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Hayle Community Centre, 58 Queensway, Hayle, TR27 4NX
Town Mayor: Graham Coad • Town Clerk: Eleanor Giggal 

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1st and 3rd Thursday of every month (except August) @ 7:15 pm

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Come on supporters of the pool!

Hayle Outdoor Swimming Pool's bid to win a share of the M&S Community Energy Fund has now started and we need your votes to heat the pool.  In order to vote you will need to give an email address and a password which includes a capital letter and a number.

Please vote and spread the word.

Read more and vote here.

Thank you!

Linden Homes Planning Application

At its Strategic Planning Committee on 24 September 2015, Cornwall Council refused planning application PA15/02777 for a proposed residential development of 222 dwellings, associated public space and provision of land to facilitate the expansion of Penpol Primary School on land SSE of Penpol School, St George's Road, Hayle.

Rural Community Energy Fund

In case you missed this first time around:

The Town Council received a presentation regarding the Rural Community Energy Fund, which is a government grant that enables rural communities to pay for feasibility studies on renewables projects. It will support communities to develop renewable energy products which provide economic and social benefits to the community. An initial grant of up to £20,000 is available and this can cover technical feasibility, community engagement, legal structures, business planning and financial forecasting. The Council supports the scheme whole heartedly but it recognises that it requires input from keen individuals/organisations to take forward and is wanting feedback to gauge whether or not there is sufficient support to progress. If there is enough support the Town Council will facilitate a meeting with a representative from the RCEF. So let us know your thoughts and whether or not you are willing to get involved!

Community Renewable Energy
Rural Community Energy Fund

What is community owned renewable energy?

Many communities are realising the benefits of locally owned renewable energy projects, for local benefit. Renewable energy has the ability to reduce energy use, grow the local economy, improve buildings and generate income for important community services. There is funding available at present to fully fund the development costs of community renewable energy projects.
Renewable energy is very good for the local economy. The majority of money spent on energy is lost from the local area, going almost entirely to the big six energy companies who supply our electricity and gas. If instead this money was paid to a local energy company, owned by local people, it could be recycled in the local area. The benefit of this additional injection of local spend would be increased due to the economic multiplier effect, meaning a stronger, healthier local economy.
Locally owned renewable energy also draws money into the local economy, because it attracts payments for the electricity and heat. Renewable technology also has the potential to save local organisations and businesses money by reducing their energy bills.
The renewable energy systems can be installed and maintained by local businesses, helping to grow the local economy, safeguarding jobs and incomes. The technology also has the potential to significantly reduce CO2 emissions and stimulate a reduction in overall energy use.

How does it work?

A community co-op is set up which invites people to buy shares, which raises capital. This capital is used to purchase and install the renewable energy systems. The co-op rents the space for the installations, maintains them and sells the energy to local community organisations or businesses at a discount.
The co-op pays the investors interest and they recoup their investment over time. Any profit can be distributed via a community fund to be used on local projects.
An example of a successful community renewable energy project that members of the Energy Analysis team have worked on is Plymouth Energy Community Renewables. This community owned renewable energy organisation has installed many sets of solar panels on local schools, providing them with cheaper electricity.

At the moment funding is available for community groups to carry out the feasibility and development work necessary for a renewable energy project(s). The fund can be used to cover the technical, financial, governance and community engagement elements needed to progress a project. It is an excellent way of helping communities to kick start and develop renewable projects.
A successful application to the RCEF simply requires a community organisation with a solid idea for a project and a determination to see it through to development. It is about community owned projects, for community benefit.

So if you would like to find out more about community renewable energy projects, or the Rural Community Energy Fund, then please get in touch.

For more information contact Ben Eardley on 07979 344555, by email at


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Hayle Town Council  wishes to thank all concerned for continued support

War Memorial Upgrade – Professional Support Required

The Council, in partnership with Hayle Branch of The Royal British Legion, is looking to refurbish and improve the War Memorial and surrounding area. It is hoped that the project will be completed by 2018 in line with the 100th commemoration of end of the 1st World War.

