26.01.2022 Views

Delabole Slate February 2022

Create successful ePaper yourself

Turn your PDF publications into a flip-book with our unique Google optimized e-Paper software.

THE DELABOLE SLATE

ISSUE 415

FEBRUARY 2022

14th February

Delabole.slatenewsletter@gmail.com

WE NEED YOUR

IDEAS

CAN YOU HELP?

PLATINUM JUBILEE

LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER ORGANISERS AND HELPERS

TO CREATE THE CELEBRATION OF A LIFETIME

Calling groups, organisations, businesses and individuals.

We are looking for your vision and ideas to make the

Jubillee celebrations a special weekend for Delabole

village i.e

Competitions: fancy dress / hat / cake

Activities - mini or junior sports / car boot

Concert / other music

Commemorative mugs for children*

Commemorative plaque on the clock tower

Food - picnic in the park / cream tea / bbq

* If you would like your child to receive a mug, please

complete and return the form in this issue.

A Jubilee planning meeting will be held at the

METHODIST CHURCH

On Tuesday 8th February 5.50-6.50pm

(before the Parish Council meeting)

ALL WELCOME

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.

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




Mon - Fri


A Methodist Minister’s View

Most of us, I guess, over the course of an evening turn to programmes on the Independent Television Channels, which

are of course dependent on the revenue from their advertising to stay in business. Amongst the advertisements will be

some for insurance firms and building societies all trying to attract our business. As I was thinking along these lines I

thought about the historical roots of such organisations. Many started as local initiatives often sponsored by groups of

people involved with local churches who had a concern to help local people to be able to own houses or insure themselves

against difficulties. Such was the impact of local Christian people in the late 18th and 19th Centuries. This serves as

an example of the Christian Church in that era.

Over the Christmas period we heard of the death of Archbishop Desmund Tutu on Boxing Day 2021. He was a man

who had a profound affect on the political life in South Africa through his involvement in the anti-apartheid movement

alongside Nelson Mandela and others. Their campaigning involved action in various countries in the World. Some

readers will recall the request made through Church networks in the 1980’s not to buy goods imported from South Africa.

This action involving many ordinary people contributed to the success of the anti-apartheid movement and Nelson

Mandela forming a government and becoming the first President of colour in south Africa.

Many people have paid tribute to Desmond Tutu in various ways since his passing. One person described him as a

‘Crusader for freedom, equality, justice and peace’. Someone else described him as ‘a Man of words and actions’ whilst

another person said, ‘the World is different because of this man’. Desmond Tutu’s life is an example of the impact of

Christian teaching in our present era.

I have been struck by two quotes from Desmond Tutu that I have seen recently. One was ‘enemies are your potential

friends’.

The other quotation appeared on Facebook and read – ‘When I talk of forgiveness, I mean the belief that you can come

out the other side…. a better person than the one being consumed by anger and hatred. Remaining in that state locks

you in a state of victimhood, making you almost dependent on the perpetrator. If you can find it in yourself to forgive

then you are no longer chained to the perpetrator you can move on’.

All of this is food for thought, every blessing as you ponder over it.

Bryan Ede

DELABOLE UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB

After a few weeks off from football Delabole United kicked off 2022 with a 3-2 win against Looe Town reserves. Any

sneaky extra pounds put on over the Christmas break were quickly forgotten and Goals by Dan Edwards, Churton

Fairman and Matt Mountain were enough to secure the victory for the Slaters. The result leaves the Slaters firmly in

mid-table with just over half of the season completed and a hope that a push up the league is still possible in the second

half of the season.

A group of players braved the cold Atlantic on New Year’s Day

to carry forward the proud tradition of a fancy dress dip to

welcome the new year in. The dip successfully raised funds for

the football club, which are always welcome, and which support

on-going football based in Delabole. Well done guys!

If you fancy playing football for your local team and are 18 years

old come along and join the lads. New players are always

welcome and you’ll find a welcoming and friendly bunch.

Training takes place every Tuesday evening at the all weather

pitch in Camelford with match days each Saturday afternoon in

Delabole. Please contact either Mitch on 07496 537355 or

delabolefc@hotmail.com.

SHORT TERM LET WANTED

Short term let required

From end of January for 4 - 6 months

Call Alan or Angela on 01840 213636

Or Email: acpollard27@gmail.com


WEST COUNTRY SHEDS & CABINS LTD

MAN & MINI DIGGER

LOGS & KINDLING

- Cabins & Sheds to suit your budget, please ask for brochure

- Landscaping / Ground Works & Garden Services

- Narrow Access - Digger fits through doorways/gateways

- Supply and removal of materials (to save tip costs)

- Professional & Reliable service - Free Estimates

info@westcountrycabins.co.uk

Tel: 01840 552011 / 01840 211233

Mobile: 07747 606271 / 07595 545390

Tel:

01840

212190

R. JONES

FOR ALL YOUR BUILDING

AND ROOFING NEEDS


COUNCIL CORNER Delabole Parish Council

Happy New Year everyone, better late than never. We hope that you have all had an enjoyable festive season.

