January and February News from Coverack 

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Lambeage Hall
Victoria and Abdul:
 16th February 2018

Pancake Day 13th February

Tossing pancakes

Practice makes perfect!
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Shrove Tuesday

Around 60 people, adults and children, enjoyed the pancake races on Coverack beach, starting at 10.30am. There were several children's races and one for the adults too. Contestants had to toss the pancake ten times, (five times for younger children), whilst completing a shuttle run on the beach.

The event was organised by Coverack Space 2000. See report  See video

Thank you to all who took part, and to those who made donations.


Pancake Races

Race for younger children

Race for younger competitors with helpers.

Pancake Racing 10.15am
Tuesday 13th on Coverack Beach

Come and join us for Pancake Racing on the beach. There will be racing for adults and children as well as flipping competitions. Frying pans and pancakes provided. Come and have a ‘flippin’ good time! Organised by CS2000, but more helpers needed.

Harbour Lights Cafe will be open.

Coverack Road Resurfaced

New road surface

Coverack Road Resurfaced

Following major pipe replacement work from Brenda's shop to North corner, the road through Coverack has now been resurfaced at the end of January.

The new road surface from North Corner, right through to the bottom of School Hill is complete, including all the road markings.
Full access to Coverack village is restored!

Photo thanks to Caroline


Special Film Night - 6th Feb

Loving Vincent has been nominated for an Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA. It is an animated film in the style of Vincent Van Gogh's paintings and took 6 years to make. The only British artist involved lives locally and has agreed to give an illustrated presentation on the making of the film.

'Loving Vincent' Tuesday 6th February at Lambeage Hall. Doors and bar open 7pm for a 7.30pm start. £5

Vincent van Gogh

Each of the film's 65,000 frames is an oil painting on canvas, painted in the style of Vincent van Gogh.


Table Tennis for Adults?

Francine Powell is finding out if people would be interested in playing table tennis in St Peter's Hall, Coverack.

She is thinking of evenings.

If you might be interested, please contact Francine by telephone on 01326 280240, or by email to:


Monday Club Meetings

Hello One and All
Monday Club is back on the 8th January at St Peter's hall between 2-4pm. We aim to have a chat about what the group would like to do in 2018, so please bring along any suggestions. Here are the dates for 2018, projects and activity dates will follow.
Hopefully see you all soon

Coverack Monday Club

Meeting Dates 2018
8th January
22nd January
5th February
19th February
5th March
19th March

See a complete list for 2018

What's On in Coverack

See details of events planned for January and February 2018.

Remember - Quiz Night
Wednesdays at The Paris 8pm.
Come and test your brain power!

Coverack Charity Swim

Carol and David lead the way

Christmas Day 2017

Swimmers coming down the slip

For Cancer Research

Into the harbour

Angie, Ali, Sarah, Bethany and friends

The Green Party

210 Take Part in the 49th Swim

The number of swimmers counted was 210 and the money raised in the collecting buckets £1,800 without the coppers. It’s a record as last years swimmers totalled 130 and just over £1,500 in the buckets.

After some research by the originator of the event, Dr Ian Wort, it was decided that next year, 2018, we will celebrate the 50th Christmas Day Charity Swim.

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Bryn from Archie's Loft

Bryn enjoying a swim

BBC Spotlight TV in Coverack

Following ITV's visit to us on 12th December, BBC Spotlight TV were filming in Coverack on 20th. The footage was included in their lunchtime bulletin at about 13.35 on Friday 22nd, after a change of scheduling from evening to mid day.


Coverack Village Stores
will be closed for holidays

Christmas Eve, Sunday 24th December
Christmas Day, Monday 25th December
Boxing Day, Tuesday 26th December

New Year's Day, Monday 1st January

New Plans for Waste Collection 2020

Plans for a weekly collection of recycling and food waste and a fortnightly collection of waste that cannot be recycled.
Give your opinion

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Coverack Lights 2017

Christmas Reflections

Coverack Lights as Night Falls

The Old Post Office

New Visitors to the Stable?

