Truro Together May June 2022

A local #community magazine containing community, business and charitable editorial in the the Truro, Cornwall area. 8,300 copies printed and hand delivered by Royal Mail to residences and businesses in TR1 1 and TR1 2 postal code areas. Copies available at Visit Truro Information Centre and Tescos in Truro.

A local #community magazine containing community, business and charitable editorial in the the Truro, Cornwall area. 8,300 copies printed and hand delivered by Royal Mail to residences and businesses in TR1 1 and TR1 2 postal code areas. Copies available at Visit Truro Information Centre and Tescos in Truro.


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Complimentary copy, hand delivered by Royal Mail delivery to 8,300 homes and

businesses in Truro and copies available at Visit Truro Information Centre.

Homeless Advice Line

01872 264 153

Supported by:

Keep Cornish

Independents in

business - visit, buy &

spread the word

See p24 & p25

EARLY SUMMER EDITION May / June 2022 Issue 1



Truro Cathedral is open,

free, 365 days a year. At the

spiritual heart of Cornwall,

to inspire & cherish one &

all. Please help & donate:


Useful Numbers

Age UK helpline (Cornwall):

01872 266 383

Services include iTea & biscuits, exercise

classes & social clubs.

Alcoholics Anonymous: 0800 9177 650

Cornwall Council: 0300 1234 100

Citizens Advice Cornwall: 0800 144 8848

For a call back (exc weekends)

Text: ADVICE to 78866 or DEBT to 78866

Samaritans - if you need someone to talk to,

they listen. They won’t judge or tell you what to

do. Call 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org

(24 hr response)

Transport Access People

door-to-door transport for people who have

difficulty with mobility.

Service cost: £3 booking fee and 45p a mile.

Service in demand so book well in advance:

01872 223 388

Truro City Council: 01872 274 766

Visit Truro Tourist Information Centre

Open Mon - Sat 9.30am - 4.30pm

t: 01872 274 555 w: www.visittruro.org.uk

Meet the Team

Publisher, Editor & Sales

Therese Cooklin - 07786 735711

Magazine Designer

Mathew Peet, Digital Bear Design - 01949 839206

Content is accurate to the best of our knowledge, however Truro

Together part of Abstract Niche Ltd cannot be held liable for loss or

damage, caused by errors or omissions. Inclusion of advertisers does

not indicate our endorsement of their products or services.

Hello & welcome!

Welcome to the very first issue of Truro Together.

I hope you will enjoy reading it. Truro is a

beautiful city to live in; I have already spoken to

some amazing people, organisations, charities

and businesses who work tirelessly for the greater

good of the community.

Inside you’ll read the latest news from Truro

City Council (centre pages) - exciting events put

together by the Tourist Information Centre (TIC)

see p7, (including the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

celebrations) Children’s Day, organised by Truro

BID (p8), cycling news (p10), useful tips and

guidance, and about independent traders that

need your support.

I thank Truro City Council for their help and

support in launching this magazine, including The

Mayor, Truro BID, TIC, Royal Mail posties and all

the organisations and businesses I’ve spoken to.

This is your magazine, so if you have a positive

community issue or event you’d like to share,

please get in touch. Copy deadlines are early -

see below. Enjoy the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee!

With love,


t: 07786 735 711

e: therese@trurotogether.co.uk

w: www.trurotogether.co.uk

Next Copy Deadlines -

July / August 2022

Editorials: 3rd June

Advertisers: 6th June

Get your business noticed

for as little as £36

Royal Mail door-to-door delivery and

drop-off sites to 8,300 homes in Truro,

Cornwall area.

e: sales@trurotogether.co.uk


Citizens Advice

Community Help

Do you, or someone you know, need help

coping with your money problems?

Citizens Advice (CA) Cornwall are launching

a new Community Programme to help tackle

the root causes of problems affecting people’s

money issues.

The scheme includes help with debts,

managing money, household budgeting,

tenancy issues and energy advice as well

as helping people overcome obstacles to

applying for jobs.

Citizens Advice Cornwall Chief Executive,

Gill Pipkin, said, “Together with our funding

partners, including Cornwall Council and the

European Social Fund, we’re giving people

the knowledge and skills to reach their goals

in life.”

If you think you’d benefit from some friendly

help in sorting out your issues, it’s easy. Just

email energy@citizensadvicecornwall.org.uk

or text ENERGY ADVICE to 78866 for a

chat about your situation and what the

CA community team can do to help you.

Walk or run 5km

for charity this


Cornish Charity Citizens Advice Cornwall are

inviting people to walk (or run) 5K in May to

raise funds for the charity whilst burning off

those Easter calories.

Whether it’s walking the dog, walking to work

or school, or going for a run this May, help

raise money so Citizens Advice Cornwall can

continue to provide free advice to those who

need it.

However you chose to take part, the money

you raise will help the charity continue

providing vital services including advice on

debt, benefits, housing and employment.

Sign up at www.justgiving.com/citizens


then select fundraise and then taking

part in an event or download a pack from

our websitecitizensadvicecornwall.org.uk/

support-us/ or email


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Truro useful numbers


Making support easily accessible to those

experiencing bereavement, whether that is

through end-of-life care, funeral planning,

legal services, counselling, or support groups.


Citizens Advice Cornwall

Help on benefits, debt, housing, work,

consumer issues, immigration, law and courts,

health and family issues. Call the advice line

0800 144 8848 Monday to Friday 10am to

4pm www.citizensadvicecornwall.org.uk

Re-skilling Cornwall

This program offers you practical free help

and advice to help get you back working

or with training. This is a free personalized

support service and will help with CVs, job

applications, local job search and confidence


Call: 07787 562 527 FB: /ReskillCornwall

Cornwall Women’s Fund

Celebrating philanthropy and the amazing

local people and charities that empower

and support women, girls and families across

Cornwall. With three simple aims:

• To fund community projects in Cornwall

where women and girls are the main


• To inspire women and girls to achieve

their ambitions.

