Friday 26 November 2010

St Ives - Christmas Food

Digey Food Room - Tasting Day

There are two events this weekend in St Ives that are worth checking out if you're looking for some great Christmas food.

Fair Mo at The Guildhall features "everything you need for Christmas under one roof." Festive food, drink and gifts. It is open from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm, a fundraiser for St Ives Parish Church.

The Digey Food Room are hosting their fifth annual Tasting Day. Tables will be filled with samples of the huge range of exciting things the shop has to offer. Anyone not sure which of the dozen or more olive oils and balsamic vinegars is the one for them will have a chance to taste the difference. Or they can compare different chorizo and salami or try a range of Spanish chocolate or Italian biscuits and panettone.

There is also a great selection of Cornish produce - don't miss the cheeses from Sue Proudfoot of Whalesborough Farm or the range of preserves from Crellow, the smoked meats from Tregidda or the mulled cider and apple juice from Cornish Orchards.

The tasting runs from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm - and in case you didn't know they are (not surprisingly) located on The Digey just off Fore Street.

I'll be posting more Christmas events here soon including Santa's arrival in St Ives.

Wednesday 24 November 2010

St Ives Residents Parking

Barnoon Car Park - St Ives Cornwall

Cornwall Council recently put forward proposals for increases "consistency" in car parking charges across the county.

It looks like one end result may be huge increases in parking charges for St Ives residents over the next two years.

The council are running a consultation which gives a right to respond, but responses must be submitted by 3rd December. Response forms are available from the St Ives Town Council office at The Guildhall. You can download a printable a copy from my St Ives Website. You can also respond online using  the consultation link above.

An action group has been set up to co-ordinate local concerns. They will be holding a public meeting tomorrow evening (25th November) at The Western Hotel, starting at 6.00 pm, all welcome.

Updates will be posted on:
St Ives Resident Parking - FaceBook Page

Thursday 4 November 2010

Affordable Art Fair - ShelterBox Fundraiser

Affordable Art Fair - ShelterBox Fundraiser

Next weekend - Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th November there will be an Affordable Art Fair at St Ives Guildhall.

Open Saturday 10.00 am - 9.00 pm. Sunday 10.00 am - 4.00 pm.

Work by local artists will be on sale - all priced at under £500 - some a lot less.

Live music on Saturday night, refreshments and a prize draw.

This is a fundraiser for the excellent local charity ShelterBox.
Table fees and a proportion of sales by artists will be donated.

Entry is free but donations from visitors would be appreciated.