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FRIENDS OF THE TOWANS 2017-18

Towans Partnership Blog - Thu, 21/09/2017 - 17:36

SLASH & BURN SEASON 2017-18

(AUTUMN-WINTER NEWSLETTER & EVENTS)

Well, I trust you’ve all enjoyed another Cornish summer. Can you remember that we actually DID get some hot days – even a ‘heatwave’? Seems a long time ago now. I was doing a bird survey on a Welsh hilltop in late June and was sweating just standing still! The car thermo said 36°! Wow. But then we entered the usual August climate and September has been really disappointing hasn’t it? But we can take heart from the thought of days just round the corner with fresh air, exercise, good company and bonfires, doing some useful conservation work on the Towans.

I hope you also enjoyed taking part in some of the wildlife recording this summer. Starting with a bird-watch at Gwithian-Hell’s Mouth in April, we’ve also been out looking at butterflies, moths and plants. Grateful thanks to Sally, Dick, Ian and George for leading these and sharing their knowledge – it’s much appreciated and helps to give us all a more ‘in the round’ knowledge as to why we do the work we do. We had an amazing turn-out of 27 people on the botany walk, and it was gratifying to see a range of ‘dune plants’ coming up in many of the areas we’ve cleared of scrub in recent years.

Many thanks also to Peter and Margaret and Save our Sand, for running a successful series of beach cleans again through the summer. I think the litter situation is better than it has been at times in the past, but it’s on ongoing requirement. I know that a number of local people pick up litter – even dog mess – while on their daily walks, which really helps keep things under control – ‘thanks’ to you all.

As well as some of our old friends (sites), I’ve put in some new ones this winter, on both sides of the Bay. So, we’ll be able to enjoy views across the towans from either side – stretching our domain ever wider!

I’m especially pleased that we will be working at Godrevy Warren – next to the NT car park – where Sally Foster has advised that if we can help open out some of the scrub there, it will help grazing cattle to move around the site, thereby benefiting the nationally-important colony of silver-studded blue butterflies up there. Thanks to the Thomas family for letting us get involved here – believe me, it will be worth it for the view alone.

We’ve managed to renew some of the landowner agreements for a year, and still hope to hear a positive response from the Lottery, but in the meantime there’s plenty for us still to do. I’ve also heard from several new people hoping to get involved, so that’s great – hope to meet you soon and bring you into our merry gang.               

 Martin ‘the Ranger’             

AUTUMN-WINTER EVENTS – Oct 2017-April 2018

All events start at 10am and run until about 2pm. I will bring tools, gloves, tea, coffee and biscuits (always plenty, esp for Dickie & Pete..), but please make sure you bring appropriate clothing and footwear suitable for working in the exposed Towans’ environment.

It would be useful if you could let me know via text, phone or email if you plan to attend - thanks. martinrule@talktalk.net; mobile - 07854 123 877

Thurs  Oct 5th Gwithian Green Nature Reserve

Various work – willow and elm coppicing, pond and stream ‘weeding’ and raking up and burning bramble cuttings. Come and enjoy the late show of flowers too.

Meet in car park just north of Gwithian Church at SW587/413.

Thur Oct 19th St Ives Bay Holiday Park

Cutting back sea buckthorn from the grassland in the roadside field. Meet in lay-by next to Loggans Moor, just north of entrance to St Ives Bay Holiday Park on B3011. SW 576/389.

Thurs Nov 2nd Gwithian Towans, near the Jam Pot

Working with volunteers from Cornwall Butterfly Conservation, we’ll be helping to enlarge an area of short turf being used by the silver-studded blue, by removing scrub and montbretia bulbs. This is an important narrow corridor that links the two main dune areas.

If we get this done, we’ll move on to St Gothian Reserve, to have a gorse blaze.

Meet in the large council car park at Gwithian. SW 565/384.

Weds Nov15th Steeple Woods Reserve, St Ives – please note this is Weds, not Thurs

This woodland and heathland reserve was designated in 2002, at the same time as our own Gwithian Green. We’ll be helping the local volunteers to cut back some of the overgrown heathland on the hilltop, to create some habitat diversity. We hope that some of ‘their’ volunteers might like to come and help us on the Towans at times in the future.

Access and parking is tricky. Let me know if you plan to go and we can liaise on details.

