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This is complete archive of all the news from Lostwithiel. If you want to know what's coming up, check out the what's on guide to events.

Saturday 3rd November 2018

Lostwithiel Festival of Commemoration and Remembrance

' Image Credit:  Jim Linwood   (CC BY 2.0)     Several events will be held in Lostwithiel to commemorate the Centenary of the end of World War One.   On Friday November... Read more
Tuesday 9th October 2018

Sabre Education collect prize from UNESCO in Paris

  Earlier this year we reported how Lostwithiel Business Group member Sabre Education  was one of three winners awarded a $100,000.UNESCO prize for Outstanding Practice and Performance in... Read more
Thursday 4th October 2018

Flying Scotsman to pass through Lostwithiel

    The Royal Scot (CC BY-NC 2.0)  Some rights reserved by midlander1231   The Flying Scotsman will be passing through Lostwithiel several time this Saturday, October... Read more
Friday 21st September 2018

MiPAD Lettings celebrates 3 years with new website

MiPAD Lettings is celebrating its third year as a residential letting and managing agent with the launch of a new website. Since Debbie and Mark Kelly launched MiPAD Lettings in 2015, they have used... Read more
Saturday 8th September 2018

Lostwithiel Neighbourhood Plan Enters the Final Stages

  Three years ago Lostwithiel Town Council published the first Neighbourhood Plan Newsletter inviting suggestions for how housing should develop in Lostwithiel up to the year 2030. The Neighbourhood... Read more
Monday 11th June 2018

Interested in Wood Turning?

BODMIN & DISTRICT WOODTURNERS  MOVE TO LOSTWITHIEL The Bodmin & District Woodturners have been offered space on the Restormel Industrial Estate in the premises of Penknight Joinery. This... Read more
Tuesday 22nd May 2018

75th Produce Show - Coming soon

  Time to start getting ready for the 75th  Produce Show on Saturday September 8th 2018. The show is organised by Lostwithiel Garden Society in conjunction with Lostwithiel Women's Institute... Read more
Friday 11th May 2018

Open Studios Cornwall 2018

. Open Studios Cornwall 2018 will feature 329 artists, craftsmen and designers opening their studio doors in curious spaces and beautiful places and welcome visitors to view and purchase their work. Open... Read more
Wednesday 18th April 2018

Can you help with dog walking in Lostwithiel area?

The Cinnamon Trust is a specialist national charity which seeks to relieve the anxieties and problems faced by elderly and terminally ill people and their pets. The Trust urgently need dog walking volunteers... Read more
Friday 13th April 2018

News from Lostwithiel Community Centre

March has been a month of so many new positives at the Centre, it’s a job to know quite where to start…. First, there’s been a great 40th Birthday Party held in the newly refurbished... Read more
Sunday 25th March 2018

Lostwithiel based charity win USD 100,000 UNESCO prize

Lostwithiel based charity the Sabre Trust has been selected as one of three winners of a UNESCO sponsored Prize for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers 2017-2018. The... Read more
Wednesday 21st March 2018

Lostwithiel Musuem win prize at Cornwall Heritage Awards

Christine Walton, Chairman of Lostwithiel Museum, collecting the Judges Awardfrom Ellie Collier, head judge and museums consultant for Arts Council England   Members of Lostwithiel Museum Association... Read more
Monday 19th March 2018

Man Engine NOT returning to Lostwithiel

    The ‘Afternooner’ and ‘Afterdarker’ events that were scheduled for Lostwithiel on Monday 2nd April have been relocated to the Royal Cornwall Showground in Wadebridge.... Read more
Friday 16th March 2018

Lostwithiel Neighbourhood Plan reaches another milestone

Over the past three years residents will be aware that Lostwithiel Town Council has been preparing a Neighbourhood Plan. A significant milestone has now been reached in that the plan is now ready for... Read more
Sunday 18th February 2018

St Winnow Parish Church need your help

. Photo Credit:  Liz Shuff   St Winnow Parish Church, situated about two miles south of Lostwithiel, are nearing the end of a huge project to repair the church tower and install new bells.... Read more
Tuesday 30th January 2018

The Fiendish Quiz - Thank You

Fr Robbie Low and Sara Low would like to thank everyone who attended the Fiendish Quiz last Saturday (28th January) in the Church Rooms Lostwithiel. The fundraising event, in aid of HCPT  (Hosanna... Read more
Thursday 25th January 2018

Lostwithiel Museum shortlisted in First Cornwall Heritage Awards

  During the latter part of 2017 the Cornwall Museums Partnership [CMP] launched The Heritage Awards, an opportunity to celebrate museums within local communities across Cornwall and the Isles... Read more
Saturday 2nd December 2017

Tredethick Farm Cottages Runner Up in National Travel Award 

One of our Business Group members, Tredethick Farm Cottages, has been awarded runner-up prize in The Best Holiday Rental category in the national Family Traveller Awards 2017, announced at the prize-giving... Read more
Tuesday 21st November 2017

Latest News from Twinning Association

  Nick Warrick, Lostwithiel Twinning Association Publicity Officer, reports:-  "Lostwithiel has been twinned with the small town of Pleyber Christ in Britany for nearly 40 years. Every year... Read more
Thursday 16th November 2017

Predicament of Boo Boo the Owl goes viral

. The newest member of Lostwithiel Business Group, Talons 'Owltimate'  Encounters based in Pelynt, is currently generating national and  international interest in the plight of their baby... Read more
Tuesday 14th November 2017

Lights Up Lantern Project

Children and communities from three towns in North and East Cornwall are coming together to light up the towns of Bodmin, Lostwithiel and Port Isaac in a lantern parade and celebration, inspired by Port... Read more
Friday 3rd November 2017

Shirehall Moor Water Treatment Works

. Local residents may be aware of work being carried out by South West Water to shore up the banks by the water treatment works at Shirehall Moor.   Concerns have been expressed about the extent... Read more
Tuesday 24th October 2017

Kettlebell World Championship gold and silver medals

Huge Congratulations to Gina O'Keeffe who has gained Gold and Silver medals for England at the Kettlebell World Championships in Greece. She managed to achieve this under difficult circumstances having... Read more
Monday 23rd October 2017

Noise from Industrial Estate

. Several months ago West-Tek on Restormel Industrial Estate installed a new ventilation system following advice from their Health and Safety consultant.   The noise from this new system resulted... Read more
Wednesday 18th October 2017

Adult Education Courses in Lostwithiel Community Centre

. Cornwall Council Adult Education Department are running a number of courses in Lostwithiel Community Centre during the 2017 /18 Academic Year. Click on the links below for more details.     Dance... Read more
Sunday 15th October 2017

Man Engine returning to Lostwithiel

  The Man Engine in KGV Field Lostwithiel Wednesday 27th July 2016  (Photo Credit: John Peck)   The Man Engine will return to Lostwithiel on Easter Monday 2018.   The largest... Read more
Friday 6th October 2017

Lostwithiel Town Council planning to run Lostwithiel Library

 The following press release was issued by Lostwithiel Town Council on 6th October. Plans for Lostwithiel Town Council to run the town’s Library service are being discussed by Cornwall Council... Read more
Tuesday 3rd October 2017

Tredethick Farm Cottages shortlisted for Major Travel Award

Lostwithiel Business Group member Tredethick Farm Cottages is a finalist in the prestigious Family Traveller Awards 2017 in the Best Holiday Rental category.  Based approximately one mile south of... Read more
Thursday 28th September 2017

New exhibition in Lostwithiel

  Coming Out by Sara Owen  (110x90cm oil on linen) Lostwithiel's new Pop-Up gallery, at 22 Fore Street, springs into life again tomorrow (29th September) with an exhibition featuring five local... Read more
Monday 25th September 2017

RNLI Fish Supper - week long fundraising event

The Lostwithiel and District Branch of the RNLI in partnership with the Royal Oak, Lostwithiel and Fish for Thought, Bodmin are holding a week long fundraising event: "The Fish Supper" from Saturday... Read more
Tuesday 22nd August 2017

Beginners Running Group

Lostwithiel Business Group member Annie Page, a UK Athletics qualified endurance running coach and author of ‘How to get off your sofa and start running’ is organising a 12 Week Beginners Running... Read more
Sunday 20th August 2017

Calling Women Footballers in Lostwithiel

  Would you like to play friendly five a side football? Are you above 35 years old (approx)? Are you reasonable fit with some football skills? Have you been inspired by Euro 2017?   If... Read more
Tuesday 8th August 2017

Update about Sing Along the River

. An update from Emma of Lost in Song about Sing Along The River. " Lost In Song, Lostwithiel’s much-loved community choir, hosts a series of music evenings next to the River Fowey, in The Parade... Read more
Friday 28th July 2017

FOSB 2017 Charity Shop

. The Friends of St Bartholomew's Church (FOSB)  2017 Charity Shop will be open this August at the Church Hall in Church Lane. Goods gratefully received on Saturday, 29 July between 10am and 2pm... Read more
Saturday 22nd July 2017

Man Engine Project in Final of National Lottery Awards

The Man Engine in KGV Field Lostwithiel Wednesday 27th July 2016  (Photo Credit John Peck) The Man Engine is competing against six others in the Best Arts Project category. The project beat off... Read more
Friday 21st July 2017

New Local Arts Group

Lostwithiel  Business Group Member Gary Marshall-Stevens, who runs The Red Hand Gang specialising in Active Workshops for children, is setting up a new venture. UNIT 3 is a creative group based at... Read more
Thursday 20th July 2017

Carnival Photos Available to Purchase

 A selection of photographs taken during carnival is now available on the Rotary Club Website.   Please contact Rotary Club via   webmaster@lostwithielrotary.co.uk if you would like... Read more
Tuesday 4th July 2017

Get ready for 74th Annual Produce Show

There are only two months left for gardeners, cooks and craftspeople to nurture, create and plan  before the return of the Produce Show on Saturday September 9th. The show is organised by ... Read more
Saturday 1st July 2017

Award for Lostwithiel PCSO

Lostwithiel’s PCSO Natalie Merrikin (née Phillips), who played a key role in getting life-saving defibrillators installed in the Lostwithiel and Fowey area, has been recognised for her good... Read more
Friday 30th June 2017

Charity Night-time Fun Run at Boconnoc

    (L-R) Mrs Fortescue (Owner of Bocconoc House), Sarah Stevenson (Glow in the Park Team Member), Andrew Boys (Executive Director of Down Syndrome International) and Becky Penrose (South... Read more
Friday 30th June 2017

Breathing New Life into Old Buildings

. As previously reported following a tendering process Lostwithiel Town Council has now appointed Le Page Architects and the Real Ideas Organisation (RIO) to lead a feasibility study into how currently... Read more
Tuesday 27th June 2017

Enhanced Recycling Service for Lostwithiel

  Cornwall  Council have now extended their enhanced recycling scheme to include Lostwithiel.  Items which can and cannot be accepted are show in table below. There will be a collection... Read more
Tuesday 20th June 2017

Sabre Charitable Trust Chair awarded CBE in Birthday Honours

The Sabre Charitable Trust, the international education charity based in Lostwithiel, is proud to announce that their Chair of Trustees has been awarded a CBE in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours... Read more
Friday 2nd June 2017