• To respond to local need as a group

because together our money makes a

bigger difference.

Contact Amanda Stratford:


Truro’s Homeless Action Group (THAG)

If you are hungry or know someone

that needs food, food is available every

morning 7.30 - 8.30am and Sunday lunch.

email: lovelockda@gmail.com for details.

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Truro to benefit

from new Changing

Places facility

Truro City Council is pleased to announce

that a new Changing Places facility will be

installed at the public toilets on Green Street.

The current provisions will be refurbished and

the new facility will be installed. A Changing

Places toilet is larger and more accessible,

which meets a number of additional needs

of disabled people and their carers. The

toilets are also fitted with specialised

equipment for support. Find out more at


The Green Street project, which is expected

to open in Spring 2023, is already in its

development stage and has now benefitted

from a government grant.

The Mayor of Truro, Cllr Steven Webb,

commented: “Changing Places toilets give

you peace of mind whether you are visiting or

are local to Truro. It means if you are severely

disabled you don’t have to go home to be

attended to by carers. As a severely disabled

Mayor of Truro, it’s nice to know we have

received funding to have such a facility in the

centre of our city.”

During the development, there will be public

consultations to give people the opportunity

to discuss the exterior design. More details

will be released in due course.

For further information and updates, please

see our Facebook page: @trurocitycouncil

or visit our website: www.truro.gov.uk

Ukrainian Aid and Support

The Cornwall Refugee Resource Network (CRRN) was

established as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation

(CIO) in 2019, formerly known as the Cornwall Refugee

Resettlement Network.

It brings together like-minded and experienced

individuals across Cornwall to mobilise in

support of refugees and asylum seekers, both

within the county and beyond. They held a

Zoom meeting on 4th April. For full details:



Community Sponsorship

The Community Sponsorship Scheme enables

people to form groups to work together to

resettle refugee families in their local area.

It was launched by the government in 2016

and in the first five years, 150 community

sponsorship groups resettled just under 700

refugees across the UK.

Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children

Cornwall Council has agreed to provide

accommodation and support for up to 74

unaccompanied asylum seeking children. This

number is


by the Home

Office as part of a national allocation scheme

to reduce the number of children under the

care of Kent County Council.

Cornwall Council are seeking people

interested in providing supported

lodgings for unaccompanied children

aged 16-17 years.

If you think you may be able to help, you

can find out more information here or email


If you have a general question or want to

speak to someone who has applied to host

under this scheme in Cornwall and has

experience of the process, please email

crrn4cornwallrefugees@gmail.com and put

‘UASC’ in the subject.

What’s On

Antiques Market

Sunday 1st and Wednesday 18th May.

Thereafter, the market will run on the first

and third Wednesday, and first Sunday

of the month from June to September.

09.00 - 16.00.

Lemon Quay

Come and discover some interesting and

unusual items for sale in Our Great Little


w: www.visittruro.org.uk

Truro Farmers Market

Every Wednesday and Saturday,

09.00 - 16.00

Lemon Quay

Find the very best of local produce and

craft on Lemon Quay with Truro Farmers


w: trurofarmers.co.uk

Truro’s Young Trader Market

Saturday 7th May, 09.00 - 16.00

Lemon Quay

Truro Farmers Market and the Pannier

Market are joint hosts of the Cornish

heat of the ‘Young Trader of the Year’

competition. The market will run alongside

the usual Farmers Market and Pannier

Market shopping experience, so pop along

and support Cornwall’s young traders.

e: vitalbirch@yahoo.co.uk

Bandstand Concerts

Every Sunday from Sunday 8th May -

Sunday 11th September, 14.00 - 16.00

Victoria Gardens

Enjoy weekly bandstand concerts in

the idyllic setting of Victoria Gardens.

Organised by Truro City Council.

Booking not required.

w: visittruro.org.uk

Mayor’s Charity Day

Saturday 14th May, 09.00 - 17.00

Lemon Quay

The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Truro,

Cllr Steven Webb, will host charities from

across Cornwall to help raise awareness of

their work. The Mayor will be hosting his

own refreshment stall in the market and all

money raised will go to his chosen charity,

Invictus Trust Cornwall.

e: info@truro.gov.uk

t: 01872 274 766

Duchy Fairs Cornwall Shop Small Market

3rd Saturday of the month from March -

November, 09.00 - 16.00

Lemon Quay

Over 60 traders of contemporary craft

and design, home & lifestyle wares,

and vintage and salvage finds.

w: duchyfairs.co.uk

Cornwall Pride

Saturday 18th June, 12.00 - 18.00

Lemon Quay

To start the day, there will be a marching

parade, leaving from Victoria Gardens

at 12.00. From 12.30, the event will

commence on Lemon Quay, with live

music and entertainment, and stall holders

with local organisations offering advice.

Food and drink will also be available.

w: cornwallpride.org

Children’s Day

Saturday 25th June, 10.00 - 16.00

Truro City Centre

Come and enjoy fun, family activities

across Truro City Centre. Featuring street

entertainment, children’s activities, and

stunt shows. Organised by Truro BID.

w: visittruro.org.uk

Visit Truro Visitor Information,

30 Boscawen Street, Truro TR1 2QQ

t: 01872 274 555

w: www.visittruro.org.uk

Open: Monday - Saturday

9.30am – 4.30pm

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Children’s Day

returns to Truro

on 25 June

Fun will be the theme for Truro City Centre

on Saturday 25 June as many businesses

and organisations make children and

families their focus with free activities

and entertainment, have-a-go sessions

and offers for Children’s Day.

