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This Sat ! Produce Day Trewether Farm

September 30th 2009

Nasty Phone Scam - Please be aware

September 29th 2009

We have been asked to highlight this for you all -  if you can let any neighbours know who might be at risk as its quite clever and will catch those its easy to take advantage of


I received a call from a 'representative' of BT, informing me that he was disconnecting me because of an unpaid bill. He demanded payment immediately of £31.00, or it would be £118.00 to re-connect at a later date. 

The guy wasn't even fazed when I told him I was with Virgin Media, allegedly VM have to pay BT a percentage for line rental!

I asked the guy's name - the very 'English' John Peacock with a very 'African' accent - & phone number - 0800 0800 152.

Obviously the fellow realised I wasn't believing his story, so offered to demonstrate that he was from BT. I asked how & he told me to hang up & try phoning someone - he would disconnect my phone to prevent this.

AND HE DID !! My phone was dead - no engaged tone, nothing - until he phoned me again.

Very pleased with himself, he asked if that was enough proof that he was with BT. I asked how the payment was to be made & he said credit card, there & then.

I said that I didn't know how he'd done it, but I had absolutely no intention of paying him, I didn't believe his name or that he worked for BT.

He hung up.

Did 1471 & phoned his fictitious 0800 number - not recognised.

I phoned the police to let them know, I wasn't the first! It's only just started apparently but it is escalating.

Their advice was to let as many people know by word of mouth of this scam. The fact that the phone does go off would probably convince some people it's real, so please make all your friends & family aware of this.

This is good but not that clever. He gave the wrong number - it should have been 0800 800152 which takes you through to BT Business. The cutting off of the line is very simple, he stays on the line with the mute button on and you can't dial out - but he can hear you trying (This is because the person who initiates a call is the one to terminate it). When you stop trying he cuts off and immediately calls back. You could almost be convinced! The sad thing is that it is so simple that it will certainly fool the elderly and vulnerable.

Please pass this on to friends and family and be on your guard.


Missing any Green Garden Chairs ?

September 25th 2009

Request from Looe Police

A villager has, over the past 3 weekends, been left a green plastic chair on their doorstep, each Saturday night. It's a bit of a strange one, and is more than likely some sort of drunken prank. Is anyone is missing 3 green plastic garden chairs?  If so they are currently at Looe Police station.




Cummunications & Culture - W.I. Pack it in!

September 20th 2009

The secrets of the Telegraph Museum were revealed to the ladies of the W.I and their guests at Porthcurno today. The Museum proved to be a fascinating place and was once (and arguably still is) the worldwide hub for international communications via deep sea cables.  The talk given by Ann, concluded in a demonstration of how 20,000 volts could transmit messages around the world (thank goodness none of us had pacemakers!).  The Museum's main collections are held inside the tunnels (commissioned by Churchill to protect communications in WW2) and some of us climbed the 121 steps back to the surface to access the viewing platform.  It soon became clear that to those with an interest in communications, a half day visit wasn't enough!


After the Museum , came the Minack Theatre where a picnic lunch was enjoyed in brilliant sunshine before the commencement of a matinee performance of Proms at the Minack (based on the traditional Last Night theme, with a few novel twists including an Elvis "Impressions for Brass" interlude!) and which concluded with the battle of Trafalgar in words and music, complimented by fireworks. The guest conductor was Dr Nicholas Childs (Black Dyke Band); soloist Cheryl Brendish and compere John Maines. Much flag waving and singing was in evidence and a great time was had by all, even those who were attending their third proms event this year!


The trip was a huge success, thanks to a gloriously sunny day and to the W.I. organisation.

But of course there is always one!


Last Night of the Proms - Lost Property!

September 19th 2009

Did you leave something in the Hall after the Lama Last Night of the Proms?

If so please contact the Website Administrator with a description and he will be happy to arrange for its return.


Local Police Information

September 19th 2009

The following messgae is from out local officer Tom Barnes.  I have had a look at these pages - the pages on Marine Crime (Look under "In this Section") are particularly good and these can be accessed through the Looe Police Website Link below. Information there on stolen engines and boats etc and on how to prevent it happening to you as well as new schemes to deter the thieves.


To Lerryn.net


Devon and Cornwall Police have recently launched a new Neighbourhood Policing Website. Each neighbourhood area has their own page. I would be grateful if you could put a link up on your website.


