November 18th 2010
Has Peter joined the wood-foraging stakes in competition with Trevor and Charles?
No, he is just being public-spirited trying to clear some flood debris but you need some longer wellingtons, Peter!
Heavy Overnight Rain Affects Lerryn
November 17th 2010
Following very heavy rainfall (about 50mm) The Lerryn River became very swollen in the early hours of this morning and spilled over into the flood meadows upstream of Lerryn bridge. Fortunately, the tide was out and the water was able to flow on down towards the sea. Had this torrent of water occurred when there was a high spring tide, then it would have been disastrous for the low-lying properties bordering the river in the heart of the village.
However, there was a very serious problem for the properties in the region where Couch's Mill Road joins the Lostwithiel Road. A river of water flowing down the road leading into Lerryn met a torrent of water flowing down the Couch's Mill Road. The combined flow of water went straight into the driveway of Creekside Cottage with devastating effect.
The water washed away the driveway and flooded the cottage. This was heartbreaking for Alan and Helen Terry who had recently renovated Creekside to a very high standard. The whole of the ground floor has been ruined and it will take major work to repair the damage. The flow of water was held up by a stone wall between the rear gardens of Creekside and Cloam Cottage. The force of water caused this wall to collapse allowing the water to escape through the gardens of Cloam Cottage and Bridge Cottage. Unfortunately, Cloam Cottage was also badly damaged by the flood water whereas Bridge Cottage escaped with just a small influx of water.
The height to which the water rose can clearly be seen in the picture to the left.
We wish Alan & Helen well as they face up to the daunting task of repairing the damage.
Parish Council to hold Site Meeting at "PENFOYE", Cliff, on 19th November
November 12th 2010
ST VEEP PARISH COUNCIL
Will be holding a SITE MEETING
PENFOYE, CLIFF, Nr LERRYN.
At 10-30 a.m. on FRIDAY 19th NOVEMBER 2010.
(1) Apologies for absence
(2) Does any member have an interest to declare
(3) Clerk to outline the application
(4) Does the applicant wish to comment on the application
(5) Do any members of the public wish to comment on the application.
(6) Any questions or comments from members.
(7) Applicant to respond
(8) The Council will now go into “committee” to discuss the
application and make their recommendation to Cornwall Council.
Outboard Theft returns to Lerryn
November 9th 2010
Its with regret that we have to advise everyone once again to keep an eye on their and your neighbours boats, engines and equipment.