For the fifth year Truro Business Improvement

District (BID) are organising the day of fun

across the city.

On the day Lemon Quay will be a hive of

activity with mountain bike trials athlete

Andrei Burton performing spectacular bike

stunt shows, complimented with an amazing

flatland BMX rider. Think breakdancing on a


Note that whilst many activities are free

there will be a cost for some activities at

Children’s Day such as crazy golf and face


In between the incredible Mountain bike

and BMX shows, there will be free have-a-go

sessions in circus skills with Swamp Circus,

dance sessions with Cornwall Dance School

and a yoga session with Kids Yoga Cornwall.

Children’s Day will feature family friendly stalls,

craft activities and crazy golf.

There will be enough activity within Truro’s

shops and businesses to keep little (and big)

ones entertained with free in-store activities

and offers. Families will also be able to enjoy

some meal deals.

Street entertainment, including circus

performers, will be popping-up around

our great little city. Find free activities for

all ages to enjoy with the main activities

from 10am until 4pm.

More details, including timings of the

entertainment and details of in-store

activities and offers will be published on

www.visittruro.org.uk and posted on

@visittruro on social media closer to the

event. Or you can call the event organisers

Truro BID on: 01872 273999.

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New tennis pavilion

at Boscawen Park

Work began in January this year on the

new tennis pavilion at Boscawen Park.

The steelwork, service pipes have now

been installed and foundations poured

The team at the time of writing this, have started

block laying and the project will hopefully be

completed by the second week of September.

Once complete Truro residents will see the

construction of a new cafe, changing rooms, office,

public toilets and a Changing Places toilet.

Richard Budge, Parks, Amenities and Facilities

Manager for Truro City Council, said: “We are

thrilled that this project is now able to get underway

and we look forward to welcoming the residents

of Truro to use the new facilities once work is

complete. It will be a great asset to the community

and we are excited to see people enjoy and use this


The existing cafe, Cafe in the Park, was temporarily

relocated in July 2020, which means it can remain

open throughout the duration of the work. It

currently sits to the side of the tennis courts, next

to the entrance to the park from the car park.

Following the completion of the new cafe, the

existing unit will be removed.

You can view the plans for the project via

Cornwall Council’s online planning register using the

reference number PA19/09069. Find out more at

www.cornwall.gov.uk. For further updates, please

visit our Facebook page, @trurocitycouncil.

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Safe cycling Truro

to St Agnes


Sign our petition

for a safe cycle


Four years ago,

during the

consultation on the

A30 dualling scheme,

Truro Cycling Campaign gave voice

to local demand for a safe cycle route

between St Agnes and Truro. Our

campaign helped Cornwall Council

win national funding for multi user

paths in Mid Cornwall, known as the

‘Saints Trails’. These included a direct,

segregated path from St Agnes to

Threemilestone with a bridge at

Chiverton. This would link with existing

and future paths to provide a route

into Truro and connection at County

Hall with the Truro Loops project and

upgraded Newham Trail.

Chapel Porth


St Agnes

Skate Park

Mount Hawke



Construction has started in St

Agnes. However, we are concerned

that the route will suffer in a

counterproductive move to save

Council money.The segregated section

along Teagle Straight has already been

dropped from the current project and

replaced with a long and hilly detour

along back lanes. We also have concerns

that the cycle bridge at Chiverton could

be cut and people expected to use

the long, isolated and intimidating

tunnel currently being built by National

Highways as part of the main A30

improvement scheme.

A safe, segregated, direct, path along

a key commuter route into the capital

would be a major step forward for

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Scenic Route













Business Park




Park & Ride

Richard Lander School

Truro College

Scenic Route



Please sign and share our

petition to ensure the council

bring home this unparalleled

opportunity for cycling

between St Agnes and Truro.

Go to: www.change.org/

stagnestotruro or scan the

QR code.

Scenic Route

County Hall

Newham Trail

Truro Loops

For the latest information

on the route go to the Truro

Cycling Campaign website.

healthy lifestyles and sustainable

transport in Cornwall. Truro residents

would be able to cycle safely to the

North Coast. The scheme has attracted

£5m European money into Cornwall.

If the Council’s £1m match funding

remains intact it should ensure the

bridge and A390 paths are built.

Together with a commitment from

the Council to seek additional national

funding for the Teagle Straight section

we could see a high-quality route

delivered. The Council’s investment

will help save £m’s in terms of healthier

lifestyles and lower carbon emissions

and save on the fuel costs of commuting

by car.

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Keeping safe using barbecues

It’s the time of year when we hope to enjoy

al fresco dining, including having picnics

and barbecues. Improper use/disposal

of barbecues causes numerous fires and

injuries each year.

The risks of distraction can also increase when

people are around you when you are cooking.

The typical British summer barbecue should be

safe and enjoyable for everyone and generally,

common sense preparation is enough to ensure

you have a safe and enjoyable time.

Following some basic barbecue fire safety

precautions reduces the risk of injury and

damage to property.

Barbecue Safety Tips

• Disposable barbecues, in particular, have

caused numerous fires and injuries in the

recent past. In some public areas you may

be prohibited from using barbecues. Ensure

you are permitted to use a barbecue at your

chosen location!

