THE DELABOLE SLATE
There are some important features in this issue -
YOUR OPINION MATTERS (St John's Church survey) please turn to page 19
DELABOLE CARNIVAL NEWS and Royalty details on page 19
LOCAL, hopefully helpful, NUMBERS TO CUT OUT AND KEEP on the back page
Changes to the Highway Code from January
The Highway Code has undergone a complete overhaul for 2022,
with new rules and regulations for all types of road users. The most
significant change is the introduction of a new road user hierarchy,
which ranks different types of road users in order of priority. The
aim of this is to ensure that all road users are treated fairly and with
respect and that the safety of everyone is taken into account.
At the top of the hierarchy are pedestrians, who are to be given
priority on UK roads. They are followed by cyclists, then motorists,
lorries, and buses. This ranking will be used when deciding who
should give way when there is a conflict between different types of
road users. For example, if a cyclist and a motorist meet at an
intersection, the cyclist will always have the right of way as they are
ranked higher in the hierarchy.
© From: Department for Transport and Driver and Vehicle Standards
© We are Cycling UK
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Platinum Jubilee 2nd to 5th June
Suggestions from the meeting held on Tuesday 8th February.
The next meeting is on Tuesday 8th March 5.50pm at St John’s Church, before the Parish Council meeting at 7.00pm.
Competitions - Treasure Hunt with a Royal theme. Decorated House. Blooming Lovely (container or hanging basket)
Jubilee Jam / Cake / Sweet. Children’s cardboard castle. Fancy Dress - adult and children.
Children’s art / poetry / short story. Photos with a Royal connection.
Activities - Face painting. Children’s sports. Children’s entertainment. Disco. Delabole Derby. Bouncy castle.
Display of photos. Presentation of mugs. Jubilee plaque to be unveiled. Lighting of the Beacon.
Individual street parties. Car boot/table top sale. Community dog walk.
Community lunch (Methodist church)
Entertainment - Wednesday 25th May TRIGGS Wind, evening concert in St John’s
Friday 3rd June SJB Jazz Concert, St John’s
BBQ. Hog roast. Cream tea. Picnic in the park.
The meeting was well attended. The above are purely the result of brainstorming at the first meeting. There are official
Jubilee events happening each day that will be televised; do we want to avoid activities at these times?
These are -
Thurs. 2nd. Queen’s Birthday Parade and RAF flypast at 1.00pm.
Friday 3rd. Service of Thanksgiving from St Paul’s Cathedral.
Saturday 4th. Epsom Derby and Party at the Palace.
Sunday 5th. Big Jubilee lunch and the Platinum Jubilee Pageant
On 8th March a committee needs to be formed and a chairperson elected. This is to plan and coordinate events across
the weekend; it’s going to take time and commitment. Many volunteers, bakers, organisers, artists etc etc will be needed,
so please start to cajole or persuade individuals, families, neighbours or village groups to come forward and help.
PLEASE put a note in your diary to attend.
If you are new to the village this is an ideal opportunity to meet new people, make new friends and start to see
what a vibrant community you have come to live in. Everyone is welcome.
A Methodist Minister’s View
As we moved around the area in the early days of February we noticed Snowdrops, Daffodils and Primroses in bloom.
In fact, in our own garden, we have also got Hellebores and Crocuses in bloom, which encourages us to think about the
Spring Season and all that it means for us. Many households will have received the Spring Catalogues from the seed
and plant suppliers encouraging us to think about our summer gardens. All of this makes us think about the gardens
taking on new life and the hopes and joys that it brings.
The themes of New Life, Hope and Joy are at the heart of the teachings of Jesus which we think about in the Season
of Lent which this year starts in early March – Ash Wednesday is on March 2nd. The period of time from Ash Wednesday
to Good Friday is 46 days long and those who wish to do something different for Lent are encouraged to undertake their
tasks on the Weekdays – 40 days of activity – and take a break on the 6 Sundays. The 40 days is significant being the
period of time which Jesus spent in a wilderness situation at the beginning of his short ministry, thinking through and
preparing himself for what he knew lay ahead for him. Often people chose to give up something for Lent, but in recent
years there has been encouragement to do something extra or different as an alternative way of marking the season
and preparing to celebrate Easter.
