St Mabyn Village News

News from the village of St.Mabyn in North Cornwall...

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Bluebell & Wild Garlic Sunday

The annual Bluebell & Wild Garlic Sunday will take place at Pencarrow on Sunday 3rd May from 10am – 4pm.  Come and see the beautiful bluebells, be amazed by the wild garlic and generally enjoy all that Pencarrow has to offer. The Friends of Pencarrow will be in the courtyard running a bring-and-buy plants stall and selling a delicious selection of marmalades and cakes.
At Pencarrow the only plant visitors are permitted to pick, pull up, pop in a bag and take away is wild garlic.  This prolific invader with tender green leaves and white pom-pom like flowers (not a horticultural description) is regarded by many as being a culinary delight so the Friends of Pencarrow will be selling wild garlic recipe leaflets with a carrier bag for the modest sum of £1 in order for visitors to ‘pick-your-own’.  This wild garlic forage is fun for all the family and with Pencarrow being one of the most dog friendly gardens anywhere there is simply no excuse for not exercising man’s best friend at the same time.
Normal admission applies and the Peacock Café will be open for refreshments.
For more information on how to become a Friend of Pencarrow please contact: jennifer.tarring@mypostoffice.co.uk or telephone 01208 841329

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Minutes of February 2015 Parish Council meeting

 Minutes are in the form of a pdf document

Thursday, February 26, 2015

St MABYN GARDEN CLUB

Our Feb meeting was on an especially chilly night so how glad we were to hear Sandra Goodswen talk about hot/sunny Morocco! A regular speaker at our meetings, Sandra photos were – as always - top notch and we enjoyed pictures of her trek through an area of Morocco from Marrakech to the coast. Much of the route was on foot but assisted by donkeys who carried the baggage, including the camping equipment and the mess tent!
The up and down and sheer drops of the walking were reminiscent of the SW coastal path! However scorpions, juniper groves, peach and orange tree orchards, Berber head gear, jacarandas, cacti and snow covered mountain backdrops were somewhat different to Cornwall!
We learnt about Moroccan terrace farming and irrigation, saw various types of “hedgehog plants” which had adapted to the anti social conditions on the mountain slopes and we admired her daily   walking schedule.
An interesting talk beautifully illustrated by her photography.
Many thanks Sandra.

Our next garden club meeting is on Wed 11th March when Martin Lake of Cornwall Compost at Tintern Manor St Tudy will be talking to us about his business and products at 7.30 in St Mabyn Village Hall.  As always, visitors are very welcome to join us.
A polite reminder to club members that as Spring isn’t too far away, we have again started to sell plants at our meetings, so please bring any spare cuttings, seedlings, plants etc – all to boost club funds!
Also, arrangements for our annual club outing (by coach) on Wed 20th of May are almost finalised so book your place at 11th March meeting.
Happy gardening – but wrap up well!
Greta DF
Sec St Mabyn Garden Club.

01 208 841160

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Parish Council meeting minutes January 2015

Minutes of the Meeting of St Mabyn Parish Council held on Tuesday, 6th January 2015 in the Memorial Hall, St Mabyn at 7.30pm.

Present:  Cllrs. M Grigg (Chairman), Mrs A Martin (Vice Chairman), Mrs P Lloyd, Mrs C Bray, D Masters,
R Chadwick, A Finnamore, R Clark, M Menhenitt (Arrived at 7.44pm)

Also attending:  Mrs J Hoskin (Parish Clerk)
Eight members of the public                

1.Public Session:     The Chairman opened the meeting by wishing everyone  a Happy New Year and invited the members of the public to address the Council, if they so wished.
Local resident Mrs B Flint reported on the noise coming from the agricultural machinery / driers at Burlerrow Farm and the impact from the dust of the machine.        

Mr & Mrs Abbott reported on the decision by Cornwall Council to refuse their Planning Application PA14/10397 and the Parish Councils responses to this application.

Mr Stuart Renshaw (School Academy) and Mrs Karen Holmes (St Mabyn School Headteacher) spoke about options to re-open the pre-school in St Mabyn, and further plans for the future,  initially starting with Phase 1 to re-open the pre-school in the village once certain improvements at the Memorial Hall (fencing / safeguarding issues) had been made.. Phase 2 included plans to create a car park for users of the school, church, hall and public. Phase 3 would then develop purpose built premises for the pre-school  moving the facility into a building adjacent to the school grounds.  However there needed to be an agreement with the Diocese to lease the land, and development costs and ongoing running costs had to be met, and depending on the final annual rent it was hoped this could be financially supported by the Parish Council, Hall, School and Church.  Plans were only in the infancy stage although it was hoped the plans for the Academy would be supported and the pre-school could be re-opened with the next few months.  
Cllr D Masters stated that he was meeting Western Power who are proposing to alter services over the old canteen site and this may be advantageous for the creation on a new entrance onto the Glebe land.

The Chairman thanked everyone for attending and closed the public session at 8.10pm having extended the length of time to allow reports to be presented.

(Seven members of the public left the meeting)

At this point of the Meeting Cllr R Clarke notified fellow Councillors of his recent ill health and the likelihood of him not being able to attend meetings for the forthcoming few months.  Councillors expressed their good wishes to Cllr R Clarke and looked forward to his return.  Cllr R Clark left the meeting at 8.15pm.

Cornwall Council:  No report received.

Police – PCSO Linda Thomas notified the Council of two domestic incidents reported over the Christmas period.  An incident involving a dog had also occurred at Colquite Wood.
It was hoped that a meeting could be arranged with a ‘cluster’ of Parish Councils to discuss the way forward with policing and road traffic orders . One order could cover ten different schemes and the cost could be divided between the parishes concerned.
The police surgery dates for 2015 would be published.

2.  Apologies:  There were no apologies for non attendance.

3.  Members Declarations of Interest:  None declared at this stage of the Meeting.

4.  Minutes:  The Minutes of the Meeting held on the 2nd December 2014, as circulated, were approved and signed by the Chairman following the spelling of the name “Mutton’.

The Minutes of the Meeting held on the 16th December 2014, as circulated, were approved and signed by the Chairman.

5.  Matters Arising:
Meeting – 2nd December 2014:  
Item 12 a) Highway Matters.  Cllr M Menhenitt reported that some potholes had been filled.

Meeting – 16th December 2014:  There were no matters arising from these minutes.

6.  Planning Applications:  There were no applications presented by the Planning Committee or tabled for consideration at this meeting.

Planning Matters:  
PA14/10397  The Clerk reported on the refusal for Mr & Mrs Abbotts planning application (reported under Item 1 of this meeting).  Also the history of the site was noted with the refusal of outline planning for a dwelling in 2012 (PA12/12041) and the pre-planning advice given by the Planning Department in June 2012 (PA12/01600).  

Burlerrow FarmDevelopment of building for Michantus operations: Following the report under Item 1 of this meeting the Chairman agreed to again contact Mr Mutton (owner).  It was noted that operations were to change in relation to the machinery and fans used.

