St Mabyn Village News

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

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.


Monday, August 04, 2014

Dog with No Name at Haywood Farm

A great afternoon at Haywood Farm Sunday Cider Social
Lots more photos on my Flickr page for those who don't see Facebook.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

GogMAgog singing workshop



Free GogMAgog singing workshop at Haywood Cider Farm 6.00pm This Friday 1st 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….

If you have any questions, get in touch with bec@goldentree.org.uk

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Minutes of the Meeting of St Mabyn Parish Council 3rd June 2014

Minutes of the Meeting of St Mabyn Parish Council held on Tuesday, 3rd June 2014 in the Memorial Hall, St Mabyn at 8.00pm
Present:  Cllrs. A Finnamore, Mrs P Lloyd, S Collop, D Masters, M Menhenitt, R Chadwick, R Clark,
Mrs C Bray.

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

In the absence of the Chairman and Vice Chairman the Councilors nominated Cllr A Finnamore to be chairman and conduct the business for this meeting.

1.Public Session:  The Chairman invited the member of the public to address the Council if they so wished.  No matters reported.

2.  Apologies for non attendance were received from Cllrs. M Grigg (Chairman), Mrs A Martin (Vice Chairman).

3.  Members Declarations of Interest:  Cllr M Menhenitt declared an interest on Agenda Item 7.

4.  Minutes:  The Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on the 6th May 2013, as circulated, were confirmed and signed by the Chairman.

It was noted that Cllr Mrs P Lloyd had written a report for the parish magazine although this had not been recorded in the minutes.

5.  Matters Arising:
Item 7 (12c)  Overgrown Hedge:  Cllr D Masters reported that the hedge would be trimmed in the Autumn of 2014.

Item 14 Parish Matters – Hall Committee Meeting:  Cllr M Grigg was unable to attend the Hall Committee Meeting.  Cllr Mrs C Bray offered to attend if Cllr Grigg was unavailable to do so.

6.  Planning Applications / Planning Matters:  There were no applications presented for consideration at this meeting and no decisions reported.

7.  Accounts / Financial Matters:  Councillors approved the cheque payments presented.  The finance report is issued as Part 2 of these minutes.
Cllr M Menhenitt declared an interest and abstained for this Item.

Audit of Accounts 2013/2014 (year ended 31st March 2014):  The Clerk presented Councillors with a copy of the year end accounts and the auditors report.  These were approved by the Council and the Annual Audit Return form completed.
It was agreed that a copy of the accounts be posted on the Parish Council notice board once they had been ‘signed off’ by the appointed Auditors (Grant Thornton).

8.  CC LMP Footpaths – to report email received about the condition of the paths: 
The Clerk read an email concerning the paths from Helland – St Mabyn, via Longstone where the paths were reported to be overgrown and in one area, ploughed up and planted with crops.
The Clerk had acknowledged this email and notified the writer that the paths were being trimmed in late June / early July.

It was noted that dog feaces was continually being left on the path from the School to the St Mabyn Inn.  Children at the school were making posters to publicise the law to clean up after your dog.
The Council agreed to offer a reward of £100.00 to anyone providing information that leads to the owners being prosecuted for allowing their dog to foul the public areas around the village.

9.  Playing Field –monthly inspection reports / grass cutting:
Cllr R Clark presented the recent inspection reports.  The debris inside the gate could easily be removed.
The wooden casing around the rubbish bin was gradually being demolished.  Cllr S Collop agreed to look at the damage to the metal post.
It was agreed that the timber dumped behind the shed be removed.
A resident adjacent to the playing field continued to dump grass cuttings and garden rubbish into the  
playing field.  Letters had previously been sent to this person and Cllr Mrs C Bray had also visited the property.  This was fly tipping and it was agreed that should this continue the Parish Council will instruct the Police and Solicitor to act on their behalf.  The Council agreed to monitor the situation for the next month. 
The timber equipment needed treating to retain a good appearance and regular maintenance.  Councillors agreed to have a working party to address this matter.
It was noted that the trees inside the boundary hedges required trimming.
Cllr A Finnamore agreed to carry out the inspections for the forthcoming month.

10.  Clerks Report:  The Clerk had little to report but reminded Councilors of the CALC training programme and asked Councillors to contact her should they wish to attend any of these events.

11.  Correspondence:  No correspondence reported.

12.  To Agree / Discuss:
Cornwall Council Community Network Meeting, if available:  No report received.

Provision of a Parish Council Notice Board in Station Road:  It was agreed to leave the existing board outside the Memorial Hall and purchase a new board for Station Road with a budget of
£ 300.00 being agreed for this. Cllr M Menhenitt was authorised to organise this work.
Cllr M Menhenitt was thanked for refurbishing the notice board outside the hall.  It was reported that notices were being pinned to the outside of this notice board and any such notices will be removed. 

Update on the proposals for a car park for the school etc:  The Clerk will contact the Headteacher at the school for an update on this matter, noting that the public footpaths could be affected.

