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Farewell to the Sisters of the Cross of Liège
On Sunday 25th November Mayor Jayne Ninnes presented Sister Maureen, Sister Rose and Sister Imelda with commemorative plates on behalf of the Town Council at the farewell celebration of the nuns' work in the town.

Hayle In Bloom News

Gold & Preece Awards achieved  from Britain In Bloom 2012

Plus 6 Neighbourhood Awards

Well Done Hayle


Swimming Pool News Update

Hayle outdoor swimming pool  is now closed until the new season.


Mayor Opens the Swimming Pool
direct gov logo
On June 2nd, Mayor Jayne Ninnes opened the Hayle Swimming Pool for the 2012 season. The pool looks fantastic thanks to the work of many volunteers - some pictured here. (Photograph by Cornishman)

Mayor Opens 'Blooming Hayle' Jubilee Celebration
amateur gig rowers
Mayor Jayne Ninnes with her consort Jon arrived in style for the official opening on Sunday of Hayle in Bloom's Jubilee Celebration on the King George V Memorial Walk. The 'Mayoral Barge' was supplied and rowed by the Hayle Gig Club.

jubilee flag being hung

Here we see Councillor Nick Farrar putting up the final flag on the Memorial Walk after installing flags and bunting along the entire length together with Cllr. Dick Horwell.

I hope his MBE is in the mail!

The Blooming Hayle Celebration was a huge success with thousands of people thronging the Memorial Walk to enjoy the parades, marching band, choirs and dancers.

Stall holders reported brisk business - many of them raising money for charity.

Congratulations to the Hayle in Bloom team particularly Female Citizen of the Year Margaret Tanner, Bob Mims who organised most of the events and Cllr. Anne-Marie Rance who managed the stalls and a lot more. Cllr. Clive Polkinghorne was the chief marshal and Cllr. John Pollard was the excellent Master of Ceremonies.

And the weather was ok without any serious rain all afternoon.

Proper job!


Mayor Announces Citizens and Organisations of the Year

At the annual Mayor Making ceremony on 10 May, Mayor Jayne Ninnes announced her selections for 2012. You can read her full announcement here.

The winners are:

  Female Citizen Margaret Tanner
  Male Citizen Malcolm Bryant
  Young Person Emily Corin
  Organisation Hayle Day Care Centre
  Youth Organisation Hayle Youth Club

Congratulations to the winners and many thanks to those who took the time to make nominations.


New Mayor and Deputy Elected for 2012-2013

Jayne Ninnes was elected to be town mayor until May 2013. Her consort is her husband Jon Ninnes. Graham Coad was elected to be deputy mayor.

mayor jayne ninnes

The Mayor's acceptance speech can be read here.


 
Memorial Service for Rick Rescorla and Victims of 9/11

Over 100 people turned out for the commemoration of the attacks of September 11, 2001 and the heroic role that Hayle-born Rick Rescorla played in it.The memorial service started with an introduction by the mayor, John Bennett followed by a minute of silence at 1:46 when the first plane hit the World Trade Center 10 years ago, a prayer offered by Rev Canon Martyn Trembath and some closing words from Rick's friend Mervyn Sullivan.

Mervyn also brought a message from Rick's widow Susan who expressed her thanks for the support she had received from people in Cornwall - which Rick always held dear.


Council Commends Hayle in Bloom

The Town Clerk has sent this letter to the Chair of Hayle in Bloom, Margaret Tanner:

Dear Margaret

Blooming Hayle Event

The ‘Blooming Hayle’ event held on the King George V Memorial Walk on 26 June 2011 was discussed at the meeting of the full Council held on 7 July 2011. The Council was delighted at the success of the event with many hundreds, if not thousands, of people enjoying the stalls, excellent weather and beautiful setting provided by the Memorial Walk and its associated gardens. It was a truly superb celebration of Hayle and its people and accordingly it was resolved to commend Hayle in Bloom for the event. I would ask that you pass on the Council’s thanks to all those involved and I sincerely hope that its success can be repeated in the coming years.


Sun Shines on Hayle's South West in Bloom Judging
Judges Shaun Cregan and Martin Abrahams are pictured here with mayor John Bennett and chair of Hayle in Bloom Margaret Tanner surrounded by members of Hayle in Bloom. The weather on July 14th was perfect for the judging and a delicious lunch, courtesy of Paradise Park, was enjoyed by the whole team. Results will be announced in September.

Prince Andrew Visits Hayle Wave Hub Office & Terrill Bros. Foundry

HRH Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, spent an afternoon in Hayle. His first stop was to Terrill Bros. Foundry on the Guildford Road Industrial Estate. Nick Talbot runs the last Foundry in Copperhouse - specialising in stainless steel castings.

The next stop was to the Wave Hub office in Foundry Square where the Duke received a detailed briefing on its current status from the RDA project leader, Claire Gibson, and from wave energy device manufacturers OPT and Fred Olsen.

The Duke was welcomed to Hayle by the mayor, John Bennett, and the Town Clerk, Eleanor Giggal.

Shown in the photograph are the Duke with Wave Hub Manager Claire Gibson looking at a section of the Wave Hub cable.

 

Hayle Open Air Pool & Cafe

Open Daily from 26th June 2011  11am to 6pm

For more details Tel

Hayle Town Council 01736 755005

or

Hayle Pool 01736 752568

Summer season tickets available


Blooming Hayle a Huge Success

Thousands packed the King George V Memorial Walk for a fun-packed afternoon on Sunday, 26th of June. There were 20 stalls, children's entertainment, food and lots to see and hear.

Hayle Town Band started the afternoon with a rousing prelude to the official opening by the mayor at 2pm. They then marched along the walk. During the afternoon there were clog dancing, fitness training, Hayle Samba, Hayle Praze Men's and Hayle Ladies Choirs and demonstration of surf life saving and gig rowing.

A great time was had by all and this looks set to be an annual event.

Congratulations to organisers Margaret Tanner, Shirley Olds, Ray Wyse, Anne-Marie Rance and Clive Polkinghorne.


Copperhouse Family Activity Trail Launched
 

Following on from the recent launch of the Discover Hayle map, we have now released the Copperhouse Family Activity Trail.

With the support of Hayle in Bloom and Walkers are Welcome, we now have a map full of information and fun things to do.

Join in the fun by downloading a copy or picking one up from the Council office or the library/Tourist Information Centre.

Download here (1.2Mb)


Mayor's Walk/St. Julia's Hospice 2011
 

The Mayor's Walk with St. Julia's Hospice is set for:

September 11th, 2011.

Please put this date in your calendar.

Last year we managed to raise £5,200 and wouldn't it be fantastic to raise £10,000 this year as the 'Building the Vision' fundraiser comes to an end?

Get started now by downloading the Registration Pack

and the Sponsorship Form.


Sponsored Pajama Stroll for Precious Lives Appeal
The sponsored 'pajama stroll' on Sunday, 15th May raised over £400. Seen here is the mayor giving a 'Ready, Steady, Stroll' to get the event under way.

Mayor and Deputy Mayor Re-elected for 2011/12

At the Annual Council meeting held at the Day Care Centre on the 12th of May, John Bennett and Jayne Ninnes were re-elected as mayor and deputy mayor. Their consorts are Donna Anton and Jon Ninnes.

In accepting, the mayor said:

"I can look back on the past year with pride and satisfaction that the council and its staff have worked hard and effectively to represent and support the people of Hayle." After listing the many changes in Hayle over the last year, he ended: "And to those that say ‘nothing ever happens in Hayle’ – I say ‘you are not paying attention – Hayle is on fire!’"

You can read the full address here.


Mayor's Awards for 2011

At a packed meeting on the 21st April at the Town Council offices, Mayor John Bennett announced the award winners for people and organisations of the year for 2011:

Female Citizen of the Year: Esme Jelbert For services to the Passmore Edwards Institute
Male Citizen of the Year: Gil Tredinnick For 50 years of service to the Hayle Surf Life Saving Club
Young Person of the Year: Bliss Ellis For outstanding flute playing and support of local organisations
Organisation of the Year: Angarrack Christmas Lights Committee For services to the community
Youth Organisation of the Year: 1st Hayle Cub Pack For services to youth and the community
 

Flanked by the mayor on the right and the deputy mayor, Jayne Ninnes, on the left, this year's winners pose for a group photograph.

[Photo: Rob Jewell]

The mayor announced that choosing the winners had been difficult due to the high quality of the nominations for the awards. He expressed his gratitude to the large number of people in Hayle who give their time to make our community the most vibrant in Cornwall. Keep it up!

Hayle RFC Under 9s - County Champions
The Lions are seen here roaring with a little help from the mayor.

On Sunday 3rd April, Hayle RFC Under 9s nearly whitewashed the competition at St. Austell to receive the Shield for County Champions. There were 14 teams in the finals. The scores in the knockout rounds were:

Hayle 35, Saltash 0

Hayle 10, Penzance 5

Hayle 25, St Austell 0

Hayle 20, Newquay 0

Hayle 30, Penryn 0

Total points for Hayle: 120. Total for the other teams: 5.

Congratulations on a great result.

On Saturday, 9th of April, the champions were treated to a celebratory ride through Hayle on an open-top bus (courtesy of First). They were greeted by lots of cheering admirers.

Council Co-opts Two New Councillors

Following two recent resignations the council has co-opted two new councillors after interviewing a number of applicants.

The new councillors are:

  • Anne-Marie Rance, representing the East Ward, and
  • Nick Farrar, representing the North Ward

The council was extremely pleased to receive applications from so many excellent candidates and we would like to thank all of the applicants for offering to serve the community.

We are looking forward to the new ideas and enthusiasm of the appointed councillors.


Discover Hayle Map Launch, 26 March 2011

The Discover Hayle Map and Website project aims to encourage both local residents and visitors to discover the rich diversity of the Hayle, Gwinear-Gwithian and St Erth area. The Map promotes sustainability, public transport, walking and cycling and raises local awareness of the rich diversity of flora and fauna in the area. An outline of Hayle’s fascinating past is captured by three Town walks supported by the map and descriptive illustrations that bring to life the people and industry that helped make the town. A copy of the map is to be delivered to every address within the TR27 post code (Hayle, Gwinear-Gwithian and St Erth) around the launch date of 26 March 2011.
At the official launch, kicked off by the Heyl Town Band and Hayle Samba, there was a wide variety of local business and organisation stalls such as Old Fashioned Sweets, Crafts, Jewellery, Wool and Oilcloth, Indian food, local Free Range Rare Breed Pork, local Vegetables, a Tombola, Face Painting to name a few. Apart from walks around the area and a raffle, a number of competitions took place including ‘Guess The weight of the giant pasty’, Name the Rabbit, Treasure Hunts, and a Balloon Race in support of the St Julia's Hospice Appeal.

All schools within the area were invited to submit entries for a painting competition and the entries were fantastic.

Almost £1,000 was raised for the St. Julia's Hospice appeal.

Click here for a high-quality copy of the map. And visit haylemap.org for much more information. Copies of the map are available at the Library and the Town Council at a number of locations in the town.

 
Mayor, John Bennett, thanks the many supporters who helped get the map produced.
 

The official launch commenced with a release of balloons

(Environmentally-friendly to NABAS guidelines)

 
Allotment Opening

On March 1st, mayor John Bennett officially opened the council's allotments on Lethlean Lane. There are 40 plots and they have all been allocated to those on the waiting list - with over 20 still waiting.

Seen here holding the ribbon are Cllr. Anne-Marie Rance (left) and town clerk Eleanor Giggal.

The mayor quoted from the Hayle Town Crier of 1933 a question as to why there were no allotments in Hayle. 78 years later, and after a great deal of work by the town clerk and the Glebe Working committee (Cllrs Bennett, Horwell, Capper, Coombe and Pollard), we have finally delivered. (Hence the happy faces).


LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972

 

HAYLE TOWN COUNCIL

NORTH WARD

NOTICE OF VACANCY

IN OFFICE OF TOWN COUNCILLOR

 

                    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that DAVID GIRLING formerly a member of the above-named Town Council has ceased to be a member thereof and that a casual vacancy exists in the office of councillor for the North Ward of the said Town Council.

 

          If, within 14 days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday and Bank Holidays) after the date of this Notice, a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer, Cornwall Council at the Council Offices, Dolcoath Avenue, Camborne, by TEN electors for the said Ward an election will be held to fill the said vacancy; otherwise the vacancy will be filled by the Town Council.

Date: 10 February 2011


Churks, Clidgy & Doodle-Dashers Disappear Like Hot Cakes
Mayor John Bennett with Project Director Lucy Frears (centre) and the volunteers who helped distribute the books

Churks, Clidgy & Doodle-Dashers. Hayle Tales and Trails is the Hayle Oral History Project’s new book containing a multimedia disc. The 168 page book was given out free at the launch at 10 am on Saturday 11th December at Hayle Library thanks to generous funding from Heritage Lottery Fund, Cornish Mining World Heritage Site Office, Hayle Town Council and a Cornwall Council small community grant. By 10-30, they had all gone.

The crowd was good-natured and all those queuing at 10am received a book. Latecomers were disappointed but they were able to register in case more books are available in the future.

Congratulations to Lucy and all of the volunteers in the Hayle Oral History Project for their hard work and for producing a fantastic book. If you missed getting your own copy I think you may well find that the Library has one to lend.

The photo shows the line at 10am stretching into Commercial Road car park.

 

Mayor's Walk/St. Julia's Hospice Sets Record

 

Great news! The combined Mayor's and St. Julia's walk raised well over £5,200 - a new record. And the money is still coming in.


Allotments at Last!
  In September, after six years of persistence with negotiations, legal delays, highways access and planning issues, the Mayor was finally able to sign a long-term lease agreement for land to provide 40 allotments and to buy land for a cemetery extension. The clerk wasted no time in instructing the winning tenderer, C J Lello of Hayle, to go ahead with preparing the site on Lethlean Lane and work is already well underway. Pictured are the Mayor and the Town Clerk celebrating the progress that has been made. Those on the allotment waiting list will be written too soon to ask them to select their plots. "It has taken a long time and the Clerk has expended a huge amount of effort to get us to this point. But we will soon have one of the best allotment sites anywhere, with south-facing, good quality agricultural land. I can't wait to get my turnips in!", said the Mayor. 

 
Churks, Clidgy & Doodle-Dashers. Hayle Tales and Trails
   

Churks, Clidgy & Doodle-Dashers. Hayle Tales and Trails is the Hayle Oral History Project’s new book containing a multimedia disc. The 168 page book is free at the launch 10 am to 12 noon (or as long as stocks last) on Saturday 11th December at Hayle Library thanks to generous funding from Heritage Lottery Fund, Cornish Mining World Heritage Site Office, Hayle Town Council and a Cornwall Council small community grant.

