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DARK NIGHTS CAR LIGHTS

ONE LIGHT NOT BRIGHT

DARK NIGHTS

CHECK LIGHTS

THE DELABOLE SLATE

Your local information & tradesmen

ISSUE 424

NOVEMBER 2022

Delabole.slatenewsletter@gmail.com

Delabole Hospital Car Service

This voluntary service is available to residents

of Delabole. To book transport contact

Tricia Hicks 01840 212520

You pay We additionally

the driver pay the driver

Delabole £5.00 £2.00

Camelford £7.00 £3.00

Tintagel £10.00 £5.00

Port Isaac £10.00 £5.00

St. Breward £10.00 £5.00

Bodmin £15.00 £8.00

Wadebridge £15.00 £8.00

Launceston £18.00 £10.00

Bude £18.00 £10.00

Penrice £20.00 £12.00

Newquay £20.00 £12.00

Liskeard £20.00 £12.00

Probus £28.00 £15.00

Callington £28.00 £15.00

Treliske £30.00 £16.00

Derriford £30.00 £16.00

Falmouth £30.00 £16.00

Redruth £30.00 £16.00

Hayle £32.00 £17.00

Barnstaple £32.00 £17.00

It might be a good idea to cut this out -

you never know when you could need it!

2022 Charges

Delabole Hospital Car Service.

The organisers of this patient transport scheme were

delighted to receive an incredibly generous donation to their

funds from the trustees of the former Delabole Liberal Club.

This was, in their words, 'in recognition of the essential

service provided by the transport scheme to the village

community'. We are very, very grateful: thank you so much.

Our drivers have been at full stretch these last two months

and in order to accommodate all the requests we receive,

we need to increase our supply of volunteer drivers. If you

know of anyone who would be able to do an occasional

journey, either to local surgeries or to the hospitals, please

ask them to contact Tricia Hicks, 01840 212520 or Ann

Hopkins 01840 212322. We look forward to their call.

The list of charges for using the service are included

opposite. Please cut this list out and keep it handy.

Always follow the firework code

• Keep pets indoors

• Keep fireworks in a closed

box

• Only buy fireworks that are

CE marked

• Light at arm's length, using a

taper

• Follow the instructions on

each firework

• Stay safe

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 Hicks 01840 212520.

PLEASE NOTE - ITEMS FOR PUBLICATION RECEIVED

AFTER 10th OF THE MONTH MAY NOT BE INCLUDED.

Any items intended for publication must be with us by the 10 th

of the preceding month. The views expressed in the newsletter

are not necessarily those of the committee. The committee

reserves the right to alter or refuse any material submitted for

publication.

ADVERTISING: For information about placing trade adverts

and payment contact Bob Chapman on 01840 211150 or at

25 West Downs Road. Please note that we print in black and

white. Text in ‘word’ , any artwork in ‘jpeg’ format emailed to us

by 10th of the month. Payment also due by 10th of the month.

Monthly prices for trade adverts:

£5 for 1/8th page. £10 for ¼ page. £20 for½ page

£40 for a whole page.

Cheques payable to ‘The Delabole Slate Newssheet’

BACS sort code 30-98-98 a/c 00482306, account name as above

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

You can read or print out on line from www.delabole2020.uk


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Macmillan’s World’s

Biggest Coffee Morning

TTTTTHANK YOUUUUU

Seems a long tome ago now but thank you so much to those who supported and helped at this event on September

20th. Cakes were consumed, coffee drunk, voices exercised and washing up completed. The proceeds, £378.60, have

been forwarded to Macmillan and a message received back: ‘Every coin (and note) in your Coffee Morning collection

box will help do whatever it takes to support people living with cancer. The moment you pay it in, the full power is

unleashed.’

* Alright, so the above picture was taken at the Village Show but I forgot to use it.

*

Saturday 26th November

Pasty & sweet lunch

11.30am - 2pm

Delabole Methodist

Can you recognise / name the people in the photos of past pasty lunches?

THE GOOD OLD DAYS -

Casting an eye over my few words last month I note that it was written before the dramatic news of our queen’s passing,

and the series of events which followed. She was born into life to be a Queen and I consider that she did a ‘proper job’

from start to finish!