Neighbourhood Plan – to consider  the aspects of a plan:  Cllr S Collop reported that he had received emails from a local resident highlighting his support for solar panels. The question was raised as to the creation of a development boundary without a full neighbourhood plan.

(Cllr Mrs P Lloyd left the meeting at 9.45pm)

To consider publishing the agenda on the parish website:  Having received a comment that the agenda was not being published on the parish website, Councillors confirmed that this had never been considered or agreed.  It was decided to retain the current procedures for the publication of meetings by placing the agenda on the parish notice boards.  The agenda will not be put onto the website.

13.  Parish Matters / Any other business:
Mabena Lea (Midas Homes / Linden development):  The problems with the sewage treatment plant first identified last year had not been resolved.  Sewage continued to run into the stream and the open road drains.  Letters will be sent to Cornwall Council Environmental Health and Building Regulations, the Environment Agency and South West Water.

Overgrown Hedges:   The landowner of the property ‘Tregenza’ , Station Road will be reminded of their responsibility to trim the roadside hedge.  The hedge between the entrance to Watergate Lane and Kelly Park also required trimming.

Pothole:  A pothole outside Glebe Cottage will be reported to Cormac Solutions.

14.  Date of next Meeting:  Tuesday, 1st July 2014.  Councillors agreed that this meeting, and all future meetings begin at 7.30pm.  Cllr R Clark presented his apologies for this meeting.

15.  To close the Meeting to the public.  Closed session if required:  There being no further business the Chairman closed this meeting at 9.05pm and asked Councillors to remain for a closed session.
Minutes separately recorded.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Photographs of Tredethy House 1880


On eBay now photographs of Tredethy House, St Mabyn, Cornwall - Eleven Large C.1880 albumen photographs.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

St Mabyn Parish Council Annual General Meeting 6th May 2014

Minutes of the St Mabyn Parish Council Annual General Meeting held on Tuesday, 6th May 2014 in the Memorial Hall, St Mabyn at 7.30pm.


Present:  Cllrs. A Finnamore, M Grigg, Mrs A Martin, Mrs P Lloyd, Mrs C Bray, D Masters, S Collop, M Menhneitt, R Clark.

Also attending:   Mrs J Hoskin (Parish Clerk) Two members of the public (to include resident Mrs Helen Barratt)

1.Public Session:  Cllr A FInnamore invited the members of the public to address the Council if they so wished.
It was reported that the Council had received no further news about the monitoring of traffic speed along Station Road.  Mrs Barrett, on behalf of the Memorial Hall Committee, supported the suggestion by the Police Neighbourhood Officer to use the Hall as a venue to meet with members of the public, and stated that the Hall would be available without charge. Mrs Barrett would discuss this with the Hall Committee at the next meeting.  Cllr A Finnamore reported that nothing further had transpired from the comments made by PCSO Linda Thomas since she last attended a Parish Council meeting, but this matter along with other issues would be pursued.

As a representative of the Hall Committee Mrs Barrett was asked to ensure that copies of the Committees minutes and agenda be sent to Cllr M Grigg, or via the Parish Clerk.

Mrs Barrett asked why the agenda was not published on the parish website.  The agendas had not been put onto the website and this was a matter for the Council to consider.

Cornwall Council:  No report received.
Police:  No report received.

2.  Apologies for non attendance were received from Cllr. R Chadwick.

3.  Election of Chairman and Vice Chairman for the forthcoming year:
Cllr A Finnamore thanked the Council for their support as Chairman over the past years and stated that he didi not wish to be nominated for the position for 2014/2015.Cllrs D Masters and M Grigg, on behalf of the Council, thanked Cllr Finnamore for his work and commitment to the position of Chairman.

Chairman – It was proposed by Cllr A FInnamore and seconded by Cllr Mrs A Martin that Cllr M Grigg be elected as Chairman.  There were no other nominations, all were in favour.  Cllr M Grigg accepted the position.

                            (The members of the public left the meeting)

Vice Chairman – It was proposed by Cllr A Finnamore and seconded by Cllr M Grigg that Cllr Mrs A Martin be elected as Vice Chairman.  There were no other nominations.  All were in favour.  Cllr Mrs A Martin accepted the position.

4.  Election of Committees for the forthcoming year – Planning / Staffing Committee:
It was agreed that the following Councillors be elected onto the Planning and Staffing Committees.
Planning – Cllrs Mrs C Bray, M Grigg, Mrs A Martin, D Masters, S Collop.
Staffing – Chairman and Vice Chairman, S Collop, A Finnamore (Cllr R Clark to stand in if required).

5.  Members Declaration of Interest:  None declared at this stage of the Meeting.

6.  Minutes:  The Minutes of the Meeting held on the 1st April 2014, as circulated, were confirmed and signed by the Chairman.
The Clerk was asked to forward the approved minutes to the St Mabyn website within 5 days of the meeting.

7. Matters Arising:
Item 6 – Planning Applications PA14/01709: Cllr Mrs C Bray reported that the planning committee had dealt with this matter –  application to relax Condition 3 to allow extra static caravans.

