Local News

Seagull Proof Bags Available to Combat Waste

At the recent Gerrans Parish Council meeting they addressed the problem of rubbish bags being left out at the wrong times, which are then torn apart by seagulls, resulting in waste being strewn over roads and pathways. This is obviously as unsightly as it is a health hazard. Roseland Online felt it prudent to point out

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The latest updates from our local police force.

Information on recorded crimes and matters on interest that are updated at the end of each month relevant to the areas of Gerrans & Portscatho, Ladock, Probus, Tregony, St. Michael Penkivel, Philleigh, St. Mawes & St. Just In Roseland, Ruan Lanihorne, Veryan & Portloe, Cuby, Trispen St. Erme and St. Allen

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The latest updates from our local Coastwatch team.

Information on recorded incidents and stories of interest from the local National Coastwatch Institute team.

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defibThank you for your interest in supporting the RSPG Roseland Defibrillator Project

If you would like to donate to this important project either transfer your donation directly into the bank account created for this project. Here are the details: Acc. Name: Roseland Surgeries Patients Group – Acc. Number: 63179419 – Acc. Sort Code: 20-87-94 Alternatively you can donate online by clicking on the PayPal button below. Thank you.

The latest updates from our local National Trust team.

Information on recorded incidents and stories of interest from the local National Trust team.

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Welcome to Roseland Online, South Central Cornwall and Roseland Peninsula Guide. The Roseland Peninsula and South Central Cornwall (SCC) have always held a magical place in people's hearts. The beautiful landscape and beaches of the Roseland Peninsula have been a draw for visitors throughout the 1900s and the tourist trade has grown year-on-year throughout the last century.
The tourist industry has now become the main trade of the Roseland Peninsula and SCC today but unlike many areas it's kept its charm and unique qualities intact.
Veryan, in the middle of the Roseland Peninsula, still has its iconic Round Houses, St Just its legendary church and St Mawes and Portscatho their stunning harbours.
The Roseland Peninsula and SCC boast some world class hotels and restaurants, including one of Olga Polizzi's renowned hotels Hotel Tresanton) and a Michelin starred restaurant in Rosevine. More here...

Local News Inaugural St Mawes Boat Show

On 25 July St Mawes will play host to the first St Mawes Boat Show which will be a two day event. The Boat Show will take up the whole harbour area with displays on the old Quay, the pontoons, the slipway and beach and alongside the harbour walls. Visitors will be able to experience a wealth

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LocalPartnershipFund Cornwall and Isles of Scilly EU Growth Programme Launches

The first phase of the new Cornwall and Isles of Scilly EU Growth Programme is now open for business. It will run until 2020 and is worth around 600 million euros. There is a Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Programme website that will be regularly updated with the latest information. The money comes from

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Coastal Festival A Big Beach Picnic With A Cool Coast Bake Off

As part of its Coastal Festival 2015, the National Trust is hosting picnic events at beaches across the UK on Saturday 4th July. In celebration of the Roseland’s shores our local Rangers invite us to join them on that day for a picnic at Towan Beach between 12 noon and 3 pm for an afternoon

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No cold calling Not Sure? Don’t Open the Door!

In the last few days reports have been received from across Cornwall concerning doorstep scams, hard-sell salesmen and ‘back-of-a-van’ sellers. The number and range of frauds suggests that Cornwall is experiencing another spate of crime targeted at home-owners and in particular the elderly or vulnerable. The types of goods and services that are often offered

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pontoon New Portscatho Diving Platform Memorial

A new diving platform was launched in the bay in Portscatho on Friday. The platform has been donated by the Hatchley family who are regulars to the area and whose daughter, Emma, sadly died last year. Rhona and James Hatchley told Roseland Online, “The Hatchley family is very excited to announce the launch of Emma’s Swimming

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po-morse Thanks Go to Two Iconic Roseland Businesses

Roseland Online would like to thank two iconic businesses who closed this week and who have served their communities faithfully for many decades. Yesterday Chris Morse retired from his much loved business at Halwartha Garage in St Mawes. His years of service has been a huge benefit to car owners throughout the Roseland and we wish

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Extracombneeded BeeMania – July 2015 – Colin Rees

I’m pleased to report that it’s not only my bees that swarm – the past month has become somewhat manic, with telephone calls from all over Cornwall from members of the public wanting help with swarm removal. Most of them I was able to pass on to beekeepers who lived close by, but local ones

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Book Reviews – Sallie Eden

allgirlfillingstation Book Review – July 2015 – Sallie Eden

The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg – Published by Vintage in 2014 This is the latest, delightful, ever-so-slightly bonkers book from Fannie Flagg, author of the rather more serious ‘Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café’. Set in 21st century Alabama and early 20th century Poland, California and elsewhere, this is the

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DVD Reviews

diorandi DVD Reviews – July 2015 – Mark David Hatwood

Dior and I – Documentary Directed by Frédéric Tcheng Inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house, we get a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons’ first haute couture collection as its new artistic director – a true labour of love created by a dedicated group of collaborators. Melding the everyday,

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Health, Naturally!

strokes1 Health, Naturally! – July 2015 – Sarah Greenhalgh

New Information About Strokes An interesting bulletin on the worldwide web came to light that I thought was worth investigating further: The story began with a lady falling over at a barbeque; as she was helped up she explained it must have been her new shoes that led to her trip. But unfortunately the scenario

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Nature Notes

nn-07.15 Nature Notes – July 2015 – Sarah E Vandome

What’s in a nest? It’s astonishing just how much can be achieved with just a beak and a variety of building materials. The skill and ingenuity of birds in building new nests every year should not be underestimated. They source their building materials carefully, and construct the nest according to the breeding ecology of their

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gardening06.15-7 Gardening – July 2015 – Nicola Bush

I have had the most fabulous display of alliums in the garden for weeks. There are so many different varieties that it is possible to have allium bulgaricum from mid-May through to mid-June. Early June brings on allium giganteum, christopherii and many others, actually in excess of 500 species. So I have been enjoying the

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Search for E. Bragg

ea bragg, flora day, phil nicholls photography Search for E.A. Bragg – May 2015 – Phil Nicholls

The Approach of Helston Flora Day! Friday May 8th approaches and to all residents of Helston this means just one thing… Flora Day! Residing in the town myself I’ve come to love this annual festival as do the majority of my friends, one or two can take-it-or-leave-it, personally I can’t wait! I’m not going to

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Writers Talking

craigstephenson Writers Talking – June 2015 – Sallie Eden

Sallie Eden, interviews JC Stephenson, author of ‘A Murder in Auschwitz’ After reading Craig Stephenson’s debut novel (reviewed last month for Roseland Online), I was keen to find out more about the author and his inspiration, so I started by asking him about himself, life, the universe, his day job, previous writing, anything….. “I‘m married

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