The valley around Gunnislake is an important habitat for the endangered UK bat species, the Greater Horseshoe Bat. You can find out about this species, and other bat species in our valley at a free illustrated talk, given by Devon Wildlife Trust, at The Woodland Centre on Thursday 21 March from 7pm.
The active village group Gunnislake Community Matters has plans to be even busier and greener this summer. Details of their horticultural plans can be seen on the GCM information stall at the second St Piran’s Day Festival in the Village Hall on Saturday 2nd March. GCM has signed up for the Royal Horticultural Society’s It’s Your Neighbourhood scheme. It’s a
CHIMNEY ROCK COMMUNITY WALK Saturday 17th February saw a small group of nine people and three dogs set off for the second community walk of 2019. After several days of glorious sunshine, we walked mostly in dull cloudy weather with a few spots of rain. But it didn’t stop the walk and we were all dressed for the conditions. Our
Board Games Night The Woodlands Centre Wednesday 27 February at 1930 Open to everyone. £2 entry to cover Hall Hire fee
In 2017, as a part of the Devon Wildlife Trust Greater Horseshoe Bat Project (“the Bat Project”), and with support from the Tamar Valley AONB Sustainable Development Fund in 2017, Gunnislake Community Matters (“GCM”), put up 14 bat boxes and seeded a wildflower meadow at the bottom of the King George V Playing Field to encourage the insects upon which
It’s Your Neighbourhood 2019 There are already several keen volunteer gardening groups in Gunnislake who are focused on cleaning up and greening up the local area. This includes groups such as GCM, Friends of Gunnislake Station, the Gardening Club, Friends of Calstock Parish Churches. This has already resulted (amongst other things) in the appearance of several planters, a wiggly hedge,
Gunnislake Parking Permits – we are reviewing our permits which are up for renewal at the end of March.
Please register your interest in a permit with us.
Gunnislake Community Matters organises a Community walk on the third Saturday of each month. From now on, we will try and post a brief summary of our walk each month, starting with this, the first walk of 2019. Despite a very wet day on Friday, the sun was just starting to break through the mist at 10.00 on Saturday when
With the ever increasing work load upon us over the last year, we are looking for a NEW full time Motor Vehicle Technician to join the GG Team!! Covering all forms of Vehicle Maintenance and repair, Tyres, Air conditioning, Diagnostics and Various stages of Tuning. Using the latest diagnostic and Re-mapping equipment.5 Ramps in house and a good breakfast every
Tamar Valley TV is a new initiative aimed to promote local businesses through out the Tamar Valley. Launched by Stuart Bailey Media who are based in Gunnislake, the goal is to create an online video-based listings directory, which features businesses of all shapes, sizes and types and really shouts about all of the amazing products, talent, accommodation and things to
An exciting and very welcome new business has just opened in Gunnislake, run by local resident, Sarah Reeves. The Koffi Lodge opened on Saturday 1st December in Commercial Street, in what was The Orchard Studios. After just a few months of planning, refurbishing and fitting out, Sarah and her very supportive family opened the doors to a queue of local people keen to
11th November 2018 – a whole century after the signing of the Armistice to end the war to end all wars. There have been many commemorative events all over the country to celebrate this, and each community’s contribution is unique in its own way. The parish of Calstock however, is unusual, in that the annual remembrance parade always takes place outside,
GUNNISLAKE REMEMBERS The residents of Gunnislake have collectively brought together present-day talents and effort to remember the boys and men from the village who did not return from the First World War. As the country remembers the celebration of the end of the War one hundred years ago, young and old in the village are doing their best as well.
The bridge over the River Tamar will be closed for inspection and undergrowth removal from Tuesday 18th August 2018 to Friday 21st August, each day from 0930 until 1630.
If you want the latest info on the planned road closure below, go to: https://devon.roadworks.org/ Type in, or select the dates 18/9/18 to 20/9/18 Type in “Gunnislake”, and the latest details will be revealed. Below is the info from 30/8/18. It has not changed as of 10/9/18. Roadworks, delays likely 18 Sep – 20 Sep A390 Road From Newbridge Hill
I am hosting a Macmillan Coffee Morning in the Buccaneer Inn on Saturday 29th September, 9am – 12noon. Come along and enjoy some of the delicous cakes we have to offer! All donations to a good cause
WALL SUBSIDENCE, VEGETATION CLEARANCE, WATER PIPE REPAIRS The work on Newbridge Hill is likely to last a while. 31st October is the date on a very useful website: roadworks.org for the latest information. Commercial Street in the heart of the village will be closed from Tuesday 28th August to Saturday 1st September. That’s to provide a new water service. Newbridge
ST ANDREW’S CHURCH CALSTOCK, BELL RESTORATION APPEAL 2018 If the wind’s in the right direction, we can just hear the bells of St Andrew’s Church, Calstock on a Sunday morning here in Gunnislake. They have sounded across the Tamar Valley for nearly 250 years and have witnessed many events in our community’s life. They were cast by Isaac Pennington of
GOOD NEWS, SO FAR, ABOUT THE ROADWORKS ON NEWBRIDGE HILL. CORMAC WERE ABLE TO COMPLETE THEIR STABILISING WORK ON THE RETAINING WALL IN THREE DAYS AND THE ROAD IS NOW OPEN WITH PRIORITY SIGNS. MORE WORK IS OBVIOUSLY BEING PLANNED AND UPDATES WILL FOLLOW. ALSO, IF YOU JOIN GUNNISLAKE COMMUNITY MATTERS FACEBOOK PAGE, THERE WILL BE QUICKER INFORMATION THERE. BUT
GCM recently put bat boxes up in trees at the bottom of King George V playing field (Bealswood Road). We have now been invited to take part in a bat survey. Bat Surveys – This summer: “If you’d like to help us monitor an important GHB roost near Gunnislake then please get in contact with Ruth at the Devon Greater