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TINTAGEL NEWS

 IF YOU HAVE A NEWS STORY PLEASE E MAIL US ON flowcrick@aol.com

THE WEBSITE TO FIND OUT THE LATEST TINTAGEL NEWS
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 13th 2018

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY NOVEMBER 11th 2018







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BREAKING NEWS

Tintagel Parish Council has recently had the Chairman and Vice Chairman resign

Bob Flower, who has been Chairman on two previous occasions at least, has stepped into the breach. Bob recently celebrated his 90th birthday but his experience will help the Council get over its present difficulties. There are now some vacancies on the Council and this will be advertised on the Parish Council website and on Tintagel web when we get the details
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NEW WALKING/DISABLED BRIDGE AND PATHWAY TO TINTAGEL CASTLE

The Castle can be seen to the top right of the photo. From the bridge they eventually (May!) cross the new bridge that is to bulit, to connect the two parts of King Arthur's Castle.

Named a few years ago by English Heritage as Tintagel Castle



 

 

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Cornwall’s children’s services to stay in-house, as row over means-testing rumbles on
8th November 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane
A new integrated children’s services directorate providing one “front door” for families to access education, health and social care services, has been supported by Cornwall Council’s cabinet.
The move stems from a legislative change introduced by Statutory Instrument (without Parliamentary scrutiny) by the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government …
You may view the latest post at https://cornwallreports.co.uk/cornwalls-childrens-services-to-stay-in-house-as-row-over-means-testing-rumbles-on/
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EXCLUSIVE: H
Hot rocks energy company revises its return on investment – backers will get only 2% – not 12%

8th November 2018 By Graham Smith
People who have invested in Cornwall’s “hot rocks” geothermal project at United Downs are to get a significantly lower return than they might have expected.  Instead of earning 12% they will get only 2%.  The company says it is returning cash to investors to …

You may view the latest post at https://cornwallreports.co.uk/exclusive-hot-rocks-energy-company-revises-its-return-on-investment-backers-will-get-only-2-not-12/
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Tywardreath village shop back in the hands of estate agents
8th November 2018 By Graham SmithThe Cornish village shop that was “rescued” by a Surrey-based company is again on the market, for the second time in six months.
The Tywardreath village shop had been at risk of closure before self-styled “social entrepreneurs” Trudy Thompson and Josh Taylor raised £470,000 by inviting high-interest …
You may view the latest post at https://cornwallreports.co.uk/tywardreath-village-shop-back-in-the-hands-of-estate-agents/
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Nottinghamshire County Council hopes to buy its way out of Cormac deal
6th November 2018 By Graham Smith
Cornwall Council is to offload the Via East Midlands company it set up three years ago to repair pot-holes in Nottinghamshire.
In a sign that the council’s arm’s-length group of companies, Corserv, is now trying to get back to more traditional local government functions – repairing roads …
You may view the latest post at https://cornwallreports.co.uk/nottinghamshire-county-council-hopes-to-buy-its-way-out-of-cormac-deal/
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CQC concern over Allied Healthcare impacts scores of Cornwall clients
6th Novevmber 2018 Rashleigh MacFarlane
A private care agency which provides services to scores of elderly people in West Cornwall is facing an uncertain future, according to the Care Quality Commission.  The CQC says it has written to Cornwall Council warning that it might need to intervene.
You may view the latest post at https://cornwallreports.co.uk/cqc-concern-over-allied-healthcare-impacts-scores-of-cornwall-clients/
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TINTAGEL VISITOR CENTRE PROBLEMS

Statement From A Representative of the Voluntary Staff

TINTAGEL VISITOR CENTRE
STATEMENT FROM ALL VOLUNTEERS TO TINTAGEL PARISH COUNCIL MEETING ON
5TH SEPTEMBER 2018
 
I am Margaret Beckett and here to speak on behalf of all volunteers of the Visitor Centre. We have questions to ask - if answers cannot be given tonight - a copy of this statement will be given to the Parish Clerk and we hope to have a response by 28thSeptember 2018.
 