Thurs Nov 30th Godrevy Warren

Another new site for us, this is the large dune system we look across at when working at Gwithian Green. It’s been grazed for quite a few years, but scrub has been encroaching. We will cut areas back, to enable cattle to move around and to restore some short turf areas.

I will try to organise parking in the NT car park, but please check with me before.

Thurs Dec 7th As above – this time, with help from Cornwall Butterfly Conservation vols.

Thurs Dec 21st Gwithian Green Nature Reserve

Come and have a pre-Christmas work-out, raking up cuttings and having some bonfires. I’ll bring some jacket potatoes and perhaps we could have mulled wine and mince pies too..

Meet in car park just north of Gwithian Church at SW587/413.

Thurs Jan 4th Mexico Towans

A post-Christmas work-out now, this time clearing scrub from around the Beachside edge of Mexico Towans and Lethlean.

Meet on private road to Beachside Leisure SW 566/388

Thurs Jan 18th Steeple Woods, St Ives

Back at Steeple Woods again, for more heathland work. See Nov 15th details.

Thurs Feb 1st and Thurs Feb 15th details to follow, but will probably be on Upton Towans CWT reserve

Thurs March 1st Gwithian Green reserve

More raking and burning, but also stream ‘weeding’ in advance of the summer growth…

Thurs March 15th and 29th – details to follow, depending where we can be most useful!

Sorry to be so vague, but I’ll let you know as the scrub clearing season progresses. At least you can get these dates in your diaries.

I look forward to seeing you soon

Martin Rule, Towans Ranger 07854 123 877 martinrule@talktalk.net

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Combination League representative squad announced for match in memory of Andy Trathen - Falmouth Packet

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Thu, 21/09/2017 - 12:10

Falmouth Packet

Combination League representative squad announced for match in memory of Andy Trathen
Falmouth Packet
... (Hayle), Gavin Boon (St Day), Fraser Patterson (Helston Athletic), Chris Tolley (Illogan), Ryan Reeve (Penryn Athletic), Dan Higgins (Porthleven), Paul Reynolds (Porthleven), Silas Sullivan (Pendeen), Ash Stidwill (Helston Athletic), Jack Price ...

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Link: www.cornwall.gov.uk

Stephen Cornish posted a link to Hayle development discussion group's wall: St Erth Park & Ride Presentation & minutes from last Hayle & St Ives Network Community Meeting http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/media/28479003/4-september-2017-draft-notes.pdf http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/media/28474354/st-erth-park-and-ride.pptx

'Police incident' shuts stretch of busy A30 - Pirate FM

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Thu, 21/09/2017 - 06:31

Pirate FM

'Police incident' shuts stretch of busy A30
Pirate FM
A busy part of the A30 in Cornwall has been shut for almost an hour because of a police incident. Officers were called to the stretch between Camborne and Hayle, amid concerns for a man's welfare. Listeners have also been getting in touch with Pirate ...

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Highest smoking quit success rates on record

NHS Cornwalll News - Thu, 21/09/2017 - 00:00
Expert report says there’s never been a better time to stop smoking.
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Tennis: Patriots win Mid-State tournament - The Lake Country Echo

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Wed, 20/09/2017 - 20:06

The Lake Country Echo

Tennis: Patriots win Mid-State tournament
The Lake Country Echo
No. 1: 1-Natalie Kinkel (PR), 3-Alexis Lueck (PL), 4-Kelsi Peterson (SM), 6-Abby Westrum (WDC). No. 2: 1-Morgan Mudgett (PL), 5-Madison Becker (WDC), 6-Bryn Williams (SM). No. 3: 1-Courtney Boller (PL), 3-Hayle Wold (SM), 6-Annika Severson (CI). No.

