Sunday Morning Meander 5 miles or less, on parish lanes and fields
Dogs on leads welcome and children under control, plus Mums on Mothers Day. Some stiles need climbing.
Starting at South Hill church Sunday March 27th 10:45am
We aim to be back by 1pm, Bring your own drink.
All welcome, a chance to catch up with each other and have fun.
We’ll take the Bray Shop road to the entrance of Treven and turn left crossing fields to Baddaford, a short road walk towards St. Mellor’s church tower, at Linkinhorne, turning onto the footpath and aim at the wind turbine, striding over the stream and up to Mornick. Here we’ll take the road back towards the church and those that want a 2 ½ mile walk can continue back.
Otherwise we’ll be crossing fields and stiles to Trewassick then dropping down over the stream and up the other side, staying on the footpaths to Trewoodloe. Here we’ll head for Golberdon .. the last opportunity to cut the walk short.
We’ll take the “main” road for a short distance before taking fields to Manaton then the road to the final leg and final footpath from Tregate passing The Old School and returning to the church.
What can we learn from Storm Eunice? If there is a Weather Warning:
- Fully charge your computers, phones etc. ahead of time. Remember you can use your car to charge these, make sure you have the correct adaptors.
- Fill a flask.
- If your water is pumped, ensure you have sufficient stored water.
- Buy torches, candles, matches and batteries in advance and get them out.
- If you expect a power cut (storm / high winds) or if there is lightning in the area, turn off your PC and other delicate electrical items because a power surge can damage them.
- Switch off your appliances, so they do not start working in the event you’re out when the power comes back on.
- If the power goes off, try to limit opening the freezer and fridge.
- If the power goes off, keep warm by wrapping up in extra layers of clothes, blankets, duvets etc.
- Please stay safe, do not put yourself or others at risk by using unsafe forms of heat e.g. barbeques and patio gas stoves indoors.
- Have emergency numbers to hand.
- Western Power have posted details to affected homes outlining the process for automatic compensation, without any requirement to make individual claims.
- Storm Eunice was a category 2 storm so:
- After the first 48 hours without power you are eligible for £70 compensation.
- There will then be another £70 for every further 12 hours.
- All eligible customers will receive a letter and a compensation payment based on the eligibility criteria set by Ofgem.
- You should receive that within ten working days.
- Storm Eunice was a category 2 storm so:
Western Power Distribution – Storm Eunice: Ofgem’s Guaranteed Standards Compensation Scheme
- Store and secure outside items so they do not become a danger to you or to others.
- Take care of your pets, keep indoors if possible. If shutting chickens in etc., ensure they have ventilation, food and water.
- Be flood aware and find out how to prepare. If your home starts to flood call the Environment Agency on 0345 988 1188 (24 hour).
- Collect your medications and essential supplies beforehand so you don’t need to travel.
- Avoid travel, unless absolutely necessary.
- If you do have to make a journey be prepared:
- Take extreme care.
- Take coat, sturdy boots and warm clothes in case you break down or have to leave your vehicle.
- Expect road closures and disruption due to fallen trees and debris.
- Expect road damage and hedges to be collapsed.
- Expect falling tiles / branches / trees and flying debris.
- Expect difficult driving conditions e.g. strong winds and driving rain.
- Rail and bus services were disrupted, always check before leaving home.
- Please stay safe and do not do anything to put yourself or others at risk.
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- Facebook, Next Door, Twitter etc.
- Contact your neighbours:
- To establish whether your issue is an isolated case.
- To look out for and check on vulnerable neighbours.
- Postal and rubbish collection services were disrupted. Please safely store your rubbish for next collection.
- If you find yourself in a situation where you believe you are in danger, call 999.
- Please contact NHS 111 first, unless you have a serious or life-threatening injury or illness.
- Cornwall Council’s emergency line is: 01872 323752 Offers support and advice and passes specific needs on to other agencies or departments.
- Cornwall’s 24/7 NHS Mental Health support line 0800 038 5300 FREE 24 hour, if you’re worried about your own or someone else’s mental health..
- Report a fallen tree blocking a road or causing danger. Inform the owner, one of our parish councilors or call Cornwall Council on 0300 1234 222 (24 hour), or www.cornwall.gov.uk/report-something/
- If the tree has pulled down / damaged cables / poles these could be live. Do NOT touch them. Contact Western Power Distribution.
- To report a power cut Western Power are our energy supplier call 105, www.westernpower.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.org
- Home flooding – call the Environment Agency on 0345 988 1188 (24 hr). Report flooding to the Environment Agency Incident hotline 0800 80 70 60 (24hr).
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Thank You. Stay Safe.
South Hill resident Linda Scott is a photographer and wildlife enthusiast. Here are some wonderful photos she sent to us recently:
Saturday 19th February Start/Finish : The Manor Inn, Rilla Mill
Distance : 6 miles plus predominantly along footpaths
10:00 Departure I anticipate this a 3 hour 30 min walk
Dogs welcome, expect dogs to be on leads.
Route : Rilla Mill – Ley Mill – Phoenix United Mine – Henwood – North Darley – Starra Woods – Rilla Mill
Note : Parking either at the pub if you intend to make use of it upon your return; or, The Village Hall which is on the right going down hill towards the pub if you are not going to The Manor.
Donation to Royal British Legion at the end.
Russ Hanson firstname.lastname@example.org
The Parish Council have recently renewed the fencing around the play area in Golberdon and extended the area to accommodate more equipment.
What would you like to see?
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Our parish council have produced a leaflet and delivered to every household in the parish.
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In this 100th edition of the South Hill Connection:
- 100 editions, 15 years – a trip down the Connection memory lane
- In-depth articles from advertisers and users of the Parish Hall
- Photos from the Connection Easter Egg Trail
- Parish celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
- Parish Hall news and AGM details
- Horticultural Show – early details
- Volunteers needed for Community Speedwatch
- Latest from the St Sampson’s, SHARE, Recycling for Charity & Parish Council
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The New Year is typically the time when we reflect on the past and then look forward to the coming year in the hope that it will be better. The desire to have something to hope for that will improve our life is strong. The month of January gets its name from the Roman god Janus who has one face looking back and the others looking forwards. He is the god of gates and transitions.
Often, we can’t move forwards unless we have looked back, retraced our steps and asked some serious reflective questions such as: Is there a pattern in my behaviour and relationships that keeps repeating itself? Is there something I need to acknowledge and take responsibility for? Do I recognise my reactions could have been different? The key is to learn from the past and not just glance at it, so we don’t get stuck in the same old patterns of behaviour. If we do this well, we will grow and develop ways and means of working better with others; as well as being authentic to ourselves.Continue reading
Wear or carry bells and raise funds for St Sampson’s bells fund to rehang & ring the church bells.
RAMBELL starts South Hill church Dec. 11th 9:30am
Unique experiences as we cross fields not usually allowed, bell ringing, tower climbing, lavender field, private property, Polhilsa , Whiteford Temple….
Dogs on leads and children under control at all times.
We had a great time on the walk and raised lots of money > St Sampson’s Historic bells – JustGiving , raised awareness and raised our spirits !! THANK YOU to everyone that made it such a success.