“Churks, clidgy & doodle-dashers are all words heard in the interviews meaning; cinders, toffee and blow-out toys, says Lucy Frears, the Project Coordinator who compiled and edited the book. “The oldest people we interviewed were born in 1913 but we have also had access to letters and written memories of others, for example Henry Elwyn Vercoe who left Hayle in 1912 to become a successful stonemason in South Africa after learning his trade from his father who built St. Elwyn’s Church.”

In addition to stories taken from over 100 people’s memories there are over 350 photos of the Hayle Area, articles by experts and local historians to help put Hayle’s history into context and new walks around St. Erth, The Dynamite Works, Gwithian Tin Streams, and Godrevy plus adapted popular walks such as Harvey’s of Hayle, Copperhouse Pool and the Millpond.

http://hayletaleshome.blogspot.com/

Archive centre hours are: 10am to 1pm Tuesday & Thursday at the Brewery Office, Hayle, 1 Sea Lane, TR27 4DU. Tel: 01736 753962, email: hayle.history@btconnect.com

 

“It’s a joy. It’s entertaining and informative,” says Philip Hosken, Trevithick Society Chair.

   
     
Hayle Decorative Lights

Once again it is the time of year when we think about Christmas lights. Though depleted in committee members, the town will be lit up and the switch on is Friday the 26th November at 7pm at the Day Care Centre with Heyl Town Band and Praze Hayle male voice choir. After the switch on, cream teas and mince pies will be served in the dining hall.
We would like to thank the Day Care Centre for the use of their facility.
Anyone wishing to help with the lights please contact R Horwell (Chairman) on 752597.


Hayle Blooms Again!
This is Hayle in Bloom’s tenth year and the team were extremely excited to find out, at this year’s award ceremony in Bath, if they had maintained the extremely high standard set over the last two years when they came ‘top of class’. On Thursday, 16th September, eight of the team set out at 5am by minibus to attend the awards where they joined Mayor John Bennett, Hayle in Bloom Chair Margaret Tanner and Cornwall Council’s Jackie Mace. After an unexpected tour of Bristol, they arrived in time to see Hayle win four ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ Awards for: Adopt-a-Plotters, Library Wildlife Garden, the Millpond and an Outstanding award for the King George V Memorial Walk. The afternoon session was where the excitement mounted as the judges’ results were announced followed by the cup winners in each category. This year Hayle had introduced a new route, which started at the Surf Life Saving Club, and the team were worried that they might have taken too much of a risk - one untoward weed could spell doom. As the results were announced, the main competitor won Gold and then we heard that Hayle, too, had won Gold. There were two teams in the running for the SWTA Cup. Then the drum roll and it was: Hayle!
For the third year in a row Hayle came top of its class and at the highest level in the judging criteria. The Hayle team ran onto the stage, accompanied by a trumpet fanfare, to receive the cup from Bob Flowerdew of Gardeners’ Question Time fame. It was a great end to the year of hard work and huge thanks are due to the town's gardeners: Mike Kemp, Alvin Thomas (recently left for new ventures) and John Carter (just retired), Margaret Tanner and the Hayle in Bloom team, Jackie Mace and the entire Cornwall Council Parks and Open Spaces staff and the many corporate sponsors.
To find out more take a look at www.hayleinbloom.org.uk and join in to help keep Hayle beautiful. Meetings are held on the last Monday of every month at the Rugby Club at 7-30pm.
  Mayor John Bennett holds the Gold Award certificate, Hayle in Bloom Chair Margaret Tanner holds the SWTA Cup and Conrwall Council's Jackie Mace looks on.

St. Julia's Hospice Appeal
There were 84 walkers registered for the St. Julia's Hospice Appeal walk on September 12th. The weather was perfect for a walk and over 50 people joined the mayor on the 5-mile tour along the coast path and through Dynamite Towans.

It is not to late to support this important fundraising event. Click on the link to the right to donate on line.

 
The Hayle Samba Band gave the walkers a foot-tapping send off.
 

To sponsor the Mayor, who led the 5-mile walk, please click on 'Donate' here.


King George V Memorial Walk  Update

Following a period of public consultation and research into the status of the King George V Memorial Walk, Hayle the Town Council took the decision in early July to close it to vehicular traffic on Sundays until the end of September. It was hoped that this would encourage greater use and appreciation of this superb facility which is located in the heart of the town and very accessible to the public. The walk was subsequently closed on two occasions on 1st and 8th August with the public able to benefit from the traffic free environment throughout the day and many favourable comments were received.

However, following a complaint, the Town Council was informed by Cornwall Council that it now believes Highway Rights may now exist. This view is different to that given to the Council earlier in the year and which prompted the move to close the Walk. In the circumstances it was decided to discontinue the closures while the council investigates further. This will be a disappointment to those who have had the opportunity to enjoy the peaceful beauty of the Walk without conflict with vehicular traffic and who, no doubt, hoped there would be further opportunities to do so in the future.

Currently, the Town Council is still making efforts to determine the precise status of the Walk and will also continue to seek ways of restricting vehicular access on certain days and providing for the quiet enjoyment of the Walk by other users.


Cemetery and Allotment  Progress Report

The Clerk was finally able to advise the Council, at its meeting on Thursday 2 September, that the purchase and leasing arrangements for the Glebe Land at Phillack had been completed on that day.  The official order has been given to CIB Lello Plant Hire, the appointed contractor, and work will commence on site this month.

After the work has started and a finish date has been agreed the Clerk will begin the process of writing to people on the waiting list, in the order in which they applied, to invite them to select their preferred plot and sign tenancy agreements.

There will be a total of 40 plots available which inludes 14 larger size (100 sq. m +) and 15 medium size (50 sq.m +) plots and a further 11 small /short term tennancy plots.  These plots will cost between £30.00 and £75.00 per annum.

Parking will be available on site and there will be acces to water.  No sheds or greenhouses will be provided however tenants may erect their own providing they meet the Council's specifications.


The Hayle Pump is Back
 

Hayle's own newsletter is back after a brief pause following the fire at Pratt's Market. After years of hard work, the previous editorial team decided it was time to hang up the green eye-shades and a new team has been formed led by Editor Brianna Breeze.

The Pump was missed by many since its last issue in February. But it is your newsletter so please contribute your letters, articles, cartoons, stories and photos - and your advertisements. Editorial materials go to Brianna at editor@haylepump.org.uk and ads go to Peter Channon at ads@haylepump.org.uk. Or you can drop them in Biggleston's or Angove Sports.

Thanks to Esme Jelbert, the Passmore Edwards Institute, 13-15 Hayle Terrace, Hayle, TR27 4BU will be the official address of the Pump and editorial meetings will take place there.

For more information take a look at www.haylepump.org.uk.


2010 Heylfest and Carnival Huge Success

Contratulations to John Whear and the Heyl Town Band team for bringing us yet another fantastic Heylfest with three days of fun, games and entertainment. The Grand Finale Concert, featuring Heyl Town Band and the Tongwynlais Temperance Band, was absolutely outstanding and ended with a standing ovation and encore.

And hundreds, if not thousands, of people lined the streets for the fantastic Carnival. Congratulations to Dick Horwell and his team for organising a fantastic event. Here are a few highlights:

Cowboys looking for trouble
The mayor of Marazion judging the fairy queens
The mayor of St. Ives judging the marching groups
Motorbike mayhem
Heyl Town Band
Monster attack
Arachnophobe's nightmare
Movie madness
Heyl Town Band at the Grand Finale
Tongwynlais Temperance Band

Pratt's Market Officially Reopened

On Monday, 2nd of August, town mayor, John Bennett, officially opened the main part of Pratt's market which has been refurbished and restored following the serious fire in February. Pop in and take a look at the bright new interior and the shops and businesses now operating there.

With owner, Peter Isen, on the right and manager, Pat Jeffries, on the left, the mayor said he was delighted that the owners continued their support of Hayle by providing both jobs and maintenance of the listed Foundry Chapel - built in 1845.

Peter and colleague Chris Newman are now evaluating bids to fully restore the more heavily damaged rear of the building and hope to have that open early next year.

 

Official Sunday Closing of King George V Memorial Walk

On Sunday 1 August, despite the rain, town mayor, John Bennett officially closed the George V Memorial Walk to vehicular traffic on Sundays.

 

Following a period of public consultation, the Council has decided to close the Memorial Walk to motor traffic on Sundays until the end of September. The Council is keen to promote greater use and appreciation of this wonderful resource, which is located in the heart of the town. Enjoy the sub-tropical gardens and wonderful views of Copperhouse Pool unhindered by cars and other vehicles. Make it a family trip and bring a picnic. At the harbour end of the Walk you will find the open-air swimming pool and café with adjacent free car park.


Good News on Allotments
 

On the 15th of July, the mayor signed and sealed the 25-year lease for allotment ground off Lethlean Lane. This finally concludes many years of negotiations by the council and the Town Clerk and will enable the council to supply around 40 allotments. The allotment area is shown edged in green on the map. The land edged in pink has been purchased by the council for a cemetery extension, some of which could also be used for allotments for a few years.

Work will commence shortly on required works to the entrance, fencing, roads and paths and allotment preparation. If all goes to plan, we will be offering the allotments to those on the waiting list soon and occupation could be in October.


Coming Soon - Discover Hayle Map

The go-ahead has been given for Hayle to join Newquay and St. Austell  in having a Discover Map. It is funded by Hayle Area Plan, Hayle Town Council, Cornwall Council and West Cornwall Local Action Group with additional donations form local businesses.

The maps carry no advertising and the formats have been standardised to create a 'brand'. The Discovery maps:

1. Are free to all, including every household in the Hayle area
2. Promote car-free exploration of the area (by foot, bicycle, bus, ferry or train) with information on Green Lanes, footpaths, trails, cycle hire and public transport.
3. Highlight the natural beauty of the area – through illustrations and information about local habitats, flora, fauna and shore life.
4. Encourage sustainable practices – by providing information on recycling, buying local produce and using public transport.
5. Gives a background to the origins and fascinating histories of the town.
6. The maps are advert-free and therefore the sustainability message is not seen by the public as being ‘hijacked’ by a commercial interest.

 

The map is now in the works and will be ready for distribution in December.

Take a look at the web sites associated with the Newquay and St. Austell maps.

www.newquaymap.co.uk

www.staustellmap.co.uk


Why Dance?
 

On Friday, 16th of July, Why Dance Theatre put on a spectacular show of dance, based on the Lion King, at the Hayle Community School.

With mostly school-age performers who had only been practicing for 16 weeks, it was an amazing achievement.

Keep an eye out for their next performance and, if you are interested in joining in, contact the Dance Director, Mark Oleski at whydancetheatre.com.


Hayle in Bloom Meets the Judges
Hayle's entry in the South West in Bloom competition was judged on Thursday, 16 July 2010. Shown below (left to right) are Hayle's lead gardener, Mike Kemp, Mayor John Bennett, Hayle in Bloom chair Margaret Tanner, and the two judges: Tom Sharples and Jon Wheatley. The weather was fine and the gardens looked perfect. Congratulations to all.

Hayle Aquathons 2010
 

Hayle Town Council, with the support of Hayle Tri, is once again hosting a series of Aquathons to raise funds for the much loved Hayle Open Air Pool. The events will commence at Hayle Open Air Pool with a 200m swim followed by a circular 2 mile run through the town. The Aquathons are taking place on Monday 19 July, Monday 16 August and Monday 13 September 2010 and will be open to anyone aged 13 years and over as at 31 December 2010. The events will all commence at 6.30pm, with competitors starting in a staggered fashion. Participants may either pre-register at www.hayletri.co.uk or register on the day of the event from 5.30pm at Hayle Pool, which is on King George V Memorial Walk. The pre-registration entrance fee for each event is £7.00 or £5 for those holding a current BTF Licence and for those registering on the day it will be £8 or £6 respectively. For some time now it has been the Council's ambition to heat and enclose the pool with a conservatory like structure, to extend its season and to increase the appeal for users. Thanks to the fund raising efforts of the former Friends of Hayle Pool and the grant they were awarded from Pirate FM a substantial amount of money is already in place, which we are now looking to build on. Sponsorship is being sought and we would be particularly pleased to receive prizes or small tokens to be placed in the' goody bags' we hope to give all the competitors at the end of each event. Thanks to all those who are prepared to help and let's hope the events are well supported.

If you require further information or to register please visit www.hayletri.co.uk or call the Town Council on 01736 755005.


Keeping the Beaches Clean

Meet one of the Cornwall Council beach cleaning team, John Pask, shown here on Harvey's Towans. John says he loves his job as he gets to be a tour guide and meet lots of people as well as keeping some of the most beautiful beaches in the world clean.

Please help John and take your litter home or dispose of it properly.


Fire Training at Hayle Town Council

Town Clerk, Eleanor Giggal, organised fire safety training for council staff, councillors and users of the Community Centre.

The extremely realistic training by Mart of Classic Fire Ltd., included simulation of a fire in the Clerk's office (Clerk shown on the left).

 

Cllr. Harry Blakeley is shown here extinguishing a petrol fire using CO2.

All participants were able to try water, CO2, foam and powder extinguishers.

Participants felt that the training was extremely useful.

 

Hayle Open-Air Swimming Pool Officially Opens

Hayle's open-air swimming pool was opened by Town Mayor John Bennett on the 29th of May.

The mayor only had to cut a ribbon but town councillor Chris Head actually christened the pool - fully clothed.

The pool is now open daily until September and is staffed by professional life savers.


Walkers Are Welcome Launch Blessed with Cornish Sunshine!
The launch on Saturday, 29th May 2010, of the first town in Cornwall to be 'Walkers are Welcome' accredited was greeted with some unfriendly weather. Nothing daunted, the keen supporters of the initiative took off on a number of local walks.

Hayle Twinning Association Welcomes Pordic Visit

The annual visit by our twinned town, Pordic took place from the 13th to the 15th of May, 2010. Pordic Mayor, Gilbert Gaspaillard, presented a gift from Pordic to Hayle of a beautiful wooden art work of a sailing ship.

The gift was received on behalf of the town by Hayle Mayor, John Bennett.

"It is was a great pleasure to be able to spend a pleasant afternoon with Gilbert and Mike Stuckey from the Twinning Association", John said. "It is surprising how many parallels there are between our two towns and their surrounding districts." For a photograph of the whole party and more details of the Twinning Association, click here.

