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- Lerryn Art Group Art Group | Edit
Contact: Rosemary, Phone: 01208 872593, Email
Meeting alternate Tuesdays in the Memorial Hall, 11am until 4pm. Its objective is to provide a friendly, supportive environment for the learning and practice of painting, drawing and allied arts.

If you are interested in joining us, you are welcome to come for a taster session.

- British Legion - Lerryn & Boconnoc Branch British Legion | Edit
, Pl220pa.
Contact: Chairman: Bernard Bonsey, Phone: 01208 873738, Email, Website, Map
Your local branch of the national ex service organisation.

We hold an annual meeting to raise funds for the Poppy Appeal and other events during the year.

The annual Remembrance Day Parade takes place on alternate years at St. Veep or Boconnoc Church.
- Church of England Churches Church of England | Edit
Boconnoc, St Veep & St Winnow.
There are three churches near Lerryn where there are services on most Sundays.

For more information, please click on the word "Website" above this message to view our main webpage.
- Lerryn Chess Club Community Groups | Edit
Contact: Phil James, Phone: 07968257173
We are a friendly, informal group, meeting in the Ship Inn at 7.00 on Wednesday evenings in term time. We welcome new members and all levels of experience. Contact Phil for more information.
- Lerryn School Education | Edit
Lerryn, Lostwithiel, Cornwall, PL22 0QA.
Contact: Head of School Mat Blunt, Phone: 01208872620, Website, Map
- Lostwithiel and Area University of The Third Age Education | Edit
c/o 10 Cott Road, Lostwithiel, Cornwall, PL22 0ET.
Contact: Lindsay Southgate, Phone: 01208 873371, Email, Website, Map
We are a U3A Group drawing our members mostly from Lostwithiel and the surrounding areas of Lerryn, Lanlivery, Golant, Bodmin and Fowey.

U3A is a self-help organisation for people who are retired, semi-retired or no longer in full time employment providing educational, creative and leisure opportunities in a friendly environment. We have over 20 Interest Groups, ranging from Bird Watching to Wine Appreciation. For more details see our website.

- Friends of Boconnoc Church Friends of Boconnoc Church | Edit
, Jennifer Bell, Waye Cottage, Lerryn, Lostwithiel, PL22 0QQ.
Contact: Pattie Bowen (Secretary), Email
Friends of Boconnoc Church (FOBC) is a registered charity whose aims are to support the parish church of Boconnoc, and in particular help maintain its fabric. FOBC organises fundraising events of various types including concerts, get-togethers and Songs of Praise.
- Friends of St Winnow Church Friends of St Winnow Church | Edit
Contact: Chairman: Vacancy contact membership sec, Phone: 01208 821282, Email
The Friends all share a love of the historic Church of St Winnow, set as it is in such a beautiful position.

Through various fund raising and social events during the year The Friends are able to help the PCC with a number of conservation and innovative projects e.g. the long awaited new toilet!

For more details please contact the Membership Secretary, Frances Stephens on 01208 872393
- Friends of the Fowey Estuary Friends of the Fowey Estuary | Edit
Contact: Vicki Carver, Phone: 01208-873357, Website
Friends of the Fowey Estuary was formed in 1999 to provide a focus for voluntary activities for the conservation of the Estuary.

A wide range of recreational, educational and conservation activities are undertaken, often in conjunction with the Fowey Estuary Partnership and other conservation groups.

Our membership is open to local residents, sailors, fisherman, walkers, artists, bird-watchers, naturalists, cyclists, holiday makers and everyone who is interested in the care and wellbeing of the Fowey estuary. We have an active educational and social programme.

Please see our website for more information by clicking on the link above.

Contact Vicki Carver, Membership Secretary on 01208 873357
- Lerryn & District Produce Association Gardening Societies | Edit
Contact: John Hancock, Phone: 01208873478
The Association was formed by a group of enthusiastic local gardeners during 1949 and the Annual Show has been held on the first Saturday in August since that time.

From the start the Show has been organised in conjunction with the Lerryn Women's Institute who are responsible for the cookery classes and we are fortunate to have many entries from local children, including superb photographic entries from Lerryn School.

