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In view of the current and ongoing restrictions we are all living with, you will probably not be surprised to hear that all the events planned to celebrate Bridge 500 are being postponed. Some of the events may take place later in the year or may take place next year. The working party will discuss what can be achieved when
UPDATED 14/04/2020 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 to the panic we are seeing in the national supermarkets). I have compiled
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
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
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.
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
Driving down Luckett Hill on this bright morning, another of my favourite walks lie ahead, but I missed it last year due to a holiday so I was keen to re-acquaint myself with all there is to see. This is not one of our usual walks led by a trained Walk & Talk leader, but a walk that only occurs
Once again New Bridge at Gunnislake was closed due to an accident so it meant a long detour for our friends in Devon to reach Cotehele Quay for our weekly walk. However, a few made it and with the usual half a dozen away on their monthly walk, only twenty signed in this week at the exact same time that
It’s taken lots of hard gardening by the community in Gunnislake and now it’s nearly time for planting. A sloping bank on the A-road side of St Anne’s Church has been rescued from disuse, brambles and ivy to a new lease of life. With the help of church members and Gunnislake Community Matters volunteers, a community memorial garden is forming.
Update at 15.00 on 3rd April 2019: Due to the closure of the bridge on the A390 between Gunnislake and Gulworthy the service 79/A will be on diversion. An emergency timetable can be accessed and downloaded from the bottom of this page. In general the service 79/A will operate from Gunnislake to Callington and passengers will be able to change buses