 

New Mayor and Deputy Mayor for 2010-11
 

At a packed ceremony at the Day Care Centre on the 13th of May, John Bennett was elected mayor and Jayne Ninnes was elected deputy mayor. Cllr. Bennett said: "I am honoured to have been chosen to chair Hayle Town Council and to serve as mayor of Hayle in the coming year. Being a mayor and councillor is made much easier when you are backed by such an excellent Town Clerk and her team. Eleanor Giggal, Neill James and David Gallie have a wealth of knowledge and experience between them and I look forward to working with them in the coming year. "


Hayle Awarded "Walkers Are Welcome" Status

Hayle is the first town in Cornwall to be awarded Walkers Are Welcome status.

Thanks to the work of the Hayle Area Plan team and the HAP administrator, Claire Casey, we have achieved accreditation and are now listed on the Walkers Are Welcome web site.

We will be ensuring that the needs of walkers are met by ensuring that footpaths and facilities are maintained in good condition - benefitting both local people and visitors.

 


Hayle Twinning Association Welcomes Pordic Visit

The annual visit by our twinned town, Pordic took place from the 13th to the 15th of May, 2010. Pordic Mayor, Gilbert Gaspaillard, presented a gift from Pordic to Hayle of a beautiful wooden art work of a sailing ship.

The gift was received on behalf of the town by Hayle Mayor, John Bennett.

"It is was a great pleasure to be able to spend a pleasant afternoon with Gilbert and Mike Stuckey from the Twinning Association", John said. "It is surprising how many parallels there are between our two towns and their surrounding districts." For a photograph of the whole party and more details of the Twinning Association, click here.

 

New Mayor and Deputy Mayor for 2010-11
 

At a packed ceremony at the Day Care Centre on the 13th of May, John Bennett was elected mayor and Jayne Ninnes was elected deputy mayor. Cllr. Bennett said: "I am honoured to have been chosen to chair Hayle Town Council and to serve as mayor of Hayle in the coming year. Being a mayor and councillor is made much easier when you are backed by such an excellent Town Clerk and her team. Eleanor Giggal, Neill James and David Gallie have a wealth of knowledge and experience between them and I look forward to working with them in the coming year. "


Hayle Awarded "Walkers Are Welcome" Status

Hayle is the first town in Cornwall to be awarded Walkers Are Welcome status.

Thanks to the work of the Hayle Area Plan team and the HAP administrator, Claire Casey, we have achieved accreditation and are now listed on the Walkers Are Welcome web site.

We will be ensuring that the needs of walkers are met by ensuring that footpaths and facilities are maintained in good condition - benefitting both local people and visitors.

 


 
Council Bids Farewell to Barrie Wright
For eight years, Barrie Wright has served as the Finance Clerk to the Council. Unfortunately, Barrie has to leave the area to be nearer his ailing mother and the council gave a formal farewell together with a token of their gratitude at their meeting on the 18th of February. Mayor John Coombe thanked him for all the support he had given to the council and to him personnally. Barrie promised to stay in touch and will be back for the mayor choosing ceremony in May.

Developments in Hayle - Press Release January 2010
Hayle Town Council is particularly concerned that there is a degree of misunderstanding about the Council's position in relation to the major developments proposed in the town. As part of the process of development control Cornwall Council consults the Town Council on all planning applications in the town and the Council, in turn, considers every application and forwards its views to the local planning authority. In this context the final decision on planning applications is made by Cornwall Council and not the Town Council. In its role of consultee the Town Council has in the last year considered some very significant proposals and would like to clarify its current stance on certain of these. In relation to the redevelopment of Hayle Harbour the Council has considered the overall outline application (08-0613-P) which was, in effect, a 'master plan' for the ING landholding and, after raising some concerns with Penwith District Council, the Town Council supported the development. This was subsequently approved by Penwith District Council subject to a Section 106 Agreement with ING intended to cover the more detailed aspects of the scheme. This legally binding agreement, which is between the Local Planning Authority and the owners of the land, is intended to facilitate a development that would otherwise be refused and has yet to be finalized. Following the outline application ING submitted a further proposal (08-1721-P) for major infrastructure related to North Quay including the formation of new harbour, deep water quay, a new bridge and access roads, flood protection works, repair and restoration of quay walls, repair and renovation of sluicing arrangements, creation of promenade and the creation of a new car park area and boat storage area. These proposals were supported by the Town Council. Turning to the issue of proposed supermarkets in the town the Council has, to date, considered two applications; a proposal for an edge-of-town store for Sainsbury's at Marsh Lane (09-1273-P) and an outline application for a store on South Quay by ING (09-1334-ORM). The Council has raised objection to both of these proposals on a number of grounds but Cornwall Council has yet to decide the applications. It is also understood that further applications will be submitted in the near future for Asda on the rugby ground, with the club moving to a new location and Morrison's on the site of Jewson's builders merchants.

Hayle Town Logo Released

The Hayle Area Plan Partnership and Hayle Town Council have now released the Town Logo for local groups and businesses to use on their advertising and stationery.  There are four 'strap lines' to choose from:

  • Welcomes you
  • Three miles of golden sand
  • Good for business
  • Its happening!

Click the logo to find out more.


Hayle in Bloom wins Gold and SWTA Cup

At the award ceremony for the South West in Bloom competition on 17 September 2009 we heard that Hayle had swept the board!  In the morning session the Neighbourhood Awards were announced and we won all three that we had submitted:

      • The Library Garden
      • Adopt-a-Plot Scheme
      • The Millpond

We were also delighted to hear that Emma Coster of the Hayle Community School won first prize for her painting in the 12-16 year old category.

The big news was in the afternoon session when it was announced that we had achieved: GOLD for the fourth year in a row.

And then, to crown it all, we were again awarded the SWTA cup as best in our group.

Finally, there was a 'discretionary award' and cup and this went to the Library Wildlife Garden. 

Congratulations to the Hayle in Bloom team, the Hayle Library team, our first-class gardeners and to our excellent council supporters.

National Britain in Bloom Competition

On the 23 September 2009 at the Torbay awards ceremony, it was announced that we had won

Silver Gilt

in the national Britain in Bloom competition - a marvellous achievement at our level. We were only 3 points behind the category champion,St. Brelade.

 

We were also delighted to hear that a Community Champion Award had been given to long-time friend of Hayle in Bloom, Brian Hosken, for his services to supporting Britain in Bloom over many years.

Until recently Brian was Open Spaces Manager at Penwith District Council.  Without his help Hayle would not have been able to achieve the great successes that we have enjoyed.

Best wishes to Brian in his, perhaps temporary, retirement.


The Hayle Oral History Project has now started 

In an effort to keep the memories of Hayle for everyone forever the Hayle Oral History Project is recording conversations and interviews with older members of the community about their working life in this busy industrial town with foundries, mines, a power station, harbour and explosive works.  We would also like to hear about family/daily life and social activities such as the popular regatta, carnival and dances and any events that affected the town.  We are looking for: 

  • Older people who were brought up in Hayle and surrounding area who would enjoy talking about their memories. 
  • Volunteers from all age groups in Hayle who would be interested in learning audio recording and journalism skills and interviewing older people from the community. 
  • Young people in Hayle 12+ who would like to make a film with the Hayle Youth Project summer 09
  • Students who would like to boost their CV or use live projects for course work who are interested in audio/ moving image recordings.  
  • School children in Hayle who would like to get involved in finding out more about their town and learning new skills.
  • The Cornish Diaspora  - Hayle families that emigrated but still have many memories to share from their homes in Mexico, South Africa, the USA, Australia etc...
  • People with old audio recordings, film footage, postcards or photographs of Hayle
  • Local schools, colleges and community projects that would like to get involved.

The project focuses on Hayle and the surrounding area such as St. Erth, Gwinear, Connor Downs, Gwithian, Angarrack etc. The Hayle Oral History Project is co-ordinated by an ex-BBC radio producer and reporter with experience working on Hollywood films, making BBC TV reports and lecturing at University College Falmouth. 

Please contact Lucy:

Tel: 01736 753962 (Tuesday & Thursday and half day Wednesday)

Email: hayle.history@btconnect.com

Visit: The Old Brewery Office, 1 Sea Lane, Hayle TR27 4DU


HAPP Launches New Web Site

The Hayle Area Plan Partnership Business, Enterprise and Economy Delivery Group has launched a new web site for Hayle intended as a portal for local businesses.  It also provides an attractive source of information for tourists and visitors. It has been crafted by Hayle's Nixon Design and incorporates the Town's new logo. You can find the new site at www.hayletown.co.

Picture of the hayletown.co.uk home page

 

Remembrance Sunday 2009
On a cold but dry morning several hundred townspeople turned out for the annual Remebrance Service at the War Memorial. Two minutes' silence was observed in honour of those who gave their lives in service to our country in two world wars and many other conflicts.

Hayle Films on the Big Screen, 13-15 November

Hayle films on the Big Screen this weekend at the Cornwall Film Festival in Falmouth – all with interviews from older Hayle residents:

    1. Friday - Hayle regatta animation made with pupils from Bodriggy, Connor Downs, Gwinear, Penpol & Leedstown schools - 10.15 National Maritime Museum in Falmouth – free entry with a child! Book 01209 204 655
    2. Saturday - Hayle Regatta animation 9.30 - 11.15 Phoenix Cinema Falmouth call: 01326 313072
    3. Sunday – Hayle Tales 6 short animations 10.30 – 11.45 Phoenix Cinema Falmouth call: 01326 313072 (Student Film Competition, your vote will help!)

Please support Hayle and your local Film Festival.  Find out more at www.cornwallfilmfestival.com

Lucy Frears
Hayle Oral History Project Coordinator


Want to learn how to record local people’s memories of Hayle? 

Want to help preserve Hayle’s Tales?

Interview Training for Oral History for all ages

Wednesday 21st October

3.30pm – 5.30pm

Training by: Dan Billing from CAVA (Cornish Audio Visual Archive)

with support from Lucy Frears (Hayle Oral History Project Coordinator, BBC freelance reporter & producer)

Location: Brewery office, 1 Sea Lane, Hayle TR27 4DU (behind Cornish Arms)

As a volunteer you will need to bring contact details of 2 referees (work or friends)

As you will be interviewing older people we require a CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check which will be free of charge. Marilyn from Penwith Volunteer Bureau will check your details.  Please bring your: passport or driving licence or birth certificate from the year of your birth plus your NI number plus your 5 year address history plus 2 items addressed to your home address (household bills/ bank details) 

Be a part of Hayle’s History! Your interviews could be used in a publication/ the archive/ local museums/ presentations etc... 

Contact: Please call Lucy on 01736 753952 to book or with questions Tuesday, Wednesday all day and Thursday afternoon or leave a message

For those of you who have taken the course before you can come to do just the CRB check or stay for a recap

 

West Cornwall Hospital Public Meeting

Tuesday, 22nd September at 7-30pm

A open public meeting has been arranged to discuss access to services and the future of the West Cornwall Hospital in Penzance. The Public Meeting will be held next Tuesday 22nd September 2009 @ 7.30pm in St John's Hall, Penzance.

Jim McKenna, Ex Chief Executive Penwith District Council, has agreed to be the independent chair for the debate.

Cllr. Joan Symons, Chair of Cornwall Overview and Scrutiny Committee ( Health & Adults) , has agreed to attend. Cllrs. Neil Burden and Chris Goninan from Cornwall Council will also do their best to be there.

Invitations have been issued to Mr Peter Colclough, the Acting Chief Executive of the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust and Ann James, Chief Executive of the C&IoS primary Care Trust but at the time of writing the NHS Management has declined the invitation to attend. The meeting will be primarily to hear the views about the local NHS services & the Hospital from the local community. The organisers, HealthWatch Cornwall, hope everyone including staff, nurses & clinicians, patients past & present, and Link members will feel able to attend and make a contribution. Given the concerns of staff, Unison is proposing to attend.

 
Harbour Development - Important Dates

Please note the following dates regarding the Hayle Harbour Development planning applications:

  17 March, 7-15pm

Presentation by ING on the detailed planning application for infrastructure works followed by Q&A. Update on progress of outline planning application. John Pollard to chair.

Venue: Hayle Community School.

 

19 March,7-15pm

Hayle Town Council will consider the detailed planning application for infrastructure works, Phase I.  Public participation begins at 7-15pm followed by the council meeting at 7-30pm.  Venue: Council Offices, Hayle Community Centre, 58 Queensway.
  24 March, 7pm

Penwith District Council special planning committee meeting to consider all planning applications submitted for Hayle Harbour by ING.  These are the outline planning application for all phases of the development, the detailed planning application for Phase I infrastructure works and the listed building applications.

Venue: St. John's Hall, Penzance.  7pm.


Nominations Now Due For

THE MAYOR'S AWARDS 2009

We are seeking nominations for citizens (one male and one female ) who have provided a special service, on an honorary basis, and organisations which provide exceptional value and merit to the community of Hayle. The Council is also particularly keen to promote youth activity in the town and will be pleased to receive nominations for young people and youth groups who have made or make a significant contribution to the town.

Nomination forms have already been sent to all clubs and organisations in Hayle. However, if you would like to personally nominate somebody, forms and conditions can be obtained from the Clerk's office upon request.

The closing date for nominations will be Thursday 19 March 2009.  If a nominee for last year's awards was unsuccessful please contact the Clerk and request that the individual or organisation be considered again this year.

 

Female Citizen of the Year

Male Citizen of the Year

Young person of the Year

Organisation of the Year

and

Youth Organisation of the Year

 

 

The Hayle Oral History Project has now started 

In an effort to keep the memories of Hayle for everyone forever the Hayle Oral History Project is recording conversations and interviews with older members of the community about their working life in this busy industrial town with foundries, mines, a power station, harbour and explosive works.  We would also like to hear about family/daily life and social activities such as the popular regatta, carnival and dances and any events that affected the town.  We are looking for: 

  • Older people who were brought up in Hayle and surrounding area who would enjoy talking about their memories. 
  • Volunteers from all age groups in Hayle who would be interested in learning audio recording and journalism skills and interviewing older people from the community. 
  • Young people in Hayle 12+ who would like to make a film with the Hayle Youth Project summer 09
  • Students who would like to boost their CV or use live projects for course work who are interested in audio/ moving image recordings.  
  • School children in Hayle who would like to get involved in finding out more about their town and learning new skills.
  • The Cornish Diaspora  - Hayle families that emigrated but still have many memories to share from their homes in Mexico, South Africa, the USA, Australia etc...
  • People with old audio recordings, film footage, postcards or photographs of Hayle
  • Local schools, colleges and community projects that would like to get involved.

The project focuses on Hayle and the surrounding area such as St. Erth, Gwinear, Connor Downs, Gwithian, Angarrack etc. The Hayle Oral History Project is co-ordinated by an ex-BBC radio producer and reporter with experience working on Hollywood films, making BBC TV reports and lecturing at University College Falmouth. 

