28.06.2022 Views

Truro Together July August 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.

SHOW MORE
SHOW LESS

You also want an ePaper? Increase the reach of your titles

YUMPU automatically turns print PDFs into web optimized ePapers that Google loves.

TRURO

Together

NEWS AND VIEWS

In this issue:

The magic of the Enchanted Trail

Truro Mayor enjoys Platinum Jubilee

Support Truro Community Refugee group

Win a trip to Colour's Cafe & Wellbeing Centre

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

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

Supported by:

Homeless Advice Line

01872 264 153

Do something amazing

Donate now

01637 889 926

SUMMER EDITION July / August 2022 Issue 2


TRURO

Together

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)

Truro City Council: 01872 274 766

Meet the Team

Every

Wednesday &

Saturday

09.00 -16.00

on Lemon

Quay

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.

Drummer sculpture outside Hall for Cornwall on Lemon Quay

Hello & welcome!

Thank you for the lovely positive comments you’ve

sent me, glad you liked the first issue! In this issue,

Truro City Council feature the beautiful woodland

walks, (p16 & 17), I share my experience of Cornish

‘swimming’ (p24), why not try some of the Al fresco

eateries (see p22 & 23) and enter the wonderful

competition from Colour Cafe and Wellbeing Centre

on pages 8 & 9.

If you are into classical music look out for touring

choral scholars singing for charity; DEC Ukraine on

Friday 8th July (p4) and international tenor, think Go

Compare actor, Wynne Evan and Cornwall Symphony

Chorus perform at Truro Methodist Church on Sat

23rd July, see p15 to book tickets. More events can

be found on p18 - 20.

We are fortunate to have amazing rescue and

emergency services to keep us safe. The RNLI share

their top 5 beach safety tips (p25) and if you want to

support Cornwall Air Ambulance why not go to the

inaugural family music and fun; Helifest (p18). Jeff

gives us his fire expert advice whilst camping or in

a caravan (p27), read about Truro Loops (p14)

and if you need some healing, join me and other

healing professionals on Sunday July 17th at

Pinetum Gardens (p30). Have a great Summer!

With love,

Therese

Next Copy Deadlines -

September / October 2022

Editorials: 3rd Aug

Advertisers: 4th Aug

t: 07786 735 711

e: therese@trurotogether.co.uk

w: www.trurotogether.co.uk

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


COMMUNITY NEWS

Touring choral

scholars sing for

charity

The choral scholars of St Columba’s

College and St Albans High School are

visiting Truro as part of their tour of

Cornwall and will be performing Will

Todd’s joyful, “Jazz Missa Brevis”, as well

as a variety of other choral works.

Their concert will be in aid of the DEC Ukraine

fund and takes place at Truro Methodist Church

at 7.30pm on Friday 8th July (this Friday)

Tickets from Eventbrite (see link below) and

purchased on the door. Children and students

free, but voluntary donations are welcomed.

Advance tickets can be booked via the

following link.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-choir-ofst-albans-high-school-and-st-columbascollege-tickets-322063389267

Please view their Facebook event here.

https://fb.me/e/2jYmkijWl

CONCERT

Truro Methodist Church

Union Place, Truro TR1 1EP

St Albans High School and St Columba’s

College Chamber Choirs, directed by

Emma Price & Scott R McCall

Friday 8th July

7.30pm

Choral programme to include

Jazz Missa Brevis by Will Todd

Tickets £8 adults, children & students

free. All proceeds to DEC Humanitarian

Appeal. For advance tickets scan QR

below or visit eventbrite.co.uk

onestagetours,

#onestageconcerttours

@onestageuk

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.

4 Truro Together is part of Community Together


COMMUNITY NEWS

Truro Community

Refugee Support

Truro Community Refugee Support

(TCRS) is a Community Sponsorship

Group formed to welcome our

local area families displaced by war or

conflict and help them rebuild their lives.

The original idea was raised at a Hendra

Community Group meeting with members

keen to welcome a family into their

midst. The inspiration came from the

Falmouth and Penryn Welcome Refugee

Group. After some initial enquiries it was

decided the project was too big for Hendra

alone, so the net was cast wider. Over the

past 18 months a group of committed and

skilled people have gathered. They will

support all areas of resettlement required by

the Community Sponsorship programme,

from learning English to finding schools for

their children, translating and making a home

their new sanctuary.

A big challenge has been raising £9,000, a

pre-requisite of the project. This has been

hard, but the group has had the good

fortune of generous support from All Saints

Highertown, who raised £1,000 at a recent

quiz night, a Christmas collection of over

£500 made by the kind congregation of

Truro Methodist Church and a grant from

The Shapiro Foundation of over £3,000,

amongst other fundraising events and

generous donations.

The next challenge is finding a home.

The housing crisis in Cornwall and the rise

in Airbnb properties is affecting this and

despite many letters to landlords, estate

agents, the church and following up

on leads and ideas this remains the next

part of the journey. Anyone who has or

knows someone who may be able to

help can contact the group by emailing

tcrstruro@gmail.com

How you can support TCRS:

• Sign up to Easyfundraising, then every time

you shop online go via their website and a

small donation will be made to TCRS

• Go to TCRS GoFundMe page and make a

donation

• Join our Facebook group to keep up

to date and share with your friends

• Join us at TCRS by emailing

tcrstruro@gmail.com

Upcoming events:

• 27th July: Party in the Park: Bands and

Stalls in Victoria Gardens

6 Truro Together is part of Community Together


FIRST THREE

MONTHS

PROPERTY

MANAGEMENT

FOR FREE

CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS

01872 225664 • lettings@kernowpropertyservices.co.uk

From

£895

*

for a fully

fitted electric

garage door.

