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A group of Year 6 students at Landulph Primary School recently stormed the seas, winning the annual Cardboard Boat Race, organised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. The race, which took place on the morning of September 11 and started at the Mayflower Steps, saw Landulph Year 6s, Charlie Bennett and Rowan Windrum, blow all […]

Cornwall College has a campus in Saltash.

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There have been both real and fictitious Royal Navy ships named HMS Saltash. "Saltash" is also a popular traditional Cornish tune. At Brunel University, Uxbridge, one of the halls of residence is named Saltash because of Brunel's Royal Albert Bridge. British saxophonist John Surman's 2012 album (produced by ECM) is named Saltash Bells.

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The lord of Trematon founded the market town of Saltash in the 12th century, at a point where an ancient highway crossed the Tamar estuary by means of a ferry. Saltash achieved borough status around the end of that century. It was the first port to be established on the system of estuaries stretching from Plymouth Sound. Until 1901, Saltash had jurisdiction over all those waters. The town’s strategic position led to its involvement in many important events.

Saltash Town Council Thursday 6th October 2016 at 7.00 p.m.

Saltash (Cornish: Essa[1]) is a town and civil parish in southeast Cornwall, England, UK. It has a population of 14,964,[2] which rose to 16,184 at the 2011 census.[3] It lies in the south east of Cornwall, facing Plymouth over the River Tamar. It was in the Caradon district until March 2009 and is known as "the Gateway to Cornwall". Saltash means ash tree by the salt mill. Saltash is the largest town within the East Cornwall area and is one of the largest in Cornwall.

Stagecoach South West, Plymouth Citybus, and Go Cornwall Bus operate bus services from Saltash, into Plymouth city centre, Launceston, Liskeard, Looe, and Polperro.

Roger de Valletort (Reginald de Valle Torta) sold out in 1270 to Richard, Earl of Cornwall and King of the Romans while Edward, the Black Prince, became the first Duke of Cornwall, and a visitor to Trematon Castle.

Saltash is known as the Gateway to Cornwall, as it lies just across the River Tamar from Plymouth. Travellers arriving in the county by train will cross the Royal Albert Bridge, Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s famous railway bridge across the river completed in 1859. One of the first sites as you cross the bridge is the colurfully painted Union Inn with its Union Jack painted facade and murals. There is a pleasant shopping high street in the heart of the town.

in 1549 there was a Cornish insurrection against the introduction of the Protestant liturgy, and the rebels under Humphrey Arundell, for which he was beheaded at Tyburn, gained possession of Trematon Castle by treachery, capturing Sir Richard Grenville, the elder, in the process. They then carried out acts of barbarity on their surprised visitors.

An early Norman church is St Nicholas and St Faith uphill from the ferry crossing. However the main parish church for Saltash is the 15th century St Stephens which is about a mile from the town centre. Sir Francis Drake married a Saltash girl, Mary Newman. Her cottage still exists and is open to visitors.

Saltash Leisure centre provides a leisure pool, gym and fitness facilities. Not far to the north is the China Fleet Country Club which has an 18-hole championship standard golf course, a swimming pool with spa and other fitness facilities.

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The secondary school in Saltash was designated as a Science and Mathematics & Computing Specialist College in September 2004, and renamed community school.

The parish church of Saltash was, until 1881, at St Stephens by Saltash, one mile from the town. Though of earlier foundation, the structure of the building is largely 15th century: there are two aisles and the tower is west of the north aisle. The font is Norman.

Town Council (Planning) Tuesday 20th September 2016 at 6.15pm

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At Cornwall College Saltash all of our courses are vocational. That means they are practical, with a focus on giving you the skills to get that career you want, getting you to university or boosting the skills you already have, through practical skills training and real-work environments and projects.’s annual Sports Day had an Olympic feel to it this year, as is only appropriate during an Olympic year. Sports Day 2016 was a tremendous event, featuring students from Years 7 to 9 competing in a range of track and field events. All tutor groups represented an Olympic country for the day, and the traditional […]

Below are the official timings for the upcoming A Level and GCSE results days. All results are to be collected from our Sixth Form day room. 18th August – 6th form results Year 13 results – 9.30am Year 12 results – 11am 25th August – GCSE results 10am

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Town Council (Planning) Tuesday 18th October 2016 at 6.15 p.m.

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Policy & Resources Committee Tuesday 18th October 2016 at 7.00 p.m. community school would like to congratulate all students in Year 11 on achieving a very pleasing set of results today against a backdrop of significant GCSE change and reform. A fantastic 92 students out of the 231 strong cohort secured at least one A* or A grade, with a fifth of them achieving at […]

Saltash Tennis Centre, which is located behind the Leisure centre. The tennis centre consists of two grass courts and two hard courts, along with a clubhouse with male and female changing. The club currently has three men's team in the Plymouth and District league (P&D league) and a women's team in the associative ladies P&D league. The club also has two junior teams in the U19 P&D leagues.

There is plenty of accommodation in the area, of every sort. In addition, the town has a collection of shops catering for every need. Not too far away are the attractive resorts of Looe and Polperro. And for anyone looking for a little more night life, the bright lights of Plymouth are just across the river.

A BMX and skatepark are available in the Saltmill Park along with pieces of public art. Saltmill is also home to an all-weather pitch available to local organisations.

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Saltash is the location of Isambard Kingdom Brunel's Royal Albert Bridge, opened by HRH Prince Albert on 2 May 1859. It takes the railway line across the River Tamar. Alongside it is the Tamar Bridge, a toll bridge carrying the A38 trunk road, which in 2001 became the first suspension bridge to be widened whilst remaining open to traffic.

Saltash is the home of Caradon Pilot Gig Rowing Club. The town has a Non-League football club Saltash United F.C. who play at Kimberly Stadium.

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Nearby 11th century motte-and-bailey Trematon Castle was built in a commanding position over the valley and Trematon Manor is a Georgian house worth a visit. In fact, the villages of Trematon and Burraton are the original settlements of this area. The Crooked Inn at Stoketon Cross is a pub with a difference, hosting an interesting collection of pets.

Staffing Committee Tuesday 20th September 2016 at 7.00pm

The Saltash Sailing Club caters for all ages with over 100 cadets out on the water on a Friday night. There are dinghy and yacht races and activities organised for those less competitive.

The cottage of Mary Newman, Sir Francis Drake's first wife, can be found in Saltash on Culver Road downhill from Saltash railway station.