Truro Together January February 2023

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

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


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TRURO<br />

<strong>Together</strong><br />


St Petroc’s Winter Fundraiser<br />

Tea on the Square at Malletts<br />

Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal<br />

Walk a mile for Citizen’s Advice Bureau<br />

Complimentary copies delivered by Royal Mail to 8,300 homes and businesses in <strong>Truro</strong>.<br />

Copies available at Visit <strong>Truro</strong> Information Centre.<br />

Supported by:<br />

Homeless Advice Line<br />

01872 264 153<br />


Do something amazing<br />

Donate now<br />

01637 889 926<br />

<strong>January</strong> / <strong>February</strong> <strong>2023</strong> Issue 5

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TRURO<br />

<strong>Together</strong><br />

Useful Numbers<br />

Age UK helpline (Cornwall):<br />

01872 266 383<br />

Services include iTea & biscuits, exercise<br />

classes & social clubs.<br />

Alcoholics Anonymous: 0800 9177 650<br />

Citizens Advice Cornwall: 0800 144 8848<br />

For a call back (exc weekends)<br />

Text: ADVICE to 78866 or DEBT to 78866<br />

Samaritans - if you need someone to talk to,<br />

they listen. They won’t judge or tell you what<br />

to do. Call 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org<br />

(24 hr response)<br />

Be Amazing & Volunteer<br />

Citizens Advice Bureau Cornwall<br />

Walk a mile a day in <strong>January</strong><br />

www.justgiving.com/citizensadvicecornwall<br />

Walk way by Victoria Gardens, <strong>Truro</strong><br />

Hello & welcome!<br />

Happy New Year! - a time to reflect on all that<br />

has happened in 2022, take stock of what we<br />

have achieved, things we might have done<br />

better, and how we can improve our lives as<br />

we go into <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

Life has become tough, but these things could<br />

either drag us down, or are conquered with the<br />

inner strength of positive thoughts, words and<br />

actions to help us through.<br />

I was moved while attending the Blue Light<br />

Carol Service at <strong>Truro</strong> Cathedral in December: a<br />

service for the Police, Fire and HM Coastguard<br />

services. These courageous and selfless<br />

individuals put their lives at risk daily to save<br />

and help others - and poignantly sacrifice family<br />

time in order to keep everyone safe. Daily<br />

gratitude is essential for what we have, whatever<br />

small things we can find to try and help others as<br />

much as we can will surely bring us good health,<br />

fortune and prosperity.<br />

With love,<br />

Marie Curie volunteer<br />

Collect for the Great Daffodil Appeal<br />

Contact Lynda on: 01872 260500<br />

Therese<br />

Next Copy Deadlines -<br />

March / April <strong>2023</strong><br />

Editorials: 31st Jan<br />

Advertisers: 1st Feb<br />

Transport Access People (TAP)<br />

need Volunteers (see p10)<br />

Contact Helpline: 01872 223 388<br />

Meet the Team<br />

Publisher, Editor & Sales<br />

Therese Cooklin - 07786 735711<br />

Magazine Designer<br />

Mathew Peet, Digital Bear Design - 01949 839206<br />

Content is accurate to the best of our knowledge, however <strong>Truro</strong><br />

<strong>Together</strong> part of Abstract Niche Ltd cannot be held liable for loss or<br />

damage, caused by errors or omissions. Inclusion of advertisers does<br />

not indicate our endorsement of their products or services.<br />

t: 07786 735 711<br />

e: therese@trurotogether.co.uk<br />

w: www.trurotogether.co.uk<br />

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Give choral<br />

singing a try in<br />

the New Year!<br />

<strong>Truro</strong> Choral Society is celebrating its<br />

60th year with a varied programme<br />

of music.<br />

Most of the music we sing is from the<br />

established canon of classical masterpieces;<br />

occasionally we perform modern compositions.<br />

In <strong>2023</strong> we are performing works by Elgar and<br />

Mozart on 11th March, Mozart’s Requiem in<br />

June, and Handel’s Messiah in December.<br />

We also run “Come and Sing” days when the<br />

public are invited to join us for impromptu<br />

performances. Our performances are almost<br />

always in <strong>Truro</strong> Cathedral; this gives amateur<br />

singers the opportunity to sing in this<br />

wonderful building.<br />

There’s no audition, and rehearsals are<br />

supportively led by our Music Director, Martin<br />

Palmer on Tuesdays at 7 pm at <strong>Truro</strong> Prep<br />

School, Highertown TR1 3QN. It’s not essential<br />

to be able to read music and newcomers will<br />

find the size of the choir enables anyone who<br />

can sing in tune to get to grips with classical<br />

choral singing. If you’d like to give the choir<br />

a try, then our first rehearsal is on Tuesday<br />

<strong>January</strong> 10th <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

Choir fees are £144 per year (pro-rata for<br />

part-year), though membership is free for<br />

Under 19s and students, and there’s no charge<br />

for the first three trial rehearsals. Lots of details,<br />

and pictures, are at www.trurochoral.org or<br />

by emailing membership@trurochoral.org<br />

you can find out more about our friendly choir.<br />

Farmers Market<br />

update<br />

The market will take a break following<br />

their last market on Christmas Eve.<br />

They will return on Saturday 7th<br />

<strong>January</strong>.<br />

From Saturday 7th <strong>January</strong>, the market will only<br />

be on Saturdays between 9am and 1pm, and it<br />

will just be prime produce traders.<br />

The Wednesday markets will resume on<br />

Wednesday 15th <strong>February</strong>, when the timings<br />

on both days will return to 9am to 4pm.<br />

A shout out to Stuart (on right) and some of the team setting<br />

up farmers market every week.<br />

For updates go to the Farmers Market<br />

Facebook page, @trurofarmersmarket<br />

Instagram page, @truro_farmers_market<br />

Website, www.trurofarmers.co.uk<br />

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Experience<br />

YOGA<br />

Hendra Hall <strong>Truro</strong><br />

Mon 6.00-7.00pm<br />

Tues 9.30-11.00am<br />

Thurs 9.30 -11.00am<br />

Chacewater Village Hall<br />

Thurs 6.00-7.30pm<br />

7.30-9.00pm<br />

Contact Anya<br />

07912 561413<br />

Registered Iyengar Yoga teacher<br />

All abilities and all ages<br />

Need a laugh? Come to <strong>Truro</strong> Comedy Night!<br />

Every LAST Thursday of the month, enjoy a laugh at<br />

Red Elephant Beer Cellar at <strong>Truro</strong> Comedy Night.<br />

<strong>January</strong> 26th and <strong>February</strong> 23rd - 6 up and coming<br />

comedians take to the floor to air their new material.<br />

10 minute slots. No booking required<br />

March 30th - Elephant in the Room Comedy Night.<br />

Pop in to book your tickets.<br />

Red Elephant Cellar, 14 High Cross, <strong>Truro</strong>, TR1 2AJ.<br />

(Next to <strong>Truro</strong> Cathedral entrance)<br />

t: 01872 278361<br />

e: shop@redelephant.beer<br />

To advertise please call 07786 735 711 or email marketing@trurotogether.co.uk<br />