August 13th - the Visitor Centre’s busiest time of the year, the Parish Council called an urgent meeting with Volunteers, 16 attended.  An Agenda was not provided by the PC.
 
The meeting opened with John Lewis telling us what a great job we were doing, what could they do to help and any ideas for the way forward.
 
As the new bridge is being opened at the Castle next year with expected increase in visitors, positive ideas were given by the volunteers such as, out of season meetings with the local businesses, sourcing stock with higher profit margins, increasing advertising in Tintagel brochure which already shows a profit of £5.5K, just to name just some of them.
 
Suddenly, we were told the Parish Council wished to discuss the future of the VC as we had made a large loss owing to poor sales and high overheads – no figure or details were given.  Until 2016 (last set of published accounts available) the VC has paid its way making a small  profit.  The PC were advised we were only into the 5th month of the financial year so there would be substantially more income before next April.
 
Subsequent meeting on 20th August with Cllrs Hart & Goward revealed they wished to do away with all retail and the VC provide an information only service.   They proposed ideas that the VC sublet space to say English Heritage, Eden Project, National Trust on a monthly basis.
 
With no retail - how is the VC to pay for its expenses which up to 2016 were around £47K with an income just over £48K?
 
Since these meetings the volunteers have the following questions to put to the Parish Council:
 
1.     Feb. 2017 - Clerk’s Report on the VC (volunteers only shown this report 3 weeks ago) – identified areas which could be changed or improved – overall it was very praiseworthy and positive for the foreseeable future of the TVC which seemed assured – why has this changed?
 
2.     Feb/Oct. 2017 - As in previous years employment of a Co-ordinator at the VC was discussed but again it was stated the VC did not generate sufficient income to cover such costs.  So why did the Parish Council approve an additional 5 hours a week to the Clerk costing over £4K pa if it was not affordable to the VC?
 
What is the Clerk required to do with the extra time given and for how long during the financial year are the extra hours to continue?
 
3.     May 2017 – Clerk’s Statement to the Parish Council - decision to split expenses 71% to the PC & 29% to the VC – is the VC now being assigned additional overheads which
relate to the PC and if so – can they provide details? 
 
4.     TVC Expenditure 17/18 Accounts – ‘Utilities’ £3,494.79 - is this water rates for the VC toilets - if so should it not be assigned to the PC?  What do Utilities (2) for £676.47 relate to?
 
5.     What items do the amounts of £3,839.69 VAT expenditure for the PC and £1,081.94 VAT expenditure for the Visitor Centre relate?
 
6.     Other’’ £14,162.51 - a large sum and no indication what it comprises - can we have a breakdown please?
 
7.     Income from retail is essential to cover VC overheads - why did the PC advise to stop ordering further stock when we have only ordered approx. £12k this year instead of the usual £20K?
 
8.     Arrangements are in hand to publish the 2019 Tintagel Brochure with local advertising already providing a minimum profit of £5.5K - this we hope to increase.
 
9.     We were advised there may be a back payment of VAT - what, if any, is the amount due, for what period, and by whom validated?  Is there any connection between this matter and the very substantial audit fee of £7,650 shown in the Parish Council accounts?
 
The Visitor Centre acquired in 2012 was intended to continue as such to provide an ‘Information Service’ to the benefit of the local economy, residents and numerous visitors who come to Tintagel each year.  This we do extremely well with experienced volunteers and during the busy months keep the Centre open 7 days a week.
 
It is now asked that 2 volunteers, the Parish Chairman and the Clerk meet to discuss a positive way forward for the Visitor Centre.
 
