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Calstock Parish is situated in south east Cornwall (UK), close to the Devon border. With a population of approximately 6,000 and 2,600 households, it comprises of a number of villages, the larger being Gunnislake and Calstock.

Much of the Parish is within the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and is also part of  a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The fine landscape includes granite ridges, woodlands and rolling farm land. The River Tamar, with its attractive waterfront areas, forms the eastern border of the Parish. Within the Parish are many impressive remains of mine workings. The Parish has miles of footpaths and other public rights of way. Many of these form part of the East Cornwall Trails.

There is a train service to Plymouth with stations at both Gunnislake and Calstock. A scheduled bus service serves part of the Parish and connects with Callington and Tavistock. In summer there is local ferry service on the River Tamar from Calstock to Cotehele.

A brief history of the Parish can be found on the Calstock History website. Which also hosts details of the Parish Archive.
   

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  • What's On Cornwall - 26-08-16
    The Weekend Ahead Newsletter - 26th August 2016
    The bank holiday weekend begins. Enjoy your long weekend! 
    Here are our top picks of this weekend's events in Cornwall.
    New Rose Festival
    Trereife, Penzance
    Campsite opens Friday 26th // 12noon
    Music starts Saturday 27th // 11am

    Annual summer punk and pasty pogofest with a scorching line-up.
    www.newrosefestival.co.uk
    The Magnificent Three
    Boscawen Park, Truro
    Friday 26th // 7pm
    Gather up your posse it's time to head out to the Wild Frontier with Miracle Theatre!
    01872 262 466
    www.hallforcornwall.co.uk
    Ryan's Daughter
    Mawnan Memorial Hall
    Friday 26th // 7pm
    Monthly community film night. This film is set in the wake of the 1916 Easter Rising. 
    01326 250 733
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    Canvas & Rum
    The Poly, Falmouth
    Friday 26th - Saturday 27th // 7.30pm
    A maritime theatre piece centred around packet ships that sailed from Falmouth.
    01326 319 461
    thepoly.org
    Heartlands Market Weekend
    Heartlands, Pool
    Saturday 27th - Sunday 28th // 11am
    A fantastic range of local producers and crafters in the Red River Cafe.
    01209 722 320
    www.heartlandscornwall.com
    Tales from the Trees
    Tales from the Trees
    Trebah Garden, Mawnan Smith
    Saturday 27th // 1pm and 3pm
    A terrific tangle of puppetry, storytelling, live music and comedy. 
    01326 252 200
    www.trebahgarden.co.uk
    Carice Singers - Scenery and Supernatural
    St Endellion Church
    Saturday 27th // 7.30pm
    Concert inspired by the forces of nature in Cornwall: Bax, Delius, Elgar and others.
    07787 944 935
    www.endelienta.org.uk
    Macbeth
    Penlee Park Theatre, Penzance
    Saturday 27th // 7.30pm
    Oddsocks' hilarious musical adaption of Shakespeare's dramatic story. 
    01726 879 500
    www.penleeparktheatre.com
    The Magnificent Three
    The Magnificent Three
    Enys Gardens, Penryn
    Saturday 27th - Sunday 28th 
    Award-winning Miracle Theatre's rootin' tootin' show is back by popular demand!
    01872 262 466
    www.hallforcornwall.co.uk
    The Sea Show
    Penlee Park Theatre, Penzance
    Sunday 28th // 2pm
    A quirky and hilarious mix of puppet show, natural history and comedy cabaret.
    01726 879 500
    www.penleeparktheatre.com
    Much Ado About Nothing
    Penlee Park Theatre, Penzance
    Sunday 28th // 7.30pm
    A high-octane musical version of Shakespeare's battle of the sexes.
    01726 879 500
    www.penleeparktheatre.com
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    Give us a call or drop us a line and we'll tell you how.

    For a full list of events in Cornwall this weekend, just visit www.whatsoncornwall.co.uk/find-events/this-weekend

    Have a great weekend,
    WoC

     
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  • Callington One Stop Shop - Changes from 26 September 2016

     

    Callington Town Council will be hosting a new Cornwall Council Information Service
    in the Town Hall from the end of September

     

    The new free self-service facilities include two computers for accessing Cornwall Council services online, a phone to contact Council services, and a post box for mail for Council services.

