Anger as yet another lorry gets stuck

St Keverne farmers who end up bailing out lorries getting stuck in the narrow country lanes around the village, are being urged by chairman of the parish council,, Mr Walter Sanger, to send a bill for their expenses to Cornwall County Council Highways Department.

The problem was highlighted again on Monday when a Cormac lorry became stuck in the hamlet of Trennance, and local farmer, Mr David Lambrick, of Trenoweth, had to stop work to haul it out.

The same lorry then got stuck again later in the day and for the second time in six months, Mr Bernard Barnes of Rosemerryn, Porthoustock, found he had a lorry trapped by the side of his house.

Mr Barnes, who has asked Cornwall highways to erect notices warning of restricted width ahead, was incensed to find that ironically the lorry belonged to them.

The lorry, which was travelling from the Porthallow direction, had to be pushed out by another tractor as it could not get through and did not have enough traction to pull itself back up the hill.

Mr Barnes said: "The lorry was stuck thee for about half-an-hour. This has been going on for donkey's years and the problem is getting worse.

"Last September a 32-tonne lorry was stuck in the same place and ten years ago the corner of my roof was taken off by a lorry."

Mr Barnes said he had written to the divisional surveyor, Mr David Blight, once again asking for notices to be erected at the top of Chyreen Hill.

Fans’ joy at rugby victory

They may not be dancing in the streets for Flora Day just yet, but they were certainly jumping for joy at Helston Rugby Club’s Clodgey Lane ground on Saturday after a pulsating victory in the Pilkington Shield quarter-final.

Helston, the most southerly rugby club in the country, took on the might of London club Old Ashmolean RFC and won a nailbiting game 27-23 amid euphoric scenes.

A crowd of about 2,000 packed the tight King George V field to cheer Helston on in a game which never lacked in drama, and despite a late fightback from the London aristocrats, Helston dug deep to keep their opponents at bay.

Club president Jack Gilbert, the only founder member still alive, said the result was a dream come true. "I've always dreamed of a day like this," said Jack. "Everyone at the club is on a high. It was a magnificent day."