St Mabyn Village News

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Tuesday, October 31, 2006


Friday, October 27, 2006

house prices

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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Penwine Barn

Proposed conversion of garage and store to holiday cottage at Penwine Barn,St Mabyn.
The existing structure currently serves as a store and garage. Originally, the garage served as a farm implement shed. The proposal will generate a holiday cottage with the addition of parking and amenity area. The proposal is contained within the existing foot print with the addition of an outer skin of concrete block and stone work.
The amenity space to have a privacy fence with the parking area contained within the general area. The existing layout contains the main farmhouse with an annex . The current application store and garage, plus the store and workshop to the south. The site is accessed by a lane from the public road, arriving to the communal areas. The application building has been repaired to a good standard. The building is 4,500 metres from floor level to the ridge: 15.3 metres long by 5.3 metres wide. The site is situated in a rural area, with one neighbour close by. Tree planting is proposed against the neighbours boundary, which would provide the total seclusion to the curtilage.
The external treatments to the proposal are designed to match the existing farmhouse and annex. The roof is natural grey slate. A clock tower is to be provided , as shown on plans, with the gable receiving natural grey slate cladding.
The walls to receive a new outer skin of stonework to4311 levels, above that, rendered with scalloped finish. Stone quoins to each corner at full height. Doors and windows are to be wood. Natural slate hanging to be fixed under windows.
Full application details

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Friday, October 20, 2006

Misty morning

Photograph taken by Tamsin on the green St.Mabyn this morning

Monday, October 16, 2006


Photo taken by Peter Rasmussen
Thanks to Adrian Dungray for the "wonderful thermometer which he has made for Phase Two of the Appeal which is a worthy successor to the one made twenty years ago for Phase One, by Tony Dickinson, now on display inside the Church. Adrian learned his craft from Victor Harvey who did the wonderful line drawing of the Church which is used in our Appeal logo, as it was also for Phase One"
By early October, the Appeal had already reached £30,000 and continues to grow steadily. An initial £15,000 was received from St Mabyn’s Parochial Church Council from its Special Repair Fund, which has gradually been built up over the past 15+ years as a result of careful housekeeping on the part of the PCC and the selfless and tireless efforts of John Lobb in carrying out ongoing maintenance works. Collections, gift aided donations, legacies and proceeds from the village fête have also helped to boost the Fund.
A further £15,000 was also gratefully received from the Friends of St Mabyn Church, a separate charity established a couple of years’ ago to raise funds for specific church restoration projects. Thanks to the efforts of its trustees, the Friends has over the last two years continued to develop its membership base, the subscriptions from whom together with the allied gift aids and the receipt of several small grants have added to its contribution. The Friends has also raised funds from some very successful events, including supper and garden safaris, a Mainly Baroque concert by Tony Cox performed in the church last year, and Jazz on the Green which was enjoyed my many this summer.

Sell A Slate Launch Party

As one of many social events planned in order to raise funds for the church restoration appeal, Ruth Ellery has kindly agreed to host a Launch Party for Sell A Slate at her restaurant – The Potters’ Barn, Wenford Bridge, St Breward (850471).
This will be a Wine and Cheese Evening to be held on Friday 17 November, starting at 7pm. Tickets, at £5 each, are available from John Lobb (841581), Colin Hyde (841546), Jenni Tarring (841329) and Abigail Kirby-Harris (850651). Tickets will also be available on the door.
During the evening guests will have the opportunity to ‘buy a slate’ for £10 whether in memoriam of a loved one, or of a special event for example the marriage or baptism of a family member or friend, or simply as a contribution to the restoration of this medieval architecturally excellent landmark.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

October Parish Magazine

Click here to see a pdf version of the October Parish magazine.

Quiz Night

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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Murder 160 years ago!

Sunday, October 08, 2006


ST MABYN PLAYING FIELDS – FOOTBALL GOALPOSTS The application made last year by the Parish Council to the FA Football Foundation via Mr. Paul Allsey, the FA representative based at Bodmin Sports Centre, for 50% grant funding to purchase new junior football goals for the football pitch, has not been successful. The total cost was £525.00, plus VAT recoverable by the Parish Council, 50% grant funding of the costs would be £262.50, the other 50% was to have been raised hopefully by a football event in the Playing Fields arranged by Paul Allsey. Paul Allsey, who was assisting with the first application, stated that he would help to re-apply again for the grant funding. At the September Parish Council Meeting, this suggestion was not approved. It was suggested at the meeting that alternatively the Parish Council purchase the new goals themselves at the cost of £525.00 plus VAT. This was also not approved. Instead the Parish Council have approved that an attempt would be made to make safe the existing old full size iron goal posts by covering them with a type of polystyrene material as a safety measure, to be used by all age groups. Any views or comments, please contact your Parish Councillors.

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