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THE DELABOLE SLATE

ISSUE 420

JULY 2022

Delabole.slatenewsletter@gmail.com

Hello from the Carnival Committee!

DELABOLE CARNIVAL WEEK 9th - 16th JULY

The scarecrow competition is open to both residential and business properties, so get your 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 from the

pavement for judging. To enter please see entry form with this month's slate. This will be judged on Sunday 10 th July

and announced at some point during the week’s events.

Don't forget your entries for the carnival itself on Saturday 16 th July 2022 – Lets come back bigger and better than

ever before.

Don’t forget that Rowlands Fair will be back for the carnival week this year in the usual field next to the playing field

between Thursday 14th and Saturday 16th July.

Please note that we will only be able to accept cash payments.

We have also renewed our scrap store card which we would love our community to use. It will be kept at Bruallen

and everyone is welcome to pop in and borrow it.

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

anti-vandalism paint and is due another coating any time. 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.

It’s all very exciting and we can’t wait to see you all again soon!

DELABOLE FIRE BRIGADE

The crew at Delabole Fire Station were presented with

the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee medal.

The medal was given to all crew that had served a

minimum of 5 years up to February this year.

We are all very proud to receive this prestigious medal

and honoured to be a part of this significant milestone.

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:

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£40 for a whole page.

Cheques payable to ‘The Delabole Slate Newssheet’

There is no charge for small private adverts, announcements,

birthdays etc. Please include your name and contact details.

Your village newsletter. Produced and delivered by volunteers

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


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COUNCIL CORNER Delabole Parish Council

The June meeting was the last before Tuesday 13th September at the Methodist Church as meetings for the months of

July and August 2022 have been suspended. During this time the Clerk will be available as usual and will, if necessary,

call an extraordinary PC meeting.

At the June meeting council discussed -

• The traffic calming scheme as some members of the public still have concerns about the loss of parking. Cllr

Fairman held a public meeting before the PC meeting and fed back the outcomes to the councillors. Cllr Fairman

is also organising a meeting concerning the phosphates and sewage in the River Camel. This will be on Wednesday

13th July, 7.30pm, in the John Betjeman Centre, Wadebridge.

• The councillors discussed the activities of the Jubilee weekend which generally seemed to have gone well. The PC

also agreed the Jubilee funding.

• The council ratified the Annual Governance and Accountability Review (AGAR) statement which has now been

published. Also, two further council policies which are published on the website.

• It was agreed to modify the seating in the bus shelter by the public toilets to create a more hygienic area.

• CCTV. It was agreed to proceed with CCTV installation on the King George V playing field commencing with one

camera to cover the pavilion area. The reason for this being the anti social behaviour and continued vandalism in

the park to community property such as the carnival storage containers, play equipment, the pavilion building, bins

etc. This will also be an asset when the carnival is being held. A full policy and data protection statement will be

available on the website after consultation with the Information Commissioners Office.

• The ROSPA report for the King George V playing field was discussed and the recommended action will be taken.

• Well Street notice board. A member of the public had requested that this be reinstated but given the size and condition,

councillors agreed to remove it as the main notice board is much larger and deemed adequate to serve the village.

• The PC is aware that the village clock has stopped. We await a visit from the engineer.

Full minutes are available on line www.delaboleparishcouncil.gov.uk and on the Parish Council notice board.

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

PLEASE NOTE: Many members of the public are speaking unofficially with individual councillors to discuss ideas and

concerns. This is good as the council needs to receive both positive and negative feedback. However, individual

councillors cannot speak or act on your behalf so if you wish to raise a serious issue or concern for the council to consider

you need to contact th

e Parish Clerk. Your item will then be included on the next agenda and you are encouraged to attend the PC meeting

and speak in the public section. Thank you.

Title of Entry:

Name:

Address:

……………………………………..….……........

………………………………………………………

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Telephone Number: ………..………………………………...............