Update on Plans for Edgcumbe House

  The following statement was published by Lostwithiel Town Council yesterday (1st June). Lostwithiel Town Council is delighted to announce the appointment of Le Page Architects to deliver the Pre... Read more
Saturday 27th May 2017

Open Studios Cornwall - 2017

Now in its thirteenth year, Open Studios Cornwall 2017 will be the largest ever with 293 artists, craftsmen and designers opening their studios and workshops to the public from Saturday 27th May to Sunday... Read more
Friday 26th May 2017

Visit to Duchy of Cornwall Estates Office

On May 23rd several members of Lostwithiel Business Group spent a very pleasant evening at the Duchy of Cornwall Restormel Estate Office. The visit included canapés and drinks with Duchy... Read more
Tuesday 23rd May 2017

New Balance Bike Track at Tredethick Farm Cottages 

. Lostwithiel Business Group member Tredethick Farm Cottages are building a balance bike track which is due to open in August 2017. The track will help early bikers develop their bike handling skills... Read more
Thursday 18th May 2017

Lostwithiel Town Council selects New Mayor

At the Annual Meeting of Lostwithiel Council on 16th May, the initial meeting of the new council following the election held on 4th May, the first item on the agenda was the selection of a new mayor and... Read more
Saturday 6th May 2017

Local Election Results - May 2017

. Results for election of a councillor to represent Lostwithiel on Cornwall Council  as follows:   Colin Edward Martin  (Liberal Democrat)    873 votes    ... Read more
Friday 14th April 2017

New season at Lostwithiel Bowling Club

. Pictured from left to right are Richard Read (Club captain / Chairman) Mrs and Councillor Gillett (The Mayoress and Mayor of Lostwithiel) and Mavis Walford (Ladies’ Captain).     The... Read more
Thursday 13th April 2017

Pop Up Post Office for Lostwithiel

' A  temporary Post Office will be be starting next week, based in Lostwithiel Community Centre. The Post Office will operate on Mondays 2:30-5:30 and Thursdays 10:00-1:00, starting 20th April. The... Read more
Thursday 6th April 2017

Nominations for new Lostwithiel Councillors announced

. Names of candidates standing  at the local elections taking place on 4th May have  now been announced. There are 19 candidates standing for the 16 places available on Lostwithiel Town Council. ... Read more
Thursday 23rd March 2017

Community Centre Re-Opens

.  UPDATED 23rd MARCH 2017 The Community Centre is now fully open. As it is being run by volunteers at the moment until a Manager can be hired the Reception isn't always manned.Rooms and the Main... Read more
Friday 3rd March 2017

Repairs to Civic Regalia

'.   At the Lostwithiel Town Council meeting held on 7th February and promulgated in the Council minutes published yesterday (2nd March) the council agreed to spend £3638.80 plus VAT on repairs... Read more
Thursday 2nd March 2017

Latest news about Lostwithiel Post Office proposals

-   Further to the extremely well attended Lostwithiel Town Council meeting on 21st February, the agenda for the Council meeting to be held onTuesday 7th March was published today and contains... Read more
Saturday 25th February 2017

Penhaligons ATM - Use it or lose it!

The ATM in Penhaligons Newsagents is under threat of removal. They need to significantly increase the number of transactions through their terminal, which is free to use. With the closure of the Post... Read more
Friday 24th February 2017

Mobile Bank rolls into town

- Following the disappointment throughout Lostwithiel at the Town Council's refusal to back plans for a Post Office, it is good news that from Monday 27th February 2017 there will be a Lloyds banking... Read more
Sunday 12th February 2017

Council precept to rise by 16 per cent

' During the 2017/18 financial year Lostwithiel Town Council will receive £150,000 from local households, compared with £129,000 for the 2016/2017 financial year, an increase of 16%. Councillors... Read more
Thursday 2nd February 2017

Lostwithiel Level Crossing Renewal 3rd March to 13th March 2017

    Network Rail will shortly be renewing Lostwithiel Level Crossing, as it is nearing the end of its design life and must be replaced for safety reasons.   The work will include renewing... Read more
Thursday 19th January 2017

Closure of various Duchy of Cornwall Footpaths

Local walkers should be aware that various paths owned by Duchy of Cornwall have been closed for maintenance. The most significant closure relates to the bridge over the River Fowey near to Restormel Manor.... Read more
Thursday 5th January 2017

Weekly mini bus trip to Lerryn Post Office

UPDATE 23RD JANUARY The people who run Lerryn  River Stores,  together with the Lerryn Mini Bus Association have arranged a  weekly trip from Lostwihtiel to Lerryn to allow pensioners... Read more
Friday 23rd December 2016

Lostwithiel Jazz Café Presents a Christmas Gift to Joe Brown who keeps Lostwithiel looking so clean and tidy.

“ Lostwithiel Jazz Café are proud to present a Christmas present of £50 to Jo Brown our fabulous Street cleansing operative who keeps Lostwithiel looking so clean and tidy. “ Read more
Monday 19th December 2016

Lostwithiel Railway Station Survey Results Published

'Earlier this year discussions between Lostwitheil Town Forum’s Transport Users Group, Lostwithiel Town Council and Cornwall Council about rail transport in the town resulted in Cornwall Council... Read more
Friday 16th December 2016

Future of Lostwithiel Post Office

Lostwithiel’s Post Office, located in Londis, will close on Thursday 22nd December, with no immediate alternative arrangement yet in place, despite various options having been considered during the... Read more
Tuesday 29th November 2016

Results from recent Lostwithiel Town Council Library Survey

Lostwithiel Town Council distributed approximately 1200 leaflets and  received 262 completed responses by the closing date, giving a response rate of 21.83%. Preferred options for the future were... Read more
Friday 18th November 2016

Lostwithiel Dickensian Evening - the true spirit of Christmas

Christmas comes early to Lostwithiel – with the annual Lostwithiel Dickensian Evening on December 8th . This is the busiest and jolliest night of the year in Lostwithiel and this year’s programme... Read more
Friday 11th November 2016

Closure of Lloyds Bank planned

Lloyds Bank have announced the closure of their branch in Fore Street Lostwithiel in March next year.  In a letter addressed to customers Matt Warren of Lloyds Bank wrote:-   “After... Read more
Thursday 3rd November 2016

Tredethick Farm Cottages' Tim Reed honoured at Cornwall Tourism Awards

Tim Reed, from Tredethick Farm Cottages, Lostwithiel, was posthumously awarded an Outstanding Contribution to Tourism award at the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2016 / 2017 ceremony, held at the Headland Hotel,... Read more
Sunday 30th October 2016

Rotary Operation Crocus to raise awareness about End Polio Now

Rotary International in Great Britain & Ireland (RIGI) is a great organisation for many reasons, but one that stands out for many is the "End Polio Now" campaign which has adopted the purple crocus... Read more
Friday 19th August 2016

Possible Introduction of Charges for Quay Street Car Park

- (Image Credit: Google Streetview)   The Agenda for Tuesday's (16th August) Lostwithiel Council meeting contains an item “Quay Street car park - to consider the introduction of parking... Read more
Wednesday 17th August 2016

Lostwithiel charity takes Big Steps to improve education in Ghana

Lostwithiel based charity, the Sabre Charitable Trust announces the launch of a new fundraising campaign, Steps for Change to help give thousands of young children in Ghana a quality education. Sabre staff... Read more
Wednesday 27th July 2016

The Man Engine comes to Lostwithiel

The Man Engine arrived in Lostwithiel on the second day in its momentous journey through Cornwall.  The largest mechanical puppet ever made in Britain has been built at an ex-minig location in Cornwall.... Read more
Monday 11th July 2016

Lostwithiel toilets re-open!

Lostwithiel toilets have finally re-opened, with a grand opening ceremony conducted by Deputy Mayor and Toilets Portfolio Holder, Councillor Pam Jarrett at 9.30am on Monday 11th July. The newly refurbished... Read more
Monday 16th May 2016

10th LostFest is a huge success

The 10th LostFest, Lostwithiel's annual festival of music, dance, food and more, was a fantastic success on Sunday 15th May, enjoying one of warmest and sunniest days of the year so far. Nearly 600 people... Read more
Monday 2nd May 2016

Glyn cinema celebration event

A fearsome usherette, films breaking, standing to attention for the national anthem and a mad dash to the fish and chip shop are just some of the memories that have been captured for a celebration event... Read more
Thursday 28th April 2016

Electric charging point at Earl of Chatham

The Earl of Chatham pub in Lostwithiel has installed a rapid charging station for Electric Vehicles in their car park. The EV charging point is part of an environmental initiative by St Austell Brewery in... Read more
Tuesday 26th April 2016

Lostwithiel Bowling Club celebrates 90th anniversary

Lostwithiel Bowling Club is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. The club was formed on 18th January 1926 by 23 citizens of Lostwithiel on land owned by the Duchy of Cornwall, with a peppercorn... Read more
Wednesday 23rd March 2016

Restormel Woodland Walk opens for Easter

In the heart of the Duchy of Cornwall’s historic estate, near Lostwithiel, a new walk has been created, linking two of mid-Cornwall’s most popular attractions – historic Restormel Castle... Read more
Friday 11th March 2016

Lostwithiel school take part in Songfest at Hall for Cornwall

As part of Hall For Cornwall's commitment to develop and promote singing for young people in Cornwall, Cornwall Music Eduction Hub is running a countywide series of concerts called Songfest in March... Read more
Monday 22nd February 2016

Duchy Timber invests in new solar panels

One of Cornwall’s oldest sawmills, Duchy Timber, is at the cutting edge of environmental conservation in its industry with the installation of a major solar power system at its Lostwithiel base.... Read more
Friday 19th February 2016

Lostwithiel to host a brand new three day music festival

Lostwithiel will host a brand new three day folk music festival in mid September called LostinFolk. The inaugural festival will take place on the weekend of 16, 17 and 18 September and promises a spell-binding... Read more
Thursday 11th February 2016

Trewithen Restaurant wins Silver at South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2016

Trewithen Restaurant have added a Silver Award from South West Tourism Excellence Award to their Gold from Cornwall Tourism Awards.  The largest ever South West Tourism Awards evening was held... Read more
Wednesday 27th January 2016

New landlords Will and Kerry at the King's Arms

New landlords Will and Kerry Penno are taking over the King's Arms in Lostwithiel. Mick and Kath Townsend have run the pub since 2007 and have turned it from a less-than-inviting pub into a great success.... Read more
Thursday 14th January 2016

Lostwithiel street cleaner wins Youth Award and bonus from local businesses

Lostwithiel Rotary award their Club Youth Award of £100 at the discretion of the Club’s Youth Activities Committee to an individual or a group who have made an exceptional contribution to the... Read more
Tuesday 17th November 2015

Advent Window Trail 2015

The 2015 Advent Window trail has been announced. In Lostwithiel each December a number of private houses and businesses take part in creating an Advent Window Trail, with a specially decorated window being... Read more
Friday 13th November 2015

Trewithen Restaurant wins Gold at Cornwall Tourism Awards

Trewithen Restaurant has won Gold in the category of Restaurant of the Year at the Cornwall Tourism Awards. They collected their trophy at a glittering ceremony at the Headland Hotel in Newquay on 12th... Read more
Sunday 1st November 2015

Free friendly film afternoon as part of Reaching Communities project

Lostwithiel's film society Lost In Film has joined up with Memory Matters SW to offer a series of free friendly afternoon films, allowing people to enjoy cinema who might not do otherwise. The screenings... Read more
Wednesday 21st October 2015

Kimberly Wyatt visits Ghana with Sabre Trust to see how Red Nose Day cash is changing lives

Red Nose Day 2015 raised over £95 million, which will be spent to help vulnerable and disadvantaged people in some of the poorest communities around the world.  This includes £10 million... Read more
Friday 16th October 2015

Hair Gallery goes PINK for 10th birthday

The Hair Gallery in Lostwithiel celebrated their 10th birthday with a Think Pink charity day on 16th October, raising money for Breast Cancer Research. Owners Tanya Philp and Maxine Hicks organised a full... Read more
Monday 12th October 2015

New playgrounds at Coulson Park and KGV now open!