St Mabyn Inn – It was reported that following the refurbishment of the public house the soakaway was now running alongside the public footpath in the Glebe field.  A sealed manhole cover had not been installed and this caused a bad odour in the surrounding atmosphere.  Cllr A Finnamore will contact the landlord of the public house.

7.  Accounts / Financial Matters:  The Council approved the cheque payments presented.  The finance report is issued as Part 2 of these minutes.

8.  CC LMP Footpaths:  The Contractor was currently unable to complete the trimming work.  Councillors were happy for this work to be deferred and agreed there was no urgency for completion.

9.  Playing Field:  Cllr A Finnamore gave a verbal report on recent inspections with no urgent matters to report.
The Clerk will arrange for the Outdoor Play People to attend a site meeting to discuss options for replacing the “A” frame tyre swing.
The Chairman had made arrangements for the boundary hedges to be trimmed and this work would be carried out in better weather conditions.
Cllr R Chadwick offered to carry out forthcoming inspections. 
Councillors discussed the renewal of the grass cutting contract with effect from the 1st April 2015 and agreed to place this item on the agenda for the next meeting.


10.  Correspondence:
  • Mr Ron Heath – Further correspondence had been received from Mr Ron Heath. Deferred to a closed session at the end of this meeting. 

11.  To Agree / Discuss:
  • Provision of a Parish Council notice board in Station Road – update:  The board was nearing completion.
  • Report from Community Network Meeting, if available:  The Clerk presented information from the meeting held on the 11th December 2014.
  • Parish Council Vacancy:  Deferred to a closed session at the end of this meeting.
  • Providing a defibrillator for the parish – update:  Money raised by the landlord at the St Mabyn Inn had reached almost £500.  The Post Office / Shop had offered to have a collection box in the store.  Cllr R Clark was unable to pursue funding from the British Heart Foundation and Cllr Mrs C Bray agreed to continue with this.  It was suggested that the Wadebridge Lions be asked to make a financial contribution.
  • Replacing / relocating the bus shelter in the village (opposite the pub):  Cormac had been asked to attend a site meeting to discuss options available.

  • Provision of a Car Park for Village:  Reported under Item 1 of this meeting.   
Councillors were aware that adaptions to the Hall were needed to enable the pre-school to return and this would include erecting a fence at the front of the building, that will require the entrance to the public toilets being changed.  The Hall Committee were meeting on the 
8th January 2015 and will contact the Parish Council should plans progress.
It was felt that more information should be provided before the Parish Council will consider entering into any agreement for the development of a car park.

12.  Parish Matters / Any other Business:
  • Potholes had appeared in the area outside the public house leading to the church steps.  This will be reported to Cornwall Council.
  • Overgrown hedges in the village were again reported and the owners will be notified.

13.  Date of next Meeting:  Tuesday, 3rd February 2015.

14.  To close the Meeting to the public.  Closed session if required.
There being no further business for this meeting the Chairman closed the proceedings at 9.43pm 
asking Councillors to remain for a closed session. (Minutes separately recorded)



Parish Council meeting minutes December 2014

Minutes of the Meeting of St Mabyn Parish Council held on Tuesday, 2nd December 2014 in the Memorial Hall, St Mabyn at 7.30pm.
(Minutes drafted by the Clerk from the notes taken by Cllr Mrs P Lloyd)

Present:  Cllrs. M Grigg (Chairman), A Finnamore, Mrs P Lloyd, D Masters, R Chadwick, M Menhenitt.

Also attending:  PCSO Linda Thomas (Police Neighbourhood Officer)
Five members of the public

1.Public Session:  The Members of the public were invited to address the Council, if they so wished.
Mr Neil Farrington (Community Energy Plus) spoke about the work of his organisation and funding available from renewable energy projects, in particular a community scheme for St Mabyn. Further information will be provided on developing ideas and the holding of a community consultation event.
It was noted that a planning application for a community scheme had not been received.  
Local resident Mr Ian Kemp felt a community renewable energy scheme could be beneficial for parishioners.

Cornwall Council: No report received.

Police:  PCSO Linda Thomas reported incidents during November being the criminal damage to a vehicle, and two assaults outside the St Mabyn Inn public house.  All incidents were under investigation.
PCSO Thomas offered to assist with the relocation of the bus shelter and funding, if available.

2.  Apologies for non attendance were received from Cllrs. Mrs A Martin (Vice Chairman), Mrs C Bray, 
Mr R Clark.  Mrs J Hoskin (Parish Clerk).

3.  Members Declarations of Interest:  None declared at this stage of the meeting.

4.  Minutes:  The Minutes of the Meeting held on the 4th November 2014, as circulated were approved following an amendment to Item 1 (deletion of a sentence in the police report).  It was agreed these minutes be reprinted and signed at the next meeting.

5.  Matters Arising:
Item 5 (12) Weed Spraying – The Clerk will be asked to again contact the contractor about the weed spraying behind the bus shelter.
Item 5 (12) Dog Fouling – It was suggested that the Council obtains ‘glow in the dark’ dog fouling notices from Keep Britain Tidy, if available.
Item 8 CC LMP Footpaths -  Mr Mutton (tenant) had offered to look at the stone hedge on the footpath below the village green and would repair, if required. 
Item 11 – Replacing / relocating the bus shelter in the village (opposite the pub) - The Chairman explained to those absent at the last meeting, the Councils reasons for relocating the bus shelter.



6.  Planning Applications / Planning Matters:  The Council accepted the recommendations from the planning committee.
PA14/09264  Mr Bernard Bartlett, Colquite Cottage, Washaway, Bodmin –
Replacement of front modern windows with bay windows to original design, erection of extensions to rear of house and erection of detached double garage with store over.  Support.

PA14/10053  Messrs. CB & JBS Mutton, Burlerrow, Wadebridge Road, St Mabyn –
Proposed new feed barn.  Support.

PA14/10397  Mr & Mrs P Abbott, Land West of Tregaddock House, Tregaddock Lane, St Mabyn – Outline planning permission with some matters reserved.  Erection of a dwelling and domestic garage and alterations to existing access.  The Parish Council support the construction of a dwelling on this site but recommend the design is a dormer bungalow and not a house.

PA14/10800 Mr Robert Davey, land East of 4 Longstone, St Mabyn –
Erection of 2 No. 4 bedroom detached dwellings within the former garden of No. 4 Longstone, 
St Mabyn.  The Parish Council support the principle of the dwellings but recommend the designs have dormer windows facing South so this would protect the privacy of the dwellings opposite the site and would not overlook the road.

7.  Accounts / Financial Matters:  The Council approved the cheque payments presented.  The finance report is issued as Part 2 of these minutes.

Precept for 2015/2016:  Agreed to hold another meeting on the 16th December 2014 to discuss / agree the precept for the forthcoming financial year. The full council were not available at this meeting and the Clerk was also absent.

