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

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FRIDAY JUNE 5th 2020

DEATH: Patrick Rundle.
Pat passed away peacefully aged 88 years, in Kernow House Care Home, Launceston, on the 30th of May 2020.

Dearly Beloved husband of Minnie and muc loved dad of Rebeccca, Nigel and Chris
Papa of Zara, James, Sophie, Abbie,Taz. Alex, Greg and Dan.
There Will Be A Private Family Funeral Service.
A Memorial Service Will Be Arranged At A Later Date
T.C.Rogers & Son. Funeral Directors. Padstow. 01841 532463

When my family moved from South Lambeth Road in London in September 1940, we travelled by train to Camelford Station
and then walked from there to our rented house in Treknow,Tintagel.
My father and mother William and Sybil Flower, became very friendly with the Rundle family
Pat and Rosemarie were their children
As a young man Pat became an excellent footballer for Tintagel in the 1950s
His father and mother bought King Arthur's Castle Hotel (now Camelot Castle Hotel) and owned it for many years
Pat became the Chef and his mother Lettie Rundle, ran the reception office.
Rosemarie helped in the hotel as well until they sold it and retired.
They built two bungalows inside the grounds and lived with their married partners in them
Rosemarie sadly died last year
My Sincere Condolences To The Family.
Pat and I have always been very friendly. It's a very sad time for me

REST IN PEACE DEAR PAT
David Flower

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This path led to the other side of Trebarwith Beach...Now Gone
LARGE ROCKFALL AT TREBARWITH STRAND TINTAGE
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There was a large rockfall close to the Port William Inn at Trebarwith Strand in 2015.
There has now been another large rockfall in 2020
The rockfall was in the same area and has now cut off the access to the other beach which was mainly used by fishermen.
Sadly this link by the Port William has now gone probably for ever.
For photographs GoTo crazymermaid@thecrazymermaid and Go To Photos

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COPIED FROM THE 'CORNWALL LIVE' WEBSITE ON APRIL 5th 2020
SPAR TINTAGEL MENTIONED FOR THEIR EFFORTS TO LOOK AFTER LOCAL PEOPLE

Staff at a shop in Cornwall are asking potential shoppers to prove their "localness"
if they want to make a purchase in a bid to help urge visitors to abide by lockdown conditions and not come to the county
Employees at the shop in Tintagel say they will serve people they recognise but will ask all others to provide "evidence" that they reside in Cornwall.
Staff claim the new measure has been put in place "to protect everyone" and means the store can continue to provide an "essential service" to the community.
It comes as pressure continues to mount on would-be visitors not to come to Cornwall during the Easter break
to help stem the spread of Covid-19, which has already claimed the lives of 21 people in the county.
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HELP FROM OUR LOCAL SUPERMARKETS

THANK YOU

TINTAGEL PREMIER SUPERMARKET

For Free Home Delivery
Call : 01840 770323 or Email tintagelpremier@hotmail.com

Deepak (OWNER)
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SPAR TINTAGEL SUPERMARKET

FREE HOME DELIVERY.

OPEN 7-7 every day

TELEPHONE: 01840 770295

Julie and Simon (OWNERS)

# SHOPLOCAL #BEKIND #THEREFORYOU #SHOPRESPONSIBLY
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CORONOVIRUS – PUBLIC AREAS

30th March 2020/0 Comments/in  /by 

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING CORONOVIRUS

Members of the public have contacted the Parish Clerk to report that children and young people have been congregating at the lower end of Trevena Square.

Whilst the Parish Council, as a body, accepts that these are difficult times for everybody, it is important that the Government guidance, relating to social distancing and restrictive outdoor exercise, are observed.

PLEASE DO NOT LINGER OR SOCIALISE IN PUBLIC AREAS
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TINTAGEL PARISH COUNCIL
TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF TINTAGEL VISITOR CENTRE

18th March 2020
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Having discussed the current situation, regarding the spread of Coronavirus, with the Chairman of the Parish Council,
it has been decided that the Tintagel Tourist Information Centre will close with immediate effect.
This is a temporary measure.  In the event of an EMERGENCY ONLY please contact the Parish Clerk using the details below.
We will monitor the situation and advise you all of any changes.