This is what made it all worth it... This Friday afternoon when the brand new KGV playground was full of the children of Lostwithiel, children of all ages from many different schools, laughing, playing,... Read more
Friday 2nd October 2015

Lostwithiel School success in cycling in Cornwall School Games

Lostwithiel School's cycling team performed brilliantly against lots of other schools at the Cornwalll School Games event at Wadebridge on 2nd October 2015. Pupils from Y5 and 6 took part in the Cycling... Read more
Tuesday 8th September 2015

Lostwithiel local businesses support education in Ghana

Lostwithiel's local international education charity the Sabre Charitable Trust, launched a new fundraising initiative this September called Eat for Education. Sabre’s Brighter Futures programme... Read more
Thursday 13th August 2015

Great Taste Awards win for Bad Boy Chilli Mash

Lostwithiel based Bad Boy Chilli Mash has been awarded a two gold star rating in the Great Taste Awards and appears at the top of the hot sauce category for their Scotch Bonnet Mash. The company... Read more
Tuesday 30th June 2015

Lostwithiel School win at Bodmin Swimming Gala

On Tuesday 30th June, Lostwithiel School took a group of 20 boys and girls from years 3-6 along to Bodmin Dragon Centre for the annual Bodmin swimming gala. In last year’s event we came so close... Read more
Saturday 20th June 2015

West Of England Bandsmen’s Festival

West Of England Bandsmen’s Festival, Bugle, Saturday 20th June 2015. Wow what a day! Lostwithiel Town Training Band entered the competition in the training section along with five other bands. The... Read more
Wednesday 17th June 2015

Lostwithiel Preschool gets Outstanding Ofsted and Big Lottery grant

Lostwithiel Preschool is thrilled to have received both an ‘Outstanding’ judgement and a grant from The Big Lottery Fund this year. Julie Wright visited the preschool in May and joined the... Read more
Saturday 6th June 2015

Town Council organise litter pick at station

Lostwithiel Town Council organised a litter pick of the redundant clay sidings at Lostwithiel Station, where bottles and cans have accumulated over the years. Councillor Tim Hughes arranged the litter... Read more
Tuesday 28th April 2015

Skate park opens!

The long awaited new skate park in Lostwithiel has finally opened to the public - and has proved an immediate success. For three years local groups have been campaigning and fundraising for the new skate... Read more
Friday 10th April 2015

Consultation about future of Lostwithiel Library

  Cornwall Council have to save £1.8 million from the library and one stop shop service’s £4 million budget.  The council are holding a 10 week public consultation and engagement... Read more
Friday 10th April 2015

Candidates for Town Council Election Annouced

The names of the two candidates standing for the  one vacancy  on Lostwithiel Town Council have been announced.  They are David Guiterman and Nigel  Challis.David Guiterman is well... Read more
Friday 13th February 2015

Lostwithiel Improvement Projects Day March 14th

A Message from the Mayor Cllr Mrs Pam Jarrett  :-"We have an opportunity to make a bit of difference for our lovely Lostwithiel with the upcoming Lostwithiel Improvement Projects (LIP’s) day. ... Read more
Thursday 29th January 2015

Christmas Pageant finalists in Cornwall Community Cashback

Lostwithiel Christmas Pageant are looking to buy the big star lantern (pictured) for use in all their future pageants and are lucky enough to have been accepted as one of the Cornwall Community Cashback... Read more
Tuesday 27th January 2015

Town Band looking for volunteers and helpers

The Lostwithiel Town Band are asking players, friends and supporters to suppor their AGM on Saturday 31st January at 10.30 in Community Centre, as they need to elect a new committee each year following... Read more
Thursday 15th January 2015

No Hike in Lostwithiel Council Tax Precept

At an extraordinary council meeting held on 14th January, attended by 8 of the 16 Lostwithiel Town Councillors, a decision was made not to impose the £100,000 tax rise to cover repairs to Edgcumbe... Read more
Friday 12th December 2014

Christmas Services around the Benefice

Boconnoc 17 December 7:00pm Carol Service 24 December 10:00pm Midnight Mass Bradoc 13 December 5:00pm Carol Service—Truro Guild of Ringers 14 December 11:15 Carol Service 24 December 11:15pm... Read more
Wednesday 10th December 2014

Lostwithiel School judged 'Good' by Ofsted

Lostwithiel School has been praised as a 'Good' school by Ofsted inspectors. Their report following a visit in December identifies a number of key education strengths within the 162-pupil primary, and... Read more
Monday 8th December 2014

£775 raised for Movember at Globe Inn

Regulars and staff at the Globe Inn have together raised £775 for Movember. Chris, Alex, Barry, Jack (left to right) and Ross (not pictured) collected donations throughout November at the pub... Read more
Wednesday 3rd December 2014

Lostwithiel U3A Photography Exhibition

Lostwithiel Town Forum and Lostwithiel Area University of  The Third Age  ( U3A)  are joining forces to present a pop up photography exhibition in the former Nanadobbie shop in Fore Street.As... Read more
Saturday 22nd November 2014

Graves discovered under altar at St Bart's

Two graves have been discovered under the altar of St Bartholomew's Church during renovation work. A contractor working on the slate floor by the altar uncovered two arched humps and notified the... Read more
Monday 17th November 2014

Lostwithiel Advent Window Trail 2014

In Lostwithiel each December a number of private houses and businesses take part in creating an Advent Window Trail, with a specially decorated window being lit up. See last year's Advent Window Trail The... Read more
Monday 3rd November 2014

Lostwithiel Young Farmers Club present over £10k to Cancer Research

A team of 12 determined members of the Lostwithiel Young Farmers Club in Cornwall have raised £10,220.93 in an epic Tractor Run from John O’Groats to Land’s End in two classic tractors... Read more
Monday 27th October 2014

Best ever Christmas Bear Fair for 10th anniversary

Sunday November 23rd will see the 2014 CORNWALL Christmas BEAR FAIR, taking place at the Lostwithiel Community Centre. This will be the 10th Christmas Bear Fair organised there by Teddies of Trenode, now... Read more
Tuesday 21st October 2014

Artists to work with community for Dickensian Night

Through grants from FEAST, Cornwall Cllr Benedicte Bay and funding from the Lostwithiel Business Group,  artists from ARTiculate will be working with the community on lanterns for this year's Dickensian... Read more
Thursday 16th October 2014

New Signs for Old Bridge

Following the award of £8800 from the Heritage Lottery Sharing Heritage Fund to preserve and celebrate the Medieval Bridge, Lostwithiel Town Forum has been hard at work on a number of fronts.The... Read more
Saturday 11th October 2014

DCFA food launched in Lostwithiel Community Centre

Today, Saturday 11th October, Bishop Tim Thornton officially opened the new food depot at Lostwithiel Community Centre for the Devon and Cornwall Food Association. The Devon and Cornwall Food Association... Read more
Thursday 9th October 2014

Trewithen Dairy wins gold for its new spread

Lostwithiel based business Trewithen Dairy is celebrating after winning Gold in The Grocer New Product Awards for its Spreadable butter, which was launched in January this year. It won the category for... Read more
Saturday 4th October 2014

Cornwall Kettlebell Club brings back haul of medals from British Championships

Cornwall Kettlebell Club, based at the Fitness Factory in Lostwithiel, had a great weekend at the British Championships in Nottingham on Saturday 4th October. Head coach Luke Jones paid tribute to the... Read more
Monday 29th September 2014

Adult Education Classes at the Community Centre

The 2014/15 Adult Education classes are about to start at the Community Centre in Lostwithiel. These are the classes available if enough people sign up: 29th September - Mon 6-9pm - Exploring watercolour... Read more
Thursday 18th September 2014

Lostwithiel Flood Prevention Project 2013/14

In 2011/2012 Climate Vision, a SW based organisation which turns environmental problems into enterprising solutions, ran a pilot scheme for Offenders on Community Payback to collect, remove and compost... Read more
Wednesday 10th September 2014

Official opening of Naturally Learning's new building at Open Day

Naturally Learning nursery is celebrating its new state of the art building with an open day on Saturday 13th September. The new building will be used by the pre-school and before and after-school clubs... Read more
Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Lostwithiel Law Firm to be part of National Small Business Saturday Initiative

A P Bassett Solicitors of Lostwithiel, Cornwall are delighted to be one of the 100 small businesses in the UK to be celebrated by Small Business Saturday UK on the 6th December this year. "More of... Read more
Wednesday 27th August 2014

Coulson Park play area get £40K makeover

Coulson Park play area is set to be improved with new equipment worth up to £40,000. The town council and fundraising group Lost in Play have announced that the contract has been awarded to playground... Read more
Thursday 24th July 2014

Lostwithiel Produce Show 2014

GET  YOUR ENTRIES  READY  FOR LOSTWITHIEL PRODUCE SHOW   It’s time to get your entries ready for the  72nd Annual Produce Show  which  will  be held on Saturday... Read more
Wednesday 16th July 2014

Proposals for improved Lostwithiel Rail Service

The way forward for the Great Western rail franchise.Lostwithiel Town Council and Lostwithiel Transport Users Group, have sent the Government their recommendations concerning the franchise to run rail... Read more
Thursday 19th June 2014

Lost In Song plan to Sing Along the River

Lost In Song, Lostwithiel's community choir, are planning weekly public performances on the Parade later in the Summer. They have been inspired by the performances held by the Fisherman's Friends on... Read more
Thursday 29th May 2014

Lostwithiel Town Forum celebrates £8800 Heritage grant

Lostwithiel Town Forum has received a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Sharing Heritage grant for £8800 to celebrate Lostwithiel's medieval bridge. The grant has been awarded to renovate street... Read more
Wednesday 28th May 2014

Lostwithiel Rotary deliver ambulance to Kosovo

Lostwithiel Rotarians John Hurst, Ian Shear and Vic May have begun a 1800 mile journey to the town of Dragash in southern Kosovo to deliver an ambulance. The ambulance is equipped with medical supplies... Read more
Thursday 15th May 2014

Gilbury Hill wins Residential Project of the Year award

The Gilbury Hill housing development completed this year, providing affordable homes to families with a local connection to the town, has won an award for Residential Project of the Year (40 Units and... Read more
Wednesday 7th May 2014

Twinning Association is looking for new members

Lostwithiel is twinned with a similar group in Pleyber Christ, a small town about 45 minutes from Roscoff in Brittany. It is a friendly and welcoming group which started more than 30 years ago with a mix... Read more
Sunday 27th April 2014

Lostwithiel YFC complete charity tractor run

Lostwithiel YFC have completed their epic John O' Groats to Lands End journey in vintage tractors. The journey started on 12th April in two old tractors - a Case 2290 and a Fiat 1300 Super - which were... Read more
Friday 25th April 2014

LostFest is coming!

