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Town Mayor: Graham Coad • Town Clerk: Eleanor Giggal 

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Hayle Town Council is pleased to announce that Bernie Wills was co-opted as a new Hayle Town Councillor for the North Ward at a Council Meeting on the evening of Thursday 9 April 2015. 




You are invited to



at the

Assembly Room

Hayle Community Centre

58 Queensway, Hayle






The Mayor, Councillor Graham Coad, will present the Annual Report which describes the work of the Town Council during the past twelve months.

Following this report there will be the opportunity to question any member of the Council present.

Linden Homes Planning Application

The Town Council considered the Linden Homes Application, PA14/09315, for 222 homes to the land SSE of St Georges Road on Thursday 26 February 2015. Approximately 55 members of the public attended the meeting, which took place in Penpol School.

It was resolved unanimously that Hayle Town Council objects strongly to planning application PA14/09315 on the following grounds:

• the National Planning Policy Framework presumption in favour of development of brownfield land and the emerging Neighbourhood Plan’s prioritisation of other sites over this one;
• loss of agricultural land; 
• harm to the setting of listed buildings and the Conservation Area; 
• harm to the setting of the World Heritage Site (including the objection of English Heritage);
• failure to meet the 40% affordable housing requirement and the risible 15% offered (even though another development at the other end of the town had complied with 40%); 
• in the spirit of localism weight should be given to local opinion, which was overwhelmingly against this application; 
• Hayle Town Council’s disagreement with Cornwall Highways’ traffic impact assessment, especially at Foundry Square; 
• although land was being given for school development no education contribution was being paid and the land offered would not be sufficient for future expansion;
• it appeared that it was not a coincidence that this and other developments were coming forward before the Community Infrastructure Levy, which would provide the town with £2,000 per dwelling, was in place; 
• light pollution would be a significant issue; 
• drainage was unsatisfactory, does not take account of the poor state of very old drains, sewage is already leaking into the harbour and flooding is likely.

The next stage is for the application to go before Cornwall Council's Strategic Planning Committee and there is still time to send your views to Cornwall Council and its Members.

Harvey's Foundry Trust Heritage Lottery  Fund

Harvey’s Foundry Trust has been awarded £3.7 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to complete the 10 year regeneration of Hayle’s 18th century Harvey’s Foundry. Foundry Heritage Fund

Councillor Howard Lyons

The Town Council is very sorry to announce that Councillor Howard Lyons sadly passed away during the Christmas period.  Although relatively new to the Council, Howard was an enthusiastic and active member and he will be missed. His funeral is to be held in Golders Green, London on 15 January 2015.



A 'Drop-In Day' was held at Hayle Community Centre on Tuesday 28 October 2014. Residents were invited to visit the Community Centre (Room 7) to meet the project team to discuss upcoming works and receive answers to any questions they had.

If you were unable to attend the drop-in, any questions or concerns should be directed to 08457 11 41 41 or .


Network Rail will soon begin the first step of a project to renew the timber deck and repair the steel elements of Hayle Viaduct.  In order to undertake these works safely scaffolding has been erected to access the structure - road and pedestrican access under the scaffolding structure will be maintained with the exception of Foundry Lane where access either side of the viaduct will be available throughout.

To renew the timber deck safely works will be undertaken working 24/7 in a 16 day railway closure between Saturday 8 November and Monday 24 November 2014.

During this period rail replacement buses will operate in place of planned services.  More information on service changes can be found here .  Alternatively phone 0345 7000 125 or email .

Network Rail are obliged to work, whenever possible, at times that cause the least disruption to train services.  Unfortunately this means they have to carry out a lot of their improvements during the night and at weekends and the nature of their equipment means some disturbance is unavoidable, but they have said they will make every effort to minimise any unnecessary noise.

Once the timber deck works are complete the repairs to the steelwork elements of the structure will continue.  This will involve removing paint and corrosion from the steel and installing new to improve condition.  These works will be undertaken in daytime hours, between 7am and 6pm daily.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the works please contact Network Rail on 08457 11 41 41.


The Hayle Walk for Cornwall Hospice Care took place on Sunday 7 September in glorious sunshine. The event was well-attended, with plenty of walkers on both the two- and five- mile walks.  We would like to thank everyone - Participants, Supporters and Volunteer Helpers - for giving their time, energy and money to a very worthwhile cause.  To date over £4,000 has been raised - what an achievement. Well Done Everyone!