Looking at my “The Good Old Days” title, things have changed a lot during her 70 odd years on the throne – some but

not all for the better.

1952 - Going to secondary school I had 15 miles each way to travel on a double-decker bus. It never, in all those 4ish

years, failed to run (except when we were ‘snowed in’ for a week) or was never more than 10 mins late getting to school

(however much I prayed when homework had not been done!) and it was never late coming home.

We did have, however, a 1934 ‘Standard 10’ that did max 20 miles/gallon. at max 45mph., with tyres which had a

puncture every 1,000 miles, and an engine that needed a re-bore after 50,000 miles.

In the 1950s we didn’t have a telephone, a computer with all the communication possibilities and information at the press

of a button, or a T.V. (even a B&W), or a refrigerator. Today the meat and milk are no longer to be found in a “safe”

outdoors on a North facing wall! We were lucky enough, to have a W.C. (Not a ‘privey’).

Back in 1965, as a newly married couple with only me earning, we were able to get and afford a substantial 3 bedroomed

house with a 20 year mortgage on very modest pay – no outside help. We couldn’t do that, starting married life, now.

Fortunately, many things have also changed for the better. As well as the domestic technological additions/

improvements, medical advances have meant I am still here, creaking but alive, to write this. - Lucky you ???!

IMB


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COUNCIL CORNER Delabole Parish Council

The October meeting had a long agenda due to not having met in September. This month has been a ‘some you win,

some you lose’ or ‘you can please some of the people some of the time’ type of month.

Some you win - One item of good news for the Clerk was the External Audit Report which stated

‘On the basis of our review of Sections 1 and 2 of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR), in our

opinion the information in Sections 1 and 2 of the AGAR is in accordance with Proper Practices and no other matters

have come to our attention giving cause for concern that relevant legislation and regulatory requirements have not been

met’.

So, we have a satisfactory report for our first year as a Parish Council which is a tremendous result for us all. Our thanks

to the Clerk for achieving this result.

Some you lose – the Parish Council was appalled to be overruled by Cornwall Council concerning a planning application.

Having listened to objections and weighed up the situation, this was very disappointing. Even more worrying as we learn

that the Government’s proposed Investment Zones will overrule any Neighbourhood Development Plan. Let’s hope that

Delabole does not fall into a zone.

The Parish Council is very keen to develop a Neighbourhood Development Plan and will be holding a public meeting

early in 2023 to engage with the community and recruit volunteers for a working group. Ideally, a Neighbourhood Plan

should be compiled and owned by the community to set out where to site new homes, shops etc. The plan can say how

those buildings look i.e., to include Delabole slate in the construction, Cornish walls, planting trees etc. There is lots of

advice and information at .gov.uk. ‘Make a neighbourhood plan’. If you are interested in being involved with this please,

contact the Clerk, details below.

The same applies to Community Speed Watch. It’s a ‘community’ scheme, independent from the Parish Council and

should be organised and executed by a group of community volunteers. However, Cllr. Cann has kindly agreed to

coordinate volunteers so please contact her on 01840 211706 / 07726 297938

You can please some of the people some of the time – A member of the public who regularly attends Parish Council

meetings is of the opinion that the Parish Council is not representing the community or encouraging community

participation. This is disconcerting given that the public are invited to every meeting to communicate with the Parish

Council. Since inception, the councillors have been united in being transparent in every area, publishing minutes and

finances for all to see and in much more detail than other councils. The Annual Meeting in May was another opportunity

to engage with the council. So, what more can be done? Come along to a meeting, it’ll be lovely to see you.

The next meeting of Delabole Parish Council is on Tuesday 8th November at St John’s Church, 7.00pm.

Members of the public are welcome to speak or raise their issues with the council in the public section of the meeting.

Agendas and 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

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Community Speed Watch involves members of the

local community, and aims to engage and educate drivers

rather than issue fines and court summonses.

Using a staged warning system, first-time offenders will

receive education and warnings, persistent offenders can

expect further police action and even a court appearance.

