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World Cup Football

June 22nd 2010


Lerryn Memorial Hall


Wednesday 23rd June 2010



Kick Off 3pm


England v Slovenia


Can the England team redeem itself?

Join us to watch on the Big Screen

Message to the village from Fi Collett

June 21st 2010

Many of you will already know that after living in Lerryn for the last 64 years I have decided to up roots and move nearer to my families in North Somerset. It will be a difficult time and trying to say goodbye to everyone will be nigh on impossible. So, I have decided that I will be at the Red Store on Thursday 8th July from 3pm until 10pm (I'm going to London next day!) and will have the kettle on or a bottle opened for anyone who may feel like calling in. I hope many of you will.

Fi Collett


Lerryn Boatwatch - Update

June 20th 2010

Attempted Theft last week Cliff Area

Be on your guard! Once again one of the houses close to Cliff with a waterside mooring has reported an attempted theft of a 15hp engine from a boat.  Once again the engine clamps had been opened fully and one of the engine bolts had been removed but the theft was foiled by one of the locking bolts that secures the engine to the transom.  Perhaps in frustration the thief then cut through the fuel line for little apparent reason. However the main thing is that the engine was saved.

The same device  last summer saved other 15hp engines owned by Encounter Cornwall. It's a simple thing: a bolt through the transom which takes minutes to fit with a drill.  The bolt has a hardened steel lock on it which can only be removed by whoever has the key. The style prevents anyone getting anything between the lock and the bolt and so it's almost impossible to cut it out.

In addition, if you have ever had the misfortune of having an engine drop off the back of a boat in the water, an added bonus is that the locking bolt will prevent this ever happening as well.

The locking transom bolts are available from Outboard Marine Services in Lostwithiel and remember all Boatwatch members get a 10% discount which applies to this product. They have proved themselves to be the best deterrent and preventative measure against engine theft for those in the area who have to leave engines on boats overnight.  If you want to protect yourself as much as possible it's a sound investment.

In the meantime we obviously have had someone in the last 10 days trying to steal outboards again so please be vigilant and call the above number or contact Damon or Tim if you see ANYTHING suspicious and we will pass on the information. The above incident will almost certainly have been attempted by someone with a boat on the water and most likely at night.  Note the following news item about the Penmarlam thefts, where those responsible for over £80,000 of engine theft on this river alone were caught because someone passed on details about a suspicious vehicle.... any information may be vital !

Update on the Penmarlam Engine Thefts - 

Better news here from the Police

Following the thefts of boat outboard engines at Penmarlam Boat Yard, Lanteglos, which appears to be part of a national series, three persons from Lithuania have been arrested. They have been bailed until August whilst further investigation is carried out. They were arrested in the Midlands with the assistance of our colleagues in Staffordshire following similar thefts in the Helford area where an alert member of the public recorded the registration mark of a suspicious vehicle. They are believed to be part of an organised gang.

Boatwatch Update

We have now had nearly all the boat registrations back at Boatwatch and are preparing the information to be sent over to Looe Police who will also hold a record of registered boats in case of theft or damage.

Our new page "On the water" should be on the website soon. We are just waiting whilst the Lerryn.net committee brings in some other new changes to the website and our new page will go live with the changes. As a reminder this will include information on security measures and how to order them

Volunteers for Regatta Week

We have been asked by the police for a few volunteers for some high profile visual walking and checking of boats during the Regatta Week.  Twice in the last three years this has been the time that Lerryn has been targeted by thieves.  We hope that high visibility jackets and some late evening patrols will help safeguard the boats for everyone this year.  If you would be able to be part of a patrol for a couple of hours one night in Mid August during Regatta Week please email us via info@lerryn.net


Finally, never mind Egyptian Geese! For those of you jumping in the water just, be aware Encounter Cornwall have reported several blue jellyfish spotted this week during trips -  one at Penmarlam and the other just off Penpol and heading for Lerryn !  Ouch !




Results of Website Photo Competition

June 6th 2010

Congratulations !

Four entries came in with all 16 photograph indentifications completely correct.

These were Ajna & Langarran Fern, Jeff & Julia Parfit, Tracy Graham and Sue Hancock.  Well done to all of you. Others who "had a go" by just looking at the photos on display in the Hall on 5th June did very well, with over half the photos correctly identified. Of the 4 correct entries, the lucky winners pulled from a hat by Chris Hoole were Tracy Graham and Jeff & Julia Parfitt.