Item 12a) Longstone Crossroads:  Cllr Mrs A Martin suggested that a delegation of the Parish Council meet with Cllr J Rowe (Cornwall Council) if necessary to pursue this matter. 

Item 12c) Overgrown Hedge:  Cllr D Masters had identified the landowner of the overgrown hedge in Station Road.

8.   Planning Applications / Planning Matters:  There were no applications presented for consideration at this meeting and no decisions reported.
Planning Matter PA14/01709 reported under Item 7 of this meeting.

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

Audit of Accounts for 2014/2015:  The Clerk notified the Council that the audit was being completed on the 9th May 2014.

10.  CC LMP Footpaths:  It was agreed that contractor David Barnes be asked to trim the paths starting late June / early July 2014 depending on the growing season.

11.  Playing Field – Annual ROSPA Inspection Report / monthly inspection report:
Cllr R Chadwick, unable to attend this meeting, had passed on a verbal report that noted the dumping of builders sand / rubble in the top corner of the field.  Cllr M Menhenitt and R Clark offered to look at this.  Cllr R Clark offered to complete the inspections for the forthcoming month.
It was noted that in the current growing conditions the grass cuttings needed to be removed from the field. It was agreed that the grass be monitored by the Councillor carrying out the inspections who will advise the Clerk to inform the contractor if and when the grass is to be removed. Contents of the ROSPA report were noted.

12.  Correspondence:
Cormac – The Clerk had received an email from Cormac asking for clarification of the owner of the property or driver of the white van parking on the verge at Greenwix.
Middle Treworder Solar Farm – Inviting the Parish Council to elect a representative on to the panel to decide on the allocation of funds from the solar farm (Egloshayle parish).  The Clerk and Cllr Mrs A Martin will attend meetings.

13.  To Agree / Discuss:
Cornwall Council Community Network Meeting.  No meetings to report.  Cllrs Mrs P Lloyd and
R Clark agreed to attend the next meeting along with the Clerk and Cllr A Martin, if available.

Provision of Parish Council notice board in Station Road:  The Clerk had received confirmation from Cornwall Council (Cormac) that they have no objections to the installation of a new notice board.  Cllr D Masters offered to check for any underground cables before installation.  It was agreed that the parish notice board outside the Memorial Hall be relocated to the new position in Station Road.  Cllr S Collop offered to re-varnish the board and Cllr M Menhenitt will arrange for it to be moved.

14.  Parish Matters / Any other Business:
Hall Committee Meeting – It was noted that the next Hall Committee meeting was being held on the 29th May 2014.  Also discussed under Item 1 of this meeting.
Dog Fouling – Dog fouling continued with the area at school lane being particularly bad.  Cllr S Collop reported a problem with dogs being allowed to run off the public footpath near his home and onto his land.
Neighbourhood Plan – Item to be placed on the agenda for the next meeting.
Provision of a car park – Item to be placed on the agenda for the next meeting .  Cllr M Grigg to update the Council on any further progress with this matter.

15.  Date of next Meeting:  Tuesday, 3rd June 2014 It was agreed that this meeting would start at 8.00pm.

16.  To close the Meeting:  There being no further business the meeting closed at 9.05pm.  Councillors were asked to remain for a closed session.

17.  Closed Session :  Staffing Committee to report on Clerks Annual Appraisal – The Chairman reported on the Clerks appraisal and discussions held.  A copy of the appraisal was circulated amongst Councillors.  It was agreed that an Item “Clerks Report’ be placed on the agenda to allow the Clerk to report on any issues / matters / training / meetings attended etc.

The meeting closed at 9.15pm.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

info required on tractor

Can anyone help Natalie and Matt? A tractor with a flat trailer carrying a huge slab of slate has just reversed into their wall, smashing the wall and gate with a Big Bang - sped off very quickly as knew he had hit the wall. It was a blue tractor with possibly a yellow trailer, and the number plate could have been MK11 BYH . Any information would be very much appreciated.

The Jaguars appearing in St Mabyn!

The Jaguars will be appearing in the village hall on July 5th with a guest appearance by the legendary Mitt Gamon and Sean Farmer. Tickets £5 available from the shop or St Mabyn Inn. History of The Jaguars

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Robbie Jones woodcuts


Check out Robbie Jones fabulous woodcuts here…
http://robbiewjoneswoodcuts.bigcartel.com/

Friday, June 06, 2014

June 2014 Parish Council agenda

The last item of number 12 would seem like a good idea!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Stinking drains again!

Seems like raw sewage from linden Homes is again flowing down Station Road's drains!

Monday, May 12, 2014

PARISH COUNCIL Minutes April 2014

Minutes of the Meeting of St Mabyn Parish Council held on Tuesday, 1st April 2014 in the Memorial Hall, St Mabyn at 7.45pm following the 2014 Annual Parish Meeting.