Our activities of Lent are added to this year by the marking of the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen and
preparing for the Celebratory Holiday period from the 2nd until 5th of June. We will be celebrating a unique achievement
of a 70 year Reign of a Monarch. The Queen’s life is rooted in the Christian faith. She is a regular attendee at Worship,
commends her faith - you will recall her references to her beliefs in her Christmas messages for instance – and
encourages others to be involved. This gives us all something else to contemplate on through the Season of Lent.
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Anti-Social Behaviour - covers a wide range of of acts that can include verbal abuse, vandalism, joy riding, noise
nuisance, criminal damage, throwing missiles, underage drinking, engaging in threatening behaviour in groups or
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Report Drug Litter, Rubbish & Graffiti - If you find discarded needles or drug related litter, do not attempt to pick it up.
Please report the location to Cornwall Council’s Waste Management Team via the webpage www.cornwall.gov.uk/needles
or telephone 0300 1234 141. To report graffiti, fly tipping, littering, abandoned vehicles and dog fouling please use the
“Report It” pages on the Cornwall Council website www.cornwall.gov.uk/report-it
Tell us if someone is sleeping rough - If you see someone sleeping rough you can contact Streetlink via
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need help, contact the Cornwall Housing Options Team on 0300 1234 161 or drop into a Cornwall Council Information
Service Office (formerly called One Stop Shop).
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Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence - Anyone can experience domestic abuse or sexual violence – it affects people
of all ages, regardless of gender, sexuality, ethnicity and background. There are specialist services available to support
you. If you or anyone else is in danger please call the police on 999 immediately. If you ring 999 but can’t talk, make
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Worried about a child? - The Multi-Agency Referral Unit (MARU) provides a multi-disciplinary response to concerns
about the welfare or safety of a child or young person in line with statutory guidance from Our Safeguarding Children
Partnership for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The multi-disciplinary team also provides advice and guidance to parents
and professionals about the wide range of services available to children and families in Cornwall. If you have immediate
concerns or are worried about a child or young person’s safety please telephone the MARU on 0300 123 1116.
Worried about an adult? - Everyone has the right to live their life free from violence, fear and abuse, but not everyone
can protect themselves. If you’re an adult experiencing abuse or neglect, or if you’re concerned about an adult possibly
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Turn your eyes to the night
sky in the name of research!
Would you like to gaze into the night sky for
one night to help fight light pollution, help
the environment and learn some astronomy?
Every year the CPRE The Countryside
Charity hold an online survey to measure
the light pollution in your area. All you have
to do is count the number of stars that you
can see in the constellation of Orion with
your eyes only, no need to use binoculars
or telescopes. Only count the stars that are
inside the rectangle formed by the 4 corner
stars of Betelgeuse, Bellatrix, Saiph and
Rigel. (Don’t worry you don’t need to know
the names of the stars. The images and
instructions are very simple to follow.)
By following the link to the CPRE provided,
you can sign up and gain all the information needed. This is a fun activity for children and adults to take part in and
knowing you are providing vital scientific information to help us combat light pollution.
So gaze at the famous and beautiful constellation of Orion become a scientist and whilst you’re out there you never
know what other delights you will see in the night sky! (If it’s clear)
Please stay safe and children should be accompanied by a parent or guardian whilst taking part.
The survey takes place from 26 th February to 6 th March
Happy Mother’s Day
Dominic Fairman, Cornwall Councillor St Teath & Tintagel Division
As we gradually emerge from the pandemic it looks as if the cost-of-living crisis is going to dominate the headlines
throughout 2022. Council Tax bills will rise in April by at least 3% as, like most other local authorities, Cornwall Council
seeks to take the maximum gain possible without the need for a local referendum. You may have caught on the local
news that the Council is making significant redundancies this year and you may well wonder why this is necessary given
the increase in Council Tax, an uplift in government grants to Local Authorities and an increase in National Insurance
for Health & Social Care. The answer lies with Adult Social Care and the ever-increasing demand from our aging
population that has been exacerbated by the detrimental effects of Covid and the associated lockdowns over the past
two years, which have adversely effected people's mental and physical well-being. Unfortunately, none of the increases
in National Insurance will be coming to address the under funding in Social Care for a few years whilst the NHS uses
the funds to address the backlog of waiting lists that have accumulated during Covid.