Please contact Lucy:

Tel: 01736 753962 (Tuesday & Thursday and half day Wednesday)

Email: hayle.history@btconnect.com

Visit: The Old Brewery Office, 1 Sea Lane, Hayle TR27 4DU


Hayle & District Bowling Club - New Clubhouse Opens

12 January 2009

 

The Clubhouse is opened by Wendy Reading of

SITA Cornwall Trust watched by

Secretary, Len Phillips, and Treasurer, John Wallis.

 

Hayle Mayor, John Coombe, receives a plaque

in recognition of Hayle Town Council's

support of the project


ING Presents Latest Harbour Plans

At a packed meeting at the Hayle Community School, ING presented its final plans prior to going to the Penwith District Council Planning Committee on Tuesday, 13 January 2009.

Over 240 residents attended the presentation and there was plenty of opportunity for a lively question and answer session.

Residents are encouraged to attend the Planning Committee meeting at St. John's Hall in Penzance at 7pm on the 13th and also to come to Hayle Town Council's meeting at 7:15pm on Thursday, 8 January to hear town councillors debate their recommendation on the subject.


Hayle Harbour Regeneration Plan Moves a Step Closer

The multi-million pound regeneration of Hayle Harbour will reach a significant milestone early in the New Year when Penwith District Council considers an outline planning application for the whole scheme.
ING Real Estate (ING) has been working with the South West of England Regional Development Agency (SWRDA) for over four years and more recently the Camborne Pool Redruth Urban Regeneration Company (CPR) to develop a plan for the comprehensive regeneration of Hayle Harbour.
ING is fully committed to delivering a scheme that addresses the restoration of the harbour, revitalizes the commercial heart of the town centre bringing new employment opportunities, delivers new homes and creates the vital infrastructure for the Wave Hub project.
Since submitting its outline planning application in April, ING has been in detailed consultation discussions with Penwith District Council, Cornwall County Council, a series of Delivery Group Meetings held by the Hayle Area Partnership attended by members of the community, and environmental and heritage bodies. ING has welcomed everyone’s input,
which has resulted in a number of significant changes to its original proposal. Specifically the outline planning application now comprises the following:

  • A reduction in the scale of the buildings on South Quay to a general height of 3 storeys.
  • The removal of parking from the Triangular Spit and a commitment to contribute to the ecological management of the area.
  • Revisions to the design of the new road bridge to North Quay.
  • Increased mitigation of any impacts on the natural environment, including the creation of new dune grassland and contributions to schemes to manage the dunes and to create new semi-aquatic habitat.
  • Provision of improved pedestrian and cycle links to the railway station.
  • A substantial contribution to public transport including the provision of a new shuttle bus service to serve the development and the rest of Hayle.

ING will also continue to ensure that the significant economic benefits to Hayle are maximised and any potential negative impacts of the scheme, such as traffic in Hayle, are resolved through continued consultation and agreement with the PDC, CCC and the Highways Agency.
Tim Armstead, Development Manager of ING Real Estate commented on the progress of the application: “Our outline plan is a comprehensive framework for the regeneration of the four key areas around Hayle Harbour. We welcome all the valuable input from the community, the statutory consultees and the planning authorities. We would like to thank
everyone who has made a contribution to the proposals. The final proposal now reflects these issues and addresses the concerns raised wherever possible.”
ING is now working with South West RDA and CPR Regeneration on a detailed planning application for the first phase of infrastructure works at North Quay, including new road and bridge access, flood prevention work, improvements to the harbour walls, upgraded fishermen’s harbour and a new slipway.
Nigel Tipple, chief executive of CPR Regeneration, said: “ING has demonstrated its commitment to the Hayle Harbour project by working closely with its partners and other groups on its outline plans and has certainly taken on board and responded to the range of comments received.”
Sandra Rothwell, head of regeneration in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly for the South West RDA, said: “We believe the development of Hayle Harbour will be a real economic catalyst for the town and the wider West Cornwall area and ING clearly remains committed to the scheme.”


ING has made a commitment to the Hayle Area Partnership to hold a

public meeting and it will be held at 7.00pm on Tuesday 6 January 2009

at Hayle Community School to present the final proposals.

Hayle Town Council will be considering its response to the planning application on Thursday, 8 January 2009 commencing at 7:15pm.  Everyone is encouraged to attend.


Christmas Day Swim
The Hayle Surf Life Saving Club managed a good turnout for their annual Christmas morning swim.  Congratulations to the hardy swimmers and to the HSLSC for all the good work they do throughout the year.
Hayle Surf Life Saving Club swimmers prepare to go in
 
swimmers enter the grey water

Hayle Entered in National Britain in Bloom Competition for 2009

Hayle in Bloom logoHayle in Bloom members were delighted to hear that Hayle is the only town in the South West to be selected to enter the National Britain in Bloom competition in 2009. The announcement was made at the Penwith 'In Bloom' celebration at the Tregenna Castle Hotel on the 6th of November. Hayle is entered in the 'Coastal Category for Areas below 12,000 population'.  Congratulations to the Hayle in Bloom Team and our marvellous PDC gardeners. Find out more and join in at www.hayleinbloom.org.uk.


HAPP Launches New Web Site

The Hayle Area Plan Partnership Business, Enterprise and Economy Delivery Group has launched a new web site for Hayle intended as a portal for local businesses.  It also provides an attractive source of information for tourists and visitors. It has been crafted by Hayle's Nixon Design and incorporates the Town's new logo. You can find the new site at www.hayletown.co.uk - check it out.

Picture of the hayletown.co.uk home page

Double Win for Hayle
At the opening of the Ellis Brewery Exhibition at the newly-restored Brewery Office in Sea Lane, Harvey's Foundry Trust Chairman and town councillor, John Pollard, said that this was a 'double win for Hayle'.  Not only has the Brewery Office been saved from destruction, but the town now has an official archive.

Shown at the opening are Mayor and Mayoress, John and Lorna Coombe, Chris Stephens and John Pollard.

John particularly thanked Paul Stephens, represented by his son Chris, who is a descendent of the Ellis family and who purchased the Brewery Office, restored it and permitted the archive to take it over at a nominal rent.

 
Pictured here the town historian, Brian Sullivan, who presented the archive with two original Ellis Brewery bottles and a flagon.   Town Historian Brian Sullivan
The exhibition at the Brewery Office will be open to the public for 8 days from 9 October and will then move to John Harvey House.

The New Hayle Flag
The new Hayle Flag  

The new Hayle flag flies proudly over the Recreation Ground.

You should also be able to see it at the Commercial Road Car Park and, soon, in Foundry Square.

 

Hayle Takes the SWTA Cup!

At the South West in Bloom awards presentations in Plymouth on the 18th of September, Hayle heard that it had again been awarded a Gold in its category and then received the astounding news that we have taken the SWTA Cup!

Congratulations to the Hayle in Bloom team and the many volunteers - and, of course, to our marvellous Hayle professional gardeners.

Hayle in Bloom in flowers on the Loggans roundabout


King George V Memorial Walk - Closure to Motor Traffic.

Public Consultation

At the council meeting on 4 September, the council resolved:

To examine the ramifications of closing King George V Memorial Walk to motor traffic

(except for access), either at weekends, at all times, or at such times as the Council shall direct

and to undertake a consultation prior to any such closing. 

The Council also directs the Clerk to report on options and costs for effecting the closure.

Hayle Town Council owns the walk and the suggestion to consider the possibility of closing it to motor traffic was prompted by the increase in traffic over recent years and the potential for huge increases over the next decade with the harbour development and the requirement of the Regional Spatial Strategy to build a large number of new homes in Hayle.  The road is not adopted by the County and consequently repairs are the responsibility of Hayle Town Council.  Heavy vehicles cause a lot more damage to the road surface than cars and there has been an increase in these recently and a likely further increase in the future.

Another consideration was the success of weekend road closures in other parts of Britain which allowed walkers, cyclists, skate boarders, roller bladers - any non-motorised users - to enjoy these areas safely.

It is probable that the Walk would be closed at only one end allowing easy access for residents, gardeners and maintenance people.

Artists impression of a barrier on the King Georth Fifth Memorial Walk

This picture is purely illustrative as the method of closure, the signage and the

location of the barrier have yet to be determined should the scheme go ahead.

The Council would like to receive the views of town residents.  Please contact the Town Clerk by email or letter to express your view.  Some questions to be considered are:

  1. Do you support closure of the road?
  2. If so, do you support closure at weekends or 7 days a week (or any other times)?
  3. Should any closure be seasonal or all year?
  4. Do you have any preference for how or where the road should be closed?

County Council Member Community Grant Scheme

From August 2008 each of the Councils 82 County Councillors has been allocated a fund of £3,000 to provide financial support to projects that benefit their local communities.

In order that the Council can ensure that each individual grant application is dealt with fairly and objectively a standard grant application process has been introduced. This gives the applicant the opportunity to clearly explain the purpose of the application and why the funding is required.

Click here for more details


Hayle Area Action Plan Updates

David Clough form PDC has provided some updates on the consultation process.  On the links below you can download the report presented to PDC SEE Committee stating the initial results of the consultation and the next steps.  Also available is more information on the 281 questionnaires that were returned as part of the process.

Hayle Area Action Plan - Issues and Options Questionnaire Responses (1Mb)

Hayle Area Action Plan - Report to PDC SEE Committee (60kb)

Hayle Area Action Plan - Report to PDC SEE Committee (Appendix) (186kb)

Hayle Area Action Plan - Summary and Overview of Representations (260kb)


Hayle Harbour Planning Application Submitted 25/4/08

The long-awaited planning application for the Hayle harbour development has now been received by Penwith District Council.  ING RE Ltd., in conjunction with their architects LDA Design of Exeter, will hold a public exhibition at John Harvey House on Thursday, 15th May, 1330-1830 and Friday 16th and Saturday 17th, 1030-1830.

The plans are available for examination at PDC and also at the Town Clerk's office in Hayle from Thursday, May 15th.

The target for a decision on the outline planning application is 'the end of the year'.

Click here to view and download the Outline Planning Application documents.

Click here to view and download the Listed Building Application documents.


 
Clean Cornwall Week: 20th – 28th September 2008
Fuelled by an anti-litter passion and equipped with rubber gloves and high-viz vests the Clean Cornwall army of litter-picking volunteers is once again descending on Cornwall to rid it of unsightly rubbish.
A record 140 events are due to take place across the County and no discarded crisp packet or washed up piece of fishing net will be safe from the Clean Cornwall volunteers who will be collecting tons of rubbish at litter-picks across the county. Beaches, towns, countryside and roads are all on the hit-list and it is hoped that the week will result in Cornwall becoming one of the cleanest counties in the country.
James Staughton, Managing Director of St Austell Brewery, is the brainchild of Clean Cornwall and over the two years since its inception it has gathered support from all over the County from both public organisations and private businesses. James explains, “Clean Cornwall is a group of like minded people who have a shared love of Cornwall and a drive to maintain its beauty. Our Clean Cornwall clean up events have proved to be hugely popular and I’m delighted and immensely encouraged to see that we now have a record number of events taking place next week.”
James adds, “It’s not too late to get involved – if everyone spared a few hours to join a litter-pick think of the difference that we could make. Why not join an event taking place in your area or even arrange your own – pull together a group of friends, get out there and make a difference!"
Mike East of North Cornwall District Council, a key partner in Clean Cornwall, adds, “Clean Cornwall is a fantastic initiative which we are really proud to be part of. But it’s not just about litter picking - it’s also about deterring people from littering in the first place and also about looking at the ways we currently manage litter and how we can improve this.”  Anybody wishing to get involved in Clean Cornwall Week should visit www.cleancornwall.org for further information or e-mail info@cleancornwall.org.

Throughout the week

Memorial Walk

and Estuary, Hayle

 

Voluntary Spring Clean and Litter Pick being organised by Ann Foreman and Colleagues

Brian Hosken

Brian.hosken@penwith.gov.uk


Hayle Takes the SWTA Cup!

At the South West in Bloom awards presentations in Plymouth on the 18th of September, Hayle heard that it had again been awarded a Gold in its category and then received the astounding news that we have taken the SWTA Cup!

Congratulations to the Hayle in Bloom team and the many volunteers - and, of course, to our marvellous Hayle professional gardeners.


Harbour Development Model

Hayle Town Band, 27 September

Hayle Town Band will be performing in Morrab Gardens on Saturday, 27th September from 2-4pm.

Support our award-winning band and enjoy their excellent performances.

(Click on the image for a full-size poster).


Step into Action - The Mayor's Sponsored Walk

Mayor, Councillor John Coombe, and Ex-Mayor Councillor Paul Birch led a Sponsored Walk on Sunday 7th September 2008.  There was an excellent turnout and the weather was just right for walking.  All monies raised will be shared between Cornwall Hospice Care (St Julia's) and Children's Hospice South West

Pictured above at the start, the Mayor thanked the walkers for their support.  "Every penny raised will be split equally between the two nominated charities", he said.

 

Town Clerk, Eleanor Giggal and Councillor Jayne Ninnes, manage the registration process and the emergency contact point.

 
 

 

The walk was supported by Hayle PCSOs, Kevin Youngman and Jenny Hosking.  We were also supported by our local firefighting team from Camborne (they're in red shirts in the top picture).


King George V Memorial Walk - Closure to Motor Traffic.

Public Consultation

At the council meeting on 4 September, the council resolved:

To examine the ramifications of closing King George V Memorial Walk to motor traffic

(except for access), either at weekends, at all times, or at such times as the Council shall direct

and to undertake a consultation prior to any such closing. 

The Council also directs the Clerk to report on options and costs for effecting the closure.

Hayle Town Council owns the walk and the suggestion to consider the possibility of closing it to motor traffic was prompted by the increase in traffic over recent years and the potential for huge increases over the next decade with the harbour development and the requirement of the Regional Spatial Strategy to build a large number of new homes in Hayle.  The road is not adopted by the County and consequently repairs are the responsibility of Hayle Town Council.  Heavy vehicles cause a lot more damage to the road surface than cars and there has been an increase in these recently and a likely further increase in the future.

Another consideration was the success of weekend road closures in other parts of Britain which allowed walkers, cyclists, skate boarders, roller bladers - any non-motorised users - to enjoy these areas safely.

It is probable that the Walk would be closed at only one end allowing easy access for residents, gardeners and maintenance people.

This picture is purely illustrative as the method of closure, the signage and the

location of the barrier have yet to be determined should the scheme go ahead.

The Council would like to receive the views of town residents.  Please contact the Town Clerk by email or letter to express your view.  Some questions to be considered are:

  1. Do you support closure of the road?
  2. If so, do you support closure at weekends or 7 days a week (or any other times)?
  3. Should any closure be seasonal or all year?
  4. Do you have any preference for how or where the road should be closed?