Nativity Scene

ITV News West Country

Tuesday 12th December 6pm News

ITV reporter, Steve Hardy, was in Coverack on 12th, interviewing residents to see how we are coping after the floods of July.

The report was included in the evening ITV News programmes on 12th December.

Filming at Sunny Corner

Filming at Sunny Corner

Interviews for ITV

Steve Hardy interviewed Marshall Dagger, Leigh Bernard, and Geoffrey and Mary Roberts. The interviews were shown on ITV shortly after 6pm. Steve reported that Chris and Penny Hammill hope to be back in their home just before Christmas, but that restoration work has not really begun for Leigh Bernard or Geoffrey and Mary Roberts.

See extracts from the interviews.

Update on Roadworks 11th Dec at 16:07
From Glanville: "I spoke to one of the residents who informed me that the RNLI event was affected by our works, therefore Glanvilles have donated a cheque to the value of £250.00 to the RNLI Coverack I hope this goes a little way in covering losses."

Missing Signs
"On other matters, we have had issues with the signs going missing from the road side, x3 ROAD CLOSED signs have now gone missing this is not only against the law but it is inconveniencing people traveling into the area."

Road fully open on Tuesday 19th
"On a positive note we are connecting up so the road will be handed back to the residents of Coverack. All the signs will be removed last thing on Monday 18th or early on Tuesday 19th."
Jan Brook

Coverack Christmas Tree

Carol Singers

Carols by Coverack School

Saturday 9th December 2017

The food stall

Wendy and Hilary serve a customer

Father Christmas is ready

Joanne's Marmalade

Marmalade waits patiently

Santa arrives with gifts

Santa hads over a gift

Children queue by the sleigh

Illumination Brass playing carols

Illumination Brass play a carol

Conducted by Ian Edwards

A brazier to warm cold hands

A brazier glows hot

See a report of the evening

Getting Ready on 9th December

Ben brings his trailer

Ben brings down his trailer, ready for the Christas tree event.

Christmas Lights Team

Left to Right: Graham Swindon, Ian Millar, Robin Hobson, Bill Frisken, Terry Thompson, Nick (Sput) Sturmey, Harry Hicks, John Thompson, Tim Hawkins, Richard Murphy, and Andy.

Team members missing from the photograph:

Ben Roskilly, Hugh Richards, James Macfarlane, Alan Grimes, Peter Wood, Dick Powell, Sean Flynn, George Watters, John Brocklebank, Ian Bayley, Mike Newell, and other helpers.

Christmas Lights Team

Part of Lights Team

Part of the team, (Ben, Hugh and many others had been helping earlier).

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or click here for full image

Coverack Christmas Tree Celebration

Lights will be switched on Coverack Christmas Tree on Saturday 9th December at Coverack Harbour from around 6.30pm

See Poster

Britain's Wildest Weather

Channel 4 TV, Sunday 10th December 2017 at 18.30.
This programme will feature unusual weather events around Britain during 2017, and it is understood that it will include the Coverack flood of 18th July.

Road Partly Open Through Coverack

Road opens single file

Road at about 4pm on 8th December

Road Partly Open Through Coverack

As you can see from the photograph to the left, the road in front of the Bay Hotel is now passable with care. There is enough room for single file traffic along the section from the bus stop at North Corner, to the Mill Shop.

Thank you to the Glanville team for getting it done in time for our Christmas Tree Celebration on Saturday 9th December, when our Christmas lights will be switched on.



Coverack's Road to Re-open

Message received from Jan Brook of Glanville Cleansing Ltd:

"We will be Tarmacking the road on Friday so the road will be fully open just in time for the Christmas lights, we will then be working on North Corner so we won’t have too much of an impact on the residents, but all in all Mike Child and his team have worked tirelessly to get this job done."