WAS £1,354 INCLUDING VAT.

Garolla garage doors are expertly

made to measure in our own UK

factories, they’re strong and solidly

built. The electric Garolla door rolls

up vertically, taking up only 8 inches

inside your garage, maximising

valuable space. Our expert local

installers will fit your new door and

they’ll take away the old one too,

so there’s no mess.

Give us a call today and we’ll come

and measure up FREE of charge.

CALL US TODAY ON:

01726 940 163

MOBILE:

07537 149 128

*Off er valid for openings up to 2.4m wide & including 2 remote controls, 55mm white slats, internal manual override.

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

7


DINING

Wellbeing is not just for some it’s for

everyone….

Welcome to Colours Cafe and Wellbeing

Centre. Meet Debi Dudding. Some of you

may know Debi when her cafe was located in

St Mary’s Street Mews in Truro five years ago

and thrived for three years.

Due to its success the cafe began to outgrow

the location and an opportunity arose to move

into New Bridge Street just a short hop and

skip away; opposite Oxfam. Her passion for

hospitality shone through during our chat

and it is clear she wants people to visit from

all walks of life and experience her vision and

nirvana: a little retreat to unwind, breathe,

gain perspective on life and eat wholesome

and nourishing food or sip a cup of Organic

Tea Tonic.

She certainly has tenacity and hides it well

under her calm and warm exterior. Having

recently given birth to a baby girl (now 9

months old), faced the challenges of running

a new business whilst pregnant and during

covid and several lockdowns, to her credit,

she has come out the other side with renewed

vigour and more passion to share Colours

Cafe and Wellbeing Centre with Truro

residents, visitors and other Cornwall dwellers.

The Wellbeing Centre offers classes from

Iyengar Yoga, Breathe-Yoga-Relax, Pilates,

Full Moon Feminine Circle, Morning Vinyasa

and much more. As well as the classes, there

are 7 therapists who offer their own individual

specialty. I was fortunate to experience a

well-needed massage from Elena West.

She used a combination of Thai massage

techniques, holistic massage and cranial

sacral therapy on me. I felt so relaxed and

rejuvenated after the treatment.

Middle below: Elena West

Bottom far right: Debi flanked by Bo on left and Adam on right

8 Truro Together is part of Community Together


Competition

Time!

Win a trip to Colours

Cafe and Wellbeing

Centre experience for 2!

The lucky winners will experience a class,

3/4 hour treatment with Elena West and

enjoy lunch, to include a main course,

dessert and a drink.

To enter, answer this simple question:

What are the names of the cafe’s chefs ?

Answer a, b, c, or d.

Afterwards Debi ordered the Seasonal

Buddha Bowl for me to try. Portions were

sizeable and kept me going for the rest of

the day! Most of the ingredients are made

in-house by chef’s Adam and Bo, giving it

that, ‘made from home’ feeling and a more

deliciousness taste! If you haven’t tried vegan/

vegetarian food before you will be pleasantly

surprised at how good it tastes.

a) Adrian and Bo

b) Adam and Boo

c) Anthony and Bo

d) Adam and Bo

To enter, go online:

www.trurotogether.co.uk/competition

Please read T’s and C’s carefully before

entering.

Competition closes 5th August.

I highly recommend a visit!

Opening Times

Tuesday till Friday 10.30am until 4pm.

Saturdays 10:30 - 9pm food served 10:30-3pm

then 5pm - 8pm

Sunday 24th July 12pm - 3pm open for

Roast lunch

See website for more details:

www.colourscafewellbeingcentre.co.uk

for full timetable of classes, therapists and

treatments and table booking for dining.

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

9


COMMUNITY NEWS

The Mayor of

Truro enjoys the

Platinum Jubilee

When I arrived at the museum,

I was surprised to see so many

already gathered.

Mayors and deputy mayors from all over

the county, the Town Crier, the High Sheriff

and other significant persons from history.

Cream teas were laid out with strawberry

on top! Perfect, for this time of year.

© PR4 photos

The past, and future almost being

celebrated together in this somewhat

surreal living history. I still find it crazy

when I open my eyes in the morning, and

sometime throughout the normal routine

it occurs to me that I am the Mayor of

Truro. Celebrating the Platinum Jubilee and

being part of it from this side felt even more

special than other events.

© PR4 photos

Thousands of years of history in this building.

A horse-drawn coach over 100 years old sat in

the background with the High Sheriff wearing

tights, and many mayors wearing chains from

a similar or even earlier era.

© PR4 photos

We left the museum to line up in St

George’s Road, joined by so many groups

and volunteers. Chatting to the members of

the public sitting along the side of the road,

covered in blankets (although the sun was

10 Truro Together is part of Community Together


© PR4 photos

blazing). Some as old as the Queen were

excited and telling stories of previous

jubilees they had been to.

The parade began: everybody had a

good day. Over the weekend I visited

other community groups, a couple of

street parties, and the word community

was used more than any other word. Yes,

the Jubilee was discussed, the Queen, and

the celebrations. But it always came back

to the community and that’s what I take

away from this weekend. The sense of

bringing it together, and if I can play a part

in continuing that then I will have fulfilled

my pledge. Everything I do, I try to stay

true to my main aim which is to reduce the

suffering for myself and others.

Looking forward to more community

events in the coming months and

years. Anybody up for the coronation?

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.

