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Hayle Down Your Way December 1 2016


Column for December 1 2016


Hayle U3A has the following programme this week.  Today, Thursday December 1, at 10am there is Games.  On Tuesday December 6 at 10am there is Art then at 2pm the Film club meets.  All sessions except Writing are held in the Philip Smith annexe to the Hayle Day Care Centre.  The Writing is held in Hayle Library.


Jackie, Susan and stallholders are holding their Christmas Craft & Produce fair this Friday December 2 in Phillack Hall, Copperhouse, Hayle between 10am and 4pm.  There will be lots of Christmas goods to purchase, including Christmas pickles, marmalades, special garden woodwork, jewellery, cards, knitwear, gorgeous handbags, pottery and lots more.  "The Kitchen" will be open for refreshments and cake.  It would be good to see all the lovely regulars and new customers will be warmly greeted.   Pop in for that special present.


This Friday December 2 at 7.30pm at the Passmore Edwards Institute Hayle there will be a fascinating talk by Mr Potter about the Levant Mine. All welcome. Afterwards there will be light refreshments.


Cornwall Councillors for Hayle, John Coombe and John Pollard hold surgeries at Hayle Library/ One Stop Shop. The next surgery is on Saturday December 3.  Drop into Hayle Library for a chat or to discuss an issue. John Pollard can be contacted on 07967272808 or via; John Coombe on 752831. Both are eager to hear from Hayle residents and share regular surgeries on the first Saturday of each month from 10am until 12noon at the Hayle One Stop Shop, Hayle Library, Commercial Road.




Macmillan Jumble Sale will take place at Phillack Church Hall this Saturday December 3 at 10am. There will be good quality jumble plus the Christmas Stall. If you have any jumble or any new items no longer required and you would like it collected please ring 01736 753635 or 01736 753823. Alternatively, you can drop it off at the hall on the Friday evening before between 6pm and 7pm or the morning of the Jumble after 8.30am.


Hayle model railway club and Duchy railroaders are holding their one-day Christmas exhibition this Saturday December 3 from 10am to 4:30pm.  It will be at the Hayle Day Care Centre, Commercial Road, TR27 4DE. There will be nine layouts in various scales and trade stands.  Admission will be £2 for adults and £1 for children.  Father Christmas will be in attendance for all children under 10 years.  Disabled access.  Refreshments will be available.  For more information, please phone 01209 712261.


On Friday December 9 Hayle Community school will be supporting Cornwall Hospice Care with a Christmas Parade and it is hoped that the whole school - students, teachers, governors and support staff in addition to local primary schools - will be involved.

Cornwall Hospice Care is an independent Cornish charity, uniquely placed within the community and committed to the delivery of excellence in Specialist Palliative Care across Cornwall. The service is free of charge to the patient. However, their charity status means that they rely heavily on financial and voluntary support from the general public by way of charitable donations, legacies, shops income, fundraising events and various other activities.

In view of the above, and in particular the association with St Julia's Hospice in Hayle, the school is keen to support the valuable work Cornwall Hospice Care provides. They are organising the Christmas Parade which will leave school at intervals from 1.30pm and walk a two mile route down St Georges Road, along Penpol Terrace, through the town to Copperhouse and back via Humphry Davy Lane with potentially as many as 400 Christmas themed students walking through Hayle!

Please come and support the students by waving, clapping, cheering, tooting your horn and donating loose change in the collecting buckets along the way.

If you have any queries, please contact Karen Hickson at Hayle Community School on 01736 753009.


On Friday December 9 at 7.30pm in Hayle Day centre Mike Stuckey's Curry and Quiz evening takes place in aid of the Hayle Day centre. It's £5 for a curry (or alternative food) being served between 6.30pm and 7.30pm.  £2 per person for the quiz (maximum of 6 in a team).  Everyone welcome. For further details ring Lesley on 01736 755000.


The Hayle Branch of the RNLI recently held a very successful coffee morning in the Angarrack Community Centre.  The event was well attended, and the Branch committee would like to thank everyone who helped or gave support in any way, and in particular wish to thank the Charity Singers for entertaining everyone so well. The coffee morning  raised over £500 for RNLI funds which will, as always, be used in the charity's work saving lives at sea.


Hayle Friends of Children's Hospice South West would like to thank all those who were at Tesco Carbis Bay on Saturday November 26 and helped to raise the wonderful sum of £231.72 with stars on the Memory Tree.


Would like to thank all those who helped in any way with the 2016 Poppy Appeal and to all who attended the Remembrance service. The branch will be holding their AGM on Tuesday December 6 in the Snooker room Passmore Edward Institute at 7pm. The branch is looking for new members to join their committee and especially a secretary & Poppy Appeal organiser.


At last Monday's meeting members' wives and friends were visited by Danielle Roberts who treated them to a very informative and interesting talk on Autism. Danielle has a son who suffers with this disorder which causes children to become withdrawn and divorced from reality. Introduced by Rotarian David Jones and warmly welcomed by President Brian, Danielle talked of Autism in general and their family's personal experiences with future hopes and plans for Jamie who is on the non-verbal end of the spectrum. Danielle concluded her presentation with a question and answer session.  It's possible to follow Jamie's progress on

The club would like to take this opportunity to thank the populace of Hayle and District for their help and support throughout the year and wish "One and All" a very happy Christmas and healthy and prosperous new year. The club still meet at the White Hart Hotel Hayle on Monday evenings. Tel. 01736 793596 for further news.


The service this Sunday is at 9.15am followed by tea and biscuits. This year's Christmas Tree festival in the church will open on Tuesday December 20.


On Friday December 2, at 7pm: Churches Together in Hayle Community Carol Service with local schools at St Elwyn's Church followed by refreshments, everyone welcome.

On Sunday December 4, the Parish Eucharist will be at 9.30 am.

At 4 pm: Christingle at St Elwyn's with Bishop Tim.

On Wednesday December 7, Said Eucharist will be celebrated by the Reverend Sharon Clifton at 10am.


St Joseph's Church in Hayle is part of the Roman Catholic Parish of the Holy Family. Father Philip said the 6.30pm Mass on Saturday November 26 with readings from Isaiah - Romans and gospel by Matthew.

There will be Mass on Friday November 25 at 10am.

Times of mass up until Christmas: with Christmas falling on a weekend this year the times of mass will be the usual for a Saturday with an additional midnight mass.

Hayle Food Bank is still doing very well but Christmas puddings are required for Friday December 2 so boxes can be prepared.

Hayle Churches Together Community Carol service is at St Elwyn's on December 2 at 7pm featuring young people of the area. Refreshments

After. All welcome.

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