Community Speed Watch (CSW) volunteers are inducted

through our Police Volunteer Programme (PVP). All

prospective volunteers are required to complete the PVP

application process which includes vetting and for certain

roles, health assessment clearance.

All CSW volunteers will undergo full training from our

Speed Watch co-ordinator and will be provided with

reflective jackets, signs, stationary and a speed detection

device (depending on location and availability). They will

be supported by a police officer (PVP support manager)

and covered by the force liability insurance.

It is not expected that PVP Volunteers will work a minimum

or a set number of hours, we appreciate any time that can

be given to the scheme. A few PVP volunteers are given

additional training and responsibility in the police station,

to administer the process that produces the warning letters.

https://www.devon-cornwall.police.uk/support-andguidance/on-the-road/speed-watch

© Devon & Cornwall Police


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.

Mike Bromell Memorial Charity Cup

3-a-side Darts Competition

Sunday 6th Novmember

1.30 for 2pm start

£10 per team. Raffle

In aid of Heartswell Camelford branch

Food available from 5pm

Phone: (01840) 212565

FLOWERS FROM BRUALLEN

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AWARD WINNING FLORIST

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North Cornwall PL33 9AH

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Delabole School

Beyond the school grounds, our children have rambled through

Trewalder Woods identifying local flora and fauna. Some have climbed

up to Roughtor and stepped into the past to see for themselves how the

moor has been shaped by humans over the years. Another class

ventured further afield and discovered the rich habitats of Golitha Falls.

Our Pupil Leadership Team began their tenure by raising awareness of

the plastic pollution that is damaging our seas by collecting litter at

Trebarwith Beach. With so much diversity on our doorsteps that we so

often take for granted, the children have really made the most of our

local treasures.

Closer to home, we are delighted to have recently updated our play

equipment in the playground. The children (and adults) all love the new

Outdoor Gym which is helping to keep the children fit and raring to go.

It will be an excellent and long lasting addition to the school.

After a steady start to the new academic year, the first half of the Autumn

Term has raced by extremely successfully. Our value of Trust and

Collaboration has been at the heart of our learning. We have considered the

question, ‘How are we stronger together?’ It has really helped us all develop

our deep seated sense of belonging to our ‘Tribe’. Being proud of ourselves

is so important and understanding how we all share and play our own part to

make our community as strong as it can be is vital in these fluctuating times.

Whilst we are always busy with the cut and thrust of the curriculum, there

have been so many other excellent opportunities for our children inside and

outside of the school. All the children have begun their weekly swimming

lessons, our youngest children have begun to pedal for the first time in the

playground and out oldest have taken to the roads as they have mastered

how to ride safely and negotiate our challenging roads.

At the heart of the school, our Estates team was equally busy refreshing and

revamping the interior. The hall floor has been sanded and varnished,

stripping back so many layers that have accumulated over many years; it has

truly been restored to its former glory.

One wonders how many generations of our community have sat, sung and

danced on the scotch pine floorboards. Everyone of them would marvel and

recognise how well it is now looking and what an excellent asset it has once

again become for our current crop of children. For the first time in many years,

our Harvest Celebration will take place in the hall in the morning on Friday

21st October. It will be the chance for as many as possible to squeeze into

the hall and share the children’s pride in their performances.

The Delabole Team

A Little Verse from Wina

I could ramble on forever about my sort of day,

Just watching clouds drift by

and watching sparrows play,

Of strolling round the village streets,

Then stopping at the shop for treats,

Of hoovering, washing up and cooking,

Pottering in the garden or just looking.

But who would care about my day

Or even what I have to say?

“Not a soul,” I hear you shout.

“That’s not what my day’s about!”

A date to remember…

‘The Wonder of the Real Christmas story’

Tuesday 20th December

SeaView Farmshop

Look out for more details!

Rodney and Elaine are not accepting any

Christmas cards.

Thank you.

The Delabole Slate Newsletter

would like to thank

the Liberal Club Trustees

for their kind donation to The Slate funds.


