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Good News Stories from Lostwithiel

A selection of services available, activities and offers of help.


19th May -  Connon Bridge and St Austell Household Waste and Recycling Centres now  open

Both Connon Bridge and St Austell Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) reopen from Tuesday 19 May for essential use only.

Strict guidelines apply, including a vehicle number plate system, to limit the number of people visiting each day.  Read the rules before you travel!


 LostFest Goes Digital

Videos of LostFest performances available on facebook





Shops OPEN 


Annie’s Comfort Food reopens


From a facebook post on 1st May:-

Annies Comfort Food"Annie's Will be open again from Monday (4th May) morning. Slightly reduced trading hours 9-2 Monday to Saturday. Really looking forward to seeing all my regulars again. Hopefully making some new ones as well. Social distancing will be in place also preferably card payments. Take care everyone"


Location  Downend Garage A390.  More information on facebook



Asquiths Restaurant


AsquithsPost from Asquiths Restaurant on their facebook page 19th May:-

"We are going to offer a small, collection only, takeaway menu Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from Thursday 28 May.

Details here and  latest menu via this link




Atticus & Willow

  Facebook post from Melanie Askew Wray   April 24 at 3:57 PM

"From Saturday 25th April 11am - 5pm, there will be a selection of plants and books available for sale outside to the right of the entrance of Atticus & Willow in Quay Street. Purchases can be collected or delivered within Lostwithiel and payment can be made by the following methods:-

Cash in a sealed envelope on collection/delivery

Card payment by telephone on 01208 872909 or 07934814876

Bacs payment - please email for details

Photographs and prices of plants available will also be posted on Facebook and Instagram and can be reserved by telephone or email

Bacs or card payment is preferable as all transactions will be contactless. Cash payments will need to be posted through the door in an envelope or left outside in a secure place prior to delivery."

Facebook and Instagram  contact details available on this page.


Bellamama Deli - OPEN

Stock update 24th March 2020 from Facebook :

Stock update on some of your essentials from the Deli this morning:-

Local Organic Free Range Eggs are now back in stock.

From later this week I hope to be able to offer bags of cake baking and bread making flour.

I can't get hold of yeast at all, not even for my own bread making. I'll keep trying and will let everyone know if I can hold of any.

Pasta, tomato pasta sauces and Biscotti (not necessarily 'essential') are also now well stocked up.

I'm baking every day (except Sunday) and will continue to do so. Don't forget my bread is also available at the Puddle Farm Shop in Lanlivery.




Colwith Farm shop - OPEN 7 days, 8am-6pm


Lanlivery junction of A390  PL22 0JG 

From a facebook post on 29th April 2020

We have some exciting news for Colwith Farm Box Shop

We can now accept CARD payments! and cash too

❓How does this work❓

➡️There is now a touch screen till in place where you go to each section and select what you are purchasing (potatoes, vegetables, salad, meat, dairy and dry goods)
➡️Add your quantity and go to the next screen
➡️This will add it up for you so when you get to the final screen you will have a total after you have entered all the items you are purchasing.
You can then choose to pay card or cash.

(No more writing down and tapping those calculator buttons!)

💳 If you pay by card - you select this method and the amount will appear on the chip and pin terminal (you can pay contactless or chip and pin)
We accept all cards (accept Amex) and you can pay by Apple Pay or google pay too.
You will be asked to confirm the amount on screen is correct first before payment. Receipt given for your card transaction. No minimum spend.

💴 If you pay cash you must have the correct change (no short changing please) and the honesty box system remains where you insert the cash and confirm you have paid. Receipt provided.

💰 You MUST still use this system if you continue to use cash so we can check you are paying and record your purchase.

This is a little like a super market self check out, however we have made this super easy. There are no scales or scanners, no barcodes etc and nothing too complicated we promise!

We have taken the initial decision to still keep the shop unmanned - putting the ultimate trust in you our customer. We believe at this time you still want an isolated shopping experience.
We will be monitoring this very closely to make sure it’s easy for you as a customer. Please bear with us in the early days of this new system and someone won’t be far away to help safely if required.

The prices of each item are marked normally next to the item but will also remain on the price board above the new screen. We’ve made some adaptions on the till so there is somewhere for you to fill your bag.

We really hope this helps you out as a way of paying - we recognise now more than ever cash isn’t ideal. We have taken a considerable investment to allow for this system to accept card payments.
It would have been quite easy to have staffed this store with a cheap card reader, however this is done properly. We have no access to your card details and we are using an expensive encrypted secure system.

We always welcome any suggestions or comments so please don’t hesitate to contact us or write in our suggestion book.

❤️Thank you for your continued support of our farm box shop. We have been open close to five years now (every day apart from Christmas and New Year’s Day) it’s grown from a small outdoor stall to an indoor shop. As local farmers - thanks for buying our potatoes, and supporting our farming friends too. (We do occasionally have the odd non Cornish vegetable or fruit for your buying experience) but we always try to keep it Cornish and local where possible❤️

A big thank you to Johnny at team at @cornwallscales just down the road at Tregrehan for working with us on this.

