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RNLI AGM & Illustrated talk in Red Store, 7.00pm, 16th April.

April 3rd 2010

The AGM of Lostwithiel & District RNLI Branch will take place at 7.00pm on 16th April in the Red Store

This will be followed by an illustrated talk on "Old Fowey Docks and Railway" by Gerry Williams, Chairman, Fowey Harbour Commissioners.



Boatwatch - Now it pays to register !

April 2nd 2010

Tomorrow is registration Day !!


For all those registering their boats with the Police and Lerryn Boatwatch  (which costs nothing) as well as your police logo boat sticker we have also now negotiated a discount deal with Outboard Marine Services in Lostwithiel.

As well as stocking new and second hand boats and engines,  Outboard Marine Services also have a huge range of marine accessories in its shop at Lostwithiel. They are main dealers and authorised service centre for MARINER, SUZUKI and EVINRUDE ETEC engines.

Those registering with Lerryn Boatwatch will receive a membership card which will entitle you as a boatwatch member to the following discounts on anything except new or used boat and engines sales.



  • 10% discount off parts and all the showroom stocks & marine accessories
  • 10% discount on engine servicing, parts and labour, for members between 1st October through to 1st March (i.e. for Winter servicing)

We expect to announce more benefits for members as the scheme develops with other local marine service retailers the more people on the scheme the better the benefits we can get for you.

SO FINAL REMINDER -  Registration Tomorrow Saturday 3rd April between 9.00 and 11.00am in the Car Park Area OR the Village Shop Store on the Green if raining.

The Police will have a variety of security items on display -  including marine locks stocked by Outboard Marine Services which if you decide to buy you can now get your 10% off !!

Those in a hurry can just drop by to pick up a form and return it later so PLEASE come along and support this venture.

Penmarlam Engine Thefts

March 30th 2010

More detail has emerged on the outboard thefts from Penmarlam last Monday.

5 engines were taken in total ranging from 20hp to 140hp the value somewhere in the region of £35,000

The police have narrowed the times down to probably between 0400 and 0600 on Monday 22nd March.

The culprits either drove through or somehow bent back the barrier at the top of Penmarlam.

The thefts reported as Rock were actually from the Wadebrige area and totaled an incredible £90,000 haul.

The police have asked that if possible members of the public take a note of any suspicious persons or vehicle registrations.

If you have any information then please contact us on 08452 777 444 
quoting CMS and Police crime. BE/10/172 or 999 if you see anything suspicious.


Environment Agency Flood Alert Issued for Tues

March 29th 2010


Flood warning issued at 13.56 today for tomorrow - Tues 30th March but is likely to be in force during high tides throughout the early part of the week.
Please make sure you check on or remind vulnerable residents and neighbours -  Click below for......

Current Flood Warning  this will be updated by the Environment Agency as the situation develops.

Detail below of the warning issued to the area    Monday 29 March 2010 at 13:56
A Flood Warning has been issued for the South Cornwall Coast Flood Warning Area from Lands End to Plymouth including all vulnerable coastal towns and roads. Flooding of homes and businesses is expected. Act now!
Locations affected may include: Penzance, The Fal Estuary, Mevagissey, Fowey, Looe, Polperro, Kingsand, Cawsand and Plymouth.
Predicted conditions indicate that problems may occur for the following high tide:
Tidal Gauge: Newlyn
Tidal Gauge: Plymouth
Times of high tide at other locations will vary.
These conditions will usually apply 2 hours either side of the high tide times given.
The Environment Agency advises you to act now:
- Ring Floodline on 0845 988 1188 for up to date flooding information, quickdial code; 160058
- Stay tuned to radio and television weather, news and travel bulletins
- Keep a watch on water levels
- Move family, pets and valuables to safety
- Help neighbours
- Use sandbags or flood boards to block doors and airbricks
- Don't drive through flood water
- Be prepared to turn off gas and electricity supplies
- Find more information at www.environment-agency.gov.uk/floodline
Reference M/S/PUB/FW/114FWT1T1AA00
Above all - be careful. The Environment Agency cannot be held responsible for any accidents, injuries, or losses, financial or otherwise, which occur as a result of this email. Forecasts cannot be guaranteed.
Please do not reply to this email. If you would like more information about flooding or want to stop receiving these emails, please phone Floodline on 0845 988 1188.


