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A sneak peek of this week's Falmouth/Penryn and Helston Packets

In this week's Falmouth/Penryn Packet - out tomorrow!

A drugs kingpin from Falmouth faces 13 years in jail this week for his part in a conspiracy to smuggle almost a million pounds worth of narcotics into Cornwall.

Roy Ernest Jones, aged 33 (second row, far right), was collared alongside 19 others as part of the largest police investigation into drugs trafficking ever undertaken in Cornwall:

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The future of Falmouth School’s plans to create new sports facilities on the former Budock Hospital site looks promising following a meeting on Friday.

MP Sarah Newton chaired the meeting between representatives from the school, NHS Property Services and Cornwall Council when they all agreed to work together towards the development of the currently derelict site.

A consortium of Cornish museums are celebrating another successful funding bid that sees them awarded £293,000 from the Heritage Lottery to help develop their fundraising skills.

The money will be spent on a series of activities including training courses, peer learning, mentoring, networking and advocacy for the Cornwall Museums Group, which includes Falmouth Art Gallery and the National Maritime Museum Cornwall.

Falmouth councillors are wholeheartedly supporting plans to introduce a new car club that will enable motorists to hire vehicles by the hour or the day.

Cornwall Council has set aside funding over two years to kick-start the creation of a car club which would operate in Falmouth and Penryn, Truro and possibly Wadebridge.

Constantine campaigners behind a project to breathe new life into a village playground have been left disappointed after narrowly losing out in a competition that could have bagged them £1,500.

JuMP, which is raising money to upgrade Jubilee Memorial Park, came second to a scheme in Lostwithiel.

With Wimbledon getting underway this week, it was the perfect time to unveil the new-look tennis courts at Gyllyngvase in Falmouth - which have undergone a £40,000 revamp.

Town mayor Geoffrey Evans was joined by St Michael's Hotel and Spa staff and two young tennis court users at the opening on Tuesday:

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MEANWHILE

In this week's Helston Packetout tomorrow!

An Ashton “gardener” caught with £134,000 worth of drugs in his boot and a huge cannabis farm in his garage was jailed this week.

William Anthony Mason, aged 50, was sentenced on Friday for his part in a larger conspiracy centred on Falmouth and Newquay.

Caught-short visitors to Helston town centre are using the outside wall of a closed public toilets to relieve themselves, according to one town councillor.

Gillian Geer, who owns a shop in town, told fellow councillors that "people are using the area outside for whatever they should be doing inside."

Cornwall's Police and Crime Commissioner would consider reopening Helston Police Station to the public if there was “a strong strength of feeling” for it.

Tony Hogg, a former commanding officer of RNAS Culdrose, made this assurance in a letter to Helston Town Council, who had written asking for him to reinstate the front desk at the station that closed in January 2011.

Garras and Sithney primary schools are joining together to share a headteacher.

Garras headteacher Anne Shipman, who has led the school for the last 16 years, is retiring at the end of the school year this July.

Despite the bad weather, pupils at Trannack School raised around £650 at their summer fair on Saturday.

All of the money will go towards school trips for the children, equipment for the school and activity days out for the pupils:

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ALSO

Check out Pendennis/Peninsular Point of View (PPV) for a lighter look at local life in both the Falmouth/Penryn and Helston Packets.

AND This is The West Country:  look out for Rocky the Rooster's cocky comment!

(Falmouth/Penryn Packet only)

For all this news - and much, much more - don't forget to pick up your copy of the Falmouth/Penryn and Helston Packets... Out tomorrow!

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5:53pm Tue 25 Jun 13

meerkats says...

Looks like a good read once again ,i do look forward to my Wednesdays. I used to go to Garras school many years ago and my husband went to Sithney school.,now it seems they are joining to share a headteacher ,just a random comment .
Looks like a good read once again ,i do look forward to my Wednesdays. I used to go to Garras school many years ago and my husband went to Sithney school.,now it seems they are joining to share a headteacher ,just a random comment . meerkats
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5:53pm Tue 25 Jun 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Of course there is strong enough public feeling to re open Helston police station to the public, there was strong enough opposition to closing it, no one took any notice though.
Of course there is strong enough public feeling to re open Helston police station to the public, there was strong enough opposition to closing it, no one took any notice though. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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5:55pm Tue 25 Jun 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Good timing again meerkats lol
Good timing again meerkats lol Gillian Zella Martin 09
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5:58pm Tue 25 Jun 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

I said originally if they close toilets it will end up costing money in cleaning, or it will become a health and safety issue, and probably an increase in the rat population. I have listened to numerous people complaining about the closed toilets in harbour road Porthleven as well.
I said originally if they close toilets it will end up costing money in cleaning, or it will become a health and safety issue, and probably an increase in the rat population. I have listened to numerous people complaining about the closed toilets in harbour road Porthleven as well. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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7:35pm Tue 25 Jun 13

meerkats says...