8.  CC LMP Footpaths:  Discussed under Item 5 of this meeting.

9.  Playing Field:  Cllr R Chadwick reported on recent inspections, identifying the grass was very long but had been cut today after the contractor had been contacted.   It was agreed that the wording on the contract be reviewed in relation to the picking up of the grass, and the trimming of brambles etc. for the future. Councillors felt the field was generally looking untidy.
Cllr M Grigg and M Menhenitt had met to discuss the work required to the boundary hedges and would arrange for work to be carried out.
Cllr A Finnamore offered to carry out inspections for the forthcoming month.

10.  Correspondence:  No correspondence reported.

11.  To Agree / Discuss:
  • Provision of a Parish Notice Board in Station Road – update. It was noted that the project was ‘work in progress’.
  • Report from Community Network Meeting, if available.  No report received.
  • Parish Council Vacancy (1) – co-option of Councillor.   No applications received.
  • Providing a defibrillator for the parish.  Nothing to report, Clerk to action order for this equipment.
  • Replacing / relocating the bus shelter in the village (opposite the pub):  Discussed under Item 1 (Police Report).  Nothing further to report.
  • Provision of car park for Village – update from outside organisations, if available:  Agreed to invited representatives from outside organisations and the school to attend the next meeting to update the Parish Council on the proposals for a car park.

12.  Parish Matters / Any other Business:  
a)  Highway Matters – Potholes at Greenwix and Station Road were identified.  Cllr M Menhenitt offered to contact Cornwall Council / Cormac.
Cllr D Masters felt it would be a good idea to advertise the free Cormac ‘tool kit’ trailer on the parish notice board to inform local organisations of this facility.

b)  Site of the old Filling Station at Longstone: The question was asked as to what was happening with the site?  The Parish Council had no information on this.

13.  Date of next Meetings:  Extra Meeting on the 16th December 2014 to discuss precept.
Next Full Council Meeting – Tuesday, 6th January 2015.

There being no further business the meeting closed at 8.53pm.  No Closed Session required.



Parish Council meeting minutes November 2014

Minutes of the Meeting of St Mabyn Parish Council held on Tuesday, 4th November 2014 in the Memorial Hall, St Mabyn at 7.40pm.

Present:  Cllrs. M Grigg (Chairman), Mrs A Martin (Vice Chairman), D Masters, R Chadwick, M Menhneitt,
R Clark.

Also attending:  Mrs J Hoskin (Parish Clerk)
PCSO Linda Thomas (Police Neighbourhood Team) arrived at 8.05pm.

At this point of the meeting it was agreed that the Clerk contacts the Hall Booking Secretary stating that the Parish Council requires the Hall from 7.00pm on the first Tuesday of each month.   A keep fit group had a booking prior to the Parish Council meeting and had not finished until 7.30pm causing a delay to the start of the meeting.

1.Public Session:  There were no members of the public present.
Cornwall Council : No report received.

Police:  PCSO Linda Thomas present the police report.  PCSO Thomas had been away from work for the past six weeks so had been unable to visit the village.  Figures indicated no reported crimes from July to the end of October 2014.  Cllr Mrs C Bray highlighted an incident at her home but it was noted that this crime had been reported in Wadebridge so was not recorded under the Bodmin Rural Neighbourhood area.
A theft of milk from the shop had not been reported as a crime and the police had identified the culprit and the matter had been dealt with.  
PCSO Thomas continued to visit the school and discussions were being held about a traffic survey / speed watch involving the children.
PC Laurie O’Toole felt the Council had no issues with the parking on the road / pavement adjacent to the public house, but it was confirmed  this was not the case and the Council welcomed the support of the police in addressing these problems.  It was noted that no alternative parking areas were available and this did cause problems in this area of the village. If a new parking area was developed, drivers could be asked to park elsewhere.
New legislation had been published in relation to antisocial behavior.  
The Police monthly surgeries were likely to be held on a different day to the Parish Council meeting and PCSO Thomas asked for ideas of days / times.

2. Apologies for non attendance were received from Cllrs, Mrs P Lloyd, A Finnamore,

3. Members Declarations of Interest:  None declared at this stage of the meeting.

4.  Minutes:  The Minutes of the Meeting held on the 7th October 2014, as circulated, were approved and signed by the Chairman.



5.  Matters Arising:
Item 5 (12) Weed spraying – The question was asked as to whether or not the weed spraying had been done.   The Clerk agreed to contact the contractor.

Item 5 (12) Overgrown hedge – Cllr D Masters confirmed the hedge had been trimmed,

Item 8 CC LMP Footpaths – Cllr. D Masters had uncovered the footpath way marker post in Bramble Lane. 

Item 12 Dog Fouling – Cllr R Clark had obtained free information posters from Keep Britain Tidy advising dog owners to pick up after their pets.  The Council would need to pay for additional posters.
Cllr D Masters will notify the school when the CCTV camera had been installed.

6.  Planning Applications / Planning Matters:
PA14/07766  Mr Robert Davey, land east of 4 Longstone, St Mabyn –
Construction of 2 No. detached single family dwellings within the garden of No. 4 Longstone, 
St Mabyn.  The Clerk advised the Council that this application had been withdrawn on the
28th October 2014.

PA14/09952 and PA14/10100 Messrs. C B and JBS Mutton, Burlerrow Farm, Wadebridge Road, 
St MabynProposed fire destroyed replacement barn – Phase 1 and Phase 2.
The Parish Council support these applications.

At this point of the meeting the noise levels of the micanthus drying machine was reported and the Chairman agreed to contact Mr James Mutton in relation to this.

(PCSO Linda Thomas arrived and presented the police report – recorded under Item 1 of this meeting)

7.  Accounts / Financial Matters:  Councillors approved the cheque payments presented.
The finance report is issued as Part 2 of these minutes.

Precept for 2015/2016: The Clerk asked Councillors to consider projects and expenditure for the forthcoming year in preparation for setting the precept at the next meeting.

8.  CC LMP Foopaths:  Also discussed under Item 5 of this meeting.
The Clerk will contact Cornwall Council for a new stile kit.  
It was noted that cattle were destroying the stone hedges on the footpath below the village green.  The Chairman agreed to contact the tenant  farmer /landowner.

9.  Playing Field:  Cllr D Masters reported on recent inspections with no additional matters identified.  The fixings pins on the swings had been replaced.
Having received a quotation for the replacement of the ‘A’ frame tyre swing it was agreed to invite a representative from the Outdoor Play People to a site meeting to discuss the options to repair / replace this equipment.
Cllr M Menhenitt agreed to speak to local contractors about trimming the boundary hedges, inside and outside the field.
Cllr R Chadwick offered to carry out the inspections for the forthcoming month.

10.  Correspondence:
  • The Saints Way Schools Academy Trust – Information on proposals for a new car park.  Agreed to place this item on the agenda for the next meeting.  Also and invite to attend the 2nd Anniversary event at St Petroc’s Church, Bodmin on the 1st December 2014.
  • Police and Crime Commissioner – Notification of public event and surgeries at Hatherleigh and Launceston on 7th and 14th November 2014 (to be placed on the notice board).
  • Clerks & Councils Direct – Magazine
  • Peninsula Community Health – Annual Review 2013-2014.