Walk a mile a<br />

day this <strong>January</strong><br />

and raise funds<br />

for charity<br />

Citizens Advice Cornwall is issuing<br />

a challenge to the public to shed<br />

Christmas calories by walking or<br />

running the distance of a marathon<br />

over <strong>January</strong> while raising money to<br />

help their local community.<br />

People are invited to walk or run 26.2 miles<br />

over the month – either in one go or bit<br />

by bit.<br />

Launching the fundraising initiative, Citizens<br />

Advice Cornwall Chief Executive, Gill Pipkin,<br />

said: “<strong>January</strong> is a challenging time for many -<br />

grey, rainy days coupled with post-Christmas<br />

bills. This challenge is a great opportunity to<br />

get out in the fresh air, work off those extra<br />

pounds and help raise money so we can help<br />

people in our community who are struggling.”<br />

Community Fundraising Officer, Tamsin<br />

Chapman-Gunner, said: “Your efforts will help<br />

support our vital services providing advice for<br />

everyone in the community. The cost of living<br />

and energy crisis has seen the need for our<br />

services increase more than ever before, we<br />

need the help of the general public to be able<br />

to meet this need.”<br />

Last year Citizens Advice helped almost 9,000<br />

people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly<br />

writing-off debt worth a total over £1 million<br />

and gaining income worth over £8.1 million.<br />

Members of the public can sign-up<br />

for the <strong>January</strong> Challenge by visiting<br />

www.justgiving.com/citizensadvicecornwall<br />

and selecting the “fundraise” option, email<br />

tamsin@citizensadvicecornwall.org.uk<br />

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If you need help<br />

- it is at hand<br />

<strong>Truro</strong> Foodbank held its second community<br />

food collection in December, and collected<br />

a huge amount of food at <strong>Truro</strong> Tesco<br />

Superstore, over four days.<br />

This collection will enable them to provide<br />

emergency food parcels to help people living in<br />

and around <strong>Truro</strong> this winter. They would like to<br />

say a huge thank you to Tesco, The Trussell Trust,<br />

all their volunteers, and everyone who donated,<br />

who were most generous.<br />

Simon, lead organiser of <strong>Truro</strong> Foodbank<br />

said, “Thirty three tonnes of food were given<br />

out when I joined three years ago, and the<br />

amount has now risen to seventy tonnes: higher<br />

than the national average! Food distributed<br />

over the full year will increase to over one<br />

hundred tonnes. Referral agencies are available<br />

to give out vouchers to people-in-need. If in<br />

doubt about who to seek help from come in and<br />

ask any of the team, and they can point you in<br />

the right direction”<br />

Simon and his team at <strong>Truro</strong> Foodbank having distributed<br />

all the food in these empty boxes over a two hour period!<br />

Simon advises, “do not leave it too late to seek<br />

advice from the Foodbank. If you are struggling<br />

or need food, come in and get advice. There<br />

are various organisations planned during the<br />

sessions”. See below for the schedule.<br />

<strong>Truro</strong> Foodbanks cover the North coast:<br />

Perranporth, Porthtowan, St Agnes to the South<br />

coast up to St Mawes. Open drop-ins can be<br />

found twice a week at <strong>Truro</strong> (left side of <strong>Truro</strong><br />

Cathedral) and at All Saints Church.<br />

<strong>Truro</strong> Foodbank location and times<br />

Unit 4, Church Walk, <strong>Truro</strong>, TR1 1JH<br />

Monday 3pm - 6pm | Wednesday 10am - 12pm<br />

All Saints Church, Higher Town<br />

Friday 10am - 12pm<br />



1ST FRIDAY<br />

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needs: housing, employment<br />

2ND FRIDAY KONNECT Coaching, mentoring and skills to<br />

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Kirstie@konnectcommunities.co.uk<br />

3RD FRIDAY KAREN GLASSON Assistance with actions and decisions<br />

– MP caseworker taken by public bodies, eg housing,<br />

benefits etc<br />

karen.glasson<br />

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4TH FRIDAY<br />

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resolving debt<br />

Energy advice about Community<br />

Energy Plus.Assistance with<br />

Cornwall Council Crisis and Care<br />

Grant applications<br />

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Transport Access<br />

People (TAP)<br />

TAP (Transport Access People) has<br />

been taking regular bookings for Edith’s<br />

Oncology appointments. Edith is 79<br />

years old and lives alone, with no<br />

immediate family, in the Bodmin area.<br />

This is Edith’s Story, written in her own<br />

words<br />

Edith’s Story | The Biggest Step<br />

Initially, a nice young social prescriber, called Jo,<br />

put me in contact with TAP (Transport Access<br />

People) as I was feeling less confident on my feet<br />

and had been struggling to access bus routes<br />

since the first lockdown.<br />

I have always been fairly confident, I am actually<br />

quite headstrong, but ever since the pandemic<br />

hit, I have become more hesitant and have seen<br />

a deterioration in my own health and general<br />

wellbeing. I know that I must go to my Oncology<br />

appointments, but I was so scared and struggling<br />

to face them - especially with so many mixed<br />

messages in the media. So, perhaps the biggest<br />

step for me, was that first one, just outside my<br />

own front door.<br />

gentleman in the transport office, who was<br />

down to earth and able to explain how the trip<br />

works - I couldn’t believe that Volunteers were<br />

able to provide a service straight from my front<br />

door to Treliske & then back again.<br />

I explained that I was a little unsteady on my<br />

feet but could still get up and down fine. He<br />

reassured me further and said that the driver<br />

would be there to lend a helping hand, should I<br />

need it.<br />

Becoming a Regular Thing<br />

I was a little apprehensive during my first trip<br />

to Treliske. I must have called, at least, half a<br />

dozen times - checking whether everything was<br />

going ahead and if the driver was still coming.<br />

I shouldn’t have worried, as Colin (my driver)<br />

arrived early. Just like the young gentlemen in the<br />

Transport Office, he was helpful, a good listener<br />

and assured me that he would be right there<br />

waiting for me after my treatment had finished.<br />

I must admit, I wasn’t feeling my best after my<br />

treatment, but just like he promised, Colin was<br />

there waiting for me - I cannot tell you what a<br />

relief it was to see a smiling face and get home<br />

safely.<br />

Making Contact<br />

All it took for me to feel a little more confident<br />

was a phone call. I spoke to a nice young<br />

TAP need Volunteers to support people like<br />

Edith. If you would like to become a Volunteer<br />

driver or find out more, please contact the<br />

TAP Helpline on 01872 223388<br />

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<strong>Truro</strong> Homeless Action Group<br />