The outline figures are large – but will give you some idea of the challenge faced by the Council as it tries to set a balance
budget. The estimated extra demand on Adult Social Care in Cornwall for the next year is £60 million - whilst the 3%
increase on your bills will only raise £7 million. This is a considerable gap to fill and while the government has come
forward with some new money the only other options available are to make cuts and savings in excess of £50 million.
Whilst the intention is to avoid any reduction in front line services, it is inevitable that the loss of some 200 staff is going
to impact on the ability of the Council to deliver and respond to resident's needs. There will also be a loss of some
non-statutory services – many of which are highly valued by residents. You will have already noticed the press around
the closure of up to four of our Leisure Centres. Other victims are our Outdoor Education provision and the Music Hub.
Many Council buildings will be sold off with a concentration of staff at just three locations at Bodmin, Truro and Camborne,
and in addition our road network inspections will drop with a greater reliance on residents and Town and Parish Council
If you are having problems with paying your Council Tax, it is worth seeing if there is support available. Even if you are
in-work and a homeowner you may still qualify for a discount. There is a lot of advice on the Cornwall Council website,
or I will be happy to point people to the help on offer if you contact me direct.
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Since I was elected in 2015, I have been committed to delivering better life chances for children in North Cornwall. I
recognised for far too long that young people were having to move out of the county to get access to the kind of
employment opportunities offered to others around the UK. Under this government, we have already brought per-pupil
spending up to the same level as other parts of the country and investment in the Callywith campus and the new STEM
and post-16 educational facilities in the Bodmin area have allowed our young people huge new opportunities. Cornwall’s
new designation as an Educational Investment Area is the next step in ensuring that our reforms help all young people
in North Cornwall achieve their full potential and will see even more investment in skills and education locally.
In these new ‘Education Investment Areas’, the Department for Education will offer retention payments to help schools
keep the best teachers in the highest priority subjects. These areas will be prioritised as the location for new specialist
sixth form free schools where there is limited provision to ensure talented children from disadvantaged backgrounds
have access to the highest standard of education this country offers. An extra £200 million is also being invested in the
government’s Supporting Families programme in England, helping create strong, stable families where children thrive.
This brings total investment to £695 million to improve the lives of up to 300,000 vulnerable families. The programme
will help local areas tackle the challenges families face that can hold children back from attending and achieving at
school or put them at risk of neglect or harm. Alongside these reforms will be a new skills mission set by the government
to help improve people’s lives and boost the economy. This will target 200,000 more people in England to help them
complete high-quality training each year by 2030, including 80,000 more completing courses in areas of England with
the lowest skills levels. Skills are a crucial driver of economic disparities between people and places, so the mission will
help level up opportunities in left-behind areas. Boosting skills improves human capital which can drive up earnings
potential and life chances for people who have already left school.
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pleased to know that farms can apply for their share of a £25m fund for high-tech equipment. Meanwhile, the Get Fishing
Fund, which has been established to support organisations delivering a programme of angling activities throughout
2022, offers grants of up to £2,500 are available to benefit angling-based projects. The funding can be used to help
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We have got as far as March and signs of spring are starting to appear
slowly. If you have been feeding the birds, please keep on doing it because
the birds will really need your help at this time. If you haven’t been feeding
them yet, now might be a good time to start. If you were thinking of putting
up bird nest boxes, now would be a good time. You can find plans online
if you want to try and make your own. Make sure you place them high
enough to be safe from predators and also not in bright sunlight, or it will
be too hot inside for the chicks.