11.  To Agree / Discuss:
  • Provision of a Parish Council notice board in Station Road – update:  Cllr M Menhenitt reported that the notice board was being constructed and near completion.

  • Report from Community Network Meeting, if available:  No meetings held.

  • Parish Council Vacancy (1) to advertise for the co-option of a Councillor:  The notices for 
               co-option had been displayed.  Councillors will consider applicants at the next meeting.

  • Providing a defibrillator for the parish – to agree a location / date for training:  Cllr R Clarke had obtained information from the British Heart Foundation who may provide a donation towards the purchase costs.  Councillors authorised Cllr R Clarke to obtain the necessary forms, liase with the Clerk and complete.  The landlord of the public house will be thanked for offering to house this equipment, but Councillors agreed the most suitable location would be at the Post Office / Shop.  Cllr D Masters agreed to arrange for the required electrical work to be carried out.
The Clerk will place and order for a defibrillator.  A donation box will be placed in the post office / shop should members of the public be interested in supporting the purchase / running costs.
A local resident had expressed an interest in carrying out a sponsored bike ride to raise funds.

  • Replacing / relocating the bus shelter in the village (opposite the pub):  It was agreed that the siting of a bus shelter to the opposite side of the road from the existing structure, on the pavement outside the St Mabyn Inn would be practical.  Children already waited on this side of the road to catch the school bus.  Enquiries will be made with Cornwall Council to assist with this project in providing a new shelter.
It was reported that a vehicle left behind the existing shelter had no current road fund licence and the car had a flat tyre.  Cllr R Chadwick offered to contact the vehicle owner.

12.  Parish Matters / Any other Business:  
  • Village Troughs – Councillors accepted the generous offer from a parishioner willing to re-plant flowers in the troughs.
  • Parking at The Cresent – It was noted that there were no allocated parking spaces at The Cresent and any issues relating to parking in the area was a matter for Cornwall Housing and not the Parish Council.
  • St Mabyn Inn – The subject of visitors to the public house thought to be drinking and driving the following day was noted. 

13.  Date of next Meeting:  Tuesday, 2nd December 2014.

14.  To close the Meeting:  There being no further business and no closed session required, the meeting closed at 9.44pm.


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Friends of St Mabyn Church Lecture

It would be good to see some local support at the next Friends of St Mabyn Church lecture/lunch on Friday 27 March in the Memorial Hall at 1.00pm. We will serve home-made casseroles
(with vegetarian option), puddings, wine and coffee, followed by a talk by Dr Owen Gill, entitled:
'The impact on children of having a parent in prison'.
What does Barnardo's do to support children In this situation?. In the UK approximately 200,000 children a year experience parental imprisonment. Research has shown these children often experience physical and mental health effects.They also are far more likely to experience bullying. In addition these children are significantly more likely to offend and end up in prison themselves.What should be our response to the needs of these children? For Barnardo's they are a key target group and the charity has more than a dozen projects working directly with these children.
Tickets are £12.00. Please phone to confirm your places by 25 March. 01028 841 534 or edudley@westfield0.demon.co.uk

Monday, February 09, 2015

A poem by Derek Sturch...

Under St. Mabena`s shadow
Its church tower stands above the rest
It`s said the tallest in the West.
Set within the hallowed grounds
That ancient village homes surround,
Comprised of sombre shades of grey
From grey slate roofs to window bays.
St. Mabyn Inn within its shade
On which a sunbeam rarely strays.
Cottage walls, out house and alleys
Where the sunshine rarely dallies.
And roadside dwellings are besmirched
By speeding traffics` spray and dirt.

Its school beside the church yard wall,
Its play ground, shop and village hall
Within the sound of choir and organ
Marriage, Births and people mourning.
History writ on stone and crypt
Shaded `neath this edifice.
Little changed by centuries wear
Beneath the bell tower`s sombre stare.
But sometimes midday sun strays in
To lift the grey of old St.Mabyn.

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Fiery Sky over St Mabyn

Photo by TM

St Mabyn Book Swap

St Mabyn Book Swap will be held on Saturday 28 February from 10 am to 12 noon in the Tea Room at St Mabyn Post Office and Stores.  Make a date in your diary, come along browse through the books, have a cup of coffee or tea and a friendly chat.  All are very welcome.  Hope to see you there.

For more information contact Angie Martin 01208 841511

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

St Mabyn Holiday Park Planning Application

PA15/00506

Address: St Mabyn Holiday Park St Mabyn Bodmin PL30 3BY
Proposal: Application for relaxation of Condition 3 on Decision Notice PA14/01709 for 'Relaxation of condition 3 attached to E1/78/0619/OOP dated 12 June 1978 relating to "The total number of static vans not to exceed 20 units" to allow the siting of an additional 6 static caravans', namely the condition should be relaxed with respect to one of the static caravans as shown on the attached plans to allow occupancy by a manager or other worker and their dependents of St Mabyn Holiday Park.


Planning Application

PA15/00370
Land Opposite Park View Wadebridge Road St Mabyn Bodmin Cornwall PL30 3BQ
Proposal: Proposed detached dwelling and barn conversion
Status: Pending Consideration


A glimpse of Roughtor and Brown Willy


Monday, February 02, 2015

Parish Council meeting agenda


Thursday, January 22, 2015

Details of the soldiers on the war memorial

http://www.cornwallswarhistory.co.uk/war-memorials/st-mabyn/

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

St MABYN GARDEN CLUB


Happy New Year to all gardeners and friends from St Mabyn Garden Club. 
The first meeting of 2015 is Wed 14th January when BBC Radio Cornwall celebrity gardener Nigel Pascoe will be talking about and answering questions on - greenhouse gardening . 
The venue is the village hall at 7.30.
Visitors and non members are very welcome to join members at this meeting, to “put a face to the voice on the radio”. 

Greta DF Sec  01208 841160

Monday, January 05, 2015

Snowdrop Sunday at Pencarrow

Once again Pencarrow will be holding two Snowdrop Sunday events; the first being on Sunday 8th February shared with the Wildlfe Trust and the second on Sunday 15th shared with People & Gardens.  Both events run from 10am – 4pm and for non-members of the Friends of Pencarrow normal garden admission fee applies.
Snowdrop Sunday is the first of many events taking place at Pencarrow throughout the year and an ideal opportunity to see snowdrops flowering in profusion and the gardens beginning to stir from their winter slumbers.  Potted snowdrops will be available from the Friends stall, along with a selection of marmalade, maybe a cake or two and a seasonal themed raffle. The café will also be open for light refreshments.

For information on becoming a Friend please contact: Jenni Tarring by email on jennifer.tarring@mypostoffice.co.uk or telephone 01208 841329

Monday, December 22, 2014

Whilst Shepherds watched

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

St Petrocs Christmas appeal Clothing for homeless people

There is a box in the Post Office for collecting items of clothing for homeless people.
These will be donated to St Petrocs Society in Bodmin.
Main requirements are NEW socks and NEW men's underwear
Also if people would like to donate warm hats , coats , scarves or gloves these can be secondhand.
They will be used to help to homeless people who are sleeping on the street and ex service men living rough on Bodmin Moor.

