Lerryn Area Community Website - Lerryn Area Community Website

You are here: Home > Village News

Select text size: A A A A A

Village news

Ladies Swish Party

March 12th 2011

As you know the Village intends celebrate the Royal Wedding in style.  The programme of events for the day includes a Children's Tea Party.  In order to raise funds for the Royal Wedding Children's Tea Party, Jackie is organising a Ladies Swish Party on Friday 18th March in the Village Hall where you will have the opportunity to swap clothes, shoes , jewellery etc.

Interested?  Here are the details:

  • Starts at 7.30pm
  • £5 entry with free glass of wine and nibbles (please bring a bottle if you want).
  • Please bring minimum of three clothing (must be nearly new, clean ironed, on hanger) or bags, shoes, jewellery or any unwanted gifts
  • Jackis is happy to receive items in advance of the event
  • For more details, contact Jackie 01208872340


Disappointing news

March 10th 2011

The grant funding Local Action Group to whom we were applying for funds have told the Village Hall committee that everything is now on hold for 6 months pending a national review of local action group budgets.
This means that the work planned for August probably won't happen and the Village Hall committee will have to review its options.

Message from the Chair of the Lerryn Produce Committee

March 10th 2011

Although the days so far in March have been fine and sunny, the nights have been jolly cold. President Eric told me that the coldest night in Lerryn was -6% followed by two nights of -5%.

Here at Botallick our magnolias are struggling to flower and our vice-chairman’s early potatoes even caught the frost in his greenhouse.

When you are planting seeds,  please sow a few extra so we can sell the excess at our plant sale in May. This is most important as the Plant Sale effectively funds our Annual Show.

Our AGM was held in early March and President Eric thanked all the committee both for their hard work and for the convivial way they all worked together.

We would all like to thank Viv Turner, our former Cup Steward, for her hard work over the last few years. We are pleased to report that Viv is staying on the committee but her place as cup steward is being taken by John & Sue Hancock; we wish them well and are happy to welcome them to the committee.

Finally a word about finances, although we have adequate reserves, the committee made a small loss last year for the first time in recent memory. We did have some exceptional expenses but it does bear out how important it is to support the Plant Sale on Saturday May 21st.

Peter Bucknell

Message from the Police

March 9th 2011

This message relates to Police Log 217 07 March 2011.

Further to the message sent last month,  we are asking for both businesses and residents to continue to be vigilant given the recent reports of Fuel and Heating Oil thefts in our area. With recent increases in the price of fuel and heating oil,  these have become very attractive to thieves. 

In order to assist the Police, it is recommended that regular checks are made on containers holding Oil and Fuel, and where possible, extra security measures are considered such as alarmed padlocks, a tank cage etc. 

Please pass this information on to your neighbours and report any suspicious activity you see around fuel tanks on 999.  If possible please take notes of descriptions and vehicle registration numbers. 

Thank you.

Please phone us with any information on 08452 777 444

Blooming Bluebells..... Saturday 7 May Event

March 8th 2011

Message from Alice Barker National Trust Ranger at Lanhydrock

I was hoping some of Lerryn's walkers might be interested to hear about our Bloomin’ Bluebell Challenge Walk on Saturday 7 May between 8am-3pm?  Walkers choose between a 6 or 13 mile route, discovering spectacular displays of bluebells around the beautiful 950 acre Lanhydrock estate.  Walkers receive a map of the estate, along with some information about the history, wildlife and work that is carried out by staff and volunteers at Lanhydrock.  Marshals are there to help along the route, along with a couple of refreshment pit stops.  Money raised from the event will go towards the £25,000 worth of work needed to repair our footpaths damaged by flooding in November 2010.  As a charity National Trust relies upon the generosity of our supporters to fund the magnificent properties, countryside and coast we manage, for ever, for everyone.

CLICK HERE for a PDF Poster with all the event details

Many thanks

Alice Barker

Ranger, Lanhydrock

Tea at the Ritz

March 6th 2011

On Tuesday 29th March at 7.30pm, the Village Hall will be transformed into the Ritz to enable members  of the Tuesday Club to have "Tea at the Ritz".

Two storytellers Diane and Sue, dressed up in costumes, will tell us the story of the British institution "The Afternoon Tea" and we will indulge in a sumptuous tea prepared by them.  You may have come across Diane, as she is a storyteller at the Eden Project.

There will also be an opportunity to buy embroidery and craft work.

The event organised by Prue Cornwall will cost £5.00 and is open to members of the Tuesday Club only and their friends.

New kitchen for the Village Hall

March 3rd 2011

Message from David St John

Thank you to everyone who completed our questionnaire. You've had your say and it was an almost a unanimous "Yes".

There were some reasonable concerns about the costs and about regulations and insurance so please note that:

  • We have obtained several bids for the work as required by the Grant Funders.
  • We have already discussed requirements with a Health & Safety representative.
  • We have adequate insurance cover. 

We will be submitting our grant application soon.  Wish us luck!

Message from the police

March 3rd 2011

This message relates to Police Log 411 17 February 2011.

We would like to make you aware of the following incidents that have been reported to us.

We have received reports of persons attending addresses, purporting to be from a bank or on behalf of the residents bank, to collect their bank cards. Various reasons have been given for collecting these cards and the courier has handed over a very convincing fake new card.

Prior to the visit the residents were contacted by telephone from persons purporting to be from their bank/building society to arrange the collection.

Please make you neighbours aware of this scam and do not give your bank/credit cards or the details on them to anyone, whether they attend in person, telephone or ask you to post.

Investigations are ongoing to locate the suspect; so far the reports received have been from elderly residents and at this time we cannot say whether the courier is genuine or not.  We ask for you to phone 999 if you have persons with a similar story at your door or 08452 777444 if you have any information.

Thank you.


Thank you from lerryn.net

February 27th 2011

Sixty people took part in last night's quiz at the Ship Inn.  We raised £148 for our community website and we take this opportunity to thank everybody for their generous support.

Forthcoming AGMs

February 26th 2011

I am not sure what the collective noun for AGMs is.  Could it be a "flurry of AGMs"?  The following AGMs are coming up in March:

  • Monday 7th March:  Produce Committee
  • Tuesday 15th March:  Lerryn Area Minibus Association

Both will start at 7.30pm and will take place in the committee room of the village hall.  Both AGMs will give you the opportunity to give your feedback on:

  • The 2 annual events organised by the Produce Committee:  the Plant Sale in May and the Produce Show in August
  •  The regular trips as well as the special trips organised by LAMA (about 90 trips a year)

Please come along, not only to give your feedback, but also to give your support to the Lerryn residents who work so hard to make things happen in our lovely village.


<<first <prev Pages: (all)  1  2  3  4  5  10  20  30  40  50  60  70  80  81  82  83  84  85  86  91  101  111  121  122  123  124  125  next> last>>