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A30 closed amid reports of person threatening to jump from bridge - Cornwall Live

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Wed, 20/09/2017 - 14:50

Cornwall Live

A30 closed amid reports of person threatening to jump from bridge
Cornwall Live
Cornwall Live has been contacted by Megan Good who said: “Just to make you guys aware that on the A30 just before you enter Hayle from Camborne there is a road hazard on the South side. (Jumper on bridge but there is someone below chatting to the ...
'Police incident' shuts stretch of busy A30Pirate FM

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Street light put, 20th September

Number A007 street light outside number 9 Vicarage gate st Erth mint working reported several times
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 11 St Erth Hill, St. Erth
Report on FixMyStreet
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Manton, McBain win first Highland XC Jamboree - Cadillac News (subscription)

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Wed, 20/09/2017 - 09:09

Manton, McBain win first Highland XC Jamboree
Cadillac News (subscription)
For the Eagles, Alexis Salisbury took 14th in 24:33, Chloe Philo 35th in 27:48, Hayle Miller 44th in 29:09, Riley Kischnick 47th in 29:49 and Ashley Colberg 53rd in 30:59. For the Comets, Makayla Hall took 23rd in 25:49 and Ally Krick 33rd in 27:21.

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This is what happened when 76 brave individuals took on the Around the Mount swim for the RNLI - Cornwall Live

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Wed, 20/09/2017 - 07:05

Cornwall Live

This is what happened when 76 brave individuals took on the Around the Mount swim for the RNLI
Cornwall Live
... Michael's Mount, all in aid of the RNLI. RNLI Penlee Lifeboat's all weather vessel 'Ivan Ellen' and their inshore lifeboat 'Mollie & Ivor Dent' watched over proceedings along with several RNLI Penwith lifeguards and members of Hayle Surf Life ...

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Billy Gene Nestor - The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Wed, 20/09/2017 - 05:58

The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)

Billy Gene Nestor
The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)
... Idaho; his daughter, Linda Given and her husband Donald; his grandchildren, Heather King, Holly Statler, Kenny Nestor, Rachel Rector, Donnie Given, Gina Garia and Alicia Willabee and his great-grandchildren, Jordan, Jamie, Julian, Hayle, Bailey ...

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Curiouser and curiouser: The costumed capers dealt with by cops - Plymouth Herald

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Tue, 19/09/2017 - 13:34

Plymouth Herald

Curiouser and curiouser: The costumed capers dealt with by cops
Plymouth Herald
Charlie Chaplin was said to have been part of a group of youths in fancy dress smashing bottles in Penzance in October last year. The motorbiker dressed as chicken was among a group who “nearly caused a collision” in Hayle in July 2015. It was reported ...

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Share your thoughts about the Telehealth service: six-week consultation launched

NHS Cornwalll News - Tue, 19/09/2017 - 00:00
NHS Kernow is asking people to share their thoughts and experiences of using the Telehealth service. People will be able to share their views about the service from 19 September to 1 November 2017.
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PHOTOS: Over 300 'deadly' creatures wash up on Cornwall beach - Pirate FM

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Mon, 18/09/2017 - 15:31

Pirate FM

PHOTOS: Over 300 'deadly' creatures wash up on Cornwall beach
Pirate FM
So far, there have been reported sightings on the Isles of Scilly, at Gwithian, Pendeen, Porth, Holywell Bay, Polzeath, Hayle, Sennen and Tolcarne in Newquay. And last week, lifeguards closed Perranporth beach after a number washed onto the shore.

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Belinda Baggs European Tour - Carve Magazine (satire) (press release) (subscription) (blog)

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Mon, 18/09/2017 - 15:27

Carve Magazine (satire) (press release) (subscription) (blog)

Belinda Baggs European Tour
Carve Magazine (satire) (press release) (subscription) (blog)
Belinda Baggs, Patagonia's Surf Ambassador, will be visiting Down the Line Surf Company in Hayle this Thursday 21 September. A passionate all-around surfer and bodysurfer, she's best known for her graceful and technically accomplished longboard style.

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Marion, Buckley compete at Harrison Invite - Cadillac News (subscription)

Hayle and Angarrack news | Google - Mon, 18/09/2017 - 13:24

Marion, Buckley compete at Harrison Invite
Cadillac News (subscription)
Chloe Philo took 18th in 27:30, Hayle Miller 19th in 28:00, Tashawa Switalski 20th in 28:04 and Rylie Kischnick 26th in 29:55. Buckley's Shelby Cade took first in 22:34. Gladwin also won the boys' title with 28 points. Marion's Mason Davis took 19th in ...

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Group wall post by Terence Mulhearn

Terence Mulhearn posted a photo on Hayle development discussion group 2's wall: ⭐️⭐️CrossFit Hayle ⭐️⭐️
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