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Lostwithiel Events: Cancellations and Postponements

Tuesday 24th March 2020


 UPDATE 24th March 2020

There is now a dedicated section of this website called   Corona Virus and how it is affecting Lostwithiel
Future updates will appear in that part of the website.


 The following Cancellations and Postponements  have been announced:


 UPDATE 24th  March 2020

  • Lostwithiel Library & Play Areas CLOSED

 From Lostwithiel Town Council Website 24 Mar 2020:

"In accordance with Government advice Lostwithiel Library and all Lostwithiel Town Council play areas are now closed until further notice.

Mayor Hughes has the following message for Lostwithiel 'We are truly in unprecedented times, I urge you all to follow the very clear advice given by Government.'


 UPDATE 23rd  March 2020

  • Lerryn Area Minibus Association - Services Suspended

 Message from LAMA Chairman Richard Halliday:-

"After considerable careful consideration the LAMA committee have decided that all LAMA services will be suspended from 23rd March 2020 until further notice.
We will continue to collect prescriptions on Tuesdays and deliver them to Lerryn River Stores.
There are individuals in our organisation who are happy to provide private shopping and delivery services to our service users who wish to take up this offer.
We will contact all our regular users to inform them of the situation and offer this service."

  • Update from Kernow Forno

 Message posted on Facebook 23rd March 2020:

I think we are all struggling with the pace of change as the reality of this pandemic hits home. Last week we felt that offering pizza Mondays in Lostwithiel would be a ray of sunshine in an otherwise gloomy world, but all of a sudden we are worried that, despite our careful planning and best intentions of social distancing, the reality is we maybe putting our team and our customers at risk. Exactly the opposite of the community hub that we were trying to create. So with huge reluctance we are now closed until this wretched thing has run its course.

We are absolutely gutted about this, especially having raised your hopes and had such a fabulous response from you. But we feel this is the right decision. Stay home and stay safe.

We WILL be back - and we can’t wait to see you all out the other side. Sending our love to you and yours xx



 UPDATE 21st  March 2020

  • New You Beauty - All treatments booked for next 4 weeks cancelled

Message posted on Instagram 21st March 2020

In my heart I have known that this was coming.

We have continued to keep all of our clients safe but due to the recent update from, our industry has been one of those listed to be asked to close. People can argue the wording but I have to make the decision to keep my staff and clients safe.

This was never something that I thought I’d have to overcome when I opened the business. The salon is my absolute baby, my staff and all our amazing clients some of the most important people to me.

I am heartbroken to not be in the salon doing what I love, as most of you know there’s not many people who like working more than me!
This is only temporary and I can’t wait to get back in there with you all.

So all treatments booked for the next 4 weeks are cancelled, I shall be contacting those who aren’t on Facebook or Instagram. I have no idea how long this will continue for, I shall do my best to keep everyone updated as per Government guidelines.

We’re all in this together. My heart goes out to all those businesses and workers affected by this, the ones we’ve lost and the families mourning. Our amazing NHS, emergency services, our forces and all of the key workers that are continuing to keep the country moving.

Stay calm, stay safe, don’t be greedy, look out for one another and we’ll see you all in no time ❤️

All our love

Kali, Jenny, Rachel and Lynn xxxx





 UPDATE 20th  March 2020

  • Saturday Plant Swap at St Barts
     Unfortunately the Saturday Plant Swap will not be held in 2020.

    Message from Lesley Bower posted on facebook 20th March:

    It is with great sadness that the Plant Swap will not go ahead for 2020. It cannot be run without contact and all those chatty gardening conversations will be sorely missed However, all you new gardeners, please share your plants, seedlings, cuttings with neighbours,  pass extra produce to those who need it and we will see you in 2021.




 UPDATE 19th  March 2020 

  • Reduction in Library Opening Hours

Message  below posted on Lostwithiel Town Council  facebook page on 18th March:

Lostwithiel Library – Coronavirus Response

With effect from next week Lostwithiel Library will only be open on Wednesdays 10-12 & 2-4pm to give customers a weekly opportunity to come to the library to exchange/collect books. Until we are advised otherwise we’d like for customers to have the opportunity to stockpile books to read whilst at home.

In line with Cornwall Council library sites Lostwithiel’s Library will not be hosting rhyme time or book club sessions until further notice.

If you wish to stay at home and need to renew your books please go to or phone 0845 607 6119 (24 hour renewal line) or 0300 1234 111 (Cornwall Council Library Service)

We would like to ask that customers -

• Please use hand the sanitiser provided when entering and leaving the Library.
• Please maintain a distance of 2 metres from other customers.
• Please refer to the government guidelines on social distancing before visiting the Library…/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-ever…

We will be monitoring the situation daily and will keep customers informed via facebook and our website.


Editor's  Note:  A wide range of eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines available for library users via this link on  Cornwall Council  website


  •  Message from Mel at Atticus and Willow via Instagram

" As I have family in my household who are vulnerable with underlying health issues, I’m sorry to say that Atticus & Willow and @lostinbookshop are now closed until further notice. Should anyone wish to purchase from us, a book, a card, plant or gift please contact either one of us directly, we can take card payment by phone or you can pay via Bacs or Paypal. We can post small items or deliver within Lostwithiel. We also have gift vouchers available for sale. In the meantime keep well everyone and we look forward to seeing you all soon!"


