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Lambeage Hall
Finding Your Feet
22nd June 2018

Coverack People Get Awards

The Helston Packet of 13th June reported that special awards have been presented to those involved in the response to devastating floods in Coverack last July.

See Photo in Helston Packet

Among them were landlord of the Paris Hotel Ian Richards, who opened up his pub as the headquarters of the recovery effort, Chloe Marsland, who at the time ran cafe Chloe's on the seafront and gave much support to residents, and Melissa Norman, manager of the Porthgwara Nursing Home, who was recognised for the support she gave her residents and other local people.

Porthgwara Residents Visit
Coverack Monday Club

Monday Club
Monday Club members brought residents to St Peter's Hall
to enjoy tea and cakes.

See more about Monday Club

Coverack Monday Club
11th June

Manacle Voices
Singers from the Manacle Voices provided entertainment
for the Monday Club on 11th June.

New Defibrillator for Coverack

When Michael Priestley's life was saved at the Paris Hotel, using the HeartSine defibrillator, he became eligible to receive the gift of a new defibrillator from Aero Healthcare. Michael generously offered to pass on his gift to Coverack. This is especially welcome as the defibrillator near the Mill Shop was lost in the violent storm we suffered on 1st March. The new defibrillator will be placed on the wall of St Peter's Hall, where the photograph was taken.

It will be available for use by anyone in an emergency.

New Defibrillator for Coverack

New Defibrillator

Handed over on 13th June

New Defibrillator for Coverack

Pictured in the photograph to the left are Barbara Rogers, Vanessa Millar, Pam Patten and Oscar Palmer from Aero Healthcare, the company making the gift.

At present a defibrillator is located at the Fisherman's Rest, next to the harbour.  As soon as the electrician can do the work of installing this new one we will have a second machine.

Vanessa has trained 150 local people to use the defibrillator.

Coverack Open Gardens

On Sunday 10th June sixteen gardens were opened in and around Coverack.

We had the most successful Open Gardens Day since we began twelve years ago. For whatever reason; weather perfect, tide up, people checking that we'd recovered from the flood; but between us, we raised £2,400 to donate to Cornwall Hospice Care and had around 320 visitors come to see our gardens.

Coverack Open Gardens

Calceolaria in Arlyn garden

Calceolaria or Slipper Flower

Coverack Open Gardens

In 2017 we donated £1,460 to CRUK with around 220 visitors, and we thought that was fantastic!

A big "Thank You" to all of the gardeners, organisers, bakers, and washer-upers.  We could not have done it without your enthusiatic support.

Make a note - Coverack Horticultural Show is on 18th August.


Heather Bank Garden

Arch of Flowers

Barbara and Ian Rogers


Heather Bank Garden

The Pond

Charity Quiz Night 2nd June
Cancer Research UK
Race for Life

55 people attended the quiz organised for Race for Life, in aid of Cancer Research UK on Saturday night.. Lots of questions (and answers) from Terry, and pasties and puddings ! Thanks to local businesses and others who donated items for the charity auction with Andrew Gregory as auctioneer. Thanks too to those who donated raffle prizes. With entry fees, raffle, auction and food a total of £628 was raised which was excellent.

The winning team of Kay, Angela, Sheila and Andrew donated their prize to be auctioned off !

Many thanks to everyone who attended, and all the organisers and helpers for their generosity.

Kay and Terry Thompson

Scavenger Hunt

Heart Face

Heart Face

Scavenger Hunt on the Beach

On Thursday 31st May we had a Coverack Beach Scavenger Hunt. Those taking part had to find all the things on their list…and then arrange them artistically. There were some wonderful creations! The Lee & Marsh families made a beautiful scene entitled ‘A Shropshire Life’ Louis & Jack with their ‘heart face’ full of interesting finds…and Lauren’s Mermaid eating chocolate and writing!

The Cornish Seal Sanctuary organised a Beach Clean on Friday 1st Coverack Beach is really benefitting and our regular Beach Clean on the First Tuesday of the month is tomorrow!

Royal Wedding

Watching the Royal Wedding

A small part of the party

Royal Wedding

Some of the ladies of Coverack celebrated in style at the Paris Hotel, adorned by hats and fascinators to watch the wedding together on television.  They toasted the royal couple generously, with cheering at appropriate moments. One enthusiast had a flag to wave, whilst some others dabbed their eyes with tissues, no doubt overcome with joy at seeing the happy couple.