Various fund-raising events have been held in support of village causes, including Garden Visits, Quizzes, Lectures with Slides, Bingo and Whist Drives. Now the main events are the May Plant Sale and Coffee Morning together with the Annual Show.

We need our young and older residents to help this important part of village life to continue.

Come and join us. The Annual Subscription is only £1

- Whitecross & District Gardening Club Gardening Societies | Edit
Whitecross Village Hall.
Contact: Sue Watts, Chairman, Phone: 01208-871513, Email
Whitecross & District Gardening Club meets on the third Thursday of each month at Whitecross Village Hall. It is a lively friendly club with over 60 members enjoying a wide and varied programme throughout the year.

Speakers often bring a range of specialist plants which are for sale after their talk, whilst we enjoy a chat and a cup of tea or coffee.

In December the Village Hall is transformed for the Christmas Party, a special event, where we enjoy a delicious meal together with our partners in a warm friendly atmosphere.
February & March sees us swapping seeds, encouraging each other to grow new plants and divide old favourites for our annual sale held in May. During the summer we arrange garden visits and outings. We think you will agree this is pretty good value for £10 a year membership. Guests/visitors are also very welcome & entry is normally £4 but may be more for a special speaker.

Our 2016/2017 programme is available now! (See also Website Calendar) Copies available from Sue Watts and will be shown on the Lerryn Plant & Produce Noticeboard very soon.

You will see that we have a rather special speaker on October 20th when CHRIS BEARDSHAW, renowned garden designer,plantsman and broadcaster will be giving us a close-up look at the creation of the very personal Arthritis Research Garden which was awarded an RHS Gold Medal and the Peoples Choice Award at Chelsea in 2013. For further details of all our talks and events contact Sue Watts on 01208 871513 or for membership contact Pattie on 01208 872041.
- Ladies' Dining Club Ladies' Dining Club | Edit
Contact: Sue Miller, Phone: 01208 872688
Over ten years ago, four Lerryn residents thought that it would be a good idea for like-minded ladies to sample together the food delights of Cornwall. The first outing, for 14 Lerryn ladies, was to the Tiapan restaurant in Fowey. We go out three or four times a year to a variety of restaurants and we take it in turn to organise the outings.
- Lerryn Area Minibus Association LAMA | Edit
Contact: Ann Henderson, Phone: 01208 873428, Email, Website
The village has its own minibus, run on a voluntary basis for the use of local residents.
Click on the WEBSITE link above for current timetables and hire charges. On our WEBSITE page, you will also find more information about the work of the bus, and the voluntary committee that administers and fund-raises for it.
- Lerryn Film Club Lerryn Film Club | Edit
Paul Weatherhogg, Trelinhay.
Phone: 01208 871430
- Lerryn Film Club is a Private Members' Club, whose main object is to promote the enjoyment of films by its members.

- Membership is open to anyone over the age of 18, on payment of the current subscription.

- Films are shown in Lerryn Memorial Hall on the third Saturday of each month from September to April.

- New members welcome, please contact the Membership Secretary on 01208 871513
- Lerryn History Society Lerryn History Society | Edit
Contact: Paul Weatherhogg, Phone: 01208 873621, Website
The aims of the Society are
(a) To research and preserve the history of Lerryn and surrounding area.
(b) To preserve, maintain and continue the "Lerryn Village Archive" in a variety of media formats.
(c) To hold meetings and exhibitions for the benefit of members and the local community.
Membership costs £5 - To apply, please contact the Chairman, Paul Weatherhogg on 01208 873621
- Lerryn Memorial Hall Lerryn Memorial Hall | Edit
Lerryn, Lostwithiel, Cornwall, PL22 0QB.
Originally built in 1926 as a village institute, the previous hall was extended in the late 1950s and dedicated to all those from the village who gave their lives in the First and Second World Wars. The hall was always the centre of Lerryn village life but by the end of the 20th century had become somewhat dilapidated. It was therefore decided to raise funds for a complete rebuild in time for the new millennium. Under the leadership of Francis Allfrey this was achieved using funds raised by the people of Lerryn and by outside funding.
In June 2000 the hall was reopened by the Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall and re-dedicated to the memory of those who gave their lives and continues to be known as the Memorial Hall.
The new building includes a snooker room with a full sized snooker table, a large hall with a stage for performances, a well equipped kitchen and three store rooms and also has an upstairs committee room. It is licensed for public performances.
In the main hall is a projector and screen for showing films, stage lights and stage curtains and plenty of chairs and tables. As well as film presentations the hall is used on a regular basis for Pantomimes and Revues and other public performances, for the Lerryn Parent and Toddler Group, Short Mat Bowls Competitions, Yoga classes, Lerryn W.I. meetings, Lerryn Art Group, Lerryn Produce Association, Jumble sales, various committee meetings and for parties and weddings.
Our Memorial Hall is an amenity of which we are all proud !
To book the Hall please ring Helen Pearce on 01208 872633.
Charges are as follows:

