£1,000 music raid at Callington School

Musical instruments valued at about £1,000 have been stolen in a raid on the music room at Callington Community School.

Taken were a silver flute owned by a pupil, and a 'Condor' trombone in a black case and a 'Bach' clarinet B H Regent, both the property of the school.

Anyone offered instruments for sale, or believing they may have seen something suspicious, should contact WPC Eve Bullen at Callington Police on 0990 777444, as as possible.

Clampdown on noise nuisance

Acting under their Environmental Protection Act powers for the second time, Caradon Council officers, with police officers in attendance, have seized equipment, including a midi hifi system, amplifier and speakers from a bedsit in Lower Lux Street, Liskeard.

The occupier had previously been successfully prosecuted three times, resulting in fines and the award of costs against him.

Environmental Services Manager Mick Bullock commented that it was Caradon's policy to protect the public from 'un-neighbourly' noise. 'We have received well over 400 complaints about noise in the district over the past two years' he said.

Cash bonanza for villages

Three South East Cornwall villages have benefited from National Lottery grants to the tune of £166,535.

The major cash award goes to Rilla Mill Village Hall Trust, which has been given £78,846, to help pay for a new building to replace their present dilapidated wooden structure. Gunnislake Woodland Centre, which provides social welfare services for the elderly and disabled, will get £69,989 to pay for a new senior citizens centre.

The third grant, of £8,700, has been awarded to St Ive Institute and Village Hall to pay for refurbishment of the village hall.

Date for the procession

Liskeard Lions club is to hold its Christmas torchlight procession and carol singing on the refurbished Parade on Friday December 17.

The plans were outlined to the town's Chamber of Commerce this week.

Road safety production

Pupils in South East Cornwall are to be visited by a theatre company giving a production aimed at addressing road safety issues. The group is to visit Burraton primary on October 19 and Carbeile junior school, Torpoint and Liskeard school and community college on October 20.

Surgery proposal

An application for a new dental surgery in an industrial unit at Briston Orchard near St Mellion was due to be discussed by Caradon councillors last night. The application, by Callington dental surgeon Miles Bray, had been recommended for refusal by officers.