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Hayle Down Your Way March 2 2017


Column for March 2 2017



Hayle U3A has the following programme this week.  Today, Thursday March 2, at 10am there is History and Writing; then at 2pm the Social Event "The National Lobster Hatchery" with Cat Wilding takes place.  On Tuesday March 7 at 10am there is Art then at 2pm there is Poetry Reading. All sessions except Writing are held in the Philip Smith annexe to the Hayle Day Care Centre.  The Writing is held in Hayle Library.


The next meeting is on Friday March 3 at the Passmore Edwards Institute Hayle starting at 7.30pm. The talk will be by Kingsley Rickard and will be about the Harvey Family of Hayle. All are welcome, refreshments will be served afterwards.


A jumble sale in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support will take place this Saturday March 4 at Phillack church hall at 10am. There will also be a sale of "Good as New" clothes at the jumble. Any donations of jumble will be gratefully received. For collection please ring either Suzanne 753635 or Veronica 753823.


Next surgery - Saturday March 4.

Hayle is represented by two Cornwall Councillors and both are always eager to hear from residents. John Coombe is on Hayle 752831.You can contact John Pollard on 07967272808.

They hold monthly surgeries at the One Stop Shop on the first Saturday of each month and the next surgery will be held on March 4 from 10am until 12noon. You may of course contact the councillors at any time on the numbers above. Hayle One Stop Shop is based at Hayle Library, Commercial Road.



Are you or do you know someone who is living with sight loss? On Monday March 6 Hayle library is hosting an iSight Cornwall awareness day. The iSight team will be offering advice and information about their services and other services available in the community for people living with sight loss. They will be demonstrating equipment that's available to promote and maintain independence as well as accessible smart phones, tablets and electronic magnifiers. They will be able to advise on any benefits that might be available and any clubs or activities that are in the area. Please come along and see what's available between 10am and 3pm. iSight Cornwallcan be contacted on 01872 261110 or pop along to Hayle library, Commercial Road TR27 4DE


Macmillan Cancer Support Hayle committee will be holding a quiz night at Hayle RFC on Friday March 10 at 7.30pm. Tickets will be £5 to include a pasty. Please advise Veronica on 753823 if you can be there. Teams can be up to 6 people. There will also be a raffle.


Hayle Model Railway Club and Duchy Railroaders are holding a workshop/demonstration day on Saturday March 11 in Phillack Parish Hall (next to Julian Foyes) in Market Square, from 10am to 4pm. There will be two operating layouts but the main activity will be club members working on various aspects of railway modelling. It will be an opportunity for visitors to watch and discuss the various skills involved in the hobby.  Admission will be free and refreshments will be available. For further information, ring 01209 712261 or 01736 754843.


Hayle Cricket Club will be holding a race night at the Cornish Arms, Hayle on Friday March 24 at 7pm for 7.30pm start to raise funds for the cricket club prior to the start of the season in the Premier League, All welcome. 


The centre is currently engaged in a number of fascinating collections projects and is therefore looking for new volunteers to join the existing team. For more information please contact Daisy Culmer on 01736 757683 or by email at



Cornwall is fortunate to have its own Children's Hospice. This is a facility that offers respite, emergency and end of life care to sick children and their families. At Little Harbour, Porthpean these families receive the support badly needed when coping with the everyday trauma of caring for a very sick child.

It costs over £1.5 million a year to fund the Children's Hospice at Porthpean and many children from West Cornwall spend time there enjoying the fun and laughter while parents can relax and rest knowing the family is in the care of experienced staff. The end of life care continues while the families feel they need the support no matter how long.

If you feel you could help to support the fundraising team to maintain this wonderful charity and would like to contact one of the Hayle Friends Group please call Mary 01736 754342.or Little Harbour 01726  871 800.


Members of the Hayle club welcomed John Farrell Deputy Manager of the St. Ives National Coastwatch Institution who gave an in depth talk on almost 20 years of volunteers keeping a visual and listening watch of the bay and coastline from Land's End to Trevose Head some 27 miles away.

A legal watch is kept of all coastal activities and local weather conditions which is passed on to those at sea.  Watchkeepers keep a visual watch,

monitoring radio channels and provide a listening watch in poor visibility.  To improve the cover within the Bay and Hayle in particular area where there is a greater requirement with both the leisure and commercial activities increasing the NCI intends to give more security to the Estuary by placing monitoring equipment at the Towans.  Members agreed to make a donation to this valuable local charity which benefits all who use or enjoy the view.

Last weekend members friends and fellow Rotarians from five other Rotary Clubs celebrated with President Brian Hattam PHF the Hayle President's

Night at the West Cornwall Golf Club.  A superb evening was enjoyed with great fellowship followed by an excellent meal and a superb presentation by

young guest Eva Edgeworth who gave an inspirational and moving talk on "the Eradication of Polio". With this in mind the President's raffle funds held on the evening will be shared between Polio eradication, the Youth of Hayle and the Day Care Centre.  Next fund raising event is the ever popular Beetle Drive

to be held on Friday March 10 at the Day Care Centre, Hayle.


On Friday March 3, at 2pm Churches Together in Hayle Service for Women's World Day of Prayer at Hayle Methodist Church. A service prepared by women from the Philippines, followed by refreshments.

On Sunday March 5, the First Sunday of Lent the Parish Eucharist will be celebrated by the Reverend Patricia Murley at 9.30 am. On Wednesday March 8, Said Eucharist will be celebrated by the Reverend Patricia Murley. Tea, coffee and biscuits are served after every Service.


St Joseph's Church in Hayle is part of the Roman Catholic Parish of the Holy Family. Father Philip celebrated the 6.30pm Mass on Saturday February 25 with readings from Isaiah - Corinthians and gospel by Matthew.

There is NO Mass this Friday.

Ash Wednesday, The start of Lent; March 1 with Mass in Hayle at 12noon.

Women's World Day of Prayer: Friday March 3. "Am I being unfair to you?" The service this year has been prepared by Christian Women of the Philippines. Service in Hayle at the Methodist Church at 2pm.

The Lenten lunches commence - St Joseph's will be Wednesday March 8 at Phillack church hall at 12noon.  £2 and all are welcome.

There will be stations of the cross each Friday during Lent in St Joseph's at 5.30pm.