£7/hour for the use of the main hall,
£4/hour for the use of the projector and
£5/hour for the use of the committee room.

- Lerryn Players Lerryn Players | Edit
Contact: Ann Henderson, Chair, Phone: 01208 873428, Email

We use local talent to put on shows, usually in the Memorial Hall in Lerryn. We do a pantomime most Christmases (Oh, yes, we do!) and sometimes we also produce other shows in the Spring and early Summer. See the website calendar for dates of forthcoming productions.

Because we are a registered charity, we have been able more than once to access grant money to set up drama training opportunities for our junior members.

We always welcome new members - to act, write, sing, dance, stage manage, direct, help with costumes, make props and scenery, share the admin on the committee - all that fun for only £2 a year membership!
- Lerryn Playgroup Lerryn Playgroup | Edit
Contact: Claire, Phone: 01208 872632
Lerryn Playgroup is held every Wednesday morning in term times, 9.30 - 11.30 at Lerryn School. The cost Is £3 per session, to include snack and a well-deserved cuppa plus sneaky biscuit for mum/dad/grandparent. All welcome, from any age. Lerryn Playgroup is a special and happy place, where we as parents and those special little people in our lives can spend time together, mixing with other parents and other children, forming friendships and making memories.
As our sessions take place at the school, we get to enjoy the facilities and all the wonderful outside space as well as an 'on top of the world' view of Lerryn.
We have a Facebook page if you want to see what we get up to, or contact Claire Hamson, pre-school and playgroup leader, for more information.
- LERRYN SNOOKER CLUB Lerryn Snooker Club | Edit
Contact: Terry Middleton , Phone: 01208 872593

- One full size table located in the Snooker Room in Lerryn Memorial Hall
- Junior Membership available to young persons (Aged 14 to 17) £4. 00 per annum
- Full Membership available to persons aged 18 and over £7.50 per annum
- Pay meter for table lights - £1.00 per � hour
- 2 teams entered in League competitions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
- Annual knockout competitions for Snooker and Billiards
- Visitors welcome, accompanied by a member
- New members welcome : Contact John Hancock, Treasurer and Secretary on 01208 873478
- Lerryn Women's Institute Lerryn Women's Institute | Edit
Contact: Leslie Bonsey, Phone: 01208 873738, Email
Lerryn WI meets on the first Wednesday of each month in Lerryn Memorial Hall at 7.15pm. Meetings are usually short but lively, followed by an invited speaker. Topics are wide ranging. For instance, we've had Wine Tasting, Local Marine Coastal Biology, Newquay Zoo, Shelterbox and Chelsea Flower Show, to name but a few. So it's not just "how to make a brooch out of beechnut husks" or "who can bake the best cake"! There are fantastic opportunities for members to be sponsored for a huge range of residential courses and local education courses. We have fun outings and lots of projects. Please email or phone for more details - or just come along to one of the meetings. Visitors are very welcome and, although we would love to extend our membership, you won't be put under any pressure to join!
Phone: 01208 873621.
Yoga means health and happiness through Stress Relief.
Come and join us in Lerryn Memorial Hall for some gentle exercise and breathing practice, and discover your centre of wellness.
We practise Hatha Yoga for one and a half hours on Mondays from 1.30.p.m. and Tuesdays from 7.30.p.m.
It is advisable to wear loose clothing, and to bring a mat, blanket/sleeping bag to add to your comfort when lying down for relaxation.The cost is 2.50 per session.
Visitors and Beginners are always welcome.
Contact 01208 873621.
- Neighbourhood Watch Neighbourhood Watch | Edit
Phone: 01208 873837
Your local Neighbourhood Watch Team is a link between the Community and the Police. Currently waiting for more members.

