Local resident, Jane Acott, has very helpfully contributed this information to the GCM Facebook page. We are all exceptionally lucky to live in a beautiful area with a strong community spirit and plenty of local, independent retailers who are going above and beyond to service the community during these unprecedented and uncertain times (not to mention offering a calm alternative
Saturday 7th March saw the 3rd annual St. Pirans Day festival in the Public Hall. It was a fantastic event supported with an excellent turnout to celebrate all things Cornish. In addition to a numbers of stalls selling local crafts and produce there was entertainment throughout the day from the GLAD (Gunnislake Amateur Dramatics) singers, in their inaugural outing away
An illustrated talk by Dorothy Kirk on the art created by world renowned English Artist JWM Turner whilst he was visiting the Tamar Valley. Friday 20th March – St Anne’s Church – 7pm
Gunnislake now has it’s own Armed Forces Veterans Breakfast Club, joining those already set up around the country. After an inaugural meeting in August 2019, the breakfast club officially started in September and has gone from strength to strength. The club regularly boasts over 15 attendees every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, not just from Gunnislake but from
Join us at 7pm on Friday 7th February at Gunnislake Village Hall for a get together to talk about this new Club in Gunnislake for 13 to 19 year olds.
What is it about? Where will it be, and When? Who will run it? Who will pay for it? What is there to do?
Click on the links below to vote in the Allied Westminster’s ‘Wonderful Villages’ photo competition, with cash prizes of up to £1000 available for our very own hall. The hall is in desperate need of a new heating system so this will really help make a difference! Voting is open until midnight on 6th April 2020 so make sure you
In July last year Gunnislake Community Matters was awarded a grant from The Highstreet Fund towards provision of street signs to address the issue of litter and dog mess within the village. A ‘Design a Sign’ event was organised in August at the Village Hall, the aim of this event was to highlight the issue of litter and dog mess
The community in Gunnislake is feeling very proud of its recent handiwork. Inspired by the village’s mining heritage and guided by local talented potter Rosie Fierek, young and old alike created their own masterpiece clay tiles to be part of the whole design. Together they formed part of Wheal Talk Ceramic Mural now on display in the centre of the
You will notice that our much-loved miner statue, William, is missing.
Poor William has been sat on his bench through sun, wind, rain and frost for years. He is now in need of, and deserves some R&R.
On the 13th December 2019 he was to be taken on a holiday to Wadebridge, so that his creator, sculptor Richard Austin, can refurbish him. The refurbishment has become quite urgent, as he is suffering from many cracks in his body, and another winter is likely to significantly worsen his condition.
Gunnislake Christmas Lights will be switched on from 1730 on Saturday 30 November 2019. There will be stalls, a BBQ, and live music before and after the lights are switched on. Meet outside The Buccaneer Inn .
Gunnislake Christmas lights will be switched on at 6pm on Saturday 30th November in Commercial Street. There will be stalls, a BBQ, raffle, Gunnislake Community Samba band & live music at The Buccaneer Inn during the evening, the fun starts at 5.30pm
Just over a year ago gardeners and generous givers joined together to begin a special village project, Gunnislake Community Memorial Garden. Cash and horticultural hard work has led to a much improved formerly neglected sloping bank at St Anne’s Church in the heart of the village. Regular volunteers from the church and community, have battled the brambles and invasive ivy
BT are planning to remove the telephone box from the centre of the village next to William. They says that the phone has had very little use over a significant period. But the community of Gunnislake are being given the chance to express their views. There is a consultation period of 42 days from the 17th October 2019. BT say
Gunnislake has become a whole lot greener this summer and has just received a top award from the Royal Horticultural Society. The volunteer group, Gunnislake Community Matters joined forces with RHS campaign “It’s Your Neighbourhood” at the beginning of the year. The various gardening projects in Gunnislake were visited by RHS assessor Josephine Spring in late summer and her report
The Christmas Tree Festival this year is at All Saints Church, Harrowbarrow. The set up is Thurs 5 December with the Festival between Friday 6th and Sunday 8th December. The Big Sing is on the Saturday at 3 p.m. with clear up on Monday 9 December p.m. Organisations who have contributed before will have received details by now but any
This year Dickensian Evening will be held on Friday 6th December. Shops are open until 9.00pm. There will be lots of entertainment on the night. The event is organised by Tavistock BID. For further information please click here to go to the BID website. Or visit their Facebook page URL
10 Events for 10 Years – Wildlife Weekend September 7 @ 10:00 am – September 8 @ 4:00 pm Event Navigation A series of planned activities and walks celebrating and showcasing the wildlife of the Tamar Valley. Saturday 2pm-5pm – drop-in activities, 7pm-10pm – bat & moth event Sunday 10am-2pm – walks (bookings in advance please) More details coming soon! Information: 01822
NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN PUBLIC CONSULTATION – MORE DATES ADDED! Please make a note of these dates and come along to find out more about the Neighbourhood Development Plan that has been drafted by a team of Community Members and Parish Councillors – we have added some extra evening dates and we are holding a Sunday session in the Tamar Methodist Church
During the next two weeks we will be walking along different sections of Drake’s Trail which you are sure to know was named after the famous Elizabethan sea-farer, Sir Francis Drake; this 21 mile cycling and walking route links Tavistock with Plymouth whilst skirting around the western edge of Dartmoor, but this route is just a small part of a
Once at the scattered village of Yelverton just five miles north of Plymouth we wasted no time signing in and after a brief talk we were off on another of my favourite walks. Somewhere hereabouts Yelverton once had a railway station with a line looping around on its way across Dartmoor to Princetown as can be seen on the map