Please hand entry form into the Flowers at Bruallen shop

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Judging will take place on the afternoon of either

Saturday or Sunday - the first weekend of Carnival Week.

(Addresses must be within PL33 postcode area)


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Delabole School

At last, the summer term is here and we can truly enjoy all the events that have been so sorely missed for the last two

years. For the first time in a very long time, it feels as though we can anticipate all those extra curricular events that make

up such an important part of our school culture, without looking over our shoulders and wondering if they will truly go

ahead. And the children so deserve it because these are the rites of passage that make memories and mark the transitions

from one phase of learning to another.

How lovely to be able to relish such things as our Year 6 Bristol Residential trip – art galleries, river trips, visits to the SS

Great Britain and just a glimpse of city life – and look forward to residential experiences for years 4 and 5 to follow.

There are so many opportunities just waiting to be seized – a group of our Year 5 children are already thinking about

working as an ensemble to contribute to a Royal Shakespeare Company performance of Much Ado About Nothing. We

are proud to say that they are the only primary school in Cornwall alongside our partner school, Tintagel, to take up the

challenge and perform alongside Secondary pupils at Falmouth University later in the term. For a small group of bold

and talented children, this will be a collaborative venture that they will never forget.

Alongside these great opportunities we have also recently enjoyed the Deli Run, and we have various trips and

experiences planned linked to our ‘beautiful tapestry of learning’. At the core of all our

learning for Summer 2022 is the golden and much missed opportunity for our parents and

community to share in our achievements through sport, dance and performance. We

sincerely hope that at some point you will once more delight in what it means to belong to

our beautiful Tribe of Delabole…it has been a long time coming.

BIRTHDAYS

Wishing my son Rich a Happy 29th Birthday on July 8th

Love Mum xx

Wishing my Granddaughter Daisy a Happy 4th Birthday

on July 4th.

Love Nanny xx

A Methodist Minister’s View

In late May over a period of about three weeks we were harassed by a gentleman on the telephone telling us a story

about our computer website having been hacked. He wanted us to open our computer to put the matter

right under his instruction. We were suspicious and took some advice and ascertained that the organisation he claimed

to be from was a bogus one, in other words he was a persistent scammer. We have as well, through experience, become

suspicious of organisations which telephone us offering a free survey of a part of our home. We have discovered that

this often opens the door to high pressure salesmen offering dubious products. The above are examples of some of the

dishonesty which exists in our society and through which the people involved are profiteering. Many of us, of course,

would distance ourselves from being employed in such schemes, but the examples are ‘symptoms; of the nature of the

society in which we live.

In early June we were all sharing in various ways in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. At that time, many

comments were made in the television programmes and the national press about the importance of the Christian faith

to her, her dedication to the task and the Service ethic she brings to it. My Mother-in-Law had a saying of ‘After the Lord

Mayor’s Show comes the dung cart.’ Perhaps a euphemism saying to use in the context – but the day following the

Jubilee Celebrations we learnt that our Prime Minister was to experience a vote of no confidence in his ability to govern.

It raised a range of issues of the Party-gate Scandal, honesty, truthfulness, and integrity at the heart of government.

Many people were surprised at the size of the minority vote - it representing forty per cent of the ruling party. All of this

is, of course, another example of the symptoms of the society in which we live. The Bible’s Old Testament prophets such

as Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Joel, and Micah in the indifferent generations were charged with calling people to follow

God’s ways for living and not their personal interests and inclinations. I think this advice is timely for today and is worth

while for all of us to ponder and discuss.

Every blessing in your pondering.

Bryan Ede


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DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY AT CORNWALL’S FIRST BLUE AND WHITE BALL

Citizens Advice Cornwall will be hosting their first ever ball this

September with tickets sales now open to businesses and the

general public.

