This is an alphabetical list of the many groups and services that meet regularly in and around Poundstock.
If there are any errors or omissions from the list please contact the webmaster
Anchor Staying Put
These services are for elderly and disabled people living in north Cornwall.
The contact number is 01208 815615
Bangors Methodist Chapel Hall
Vicarage Lane, EX23 0AU
The Hall is available for hire, enquiries to Deacon Debbie Marsh 01288 341537
Bude Bridge Club
Meets Tuesday and Friday evenings and Wednesday afternoons in the Parkhouse Centre. Further information from www.bridgewebs.com/Bude or ring 01237 471111.
Bude Citizen Advice Bureau
Neetside, Bude, EX23 8LB. Tel: 08444 99 41 88
Opening times: Monday 10.00 am – 14.00 pm
The website is: www.cabcornwall.org.uk/bude.php
The National Childline number is 0800 1111
The website is: www.childline.org.uk
Since April 2009 Cornwall has been a Unitary Authority, the main telephone number is 0300 1234 100
More information can be found on the website: www.cornwall.gov.uk
The County Councillor for Poundstock is Nicky Chopak
Tel: 01566 781629, mobile 07810 302061, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Council One Stop Shop
The nearest ‘One Stop Shop’ for Cornwall Council is at Bude Library. Further information can be found on the ‘One Stop Shop’ page: www.cornwall.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=2106
There are two, both in Widemouth Bay. One is next to the Summerhouse (at the church in Leverlake Road), the other is near the top of Long Park Drive by the entrance to Pen-carra and Bellair, just below the junction with Edith Walk.
There are three Doctors’ surgeries near to Poundstock. Contact details are:
- Neetside 01288 270580 www.neetsidesurgery.co.uk
- Stratton 01288 352133 www.strattondocs.co.uk
- Boscastle 01840 250209
The Floodline telephone number is 0845 9881188
Information on flood warnings and the Floodline service can be found on the Environment Agency website at: www.environment-agency.gov.uk
Poundstock Gildhouse can be hired for any event from meetings and parties to meals and wedding receptions.
Schools and other organisations regularly visit the Gildhouse for a Tudor Day, when all can experience peasant life in the Tudor Gildhouse by making bread, beer and cob as well as dressing up as nobility and enjoying dancing and period games.
Every Wednesday from April to October the Gildhouse is open to visitors, 10.00 – 4.00. Lots of information about the history of the building and tea and coffee.
For details see the Gildhouse website www.poundstockgildhouse.co.uk or contact 01288 361525 or 01566 781559
Juliotter Garden Club
Meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month in Otterham and St Juliot hall at 7.30 pm. More info from Alan on 01566 781559 or Paul on 01840 269178
The Poundstock ladies skittles contact is W.Orchard 01288 361653
The team play at Bangors Chapel Hall
Launcells/Bude Dog Training/Agility
Puppies, pet dog training, problem dogs, clicker training, socialisation. Classes for all ages and abilities, Bangors Chapel hall, Mondays from 6.30pm. All profits to charity. Details from 01566 86500 or 01288 321922.
Bude Library is open 9.30–5.00 Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 10.00–1.00 on Saturdays.
The Pub is the Hub library (Old Wainhouse Inn) is open whenever the pub is; take your library ticket.
Poundstock’s two pop-up libraries, in St Winwaloe’s and Our Lady and St Anne’s, are open all day every day. No need for tickets or membership; just help yourself.
MP for North Cornwall
Poundstock is in the North Cornwall constituency.
The MP is Scott Mann who can be contacted on 01208 75656 or via his website at: www.scottmann.org.uk
Our Lady & St Anne, Leverlake Road, Widemouth Bay
Revd David Barnes, The Rectory, The Glebe, Week St Mary EX22 6UY, tel. 01288 341670, email email@example.com
Warden: Judy MacDonald 01288 361664
Normal weekly pattern of services:
- Sunday 8.00 am Holy Communion
- Wednesday 8.30 am Quiet Mass
In the grounds of Our Lady & St Anne in Widemouth Bay there is a small Summerhouse that is used by both the congregation and the local community for meetings.
