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Rescheduled St Veep Parish Council Meeting

March 15th 2013

The rescheduled meeting of St Veep Parish Council will be held on 21st March at 7.30pm in the Committee Room of the Memorial Hall.  See the Parish Council Page for the Agenda.



Message from the Cornwall and Devon Police

March 15th 2013

The Devon and Cornwall Police have become aware that a company has been cold calling local people and carrying out a survey, claiming to be working in collaboration with the police, where personal details are being requested from those being called. We are informed that this company sell home security alarm systems.

A police spokesman said: "Devon and Cornwall Police would like to clarify that we have not commissioned any organisation to carry out this type of survey and nor would we conduct surveys asking such personal information. We work closely with our colleagues at local authorities across Devon and Cornwall on crime prevention and community safety matters and while we would encourage home owners to ensure they have adequate home security, we would never endorse any one particular company selling such products or services."We would encourage anyone who has concerns around the trading practices of businesses to contact their local trading standards department."

Crime prevention advice is available online at the Devon and Cornwall police website and if anyone has a specific crime reduction query they can call 101 and ask for the crime reduction department. Thank you.

Mike Harrison's Funeral Arrangements

March 14th 2013

Mike's Funeral will take place at the Glynn Valley Crematorium on Friday 22nd March at 12.30pm.

This will be followed by refreshments in the Memorial Hall at approximately 1.30pm when everyone is welcome to join June and the Family.

June has requested Family Flowers only please, with donations to the RNLI.



Parish Council Meeting Postponed.

March 13th 2013

The St Veep Parish Council Meeting due to be held tomorrow (Thursday 14th) has had to be postponed due to illness. A revised date will be notified in due course.


Cornwall Youth Jazz Orchestra in Boconnoc Church

March 11th 2013

Cornwall Youth Jazz Orchestra in Boconnoc Church: Friday March 8

Heritage means different things in different contexts. For Boconnoc Church, which was old when Charles 1 worshipped there during the English Civil War, it’s measured in hundreds of years. Cornwall Youth Jazz Orchestra (CYJO), however, has its musical traditions rooted in the great jazz bands of the 40’s. Nevertheless, on Friday night Boconnoc’s acoustics responded well to CYJO, and the sizable audience in the pews could hear every note with bell-like clarity. 

Cornwall Youth Jazz Orchestra is really two big bands, with CYJO2, playing in the first half of the concert, under Sarah McDonagh, having the younger players, and CYJO1, playing in the second half under Andy Bilham, the more experienced ones. 

The first requirement of a jazz orchestra is that it should swing. Both CYJOs’ rhythm sections laid down a driving beat, providing a solid foundation for ensemble playing and solos. 

In the first half there was some excellent ensemble playing, with saxes and brass providing a rich texture, and sax, trumpet and trombone solos from confident players Cathy McQuarrie, Alex Pace, Kyle Brooks and Adam Wilkin, as well as one delicate vocal from Beth Cheshire. 

In the second half the brass was light on trombones, sickness and divided loyalties having taken their toll (the somewhat younger Truro Cathedral apparently enjoying an important anniversary). However the trumpets made up for this, with exuberant ensemble playing, and extrovert solos on trumpet and flugelhorn from Nathan Fitzgerald, Robin Brown and Connor Maclean. The saxophones provided a rich sound, and the solos from Kathryn Nunn and Sarah Carbis were well received, as were the vocals from Tegan Pryce. Finally, mention should be made of the keyboard player in the second half, Morwenna Bilham, whose sparse style was reminiscent of Basie. 

These young players played well with confidence and energy; and were enjoying themselves - and so were we in the audience! 

The Boconnoc audience went home having been well entertained. This is a band to watch (or, rather, listen to). 



March 11th 2013

We’re keeping our fingers crossed for some sunny days this month so we can enjoy working in our gardens without trickles of rain dripping down our necks!

Our in-house expert says that it’s a good time to….…take cuttings of woody herbs like rosemary or sage by pulling off a sprig or a ‘heel’ from the main stem and simply poke them straight into pots of compost.…also, plant individual cloves of garlic spaced 6inches apart with the tip just below the surface to hide them from hungry birds.


This is our annual call to arms - a reminder to ask everyone to plant some extra seedlings to bring on in time for the Plant Sale and Coffee Morning on May 18th.

Any plants you can donate to the sale will be most gratefully received. The Plant Sale raises much-needed funds to help the Annual Produce Show return year after year. The Annual show is a vibrant and traditional much-loved village event, so your plant donations for the Sale are very much appreciated.

Do come along and enjoy some delicious home-made refreshments, catch up with friends, swop gardening tips and take home a bargain plant!



Each year the Village School takes on a challenge to compete for the George Keast Memorial Shield; this year their theme is to grow a bumper crop of Strawberries – grown in a pot. We wish them lots of luck in their endeavours.

More competition categories for the Produce Show will be announced over the coming weeks, but meanwhile, get some pre-show practice in by growing a few extra plants to donate to the Plant Sale!



18th May - Plant Sale and Coffee Morning

3rd August - Annual Produce Show

Mike Harrison

March 10th 2013

June has asked me to let everyone know the sad news that Mike passed away peacefully and at home early on Friday morning.  Details of the funeral will follow.

Lin Briggs, 10 March 2013 

RNLI Spring Coffee Morning - Saturday 23rd March

March 6th 2013



Church Rooms, Lostwithiel


Saturday 23rd March, 10.00 to 12.00am


Join us for coffee and biscuits or cake, a chat and to stock up on RNLI Souvenirs and Presents


There will be a variety of stalls including Bric a Brac, Cakes, Plants and A RAFFLE


 Lostwithiel & District RNLI Branch


Mevagissey Fish

March 4th 2013



We had a wonderful turn out this morning, just a shame that Phil was so late (about 12 noon!) that he didn’t appreciate just how many turned out as many people gave up and went home.  For those of us who did wait, we were rewarded with wonderfully fresh fish and an assurance that this was just a hiccup and that next Monday he will be with us at the stated time:  10.30am to 12 noon.


Just to remind:  Phil apparently also sells some smoked fish to order (Salmon, mackerel and mackerel pate).  You may wish to wait until you see him first, but in case you wish to order anything in advance, his tel no is 01726-843839 (mob: 07891046809).

 Lin Briggs, 4 March  2013


Mevagissey Fish

March 2nd 2013


Just a quick reminder that Phil from Meva Wet Fish will  be in the car park on Monday mornings, beginning:


Monday 4th March from 10.30am to 12 noon


Please do pass on this news to others who may be interested.  The more people who use him, the more successful it will be for everyone.


He apparently also sells some smoked fish to order (Salmon, mackerel and mackerel pate).  You may wish to wait until you see him first, but in case you wish to order anything in advance, his tel no is 01726-843839 (mob: 07891046809).



Lin Briggs, 1 March 2013

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