Citizens Advice Cornwall is a charity - a fact that many people

do not realise - raising money in Cornwall to support the people

of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

The Blue and White Ball takes place on 23 September 2022 at

the Penventon Hotel, Redruth and will feature a three course

meal, magician, auction and dancing. Tickets are now on sale

for the event at £55 per ticket or £500 for a table of 10.

The event is part of a new fundraising strategy that will help the

charity raise more funds to be able to support even more people.

Citizens Advice Cornwall Chief Executive, Gill Pipkin, said:

“We are so excited for our first Blue and White Ball. This is the

highlight of our fundraising calendar this year where we aim to

raise much needed funds for our charity, which is at the forefront of helping people cope in the current cost of living

crisis.”

“Citizens Advice Cornwall is seeing more and more people struggling to cope and works hard every day to make life

better by reducing or removing financial, housing and relationship pressures. Please join us for a fun-filled night, a

chance to enjoy ourselves and help us help more people who are struggling.”

Community Fundraising Manager; Tamsin Chapman-Gunner said:

“We are really looking forward to this event and we are delighted that we have already sold some tickets pre-launch.

We anticipate that this will be sold out very quickly and really look forward to seeing everyone on what promises to

be a fantastic evening of entertainment.”

Citizens Advice Cornwall is a charity providing free, independent and confidential advice on a wide range of subjects for everyone in the community.

Their vital services include advice on welfare benefits, debt, housing, relationship issues, employment and redundancy, consumer, legal issues

and more.

Last year Citizens Advice helped over 9,000 people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly writing-off debt worth over £1 million and gaining income

worth £8.1 million.

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A Reader Writes…..

Wouldn’t life be dull without surprises?

Parties sometimes thrown in our honour [as long as we’ve had enough notice to be wearing

the right outfit!]. An unexpected gift or meal out, or simply an encouraging comment.

For many the highlight of the recent Jubilee coverage was THAT royal tea party, and the

discovery, after 70 years, of just what the Queen does keep in her handbag…

Jesus was a man of surprises – turning water in to wine at a wedding; calming a

life-threatening storm at sea with a quiet word; feeding 5,000 people with five loaves and

two small fish; walking on water – wouldn’t you, like so many at the time, want to hang out with a man like this? A man

who, despite being crucified, dead and buried, rose again three days later, bringing the offer of new life to all. The

biggest surprise ever, and a hope that will never fade…

…we are called to expect the unexpected…

Thank you to those who completed the St John’s Church survey earlier in the year. Looking at your thoughts and

comments, of those who replied it’s very clear that the Church is important; that we have a real place in the Village;

that we could, indeed ‘should’ be in a stronger place within the community, a real part of it, doing more, offering more

opportunities. How inspiring is that?

Working together, we can reach that stronger place; please do keep an eye out for events that might just surprise you,

later in the year.

This year the annual Carnival Service, with the Delabole churches working together, will be in the Marquee – we hope

to see you there, July 10th – come expecting the unexpected; and relax; it will be a time of joy!

If we can assist in any way, please make contact with any member of the team

Rev Angela – 01840 212468; Rev Jeffrey – 07562 700170; Readers Claire or Sue - 212713

The building is available to be hired, for a range of purposes; to have a look or make a booking, contact Claire [212713]

or Tricia/Nigel [212520]

We are here to help and support…

Claire Salzmann - Reader [LLM] - July 2022


Mon - Fri


Delabole Platinum Jubilee

On 8 th March 2022 a group of ‘willing’ volunteers met to plan the Jubilee celebrations for Delabole. Many meetings later

during Jubilee weekend we have seen the fruits of our labours. With a generous grant from the Parish Council and

insurance cover, the village enjoyed a variety of events suitable for all ages and free of charge. The village was decorated

with festive bunting courtesy of the Carnival Committee and much handmade by Nickiey Hatch.

