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
Newbridge Hill (A390 to Tavistock) in Gunnislake will be totally closed from Monday 6 August for between 3 and 10 days. It will not be open for traffic use at any time during the closure. Cornwall Council are currently trying to sort out bus services around the closure. More information will be provided as it becomes known. The reason for
Gunnislake Community Matters are pleased to report lots of activity making the village look great for the summer and the Festival week coming up from 6 July for a week. Firstly, the car park planters were replanted with summer bedding and then new planters were put up at the village hall. Thanks to Sally-Ann Hopkins and team and to you
Monthly community walks for residents of Gunnislake started over two years ago with local group Gunnislake Community Matters. At first, it was around the local Cornish side of the Tamar Valley. Now the walks are more adventurous and venture on to the Devon side. The most recent walk in mid April took a merry group of twenty folk of
Our walk today takes place on land owned by the National Trust, a charity devoted to preserving and protecting historic places and spaces. The National Trust bought their very first house, Alfriston Clergy House in Sussex in 1896 for £10 (about £600 in today’s money). It is believed that a decorative cornice in one of the rooms there may have given the trust
I offered to lead our group this morning with the help of Rosy as I am familiar with all the paths at Calstock and Danescombe and although this was described as a ‘new walk’ it was mostly just a new configuration of well-trodden paths. The programme said we would make our way along Higher Kelly but it didn’t stipulate how to
The team behind Gunnislake Village Hall have launched a crowdfunder campaign today to try and raise funds to renovate and improve the hallfor the benefit of the local community. Please take a look and donate if possible – there are some great rewards available to choose from, all generously donated by local businesses.
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The first ever Gunnislake St. Pirans Day Festival is fast approaching on Saturday March 3rd in the village hall, as announced by the front page of the East Cornwall Times today:
Photographs from the GLAD Pirate Panto, please click through to the article to access the link to the photographs.