Friday, November 14, 2014

St Mabyn Parish Council meeting 7th October 2014

10/2014 Minutes of the Meeting of St Mabyn Parish Council held on Tuesday, 7th October 2014 in the Memorial Hall, St Mabyn at 7.30pm. Present: Cllrs. M Grigg (Chairman), Mrs A Martin (Vice Chairman), Mrs C Bray, D Masters, R Chadwick, A Finnamore, R Clarke, M Menhenitt.
 Also attending: Mrs J Hoskin (Parish Clerk) Two members of the public
 1.Public Session: The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting and invited the members of the public to address the Council, if they so wished. Mr & Mrs Abbott had attended to explain their reasoning behind re-submitting a planning application to build a property at Tregaddock, St Mabyn. An outline of the plans was passed to the Parish Councils planning committee, who confirmed that they could not make any recommendations until the official planning application had been received. (Mr & Mrs Abbott left the meeting) Cornwall Council – No report received. Police: No report received.
 2. Apologies for absence were received from Cllr Mrs P Lloyd, Cllr J Rowe (Cornwall Council) and PCSO Linda Thomas (Police Neighbourhood Officer).
 3. Members Declarations of Interest: None declared at this stage of the meeting.
 4. Minutes: The Minutes of the Meeting held on the 2nd September 2014, as circulated, were approved and signed by the Chairman.
 5. Matters Arising: Item 5 Public Session – It was noted that Cllr M Menhenitt did not accept the apology from Mrs H Barrett. Councilors were disappointed that Mrs Barratt had not attended a meeting and apologised in person. It was agreed the matter was now closed. Item 11 Repainting of Bus Shelter - The Chairman thanked Cllrs. M Menhenitt and D Masters for repainting the bus shelter. Item 12 Weed Spraying – The Clerk reported that the weed spraying would be carried out the following day, 8th October 2014 Item 12 Overgrown Hedges – It was agreed that more letters would be sent to landowners with hedges overhanging the public highway.
 6. Planning Applications: PA14/07713 Mr & Mrs R Fisher, Trevisquite Cottage, St Mabyn – Single storey extension. Support. PA14/07766 Mr Robert Davey, land east of 4 Longstone, St Mabyn – Construction of 2 No. detached single family dwellings within the garden of No. 4 Longstone, St Mabyn : The Councils planning committee took this application and would visit the site. Planning Decisions: There were no decisions reported.
 7. Accounts / Financial Matters: Councillors approved the cheque payments presented. The finance report is issued as Part 2 of these Minutes. Providing a defibrillator for the parish: Having researched the purchase price and operating requirements for a defibrillator, Councillors unanimously agreed that the Parish Council will buy this item for the parish, and pay the ongoing annual maintenance costs. FLEET will be asked to attend a public meeting to give instructions on the use of the equipment once a suitable location with easy access and internet connection had been agreed.
 8. CC LMP Footpaths: Work continued on trimming the public rights of way. The stile at Menkee will be repaired / replaced, as required.
 9. Playing Field: Cllr Mrs A Martin reported on recent inspections, identifying minor works required. The rubber swing seats on the ‘double swings’ was beginning to perish, and a hole had appeared in the goal net, the wooden items in general would require some attention in the future. Cllr D Masters offered to carry out the inspections for the forthcoming month. Having looked at the quotation to repair the ‘A’ frame tyre swing it was suggested that this item could be repaired rather than replaced. The Chairman reported that BT may have found an alternative route for laying a fibre optic cable, rather than having to go through the playing field land. It was noted that children were climbing on the roof of the shed. 
10. Correspondence: No correspondence reported. The correspondence file was available for inspection.
11. To Agree / Discuss: o Provision of a Parish Council notice board in Station Road. The notice board was being made. o Report from Community Network Meeting, if available . The Clerk will pass information from the Network Meeting to Cllr Mrs A Martin, once received. o Report from Treworder Solar Farm grant allocation committee. The Chairman attended the meeting in Wadebridge and reported on the application and allocation process.
 12. Parish Matters / Any other Business. o Dog Fouling . It was noted that the amount of dog fouling around the village had increased. It was agreed that a CCTV camera be installed in the lane leading from the church to the public house.
 o Proposed Car Parking for the Village. It was noted that a local resident had suggested car ports with solar panels. The Council agreed this was not feasible or necessary and would not support this suggestion.
 o Highway Matters. Cormac had marked an area of pavement outside the public house.
o Bus Shelter. Cllr D Masters asked the Council to consider the possibility of relocating / replacing the bus shelter to the opposite side of the road. Agreed to place this item on the agenda for the next meeting.
 13. Date of next Meeting: Tuesday, 4th November 2014 14. To close the Meeting: There being no further business the meeting closed at 9.30pm. Dated: 4th November 2014 Dated:

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Take Note Annual Concert 2014

Take Note formed in 2009 has after five years earned the reputation of being one of the finest vocal harmony groups in North Cornwall. With their Musical Director/Accompanist Jennifer May this group of nine friends perform locally with other choirs and musicians to raise funds for good causes and to bring the enjoyment of singing to audiences in Churches & Chapels, Village Halls & Town Halls and the occasional garden. With members coming from Tintagel, Trebarwith, Port Gaverne, St Teath, St Mabyn, St Tudy, Blisand and St Breward this group can truly encompasses represents North Cornwall. On Saturday 15 November Take Note will be hosting their Annual Concert in the Methodist Chapel, St Tudy @ 7pm. The evening will be a musical journey of songs old and new, traditional and religious and include vocal and instrumental soloists. Programme/Refreshments £5 with a warming glass of none-alcoholic mulled apple-juice on arrival. For more information please contact: Jenni Tarring (01208) 841329 or email: jennifer.tarring@mypostoffice.co.uk For concert or wedding bookings please contact: Jennifer May (01208) 880131

Sunday, November 09, 2014

We will remember them...

