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Hayle Down Your Way May 12 2016


Column for May 12 2016



Hayle's Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group has opened a consultation on the first draft of the Neighbourhood Plan's policies. The survey can be found by visiting the Neighbourhood Plan web site at Copies of the plan are available there. To ask questions or make suggestions drop in to the open day at Hayle Day Care Centre on Saturday, May 14 from 12pm to 4pm.


Why not walk the walk with Hayle in Bloom?  Their event for children last month was a great success, and they hope that the grown-ups will be as enthused.  On Thursday May 12 there will be a guided walk along King George V Memorial Walk in Hayle.  Meet at 10.30am at the greenhouse.  HiB will show and tell plants on the walk, advise on garden tasks for May, and do their best to answer gardening conundrums.  A donation is welcome, and so are doggy friends on a lead.  Please come and join us to learn a little more about this lovely Hayle asset.  Any queries, ask Olivia at the greenhouse or phone 01736 756567.


Bridge of Spies. Saturday May 14 at 7.30pm.

In 1957, defender James Donovan (Tom Hanks) persuades an American judge to sentence captured Russian spy Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance) to life rather than death. Three years later, when the Soviets capture American spy-plane pilot Francis Powers (Austin Stowell), the Russian spy becomes a valuable asset to be traded, and Donovan is tasked with negotiating the trade. This is far more than your average spy film: a script with a core of idealism and the dry humour of the Coen Brothers contrasts the good faith built up between Donovan and Abel and the bad faith of their backers, building to the final swap on a bridge in Berlin.

As ever, at the Passmore Edwards Institute, house lights down at 7.30pm and home-baked refreshments after. Tickets for each, at £5/£4 for members, reserve on 01736 752319, or book online at


Helidor Health & Wellbeing Centre, Foundry Farm, Hayle is holding an Open Day on Monday May 16 from 1pm to 7pm with all proceeds going to the Cove, Macmillan Cancer Support Centre, Truro. This is the chance to find out more about therapies such as reflexology, aromatherapy, reike, NLP, counselling, EC healing, Max Lift facials, manicures & pedicures, nails & waxing and £5 taster sessions will be available. Admission is free.


Hayle Model Railway Club and Duchy Railroaders are holding a two-day exhibition over the Spring Bank holiday weekend, Saturday May 28 from 10am to 5pm and Sunday May 29 from 10am to 4pm.  It will be at the Hayle Day Care Centre, Commercial Road, TR27 4DE. There will be 11 layouts in various scales and trade stands.  Admission is £4 for adults, £2.50 OAPs, £2 children, £9 family (2+2) and under 5s free. Refreshments will be available.  For more information, please phone 01209 712261.


At the RDA County Championships held at Lakefield Equestrian Centre near Camelford on Tuesday May 3 all six members of the team took part in both dressage and countryside challenge classes. Between them they gained three 1sts, two 2nds, a 3rd, two 4ths, a 6th, two 7ths and an 8th. The group as a whole also won the tack and turnout cup for their presentation. The West Cornwall Youth Trust is once again funding the young riders this year in their competitive efforts.  On May 17 the riders will be back at Lakefield again for the Regional Dressage and Countryside Challenge, with some hoping to qualify for the Nationals in Gloucestershire in July. This is the Group's 40th anniversary year so all the successes are extra special.



On Sunday May 15, the Parish Eucharist will be celebrated by the Reverend Sharon Clifton at 9.30 am. On Wednesday May 18, Said Eucharist will be celebrated by Father Malcolm at 10 am.


On Saturday May 14, a lunch for Christian Aid will be held in Phillack church hall from 12.15pm. For just £7 there will be roast pork with apple sauce and vegetable option followed by a choice of sweets and tea/coffee.  To book please ring 01736 753463.


St Joseph's Church in Hayle is part of the Roman Catholic Parish of the Holy Family. At the 6.30pm Mass on Saturday May 7 the readings were from Acts - Ephesians and gospel by Luke.

There will be Mass on Friday at 10am (our lady of Fatima).

Royal Cornwall Show Saturday June 11 Age UK running trip to the show. Interested people please enquire at church.