A NEW report produced by Calstock Parish Council has revealed there is a greater need for  a Tamar Valley food scheme in Gunnislake.

The food action service that enables local residents to purchase £80 worth of surplus food for £20 has shown greater uptake in the village as the parish council reviews the service so far. 

In the parish council report, it states on average between 35 and 40 households have had parcels each time, with over 70 households who have registered an interest. 

Councillor Tracy Ledger who is fronting the scheme said she is pleased that the project is benefiting the local communities.

She highlighted that there is a greater need for the service in Gunnislake, which the report confirms, with Calstock having the second highest uptake.

Cllr Ledger continued that she is going to try and find some other solutions to support the Gunnislake community such as working with the Gunnislake Hub, a new hub being set up at the Williamstown cafe.

 The parish council states in the report that due to the Delaware pick-up point being mildly hazardous, from now on the service will operate from Gunnislake and Calstock Car Park only with the service running every three weeks from each location.

DCFA will always turn up with more packages than have been ordered, but for people to be guaranteed a parcel they need to place an order through the council. 

If anyone is interested in purchasing a box or wish to find out more, contact: [email protected]