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Parish Council meeting agenda

ST MABYN GARDEN CLUB

The October meeting had dahlia expert Roy Knight enlightening us about the history, propagation and showing of the many varieties of these delightful plants. His beautiful array of cut dahlias brought colour to a damp Autumn evening and his Cornish humour and enthusiasm cheered us up! Our next meeting is 12th November at 7.30 in the village hall, when Penny from Cedar Croft Nursery will be talking and demonstrating on using seasonal foliage effectively. With Christmas just around the corner this promises to be both interesting and useful! Everyone welcome – our new season has just started so join our club and get value for money from your membership! Greta DF

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pencarrow Cricket Club

What a fantastic season for Pencarrow Cricket Club. The 1st team secured its third successive promotion in the Cornwall Cricket League and its midweek XI won the Newlyn East League t20 cup. There is some more good news for Pencarrow CC - it will be entering a 2nd team into the league in readiness for the 2015 cricketing calendar. This is an exciting venture for the club, which plans to use this team to introduce young players to the game as well as those individuals who'd like to play fun, relaxed cricket on a Saturday afternoon, no matter their age or ability. The ground is stunning and our ethos is team spirited. We are really keen to extend a hand out to the local community, those villages that surround the Pencarrow House Estate. We would dearly love to establish a community based club that can cater for those wishing to take part in club life, whether that's on the field playing the great game, watching from the sidelines or helping us to grow. So, if you have any interest in helping us to thrive and create a community spirited club then please do get in touch. To find out more about us or to get in touch you can visit our website http://pencarrowcricketclub.weebly.com or contact Oli (Secretary and Captain) on 07970507109.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Andrew Jago at Rock

Andrew Jago is exhibiting at Rock Village Institute from 16th October until 26th October 10.00am to 6.00pm daily

Saturday, October 11, 2014

St Mabyn Book Swap

St Mabyn  monthly Book Swap is back!    Come to the Coffee Lounge in the St Mabyn Post Office and Stores between 10 am and 12 noon on Saturday 25 October.  There will be a variety of books from thrillers to cookery for you to choose to take home with you.  Do not worry if you do not have a book to swap, you are very welcome to take any book home with you.
Look forward to seeing you and having  a friendly chat over a cup of coffee.

St Mabyn Parish Council meeting 2nd September 2014

Minutes of the Meeting of St Mabyn Parish Council held on Tuesday, 2nd September 2014 in the Memorial Hall, St Mabyn at 7.30pm.

Present:  Cllrs. M Grigg (Chairman), Mrs A Martin (Vice Chairman), Mrs P Lloyd, D Masters,
M. Menhenitt, A Finnamore.

Also attending:  Mrs J Hoskin (Parish Clerk)
        One member of the public

1.Public Session:  No matters raised.

Cornwall Council - Cllr J Rowe apologised for not being able to attend regular meetings of the Parish Council, and updated Councillors on Cornwall Council matters.  The Councils draft budget had been published on the 1st September 2014 and was available on the Cornwall Council website.  Various departments such as adult social care and children’s services were protected within the budget and Parish & Town Councils will be invited to take on additional services.  The budget was available for public consultation from the 4th September 2014 to 16th October 2014.
The Council were retaining the leisure centers for the immediate future. Repairs to the coastal storm damage were taking some of the reserved funds.  Funding for “Visit Cornwall’ would be cut and staff numbers would be reduced mainly through retirement or not replacing staff leaving Cornwall Council.
Cllr Rowe was asked if the allocated number of new homes to be built in Cornwall was necessary.

2.  Apologies for non attendance were received from Cllrs. R Chadwick, R Clark, Mrs C Bray,
PCSO Linda Thomas (Police Community Support Officer).

Resignation:  The Council accepted the written resignation from Cllr S Collop and instructed the Clerk to notify Cornwall Council.

3.  Members Declarations of Interest:  None declared at this stage of the meeting.

4.  Minutes:  The Minutes of the Meeting held on the 5th August 2014, as circulated were approved and signed by the Chairman.

5.  Matters Arising:
Item 1 – Public Session:   The Chairman, Cllr M Grigg stated that he had received an apology from
Mrs Barrett having wrongly stated that certain minutes had not been published in the notice board. 

Item 5 (13) – Public Toilets:  Cllr Mrs A Martin reported that she had been monitoring the cleanliness of the public toilets and they were being kept to an acceptable standard.   Cllr D Maters reported that he had fitted a key switch to allow the cleaner to switch on the lights during the daytime, if needed.

Item 12 -Defibrillator for Parish:  It was agreed that a representative from FLEET be invited to attend a meeting at 7.00pm prior to a Parish Council meeting.  The Clerk will arrange this.

6.  Planning Applications / Planning Matters:
PA14/07390  Mr Grahma Smith, West End Cottage, Station Road, St Mabyn –
Crown lift mature Luscombe Oak.  Support.

Planning Decisions:
PA14/03759  Mr Laurence Cooper, land opposite Park View, Wadebridge Road, St Mabyn – Construction of detached dwelling and conversion of existing barn.  Approved.

7.  Accounts / Financial Matters:  Councillors approved the cheque payments presented.  The finance report is issued as Part 2 of these Minutes.

Appointment of Auditor:  The Council agreed to enter into a contract with Mr K Abraham (South and West Internal Audit).

Providing a defibrillator for the parish – cost to purchase this equipment:   Discussed under Item 5 of this meeting.

8.  CC LMP Footpaths:   Update on trimming of paths:  Some paths had been trimmed.  Cllr D Masters will contact a local landowner to ask that they trim the path routes going across their land.

9.  Playing Field – to receive the monthly inspections report / trimming of boundary hedges.
Costs to repair / replace tyre swing equipment (currently removed off site): 
Cllr D Masters presented the monthly inspection report stating that the tyre swing had been removed from site due to health and safety.  It was agreed that the Clerk obtains costs to repair / replace this item of equipment and was authorised to liaise with the Chairman to have repair work completed if costs were within the agreed budget for this work.
A seat requiring some repairs will be placed in the shed.
Cllr D Masters will obtain new shackle fittings for the swings.  Cllr D Masters also agreed to speak to another adjacent landowner depositing hedge cuttings onto playing field land.
Costs to replace some of the wooden fence posts on the lower entrance were agreed.
British Telecom had contacted the Chairman with a proposal to install a fibre optic cable through the playing field to extend and improve the internet coverage in the village.  Councillors were happy for this work to go ahead, stating that the field would be closed on the days when work was being carried out.
Councillors agreed to defer the purchasing of new bins and a seat. It was suggested that the Council considers any plans for the future with the possibility of providing additional equipment to encourage adult fitness, additional picnic tables and a covered area for seating.

10.  Correspondence:
Treworder Solar Farm Community Grant Committee – It was agreed that the Clerk, Cllr M Grigg and Cllr M Menhenitt be nominated to attend meetings of the committee, if available.
Litter around the parish:  An email from a local residents expressed their concerns about the amount of litter particularly along the road from the village to the A390 at St Kew Highway.  Councillors were asked to look at this when driving along this road.
Cornwall Council – Cornwall Local Plan Strategic Policies – public consultation 4th September 2014 to 16th October.  This information will be placed in the notice board.
11.  To Agree / Discuss:
Provision of a Parish Council notice board in Station Road – update:  Matter ongoing, the contractor appointed to provide the board had started the work.
Report from Community Network Meeting – The next meeting was being held on the
2nd October 2014 (AGM)
Report from Treworder Solar Farm grant allocation committee, if available:  Discussed under Item 10 of this meeting.
Public Toilets – cleaning / maintenance work:  Reported under Item 5 of this meeting.
Repainting of Parish Notice Boards / Bus Shelter:  Cllr M Menhenitt had obtained the paint for this work.
The Planning Inspectorate:  Notification on further amendment to the order granting development consent for the A30 Temple to Higher Carblake road improvement.