The new year will bring new challenges for our community and the Parish Council; we hope that individuals will join us

with ideas and volunteer their time and expertise to carry these through.

JUBILEE

In particular this year is HM the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations, 2nd to 5th June, and a committee made up from

representatives of local organisations and businesses will hopefully be tasked to facilitate these. We need ideas and

activities to engage every age group and make a truly memorable weekend to remember. There will never be another

opportunity in our lifetime to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee.

It has been proposed to provide every child in the PL33 postcode area with a commemorative mug and to do this we

shall require numbers. PLEASE fill in and return the form in this issue.

If you have ideas or would like to organise an activity or be on the committee, then please come along to the

Methodist Church on Tuesday 8th February 5.50 - 6.50pm, before the Parish Council meeting for an open

discussion. Everyone will be welcome.

Traffic Calming, 20mph speed limit scheme

On 14th December 2021, 40 villagers took the opportunity to view the traffic calming scheme proposed by Cornwall

Council. The majority of comments were very positive and a number of queries regarding detail have been forwarded

to CC. One feature of the scheme is to provide a bus stop pull in with ramp access at the Rockhead Street, Higher

Medrose junction where currently there is no facility to get on and off the bus.

Cornwall Council has set up a web page where all the updates on the 20 mph project will be posted. This can be found

at -

https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/transport-parking-and-streets/roads-highways-and-pavements/20mph-speed-limits/

A spokesman for Cornwall Council says ‘Unfortunately, we cannot yet provide a full web link specific to the Delabole

consultation, but the consultation site link is below, this and a QR code for the Consultation Finder will be on the Site

notices posted on street. https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/TrafficConsult

We plan for the Consultation to go live mid to late w/c 11th’

Please look at the notices when they are posted in our streets and feedback any comments you may have.

Our Darley Oak tree

Details of this historic tree are elsewhere in this publication. The PC will discuss the outcome of the vote and the siting

of the tree at their February meeting.

All other items discussed at our January meeting can be viewed on the Parish notice board.

The usual contact for our Parish Clerk is 07869 725450 or clerk@delaboleparishcouncil.gov.uk

Johanna’s Memories

Reading Patricia Melloy's Memory of the Cornish Insurance building in the November Slate also brought back many

memories to this Delabole exile . For a start 'Winnie made me'! Winnie being Winnie Ching later to be Mrs Jim May

who for a while ran the chemist's shop and yes Patrica I too remember those tins of delicious Ovaltine sweets.

Winnie used to live with her parents at the top of Water lane I think. Every day come rain or shine as a young woman

she would get on her bicycle and bike down to Tregardock before 7.30am to light the kitchen range and put on the kettle

for my parents' first cuppa of the day. Those were the days of kitchen ranges. paraffin lamps, coppers for the weekly

wash and steamy kitchen floors to wash and carpets to be brushed by hand. Most farmhouses had a Maid to help the

Farmer's wife with all the chores. In fact it seemed to me as a youngster that Winnie did most things and when the

'Facts of life' were being discussed one day I stood up and stated categorically that Winnie made me. Winnie also

used to make my favourite 'Bally Stew' which were the delicious suet dumplings that helped to bulk out the stew. She

used to make my favourite pudding too of pink Blancmange. Remember this was wartime and food rationing and a pink

pudding of any consistency was a great treat using some of the precious sugar ration.

After the War ended my Father, exhausted after running the farm throughout and also part of the Home Guard and

having previously farmed through the Depression, put Tregardock on the market and we moved to South Cornwall for

a couple of years. Amazing as it may now seem there was not a single bid on the farm. This is when Winnie started

to work at the Chemist shop. She eventually met Jim May and they did indeed move to Port Isaac and produced her

much loved young Jim. It is amazing when I think of it now how Winnie was never late down to put on that kettle in the

morning having first lit the Range. Then at the end of a hard day's labour had to push that bike back up the hill all the

way to Delabole. I never did take to cycling myself, living at the bottom of that steep hill out of Tregardock and in the

days before bicycles had any gears. My son recently purchased an electric bike and amazed the oncoming Post van

as he just sailed up that hill past him! It was not just Winnie who cycled that road twice a day. For many years dear

Jack Jeffery also came to work and back to Tregardock from West Downs on his trusty old bike before he was able to

buy himself a car. 'Memories' indeed.

Johanna


THE

POLDARK INN

First Class Food - Vegetarian Dishes Available

Treligga Downs, Delabole

Evening meals available every night

Takeaways are also available

Bar open every evening and

All day Saturday and Sunday

Sunday Lunches are still available as

takeaway only, delivery

can be arranged.

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


Dominic Fairman - Councillor

Without doubt the top two issues that are continually brought to my attention since being first elected to represent Delabole

in 2016, are the congestion on the High Street between Water Lane and Charlottes Way and speeding along the rest

of the B3314 through the village.