     

    The Town Hall office, on New Road in Callington, is open Monday to Friday between 9am and 2pm; with the Town Hall available for hire, from Callington Town Council, for a variety of commercial and social events from 8am to midnight.

     

    The new Cornwall Council Information Service will be available, with assistance to help customers use the facilities, from Monday 26 September

     

    The Information Service will be available on the following days and times:

     

    Monday

    9.30am-1.30pm

    Tuesday

    9.30am-1.30pm

    Wednesday

    9.30am-1.30pm

    Thursday

    Closed

    Friday

    9.30am-1.30pm

    Saturday

    Closed

     

    The new Information Service will replace the previous one stop shop service.

     

    This is the first service to transfer to a town council as part of Cornwall Council’s library and one stop shop devolution programme, which is helping councils and communities take over local ownership, management and control of services and assets, at a time of unprecedented budget challenges for local government.

     

    As more customers are choosing to access Council services online and by phone, the Callington office will no longer be able to take financial payments like rent and council tax; although everyone will still be able to make payments online on the Council’s website www.cornwall.gov.uk as well as by phone, direct debit, and using ‘All Pay’ machines in the post office and local shops.

     

    Callington Library will remain open as usual for normal library services as below:

     

    Monday

    Closed

    Tuesday

    9.30am - 5pm

    Wednesday

    Closed

    Thursday

    9.30am - 5pm

    Friday

    9.30am - 5pm

    Saturday

    10am - 1pm

     

    More information

     

    More information about the library and one stop shop service is available on Cornwall Council’s website:
    www.cornwall.gov.uk/library

     

    More information about devolution is available on Cornwall Council’s website:
    www.cornwall.gov.uk/devolution

    Posted 25 Aug 2016, 03:04 by Calstock Parish Council
  • Tamar Valley AONB News Bulletin - August 2016
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    In this issue

    Well, we certainly can’t complain about this year’s summer! It’s been great to see so much sunshine during the school holidays. And now to September, the blackberries are already on the hedges and the fields of hay are cropping up on the horizon.
     
    There are plenty of activities to join in with as we head towards autumn, from detecting bats in your garden, visiting an artist’s studio, joining an event during Outstanding Week, or enjoying a slice of cake and cuppa with us at our World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
     
    This month, a special welcome to recipients of the Volunteer Ebulletin. Due to the Helping Hands for Heritage project ending, there will no longer be a separate volunteer’s ebulletin, but this round-up of news will contain a section on volunteering opportunities each month. We hope you will find this useful, but you are free to unsubscribe at any time. 

    If you have a story or event you’d like to be considered for inclusion within next month’s eBulletin, please send details by Monday 26th September.

    Charlotte Dancer, Information & Communications Officer; telephone 01822 835030 or email cdancer@tamarvalley.org.uk
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    Devon Bat Survey
     
    Would you like to know what bats are in your garden, on your favourite walk or in your parish? Borrow a bat detector to find out!
     
    All bats have a slightly different sound used for echolocation. Bat detectors listen to bats’ calls to distinguish between species.
     
    As part of the Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project, the Tamar Valley Centre is now a Bat Beacon, where you can borrow a detector for 3 nights to record the sounds near you. Spaces are filling up fast, but some dates are still available in October. The data will be analysed in November and a report will be sent to you showing all the bats that passed by (image (c) J Kaczanow).
     
    Find out more and book your detector for free.
    Generosity of local people gives rare bats a boost
     
    Bats in the Tamar Valley should see a better future thanks to the generous early response to a Devon Wildlife Trust fundraising appeal – but more support is needed for the target to be met.
     
    The Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project works to secure the future of one of Europe’s rarest bats – and the wildlife-rich farmland and woodland they rely on. 
     
    Staff from the bat project, which is led by Devon Wildlife Trust working in partnership with local organisations such as Tamar Valley AONB, identified £26,000 of funding required for work to improve bat roost sites. After the first month, the Homes for Bats appeal had reached 80% of that target, leaving £4800 still to raise (image (c) Natural England/Michael Hammett).
     
    Read the full story here.
     