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

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

1.Public Session:  No matters raised.
Police:  No report received.  The Chairman reported a recent theft from the church when a picture and truncheon were stolen.
Cornwall Council:  No report received.

2.  Apologies for non attendance were received from Cllrs. S Collop, M Menhenitt.

3.  Members Declarations of Interest:  Cllr Mrs P Lloyd declared an interest on Agenda Item 6 –
PA14/01709.

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

5.  Matters Arising: 
Item 12 – Hedge Damage:  It was noted that the hedge was to be repaired.
Item 12 – Street Light:  Cllr D Masters reported that the St Mabyn Inn made no charge for the electricity costs for the street light up to the present time.  This will be reviewed once the refurbishments and rewiring works at the Inn had been completed.

6.  Planning Applications / Planning Matters:
PA14/01709  Mrs P Lloyd, St Mabyn Holiday Park, St Mabyn –
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:
Cllr Mrs P Lloyd declared an interest and withdrew from the meeting for this item.
Cllr Mrs C Bray had tried to obtain clarification from the planning officer, and awaited a response.
The Council agreed to give the Parish Council Planning Committee delegated powers to make a decision once issues had been clarified.

PA14/01494  Mr & Mrs Steele, The Linhay, St Mabyn –
Rear in-fill to extensions to living and bedroom areas and replacement of failing timber windows to aluminium – Support.

Planning Decisions:
PA13/11697  Mr & Mrs Kellow, Treveglos, St Mabyn – Extension to dry cow loose housing within yard at Treveglos Farm -  Approved.

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

Audit of Accounts 2013/2014:   The Council agreed that Mr Abraham be appointed to carry out the audit of accounts for the year ended 31st March 2014.

8.  CC LMP Footpaths:  Nothing to report.

9.  Playing Field – Inspection Reports / work required:   It was agreed that the Chairman will decide when the grass needs picking up and inform the Clerk to instruct the contractor.
Cllr S Collop had carried out the inspections for the past month but had been unable to attend the meeting to give a report.  Cllr R Chadwick offered to complete the inspections for the forthcoming month.

10.  Correspondence:
Cornwall Council – Notification of the consultation for the Cornwall Local Plan Strategic Policies
Request for Minutes – A local resident had requested a copy of the approved minutes for the past few months.  The parishioner having been dealt with by the Cornwall Council Legal Department in the past had been instructed to correspond through the solicitor.
Signpost Magazine – Spring 2014
Clerk & Councils Direct Magazine – March 2014-05-01
Cornwall Council – Information on the grant funding available from Western Power to help make community buildings more energy efficient.
The Planning Inspectorate – Notification of amendments to the plans for the A30 Temple to Higher Carblake dualling improvement.

11.  To Agree / Discuss:
Cornwall Council Community Network Meeting, if available:  The Clerk and Cllr Mrs A Martin had been unable to attend the last meeting.
Provision of Parish Council Notice Board – The Clerk reported that Cormac were looking at the site and would report back.

12.  Parish Matters:
a)  Longstone Crossroads:  Cllr Mrs P Lloyd reported on the risks and dangerous junction at Longstone along the B3266.  The Chairman stated that the Parish Council had raised this matter with Cornwall Council on numerous occasion in the past and advisory speed signs were erected along with the areas at the approach to the junction covered  with a red colour surface material.  It was agreed to once again raise this matter with Cornwall Council via Cllr J Rowe (Cornwall Councillor).

b)  Satellite Navigation Systems:  It was noted that an ambulance collecting a patient from the village had been guided by a Sat Nav. system who took the least direct route out of the village when reaching the A39.  This caused additional time for the vehicle journey and further distress to the patient.

c)  Overgrown Hedges:   The Clerk had received a report of an overgrown boundary hedge at a property in Station Road travelling out of the village.  Cllr D Masters agreed to address this matter.



13.  Date of next Meeting:  Tuesday, 6th May 2014 (AGM). 
The Chairman, Cllr A Finnamore, reported that he was standing down from the Chairman’s position at this meeting and thanked fellow councillors for their support over the past 2 years.

14.  To close the Meeting:  There being no further business the meeting closed at 8.20pm.

15.  Closed Session:  The Clerk left the meeting and Councillors remained to discuss the Clerks Annual Review and Appraisal.



Sunday, May 11, 2014

Coffee morning

St Mabyn Village Hall
Coffee a.m
16th May   10.30 – 11. 30 

Last coffee a.m people came in wondering if they could buy  
marmalade and some fresh veg!   
Chutney was on the table – but not for long!

This Friday’s  Bring & Buy would 
welcome and appreciate  also, 
donations of  homemade goodies 
and  home grown produce.

£1 p.p tea/coffee/biscuits and a very warm welcome to all, especially friends, family and visitors.


