The Partnership office is a Disabled Friendly space
Incorporating: Penwerris TRA, Old Hill Community Association, Lab Close TRA, Acacia Oakfield & Trescobeas TRA, Lambs Lane & Ashfield Members Association
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Kerbside Recycling for 2011
May Recycling of paper, cans, cardboard, textiles and bottles. 11th, 25th Garden waste. 4th, 18th June Recycling of paper, cans, cardboard, textiles and bottles. 8th, 22nd Garden waste. 1st, 15th, 29th
Trescobeas Area on Thursdays May Recycling of paper, cans, cardboard, textiles and bottles. 12th, 26th Garden waste. 5th, 19th June Recycling of paper, cans, cardboard, textiles and bottles. 9th, 23rd Garden waste. 2nd, 16th, 30th
(A bi-monthly newsletter)
EDITORIAL Hi Folks, This is the first edition of the voice which is mainly on line. We have received a few requests for paper copies and these will be delivered. If you have any comment on the new version call us on 01326 212784 or use the facebook page to leave your comments. Penwerris Tenants have started their mini bus trip with funding from the Cornwall Foundation. The trip will be on Saturday and Sunday, the first week-end of the month. At a cost of only ÂŁ3 per trip. Contact the office to book your seat or for more information. We are now planning our fun day for this year, it will be on Sunday 10th July at the Dracaena Playing Fields. If you would like to help run this event you would be most welcome. The Editor
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Useful Information Beacon Resource Office Area Housing Officer Repairs Beacon Care Centre Carrick Tenant Participation
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Meeting Details Beacon Regeneration Partnership Third Tuesday of the month at 7.00pm At the Falmouth Primary School Penwerris Tenants and Residents Association Second Tuesday of the month at 6.30 pm Old Hill Community Association First Tuesday of the month 6.30 pm MEETINGS HELD AT THE RESOURCE OFFICE
COMMUNITY FUN DAY
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SUNDAY 10TH JULY DRACAENA PLAYING FIELDS. 11:00AM UNTIL 4:00PM ME
Katie, Hannah & Harry the children of Mrs Michaela Julian of Oakfield Road, would like to wish their mum a very, very happy birthday on the 3rd June. Pretty as a peacock mum love you loads xxx 5
5 A SIDE FOOTBALL AGES: 7 TO 11 YEARS SPIDER LADY 12 TO 16 YEARS TO BOOK YOUR TEAM CONTACT BEACON RESOURCE OFFICE GRENVILLE ROAD 01326 212784
LOADS FOR ALL THE FAMILY.
Congratulations to Lewis Richards, on completing an 8 week trial with the Cornish Pirates. We are all very proud of you Lewis, keep up the great team effort and you will soon be playing for England. ES S NI R O
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Laburnum Close News We recently held our Spring Bazaar. We managed to raise enough money to pay for a coach for our first trip of the year. We are taking residents to the Eden Project at the beginning of May. We have started our indoor short mat carpet bowls again. Our next afternoon will be Thursday 19th May from 2pm till 4pm. It will be held every other Thursday. Each afternoon is £2. This includes tea and biscuits. Anyone is welcome to come along. We don't take it too seriously and we have a good afternoon. If you would like to join us, come along to Laburnum Church Hall, Laburnum Drive.
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Core Activities at the Dracaena Centre ring 01326 319414 Mondays
Basketball Junior Dracaena Fireflies 4.15 – 5.30 pm
Football Falmouth Athletic FC under 15’s training 5.00-6.00pm
Circuit Training LUNCHTIME SPECIAL! 12.30 – 1.15pm For adults aged 16 and over
Keep Fit 10.00 –11.00 am Adult Ladies
Aerobics 6.30-7.30pm All adults over 18
Cheerleading & Street Dance 5.00–7.00 pm Young people aged 11-16
Karate 5.00 pm Juniors 6.00 pm Families 7.00 pm Adults
Tae Kwon Do 6.30 – 9.00 pm Juniors and adults
Tae Kwon Do 6.30–9.00 pm Juniors and adults
Football Falmouth Athletic FC senior training 6.00-8.00pm Over 16’s
Basketball Senior Dracaena Fireflies 8.00 – 9.30 pm Adults 18 and over
5 A Side Football 5.30-6.30pm Adults 18 and over
Fridays/ weekends Saturdays Table Tennis 10.00-12.00pm Juniors and adults Sundays Roller Derby 6.00 – 7.00 pm For ladies aged 18 and over
Yoga 7.45-9.15pm Adults aged 18 and over
YOUR LOCAL CREDIT UNION We are now able to sign people up to a Cornish Community Banking Current account, Young Saver account (birth to 16years), Arrange meetings with a loans officer, as well as receive savings for a Saving Account. Any questions or more information about how Cornish Community Banking works please call into the office.