    The Valley – winter issue
     
    Work is already underway for the winter issue ofThe Valley newsletter – 8,000 copies distributed throughout the Tamar Valley area, highlighting work that is taking place to keep the Valley special, and how people can get involved in events and activities.
     
    If you have any good news stories, items of interest, updates from your area or events for the time period November 2016 – April 2017, that you would like to be considered for inclusion, please send to Charlotte by Tuesday 20th September,cdancer@tamarvalley.org.uk or call 01822 835030.  

     
    Tamar Valley Artists Open their Studios
     
    This year’s Drawn to the Valley Open Studios takes place between 27th August and 4thSeptember inclusive.
     
    We are pleased to welcome back to the Tamar Valley Centre, Jackie Lowman, Clare Law and Lin Deacon. The Centre will be open daily between 11am and 5pm, so please make time to call in and see what is always an inspirational and stunning show of work.
     
    For details of other studios and venues open to the public, pick up your free directory from local outlets or click here and follow the link.
    Lights on at the Tamar Valley Centre
     
    To make the Tamar Valley Centre even more appealing to artists and others wishing to hire the space for exhibitions and events, new lighting has just been installed.
     
    Why not pop in when you’re next passing and see how the new system could put your work in the spotlight?
     
    Contact the AONB team for rates and availability – 01822 835030, info@tamarvalley.org.uk
    Support for the Tamar Valley Community Bus
     
    If you shop in Waitrose, Saltash, during September, look out for the green token box for the Tamar Valley Community Bus.
     
    Let’s support this vital lifeline for so many in our community! (image: J Croft).
    An Outstanding Week in September!
     
    The AONB Family has worked together to organise a week (and a bit) long programme of events to help people enjoy and be inspired by Britain’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs). Starting on Saturday 17th September and continuing through to Sunday 25thSeptember, the events can be found onwww.landscapesforlifeevents.org.uk
     
    As National Association for AONBs’ Jill Smith, explains, “Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are some of the most beautiful, cherished and outstanding landscapes in the UK. They are vibrant and dynamic and offer a wealth of opportunities for people to enjoy our countryside.
     
    “Outstanding Week shows people how to get involved and get out into our AONBs’ outstanding landscapes to enjoy a huge range of activities. Whether you are looking for an outstanding view, intending to reward yourself with a cream tea or trying to kick start a new health and wellbeing regime, you can’t fail to have a great time in one of our 46 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. They are Landscapes for Life in so many different ways”. Find out more.
     
    Tamar Valley Food Hubs opens for Wholesale customers
     
    Tamar Valley Food Hubs has branched out, offering fresh produce from small-scale Tamar Valley growers to business customers.
     
    Accessible by a special log-in, business customers can now order Tamar Valley grown seasonal fruit and veg, local meat and dairy and much more for weekly deliveries on a Friday afternoon.
     
    For further details please contact Tamar Grow Local – 01579 208412, info@tamargrowlocal.org
    Staff news
     
    At the end of this month we say goodbye to Sam Barnes, our Helping Hands for Heritage Project Officer. Sam has been with the team for nearly 5 years years and has developed the Tamar Valley’s team of volunteers over the past 2 years. We wish Sam all the very best for the future.
     
    Our Education & Community Resource Officer, Becki Lumbis, returned to the team at the beginning of August. Becki will now be working part-time, Monday and Tuesday 9am – 5pm and Friday 1pm – 5pm.

    The Tamar Valley area is special because of the way people have looked after it. You could play your part in looking after the Valley as well. There are lots of ways you could help.

      World’s Biggest Coffee Morning – Friday 30thSeptember
       
      Once again, the Tamar Valley AONB team will be hosting a Coffee Morning at the Tamar Valley Centre on Friday 30th September, 10:00am – 12:00noon, to raise money for the incredible work that Macmillan Cancer Support do.
       
      Please mark the date in your diaries and come along to join us.
       
      We are also looking for volunteers to serve the tea, coffee and cakes. If you are able to spare some of your time, we’d love to hear from you – please contact Charlotte at the AONB office; 01822 835030, cdancer@tamarvalley.org.uk
      Posted 25 Aug 2016, 01:05 by Calstock Parish Council
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