The enhancement scheme should ideally create more space for the annual Remembrance Service, give the memorial more presence and improve the surrounding area, making it more distinguishable to prevent parking around the memorial.

At the first meeting, it was agreed that the group of volunteers would need the expertise of a qualified structural engineer to be able to support and advise on whether the memorial could be dismantled, raised and/or brought forward and to join and work with the working party to bring the scheme to fruition. Are you suitably qualified and/or experienced and in a position to donate time and professional support to this project? If so, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact the Town Clerk for details of the next meeting.

Hayle Neighbourhood Plan

UPDATE: The survey is now closed.

Vision, Aims and Objectives Consultation
Open Days

Questions? Ideas? Comments?
 Come and discuss how you would like Hayle to develop over the next 15 years at our

Public Open days. They are on:

Saturday 6th June at Angarrack Community Centre
Saturday 13th June at the Passmore Edwards Institute

Members of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group will be on hand to answer questions and to note your ideas and suggestions. We will cover all of the items in our current consultation, including:

  • Our Vision – how we would like to see Hayle by 2030
  • Aims – what we would like to achieve
  • Objectives – how we will achieve the Aims
And don't forget that you can complete our survey on-line. You can go directly to the survey by clicking this link: Please come along to one or both of the Open Days. Oh, and look for us at ASDA on Friday, 5th of June where we will be encouraging everyone to join in.

Be part of the process – have your say!

Hayle Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group


No written requests for an election were received by the deadline and this vacancy will now be filled by co-option.

Western Power Distribution - Less is More Community Award

The Council has just received confirmation of two significant financial awards to go towards the long term ambition of heating and covering the outdoor Swimming Pool.

The 'Less is More ' project was run by Western Power Distribution and was aimed at helping local communities reduce their electricity use, particularly at peak times, with the opportunity for a community asset or events to receive funding.

The areas or Tremorvah and Trelissick were selected to participate in the project and these communities decided that the Swimming Pool should be the beneficiary. The amounts of £4,315 and £3,994 respectively will shortly be with the Council and will be added to the growing fund to progress the scheme to upgrade the pool.

Thank you to everyone in the Tremorvah and Trelissick areas who participated in the scheme, we are so grateful! Thanks must also go to Western Power Distribution too for initiating this scheme. The dream of upgrading the pool is step closer!


Hayle Town Council is pleased to announce that Bernie Wills was co-opted as a new Hayle Town Councillor for the North Ward at a Council Meeting on the evening of Thursday 9 April 2015. 

Linden Homes Planning Application

UPDATE - and see above

At its Full Council meeting last night, Hayle Town Council considered the new twin-track Linden Homes planning application PA15/02777 and resolved to object exactly as for PA14/09315 (see original below) with the added grounds for objection:

1) the failure to demonstrate compliance with the ICOMOS/UNESCO World Heritage Committee’s draft decision:

39 COM 7B.86, especially (see point 7) that ‘details for…any substantial future projects in the [World Heritage Site] property or its immediate and wider setting be submitted, together with HIAs, to the World Heritage Centre as soon as possible, and that adequate time be allowed for a thorough review of each project by the Advisory Bodies prior to approval of any construction and development.’

2) not enough attention has been paid to the design of the buildings to reflect the nature of the town appropriately, nor with regard to the Cornwall Design Guide.


The Town Council considered the Linden Homes Application, PA14/09315, for 222 homes to the land SSE of St Georges Road on Thursday 26 February 2015. Approximately 55 members of the public attended the meeting, which took place in Penpol School.