Try your hand at Handel !

March 29th 2010

Put October 2 In Your Diaries!
“You don’t have to be an experienced singer or read music to join in.” That’s the message from Friends of Boconnoc Church, who have arranged a “Scratch” Messiah in the church on Saturday 2 October. The conductor Paul Ellis will lead the rehearsals and the performance.
Singers will start after lunch for the run-through; there’s a break for an early light supper; and, after those who have come only to listen have taken their seats, the performance starts around 7 p.m.
Exact times, ticket prices, and other arrangements will be advised nearer the time.



Lerryn Boatwatch Launches This Weekend

March 29th 2010


There we go then -  the new Lerryn Boat Watch logo.

You will see signs going up around the waterside provided by the police displaying this which will hopefully discourage those up to no good from seeing us as an easy target.

Everyone registering their boat, be it a yacht or a canoe, will also have a sticker to display to show that your vessel is registered with and part of the boat watch scheme.





Boatwatch Launch Event - This Saturday 3rd April

All boat owners wanting to register please come along any time between 9am and 11.00am to register your boat, collect your stickers and see some of the latest anti theft ideas and accessories on display.

Devon and Cornwall Police and Damon and Tim (Lerryn Boatwatch co-ordinators) will be on hand to take your boat details and give any more information about the scheme AND about keeping your boat safe in Lerryn.

On the day you will also find

-  Boats in the car park demonstrating the latest locks and general security protection available.

-  Two great cheap and simple anti theft devices from the Police desgined specially for boats and outboards including a revolutionary new Microdot security marking system for boats that is long lasting and dependable in the marine environment -  ALL boats should have this !

-  The chance to talk to the police about how to improve the security of your boat, accessories and also any sheds and outbuildings used for marine items

-  The chance to pass on your views and ideas about cutting marine crime - what you think would be useful and what you think Lerryn Boatwatch should be doing to help.

Tim and Damon will be taking details to register your boat so we can help watch over it on a simple form that will only take a couple of minutes to fill in.  If you have information such as serial numbers of engines or boats then please bring this with you but if not no problem -  you can take the form away and return it later.

If the weather is not supporting the event then look for signs to a building close by where registration will take place under cover !

Get Registered ,  Get Your Sticker and lets make Lerryn a no go area for marine crime.

Any questions prior to the registration call Damon on 01208 871066 or PC Tom Barnes on 01503 266173.

We will organise a way for anyone unable to attend to register for the scheme and announce it on the village website and noticeboards  but please try and come along even if its just to collect your form on the day ...... or failing that send someone to get it for you.

Can you help ?

March 29th 2010


Lerryn Website and Lerryn.net Community Notice boards - 2010
- Help us to make our website & village notice boards more useful, interesting and more fun FOR EVERYONE
- Spend as much or as little time as you want – no commitment – and no committees!
- Now in its third year we are looking to produce something that covers more than just events and photos and gets more people involved and a wider range of residents finding useful stuff on the website AND the village notice boards
Computer user or computer hater – it really doesn’t matter! There will be permanent places on notice boards in the village where those without computers can see the latest news, events and information updated every week.
So could you be interested in helping with any of the following pages when it suits you, OR be able to send in pictures, reviews and short items to share with the rest of the village on the following topics?


Film, Music & Theatre  - Reviews of films showing in the local cinemas, where and when you can see the films......and whether to bother!   Information and reviews on local bands, reviews of gigs & notices about future music events. Theatre events - reviews of plays you’ve seen, future performances, organised trips to the plays.



Food and Drink -   Favourite recipes that can all be shared by everyone. A recipe of the month section – stored so we can all look at it for ideas  .....from Lerryn for Lerryn. Local restaurant and eating out reviews, menus and information. Local produce and food outlets we should know about, good delis, farm shops & info about the best and the cheapest places to eat and shop in the area


On the Water - Information for Lerryn boat owners – all the latest news from the Harbour Commission and from Lerryn Boatwatch. River and coastline news, items on up and coming local sailing events, useful kit reviews and ideas and chandlery bargains we could all do with knowing about.

