Crocadon Producers Fair

Title: Crocadon Producers Fair
Location: Crocadon Farm, St Mellion, Saltash, PL12 6RL
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Description: A mixed market of over 30 stalls presenting quality arts, crafts and local foods. Cafe, hog roast, live music and demonstrations. The event is set in a traditional stone farm courtyard largely undercover with free parking and free entry.
Start Time: 09:00
Date: 2014-04-19
End Time: 15:00

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Crocadon Producers Fair

Title: Crocadon Producers Fair
Location: Crocadon Farm, St Mellion, Saltash, PL12 6RL
Link out: Click here
Description: A mixed market of over 30 stalls presenting quality arts, crafts and local foods. Cafe, hog roast, live music and demonstrations. The event is set in a traditional stone farm courtyard largely undercover with free parking and free entry.
Start Time: 09:00
Date: 2014-03-15
End Time: 15:00

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Crocadon Producers Fair

Title: Crocadon Producers Fair
Location: Crocadon Farm, St Mellion, Saltash, PL12 6RL
Link out: Click here
Description: A mixed market of over 30 stalls presenting quality arts, crafts and local foods. Cafe, hog roast, live music and demonstrations. The event is set in a traditional stone farm courtyard largely undercover with free parking and free entry.
Start Time: 09:00
Date: 2014-02-15
End Time: 15:00

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Valley Volunteers: Trail Makers Workdays Spring 2014

In 2012 the Tamar Valley AONB asked for volunteers to establish a group of wardens to help monitor and maintain the Tamar Valley Discovery Trail, Tamar Trails and some local trails.

As part of the Tamar Community Trust, working with the Tamar Valley AONB, there is now a planned programme of monthly workdays and events for volunteers to come together as a group to carry out various maintenance and improvement tasks.  These will be seasonal in nature, ranging from summer grass cutting to winter coppicing and year-round signage and access improvements.

Workdays dates:

Saturday 11th January: 10.30am to 4pm approx. Orchard pruning at Beals Mill (fully booked)

Friday 17th January 2014: 10.30am to 4pm approx.  Meet at Tamar Trails car park (Sawmills/Tree Surfers).  New signposts and way markers installation.

Sat 18th January: Bere Alston Community tidy up day.  Details to follow.

Friday 24th January: 10.30am to 4pm approx.  Meet at Tamar Trails car park (Bedford Sawmills/Tree Surfers).  New signposts and way markers installation.

Sat 1st Feb: 10.30am to 2pm approx. (part day).  Meet at Tamar Trails car park (Sawmills/Tree Surfers).  New signposts and way markers installation.

Sunday 2nd February: 10.30am to 4pm approx. Meet at entrance to Cleave Woods, Weir Quay. Community woodland workday: coppicing and tree identification.

Sunday 9th February: 11.00am to 4pm approx.  Meet at Wacker Quay car park. Wacker Quay Trail workday: installing interpretation signs.

Friday 14th February: 10.30am to 4pm approx.  Meet at Tamar Trails car park (Sawmills/Tree Surfers).  New signposts and way markers installation.

Sunday 16th February: 10.30am to 4pm approx. Meet at entrance to Cleave Woods, Weir Quay. Community woodland workday: coppicing and tree identification.

Saturday 22nd February: 10.30am to 4pm approx.  Meet at Tamar Trails car park (Sawmills/Tree Surfers).  New signposts and way markers installation.

Friday 28th February: 10.30am to 4pm approx.  Meet at Tamar Trails car park (Sawmills/Tree Surfers).  New signposts and way markers installation.

Saturday 8th March: 10.30am to 4pm approx.  Meet at Tamar Trails car park (Sawmills/Tree Surfers).  New signposts and way markers installation.

Friday 21st March: 10.30am to 4pm approx.  Meet at Tamar Trails car park (Sawmills/Tree Surfers).  New signposts and way markers installation.

Different weeks offer workdays on either weekdays or a weekend to cater both for volunteers who are in work and those who are not.  Confirmation of meeting points and the actual work to be carried out on each work day will be decided the month before and mailed out to all interested volunteers.  All tools, a lunch and refreshments will be provided: to help estimate numbers it would be helpful if volunteers could confirm a day or two before if they would be able to attend or not.

For more information or to express and interest, contact Dave Readman (Tamar Community Trust) dreadman@tamarvalley.org.uk 07792 483669

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Coppicing on Tamar Trails – Valley Volunteers

Title: Coppicing on Tamar Trails – Valley Volunteers
Location: meet: Tamar Trails car park, PL19 8JE
Description: We shall be cutting small chestnut and beech trees to establish an area of easily managed coppice alongside the Trail. This will let more light onto the trail and will encourage the trees to send up new, stronger shoots.

All tools, training, lunch and refreshments provided. If you have a favourite pruning saw or bowsaw please bring it. Bring good footwear, gloves and dress for the weather!

Please let us know if you are interested in coming or if you would like more information

Contact Dave Readman
Tamar Community Trust
dreadman@tamarvalley.org.uk
07792 483669

Start Time: 10:30
Date: 2013-12-21
End Time: 15:30

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An Evening with Tony Hawks

Title: An Evening with Tony Hawks
Location: Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Calstock PL18 9QX
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Description: Tony Hawks’ hilarious new show combines storytelling, stand up, musical comedy and film clips to create two hours of fun.

Amongst other things Tony will recount the amusing and sometimes fraught story of how he went from being ‘Comedian and Author’ to ‘Comedian, Author and Film-maker’. His hilarious tales of how he became an independent film maker – producing both ‘Round Ireland With A Fridge’ and ‘Playing The Moldovans At Tennis’ – will be peppered with the wry observations that have made him such a hit on BBC Radio 4’s Just A Minute and I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue.

