Telephone Boxes-Fives Lanes Defibrillator Now Live!

Five Lanes


March 2020
Telephone Boxes-Fives Lanes Defibrillator Now Live!

Great news! The Five Lanes defibrillator is up and running and available for use. Not that we want it used but this fantastic community facility has been long-awaited and the Parish Council is delighted to announce the fruition of the project and once again express its thanks to those who have supported it, especially The British Heart Foundation, and will continue to do so. 

The Parish Council also plans to convert the Mill Green box into a small free community library run on an honesty system. Work will shortly start as soon as pandemic restrictions are lifted.

Covid-19 Message From Craig Dowler

Covid-19 Message From Craig Dowler


March 2020
The church

As the current health situation unfolds, we want to remind everyone to look after their neighbour! 

During the next few weeks, maybe months, we are all going to experience unprecedented difficulties, both practical and economic. 

We don’t know exactly what will happen from one day to the next and our usual routine has seen a great deal of change already. There will be no monthly council meetings for the foreseeable future, so may I kindly ask that if there are pressing matters, that these are brought to the attention of the clerk, myself or other councillors you may know, to deal with in the most practical way given our current limitations. 

In Altarnun we are more fortunate than most, having space around us and a relatively small population, most of whom know one another. Can I just remind all residents to keep a close eye on family and neighbours, within the government guidelines that will apply from time to time. If your neighbour is subject to one of the following: living alone, elderly, not computer literate, suffering any kind of ill health, disability or disadvantage please offer to help if safe to do so or seek help from the relevant agency. 

People may need shopping, dog walking, collection of medications or simply a friendly phone conversation and it will be up to all of us to make sure that everyone in the parish eats well, stays safe and stays in touch. Our immune system needs good food, fresh air and exercise to work properly. 

Here is a regularly updated link to Cornwall Council’s latest information about the situation to keep people in the loop: 

The most vulnerable people may not see this information and so we can all make a small effort to draw attention to anything which is relevant and make sure it has been seen. 

Don’t hesitate to ask for help if you need to! 

Craig Dowler 

Chair Altarnun Parish Council. Tel: 07733309654

Altarnun Church Hall Restoration

Altarnun Church Hall


March 2020
Altarnun Church Hall Restoration

Altarnun certainly does epitomise community spirit. At the March parish council meeting a representative of the Altarnun Church Hall Restoration Group lobbied the council for a donation to assist the completion of significant and essential renovation works to keep this grade two listed building open. Councillors heard how the hall was put to use for the benefit of all and it is certainly one of the live bloods of the area. The restoration group has been successful in raising over £25,000 already, enabling the completion of a lot of the work identified. However, a shortfall of £3500 exists to complete everything required on the urgent works phase and the council was pleased to say ‘yes’ to the request for help and agreed a donation of £500.

A big plea goes out to anyone else who can lend a hand in anyway at all. Please get in touch.

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