As soon as the weather begins to warm up, birds start making nests, in
fact some have started already. Insects, such as bees, butterflies and flies
will start appearing. You will probably notice them first on sunny days. The
first insects feed mainly on nectar from spring flowers, which are often
bright yellow, like celandines and dandelions. Maybe they are brightly
coloured to be easily seen.
Birds, insects and amphibians all lay eggs, which are one of the special
signs of spring. Birds usually make nests to keep their eggs in a safe place,
so you may notice birds flying around with grass, wool, twigs and sticks in
their beaks as they build. If you find a nest, please don’t touch it, just watch,
otherwise the parent birds will probably leave and the eggs and baby birds
Insect eggs are very small so you probably wont see them. They are often
on the backs of leaves, inside stems and under tree bark. Bees and wasps
make a nest to lay their eggs in, usually of paper, wax or mud. Not all bees
live in hives, our wild bees are called bumble bees and there are 25 different
kinds of bumble bees in Britain and they are very useful pollinators. The
queens, which are very big but harmless, hibernate all through the winter,
then wake up in spring, start feeding on early flowers then look for a safe
place to make their little nests.
Frogs, toads and newts lay their eggs in water, frogs lay theirs first, right
after they come out of hibernation. If you are lucky enough to have a pond
nearby, you will probably hear the frogs croaking and splashing. The eggs
are called spawn and appear as a mass of balls of clear jelly, each with a
black speck in the middle – this is what will grow into the tadpole and then
a frog. Toads usually lay their eggs a bit later and they look like a long string
of eggs tangled around the water plants.
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COUNCIL CORNER Delabole Parish Council
Congratulations to our clerk, Suzanne, for completing her ILCA (Introduction to Local Council Administration) course
along with other council sessions; ‘Working with your Council’ and ‘Council Assist’ to ensure clerks and PCs contact the
correct person at Cornwall Council as it undergoes changes of personnel.
As well as completing her training, during the course of February Suzanne has arranged for internal audit, obtained
quotes and samples for Jubilee mugs, chased the outstanding items needed to repair the play equipment, filed the
quarterly VAT return, engaged with our contractors and the Skate Park committee, revised the wording on the Cemetery
Fees document and chased up outstanding documentation. Every month there are planning applications and/or enquiries
from the public as well as the routine agenda and minutes to publish. This is a very varied and demanding part time
The 20mph / Traffic Calming Scheme is progressing with the public consultation starting on 25th February.
Unfortunately, there have been some delays due to changes at Cornwall Council. Notices will be posted around the
village and feedback (good or not so good) on the plans should be addressed to Cormac during the public consultation.
Full details will be on the consultation documents. Everyone is encouraged to look at the plans and to comment
The Queen’s Jubilee village celebration (2nd to 5th June) was discussed at a meeting of interested parties on 8th
February. It is hoped to provide a variety of entertainment and activities for all ages at times that do not coincide with
the formal/National celebrations that will be televised. The outcome of discussion was a vast and varied list of ideas to
take forward at the next meeting on Tuesday 8th March, 5.50 to 6.50pm, in St John’s church before the Parish Council
meeting at 7pm. At this meeting a committee and chairperson will need to be appointed. All are welcome to attend -
bring along your enthusiasm and ideas. There is a preliminary list of suggestions included in this issue.
Vandalism and anti social behaviour continue to be a problem with fly tipping at the Salvation Army and Womble bins,
litter in the bus shelter despite a polite notice to use the bins, again the pavilion in the playing field has been vandalised
with mud and dog fouling continues to be an issue throughout the village and in the surrounding fields. The PC has
consulted with Cornwall Constabulary and discussed the installation of CCTV in the problem areas.
Safer Cornwall - Community Safety in Your Area. All councillors have been given a copy of this information leaflet
which details how to report crime, litter, graffiti etc. It is important to report illegal activity to the correct authority so that
action can be taken and statistics maintained; if you don’t report it, it wont get sorted and if we don’t report we won’t get
support. An example of this in the early days of this PC was a dumped car on Pengelly, opposite the Workmen’s club.
