Unbroken sunshine greeted us this morning, but we soon discovered that it came with a nip in the air as a record number of us gathered in the car park. There were 37 in total so the lady from the Beech café panicked slightly when she saw us all and wandered over to see how many of us would be
The valley around Gunnislake is an important habitat for the endangered UK bat species, the Greater Horseshoe Bat. You can find out about this species, and other bat species in our valley at a free illustrated talk, given by Devon Wildlife Trust, at The Woodland Centre on Thursday 21 March from 7pm.
CHIMNEY ROCK COMMUNITY WALK Saturday 17th February saw a small group of nine people and three dogs set off for the second community walk of 2019. After several days of glorious sunshine, we walked mostly in dull cloudy weather with a few spots of rain. But it didn’t stop the walk and we were all dressed for the conditions. Our
Board Games Night The Woodlands Centre Wednesday 27 February at 1930 Open to everyone. £2 entry to cover Hall Hire fee
In 2017, as a part of the Devon Wildlife Trust Greater Horseshoe Bat Project (“the Bat Project”), and with support from the Tamar Valley AONB Sustainable Development Fund in 2017, Gunnislake Community Matters (“GCM”), put up 14 bat boxes and seeded a wildflower meadow at the bottom of the King George V Playing Field to encourage the insects upon which
It’s Your Neighbourhood 2019 There are already several keen volunteer gardening groups in Gunnislake who are focused on cleaning up and greening up the local area. This includes groups such as GCM, Friends of Gunnislake Station, the Gardening Club, Friends of Calstock Parish Churches. This has already resulted (amongst other things) in the appearance of several planters, a wiggly hedge,
Gunnislake Community Matters organises a Community walk on the third Saturday of each month. From now on, we will try and post a brief summary of our walk each month, starting with this, the first walk of 2019. Despite a very wet day on Friday, the sun was just starting to break through the mist at 10.00 on Saturday when
11th November 2018 – a whole century after the signing of the Armistice to end the war to end all wars. There have been many commemorative events all over the country to celebrate this, and each community’s contribution is unique in its own way. The parish of Calstock however, is unusual, in that the annual remembrance parade always takes place outside,
GUNNISLAKE REMEMBERS The residents of Gunnislake have collectively brought together present-day talents and effort to remember the boys and men from the village who did not return from the First World War. As the country remembers the celebration of the end of the War one hundred years ago, young and old in the village are doing their best as well.
The bridge over the River Tamar will be closed for inspection and undergrowth removal from Tuesday 18th August 2018 to Friday 21st August, each day from 0930 until 1630.
If you want the latest info on the planned road closure below, go to: https://devon.roadworks.org/ Type in, or select the dates 18/9/18 to 20/9/18 Type in “Gunnislake”, and the latest details will be revealed. Below is the info from 30/8/18. It has not changed as of 10/9/18. Roadworks, delays likely 18 Sep – 20 Sep A390 Road From Newbridge Hill
I am hosting a Macmillan Coffee Morning in the Buccaneer Inn on Saturday 29th September, 9am – 12noon. Come along and enjoy some of the delicous cakes we have to offer! All donations to a good cause
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