Monday - Thursday: 8-4pm

Friday - Saturday: 8-6pm

Sunday: 10-4pm

Book online at: www.koyohair.com

e: info@koyohair.com

t: 01872 300 222

@koyohairtruro

/koyohairtruro

@koyohairtruro

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

11


COMMUNITY NEWS

Enchanted

Woodland in

Truro

Chris Waddle has been a Truro Woodland

Ranger working for Truro City Council

since 2019. He was inspired to create the

Enchanted Trail. Chris told me that Truro

City Council took over ownership of the

land from Cornwall Council a few years ago

and Chris had the imagination to regenerate

the whole area into a more useable space

for everyone, as it was on the doorstep of a

large housing area.

John Rowe (local resident) volunteered to help

Chris turn the woodland into an enchanted

one, by using his carpentry skills to build

magical fairy boxes with fairy doors to the

woodland. With extra help from volunteers

from different community groups such as St.

Petrocs, residents, charities, learning-need’s

groups, together Chris and John have made

the woodland into the magical site - the

Enchanted Trail it is today. Each fairy door has

a story behind it and has been made for a

particular person/people. Each creation takes

around a week to make alongside other

projects that John has ongoing.

Skye (left) and Elsie (right) both enjoying looking at the Fairy

doors.

Pictured below is John’s favourite fairy door as

many people helped to donate things for its

construction and also, currently it is the largest

fairy box in the woodland. Since its creation,

at least 4-5000 people have visited and many

have travelled far and wide to take a peak into

this fairy land.

John Rowe (left) and Chris Waddle (right) standing by the

largest fairy door in the woodland.

12 Truro Together is part of Community Together


DAISY

CLEANING

COMPANY

Professional fully trained cleaners,

flexible 7 days a week, last minute

booking, efficient and reliable service,

reasonable prices.

* COMMERCIAL CLEAN

* END OF TENANCY CLEAN

* ONE OFF CLEAN

* AFTER BUILDERS CLEAN

Sarah, a local mum from Truro only just found

the ‘enchanted trail’, having been shown

it by her friend Felicity a couple of weeks

ago, and in turn she showed it to her friend

Jenna, Elsie’s mum. Sarah knew the children

would love it. She says, “I think anything

that maintains childhood innocence and

encourages them to “believe” for that little

bit longer, should be treasured. What John

has created is magical - he took the sorrow of

lockdown 2020 and turned it into something

joyful that can be enjoyed for years to come.

Our children (both “lockdown babies”) were

squealing with delight on finding the fairy

houses, I don’t think they’ve ever voluntarily

walked so far!

Free quote

www.daisycleaningcompany.co.uk

info@daisycleaningcompany.co.uk

07828 067 072

Visit - ‘Visit Truro Information Centre’ in the

City Centre and pick up one of their Wild Truro

Woodland Walks DL pamphlet or see the

middle pages for other local walks in Truro.

Or go online www.visittruro.co.uk

Follow on Facebook: Fairy doors of Malabar

and Coosebean.

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

13


COMMUNITY NEWS

Naturally

Connected

Truro Loops is a project that was developed

by Truro River Working Group (TRWG) with

ideas and support from the community,

looking at more and better access to the

river and the countryside beyond to

enhance outdoor opportunities for Truro

residents, visitors, and employees alike,

for all abilities.

The group is entirely run by volunteers and

has been active since 2014 and was able to

secure European LEADER funding in 2017.

That enabled a Feasibility Study to be

undertaken into the options for improving

access to the river and countryside beyond.

The Feasibility Study was concluded in March

2018 and identified six potential loops for

walking and cycling access, as well as two

possible locations for bridges, alongside

several complimentary projects such as

interpretation and biodiversity enhancements.

It defined the current scope of what is defined

as the Truro Loops project, with lots of scope

to expand in the future with more Loops and

further projects.

Following completion of the study, the Truro

River Working Group volunteers worked hard

to look for funding to start implementing some

of the recommendations in the study and

built relationships with local stakeholders and

partners to raise the profile of the Truro Loops

project. This resulted in

the project being shortlisted

in the first stage of

further European funding.

The bid was successful,

and supplemented by

further funding from Cornwall Council, a first

phase of Truro Loops is now under way and

approximately £1.6 million is being invested in the

local area, under the lead of Cornwall Council.

Truro River Working Group have worked with

the Town Deal team and provided detailed

information for inclusion of the pedestrian and

cycle lifting bridge connecting Boscawen Park

and Newham in the bid. The bridge is now a

priority project being considered by the Town

Deal Board and included in the Business Case

that is being prepared for submission and

approval by government later this year.

The first phase of Truro Loops now under

implementation through Cornwall Council and

Cormac includes improvements to Newham

Trail and the City Centre, as well as TRWG

providing a website, map, interpretation, and

community engagement to further raise the

profile of the Truro Loops project.

Loops is a project being driven by the voice

of the community and volunteers who

have some time to spare. For volunteering

opportunities, please look at our website and to

stay in the loop with the latest news sign up to

our quarterly newsletter, rounding up everything

that’s been going on around our beautiful city.

www.truroloops.co.uk

14 Truro Together is part of Community Together


Celebrity Gala Concert

with the

Cornwall Symphony Chorus

featuring

Wynne Evans

International Tenor

(aka the Go Compare man)

Saturday 23rd July 2022 7:30pm

Truro Methodist Church

Musical Director: Alastair Taylor

Accompanists: Philip Davey & Tania Lord

Ticket prices: £20 (adults) £10 (under 16’s)

Tickets available from chorus members or 01209 842977

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

15


News from

Truro City Council

We are very fortunate

to live in a city with an

abundance of open

green space. Our parks

attendants, gardeners,

and countryside rangers

work hard to ensure that

our city is a green and

pleasant place in which

to live, work, and visit.