Gillian Zella Martin 09 wrote:
Of course there is strong enough public feeling to re open Helston police station to the public, there was strong enough opposition to closing it, no one took any notice though.
Hope they will re open it to the public ,it is much easier to pop in if necessary.
[quote][p][bold]Gillian Zella Martin 09[/bold] wrote: Of course there is strong enough public feeling to re open Helston police station to the public, there was strong enough opposition to closing it, no one took any notice though.[/p][/quote]Hope they will re open it to the public ,it is much easier to pop in if necessary. meerkats
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7:39pm Tue 25 Jun 13

meerkats says...

Gillian Zella Martin 09 wrote:
Good timing again meerkats lol
Great minds think alike. lol
[quote][p][bold]Gillian Zella Martin 09[/bold] wrote: Good timing again meerkats lol[/p][/quote]Great minds think alike. lol meerkats
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8:02pm Tue 25 Jun 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

meerkats wrote:
Gillian Zella Martin 09 wrote:
Good timing again meerkats lol
Great minds think alike. lol
Psychotherapist Carl Jung would have said it was Synchronicity. I am inclined to agree.
[quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gillian Zella Martin 09[/bold] wrote: Good timing again meerkats lol[/p][/quote]Great minds think alike. lol[/p][/quote]Psychotherapist Carl Jung would have said it was Synchronicity. I am inclined to agree. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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8:56pm Tue 25 Jun 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Incidentally the psychometric instrument was developed from Carl Jungs theories. He was Swiss and known for his psychological concepts 'collective unconscious' 'archetype' 'complex' and 'synchronicity' he was also an analytical psychologist.
The concept of analytical psychology is individuation, the psychological process of integrating opposites which include unconscious and conscious while they still maintain their relative autonomy. None of this relevant of course to the above article, only in relation to the 'synchronicity' of me placing my comments at the same time precisely on many occasions as meerkats, which is in line with Carl Jungs 'synchronicity'
You will be pleased to hear I am going onto another article now.
Incidentally the psychometric instrument was developed from Carl Jungs theories. He was Swiss and known for his psychological concepts 'collective unconscious' 'archetype' 'complex' and 'synchronicity' he was also an analytical psychologist. The concept of analytical psychology is individuation, the psychological process of integrating opposites which include unconscious and conscious while they still maintain their relative autonomy. None of this relevant of course to the above article, only in relation to the 'synchronicity' of me placing my comments at the same time precisely on many occasions as meerkats, which is in line with Carl Jungs 'synchronicity' You will be pleased to hear I am going onto another article now. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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9:05pm Tue 25 Jun 13

meerkats says...

Gillian Zella Martin 09 wrote:
meerkats wrote:
Gillian Zella Martin 09 wrote:
Good timing again meerkats lol
Great minds think alike. lol
Psychotherapist Carl Jung would have said it was Synchronicity. I am inclined to agree.
At least you remembered the H which is more than i did recently !!
[quote][p][bold]Gillian Zella Martin 09[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gillian Zella Martin 09[/bold] wrote: Good timing again meerkats lol[/p][/quote]Great minds think alike. lol[/p][/quote]Psychotherapist Carl Jung would have said it was Synchronicity. I am inclined to agree.[/p][/quote]At least you remembered the H which is more than i did recently !! meerkats
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9:08pm Tue 25 Jun 13

meerkats says...

Gillian Zella Martin 09 wrote:
Incidentally the psychometric instrument was developed from Carl Jungs theories. He was Swiss and known for his psychological concepts 'collective unconscious' 'archetype' 'complex' and 'synchronicity' he was also an analytical psychologist.
The concept of analytical psychology is individuation, the psychological process of integrating opposites which include unconscious and conscious while they still maintain their relative autonomy. None of this relevant of course to the above article, only in relation to the 'synchronicity' of me placing my comments at the same time precisely on many occasions as meerkats, which is in line with Carl Jungs 'synchronicity'
You will be pleased to hear I am going onto another article now.
You are a very knowledgeable lady ,interesting comment .
[quote][p][bold]Gillian Zella Martin 09[/bold] wrote: Incidentally the psychometric instrument was developed from Carl Jungs theories. He was Swiss and known for his psychological concepts 'collective unconscious' 'archetype' 'complex' and 'synchronicity' he was also an analytical psychologist. The concept of analytical psychology is individuation, the psychological process of integrating opposites which include unconscious and conscious while they still maintain their relative autonomy. None of this relevant of course to the above article, only in relation to the 'synchronicity' of me placing my comments at the same time precisely on many occasions as meerkats, which is in line with Carl Jungs 'synchronicity' You will be pleased to hear I am going onto another article now.[/p][/quote]You are a very knowledgeable lady ,interesting comment . meerkats
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9:58pm Tue 25 Jun 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

I am just full of useless information lol
I am just full of useless information lol Gillian Zella Martin 09
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10:23am Wed 26 Jun 13

victoriameldrew says...

