Information from Inclusion Cornwall

COUNTYWIDE –  Social Inclusion Fund: do you have an idea how to help people during the coronavirus epidemic to feel connected to their local communities and would like to make it happen? Apply for up to £5000

NATIONALBusiness Interruption Loan Scheme:

COUNTYWIDE – Help to adapt your business during Covid:

COUNTYMake it Better CIC have opened their website so that you can download activities for free, sign up as an emerald member at to browse the library of activity sheets or download a new activity every Friday. To celebrate Easter they’re running a sock bunny challenge: click here for instructions. Deadline for entry is Saturday 11th April so not much time!

ST AUSTELL COLLEGE – Martine Rees and her  team are still offering careers advice sessions by phone. To refer someone email


Coronavirus Community Newsletter No 7

St Breward Surgeries’ opening times, week commencing Monday 6th April 2020
Brookside Surgery: Monday 2-3pm, Thursday 4-5.30pm
Row Surgery: Monday 3.30-5pm, Wednesday 11-12noon
Neither Surgery will be open Good Friday 10th April

St Breward Surgeries’ opening times, week commencing Monday 13th April           Brookside Surgery: Thursday 4-5.30pm, Friday 12noon – 1pm
Row Surgery: Wednesday 11-12noon, Friday 8.30 – 9.30am                                               Neither Surgery will be open Easter Monday 13th April

The Old Inn is now doing Take Aways:

Wednesdays: Lunchtime for Mid Week Roast, Bar Meals & Special 12noon – 2pm. Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings:  5-7pm, Bar Meals & Specials
Sunday Roast: 12noon – 4pm. Orders by 7pm Saturday please. Telephone 01208 850711 to order & pay by card (cash will only be taken if no card available).  To comply with current regulations all orders will be given a time slot for collection and brought out to the Big Deckchair.  No-one can enter the Pub.
Please order as early in the day as possible, staff will be available to take orders from 10am.  Deliveries only to those self isolating who have no one else to collect for them.  Check the website for Bar Meals & Specials

Dog Walking, Horse Care and so on contact Community Volunteer Poppy King who lives at Higher Penquite tel: 07780 010456


Dog Mess.  In these difficult times it is even more important to clean up after your dog.  The increase in dog mess round the Village has become a concern.  There are approximately 14 litter/dog waste bins in the Village – all these bins are now multi-disposal and Cornwall Council has replaced the litter bin at Row Hill.


Community Coronavirus Newsletter No.6

Volunteer Guidance for Delivery of Pharmacy Products (Prescriptions)
A patient (or their representative) may make contact with you to ask for their medication to be delivered
·     Confirm which Pharmacy they need you to collect from
·     Ask them to provide their name, address, post code and date of birth (now relaxed) so that you can ensure you are collecting for the correct patient.
·    Ask them to let their pharmacy know you will be collecting on their behalf
·    Confirm a time when you will deliver and explain to them the delivery process (out-lined below)
Remember to take proof of your identify with you
When you arrive at the delivery destination:
·    Telephone the patient to let them know you are there and keep the line open for the duration of the delivery
·    Ask the patient to confirm their name and address – if unsure you could use features of the property to confirm you are in the right place (door colour etc)
·   Place the package on the doorstep or desired location and retreat to a safe distance (2 metres)
·    Let the patient know they can now open their door and retrieve the package
·   Explain if they need any advice on their medication they should contact the pharmacy
Reminder it is advisable to use hand gel before and after making a delivery.
Should you wish to deliver prescriptions, please sign the PRESCRIPTION LIST which will be in the shop from Wednesday morning 01 April

Bottled Gas supplies
Moorgoods Penvorder Lane  01208 850543 is open for Bottled Gas and other emergencies 09.00-17.00 Mon-Fri  & Sat 09.00-12.00noon.

