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Hayle Down Your Way May 26 2016


Column for May 26 2016


Hayle U3A has the following programme this week.  Today, Thursday May 26, at 10am there is History and Writing; then at 2pm the Social Event "Stimulating Memory" takes place with Sandy Easterbrook. On Tuesday May 31 at 10am there is Poetry Reading. All sessions except Writing are held in the Philip Smith annexe to the Hayle Day Care Centre.  The Writing is held in Hayle Library.


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 children, £9 family (2+2) and under 5s free. Refreshments will be available.  For more information, please phone 01209 712261.


The Hayle Neighbourhood Plan consultation is closing on Tuesday, May 31. Please make sure you have had your say by completing the survey at


West Cornwall Concert Band will be holding a joint concert with the Ingelheart Singers at Chacewater village hall on Saturday May 28 at 7:30pm. The concert will have a selection of popular jazz and show music with a joint finale with both groups together. Tickets are available on the door on the evening at £5. If you require any more information please contact Keith on 07917583284.


A workshop on letting go into living and dying takes place from the evening on June 17 then June 18 and June 19. The aim is to transform perceptions around death and dying; supporting people in rediscovering the deep understanding of themselves and of life that death can give. This seems to have been lost in society today. The workshop aims to de-mystify death, dying, loss and change the act of dying from denial and resistance into an essential part of people's lives lose their fear. A GP assists on this weekend. These beautiful workshops provide a supportive and safe space to explore the relationship with death and endings and to experience how changing the relationship to dying can totally transform the experience of living. See or call 01736 799231 to book or for more info.


At the Cornish Arms Hayle on every 3rd Sunday of the Month, next date June 19 at 8pm.  An invite to all musicians, dancers & singers and those who wish to come along and just listen or to take part in an impromptu session of Celtic folk music, dance and song.  All those interested please just turn up or contact Joy or Frank 01736754976.


The Regional championships in show jumping, dressage and countryside challenge have just finished, competing against riders from Devon, Dorset, Somerset and the rest of Cornwall. The association is delighted to report that Jarred and Tyler have qualified to go to the Nationals in July at Hartpury in Gloucestershire, with Jarred also winning the cup for the highest mark in Countryside Challenge. They gained 1sts and 2nds in their non-qualifying classes too. Kieran, Kaya and Conor also acquitted themselves very well, all being well placed in their non-qualifying classes. Tyler also won the fun class for a decorated hat with an amazing large and colourful chicken! Once again thanks go to the West Cornwall Youth Trust for funding all this activity.


Once again the visit of Hayle's friends from twinned town PORDIC in Brittany is over for another year. This happens so quickly.  The group of 40 arrived on Wednesday May 4 at 11pm, they were met and went off with their hosts. Some knew each other, the others were meeting for the first time. The following morning there was a welcome reception at the council offices, Nick Farrar the deputy mayor was there to greet them and there were some nibbles and some soft drinks for everyone provided by the twinning association. Photos were taken then it was down to the new Tri-station to be shown around. Chris and Ian showed everyone round. In the evening the members of Pordic judo club were invited to meet up with Hayle judo club for an informal get together. It was a very interesting and entertaining evening which will hopefully lead to links between these clubs.  This is what twinning is all about! On Friday some visited Paradise park in Hayle, some visited different gardens and others visited ancient sites, the Isles of Scilly was another destination. Of course on Saturday some went to Helston Flora day. it was then time for the goodbyes which is always difficult.

The association would like to thank Nick, the council, the Tri-station and the judo club for their welcomes.

The return visit to Pordic happens in August, leaving Hayle on Saturday 27 and returning on Wednesday 31.

Next year is the 20th anniversary so that will be a special year.

Fund raising continues throughout the year. On Saturday July 2 there will be a coach trip to Buckfast Abbey at only £14.per person. To reserve a place please call Maurice in good time on 01736 753341.


The Salvation Army are BACK at the hall in Cross Street.

ROCKS for children aged 6+ is on Tuesdays from 6pm to 7:15pm

Baby and toddlers is on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am to 12noon

LAZER is on Fridays from 3:45pm to 5pm for children 4+.

Also a huge thank you to St Elwyn's for the use of their hall and to the day centre for the hiring of their room.


On Thursday May 26, Corpus Christi Team Service is at 7pm at Gwinear.

On Sunday May 29, the first Sunday after Trinity there will be a Team Service at St Elwyn's at 11am followed by a shared lunch.

On Wednesday June 1, Said Eucharist will be celebrated by the Reverend Sharon Clifton at 10 am.


St Joseph's Church in Hayle is part of the Roman Catholic Parish of the Holy Family. The 6.30pm Mass on Saturday May 21 (the most Holy trinity) was celebrated with readings from Proverbs - Romans and gospel by John.

There will be Mass on Friday at 10am.

Parish celebration of Music and Art is taking place until May 30.  There are concerts, male recitals and choirs.  This will be well worth coming along to and lifts will be provided to the concerts.

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