Is it me or has the Pixie House
grown taller ??
Polzeath is Plagued by Public School Pests
Police and traders have confiscated more than 400
fake ID cards from under-age drinkers in a holiday resort in less
than a month. The seizures came as hundreds of public schools
students descended on Polzeath for an early summer holiday before
the state school term ended. Locals have complained of rowdy beach
parties, noise, drunkenness, and vandalism involving up to 500
people. But police said some of the complaints were being "blown out
of proportion". But Polzeath resident Tess Smith said that the
problem was worse than last year. "There were a thousand kids on the
beach on one night, screaming, chanting and urinating. "There was an
horrendous amount of noise until three in the morning. "It was total
anarchy. They could do exactly what they wanted because there were
only four policemen there." Problem 'subsided' One under-age
youngster, among a group drinking and smoking cannabis on the beach,
said alcohol was easy to get. "Some serve you under age. If you have
fake ID they will serve you anything." Police rejected the
accusation, saying shops were seizing about 40 fake IDs a day. Four
hundred fake cards have been recovered from youngsters since the
beginning of July. But Sgt Robin Moorcroft, who is in charge of the
police operations in Polzeath, said the problem had now subsided. He
said: "There have been incidents of public disorder assaults and
drunkenness, but some of it is being blown out of proportion." Four
police officers are on duty this year in the resort in July and
August following disturbances last year.
Bowithick could become another costly mistake.
Please read the letters below that were published
in "Your Parish" and "The Delabole Slate" magazines.
If you think Bowithick Amenity Tip should remain open and have
not written yet, please do so and address your letters to either Mr.
David Owens. Waste Manager, or to Mr. Adam Paynter (Enviroment and
Heritage Portfolio Holder) New County Hall, Truro, TR1 SAY.
Time for some joined up thinking
Courtesy of "Your Parish" magazine.
["Is it me? In one breath we are
being told to take our rubbish to the tip rather than dumping it in
the hedges and lay-bys. The next thing we hear, is that our nearest
tip, at Trebarwith is to close. We will now have to take everything
to Lanivet or to Bude, or pay to have it taken away, using more fuel
and polluting the environment even more. We are told it is too
ex-pensive to run the tip at Trebarwith. Is it cheaper to have to
pick up the rubbish that will no doubt be dumped all over the place
when it closes? When I mentioned how upset I was about the closure
to a lady at one of those stalls they put up at shows, for the
Council to encourage you to recycle and and manage your waste
responsibly, she replied that it was very difficult because some
services were run by the county and some by the local council. Are
they not all supposed to have the same environmental agenda? Could
they not consider working together? She also said that people will
often fly tip only a few hundred yards from a tip. That doesn't seem
to me to be a valid reason for not having one available. However
much we all try to recycle, re-use, and compost our garden waste,
there are times when it is just not possible."
Corlink Service Change Imminent
"The same kind of lack of thought would seem to be behind the
rumoured decision to cease the Corlink service
on this side of the A39 instead of extending it and making it more
useful to people trying to minimise car use.
This, just at the time when we are all being encouraged to leave our
cars at home. What are we supposed to do?
Nobody seems to want to make it easy for us to be environmentally
friendly and I suspect unless the powers that be make up their minds
to do so, many will just give up."]
SAVE OUR TIP - THE BOWITHICK AMENITY SITE
Courtesy of "The Delabole Slate" magazine
[ "I would like to begin by
thanking you all who have written to County Hall stating your
reasons why the Bowithick
Amenity Tip should remain open and to those of you who have not
written yet, please do so and address your letters to either Mr.
David Owens. Waste Manager, or to Mr. Adam Paynter (Enviroment and
Heritage Portfolio Holder) New County Hall, Truro, TR1 SAY. This
will be a great help to me as I go through various meetings with Mr.
Owens, Mr. Paynter and the French Company SITA, who have won the
contract for handling the waste for Cornwall. I believe the next six
to eight weeks are crucial to get our case across, I can but repeat
again that the alternative sites are a forty mile round trip with at
least one and a half hours of an individuals time taken up; cost of
petrol £5.00 and the cost to the environment with all this extra
travelling, just think of the tons of extra CO gas that would be
admitted. Also the closure of this tip would be giving no
consideration whatever to people who live in this more thinly
populated area of Cornwall, who never the less, pay their Council
Tax and expect a service for it. We need to remind County Hall that
we are a prime tourist area and to see the return of fly tipping
would be detrimental not only to the tourist industry, but a burden
to our farmers as well. This site is ideally situated and secluded
and in the right geographical position. I firmly believe the people
of this area are not asking for six hundred thousand pounds to be
spent on this site, as it is answering well at this present time.
The reason of course for the County wanting to close this site is
that they have taken an overall review of the County's waste needs
and on paper Bowithick and another site near St. Ives are putting
through such low tonnages per annum, and I believe this is not a
competitive issue, there is no way we can compete with the through
put of Bude or Launceston. Many of the suggestions for the County
are really good and extending this service and the introduction of
an incinerator will greatly reduce our landfill problem and save us
many, many thousands of pounds in tax over the years. Very briefly,
just touching on one or two other issues, the library service is
going through a difficult time under cuts that have had to be
introduced and Cornwall sees a reduction of three hundred and fifty
thousand in its library budget. However, not one library will be
closed down, where as in Devon there will be twelve closures and in
Dorset thirteen closures! We will lose one mobile library van and
there will be some cut backs in staff.