Keep safe!
Regards,
Carolyn

Carolyn May
Parish Clerk to Tintagel Parish Council
A2 Victoria Advent House
Station Approach, Victoria
Roche PL26 8LG
T: 01726 210139
E: clerk@tintagelparishcouncil.gov.uk

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IMPORTANT DETAILS FOR TINTAGEL RESIDENTS FROM TINTAGEL PARISH COUNCIL

Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic – it’s time for Tintagel to rally round!

18th March 2020/0 Comments/in  /by 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic – it’s time for Tintagel to rally round!
Never in peacetime has there been a more important moment for us to rally the community spirit of Tintagel and do all we can to support each other through the difficult weeks (probably months) ahead.

This week the parish council has ordered emergency supplies of toilet paper, soap and disinfectant which we’ll be distributing free to older people and some of the most vulnerable residents in our community. We’ve closed the Tintagel Visitor Centre and will be using it as a storage and distribution facility – we’ll bring you more news on this shortly.

In the meantime, local residents are already doing their bit to ensure anyone who’s in self-isolation due to the coronavirus outbreak doesn’t feel abandoned by their community.

In Trethevy, residents have set up a Facebook group offering to help anyone who’s self-isolating, particularly those who don’t have family and friends living locally. The “Trethevy Community” group has brought together a team of neighbours ready to provide support in the form of shopping, posting letters, ensuring the continuing supply of essential medications or simply offering a reassuring chat on the phone. The group provides useful information about local shops offering to take orders by phone and deliver to people’s homes – this could be crucial in the coming weeks as supermarkets become overwhelmed by panic buying and a huge increase in online shopping. For the benefit of people who aren’t internet savvy, the Trethevy group has delivered leaflets to more than 30 local homes offering help and providing a contact telephone number which residents can call for advice, help or just a listening ear.

We’d like to see residents all over Tintagel developing similar initiatives. We know we have a strong community here but we need to make sure no-one “slips through the net” and is left alone, isolated, afraid and without support at this very worrying time.20112012

You may have seen on the news that a Cornishwoman has designed a print-at-home template which is what the Trethevy residents used to spread the word about their support group. They’ve had a really heart-warming response to their leaflet drop so you might want to do something similar. You can download the postcard here

People forced to stay at home and missing their daily walks, game of golf, local exercise class or whatever form of activity they normally do, may want to try these online exercises, developed by Age UK and specifically designed for older people to do in the comfort of their own home. We all know that loneliness is an epidemic in itself and there’s a real risk that it will get worse in the current crisis, especially with the latest Government advice to avoid all non-essential social contact. For older people with no-one to talk to there’s a free, confidential telephone helpline Silver Line which offers information, friendship and advice 24 hours a day.

Finally, it’s important to keep up to date with the latest information about how to prevent the spread of the virus and what to do if you fall ill. There’s a lot of conflicting advice and misinformation circulating at the moment so use the NHS England web site for the latest official advice.

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Cornwall Reports

No pop-ups, no click-bait, just quality independent journalism with no adverts on news pages

 

 Friday's news briefing - the daily digest of Cornwall's headlines. You can view the full article here:

https://cornwallreports.co.uk/fridays-news-briefing-the-daily-digest-of-cornwalls-headlines-74/

Eyewitness: what the "new Covid-19 normal" looks like in St Austell. You can view the full article here:

https://cornwallreports.co.uk/eyewitness-what-the-new-covid-19-normal-looks-like-in-st-austell/

Covid-19: New data reveals the "R" number in the South West is now at 1, the highest in the country, and rising, as 18 people in Cornwall find themselves in the government's new "test and trace" system. You can view the full article here:

Thursday's news briefing - the daily digest of Cornwall's headlines. You can view the full article here:

Covid-19: Cornwall is "completely in the dark" about local lockdowns, says council leader. You can view the full article here:

 NUJ threatens legal action against publishers of Cornwall's local newspapers after company imposes 10% pay cut. You can view the full article here:

Cornwall Council seeks to reopen public toilets by 15th June. You can view the full article here:

https://cornwallreports.co.uk/thursdays-news-briefing-the-daily-digest-of-cornwalls-headlines-73/

Covid-19:  Detailed jobs figures show seven Cornish towns are among the worst affected in the country, with the Isles of Scilly worst of all. You can view the full article here:

Lanivet's Pandafest hopes to be back next year. You can view the full article here:

Wednesday's news briefing - the daily digest of Cornwall's headlines. You can view the full article here:

https://cornwallreports.co.uk/wednesdays-news-briefing-the-daily-digest-of-cornwalls-headlines-70/