Competitions. We thank the judges who did a great job making difficult decisions with the competition entries. The

results were Decorated Crown (under 8) Frankie Wills, Cardboard Castle model (7-12 years) Tara O’Shea, Plan

of the KGV field Oli Brooker (12 yrs), Jubilee Pudding fit for a Queen Rosie Osborne (10yrs), the Blooming Lovely

winner was Claire Salzmann (over 21). Winners were presented with certificates. Really well done to all who entered

the competitions; such a shame that there can only be one winner.

Thanks to Chris Keat and the Carnival Committee for the use of the sound system to play Diu Regnare and the National

Anthem prior to the lighting of the Jubilee Beacon. Thanks to Clyde and Helen Ferguson and Simon Heard for arranging

and lighting the beacon with acknowledgement to Mr Hamilton at Delabole Slate Quarry for allowing the building of

the beacon and hosting this on quarry land.

There were a number of celebratory street parties enjoyed throughout the village. Many thanks to the organisers of

these events.

Beth Prescott organised a Community Walk which was well attended and much enjoyed on a fine sunny morning prior

to the over 60’s Community Lunch at Delabole Methodist Church. Many thanks to Beth. Also, to the marvellous team

of ladies at the church who once again excelled with a delicious roast beef dinner on a right royal occasion.

Many thanks to Claire Salzmann who organised two concerts for our entertainment. The first by the TRIGGS Wind

Orchestra on 25 th May and secondly, on Friday, a Jazz performance, both served with Pimm’s and refreshments. Many

thanks to Nigel and his helpers at these events.

Unfortunately, the weather turned against us for the third day of the celebrations so the community planting in the wild

flower garden has been postponed for a couple of weeks and the bouncy castle and go karts could not be set up due

to the high winds on Saturday 4 th June. Our apologies. Such a shame after so much planning. Our thanks to St John’s

Church for allowing us to use their premises for races, the Royal treasure hunt, the cake bake sale raising funds for the

youth group and other activities. Thanks to Louise Harrington, Denise Osborne and their team, Sue Wilcox (ably

assisted by Lucy, Holly and Rosie) and Angie Page for these events. The younger children enjoyed an evening disco

with entertainment provided by Anita Jose. Many thanks to all the above.

Final day, again, the weather was unsettled. The Methodist Church hosted a Jubilee village church service and

afternoon activities in St John’s included a tombola raising funds for the Christmas Lights, face and glitter painting

with Abi and Anita and the collection of commemorative mugs organised by Suzanne, our Parish Clerk and her daughter

Poppy. Afterwards, Helen, Lucy and Rosie kindly distributed uncollected mugs throughout the village. The grand finale

Royal Donkey Derby was organised by Angie Page helped by Lucy Lewin and won by Tom Harrington.

Really BIG thanks to Alan Wightman who handmade and donated the Royal Donkeys for the Derby.

The Hanger Management food provided much needed refreshments, thank you.

First Aid provided at all events by FLEET’s Maria Chidley. Many thanks.

All the above events have been supported by our village community and we are very grateful to all concerned.

Apologies if we have omitted anyone, there really are too many to mention.

We trust you all had an enjoyable Jubilee weekend.

Claire

Winner - Blooming Lovely

Jubilee Cake made by Brenda Burnard

Photos - Ro Chapman

Tom

Winner - Royal Donkey Derby


Platinum Jubilee Lunch

On June 3rd, if you were over 60 and lived in the PL33 post code,

it could be that you were at the roast beef lunch at the Methodist

Chapel. Hopefully you had an enjoyable time and got to chat to

fellow Delabolians who you may or may not have known before -

and made memories and friends.

A lot of people worked really hard, before and after, to make it

happen, including Brenda Burnard who donated her time and

talents to provide the Jubilee Cake.

Still got the Jubilee flower broach generously made by Hilary?

Huge thanks to ALL who contributed.

You are appreciated!