Providing free hot cooked breakfasts to local homeless and<br />

vulnerable people every day of the year – except Christmas<br />

Day and Boxing Day when we cook a Christmas meal instead.<br />

If you would like to make a donation, please contact<br />

lovelockda@gmail.com for the THAG bank details.<br />

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Cleaning up your<br />

act at home: Going<br />

toxin-free has<br />

never been easier.<br />

In the backdrop of the pandemic, many of us<br />

have become a little bit obsessed with hygiene<br />

and cleanliness, and this has meant focusing<br />

on keeping our homes cleaner than ever.<br />

Let’s face it, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a<br />

clean house. Fresh smelling, sparkling and virus free.<br />

But have you ever thought about what’s actually in<br />

your cleaning products and whether they leave more<br />

than just a nice smell?<br />

extreme cases, 100 times more contaminated largely<br />

because of household cleaners and pesticides.<br />

Interestingly, in the EU and the UK the only<br />

ingredients that are required to be biodegradable in<br />

cleaning products are “surfactants” (agents used to<br />

increase spreading and wetting properties) – all other<br />

substances (including microplastics) are not restricted<br />

(Ethical Consumer, 2021). Sadly, this is evident when<br />

you look at your cleaning product labels and find<br />

“hazardous” or “corrosive” warnings.<br />

Why should we be concerned?<br />

Common<br />

ingredients in<br />

conventional<br />

household<br />

cleaning products<br />

can effectively<br />

pollute the air in<br />

our homes and<br />

there is growing<br />

concern that this<br />

is impacting our<br />

health with rising<br />

incidences of<br />

cancer and asthma.<br />

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection<br />

Agency, the air inside the typical home is on average<br />

2-5 times more polluted than the air outside and, in<br />

What is the solution?<br />

Fortunately for us, there are a growing number of<br />

non-toxic cleaning products now available.<br />

As recommended by The Ethical Consumer, the<br />

products to look out for are those that do not contain<br />

toxic chemicals such as chlorine, triclosan, parabens<br />

or phthalates.<br />

Which non-toxic products actually work?<br />

Eco-Homemaker, an online shopping platform, is on<br />

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24/7 Community Gateway<br />

Cornwall’s charities and community<br />

groups have combined forces to support<br />

the most vulnerable people through a<br />

challenging winter.<br />

Community Gateway launched to provide a single<br />

point of access to a range of voluntary sector support.<br />

In response to increasing living costs and pressures<br />

across the health and care system in Cornwall and<br />

the Isles of Scilly, a unique partnership of more<br />

than 50 voluntary organisations have been<br />

working with NHS Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly<br />

Integrated Care Board to offer ongoing support to<br />

communities across the Duchy.<br />

The Community Gateway is a dedicated<br />

telephone line available for everyone and<br />

provides a single point of access to a wide range<br />

of professional voluntary sector support. It will<br />

provide a ‘gateway to independence’, working<br />

with people to identify their needs and put<br />

appropriate packages of support in place.<br />

The Gateway aims to create personalised plans<br />

that prevent hospital admissions, reduce social<br />

isolation, and improve wellbeing. It will also<br />


connect people to mental health support,<br />

community activities and wider winter support<br />

including hot food and warm spaces.<br />

People can access the Gateway via a dedicated<br />

telephone line (01872 266383), and email<br />

address: gateway@ageukcornwall.org.uk to<br />

speak to trained staff and find local support that’s<br />

right for them. In addition, staff members in the<br />

community will be available to offer one to one<br />

and group support.<br />

A network of more than 35 community hubs<br />

will be offering winter support for people of all ages,<br />

such as drop-in sessions on energy saving and debt<br />

advice, as well as a warm place to go and talk to<br />

someone or take part in activities, including craft and<br />

cookery classes. Free hot drinks and refreshments will<br />

also be on offer in most spaces.<br />

As well as offering a lifeline for members of the<br />

community, the Gateway will also offer a single<br />

point of access to voluntary sector support for GPs,<br />

other healthcare professionals and community<br />

groups.<br />

The Gateway is open 8am to 8pm, seven days a<br />

week, 365 days a year – including Christmas day.<br />

To advertise please call 07786 735 711 or email marketing@trurotogether.co.uk<br />


News from<br />

<strong>Truro</strong> City Council<br />

Happy New Year!<br />

As we welcome the New<br />

Year, we would like to reflect<br />

on an exciting 2022.<br />

One of the most notable<br />

moments for us in the past<br />

year was back in June<br />

when work began to<br />

restore the clock tower on<br />

<strong>Truro</strong>’s Municipal Buildings.<br />

In late November, the<br />

historic bells were removed<br />

from the tower as part of<br />

the restoration.<br />

Cllr Bert Biscoe shared with<br />

us the interesting history<br />

of the clock tower and the<br />

Municipal Building.<br />

The current clock and tower<br />

are not the original ones.<br />

There was a fire in 1914,<br />

when the clock half-fell into<br />

the Council Chamber of<br />

City Hall.<br />

Three of the four sides of<br />

the granite tower needed<br />

to be reconstructed. They<br />

were rebuilt using concrete<br />

and steel. The steel has<br />

since corroded, which is the<br />

cause of the current works.<br />

The current clock was<br />

donated by Mr Lewis<br />

Daubuz, a local resident<br />

and the Vice Warden of<br />

the Stannaries. His portrait<br />

hangs in the Council’s<br />

committee room.<br />

He is also the namesake<br />

of Daubuz Moor and was<br />

famed for the gardens<br />

and plantations he<br />

established on the<br />

adjacent site now known<br />

as Treseder’s Gardens.<br />

In the Council Chamber,<br />

there is a brass plate<br />

commemorating Mr<br />

Daubuz’s donation, though<br />

it states that the donor was<br />

anonymous. However, it<br />

was later revealed in the<br />

Netherton’s Almanack<br />

that Mr Daubuz was the<br />

generous benefactor.<br />

City Hall and its clock<br />

tower is a significant part<br />

of <strong>Truro</strong>’s history. City Hall<br />

was built as an expression<br />

of <strong>Truro</strong>’s civic strength, a<br />

product of its economic<br />

wealth. It contained all<br />

the instruments of civic<br />

governance, including the<br />

Fire Station, the Police<br />

Station, the town council<br />

and the Magistrate’s<br />

Court.<br />

At the time, it was a<br />

popular idiom to describe<br />

the court, or being due in<br />

court, as being ‘under the<br />

town clock’.<br />

The Magistrate’s Court<br />

was also the Stannary<br />

Court, which heard cases<br />

under Stannary Law. The<br />

privileges of the stannaries<br />

were legislated following<br />

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the creation of the Duchy<br />