Panto season arrives early at the Palace of Westminster, as five of Cornwall's MPs. You can view the full article here:

Another spike in Covid-19 infections is heading for Cornwall, say health bosses. You can view the full article here:

Covid-19 EXCLUSIVE – how the government is failing Cornwall’s care homes. You can view the full article here:

Cornwall's health chiefs: the Covid-19 cash is running out. You can view the full article here:

Covid-19: Cornwall finally produces a plan for care homes. You can view the full article here:

Weekly number of Covid-19 deaths in Cornwall continues to fall. You can view the full article here:

https://cornwallreports.co.uk/weekly-number-of-covid-19-deaths-in-cornwall-continues-to-fall/

Planners back idea for 24 homes - none of them "affordable" - on "ugly and derelict" part of Hayle. You can view the full article here:

What's the best way to spend £25 million in Camborne?. You can view the full article here:

Cornwall's NHS: how the road to Covid-19 recovery leads to County Hall. You can view the full article here:

Tuesday's news briefing - the daily digest of Cornwall's headlines. You can view the full article here:

Monday's news briefing - the daily digest of Cornwall's headlines. You can view the full article here:

https://cornwallreports.co.uk/mondays-news-briefing-the-daily-digest-of-cornwalls-headlines-72/

Newquay Tory councillor Mark Formosa makes waves for his Conservative group over lifeguards. You can view the full article here:

 Four months after the floods, is Cornwall heading for a drought?. You can view the full article here:

Cornwall's footballers now have their sights set on Europe - and launch their own video channel. You can view the full article here:

Covid-19: County Hall starts to think about the impact on council tax bills (and just possibly next May's elections). You can view the full article here:

Covid-19: County Hall starts to think about the impact on council tax bills (and just possibly next May's elections). You can view the full article here:

Covid-19: new cases still increasing in Cornwall. You can view the full article here:

Covid-19 lockdown hiding evidence of harm to Cornwall's vulnerable children?. You can view the full article here:

Devon and Cornwall police issued nearly 1,000 Covid-19 fixed penalty notices in two months – and 75% were to locals. You can view the full article here:

Who remembers the climate emergency?  Cornwall’s public consultation about how to be carbon-neutral by 2030 has just ended, and this is what the Green Party had to say about it. You can view the full article here:

RCHT to offer more specific Covid-19 risk assessments and advice to some hospital staff. You can view the full article here:

https://cornwallreports.co.uk/rcht-to-offer-more-specific-covid-19-risk-assessments-and-advice-to-some-staff/

20112012Covid-19: More than 20% of Cornwall's care homes have now reported an outbreak. You can view the full article here:

New threat to local BBC politics and current affairs programmes. You can view the full article here:

https://cornwallreports.co.uk/new-threat-to-local-bbc-politics-and-current-affairs-programmes/

Tory claims that "most" of Cornwall's beaches will have lifeguard cover criticised as dangerous and irresponsible. You can view the full article here:

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E Mail Letters From Tintagel Residents

WHERE WILL THEY GO ???????!!!!!!!

Dear sir I am sure  you are aware that the Parish Council have now decided to close the Tintagel Visitor Centre Toilets
(apart from the disabled) for 2020 despite spending a fortune on the entry gate systems.

On top of this they cut back the flower baskets for the village and upped our precept by 9.5%.

Begs the question, where is all our money going?

Maybe worth mentioning the £2,500.000 worth of feature railing purchased 18 months ago which are sitting in their store shed.
These were planned for the Trevena Square refurbishment when I was in charge of this item,
when I left, they did not continue with the programme.
Furthermore, new hanging basket poles were erected in the square 18 months ago which were part of the programme.
These pole came with bespoke baskets for the poles but the poles were left empty this year – waste of time putting up the poles I think.
I have requested a breakdown of costs for the last year relating to expenditure on public toilets, put I won’t hold my breath.
TVC not only had expensive entry systems installed, which were supposed to pay for themselves according to the parish
( hence the hike to 50p a go) but also expensive building work to incorporate the entry systems which will now lie redundant.