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Termyn Gwari Fleghes

(children’s playtime, in Cornish)

November this month and autumn is almost over. This year we had such a lovely

summer that autumn sort of sneaked in gradually. The weather has got wetter and

cooler but we haven’t had too much really windy autumn gales and storms yet. Before

autumn things disappear, here is an autumn scavenger hunt to try when you are out

for a walk along paths and lanes and through the woods.

Make a list of what you see, take a photo of especially interesting things, or things you

don’t recognise so that you can identify them when you get home.

1.Look for colourful leaves: red, yellow, purple, orange- as the leaves die in autumn

the green colour disappears and only these colours are left.

2. Pine cones - come in many shapes and sizes, they open when its dry, close in wet

weather – they do this to protect the pine seeds, which fall out when the cone is open

and scatter in the wind.

3. ’Helicopter’ seeds - seeds of sycamore, ash and maple trees twirl like helicopter

blades when they fall from the tree in autumn winds, this helps them to spread and

find a place to grow.

4. Berries - there are many berries in autumn, they have seeds inside which will grow

into a new plant next spring. Some berries like blackberries people can eat but most

hedgerow berries are best left for the birds and animals that need them to survive

through the winter. Most berries are red, purple or orange.

5. Fungi - these are the mushrooms and toadstools that seem to pop up overnight in

autumn, especially after wet weather. Some fungi can be really small, others are as

large as footballs. It’s best not to touch any fungi you see, some are very poisonous.

Take a picture and leave them where they are. Don’t ever eat any fungus that has not

been definitely identified by an adult.

6. Seeds - Probably some of the easiest signs of autumn to spot are the big seeds

like chestnuts and conkers. The prickly cases and shiny brown nuts of conkers (from

horse chestnut trees) are one of the real treasures of autumn. Sweet chestnuts are

duller and their cases are less prickly and they are good to eat especially roasted.

Other seeds you might find are beech nuts (small, triangular), hazel nuts and acorns

(oak trees).

7. Feathers - many birds moult (shed) their feathers through the year but it is very

easy to find all sorts of feathers around in autumn. See how many colours and sizes

you can find.

8. Squirrels - in autumn squirrels are very busy storing nuts for the winter, so you are

very likely to see them scampering from tree to tree, across paths and roads,

sometimes carrying or burying a nut for winter food.

Good luck with your scavenger hunt!

By the way, if you walk on the beach at the moment, do not pick up any feathers or particularly don’t

touch any dead birds – the wild sea birds are being affected by bird flu and if you touch any part of

them you could spread the disease. An adult should report the find so it can be removed properly.


Don’t leave behind a tangled mess

Many people are reluctant to make wills. It is a common mistake to think your

nearest and dearest will “get it all.” We are here to help, talk to Sproull.

S O L I C I T O R S

01208 72328

www.sproullllp.co.uk

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DELABOLE SPAR

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PAYPOINT

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SUNDAY 8.30am - 7.00pm


DELABOLE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

Christmas Quiz

Saturday 26th Nov

7.30pm at the Poldark Inn

Teams 0f 4 £2 per player

(Includes raffle)

Helpful Numbers to cut out and keep handy

Contact for Camelford Police -

Camelford@dc.police.uk

Report a crime or anti social behaviour - phone 101

or email 101@dc.police.uk

Report noise nuisance - 0300 1234 212

or email publicprotection@cornwall.gov

Drug litter - 0300 1234 141

or email www.cornwall.gov.uk/needles

Graffiti, flytipping, dog fouling -

www.cornwall.gov.uk/report-it

Addaction - www.addaction.org.uk

AND

Santa’s Breakfast Baps

Saturday 3rd Dec

At The Methodist Chapel

8.30am till 12pm


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

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

Enquiries -

Ring Carolyn 07896 909245 / 01840 213590

Come take a look

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 – The quarry yard is open again for customers to browse but please note:

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

Bank Holiday.

We have been operating a 4 day week since March of this year and everyone loves having a 3 day week-end – very

good for reducing stress levels, especially mine.

