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25 Jun 2020
Porthilly Spirit Distillery's bloody Mary. Ben Pryor

New distillery puts community, environment, and craft at its heart

A new distillery, based at Trefresa Farm in north Cornwall, has launched its first small-batch spirits, based on the guiding principles of provenance, quality, and community. Porthilly Spirit Distillery’s family of drinks is the culmination of two years of development and collaboration with a team of award-winning master distillers. The first four spirits released are… Read more

17 Jun 2020
Harley Gaulton delivery eggs to his neighbours in Penarwyn Road, St Blazey. Jo Gaulton

Reward for St Blazey boy supporting his community through lockdown

Ocean Housing has praised the work of a 10 year old boy, who has been helping his neighbours in St Blazey in some imaginative ways. Harley Gaulton, who is autistic, has been supporting his local community on Penarwyn Road by delivering fresh eggs and gifts to their doors during lockdown. His mum, Jo Gaulton, said:… Read more

21 May 2020
Rosemullion Distillery wins six awards

Cornish distillery wins six awards at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition

A Cornish distillery won six awards in the industry’s highest regarded awards scheme at its first attempt. At this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Rosemullion Distillery won gold for its Harvest Gin, Gold Rum and Spiced Rum; silver for its Summer Gin and Seafarer’s Gin; and bronze for its Dry Gin. Founded in 2000… Read more

14 May 2020
New three-bedroomed family homes available for shared ownership in Nanpean. Gilbert & Goode

New shared ownership homes on the market in Nanpean

Four brand new homes in Nanpean, Cornwall, are now available to purchase through a shared ownership scheme offered by Ocean Housing Group. The three-bedroomed family homes have been built by award-winning Cornish developer Gilbert & Goode, in the popular village located just a few miles from St Austell. Gilbert & Goode’s sales manager, Emma Coltham,… Read more

28 Apr 2020
Frances Turner, managing director of Ocean Housing. Teresa Appleton

New hardship fund for local people impacted by COVID-19

Cornish charities and social housing tenants will benefit from a new £50,000 hardship fund, designed to help those who are suffering due to the impact of the coronavirus. The fund has been created by St Austell-based Ocean Housing, and will be distributed to provide financial support to its tenants and other customers most in need… Read more

24 Apr 2020

New Cornish initiative provides meals for those in need, with support from local businesses

A new collaboration between much-loved Cornish caterer Fee’s Food and chef Tim Spedding is seeing the redeployment of resources and skills to provide food for people who need it the most. Like many small businesses, Fee Turner, owner of Fee’s Food, and Tim Spedding found themselves with little work during the coronavirus crisis. So instead,… Read more

17 Apr 2020
Rosemullion Distillery Spiced Rum Rosemullion Distillery

Cornish distillery celebrates first birthday and awards success

A Cornwall-based distillery has received three industry accolades, including two top awards at the World Rum Awards, in the same month it celebrates its first anniversary. Rosemullion Distillery received a ‘Style’ award for its Spiced Rum, which is given to the very best in each category at the internationally-renowned World Rum Awards, as well as a… Read more

31 Mar 2020
Ocean Housing

Ocean Housing Group recognised as a healthy workplace

Leading Cornish social housing provider, Ocean Housing Group, has won gold at the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Healthy Workplace Awards 2020. The awards, held on 10 March at the region’s Healthy Workplace Annual Conference, recognise good practice in the workplace. The county-wide scheme acts as a toolkit to encourage employers to think about ways… Read more

20 Mar 2020
Teresa Appleton

Newquay tenants spring into action

Leading Cornish social housing provider, Ocean Housing, hosted its first community action day of 2020 on Wednesday 11 March. The ‘Spring into Action’ event, which was held at Hawkins Road in Newquay, was an opportunity for residents to meet the Ocean Housing team, spring clean their homes, and gain some free advice from other local… Read more

16 Mar 2020
Padstow Christmas Festival donations evening

Local charities benefit from Padstow Christmas Festival

A total of £18,000 was raised for good causes at the 2019 Padstow Christmas Festival. More than 20 local charities, schools, and community groups each received a share of donations, totalling £6,700, at a celebration evening in Padstow on Wednesday 4 March. The money was raised by events held by the Friends of Padstow Christmas… Read more