All this whilst they are talking of purchasing more land/assets on ‘our’ behalf. If the council is to purchase further land or asset, this should be put to the public for their opinion or at least discuss it in public and not behind closed doors at council meetings i.e deliberations
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Email January 10th 2020 at 20:38

Subject: Parish council

Dear sir

I read with interest the content of the two emails sent to you by parishioners. I have thought for a long time what is the parish council doing, closure of toilets, the installation of new payment barriers and associated works , the high cost of entry 50p.

It is very difficult to gain from the minutes what information and costings have been presented to councillors before

they made these decisions.

There has been no mention of business plans or risk assessments. Decisions seem to be made by plucking random ideas from the air without any logic or reason to them .

Another factor in trying to work out what the council is actually doing and costing us is the lack of any accounts, bills are paid on a monthly basis at the meetings but no record of accounts put in the minutes. Where are the accounts for 18/19 ? they should be readily available now, we're only 3 months off the 19/20 set of accounts. 

There seems to be no accountability to parishioners by this council ,it's public participation policy stifles out any real scrutiny of what it is doing, far too many decisions are made in closed session.

And now to cap it all after closing three sets of toilets on cost reasons, they have set the new precept £141,000, nine and a half percent up on last year what are they doing with our money?

And finally the village square,under a upgrade policy £20,000 was allocated to refurbish the Square. Is that all 20,000 buys. It was interesting to hear about the railings in the shed, the seats are falling apart it's obvious they have not been treated for some time. It was interesting to read in the minutes discussion about parking in the Square. When the square was given to the parish council after regeneration was complete the then council decided that the car park was a shoppers car park and besides limiting it to parishioners the parking times were half an hour and no return within 2-hours. Where and when were the new times quoted in the minutes discussed and passed no wonder cars like a Honda Laguna  WJ56NUP  have been in the same space for the last 6 weeks. Just a few general comments I await with interest the minutes of the last meeting. Perhaps next time we will be able to go into more depth about the barmy decisions this council has made about the toilets etc.

YOUR COMMENTS/QUESTIONS/REPORTS/ANSWERS PLEASE. TO flowcrick@aol.com or 01840 770775
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Message on my Forum Page frpm Lynn Tansey
I have long been interested in learning as much information as possible about this amazing woman Florence Nightingale Richards.
The keeper of the keys to the castle. I have gleaned info from Tintagel book by Mr Dyer, also from odd photos.
But little seems to been known about the depth of her life, & also about her mother Sarah who was also a key holder in her time..
I wonder if this was a legacy or just an opportunity. Did Sarah's mother do the same.
So many questions.
I love to hear stories about women like this because this is real & not part of the myth making that seems to focus on men rather than women in a positive way.
I am not being sexist but rather an observer of reality. I would appreciate what anybody else has to offer about these incredible women.
I was so pleased to see that a couple of like minded ladies also recognised this & created a lasting memento plaque in memory of Florence.
Well done ladies!
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During the years 2016 and 2017 we had a week long Radio Station here in Tintagel in Carnival Week
and I was pleased to be allowed to have one show in 2016 and three shows in 2017

Sadly that appears to be the end of Tintagel Carnival Radio but who knows?.
IF you would like to listen to my three shows the links are below.

Enjoy!!

 David Flower-Monday_C.mp3 Recorded Monday July 31st 2017 6pm to 7pm​​

David Flower-Wednesday_C.mp3 Recorded Wednesday August 2nd 2017 6pm to 7pm

David Flower-Friday_C.mp3​​ Recorded Friday August 4th 2017 6pm to 7pm
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TINTAGEL CASTLE BRIDGE
Photo taken on JUNE 15th 2019



The bridge parts start to arrive .
One Bridge Side Panel and Two Very Tall Cranes .........................................................First Section Fitted Tuesday June 18th 2019


June 21st 2019 ........Bridge Is As One June 29th 2019. ...........Will They Meet In The Middle. Approx 8" Gap?!