Enquiries to 01208 841342

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Kristian Godfrey is in the news

 Kristian Godfrey, the proprietor of St Kew Highway Garage and resident of St Mabyn features in the Cornish Guardian today


Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Garden Club outing



DO COME AND JOIN US FOR A LEISURELY DAY OUT!
NON MEMBERS AND VISITORS ARE VERY WELCOME TO HELP FILL St MABYN GARDEN CLUB COACH TO
Marwood Hill Gardens near Barnstaple. Wed 21st May 2014
A 20 acre private garden with a wide variety of shrub and tree planting and a large bog garden.
Azaleas, rhodys and wisterias will be some of the highlights when we visit and the award winning Victorian style tea room will be open for coffee, teas, lunches and snacks.  
There will be plant sales too!!
Timings - 9.30 leave - from St Mabyn bus shelter.
Leave Marwood at 3.45 – 4pm. Cost £15 (travel and entry).

Only a few seats remain, so to book your place please ring Greta on 01208 841160

Monday, May 05, 2014

Agenda for May's Parish Council Meeting


Monday, April 28, 2014

Coffee morning plus bring and buy sale


Saturday, April 19, 2014

ST MABYN PEACE MEMORIAL HALL TRUST AGM

ST MABYN PEACE MEMORIAL HALL TRUST
Registered Charity No. 300623
Annual General Meeting
Thursday 24th April, 2014 at 7pm

AGENDA

Apologies for absence
Minutes of the last Meeting held on 11th April, 2013
Trustees Report
Treasurer’s Report
Election of four Members
Election of Representative members
Change to Constitution
Any other Business notified to the Secretary
Date of the next AGM

Friday, April 11, 2014

Pencarrow Cricketers at home

Pencarrow Cricketers at home - shaping things to come


Over 80 years ago a local sports journalist who went by the initials L.G.H wrote a newspaper article for a feature called he "Ambling around and about". On this day he described his journey to watch a competitive cricket match at Pencarrow Cricket Club. It's amazing how little this image has changed

"Well, let's look at the fixture list, and pick out a competitive match, for like most sports, cricket is made more interesting when points count. This looks like a good one - Pencarrow v. St Blazey, and we head towards Wadebridge. Down Dunmere Hill, over the bridge, let's go fishing instead. It sure looks inviting, cool water trickling over rocky bottoms, winding through meadow, disappearing in the greenness of the woods. We'll go fishing one of these days.

Up the hill, past the few houses of Washaway - where did that name come from - and swing right at the farm. Say, but listen, you are blinded by the glare of the highway, with the strain of traffic driving. Turn right at the farm some day, drive down this shadowy lane, but drive slowly. Open the windows and let the cool damp air play around hot foreheads, feel the soothing touch of green shaded vision to aching eyes. Go down this lane, where even the hottest days sun's rays are filtered by the leafy canopy, where ferns are ever fresh in their beauty, where now the hedges are a mass of bluebells. And go to the white gate, set well back in the hedge, then a short distance between two hedges and the Pencarrow cricket field opens out".

Pencarrow is going through somewhat of a resurgence, at the heart it is still very much a community, family orientated cricket club, but in this modern day keeping up with the larger clubs has become a bit of a struggle. That's why Pencarrow Cricket Club has been investing time and money into creating a modern day club whilst retaining it's traditional uniqueness.

We have now registered for Clubmark, which will show that we are offering the right environment, which ensures the welfare of members and and encourages everyone to enjoy sport and stay involved throughout their lives. We have also invested in training additional qualified coaches, who will cover both the under 14s and Young People and Adults. We have also revamped the facilities to ensure they are welcoming.

One thing that remains unchanged in the last 80 years though is Pencarrow's unique position. As L.G.H. wrote of the ground some 80 years ago "Wonderful indeed is the word, for second to none in the Eastern Division is this lovely ground. Almost square, with an area of about four acres, it is apparent that a huge amount of loving work has gone into the job of bringing this pitch to its present state of perfection".

This season we will be delivering a summer programme of cricket, we are offering competitive cricket through both our Saturday league fixtures as well as some more 'friendly' midweek evening cricket. Each week we will also be providing coaching at the ground, further details of which will be published on our website.

Why not find out more about our community cricket club, come along and get involved.  In the words of L.G.H. "Let's sit in the shade of the pavilion and feast our eyes. We saw the beauty of the trees from inside as we came down the lane, now we see them from the outside, as they wind around the fields. Every shade of green, from tenderest shoot to withering branch, there the bare branches of dead trees only emphasise the beauty of their neighbours. The Pencarrow Club has always been the mecca of cricket enthusiasts from a wide area, for here the ball runs true, and batsman and bowlers alike, to say nothing of the keeper, appreciate the fine qualities of the pitch. Not only from a playing point of view, but from the pleasant association of the home folk do visiting players enjoy the fixtures at Pencarrow".

Thursday, April 10, 2014

St Mabyn Garden Club


Following a lively AGM on 9th April, when John Lobb (Chairman ) and Venning Davey (President) reviewed  the 2013 – 2014 programme of visits and speakers,  and elections were held for Officers and Committee, the members enjoyed an introductory talk by Tom Bray on the Haywood Cider Farm in St Mabyn. The Club plan to visit the farm on 10th September and it was most enjoyable to have (literally) a “taster” of things to come! A local business venture Tom is rightly very proud of, he talked enthusiastically about his progress so far. His knowledge of apple trees and cider brewing – initially a hobby he has turned into a business – is extensive and still growing.