• Never use a barbecue indoors or in a tent

• The BBQ should be correctly set up on an

appropriate stand or non-flammable flat

surface away from anything that can catch fire

• Never use petrol or paraffin to start or revive

your barbecue; use only recognised lighters or

starter fuels on cold coals

• Always keep a bucket of water or sand

nearby for emergencies

• Never leave a barbecue unattended

• When having a barbecue, consider how the

smoke will affect others

• Keep children, pets and beach games away

from the cooking area

• After cooking, make sure the barbecue is

cool before moving it

• Do not dispose of the barbecue until

completely extinguished and cold, using

water or sand. Do not bury disposable

barbecues in the sand. Hot metal grill plates,

embers and hot sand can cause serious injury

• Do not put hot ashes in wheelie bins

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Have you got

the bottle?

When the first lockdown began Andy was

desperate to find something to do to keep

himself occupied as his partner, Holly carried

on working as normal. Everyone was out

riding bikes etc but he wanted to obey the

rules and find something he could do on his


He grew up near

Truro and always

loved playing in and

around the rivers

and on occasion he

had found old bottles

in the mud and

stashed them away

for safe keeping.

During lockdown

one day he found

one in the back of

a drawer which gave

him the idea of returning to the river to start his

search over again.

The Chacewater Brewery Collection which is the only

collection to exist but Andy bought almost all of them

apart from the one in the bottom left which his mum

found when he was very young

This was enough to get him hooked and it

wasn’t long before he was amassing quite a

collection and when the rules changed was

then able to extend his search to other rivers in


They still walk the rivers but have also become

quite the collector and now look to buy bottles

too. They have turned their living room into

their own private museum!

The first visit went incredibly well and Holly

was able to join him which turned out to be

fortuitous as she was far more patient than he

was and although he had found the first bottle

she actually found the two best bottles of the


These are the first three found. The Redruth bottle on

the right and Holly found the other two.

Treluswell Brewery in the middle and a Truro Falmouth

Carne bottle on the left.

Andy is always on the hunt for more and

welcomes anyone who wants to come

along for a “Mudlark”! Contact Andy on:


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Steven Webb -

Mayor of Truro.

Many of you will know Stephen Webb,

City Councillor and Mayor of Truro.

He was born in Truro on December 8, 1972.

When Steven was 18 - after a diving accident -

he tragically ended up severely paralysed

from the chest downwards. (see his website

stevenwebb.com) This has not stopped him

from being an inspiration to others through

teaching mindfulness and meditation; he hosts

podcasts called, Stillness in the Storms. He

has been a city councillor since 2017 and was

re-elected Mayor of Truro for a second year in


The Mayor with Past and present crew from Cornwall Air


Despite his disability Steven ‘whizzes about’

attending meetings, visiting organisations, and

opening events. His recent visit to the Cornwall

Air Ambulance in April to celebrate its 35th

anniversary was an inspiration for all, and

he realised that it was likely that one of the

paramedics working on site flew him to

Odstock in Salisbury thirty years earlier, in

1991. Taking to the skies in 1987, Cornwall Air

Ambulance was the first in the UK. It has now

completed more than 31,000 missions, saving

countless lives. Given the county’s isolated

beaches, rural settlements and challenging

road networks, Cornwall Air Ambulance is

considered a lifeline by residents and visitors


Steven made Mayor of Truro in May 2021

Steven was shown the new helicopter they had

recently acquired which, he noted, had a lot

more room than the one he was flown in

in 1991! Cornwall Air Ambulance is called

to over 1000 seriously sick or injured people

every year in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

When every minute counts, they can be the

difference between life and death. As a charity,

they rely on the public to fund these lifesaving

missions and to help keep the helicopter flying

and more families together. Visit website:

www.cornwallairambulancetrust.org for

fundraising ideas and ways to donate.

We wish Steven the best of luck in his 2nd

year in office and we commend him on all his

positive actions, time and energy he puts into

making Truro a great city for all.

St Piran’s Day celebrations in 2022

Images courtesy of © PR4Photos

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News from

Truro City Council

As Truro City Council,

we are responsible for a

range of services across

the city, working closely

with partners and key

stakeholders in Truro to

ensure our city is kept to

a high socio-economic

standard, one that

provides a good

environment for people

to live, work and visit.

In this edition, we will tell

you more about what we

do and the projects we’re

working on.

Our services include:

Truro Community Library;

• Visitor Information;

• Parks, Gardens and

Countryside Rangers;

Truro Public Cemetery,

including the maintenance

of the area and the

management of burial


• Community development;

• Events, including the

management of Lemon


• Public conveniences,

including five city centre

public toilets, and three

further facilities in

surrounding areas;


• Night-time economy,

including the team of Street


• Sports facilities, including

cricket, football, and play


Elsewhere, we also

contribute to a number

of other services, including

Truro’s Anti-Social

Behaviour Officer.

Of course, none of our

services would run without

the team behind them.

From the friendly faces in

the library and the Visitor

Information Centre, to our

street pastors, gardeners,

toilet operatives and

countryside rangers.

Not forgetting the support

team in the Town Clerk’s

department led by the

Town Clerk, Roger


Also, we are very lucky to

have Lionel Knight as

our Town Crier. This is a

ceremonial role and Lionel

and his wife Carol will

often be seen around the

city undertaking their duties.

Upcoming Projects

We are currently working

on a number of exciting

projects that will benefit

residents of Truro. One

project that we have been

working on is the Boscawen

Park project.

As part of the Truro

Towns Fund, which

was announced by the

Government in 2021, we

have now submitted a

business case for this


Plans include an all-weather

pitch, which will encourage

local sports clubs to

continue to use the area.

We also hope to develop

a sport and recreation hub,

which will feature new

changing facilities, a

restaurant, a sports

studio, and state-of-the-art


Outside, facilities will be

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improved so residents can

enjoy the open space and

connect with the wildlife we

have in our city.

In July, a series of public

consultations will take place

to gather your views and

help shape plans for the

space going forward.

