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
Once again we will be following part of the Discovery Trail but this time as it travels beside the River Tavy, one of the tributaries of the mighty Tamar. Both sides of this river are in Devon with Lopwell Dam linking the Bere Peninsula to the 6,000 acre Maristow Estate, their land rises from the Tavy Estuary to around 600
Gunnislake Railway Station has been at its current site for 25 years, as of the 6th June 2019. On that very day, Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership organised an afternoon of celebrations. They combined the event with the official unveiling of the mosaic of beautiful tiles on the platform walls. Local potter, Rosie Fierck conceived the theme of the tiles
It seems so long since we last did this walk on the Devon side of the River Tamar but with so many in our programme to choose from, they don’t come round very often and the fine weather certainly brought out a good crowd. Thirty two signed in at Bere Alston station and two more caught up with us as
Join in with the 2019 Big Lunch / Street Party in Commercial St, Gunnislake at 12.00 on Sunday 2 June 2019
Friday 24th May at 8.30pm
An evening walk to see and hear the bats living in the Tamar Valley
Book Essential – contact Ross Hanley: 01822 834773
Meet at Car Park at 8.30pm to share lifts to the start of the walk.
Wear appropriate footwear, warm clothing and bring a touch.
Dogs on leads welcome.
No charge but voluntary donations are welcome.
The inky blue water in the River Lynher appeared to be barely moving today as we watched it flow beneath the ancient bridge and then alongside us as we set off through the shadowy interior of Cadsonbury Woods. There is nothing quite like a bit of sunshine to bring out the walkers so of course our numbers were up again
Gusty winds almost blew us off our feet when we stepped from our cars at the little car park at Tokenbury Corner but that was nothing compared with what was to come. The nearest settlement on this south-eastern fringe of Bodmin Moor is St Cleer which has a stone church dedicated to St Clarus. He was born in Kent and
Today is Wednesday 1st May or May Day and is celebrated in many different ways throughout the world so before recounting how our walk turned out, I will just describe how here in Britain some people still dance around a maypole that is draped in ribbons which are then woven into complex patterns by the dancers just as they did in pagan times…. This
Today’s walk was not the one advertised in the current programme, it was changed due to NewBridge at Gunnislake being closed after its recent damage with no precise date for its re-opening, but as we now know, the bridge actually opened several days ago. Our numbers were down to just 18 this week probably due to the fact that it
Below information taken form Devon County Council Website – 17th April 2019. Newbridge at Gunnislake is on schedule to reopen by lunchtime on Good Friday (19 April). Repair work has been completed a week ahead of schedule and now teams are waiting for the lime mortar repairs to reach sufficient strength before they can reopen the bridge to traffic. Yesterday
Information from Cormac concerning the work to be undertaken on the collapsed wall next to Newbridge Hill between 22 April and July 2019: Last August 2018 the A390 at Gunnislake was closed for three days for the emergency stabilisation of a retaining wall. At the time, we received a lot of feedback from local residents and road users who were