Books, Jigsaws and Toys from the Village Hall
The Village Hall has a large selection of books, mainly romantic and thriller paper backs, and some jigsaws.
If anyone would like books and/or jigsaws during this Corvid-19 period then we are happy to deliver to your door. All books and jigsaws are free.   The books will be handed out in pre-determined mixed bags of about 15 books; jigsaws in pairs of two. Clearly it is not possible to operate a ‘pick and choose’ library service with books at this time so hopefully by handing out mixed bags of books there will be something in there for everyone.  Most of the jigsaws are 1000 piece boxes.
To request books/jigsaws contact Ted or Val  Raynham via email or ring 01208 851396.  If you know of anyone who doesn’t receive community emails please pass the details on.
The books and jigsaws can be returned by placing on your doorstep and contacting the Email or telephone number above for collection. If you want another delivery then just let us know.
As far as toys are concerned we have a few new gifts left over from Breakfast with Santa. These are small gifts suitable for 2 to about 8 year olds. Contact Ted and Val if you are interested
All items have not been touched during this Corvid-19 period but books will have covers wiped and jigsaw boxes wiped before delivery.  They will then be placed into bags for delivery by washed hands covered in disposable gloves.  Items returned after use will be ’quarantined’ for 5 days (the virus can live on cardboard/paper for up to 2 days) before being used again.

Fish Deliveries  Sadly the Fishmonger in Port Isaac has now closed.

Updates: Facebook – @stbrewardcommunity   website –   community emails –

‘ St Breward is a strong community.  We need to support each other and all local businesses.  Let’s get through this period together and support each other through this challenging time’.
Denis & Christine Lusby, Darren Wills & Dale Stanley, Veronica Stansfield, Nigel Mitchell, Ted Raynham, Phil Nance, David Brattle

Community Coronavirus Newsletter No 5

St Breward Stores & Post Office

Remember: tonight, 28th March, the clocks go       FORWARD one hour!


Sam & Ben Weston in Granite Rise have created a minecraft server which people in the village might enjoy: it is found at

Ben can provide remote technical asistance for those experiencing problems with mobile phones and computers. He can also provide remote assistance for students studying Maths GCSE and A level, and Physics GCSE and A level : 07366 241821.

Sam can provide remote assistance for students studying History GCSE and Geography GCSE: 07565 762969

For updates, please check the following:

  • Facebook –  @stbrewardcommunity;
  • Website – www.
  • Community emails –

St Breward is a strong community. We need to support each other and all local businesses. Lets get through this period together and support each other through this challenging time.

Denis & Christine Lusby, Darren Wills & Dale Stanley, Veronica Stansfield, Nigel Mitchell, Ted Raynham, Phil Nance, David Brattle

St Breward Community Newsletter No 3

The announcement today, Monday 23rd March, from the Prime Minister has given some clear instructions that relate directly to St Breward Stores. Boris Johnson has instructed everyone to ONLY leave home for:
* shopping
* one form of exercise a day
* any medical need
* Travel
ling to and from work
Guidance from The Post Office this
evening identified Postmasters and Post Office staff as key workers. Therefore, St Breward Stores & Post Office will still be open but on reduced hours.
Our new opening hours are:
Monday – Saturday: 7:30am – 12:00 noon  Sunday: 9am – 12 noon
Our Mobile Post Office will continue with its existing schedule with no change – this is still classed as an essential service.
As the Prime Minister has prohibited gatherings in public of more than two people who do not live together, we
therefore ask for a ‘one in, one out’ policy in both the shop and the Mobile Post Office. This not only ensures that you keep yourself other customers safe, but also our staff.

DELIVERIES: As some of you may have heard, Malcolm Barnecutt Bakery closed today, Monday 23rd March, until further notice. This means there are no bread and cake deliveries at present. We are looking urgently into other suppliers who may be able to supply us.
We are not sure until tomorrow (at least) about newspaper deliveries, milk deliveries, meat deliveries and fruit / vegetables. We will be contacting all of our suppliers tomorrow and will update you all shortly.
With regards to our main supplier (Bookers), who supply many of our ambient and chilled produce, these are very limited at the moment therefore we cannot guarantee what is in the shop, but please be assured we are doing our very best to keep the shop stocked with all of the essentials.

Thank you for your co-operation and understanding. Please stay safe. Please pass this information onto any elderly or vulnerable who may not have access to the website, Facebook or emails

Darren, Dale, Jan, Lorraine, Viv, Victoria and Nikki

Are you visiting Cornwall?