The Chairman also extended an open invitation to anyone keen on gardening to join the 30 odd club members going by coach to Marwood Hill Gardens near Barnstable on Wed 21st May for the annual all day outing. Please ring Greta on 01208 841160 for details.
At the meeting close John Lobb reminded the members of the next speaker spot on 14th May – Trevor Wiltshire on  ‘Flowers of Crete’. Usual  time and venue – 7.30 in the village hall. Annual membership subscription of £7.00 will also be due then and details of the programme for the next season will be available.
Happy gardening!

Margo Kirkwood exhibition


Exhibition of mainly landscape paintings ranging in price from £4 to £550.  All welcome

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

1906 postcard of St Mabyn


In memory of Melynda Clarke's mother Isobel Irving Flay, who loved St. Mabyn and lived in Tredinnick House since 1951, then in later life at Lane End Cottage until her death in 2007.

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Post Office under new ownership

A big welcome to the new Post Office owners Pete and Alison Holmes.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

ST MABYN PARISH COUNCIL minutes for March 2014

ST MABYN PARICH COUNCIL                                 03/2014
Minutes of the Meeting of St Mabyn Parish Council held on Tuesday, 4th March 2014 in the Memorial Hall, St Mabyn at 7.30pm.
Present:  Cllrs. A Finnamore (Chairman), M Grigg (Vice Chairman), Mrs P Lloyd, Mrs C Bray, D Masters, R Chadwick, S Collpo, M Menhneitt, R Clark.
Also attending:  Mrs J Hoskin (Parish Clerk) Two members of the public
PC Laurie O’Toole and PCSO Linda Thomas (Police Neighbourhood Officers)

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.   The public stated they had attended to listen to the meeting.
Police:  PC Laurie O’Toole introduced PCSO Linda Thomas the newly appointed Neighbourhood Officer for Bodmin and the rural parishes.  PC O’Toole had responded to the Parish Councils letter sent to the Chief Constable. One criminal incident was reported over the past month being the theft of power tools from a shed at Greenwix.  PCSO Thomas had spent time in the village and would be looking at vehicle speeds and asked the Council to consider talking to Cornwall Council Highways about traffic calming and additional speed limit signs through the village.  Along with the speed checks a vehicle survey exercise were being planned.  PCSO Thomas had visited the school who were interested in a school speed watch whereby the children would become involved, and Councillors were also invited to attend.  It was hoped that speeding issues could be addressed with a six month period.
With regard to the parking on the highway and pavement outside the pub, the officers explained the civil enforcement laws on parking  and that these can only be pursued when the offence was being witnessed.  PCSO Thomas could identify parked vehicles and speak to the owners. 
The white transit van parking on the verge at Greenwix was reported.  Cllr Mrs C Bray had spoken to the owner of the cottage who felt the land belonged to the property.
PCSO Thomas could not use the large mobile police surgery van but would visit the village in a car and the meeting talked about holding the surgeries in the hall or an alternative venue whereby the public would not feel vulnerable sitting in a police vehicle. The Council agreed to trial this for a six month period when a Councillor could also be available to the public to report any Council matters.
PCSO Thomas had met Mr David Bishop about the ‘St Mabyn Hub’. 
(PC O’Toole and PCSO Thomas left the meeting) Councillors expressed their confidence in this police report and looked forward to moving forward having experienced some negative outcomes in the past.

2.  Apologies for non attendance were received from Cllr Mrs A Martin.
3.  Members Declarations of Interest:  None declared at this stage of the meeting.
4.  Minutes:  The Minutes of the Meeting held on the 4th February 2014, as circulated, were confirmed and signed by the Chairman.
5.  Matters Arising: 
Item 5  (10) – Environment Agency:  Cllr M Menhenitt reported that problems continued with the sewage treatment plant at Mabena Lea.  There was no alarm on the pumping station, and it was felt that samples were not being taken at the correct times.  Cllr J Rowe (Cornwall Council) had been contacted.
A response had been received from the Environment Agency following the Parish Councils response to the application for the sewage treatment plant serving the houses at Mabena Lea.
There was still a question as to why Cornwall Council and the Environment Agency gave permission for the development knowing that the disposal of the treated sewage should not be deposited into the open road drains.

Item 11 – To discuss options of car parking in the village:  Cllr M Grigg reported that the head teacher of the School and the Academy were investigating the options of parking facilities.
The pre-school now longer operated in the Hall and were to move to a building within the school premises.
It was suggested that a joint meeting with all parties be held to discuss the plans for the future and how the matter is going to be addressed and monitored.

6.  Planning Applications / Planning Matters:  There were no planning applications presented for consideration and no decisions reported.