Over 150 musicians, 100 crafts people and an army of performers converge on Lostwithiel on Sunday May 11th to put together this year’s LostFest. Now firmly established as one of Cornwall’s... Read more
Thursday 24th April 2014

Post Office to move into Londis

Lostwithiel's Post Office is planned to move from its current building into Londis. Sub-postmaster Gary Shaw will be retiring in June, and Londis owners Jeff and Julie Manwaring have applied to take over... Read more
Sunday 20th April 2014

Community rug presented by the Rug Hookers

Lostwithiel Rug Hookers group have presented a community rug depicting the town to Lostwithiel Community Centre. The rug is on display in the Centre Cafe and is made from scraps of recycled fabric. Rug... Read more
Sunday 30th March 2014

Lost In Song celebrates 7th birthday

Lost in Song, the Lostwithiel based choir, celebrates its seventh anniversary this year with a series of concerts including a performance at this year's Cornwall Spring Flower Show at Boconnoc. The singers... Read more
Friday 21st March 2014

Interior is on the move to Polscoe

Interior @ 22 Queen street, Lostwithiel, (down the road from the Restormel hotel on the A390), is on the move! We are relocating to our 'furniture warehouse' in Higher Polscoe for extra space, and for... Read more
Wednesday 19th March 2014

Sophie wins gold at Taekwondo Championships

Sophie Parton (who lives in Lostwithiel) aged 22 has been doing Taekwondo with the New Wave P.U.M.A. (Professional Unification of Martial Arts) Taekwondo club in Bodmin since November 2003. She... Read more
Thursday 13th March 2014

Lostfest presents £4.500 cheque to FLEET

On 25th Feb Lostfest organisers were proud to present a cheque for £4,500 to FLEET, the Front Line Emergency Equipment Trust. Over the past 5 years, LostFest have raised nearly £20,000 on... Read more
Tuesday 18th February 2014

Accommodation Award winners

Three local businesses have won awards since the start of the year. A Little Bit of Heaven A Little Bit of Heaven, accessible holiday accommodation in St Veep near Lostwithiel, has been awarded Silver... Read more
Monday 17th February 2014

Boconnoc Wedding Fair in March

The beautiful Boconnoc near Bodmin will be the setting for a leading wedding fair this Spring. Top wedding suppliers will gather inside the historic Boconnoc House – itself one of the South West’s... Read more
Wednesday 12th February 2014

Spring half term events in and around Lostwithiel

Here are some events in and around Lostwithiel during the Spring half term week. Don't forget our rainy days guide!   Lanhydrock Cycle Hub opens Saturday 15th February  New cycle trails at... Read more
Monday 10th February 2014

Car share solution to rail disruptions

Has your journey to work or college been disrupted by the recent rail closures following winter storm damage? Lostwithiel resident Imke Wood has proposed that people arrange more car shares to cope with... Read more
Monday 3rd February 2014

First public access defibrillator installed

The first public access defibrillator has been installed in Lostwithiel, which can be used to by members of the public to treat people who suffer a sudden cardiac arrest. The device is an automated external... Read more
Tuesday 14th January 2014

Lostwithiel YFC tractor run John O'Groats to Lands End

On 12th April 2014, Lostwithiel Young Farmers Club will be embarking on a tractor run with two classic tractors - a Case 2290 and a Fiat 1300 Super - from John O’Groats to Lands End in a bid to raise... Read more
Monday 9th December 2013

Lostwithiel Rotarians launch new fundraising drive

Rotary Club of Lostwithiel supports many charities and events, both within the town and much further afield, including major charities like End Polio Now and ShelterBox. In 2014 the club will also... Read more
Saturday 7th December 2013

Kings Arms walkers raise over £5k

A group of 11 regulars at the King's Arms have walked part of the North Cornwall coastal path and the Camel Trail to raise £5,175 for charity. To say thank you for their fundraising efforts, they... Read more
Wednesday 4th December 2013

Jenni Randall wins Lifetime Achievement Award for Social Work

Lostwithiel resident and independent social worker Jenni Randall has been awarded a ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award (recognising those who have spent more than 20 years in the profession). The... Read more
Sunday 17th November 2013

Lostwithiel University of Third Age – Photography Exhibition

- Lostwithiel U3A Photography Group are holding their first exhibition of work entitled “We’ve Been Framed”  in the gallery  above Lostwithiel Library,... Read more
Friday 15th November 2013

Lostwithiel YFC member to chair national organisation

Claire Worden, a member of Lostwithiel Young Farmers' Club for the last 13 years, has been elected as the new chairman of the National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs. The elections were held recently... Read more
Tuesday 12th November 2013

Lostwithiel Advent Window Trail

In Lostwithiel each December a number of private houses and businesses take part in creating an Advent Window Trail, with a specially decorated window being lit up. The windows light up consecutively each... Read more
Friday 1st November 2013

Bonfire & fireworks displays in the area

This year the nearest Fireworks and Bonfire displays are at:   Fowey - Rugby Club at Lankelly Saturday 2nd Nov Bodmin - Priory Park Tuesday 5th Nov Golant Saturday 9th Nov You... Read more
Friday 25th October 2013

Have your about Cornwall Council's budget

Lostwithiel Town Council have drawn attention to the Cornwall Council budget 2014/18 consultation, "You Choose". Cornwall Council are working on their budget for next year and looking ahead to be prepared... Read more
Friday 25th October 2013

Severe Weather Warning

Following Press Release issued by Cornwall Council on 25th October :- Residents and visitors to Cornwall warned to be prepared for storm force winds and heavy rain Following Met Office warnings of... Read more
Wednesday 23rd October 2013

Support Lostwithiel's Skate Park Application

Please show your support for the new Lostwithiel Skate Park application! It is on the planning register. You can submit online, write or email Cornwall Council with a short reason that you want a skatepark... Read more
Friday 18th October 2013

‘Bearry’ Christmas to Everybody!

Once again the venue for The 2013 Cornwall Christmas Bear Fair, taking place on Sunday 24th November, will be the Lostwithiel Community Centre. This will be the fifth Cornwall Bear Fair jointly organised... Read more
Wednesday 16th October 2013

Art exhibition on 90th birthday

Jean Smith, one of the founders of the Lostwithiel Art Group, is celebrating her 90th birthday with an exhibition of up to 60 of her paintings in Taprell House, above the library in Lostwithiel. Before... Read more
Friday 11th October 2013

Food Festival week

Lostwithiel Food Festival week 19th - 26th October   Foodies will be spoilt for choice as Lostwithiel's Food Festival week takes place from 19th - 26th October. The annual week long celebration... Read more
Wednesday 9th October 2013

Lostwithiel film club turns 5

5 is the magic number for Lostwithiel film club, Lost In Film, which is celebrating its 5th birthday in a big way, by donating £500 charity and showing 5 films for free over the next 5 months. £250... Read more
Tuesday 8th October 2013

Defibrillator Appeal

As you may have seen in the Cornish Guardian, I am trying to raise funds to purchase 3 public access defibrillators. Across the UK 2000 people die from a sudden Cardiac Arrest (heart attack) each week.... Read more
Tuesday 8th October 2013

Rotary Youth Award

Nominations are invite for the Rotary Club of Lostwithiel Youth Award. An award of £100 is available either to an individual or a group of young people who have made an exceptional contribution... Read more
Thursday 26th September 2013

2 new shops open in Lostwithiel

Lostwithiel is certainly leading the way out of the retail recession as 2 new shops open in one week ! 2 quay street has moved into the former bakers with a collective of 3 associates under one roof.... Read more
Sunday 22nd September 2013

New Mum's Coffee Morning

A relaxed new group for parents and mums-to-be run by Lostwithiel Town Forum has just been formed.  The Group will have a small play area for babies but  the main purpose will be as a friendship... Read more
Thursday 19th September 2013

Eden Valley Holiday Park wins Gold Award

Professor David Bellamy has announced that Eden Valley Holiday Park has won a special Gold Conservation Award. The holiday park set in tranquil natural surroundings has been selected by Professor... Read more
Thursday 12th September 2013

Adult Education Classes at the Community Centre

Don't miss enrolment dates for the new classes starting in September and October - Counselling, French, Tai Chi, Drawing & Painting, Papier Mache and Bead Making. All classes need a minimum of 6 learners... Read more
Thursday 1st August 2013

Boconnoc features on Who Do You Think You Are

On 31st July, Boconnoc featured in the BBC programme ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ with Nigel Havers. Actor Nigel Havers delved into his family history, tracing his family to Couch's Mill just... Read more
Saturday 27th July 2013

Lost In Film presents £250 to Town Band

As Lostwithiel Town Band prepared to take part in the Lostwithiel Carnival Parade on Saturday, they were presented with a cheque for £250 by Lost In Film, the Lostwithiel film society. The money... Read more
Saturday 27th July 2013

Boconnoc Music Award - the Cataleya Quintet

Classical music has been floating across the park at Boconnoc. The sound of steam engines, tractors and vintage cars at Boconnoc was replaced this week by the sound of classical music drifting across... Read more
Friday 26th July 2013

Lostwithiel becomes even more historic

Lostwithiel has become even more historic after an important battlefield site has been added to the English Heritage register. The Battle of Lostwithiel in 1664 is regarded as a key turning point of the... Read more
Wednesday 17th July 2013

Royal Visit to Lostwithiel

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall spent the morning in Lostwithiel to conclude their latest visit to Cornwall. Hundreds of people lined the streets as they visited various buildings in town. The newly-restored... Read more
Friday 5th July 2013

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall to visit Lostwithiel

On Wednesday 17th July  the Duchess of Cornwall's birthday, the Duke of Cornwall, president of the Prince's Regeneration Trust, accompanied by his wife,  will visit the restored Duchy Palace... Read more
Thursday 4th July 2013

The train now arriving at Lostwithiel...