This summer, explore our

outdoor spaces. You can

use our Wild Truro guide to

discover our lesser known

outdoor spaces and find

out more about the work

of our parks and gardens

team. You can collect the

free guides from the

Visitor Information Centre

on Boscawen Street, or

view a digital version on

the Visit Truro website:

www.visittruro.org.uk

This year, we will also

be running children’s

entertainment for children

of the City of Truro. We will

be providing further details

on this in due course. See

the Visit Truro website for

updates – www.visittruro.

org.uk - as well as the Truro

City Council Facebook

page: @trurocitycouncil.

In the meantime, continue

reading for more

information on the

outdoor areas we manage.

Glasteinan Woods

Nestled behind the

Beechwood Parc housing

estate you will find the

Glasteinan Woodland.

In the woodland you will

spot many species of

wildlife and wildflowers.

The Glasteinan River runs

through the woodland,

with parallel footpaths

making it easy for all the

family to explore.

Coosebean Woodland

The Coosebean Woodland

is located off Bosvigo Lane

and is approximately 36

acres of woodland. The

City Council has recently

acquired additional land in

this area for residents and

visitors to enjoy. We will be

releasing more details on

this in due course.

Coosebean has benefited

from a range of new

footpaths, made possible

by the much-appreciated

help of local charities,

community groups and

volunteers, who worked

alongside our Countryside

Ranger. From here, you can

walk alongside the river,

wander through the

broadleaved trees, and

overlook the wildflower

meadows.

Within the Coosebean

Woodland you will find

the Enchanted Trail. This

magical trail allows families

and children to explore

the fairy doors, which were

created by volunteers and

local residents. As well as

the footpaths, there is

also a cycle path that runs

parallel to the Enchanted

Trail.

The Countryside Ranger

team is dedicated to

making sure that this area

is accessible to all and have

created boardwalks that are

suitable for wheelchair users.

16 Truro Together is part of Community Together


Daubuz Moor

You will find Daubuz Moor

behind Treseder’s Gardens,

off Moresk Road. Its six

hectares of former water

meadows are incredibly

diverse, with naturally

formed ponds, streams,

and open meadows.

There is a circular footpath

that loops you round the

woodland, where you can

spot wildlife and aquatic

species. There is also a

cycle path.

Victoria Gardens

Victoria Gardens is right in

the heart of the city and is

a wonderful place to relax.

The Gardens also host

several events throughout

the year. During the

summer season, you can

attend free, weekly band

concerts every Sunday from

14.30. You can also enjoy

refreshments from the

Pollen in the Park kiosk.

Boscawen Park

and football pitches

available to hire. Please

see our website for details

- www.truro.gov.uk - and

contact parks@truro.gov.uk

for further enquiries.

The park is home to

children’s play equipment,

which is free to use.

There is also a cafe - Cafe

in the Park - which is open

daily from 09.00 - 19.00

during the summer season.

Hendra Playing Field &

Skatepark

Hendra is a great space

for all the family to enjoy.

The popular skatepark

is equipped with ramps,

steps and jumps, and the

children’s play area is just

across the road. The open

field is also a good spot for

activities and relaxing.

Tremorvah Playing Fields

Tremorvah is a familyfriendly

park with an

outdoor fitness area,

children’s play area, and a

football pitch, the perfect

place to burn off some

energy this summer.

Redannick Playing Fields

The playing field at

Redannick is equipped

with a children’s play area

and a separate sports

court.

Find out more

For further information on

all council services, please

call or email us: 01872 274

766; info@truro.gov.uk. For

more updates, follow us

@trurocitycouncil

Boscawen Park is home to

a wealth of activities and

sporting facilities. There are

tennis courts and cricket,

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

17


COMMUNITY NEWS

What’s on in July & August

Lions Book Stall

Saturday 2nd July & Saturday

6th August, 09.00 - 16.00

Lemon Quay

Find the Lions Club’s Book Stall alongside

Truro Farmers Market on the first Saturday of

the month up to October

UK Comic Con

Saturday 30th July & Sunday 31st July,

10.00 - 16.30

Truro College

UK Comicon and Gaming Festivals returns

for two days this year at Truro College with

cosplay, gaming, traders, props and more.

w: ukcgf.com

Bandstand Concerts

Every Sunday until 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

Cornwall Air Ambulance - Helifest

Saturday 16th July - 11am - 7pm

A brand new blue light family festival coming

to Padstow, Cornwall in Summer 2022! A

day of music and festival fun to celebrate

the hard work of Cornwall’s vital blue light

services. See www.cornwallairambulance

trust.org/helifest/ for more information and

tickets

Blue Flag Day

Sunday 31st July, 10.00 - 16.00

Lemon Quay

The local emergency service crews will be

on Lemon Quay hosting a community

engagement day, featuring demonstrations.

Find out more about the work they do and

how you can get involved.

The BIG Summer Market

Friday 19th & Saturday 20th August,

09.00 - 16.00

Lemon Quay

Join both Truro Farmers Market and

Duchy Fairs’ Cornwall Shop Small Market

for their seasonal summer market this

August. From fresh Cornish produce and

local craft, to stunning homewares and gifts.

w: trurofarmers.co.uk / duchyfairs.co.uk

Celebration of Culture

Sunday 21st August, time TBC

Lemon Quay

Join us in Truro for a day of entertainment,

whilst celebrating cultural diversity.

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

Like & Follow us on

Recruitment Fair

Thursday 21st July, 11.00 - 15.00

@visittruro

Lemon Quay

Local businesses will be on Lemon Quay to

tell you more about their job vacancies and

answer any questions you may have

w: trurobid.co.uk

A service provided by Truro City Council

18 Truro Together is part of Community Together


Cycling about

Truro - NEWS

Cycling around our Great Little City, I

found Ben Minns Town Garden Supervisor

busy planting. He has been a gardener for

the council for 10 years and works under

Richard Budge, Parks, Amenities and

Facilities Manager.