A BIG thank you for the Jubilee lunch that my husband

and I enjoyed on June 3rd. Our choice of meat being beef

was perfectly cooked and really tender. Our choice of

dessert being fruit salad and cheesecake went down well,

followed by drinks. The cake was 10/10. A huge thanks

to all the cooks and happy helpers.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Mr & Mrs Patrick Todd, Westdown Road, Delabole.

Trecarne Gardens Jubilee Street Party

Jubilee Lunch Thank You

On Thursday June 2nd, the sun shone brightly for our jubilee street party.

From the youngest 8 months to the oldest 80 plus, we all enjoyed the most wonderful time outdoors together in our

street.

Great company, amazing food and drinks (all bring and share ). Mary’s famous pasties,

and we even shared the Queen’s Jubilee trifle.

A very special ‘thank you’ to the kind ladies (and

gentlemen) who served us an excellent Jubilee lunch at

the Methodist Church on 2nd June.

A lot of preparation, organisation and hard work made a

perfect day so successful and hopefully the ‘workers’

enjoyed it as much (if not more) than we did.

Our grateful thanks to you all,

Janet and Win.


Jubilee Service

Giving thanks for the Queen, her example and her faith.

Thanks to Claire Salzmann for leading the special village

service on Sunday 5th. Also thanks to Rev Bryan who joined

with her to plan the celebration but was unable to be there on

the day BUT others were, including Catherine who made her

amazing Jubilee dress.

Thanks also to Brenda for another fabulous cake.

Planet Park Jubilee Party

During the afternoon those there were tempted to take

part in the raffle, with prizes ranging from 3 Chicken

dinners, hampers of biscuits, wine, gin, chocolate and

champagne. This raised close on £300.00 which will be

added to a coffee afternoon held last month and to 3 more

monthly afternoons. All this money will be donated to The

Brain Tumour Charity. It will go in memory of Ginny, our

friend, the association’s secretary and latterly the vice

chairman.

On Saturday 4th June the residents of Planet Park were

going to hold their “Picnic in the Park” on the green,

however due to the inclement weather Plan B came into

operation, and it was held in Mr & Mrs Provis’s home.

There were around 30+ people there thoroughly enjoying

their savouries and sweets made by the residents and

served by the usual “gracious kitchen ladies”.

Meeting the Chair

Had such a great time on Sunday when our preacher at the

chapel was the Chair of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly District,

Rev Loraine Mellor. The day got off to a good start (if you can

call 11 o’clock a start) when Tintagel friends joined us for

worship. The first hymn, ‘Holy Spirit we welcome you’, was one

we hadn’t really known but Rev Loraine wanted it so we used

You Tube to learn it - you could have thought we’d been singing

it for ever!

Forgot to take a proper pic of

Rev Loraine but Barbara &

Mary really entertained her

In the belief that a good way to

cement friendships and get to know

each other, it was decided we’d follow the service with a salad and sweet lunch. Probably not

the brightest of ideas with it being Father’s Day but a goodly number stayed and the

co-operation and organisation were SUPERB - as was the lunch. Don’t know when I’ve had

such a mouth-watering selection: quiches, home boiled ham, various salads, tomatoes,

cucumber lettuce etc. It was so tasty we’re thinking of including another for a Community Lunch

- and I haven’t yet mentioned the fabulous selection of desserts. Thank you so much to

everyone for making the occasion so enjoyable - even the washing up!!!


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Events at St. Endellion July 2022

(Port Isaac PL29 3TP)

Sunday 10 th July, 7.30pm

The Gigspanner Big Band and Raynor Winn –

Saltlines

St. Endellion Church

£20 | Students, unemployed people & under 21s: £15

Saltlines is an exciting new collaboration between

acclaimed writer of The Salt Path, Raynor Winn, and

unique folk collective Gigspanner Big Band. Together, they

capture a moving portrait of the South West coast path in

both old songs and new words. Raynor and Gigspanner

Big Band beautifully celebrate the “630 uninterrupted miles

of coastline, crossing wild headlands with the calls of

oystercatchers and the smell of salt laden air ever present”

(Raynor Winn)

Tickets available at: https://endelienta.org.uk

'Those Were The Days'

If any one has any old photos tucked away in their

albums of past events held in the village such as

• past carnivals from 1950s through 1960s,

• school centenary 1979,

• Silver Jubilee 1977,

• Delabole school entries in the

Camelford carnival etc

please get in touch with me, Brenda Burnard

01840 211708.

