Country Fair – Factoid Number 13!

St Ewe Country Fair – 21st August 2016

Factoid Number 13

Did you know?  

You get by with a little help from your friends.

The Country Fair is run entirely by volunteers. There is a small committee which coordinates the event but when it comes to running the show we have to rely on local support to make it happen.

In 2015 over 90 people were involved over the weekend of the fair, most on show day. That’s about a fifth of the population of St Ewe and the hamlets of Polmassick, Pengrugla and Kestle. It just shows what a fantastic community we have as almost all of the helpers were from the parish or close by.

We need lots of help again this year, especially as some of our previous stalwarts are not available. Pretty much anyone in the village will point you in the direction of John or Karen who keep on top of the main list of who does what, contact us as below or mention it in the pub, church, village hall and at Gorran School.

9 weeks to this year’s fair!

The St Ewe Country Fair returns after a break in 2015 and to countdown to the great event we post a new factoid here each week.

Put the date in your diary – 21 AUGUST 2016.

You can look out for these posts each week on Facebook and here on the St Ewe Parish website (www.st-ewe-parish.co.uk/news).

Contact us:

Email:  stewe.countryfair@yahoo.co.uk
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Country Fair – Factoid Number 12!

St Ewe Country Fair – 21st August 2016

Factoid Number 12

Did you know?  

About the talking dog?

We always hold a fun dog show at the Fair. One year someone enquired if we had a category for talking dogs? Sceptical, the judges asked for proof. The owner took his canine friend over to the wood turner’s tent and selecting a piece of sandpaper asked the dog what he thought. The dog ran his paw over the sandpaper and replied “Ruff”. He won best in class.

There are categories for all kinds of proud pooch, motley mongrel and perfect puppy. We’re very happy to have dogs on leads at the fair so please bring yours along this year and be sure to enter the show.

10 weeks to this year’s fair!

The St Ewe Country Fair returns after a break in 2015 and to countdown to the great event we post a new factoid here each week.

Put the date in your diary – 21 AUGUST 2016.

You can look out for these posts each week on Facebook and here on the St Ewe Parish website (www.st-ewe-parish.co.uk/news).

Contact us:

Email:  stewe.countryfair@yahoo.co.uk
FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK

Country Fair – Factoid Number 11!

St Ewe Country Fair – 21st August 2016

Factoid Number 11

Did you know?  

Where the expression ‘fed up’ came from?

Apparently, it was the term used when a hawk was full of food and therefore not very inclined to hunt or do anything for its master. Today we use the term when we are bored and sat around doing nothing.

Hunting with birds of prey is thought to have originated in the Far East as far back as 1700BC. It is likely to have reached Britain around AD 860. The invention of gunpowder saw a great decline in hunting with hawks as a gun was more effective. At the beginning of the 20th Century it was almost extinct. Luckily, it has seen a revival, particularly for display.

We are pleased that our friend Julian from Countryside Hawking will once again be at the fair flying his amazing birds of prey – a spectacular sight not to be missed.

11 weeks to this year’s fair!

The St Ewe Country Fair returns after a break in 2015 and to countdown there will be a new factoid posted each week leading up to the event.

Please put the date in your diary.

Keep up to date — look out for these posts each week on Facebook and here on the St Ewe Parish website (www.st-ewe-parish.co.uk/news).

Contact us:

Email:  stewe.countryfair@yahoo.co.uk
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18 June, St Austell A30 Link consultation

Cornwall Council says that they have developed two potential options for the new road and are consulting with the public from 11 May until the 24 June 2016. Presentations will take place at the following venues:

Thursday 12/05/2016

13:00 to 20:00 hrs

Bugle Village Hall, 18 New Street, Bugle, PL26 8PG.

 

Friday 13/05/2016

10:00 to 20:00 hrs

Cedar Suite, St Austell Print Conference Centre, St Austell Business Park PL25 4FD  (Sat Nav use PL25 4EJ)
Monday 16/05/2016

13:00 to 20:00 hrs

Roche Victory Hall, 15 Victory Road, Roche, St Austell, PL26 8JF
Saturday 18/06/2016

10:00 to 16:00 hrs

Former Eden Project Café, White River Place, St Austell, PL25 5AZ

 

Country Fair – Factoid Number 10!

St Ewe Country Fair – 21st August 2016

Factoid Number 10

Did you know?  

About the mystery of the vanishing sheep?

Over the years we’ve had many different types of livestock on show at the fair. Horses, goats, alpacas, geese, hens, ducks, bantams, sheep and many others have clucked, honked, neighed and entertained young and old alike. This year we hope to have a good selection of creatures for visitors to see.

Early in the history of the event we had on show some rare breed sheep, so rare in fact that they vanished before the event opened to the public. Perhaps they were feeling ‘sheepish’. Luckily they were discovered in one of the tents some say enjoying a cream tea, others thought a pint and pasty. What variety of rare breed you may ask? Houdini’s!

12 weeks to this year’s fair!

The St Ewe Country Fair returns after a break in 2015 and to countdown there will be a new factoid posted each week leading up to the event.

Please put the date in your diary.

Keep up to date — look out for these posts each week on Facebook and here on the St Ewe Parish website (www.st-ewe-parish.co.uk/news).

Contact us:

Email:  stewe.countryfair@yahoo.co.uk
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Revised Polmassick Culvert Report

Andy Stevenson, Highways and Drainage Manager of the Commissioning and Assets Service – Cornwall Council, attended the Annual Parish Meeting on Monday 9th May and reported on the revised Polmassick Culvert Scheme.