The police said it was a council matter and the council said it was a police matter! After a few tenacious phone calls
and emails the message got through and the vehicle was removed. Details and contacts are published in this issue to
‘cut out and keep’ and will be a permanent feature in the Slate so any member of the public can report accordingly.
Where to plant our tree? The majority vote was in favour of planting our oak tree on the triangle of grass at the bottom
of Westdown Road; cutting out a circle of the grass and inviting the children of the village to plant an assortment of bulbs
to flower around the tree throughout the year. The oak tree is still a very fragile sapling, about four foot high, and will
need protection against the elements for a few years.
Public Participation is part of the PC monthly agenda; an allocation of 15 minutes to comment on any item on the
agenda that month. This time is most commonly used to comment on planning permission applications. It is encouraging
to see that there is public interest in local council matters. The public are listened to and any Issues raised in this part
of the meeting may be deferred and put onto the next meeting agenda which allows time for any necessary research or
information gathering. This part of the agenda is for council business. It is not a platform for personal or vitriolic comments.
The Annual Parish Meeting will be on Tuesday 10th May at 6.30pm before the regular PC meeting at 7pm. There was
no Parish Meeting last year due to Covid and the ‘newness’ of the Parish Council. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The usual contact for our Parish Clerk is 07869 725450 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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YOUR GUIDE TO TO LOCAL EVENTS AND MEETINGS IN AND AROUND DELABOLE
REGULAR MEETINGS / EVENTS
Every Tuesday: Kernow Credit Union 1.00- 2.15pm
Contact Tricia on 212520 for up to date details
Alternate Fridays: DELABOLE QUILTERS
We Meet on alternate Fridays, 2pm at Delabole Methodist
school room. More information from Pauline Dean 212577
Drop-In for coffee and a chance to chat with
friends and friends-you-haven’t-yet-made in
the Methodist Schoolroom on the last
Tuesday of the month - that’ll be
Tuesday March 15th
between 10.30am and noon.
There’ll also be a collecting point for
Flag Man’s Notes
There are two days in March when
The Union Flag should be flown:
Birthday of the Earl of Wessex
Delabole Christmas Lights
St Piran’s Day
Start and finish at The Poldark Inn
£5 per car, with raffle
We donated £167.04 to the Air Ambulance
from our Christmas Lights display
Thank you everyone
Alan and Jean Scott
Your news from clubs, activities and events in the
village is always welcome. Please send to
Our mailbox is at the Spar.
The mail & email boxes are
emptied once a month only,
after the 10th.
How to Own This
Print of Delabole
Sally Holden and her sister, Jane,
have very kindly donated a limited
edition print (1/25) of Delabole by June
Hicks to the village Methodist Church.
This gift is to raise money for slating
the chapel wall.
It’s been decided to ask for sealed
bids for the print. These can be placed
in the Donate a Slate post box in the
chapel or contact 01840212558. The
bids should be in a sealed envelope
containing the amount you would pay
for the print and your contact details.
Envelopes will be opened at our 159th
Chapel Anniversary on Sunday March
Thank you so much to Sally and
Tintagel Orpheus Male Voice Choir
At last, things are hopefully getting back to something like normal. Sadly we will not be competing at Wadebridge Music
Festival this year, as it has been postponed. We are rehearsing, and will be performing a Variety Concert at Camelford
Hall on Saturday, 19th March at 7pm. Numbers will be limited, ticket only in advance, and will include Ploughman’s
Supper, Cream Tea, Fruit Punch and Tea / Coffee. There will be no alcohol on sale, but you are welcome to bring your
own alcoholic / soft drinks (and glasses) if you wish. Tickets for this event, priced at £10, available from John Sadler,
telephone 01840 212583, or any choir member. Do come along and enjoy an evening of entertainment and refreshments.
Some planned future events:
Sunday, May 1st: International Festival Concert at St Petroc’s Church, Bodmin. Tickets only available from Hall For
Cornwall box office. 01872 262466.