County Council Member Community Grant Scheme

From August 2008 each of the Councils 82 County Councillors has been allocated a fund of £3,000 to provide financial support to projects that benefit their local communities.

In order that the Council can ensure that each individual grant application is dealt with fairly and objectively a standard grant application process has been introduced. This gives the applicant the opportunity to clearly explain the purpose of the application and why the funding is required.

Click here for more details


Hayle Area Action Plan Updates

David Clough form PDC has provided some updates on the consultation process.  On the links below you can download the report presented to PDC SEE Committee stating the initial results of the consultation and the next steps.  Also available is more information on the 281 questionnaires that were returned as part of the process.

Hayle Area Action Plan - Issues and Options Questionnaire Responses (1Mb)

Hayle Area Action Plan - Report to PDC SEE Committee (60kb)

Hayle Area Action Plan - Report to PDC SEE Committee (Appendix) (186kb)

Hayle Area Action Plan - Summary and Overview of Representations (260kb)


St. Erth household waste recycling centre (HWRC) and refuse transfer station (RTS) opened  28 July 2008

 

After £1.7M of investment, the SITA St. Erth household waste recycling centre (HWRC) and refuse transfer station (RTS) opened today. It is hoped that a recycling rate of 60 per cent will be achieved at the HWRC.  Shown at the opening are Hayle Mayor John Coombe, Phil Rudin (SITA Cornwall Ops Manager), M. Louis de Ponchville (STA Cornwall Manager) and Andrew George MP.

 

   
Photo: John Bennett

Hayle Estuary Management Plan (Hayle EMP) Published

The Hayle Estuary is an area which has a rich and diverse wildlife, landscape and historic heritage and is not only cherished by the local community but recognized both nationally and internationally. Estuaries in general, and Hayle is no exception, provide recreational opportunities and employment for local people. The challenge set by the Hayle Estuary Management Plan (Hayle EMP) is to conserve the natural and historic heritage of the estuary, which is unique, but at the same time encourage appropriate opportunities and give full recognition to the important needs of commerce, tourism and leisure interests. The Hayle EMP seeks to identify and bring together these key interests and incorporate them in a single document, making reference only to existing reports, legislation and other issues impacting on the estuary.

If you have any comments on the EMP send them to the Town Clerk for forwarding to the Hayle Harbour Advisory Committee.

Click here to view and download the Hayle EMP (295kb).


Have your say - Hayle Harbour Planning Application

The Town Council has recently resolved to hold a Special Meeting on the fourth Thursday of every month for the sole purpose of considering the Hayle Harbour application, until it is finally determined by Penwith District Council.  These meetings, like all others, are open to the public and there will be opportunity for you to comment and/or raise questions on this subject. The meetings will start at 7.30 pm at Hayle Community Centre and will be attended by a Planning Officer from Penwith District Council.  We will welcome your views and input – this is your chance to have your say.

Meeting dates – 24 July, 28 August, 25 September, 23 October and 27 November 2008.

The plans are available for examination at the Planning Department at Penwith District Council and also at the Town Clerk's office.  Details can also be viewed and/or downloaded from the Town Council’s website: - www.hayletowncouncil.net.


Hayle Area Plan Partnership - Hayle Harbour Discussions

The Hayle Area Plan Partnership Delivery Teams will be discussing different aspects of the harbour development over the next few months.  Everyone interested in this development is invited to attend.

The meetings are open to anyone and will provide an opportunity to meet David Clough and Jeremy Content of Penwith District Council. Jeremy will be able to discuss planning issues concerning the harbour. It is also hoped that representatives of ING Developments will attend the meetings. We also understand that ING will shortly be able to provide a model of how the plans will look which should give everyone a better idea of what they are planning 

Meetings are at the Day Care Centre on Commercial Road at 7-30pm except where marked.  The meeting dates are as follows:

HERITAGE CULTURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Tuesday 16 September

TRAFFIC & TRANSPORT

Wednesday 10th September, (at Passmore Edwards)

COMMUNITY WELLBEING

Tuesday 9th September

BUSINESS & ENTERPRISE

Monday 8th September

For more information, including minutes and agendas, please take a look at www.hayleareaplan.org.uk


Hayle Harbour Planning Application Submitted 25/4/08

The long-awaited planning application for the Hayle harbour development has now been received by Penwith District Council.  ING RE Ltd., in conjunction with their architects LDA Design of Exeter, will hold a public exhibition at John Harvey House on Thursday, 15th May, 1330-1830 and Friday 16th and Saturday 17th, 1030-1830.

The plans are available for examination at PDC and also at the Town Clerk's office in Hayle from Thursday, May 15th.

The target for a decision on the outline planning application is 'the end of the year'.

Click here to view and download the Outline Planning Application documents.

Click here to view and download the Listed Building Application documents.


Hayle's gardeners display the new town logo at Loggan's roundabout

Step into Action - The Mayor's Sponsored Walk

You are invited to join the current Mayor, Councillor John Coombe, and Ex- Mayor Councillor Paul Birch on the Sponsored Walk which is taking place on Sunday 7th September 2008.  All monies raised will be shared between Cornwall Hospice Care (St Julia's) and Children's Hospice South West.  There is a choice of three circular walks, one for all ages and abilities.

All walks will start from outside Hayle Open Air Pool at 2.00pm. Registration of walkers will take place from 1.00pm. Refreshments will be provided.  Sponsor forms and posters will be available from the Cornwall Hospice Care Shop, the Town Clerk's Office, Bigglestones, the St Julia's Hospice Office and the Library.  If possible, please return your registration form to the Town Clerk's Office (details above) so we can estimate number of walkers, otherwise please register on the day.

If you are unable to walk but perhaps able to help in an alternative way please contact the Town Clerk.  Help will be required for the registration process and serving refreshments, as well marshalling.


Heylfest 2008
Come and join in the fun.

We Have Moved!

The office at Passmore Edwards Institute is now CLOSED and the NEW Council Office is now open to the public at:

HAYLE COMMUNITY CENTRE

58 QUEENSWAY, HAYLE, TR27 4NX

Our telephone, fax and email details remain unchanged.

 

Mayor John Coombe cuts the ribbon to open the new council offices at the Hayle Community Centre.

(L to R) Mayor John Coombe, Deputy Mayor John Bennett, Finance Clerk Barrie Wright, Town Clerk Eleanor Giggal, Cllr. David Girling, Cllr. Terry Lello CC, Cllr. Graham Coad, Cllr. Jane Ninnes, Cllr. John Pollard and Cllr. Harry Blakeley.


Senior Lifeskills Exhibition
On Tuesday 8th July, 10am-3pm, there will be a Penwith Senior Lifeskills Exhibition with 'Information & Inspiration for the Over 60's' at St. John's Hall in Penzance.  Click here for the brochure.
 
Hayle Day Care Centre Extension Opened , May 30, 2008

Mike Lake, CBE, Director General of 'Help the Aged', opens the new extension with the help of Mrs Jean Jones, Mrs Vi Care and Mrs Jean Olds. 

Mrs Jean Jones started as a volunteer in 1983 and did many tasks including fund raising and serving at lunch times, she was also a volunteer driver for the Day Centre mini bus.  Mrs Vi Care was one of the original members of the first committee in 1981 with her husband Philip and became the first welfare officer.  Mrs Jean Olds, who lives in Redruth, has been part of the kitchen team for many many years - part employed and part volunteer.  All these ladies are over 80.

 
Mayor and Mayoress, John and Lorna Coombe at the opening   Philip Wear Conservatories, who constructed the extension, presents a telescope to David Raymer, Chairman of the Centre, for the use of all visitors.
 
John Coombe Elected Mayor for 2008-9

At the Annual Council on May 15th, Councillor John Coombe was unanimously elected Town Mayor for 2008-9.  John, a life-long Hayle man, said that he was honoured and delighted to become mayor.  He thanked outgoing mayor, Paul Birch, for his hard work and leadership over the last two years.  John's wife Lorna is now mayoress.

Councillor John Bennett was elected Deputy Mayor and his wife, Donna Anton, is deputy mayoress.


Hayle Harbour Planning Application Submitted 25/4/08

The long-awaited planning application for the Hayle harbour development has now been received by Penwith District Council.  ING RE Ltd., in conjunction with their architects LDA Design of Exeter, will hold a public exhibition at John Harvey House on Thursday, 15th May, 1330-1830 and Friday 16th and Saturday 17th, 1030-1830.

The plans are available for examination at PDC and also at the Town Clerk's office in Hayle from Thursday, May 15th.

The target for a decision on the outline planning application is 'the end of the year'.

Click here to view and download the Outline Planning Application documents.

Click here to view and download the Listed Building Application documents.

Hayle Featured on Cornwall Pure Business Web Site

Cornwall Pure Business is a free service offering tailored information and support to anyone thinking of setting up or relocating their business in Cornwall.  Their web site is full of information for and about Cornish businesses and opportunities.  See the 'Spotlight on Hayle' by following the link below.

http://www.cornwallpurebusiness.co.uk/news-events/2008/local-news/spotlight-on-hayle.htm

Keep Cancer Care in Cornwall

The "Keep Cancer Care in Cornwall" online e- petition has been approved and is now live on the Prime Minister's 10 Downing Street, web site.  The petition states:

We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to allow Cornwall to have its own Centre of Excellence for cancer surgery. In November 2007 Cornwall County Council approved the transfer of some cancer services out of Cornwall, thereby removing the choice from cancer patients to get cancer treatment close to their home, families & friends. This means that Upper Gastrointestinal cancer surgery, Head & Neck cancer surgery and Complex Gynaecological cancer surgery can be withdrawn and moved to Exeter or Plymouth.

If you would like to let the government know that you would like to retain cancer care within Cornwall, please sign the petition at:  http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/Cornwall-cancer/.  Please let your friends know too


Marjorie Roberts, 1936-2008

Hayle Town Council notes with sadness the loss of Marjorie Roberts, who served as Hayle town mayor 2003-05 and volunteered for countless town organisations. She died the morning of 21st April 2008 following several years of fragile health.

Born in Hayle, Marjorie lived here her entire life except for a seven-year period in Yorkshire. Earlier in her life she worked as a visiting nurse and in a variety of administrative jobs.

Always one to get involved and get things done, Marjorie joined the council 12 years ago and spent two years as deputy mayor followed by two years as town mayor, a position she thoroughly enjoyed and which brought credit to the council.

Although Marjorie stepped down from the council in 2007, she continued as chair of Hayle in Bloom, which she had guided since 2004.Under her leadership, Hayle in Bloom went from strength to strength, culminating in its entry into the national Britain in Bloom competition, where Marjorie and her team earned a Silver-Gilt award. Marjorie herself took a personal award in the Community Champions category, one of only six individuals to be recognised throughout the country for having dedicated an extraordinary amount of personal time to the Britain in Bloom cause.

In April, Marjorie was honoured by the town council as a Citizen of the Year.In her acceptance speech she asked that this not be just a titular honour, but that she be allowed to take an active role in promoting and supporting the town..

Our condolences go out to husband Arthur and their two children. Marjorie was much loved by all who knew her and she will be sadly missed.


Council Debates Gypsy and Traveller Sites

At its meeting on 21 February 2008, the council's agenda included the Hayle Area Action Plan and, following an active public participation session (with over 300 residents inside and outside the council chamber), the issue of the proposed Gypsy and Traveller sites on Water Lane was brought forward for early debate.

Councillors expressed surprise at the way that the issue had been presented. 

An extract of the resolutions that were passed follows (these are unofficial until the minutes are formally approved):

It was resolved to: -

a) inform Penwith District Council that the sites identified in the Hayle Area Action Plan (HAAP) for gypsies and travellers are unsatisfactory and the Council has been unable to find alternatives within the HAAP boundary and considers that it should encompass a broader area and
b) request that the issue of sites for gypsies and travellers be considered separately from the HAAP process and that, when it is debated, all those involved in the process, including the relevant officers from Cornwall County Council and other informed groups and persons, should be involved and to point out that flowing from this process this Council will expect firm evidence to emerge in support of the allocations in Hayle.

It was further resolved that: -

           a)discusssion of this document be deferred to the Development Committee where it can be     considered together with the Penwith Core Strategy which is currently out to consultation;

           b)all Councillors should complete the questionnaire before the Development Committee on 28    February which will be open to all Members and at which all will be able to vote and

c)the Committee will set the timetable for future consultation in the town on the issue of gypsy and traveller sites.

The council welcomes continued input from residents on this issue and any others in the Action Plan.

The following document was received from Penwith District Council just prior to the council meeting and some copies were passed out at the meeting:
 

Hayle Area Action Plan

Penwith District Council has just circulated the Hayle Action Plan Issues and Options Paper for full public consultation.  It is your opportunity to have your say about how and where Hayle should be developed over the next twenty years.  Individuals, as well as organisations, are encouraged to get involved in commenting on what the document contains as well as suggesting new ideas.  Copies of the Paper are available from Hayle Library, the Town Council Office and, of course, Penwith District Council.  There is a six week period of consultation; all responses must be returned to the David Clough, Sustainable Development Policy Officer, Penwith District Council by 29th February 2008 25th of March 2008.  For more information go to the PDC web site.


New Mini  Bus for Hayle Day Centre Trust

The Hayle Day Care Centre Trust received their new Mini bus on the 8th Jan 2008 after many months of hard fund raising.

The new mini bus was funded by significant grants from Hayle Town Council, 'Help the Aged',  as well as clients contributions and funding secured some six years ago from Cornwall County Council.

This will provide continued service to the Community of Hayle and District. The Centre, which is celebrating its 25th  year in operation in March 2008, has always had a mini bus providing the vital transport link bringing the elderly and disabled to the valued facility.

 Hayle Day Care Centre Trust's New Bus in the Day Centre livery.

The old bus has not gone far! The Hayle Rugby Football club has purchased the old bus which the Day Centre hope will give serve as well as the last bus that was passed to them some 6 years ago did.

Hayle Surf Life Saving Club Members Take Christmas-Day Dip

Following a long tradition, Hayle SLSC members braved the winter weather to take the obligatory Christmas morning swim.  No polar bears sighted.