Click a photo to enlarge it.


Footpath Re-opened

Footpath re-opened  at Sunny Corner

Ten months after the flood

Sunny Corner Path to Re-open

Coast Path

Repairing Coverack's Paths

Mark James of Cornwall Council confirms that the Coastal Footpath at Sunny Corner, Coverack, will be open and all works completed this Friday 18th May.

The Footpath at Polcoverack Lane above Home Lea will be opened later.

The photographs show work in progress, after the flood damage of last July.

New Bridge at Home Lea

New Bridge

Chloe Wins an Award

Chloe wins award

For contributing to community life

Cornwall Civic Awards were given to three Coverack people at a recent awards ceremony in County Hall.

For their community spirited actions after the severe flooding of Coverack on 18th July 2017, Chloe, the owner of the Harbour Lights Cafe last July, Ian Richards, landlord at the Paris Hotel, and Melissa from the Porthgwara Nursing Home all received Civic Awards.

Khalsa aid were also given an award.

Chloe's Certificate

Chloe's certificate

Have You Seen These Orchids?

Early Purple Orchids 9th May

Orchids in Coverack   9th May

The charming bank of flowers in the photo to the left are there to see as you enter or leave Coverack on the B3294.

The Orchids shown are Early Purple Orchids for obvious reasons, and have been growing on this bank for several years.

Have you seen them?

Click the photo for a larger picture.

Lambeage Hall AGM

Wednesday 16th may

7.00pm - 9.00pm

All Wecome

See Lambeage Hall website


Bearded Jackdaw on Harbour

Bearded Jackdaw

Old ropes can make a comfy nest

North Corner, Coverack

North Corner

Showing cliff erosion

Coverack Films Programme

in the Lambeage Hall

18th May: 3.30 for 4.00pm
Paddington 2
Note matinee timing!
7.00pm for 7.30pm Paddington 2

22nd June: 7.00pm for 7.30pm Finding your Feet

13th July: 7.00pm for 7.30pm Downsizing

10th August: Walk like a Panther

Coverack Wildlife

Iceland Gull

2nd Winter Iceland Gull
Photo: David Wood 11th April
Click photo to enlarge it.

Swallow Returns

Swallow 11th April

Swallow near Paris Hotel
Photo: David Wood 11th April

Sleepy Seal Yawning

Sleepy Seal

Near Chynhalls Point
Photo: Peter Wood 11th April

Royal Visitor at the Mill Shop

#The Duke at the Mill Shop

The Duke meets Penny and Leigh
on 5th April 2018

See West Briton report

The Duke at the Harbour

The Duke at the harbour

The Duke meets Chris and Lew,
introduced by Bill Frisken

The Duke at the Harbour

The Duke with Bill Frisken

Bill Frisken with the Duke
on their way to the Paris Hotel

See Helston Packet report

A Special Visitor

His Royal Highness Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester plans to visit Coverack on 5th April. He is coming to thank all of the organisations who helped the people of Coverack during and after the flooding of 18th July 2017.

The Duke of Gloucester, is shown in the robes of the Order of St John, in October 2015. The photograph is from Wikipedia.


Prince Richard Duke of Gloucester

Easter Fun Run Postponed

It was decided to postpone the event due to waterlogged ground and slippery surfaces.  The event will now be held on the Bank Holiday Monday, 28th May 2018.


Coveravck Defibrillator Success

See Helston Packet report

Good Friday

The Cross on the Beach

The cross on the beach

Good Friday

Members of the churches of St Keverne and Coverack joined on Friday morning to make a cross on Coverack Beach.

Coverack seemed to come alive, with many people walking through the village, and going down on to the beach.

The sand had been reduced in height by the recent Easterly storms. With the storms and cold weather, many people had been staying indoors, waiting for Spring to arrive.

Water at The Bay Hotel

Water fountain

This water fountain at the roadside allows people to drink, or refill their bottles.

Michael Priestley Says "Thank you"

Michael Priestley says "Thank you"

Michael Priestley returned to sit in exactly the same place where he suffered a cardiac arrest, in the Paris Hotel. He is shown with his wife Joanne, and Rob Ford, one of the three Paris Hotel staff, who helped to save Michael's life.