It was resolved unanimously that Hayle Town Council objects strongly to planning application PA14/09315 on the following grounds:

• the National Planning Policy Framework presumption in favour of development of brownfield land and the emerging Neighbourhood Plan’s prioritisation of other sites over this one;
• loss of agricultural land; 
• harm to the setting of listed buildings and the Conservation Area; 
• harm to the setting of the World Heritage Site (including the objection of English Heritage);
• failure to meet the 40% affordable housing requirement and the risible 15% offered (even though another development at the other end of the town had complied with 40%); 
• in the spirit of localism weight should be given to local opinion, which was overwhelmingly against this application; 
• Hayle Town Council’s disagreement with Cornwall Highways’ traffic impact assessment, especially at Foundry Square; 
• although land was being given for school development no education contribution was being paid and the land offered would not be sufficient for future expansion;
• it appeared that it was not a coincidence that this and other developments were coming forward before the Community Infrastructure Levy, which would provide the town with £2,000 per dwelling, was in place; 
• light pollution would be a significant issue; 
• drainage was unsatisfactory, does not take account of the poor state of very old drains, sewage is already leaking into the harbour and flooding is likely.

The next stage is for the new application to go before Cornwall Council's Strategic Planning Committee and there is still time to send your views to Cornwall Council and its Members.

Harvey's Foundry Trust Heritage Lottery  Fund

Harvey’s Foundry Trust has been awarded £3.7 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to complete the 10 year regeneration of Hayle’s 18th century Harvey’s Foundry. Foundry Heritage Fund

Councillor Howard Lyons

The Town Council is very sorry to announce that Councillor Howard Lyons sadly passed away during the Christmas period.  Although relatively new to the Council, Howard was an enthusiastic and active member and he will be missed. His funeral was held in Golders Green, London on 15 January 2015.


The Hayle Walk for Cornwall Hospice Care took place on Sunday 7 September in glorious sunshine. The event was well-attended, with plenty of walkers on both the two- and five- mile walks.  We would like to thank everyone - Participants, Supporters and Volunteer Helpers - for giving their time, energy and money to a very worthwhile cause.  To date over £4,000 has been raised - what an achievement. Well Done Everyone!

Start of the two mile walk - supported by the Mayor and two of the his children, Lizzie Coad (his Consort) and Jonny Coad, who walked it on his behalf.

Deputy Mayor Nick Farrar (and don't forget Ruby) striding out to lead the two mile walk..


Active Travel maps which bring sustainable travel information together in one place, have been designed and produced by Sustrans, in assocation with Four Point Mapping.  The maps show schools, local shops and green spaces and how to get to them on foot, by bike or by public transport.  Further information about cycle routes in the local area is also available.  The free Hayle, St Erth and St Ives map can be downloaded here.

More information and links to other maps are available on Cornwall Council's website here.


New Station Railway Path

On Saturday 23 August the opening of the new Station Railway Path was celebrated.

To help Sustrans plan for other station access improvements please complete the passenger survey and give them your views on the new station access changes.  The survey is available online here .

Hayle and the Great War

Harvey’s Foundry Trust (HFT) has been awarded £6,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to run a project called ‘Hayle and the Great War'.  For the past year HFT has been running a community research project looking at Hayle during the war and a number of community workshops and events were held, giving local residents and children a chance to explore this vital piece of their town’s history.

The Trust is holding a summer exhibition which explores Hayle during the First World War and also displays work from the Community School, Hayle and St Erth Brownies and Bodriggy Surgery group. The exhibition will run from Monday 4 August to Friday 22 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11am to 4pm.

On Tuesday 5 August there will be a family day of free workshops from 11am to 3pm, where children can learn to make poppies and medals, having fun whilst learning a bit of history as well;  these sessions are suitable for children of all ages.

On 6 September at 6pm at the Passmore Edwards Institute there will be a free screening of the classic film Gallipoli; there are only 80 places and the tickets will be given out on a first come first served basis - you can pick them up at the heritage centre or by contacting Laura on 01736 757683.

Captain Ellis and Officers

Hayle is Becoming Blooming Bee Friendly!


Here is what has been going on:



If you are interested in helping to shape the way Hayle will look from now until 2030, join in the Neighbourhood Plan process. This is one of the most important changes to planning law in a generation and allows those of us who live in Hayle to make legally binding rules about planning issues.

This has to be driven and supported by the community, so have your say.

The Neighbourhood Plan web site is at and our Facebook page is here.