Tickets £12 in advance, £13 at the door.
Doors and bar open 7.00pm, start time 8.00pm

Tel. 01822 833183
Tickets are available via www.calstockarts.org and from Levine’s in Calstock.
Telephone bookings -01726 879500

Start Time: 20:00
Date: 2014-01-16

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Quiz Night in support of Cancer Relief UK

Title: Quiz Night in support of Cancer Relief UK
Location: Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Calstock PL18 9QX
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Description: Blow away the post-Christmas blues by giving those sluggish brain cells a prod. If you can name four minerals that were mined at Calstock, know where rocking horse people eat marshmallow pies, or the year Plymouth won the Second Division, then we’re looking for you. The maximum number for a team is six. Come as an existing team, or we’ll slot you into one. The quiz night has been arranged by Calstock’s own Sally Edwards.

There will be a raffle with prizes including a singing lesson, dog walking, a French conversation lesson and two tickets to any event at Calstock Arts during 2014. Donations of unwanted (quality) Christmas presents would be welcome!

To donate a prize, please contact Sally at calstockquiz@yahoo.co.uk or tel. 834619.

Tickets £5.00 per person and will include a bowl of homemade winter-warming soup and bread in the interval

Doors and bar open 6.30pm, start time 7.30pm

Tel. 01822 833183
Tickets are available via www.calstockarts.org and from Levine’s in Calstock.
Telephone bookings – 01726 879500

Start Time: 19:30
Date: 2014-01-10

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Grant success for Buckland Monachorum

From Buckland Monachorum Parish Council:
“Buckland Monachorum Parish Council successfully bid for a grant of nearly £8000 from Natural England’s ‘Path For Communities’ scheme to create a new ‘accessible for all’ path around the Granite stile at the back of Buckland Monachorum church, and to resurface the path to the main gate of the Parish Meadow, creating a new right of way from the cemetery gate to the Parish Meadow gate. The Parish Council is delighted as this was the only project in Devon to be successful in obtaining this grant. The funds were made available to Natural England from the Rural Development Programme for England and is governed by the European Council. Work is due to start at the end of November/beginning of December – unfortunately, it will mean the footpaths concerned in that area will be closed off for a short period while the work is done so huge apologies in advance for any inconvenience caused. Thanks to all the people who sent supporting letters and to everyone who signed the petition. When the works are complete, the Parish Council will be holding a tea party in Buckland Chapel to celebrate the new community path.”
We were pleased to support the Parish Council in their bid, and congratulate them on this great news!
For more about the ‘Paths for Communities’ scheme, please visit the Natural England website: http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/access/rightsofway/p4c.aspx 
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Your Valley, Your Views – Don’t Miss the Chance to Have Your Say…

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The consultation period for the next 5-year Plan to look after the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is drawing to a close.

If you haven’t already done so, please share your thoughts and ideas on how you would like this special area to be conserved and enhanced. You have until Sunday 15th December.

Since mid-October, the AONB team has been touring the length and breadth of the Tamar Valley meeting the different communities. The team has built up a good picture of the issues and challenges facing each area, and places that are held most dear.

Hard copies of the Plan are available to view at parish/town councils, one stop shops and libraries throughout the Tamar Valley, until 15th December. Or, let us know what you think at www.tamarvalley.org.uk – click on the Your Valley, Your Views poster.

imageEveryone who provides feedback, will be entered into a draw for the chance to win one of two great prizes – Basket of Local Produce from Tamar Grow Local (worth over £35), or a Cream Tea for 4 at the National Trust’s Cotehele.

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Tamar Grow Local recognised with awards for enterprise and community contribution

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Tamar Grow Local (TGL) has scooped one national award and one regional award this week.

TGL attended the Western Morning News Business Awards in Plymouth last night where they were announced winner of the Best Community Contribution category for work with local food businesses, growers and bee-keepers in the Tamar Valley under the Tamar Valley Food Hubs and Tamar Valley Honey Co-op projects. TGL also travelled to Manchester earlier on in the week for the Local Food Recognition Awards where the TGL, Growing the Valley project was shortlisted alongside two other projects from across the country.

Simon Platten, Project Manager for Tamar Grow Local said: ‘We are really thrilled to have won these awards. Lots of our members, including volunteers, small producers farmers and landowners have worked really hard to make Tamar Grow Local projects work, it is really nice to have all our efforts recognised nationally, as well as in our local area. We work in collaboration with small food producers, growers, bee-keepers and our community projects to develop co-operative and sustainable ways of building on the famous Tamar Valley growing heritage. Hopefully in turn, TGL is helping to create a positive future for food production in the Tamar Valley.

The Growing the Valley project received funding from Local Food in 2010 and has since been developing sustainable growing projects across the Tamar Valley, including community orchards, village growing schemes, small producer co-operatives and bee-keeping groups and courses.

Mark Wheddon, Local Food Programme Manager said, “The Local Food Recognition Awards seek to celebrate the most outstanding community projects delivered with the help of Local Food funding.  All our projects have made a positive and lasting impact in the communities in which they are based, helping local people in all manner of different ways to access, grow, prepare and understand the benefits of fresh, healthy food.

To find out more about Tamar Grow Local and new project Tamar Valley Food Hubs, a not-for-profit online grocer specialising in Tamar Valley food and drink, please  visit www.tamargrowlocal.org and www.tamarvalleyfoodhubs.org.uk

Tamar Valley Food Hubs has been generously funded by the Cordiale project, a collaboration between the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and teams from other protected landscapes in southwest England and northwest France. www.cordialeproject.eu  Cordiale was selected under the European Cross-border Cooperation Programme INTERREG IV A France (Channel) – England, co-funded by the ERDF

 

 

 

 

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