Young Lerryn -  A Section for pre-school parents, info on playgroups, toy libraries, tips on the best playgrounds (seeing that we don’t have one here .....yet), ideas for places to go and child friendly eating spots.   Lerryn School News –a place where Lerryn school can link in from their website and pupils can display their work, school news and events. Young Persons' Lerryn - young people's section for use by those in that group – music reviews, events, pictures, a diary of life as a teenager out here in the village?
Healthy Lerryn - Keep fit classes and events. Lerryn walkers' section – share favourite walks in the area and further afield. Bodmin Moor, Coast Path, pub walks, Cornwall wide – pictures and wildlife spotted on the walks. Dog friendly walks with dog friendly pubs. Info from our local joggers and runners on the best routes and up and coming fun runs and charity events. 
Organise or write competitions -   A Lerryn “Spring Photo” competition  and  'So you think you know Lerryn 2' -   or anything else you can come up with  that would be fun to do and great to share.
Worry not ! - No commitment & no hassle from us – just the chance to share some information with everyone,  learn how to design a page and update it OR just send in the odd recipe, photo or news for everyone to benefit from. It’s up to you - from a couple of lines about an event to a review of the latest film.
Call us on 01208 871066 and let us know what you might be interested in , send an email through the website or if you don’t like computers just leave us a message at the village shop and let us know what ideas or material you would be able to get involved with or send to us to share with the village.


Pub quiz for website

March 28th 2010

Quiz for Website

The Ship in Lerryn was busy on the night of 27th March - the quiz organised by Keith and Jenny Rooker proving very popular as usual. This time, the proceeds went towards the maintenance and development of our village website. A good time was had by all - the formidable team "Mums Aloud" or is that "Mums Allowed" - anyway, I noticed a Dad on their team - walked away with the prize for highest points.

Entrance fees and raffle tickets provided an amount of £114 for the website. Many thanks to Keith and Jenny for their hard work and to Jonny for his donation of £5 to the website and provision of liquid prizes!

Some flyers were distributed, inviting anyone interested in contributing ideas and/or helping with the administration and continued development of the website, in an informal way, to contact lerryn.net. If you are one of those who picked up a leaflet and found it of interest (as well as being a useful paper for making notes!) we'd be happy to hear from you - use the "contact us" button on the left hand column of the home page - or phone 01208 871066.


WI Foraging episode 2

March 28th 2010


Alexander, wild garlic, pennywort (penny royal), nettles and hairybitter cress were all on the menu for Lerryn W.I.’s Spring Foraging Day on Thursday 25th March. This was the second outing arranged by Sue Daw, to Cotna Barton, home of David and Sarah Readman (married on the 29th. March 2010) for a "wild food walk and lunch feast" led by Rachel Lambert.
We met at Lobb's Farm Shop at Heligan and there was a leisurely walk down to the bottom of the valley to pick penny wort and wild garlic – not to be confused with the three cornered garlic – which would form the basis of the canapes and risotto and then back to Cotna Barton where we picked Alexander, nettles and hairybitter cress.
During a short break, we enjoyed some of Sarah’s delicious parsnip and honey cake. WI members Julia and Rosemary had gorse flower tea, which looked wonderful, while the less adventurous among us settled for "common or garden" tea or coffee.
Then it was all hands to the kitchen where we chopped and peeled, scrubbed and mixed the foods under the careful and informative tuition of Rachel and Sarah. The meal was superb the nettle soup was delicious – move over Ms. Dahl. The Alexander Risotto was a dream and the sloe chocolate washed down with dandelion root coffee was a fitting end to a fabulous day.
To whoever thinks of the WI as staid "bring on the woodland jam and the wild food" is all I have to say!!
AG (Report courtesy of Flynn Pearce)

Watch your Outboards!!

March 26th 2010

In the last few days an apparently well organised gang have stolen 4 outboards from the FHC boatyard at Penmarlam and 10 from Rock. This follows similar incidents in the South and South East of England.

If you are at all suspicious of activities around boats in Lerryn please contact the Police immediately, on 999 if the activity is in progress, or 08452 777444  after the event. If possible please note vehicle registrations, descriptions and numbers of those involved.

Please check your boats regularly.



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