Finally, it is earnestly requested that the Parish Council postpone making any decision whatsoever relating to the Visitor Centre until the above meeting has taken place
 

Thank you.
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If you have any News/Photos/Stories/Diary Dates or Family Anouncements
I will be pleased to put the information on your local website www.tintagelweb.co.uk
I look forward to your co-operation
This is a free of charge service by your local website
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Many thanks.
David Flower EMail:flowcrick@aol.com or 01840 770775

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TREASURED MEMORIES

From early 2,000 to 2017 I was the local press photographer for the Camelford and Delabole Post
and the North Cornwall Advertiser. Regretably in June 2017 these two papers advised me that they would no longer print any of my photographs unless I signed a contract.
I am, and have always been, a Freeelance Photographer ánd I would not sign the contract.

I have decided to offer those whose photos I have taken over these 20 odd years, a chance to buy a photo.
I have stored all the photos I have ever taken since I started working for the press.
All I need is your name, phone number or Email with details of the event and where held.
I will do my upmost to find that special photograph!

If you would like a copy please contact David Flower: on 01840 770775 or EMail me on flowcrick@aol.com

i still work for the Sunday Independent, Cornish Guardian, Cornish Times, St Austell Voice and Newquay Voice plus the Western Mornig News!. Hardly retired!!

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LATEST NEWS


(EXCLUSIVE)TINTAGEL CARNIVAL 2018 PHOTOS SOON ON TINTAGEL WEB ONLY(EXCLUSIVE)

THE NEW WONDERFUL BRIDGE BUILDING AT THE CASTLE STARTS IN OCTOBER
English Heritage continues with their incredible work to change the Castle area to a new Theme Park for Tintagel
and make more money for themselves.
This is the organisation who closed OUR King Arthur's Castle to people for many years during the week.
I wonder when the Swings and Roundabouts go on the site?!
Apparently work starts on this wonderful bridge in October 2018. They intend to open it in 2019

David Flower

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David Flower, is a FREELANCE Photographer
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Please Contact David Flower: Phone 01840 7707745 or EMail flowcrick@aol.com
with your photos and stories

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BLAST FROM THE PAST

TINTAGEL HAWKER HUNTER PLANE CRASH JULY 6th 1979

Look at the pages on the website for more photographs

CLICK HERE


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Old School Rooms Wall Paintings October 3rd 2014

Now Painted Over


 

TINTAGEL CRICKET PHOTOGRAPH 2010


Tintagel Cricket Club 1st XI Division 3 East 2010
Photo taken on Saturday July 31st 2010 at Tintagel before the league game against Tideford
Tintagel Cricket Club 1st XI Division 3 East 2010
Keith Lovegrove (Fixture Secretary), Alex Gibbons, Jordan Burnard, Sam Abbott, Jason Seldon, Chris Lovegrove, Steve Jose (Chairman) and Paul Haynes (Committee)
Front Row: Aaron Washer, Matthew Joliffe, Bob Wilson (Captain), Simon Harrison and Keith Thompson
Missing from Photoshoot: Richard Harland, Alex Higgs and Andrew O'Kelly

 

THAT 'WONDERFUL?' PROPOSED BRIDGE AT TINTAGEL

OLD ORIGINAL NAME 'KING ARTHUR'S CASTLE' NOT TINTAGEL CASTLE

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PROPOSED MODERN BRIDGE?
This Will Be a Forum For Your Personal Views

My view is that I think it is the continued destruction of our lovely village,
hoping to get more money for English Heritage (David Flower)

WHAT ABOUT TINTAGEL'S HERITAGE??


An EMail from Jenny Eldridge
I m horrified at the plans for a new bridge at this ancient site.
English Heritage seem determined to turn Tintagel Island into a theme park with no concern for its true history or the damage the construction will have on the geology.
The increased footfall will erode the heritage even more.

The Duchy who own the land have not given consent and made no representation at the council meetings.

English Heritage have to become self sustainable by 2021 thus they need to increase visitor numbers to generate even more revenue, this is their only concern.

We should be writing to the Duchy to intervene and also Sajid Javid - Secretary of State to protest. 

Should we not be banding together as a group to make our voices heard?