Ben was painstakingly planting the plants

forming the beautiful Platinum Jubilee

emblems.

He shared with me that most of the plants

used were grown from seed and included

Alternanthera and Golden Moss. Well done

to Ben and all the gardeners who work so

hard to make our city look so beautiful.

Truro

Antiques

&

Collectables

Market

Wednesday dates:

20th July

3rd Aug & 17th Aug

Sunday dates:

7th Aug & 4th Sep

Lemon Quay 9AM - 4PM

FREE valuations from auctioneers

Bonhams at Wednesday Markets

On the hedgehog

roundabout, I

spotted this

wonderful postbox

with a royal hat

on it, made in

commemoration

of the Platinum

Jubilee. This

knitted postbox

topper was created

by Crochet and

Banana. A rather

regal addition

don’t you agree?!

visittruro.org.uk or

@visittruro for details

Supported by

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

19


Events at Truro

Community

Library

Storytime

Mondays at 14.00 and Wednesdays at

10.00 – join for stories, music and craft

activities for babies and pre-schoolers.

Reading Group

1st Thursday of every month at 14.00 –

join the group to discuss books you’re

reading or have read. There’s no set

book, just come along and share a love

of reading.

Poetry Group

2nd Thursday of every month at 14.00 –

enjoy reading or writing poetry? Come

and join this friendly and supportive

group to share a love of poetry and the

written word.

Material Girls

Every Wednesday 10.00 – 12.00 – join a

fun, informal social group of like-minded

crafters using a variety of skills and

materials. Chat, exchange ideas and

skills and drink tea!

Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge

encourages primary school children to

borrow and read six books from their

local library over the summer holiday.

Running from 9th July - 10th September

Free event, with activities throughout the

summer holiday to support the challenge.

More details on @trurocommunitylibrary

Volunteer Opportunity

Truro Community Library is also looking

for children aged 13-16 to volunteer to

help with the Summer Reading Challenge.

They will talk to the children about the

books they’ve read, award their prizes and

medals and help with the activities. Email

heather.woods@liscornwall.org.uk for more

information or to volunteer.

Address: Truro Community Library,

Union Place, Truro, TR1 1EP

Tel: 0300 1234 111

Email: truro.library@liscornwall.org.uk

Repair Shop takes place at Truro Library on Saturday 6th August and 3rd September

(1st Saturday of the month) on the 2nd floor (Union Place entrance.) Bring your simple every day

household items, Eg, clothing, ornaments, and small items.

Volunteers welcome to help during the sessions. Contact Lindsay: lindsay@headweb.co.uk

20 Truro Together is part of Community Together


Brass Band

players wanted!

The City of Truro Brass Band has been in

existence for over a hundred years.

Throughout this time period the band has

given great enjoyment to the residents of

Truro as well as the thousands of holiday

makers who visit the county during the

summer period each year.

The band has entered many brass band

contests and achieved great results over

the years, but now concentrate more on the

social and enjoyment side of making music

together.

The past few years have been difficult for

many bands, including Truro, but now that life

is returning to normal the hope is that many

players will return to the ranks to enjoy making

music again.

For further information contact Ben on

01872 501789 or Chris on 07548 642152.

Shadow lifted

A major rockfall in April 2021, resulted in a

path closure for over a year at Sunny Corner.

On 19th April, 2022, celebrating the full

reopening of the site, the Mayor of Truro -

accompanied by various Cornwall and Parish

Councillors - formally attended the reopening

ceremony, together with the Friends of Sunny

Corner volunteers.

Full access will

facilitate the

maintenance work

that is needed to

help return the site

to its former glory.

Paul Caruana,

Chairman of the

Friends Group, said

he was very happy

with the repair work

undertaken by

Cormac and that the finished job was looking

good. His volunteers were ‘chomping at the

bit’ to get the work started and having the

whole area back to looking its best.

The site is well-used by thousands of people

who pass through it when going to Malpas

village, and beyond. The Friends Group meet

every Tuesday to undertake the maintenance

of Sunny Corner. Paul said that it was a real

team effort and that all the volunteers give up

their time and energy to make sure the site

looks its best.

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

21


COMMUNITY NEWS

Get ready for summer and

al fresco dining!

We are spoilt for choice in Truro for dining and as it’s summer it’s glorious to enjoy

eating outdoors. We took a tour around our Great Little City to highlight some of

the hidden dining gems for lunch or to enjoy a cake and a cup of tea al fresco...

Colours Cafe

and Wellbeing

Centre

15 New Bridge

Street, Truro,

Cornwall, TR1 2AA

www.colourscafe

wellbeingcentre.

co.uk

10.30am - 4pm

Tuesday - Saturday.

Now open Saturday evening for dinner. (see

page 8 for details) Zen courtyard, seating 10.

Enjoy vegan or vegetarian lunches. Drink’s

menu has interesting selection of Organic Tea

Tonics, Specialty Lattes, Jack’s Kombucha -

crafted and brewed in Cornwall and tea and

coffee using oat, soya or coconut dairy-free

options.

Elseafood Cornwall

Lemon Quay, Truro.

www.elseafood.co.uk

Facebook: elseafood.uk or on mobile

07498 027 176

A family business,

started at festivals

and events in

2013 now open

on Lemon Quay

in Truro serving

fresh Cornish

seafood and tapas.