 See Colwith Farm Facebook page for latest updates


Update from a facebook post dated 20th April.

Plenty of flour in stock in the box shop.

🍓Along with lots of fresh fruit and veg
🍞Bread, buns and cakes
🥓Bacon, burgers, sausages and hogs pudding
🍫Chocolate and crisps
🥛Milk, butter and cream
🥔Seed potatoes
🍯 Jam, marmalade, salt, ketchup etc
🦠 Hand sanitiser from Colwith Farm Distillery

Lanlivery junction of A390  PL22 0JG   Open 7 days a week 8-6

Cash only. Isolated environment. Hand sanitise on entry (provided) One in shop at a time.



Co-op - OPEN


Message from Duncan Evans via facebook on 14th April 2020

Quick Update from Coop

We have been monitoring stock levels daily and are pleased to announce restrictions have been removed from the following sections:
* Fruit & Vegetables
* Beer & Cider
* Milk

(Please note, the term "1 of your 5 a day" only applies to Fruit & Vegetables 😁)

In case any of you missed the previous update, here are the other sections with no restrictions:
* Bread
* In Store Bakery
* Cakes
* Sandwiches
* Pet Food

Due to limited availability the following restrictions still apply
* Eggs - 1 item
* Everything else - 2 items
(Multiple purchase offers will be honoured - eg 4 for £7... subject to availability)

Stock levels are slowly recovering, so we will continue to monitor them daily and provide updates accordingly



Message from Duncan Evans via facebook on 1st April 2020

Hi everyone,

Quick update from Coop
*Please note the following are company directives and not specific to Lostwithiel. Please don't direct any grievances to employee members*

Coops are being fitted with perspex screens at the till to provide added protection for both customers and staff. With thousands of Coops we do not have a timescale at this stage

Limits are to increase to £45 for contactless payments as from 2nd April

For stores with an ATM, the cashback option on the tills will be removed until further notice

To reduce risk to both customers and staff, the preference is for Lucky Dips.
Lotto & Scratchcards have been highlighted as a non essential items.
*Please note before purchasing a Lottery item, we will be unable to pay out prizes until further notice*
Alternatives are available online, or via Smartphone Apps

All baskets/handles and trolley handles are sprayed with sanitizer between customers.
The sanitizer needs to air dry for up to 5 minutes for the best results. Customers may experience the odd damp handle once baskets are returned to the entrance
(we also santize other areas, such as door handles, railings etc)

We are unable to put any stock back for anyone, this includes employees

We will continue to trade 7am to 8pm everyday until further notice. Staff will continue to work beyond 8pm to complete additional tasks, such as inventory checks and sanitizing shelving

These continue as follows:
Mon to Sat 8am to 9am
Sun 10am to 11am
Please try to avoid these times so we can focus on these groups

We have been monitoring stock levels daily and are pleased to announce restrictions have been removed from the following sections :

In Store Bakery
Pet Food
Easter Eggs


Due to limited availability the following restrictions still apply
Eggs - 1 item
Everything else - 2 items
(Multiple purchase offers will be honoured - eg 4 for £7... subject to availability)

We will continue to monitor stock levels daily and provide updates accordingly

More updates to follow

 The  Country Fryer Re-Opens

Facebook post from Renny Fenton May 1st at 4:35 PM

"The Country Fryer will be back open, Tuesday 5th May. Hours 12pm-2pm and 5pm-8pm.

To keep everyone safe we will be operating a strict queuing system, where possible one in one out.
Hope to see you next week."


Duchy of Cornwall Nursery

from a facebook post 12th May

"Following this weeks Government announcements we will be opening on Friday 15th May at 10am.
For the safety of our staff and customers, we will have social distancing and other hygiene measures in place which we kindly request are observed during your visit. Although we will endeavour to present the widest offer possible to our customers we may at times find ourselves limited on certain stock items and some areas may be restricted. Our call and collect service and bulk delivery options will also continue. The cafe will remain closed until further notice.
From Friday our opening hours will be Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm. Sunday closed.
We very much look forward to welcoming you back!"


 The Garden Gate Flower Company - ‘Flower Friday Club’  

Facebook Post on 21st April:

"I’m super excited to announce the launch of ‘Flower Friday Club’ For my local followers you can now order my £10 posies by 10am each Thursday and collect them from @bellamamadeli in Lostwithiel between 12 midday and 4pm. Orders are placed via phone or email and payment is via BACS. Ingredients will change each week as more blooms join the scene!!! If you want to go large(!) I’ll have £35 gift bouquets available to order too"

tel:  07 427 686 558

email:   thegardengateflowercompany  "AT"


 Golden Dynasty Chinese Take Away

Golden Dynasty will be reopening on Wednesday 29th April  between 17:30-21:30 for DELIVERIES ONLY, all payments in cash please.  Phone: 01208 873199

Image of menu via Google



Penhaligons News - OPEN

Facebok Post on 26th March:

"With effect from tomorrow Friday 27th March, our opening hours will change to 8am-5pm.

This will enable us to get our newspaper deliveries out without distractions and also to deal with the large amount of morning goods that are being delivered.