For those living in earshot of the quarry, no doubt you have noticed the absence every Friday of the peck, peck, peck

of the hydraulic hammer breaking overburden on 160m & 170m level at the south end of the quarry. This work will

continue Monday to Thursday for several months yet as we develop better access from the south haul road to upper

benches in the quarry and regrade the old quarry faces on the Eastern side to the long term and lower profile for wire

sawing.

PEOPLE AT DELABOLE SLATE – Since our July entry in the “Slate” we have been joined by a fine young fellow from

Delabole but we want more like him.

So, we continue to recruit for the following:

VACANCIES

Slate Splitter & Dresser

Saw Operator

Mill 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)

Holidays: 6 weeks holiday per year including Bank Hols

4 Day Working Week- so every Friday, Saturday & Sunday off

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

Email: sales@delaboleslate.co.uk

Thank you George Hamilton Oct/Nov 2022

Would anyone in the village volunteer to supervise/help at a Warm Space for a few hours each week?

Please phone 212558 if you're interested.

A Methodist Minister’s View

I was recently in a three-way conversation which evolved into us talking about the World as we are experiencing it at

the present time. At this point one person left us saying that he finds the current situation too depressing to talk about.

A number of other people have expressed the same sentiment to me in other situations.

I fully understand such feelings amongst people as we daily learn of the continuing conflict in the Ukraine and suffer

some of the consequences of it in the rise in the price of our fuel be it electricity, oil, gas, coal or logs. Added to this are

the increasing prices in our shops as a direct consequence of the energy prices and shortages of some products.

Most of us are worried about the increased costs and being able to meet them. These costs, but other factors as well,

have led to the on-going strikes action by our railway staff and postal workers. What is more is that other employee

groups are considering strike action causing all of us to wonder where it is all going to end. All of the above is happening

around us as we approach our annual Remembrance Weekend when there will be acts of Remembrance on Friday,

11th November, and Sunday 13th November in various locations. It is important for all of us to use these opportunities

to ‘Remember’ the sacrifice of so many in various conflicts which enables us to live with the relative freedom which we

have.

What is of concern to me in all of the conflicts, be it between countries or employing bodies and employees, is that we

hear very little about peace making initiatives. As I was thinking in these terms, I recalled one of Jesus’ statements in

what we know as the ‘Beatitudes’ which can be found in Chapter 5 of Matthew’s gospel, where it reads ‘Blessed are the

peace makers: for they shall be called the children of God’.

The same phrase in the Good News version of the Bible is ‘Happy are those who work for peace. God will call them his

children;’ The same verse in ‘The Message’ translation reads ‘You’re blessed when you can show people how to

co-operate instead of compete or fight. That’s when you discover who you really are, and your place in God’s family.’

This is how God wants us to be – the ‘Be Attitude.’ As we ponder the current conflicts and Remembrance Weekend

there is food for thought and action in Jesus’ statement. Please pray for peace in all the conflicts and be a peace maker.

Every Blessing,

Bryan Ede



Shops in Pengelly 2 - Keat’s Radio

Having decided to include memories of shops in Pengelly, it came as

rather a shock to realise how little I knew about the subject - but I did

recall Keat’s Radio and the proprietor, Mr Llewelyn Keat. There weren’t

enough recollections to write an article but I knew a man who could

rectify that - Mr. Keat’s son, Chris.

Chris and his wife,Wendy, came to October’s Community Lunch which

provided the perfect opportunity for a chat, between dessert and coffee.

He was so interesting that I forgot that I was supposed to be

waitressing.

I remember the shop being in the annex attached to the left of this

bungalow but this isn’t where it was originally. The business began life

further up the road on the bank opposite Penmead in the wooden building which Mr. David Stacey later used as his shop

(now there’s the topic for next month).

Mr. Keat worked at the quarry but had an interest in the workings of

radios, so much so that he began his business - which then developed

into television sales, rentals and repairs.

Back to the bungalow - this was built on Frank Rush’s slate yard. Mr

Rush quarried his slates from ‘One Man Pit’ in Helland Woods and

they were then transported to the yard from where they were sold.