Vintage toy trains and quality decorative antiques add to the rich mix of Lostwithiel’s antiques and vintage shops when George Alfred Emporium officially opens on Antiques Sunday, July 14th. Based... Read more
Monday 24th June 2013

Lost In Play win Community South West Competition

The Community South West results are in !!Community South West is a campaign run by insurer Cornish Mutual aimed at celebrating and encouraging the wonderful community spirit that exists in the South... Read more
Friday 21st June 2013

Lostwithiel celebrates 10 years of bear fairs

The 2013 Cornwall Summer Bear Fair is to be staged at Lostwithiel Community Centre on Sunday 23rd June from 10am - 4pm. This will be the 10th year and the 16th Bear Fair at the Centre. The 2013 Summer... Read more
Thursday 20th June 2013

Lostwithiel School summer holiday club

This summer Lostwithiel School is organizing a two week Holiday Club from the 22nd July to the 2nd August open to all children aged between 5 and 11 at a cost of £15 per child per day. This is the... Read more
Sunday 16th June 2013

Awards for Lostwithiel residents in Queen's Birthday Honours List

Birthday Honours awards have been conferred on two members of the Lostwithiel Community. Professor John Scott, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research at Plymouth University has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s... Read more
Wednesday 29th May 2013

Lostwithiel Carnival

A week of merriment and sport for the whole town to enjoy, with Charity Fete, Cricket, Rounders, Pram Race, Concert, Raft Race, Street Party, Duck Race, Senior Football, Junior Football, Spot the Stranger,... Read more
Thursday 23rd May 2013

Restormel Lodge now offers electric car charging

Restormel Lodge have announced that they are the first Best Western hotel in Cornwall to offer an electric car charging point The hotel in Lostwithiel was recently reassesed by the Green Tourism... Read more
Friday 3rd May 2013

Cornwall Council Election Result

Cornwall Council Election result from Lostwithiel Electoral Division as follows:-   Benedicte Poula Gwyneth Bay  - (Conservative Party Candidate)   442  (ELECTED) Nigel Andrew Challis... Read more
Sunday 21st April 2013

Lostwithiel FC promoted to Duchy League Division 1

Lostwithiel FC have been promoted to the Duchy League Division 1 after a hard fought game against rivals North Petherwin on 20th April in their last game of the season. The team, managed by... Read more
Friday 19th April 2013

Lost In Play consultation results

Lost In Play is a community group that has recently formed to work with the Town Council in order to raise enough funds to significantly improve Lostwithiel’s playgrounds, in particular the King... Read more
Wednesday 17th April 2013

Trewithen Dairy set for further expansion

Trewithen Dairy has announced plans for an additional £3 million expansion for their Lostwithiel based dairy, plus the creation of new jobs. The company is now the third largest direct buyer... Read more
Monday 8th April 2013

New Town Council Named

Due to insufficient number of nominations for Town Council,  there will not be an Election on  2nd May.  The new  Lostwithiel Town Council will consist  of the following people:-     David... Read more
Tuesday 26th March 2013

Can You Help FOSB?

For many years the FOSB (Friends of St Bartholomew’s) have raised money towards the upkeep of the church in Lostwithiel by holding a seasonal Saturday morning second-hand book sale in the churchyard... Read more
Thursday 28th February 2013

LostFest cheque presentation

The organisers of LostFest 2012 presented a cheque to the charity FLEET outside Bodmin Hospital on Tuesday February 19th at 1.00pm. LostFest 2012 raised £4,000 for the charity in the biggest one... Read more
Wednesday 20th February 2013

Monty Halls launches Community South West campaign in Lostwithiel

An exciting new campaign is being launched to celebrate and encourage the fantastic community spirit within our towns and villages across the South West. The campaign will be launched on Thursday... Read more
Tuesday 19th February 2013

Lanhydrock House shortlisted to welcome acclaimed British artist

Lanhydrock House has reached the final stages of a ‘Museums at Night’ competition to work with the artist Mat Collishaw. It is now open for public votes and the property is asking everyone... Read more
Friday 15th February 2013

Gold Award in SW Tourism Awards for A Little Bit of Heaven

A Little Bit of Heaven, a country holiday retreat for famillies with disabilities or illness, are very pleased and proud to announce that their accessible accommodation has won the GOLD award for ‘Access... Read more
Thursday 31st January 2013

£50K Grant for new Skate Ramp

Lostwithiel Town Council has secured Olympic legacy funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities fund.Sport England has revealed that more than 1,000 local sports projects across the country... Read more
Saturday 26th January 2013

Apple trees planted for community to enjoy

Community apple trees are being planted by Transition Lostwithiel in two locations in Lostwithiel. One will be planted in Lostwithiel Station garden, which is tended and maintained by volunteers. A further... Read more
Saturday 26th January 2013

Spring Clean Week Logo Competition

We are looking for an exciting new logo for the Lostwithiel Spring Clean campaign.  If you are aged 16 or under why not enter our competition for the chance to win a £20 book token.  Please... Read more
Friday 25th January 2013

Lostwithiel Playground Project launched

Are you bothered by the state of our town’s playgrounds? Would you like to have a go at raising funds to improve them? How would you like to see our town have something we can all be proud of and... Read more
Tuesday 22nd January 2013

Date announced for LostFest 2013

LostFest, the one day arts, crafts and music festival in Lostwithiel has been confirmed for Sunday, 12th May this year. It's a family event with arts and crafts stalls, workshops and demonstrations,... Read more
Thursday 17th January 2013

Town Councillor temporary vacancy

Lostwithiel Town Council has announced the following vacancy until 2nd May. Applicants can be co-opted into the Council until the May elections without needing to be elected. Notice of Casual Vacancy Notice... Read more
Monday 14th January 2013

Young Citizen Award from Lostwithiel Rotary

13 year old Christian Andersen has received a Young Citizen Award from the Rotary Club of Lostwithiel for his good nature and helpful attitude around town. In addition to the award which was presented... Read more
Wednesday 9th January 2013

Lostwithiel University of the Third Age Launches

The first open meeting of the new Lostwithiel University of the Third Age will take place on Wednesday 16th January 2013 at 2pm in the Church Rooms. At that meeting you will get a chance to look at activity... Read more
Sunday 23rd December 2012

Floods gone and shops reopen

As dramatically as they rose, flood waters have receded in Lostwithiel. After losing one of the most important days of business in the run up to Christmas, nearly all shops on Fore Street are open today,... Read more
Saturday 22nd December 2012

Major floods in Lostwithiel

After weeks of heavy rain and torrential rain in recent days, Lostwithiel is experiencing a major flood. Many houses and several businesses have been flooded and there is an imminent risk of the river... Read more
Tuesday 18th December 2012

Spring Clean 2013 is coming soon

In March 2012 Lostwithiel Town Forum co-ordinated the inaugural Spring Clean week under the umbrella of the Cornwall Council's “Clean Cornwall” campaign. A number of residents and groups were... Read more
Thursday 13th December 2012

Dickensian Evening

On Thursday 13th December from 6pm to 9pm Lostwithiel will play host to its ever popular Dickensian Evening. In addition to the  late-night shopping and shopkeepers in Victorian garb, choirs,... Read more
Thursday 13th December 2012

Lostwithiel Medical Practice Newsletter

Welcome back to the Lostwithiel Medical Practice newsletter – this is the second edition.   With the help of the newly-formed Patient Participation Group (more news about the group coming... Read more
Monday 26th November 2012

Lostwithiel escapes flooding

Following heavy rain and high winds, a flood alert was issued by the Environment Agency for Lostwithiel, The Glynn Valley, Trago Mills and St Neot at 12.16am on Sunday 25th November. The river level... Read more
Thursday 22nd November 2012

Lost In Film cheque handover to Skatepark project

On 24th September Lost In Film, the film society in Lostwithiel, opened its 5th season with a fundraiser screening of Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. All profits from the night plus were donated to the Lostwithiel... Read more
Sunday 18th November 2012

Cornwall Tourism Award winners

Lostwithiel businesses were among esteemed winners at the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2012. The 11th annual awards ceremony was held on 8th November 2012. Asquiths Restaurant won Silver in the Restaurant... Read more
Thursday 15th November 2012

Lostwithiel Advent Window Trail 2012

In Lostwithiel each December a number of private houses and businesses take part in creating an Advent Window Trail, with a specially decorated window being lit up. The windows light up consecutively... Read more
Tuesday 13th November 2012

Lostwithiel Medical Practice - First Newsletter

Welcome to the first edition of the Lostwithiel Medical Practice newsletter. We hope that you will enjoy our endeavours to engage you in what is your surgery as much as ours. Our over-riding ethos is to... Read more
Friday 2nd November 2012

New edition of Lostwithiel history book published

The New Book Of Lostwithiel tells the history of the town from its origins as a vital port created by the Normans, through the war years to the present day. A new updated edition has been published... Read more
Thursday 1st November 2012

Award double for restoration work of Boconnoc

Owners Anthony and Elizabeth Fortescue have received two acclaimed awards for the restoration work of Boconnoc House. Two months ago the project was awarded the HHA / Sotheby’s Restoration Award... Read more
Wednesday 17th October 2012

Lostwithiel volunteer gets Diamond Champions Award

Lostwithiel resident and dedicated volunteer Frank Batchelor is one of 60 people in the South West to win a Diamond Champions Award, run by the charity WRVS and supported by the Prince of Wales and... Read more
Friday 12th October 2012

University of the Third Age for Lostwithiel

On Wednesday October 10th over 30 people attended an open meeting hosted by Lostwithiel Town Forum to explore the possibility of setting up a University of the Third Age in the town. University of the... Read more
Friday 5th October 2012

Peregrine Hall to feature in BBC 'below stairs' documentary

The second episode of a BBC series "Servants: The True Story of Life Below Stairs" will feature Peregrine Hall in Lostwithiel. The episode will be broadcast on BBC2 at 9pm 5th October and will then... Read more
Thursday 4th October 2012

Lostwithiel Rug Hookers create Community Rug

A community rug depicting Lostwithiel is being created by Lostwithiel Rug Hookers.Once complete the group hope that the rug will be displayed to the public. The Rug Hookers are a cheerful, friendly and... Read more
Thursday 4th October 2012

Public Transport in Lostwithiel

A very well-supported public meeting was held in Lostwithiel on Monday evening to discuss transport issues for action through the Transport Users Group established by Lostwithiel Town Forum. More than... Read more
Monday 1st October 2012

Adult Education Classes come to the Community Centre

There are opportunities to laern or develop skills at the Community Centre as Adult Education classes are now being offered. Mid-Cornwall/East Cornwall Adult Education brochures have been delivered to... Read more
Monday 17th September 2012

Pressure for improved public transport in Lostwithiel

A Transport Users Group has been formed in Lostwithiel to improve public transport provision. John and Jill Scott, working with the Lostwithiel Town Forum, have produced a Report on local transport and... Read more
Wednesday 5th September 2012

Lostwithiel features on Celebrity Antiques Road Trip

Lostwithiel features in an episode of Celebrity Antiques Road Trip screened on BBC2 on Tuesday 4th September. TV presenters Fiona Phillips and Richard Madeley visited Lostwithiel in an episode where they... Read more
Wednesday 29th August 2012

Duchy Palace – Your views needed

  The Prince’s Regeneration Trust, working with the Cornwall Buildings Preservation Trust are restoring the Duchy Palace.  The regeneration project will provide new office space, a retail... Read more
Friday 17th August 2012

Lostwithiel farmers market celebrates 14th anniversary

On Friday 17th August Lostwithiel Local Produce market celebrated its 14th birthday with a special celebration. As well as the usual stalls selling meat, fish, vegetables, homemade baked goods, food to... Read more
Tuesday 14th August 2012

Boconnoc wins Restoration Award

Boconnoc, near Lostwithiel, is celebrating the win of the 2012 Historic Houses Association/Sotheby’s Restoration Award for the restoration of Boconnoc House which has taken place over the last ten... Read more
Monday 13th August 2012

Superfast broadband arrives in Lostwithiel

Superfast broadband has arrived in Lostwithiel and will be available from September 2012. Funded by the EU, BT and Cornwall Council, and managed by Cornwall Development Company, Superfast Cornwall is building... Read more
Thursday 2nd August 2012

Solicitor campaigns against threat from big banks

A P Bassett Solicitors in Lostwithiel is leading a campaign to highlight the fact that big banks are threatening small businesses by dictating which solicitors their mortgage customers can use. Santander... Read more
Sunday 29th July 2012