Jenny Eldridge

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Further EMail From Jenny on November 11th 2017

I have written  to Prince Charles and will write to Sec of State but I fear that they will be ignored!
Having had dealings with English Heritage on a personal basis  ( renovation of an old house which they claim an ancient monument -
but seem happier to let it fall to ruin than let a sympathetic owner do slight reconstruction!) they seem to have ultimate power to override any objections on anything. 

Keep up the good work.
Jenny 

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THE REVAMPED SUNDAY INDEPENDENT

 

The wonderful new look Sunday Independent now has not only the finest Sports coverage in the Westcountry but probably the best in the country!
The Sports pages are 72 pages with nearly every type of sport covered but now has expanded the news pages as well!!
Apart from this you can regularly see my photographs in the Sunday Independent on the Sports pages.
i have regularly taken Team pictures of sport mainly Cornish Football and Cricket Teams since 2004 and still continue in 2017!!
i also have a column in the paper with a Referee Profile in the winter and Cricket Officials in the summer 

FOR ME THIS IS THE PAPER OF THE WEEK!!
BUY A COPY ON SUNDAY FOR £1.20 AND SEE FOR YOURSELF!!
David Flower
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As I no longer work for the Camelford & Delabole Post or North Cornwall Advertiser
I would like any stories or events you get please so as I can cover them if possible and put them on the News and Diary Dates sections of my web site www.tintagelweb.co.uk
It is intended to improve the Local News page but it is up to villagers to help me please!

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TINTAGEL INDOOR BOWLING

WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN THE BOWLING CLUB ATINTAGEL SOCIAL HALL?
There are practice sessions onTuesday Evenings 7.30 pm till 10pm
or/and Wednesday and Friday mornings 10am till 12noon
Free Tuition Every Week
Phone Bob Flower on 01840 770857
or
Just turn up to the Social Hall. You will be made very welcome

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Tintagel Carnival Photos from 2003 to 2017 in Slideshows!!

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SADLY ENGLISH HERITAGE WHO ARE SUPPOSED TO CARE FOR THE PAST DON'T APPEAR TO NOW!!
THE NEW THEME PARK WILL POSSIBLY BE OPEN IN 2019

PROPOSED NEW BRIDGE AT TINTAGEL CASTLE

English Heritage has selected the bridge that will be built subject to planning permisions (Planning Permission Granted inOctober 2017)
The site is being 'upgraded' and a Carving of Merlin's face has been engraved in the cliff close to Merlin's Cave

Let me know your views please at flowcrick@aol.com


Email from an old School friend and former resident of Tintagel

Dear David,  From Robert Putt born Tintagel 1943 Castle View Rd,

I feel I must contact you as I know that you are someone of around my age group, I am extremely dismayed to hear of future plans to modify Tintagel & spoil the wonderful view over the Castle & Beach area. What an eyesore a modern bridge will be to look at for people wanting to visit an ancient monument like this. I cannot start to  understand how English Heritage could even contemplate such a move !! but see that awful building that was allowed to be built on Salisbury Plain @ Stonehenge visitor centre, if you have not seen it,  it is a most hideous place built of Stainless Steel Tubing about 60' high & made up of glass, at one time it was made underground @ the entrance to the site & out of sight. Now they want to spoil beautiful Old Tintagel in the same way. The next will be to put a roof over the whole of the ruins to protect visitors against the tempest of the Atlantic winds & rain. I spent my first 20 some odd years roaming all over this area with it also overlooked from our property. I do not know what most of Tintagel's older original born residents feel about it but understand some of them probably moved into village over the later years & some being the people who changed the village for profit over the last 30 -40 yrs, feel it is a wonderful idea but when the West gales are at there strongest I think anyone crossing at those times would be mad with a death wish. I presume it is a done thing & permission will be given for planning consent. If this should go ahead how on earth will it be secured into the land on each side as both you & I know that most of the cliff area is made up of very soft rock ( reason for causeway ) as can be seen looking out over the back side of the keep from the stile on pathway from the Church. Cabling will have to be fixed so deeply into the land on each side to tie the bridge to the original ground within the ruins it will have to have such massive destruction carried out. What is Tintagel Paris Councils real true thought about it as I feel it will kill peoples interest. When in place it will be permanent like all the wind turbines & solar farms now sited throughout all the high points in Cornwall & why when there is so much water, Huge rivers like at Trago flowing 24/365 capable of driving water turbines many times over along that stretch alone.  I am glad that I no longer am able to get the view now with only pictures & memories when visiting my Heritage each year, I feel so sad to walk down the High Street looking at so many places that gave me my memories, but not now. So many memories David of you / your Family, School days & Characters who Walked / Worked / Played /& made the Village Life, who must be turning in there graves if they can see it now. 