of Cornwall in 1337.<br />

City Hall is still the rightful<br />

home of <strong>Truro</strong> City Council,<br />

and the work to the clock<br />

tower is vital to restoring<br />

and protecting the vast<br />

history and heritage of Our<br />

Great Little City.<br />

We look forward to<br />

seeing the completion<br />

of the works to the clock<br />

tower in the spring of this<br />

year.<br />

In the meantime, if you<br />

have any interesting facts<br />

about City Hall or the clock<br />

tower, we’d love to hear<br />

them!<br />

Email your facts or stories<br />

to communications@truro.<br />

gov.uk<br />

For updates on the work<br />

and other projects, please<br />

follow us on Facebook<br />

@trurocitycouncil, and visit our website: www.truro.gov.uk<br />

You can also call on 01872 274766.<br />

Pictures kindly supplied by Cornwall Council.<br />

To advertise please call 07786 735 711 or email marketing@trurotogether.co.uk<br />


Mayor’s Diary<br />

words by Stephen Webb<br />

Sea Cadets and Royal<br />

Marine Cadets<br />

December started with life lessons and<br />

seeing these young sea and marine cadets<br />

win awards for all their hard work in<br />

preparing themselves for life’s challenges.<br />

I wondered what I could talk to them about:<br />

when my speech wrote itself in the first 10<br />

minutes of the evening. C/Sgt (SCC) Freya<br />

Peachey started by showing a presentation<br />

that was not saved from the night before.<br />

That moment you want to be swallowed up<br />

by a big hole in the ground. Freya handled it<br />

perfectly and as the evening went on it got<br />

more enjoyable as things clearly did not go<br />

to plans. What better wisdom is there than<br />

when things &apos;go wrong&apos;; we can<br />

learn to deal with what we receive. The whole<br />

evening was brilliant, and my speech focused<br />

on embracing the unknown and advising<br />

the sea and marine cadets that things very<br />

rarely go exactly to plan - and that is all right.<br />

Congratulations to the City of <strong>Truro</strong> Sea and<br />

Royal Marine Cadets for all their awards, and<br />

to Freya and the team winning most of them<br />

this year.<br />

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want to express my deep gratitude to all the<br />

volunteers, and everyone who donates. It may<br />

not feel like it at times, but it is really making<br />

a difference. These initiatives, although not<br />

unique, are needed more than ever.<br />

In the photo, myself and Sue Boorman (I’m<br />

not sure about the rest). Sue is one of the<br />

only original founding members from 25<br />

years ago.<br />

More information: www.sea-cadets.org/truro<br />

<strong>Truro</strong> Homeless Action<br />

Group<br />

There is one group in <strong>Truro</strong> who have been<br />

feeding the homeless for nearly 25 years.<br />

Twelve months ago I had no idea they existed:<br />

The <strong>Truro</strong> Homeless Action Group (THAG) run<br />

by volunteers is a lifeline to many, especially<br />

in this cold weather! Such deep dedication<br />

on many projects rarely lasts more than the<br />

initial excitement. This one is different, and I<br />

I have been Mayor for over eighteen months<br />

and approaching the last few. I am starting to<br />

reflect my time as mayor. Did I make a difference?<br />

I turned 50 in December - a milestone<br />

I never thought I would see when I ended<br />

up paralysed over 30 years ago. Here I am,<br />

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Chairperson – City of <strong>Truro</strong> Unit – Alex Lamb<br />

4 Troop Commander – Alpha Company Royal Marines Cadets – Lt (SCC) William Chapman RMR<br />

Cornwall District Officer – Lt Cdr (SCC) Ben Nash<br />

Cornwall Deputy District Officer – Lt (SCC) Jan Cooper<br />

(I’m standing up behind you) – Officer In Charge – C/Sgt (SCC) Freya Peachey<br />

living the most incredible life (albeit painful<br />

and difficult at times). The King’s coronation<br />

will be my last big event before handing<br />

back my robes, and taking off the chain. I<br />

will never see <strong>Truro</strong> in the same way, and I<br />

look forward to continuing the work I started<br />

- building a vision for <strong>Truro</strong> the City and<br />

Cornwall, and working with so many people,<br />

moving their projects forward will be who I am<br />

from now on. I love it.<br />

• Electric Bike Specialists Cornwall<br />

• Bicycle Servicing<br />

• Retül Bike Fit • Cycle Scheme<br />

• Finance • Polaris Bike Pod Hire<br />

9am-5.30pm Monday to Saturday<br />

Closed Sundays<br />

Summercourt, Newquay, TR8 5AH<br />

Tel: 01872 487199<br />

6 Calenick Street, <strong>Truro</strong>, TR1 2SF<br />

Tel: 01872 276930<br />

www.clivemitchellcycles.co.uk<br />

To advertise please call 07786 735 711 or email marketing@trurotogether.co.uk<br />

