Road safety schemes

around local schools

ROAD safety in the Liskeard area is being improved following the introduction of a number of new initiatives from Cornwall County Council's Road Safety Unit.

As a result of the Safer Routes to School scheme, Liskeard has had new 20mph zones, created with signs designed by the school children, traffic calming schemes, and the introduction of a Walking Bus. Road humps and speed tables have also been introduced to slow traffic, without interfering with parking or the passage of emergency vehicles and buses.

Three of the Liskeard Schools took part in the scheme - Liskeard Infant School, Liskeard Junior School and St Martin's CEVA School.

The headteacher of Liskeard Infants School, Pam Shaw, and the headteacher of Liskeard Juniors, Martin Clarke, were pleased to be involved in the initiative.

Martin said: 'The whole process has raised the awareness of both pupils and parents.'

John Mellor, Road Safety School Travel Plan Officer, said: 'Involving the community in Safer Routes to School is an important part in making the scheme successful, and including the children's artwork acts as a human reminder to drivers that there are children and pedestrians in the area.'

The Road Safety Unit would like to hear from schools or parents who are interested in running their own Walking Buses or participating in similar road safety awareness schemes. Contact John Mellor on 01872 327858.

a new leader

ST CLEER Brownies is a group of 18 local girls between seven and 11 years of age. Their Brownie unit is due to close on July 11, 2002, unless a new Brown Owl is found to hold their group sessions.

The Brownies meet every Thursday during school terms between 6pm and 7.30pm.

They are appealing for anyone between the age of 18 and 60 to lead the group. Training will be given.

Please contact either Jackie on 01579 363212 or Edna on 01579 347352.

Cats Protection sale

CALLINGTON Cats Protection are holding a sale at Liskeard Long Room on Saturday, March 9, between 9am and 1pm. The variety of stalls will include new goods from Cats Protection, bric-a-brac, books, and crafts. Refreshments will be available. Entry is free but donations of cat food would be welcomed.

The next Long Room sale will be on April 13. For further details contact Val Taylor on 01579 363192.

Liskeard Sisterhood

A good few members weathered stormy conditions to hear Mr John Oats talk on 'Journeying Through Life'. Mrs Margaret Platt played for the hymns, 'When We Walk With The Lord' and 'Have Thine Own Way Lord'. It was an enlightening talk in this time of Lent, and Mr Oats was warmly thanked. Absent members were spoken of. A cup of tea and biscuits were very welcome on such a wet afternoon, served by Mrs Lorna Clue and helpers.

Trust annual meeting

THE South East Cornwall National Trust Association's AGM will be held at St Martin's Church Hall, Liskeard, on Monday, March 11, at 7.30pm.

Puppet show

MENHENIOT Village Hall will be filled with puppets on Sunday, March 17, as Puppetcraft present their show, 'The Amazing Adventures of Sinbad'. The show is written for children aged four and upwards.

The performance starts at 3pm and a cushion will be needed.