Elsewhere, grants from

Truro Towns Fund helped

regenerate The Moresk

Centre. Working with

Truro Churches Trust, we

renovated the building,

which is now a thriving

community hub. Rooms

are available to hire,

with features such as IT

equipment and sound

systems. Find out more at


Upcoming Events

Of course, as we welcome

the summer season, we

are preparing for the

return of a number of

events that we have so

sorely missed throughout

the pandemic.

Bandstand Concerts every

Sunday from 8th May

to 11th September; the

Mayor’s Charity Day will

take place on Lemon Quay

on Saturday 14th May; and

the allotment and garden

competition will take place

in June.


We appreciate your views

on all matters relating to our

city, and as such all members

of the public are welcome

at our meetings. To view

the dates for upcoming

meetings of the full council

and the three committees,

please visit our website:


Agendas will be available

on the website and the

noticeboard outside City

Hall three working days

prior to the meeting. These

will give details of the time

and location of the meeting.

Find out more

A service provided by

Truro City Council

Visit Truro Visitor Information,

30 Boscawen Street, Truro


Tel: 01872 274 555

Website www.visittruro.org.uk

Open: Monday –

Saturday 9.30am – 4.30pm

Like & Follow us on


Victoria Gardens will once

again host the weekly

To advertise please call 07786 735 711 or email marketing@trurotogether.co.uk



The Big Issue

in Truro

Meet Nick, you may have seen him standing

outside Marks & Spencer in Truro, Lemon

Quay selling the Big Issue with his faithful

dog, Briony. He lives in a converted horse

box with Briony (pictured here) and his cat,


If you haven’t spoken to him, I suggest you

do, a friendly and interesting chap with a

very kind heart, helping others to start selling

the Big Issue and keeping an eye on other

vendors who you’ll see around Truro. Stuart

and Dean in Pydar Street and Steve who

works outside Wilkinsons. He’s not ashamed

to say he had had a hard time many years

ago and found himself on the streets

homeless. Nick started selling the Big Issue

with a broken leg in London but moved

to Truro and has been here ever since and

working for the publication.

If you want to support the homeless in Truro,

Nick wanted to give a special mention to

THAG - Truro’s Homeless Action Group.

Totally run by volunteers they do not get any

funding but provide a free invaluable service

daily each morning from 7.30am to 8:30 am,

providing breakfast and a Sunday lunch for

the homeless and anyone that needs

food. They are located in St John’s Hall,

Strangways Terrace, Truro. See below for

details on how you can help THAG.

Nick works hard selling but also connecting

and helping people six days a week. The

magazine is published every Monday and the

registered vendors sell it to the public for £3.

Help him, Dean, Steve and Stuart by buying

the Big Issue regularly and let’s hope we can

find a solution to help those that are homeless

be a thing of the past.

Truro Homeless Action Group

Providing free hot cooked breakfasts to local homeless and

vulnerable people every day of the year – except Christmas

Day and Boxing Day when we cook a Christmas meal instead.

If you would like to make a donation, please contact

lovelockda@gmail.com for the THAG bank details.

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What’s On

Queen’s Platinum


Children’s Rides

Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd June

Lemon Quay

Trooping of the Colour

Thursday 2nd June, from 10.00

Lemon Quay

Watch Trooping of the Colour live on Lemon



Thursday 2nd June, 12.30 - 14.00

Truro City Centre

This celebratory parade is being organised by

Bert Biscoe on behalf of The Lord Lieutenant

of Cornwall, Col Edward Bolitho, and the Rt

Revd Philip Mounstephen, Bishop of Truro. It

will leave St George’s Road at 13.00, towards

Boscawen Street, before culminating on

High Cross at 13.30 for a short service on


E: bertbiscoe@btinternet.com

Town Crier Proclamation

Thursday 2nd June, 14.00

Boscawen Street

Truro’s Town Crier, Lionel Knight, will give

his proclamation as part of the national


Truro Farmers Market

Saturday 4th June, 09.00 - 16.00

Lemon Quay

W: trurofarmers.co.uk

Hobbyist Day

Saturday 4th June, 09.00 - 17.00

Lemon Street

Organised by Truro BID, Lower Lemon

Street will be alive with crafters, collectors,

and organisations relating to some of our

favourite hobbies, featuring demonstrations

and displays. Lemon Street will also feature

a classic car display, and look out for exciting

street entertainment popping up around

the city.

Storytelling Event

Saturday 4th June, 10.30

Truro Community Library Garden

Join John Brolly from the Minack Theatre

for a storytelling experience in the Truro

Community Library Garden. In case of bad

weather, the event will move inside. This is a

free event, though pre-booking is required.

Find out more at www.visittruro.org.uk.

Kesson Tus Singers

Saturday 4th June, 12.00 - 14.00

Lemon Street Market

Antiques Market

Sunday 5th June, 09.00 - 16.00

Lemon Quay

Big Jubilee Garden Party

Sunday 5th June, 11.00 - 16.00

Victoria Gardens*

Featuring family friendly activities, garden

games, and an afternoon bandstand concert.

Pollen in the Park will also be open, serving

themed refreshments.

*In the instance of bad weather, the event will

move to an indoor location. Check visittruro.

org.uk for updates.

For more information and further updates

on the above jubilee activities, please go to

www.visittruro.org.uk or @visittruro on social


To advertise please call 07786 735 711 or email marketing@trurotogether.co.uk


Let’s celebrate the

Queen’s Platinum

Jubilee altogether!

On 6th February 2022 Her Majesty

The Queen became the first British

Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee.

This marks 70 years of service to the people

of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the

Commonwealth. A special extended bank

holiday weekend will provide an opportunity for

communities and people throughout the United

Kingdom to come together to celebrate the

historic milestone. We will be enjoying a four day

UK bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2nd

June to Sunday 5th June. Here are some of the

activities taking place for HRH The Queen and in

your local area.

