambing and calving finished, several

hundred head of livestock needed extra grazing. This also kept the grass short on the aerodrome which was then

staffed by sailors and used as a firing range by the Fleet Air Arm from I think it was St Merryn and St Eval naval bases.

There would be a shrill ring on the one and only telephone in the hall and my Father had an hour or so notice to shift

all the stock back onto the farm. He would set off with Moss the sheepdog and shout 'Away to me' and off Moss would

shoot right round the airfield bringing back all the animals through the gate to the safety of the Beach Field.

My sister and I spent many hours sitting on the garden wall entertained by the planes screaming in down over Treligga

letting fly with their load of bombs or machine gunning at the old army tanks used as targets before they soared up

again and away out to sea. I well remember the day the tanks arrived from Delabole station. My Mother and I had set

off for our daily walk up the road, she pushing my sister in the big old pram and me with my dolly's pram and Susy the

Cairn terrier on a string. As we went along the narrow top road towards Tregragon there was a terrifying rumbling and

clanking approaching us and my Mother frantically shouted 'quick get up the bank' as she hauled the pram with my

sister up the steep bank and I managed to haul my dolly and more importantly Susy the dog up. Just as well, as the

volunteer drivers struggled to control the unfamiliar monsters with lack of brakes.

Those same tanks now painted white caused another emergency amongst the young calves. Several started to

mysteriously sicken and die and it was a while before the vets diagnosed lead or arsenic poisoning. Calves and also

cows love to lick anything metal and in fact will often swallow foreign bodies such as old nails or staples which puncture

their guts and they die. They also have a habit of licking and swallowing stray polythene bags which cause a similar

blockage. This is why farmers are so against those Chinese lanterns which float up in the air and come down in the

middle of a field somewhere. My Father used to tell me how when he was young it was common for cows to die of 'a

wire' because the cow whilst being milked would turn round and give the dairymaid an affectionate lick and remove

and swallow their hairpins.

One of my most vivid memories is of St Teath church at Easter in the days when every roadside was covered in wild

primroses. Every pew and windowsill in the church was completely covered in moss and masses of primroses and

jars of daffodils. The choirboys processing down the aisle behind the cross dressed in their white surplices singing

'Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluiah'. As we left to go home the bells peeled out across the village and maybe the

possibiliity of a large chocolate egg waiting for us at home. However as sweets were still strictly rationed more likely

we had breakfasted on eggs with silly faces drawn on them or maybe coloured pink having been wrapped and boiled

in onion skins,

April with masses of daffodils brought in from the orchard; catkins, pussy willows, hawthorn in flower, jars of tadpoles,

birds nesting, weeds sprouting, last of the vegetable garden to be planted and maybe the first swallows arriving. Spring

soon to turn into summer and an end of winter storms.


What’s ON

In our area …

Delabole Village Show

Annual General Meeting

Tuesday 7th April 2020, 6:30pm

Methodist Schoolrooms

All Welcome

POSTPONED

DELABOLE

CARNIVAL

BIG BREAKFAST

Saturday 25th APRIL

Delabole Methodist Church

08.00 - 12 midday

POSTPONED

IF YOU PUT UP POSTERS TO ADVERTISE YOUR EVENT

PLEASE TAKE THEM DOWN AGAIN TO KEEP OUR VILLAGE TIDY


IF YOU PUT UP A

POSTER, PLEASE

TAKE IT DOWN

AFTER YOUR EVENT

Thank you.

DIARY DATES

YOUR GUIDE TO TO LOCAL EVENTS AND

MEETINGS IN AND AROUND DELABOLE

Sat 4th to Sat 11th April

EASTER EGG HUNT. Details on What’s On page

Raising Funds for Delabole Christmas Lights

Wednesday 8th April

Delabole Working Mens Club A.G.M. At 8pm

Tuesday 14th April

Tintagel Primary School Bingo. Clease Hall, Camelford

6.30 for Eyes Down at 7.30pm

Saturday 18th April

Skittles Night at The Poldark Inn.

Details on What’s On page.

Register from 7.30pm to start at 8.00pm

Raising Funds for Delabole Christmas Lights

Advance date - 11th & 12th July 2020

St Teath Arts Festival

NOTICE - There is every possibility that if the

Coronovirus situation worsens during April, there

will not be an issue of the Slate in May. We are

all volunteers and equally affected by this

situation. All advertisers will be contacted.

Tintagel Orpheus Male Voice Choir.

In March the choir competed at Wadebridge Music Festival

for the Male Voice Choir Cup, along with Loveny MVC and

Wadebridge MVC. All three choirs put on a spirited

performance, the eventual winners being Loveny, with

Tintagel joint second place with Wadebridge. I am sure

we will try again next year.

We have no scheduled engagements at present for April

or May as our MD, Penny, will be working abroad (corona

virus permitting!)

We shall still be rehearsing for our busy Summer season

which will start with a joint concert with Bristol University

Madrigal Ensemble on Sunday, June 18th, 7.30pm at

Tintagel Methodist Church.

All enquiries to our Hon. Sec. John Sadler on 01840 212583

Flagman's Notes.

There are two dates in April when the

Union Flag should be flown:

21st April, Birthday of H.M The Queen.

23rd April, Birthday of Prince Louis.

April 23rd is also St George's Day, and as he is our

Patron Saint, the flag of St George will be flown.

IF YOU PUT UP POSTERS TO ADVERTISE YOUR

EVENT, PLEASE TAKE THEM DOWN AGAIN.

THIS HELPS TO KEEP OUR VILLAGE TIDY.

THANK YOU

REGULAR MEETINGS / EVENTS

Every Monday (Excluding school holidays):

Delabole Art & Craft Group meet in the Methodist School Room.

From 2.30pm £2.00

Every Tuesday: Kernow Credit Union 1.00- 2.15pm

Contact Tricia on 212520 for up to date details

Every Wednesday Fitness League ladies exercise group for all

ages, 9.30am at Camelford Hall.

For more information call Katie Holmes 01208 815725

Every Thursday

More Harmony Ladies Barber Shop Chorus

Thursday night at Wadebridge Ambulance Hall from 7.15pm

All Welcome Contact 07856 218930 or

contact@moreharmony.co.uk

Delabole Quilters will be meeting at Delabole Methodist Church

on alternate Fridays at 2pm. £2 per session.

February 7th and 21st, March 6th and 20th, April 3rd and 24th

No experience necessary! Contact Sue 01840 212713

Saturdays at 2.30pm 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.

Mobile Post Office Van

Parks in the lay-by opp. St John’s

Tuesday 12.00 - 15.00

Wednesday 13.30 - 15.00

Friday 13.30 - 15.00

This service is provided by St. Breward Stores

Tel: 01208 850260

Mobile Post Office Van Tel: 07999 936473

DEADLINE FOR

MAY SLATE IS

10th APRIL

Mailboxes at the Spar,

Lugg’s Garage, the

Community Shop and email

are emptied once a month

only, after the 10th.

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