Hayle Winter Carnival
A good turnout welcomed the annual Winter carnival on December 1st despite the blustery weather. Congratulations to the organisers and the participants.
Noddy & Bigears The Carnival Queen
Phillack Church Sunday School
Hayle Methodist Junior Church
Portheyl Place Official Opening
The first affordable housing cooperative venture between Ocean Housing and Penwith District Council was officially opened on the 14th of November 2007.  The development was built on land adjacent to the Children's Centre at Bodriggy and the Centre Development Manager, Kirsty Jones, received a cheque in recognition of the disruption caused during construction.
PDC Chair, Joan Tanner opens Portheyl Place with Ocean Group Chief Executive, David Renwick

Harry Hudson won the competition to name the development and was awarded a prize

The new homes are energy efficient and nicely appointed Kirsty Jones of the Children's Centre receives a cheque for £500.
Remembrance Ceremony at War Memorial, 11am on 11/11
Waiting to lay wreaths
 
The wreathes at the Memorial Hayle's cadets provide an honour guard
The names of the fallen from the two world wars are read out Our emergency services teams were well represented
Supported by Heyl Town Band
       
New District Councillor for Gwinear, Gwithian & Hayle East
       

The results from the election on 25 October are as follows:

       

Derek John Elliott (Independent)

Jayne Ninnes (Labour)

Ray Tovey (Conservative)

192

170

493 (Elected)

       
There was a 25% turnout and 44% of the votes were postal ballots.        


Congratulations to Ray who is chairman of the Gwinear-Gwithian Parish Council and who wrote the Hayle Area Plan 2006-2025.

And thanks to the other candidates who cared enough about Hayle to give their time and money to running a campaign.

       

Old Hawkins Motors Site, Hayle Terrace
       
At the meeting of Hayle Town Council on 20 September 2007, Matt Barton and Allan Hampshire, senior officers of Penwith District Council, were invited to respond to the resolutions Hayle Town Council had passed at a prior meeting, which were:
  • To support the construction of 5 market value houses, maximum, on the existing footprint subject to: the open space being vested to Hayle Town Council prior to building, the open space being landscaped, the wave wall being continued along the entire length of the site and all of the houses providing off street parking.
  • It is the will of the Town Council to further the first resolution. (Meaning: to support Hawkins if they pursued this approach).

Allan Hampshire is head of the Affordable Housing Task Force and has the responsibility to ensure sufficient affordable housing in the district. Allan referred to the large number of people on the housing register waiting for affordable housing and the difficulty of meeting the demand. He asked that PDC be given more time to come up with a solution for the Hawkins site that would still provide 26 affordable units plus some open space.

During the meeting it was explained why the Council had arrived at its resolutions. In summary these were because:

  • Talks between Hawkins and Penwith District Council had stalled after two years of trying;
  • When asked in a Parish Poll “Should Hawkins Motors site on Hayle Terrace be brought into public ownership for use as an amenity area in perpetuity?” 90% voted in favour;
  • The site is now in a Conservation Area and a World Heritage Site;
  • Environment Agency regulations now require buildings to be raised 1.6m for flood protection (adding almost a floor in height);
  • The Environment Agency had objected to previous planning applications which attempted to put large numbers of dwellings on the site;
  • Over 50 affordable units have been constructed in Hayle in the last three years and 175 are anticipated in the harbour development;

and,

  • The Council wishes to protect and improve access to Copperhouse Pool as much as possible.

Hayle councillors are acutely aware of the need for affordable housing in Hayle. Indeed, at least one councillor is living in affordable housing and a number are personally aware of the difficulty of their children getting on the housing ladder.

Unfortunately, building 26 affordable units on this limited space is unlikely to result in a building which the people of Hayle would be happy with. Hayle Council has given PDC until January 1st to come up with a design – after which, if the design is not suitable, we will pursue our original resolution.

Please contact the Town Clerk or your councillor to pass on your views
on this important subject.


       
Hayle Surf Life Saving Club Christmas Day Swim

Members, family and friends of Hayle Surf Life Saving Club bravely turned out on Christmas Day morning to take part in the Club’s traditional annual ritual to take a dip in the sea without wetsuits.  Six year old Daisy Petterson, who can’t wait until she is seven and old enough to become a Nipper member, was the youngest participant and founder member Gil Tredinnick, who can always be relied upon to be there, was the oldest.

 

Club Captain, Dave Parker, said “I don’t think any of us were looking forward to our “dip” this year with the sub-zero temperatures we’ve been experiencing lately, but Christmas Day morning dawned sunny and comparatively “warm” compared to earlier in the week and I was surprised to see so many turn up for the challenge.  As usual there were more people watching than actually going in – perhaps they’ll join us next year!  After a hot shower, some mulled wine, chocolates and biscuits we were all warmed through again and ready to enjoy the rest of Christmas Day and looking forward to another successful year for the Club in 2010.”

 

Information and up to date news about the Club can be found on their “news” website at http://hayleslscnews.website.orange.co.uk


Hayle’s History for all to see

To celebrate Hayle Community Archive’s new website that makes personal collections of old photos accessible to everyone, they have joined with Hayle Oral History Project to exhibit archive photos in Hayle Library. Transcripts from interviews recorded by the Hayle Oral History Project will also be available as part of the exhibition. From 1pm Tuesday 8th December an additional archive slide show will be shown, interview clips will be available for listening, films for viewing and Archive and Oral History Project volunteers will be available to discuss the projects and volunteer opportunities over a free cup of tea and saffron bun.

“We are just two of the groups who are working hard to discover more about the history of the Hayle Area and want to preserve it forever with interviews, photos, film and in print. We like to show what we’re doing and encourage volunteers with their stories or photos to come forward and help make these projects successful” says Lucy Frears, the Hayle Oral History Project Coordinator.

Both projects are based over the road from Hayle Library at the Brewery Office on Sea Lane. Hayle Community Archive has new opening hours of 10am – 1pm Tuesdays commencing 15th December. You are invited to bring in original photos of Hayle and the parishes of St. Erth and Gwinear Gwithian to be scanned and added to the community archive (without taking your originals) or pop in to look at the collection which has been carefully gathered for many years and is just starting to be digitised. If you know about the copyright of any photos or postcards please come to speak to us.

“The Hayle Community Archive website has already made several collections of photographs available for internet viewing with images ranging from 1900 to just a few years ago. They provide a unique pictorial record of the history of the Hayle Area and the changes that have taken place over the years. Please do not let your photos deteriorate in the attic, they need preserving for the benefit of future generations” John Farrar, Hayle Community Archive volunteer.

The Hayle Oral History Project also needs volunteers - for example those over 65 from the Hayle Area are requested to come forward to be interviewed, anonymously if they wish, while people of all ages are needed to interview and record memories or transcribe interviews. Those with MP3 players, mobile phones, digital cameras or camcorders are encouraged to film or record short interviews with grandparents for the project, once the grandparents’ permission has been granted. A book using excerpts from interviews, expert articles and archive photos will be available at the end of next year. The exhibition in Hayle Library is open until 1st February and will be refreshed with new photos at various points.

“Hayle Library is very happy to host the exhibition and opening as we are always keen to support community projects and people of all generations in the Hayle Area” says Sally Faulkner from Hayle Library.

Call the projects on: 01736 753962 for more information or visit their websites: www.haylearchive.org.uk, http://hayletaleshome.blogspot.com/


Mayor's Awards for 2009

 

Mrs June Allen, Female Citizen of the Year 2009

Chairperson of St Julia’s Fund Raising Committee.

Treasurer of Hayle Youth Project.

Church Warden of St Elwyn’s.

 

Mr Alan Conquest, Male Citizen of Year 2009

Secretary to Hayle Royal British Legion Branch for past18 years.Organises Remembrance Parade and assists with Poppy Appeal. RBL Area Welfare Officer. SSAFA Forces Help Divisional Secretary

 

Hayle Pump Editorial Team, Organisation of the Year

The team have for fifteen years, successfully produced the local magazine completely voluntarily. The Pump is a very community orientated newsletter which provides a medium for local news, opinion exchange, useful information and lively correspondence. 

 

Hayle Surf Life Saving ‘Nippers’, Youth Organisation of the Year

Nominated for the achievements and work throughout the year. The Club trains local youngsters to be safe in the sea and teaches them, at an early age, the skills of lifesaving and the importance of working as a team. 

 

Lewis Nicholls, Young Person of the Year 2009

Lewis has fundraised £1396 since 2005 for Children in Need and Comic Relief collecting at Wharfside, Penzance with a bucket.  He has now started to collect for World Vision as well.  At school he is immensely helpful as a school pupil manager (prefect) and is known for his confidence in compering quizzes for a Hayle Chamber of commerce event and the school’s Master Chef Competition. He is an ideal role model for his fellow pupils.

The Mayor and Council salute the winners of this year's awards that were selected from a very strong field of candidates.

 

King George V Memorial Walk - Closure to Motor Traffic.

Public Consultation

At the council meeting on 4 September, the council resolved:

To examine the ramifications of closing King George V Memorial Walk to motor traffic

(except for access), either at weekends, at all times, or at such times as the Council shall direct

and to undertake a consultation prior to any such closing. 

The Council also directs the Clerk to report on options and costs for effecting the closure.

Hayle Town Council owns the walk and the suggestion to consider the possibility of closing it to motor traffic was prompted by the increase in traffic over recent years and the potential for huge increases over the next decade with the harbour development and the requirement of the Regional Spatial Strategy to build a large number of new homes in Hayle.  The road is not adopted by the County and consequently repairs are the responsibility of Hayle Town Council.  Heavy vehicles cause a lot more damage to the road surface than cars and there has been an increase in these recently and a likely further increase in the future.

Another consideration was the success of weekend road closures in other parts of Britain which allowed walkers, cyclists, skate boarders, roller bladers - any non-motorised users - to enjoy these areas safely.

It is probable that the Walk would be closed at only one end allowing easy access for residents, gardeners and maintenance people.

Artists impression of a barrier on the King Georth Fifth Memorial Walk

This picture is purely illustrative as the method of closure, the signage and the

location of the barrier have yet to be determined should the scheme go ahead.

The Council would like to receive the views of town residents.  Please contact the Town Clerk by email or letter to express your view.  Some questions to be considered are:

  1. Do you support closure of the road?
  2. If so, do you support closure at weekends or 7 days a week (or any other times)?
  3. Should any closure be seasonal or all year?
  4. Do you have any preference for how or where the road should be closed?

COUNCIL EXTREMELY CONCERNED ABOUT FIRE PROVISION

FOR HAYLE AND FOR CORNWALL

Having studied the response statistics for the fire service and noting that Cornwall has the second worse response times in the country, the Council have expressed outrage at the current plans to make further cuts.  The recent tragedy in Newquay has alerted everyone to the dire situation that Cornwall's fire service is in.  The hard-working fire fighters are having to cover for as many as 100 unfilled vacancies and the current threat to remove 24-hour manned coverage at Camborne would leave our response times in Hayle for night fires, which are the most deadly, even worse than they are now.

Hayle Town Council is strongly urging town residents to write to:

Cllr K Yeo
Public Safety Portfolio Holder
Cornwall County Council, County Hall
Truro, TR1 3AY

kyeo@cornwall.gov.uk

and

The Chief Fire Officer
Mr M Littmoden
Cornwall Fire Brigade, Old County Hall
Truro, TR1 3AY

enquiries@fire.cornwall.gov.uk

to express your concern at the current state of the fire service and to oppose any further cuts until a full report is issued on the Newquay hotel fire.

It would be helpful if you would copy your letters to the Town Clerk.

Click here to download the response statistics and some observations by the fire crew at Camborne.


Hayle in Bloom wins GOLD

in the South West in Bloom Competition. and

Silver-Gilt

in the national Britain in Bloom awards

At the award ceremony in Coventry Cathedral on the 26th September 2007, Hayle was awarded Silver Gilt in the Urban Category of Britain in Bloom.  The award categories are Bronze, Silver, Silver-Gilt and Gold. Getting Silver-Gilt in our first attempt at the national competition is a marvellous achievement.  The winner in our category was Uddingston in Scotland - congratulations to them.
 
There was another well-deserved award made for:

Individuals who have dedicated so much of

their time to the Britain in Bloom cause.

Congratulations to the person in Hayle we all would have chosen:

Former town mayor, Marjorie Roberts

Well done Marjorie and thanks for all of your years of hard work.
 

Full details of the results can be found at

http://www.rhs.org.uk/britaininbloom/winners2007.asp

 

Thirty-three members of Hayle in Bloom attended the awards ceremony which, for the very first time, was held at the Tregenna Castle Hotel at St. Ives.  Although the weather was damp and dismal, the 350 people who attended from many towns in Cornwall and up to Bristol and beyond were all anxious to hear how their towns and villages had fared.
For the second year running, Hayle was awarded the GOLD rating in the South West Tourist Association Cup category and we also received a Certificate of  Merit in the Neighbourhood Awards for the Millpool Gardens. Well done to Georgina Schofield, warden of the Millpool gardens and her team.
Congratulations to Marjorie Roberts, Chair of Hayle in Bloom, and her huge team of volunteer helpers, and to PDC gardeners for their skill and hard work.

MARKS & SPENCER OPENS 19 JULY 2007

After a long battle, M&S finally opened to enthusiastic crowds.  At noon there were 300 cars in the overflow car park on the rugby ground as well as 200 in the main car park.  Costa coffee also opened to restore tired shoppers with freshly brewed beverages.  Hayle Town Council supported the variation in planning permission that allowed M&S to have a food hall and which held up the opening for many months.


Annual Civic Parade 2007

The Annual Civic and Community Parade leaves St. Elwyn's Church

The Parade was attended by the Mayor of Hayle, Paul Birch, Members of the Town Council,

Invited Guests and Representatives of Local Organisations

 

TOWN HOROLOGER, RAY WYSE

The Clock on John Harvey House
Inside the Clock Tower
Town Horologer, Ray Wyse
Made by John West, ca. 1820

An important part of every town in the 19th and 20th centuries, the town clock was often the only way for most residents to tell the time.  Restored and restarted in 2004, the town's clock is now maintained and adjusted by Ray Wyse.


Copperhouse Gets New Council Notice Board

Thanks to the Streetscape Team and to funding from the Liveability Fund and Townscape Heritage Initiative, we now have a brand new notice board next to the Job Centre at Copperhouse.  It replaces the dilapidated wooden one and matches the colours of the street furniture now adorning Fore Street. If there is anything that you would like displayed there, contact the Town Clerk's office.

Thanks also to Caroline Sargent and all the others at PDC who have helped us with this project.


FIRE SERVICE PROTESTS

Cornish Fire Crews, with the support of the Fire Brigade Union, are protesting against Cornwall County Council's plan to make major cuts in the fire service, which includes the loss of 24 hour manned crews at Camborne and Falmouth Fire stations. These cuts will impact across the whole of Cornwall because fire crews frequently work outside their station areas but it is feared that Hayle, in particular, will suffer due to the inevitable increase in time in getting retained crews to the town at night.