Message received 6th December 3:08pm

Santa Visits Senior Citizen's Party

Santa in Coverack


Village Christmas Lunch
Tuesday 5th December

About sixty villagers enjoyed a festive, three course meal together in the Lambeage Hall.

Father Christmas came to draw the raffle, and surprised us with his detailed knowlege of our difficulties resulting from the floods in July.

Coverack School children came to entertain us, singing Christmas songs, with some guitar playing too.

Thank you to everyone, who by their hard work made it all possible.

Coverack RNLI Xmas Fayre

Held on Saturday 2nd December raised over £590 for the RNLI. An excellent result, as the roadworks and competing events meant that numbers attending were down on expectations.

Many thanks to all who contributed in any way.

Sean Flynn on the phone

Sean on the phone

Decorating the Christmas Tree

Harry, Ian, Hugh, Andy, and Sean were busy on Monday morning, putting strings of lights around the Christmas tree. Hugh is up the ladder with others ready to assist when needed.


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Christmas Tree Arrives - 1st December

Getting the tree upright

See the lights switched on
Saturday 9th from 6.30pm

Securing the Base

Knocking in wedges

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A Meal in the Paris Hotel

Christmas Lights Team

Work on the Coverack Christmas lights is nearly complete. The team enjoy a festive meal in the Paris Hotel, with the Christmas tree now safely in place.

Delivery - Photo by Melanie Howes

See more of Melanie's tree photos

Sliding down the bank - Photo MH

Final adjustments - Photo MH

Forthcoming Events in December

Coverack RNLI Xmas Fayre
Saturday 2nd December 10.30am-12.30pm
St Peter's Church Hall, Coverack

Many stalls to enjoy    See Poster

SALEABLE gift items: clothing, books and produce can be left with Ian and Fran Bayley, or with John and Jill Brocklebank

Senior Citizen's Xmas Lunch Tuesday 5th
Lambeage Hall 12.30pm

Coverack Lights Team

Lights Team

Getting the power over the road

More Events in December

Maen Voes Choir Free Carol Concert
St Peter's Church Wed 6th 7.30pm

"Whisky Galore!" film - Fri 8th
Lambeage Hall 7.30pm

Coverack Christmas Tree Sat 9th
Coverack Harbour from 6.30pm
See Poster

Christmas Day Charity Swim
Monday 25th December 12.30pm
In aid of Cancer Research UK

Roadworks in Coverack

Businesses Stay Open

During the next few weeks work is planned to replace a pipe which runs under the road between Brenda's Shop and the bus stop at North Corner.

Pedestrian access will be provided along that stretch of road, but at times it will not be possible to drive along it.

Businesses in Coverack will remain open as normal.
Car parking will still be available at the North Corner car parks, and from Dolor Point by the Paris Hotel, around to the Mill Shop.

Roadworks in Coverack

Following a meeting between Glanville Environmental and Cornwall Council on Monday 13th November it emerged that work is planned to begin on Thursday 16th November. No date has been given for the completion of the work, although the road closure notice shows an end date of 22nd December.

The team putting up Coverack's lovely Christmas lights has already begun work, and will continue along towards North Corner as far as is possible.

Please support local businesses in what has been a very difficult year for our village.

Person to Contact about Works

Jan Brook is the Customer Liaison Officer for Glanville Environmental and Jan has provided these contact details:

Telephone to Jan Brook: 07576 375940
Telephone to the Office: 01752 690400
Email: jbrook@glanville-cleansing.co.uk

See a letter to Coverack residents
from Jan Brook

Engineer, Mike Child, will be in the village full time for the duration of the work, and welcomes visits by people wishing to talk to him.

See past news items
December 2017

September 2017

July August 17
May17 to July17
Feb17 to Mar17
Dec 2016 to Jan 2017
October November 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
Feb-Mar 2016

Go to archive of news items from previous years

18th July 2018

Coverack Flooding Archive

See more photos taken on 14th September

Coverack Windsurfing Centre