Poundstock Parish Council meetings are usually held at 7.30 pm on the last Tuesday of the month, in the Parish Hall
- Council Chairman: Steve Pawley, 01840 230697
- Vice Chairman: Alison Rowland 01288 361239
- Council Clerk: Lynn Pluess 01288 361368
To advertise an event on the Parish noticeboards contact either of the above
- Cllr Norman Abbott, Bangors, 01288 361314
- Cllr Brenda Alison, Treskinnick, 01288 361491
- Cllr Brian Furse, Trewint, 01840 230342
- Cllr Stephen Pawley, Dimma, 01840 230697
- Cllr Kerensa Pluess-Cobbledick, Poundstock, 01288 361459
- Cllr Alastair Rowland, Poundstock, 01288 361236
- Cllr Fred Ward, Widemouth Bay, 01288 361593
If you have any problems or a cause for concern, your elected representatives are there to help (but please don’t phone after 9 p.m.)
The non-emergency number for the police is 101
The Devon and Cornwall police website is: www.devon-cornwall.police.uk
Still based in the old shop at Cornish Coasts Caravan and Camping Park on the A39. Open Mondays and Thursdays, 9.00–1.00 (ask at the new shop).
St Winwaloe’s is the Parish Church of Poundstock and is one of the eight churches in the Week St Mary Circle of parishes
Parish Priest: Revd David Barnes, The Rectory, The Glebe, Week St Mary EX22 6UY, tel. 01288 341670, email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hilary Kenny 01288 361504
- Graham Jones 01288 361147
Normal pattern of services:
- Sunday 8.00 am
- Wednesday 8.30 am Quiet Mass
St Winwaloe’s bell ringing
St Winwaloe’s Church has a peal of six bells, the tenor (heaviest) bell weighs 10½cwt
We ring before the Sunday service, usually at 9.00 am.
For more details contact Barry Smith 01288 361716 or Hilary Kenny 01288 361504
The 2nd Bude Scout Group meets in the Wainhouse Scout Hut
Mondays 5.00 – 6.00 pm Contact Sally Grigg 01566 781356
Mondays 6.30 – 8.00 pm Contact Pat Moyles 01840 230026
Wednesdays 5.00 – 6.00 pm (Jacobstow) Contact Geraldine Skinner 01566 781234
Wednesdays 6.00 – 7.30 pm (Jacobstow) Contact Geraldine Skinner 01566 781234
Wednesdays 7.00 – 8.30 pm
Thursdays 6.30 – 8.00 pm (Wainhouse) Contact Daphne Dowling 01288 352786
Summerhouse, Leverlake Road, Widemouth Bay
In the grounds of Our Lady & St Anne in Widemouth Bay there is a small Summerhouse that is used by both the congregation and the local community for meetings and get togethers.
Contact for bookings Judy MacDonald 01288 362254
Week St Mary – Adventure Church
Adventure church meets weekly after school at the church in Week St Mary to hear a story, say a prayer and have an active Adventure. Recent activities have included making a fire and cooking their own tea, building a pyramid, holding a tea party for special guests in the parish hall and going for a walk in the dark with a home made lantern.
During the winter most of our Adventures take place indoors but in better weather we aim to be outdoors and active as much as possible.
Parents are asked to attend with children if they possibly can and certainly if they are very young. We expect older children to be responsible, caring and to set an example to others. Activities are organised so that there is something for all ages.
Ring 01288 341221 if you would like more information, or just turn up on a Tuesday!
Week St Mary Adventure Church meets every Tuesday at 4.30 pm in Week St Mary Church.
Whist drives are held at the Bray, Marhamchurch, every Thursday afternoon at 2.30. All are welcome.
WIs (Women’s Institute)
Jacobstow WI Meets every 2nd Thursday in Jacobstow Village Hall.
President: Mrs P Lane 01840 230743
Marhamchurch WI Meets every 2nd Tuesday in Marhamchurch Methodist Hall.
President Marhamchurch : Mrs P. Hazeldine 01288 682
President Jacobstow Mrs J. Baker 01840 239829
Widemouth Residents’ Group
The Widemouth Bay Residents’ Group meets approximately every 8 weeks in the Summerhouse in Leverlake Rd to discuss issues regarding the village and locality such as planning applications, rubbish collection, Speedwatch, and litter to name but a few.
We started the group because we feel that a more united front would get more response from Cornwall Council regarding planning issues, and to foster a feeling of community in the face of the increase in holiday houses and second homes.
We are an informal group and anyone is welcome to attend. We also organise a couple of social events during the year and village litter picks when we feel they are needed. We meet at 4pm in the winter and 5pm in the lighter months.
For more information contact Rachel Roberts on 361582 or Nicky Vereker on 361530
Widemouth Bay Summerhouse
A friendly group (and their dogs) meet alternate Fridays at 2pm in the Summerhouse (by Widemouth Bay church). More information from Jann Bowers, 01288 361931.