Planning Appeal: 
PA13/07973  INRG Solar Ltd have appealed against Cornwall Councils decision to refuse the Installation of ground mounted photovoltaic solar array and associated equipment on land at Kelly Green, St Tudy.

Planning Matters:
The Clerk had read an email from a local resident thinking to resubmit a planning application for a dwelling.  The Council agreed to await the submission of an application before making any comment. 

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 Partnership – Footpaths:  The Council agreed to remain in the Cornwall Council Maintenance Scheme for the 2014/2015 year.
It was noted that the lift bar of the stile on footpath 544/7/3 had broken.

9.  Playing Field – Inspection Report:  Cllr M Menhenitt reported that drinks cans had been thrown around the field.   Cllr S Collop agreed to inspect the field for the forthcoming month.
It was noted that a van was regularly parking in the main entrance to the playing field during the evening / night time.

10.  Correspondence:
Police reply:  Cllr R Clark reported that the police attendance this evening had addressed the matters raised in the letter.  It was noted that the Crime Commissioner was to hold local surgeries on the 14th and 26th March 2014.
Cornwall Council:  Free parking for half an hour in Cornwall Council car parks from 1st March – 20th April 2014
Cornwall Association of Local Council:  Information on the consultation on the Local Audit and Accountability Act.
The Planning Inspectorate: Notification on an application by Cornwall Council for an Order granting development consent for the A30 Temple to Higher Carblake Improvement.
The Council agreed to support this application to enable the dualing of this section of the A30
Came & Company Parish Council Insurance:  Invite for a one to one meeting to review the policy.
11.  To Agree / Discuss:
Cornwall Council Community Network Meeting, if available:  Date of next Meeting, 13th March 2014.
Provision of Notice Board in Station Road:  Nothing to report.
To confirm the appointment of contractors for 2014/2015 for grass cutting work / agency agreement grass cutting / footpath trimming / public toilet and bus shelter cleaning.
Grass Cutting -  The current contractor Country Garden South West were happy to continue with this work.  Councillors agreed to accept the slight increase in costs and agreed to pay additional costs if the Parish Council requested that the grass be picked up.
Agency Agreement Grass Cutting – contractor confirmed at the last meeting.
CC LMP Footpath Trimming – contractor confirmed at the last meeting.
Public Toilet and Bus Shelter Cleaning – Ms McNary had accepted the contract for a further year.

12. Parish Matters /Any other Business: 
Roadside kerbs – Kerbs along the footpath adjacent to the St Mabyn Inn had been dislodged / broken by vehicles parking on the pavement.
Clerks Annual Appraisal – The Staffing Committee will liaise with the Clerk and carry out the annual appraisal.
Hedge Damage – A large lorry delivering a holiday lodge to St Mabyn Holiday Park had damaged the hedge in Longstone Road.  This was a matter for the landowners to discuss with the holiday park owners.
Parish Clock – Cllr D Masters had the materials to fit onto the clock to enable it to be regularly oiled.
Street Light – Cllr D Masters will clarify the amount needed to be paid to the St Mabyn Inn for the electricity costs for the street light on the path between the public house and the church.

13.  Date of next Meeting:  Tuesday, 1st April 2014 (Annual Parish and Parish Council Meetings).
14.  To close the Meeting:  There being no further business the meeting closed at 9.20pm.
15.  Closed Session:  No closed session required.
                                                                                  Dated:  1st April 2014  

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

New Pre-School

Pre-School update
The Glebe committee have agreed to lease some land at the side of our playground for a new preschool. They have also agreed to use another part of a field as a car-park. The school is currently working on designs for the structure and are hoping to be able to secure some funding for the build as it may be classed as a community project.
More details later - they may be needing some offers of help!

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Local band The Chainsaws to play in Village Hall


Local "Death Metal" band The Chainsaws are booked to appear at the Village Hall on 28th June. Earplugs might be required! Full details later.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Lovely old photos of St Mabyn


Agnes Hoskin kindly let me copy some of her wonderful photographs. This is Howard Hoskin's threshing machine.

See lots more here...

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Theft from Church

Please phone with any information on 101 or e-mail general.enquiries@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk
Officers are investigating a report of a burglary in St Mabyn Church

This was committed sometime between Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd March 2014.

A collection box was damaged and items stolen include a painting "The Deposition of Christ" and a Police Truncheon.

If you have any information relating to this burglary please phone 101 quoting crime BB/14/458.
photograph  Andy Titcomb

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

ST MABYN PARISH COUNCIL minutes February

Minutes of the Meeting of St Mabyn Parish Council held on Tuesday, 4th February 2014 in the Memorial Hall, St Mabyn at 7.30pm.

Present:  Cllrs. A FInnamore (Chairman), M Grigg (Vice Chairman), Mrs C Bray, Mrs A Martin (nee Bunney),  R Chadwick, S Collop, M Menhenitt.