I will scan your photos so that I can add copies of

them to our village archive of old photos and

memorabilia to use in future displays and return your

photos safely back to you.

Friday 15 th July, 7.30pm

Dante Festival Concert

St. Endellion Church

£10

Three great instrumentalists (Danny Driver on piano,

Krysia Osostwicz on violin and Ben Goldscheider on horn)

join forces to perform three great works of chamber music.

Tickets available at:

https://uk.patronbase.com/CornishRivieraBoxOffice/

Productions/UL3M/Performances

North Cornwall Book Festival Author tours:

Sophie Pierce and Matt Newbury on

Wild Swimming Walks

Thursday 21 st July, 7.30pm – St. Endellion Hall

Friday 22 nd July, 7.30pm – Edge of the world

bookshop

Saturday 23 rd July, 7.30pm – The Poly, Falmouth

£8

Join Matt and Sophie as they reminisce about their

adventures writing Wild Swimming Walks Cornwall in

the most unexpected of years. In a richly illustrated talk,

they will reveal the joy of discovering the true beauty of

Cornwall and further afield.

Tickets available at:

https://www.ncornbookfest.org/whats-on

Delabole Quilters 2002

The Delabole quilters group has been meeting

regularly for the last 20 years, in the Methodist school

room and previously in St. John’s church.

The photo shows the group in 2002.

During that time many beautiful quilts have been

created, some sold to raise money for worthy

charities, some given away to hospices and

hospitals, where they have given comfort and

pleasure to many people. Some given as memory

quilts to families and some now hang in a local

museum or in the Methodist chapel.

Lots of patchwork and quilting skills have been learnt

and shared by its members.

Lots of inspirational afternoons have been enjoyed.

Lots of sharing stories, lots of laughter, lots of cups

of tea and friendships formed.

But for the last few years during the pandemic our

membership numbers have declined, and we have

decided that from June onwards we will meet in each

other’s homes, to share our sewing skills and create

beautiful things.

New members will still be welcome and you can find

the dates and the venues of our meetings by phoning

Pauline on 01840 212577.

DELABOLE WORKING MEN'S CLUB POOL

TEAM LEAGUE AND TEAM KNOCKOUT DOUBLE

Congratulations to Delabole Working Men's Club Pool

Team on their recent successes in winning the Tintagel

& District Pool League and the Team Knockout.

The league was won by a considerable margin, and the

team easily overcame The White Hart, St Teath in the

final.

Ably led by the Captain, Scott Greenaway, the other

members of the team were - Tom Mainwairing, Davey

Tilley, Al Chapman, Lee Dungey, Jordan Greenaway,

Jordan Blanchard, Ryan Pooley and newly recruited Bill

Hatch after his return to the village after more than 40

years away.



NORTH

CORNWALL

BOOK FESTIVAL

St. Endellion

22 nd - 25 th September 2022

www.ncornbookfest.org

NORTH CORNWALL BOOK FESTIVAL 2022

Thursday 22 nd - Sunday 25 th September

St Endellion, Port Isaac, PL29 3TP

This September, everyone's favourite Cornish

boutique book festival is back at St. Endellion! The

North Cornwall Book Festival, curated by

international best selling author Patrick Gale, has

launched its 2022 programme and it may be the

most exiting yet. Expect an incredible line up of

authors, including Kate Mosse, Kit De Waal and

Esther Freud, and evening concerts by Gwenno

and performance poets Inua Ellams and Vanessa

Kisuule. Located in the peaceful hamlet of St.