Kaku Chi

St Mary’s Street

Mews, Truro,

TR1 2AF

Facebook:

kakuchi.ltd

A little gem of a

coffee shop

located in the heart

of Truro, with a sun

trap outdoor seating

area providing

amazing cups of

locally ground coffee, mouth watering

pastries and cakes as well as fresh pasta

and homemade sauces.

22 Truro Together is part of Community Together


Pollen in the Park

Victoria Gardens,

Truro, TR1 3JE

Facebook: Pollen

in the Park

Open every

day when it’s dry

- 10am - 4pm.

Serving teas,

coffee, cake,

ice cream & snacks

in a beautiful park

location.

The Cornish

Vegan

15 Kenwyn Street,

TR1 3BU

www.thecornish

vegan.com

Beautiful courtyard

outside space

seating up to 22.

With outside heaters.

Vegetarian,vegan and gluten-free options.

Trennick Mill

Boscawen Park,

Truro.

Facebook:

trennickmill

A family run

business in a

beautiful location

who thrive to

create a warm

friendly atmosphere,

with an extensive

menu and Daily

Specials.

For more places to eat in Truro

go to: www.visittruro.org.uk/eating-out

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

23


COMMUNITY NEWS

Respect

the sea...

Living in Truro, there are many delightful

beaches to visit. Although fairly new living

by the Cornish sea, I have come to realise -

through experience - that “I want to go

for a swim” involves taking into account

a number of crucial factors, one being -

the tide!

Checking the tide beforehand is critical. I once

went to one of my favourite spots where the

sun was just emerging and high tide had come,

gone and going out again. There had been

a storm the night before, the RNLI truck was

parked at the entrance of the beach and the

red flag was up. No-one could swim in those

rollers! I hadn’t checked the tides or the

weather before going. So, from now on

whenever I want a swim - I do my homework!

A few days later I decide to check out

Trevaunance Cove in St Agnes, a new place

for me. I checked the timetable, tide was high

at 03.45am and it was definitely on the way

out, but still the waves were quite strong, so

I wasn’t wholly confident I was going to get a

swim. When I arrived at 7.30am it seemed

a surfers‘ paradise and therefore definitely

not on my own! Phew! I felt safe enough to

venture in…

As long as you respect the sea - don’t turn your

back too long on the waves - you can have

great fun jumping waves and having a dip. If

you are taking your family or alone make sure

you do your homework first before you visit.

Chapel Porth has become one of my favourite

places to go. It’s easy to get to from Truro,

(stop en- route with my coffee cup to pick up

a coconut latte - 30p off with my own cup!). As

a National Trust member car parking is free. If

you get there early enough you beat the tangle

of cars coming up and down the steep path

- which can get tricky in the middle of tourist

season. Recently, I arrived just before the tide

was going out. I enjoyed my best swim ever -

and actually had a swim! I picked the right time

that’s for sure, and there was no one around, so

it was like swimming in my own private, huge,

salty bath!

When the tide goes out, it leaves vast expanses

of beach which are for the whole family’s

enjoyment. As long as you know when the

tide is coming back you can plan when to pack

up your stuff and return home - and not get

stranded, or wet! If in doubt seek, advice from

professionals. Enjoy the beaches but keep safe

and don’t take unnecessary risks!

Useful websites:

www.cornwall-beaches.co.uk

www.rnli.org/beach-safety

www.rnli.org/ripsafe

In an emergency dial 999 for the coastguard

And don’t forget to put on sun cream. If there

is a slight wind it will make it seem cooler -

that’s when you risk getting sun burn.

24 Truro Together is part of Community Together


RNLI top 5 Beach

Safety Tips

1 - Float to Live

If you find yourself struggling in the water, or

if you fall in unexpectedly, you should Float to

Live. Just lean back and use your arms and legs

to help you float. Wait until you can control your

breathing, then call for help or swim to safety. If

you have children, it’s important to teach them to

float too. You could practice when you go to the

swimming pool.

One of the risks at the beach is rip currents. They

are strong currents that can quickly drag you out

to sea. Watch the video: www./rnli.org/safety/

beach-safety

4 - Call 999 in an emergency

When you go to the beach, always carry a means

of calling for help. If you’re going in the water,

you can carry your mobile phone in a waterproof

pouch. That way, if you find yourself or spot

someone else in an emergency situation, you can

get help.

In a coastal emergency, call 999 if you’re in the

UK and ask for the coastguard.

2 - Choose a lifeguarded beach

In 2021, RNLI lifeguards aided over 40,000

people on the beach. Choosing to visit a

lifeguarded beach gives you and your family the

protection of highly trained lifeguards. They can

see the dangers develop, prevent accidents

before they happen and respond instantly if

anyone gets into difficulty.

5 - Know your flags

If you visit a lifeguarded beach, there will be flags

on the beach to show you where it’s safe to swim.

If you’re planning to swim or bodyboard, stay

between the red and yellow flags. For surfboards,

stand-up paddleboards or other non-powered

craft, go between the black and white chequered

flag. You should not swim there.

If a red flag is flying, the water is dangerous. Do

not enter the water under any circumstances.

3 - Know the risks and what to do

When you’re heading to the beach, it’s

important that you know the risks and what you

can do to minimise them. From rip currents to

tides, cold water shock to waves, being aware of

the dangers will help you to stay safe.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) volunteer lifeboat crews provide a 24-hour rescue

service in the UK and Ireland, and their seasonal lifeguards look after people on busy beaches.

The RNLI are the charity that saves lives at sea. Will you help them today, to save someone’s

tomorrow? Go to: www.rnli.org/support-us/give-money/donate and donate.