‘Have Your Say...’ Update Penwerris Neighbourhood Team has met with local councillors to discuss possible solutions for the priorities of ‘Speeding’, ‘Parking’ and ‘Dog’s Mess’. Speeding – We will look to engage with the Falmouth Primary to conduct more ‘School Speed Watch’ sessions to educate drivers in the dangers of exceeding the speed limit.
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Parking – There is very little that can be done about parking in the area due to the nature of the roads and volume of vehicles on the road however we hope that work done previously to kerb dangerous parking habits may soon be implemented which should assist greatly in achieving something towards this priority. Dog’s Mess – We have decided that an attempt to educate dog walkers by way of increased signage and awareness may help to alleviate the issue. If this doesn’t work, we will look into enforcement. Operations are also being planned for our worst affected areas. Falmouth Police Facebook site Falmouth Police have launched their own Facebook page. The page is designed to not only give information about the activities of your local Police service but to also give users visiting the page the chance to join in with discussions and debates. Other items of note to be posted on the page will include:
Good News Stories Witness Appeals Project updates/ announcements You can also find us ‘Tweeting’ on Twitter as ‘Falmouth Police’! If you would like to get regular updates from us, simply search for ‘Falmouth Police’ on Facebook (don’t forget to ‘like’ us) or through any internet search engine.
Please do not report crimes or incidents which require an immediate response, the site is not monitored every day and could lead to undue delays in the service you require.
Street Reps The Neighbourhood Watch extension, ‘Street Reps’, is now being extended into the Boslowick and Trescobeas wards of Falmouth. The decision to do so was made after a large amount of interest was shown by former NHW co-ordinators. The Street Reps scheme empowers residents to deal with minor issues in their locality. Anyone interested in joining the Street Reps, please feel free to contact us for further details. Regards,
ANGELA READER HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR THE 10TH JUNE FROM ALL OF US
SONIA OSBORNE HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR THE 23RD MAY LOVE STAN, GARRY & SARAH XX
PC Mat Cummins PCSO Scott Laity
RIVER THOMPSON 8TH MAY LOVE FROM US ALL XX
PCSO Jan Kingston
HO YEA HO YEA
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DRACAENA CENTRE WOULD LIKE TO WISH ALL OLD AND PAST MEMBERS A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY
BIRTHDAY WISHES TO OUR TEACHER MR ARMSTRONG ON THE 15TH JUNE
MARIE RICHARDS 8TH MAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOVE FROM IVOR, DEAN, MARK, LEWIS, JACK, CONNOR, MEGAN, PAULA & LAUREN XX
JASMIN LEGASSICK BIRTHDAY WISHES FOR THE 5TH JUNE LOVE FROM ALL OF US X
BARRY HARDING HAPPY BIRTHDAY 23RD MAY LOVE FROM MUM
ELAINE SEVIOUR 8TH JUNE FROM US ALL TONY ASHCROFT HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR THE 8TH JUNE LOVE FROM US ALL
Insp. Lyn Gooding has now been moved from Falmouth and Insp. Mark Richards has become her replacement. Insp. Richards will cover both Falmouth and Truro policing sectors.