Start of the two mile walk - supported by the Mayor and two of the his children, Lizzie Coad (his Consort) and Jonny Coad, who walked it on his behalf.

Deputy Mayor Nick Farrar (and don't forget Ruby) striding out to lead the two mile walk..


Active Travel maps which bring sustainable travel information together in one place, have been designed and produced by Sustrans, in assocation with Four Point Mapping.  The maps show schools, local shops and green spaces and how to get to them on foot, by bike or by public transport.  Further information about cycle routes in the local area is also available.  The free Hayle, St Erth and St Ives map can be downloaded here.

More information and links to other maps are available on Cornwall Council's website here.


New Station Railway Path

On Saturday 23 August the opening of the new Station Railway Path was celebrated.

To help Sustrans plan for other station access improvements please complete the passenger survey and give them your views on the new station access changes.  The survey is available online here .

Hayle and the Great War

Harvey’s Foundry Trust (HFT) has been awarded £6,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to run a project called ‘Hayle and the Great War'.  For the past year HFT has been running a community research project looking at Hayle during the war and a number of community workshops and events were held, giving local residents and children a chance to explore this vital piece of their town’s history.

The Trust is holding a summer exhibition which explores Hayle during the First World War and also displays work from the Community School, Hayle and St Erth Brownies and Bodriggy Surgery group. The exhibition will run from Monday 4 August to Friday 22 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11am to 4pm.

On Tuesday 5 August there will be a family day of free workshops from 11am to 3pm, where children can learn to make poppies and medals, having fun whilst learning a bit of history as well;  these sessions are suitable for children of all ages.

On 6 September at 6pm at the Passmore Edwards Institute there will be a free screening of the classic film Gallipoli; there are only 80 places and the tickets will be given out on a first come first served basis - you can pick them up at the heritage centre or by contacting Laura on 01736 757683.

Captain Ellis and Officers

Hayle is Becoming Blooming Bee Friendly!


Here is what has been going on:



If you are interested in helping to shape the way Hayle will look from now until 2030, join in the Neighbourhood Plan process. This is one of the most important changes to planning law in a generation and allows those of us who live in Hayle to make legally binding rules about planning issues.

This has to be driven and supported by the community, so have your say.

The Neighbourhood Plan web site is at and our Facebook page is here.




The Swimming Pool opened for the season on Saturday 21 June 2014 and will be open daily from 11am to 6pm, weather permitting, until Sunday 7 September 2014. We can confirm that entrance prices have not been increased for the third year in a row and once again season tickets will be available to purchase. In fact, we are promoting a pre-payment arrangement to allow regular users to pay for season tickets in instalments, prior to the opening. Contact the Clerk’s office for details.

We are also pleased to be able to confirm that the Town Council has agreed to continue with the free entry to the pool on Tuesdays for all residents of Hayle and/or the TR27 postal code area. This scheme proved to be very popular last year and the idea is to give something back to all who contribute to it. Free Tuesday Swim Passes may be obtained from the Pool office from 21 June 2014 upon proof of residence and identification. 

Before the pool opened much hard work was undertaken once again, mostly by a team of volunteers. Members of Friends of Hayle Pool, Hayle Model Boat Club, the Town Council and local users combined forces to prepare the pool for the season.




Hayle Town Council is currently offering a new opportunity to promote local businesses using the open space available at the Hayle Outdoor Swimming Pool, which is managed by the Town Council.

The Council’s proposal is to offer advertising boards (see the form here for sizes and prices) which will be fixed to the internal face of the fence at the swimming pool, which is open for 11 weeks in the summer – this year from Saturday 21 June to Sunday 7 September.

This initiative offers an exceptional opportunity for businesses and services to promote themselves, whilst demonstrating support and commitment to the swimming pool, which is a much loved facility in the town.  Following the loss of financial support from Cornwall Council the Town Council is hoping to maintain and improve the pool and is grateful for any support from the commercial sector, which complements the great efforts being made by the Friends of Hayle Outdoor Swimming Pool (this year’s Organization of the Year).

Two advertising packages are available for purchase:  Package A and Package B.  Within both packages you have a choice of two sizes of sign – 3’ x 2’ or 4’ x 4’.  (Sizes other than these are negotiable.)