12.  Parish Matters / Any other Business:
Weed Spraying:  The grass cutting contractor will be asked to spray the weeds behind the bus shelter in the village.
Overgrown Hedges: It was agreed that letters be sent to some residents of Watergate Lane reminding them of their responsibility to trim boundary hedges adjacent to the public highway.
Street Light:  Three street lights on the approach to the village, near Eastleigh Cottage were overgrown by trees.  Cornwall Council will be notified.
Dog Fouling: The dog fouling around the village will be monitored although it was generally felt this had improved.

13.  Date of next Meeting:  Tuesday, 7th October 2014.

14.  To close the Meeting to the public.  There being no further business the meeting closed at 9.30pm, followed by a closed session when the Clerk updated the Council on matters relating to the CC Legal Department and the ICO.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Cruel and Curious Sea

Following the success of the first event last year The Cruel & Curious Sea exhibition returned to Stowe Barton in North Cornwall for one more show with local artists Daniel Scott, Robbie Jones, Nicole Heidaripour and Jago once again taking part.





Thursday, September 04, 2014

St Mabyn Parish Council meeting 5th August 2014

Minutes of the Meeting of St Mabyn Parish Council held on Tuesday, 5th August 2014 in the Memorial Hall, St Mabyn at 7.30pm.

Present:  Cllrs. M Grigg (Chairman), Mrs A Martin (Vice Chairman), A Finnamore, R Clark, M Menhenitt, D Masters.

Also attending:  Mrs J Hoskin (Parish Clerk)
        PCSO Linda Thomas (Police Community Support Officer)
                              One Member of the Public

1.Public Session:  The Chairman asked the member of the public is there were any matters she wished to raise.  Mrs H Barrett questioned why the May 2014 minutes were not published.  It was confirmed that these had been placed on the notice board and were sent to the website.
At this point of the meeting the Chairman confirmed that the agenda’s would not be published on the St Mabyn website. 
Mrs Barrett then questioned the legal costs paid by the Parish Council over the past year and was reminded that she should direct any questions to the Cornwall Council Legal Department. Councillors agreed not to discuss these matters with her.
Mrs Barrett also commented on the sewage issues at the Mebena Lea development.

Cornwall Council:  No report received.

Police:  PCSO Linda Thomas confirmed there had been no reported crimes for June 2014 within the parish.  A venue was being sought for the police surgeries and it was anticipated that the surgeries would be held at 6.45pm prior to the monthly Parish Council meetings. Discussions were being held to update the Neighbourhood Watch and set up a Horse Watch scheme.  A closed Farm Watch had been started in Cardinham parish. 
PCSO Thomas offered to assist the Parish Council with any individual issues, or legal instructions, if required.

2.  Apologies for non attendance were received from Cllrs. S Collop, R Chadwick, Mrs P Lloyd.

3.  Members Declarations of Interest:  None declared at this stage of the meeting.

4.  Minutes:  The Minutes of the Meeting held on the 1st July 2014, as circulated, were confirmed and signed by the Chairman.

5.  Matters Arising:
Item 13 Public Toilets – Cllrs. Mrs C Bray and Mrs A Martin reported that they had met with the cleaning contractor and she wished to continue with the work.  Arrangements had been made for the cleaner to purchase cleaning materials and consumables and be reimbursed upon the evidence of receipts.
It had also confirmed that the toilets would be monitored throughout the day when large events were being held in the village.
It was agreed that the lighting be amended to over-ride the daylight sensor and the hinges on the doors be maintained.  Cllr M Menhenitt offered to re-paint the inside of the building, when available along with the bus shelter.  Cllr D Masters offered to assist with the above work.

6.  Planning Applications / Planning Matters:
PA14/06079  Mr P Bate, Pitt Farm, St Mabyn – New dwelling (amendments to planning permission previously granted PA12/02377 – alteration in design and layout).
Cllr Mrs C Bray reported that the Committee had looked at the details of this application.
Support

Planning Decisions:  No decisions reported.

7.  Accounts / Financial Matters:  Coucillors approved the cheque payments presented.  The finance report is issued as Part 2 of these Minutes.

8.  CC LMP Footpaths:  update on trimming of paths / contractor:  Councillors agreed an hourly rate and instructed Mr Bray to carry out this work once up to date public liability insurance had been obtained..  Cllr Mrs C Bray and D Masters will liaise as to the priority in which the paths should be trimmed. Cllr Mrs C Bray declared an interest.

9.  Playing Field:  Cllr A Finnamore presented the recent inspection reports. It was agreed that costs be obtained to replace the seat and rubbish bins.  Cllr D Masters will carry out inspections for the next month.
Cllr D Masters offered to inspect the electricity supply in the shed.
Thanks were expressed to Cllrs. M Menhenitt and R Chadwick for removing the fly tipped grass and garden waste inside the boundary hedge.
Cllrs M Grigg and M Menhenitt agreed to look at the post and wire fence on the boundary hedge in Station Road and replace any rotten posts, if needed.
BT Openreach had contacted the Chairman requesting permission to install a fibre optic broadband cable through the playing field which would allow an improved internet facility to be available to residents throughout the village.  This cable will be placed close the boundary hedge and the field will be closed once a date for this work had been confirmed.  Councillors unanimously agreed to support this request.

10.  Correspondence urgent for this meeting: 
Cornwall Council – Review of Polling Districts:  Agreed to retain the polling station for ST Mabyn in the Village Hall.
Cornwall Council – Notification of forthcoming changes to new charges for certain types of waste at recycling centres. 
Cornwall Council – Information Bulletins July 2014 including new waste charges and commemoration of the start of the First World War events, the Community Chest grants, the Welfare Reform and the Community Toolkit Trailer.
St Breward War Memorial Hall – Information on the proposals for a ‘Drop In’ facility for the provision of internet access and services for the residents of St Breward and adjoining parishes.
NHS Peninsula Community News – Spring 2014 magazine.
Information Commissioners Office:  The Clerk reported on recent correspondence with the ICO.

11.  To Agree / Discuss:
Provision of Notice Board in Station Road – update:  Cllr M Menhneitt offered to contact the contractor appointed to carry out this work.

12.  Parish Matters / Any other Business: 
Defibrillator for Parish:  Cllr Mrs C Bray suggested the Council looks at the cost of providing a defibrillator for the parish, something now being provided in many rural communities.  It was agreed that the Clerk obtains further information and places this item on the agenda for the next meeting.
Mabena Lea:  It was reported that the sewage treatment plant was being emptied on a regular basis, often every 2 days.
Village Green / Junior Goal Posts:  It was agreed to leave the junior goal posts on the village green having received confirmation from the Headteacher that the school wished to use them in this location.

13.  Date of next Meeting:  Tuesday, 2nd September 2014

14.  To close the Meeting:  There being no further business the meeting closed at 9.35pm.  A closed session was not required.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Congratulations Tom and Clare









Monday, August 18, 2014

Peter Chippindale

Author and journalist Peter Chippindale  has died.... obituary

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

GogMAgog performance on the green








Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Myth of Mabena

On Saturday 16th August at 4.00 pm in the Gogmagog arena on The Green, the children of St Mabyn School will perform The Myth of Mabena. There will also be Cornish story telling,music and other entertainment. Free admission.