Skate jam success on film

A skate jam was held at the Royal Talbot on 15th July to promote and consult on plans for a new skate park in Lostwithiel. It was a glorious day and fabulous atmosphere. The event attracted skaters, scooters... Read more
Sunday 22nd July 2012

Charity Fayre rescheduled

The popular Charity Fayre which normally begins Lostwithiel Carnival week but which was cancelled this year due to waterlogged ground, has been rescheduled for 29th July. The fayre which runs from 1pm... Read more
Tuesday 17th July 2012

Calling Lostwithiel Artists

Do you want to have your art displayed and at the same time raise awareness of local artists? Well now you can. The Old Press Gallery, situated at 10 Biddicks Court, St Austell (opposite Wetherspoons pub)... Read more
Friday 13th July 2012

Charity Fayre cancelled - rescheduled Flora Dance

It is with regret that the Lostwithiel Carnival Charity Fayre has been cancelled. On inspection the entrance to the King George V playing field is completely impractical for motor vehicles and to accommodate... Read more
Monday 9th July 2012

Lostwithiel Skatepark project

The project to have a new improved Skatepark built in Lostwithiel is progressing steadily and team behind the project are looking for more help to keep the project moving forwards. Preliminary designs The... Read more
Wednesday 4th July 2012

Prince Charles' first visit to Lostwithiel since floods

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall visited Lostwithiel on 4th July to see the work that has been done since the floods in 2010, and to meet local groups and agencies who have been trained to help support... Read more
Thursday 21st June 2012

Town Forum Update

Lostwithiel Town ForumPromoting the social, economic and environmental enhancement of Lostwithiel and the surrounding areaIn March the Forum co-ordinated a very successful Spring Clean Week within the... Read more
Tuesday 12th June 2012

Coffee morning raises £400 for charity

An annual coffee morning event held in May has broken its own record by raising over £400 for charity. The coffee morning was held in Lostwithiel and money was raised by selling teas and coffees,... Read more
Friday 1st June 2012

Diamond Jubilee sculpture unveiled

A new sculpture has been unveiled in Lostwithiel to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee. The sculpture which also doubles as a seating area, has been installed on the Town Quay next to the river. Scuptor Robin... Read more
Thursday 31st May 2012

Diamond Jubilee events and pictures

This weekend Lostwithiel will be celebrating the Jubilee in style with various events going on around town. Saturday 2nd June Jubilee Tea Dance - 1pm to 5pm, Church Rooms. Admission free.Refreshments... Read more
Tuesday 15th May 2012

New Mayor chosen for Lostwithiel

The new Mayor of Lostwithiel was chosen on 11th May 2012 at a ceremony held in the Guild Hall then in the Mayors Parlour. Present in the Guildhall were guest mayors and mayoresses from Fowey, Bodmin,... Read more
Tuesday 1st May 2012

LostFest 2012 on Sunday 13th May

Music, dance, arts and crafts are set to take over Lostwithiel once more on Sunday May 13th from 10am to 7.30pm at LostFest, the one day free festival which is now in its 6th year. Part of the Daphne... Read more
Monday 30th April 2012

Lanhydrock Estate Company launches new website

Lanhydrock Estate Company was established in 1934 by Viscount Victor Agar Robartes the then proprietor of Lanhydrock House and grounds. In 1953 Lanhydrock House, gardens and parkland (along with a generous... Read more
Saturday 14th April 2012

Conservation of 18thC Fire Engine on display at Museum

Lostwithiel's first Fire Engine has been spruced up and is on display to the publc again. The work was carried out by an experienced professional conservator paid for by a grant awarded to the museum... Read more
Tuesday 10th April 2012

Lostwithiel water treatment working on sunshine

Energy from the sun is being harnessed to help power more water and sewage treatment works in Devon and Cornwall, including two sites in Lostwithiel. South West Water has installed photovoltaic (PV) cells... Read more
Friday 6th April 2012

Documentary about ground-breaking Lostwithiel ecologist

Lost In Film is holding a special screening of a documentary about the ground-breaking work of Lostwithiel ecologist Mike Hands, who will be available after the film for a Q&A session. Slash and burn... Read more
Wednesday 4th April 2012

LostFest line up announced

The list of arts & crafts stalls and performers at this year's LostFest, the annual festival of arts, crafts and music in Lostwithiel, has now been published. The festival will be held on Sunday May... Read more
Tuesday 3rd April 2012

Daily Mail travel feature on Lostwithiel

It’s easy to think of Cornwall as just being a coast – the beaches, the smugglers, the South West Coast Path and all that lovely seafood! But the interior isn’t a blank of white like... Read more
Monday 26th March 2012

Spring Clean Week success

Lostwithiel's first Spring Clean Week has been a huge success and is hoped to become an annual event. The week long initiative was organised by Lostwithiel Forum as part of Clean Cornwall Week. Several... Read more
Thursday 22nd March 2012

European Funding for Duchy Palace

  The Duchy Palace has received approval for more than £310,000 worth of European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Convergence to invest in the restoration of the building which will create... Read more
Sunday 18th March 2012

Beer Festival raises £4000 for charity

The 9th Annual Charity Beer Festival organised by Lostwithiel Rotary club was held on 17th March, St Patrick's Day. The total raised for local charities was £4,000. 26 beers were available, some... Read more
Monday 12th March 2012

Nanadobbie voted UK's top vintage shop

The Brighton branch of Lostwithiel based vintage and midcentury shop Nanadobbie has been voted the UK’s most popular Vintage Shop by readers of BBC Homes & Antiques magazine. Nanadobbie Brighton,... Read more
Saturday 3rd March 2012

Street naming competition

Wycliffe Estates is delighted to announce the forthcoming development off Castle Hill, Lostwithiel. With plans to start building in April 2012 with an intended completion date of November 2013 for all... Read more
Thursday 1st March 2012

New benches unveiled at Lostwithiel Station

New benches have been unveiled at Lostwithiel Station, after a hugely successful Grand Draw was held in May 2011 to raise the funds. The appeal and Draw was organised by Maggie Robshaw and Maggie Morley... Read more
Friday 24th February 2012

Lostwithiel battery recycling passes 500kg mark

Batteries recycled in Lostwithiel as part of a Transition Lostwithiel project have just passed the 500kg mark. A battery recycling tube was installed in Lostwithiel Londis by the group in July 2008, funded... Read more
Thursday 23rd February 2012

Lostfest cheque for FLEET

LostFest was proud to present the charity FLEET with a cheque for £4,500 - the profits from last year's annual festival of arts, crafts and music. Over 5,000 visitors came to the event, which featured... Read more
Wednesday 22nd February 2012

Spring Clean Week

  Lostwithiel Spring Clean week - 17th to 25th March 2012   Would you like to join in the effort to spruce up our town? It can be something as small as filling a carrier bag with rubbish... Read more
Friday 10th February 2012

Nanadobbie voted UK top 5 vintage shops

Nanadobbie, the Lostwithiel based vintage interiors specialists, has had its Brighton shop voted one of the UK’s top 5 Vintage Shops by readers of BBC Homes & Antiques magazine. The magazine... Read more
Friday 10th February 2012

Film fundraiser success

Lost In Film, the Lostwithiel Film Society, held a charity screening of Benda Bilili! at the end of January. The documentary about African street musicians was filmed over 5 years, and follows a group... Read more
Thursday 2nd February 2012

Tredethick Farm Cottages grows own fuel in back yard

Guests at Tredethick Farm Cottages near Lostwithiel are now enjoying eco-friendly heating courtesy of a 200kW biomass boiler fuelled by Elephant Grass. The new boiler, which replaces ten old oil boilers,... Read more
Wednesday 1st February 2012

Lostwithiel Rotary refit Community Centre kitchen

Lostwithiel Rotary gave up their time over the Christmas holidays to refit the kitchen in Lostwithiel Community Centre. The old kitchen was nearing 30 years and in dire need of replacement. The Community... Read more
Tuesday 10th January 2012

Duchy Nursery wins 'best café'

Duchy of Cornwall Nursery Café has won an award after opening only six months ago. The Nursery’s new building, shop, café and gardens were opened by the Prince of Wales in June 2011.... Read more
Tuesday 3rd January 2012

Lostwithiel Advent Window Trail

In Lostwithiel each December a number of private houses and businesses take part in creating an Advent Window Trail, with a specially decorated window being lit up. The windows light up consecutively... Read more
Saturday 24th December 2011

Dental surgery wins best in the SW

Lostwithiel Dental Surgery has only been open in its new premises for 7 months but it has already won an award for Best Practice in the South West in the national Dentistry Awards. The practice was previously... Read more
Wednesday 21st December 2011

Stick of Lostwithiel reopens

A year after the November 2010 floods which ruined many businesses and homes in Lostwithiel, the last shop affected has finally opened its doors again. Stick of Lostwithiel on Queen Street is run by Graham... Read more
Friday 16th December 2011

Dickenisan Night in photos

Despite Dickensian-style gloomy weather, hundreds of people turned out for the hugely popular Dickensian Night in Lostwithiel on 15th December. Shopkeepers and visitors alike wore Victorian garb to create... Read more
Thursday 15th December 2011

Dickensian Night 2011

Get into the festive season with the ever popular Dickensian Evening on Thursday 15th December from 6pm. As ever there's late-night shopping and shopkeepers in Victorian garb, choirs, bands, craft... Read more
Friday 11th November 2011

BEST SECONDS - on the move

Best Seconds is on the move... 21st of November. We have traded very successfully in the lovely Duchy Palace building which has been a great priviledge and now the grade 1 listed building is going to... Read more
Friday 11th November 2011

Young Farmers Bare All For Charity

Members of Lostwithiel Young Farmers Club have seen rather more of each other than usual recently. The club's latest fundraising scheme has seen members stripping down for the cameras to produce an extremely... Read more
Thursday 10th November 2011

1940s day acknowledgements

By Frank Batchelor LOSTFEAST week (22nd – 29th October) gave the people of Lostwithiel and visitors alike an opportunity to partly step back in time and take a glimpse at life on the home front... Read more
Wednesday 9th November 2011

Duchy Palace renovation to begin

Renovation of the Duchy Palace, the remaining part of the ancient Stannary Parliament buildings in Lostwithiel, is due to start in December 2011 after a £1 million restoration fund was recently approved. The... Read more
Saturday 29th October 2011

Asian Food Day

The Asian Food Day held for the second year running at the end of Lostwithiel food festival week, LostFeast, was again a huge success. Crowds of people came to the Church Rooms in Lostwithiel on Saturday... Read more
Wednesday 26th October 2011

1940s Day in Lostwithiel

Lostwithiel was transported back to the 1940s on Wednesday 26th October with the whole town taken over by costumes, music and dancing from the era. Shops, cafes and venues were drapped with union flags,... Read more
Monday 24th October 2011

Hidden Valley Gardens shortlisted for Cornwall Tourism Award

Hidden Valley Gardens have for the second year running been short-listed and placed in the top three finalists of the "Small Visitor Attraction" category in the 2011 Cornwall Tourism Awards, and nominated... Read more
Saturday 22nd October 2011

LostFeast - Lostwithiel Food and Drink Festival 2011

Programme of events Further details and lots more events to follow - check for updates to this page!   ALL WEEK Guess the weight of the pasty at - COMMUNITY CENTRE 10-noon tea or coffee with... Read more
Saturday 22nd October 2011