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

25


COMMUNITY NEWS

Bringing colour

into Truro

Truro BID funds and installs the

annual colourful bunting to improve

the appearance of the city centre.

This year about four times the volume of

bunting has been put up around the city

including at Victoria Square, Boscawen Street,

Lemon Quay, Pydar Street, Duke Street,

Lower Lemon Street, Walsingham Place and

King Street. Lemon Street Market and Tinners

Court were also given a supply of bunting by

Truro BID to install.

The red, white and blue colours were

chosen to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s

Platinum Jubilee 2022 celebrations and the

colourful bunting will continue to flutter in Our

Great Little City until October.

As well as the bunting, Truro BID funds 50%

of the hanging baskets and seasonal planting

which is delivered each summer by the Parks

Team at Truro City Council to brighten up the

city.

Pounding the Beat

During the first lockdown, Jenna, like

everybody else, was looking to keep fit

at home.

A friend mentioned an exercise class inspired

by the fun of drumming: Pound, the rockout

workout! Pound is a whole-body workout for all

fitness levels, with modifications for absolute

beginners to total rockstars! During a Pound

class you use drumsticks designed specifically for

exercise (slightly weighted and thicker for easier

grip) to drum to the beat of the music.

Like most things, Pound was now being taught

online, so Jenna attended classes all round the

world. It was love-at-first-strike; Jenna wanted to

share Pound with Truro.

As well as classes, Pound also offered instructortraining

online. This was perfect for furloughing

from work, Jenna could now attend the

training at home. On May 9th she gained

her instructor-certificate and was now able

to teach this infectious class.

Jenna on the left with the ‘Pound’ ladies

When classes could be taught inside again,

Jenna was able to teach Pound. But then,

the third lockdown came and the gym had to

close. Jenna shelved her drumsticks.

After the third lockdown a refurbished Threemilestone

Community Centre re-opened and

classes could be taught inside again, Jenna is

now able to bring the class she loves to Truro

every Thursday night at 6.30pm.

If you fancy giving this fun-class a go, then

contact Jenna at jenzb84@googlemail.com,

‘Pound with Jenna’ on facebook or

‘poundinTruro’ on Instagram.

26 Truro Together is part of Community Together


Fire and summer safety advice

Avoid holiday complacency

If you’re on holiday, it’s important to be

even more aware of your fire safety and

indeed general safety. Whether camping or

caravanning, you need to think about fire

safety and the safety of your family. Don’t

let fire become your uninvited guest on

your holiday.

Know what to do in an emergency:

Camping safety

If camping, here is some general safety

advice:

· a fire can destroy a tent in 60 seconds, so

make sure you have an escape plan. Make

sure you have at least one torch, - never use

candles or have any kind of naked flame in or

near to a tent

· find out what the firefighting arrangements

are in place for the campsite

· know the address of the campsite and

postcode

· tents should ideally be pitched at least six

metres apart from other tents

· do not smoke inside a tent and keep lighters

and matches out of the reach of children

· always cook outside and well away from your

tent and don’t cook near flammable materials

or long grass

· store flammable liquids or gas cylinders away

from the tent

· take a Carbon Monoxide detector with you

· In the event that someone’s clothes catch

fire- stop, drop them to the floor, smother with

a blanket or large item of clothing to quell the

flames, then get them to roll

Caravan and mobile home safety

Much of the advice about fire safety in

caravans and mobile homes is similar to

that at your own home.

· park caravans and mobile homes at least six

metres apart

· if there’s a fire – get out, stay out and call the

Fire and Rescue Service immediately, know

your location and postcode

· fit at least one smoke alarm and Carbon

Monoxide detector, test regularly

· consider installing a fire blanket and fire

extinguisher, read operating instructions

· do not dry clothes on or right next to a heater

· turn gas off and other appliances when not

in use

· do not smoke inside

· never leave cooking unattended

· never put water on burning oil or fat

Fire Safety Cornwall was formed by Jeff Hick

following serving 30 years in Cornwall Fire

and Rescue Service. Jeff, along with former

fire service colleagues, aims to provide high

standards of service in all aspects of fire safety.

including: Fire risk assessments, fire safety

training and general fire safety advice.

Jeff Hick GIFireE

Fire Safety Advisor

Fire Safety Cornwall Ltd

01872 277 256

07815 854 691

www.firesafety

cornwall.com

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

27


Truro Together

Brain Matter

WORDSEARCH

Can you find FLOWERS all of these words SALAD hidden in

the grid? They may run forwards or

backwards HAY in a FEVER straight line SAND which travels

either horizontally, HEAT vertically SHORTS or diagonally.

FLOWERSHOLIDAY

SALAD SOMBRERO

HAY FEVER JULY SAND SUNGLASSES

HEAT

SHORTS

HOLIDAY JUNE SOMBRERO TENT

JULY MOSQUITO SUNGLASSES WARMTH

JUNE

TENT

MOSQUITO PLAY WARMTHWASPS

PLAY ROSES WASPS WEATHER

ROSES WEATHER

Summer

Can you find all of these words hidden in the grid? They may run forwards or backwards in a

straight line which travels either horizontally, vertically or diagonally.

Salad Bowl

Y E G I S H O R T S E T R

A V T D E R A C Z Y V T E

L U N S C P R R A R C N T

P S E E A K E D O J U S H

T H T G E H I H U J Z U F

P F Z U T L T L T G Z N J

R L F A O D Y L M M X G H

T O E H A Y F E V E R L V

A W S C M V B D E O C A M

E E S E D O D N N A E S W

H R U V S R S A R A K S J

H S U P A P I R L L S E J

S O M B R E R O T A L S N

S P S A W Z T V H E S E Q

H Y O H O T I U Q S O M P

Can you fit all of these words into the grid, then rearrange the letters in the yellow squares to

SALAD BOWL

form another word; something you might also find in a salad?