By the end of 2017 I had successfully lobbied the Council for a feasibility study which looked at various traffic management

options. The proposed solution to the congestion, however, was broadly one that that village had already seen and

rejected in 2012 - namely the provision of passing places on the South side of the High Street which would be protected

by double yellow lines. Whilst there was some extra parking provided on the North side within the scheme, there was a

loss of overall on-street parking. At my first village consultation this, once again, did not attract community support.

During 2018 I worked with the late Colin Davey and the Council to explore the potential provision of a new off-street car

park behind the houses on the South side of the High Street which could have been accessed off Water Lane. In addition

to this, there was also a suggestion from residents on the High Street that a potential solution might be found through

using the grass verge on the North side to re-align the carriageway whilst maintaining most of the on-street parking on

the South side.

At my second village consultation, it was this second option that proved to have by far the most community support and

I was confident enough to commission full detailed plans and costings. These were hammered out and refined over the

course of 2019 and had it not been for Covid and the various lock downs I would have hoped to have brought them to

the village before now.

Funding had been another potential barrier to delivering any scheme. All the proposals had significant costs attached

to them and, before Delabole became a parish, it was a difficult decision for the joint Parish Council to commit substantial

funds to one village over the other. Fortunately, the 17 parishes that make up the Camelford Network Area were willing

to support my suggestion that over 50% of their 4 yearly highways budget should be directed towards a Delabole scheme,

and in addition our new Parish Council has also recently committed some reserves which will enable a 20-mph zone to

be delivered as well. This very high level of local commitment and community engagement has been appreciated by the

Transport team at Cornwall Council and they are going to match fund these local commitments from core Council funds.

There is a formal online consultation open now for residents to express their concerns or, just as importantly, any support

for the proposals and it can be found using this link to the Council’s website and then clicking through to the online

consultation finder.

www.cornwall.gov.uk/TrafficConsult

The congestion issue has been a difficult one to address and had there been any easy options I have no doubt it would

have been tackled years ago. I believe the solution that is coming to the village will make a big difference and in

combination with the new 20 mph zone will make Delabole a safer and even more pleasant place to live.

Dominic Fairman

Cornwall Councillor

St Teath & Tintagel Division

Mobile: 07939 122303

cllr.dominic.fairman@cornwall.gov.uk

www.delabole2020.uk

The following is a communication sent to Chris, at the above website, from an old Delabolian from up in England.:

I don’t know what’s taken me so long but I’ve only now discovered your brilliant website. I wondered if I might be permitted

to make an enquiry through your site. As a “Slater” who attended the Primary school during the war years (39/45!!!) I’d

be very interested to hear from anyone who remembers Nina Masel- a teacher who taught at the school just after the

war, probably about 1946-50 when she moved on to St.Ives. She is included in one of the school class photos. Would

it be possible for you to make an enquiry through the site?

Best wishes to you - keep Covid free - stay away from clinicians!!! Derek Trewin

Anyone with information, please contact Chris through www.delabole2020.uk or via The Slate mailbox at Spar

Love your neighbour as yourself’ – it was good advice when Jesus gave it over 2000 years ago and it

remains just as relevant today. ‘Be kind’ is a meme that often appears on social media sites (they’re not all bad!) which

is saying something similar: treat one another with the kindness you would like to receive. I think this is particularly

important to remember at the moment, when many of us are feeling exhausted and frazzled by the pandemic and all the

restrictions it brings to everyday life; the uncertainty; the anxiety and maybe grief that surrounds us – it seems to be

going on so long and we have all had enough. I don’t know about you, but I am finding that tempers are short and it’s

all too easy to snap back at people when actually a kind word, a smile, or a quiet acceptance would work wonders and

make such a difference. ‘A kind word turns away wrath’, says the proverb – let’s try it!

And may God bless you and yours as we look forward to Spring.

Angela Cooper, Rector


DelaCabs

PROPRIETOR: J. LOBB

MINI BUS TAXI

UP TO 8 SEATS

Telephone: 07929 220567

LUGG’S GARAGE LTD

ROCKHEAD STREET Established 1925

• MOT TESTING STATION

For cars, three-wheelers

and motorcycles

WELL STOCKED TYRE BAY

FULL DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT

• SKILLED WORKSHOP STAFF

With years of experience repairing

motors of all makes

Delabole, Cornwall

01840 213284

MIKE IRWIN

Supply and fit kitchens

Decking, gates and fences

Custom built furniture

General carpentry

07966797858 – 01840 213570

MARQUEE FOR HIRE

Private Garden Party or Club Function?