Apple & Pumpkin Day at Community Centre

Lostwithiel Community Centre held an apple and pumpkin day as part of LostFeast 2011, the celebration of food and drink in Lostwithiel held during the October half-term week.Visitors were able to see... Read more
Tuesday 11th October 2011

Lost In Film opens Screen 2

Lost In Film, the Lostwithiel film society, are launching a new monthly screening night which is hoped to become a regular fixture. Screen 2 will be small, informal screenings for film fans who enjoy... Read more
Tuesday 4th October 2011

Affordable housing allocation completed

All 16 affordable homes contained within the 32 home development at Rosehill in Lostwithiel have now been assigned to individuals and families from the local area, the scheme’s developer has announced. With... Read more
Tuesday 27th September 2011

Cornish Cider Festival 2011 launches

Following its success over the last two years the Cornish Cider Festival 2011 will be held on Saturday 22nd October with continued support from Sharp’s Brewery and Cornish Orchards. The Cornish... Read more
Saturday 3rd September 2011

69th Annual Produce Show

The 69th Lostwithiel Annual Produce Show held on Saturday 3rd September was once again a great success for the Lostwithiel Garden Society, Floral Art Group and WI. The show was opened by Viscountess Alice... Read more
Wednesday 31st August 2011

Beer Festival charity money presented

Lostwithiel Rotary Club's 8th Annual Beer Festival which was held on Saturday 19th March 2011 has raised nearly £3000 for local charities. A cheque for £500 was presented to one of the selected... Read more
Wednesday 24th August 2011

Drill Hall refurbished

Lostwithiel Drill Hall has been completed refurbished inside and out at a cost of several thousand pounds. The 97 year old building on the Parade is owned by the Ministry of Defence and is used by Lostwithiel's... Read more
Monday 22nd August 2011

Hidden Valley Gardens raises over £1000 for charity

A successful opening under the National Garden Scheme has been held at Hidden Valley Gardens, near Tywardreath. Over £1,000 was raised for such charities as Macmillan Nurses, Marie Curie, Cross... Read more
Sunday 21st August 2011

Lostwithiel Museum celebrates 40 years

Lostwithiel Museum is celebrating its 40th birthday this year with a special window display of photographs of the town from the last 4 decades. The Museum was opened on 21st August 1971 by the Lostwithiel... Read more
Monday 8th August 2011

Lostwithiel Carnival round up

The 2011 Lostwithiel Carnival week organised by the Rotary Club has been a resounding success, with new events such as the Raft Race being hugely popular and old favourites such as the Street Party finally... Read more
Sunday 31st July 2011

LostFest raises £5k for FLEET

The 2011 LostFest took place on Saturday 14th May from 6pm to 10pm and Sunday 15th May from 10am to 5pm. Both days were hugely successful and we've had fantastic feedback - thanks to everyone for your... Read more
Tuesday 12th July 2011

Book a stall at Trewether's Charity Fete

Trewether Farm's annual Charity Fete will be held on 27th Aug starting at 1pm. The 2010 Fete was opened by Lady Trant. There were over 60 charities involved, two bands, and over 650 visitors, our best... Read more
Wednesday 22nd June 2011

Prince of Wales to open new Duchy Nursery building

As work on the Duchy of Cornwall Nursery’s new visitors centre draws to a close, it was announced today that The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will officially open the new site during... Read more
Sunday 19th June 2011

Business Group celebrates 10 year anniversary

Lostwithiel Business Group celebrated its tenth anniversary at the town's newest restaurant Asquiths - fittingly the group's 100th and newest member. The business group is behind annual events including... Read more
Monday 13th June 2011

LostFest promo trailer

Both days of LostFest 2011 have been captured in a short trailer created by The Motion Farm, a local film production company based in Lostwithiel. Relive this year's festival and watch the bits you may... Read more
Friday 20th May 2011

50th anniversary Flower Festival

Lostwithiel & District Floral Art Group are celebrating their Golden Anniversary in 2011. To mark the occasion a floral celebration of Lostwithiel, the landmarks and businesses that make up the town,... Read more
Saturday 14th May 2011

LostFest takes to the streets

This year’s Lostwithiel Festival takes to the streets on Saturday May 14th and Sunday May 15th. Sponsored for the first time by Skinners, with all profits going to local charity FLEET, LostFest... Read more
Thursday 5th May 2011

Grand draw for new benches at Lostwithiel Station

A dedicated team of volunteers who maintain Lostwithiel Station gardens are holding a Grand Draw to raise money for new benches at the station. Visitors arriving at Lostwithiel Station are greeted by... Read more
Friday 29th April 2011

Royal Wedding celebrations

Numerous Royal Wedding festivities will be taking place around Lostwithiel to celebrate the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton on 29th April 2011. The Community Centre are holding a full... Read more
Wednesday 27th April 2011

Do we need a new skate ramp?

The Friends of Lostwithiel Skate ramp are 3 people who have been looking after the ramp for years by mending it and keeping it safe to use. Our skate ramp has been wonderful for 13 years but it is... Read more
Tuesday 26th April 2011

Lerryn Players Auditions

Lerryn Players will be presenting The Panto Of The Opera in late November / early December in Lerryn Memorial Hall. Auditions will be held in the school on Monday 16th May. If you are interested in acting,... Read more
Wednesday 6th April 2011

Official opening for Lostwithiel Preschool

Lostwithiel Preschool's brand new purpose-built premises has been officially opened by Lady Mary Holborow, the Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall.   The Preschool first opened its doors in 1969. It is... Read more
Tuesday 5th April 2011

Party on the Parade - get involved!

This year's LostFest will be launched with a street party style event on Saturday 14th May from 6pm - 10pm. Following the huge success of last year's Party in the Park, LostFest is now being held across... Read more
Monday 21st March 2011

Currach and coracle making workshops

Lostwithiel Forum are running community workshops to make currachs and coracles which are traditional, ancient boats made from willow, hazel and canvas (or cowhide!). These workshops are open to all in... Read more
Tuesday 15th March 2011

Lostwithiel Bakery back in business

Lostwithiel Bakery has re-opened for the first time since the floods last year which devastated a number of businesses and home in Lostwithiel. Bakery owners Christine Feenerty and Barry Green were... Read more
Thursday 10th February 2011

Church Rooms back in action after flood

The newly refurbished Church Rooms is back in action and being used again, less than 3 months after the flood which devastated several businesses and houses in Lostwithiel. The Church Rooms team have worked... Read more
Sunday 6th February 2011

Oasis reopens!

Oasis is pleased to announce that thanks to all the new vounteers who came forward, they were able to re-open on the 12th January. Thank you team! We now have enough volunteers to open on a weekly basis... Read more
Friday 21st January 2011

King's Arms wins Pub of the Year 2011

The King's Arms in Lostwithiel has won an award again at the annual Tribute Estate Awards which were held at the Great Western Hotel in Newquay on 20th January 2011. Landlords Mick and... Read more
Tuesday 11th January 2011

HCPT Christmas Quiz raises £700

Thanks to all those who took part in the HCPT Christmas Quiz. Robbie and Sara Low had an amazing response raising over £700 with money still coming in, which is enough to cover the costs for one... Read more
Friday 31st December 2010

New Years Eve Giants Parade

The 2010 New Year's Eve Giants Parade was one of the biggest so far, with a huge crowd turning out to see the giants being escorted through Lostwithiel as the clocks struck midnight. The parade started... Read more
Friday 24th December 2010

Advent Window Trail

Each December a number of private houses and businesses take part in creating an Advent Window trail with specially decorated windows being lit up consecutively each evening until Christmas Day. See... Read more
Saturday 18th December 2010

Dickensian Evening success

Lostwithiel's 2010 Dickensian Evening was as popular as ever and attracted  huge crowds. In addition to the  late-night shopping and shopkeepers in Victorian garb, choirs, bands, and lashings... Read more
Thursday 16th December 2010

Join the fun at Dickensian Evening 16/12/2010

On Thursday 16th December from 6pm to 9pm Lostwithiel will play host to its ever popular Dickensian Evening. This year, in addition to the  late-night shopping and shopkeepers in Victorian garb,... Read more
Wednesday 8th December 2010

Christmas Quiz

Do you like quizzes?  There's a perfect charity one to do over Christmas available in Muffins and Watts Trading for just £2 a copy. Organised by Robbie and Sara Low of Trewince Lane it's to... Read more
Thursday 2nd December 2010

Watch Dickensian Night on Rick Stein's Cornish Christmas

Lostwithiel's Dickensian Night in 2009 was filmed for Rick Stein's Cornish Christmas, the first part of which was screened on BBC2 on 2nd December. The second part will be screened on 9th December from... Read more
Tuesday 23rd November 2010

Lostwithiel back open for business

Less than a week after the flash flood which devastated several homes and shops in Lostwithiel, as well as other towns in South East Cornwall, it's business as usual for all but the worst affected. The... Read more
Friday 19th November 2010

Prince of Wales visits after the flood

The Prince of Wales today visited Lostwithiel and and St Blazey to see the damage caused by  the November flash flood. HRH Prince Charles has close ties with Lostwithiel: Duchy of Cornwall has extensive... Read more
Thursday 18th November 2010

Flood clear-up

Efforts continue today to clear up after yesterday's flooding in Lostwithiel and surrounding area. A number of local businesses are closed today, and the old bridge remains closed too, awaiting an inspection... Read more
Wednesday 17th November 2010

Major flood in Lostwithiel

Extremely heavy rain and gale-force winds have resulted in a major flood in Lostwithiel and the surrounding area. Homes and businesses in the town were flooded along Quay Street, Church Lane and Queens... Read more
Wednesday 17th November 2010

Oasis Reborn

Jen Carson has recently agreed to take over the management of the Oasis Youth Club in Lostwithiel. The club has been closed for a long time and she is hoping however to get it back up and running as soon... Read more
Thursday 11th November 2010

Food Festival 2010 round-up

Lostwithiel's 2nd Food Festival, a week-long food and drink extravaganza held between 25th and 30th October 2010, was even bigger and better than last year with several major new events. Half-term holiday-makers... Read more
Saturday 6th November 2010

Paper Lantern Making Workshop at Eden ready for Dickensian

Would you be interested in attending a paper lantern making workshop at the Eden Project on Sat 6th of November betwenn 10am and 12 noon. No costs are involved and we need 3 more volunteers to come along... Read more
Tuesday 2nd November 2010

Cornish PR firm wins Silver Award for rural broadband campaign

Lostwithiel based public relations and marketing firm Skyfield Communications scooped a Silver Award at a Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) ceremony in Bristol on Friday evening for its work... Read more
Monday 1st November 2010

New Antique Shop in Town

Mark Royle Antiques has new premises at 28 fore St in the centre of the town, Mark has traded for many years alongside other traders in Uzella Court Antiques Centre but felt it was time to go it alone.  He... Read more
Wednesday 27th October 2010

Hidden Valley Gardens wins tourism award

Hidden Valley Gardens run by Peter and Tricia Howard in Treesmill near Lostwithiel been awarded silver for Small Visitor Attraction of the Year in the Cornwall Tourism Awards. Tricia Howard manages the... Read more
Monday 25th October 2010

Lostwithiel Food Festival programme

A massive range of events ranging from Pasty making to Korean food demonstrations make up this year's Lostwithiel Food Festival which takes place from October 25th to October 30th.The week's events start... Read more
Wednesday 20th October 2010

Girlguiding is 100!