A PDF document of the design is available here to view and download.

Mr Stevenson reported that it is a more effective design than the previous one.  His office will be contacting the affected landowners directly to discuss the proposed work with them; however, members of the public also affected by the scheme are welcome to contact Mr Stevenson with any concerns they may have.  He is happy to accept comments until Wednesday, 1st June.

Andy Stevenson
Highways and Drainage Manager
astevenson@cornwall.gov.uk

 

Country Fair – Factoid Number 9!

St Ewe Country Fair – 21st August 2016

Factoid Number 9

Did you know?  

Tents can fly?

We used to borrow a marquee from ECC and this was still the case in 2007. The type with large wooden poles and plenty of guy ropes. As you can imagine, this brought a smile to the faces of the former Boy Scouts amongst our helpers. Fun was had hammering, hauling, knotting and tensioning until after much blood and sweat the erection was complete.

Now this tent was shall we say getting on a bit and 2007 was very windy. Poles pirouetted, pegs pulled, lashings loosened and guys gave. We had lift off, a maiden flight. Questions were asked, “Was it a bird, was it a plane or was it Richard hanging on for dear life as he impersonated Superman. Sadly the flight was short, landing was on the roof of the toilets. Tears were shed, an insurance claim processed and the marquee R.I.P.

13 weeks to this year’s fair!

The St Ewe Country Fair returns after a break in 2015 and to countdown there will be a new factoid posted each week leading up to the event.

Please put the date in your diary.

Keep up to date — look out for these posts each week on Facebook and here on the St Ewe Parish website (www.st-ewe-parish.co.uk/news).

Contact us:

Email:  stewe.countryfair@yahoo.co.uk
FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK

Country Fair – Factoid Number 8!

St Ewe Country Fair – 21st August 2016

Factoid Number 8

Did you know?  

It rains a lot in Cornwall – sometimes in August

And boy did it rain in 1996. Despite the weather hardy souls succeeded in setting up the show. Now, we have had rain before but it has cleared up for the day – not in ’96.

In fact it got heavier and heavier and in torrential rain the decision was made to abandon the event and a soaked set of volunteers turned away those brave souls who had still made an attempt to attend.

This washout resulted in only £451 being raised, our lowest ever total.

Remember entry forms for the Horticultural Show and stall holder booking forms are available on line and in print by request. Contact as below.

14 weeks to this year’s fair!

The St Ewe Country Fair returns after a break in 2015 and to countdown there will be a new factoid posted each week leading up to the event.

Please put the date in your diary.

Keep up to date — look out for these posts each week on Facebook and here on the St Ewe Parish website (www.st-ewe-parish.co.uk/news).

Contact us:

Email:  stewe.countryfair@yahoo.co.uk
FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK

Country Fair – Factoid Number 7!

St Ewe Country Fair – 21st August 2016

Factoid Number 7

Did you know?  

Size does not always matter

At least not to a gardener (Young Farmers may disagree!). Why? Well ‘Best in Show’ in the Horticultural Tent was once won by a single Pom Pom Dahlia measuring no more than 2 inches (5cm to the more youthful grower) in diameter.

Entry forms for the Horticultural Show are available now. There are many categories including art and photography. Our entrants have ranged in age for toddlers to octogenarians. You really don’t need to be an expert to have a go. Many a time we have heard the comment “I’ve got one better than that ”.

Details should soon be on Facebook and the St. Ewe Parish Website

15 weeks to this year’s fair!

The St Ewe Country Fair returns after a break in 2015 and to countdown there will be a new factoid posted each week leading up to the event.

Please put the date in your diary.

Keep up to date — look out for these posts each week on Facebook and here on the St Ewe Parish website (www.st-ewe-parish.co.uk/news).

Contact us:

Email:  stewe.countryfair@yahoo.co.uk
FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK

Goran CLT – flats to let

LOGO St Goran CLT

Flats to Let

St Goran CLT Ltd. has contracted Cornwall Rural Housing Association (CRHA) to manage the tenancies of the 5 new and refurbished one bedroom flats in the Old School at Gorran.

The accommodation will be let at an Affordable Rent, on an Assured Shorthold Fixed-Term Tenancy Agreement, to those who can demonstrate a need to be near family, live and/or work, in St Goran or neighbouring parishes and who thereby meet our charitable criteria. Our Agent can offer advice and assistance with benefit entitlement and claims processes where appropriate.

We expect to have 1 vacancy in March and another in April 2016, upon completion of the works. We will maintain a waiting list and prioritise applicants if demand exceeds supply.

For further information please contact:

Mrs A J Morrissey
Housing Officer
Cornwall Rural Housing Association

Tel: 01208 264530
Email: angie@crha.org.uk

Tradesmen

St Goran CLT Ltd. has contracted Cornwall Rural Housing Association (CRHA) to manage the tenancies and deal with day to day maintenance issues in the 5 flats of the Old School at Gorran.

We would prefer local tradesmen to carry out repairs to our property and I am now pleased to invite expressions of interest and applications from suitably qualified and insured tradesmen who wish to be considered.

For further information please contact:

Dave Hall
Maintenance Officer
Cornwall Rural Housing Association

Tel: 01208 264530
Email: dave@crha.org.uk

CRHA also manages properties in St Ewe and Grampound.

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