Come and watch their performance, bring a picnic to eat on The Green and then watch GOGMAGOG, exciting, professional, outdoor theatre, suitable for all ages.

Bar and food available.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Gogmagog workshop

Free GogMAgog singing workshop at the village hall 10.00am today  10th August. Complimentary tickets available for the GogMAgog show for participants.

Join us for a free singing workshop in St Mabyn Cornwall ahead of our new theatre show of intergalactic proportions, which we're performing on the green at St Mabyn on 16th August

Learn the songs from the show and join in the dance to make your theatrical experience all the more exciting….

Friday, August 08, 2014

ST MABYN PARISH COUNCIL minutes for July 2014

ST MABYN PARISH COUNCIL                                 07/2014
Minutes of the Meeting of St Mabyn Parish Council held on Tuesday, 1st July 2014 in the Memorial Hall, St Mabyn at 7.30pm.

Present:  Cllrs. M Grigg (Chairman), Mrs A Martin (Vice Chairman), Mrs C Bray, A Finnamore, D Masters, M Menhenitt, R Chadwick.

Also attending:  Mrs J Hoskin (Parish Clerk) PCSO Linda Thomas (Police Neighbourhood Officer)

1.Public Session:  There were no members of the public present.

Police:  PCSO Linda Thomas presented crime figures for March – June 2014, with two crimes in March, one in April, one in May and none in June. The theft from the church and an attempted burglary from a dwelling under renovation both remained undetected. The Neighbourhood Watch was being restarted and the police monthly surgeries dates were to be changed. PCSO was awaiting final confirmation that the surgeries would either be held in the coffee shop at the Post Office on the first Tuesday of each month between 4pm and 5pm, or in the Hall on the same day but half an hour before the start of the monthly Parish Council meetings.
Parking continued to be a problem around the school and pub areas of the village and consideration could be given to introducing yellow lines.  It was also noted that additional 30mph ‘repeater’ signs were needed for Station Road to remind drivers of the speed limit.

Cornwall Council:  No report received.

2.  Apologies for non attendance were received from Cllrs. R Clark, S Collop, Mrs P Lloyd.

3.  Members Declaration of Interest:  Cllr M Menhneitt declared an interest on Agenda Item 6 – Planning Application PA14/03759.

4.  Minutes:  The Minutes of the Meeting held on the 3rd June 2014, as circulated, were confirmed and signed by Cllr A FInnamore who chaired the last meeting.

5.  Matters Arising:
Item 5 (14) Hall Committee Meeting – Cllr D Masters reported on the structure of the Hall Committee and agreed to pass on meeting dates to Cllr M Grigg.

Item 13 Mabena Lea (Midas Homes / Linden development):  Cllr M Menhenitt reported that he had spoken to the Environment Agency who were monitoring the drains for substance and smells. Work was in progress to make alterations to the sewage treatment plant.

6.  Planning Applications / Planning Matters:
PA14/03759  Mr Laurence Cooper, land opposite Park View, Wadebridge Road, St Mabyn –
Construction of detached dwelling and conversion of existing barn. 
The Parish Council support this application providing off road parking for two vehicles is guaranteed to be in the adapted barn. Cllr M Menhenitt declared an interest and abstained.

Planning Decisions:  No decisions reported.

7.  Accounts / Financial Matters:  Councillors approved the cheque payments presented.  The finance report is issued as Part 2 of these minutes.

8.  CC Local Maintenance Project – Footpaths:  It was reported that David Barnes had declined the trimming contract owing to alternative work commitments.  Cllr Mrs C Bray offered to seek another contractor for this work.
The Clerk had received a report of overgrown paths and these were identified as 544/8/1 and 544/8/2. It was noted that path 544/8/4 was obstructed by barbed wire and some paths required new waymarker signs.
Cllrs. Mrs A Martin and Mrs C Bray offered to walk some of the paths.
It was suggested that the ‘beating of the bounds’ as organised in the past, be considered for the future.

9.   Playing Field:   Cllr A Finnamore reported on recent inspections, identifying that the wood surround to the bin and the wooden seat were rotten.  The Clerk will obtain costs to replace these items.
The tyre surface material required ‘topping up’.  It was agreed to discuss the work required to trim both the inside and outside boundary hedges at the next meeting, and appoint a contractor to carry out this work.  Cllr A Finnamore agreed to continue with the inspections for another month.
The Clerk had received an email from a resident whose property backed on to the playing field
stating that grass cuttings were being placed against her boundary hedge and garage.   Cllrs R Clarke and M Menhneitt had looked into this matter and were of the opinion that the contractor did not deposit grass cutting ‘on site’ but some cuttings and branches actually belonged to the property in question.
It was agreed that the rubble adjacent to the shed be removed and Cllrs.M Grigg, M Menhneitt and
R Chadwick offered to organise this.

A request had been made for the Parish Council to remove the junior goal posts from the village green.

10.  Clerk’s Report:  Nothing to report.

11.  Correspondence:
Cornwall Council – Councillors Code of Conduct training events – dates available.
Local Council Advisory Service – Newsletter July 2014
Treworder Solar Farm Community Fund – Information on the Community and how to apply.

12.  To Agree / Discuss:
Cornwall Council Community Network Meeting, if available:   The Clerk and Cllr Mrs A Martin reported that the Community Networks were being re-established.
Provision of Parish Council Notice Board in Station Road: Councillors approved the cost of a new notice board being approximately £ 300.00 and authorised Cllr M Menhenitt to arrange for this to be made.
Update on the provision of a car park for school etc, if available:  The Clerk had received an email for the Headteacher of St Mabyn School stating that the Academy was investigating plans for parking and the temporary structure for the pre-school children but funding was limited so grants would be required to assist these projects.
Neighbourhood Plan / Development Boundaries – to consider the aspects of these documents:
The question was asked as to whether or not a development order could be adopted without having to complete a full plan.  The Clerk will seek clarification.  The Cornwall Core Strategy document would protect communities from some forms of development in rural areas.

13.  Parish Matters / Any other business:
St Mabyn Memorial Hall – Cllr Mrs P Lloyd was unable to attend this meeting but had emailed the Clerk to raise the topic of a questionnaire asking people about the future of the Hall.  It was noted this was a public consultation exercise by the Hall Committee to gauge public feelings.
Highway Matters:  Some road drains were being cleaned and vegetation trimmed.
Public Toilets:  Cllrs Mrs C Bray and Mrs A Martin offered to meet with the cleaner of the public toilets to discuss the work being done, the contract and the provision of consumables.
Dog Bins:  Councillors will monitor the emptying of the dog bins having received a report that the bin by the war memorial was full. 

14.  Date of next Meeting:  Tuesday, 5th August 2014.  It was agreed that a short meeting be held in   
       August, with a limited agenda.

15.  To close the Meeting to the public.  There being no further business the meeting closed at 9.45pm.
No closed session required.


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