Overseas Territories.

• Commonwealth Beacons

- beacons will be lit in

all capital cities of the

Commonwealth - 54 in total.

• Principal Beacon - to be lit

on the 2nd June in a special

ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

If you want to host your own community beacon

go to: bit.ly/Platinum-Jubilee-Beacon-info for

more details.

Thursday 2nd June

The Queen’s Birthday Parade (Trooping the

Colour): Over 1,400 parading soldiers, 200

horses and 400 musicians will come together

in the traditional Parade to mark The Queen’s

official birthday, usually held on the second

Saturday in June.

Platinum Jubilee Beacons

A beacon chain, once used as a tool for

communication, has now become a symbol

of unity across towns, borders, countries and

continents and is often the central point of focus

for any outdoor gathering or celebration. Over

1,500 beacons will be lit throughout the United

Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK

Overseas Territories.

There are three kinds of beacon events:

• Community Beacons – thousands of

beacons will be lit by communities, charities

and different groups throughout the regions

of the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK

Saturday 4th June

The Derby at Epsom Downs: Her Majesty The

Queen, accompanied by Members of the Royal

Family, will attend the Derby at Epsom Downs.

Platinum Party at the Palace: The BBC will

stage and broadcast a special live concert from

Buckingham Palace that will bring together

some of the world’s biggest entertainment stars

to celebrate the most significant and joyous

moments from The Queen’s seven decade reign.

Find out more at: www.platinumjubilee.gov.uk

Sunday 5th June

The Big Jubilee Lunch: Every year since the

idea began in 2009 The Big Lunch again is

encouraged to bring communities together for

the Jubilee celebrations.

People are invited to share friendship, food

and fun with neighbours as part of the Platinum

Jubilee celebrations. A Big Jubilee Lunch can be

big or small - street party or picnic, tea and cake

or a garden barbeque. Over 1400 people have

registered to host Big Jubilee Lunches so far,

with events being planned across the length and

breadth of the country.

River of Hope flags focusing on climate change

Forming an important part of the Platinum

Pageant, the ‘River of Hope’ section will comprise

of two hundred silk flags which will process down

The Mall, appearing like a moving river. Primary

and secondary school children are invited to create

a picture of their hopes and aspirations for the

planet over the next 70 years. A selection of

these creations will be transferred on to silk flags,

which will carried by secondary school pupils in

the Pageant.

For more information and to register your

school’s interest to take part please go to


What is the Queen’s Green Canopy?

The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique

tree planting initiative created to mark Her

Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites

people from all groups, communities and clubs

across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for

the Jubilee”. Tree planting will commence again

in October 2022, through to the end of the

Jubilee year.

Free trees for schools and


Go to: bit.ly/JubileeTree-Woodlandtrust

Credits go to: www.royal.uk/platinum-jubileecentral-weekend

for all this information

and to: www.royal.uk/resources-platinum-jubilee

Messages to the Queen

I have very fond memories of meeting the Queen briefly handing

over some sweet peas when I was 6 years old on a visit to Truro.

This year I will be honoured to go to the garden party as Mayor of

Truro. I wish the Queen congratulations on her Platinum Jubilee!

Steven Webb

Truro Mayor

Congratulations Your Majesty on your Platinum Jubilee you have been an

amazing monarch. I wish you all the best and God bless you!

Lionel Knight

Truro Town Crier

© PR4 Photos

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Dining at The

Cornish Vegan

I cannot say that I am fully vegan but I am

more or less a vegetarian and definitely

enjoying being meat-less. When we moved

to Cornwall I was excited that Truro had a

100% vegan restaurant on our doorstep and

our first experience was so good that we

invited different sets of friends to return and

eat at The Cornish Vegan!

Owners, Rob and

Graham opened up

the restaurant and

both feel it is a great

honour to be based

in the county’s

capital, providing

their guests with

nourishing, heartwarming


delicious food.

Rob is the chef and

his aim is to serveup

plant based

food made with love and you can tell he does

just that. Where they can, they choose locally

and sustainably sourced products and most of

their menu is handmade.

In January this year they closed for a couple of

weeks to undertake some refurbishment of the

interior and exterior and with the opportunity

to review the place, we were delighted to find

out they also had a beautiful garden/courtyard

area seating up to 22 and housing heaters to

warm guests on cooler evenings.

When we arrived we were

greeted by Ann and her

super long eyelashes.

We had had a busy day

in the garden so were

pleased to be dining

out and we were hungry!

We viewed the menu

and there had been a

few changes but our

favourites had been kept

in thankfully. Hungrily, we

ordered some onion rings

Left to right: Rob, Ann and Graham

as an appetiser and

some water and

wine. My partner

ordered the

Mushroom Fusion

(my personal

favourite) and said

the taste had

depth and a good

amount of chili

heat, and was full

of texture with

crispy undertones.

I hadn’t tried the

Thai red curry before so opted for this which

I was delighted with. It was hot and spicy but

came with a good portion of whole grain

rice perfectly cooked. The portions are very

generous and beautifully presented and you

can guarantee your hunger will be satiated.

Don’t worry if you aren’t keen on spicy food,

there is plenty to choose from on the menu

including; Ch’ckn in a bun, Mac ’n’ sheese, f’sh

& chips and more....

Don’t forget to leave room for dessert! But if you

are full, you can always take some yummy cake

home with you for afternoon tea the next day.

The ambience is very relaxed, not overly fussy

but homely, which I think is the vibe they

wanted to create. We could also have a good

conversation without too much background

noise or loud music. We highly recommend a

visit for lunch or dinner.