Supplies of milk, bread and fresh produce are good. We are offering grocery deliveries to our older and more vulnerable customers. If you would like a delivery give us a call but please not before 11am, and we will do our best to accommodate you.

We thank you for your continued patience and understanding during this very difficult time and also to our superb staff who have continued to work under great pressure."

See Penhaligons facebook page for latest updates


Earl of Chatham - takeaway/delivery


See Earl of Chatham Facebook for menu and latest updates or call 01208 872269






The Royal Oak Inn - takeaway and/or delivery

"Going forward we will be offering a takeaway and/or delivery service for those in need. Starting from this Saturday evening and then all next week from next Monday 30th March excluding Sunday, lunchtime and evenings. "

See Royal Oak Facebook for menu and latest updates




The Globe - meals available for pick-up/delivery

"If someone you know in our community needs help in the form of a freshly cooked meal please give us a ring on 01208  872501, or message us through Facebook by 11am. Delivery or collection are available.

We are asking £5 donation per meal. All money collected will go towards the purchase of supplies and ingredients to enable us to carry on the service.

Will Erwin, Landlor and the Globe Team"

See Globe Inn Facebook page for latest updates




Nelly's - OPEN

"Just to let you all know that Nelly’s will be continuing as usual.  Pasties (cooked or frozen), pies, bread, eggs & milk.  Call 01208 872407 for orders"

Message from Nelly's on 5th April:-

"Our new 2 day a week delivery service will start this coming Tuesday. Please help us by ordering the day before.
Pies and pasties will be cooked for you to reheat or freeze. Pasties (and nothing else) can be provided raw and frozen if required.
Prices are between £1.80 for flans and £3.00 for pies and pasties. Delivery around Lostwithiel is free.

Please help us to keep it simple by not asking lots of questions!!  Card payment can be taken over the phone.

We look forward to seeing you (through the window)!"

Check Nelly's Faceboook for updates


A P Bassett Solicitors

Message posted on facebook April 8 at 6:29 PM:-

"We are still open for business but working in a different way to ensure everyone is kept safe.

Please phone us on 01208 871485 between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday for any enquiries. There will always be someone here to take your call."


Beer deliveries from Fowey Brewery

Facebook message from Fowey Brewery 26th March 2020

How are your beer supplies holding up?
We are able to make local deliveries around Lostwithiel if anyone is interested... £30 for a case of 18 mixed bottles of your choice.

We are also offering a buy & collect from our Brewery in Lostwithiel between 3 & 5pm this Friday 27th, minimum purchase half a case for £15. Ideally payment by contactless, to comply with government social distancing advice, please message us for further information, or if you would like to place an order.

Fowey Brewery Contact details


Help and assistance

Community Centre Bookshop

From a facebook post by Pam Jarrett on 30th April:

"Lots of people have been asking about books to read so I have extended the Community Centre bookshop to outside my house 10 til 8 when dry. Books and dvds 50p each. If you have books to donate please leave in bag on doorstep.

Books also available at centre during post office open times Mon pm Thurs am.

Suggest books picked are put in quarrentine for 3 days before reading 😁"



Lostwithiel Young Farmers - Collection and Delivery Service


Lostwithiel Young Farmers Club would like to offer a collection and delivery service in wake of the recent COVID-19 situation for the elderly and vulnerable in our community. Lostwithiel, Lerryn, Boconnoc, Lanlivery, Golant, Tywardreath, Par, Fowey. If you would like our help or know someone who does contact Abi on 07760191384 😊👍🚜🐮 

From Facebook 16th March


Help with Schoolwork

Michelle Nineham posted the following on Facebook on March 18 at 7:36 PM ·

"It’s rare for me to post something here but I am happy to help!

While the world begins homeschooling/remotely/digitally educating our children, if you need assistance with understanding something that has been assigned for your child, or if you need more resources, just give me a shout. I am happy to answer questions. If I don’t know the answer, I can try and find someone who does! My specialities are Science 11-16 and Psychology 16-18 but I’m used to teaching most secondary school subjects."

Contact details for Michelle here.


 CV-19 Support Group for Lostwithiel

Local facebook support group with over 300 members.  Find out more


To make you smile 


Stay Safe Rainbows

Look out around town for rainbows in windows:


Lanhydrock Accountancy rainbow

Lanhydrock Accountancy Practice

Asquith's Restaurant rainbow

Asquith's restaurant




Lostwithiel get singing for those still working -  Thursday 2nd April at 8pm

 Message from Emma Mansfield
"Lets sing for the all the workers who are out there keeping our world turning! From the doorsteps, balconies and windows of Lostwithiel - lets inspire the nation - this Thursday at 8pm - get involved."




Lostwithiel Bear Hunt

As you walk around Lostwithiel for your daily exercise or essential purchases, look out for teddy bears in windows.

From Lost Voice Community Facebook page




Lost In Song 

Emma Mansfield shared a wonderful version of a classic Amy Winehouse tune:

Trouble viewing video? Click here




Daily Exercise

There are several pleasant walks around Lostwithiel. For example  take a look at this page

But remember - start from your house don't take a car.

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