Endellion (near Port Isaac), the festival has a

dazzling selection of talks, performances and

workshops that you won’t want to miss out on!

Come for the day and enjoy our beautiful

surroundings, delicious food and drink, and festival

market

To find out more and book tickets, visit:

www.ncornbookfest.org/whats-on

For further media enquiries, please contact:

rachel@endelienta.org.uk

Dominic Fairman

Cornwall CouncillorSt Teath & Tintagel Division

As you may be aware, for the last year there has been an effective moratorium on new development in all the Towns

and Parishes that are in the River Camel catchment due to the excessive phosphate levels in the river. This isn’t just

a local problem and a recent parliamentary committee inquiry into water quality came to the following conclusions:

• Poor water quality in English rivers is a result of chronic under investment and multiple failures in monitoring,

governance and enforcement

• Only 14% of English rivers meet good ecological status, with pollution from agriculture, sewage, roads and single-use

plastics contributing to a dangerous ‘chemical cocktail’ coursing through our waterways. Not a single river in England

has received a clean bill of health for chemical contamination.

• Bacteria found in sewage and animal slurry can cause sickness. Yet few river users are able to make informed

decisions about when it is safe to use rivers downstream of storm overflows and wastewater treatment works.

• The build-up of high levels of nutrients, such as phosphorus and nitrogen, from sewage and animal waste, is choking

rivers with algal blooms that reduce oxygen levels, suffocating fish, plants and invertebrates and the impact of

wastewater from sewage treatment works and sewer overflows is preventing 36% of water bodies from achieving good

ecological status.

• The impact of agricultural diffuse pollution is the most common form of pollution preventing rivers from achieving good

ecological status, and intensive livestock and poultry farming is putting enormous pressure on catchments.

• Fats, oils and greases, and cleaning and hygiene products containing plastic, are causing huge problems for drainage

systems when they are poured away in sinks or flushed down the toilet.

If, like me, you are very concerned about all of this and the continuing decline in the water quality of the River Camel

and its tributaries I hope you will come along to a public meeting I am organising to bring together all of the various

agencies and stakeholders and to debate a way forward.

Wednesday 13th July at 7.30pm John Betjeman Centre, Wadebridge

Please let me know if this is of interest to you

Mobile: 07939 122303

cllr.dominic.fairman@cornwall.gov.uk


Smuggler’s

FISH and CHIPS

HIGH STREET, DELABOLE

LUNCHTIME

EVENING

MON CLOSED 4.30 - 8.30

TUES CLOSED 4.30 - 8.30

WED CLOSED 4.30 - 8.30

THUR CLOSED 4.30 - 8.30

FRI 12.00 - 1.30 4.30 - 9.00

SAT 12.00 - 1.30 4.30 - 9.00

SUN CLOSED 4.30 - 8.30 4.30 - 8.00

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

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

Restaurant closed on Mondays

SERVING: BREAKFAST, COFFEE, LUNCH,

SUNDAY ROAST, HOMEMADE DISHES AND

CAKES, CREAM TEAS, ICE CREAMS

CHILDRENS PLAY AREA. RIDE-ON TRACTORS

AND DIGGERS. PETS CORNER.

TELEPHONE: 01208 880164 www.trevathanfarm.com

FIND US ON THE B3314 AT ST ENDELLION, NEAR PORT ISAAC

Follow us:

Tel: 01840 219368

69 High Street, Delabole, PL33 9AH

Opening hours

Tuesday 9.30am - 5pm

Friday 9.30am - 5pm

Saturday 9.00am - 4pm


NEWS & INFORMATION FROM

THE DELABOLE SLATE QUARRY

BUSINESS – It is hard to believe that the last entry we made for “The Slate” was in 2019! However, having

survived the “China virus” or Covid-19 pandemic and 2 years of authoritarian government that forced closures, mask

wearing and made us prisoners in our own homes, you will be pleased to hear the quarry is now getting back to normality.

