As we are moving into week 2 of self isolating and social distancing, we are becoming increasingly concerned that some of our more vulnerable neighbours in the village may be struggling. GCM have been approached by the Parish Council to help coordinate volunteers and put people who can help in touch with those who need help. If you are concerned
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?
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
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