The bungalow being built, Mr. Keat relocated his shop and workshop

and Chris remembers watching the Coronation on their TV which

became an attraction for the neighbours when Cup Finals were

broadcast. The trouble was that the transmission was from Wenvoe

in Wales and the picture would fade for up to a minute.

Chris took over the business after three years at Camborne Tech and

he continued until ill health in 1993 prevented him carrying the heavy

TV sets from people’s homes to the repair shop.

HH

Original Keat’s Radio Repairs Shop

Memories - Anyone with memories/ anecdotes of Mr David Stacey’s shop in Pengelly or the mobile shop, I’d love to

hear them please. Helen 212558

Dominic Fairman Corrnwall Councillor St Teath & Tintagel Division

In July I held a well-attended Town Hall meeting in Wadebridge which focused on water quality issues in the River

Camel and River Allen. Various agencies such as the Environment Agency, South West Water, the NFU, Natural

England, the Westcountry Rivers Trust, and Cornwall Council gave presentations and then took questions from the

public and members of our Town and Parish Councils.

Whilst the moratorium on new planning applications in the catchment continues due to the high phosphate levels in the

water, many of the public concerns that night were around nitrates and the associated discharges of raw sewage from

the many South West Water wastewater treatment plants which are there to service our villages.

Data from the Rivers Trust shows the following local information for the discharge of untreated sewage from sewer

storm overflows in 2021:

Delabole 1: Discharged 247 times – for a total of 1719 hours

Delabole 2: Discharged 134 times – for a total of 2142 hours

St Teath: Discharged 112 times – for a total of 102 hours

Camelford: Discharged 34 times – for a total of 359 hours

St Kew: Discharged 8 times – for a total of 19 hours

This is a very poor record and one that I know concerns many residents. One of key issues highlighted in the meeting

was the lack of available data on water quality and the reduction of testing by public bodies. This is something we can

address at a local level.

The Westcountry Rivers Trust is running a citizen science program to fill in gaps in the data and I would like to recruit

some volunteers from each of my parishes to help spot pollution incidents and in turn to help keep up the pressure on

South West Water and the various agencies to make the changes we all want to see.

If this is something that would interest you, please get in touch. Kit and training will be supplied, and the commitment

will only be around a couple of hours a month to test a stretch of river in your local area.

Mobile: 07939 122303

cllr.dominic.fairman@cornwall.gov.uk


Mon - Fri


November

This month’s Bible verse

Father, I have sinned against heaven…and am no

more worthy to be called thy son. Luke 15:21

[He] would not lift up so much as his eyes unto

heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be

merciful to me a sinner. Luke 18:13

Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse

me from my sin. For I acknowledge my

transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. Psalm

51:2-3

Thus saith the LORD…

I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy

transgressions for mine own sake, and will not

remember thy sins. Isaiah 43:25

I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven

over one sinner that repenteth, more than over

ninety and nine just persons, which need no

repentance. Luke 15:7

Authorised Version

Delabole Allotment Group News 2022

We have certainly had an interesting growing season this

year on the allotments! With the long dry spells from early

spring onwards, and the unprecedented high temperatures

in the heat waves of the summer, the weather has provided

some ups and downs.

We have had some successful harvests. Blight hasn’t

really been a problem for our potatoes. Crops such as

tomatoes, chillies and peppers have been able to ripen,

and many fruits and berries have been deliciously sweet.

Sadly we have had some losses that haven’t been down

to the weather or the usual garden pests. A few crops

mysteriously disappeared one night in the summer,

including some unripe pumpkins belonging to one of our

youngest growers. Luckily these instances are few and far

between and on the whole we get to enjoy the fruits of our

labour.

With the pandemic restrictions out of the way, we have

been able to restart our efforts to improve the site. We have

had a number of working party days, allowing us to

enhance and maintain our communal areas, but as you

can imagine, watering has been our main concern. So this

year we have focused on increasing rainwater capture

capacity to reduce mains water costs, and improving

access to water supplies for plot holders across the site.

We aim to continue with this work into 2023, as well as

plans to upgrade fencing and entrances. We will be trying

to source funding for some of this work.