Sunday, June 5th. Platinum Jubilee Concert at Tintagel Methodist Church. 7pm.
Sunday, June 19th. Joint Concert with Bristol University Madrigal Society in Tintagel Methodist Church at 7pm.
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
FRIDAY 4 TH MARCH, at 10.30 a.m.
DELABOLE METHODIST CHURCH
The World Day of Prayer (formerly Women’s World Day of Prayer) Service for Delabole, St. Teath and Camelford
will be held at Delabole Methodist Church on Friday 4th March at 10.30a.m.
The Service for 2022 has been prepared by a group of Christians representative of England, Wales and Northern
Ireland with a topic drawn from the writings of Jeremiah - ‘I know the plans I have for you’.
Everyone is welcome to join us for this time of celebration.
LADIES’ LENT SERVICE
WEDNESDAY 30 TH MARCH at 10.30 a.m.
DELABOLE METHODIST CHURCH
‘An Extraordinary Weekend’
For some years now, I have led a mid-week service in Lent for the ladies of the Camelford & Week St. Mary
Methodist Circuit to which all are invited – including men.
This year the Service looks at the extraordinary events of that first Easter weekend from the Arrest in the night
through to Easter Day; using hymns, readings and sketches.
This will be followed by Hot Cross Buns and Tea/Coffee and a time of socialising.
March 1st Community Lunch
Booking only 01840 212558
March 4th 10.30am World Day of Prayer
Followed by refreshments
March 6th 11am Church Fellowship
March 13th 11am 150th Chapel Anniversary
Led by Rev Doreen Sparey-Delacassa
followed by booked roast lunch
Drop-In coffee & chat plus
in Sunday School
March 20th 11am Service with Brian Parkman
March 22nd 7.30pm Church Council
March 27th 11am Mothering Sunday
Village Service at St John’s
March 30 th 10.30am Lent Service
‘The Extraordinary Weekend’
Followed by Hot Cross Buns
Pleasure to have your company at any of the above.
This month’s Bible verse
Events at St Endellion (Port Isaac PL29 3TP)
Saturday 5th March, 7.30pm
St Endellion Church
St Mary’s Singers
£10 | Accompanied under 16s free
Founded in 1985 by David Cheetham and now directed
by Andrew Wyatt, St Mary’s Singers exist primarily to sing
at Truro Cathedral services. The forty-strong chamber
choir has sung a liturgical Passion on Palm Sunday for
several years, in addition to: services, concerts, weddings
and other special events. They sing a range of music, both
secular and sacred, and from all centuries, medieval to
Previously, St Mary’s Singers have collaborated with the
Rambert Dance Company, Monteverdi String Band and
The Gesualdo Six, and have been broadcast live on BBC
Saturday 12th March, 10am-12pm
St Endellion Parish Hall (next to the church)
Endelienta Make Club - £5 per family
Each month we have new creative ideas to keep the
whole family busy. The Make Club is a fun space to
explore, create and get messy. Workshops are led by
inspirational artists and makers - there are always
materials available for caregivers to participate as well.
To book tickets, visit: www.endelienta.org.uk
And the Lord sent fiery serpents among the people...and
much people of Israel died.
Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have
sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD, and
against thee; pray unto the LORD, that he take away
the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.
And the LORD said unto Moses, ‘make thee a fiery
serpent, and set it upon a pole… every one that is bitten,
when he looketh upon it, shall live’.
Numbers 21: 6-8
Jesus answered and said… as Moses lifted up the
serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man
be lifted up: [on the cross of Calvary ]
That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but
have eternal life.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only
begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should
not perish, but have everlasting life.
Authorised (King James) Version
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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.
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CHILDRENS PLAY AREA. RIDE-ON TRACTORS AND
DIGGERS. PETS CORNER.
FIND US ON THE B3314 AT ST ENDELLION, NEAR PORT ISAAC
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
Ring Carolyn 07896 909245 / 01840 213590
Come take a look
Tel: 01840 219368
69 High Street, Delabole, PL33 9AH
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 4pm
St John‛s Church, Delabole recognises that people want different things
from their churches, and we would welcome your thoughts as to what you would like
to see St John‛s Church offering to our community.