Camelford Rotary Club Hire Out &

Erect their Marquee

All in Aid of Local Charities

Contact via Facebook or 01840 212497

CHRIS WOODWARD

BUILDER / HANDYMAN

SMALL JOBS / BIG JOBS

PATIOS, WALLS, PLASTERING,

& MUCH MORE

07766 500852


Reflection on Slate

I moved to Cornwall from Essex in 2004 and lived in the Crows Nest Pub overlooking the sea. Living in such a beautiful

place I became fascinated by the history surrounding Port Isaac as well as the rest of Cornwall. Port Gaverne with its

background of slate and fishing was a rich source of fascination. I collected a number of second hand and new books

and as the winter months were quiet, they allowed time for reading. This also led to exploring the places I had read

about. Most of the slate that was being shipped out of Port Gaverne came from the Delabole Slate Company, and the

money must have been good as the properties associated with the shipping of slate were larger than from fishing.

After many years in the hospitality trade, I had the opportunity for a change of tac and began working for Trebarwith

Stoneworks. An entire world of Granite and Marble opened up to me, as well as re igniting my interest in slate from both

near and far. Originally the land was part of the much larger workings of the Prince of Wales Quarry, we could glimpse

the engine house sticking above the trees. The views overlooking Trebarwith Strand were spectacular each day, come

clear weather and bad. Wildlife never seemed to be bothered by our presence including deer, rabbits, stoats, swallows

and many others. Once again, the history of the surroundings became a fascination and as you learn more, you begin

to look at things in a different light. You become more observant as you walk or drive around the little lanes. I found

myself asking what was it used for? Why is it here?

Redundancy was a bitter pill to swallow but again would go on to provide new opportunities.

In August 2021 I began working at Trebarwith Road Rustic Quarry down Trebarwith Road (so walking distance from

home). The family and team welcomed me in and again the learning began. Slate for Walling, Hedging, Facing, Paving

and Rockery. Larger selected stones as well as crushed or screened small materials used for gateways, drives etc. It’s

fascinating to see how and where the products are used and the creativity of many of our local tradespeople to the man

on the street; as well as the history associated with the Quarry and its evolution.

When Geoff Provis’ book came out (Delabole at Work and War) I purchased a copy and it’s lovely to see the local

knowledge and history put down on paper before it may be lost, as we lose those who can tell the tales. I will read with

interest about the places about us and go exploring again our great lanes and across the numerous footpaths we are

blessed with.

Beth Haddow

Editor Note - does anybody else find inspiration from their surroundings? We would love to hear from you.

Under 6

Senglana Hammond

6-12 years Lily Harrington

Over 18s

Christmas Colouring Competition Winners

Howard Shore

Special thanks to the 48years and 6 months entrant who had to use his big crayons as he wasn’t allowed

felt tip pens yet…

and the talented 49 year old. The world needs more people like you!

CONGRATULATIONS !

1935 Advert for Delabole Co-op

So many things that draw your attention, aren’t there?

The first thing that jumped out for me was the phone

number - 66.

Am thinking of writing articles about the Delabole Co-op

and Moore’s shop in the next few months - maybe

Lloyds Bank. Has anyone any memories they can share

please?

Helen 01840212558

Link Word - ANSWERS

Gate Way Out

Hard Stone Hard

Chimney Pot Plant

Cat Litter Bug

Lap Top Notch

Gate Post Card

Thunder Clap Hands

Bird Bath Mat

Sky Lark About

Mountain Ash Tray

Shake Hands On


PENTIRE WORKSHOPS

HIGH STREET, DELABOLE

FOR RENT

NEW 20ft STORAGE CONTAINER

Tel: 01840 770683

HOME PRODUCED BEEF & LAMB.

HOMEMADE JAMS & CHUTNEYS, HOMEMADE CAKES, LOCAL

CHEESE, RODDAS CREAM & MILK, LOCAL BAKERY BREAD,

FRESH FRUIT & VEG., PASTA, CRISPS, SNACKS, BISCUITS,

FUDGE & ICE CREAM

Farm Shop & Restaurant

Open 7 days a week

Restaurant closed on Mondays

SERVING: BREAKFAST, COFFEE, LUNCH,

SUNDAY ROAST, HOMEMADE CAKES,

CREAM TEAS, ICE CREAMS

Winter Warmer Lunches available throughout

(excl. Sun & Mon)

2 courses plus tea or coffee for £11.50

Homemade dish using our own home produced meat

plus homemade fruit crumble & custard.

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

Follow us:

CENTRAL GARAGE

45, High Street, Delabole

GOOD FURNITURE & ALADDIN’S CAVE

We buy and sell good second-hand furniture

Open Mon & Tues 10.00 - 2.00pm

Thurs 11.00 - 3.00pm

Fri 10.00 - 2.00pm

Or by appointment

Enquiries -

Ring Carolyn 07896 909245 / 01840 213590

Come take a look

Tel: 01840 219368

69 High Street, Delabole, PL33 9AH

Opening hours

Tuesday 9am - 5pm

Friday 9am - 5pm

Saturday 9am - 4pm


The Good Old Days Jan /Feb 2022

Happy memories of those remembered but with us no more!

This is not anything like what I had intended to jot down for this month’s Slate offering. Once again events have intervened,

and again, it’s a case of ‘the tail wagging the dog’!

