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
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
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
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 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
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.
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
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.
Below information taken from https://www.plymouthbus.co.uk/news-service-updates/gunnislake-bridge-damage-affecting-services-7979a/ – Wednesday 3rd April ** Update at 16.33 on 2nd April 2019: After an RTC we have been informed that due to structural damage Gunnislake Bridge will be closed for several days. From Wednesday 3rd April we will be operating an emergency timetable. More information will follow when we have a better idea on how long the closure
The active village group Gunnislake Community Matters has plans to be even busier and greener this summer. Details of their horticultural plans can be seen on the GCM information stall at the second St Piran’s Day Festival in the Village Hall on Saturday 2nd March. GCM has signed up for the Royal Horticultural Society’s It’s Your Neighbourhood scheme. It’s a
With the ever increasing work load upon us over the last year, we are looking for a NEW full time Motor Vehicle Technician to join the GG Team!! Covering all forms of Vehicle Maintenance and repair, Tyres, Air conditioning, Diagnostics and Various stages of Tuning. Using the latest diagnostic and Re-mapping equipment.5 Ramps in house and a good breakfast every