Gillian Zella Martin 09 wrote:
I am just full of useless information lol
when I get on Who Wants to be a Millionaire - will you be my phone a friend? lol
[quote][p][bold]Gillian Zella Martin 09[/bold] wrote: I am just full of useless information lol[/p][/quote]when I get on Who Wants to be a Millionaire - will you be my phone a friend? lol victoriameldrew
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10:32am Wed 26 Jun 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Lol, yes, my specialised subject is 'stupidity' which I am very good at.
Lol, yes, my specialised subject is 'stupidity' which I am very good at. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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11:46am Wed 26 Jun 13

meerkats says...

I see the Packet has a price increase this week and is now 80p . i will still carry on buying it , though it did take me by surprise this morning.
I see the Packet has a price increase this week and is now 80p . i will still carry on buying it , though it did take me by surprise this morning. meerkats
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12:28pm Wed 26 Jun 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

meerkats wrote:
I see the Packet has a price increase this week and is now 80p . i will still carry on buying it , though it did take me by surprise this morning.
I noticed that too, I will still buy it, I don't buy the West Briton, however, I looked at the price on it this morning while I was in Cost Cutters in Porthleven just out of interest sake to see how much it was and it was £1.10 so I still think the Packet is far better value for money at 80p.
I've been buying the Packet for at least the last 30 years so I won't stop now. I did prefer the unique way the Helston Packet looked on the front page years ago though, the format of the title 'Helston Packet' I believe it depicted Helston better. I also believe it encouraged holiday makers to purchase it as it looked 'typically local'.
[quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: I see the Packet has a price increase this week and is now 80p . i will still carry on buying it , though it did take me by surprise this morning.[/p][/quote]I noticed that too, I will still buy it, I don't buy the West Briton, however, I looked at the price on it this morning while I was in Cost Cutters in Porthleven just out of interest sake to see how much it was and it was £1.10 so I still think the Packet is far better value for money at 80p. I've been buying the Packet for at least the last 30 years so I won't stop now. I did prefer the unique way the Helston Packet looked on the front page years ago though, the format of the title 'Helston Packet' I believe it depicted Helston better. I also believe it encouraged holiday makers to purchase it as it looked 'typically local'. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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11:32pm Thu 27 Jun 13

Helston Observer says...

Of the two, the Packet is the more local (ie Helston content) although it does seem to have a strong bias to Falmouth. I will still buy it, 80p a week for all they provide, including this website, is not a lot to my mind. Good luck to them. And GZM, you're anything but stupid, I look forward to your intelligent, balanced comments on here.
Of the two, the Packet is the more local (ie Helston content) although it does seem to have a strong bias to Falmouth. I will still buy it, 80p a week for all they provide, including this website, is not a lot to my mind. Good luck to them. And GZM, you're anything but stupid, I look forward to your intelligent, balanced comments on here. Helston Observer
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6:12am Fri 28 Jun 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Thank you.
Thank you. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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6:39am Fri 28 Jun 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

An example of my stupidity though.
I emailed the holiday cottages firm in Helston and informed them that their description of Porthleven on their website was incorrect, this was because they said the waves come over the harbour wall and hit the church, I pointed out it was a Clock Tower/institute and not a church and that if the waves hit any of the churches in Porthleven then Porthleven really would have a problem, they replied and said they would alter the description and thanks for letting them know their mistake. However, I then emailed them again showing an interest in one of 'their' cottages to which they replied 'they had no cottage of that name on their books and I must have seen it on another website' (not very tactful on my part !!)
An example of my stupidity though. I emailed the holiday cottages firm in Helston and informed them that their description of Porthleven on their website was incorrect, this was because they said the waves come over the harbour wall and hit the church, I pointed out it was a Clock Tower/institute and not a church and that if the waves hit any of the churches in Porthleven then Porthleven really would have a problem, they replied and said they would alter the description and thanks for letting them know their mistake. However, I then emailed them again showing an interest in one of 'their' cottages to which they replied 'they had no cottage of that name on their books and I must have seen it on another website' (not very tactful on my part !!) Gillian Zella Martin 09
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