Back in November? I shared some valued memories of an evening with “Mrs Rosewarne” who passed away many years

ago but is still remembered and loved throughout Cornwall. Very recently we lost “Jethro” who was born and bred even

deeper ‘down West’. I mention him now to share a side of him that you may not have been so familiar with. Many will

know that as well as his humour he had a deep singing voice that could have bought him a totally different career. My

earliest memories of him were as a “fun to be with” singer rather than as a comedian.

Many years ago (probably about 40), during my working life I had occasion to meet a builder about some building work

in ‘The Weavers’ at Bodmin which was then fairly universally known as ‘The Wine Bar’- what an ordeal – poor me! That

evening there was a young lady struggling with playing a guitar and singing to largely deaf ears (not her fault) with the

place dominated by the sound of everyone clattering and chattering. I imagine she was feeling as despondent as she

looked. After about 15 minutes of starting, Jethro wandered in to be greeted with multiple calls of “Give us a song, Jethro”.

He initially resisted the requests quite firmly but eventually went over and spoke to the girl entertaining. It seemed that

they then agreed that she play while he/they sung about 5 songs. The result was absolute magic, being as good as

anything I have ever heard. It ranks as one of my favourite half hours to this day. They finished each song to tumultuous

clapping and general applause. On each occasion Jethro stood back and, while looking straight at his beaming guitarist,

clapped her loudly and enthusiastically. I doubt if I will ever witness such a change in body language as I witnessed that

night as the girl’s fortunes changed. I hope the ‘girl with the guitar’ went on to have years of successful, happy entertaining.

I don’t know why or what Jethro was there for that night but it was, maybe, ‘destiny’!

Closer to home! It was a real pleasure to be out at night in Delabole during this Christmas period when we were, nationally,

going through such difficult and uncertain times. I don’t think anyone I knew had any idea of what to make of the “mixed

messages” coming from above. I think, collectively, most of us took a sensible approach to keeping ourselves, family,

and neighbours as safe as possible without shutting ourselves away. I hope we will continue like this because I have

lost too many good friends of long standing recently (not necessarily all covid related) and don’t want another two years

of this number of losses.

Congratulations to everyone in the village who individually, and collectively, put up Christmas lights and decorations this

year – what inventive talent some of us have! In case I was seen straying with the family into St Teath territory to join

them singing carols on the square by the clock I plead “Guilty” now. They had a brilliant array of decorations and lights

too. Well done all.

Happy New Year everyone. Although I will not be the first with these wishes as it is now well into the first week of February

2022. Please remember when you are striving to be first at anything, as someone in the village once said to me :- “The

early bird catches the worm” - but - “The early worm gets caught!”.

I.M.B.

From Scott Mann MP

At this time of year, when the weather is bad and the nights are long, the accident rate on our Cornish roads is always

higher. In 2019 (where full pre-pandemic figures are available) 1,752 people were killed on the roads across the UK and

almost thirty thousand were seriously injured. Last year, despite the reduction in road traffic due to the pandemic, 48

deaths and 793 serious injuries occurred in Cornwall.

The ‘Vision Zero’ approach is something I endorse, and I believe the aspiration to cut road deaths by half by 2030 and

entirely by 2040 is one which we should all support. Now that the public health situation is stabilising road safety will be

one of my key priorities. In the first week of January, I wrote to the Police and Crime Commissioner and asked for an

update on schemes in North Cornwall.

My team have made contact directly with Devon & Cornwall Police to set up a meeting on the Vision Zero scheme which

I mentioned previously, and I have also been in contact with National Highways concerning some of our dangerous A30

junctions, including Plusha, which I know is a serious concern for many people in the area. I have already been working

with community groups on traffic plans for villages, but if you are aware of an accident blackspot in your own area or

have an idea for a safety scheme, then I would like to hear from you. Please contact my office via post or email, with the

subject line ‘Road safety'.

Continuing the theme of the roads, many of you who follow my social media posts will know that I am a big supporter of

the Devon & Cornwall ‘No Excuse’ who are on the lookout for the ‘Fatal Five’ - Careless driving; Drink and drug driving;

Not wearing a seatbelt; Using a mobile phone; and Speeding. The team was up in Bude last week and reported that

within five minutes of arriving they caught a driver under the influence of drugs and caught numerous people on the

roads without proper insurance or current MOT certificates. This is obviously quite concerning to me and will be a major

consideration when I scrutinise legislation that comes forward later this year.

The Government is preparing to introduce changes to the law in the Spring, and this will include a ban on the use of all

handheld devices while driving; closing a loophole that allows drivers to use phones for ‘interactive communication’. I

am in favour of any measures which increase the safety of North Cornwall residents on the road, and I look forward to

updating you again soon.


HOP OILS

Heating Oils, Farm Fuels,

Tanks Supplied and Fitted.

Unit 3 The Glebe

Blisland

Bodmin Cornwall

PL30 4JE

Tel: 01208 851195

*Top up Service

Ring:

Our Office

01208 851195

"Oil run out, no-one to do it?

