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SUNDAYAPRIL 22nd 2018

 

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The wonderful English Heritage are rumoured to be closing OUR Tintagel Castle Beach
as a treat for visitors and locals alike for summer 2018!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
This will enable them to build this completely unnecessary bridge
I wonder if they have taken into account how Cliff edges all around Cornwall are crumbling?! 

The wonderful 'Face' on the cliff which you can see at this time will certainly be well hidden by this new monstrositry
Are they building the new modern bridge for heritage reasons or to put cash in their pockets.

A pity they were not able to open the Castle during the week for those visitors who wanted to visit it during the last 20/30 years!!


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?NEW CAR PARK BUILDING AT CAMELFORD?

YES THIS WAS AN APRIL FOOL JOKE!!
Could this be The way to overcome parking problems at Camelford in future?

SNOW AT TINTAGEL?!
RARELY DO WE GET SNOW AND AT LAST THERE WAS A LITTLE SNOW ON THE ROOF OF THE OLD POST OFFICE
ON THE MORNING OF MONDAY MARCH19th 2018

VIEWS AROUND TINTAGEL


TREBARWITH HEDGE DAMAGED IN DANGEROUS PLACE



Photo on the left shows the approach to Trebarwith/Black Hill and Mill House
There was heavy traffic due to Trewarmett Hill being closed
A car had previously crashed into the hedge on the left leaving a large open gap to the field below

TAKE CARE!!
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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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 Could there be a May Day revolution? Cornwall’s Conservatives start to think the unthinkable, as some want to declare “no confidence” in the council leader
22nd April 2018 By Graham Smith
Regime-change could be on the cards for Cornwall Council.  Although a formal challenge to the council’s leadership is still only a theoretical possibility, the first steps towards it have been tabled for discussion at the Conservative group of councillors annual general meeting on 1st May.
You may view the latest post at https://cornwallreports.co.uk/could-there-be-a-may-day-revolution-cornwalls-conservatives-start-to-think-the-unthinkable-as-some-want-to-declare-no-confidence-in-the-council-leader/
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 Cornwall’s Wave Hub could be heading for choppy waters
19th April 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane
The managing board of Cornwall’s Wave Hub meets today (Thursday) to consider the project’s latest business plan, amid signs of growing tension that its days are numbered unless plans for an offshore wind farm are successful.
Cornwall Council, which now owns the Wave Hub, is starting to …
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The official voting record: how your councillor decided for or against the Truro stadium (and the seven who abstained)
19th April 2018 By Julia Penhaligon
Seven Cornwall councillors abstained on the Truro stadium vote, an analysis of the official voting record reveals.
The seven councillors, who each receive a basic annual allowance of £ £13,910.54 to consider controversial issues and make decisions, were present at the meeting and sat through the three-hour …
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 Cornwall’s secondary school pupils face cut-per-head lottery under new funding formula, as class sizes start to increase
19th April 2018 By Peter Tremayne
The cash spent on Cornwall’s secondary school pupils is hundreds of pounds less than needed, according to an analysis of official Department for Education data.
A “league table” showing the impact, per pupil, reveals that Sir James Smith Community School, Camelford, is the most affected – with …
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Future of Edward Hain hospital awaits architect’s report on potential uses
19th April 2018 By Anne North
Health chiefs have brought in architects to consider the future of the Edward Hain hospital, St Ives.
The hospital, which has now been closed for more than two years – without any public consultation – will be the subject of a formal report next month.
You may view the latest post at https://cornwallreports.co.uk/future-of-edward-hain-hospital-awaits-architects-report-on-potential-uses/
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 St Austell & Newquay MP to open Windrush debate
19th April 2018 By Peter Tremayne
One of Cornwall’s MPs is to open a Parliamentary debate about the “Windrush” scandal, following the government’s admission that it destroyed the migration records of thousands of citizens who have lived in Britain since the late 1940s.
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There was no need to consult cabinet before sending six to £47,000 south of France “champagne” conference, says council’s deputy leader
18th April 2018 By Graham Smith
There was no need for Cornwall Council’s cabinet to be consulted before sending a six-member party to the south of France for a four-day conference, the council’s deputy leader said yesterday (Tuesday.)
Councillor Julian German, standing in for the absent leader Adam Paynter, was answering questions from …
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 By 69 votes to 41, Cornwall Council gives £3 million to the Truro stadium project

17th April 2018 By Graham Smith
Cornwall Council this afternoon voted 69-41, with seven abstentions, to give £3 million to the Truro stadium project. The decision was greeted by loud cheers and applause from the packed public gallery, where scores of Penzance Pirates supporters had gathered to watch the debate.  …
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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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BATTLE OF CAMLAAN AT TINTAGEL 2000 to 2006
For More Photos Go To This LINK
Can You Spot Jo Old of Camelford InThe Centre Photograph?


OLD CAMELFORD CRICKET PHOTOGRAPH


Camelford Cricket Club 1920s/30s Any Names Please?

 

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!!
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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 Visitor Centre Volunteers 2013  

Visitor Centre Website: http://www.tintagelparishcouncil.gov.uk/

Tintagel Community Website: www.tintagelweb.co.uk

TINTAGEL VISITOR CENTRE WE NEED MORE VOLUNTEERS
TO JOIN OUR TEAM TO GIVE INFORMATION TO OUR VISITORS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD
TO HELP THEM ENJOY THEIR VISIT TO TINTAGEL AND SURROUNDING AREAS
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN YOUR LOCAL AREA?
BE HAPPY TO TELL VISITORS HOW TO GET TO/ OR TALK ABOUT LOCAL ATTRACTIONS OR OTHER PLACES IN CORNWALL?
ADVISE THEM ON LOCAL BUS TIMES OR TAXI SERVICES AVAILABLE? HELP WITH LOCAL ACCOMMODATION? HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF LOCAL WALKS?
THESE ARE JUST SOME OF THE ENQUIRIES WE RECEIVE EVERY DAY ******************
WE HAVE TWO VOLUNTEERS EACH ROTA SESSION IN THE MORNING AND AFTERNOON FROM EASTER TO END OCTOBER
MORNING: 10AM – 1PM AFTERNOON: 1PM – 4PM FROM END OCTOBER TO EASTER WE ARE ONLY OPEN IN THE MORNING
ALL VOLUNTEERS WILL BE GIVEN TRAINING AND ASSISTANCE AS NECESSARY
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED AND WOULD LIKE FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CALL IN AND SEE US
OR CONTACT: MARY DYER
You can now also apply to be a Volunteer at the Visitor Centre via the Tintagel Parish Website www.tintagelparishcouncil.gov.uk on 01840 770472

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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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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 2018/19!

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 23rd February 2018 then 25th May.  31st August and 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

 

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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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