THE FINISHED BRIDGE AUGUST 2019

The bridge was opened on Sunday August 11th

TINTAGEL CARNIVAL REPORT FROM PHIL ASTON (SECRETARY)

Saturday 3rd August saw the end of another fantastic Tintagel Carnival Week with the ever popular Grand Carnival Parade.
Starting from Wicket's Field, Bossiney and wending its way through the village and back, led by Nancy the Shire Horse & Harry the Shetland pony 50 brilliant entries including visiting Carnival royalty and marching bands entertained a packed village crowd.
The Overall Carnival Winning Entry was Trevenna Ladies Home Guard – Landa & Ladies and the Best Comedy Award went Tech Gnome – May Family & Co.
The Best Dressed Collector Trophy was won by Snapdragon – Lou Handley and the Best Queens Float was from Delabole.
Phil Aston, Chairman Tintagel Carnival, said, "What a fantastic Carnival Parade, a big thank-you to all the entries for their amazing contributions,
the Carnival Committee, visiting judges, Kathy Rowse (Queens compare),
Mel Rowe (Parade compare), the volunteers for all their hard work and the large village crowd for digging deep into their pockets to help raise money
to allow the Carnival to donate to local charities.
Next year more than ever we are in need of new committee members and/or volunteers to help organise & run Carnival Week.
Come on Tintagel, if you want a Carnival next year we need you to volunteer, come forward and join the committee.

REMEMBER .....NO VOLUNTEERS....NO CARNIVAL!!   .
PHOTOGRAPHS TO FOLLOW VERY SOON
TAKEN BY DAVID FLOWER

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Tintagel Carnival 2019 Results

2019 Tintagel Carnival Queen. Fairy Queen – Edie-Grace Attendants – Princess Violet-May & Family Tintagel Carnival Overall Winner
Trevenna Ladies Home Guard – Landa & Ladies Best Dressed Collector Snapdragon – Lou Handley Class No :  1 – Artistic & Historic Tableaux
1st – The Wombles – Launceston Steam & Vintage Rally 2nd – Winning Wimbledon – Joanna Davison Joint 3rd – Disney – Tintagel Castle & Old Macdonald had a farm – Charlie Flew & family Class No :  2 – Artistic & Historic Tableaux Under 16 1st – Super Mario Brothers & Kart – Charlie & William. 2nd – Little Cornish Mermaid – Carla Wain
Class No :  3 – Comic Tableaux 1st – Tech Gnome – May Family & Co. 2nd – Trevenna Ladies Home Guard – Landa & Ladies 3rd – Carnival Kings – The Griffin Family
Class No :  4 – Tradesmen’s Tableaux 1st – The Dunree Caravan Site (Delabole) – Jenny Sleep & Family 2nd – HM Coastguard (Boscastle)
3rd – Sleeps Class No: 5 – Walking Tableaux Over 5 People 1st – Tintagel Warriors 2nd – Tintagel Surf Lifesaving Club 3rd – Under The Sea - Tintangels
Class No :  7 – Walking Group Up To 4 People 1st – DC Comics – Olivia, Freya, Ellie & Billy Joint 2nd – Harry Potter – Ryan & Debbie Moore and T & T Trading
– Katrina Turner & Friends Joint 3rd – Kasey, Piran & Jakka Smeeth & Pheobes Sweet Treats – Ruby, Pheobe & Katherine Wright
Class No :  8 – Vintage Or Preserved Vehicle 1st – MGA (1959) – Vaughan Williams 2nd – Panther Kalista – David Bastard
3rd –  Nubian Fire Engine - Emergency Services Museum (Cornwall) Class No :  9 – Vintage Or Preserved Tractor 1st – Dexter – Scott Reynolds
2nd – 1986 Ford 8210 - Thomas Herrington Class No :  10 – Walking Lady And/Or Gent 1st – Diane Bray 2nd – Caroline Edwards 3rd – WW1 Sailor – Peter Minor
Class No :  12 – Decorated Hand Propelled Vehicle 1st – The Robertson Family – Paul & Debs West Class No :  13 – Walker under 14. 1st – Turtle – Brandon Edwards.
2019 Queen of Queen’s Competition. Best Fairy Queen 1st – Sticker 2nd – Delabole 3rd – Boscastle Best Fairy Queen Group 1st – Delabole 2nd – Sticker
Best Senior Queen 1st – St. Dennis 2nd – Sticker 3rd – Boscastle 4th – Camelford Best Senior Group 1st – Camelford 2nd – St. Dennis 3rd – Sticker
Best Overall Group 1st – St. Dennis 2nd – Camelford 3rd – Sticker (Fairy Queen) Best Queens Float Delabole
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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 MONDAY evening at 8pm.
If you you are interested please contact David Kenner on 01840 770741

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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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CAMELFORD & DELABOLE POST

If you would like a copy of any photograph I have taken of you since 2002
I keep all the photos I have taken since that date. The photos ar my personal copyright
  
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