Please show your support by writing to your County Councillors and local MP opposing these cuts.

A Fire Service Cuts Information Day is was held on 4 June in Hayle and was supported by the mayor and councillors.  See the pictures below.

Fire Service Coverage in Hayle

The Council has heard that, in order to cut costs,the service at Camborne Fire Station is to be cut from 24 hour manning to daytime only.  At its meeting on 11 January, the Council passed the following resolution:

    1. We deplore any cuts in the service, particularly as the service provided by Camborne Fire Service in relation to Hayle is our only way of having fire cover.
    2. No cuts in the service should take place until the IRMP (Integrated Risk Management Plan) is completed and the results published with consultation taking place on the results.
    3. The £200,000 money ring-fenced to provide the land for a station in Hayle is not to be touched in order to reduce the deficit in required budgets.
    4. Finally, as the process of consultation is not due to be completed until June 2007, no decision on the financial cuts must be made until the budgetary process for 2008/2009 starts.

Mayor Paul Birch and the town councillors are adamant that our fire cover should not be cut even further and we will continue to press for a fire station in Hayle.

Collecting signatures
Can we have this appliance stationed in Hayle, please?
Mayor Paul Birch & Cllr. Dick Horwell handing out forms
Hayle councillors supporting the firemen

Copperhouse Gets New Council Notice Board

Thanks to the Streetscape Team and to funding from the Liveability Fund and Townscape Heritage Initiative, we now have a brand new notice board next to the Job Centre at Copperhouse.  It replaces the dilapidated wooden one and matches the colours of the street furniture now adorning Fore Street. If there is anything that you would like displayed there, contact the Town Clerk's office.

Thanks also to Caroline Sargent and all the others at PDC who have helped us with this project.


Election 2007

Hayle District and Town Elections, 3 May


Penwith District Council Election, North Ward (1 seat)

    Candidate Description Votes
    Lello, Robb Liberal Democrat 703 (elected)
    Philp, Owen Independent 340

Hayle Town Council, North Ward (7 seats)

    Candidate Description Votes
    Blakeley, Harry A Voice For The Residents 460 (elected)
    Capper, Brian Independent 568 (elected)
    Coad, Graham Retired Police Officer, Hayle Born Independent 487 (elected)
    Coombe, John Independent 633 (elected)
    Dungey, Richard Independent 247
    Girling, David Some Shop/Buildings Need Up Dating 363 (elected)
    Lello, Terry Liberal Democrat 600 (elected)
    Philp, Owen Independent 326
    Pollard, John Independent 583 (elected)
    Riches, Helen Liberal Democrat 361
   

Hayle Town Council, South Ward (6 seats)

  Since there are six candidates for six seats there was no election in this ward
    Bennett, John Independent (elected unopposed)
    Birch, Paul Independent (elected unopposed)
    Head, Chris A Sustainable Future For Hayle (elected unopposed)
    Head, Jacqui A Sustainable Future For Hayle (elected unopposed)
    Horwell, Dick   (elected unopposed)
    Ninnes, Jayne Labour (elected unopposed)
   

Hayle Town Council, East Ward (2 seats)

  Since there are two candidates for two seats there was no election in this ward
    Cook, Duncan John Liberal Democrat (elected unopposed)
    Lello, Robb Liberal Democrat (elected unopposed)
   
There are 7 new councillors out of a total of 15

Recycling Really Real - Says PDC

Question from Hayle resident: 

"I would be obliged if you could clear up the following point for me. Rather worryingly I have heard from various sources recently that the materials that go into our recycling boxes are not in fact recycled but go into the landfill at St. Day. Could you tell me what exactly does happen to these materials?"

Read the reply of Penwith District Council's Recycling Manager, Mike Toms.  Click here.


Britain in Bloom Competition - South West Region

Hayle in Bloom takes the gold award in the Royal Horticultural Society's South West Region competition.

Congratulations to the Hayle in Bloom Committee, our first-class gardeners and the huge number of people who donated time and effort to help us win.  We also won the Abbiss Cup for Horticultural Excellence by a Municipal Authority for the Carwin Rise Roundabout, and a Merit in the Neighbourhood Awards for our Adopt-a-Plot scheme and the work done inside and outside the swimming pool. And Victoria Emberson of Hayle Community School won the painting competition in the 12-16 year age range. 

Click here to see the entries in all categories.

Congratulations to all!

Members of Hayle in Bloom with Brian Hosken and his team from Penwith District Council and with the Mayor, Paul Birch and Deputy Mayor, John Coombe.  Mike Kemp holds the Gold Award, Margaret Tanner holds the Neighbourhood Award and Alvin Thomas has the Abbiss Cup

New! Click here to see the Judge's Feedback Sheet

HAYLE IS NOW IN THE NATIONAL COMPETITION - PLEASE HELP

Hayle In Bloom Web Site

The Real Dirt on Recycling

Recycling - Does the Council really recycle?

Question from constituent: 

"I would be obliged if you could clear up the following points for me. Rather worryingly I have heard from various sources recently that the materials that go into our recycling boxes are not in fact recycled but go into the landfill at St. Day. Could you tell me what exactly does happen to these materials?"

Response from Mike Toms at PDC:

Thank you for your email expressing your concerns about rumours suggesting that our recyclables go to landfill. Such rumours are as you say worrying and extremely annoying because they undo the hard work invested in encouraging people to recycle!

Less than 1% of our recyclables goes to landfill, and that is only because these materials are contaminated and therefore not recyclable. This somtimes occurs when, for example, people do not rinse their cans out and the contents runs out and contaminates paper.

The other 99%+ DOES NOT go to any landfill site but instead is treated as follows:-

The vast majority of recyclables from our kerbside collections and recycling banks are delivered to the Materials Recycling Facility at Poole near Camborne for sorting and baling for onwards transportation as follows:-

1. Newspapers & magazines are sent to Aylesford Newsprint in Kent and will probably be back in newsagents etc within a week to 10 days.
Card, cardboard and mixed paper goes to Aylesford to be made back into packaging.

2. Steel cans go to South Wales to be eventually used for making cars, planes, cookers etc. Aluminium cans and goes to the same place and is used to make more drinks cans.

3. Plastic bottles are sent to Yorkshire and are later used to make insulation for quilts, coats, sleeping bags etc. Also, wheeled bins, composters, plastic garden furniture & fencing and your recycling box! Another interesting fact is that the pedestrian kerbstones on the 2002 Tamar Bridge widening scheme are made from recycled plastic milk bottles!!

4. Glass seperated into the different colours goes to a different contractor at Poole and he transports it to Berrymans in Yorkshire for making back into bottles. Some mixed glass has been used for the base coat for road surfacing in Cornwall.

5. Textiles, books and audio CDs etc are collected by Oxfam or the Salvation Army and goes to charity shops for sale, or abroad to third-world countries. As many unwanted books as possible are recycled. This is a small proportion of the recycling waste stream where disposal is probably a little higher, approximately 5%.

6. Garden waste and corrugated cardboard goes to a farm at St Erth for composting.

I've probably just scratched the surface because there is a lot going on in the recycling world. The sorting and baling operation at Poole near Camborne, and another at Bodmin is big and costly. Both these plants are the size of an aeroplane hanger. The plant at Bodmin has a visitor centre so the public can see for themselves what goes on, and we would not go to all this trouble if we were just going to landfill it!

I hope I have convinced you that we are very serious about recycling in Cornwall, and I would like to thank you for asking instead of just accepting the rumour as true! I would be interested in knowing the source of  these rumours so I can convince them that they are wrong and stop them from doing anymore damage.

Regards
Mike Toms
Refuse/Recycling Manager, Penwith District Council


Hayle Area Plan Launched

At meetings on the 15th and 16th of September, the plans funded by the Market and Coastal Towns Initiative and guided by the Hayle Area Forum were released for action.  The next steps are outlined in the plan document.

Download the plan in PDF format here.

The Hayle Area Plan 2005-25

The Hayle Area Plan is a community-led strategic plan for the development and regeneration of Hayle and the surrounding parishes of Gwinear-Gwithian and St. Erth.  After several years in the making the plan has now been published (click here to get your own copy [5.7Mb]).  The management organisation, the Hayle Plan Partnership, is in the process of being set up and we are confident that funding will be found for a full-time Hayle Development Manager to keep the process on track.

Delivery of the projects will be in the hands of Delivery Groups and these are vital to the success of the plan. 

There will be a meeting to discuss the Delivery Groups and the projects they will handle on Tuesday, 16 January 2007 at 7:30 pm in the Hayle Day Care Centre next to the Library.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend. 

There are lots of exciting things planned for the Hayle Area.


Threatened Closure of St. Michael's Hospital,

Reduction in Services at West Cornwall Hospital and

Need for An Independent Review of Health Services in Cornwall

HAYLE TOWN COUNCIL HOSTS 30,000 PEOPLE

ON SUNDAY, 27 AUGUST

Photo © 2006, Chris Head

Following a spirited rallying cry from local MP Andrew George, upwards of 27,000 marchers (with many more at the disabled parking areas and waiting at the end) followed Hayle Mayor, Paul Birch, PDC Chairman, Irene Bailey, and other long-time campaigners for better health care services in Cornwall, on a 3 km march from St. Michael's Hospital to the Recreation Ground at Copperhouse.  Marchers arrived at the end of the route while there were still thousands waiting to start - snaking the whole length of Hayle.  For more pictures click here

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Marks and Spencer to Open New Store in Hayle

Marks & Spencer will open a new full-offer store on the West Cornwall Retail Park in Hayle after planning permission was granted to include a food section in the proposed fashion-led store.The new 30,000 sq ft store, is set to open next year.  Sean Donohue, Marks & Spencer Regional Manager, commented: “We are delighted to be opening a new store in Hayle, which is an extremely accessible shopping destination.  The West Cornwall Retail Park is the perfect place for us to be increasing our current offer, and it is really exciting to be creating even more jobs for the area.”

Visit Penwith District Council's Web Site   and click on the M&S link for the full press release.


Hayle Bowling Club Gets Funding

Elaine Arnold (front) Community Relations Manager South West and Julia Husband, Head of Community Relations South West, from Barclays Bank PLC, met with Bob Mims, who has prepared the architectural plans, and John Wallis, chairman of the Hayle Bowling Club, at Ellis Park where the new bowling club is to be built.  Our thanks to Barclays and to other supporters for their donations to help bring this project to fruition and to councillors and officers for their hard work in making this happen.  Thanks also to Mrs. Ellis and the Ellis Trust for their strong support for the project.


New Mayor and Deputy Mayor Sworn In, 18 May 2006

Paul Birch, Hayle Mayor, 2006-7

John Coombe, Deputy Mayor

with Lorna, his official consort

The official election of the mayor and deputy mayor took place at the Hayle Day Care Centre at 7:30 PM on the 18th May, 2006 in the presence of local mayors, town dignitaries and the Penwith District Council Chairman, Irene Bailey.  Outgoing mayor, Terry Lello outlined the achievements of the council under her leadership and this was followed by the election and swearing-in.

Mayor Birch expressed his pride at being elected to represent the town and gave his commitment to working hard for the good of the town and its people over the coming year.  John Coombe, a lifelong resident of Hayle, said he was 'proud to bits' to be able to serve his town.

The official ceremony was followed by a feast (laughingly described as light refreshments) laid on by the staff and students of Camborne College.


Marks and Spencer Press Release 19 May 2006


New Dog Bin Installed on Riviere Towans

A new dog bin is now in operation in front of the public toilets and next to the Surf Life Saving Club on Riviere Towans.  Thanks to Penwith District Council's Arthur Roberts and Brian Hosken for giving the go-ahead and to Mr. and Mrs. LaTouche for allowing us to put it on their land.

16 May

Clive Cornish and Dave Chinner of PDC commence installation

"How much longer must I wait?" asks Bazzle

19 May - In Operation

Bazzle makes a deposit with interest

and smiles in relief


Hayle Open Air Swimming Pool to open 27 May 2006

Lorna and John Coombe nearing the end of several weeks of hard work to get the pool ready for opening.  John and Lorna were assisted by a team of volunteers including Dick Horwell and Pat Humphries.

Harbour Update, 10 May 2006

Mike Franklin of Architects and Planners FSP, gave a presentation to Hayle Town Council and answered questions for over 2-1/2 hours on the 10th May.

Key points to emerge were:

  • The planning application is expected to be submitted to Penwith District Council in August and will be a full planning application for Phase I and an outline application for Phases 2-4.
  • The project will focus on a number of regional and local objectives, including improving employment opportunities in four areas: shellfish added value; the arts; ICT businesses; and the Wave Hub.
  • There will also be facilities to benefit the local community, such as an open-air or covered theatre.
  • The income streams needed to cover the cost of repairing the infrastructure and to cover non-revenue producing items must come from housing and SWERDA have approved 1000 houses.  ING have proposed 870 as being sufficient to make the project feasible.  170 of the 870 houses will be designated as 'affordable' and will be administered by PDC.
  • The allocation of the shop units will be done with care to ensure they do not conflict with existing retailers and provide an interesting shopping environment.
  • Much thought has been given to handicapped access throughout the project, including beach access.
  • The development of the land behind Clifton Terrace has been given much thought including the screening of the site from the town.  The violation of the local plan restriction in this area has been negotiated with SWERDA and GOSW.
  • ING is pushing for a junction at Tolroy and PDC are assisting with the lobbying of higher government levels.
  • Restrictions on further development around Phillack and the Towans can be controlled through a Section 106 agreement.

There were many other items discussed at the meeting and minutes will be available in due course.


Council 'Seems Hell Bent on Stopping Hayle Development'

Letter published in the Cornishman, 4 May 2006:

I am writing in disgust over Penwith District Council's policy with Hayle's West Cornwall retail park and Marks & Spencer shopping outlet.
The council seems hell-bent on stopping development other than a few thousand cheap houses. Hayle will be the biggest council estate in Cornwall.
The harbour now stands at 890-ish flats and houses with no amenities. Shopping in Copperhouse is very poor. If you take away all the food outlets and estate agents there is very little left.
According to local radio the district council is going to spend a lot of our money on a study to find out the effects of transport and the finance to other towns in the area. I take it that "other" towns includes Truro, which seems to have a very big finger in the pie. M &S have tried in the past to get into Penzance and St Austell, both being turned down by Cornwall County Council.
When London and Amsterdam wanted to have a shopping area on the harbour, the main voice of dissent was from Truro. The people of Hayle should have the final say in what happens to the town in the future.
E Bryant, Copper Terrace


Penwith District Council has responded with the following press release detailing their strong support for the project and the large amount of effort they have put in to try to resolve the issues raised by County and central government agencies.

For the latest information, check out the 'M&S store update' on Penwith's web site.