Also attending:  Mrs J Hoskin (Parish Clerk) Cllr J Rowe (Cornwall Council)

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

Cornwall Council:  Cllr J Rowe reported on the forthcoming years Cornwall Council budget and the further cuts that needed to be made.  The number of Directors and Management Staff will be reduced.
The government continued to debate the capping of precepts for Town and Parish Council’s.
A question was raised about the dog warden service and Cllr Rowe clarified that the number of wardens had been reduced and therefore each warden now covered a larger area.

Police:  No report received.  It was noted that PCSO Lloyd Paynter had moved stations and was now based in St Blazey.  A new PCSO will be appointed to cover the rural areas.

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

3.  Members Declarations of Interest:  Cllr M Menhenitt declared an interest on Agenda Item 6 – Planning Applications PA13/1697.

4.  Minutes:  The Minutes of the Meeting held on the  7th January 2014, as circulated, were confirmed and signed by the Chairman following an amendment to those present (Mrs C Bray not Mrs C Grigg).

5.  Matters Arising: 
Item 10 – Environment Agency Consultation on an environment permit application for the sewage treatment plant serving the Mabena Lea development.  It was noted that the smells continued to come
up from the manholes. The Environment Agency had been informed of this.

Item 12 – Greenwix Junction – The white van continued to park on the grass verge at the junction.

6.  Planning Applications / Planning Matters:
PA13/1697  Mr & Mrs A Kellow, Treveglos Farm, St Mabyn –
Extension of dry cow loose housing within yard at Treveglos Farm.
Cllr M Menehnitt abstained.  Support.

Planning Decisions:
PA13/07973  Land at Kelly Green, St Tudy – Notification of an appeal by the applicant against Cornwall Councils decision to refuse the application for the Installation of ground mounted photovoltaic array and associated works.
Planning Matters:
2009/00521 AD & SW Kellow, Treveglos Farm, St Mabyn – Construction of a young stock / calf rearing shed.  It was reported that Condition 2 (planting) on this application had not been adhered to.  The Planning Officer Enforcement Section had been notified in the past and will be contacted again.

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

2012/2013 Audited Accounts:  The Clerk notified Councillors of the audit return and the completion of the audit for the 2012/2013 financial year.

Bank Mandate Form:  Councillors were asked to complete the bank mandate form to include updated signatories.

8.  CC Local Maintenance Project – Footpaths:  Nothing to report.

9.  Playing Field – Inspection Reports  - update on maintenance work:  Cllr R Clark had completed the recent inspection but was unable to attend the meeting to give  verbal report.  
Cllr A Finnamore offered to complete the inspections for the forthcoming month.

10.  Correspondence:
o   Cornwall Council – Information on the consultation of the future of affordable housing
(31st January – 14th March 2014)
o   Cornwall Council – Notification of temporary road closure at Station Road to Dinhams Bridge on 17th – 21st February 2014 for tree works.
o   The Planning Inspectorate – Information on the application by Cornwall Council for an Order granting Development Consent for the A30 Temple to Higher Carblake Improvement and an invitation to a preliminary meeting on the 6th February 2014.

11.  To Agree / Discuss:
o   Cornwall Council Community Network Meeting, if available:  Notes from the December 2013 meeting were available.  The next meeting was scheduled for the 13th March 2014.
o   Provision of a Parish Council notice board in Station Road:  Nothing to report.
o   St Mabyn Memorial Hall Committee – Confirmation of constitution for the committee:  The Clerk had received an email from the Secretary of the Hall Committee.  Cllr Mrs A Martin had assisted the Clerk in obtaining a copy of the constitution.  Cllr M Grigg offered to become the Parish Council representative on this Committee.
o   Appointment of Contractors for 2014/2015 for grass cutting work / agency grass cutting / footpath trimming / public toilet and bus shelter cleaning. 
The Clerk was awaiting a reply from the grass cutting contractor (County Garden SW) as to the contract price for the forthcoming year. 
The Chairman confirmed that the contractor would continue with the agency agreement work.  It was noted that Mr David Barnes would continue with the footpath trimming.
Ms McNary will be offered the cleaning contract for 2014/2015.
o   To discuss the options of car parking in the village:  Cllr M Grigg reported on the pre-school Ofsted report and the lack of outside play facilities and parking.  Options to change the entrance to the public toilets was discussed.  The school, now part of an academy may address the facilities needed and parking matters. It was agreed to wait for the academy to contact the Parish Council should they need to do so.

12.  Parish Matters / Any other Business:
o   Highway matters – The ditches at the edge of the carriageway along the Longstone Road required cleaning to prevent further flooding along this road. 
o   South West Water - A water hydrant outside Glebe Cottage had sunken and required reinstating.
o   Dog Fouling -  It was noted that some dog owners were picking up after their pets but then throwing the bag of dog faeces into the hedge.

13.  Date of next Meeting:  Tuesday, 4th March 2014.

14.  To close the Meeting to the public:  There being no further business the meeting closed at 8.40pm.

15.  Closed Session:  Minutes separately recorded

With thanks to J. Hoskin (Parish Clerk)       

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