Energy savings<br />

from Malletts<br />

Lighting accounts for 15% of a typical<br />

UK household’s electricity bill, so it’s<br />

worth looking at cutting costs here<br />

where you can.<br />

LED Light bulbs last<br />

up to 5 times longer<br />

than halogen bulbs<br />

and use less energy to<br />

run, so the savings are<br />

made on electricity<br />

and replacement bulb<br />

costs.<br />

Bring in your old bulb<br />

and let the team at<br />

Mallett’s Home<br />

Hardware find the LED<br />

equivalent to start<br />

saving pounds.<br />



Community<br />

Fundraiser<br />

prepares for<br />

her 30th Great<br />

Daffodil Appeal<br />

Lynda Thomas, Community<br />

fundraiser with Marie Curie is<br />

now gearing up for her 30th<br />

Great Daffodil Appeal.<br />

The last three years have been very challenging<br />

for everyone but Marie Curie volunteers are<br />

keen to get back to organising collections and<br />

placing the little daffodil boxes in shops and<br />

businesses to raise vital funds for the charity.<br />

Lynda said: “I love this time of year when<br />

volunteers will be supporting the charity’s<br />

annual flagship fundraiser – the Great Daffodil<br />

Appeal. Marie Curie was forced to cancel its<br />

public collections for the past two years due to<br />

the pandemic. This year collections are going<br />

ahead across the UK and I would like to ask<br />

new and existing supporters to come forward<br />

to show their support. We’re so excited that<br />

this year we’ll be dusting off our big yellow hats<br />

and getting back out there again to host our<br />

much-loved collections.<br />

We can’t do this alone, though. We rely on<br />

volunteers to donate their time to help us<br />

raise as much money as we can so that we can<br />

continue to work and ensure Marie Curie is<br />

there for terminally ill people, and their families<br />

in their final days, weeks, months.<br />

Volunteering at a collection is not only a<br />

great way to support Marie Curie but also<br />

a chance to meet new people in your local<br />

community. Our team will support you from<br />

the moment you sign-up too, making sure<br />

you have everything you need to safely<br />

encourage the public to donate and wear<br />

one of our iconic daffodil pins.”<br />

The charity is dependent on public donations<br />

so that its nurses can continue working on the<br />

frontline caring for people at the end of life in<br />

their own homes. Donations also support its<br />

Information and Support line, which provides a<br />

listening ear to anyone dealing with any aspect<br />

of death, dying and bereavement.<br />

During the Great Daffodil Appeal the annual<br />

National Day of Reflection will take place. On<br />

Thursday 23 March, the charity is encouraging<br />

everyone to wear a daffodil pin and take a<br />

moment to show their support for the millions<br />

of people bereaved during the pandemic and<br />

remember the people we’ve lost.<br />

To sign-up to volunteer to collect for Marie<br />

Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal please visit:<br />

Mariecurie.org.uk/collect or contact Lynda<br />

Thomas on 01872 260500.<br />

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What’s going<br />

on at <strong>Truro</strong><br />

Community Library?<br />

Storytime<br />

Mondays at 14.00 and Wednesdays at<br />

10.00 – join for stories, music and craft<br />

activities for babies and pre-schoolers.<br />

Reading Group<br />

1st Thursday of every month at 14.00 –<br />

join the group to discuss books you’re<br />

reading or have read. There’s no set book,<br />

just come along and share a love of reading.<br />

Poetry Group<br />

2nd Thursday of every month at 14.00 –<br />

enjoy reading or writing poetry? Come and<br />

join this friendly and supportive group to<br />

share a love of poetry and the written word.<br />

Material Girls<br />

Every Wednesday 10.00 – 12.00 – join a<br />

fun, informal social group of like-minded<br />

crafters using a variety of skills and<br />

materials. Chat, exchange ideas and<br />

skills and drink tea!<br />

Address: <strong>Truro</strong> Community Library,<br />

Union Place, <strong>Truro</strong>, TR1 1EP<br />

Tel: 0300 1234 111<br />

Email: truro.library@liscornwall.org.uk<br />

Do you love reading or would you like<br />

to start your reading adventure?<br />

If the answer is yes then why not join us<br />

at <strong>Truro</strong> Library and enjoy an afternoon of<br />

books, lively conversation and feedback.<br />

Just bring along your latest reading and<br />

it can be fiction or non- fiction and share.<br />

Our group does not have a set book so it<br />

is good for those who prefer not to read<br />

something they may not enjoy or stick to<br />

deadlines. We are a friendly group and<br />

make everyone welcome. If you are new to<br />

the idea of exploring the written word or<br />

maybe shy there will be no pressure.<br />

We have access to the Loop if you have<br />

hearing problems so do not let being hard<br />

of hearing put you off!<br />

When: 1st Thursday every month<br />

Time: 2pm - 4pm<br />

Contact: Angela Bell<br />

e: aangela@btinternet.com<br />

t: 01872 276 707 or ask at <strong>Truro</strong> Library<br />

Bert Biscoe’s Guided Walks around <strong>Truro</strong><br />

Monday and Friday at 10am.<br />

£7.50 per person<br />

Book via Visit <strong>Truro</strong> Information Centre,<br />

30 Boscawen Street, <strong>Truro</strong> TR1 2QQ.<br />

t: 01872 274555<br />

e: tic@truro.gov.uk<br />

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<strong>Truro</strong> City<br />