  •   Lostwithiel Conservative Club has closed until further notice


 UPDATE 18th  March 2020


  • Suspension of Church Services

Message from Rev Paul Beynon via facebook  on 18th March:

It is with much sadness that the Archbishop of Canterbury suspended public worship in all Anglican churches today. In response, the benefice of Lostwithiel which includes the churches at lanlivery, lostwithiel, st Winnow, st veep, bradoc and boconnoc will regrettably be closed for all services until further notice. We are endeavouring to launch a live streaming service very soon and will notify you when this is available. We are also making available other worship resources, please contact the church office if you would like to receive any of them.
The churches remain open for prayer during the day as usual however, and I will maintain pastoral support for as many as require it. Please do contact me or the church office if you need anything in the meantime, and do please join me in praying for those affected most by the pandemic.


  • Antique and Collector's Market Cancelled

    Message from Jill Thomson dated 18th March:-

    Please note that the Antique and Collector's Market held on the first Saturday of each month in the Scout Hut is cancelled until further notice.


  • Lost In Film screenings suspended

    Lost In Film hope to be able to restart again before the end of June, so please check the website or join the mailing list.



  • Duchy of Cornwall Nursery  -  Cafe closed but the nursery, shop and glasshouse remain open

    Message from Duchy of Cornwall Nursery via facebook  on 17th March: 

    The cafe will close for 4 weeks with effect from Wednesday 18th March. All events have been cancelled and where pre-payments or deposits have been made, these will be refunded in full. This is primarily due to the proximity of customers within this environment and to remove large gatherings at this time. The nursery, shop and glasshouse will remain fully open as we feel this is a safe, external environment for our customers and promotes healthy outdoor activity at this time of year.

Please note that we will be removing all cash handling from the building during this period and that only card and ideally contactless payments will be accepted. We have already introduced increased sanitisation of all washrooms, contact and transactional areas. Credit card terminals will immediately be subject to continuous sanitising processes. Please help us to help you, by using both the hand wash products and sanitiser provided in the washrooms.




  • Lost In Books offer on-line book ordering and free local delivery during closure

Message from Lost In Books  via facebook  on 18th March: 

In line with government advice to reduce social contact and due to the vulnerability of close family members, we have decided to close the shop until further notice.

However we will be providing an online book ordering service with free delivery (within a 5 mile radius). You can direct message or email with your request. Payment can be made through PayPal, BACS or card over the phone.

We will be using social media in the meantime to connect with customers regarding book reviews, inspiring quotes, forthcoming publications. In this difficult time use reading to find inspiration, information and ultimately to pass the time!



 UPDATE 14th  March 2020

  • Lostfest has been cancelled.

Following message. dated 14th March 2020 taken from their facebook page:-

The LostFest committee has been weighing up the evidence of the spread of COVID 19 and its likely impact on festival-goers and the people of Lostwithiel. Many festivals take place in open countryside, where the festival is isolated away from the general public. Consequently, individuals make their own decision about whether to attend. Lostfest brings people into the middle of a tight knit residential area.

The committee has therefore reluctantly decided that it would be unwise to hold LostFest on May 17th.  It is uncertain how long the epidemic will last. If it has run its course by late Summer, it may be possible to hold a more modest version of LostFest.


  • Opening of Lostwithiel Museum has been delayed

Following message. dated 13th March 2020 taken from their website page:-

At the Museum Committee Meeting held on 12th March 2020 it was decided that, in light of issues related to Coronavirus, it would be wise to delay re-opening the Museum, originally planned for 6th April, until further notice.

The Committee Members and Trustees acknowledge their duty of care towards our volunteers and visitors, a responsibility which is taken very seriously. They will, therefore, do their best to protect your health and safety by monitoring the situation, taking professional advice and acting accordingly. It is therefore impossible at this stage to say when the Museum will re-open.

As the Museum will not be re-opening on 6th April we will also postpone the Social Get-together planned for 24th March. This event will take place closer to the new date for re-opening the Museum.

Committee members will continue to work behind the scenes in readiness for re-opening the Museum, whenever that might be. If there are any volunteers who would like to be involved with our 'Winter Projects' we would be delighted to work with you. Please contact The Chairman.

With kind regards,

Lostwithiel Museum Association Committee


  •  The talk by Joanna Mattingley at 730pm on 17th March at St. Barts has been cancelled.

  • Clothes Swap Saturday 25th April 2020 in Church Rooms has been cancelled.

  • LOVENY LADIES FUNDRAISER - NEW TO YOU! Church Rooms Saturday 21st March - 10am has been cancelled.

  • Curry and Quiz in the Church rooms on Saturday 28th March in aid of Cancer Research UK, has been cancelled.


  • Friends of St Barts -  Coffee Morning 24th April and Flower Festival in May

Following message. dated 16th March 2020 posted on  facebook by Jan Chew:

FOSB have decided to postpone the coffee morning on 24th April and their Flower Festival in May to celebrate their 25th Anniversary because of the current situation with the Coronavirus . It will be extra special when it does take place and we would like to thank everyone who has been involved so far. Please keep your enthusiasm for when we can safely hold our celebration. We will be in touch then.

  • All RNLI fundraising events until the foreseeable future have been cancelled

This includes RNLI Coffee Morning on 4th April and fundraising event on 6th June in the Church Rooms.