Old Post Proposed New Surf School

May 2012 update: Info supplied by Pete Craske of Surfs Up. Lanhdyrock Estate welcome Surf’s Up as the new tenant of the 29 acres of the foreshore of New Polzeath Beach owned by the Estate

The following is taken from MINUTES of the meeting of St.Minver Highlands Parish Council held at the Perceval Institute, St.Minver on Tuesday 13th March 2012

b)Mrs Jane Forster was concerned about the advertisement for the Surf School lease. Mrs Forster was advised that this relates to an existing lease not a new one.
Cllr Harris said that Lanhydrock owns round to Baby Bay. He has leased from them the right to walk across the beach. It was costing a few hundred pounds but has now gone up steeply, so he has not renewed the lease. Mrs Forster was concerned about safety issues, particularly with increased numbers in the water. Cllr Gisbourne reported that Cornwall Council`s Legal Department have been
looking at it but are unable to do anything. "Cornwall Council has no control as we do not own it. Legally, we cannot stop them."

New advertisement placed in Cornish Guardian dated April 4, 2012

KIVELLS: Part of New Polzeath Beach, Wadebridge

An opportunity to acquire an annual Body Boarding Instructor's Licence on part of New Polzeath Beach.

Letting particulars and tender form available from the Landlord's agent, Mrs Clare Williams, Estate Manager, The Lodge, The Old Vicarage, Lanhydrock, Bodmin, Cornwall PL30 5AD.

Tel:01208 75244 or Mobile: 07775 943289. Email: clare.williams@lanhydrock.com

Note from Polzeath Voice: the area concerned is from the south side of Baby Bay to the large steps on to the beach in front of Atlantic Terrace and outwards towards the sea. This is approximate. This advertisement just mentions 'body boarding'. The previous advert stated 'surfing lessons and associated activities'.