Ring us NOW

we'll HOP to it!"

City & Guilds Qualified

Internal & External

Property Maintenance

25 Years Experience

No Vat

01840 212258

07967 582011

Osbornedec@aol.co.uk

Free, Written, No Obligation Quotations

CORGI REGISTERED

No 130325

OFTEC REGISTERED

No C5185

S & J PLUMBING and HEATING

Gas and Oil heating installations

Domestic Services

Maintenance Service

Ian Sleep Proprietor Lee Jerred

01840 212389 01208 852080


Termyn Gwari Fleghes

(children’s playtime, in Cornish)

Winter is still at full strength for the next month at least, so the weather

could be very cold still. There are signs of spring coming, like snowdrop

buds, catkins appearing in hedgerows and even some frogspawn.

However, it is still a very hard time for our wild creatures, especially birds.

The help we can give them could be vital to their survival until spring, so

they can mate and make their nests. Here’s what you can do to help.

Firstly, different birds eat different foods and in different places, so to help

you should put out a variety of food in different areas of your garden.

Blackbirds mostly feed on the ground and will eat a wide variety of food,

from bits of fat, seeds, old fruit and mealworms. Blue tits and great tits like

to use a feeder and love seeds, suet balls and peanuts. Finches such as

chaffinches and greenfinches will use feeders and birdtables and also love

seeds and peanuts and suet balls.

Get a good quality food as poor food will possibly make the birds ill. You

can use some leftovers too, such as bread, fruit cake, dried fruit or old fruit

like apples and pears. Don’t put out things that are mouldy or salty as they

will be bad for birds.

Put the bird feeders or bird table somewhere quiet, where they won’t be

disturbed. Choose a safe place, where birds can hide from predators if they

need to. Make sure its out of the wind as well. Put it somewhere you can

watch it from indoors and keep a note of what you get visiting. You may get

some surprise visitors, maybe a woodpecker or longtailed tits or gold finches.

Also don’t forget water! It’s as important as the food and in very cold weather

water might need to be refilled two or three times a day. A cereal bowl on

the floor, a dustbin lid or a plant pot tray are all good containers. It will need

to be cleaned out regularly and topped up every day. Pour warm water on

if the water freezes.

Lastly, make sure you keep all the bird feeding equipment clean and throw

any mouldy or old food away. Birds can become very ill unless everything

is kept clean. Anything you can do will help the birds that live around you

and it will be interesting to keep a record of what you notice.



Come and

Join

Our Team

To meet growing demand, we're recruiting volunteer

advisers, trustees, admin workers and researchers to join

our expanding team.

Our volunteers are the bedrock of charity, which provides

a lifeline for those who need help with debt, benefits,

housing, employment and relationship issues.

No experience is needed because you'll receive full

training and professional back-up support.

Find out more at

citizensadvicecornwall.org.uk/volunteer-with-us/

Citizens Advice has been helping people find solutions to their

problems for 83 years. The service has continued to evolve as

people’s needs have changed.

Originally established as a network of local organisations to help

people through the maze of wartime regulations, the emphasis

shifted to the introduction of the welfare state in the 40s and 50s.

Today, Citizens Advice Cornwall provides a vital lifeline to many

people with problems such as benefits, debt, employment, housing,

relationship breakdowns, discrimination and consumer issues. The

coronavirus outbreak has added another new challenge for many

people and in the last year, we helped 9,000 people from across the

county.

Our advice is free, independent and confidential – and we’re

non-political and non-religious. Our service is open to everyone

regardless of race, class, income or background.

As a local charity we’re embedded in the local community and rely

on volunteers across the county as the backbone of our service.

Volunteers come from all sectors of society and can help out by

becoming frontline advisers, joining our fundraising team, working

as admin assistants, becoming a trustee or working for our research and campaigns section.

No previous experience is necessary for our volunteer roles because full and thorough training is provided.

Volunteer adviser, Chole, said: “What I enjoy most is the rewarding feeling that comes from helping someone find a way forward

and knowing we’ve helped make a difference, no matter how big or small.”

Another volunteer, Maureen, a retired TV studio technician, said: “For some people, Citizens Advice is the last port of call, so

volunteers are needed and as well as knowing you’ve helped someone in some way, you’ll also make great new friends.”

As well as the main advice service, Citizens Advice also runs projects in Cornwall to help tackle some of the root causes of problems.

These include advice programmes aimed specifically at people with mental health issues, victims of crime and domestic abuse and

those at risk of homelessness and victims of loan sharks. We also run a specialist advice service for people with a cancer diagnosis

with the Macmillan cancer charity.

Citizens Advice has also launched successful education schemes to improve people’s financial health and awareness and improve

their prospects in life. These include courses to help young, unemployed people understand budgeting and saving; helping vulnerable

people with their energy costs and helping new tenants understand their rights and responsibilities when renting a home for the first

time.