Ranger’s Report<br />

Toby Cogan and Anna Cormie<br />

As we welcome the new year,<br />

there are plenty of flora and fauna<br />

to look out for. From early winter<br />

to early spring, one of the many<br />

fungi we see is the Scarlet Elf Cup<br />

(Sarcoscyphaaustriaca).<br />

This vibrant red<br />

fungus can<br />

be found on<br />

decaying<br />

branches and<br />

among the leaf<br />

litter on the<br />

floor. As they<br />

prefer the damp<br />

and shade, you<br />

A scarlet elf cup on the forest floor<br />

will have to look closely from path edges to see<br />

if you can spot these small cups. While inedible<br />

for humans, they are a winter food source for<br />

rodents and slugs to enjoy and have been used<br />

in medicine to stop bleeding by the Oneida<br />

Native Americans. It is said in European folklore<br />

that elves would drink from these small cupshaped<br />

fungi, giving them the name Scarlet Elf<br />

Cup. However, one of our volunteers likened<br />

the fungi to a paint pot so they may have many<br />

uses. If you’re lucky enough, you may not only<br />

see a Scarlet Elf Cup but also an elf itself!<br />

It is in early to<br />

mid-<strong>February</strong><br />

when female<br />

badgers, Meles<br />

meles, (sows)<br />

give birth to<br />

their young,<br />

placing them<br />

in a chamber<br />

A badger caught on our wildlife camera<br />

A young wren fledgling<br />

with bedding typically made from hay, grass<br />

and ferns. It may seem unwise to raise young<br />

during one of the coldest months of the year,<br />

but there is clever reason why badgers do this.<br />

Although badgers can mate at almost any time<br />

in a year, they only have this one litter a year<br />

due to delayed impregnation. This means that<br />

when the cubs are ready to first emerge from<br />

their dens after 8-10 weeks, spring is already in<br />

full swing with plentiful food sources available.<br />

This is a fantastic adaptation giving the young<br />

the longest time possible to fatten up before<br />

the following winter.<br />

During these winter months many small<br />

insectivorous small birds leave the UK or switch<br />

to eating seeds/fruits. But not the Eurasian<br />

Wren Troglodytes troglodytes! Weighing<br />

only around 10g or just a little more than a<br />

£1 coin, wrens have to continuously forage to<br />

find enough food. Wrens are the UK’s most<br />

common breeding bird, with an estimated 8.6<br />

million breeding territories.<br />

However, during prolonged cold winter<br />

conditions their population can suffer declines<br />

when every cold, long night is a battle for<br />

survival. Often for these tiny birds, all the<br />

weight they’ve gained during the day foraging<br />

is used to keep them warm overnight!<br />

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Serendipity!<br />

ISSUE 1<br />

I am Daniel Patchett, a geography<br />

graduate at the University of Exeter’s<br />

Penryn campus.<br />

I stumbled upon this campus in Cornwall<br />

by a happy accident. I had booked to go<br />

to Exeter University’s Open Day, unaware<br />

of the existence of Penryn or the campus<br />

located there. The day before Dad and<br />

I were to travel I glanced at the form on<br />

the kitchen table - and was surprised to<br />

see the address read; Penryn Cornwall,<br />

not Exeter. I looked it up and found that<br />

the university had a campus in Cornwall.<br />

So, we booked an Airbnb in Falmouth,<br />

and headed down.<br />

When we arrived, I fell in love with<br />

Falmouth and knew this was where I<br />

wanted to study. Three years later, I am<br />

yet to leave! I did consider a few other<br />

places, providing a more traditional<br />

urban experience, but none of them<br />

appealed to me quite like Falmouth.<br />

The vibrant, lively Cornish town set<br />

on the coast in the middle of open<br />

countryside was very appealing,<br />

especially as I am not a fan of big<br />

cities.<br />

It was the perfect place. My time<br />

at university was affected by the<br />

Covid19 pandemic. When I returned to<br />

Falmouth in July 2020, the place was<br />

unlike the buzzing town I had come to<br />

live in 2019.<br />

I was able to get through the<br />

lockdowns, with the help of friends I<br />

lived with at the time, and the town<br />

itself. I went frequently on walks in the<br />

fresh coastal air and spent days on<br />

the beaches; experiences I would not<br />

have had in a city environment. So, I<br />

am grateful and glad to have chosen<br />

Falmouth as the place in which to study<br />

and live.<br />

I am still in Falmouth and up until the<br />

end of the summer season I was working<br />

as a mixologist at the Hotel Meudon.<br />

My reason for staying is that Cornwall<br />

has become my home and I don’t fancy<br />

leaving! From the day I first came here<br />

with my Dad I have loved<br />

Cornwall, and I will view it<br />

as my home for years to<br />

come - I do not envisage<br />

leaving. I am currently<br />

concentrating on a career<br />

in writing.<br />

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News from<br />

<strong>Truro</strong> BID<br />

<strong>Truro</strong> BID delivers events, projects and<br />

services for <strong>Truro</strong>, <strong>Truro</strong>’s businesses &<br />

everyone working in the city centre. They<br />

are business led & not for profit.<br />

Happy New Year! We hope that everyone had<br />

an enjoyable Christmas and all businesses<br />

experienced good trading over the festive<br />

period, especially given the current economic<br />

climate.<br />

It was great to have a number of shops<br />

popping up in <strong>Truro</strong> for the festive season<br />

and witness the city being in full swing in the<br />

lead up to Christmas!<br />

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as well as <strong>Truro</strong> City Council and the Hall for<br />

Cornwall.<br />

The lights were switched-on pirate style to<br />

complement Hall for Cornwall’s Christmas<br />

Show, Treasure Island, and we just had to share<br />

some images!<br />

We were also delighted to work with Coppice<br />

Theatre to bring back Finding Father<br />

Christmas at <strong>Truro</strong> Cathedral, the unique<br />

grotto and storytelling experience, which ran<br />

for five dates in December.<br />

© PR4Photos<br />

We deliver the Christmas Lights each year,<br />

made possible due to the 380 or so businesses<br />

who pay the <strong>Truro</strong> BID Levy, so we hope<br />

everyone enjoyed the lights whilst they<br />

shopped and worked throughout the festive<br />

season.<br />

As you may know, <strong>Truro</strong> BID was responsible<br />

for kicking off the city’s Christmas celebrations<br />

with Festive Friday on 18th November, which<br />

featured <strong>Truro</strong>’s Christmas Lights Switch-on and<br />

a parade. It was great to work with Pirate FM’s<br />

Johnny Cowling and Lucy Start on the event,<br />

© PR4Photos<br />

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The next event that we’re organising is the<br />

annual ‘City Clean Up’ where we work with<br />

Newham BID, local businesses, organisations<br />

(including <strong>Truro</strong> City Council) and residents to<br />

spruce up <strong>Truro</strong> via cleaning, sticker removal<br />

and litter picking. It’s a chance to do some extra<br />

cleaning in addition to the services provided<br />

by Biffa.<br />

Thank you to everyone who worked with us<br />

on the Christmas events and to everyone who<br />

came along.<br />

City Clean Up will be taking place on Thursday<br />

16th to Saturday 18th March. To get involved<br />

and give as little as an hour to help clean up<br />

the city, either as a <strong>Truro</strong> business or resident,<br />

email: sian.knights@trurobid.co.uk in the first<br />

instance.<br />

© Hall for Cornwall<br />

As well as events, we provide services for <strong>Truro</strong><br />

based businesses. We’d like to reach out to<br />

those working in <strong>Truro</strong> City Centre, to invite<br />

you to monthly Shopwatch meetings, where<br />

you can share local crime related issues and<br />

knowledge with other businesses, the police<br />

and <strong>Truro</strong> BID.<br />

Although crime itself is not positive, the<br />

Shopwatch meetings are a helpful forum where<br />

employees in <strong>Truro</strong> can feel supported and find<br />

out about the ongoing work behind the scenes<br />

to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour.<br />

The first Shopwatch meeting for <strong>2023</strong> is on<br />

Tuesday 10th <strong>January</strong> and all <strong>Truro</strong> City Centre<br />

based businesses are welcome to attend.<br />

Finally, with the Christmas Lights coming down<br />

and signifying the end of the festivities, we<br />

really do urge everyone to continue to support<br />

<strong>Truro</strong>’s shops, eateries and service businesses<br />

during the winter and beyond.<br />

We appreciate that it’s a difficult time for many,<br />

although please do support the high street as<br />

much as you can. You can do this by shopping<br />

in person, getting a coffee whilst out, having<br />

your haircut in <strong>Truro</strong> or using the local legal,<br />

financial and property firms.<br />

<strong>Truro</strong> businesses please feel free to contact us<br />

on 01872 273 999.<br />

Alun Jones, <strong>Truro</strong> BID Manager<br />

To advertise please call 07786 735 711 or email marketing@trurotogether.co.uk<br />