Sincerely Robert Putt.  robertputt@outlook.com   now residing @ St Austell.  

Another Local View

Dear David


Having read Robert Putt's comments on the proposed bridge for Tintagel Castle, we entirely agree with his comments and also consider the whole concept completely bonkers.

Those of us living in Tintagel all know how windy it gets up there even on a fairly mild day and so this eyesore would be shut a considerable amount of time as it would be so dangerous.

One of the charms of the castle is the effort we all have to make to get there and back - look at the comments on Trip Advisor - visitors love the fact they did it and how wonderful it all is, the atmosphere etc.  Yes, there are those who moan about being no safety barriers on the island to stop their children from diving into the sea, but they are all warned of the dangers before they go on the island. 

The island as it is and has been for many centuries is a one-off - awesome - please can the residents of Tintagel stand up and object to this ridiculous idea.

Kind regards

Robin & Margaret Beckett

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Hi David,

I am looking forward to the decision on the design of the proposed bridge to link Castle Island.

Hopefully it will be a single span which will look very graceful.

The idea is brilliant and will enable many more people to see the amazing views from the Island and learn more of its history.

It could also encourage more people to access the path to the Church and beyond-enjoying a circular walk of great landscape beauty.

My Grandfather and Father used to have the grazing rights for their sheep on the Island in the 1920s when there was only a path leading up to the top.

I wish English Heritage in its new form much success with this project. Let's have the Island open all year again.

Regards,

Harry Sandercock.


John Stratton Group Oil Orders

If you would like to join the group ring John Stratton on 01840 770500

Winter is coming so why not fill your oil tank with the Tintagel Oil Group .
The next order will be placed on 30th November. 
If you wish to place an order contact John on 01840 770500 before this date. 
When phoning leave your name address phone number & amount of oil required if leaving a message.
Don't miss out on a good deal.

 

       John Stratton

 

Ä FREE PHONE DIRECTORY LINKS !!

The latest scandal by BT with their charges they make for using their 118500 Directory Service has been publicised in the newspapers. 
If you use their Directory service you pay an initial £59 and then £2.39 per minute till you have your answer. 
One pensioner was charged £81 for just ONE query and another had a three month bill for £454!. 
BT has been fined £25,000 and has to refund those people who used the service and were astounded by the charges BT made.

As you must have a computer to read of this con, you can find out ANY BT number here on www.tintagelweb.co.uk!. 
There is much more information on my page 'Links and Websites' on Tintagelweb and this is the LINK


Ä The Tintagel St Materiana Church Bellringers, need more people to join them and full training will be given.

Come along and not only be part of the Church Bellringer team but also come and enjoy yourselves with a new hobby

Bellringers at St Materiana's Church, Tintagel, now practice every MONDAYevening at 8pm.
If you you are
interested please contact David Kenner on 01840 770741

 

 CAN YOU HELP? Ricky Lee +

Caroline Boxall, is one of Frederick Boxall's daughters , the other daughter is called Melanie.
Fred was better known by his stage name Ricky Lee, and sadly died aged just 33 years old, 
at his home Number 33 The Butts, Tintagel on the 20th September 1983.
She has no photographs or a recording of him singing
and would desperately like to be in touch with someone who can help in her search.
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