If you’d like to help others in your community as a volunteer, we’d lovto hear from you. You can find further information on the

available roles and training by visiting our website at www.citizensadvicvecornwall.org.uk or emailing

volunteer@citizensadvicecornwall.org.uk

If you need help or advice yourself please contact our team by texting the word ADVICE to 78866 and we’ll call you back within 48

hours (excluding weekends) or you can call us on 0800-144-8848 Mon-Fri 10am-4pm.

70th Birthday

Big thanks for all good

wishes etc on my 70th

birthday - much

appreciated.

Also huge thanks to

cousin Viv, who rang

around to friends and

relations and explained

that instead of cards etc, I

was asking for gifts for

the Donate a Slate Fund

to deal with the damp

chapel wall.

£1,000 was raised!

THANK YOU

Just a word of warning -

on the day, don’t make a

special effort to put rollers

in your hair and then open the door to be greeted by a

fabulous cake plus an angelic choir singing Happy

Birthday - and taking photographs. HH

PS The cake was delicious, Viv and the icing

superb, Jan!

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to our friend, Pat Stone, who

will be 90 on 17th February 2022.

Love from Rose and David

Thank you

I would like to thank you all at the Delabole Spar for

your deliveries and my medical prescriptions, also for

my Christmas gift which was very much appreciated.

I wish you all a Happy New Year and send my very

best wishes - May Gregory

Free Bikes

3 bikes for free! Need quite a bit of TLC but are good

quality. Free to a good home.

2 mens and 1 lady's

contact Louise louisecarroll380@gmail.com

Halloween Pictures

If anyone who came round to Station House on

Halloween Night would like a copy of the pictures

taken could they please contact:

louise - louisecarroll380@gmail.com.


Helping you complete the chain

Moving house is exciting but can be stressful, let us take the strain.

We are here to help, talk to Sproull

S O L I C I T O R S

01208 72328

www.sproullllp.co.uk

Disputes | Family | Property | Wills

DELABOLE SPAR

01840-213897

CASHPOINT IN STORE

PAYPOINT

ELECTRICITY KEY METER CHARGING

ELECTRONIC MOBILE PHONE TOP-UPS

UTILITY PAYMENTS

TV LICENCES

SEE OUR GREAT RANGE OF SPECIAL OFFERS

OPEN WHEN YOU NEED US

TURNED ON TO DAILY VALUE

MON-THURS 7.30am-8.00pm FRI-SAT 7.30am-9.00pm

SUNDAY 8.30am-8.00pm


Delabole School Jan 2022

A warm welcome back and a Happy New Year to you all. We hope that our school community

enjoyed time together to rest, recuperate and re-calibrate over the Christmas break and are

now all ready for the Spring Term.

Our Spring Enquiry Curriculum

Our value this term is Respect and our enquiry question is ‘What Are Our Roots?’. The

children will learn about our rich local and Cornish industrial heritage and their place in our

locality through a further exploration of Delabole, its neighbouring villages and forays as far

as West Cornwall. What better way to start the year than with a Welly Walk in our incredible

village, a scenic winter wandering to the secret waterfalls of St Nectan’s Glen near Trethevy,

marching in the footsteps of a Roman army as it passes ancient roman milestones in Tintagel

and exploring the brutally atmospheric subterranean tunnels of Geevor Tin Mine, perched

on the spectacular heritage coast near Pendeen?

We believe that children learn best through first-hand encounters where they can really

connect with experiences, remember them and savour the knowledge they gain. You may

also notice that each of these learning experiences builds on each other so that, over time,

our children can learn to apply critical thinking, make connections and use their knowledge

to anticipate new challenges and opportunities in the world. The curriculum never stands

still and this commitment lies at the core of our curriculum for 21st Century learning. Don’t

be fooled by the apparent simplicity of these encounters – the knowledge and skills we

are developing run deep and contribute to much wider humanitarian issues as the children

move through the school.

Reconnecting With Our Community

It seems as if we have grown accustomed to newer ways of ‘being’ as a result of the

pandemic, but as we emerge from another winter of being very careful and managing our

social interactions with the utmost care in order to keep the school open at all costs, we

look forward to a Spring and Summer where, hopefully, ‘The Beautiful Tribe of Delabole’

can welcome its visitors in and certainly get out and about for some fantastic learning.


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.