You, your thoughts and opinions really do matter to us, so we are very grateful for a
few minutes of your time to complete the following and return to the box in either St
John‛s Church porch, The Spar, M&R Motors [table by office]. Every response will
be confidential and form an important part of our thoughts as we move forward out
of the time of the pandemic and into the future.
Please reply by 20 th March. .
If you‛d prefer an electronic copy, please contact Jeffrey on email@example.com
If you wish the Church to contact you, please post your contact details on a slip of paper and someone will be in touch.
Meantime, thank you…
Please feel free to continue any answers on a separate sheet.
1. Do you feel the presence of a local church to be:
( ) Very Important ( ) Important ( ) Not important ( ) Something you would rather see gone?
2. Are you aware of any activities being carried out by the Church in your community?
( ) Yes No ( ) If yes what?
3. What, if anything, would you like to see the Church doing to be more engaged with your local community?
4. Are there any uses of benefit to the community to which your local Church building could be put? What are those
5. Do you attend Church?
( ) regularly ( ) occasionally ( ) only for special occasions (like weddings etc) ( ) never
6. What, if anything, would make you likely to attend Church more often?
( ) Services on days / evenings of the week other than Sundays
( ) Less formal types of service
( ) More formal types of service
( ) Other Please specify …………………………………………………………………………………………………
Hello from the Carnival Committee!
Our first meeting of the year was held in February. And we need you, due to the last couple of years we have lost valuable
members of our community who contribute tremendously to the carnival and they will be sadly missed. We need more
volunteers now more than ever, if you feel you would like to be involved please contact one of our secretaries Lydia
Florance or Mel Vercoe. There will also be a sign up sheet in the Spar shop.
Back by popular demand we will be holding the scarecrow competition again. This will be open to both residential and
business properties, so get thinking caps on - let's see what you can come up with! The only rule we have so far is that
the scarecrow must be clearly in view of the pavement for judging.
We will be holding a fundraising event in April so keep your eyes peeled for posters.
Don't forget your entries for the carnival itself on Saturday 16th July 2022 – Lets come back bigger and better than ever
Health and Safety Notice – Please be aware that the roof to the carnival containers has been 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 accept no for responsibility for any damaged caused from climbing on the containers.
We also are now looking for our 2022 Carnival Royalty - application forms at Bruallen shop. 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, 16th July 2022, 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/kings 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. Please note the closing date for entries is 10th April 2022.
In former years, Delabole was well provided for with branches of
banks in the village.
Quite a few householders rented out one of their rooms to a Bank,
probably based in Camelford, and locals could go there on certain
days of the week to take care of their transactions.
The one I remember most is the one on the right of the picture,
Jubilee House, as this is where my Granny and Granddad Hill lived
and they rented out the room to the right of the front door to Lloyds’
Bank. Mr. and Mrs Paul had the house on the left and they let out
a room for a doctor’s surgery.
As far as I remember at Jubilee House, two people would arrive from Lloyds at Camelford, once a week, and get ready
to deal with customers. One was the actual teller and the other, Mr Rundell, sat in a cubicle to the side and was ‘security’.
The service was well used with people waiting outside until it was their turn, and only one customer going in at a time
- so your business was kept private.
I believe Mr and Mrs Hurrell at 9 Pengelly played host to Barclay’s Bank and The Midland’s was situated nearer the
Medrose end of the village. Of course, times change and the former SWEB shop at 46 High Street was bought by The
Nat West Bank and transformed into a more traditional establishment with bars to protect the teller (and the money)
plus a spy hole in the meeting room on the right. This went on to become Dr. Garrod’s surgery.
Delabole Methodist Church
Sunday March 13th 11am
159th Chapel Anniversary Service
Lovely to see you there.
March Garden with Bessie Greenfingers.
March, in my head, is daffodil month. Admired through
the years from Daff-down- dilly of nursery rhyme to the
‘fluttering and dancing’ heads of William Wordsworth.