To make a reservation

book online:


The Cornish Vegan,

15 Kenwyn Street,

Truro TR1 3BU

t: 01872 218441

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Dining in Truro

Don’t forget on Sunday June 19th it’s

Father’s Day. Why not book lunch or

dinner for his special day. Here are

some possible venues…

The Alverton Bar & Restaurant

Tregolls Road, TR1 1ZQ


Local cuisine, European, British, Vegetarian

Friendly, Gluten Free Options

Duke Street Sandwich Deli

10 Duke Street, TR1 2QE

t: 01872 320025

Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options,

Gluten Free Options

Kaku Chi

3 St Marys Street Mews,

Vegetarian Friendly, Cafe, Mediterranean,

Street Food, Cakes

The Cornish Vegan

15 Kenwyn Street, TR1 3BU


Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten

Free Options

The Heron Inn

Trenhaile Terrace, Malpas, TR1 1SL

t: 01872 272773


Local cuisine, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian

Friendly, Vegan Options

The Rising Sun Pub

Mitchell Hill, TR1 1ED


Elegant, delicious food alongside fantastic

local beers, unusual wines and a great array

of craft spirits.

The Thomas Daniell

Infirmary Hill, TR1 2JA

t: 01872 229994

Local cuisine, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian

Friendly, Vegan Options

The Wig & Pen Truro

1 Frances Street, TR1 3DP

t: 01872 276064

Seafood, British, Bar, Pub, Gastropub

Trennick Mill

Malpas Road Boscawen Park,TR1 1SG

t: 01872 272121

Breakfast, Lunch, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan

Options, Gluten Free Options

Bring this voucher to enjoy

10% discount at

The Cornish Vegan

Between 11.30am - 5pm

Wednesday to Friday

For reservations book:


The Cornish Vegan, 15 Kenwyn

Street, Truro TR1 3BU

t: 01872 218441

T’s & C’s

Offer valid on: Mains & Sides

£20 minimum spend

Valid until 31st May 2022

To advertise please call 07786 735 711 or email marketing@trurotogether.co.uk


Independent’s Spotlight

Many of the towns villages and cities in Cornwall that make them unique are because of

the Independent traders. We need to preserve our ‘High Street’ shopping industry, so

please support these Independent businesses by shopping local and shopping in store.

Here are a selection of some in Truro

If you would like a spot in the Independent Spotlight please email: sales@trurotogether.co.uk

for more information.

Brocante Revival

8, St. Mary Street Mews, TR1 2BE

t: 07965 765 403

Eclectic collection of interesting items

for sale both antique and modern.

Gallery No 2 Truro

2, St. Mary Street Mews, TR1 2BE

t: 07572 208 443

Bespoke picture framing service for all framing,

antique, contemporary etc.

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Just Books

1, Pydar Mews TR1 2UX

t: 01872 242 532

Rare, vintage and Preloved books.

Old and new books on Cornwall.

Good quality books bought and sold

Studio 13 (wedding make-up)

t: 07962 204 072

Mobile wedding make-up specialist

will travel to chosen location or venue.

Call Catherine.

Lyndy Lou’s

9, Duke Street, TR1 2QE

t: 01872 228 381

Affordable and good quality ladieswear

in a range of sizes.

Truro Galleries

21, St. Mary’s Street, TR1 2AF

Interesting interior and homeware goods.

A good place to shop for well-priced,

quirky and unusual quality gifts.

usy ’s

Truro Wool

Rusty’s Barbershop

St. Mary’s Street, TR1 2AF

11, Pydar Mews, TR1 2AX

w: trurowool.com t: 01872 270 661

t: 07818 858 023

For all your yarn shaped hobbies including

Friendly relaxed barbers cut mens and children’s knitting, crocheting, weaving etc. Workshops

hair. To advertise Book via please Booksy call 07786 or call 735 for 711 appointment.

or email marketing@trurotogether.co.uk

and one-to-one tuition available.



Truro Antiques

& Collectables


Discover some interesting and unusual

items for sale at the Truro Antiques &

Collectables Market on Lemon Quay,

Truro. The outdoor market features:

Antiques & Hand Crafted Jewellery,

Art, Automobilia, Brass, Ceramics,

Copper, Cornish Books, Glass, Jewellery,

Militaria, Postcards, Silver and Gold,

Small Furniture, Toys & more.

Bonhams from Lemon Street have a stall

offering free valuations on Wednesdays.

Just turn up with your item!

Taking place on the first and third

Wednesday of the month and first

Sunday of the month from the middle

of May until September. See opposite

dates for your diary:

May: Wednesday 18th

June: Wednesday 1st, Sunday 5th &

Wednesday 15th

• July: Sunday 3rd, Wednesday 6th

& Wednesday 20th

Cornwall Shop Small Market

Join Duchy Fairs for some BIG love in

shopping small in Truro. With over 60

traders of Contemporary Craft & Design,

Home & Lifestyle Wares, Vintage &

Salvage Finds along with Local Food

& Drink from the award winning Truro

Farmers Market.

The Cornwall Shop Small Market will

be on Truro’s Lemon Quay on the third

Saturday of every month from March –

November from 9am until 4pm. See

below dates for your diary:

• Saturday 21st May

• Saturday 18th June

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St Petrocs



St Petrocs is a charity that

has been working with

people experiencing

homelessness in Cornwall

since 1986.

They have 2 resource

centres, an outreach

team and 21 supported

accommodation schemes

across Cornwall, housing

145 residents. St Petrocs

also have a new Vocational

Development Project which

works with its residents to

help them achieve their

ambitions through a

combination of confidence

building activities and

training. The scheme aims

to make solutions for

people more sustainable so

that they don’t experience

homelessness again.