What’s on <strong>January</strong> & <strong>February</strong><br />

Murder Mystery at the Museum<br />

Friday 9th December - Monday 13th<br />

<strong>February</strong>, during usual opening hours<br />

Royal Cornwall Museum<br />

w: royalcornwallmuseum.org.uk<br />

The Simon and Garfunkel Story<br />

Tuesday 10th <strong>January</strong>, 19.30<br />

Hall for Cornwall<br />

w: hallforcornwall.co.uk<br />

Welsh National Opera Orchestra: New<br />

Year Concert<br />

Wednesday 11th <strong>January</strong>, 19.30<br />

Hall for Cornwall<br />

w: hallforcornwall.co.uk<br />

Creative Wellbeing for Children<br />

Saturday 14th <strong>January</strong> & Saturday 11th<br />

<strong>February</strong>, 13.30 - 15.45<br />

<strong>Truro</strong> Cathedral<br />

w: trurocathedral.org.uk<br />

The Commitments<br />

Monday 16th - Saturday 21st <strong>January</strong>,<br />

various performances<br />

Hall for Cornwall<br />

w: hallforcornwall.co.uk<br />

Chorister Experience Day<br />

Saturday 21st <strong>January</strong>, 12.30 - 15.30<br />

<strong>Truro</strong> Cathedral<br />

For boys in years 2, 3 and 4<br />

w: trurocathedral.org.uk<br />

Cushion Concert<br />

Saturday 21st <strong>January</strong>, 14.30 - 15.30<br />

<strong>Truro</strong> Cathedral<br />

w: trurocathedral.org.uk<br />

Royal Marines Band<br />

Sunday 22nd <strong>January</strong>, 19.30<br />

Hall for Cornwall<br />

w: hallforcornwall.co.uk<br />

An Inspector Calls<br />

Tuesday 24th - Saturday 28th <strong>January</strong>, various<br />

performances<br />

Hall for Cornwall<br />

w: hallforcornwall.co.uk<br />

Silent Disco Yoga & Meditation<br />

Saturday 28th <strong>January</strong>, 17.30 - 19.45<br />

<strong>Truro</strong> Cathedral<br />

w: trurocathedral.org.uk<br />

Jess Gillam<br />

Sunday 29th <strong>January</strong>, 18.00<br />

Hall for Cornwall<br />

w: hallforcornwall.co.uk<br />

Motionhouse - Nobody<br />

Tuesday 31st <strong>January</strong><br />

Hall for Cornwall<br />

w: hallforcornwall.co.uk<br />

Strictly Ballroom<br />

Monday 6th - Saturday 11th <strong>February</strong>,<br />

various performances<br />

Hall for Cornwall<br />

w: hallforcornwall.co.uk<br />

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The Lavender Hill Mob<br />

Tuesday 14th - Saturday 18th<br />

<strong>February</strong>, various performances<br />

Hall for Cornwall<br />

w: hallforcornwall.co.uk<br />

Beyond the Barricade<br />

Wednesday 22nd <strong>February</strong>, 19.30<br />

Hall for Cornwall<br />

w: hallforcornwall.co.uk<br />

The Magic of Motown<br />

Thursday 23rd <strong>February</strong>, 19.30<br />

Hall for Cornwall<br />

w: hallforcornwall.co.uk<br />

Michael - Starring Ben<br />

Friday 24th <strong>February</strong>, 19.30<br />

Hall for Cornwall<br />

w: hallforcornwall.co.uk<br />

Fireman Sam Live!<br />

Saturday 25th <strong>February</strong>, 12.00 &<br />

15.30<br />

Hall for Cornwall<br />

w: hallforcornwall.co.uk<br />

Rock of Ages<br />

Tuesday 28th <strong>February</strong> - Saturday 4th<br />

March, various performances<br />

Hall for Cornwall<br />

w: hallforcornwall.co.uk<br />

Visit <strong>Truro</strong> Visitor Information,<br />

30 Boscawen Street, <strong>Truro</strong> TR1 2QQ<br />

t: 01872 274 555<br />

w: www.visittruro.org.uk<br />

Open: Monday - Saturday<br />

9.30am – 4.30pm<br />

Like & Follow us on<br />

@visittruro<br />

A service provided by <strong>Truro</strong> City Council<br />

I want to save money<br />

on my energy bills.<br />

Where can I get<br />

some help?<br />

At the Citizens Advice Powerhouse<br />

Project, we can give you the skills to<br />

budget for your energy bills, improve your<br />

home efficiency, reduce your carbon footprint<br />

and help keep you warm - and it's all free of charge.<br />

To take part in this scheme you must live in Cornwall,<br />

be aged 16 - 24 and not in education,employment or training.<br />

It's also open to people on zero hours contracts, those at risk of homelessness and people<br />

with an Education and Healthcare Plan. We're also open to people leaving care.<br />

Contact: powerhouse@citizensadvicecornwall.org.uk<br />

OR text the words ‘ADVICE POWERHOUSE’ to 78866.<br />

To advertise please call 07786 735 711 or email marketing@trurotogether.co.uk<br />


<strong>Truro</strong> <strong>Together</strong><br />

Brain Matter<br />

Left Overs<br />

Cross off words in the box as indicated by the instructions. The remaining words will form a<br />

common saying when read from left to right and line by line.<br />


Cross off all fruits.<br />

Cross off words in the box as<br />

Cross indicated off all anagrams by the instructions. of PALES.<br />

Cross The off remaining all names words of countries. will form<br />

a common saying when read<br />

Cross from off left all colours to right of and the line by line.<br />

rainbow.<br />

Cross off all fruits.<br />

Cross Cross off all off trees. all anagrams of PALES.<br />

Cross Cross off all off words all names with of the countries. same<br />

Cross first and off last all colours letter. of the<br />

rainbow.<br />

Cross Cross off all off months all trees. of the year.<br />

Cross Cross off all off words all words that with contain the same<br />

first and last letter.<br />

Cross<br />

two Os.<br />

off all months of the year.<br />

Cross Cross off all off animals. all words that contain<br />

two Os.<br />

Cross Cross off all off woodworking all animals. tools.<br />

Cross Cross off all off planets. all woodworking tools.<br />

Cross off all planets.<br />













On the face of it, this puzzle is perfectly Spot the There Difference are eight differences between these<br />

straightforward. Simply fill in the letters two pictures. Can you spot them?<br />

There are eight differences between these two pictures. Can you spot them?<br />

missing from words 1-10 and enter them<br />

ywordinto the numbered boxes, to reveal a<br />

this puzzle hidden is perfectly keyword. straightforward. Simply fill in the letters missing from<br />

e nter face them of it, into this the puzzle numbered is perfectly boxes, straightforward. to reveal a hidden Simply fill keyword. in the letters missing from<br />

s 1-10 and enter them into the numbered boxes, to reveal a hidden keyword.<br />

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10<br />

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10<br />

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2 S T I 2 __ KS T I __ K7 __ H 7 O R __ NH O R N<br />