What Happened

Michael, a retired BBC news journalist, collapsed at the table you can see in the photograph to the left. His wife Joanne shouted for help, so Jasmine Darnell rushed outside to fetch Rob Ford, who is shown standing by the table. Emily Darnell, a lifeguard, and Rob found no pulse and no breathing, so a vistor ran out to get the defibrillator, a few yards away at the Fisherman's Rest. Jasmine had phoned for an ambulance, and Rob and Emily followed the instructions given by the defibrillator, providing CPR as instructed, and two separate shocks. Normal pulse and breathing were gradually restored.
Adam Martin from the St Keverne Fire Brigade arrived after about 25 minutes, and Michael was air-lifted to Treliske Hospital to begin his recovery.

Click a photo to enlarge it.


Coverack Defibrillator Success

Michael returns on 27th March

L to R: Pam Patten, Michael and Joanne, Rob Ford and Vanessa Millar.
Pam worked to raise funds for Coverack's first defibrillator and Vanessa has trained 150 people how to use it.

See Helston Packet report

Planning Applications

If you wish to comment on a Planning Application you have to register with Cornwall Council first.

Registering can seem a bit complicated, but Cornwall Council offer a two minute video, showing you the process.

Here is a link to the page where you can register.

Monday Club Dates

April 16th Di Peters spring flower arranging
April 30th Making gift boxes
May 14th Mellisa Mead talking about sepsis
June 11th hosting afternoon tea for the           Porthgwarra residents
June 25th plant/garden swap
July 9th meet at harbour lights
July 23rd meet at Roskillys
August 6th trip to Potager Garden
August 20th trip to Miss Molly’s

Camelia in the Snow


Cinema Dates for 2018

Friday 20th April : Breathe
The rest are dates only so far
18th May
22nd June
13th July
10th August
5th October
19th October
16th November
14th December

Dolor Point

St Keverne Parish Council has put in a Planning Application to build a wall to protect Dolor Point and its car park.

You can find out more by visiting the Cornwall Council Planning website using the reference below:


Wild Flower Walks

There will be a workshop, and six walks, mostly on the Lizard Peninsula. All on Thursday afternoons from 1.30pm to 4.30pm.

You can see a copy of the programme by clicking here.

Coverack Storm Damage

The night of Thursday 2nd March brought a storm from the North East with rain, which has melted most of the snow.

Boats were all hauled up, but the violent seas filled at least one boat swamping the engine.

The harbour steps have been damaged, as shown in the photograph to the right, and will be repaired.

The harbour is now closed temporarily for repairs to be made.

Coverack Storm Damage

Damage to Harbour

The damage to the steps

See Chris Pryor's storm video.

Coverack Storm Damage

Dolor Point has suffered the loss of some of its area with some large boulders making the edge, having disappeared. Keep well away from the edge!
There is a Planning Application to protect Dolor Point. You can view the documents   PA18/01322

See the Comments page.

Please check this, and support the Planning Application if you wish the car park and Paris Hotel to be protected.

Village Stores Open

Friday 2nd March

Coverack Village Stores is open as usual from 8.30am to 12.30 pm.

Bread and milk has been delivered and vegetables are available.

St Keverne Parish Council

The March meeting has been postponed from 1st March to 8th March.

Schools Closed on Friday

Coverack School, St Kevene School,
Mullion Comprehensive School, and Helston College are all closed on 2nd March.

Snow in Coverack

Coverack Church

St Peter's Church

Snow in Coverack

Where is this?

Have you bought a pasty here?

Snow in Coverack

Jackdaws sheltering

Jackdaws sheltering

Snow on 28th February

After a light dusting of snow overnight, on Wednesday morning it began to snow heavily at about 9.30am.

Coverack School has been closed for Wednesday 28th February, and will be closed on Thursday 1st March as well.


Click photos to enlarge

Snow in Coverack

Coverack Snow

The scene outside The Village Stores
at about 10am looking West.

Creative Call Up

Thursday 22nd March at 6pm

St Peters Hall

We are looking for creatively minded individuals to collaborate on a new
creative project!

Members of the Coverack Writing Group are setting up a new 'sister'
group, “LP WRAP”
(Lizard Peninsula Writers and Artisans Project)

See Poster

Pancake Day 13th February

Tossing pancakes

Practice makes perfect!
Click photo to enlarge.

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!

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

Click on a photo below to enlarge it.

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

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18th July 2018

Coverack Flooding Archive

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Coverack Windsurfing Centre