Correct answers were as follows:





    • 1   Sign at Mill Cottage
    • 2   Flower bed in wall at Bridge House
    • 3   Granite post with hinge by Collon Barton sign
    • 4   Protection bar at Little Quay
    • 5   Wall with lintel at Yonder Cott
    • 6   Yellow shutter at Meadow Cottage
    • 7   Road sign at entrance to small road by Rivermead
    • 8   Side wall of Lerryn River Stores (lane)
    • 9   Back door and downpipes at The Granary
    • 10  Boundary post or milestone outside Pengillan
    • 11  Protection quarter on Lerryn bridge
    • 12  House sign at The Nook
    • 13  Top of signpost to Couch’s Mill on triangle of grass
    • 14  Red Store shutter
    • 15  Shed at Wandsley
    • 16  Section of back of wooden bench outside Lerryn Memorial  Hall

10th Anniversary of new Lerryn Memorial Hall

June 6th 2010

Tea Party at Lerryn Memorial Hall on Saturday 5th June 2010



A sunny day, balloons and a superb selection of cakes attracted a good crowd to the Hall, where local groups and organisations each had a small exhibition of their activities on display. The occasion was to mark the completion of the re-built Lerryn Memorial Hall in the year 2000. In a short address, the current Chairman, David St John, paid tribute to the driving force of the late Francis Allfrey - who saw the new project through - and to past and current committee members for their hard work in managing and maintaining the Hall to such a high standard.

The diversity of information, artifacts and activities on display was amazing to behold - and a good demonstration of how well the Hall is used. There is no excuse for boredom in Lerryn! The many displays included the Art Group, the Parents & Toddlers, the History Group, the Lerryn Players, the Film Club, the village website, the Tuesday Club and Lerryn WI - not to forget the Snooker Club!  And this is not a comprehensive list of the activities on offer in Lerryn - please excuse the writer for any ommissions.

More pictures on the Gallery !





World Cup comes to Lerryn

May 31st 2010

On Saturday 12th June (England v USA)

and Friday 18th June (England v Algeria),

the big match can be seen free of charge on the big screen in Lerryn Memorial Hall.

On both evenings, doors open at 7.00pm for the 7.30 kick-off.

Hot dogs, bacon butties, cake and soft drinks will be on sale, and there will also be a raffle.

Bring your own beer!

All proceeds to Lerryn Area Minibus.


Red Store Talk

May 31st 2010

The Cornwall Art Fund

Monday June 7th at Lerryn

14.00pm Illustrated talk in the Red Store Lerryn

"The Mountains of Glass"

 John Earl, TV film Cameraman, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society

and Member of the Alpine Club will talk about Tierra del Fuego

£4.00 Phone J Gooch 01208 872680 or tickets on the door

Tarmac and Gardening Gangs ...

May 28th 2010

This message relates to Police Log 480 27 May 2010.

We would like to make you aware that we have received reports of males offering garden, driveway, patio and other various types of work using high pressure tactics.

They leaflet drop and cold call on residents often preying on the elderly and vulnerable, pressurising them into signing up for work. 

Please be reminded of the risks you are taking by employing a cold caller as the work may not be necessary in the first place, their quality of work may be poor, they may overcharge or change the price.  It is always advisable to have any work undertaken by a professional company recommended by neighbours and friends.

We would like information regarding these incidents on 08452 777 444 or 999 if you feel pressurised into having the work done. If possible please make a note of vehicles and descriptions.


Thank you for your co-operation.


Please phone us with any information on 08452 777 444. 

Thank you for your continued support of the Community Messaging System.


For those with big boats....

May 25th 2010

This will no doubt make sense to those of  you who rush off in those rather large yacht things heading for Mevagissey....

Note that there will soon be a new page on this website entitled ON THE RIVER holding all this sort of stuff as well as news from Boatwatch, the Voluntary Marine Conservation Project in Fowey and other stuff.......keep checking back !








Fowey Harbour Commissioners (as the competent harbour authority for Fowey, Par and Charlestown) advise Mariners that mussel farming lines have been established under a Marine and Fisheries Agency consent in St. Austell Bay between:


50°18’.92N 04°44’.50W and 50°18’.70N 04°44’.50W

50°18’.92N 04°43’.80W and 50°18’.70N 04°43’.80W


The ends of the lines are marked with yellow spherical special marks with St.Andrew cross topmarks, exhibiting a yellow light Fl.Y.5 sec.

Mariners are advised to give the area a wide berth and to exercise caution when anchoring.

25th May 2010


Granite Thefts Police Appeal

May 24th 2010

 This message relates to Police crime BS/10/349.


We would like to make you aware that we have had a number of reports of thefts of granite from the Caradon area recently.


Some of the granite stolen has been so large that it would take a vehicle and several people to move it.


Please be vigilant and if you see any suspicious activity phone 999 and if possible please make a note of descriptions and vehicles.


If you have any information then please contact us on 08452 777 444 quoting CMS and Police crime BS/10/349.


Thank you for your co-operation.


Please phone us with any information on 08452 777 444.

Thank you for your continued support of the Community Messaging System.





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