3 S __ 3 O R TS __ O R 8 T G R 8 E __ G TR E __ T<br />

Answer:<br />

4 G __ 4 A S SG __ A S 9 S __ I 9 G H __ T I G H T<br />

Better late than never.<br />

5 S W 5 E __ S T W E __ 10 T G R 10 A N G __ R A N __<br />

(answers on p30)<br />

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Eight free healing<br />

spots available<br />

Monday 23rd <strong>January</strong> 10am - 3pm<br />

Is life overwhelming you? Are you finding it<br />

hard to concentrate? A healing session may be<br />

just what you need. Each session is designed<br />

to de-stress, help you find clarity, inner peace<br />

and calm. Plus the chance to walk around the<br />

beautiful Pinetum gardens for free!<br />

As part of our well-being programme for<br />

Cornwall, Pranic Healing in Cornwall are<br />

offering free sessions with a free day pass to<br />

Pinetum Gardens in St Austell on 23rd <strong>January</strong>.<br />

8 half hour sessions are available taking place at<br />

the Stone Barn Cottage at Pinetum Gardens, St<br />

Austell. Booking essential.<br />

Please book online:<br />

www.trurotogether.co.uk/pinetum<br />

For more information on Pinetum Gardens<br />

visit: www.pinetumgardens.com<br />

Children’s<br />

relaxation<br />

sessions<br />

Life is becoming pressurised and<br />

stressful for many of us. If you<br />

have children you may find they are<br />

picking up on these stresses and with<br />

pressure of their own they are prone<br />

to illnesses and low self esteem.<br />

New to Cornwall, Pranic Healing in Cornwall,<br />

are offering a series of fun, relaxing wellbeing<br />

sessions to children between ages 6 and 17.<br />

The sessions aim to give them coping<br />

mechanisms to deal with simple emotions<br />

like worry, anger, sadness helping them to be<br />

happier children, sleeping well and having<br />

better focus and concentration at school.<br />

Next set of four sessions start:<br />

Wednesday 1st <strong>February</strong>. Each session<br />

is £6 or book 4 for £20.<br />

Course sessions: <strong>February</strong> 1st and 15th and<br />

March 1st and 15th.<br />

For more information contact Therese<br />

on: 07786 735 711<br />

To advertise please call 07786 735 711 or email marketing@trurotogether.co.uk<br />



Local Care Home<br />

Celebrates 30thanniversary<br />

eyword<br />

n the face of it, this puzzle is perfectly straightforward. Simply fill in the letters missing from<br />

ords 1-10 Excitement and enter them levels into the were numbered through boxes, the to reveal roof a at hidden afternoon keyword. Tea and everyone was invited! Every<br />

one enjoyed a classical High Tea along with some<br />

Barchester’s Falmouth Court Care Home Prosecco to toast the 30 years.<br />

ese two on pictures. 15th Can November you spot them? in Falmouth as staff and<br />

Left Overs<br />

residents celebrated their 30th anniversary! Falmouth Court even sent Hugh, their Home<br />

Cross off words in the box as indic<br />

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10<br />

Services Advisor out around common the community saying when read from le<br />

delivering over 300 cakes and goodie bags this<br />

week to 30 local places. These ranged from<br />

Falmouth Hospital to Age Concern and everything<br />

Parent company, Barchester Healthcare, who<br />

run Falmouth Court, started out in 1992 with just<br />

one care home, Moreton Hill, in Stonehouse,<br />

Gloucestershire. Fast forward 30 years and<br />

Barchester is now 1 the C second R __ S Tlargest care 6 C home R __ N E<br />

company in the UK 2 with S T 250 I __ Kcare homes 7 and __ H O R N<br />

private hospitals all over the country.<br />

3 S __ O R T 8 G R E __ T<br />

To celebrate, Falmouth 4 G __ Court A S Sthrew open 9 its __ doors I G H T<br />

on 15th November from 12noon for a fantastic<br />

5 S W E __ T 10 G R A N __<br />

<strong>Truro</strong> Old<br />

Cornwall Society<br />

Cross off all fruits.<br />

in between to help the community celebrate with us.<br />

Cross off all anagrams of PALES.<br />

Alexandria Bowman, General Cross Manager off all names at of countries.<br />

Falmouth Court care home, Cross said: “We off all had colours a of the<br />

fabulous time celebrating our 30th rainbow. anniversary<br />

with all of our residents, their Cross friends off all and trees. families<br />

and our brilliant staff, it was such Cross a off lovely all words day.” with the same<br />

first and last letter.<br />

Cross off all months of the year.<br />

Cross off all words that contain<br />

<strong>February</strong> 14th John Pollard on two Aspects Os. of<br />

the History of Hayle. (John Cross is a former off all animals. leasder<br />

of Cornwall Council, a Hayle Cross Man, off an all historian woodworking tools.<br />

and a good raconteur - he was Cross a off teacher all planets. before<br />

retirement)<br />

The Society will meet every 2nd Tuesday<br />

of each month 10th <strong>January</strong> and 14th<br />

<strong>February</strong> at St George’s Church Hall (St<br />

George’s Road) 7.30pm.<br />

<strong>January</strong> 10th - Members Night - Bring a tale,<br />

and object, a song or dance.<br />

Guest: Nev Meek, President of Federation of Old<br />

Cornwall Societies<br />

March 14th - ‘P.C. Benney, St Agnes policeman<br />

1895 - 1919’ by Clive Benney<br />

All are welcome to attend. There is a small charge<br />

and a raffle will take place. You will be able to join<br />

(re-join).<br />

President: Bert Biscoe, 3 Lower Rosewin Row,<br />

<strong>Truro</strong> TR1 1EN – 01872 242293<br />

Treasurer: Michael Sterry, <strong>Truro</strong>.<br />

PUZZLE<br />


Answer:<br />



Answer:<br />



Answer:<br />

Better late than never.<br />

30 <strong>Truro</strong> <strong>Together</strong> is part of Community <strong>Together</strong><br />

d.indd 2 07/08/2022 2:39:41

1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6.45pm<br />

4th,18th <strong>January</strong>|1st,15th <strong>February</strong> | 1st,15th March<br />

Shortlanesend Village Hall, School Hill,<br />

Shortlanesend, <strong>Truro</strong>, TR4 9DU<br />

t: 07786 735711 | healing@pranichealingcornwall.co.uk<br />

To advertise please call 07786 735 711 or email marketing@trurotogether.co.uk<br />


Pranic Healing Cornwall and Pinetum Gardens are holding a wellbeing day<br />

on Monday 23rd <strong>January</strong> from 10am - 3pm.<br />

Only 8 slots available - healing held at the Stone Barn Lodge overlooking<br />

the pine gardens and with free access to PInetem Gardens on the day.<br />

Booking essential - more details at: www.trurotogether.co.uk/pinetum<br />

See inside page29<br />

Pinetum Gardens, Holmbush Rd, Holmbush, St Austell, PL25 3RQ<br />


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