The cheerful sunshine colour that appears just as the
snowdrops fade away.
Varying from the pretty two headed miniatures, through
the various coloured, multi headed. Super scented
beauties, to the big yellow trumpets, all heralding the
arrival of spring and warmer weather.
Daffodils are my favourites, but we must not forget the
helibores, in full flower, the short lived jewels of crocus.
Katkins in the hedges and colourful camelia and azealia
I admit to only growing mostly flowers, herbs and
shrubs in my borders these days, but now is the time to
think about tomatoes, cucumbers etc in the greenhouse
and vegetables can be started in the veg beds.
I grow runner beans up the side of my shed. They give
you flowers and a crop of delicious beans. Salad greens
and lettuce grow beautifully in pots on the patio or in the
Take time to wander round to admire your garden as
it wakes up from winter sleep. Sit in the sunshine on warm
days and just relax.
Happy gardening, Bessie x
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Local Information - stuff to cut out and keep
Always asking the same questions?
Hopefully this page will answer them for you.
If there’s anything missing, let us know.
Cut out and keep handy for reference or to help others.
Not everyone has access to the internet to find or ask
for the help they need.
Delabole Hospital Car Service
This voluntary service is available to residents of
Delabole. To book transport contact
Tricia Hicks 01840 212520
pay the driver
Delabole £5.00 £2.00
Camelford £7.00 £3.00
Tintagel £10.00 £5.00
Port Isaac £10.00 £5.00
St. Breward £10.00 £5.00
Bodmin £15.00 £8.00
Wadebridge £15.00 £8.00
Launceston £18.00 £10.00
Bude £18.00 £10.00
Penrice £20.00 £12.00
Newquay £20.00 £12.00
Liskeard £20.00 £12.00
Probus £28.00 £15.00
Callington £28.00 £15.00
Treliske £30.00 £16.00
Derriford £30.00 £16.00
Falmouth £30.00 £16.00
Redruth £30.00 £16.00
Hayle £32.00 £17.00
Barnstaple £32.00 £17.00
Delabole Hospital Car Service
This service has been in operation since 1986. It is open
to any resident of Delabole who needs transport to attend
a hospital, surgery or clinical appointment.
It is a pre-booked door to door service which is arranged
through the coordinator, Patricia Hicks, on 01840 212520.
Thank you to all the dedicated
Wombles who are keeping our village
litter free. Not an easy task given the
recent bad weather and winds; we all
appreciate what you do.
Since life is returning to ‘normal’ (work, school, other
commitments) maybe some of you find that you are no
longer able to Womble as much or at all. If this is the case
could you please return your picking equipment to Nickiey
to be recycled for new Wombles.
If you are new to the village, a regular walker or someone
who could spare a few minutes to litter pick in your area,
please contact Nickiey for equipment, a health and safety
briefing and the lock code for the Womble bin sited by the
Salvation Army recycle container. Thank you.
Nickiey’s number is 07511101251.
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
Seasonal opening hours from
7.30am Mon-Sat. 8.30am Sunday
St John’s Church
Rector Rev Angela Cooper 01840 212468
Curate Rev Jeffrey Terry 07562700170
Reader Claire Salzmann 01840 212713
Reader Sue Wilcox 01840 212713
Warden Tricia Hicks 01840 212520
Delabole Methodist Church
Minister Rev Linda Barriball 01840 779339
Steward(s) Helen Hicks 01840 212558
Marie Shore 01840 213999
Report a crime or anti social behaviour - phone 101 or
Report noise nuisance - 0300 1234 212 or email
Drug litter - 0300 1234 141 or email
Graffiti, flytipping, dog fouling -
Addaction - www.addaction.org.uk
To date there are two in the village
1. Outside the Bettle & Chisel (op. Spar shop)
The responsibility of the Parish Council
2. On the Planet Park site (top of Westdowns Road)
The responsibility of Planet Park
THIS IS LIFE SAVING EQUIPMENT
PLEASE REPORT ANY PROBLEMS OR VANDALISM