On a cold wet day in September 1909 11,000 Scouts met at a rally at the Crystal Palace. At this rally were a group of feisty young women who had invited themselves to Robert Baden-Powell's Scout Rally,... Read more
Saturday 16th October 2010

2nd Cornish Cider Festival

The second annual cider festival held in Lostwithiel was declared a huge success, after more than 400 people came along for the all-day celebration of cider and apple juice. This year the event was sponsored... Read more
Friday 8th October 2010

Lostwithiel Pub & Restaurant in Need of a New Landlord!

The Royal Oak is a fantastic business opportunity for anyone local or anyone looking to become a local in Cornwall. Based in the picturesque town of Lostwithiel not far from the South Coast it has everything... Read more
Wednesday 6th October 2010

Lost In Film awarded £10k for film equipment

Lost In Film has been awarded grants totalling over £10,000 to buy its own film projection equipment. £5000 was awarded by Cornwall Community Foundation's Grassroots Grant fund and £5653... Read more
Wednesday 29th September 2010

Lostwithiel-based PR firm on award shortlist

Lostwithiel based public relations firm Skyfield Communications has been shortlisted for a prestigious industry award for its work with rural high-speed broadband projects in the UK. The company has been... Read more
Saturday 4th September 2010

68th Annual Produce Show

The 68th Annual Produce Show held on Saturday 4th September was bigger than ever, with new classes and all classes free to enter. The Show which is run by the Lostwithiel Garden Society in conjunction... Read more
Saturday 28th August 2010

Italian Job outdoor screening success

The first outdoor screening held by Lost In Film in conjunction with Lostwithiel Rotary, was an out-and-out success for all involved. Around 150 people attended the screening in King George V playing... Read more
Thursday 19th August 2010

Lostwithiel Bakery in Best Pasty competition

Lostwithiel Bakery took part in a Best Pasty competition which was run by Monster Munchies, a  Good Food channel TV programme which will be aired weeknights from Monday 8th November at 10pm. The... Read more
Tuesday 10th August 2010

Tulkinghorn Gallery's Mid-Summer Miscellany

The Tulkinghorn Gallery held the opening night of its second exhibition on Friday 6th August. The exhibition is entitled "Mid-Summer Miscellany" and includes a mixture of paintings, drawings, ceramics... Read more
Monday 9th August 2010

Environment Group 2010 Photo Competition

The quality and variety of the photographs was very impressive. The decisions of the judges involved a lot of discussion about the merits of each of the images. However the judges were unanimous in their... Read more
Wednesday 14th July 2010

Lostwithiel Pram Race 2010

Lostwithiel Pram Race was again a huge success. The rules are simple; teams must consist of four people maximum, and the prams must have a minimum of four wheels. The race around town in the colourful... Read more
Tuesday 13th July 2010

Environment Group Questionnaire

The Environment Group, which is part of Lostwithiel Forum Development Trust, is currently looking at projects to improve our riverside environment. We are exploring ideas for enhancing the slipway and... Read more
Sunday 11th July 2010

Charity Fayre Country Pursuits Day

The first day of the 2010 Carnival week, organised by the Lostwithiel Rotary, was the Charity Fayre Country Pursuits Day. This year it was bigger and better than ever, packed with stalls and activities. The... Read more
Friday 18th June 2010

Tulkinghorn Gallery opening night

Bob Ringwood, a film set and costume designer who moved to the area a year ago, has opened a new gallery on Fore Street in Lostwithiel. The opening night of the first exhibition at the Tulkinghorn Gallery,... Read more
Monday 14th June 2010

Thai students in Coulson Park

A group of 16 students from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand spent several days constructing an architectural project in Coulson Park in June. The group will be entering their 3rd year of... Read more
Sunday 16th May 2010

LostFest 2010 - an amazing success!

Over 3,000 people joined in the festivities at LostFest 2010, in Lostwithiel on Sunday. With 150 indoor and outdoor stalls all over town, 100 street musicians and 10 top Cornish bands on the main stage,... Read more
Thursday 13th May 2010

Environment Group Photography Competition

Lostwithiel Forum Development Trust and Lostwithiel Environment Group are proud to announce a Photography Competition entitled Tales from the Riverbank:A Photo of the River Fowey between Source & Sea.   Pick... Read more
Monday 10th May 2010

Council "One Stop Shop" comes to town

  The  Cornwall  Council One stop shop opens for the first time in Lostwithiel Community centre on Thursday 13th May from 10am to 12-30 pm. The shop will provide access to advice... Read more
Tuesday 4th May 2010

Du Maurier festival events in Lostwithiel

The Du Maurier festival arrives on 13th May for a packed 10 days of talks, plays, shows and events. As in previous years, a number of events are taking place in Lostwithiel: Heritage walks, 18th, 19th... Read more
Monday 3rd May 2010

Beating of the old Borough Bounds

On a sunny May bank holiday, a large group of people took part in the traditional beating of the bounds, following the old boundary of the Lostwithiel parish as it was in 1685. Meeting at the Duchy Palace,... Read more
Wednesday 21st April 2010

Be on stage at LostFest 2010

One local band or peformer has the chance to star alongside the top names at this year's LostFest - the Lostwithiel Festival, which takes place on Sunday May 16th. This year's LostFest will be the largest... Read more
Monday 19th April 2010

Muffins wins Award of Excellence

THE very finest local produce has secured a hotel and a string of tea rooms dotted across the Westcountry with an award for the top quality of the afternoon tea they offer. Experts from The Tea Guild... Read more
Friday 16th April 2010

Community questionnaire about Duchy Palace

Following on from the Community Consultation event held in November by Cornwall Buildings Preservation Trust at the Old Duchy Palace, the CBPT would like to consult further with the local community about... Read more
Wednesday 14th April 2010

New flower bed at Cott Road

A new flower bed at the corner of Cott Road and Liddicoat Road is in full bloom for the first time since it was created at the end of last year. The flower bed was planted up with daffodil bulbs by Brownies... Read more
Monday 12th April 2010

One Stop Shop comes to Lostwithiel

The Lostwithiel Community Centre has two new ventures starting this spring. The Cornwall Council One Stop Shop will be held at the Centre every Thursday between 10am and 12.30pm, starting from 13th May.... Read more
Monday 5th April 2010

Affordable Homes Consultation

A public consultation on draft plans for affordable homes in Lostwithiel is being held on April 6,  from 4pm to 8pm at the Church Rooms, Church Lane.Lostwithiel-based planning consultancy Situ8 Ltd... Read more
Monday 22nd March 2010

Memory Cafe opens

URGENT need for support for people with memory difficulties, and their carers in Lostwithiel, has prompted a local woman to launch the town's first Memory Cafe. The first informal meeting took place... Read more
Wednesday 17th March 2010

New website is the business - Cornish Guardian

LOSTWITHIEL Business Group has launched an up-to-date new website. The group put up £3,000 towards a site and leaflets to attract visitors to the town and keep locals informed. Lostwithiel.org.uk... Read more
Saturday 13th March 2010

Lostwithiel Beer Festival 2010

The 7th Lostwithiel Charity Beer Festival held on Saturday 13th March between 11am and 11pm was a huge success with 20 different types of beer on offer and more than 25 barrels of beer sold out. The event... Read more
Wednesday 3rd March 2010

Lostwithiel Music Appreciation Society

Do you enjoy listening to recorded music? John and Jill Scott plan to set up a Lostwithiel Music Appreciation Society to include all kinds of music: classical, jazz, folk, etc. They would like to hold... Read more
Thursday 25th February 2010

Western Morning News article about new website

The new Lostwithiel town website featured in an article in WMN2 of the Western Morning News on 25th February.   Lostwithiel in cyberspace as town site launches A CLOSE-KNIT Cornish business community... Read more
Wednesday 10th February 2010

LostFest presents £3k cheque to FLEET

By Melanie Jago THE organisers of Lostfest - Lostwithiel's annual summer one-day festival hope to attract crowds of around 5,000 and smash their previous fundraising total. Organiser Mike Dobbie is keen... Read more
Monday 8th February 2010

Lostwithiel Dairy win £5 million Grant

Trewithen Dairy, a family business near Lostwithiel, will undergo a transformation with the aid of a £5.7 million grant – the biggest awarded to date under the Rural Development Programme for... Read more
Thursday 28th January 2010

Kings Arms wins Community Pub Of The Year

The King's Arms in Lostwithiel has won Community Pub of the Year at the Tribute Estate Awards which was held at the Atlantic Hotel, Newquay. The awards from St Austell Brewery celebrate the hard work,... Read more
Saturday 19th December 2009

Christmas pageant 2009

This annual colourful event was introduced to the town of Lostwithiel back in the early 1980's by Cornish Bard Rachel John. Taking place during the second Saturday  in December. Up to thirty... Read more
Thursday 17th December 2009

Youth Forum Christmas tree

On the 30th September 2009 a meeting was held of all the youth leaders in town at the Platform forum office. Also attending the meeting were some young people from the Oasis Youth club. With a large age... Read more
Thursday 10th December 2009

Dickensian Evening 2009

Lostwithiel's Dickensian Evening 2009 will be held on Thursday December 10th beginning at 6pm and going on until late. This year will be bigger and better than ever with more music, more food and more... Read more
Tuesday 1st December 2009

Advent Window Trail 2009

Ten years ago, at the turn of the new century, a chance conversation between a small group of Lostwithiel mothers resulted in the first Advent Window Trail around the town, inspired by a similar tradition... Read more
Thursday 5th November 2009

Bells ring out once more St Bartholomew's

Since 1995 the Friends of St Bartholomew's Church in Lostwithiel (FOSB) have raised over £100,000 for this Grade1 listed medieval Church. This fund-raising has paid for projects such as restoration... Read more
Saturday 31st October 2009

Lostwithiel Food Festival

The historic town of Lostwithiel is not only known for its wealth of antique shops, but now also for a fantastic range of food establishments ranging from traditional pubs to fine dining restaurants, bistros,... Read more
Saturday 31st October 2009

Cider Renaissance 09

The first Lostwithiel Cider Renaissance '09 was eagerly anticipated by local cider lovers. It was held on Saturday 31st October in the town's Church Rooms, showcasing a range of the county's ciders and... Read more
Wednesday 15th July 2009

Lostwithiel Carnival 2009

Lostwithiel Carnival Week is organised and managed by the Rotary Club of Lostwithiel, but considerable support is provided by other clubs, organisations and individuals. This year Carnival week ran... Read more
Saturday 4th July 2009

Duke and Duchess of Cornwall visit Lostwithiel

A royal visit to Lostwithiel On 4th July 2009 the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall  paid an official visit to Lostwithiel during a tour of Cornwall. There were two reasons for their visit: to visit the... Read more
Sunday 10th May 2009

LostFest 2009

The Lostwithiel Festival has now firmly established itself as an event in the town's calendar and, thanks to the support of local individuals and businesses looks set to grow year on year. This year,... Read more
Saturday 21st March 2009

Lostwithiel Beer Festival 2009

The 6th Lostwithiel Charity Beer Festival was held in the Lostwithiel Community Centre on Saturday 21st March 2009. The mood of the festival is best summed up by Beer Festival Chairman, Paul (Skinny)... Read more
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