4 letters RADISH

Can you PEAS fit all of these TOMATO words into the grid,

then rearrange the letters in the yellow

squares 5 letters to form another 7 letters word; something

you might CRESS also find in AVOCADO a salad?

4 letters HERBS CHICORY

7 letters

PEAS AVOCADOLETTUCE

5 letters 6 letters

CHICORY

LETTUCE

CRESSCARROT

8 letters

HERBS 8 letters

CELERY

DRESSING

DRESSING

Y E G I S H O R T S E T R

6 letters

Answer:

A V T D E R A C Z Y V T E

CHIVES SHALLOTS SHALLOTS

CARROT

L U N S C P R R A R C N T

P S E E A K E D O J U S H

CELERY ENDIVE

9 letters

T H T G E H I H U J Z U F

CHIVES FENNEL MUSHROOMS 9 letters

P F Z U T L T L T G Z N J

ENDIVE

R L F A O D Y L M M X G H

FENNEL OLIVES MUSHROOMS

T O E H A Y F E V E R L V

OLIVES ONIONS

A W S C M V B D E O C A M

ONIONS

E E S E D O D N N A E S W

RADISH

H R U V S R S A R A K S J

TOMATO The word is: __________________________

H S U P A P I R L L S E J

The word is:___________________________

S O M B R E R O T A L S N

S P S A W Z T V H E S E Q

H Y O H O T I U Q S O M P

28 Truro Together is part of Community Together


Relaxed Opening

Hours at Royal

Cornwall Museum

Did you know that the Royal Cornwall

Museum in Truro offers monthly relaxed

opening hours, 10am-12pm on the first

Monday of every month?

The museum’s relaxed opening hour is designed

to accommodate those who appreciate a calmer

visit. Visitors will have the freedom to explore the

museum without the hustle and bustle of regular

opening hours, with a dedicated chill out space and

noise reductions in place throughout the museum.

The museum’s welcoming team will be there to

accommodate you the moment you step in

through the door.

Everyone is welcome, but this session is primarily for

families with autistic children, autistic young people

and adults, adults living with dementia, adults and

children with mental health problems and any other

visitors with sensory needs who may enjoy a relaxed

visit with families, friends, and carers.

Make it a night

to remember!

Lauren Campbell, Engagement Officer at the

museum says, “We’ve been running relaxed

opening hours for a number of months now

and the response from the community has been

really positive. Sometimes museums can be an

overwhelming place for those with sensory needs

but they also can have a wealth of benefits for

people’s mental wellbeing. We hope that by

providing these relaxed openings we can reach

as many people as possible and enable them to

engage with Cornwall’s art and heritage.”

To attend the relaxed opening hours, usual entrance

fees apply but there is no need to book ahead.

Royal Cornwall Museum, River Street, Truro,

Cornwall TR1 2SJ t: 01872 272205

www.royalcornwallmuseum.org.uk

Citizens Advice Cornwall will be hosting their

first ever ball this September with tickets

sales now open. Citizens Advice Cornwall

is a charity - a fact that many people do not

realise - raising money in Cornwall to support

the people of Cornwall.

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

available for £55 each or £500 for a table of 10.

Chief Executive, Gill Pipkin, said:

“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.

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

“We are seeing more and more people

struggling to cope and working hard every

day to make life better by reducing or

removing financial, housing and relationship

pressures. Join us for a fun-filled night, a

chance to enjoy ourselves and help us help

more people who are struggling.”

Citizens Advice Cornwall is a charity

providing free, independent and confidential

advice on a wide range of subjects for

everyone in the community. To book tickets

for the event or to become a sponsor please

email: tamsin@citizensadvicecornwall.org.uk

or call 07549 087 438

29


July Event: Sunday 17th July

Event running from 11:00-17:00

Imaginal Collective invites you to enjoy the beautiful tranquility of

Pinetum Gardens for a day of Meditation, Healing and Live music. Experience

taster sessions for a range of healing disciplines focusing on body, spirit,

and mind.

Twin-Hearts Meditation

Imaginal Movement

Pranic Healing

Reiki

Quantum Energetic Healing

Indian Head Massage

Metamorphic Technique

Access Bars

Reflexology

Marma Therapy

Live Acoustic Sounds and music to clear the mind and energize the spirit.

A range of instrumental showcases followed by a full band. Kids are more than

welcome, we have multiple activities arranged for them throughout the day.

Kids Nature Walk | Face Painting | The Dream Cabin

The Birds Nest | The Reading Nook

For further information and booking visit

www.imaginalcollective.eco

Or call Simon on 07799 646024


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 to MCKS Charity

Wednesday 6th July

Healing sessions between 4.45pm - 6.30pm - email to book a slot.

Twin Hearts Meditation starts at 6.45pm - 8pm

Tuesday 12th July

Healing sessions for physical ailments or psychological

Session starts between 10am - 12pm - email to book a slot.

Wednesday 3rd August

Healing sessions between 4.45pm - 6.30pm - email to book a slot.

Twin Hearts Meditation starts at 6.45pm - 8pm

Wednesday 7th September

Healing sessions between 4.45pm - 6.30pm - email to book a slot.

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.

Visit me at Pinetum Gardens, St Austell. on Sunday 17th July at the

Kaleidoscope event - The Forces of Life. I will be giving taster sessions

from 1pm to 4pm. Email to book a slot.

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

31


FREE

ENTRY

for under 11’s

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

Saved successfully!

Ooh no, something went wrong!