Package A includes the purchase of advertising space and the provision of a sign featuring your company’s information, which will be fixed to the fence by the Town Council.

Package B includes the purchase of advertising space only.  A sign supplied by you will be fixed to the fence by the Town Council.

The signs in Package A will be made locally at discounted prices by Pro-creations of East Barn, Green Bank, Connor Downs, Cornwall TR27 5DA; website:; tel: 01736 756932.  (Please note that any signs purchased in this package will also contain the name and contact details of Pro-creations.)

Councillor David Cocks is representing Hayle Town Council in this venture.  If you are interested in purchasing a package please contact Cllr Cocks on 01736 448908 or 07836 358582 for further information and/or return a copy of the form here, completed with your details as applicable, to or by post to the address at the bottom of the letter.  If you are purchasing Package A your form will then be forwarded to Pro-creations for exact costs and you will be advised of them.  Upfront payment for both packages can be made either by bacs (contact the Town Clerk's office for details) or by cheque made payable to Hayle Town Council.

The Town Council hopes that you will choose to take advantage of this unique opportunity to promote your business and to help support the Hayle Outdoor Swimming Pool.


Fire Station Update

Turf Cutting for the New Hayle Community Fire Station

Deputy Chief Fire Officer Paul Walker is "delighted to be able to let you know that construction work has now started on our Camborne, Redruth and Hayle Emergency Cover programme. 

"On 14 April we were joined by our partners, elected members (past and present) and staff from Kier to cut the turf at the sites, a fantastic moment for the service and all of those who have worked so hard over the last four years to make this a reality.

"We anticipate that the new Community Fire Stations will be completed in late 2014 and Service Headquarters completed in early 2015.  This will be of course subject to sustained periods of inclement weather which may cause delays with the construction process.

"Further information is available on our CPRH Internet pages where we will be posting updates through the construction phase: "



Follow the link below to see the

Notice of Appointment of Date for the Exercise of Electors' Rights

Accounts for the Year Ended 31 March 2014

Hayle Town Council Annual Accounts Audit 2014



FREE Hayle Churks mobile app on iTunes

Get an insight into those who lived & worked in Hayle before by walking where they walked.  Experience another Hayle by hearing stories spoken in their words and accents.

The Hayle Churks iPhone app is available to download now FREE from iTunes. 

The app, created by Lucy Frears, uses Hayle Oral History Project recorded memories plus photos and maps from many local and international archives such as Hayle Community Archive, Cornish Studies Library and Imperial War Museum.  Made to experience while walking around Hayle with iPhone and headphones (GPS triggers the sound and images as you move), there is also a ‘listen at home’ mode so that people can access the memories/photos whether they are in Hayle or not on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

Download from iTunes here.  Please review it on iTunes and you may want to chat about it or share your memories, photos and films on Facebook, Twitter or historypin.  As it was made as part of PhD research your comments are very welcome and useful.

The Hayle Churks app is a walk through stories rather than a guided tour so be prepared to piece together the evidence you are given – stories, information on screen & archive photos plus clues in the physical landscape.

The app is partly funded by a Heritage Lottery Fund All Our Stories grant in partnership with Falmouth University and has been made during an ESF supported PhD research degree.





It is great to see that so many people, locals and visitors, are making the most of the King George V Memorial Walk on Sundays when it is closed to the vehicles.  However, all users must remember that it is closed to vehicles except for access. There have been reports of incidents, to the extent where cars have been attacked and their drivers verbally abused when they are merely driving to their own home.  Residents of the Walk have been issued with permits which will be displayed in their windscreens and we ask that all users respect that some people will need to drive to and from their properties.  The Police are aware that these incidents have occurred and have assured us that they will make regular visits to the Walk on Sundays.


Combatting Dog Fouling in Hayle - Update

For the rare occasion when you've forgotten to take a bag with you, 'Scoop the Poop' bags are now available for free at the following outlets:

Blewetts of Hayle Toy Shop

The Jolly Bodger

Mr B's - Copperhouse and Foundry

Philps - Foundry Hill and East Quay


Trevithick Crescent Shop

Riviere Cafe

Nature's Kitchen - Pratts Market

Spar - Foundry Square

Watch this page for new additions to the list.

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