If you would like to be added to the waiting list for a plot,

or need to contact the allotments for any reason, please

email delaboleallotments@gmail.com


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Events at St. Endellion

November 2022

(Port Isaac PL29 3TP)

Juan Martin

Saturday 12th November, 7.30pm

St Endellion Church

£12 | Accompanied under 16s free

Join us at St Endellion for an evening of exquisite and

highly sophisticated contemporary music from one of

the world’s best flamenco guitarists, Juan Martin.

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

Science Fiction and Spirituality:

Reflections on CS Lewis’ The Space Trilogy with

Revd Professor Paul S. Fiddes

Saturday 19th November, 10am-3pm

St Endellion Hall

£10

Participants will journey through realms that can be

called spiritual as much as they can science fiction in

this exploration of CS Lewis’ The Space Trilogy. Paul

Fiddes is a Professor of Systematic Theology at the

University of Oxford.

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

St Mary’s Singers - Blessed Cecilia

Saturday 26th November, 7.30pm

St Endellion Church

£10 | Accompanied under 16s free

One of Cornwall’s finest choirs, St Mary’s Singers,

present a programme of works that celebrate St Ceclia’s

expressed joy in music-making (including Benjamin

Britten’s Hymn to St Cecilia).

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

ENDELIENTA ARTS

Arts and Spirituality in North Cornwall

North Cornwall Book Festival

2022 Statement

We would like to say an enormous thank you to all the

amazing authors, volunteers, staff and audiences who

made this year’s North Cornwall Book Festival such a warm

and inspiring event. We are also enormously grateful to

our incredible sponsors:

Eden Project, Savills, Sharps, Citroen Wells, Seasalt and

GWR.

This year, we were delighted to be able to provide each

student attending our Schools Day with a free book, thanks

to support from Seasalt.

We look forward to seeing you again at the

North Cornwall Book Festival 2023

(21st to 24th September).

Tickets go on sale next summer!



Delabole

Methodist

Church

Tuesday 1st November

12 noon Community Lunch

Beef & Potato Pie

Booking please 01840212558

Saturday 5th Nov

9.30am Circuit Prayer at Bethel

Sunday 6th Nov

11am Worship led by

Derek Daniel

Sunday 13th Nov

11am Worship led by

Julie Swann

Tuesday 15th Nov

Drop-In Tuesday

for Coffee and Chat

10.30am -noon

Donations for Wadebridge FoodBank

Sunday 20th Nov

11am Worship led by

Jean Heywood

Saturday 26th Nov

11.30am - 2pm

pasty & Sweet Christmas fundraiser

Plus stalls

Sunday 27th Nov

11am Church Fellowship

Wednesday 30th Nov

10.30am Advent Service

At Tintagel

Pleasure to have your company

at any of the above.

Contacts

Rev Steve Swann 01840 779339

Helen 01840212558 Marie 01840213999


DIARY DATES

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

IF YOU PUT UP A POSTER

ADVERTISING YOUR EVENT

PLEASE TAKE IT DOWN

AFTERWARDS Thank you.

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

BIG BREAKFAST

Saturday 5th November

09.00 to 12.00

Delabole Methodist Church

All Welcome

Flag man

DELABOLE BRANCH

REMEMBRANCE

WEEKEND

Friday 11th November

Act of Remembrance

At the War Memorial, 11.00am

All Welcome

Saturday 12th November

Coffee Morning at Delabole

Methodist Church 10.00-12.00

In aid of branch funds

Sunday 13th November

Remembrance Service

At the War Memorial, 2.30pm

Followed by a service at St John’s Church

Once again, the branch will be doing door-to-door

collections. Please give as much as you can for a

great cause.

November is the month of

Remembrance, so the Union Flag should

be flown on -

Friday, November 11th Armistice Day

Sunday, November 13th Remembrance Day

One other date -

Monday, November 14th, Birthday of His Majesty King

Charles lll

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

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.

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 15th November

between 10.30am and noon.

DEADLINE FOR

DEC / JAN SLATE IS

10th NOVEMBER

Our mailbox is at the Spar.

The mail & email boxes are

emptied once a month only,

after the 10th.

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