It hasn’t all been bad. All that time off work made us focus on our work/life balance and so we now work a 4 day week.

Our staff now get an extra 48 days off work every year so they get to spend as many days at home with family & friends

as they do at work and with no loss of pay!

We do have a few vacancies if you want to come and join us. Please see below.

Quarry opening times are now Monday to Thursday 9am - 5pm and we are closed every Friday, Week-end and

Bank Holiday.

PEOPLE AT DELABOLE SLATE – We are recruiting for the following

VACANCIES

Slate Splitter & Dresser

Saw Operator

Work hours: Monday to Thursday – 8am to 5.30pm with ½ hour lunch break

Pay - £10.65 / Hour fully skilled (£383.40 / 36 hour week)

To apply: EMAIL or POST us your CV or CALL IN FOR AN APPLICATION FORM

Email: sales@delaboleslate.co.uk

Thank you

George Hamilton June 2022


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


Delabole

Methodist

Church

July 3rd 11am Worship + Holy Communion

With Rev Linda

July 5th 12 noon Community Lunch

Roast Beef

Please book 01840 212558

July 10th 11am Carnival Service

In the Marquee

July 17th 11am Church Fellowship

July 19th

Drop-In coffee & chat plus

FoodBank Collection

in Sunday School

10.30am -noon

July 24th 11am Worship with Hugh Huntley

3pm Rev Linda’s Farewell Service + tea

at Tresparrett

July 31st 11.00am Service

with Alison and ‘Volunteers’

Pleasure to have your company at any of the above.

JULY

This month’s Bible verse

Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear and

your soul shall live….Seek ye the LORD while

he may be found, call ye upon him while he is

near:

Isaiah 55:3a,6

Jesus answered and said...Come unto me, all ye

that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give

you rest.

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I

am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find

rest unto your souls.

For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Matthew 11:25a,28-30

All that the Father giveth me shall come to

me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise

cast out. John 6:37

Authorised Version


THE

POLDARK INN

First Class Food - Vegetarian Dishes Available

Treligga Downs, Delabole

Evening meals available

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


DIARY DATES

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

DELABOLE VILLAGE SHOW

50th ANNIVERSARY

By the time you read this the schedules for this year’s

bumper anniversary Village Show on

Saturday 20th August

Should be available to collect from The Spar or to

download from the Delabole Village Show Facebook page

We hope that plans for your entries are well under way.

Could all previous winners please ensure that their

cups are returned as soon as possible.

Many thanks, Christine Wilkins (Show Secretary)

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.

More information from Pauline Dean 212577

Tintagel Orpheus Male Voice Choir.

We had a wonderful concert in Tintagel on the Sunday of

the Jubilee weekend. Thank you to those who came to

support us.

Our programme of Summer Concerts will be starting again

in July, dates are as follows:

14th, 28th July.

11th, 25th August.

8th September.

These are all on Thursday evenings in Tintagel Social Hall,

starting at 8pm.

WHEN YOU PUT UP A POSTER

TO ADVERTISE YOUR EVENT

PLEASE REMEMBER TO

TAKE IT DOWN

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.

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

Flagman’s Notes.

There are 2 occasions in July when

the Union Flag should be flown.

17th July, Birthday of the Duchess of

Cornwall.

22nd July, Birthday of Prince George.

As usual, the flag of St Piran will be

flown throughout Carnival Week,

9th to 16th July

Drop-In Tuesday

Drop-In for coffee and a chance to chat with friends and

friends-you-haven’t-yet-made in the Methodist

Schoolroom on the third Tuesday of the month

- that’ll be

Tuesday July 19th

between 10.30am and noon.

There’ll also be a collecting point for Wadebridge Foodbank.

DEADLINE FOR

AUGUST SLATE IS

10th JULY

Our mailbox is at the Spar.

The mail & email boxes are

emptied once a month only,

after the 10th.


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