Proposed Marks and Spencer Store at the

West Cornwall Retail Park, Marsh Lane

Press Release

On the 1st of March,2006, Hayle Town Council issued the following press release to try to clarify the process that Marks and Spencer are required to follow in order to be permitted to add food sales to the existing planning permission which allows general non-food retail.

Background Material

The issue facing Marks and Spencer is that Penwith District Council must comply with national and regional planning policies and guidelines.  Even if PDC, as the local planning authority, approved the application, it is open to the Cornwall County Council and/or the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (via the Government Office South West) to 'call in' the decision.  This means that the decision would held back pending a review by the higher bodies.

The issues to be considered were outlined in this letter from Mark Jones, Assistant Director: Spatial Planning at Cornwall County Council to Andy England, Sustainable Development and Design Manager, Penwith District Council, which follows:

Letter from Cornwall County Council

Hayle Town Council's Response to Cornwall County Council

Recognising that CCC has both the right and the responsibility to ensure that planning applications comply with regional and national plans and guidelines, Hayle Town Council has written to the County to give further details of the local situation and to directly address the issues raised.  A copy of our letter is given below.

HTC Letter to Cornwall County Council


Hawkins Site - Press Release


 

First Great Western Franchise

MONDAY - FRIDAY
Train Services
to/from Hayle

 

Comparison between current service and planned new
First Great Western Franchise service

Your views are required.  Please read the following letter:

Harbour Update

Stephen Berry of ING and Mike Franklin of FSP, the lead architects and planners, came to Hayle on Monday, February 6th to make a presentation to the Hayle Harbour Users Association on hydrological modelling of the harbour and future sluicing.  The presentation was by by Tim Cheshire of the hdyrological consultants, Wallingford and concluded that the slucing regime used for over 100 years was in fact the optimum one.  More importantly, it is the plan to restore sluicing from both Copperhouse Pool and Carnsew.

On Tuesday, Mike Franklin gave a report to the Townscape project team and advised:

  • 2000 people came to the exhibition in December and 200 comments were received, almost all of a positive nature.
  • Hayle is now at the forefront of the South West Regional Development Agency's (SWRDA) agenda.
  • Based on comments received, ING now plans to bring the employment-generating elements of the proposal forward into the early phases.  This includes the building in support of the WaveHub project.
  • ING has had meetings with the Combined Universities in Cornwall (CUC) with regard to the education facilities to be placed on the harbour.  There is an interest now in providing courses associated with the 'leisure' industry.

A planning application is now likely to be submitted in May 2006.

Phillack Churchyards now maintained by Penwith District Council

After a long campaign by Hayle Town Council, PDC have agreed to take over the maintenance of the two closed churchyards associated with Phillack Church.  They have now been trimmed and some straightening of headstones has taken place - and they look much nicer.  Our thanks to PDC.

Kerrier Teams with Penwith in Loggans Mill Initiative

Unfortunately, we were notified on 23 February that our bid was unsuccessful in this round.  Ten out of 88 bids were funded.  We are awaiting feedback which we hope to incorporate into a subsequent bid.

CLICK HERE FOR THE 'LOGGANS MILL WATCH'

Kerrier and Penwith District Councils have teamed to bid for a Local Enterprise Growth Initiative (LEGI) grant to develop Loggans Mill as a West Cornwall Enterprise Hub which will include conference and training facilities, a climbing wall, cafe and restaurant, office space and a crèche.

The objectives of the proposal are:

  • To increase total entrepreneurial activity
    Provide a programme of innovative solutions to encourage more of the population (inc. young people, women, older people and those who are workless) to think innovatively and understand the benefits of enterprise and have the confidence to make enterprise happen;
  • To support the sustainable growth of locally owned businesses
    Provide a unique solution, 'Adopt a Business' enabling out of county businesses to adopt an SME in West Cornwall, and 'Adopt an Enterpreneur', enabling business mentors (including in-migrants and early retirees) to adopt a micro business owner. The aim: to enhance leadership and marketing skills to enable businesses to capture new markets. To provide a 'Make a Difference fund', comprising revenue and capital investment to fund genuine 'added value' proposals from the local business community.
  • To attract appropriate inward investment into deprived areas
    Provide an inspirational venue, capable of capturing corporate conference and training markets from inward investors, in order to boost job creation for those in deprived areas.
 

The proposal was led by Barry Manning, CEO of Kerrier District Council and Jim McKenna, CEO of Penwith District Council.  Penwith Officers leading the proposal effort were Charlotte Hill, Head of Regeneration, Leisure and Tourism, and Charlotte Chadwick, Strategy Support Officer.

The decision is due in March.

26/01/2006

Easter Weekend West Cornwall Wind & Surf Festival, 2006

If there's waves ride them, if there's wind catch it, if there's sun dive in the sand !

Gwithian Beach will see a range of competitions this Easter Weekend.  Depending on the weather conditions, there'll be Blokarting or Land Speedsailing every day, Beach Volleyball and Windsurfing Saturday and Sunday.

 Blokarts, those exciting little 3 wheeler sail driven craft will be flashing by in the Cornish Open competition.  They are fast easy fun  and spectators can get closely involved by trying them for free taster sessions with instructors on hand !

The same goes for Land Speedsailing, fast fun with a spice of danger.  It's a bit more technical, but if they're not zipping around in the West Cornwall Speedsail Challenge competition, you can have a try under the watchful eye of instructors.

 Ludgvan Volleyball Club will be showing their skills with the simple equipment needed for beach fun.  There will be demonstrations and tuition with a little gentle competition going on.

 Then you can "meet the Pro's" with windsurfing's Naish Team rider and National Freewave Champion Terry Luxton, top sailor Jan Sleigh and most improved sailor Clyde Waite on hand.  The boys will have a load of gear on show and be showing off their skills on the water.

 So come on down !  See !  Try ! -  Further details from Rob Jewell, Tel : 07771-542220.

Chamber of Commerce Briefs the Penwith District Council

On Friday, 2 December 2005, Hayle Chamber of Commerce's President Jeremy Joslin, accompanied by Ray Wyse, Harry Blakeley and Lynette Forsdyke-Crofts gave a presentation to PDC senior planning personnel including Matt Barton, Head of Sustainable Development and Owen Philp, Chairman of the PDC Planning Committee. 

There were four ideas that were being presented for the development of Hayle:

  • Improved trasportation in the region focussing on St. Erth as a rail/bus hub.
  • A new hospital to be constructed at Tolroy which, following creation of a junction on the A30, would have excellent access to the west and also to Treliske Hospital.  It would provide excellent service to the area surrounding Tolroy and also relieve the pressure on Treliske.
  • Development of a science park and tourist attraction also at the Tolroy junction - to be entirely funded by private equity.
  • Development of Loggans Mill into a multi-use facility with a combination of tourist, community, business and research applications.

Photo: John Bennett

The proposals were well-received and the PDC advised that some aspects of the presentation were already under consideration.

For more information, please contact Hayle Chamber of Commerce on 01736-756756.


Hayle Town Council meets the Chamber of Commerce

For some time now Hayle Town Council and the Hayle Chamber of Commerce have held joint meetings to discuss issues relating to Hayle; and to encourage a more positive working relationship.  On Thursday, 27 October 2005, the Chamber hosted a well-attended meeting at the Smugglers Inn, and very positive discussions took place. Key areas of concern were Tourist Information facilities and where they should be best placed to accommodate local and tourist needs; where and how Hayle could be more positively marketed; the Market and Coastal Town Initiative - and funding for these projects.

As Mayor, I feel these meetings are extremely useful; good communication between partners is essential if Hayle is to move forward and we need to continue engaging with each other, on a positive level, if we are to see the delivery of much-awaited projects which will benefit the community of Hayle.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Hayle Chamber of Commerce for their hospitality; and look forward to our next meeting early next year.

Mayor Terry Lello


Hayle Skate Park

After years of effort by townspeople and the council, the skate park has now been fully funded.  This was confirmed by Penwith District Council CEO, Jim McKenna at the 2005 Business Breakfast for Hayle on Wednesday, 14th September 2005.  The design has been completed and must be submitted for planning permission.  Tenders will then be sought for the construction phase which is expected to commence in January.  The park should be ready by the early summer.  Mayor Terry Lello is delighted that the park is finally to go ahead:  "Getting funding has been a challenge for everyone involved.  But this is the beginning of many changes for the better in Hayle and it is right that this first step will be a skate park for our young people."

14 September 2005

Update on 19 January 2006

Following some environmental issues with the soil quality, and a modification required to take care of a 'once in 200 years' tidal wave flooding possibility, the tender documents were sent out today to three companies.  The project is scheduled to start on the 6th of March and the construction period is 14 weeks.  If all goes to plan, the park will be open in mid June.

This information was provided by Mr. Neil Clark, Assistant Capital Projects Coordinator in the Regeneration, Tourism and Leisure section at Penwith District Council.


3rd Annual Mayor's Walk - in aid of St. Julia's Hospice

Sunday, 9th October, 2005.

The assembly point was the car park adjacent to the swimming pool on King George V's Memorial Walk.

There were three walks available:

A:  2 miles on level ground

B:  3 miles on firm ground

C:  4 miles on varied terrain, including the towans

Funds raised will go to St. Julia's Hospice (registered charity No. 1077925)

Thank you to everyone who took part in the walk on Sunday, and congratulations for your efforts. Like most of you, when I awoke on Sunday morning I thought we were in for a day of cloud and rain, but the sun shone - and carried on shining.

I am not sure yet how much was raised, but every single penny will go to the worthy cause which is St Julia's' Hospice.  Thank you to June Allen and her colleagues from St Julia's who put so much effort into fund raising.  Thank you to my colleagues on Hayle Town Council who helped, and to all the volunteers who turned up on the day. We could not have managed the day without the support of the Air Cadets, and I thank them for helping to marshal and making sure no-one got lost.

It is my intention to make the walk an annual event; St Julia's Hospice is situated in our town and we must ensure that the profile of this facility is kept high on the agenda. As soon as we have set a date for next year we will let you know, but it will probably be a little earlier, just to make sure the sun is shining. Many thanks to you all - and well done.

Mayor Terry Lello


Bloomin' Well Done Hayle

At 7.30am on Thursday, 08 September a contingent of Hayle in Bloom Committee Members boarded the coach taking us to Hestercombe Gardens in Taunton, Somerset , along with members from St.Just, Penzance and St.Ives for the results of the South West in Bloom Presentation Awards.

We arrived at 11.15am and proceeded straight to the Marquee for a question and answer session with the regional judges which finished at 12.30pm.

After lunch, the presentation of awards commenced at 2.15pm and the air of anticipation was electric. Cheer after cheer went up especially when it was for our Towns in Penwith. The cheers for Hayle were deafening as the announcement came that Hayle had been awarded a Silver Gilt and also the South West Travel Association Cup for Towns and it was with the greatest pride that I accepted the cup from Sir John Carew Pole and the Mayor of Taunton.

Whilst it was a great honour to receive this very prestigious cup for Hayle, I want to thank each and every one of you who contributed in any way to make this award possible. Hayle looked particularly lovely this year and I am sure our contribution of 40 tubs that were placed on the shop fronts plus the inclusion this year of Paradise Park made a difference. It is not just tubs and hanging baskets that are important but many more things are taken into consideration like litter cleaning, dog cleaning, recycling of waste, conservation areas, parks and recreation areas, involvement of the Community with various projects and Schools.

There are so many volunteers in the Community including the Hayle and District Lions Club along with Councillor John Coombe, Councillor Dick Horwell and Chris Lello who have done so much to enhance our Swimming Pool area in conjunction with the B.&.Q. Award of £2,500.00 that Hayle in Bloom won out of over 2,000 entries.

The Hayle in Bloom Committee wishes to thank everyone so much for your dedication and hard work and special thanks must go to our wonderful Gardeners, Matt, Mike and Bob We look forward to getting the Cup and GOLD next year.

Marjorie Roberts

Chairman - Hayle in Bloom


Swimming Pool closed for the Season

After a great season, with takings up almost 50% over last year, Hayle's open air swimming pool on King George V Memorial Walk closed for the season on Sunday, 11 September.

Swimmers this year will have noticed many improvements thanks to increased support from Penwith District Council and a great deal of voluntary work.  We are also indebted to our corporate sponsors:

  • Jewsons, Hayle Branch, for the supply of paint
  • Malcolm Stevens, Multisigns, for providing new signage inside and outside the pool and on the main road
  • Phil Harrison, for professional painting at very good rates
  • Ray Wyse, Bigglestone's, for technical help
  • Anonymous, for the donation of the picnic tables
  • The cafe operator for good crêpes (but the chips were missed by some cold swimmers ;-)

Special thanks to Sarah Turk for fronting the successful application to B&Q for a grant under their Britain in Bloom partnership.  The amount was £2,500 specifically for improving the landscaping and appearance inside and outside of the pool.

The Hayle Town Council Swimming Pool Committee was chaired this year by John Coombe and he and Lorna spent many an afternoon and evening bringing improvements to the pool and the surrounding area.  Other committee members, Dick Horwell and Robb Lello, also gave many hours organising the work and the donations and getting a great deal done.  And Sarah and Jeff Turk put (and continue to put) a huge amount of effort into painting the fence and doing the landscaping.   John Bennett and his wife, Donna Anton, were also caught occasionally with a paint brush in hand.

There were many others who volunteered their time and/or gave donations in kind - and we would not have managed without them.  Thank you.

Work will continue after the pool closing with tiling of the seating area outside of the cafe, continued landscaping and many other jobs.

The pool on the first day back at school!


Hayle Trafalgar 200 Water Sport Fun Day

Sunday, 18th September, 2005.  11am to 4pm

Organised by the Hayle and District Lions Club with the support of the Neighbourhood Renewal Community Chest

The festivities took place on the Copperhouse Pool and at the town swimming pool, with the focus being the swimming pool car park.
 

Time

1100

1100-1200

1200-1300

1300-1400

1400-1500

1500-1600

1600-1700

Event

Festivities opened by Mayor Terry Lello

Gig Club on Copperhouse Pool

Hayle Canoe Club on Copperhouse Pool and on the swimming pool

St. Ives Sailing Club on Copperhouse Pool

Trelawny Rowing Club on Copperhouse Pool

Display by beach lifeguards of the Hayle Surf Life Saving Club

Demonstration on land by the RNLI

Parade of Army and Air Force Cadets, Scouts led by the British Legion to the music of the Devonport Royal Naval Volunteer Band with a traditional naval 'Sunset'

There will be a bar, music, stalls and other entertainment.

 

 

Mayor Terry Lello with Bob Mims of the Hayle and District Lions

Thanks for organising a great event