If you have an emergency where you feel threatened, witness an accident or see suspicious activity do not hesitate to call 999 immediately.

Alternatively , you can report criminal activity to PCSO Tom Barnes at Looe Police Station on 08452 777444
- Parish Council, Boconnoc Parish Council, Boconnoc | Edit
Contact: Chairman c/o Boconnoc Estate Office, Phone: 01208 872507
- Parish Council, St Veep Parish Council, St Veep | Edit
Contact: Patrick Clark, Chairman, Phone: 01208 873844, Email
Meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month in the Red Store, Lerryn at 7.30pm EXCEPT on the dates when the tides are too high for access, in which case the meetings will take place in the Committee Room of the Memorial Hall.

The Public may attend these meetings and there is an opportunity within the meeting for public participation.

Morley Tubb, Parish Clerk: 01726 870210
- Parish Council, St Winnow Parish Council, St Winnow | Edit
Contact: Keith Bailey as Chairman, Kerry Pearce , Email, Website
Meetings are held every other month on the first Tuesday of that month and commence at 8pm.
November, January & March meetings are held in the Red Store, Lerryn
May, July & September meetings are held in St Saviours Church, Lostwithiel

The Public may attend meetings and there is an opportunity within the meeting for public participation.
- Red Store Scrabble Group Red Store | Edit
Contact: Sue Watts, Phone: 01208 871513, Website
The Scrabble group meets on alternate Tuesday afternoons at 2pm in the Red Store. We are a small group who enjoy a friendy and sociable game with a cuppa and would be pleased to welcome anyone who would like to join us
Our next meeting is Tuesday 20th December at 2pm. If you would like a lift please contact Sue Watts on 01208 871513. There is a small charge of 1 per person
Contact: David Vipond, Email
A very small village organisation formed 26 years ago to encourage boating on the Lerryn and Fowey rivers.

With no constitution, rules, regulations, subscriptions, fees, funds or premises, it consists solely of a committee of eight members who organise two boating events on the river each year. The committee meets irregularly at The Ship Inn to discuss, with adequate lubrication, the complexities of organising the world famous British Seagull Outboard Motor Race around Christmas time and the Summer Solstice event in mid-summer. Any money raised is donated to the RNLI, village organisations and local charities.

For more info check the Calendar pages nearer the date.
- RNLI - Lostwithiel & District Branch RNLI - Lostwithiel & District Branch | Edit
Contact: Secretary, Phone: 01208 871513, Email, Website
The local branch of the RNLI is lively, active and well supported by the folk in Lerryn and the surrounding area.

The Branch organises a programme of fundraising events locally, some in Lerryn, and these have proved very popular. Watch the Calendar on this website for details.

Invariably the AGM with a guest speaker is held in the Lerryn Memorial Hall around April each year.

The RNLI, and particularly the lads and lasses who man the lifeboats in all weather conditions, are grateful for the support provided by our community.

We look forward to your continued participation in Branch activities.

For further information and details of membership please contact our Secretary on: 01208 871430
- Tuesday Club Tuesday Club | Edit
Contact: Penny Philp, Phone: 01208 873169
The Tuesday Club started over 35 years ago as a Young Wives Group for the parishes of St Veep and St Winnow. As the years went by and we all got older, it was decided to rename the group as the Tuesday Club.

The group welcomes women of all ages to the monthly meetings held on the last Tuesday of each month (except July, August and Decemebr). There is no formal membership or annual subscription but a charge is made to cover the cost of hiring the hall etc. We have speakers and demonstrators covering a variety of subjects and we also visit gardens and places of interest.

If you would like more information, please phone Penny Philp on 01208 873169.

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