The address for the Looe area is  http://neighbourhoodpolicing.devon-cornwall.police.uk/BCU-1558/Sector-1605/NB-1609/Pages/Home.aspx


CLICK HERE to access the site or use the link above )


We would like to raise awareness of this new site, and I know how popular the Lerryn website has become.






PCSO 30170 Tom Barnes

Police Community Support Officer

Lansallos, Lanteglos, St Veep & St Winnow Parishes





September 19th 2009



Tickets went on sale at Lerryn Village Stores and Paraphernalia in Lostwithiel for the Tony Oreshko jazz concert at Boconnoc Church on 4 October (@ 7pm). This promises to be a lively night as Tony Oreshko and his quartet bring the jazz of the Left Bank, reminiscent of Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli and Le Hot Club de France, to the 14th century church


Tony Oreshko is a well-known jazzman and with an enthusiastic following and the tickets at £7.50  (£6.50 for members & £5 for u/16), to include light refreshments afterwards, are generally reckoned to be a bargain as he and his musicians fill the old church with foot-tapping melody.


Mike Lynch, who has arranged the concert for Friends of Boconnoc Church, said, “We doubt you’ll ever have heard the church swing as you will on 4th October!”


Tickets can also be purchased by ringing 01503220760 or 01208821138. Hurry to get yours!




Precious Lives Quadrathon - Can you help

September 15th 2009


Can you help with the following event on Sunday 27th September.

Encounter Cornwall are providing canoes and equipment for 24 competitors as well as 2 safety boats.

However we need another safety boat OR someone who can kayak to be on the river to direct the paddlers safely in the Penmarlam area.


Please help if you can - this is a very worthwhile event, should be a lot of fun to watch and will help the appeal.  The event has been approved and is supported by Fowey Harbour Commision   -

If anyone can assist on the day between around 11.30am and 3pm please call Damon on 01208 871066 or email    info@lerryn.net




On the 27th September 2009 twenty four people are planning to cross Cornwall from Padstow to Fowey in the first Cornish Coast to Coast Quadrathlon - raising money for the Precious Lives Appeal to build the new Childrens Hospice in Cornwall - www.chsw.org.uk

Entrants have to swim 800 metres from Padstow up the River Camel, cycle 20 miles to Lanhydrock, run 5 miles through Lostwithiel to reach St Winnow before heading off to Fowey by canoe down the river. They've got to catch the tide so there'll be no time for faffing!

The event starts off from Padstow on the incoming tidea at 9-30am. Participants travelling in teams of 4 are aiming to reach St Winnow sometime around 12:00 to 13:00 ready to canoe down to Fowey.

A Justgiving website has been set up for sponsors and donations - http://www.justgiving.com/cornish-quadrathlon/

This event is being made possible by Encounter Cornwall http://encountercornwall.com/ who are supporting the canoe leg

For more information contact Simon and Becky Jeffery ventonwynhome@aol.com 01872 572866.


For anyone interested in the route CLICK HERE to see a PDF of the Coast to Coast route.




2009 Coast to Coast Cornish Quadrathlon

LAMA - Last Night of the Proms Success

September 13th 2009


Lama's Last Night of the Proms evening was a great success. Everyone enjoyed the evening and the Buffet supper.  The singing was loud and raucous and did credit to the W.I. (Jerusalem!) although the volume flagged for "Rule Britannia" and the second verse of the National Anthem!

The evening made a profit of £245 for LAMA funds. Well done to LAMA for organising this enjoyable event.


Parish Council discuss Website Forum

September 10th 2009

Just two members of the public attended the Parish Council meeting tonight – such a shame because it was a very interesting meeting.  Amongst other items, the Website Forum was discussed, as well as ways to progress the Parish Council’s page on the website. It was suggested that members of the public would be interested particularly in Planning Applications and that it would be useful to create a link to Cornwall Council so that local applications can be viewed. Well, the Website Group are ahead of the game on this one. The links are already there! If you choose “Useful Numbers” on the left hand side of the page, you will then be able to choose from various sub-headings, including “Councils” which in turn takes you to the old Caradon details. If you then click on the website link, you will be automatically taken to the Cornwall Council Planning Applications page. Give it a try it does work!  (Reporter: Lin Briggs)

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