FULL PROFESSIONAL CAR, VAN AND MOTORHOME VALETING FOR RETAIL AND TRADE

ADD VALUE TO YOUR CAR - CALL FOR DETAILS AND PRICES

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

BMW X5 4WD 3.0 DIESEL 2007 IN GLOSS BLACK WITH BLACK LEATHER THIS VEHICLE IS FULLY LOADED

WITH EXTRAS £8250.00

BMW X1 2WD 2.0 DIESEL 2012 IN SILVER WITHBBLACK CLOTH INTERIOR SUPER VALUE AT £7995.00

VOLKSWAGEN PHAETON V6 2005 IN GLOSS BLACK WITH BLACK LEATHER BASED ON THE BENTLEY

CONTINENTAL CHASSIS INCREDIBLE SPECIFICATION £4495.00

CHRYSLER 300C 3.0 DIESEL ESTATE IN GLOSS BLACK TP SPECIFICATION, MERCEDES ENGINE AND

TRANSMISSION £4495.00

FIAT DOBLO MULTIPOINT DIESEL 2010 IN SILVER BELOW AVERAGE MILES EXCELLENT VAN AT £3495.00

SAAB 9-3 AERO V6 ESTATE IN BLACK WITH BLACK LEATHER, SUPERB HISTORY AN EXTREMELY GOOD

EXAMPLE £2495.00

JAGUAR XJR SUPERCHARGED IN GLOSS BLACK WITH DOE SKIN LEATHER A VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF

THIS SUPER SALOON £2795.00

RENAULT SCENIC 1.9 DIESEL IN GRAY METALLIC 7 SEATER MPV IN GRAY METALLIC GOOD VALUE AT

£1495.00

CITY ROVER 2004 GRAY METALLIC WITH BLACK LEATHER IDEAL SMALL 5 DOOR HATCHBACK GOOD

VALUE AT £1295.00

ROVER 45 1.6 IN GREEN METALLIC WITH SOFT TAN INTERIOR VERY LOW MILES EXCEPTIONAL

CONDITION £1150.00

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


Delabole

Methodist

Church

Feb 6th

11am Service with Rev Linda

plus Holy Communion

Feb 8th

Community Lunch

Booking only 212558

Feb 13th 11am Service with Peter Parsons

Feb 20th 11am Church Fellowship

followed by coffee

Feb 22nd

Drop-In coffee & chat plus

FoodBank Collection

in Sunday School

10.30am -noon

Feb 27th 11am Service with Sophie Doyle

Great to have your company at any

of the above.

Covid precautions please.

This month’s Bible verse

February 2022

How long halt ye between two opinions? if the

LORD be God, follow him:

1 Kings 18:21

Then said Jesus unto them...I am the door: by

me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and

shall go in and out, and find pasture.

John 10:7,9

I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man

cometh unto the Father, but by me.

John 14:6

...choose you this day whom ye will serve...but

as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

Joshua 24:15

Authorised (King James) Version


DIARY DATES

YOUR GUIDE TO TO LOCAL EVENTS AND MEETINGS IN AND AROUND DELABOLE

Endelienta

Arts & Spirituality in North Cornwall

www.endelienta.org.uk

www.ncornbookfest.org

Events at St Endellion, February 2022

Saturday 29th January , 7.30pm

Sound of the Sirens

£10

Exeter-based singer-songwriting duo, Abbe Martin &

Hannah Wood, have honed their craft over the past decade.

Their instrumentation includes acoustic, high-strung and

electric guitar, mandolin, bass drum, tambourine, snare

drum, and piano.

Saturday 19th February, 7.30pm

Jenny Dyson & Freddie Brown – Flute and Piano

Recital

£10

Jenny studied at the Royal Northern College of Music under

Richard Davis (Principle flute, BBC Philharmonic) and

Joanne Boddington (Hallé). Cornwall-born Frederick Brown

is a pianist, conductor and répétiteur. He trained at the

University of Cambridge, the Royal Academy of Music and

the National Opera Studio.

Saturday 26th February, 2pm

Family show: Vinland by Jack Dean & Company

Pay What You Decide

Set sail with Freydis and her son Snorri on a Viking

adventure imaginatively brought to life through storytelling,

animation and music. Join them in this strange new land

where they come face to face with ghosts, monsters and

wild gooseberries.

To book a ticket in advance please book a free ticket online and

bring cash on the day. Supported by Arts Council England

& Artsdepot.

Tickets from www.endelienta.org.uk or on the door

REGULAR MEETINGS / EVENTS

Every Tuesday: Kernow Credit Union 1.00- 2.15pm

Contact Tricia on 212520 for up to date details

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

MARCH

SLATE IS

10th FEBRUARY

Our mailbox at the Spar.

The mail & email boxes are

emptied once a month only,

after the 10th.

Tuesday Drop-In

All things being equal, there’ll be a Drop-

In for coffee and a chance to chat in the

Methodist Schoolroom on the last

Tuesday of each month - that’ll be

Tuesday 22nd February

between 10.30am and noon

There’ll also be a collecting point for

Wadebridge FoodBank. However, they say

they’ve plenty of baked beans and pasta!

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022

Commemorative Mug

Children living in the PL33 postcode area, age 0 - 16 will

be presented with a commemorative mug.

To ensure that your child receives their mug, please

complete the details below, cut out this slip and place in

the Slate box at the Spar shop by 10th February.

It is essential to have this information to place the order.

Name(s) ………………………………………………

Postcode ………………………………………………..

Contact number ………………………………………..

Place into Slate box at the Spar by 10th February.

Hooray! Your file is uploaded and ready to be published.

Saved successfully!

Ooh no, something went wrong!