The numbers of

people experiencing

homelessness in Cornwall

are going up, so St Petrocs

has never been more

needed. In 2020 they

worked with 1,013 people

across all their services,

and in 2021 they worked

with 1,113 people, a 10%


Alarmingly, so far in 2022

they have seen a 21%

increase in the number of

people needing their help

compared to this time last


The charity is completely

independent and funds

itself through its own

fundraising activities and

the support of the Cornish

community. There are many

ways people can help the

charity help those needing

its services. Volunteering,

financial donations, gifts

in kind (clothing, toiletries,

sleeping bags etc) are all

incredibly valuable to the

charity and those that

need it.

Donations can be

made on their website


Enquiries can be made to

their supporter care team

on 01872 260 948.

To advertise please call 07786 735 711 or email marketing@trurotogether.co.uk


Truro Together

Brain Matter



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common saying when read from left to right and line by line.


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words will rainbow. form a common

saying Cross when off read all trees. from left

to right Cross and off line all words by line. with the same

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reading down. No tile may be rotated!


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Riding For The

Disabled Chiverton


RDA Chiverton (near Truro) is a pony

riding centre for children and adults with

all kinds of special needs both physical

and mental. We offer riding and carriage

driving sessions on Mondays and


With a mix of tailored riding tuition

and mounted games, lessons are both

challenging and fun, a great workout and

brilliant confidence booster. With the aid of

specialist equipment and a team of trained

volunteers we give the opportunity for people

with many different special needs to be able

to access a safe environment to enjoy this

exhilarating sport. For those unable to sit on

a horse we also have the option of carriage

driving where wheelchair users can be loaded

on ramps into specially designed carriages,

and learn rein and voice commands to drive


Horse riding can provide a valuable

physical therapy for many conditions, as

well as helping to grow confidence and a

sense of achievement. And being around

horses and ponies can help boost mental

health too.

All of this is made possible by our growing

team of volunteers who also get a great deal

out of helping. It can be an opportunity to

meet like minded people, get fit, learn new

skills and be around horses and ponies. From

meeting and greeting to side walking and

leading, tacking up and turning out to behind

the scenes admin, there are so many ways to

be involved.

Every volunteer gets all the training they need

whether they’re experienced with horses or


And let’s not forget the real heroes, our 7 RDA

ponies who work so hard to keep our riders

and drivers safe to enjoy equine sports. All

our ponies also receive special training and

love the thank you pats and cuddles after their


If you would like to know more about RDA

Chiverton Group you can visit our website,

watch our video and meet our ponies.


If you are interested in participating or

volunteering please get in touch!



To advertise please call 07786 735 711 or email marketing@trurotogether.co.uk



Kaku Chi

KAKU CHI is a business born out of

lockdown and opened its doors for the

first time on the 17th August 2020.

When planning KAKU CHI the most important

thing was of course the coffee, not only the

quality and taste but the experience that

comes with it. Owners Kathryn and Paul

have create a relaxed and friendly atmosphere

where people can take advantage of indoor

and outdoor seating and enjoy their morning

coffee, breakfast or a lunch of filled rolls, pasta

and a selections of daily specials in one of

Truro’s best sun traps.

Paul is a trained baker and skilled, experienced

chef of over 20 years and this can clearly be seen

at the counter in KAKU CHI with homemade

food packed with flavour and a selection of

homemade cakes and plenty of vegan options.

Visit at: 3 St. Marys Mews, TR1 2A or find on

Facebook t: 07594 325 890

Koyo - new

collective of stylists

above Pannier


Koyo is a brand-new hair salon in a recently

converted hay loft above Pannier Market in

Tinners Court, Truro.

Koyo takes pride in being a collective of

independent stylists, working together in

a completely inclusive environment and

setting its prices on time and hair length,

not on gender or any other boxes.

environment, with an airy and fresh layout, I

hope everyone gets the opportunity to feel

that. Look out for the spiral staircase” Says

owner, Dan Blakemore

To book an appointment visit website:


“I’ve been in the industry for 21 years. And,

with Koyo I wanted to create a shared space

for freelance stylists to thrive and grow their

skills rather than home in on a particular hair

dressing style. If I was a client, this is the place

I’d want to go. It’s a comfortable and positive





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Healing in the Community and Twin Hearts Meditation

If you have any physical or emotional pain that you need help with, this

non-touch, complementary therapy may help you. I am holding relaxed and

calm 1/2 hour sessions for those in need.

The Twin Hearts Meditation reduces stress and anxiety, increase memory,

focus and positive brain activity. Flush out negativity and achieve peace and

stillness in less than 30 minutes.

Donations go towards MCKS Charity

Wednesday 18th May

Healing sessions between 4.45pm - 6.30pm - drop in or book.

Twin Hearts Meditation starts at 6.45pm - 8pm

Wednesday 1st June

Healing sessions between 4.45pm - 6.30pm - drop in or book.

Twin Hearts Meditation starts at 6.45pm - 8pm

Tuesday 14th June

Healing sessions for physical ailments or psychological

Session starts between 9.30am - 12.45pm - drop in or book.

Tuesday 21st June

Healing sessions for physical ailments or psychological

Session starts between 9.30am - 12.45pm - drop in or book.

Wednesday 6th July

Healing sessions between 4.45pm - 6.30pm - drop in or book.

Twin Hearts Meditation starts at 6.45pm - 8pm

Location: Shortlanesend Village Hall, School Hill, Shortlanesend, Truro TR4 9DU

Parking available. Wheelchair access and disabled toilet.

Contact: Therese e: healing@pranichealingcornwall.co.uk

or t: 07786 735 711

To advertise please call 07786 735 711 or email marketing@trurotogether.co.uk


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