Message from Cornwall Association of Local Councils

Are you visiting  Cornwall? Have you just arrived? If you choose to go against government advice and not go home, then please stay in your holiday home/ accommodation

                     AND SELF-ISOLATE FOR 7 DAYS

Cornwall has ONE hospital for the whole county and we have an elderly population. We will struggle to cope with the Coronavirus outbreak as it is without the pressure of many more people.

Get provisions in, stay at ‘home’ and spread the word:

  • Don’t go out
  • Don’t go to the shops
  • Don’t go for a walk
  • Don’t pop to the beach
  • Don’t take the dog out
  • Don’t nip out to watch the sunset
  • Don’t check the surf
  • Stay at home

Thank you for helping to protect this community.

Official HM Government advice: essential travel does NOt include visits to second homes, camp sites, caravan parks or similar whether for isolation purposes or holidays. people should remain in their primary residence. Not to do so puts additional pressure on communities and services that are already at risk.

St Breward Community Newsletter no. 2

The Old Inn is NOT open for take-aways this weekend, further info early next week.

Nic’s Mobile Catering at the Football Club: open today (Sat) 5 – 9.30pm for take-aways, pre-ordering helpful. Sunday Lunch take-aways 12 noon – 3pm, pre-booking essential 07462 137100

Snails Pace Cafe at Wenfordbridge: open for Mother’s Day take-away tomorrow, pre-booking essential 01208 851178 or via Facebook. Currently re-assessing options for future take-aways.

St Breward is a strong community. We need to support each other and all local businesses. Lets get through this period together and support each other through this challenging time.

Denis & Christine Lusby, Darren Wills & Dale Stanley, Veronica Stansfield, Nigel Mitchell, Ted Raynham, Phil Nance, David Brattle

St Breward Community Newsletter no.1

Yesterday, a group comprising Parish Councillors, St Breward Stores & Post Office and some community members was set up to discuss how our community could be cared for during the on-going Covid-19 emergency, particularly ensuring that the elderly and vulnerable have access to the things they need.

1. The vulnerable: a list of individuals who may require assistance is being drawn up, whether for delivery of essential items, collection of essential medical prescriptions or anything else considered essential. If you know of someone, please contact Veronica Stansfield at to ensure that the individual is added to the list.

2. Volunteers: anyone who would be willing to help out with practical assistance and meets the following criteria:

a) being fit & healthy     b) have no underlying health conditions c) not sharing a household with someone showing symptoms, however mild, or currently isolating     d) under 70 years of age

To add your name to the list of volunteers, please contact Veronica at

3. Home deliveries of supplies and food

  • St Breward Stores are offering a home delivery order for orders over £10: payment by BACS or cash – if these are not possible, please speak to the stores. (Delivery times cannot be guaranteed.) To arrange a delivery, please call 01208 850260
  • Nic’s Mobile Catering and the Old Inn & Restaurant are both offering a take-away food service. Nic’s Mobile catering: 07462 137100; The Old Inn & Restaurant: 01208 850711

4. Doctors

  • Brookside Surgery: currently believed not to be seeing patients but still dispensing prescriptions
  • Dr Garrod’s surgery is by appointment only.

Repeat prescriptions can be ordered online or posted through the surgery door. If you are unable to collect your prescription, arrangements can be made to have your essential medications collected.

5. St Breward Community Bus: this service has been suspended for 3 months: this is in the interests of the community.

For up dates, please check the following:

  • this website –
  • Facebook – @stbrewardcommunity
  • community emails – please contact Veronica Stansfield at

St Breward is a strong community. We need to support each other and all local businesses. Lets get through this period together and support each other through this challenging time.

Denis & Christine Lusby, Darren Wills & Dale Stanley, Veronica Stansfield, Nigel Mitchell, Ted Raynham, Phil Nance, David Brattle

luncheon Club

Due to coronavirus it is with regret that all Luncheon Club Meetings are postponed until further notice.  We look forward to seeing everyone when we are able to resume.