The Swimming Pool opened for the season on Saturday 21 June 2014 and will be open daily from 11am to 6pm, weather permitting, until Sunday 7 September 2014. We can confirm that entrance prices have not been increased for the third year in a row and once again season tickets will be available to purchase. In fact, we are promoting a pre-payment arrangement to allow regular users to pay for season tickets in instalments, prior to the opening. Contact the Clerk’s office for details.

We are also pleased to be able to confirm that the Town Council has agreed to continue with the free entry to the pool on Tuesdays for all residents of Hayle and/or the TR27 postal code area. This scheme proved to be very popular last year and the idea is to give something back to all who contribute to it. Free Tuesday Swim Passes may be obtained from the Pool office from 21 June 2014 upon proof of residence and identification. 

Before the pool opened much hard work was undertaken once again, mostly by a team of volunteers. Members of Friends of Hayle Pool, Hayle Model Boat Club, the Town Council and local users combined forces to prepare the pool for the season.


Fire Station Update

Turf Cutting for the New Hayle Community Fire Station

Deputy Chief Fire Officer Paul Walker is "delighted to be able to let you know that construction work has now started on our Camborne, Redruth and Hayle Emergency Cover programme. 

"On 14 April we were joined by our partners, elected members (past and present) and staff from Kier to cut the turf at the sites, a fantastic moment for the service and all of those who have worked so hard over the last four years to make this a reality.

"We anticipate that the new Community Fire Stations will be completed in late 2014 and Service Headquarters completed in early 2015.  This will be of course subject to sustained periods of inclement weather which may cause delays with the construction process.

"Further information is available on our CPRH Internet pages where we will be posting updates through the construction phase: "



Follow the link below to see the

Notice of Appointment of Date for the Exercise of Electors' Rights

Accounts for the Year Ended 31 March 2014

Hayle Town Council Annual Accounts Audit 2014



FREE Hayle Churks mobile app on iTunes

Get an insight into those who lived & worked in Hayle before by walking where they walked.  Experience another Hayle by hearing stories spoken in their words and accents.

The Hayle Churks iPhone app is available to download now FREE from iTunes. 

The app, created by Lucy Frears, uses Hayle Oral History Project recorded memories plus photos and maps from many local and international archives such as Hayle Community Archive, Cornish Studies Library and Imperial War Museum.  Made to experience while walking around Hayle with iPhone and headphones (GPS triggers the sound and images as you move), there is also a ‘listen at home’ mode so that people can access the memories/photos whether they are in Hayle or not on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

Download from iTunes here.  Please review it on iTunes and you may want to chat about it or share your memories, photos and films on Facebook, Twitter or historypin.  As it was made as part of PhD research your comments are very welcome and useful.

The Hayle Churks app is a walk through stories rather than a guided tour so be prepared to piece together the evidence you are given – stories, information on screen & archive photos plus clues in the physical landscape.

The app is partly funded by a Heritage Lottery Fund All Our Stories grant in partnership with Falmouth University and has been made during an ESF supported PhD research degree.





It is great to see that so many people, locals and visitors, are making the most of the King George V Memorial Walk on Sundays when it is closed to the vehicles.  However, all users must remember that it is closed to vehicles except for access. There have been reports of incidents, to the extent where cars have been attacked and their drivers verbally abused when they are merely driving to their own home.  Residents of the Walk have been issued with permits which will be displayed in their windscreens and we ask that all users respect that some people will need to drive to and from their properties.  The Police are aware that these incidents have occurred and have assured us that they will make regular visits to the Walk on Sundays.


Combatting Dog Fouling in Hayle - Update

For the rare occasion when you've forgotten to take a bag with you, 'Scoop the Poop' bags are now available for free at the following outlets:

Blewetts of Hayle Toy Shop

The Jolly Bodger

Mr B's - Copperhouse and Foundry

Philps - Foundry Hill and East Quay


Trevithick Crescent Shop

Riviere Cafe

Nature's Kitchen - Pratts Market

Spar - Foundry Square

Watch this page for new additions to the list.

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