TEGAN HAPPY 2ND BIRTHDAY 23RD JUNE XX
MISS DALE OUR TEACHER 22ND MAY LOVE FROM YOUR CLASS
STEVE WILLIAMS BIRTHDAY WISHES FOR THE 7TH JUNE LOADS OF LOVE FROM MEL, THOMAS, BETHANY,
RAY READER BIRTHDAY WISHES FOR THE 7TH JUNE FROM ALL YOUR CUSTOMERS
ABI BENNETTS 27TH MAY LOVE MUM, STEVE, CHELSEA & BEN X
ELAINE SAVIOR 23RD JUNE HAPPY BIRTHDAY FROM THE FAMILY
GAVIN DUNN BEST WISHES FOR THE 21ST JUNE
SARAH JOSE 5TH MAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOVE FROM STEVE, ABI, CHELSEA & BEN PAT JOSE 20TH JUNE HAPPY BIRTHDAY
ROGER IRONS BIRTHDAY WISHES FOR THE 2ND JUNE LOVE FROM ALL THE FAMILY X
MARK RICHARDS HAPPY BIRTHDAY 23RD MAY LOVE THE FAMILY
RON PINE 22ND MAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY
MICHAELA CROCKER 8TH MAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOVE FROM US ALL
DEBRA WANN 9TH MAY LOVE FROM ALL THE FAMILY XX
STEVE HERBERT 17TH JUNE HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOVE FROM THE FAMILY
ALISON SMITH BEST WISHES FOR THE 18TH JUNE LOVE FROM ALL THE FAMILY
CHLOE SAMPSON 21ST MAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOVE FROM STEPHEN & TEGAN
LLAMA Hi folks, Hope everyone is out and about enjoying the weather, hopefully this is not our summer come early again. Just to update you on our last report, The Falmouth Town Council have been successful in obtaining the grant they applied for from Sita. This was for £25.000 for phase three, the children’s play area on the park. As yet we have not heard from them when the work will start. Hopefully it will be quite soon. The L.L.A.M.A. Events committee are busy organising two events . The first one will be a cream tea afternoon weather permitting. It will be on May Day Bank Holiday. This will be at Hayman way. The second will be our Annual Fun Day again weather permitting. Hopefully we will put on the B.M.X. Trial again as this proved popular with 45 entries last year. Let’s see if we can get a few more this year. We will of course keep you informed on time and dates. We sadly have had a spate of cars being damaged around Trecarne and Kerensa Green, two cars have had panels kicked in and one had their wing mirror pulled off, this is upsetting for the owners of these vehicles as the panels that were kicked have been left with considerable damage. So if you are not able to put your cars in your garage try and keep a check on them as often as possible. The second thing is there is a small minority who for some reason do not pick up after their dogs, I don’t know if you are aware that this was one of the priorities that was voted on for the police to act on when they had the forms back from the Have Your Say. Sadly one of our committee members who does pick up after their dog has had an anonymous letter sent, The tone of the letter was as foul as the dog’s mess that is left behind for children and adults to walk in.
Will be at the Beacon Resource Office to give free computer advice, repairs, upgrades for all computers and laptops at low costs. This will be the first Friday of every month no appointment is needed just bring your computer or laptop with you. Starting 13th May 2011 from 7pm to 9pm in the Resource Office, Grenville Road. Unless it is a screen problem, you don't need to bring one as we have some here we can use. Labour is charged at £10 a time plus parts needed. This is quoted before work is started. Fully qualified computer technicians, any questions answered. To find out more information on what can be offered please ring the office.
PHOTOCOPYING New prices: Black and White A4 -- 10P Colour A4 -- 30P Black and White A3 -- 30P Colour A3 -- £1.50 Laminating available Printing Business cards, Posters, Flyers and many more. Dracaena Community Café Don't go all that way to town! Come and enjoy Tea, Coffee, Cakes and a chat at the Community Café in the Dracaena Centre or, sample our menu. Sizzling sausages, crispy bacon, fresh eggs and the rest. Cooked to order at amazing prices. All day Breakfast, plus Tea and Toast only £2.00 If you would like to volunteer for a couple of hours on a Wednesday morning now and again, call the Dracaena Centre for more info. No experience necessary. Dracaena Community Café Wednesday Mornings 10am - 1pm Dracaena Centre, Dracaena Avenue.