Health and Adult Care and Social Services are other areas where
there has been considerable cuts made and
according to figures projected for the coming years, there will be
an increasing demand on these services. County Hall
will have to keep hammering Westminster for increased funding, for
instance those 65 years and over living in Cornwall are to increase
from one hundred and seven thousand seven hundred to one hundred and
seventy eight thousand eight hundred by the year 2026; a fifty eight
point 6 per cent increase, and the number of people aged 85 years or
over is due to increase from fifteen thousand to twenty six thousand
five hundred by 2026, a seventy six point seven per cent increase
and this highlights the need for greater funding to serve these
people in the way that would be expected.
Finishing on a slightly lighter note, that "New Carpet" at County
Hall at seventy thousand pounds plus will not
be hitting those figures after all! The price of wool for instance
has slipped back over the years and the new carpet is not likely to
cost that much more than the original one over forty five years ago
that was in the region of twenty to twenty five thousand pounds."]
Bring back F.Y.M.
I mean "What on Earth are the farmers putting
on the fields these days?????
A colleague of
mine tells me that modern methods of farming involve the practice of
adding chemicals to manure to aid the break down of the matter. It
turns the manure into a runny almost liquid like fertilizer that is
easier to spray on to the fields. The offensive odour that this
delivers to the neighbourhood is so strong that people are woken
from their slumber by the smell, they are forced to stay in their
homes with windows shut tight whilst the noxious niff prevails. The
laundry cannot be hung to dry in the fresh air because the sickly
stench clings to very fabric of the wash, dogs remain un-walked by
owners who cannot tolerate the foul tasting air in their lungs. If
you are sick of the smell then let us know.
|Wheat & Chaff ? Help us sort it !
Whether you live here or not, if you have used a
business or service in North Cornwall please let us know what your
experiences with them was like. Good or bad,
we want to know.
Make North Cornwall an even better
Found something wrong that needs putting right.
Then let us know. Whether it's a dodgy road junction, an unclean
beach, a forgotten footpath !
Tell us about it.
Calling all holidaymakers
If you have stayed with any accommodation provider
in North Cornwall then let us know. Whether the service you received
was good or bad, we
want to know.
North Cornwall accommodation
Holiday makers who have used accommodation in
North Cornwall are being asked to give us there feedback with
regards there experiences using accommodation in the area, but we
also want to know how you, has an accommodation provider in North
Cornwall, feel about the way the area is promoted via the internet.
to give us your feedback.
People in North Cornwall hit by water poisoning
in 1988 should have health checks........
People in North
Cornwall hit by water poisoning in 1988 should have health checks as
a former resident was found with Alzheimer's, a report says.
The suggestion is made in a Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and
Psychiatry study into the death of resident Carole Cross, which was
published on Thursday.
If you were one
of the twenty thousand possible individuals who may have drunk the
water in question please
click here for more information and to add your details.Remember!
This incident occurred in July, at the height of the season, so many
holiday makers may well have been affected too. If you were on
holiday in North Cornwall in 1988 you may be affected.
North Cornwall District Neighbourhood Watch
Neighbourhood Watch is looking forward to an exciting new future.
The new office in Camelford Police Station will be the base for
communications. North Cornwall Neighbourhood Watch will encourage
involvement from all age groups and hopes to identify young people's
issues, raise awareness and strengthen the links between other
agencies including Victim Support and Age concern. A friendly group
of Neighbourhood Watch Volunteers operating the office will be able
to offer advice and support to co-ordinators and watch members,
assist anyone who wishes to start up a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme,
give advice on crime safety for people, their homes, their
possessions and their communities. Thanks must be given to Devon and
Cornwall Police for the encouragement and support they have given to
this scheme and also the North Cornwall Community Safety
Partnership. Without their support this vision would never have been
realized. The Office will be open Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursday
between 9am and 12 noon.
Contact telephone number 01840 212694.
There is a message answering service for out of hours.
Please remember this number MUST NOT be used to report crime.
Contact the Police on 08452 777444 or in an emergency dial 999.
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH OFFICE
Camelford Police Station,
18 High Street.
North Cornwall PL32 9PQ
Port Isaac’s harbour is one of the most
exposed on the North Coast and its small but modern fishing fleet
has received some protection from its two breakwaters, which were
built in the 1920s.The Eastern breakwater takes the brunt of the
pounding from the open Atlantic and has been badly in need of
repairs for many years. click
here for full report.
North Cornwall Credit Union has moved.
The north Cornwall credit union has moved to
Delabole stores and is open every Monday from 2:30pm - 4:00pm.
North Cornwall Breathe Easy Group to start.
A new support group for all those with lung disease will be
launched at St Kew Highway Community Hall on Wednesday the 8th of
March. For further information telephone 01726 627873 or 01840
Dogs not to blame for owners.
There are still an awful lot of dog owners who do not know how to
manage themselves, let alone there animals. A local to St Minver
parish witnessed one poor couple at Daymer bay, being harassed by a
dog's owner, because the couple complained to him when his dog
"scented" there beach tent.
Are you prepared for Bird Flu?
Residents of North Cornwall are asked to be vigilante. If you
find a dead bird in the wild do not handle it directly. Please
Go here for
info on Avian flu (bird flu)
All farmers in North Cornwall should take sensible precautions to
protect free range poultry. They should make provision to house them
properly. Do not leave feed out, has this can attract hungry wild
Don't just let it lie..
When you go out walking in the countryside, take a little pride
in its appearance. It only takes a moment to stop and pick up a bit
Visitor numbers for 2005
Over five million people visited the county of
Cornwall last year, generating about £1bn.