Dear Parishioner We recently came across an elderly lady living in our parish who was not aware that there was a local C of E Parish Church in Penwerris. Some kind neighbours who worship in another church in Penryn contacted me and arranged to bring her to St Michael & All Angelsâ€™ Church, Penwerris one Sunday and she has been with us ever since! This incident served to remind me that we still need to get the word out into the community about our Sunday services at Penwerris and our mid-week service at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Laburnum Hall. We meet every Sunday @ 10.00 at Penwerris Church for our Parish Mass/Eucharist and every Wednesday @ 10.00 am at the Church of the Holy Spirit. Many people do not realise that a church service also takes place at the Laburnum Hall site every Wednesday. We have built up a growing, regular congregation on Wednesday and about half of those who worship with us on Sundays also come to our mid-week service as well. There must be number of confirmed members of the Church of England who live in our parish who no longer attend worship, a warm welcome awaits you at either of our Churches! If you are Baptised/Christened but have never been Confirmed, but are interested in becoming a communicant member of the Church, there will be Confirmation Group meeting in the Summer. Please contact Fr Mark for more information about this or any other matter connected with the Church [01326 218947] If we are able to start work on the restoration of Penwerris Church this Summer or Autumn, the Church will be temporarily closed for five months while the work is taking place. In which case, Sunday services will also be held at our Mission Church of the Holy Spirit. Fr Mark Mesley, Parish Priest, Penwerris
Old Hill Community Association We hope you all had a happy and peaceful Easter. Summer is on the way so we will all be able to get out in the garden and enjoy some sunshine, hopefully. We will be arranging a general meeting for the end of May. There will be free prize bingo, tea and refreshments so please come along. The fortnightly bingo sessions are going strong as is the 100 club, if you would like to join us, please do. The bingo is held at the Dracaena Centre on the same day as you recycling is collected (Wednesdays), so it is an easy way to remember the dates. There are still some spare numbers for the 100 club, if you would like one, contact either: Shirley 212247 Sandra 319331 Tracy 317257 Our monthly meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 6.30pm in the Resource Office. You are welcome to come along at any time, contact any of the above if you would like to join us. Finally we hope that Marcia Wengradt had a happy 70th birthday on the 19th April.
Fal Fire Supports the Beacon Partnership Estate Walk Season. It is that time of year when estate walks take place. So far this year the issues that have been raised during these walks have been less than the same time last year. Unfortunately a recurring theme is width of hedges at the front of properties where there is a public footpath. This is an increasing problem. Unkempt hedges are obviously a priority however; it is unfortunate that hedges that have been well maintained over the years have still encroached over onto public paths. It is important that these hedges are trimmed back to the garden boundary to ensure pavement width is not restricted. In some areas the width can be so restricted that parents with buggies or generally the older resident with shopping trolleys have to go onto the road to pass by. It would be appreciated that those that have a hedge that may fall into this category have a look and see if it is growing over the pavement please. Generally the area covered by The Voice is in fairly good state. There are isolated areas that need some TLC (tender loving care). However a consistent problem is with litter. This does seem to be on the increase. Whether this is because of lack of bins, bins not being emptied often enough or people throwing their rubbish on the ground or convenient hedge are difficult to say. Whilst those that are younger generally get the blame for this, I do think we all need to take responsibility: including the local council in ensuring that bins are kept in good working order, are emptied and are provided in places that they are needed and will be used. Another issue that causes greatest concern and complaints is the amount of dog’s mess on the pavements, grass and play areas. This problem is not getting any better. Dogs do not seem to be roaming the streets in large numbers without their owners. This means that those owners are simply not clearing up after their dog or dogs. After years of information regarding this issue it is sad that this is still a huge problem. It should be noted that a fixed penalty of £80 is possible if an owner does not clear up after their dog and if prosecuted a fine of £1,000 can be given. If dog’s mess is a persistent problem then this can be reported on the Cornwall Council web site. The more complaints received the more likely it is that the Cornwall Council dog warden will investigate. As the summer progresses hopefully these problems will ease and we can all enjoy the area where we live, in a clean, rubbish and dog mess free environment. Well, we can only hope that is the case as one can wish for a warm, sunny summer ahead. Patrick Fielder Carrick Housing.
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Welfare Benefits Jenny Richards Welfare Benefit Advisor is at the Beacon Resource Centre on Thursday mornings please note new extended opening hours from 9am 1pm please telephone for an appointment though it’s possible to pop in without one and Jenny can usually see you. It’s a good idea to have your benefits checked regularly to make sure you are getting the right amount as the regulations are changing all the time. If you have health problems there are many benefits you can claim which can double your weekly income especially if you are over 60 years of age. In the past 12 months she has got over £51.000 for residents of the estate - what can she do for you? Its always worth coming in to check - it’s a free and confidential service for everybody and she will be very pleased to see you. Benefits dealt with include Disability Living Allowance , Attendance Allowance, Carers Allowance, Housing and Council Tax Benefit, Working and Family tax credits and many more Access to legal advice available as well. Printed and published by The Beacon Community Regeneration Partnership Resource Office, Grenville Road, Falmouth, Cornwall