St Mabyn Village News

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

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Happy Birthday Lily!

One year old today!

Monday, July 23, 2007

1st Prize Clowns!

Billie and Emma from St Mabyn with St Breward Brownies at the St Tudy carnival. They won first prize in their catagory!

Jess Barnes

Congratulations to Jess on her 2.1 degree from University of Exeter.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Ofsted Celebration

Following a rigorous inspection St Mabyn was praised as a "good school with outstanding features"
The report declares that pupils achieve very well as a result of good teaching throughout the school and the school meets the ambitious targets it sets itself.
The curriculum is good with an excellent range of additional activities which pupils enjoy greatly.
Pupils personal development and well being are outstanding and pupil behaviour is excellent.
The schools Christian ethos promotes excellent spiritual, social and moral development.Their contribution to the community is outstanding. The skills pupils will need in adult life are developing well especially in the use of ICT, co- operation and teamwork.
The school has benefited from a long period of stability in leadership and management, hence an effective team provides good leadership at all levels.
Headteacher Daphne Puttock said " We are delighted with this report and it's recognition of all the staff. Now we are ready for a great summer break"

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Jazz Concert

Friday 13th - the day rained stopped play on the village green and the day St Mabyn Church became the venue for the Friends of St Mabyn second jazz concert. The Bodmin Community College Jazz Orchestra rocked, rolled and raised the roof!! The musicians finished to a standing ovation, picnics were packed up and dancers went off home to soak their toes..............Such a pity more people didn't brave the weather to join the fun in the warm and friendly atmosphere of St Mabyn Church as it was a night to remember. Particularly memorable was Mike Haywood demonstrating that he has skills other than with a paintbrush - much to the delight of many of the ladies present!
The Friends of St Mabyn Church have divided the proceeds of the concert between the Bodmin Community College Jazz Orchestra for overheads and expenses and St Mabyn Church Restoration Appeal.

Thursday, July 12, 2007


Congratulations to local band Lioness who played at The Cavern in Exeter on Tuesday night and won their round in the singles club competition to reach the finals. [The winner gets to record and release a CD single].
Photograph by Maz Fentiman

Film crews again!

Lighting crews setting up ready to film shots for Doc Martin with Martin Clunes

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Snooker Club

A new drive is needed to ensure the viability of our Snooker Club in St Mabyn. This is a matter of broadcasting that the facilities in the Village Hall are excellent and are second to none in North Cornwall. It is a mixed club – a fact which may not be known by the Parishioners. The Club welcomes membership from surrounding villages. David Masters an experienced competitive snooker player is offering free lessons to new members! Contact David on 841110 re membership.

Young Farmers

July Diary
Sat 14th : St Tudy Carnival and Tretawn Disco. All welcome, Disco, Bar, BBQ, Entry Fee £5 on gate.
Sunday 15th: County Young Farmers 70th anniversary celebrations at Pencarrow,Washaway. Call to book tickets asap, £10 a ticket.


St Mabyn pre-school playgroup had a glowing report from Ofsted. The school has been operating since 1974. The group is registered to provide care for 20 children aged from two to five. Currently there are 14 children registered from within this age group. The playgroup offers tremendous support for those youngsters with disabilities or learning difficulties and for those whose mother tongue is not English. It is held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, during school term-time from 9.10am to 11.40am. Under the various gradings, the group attained good (provision is strong) to satisfactory (this provision is sound in its standard) which is a wonderful result for our community, coupled with that of the outstanding Ofsted report on St Mabyn School.

Jazz on the Green

Jazz on the Green is this Friday, July 13, when the amazing Bodmin College jazz orchestra will perform on St Mabyn Village Green from 6.30pm to 9pm. Bring a picnic, rugs and chairs for a funky night out. Admission for adults is £5 (£3 for those aged six to 18-years-old) and £10 for a family of four. Proceeds will be shared between the jazz orchestra and the Friends of St Mabyn Church (reg charity 1105840).

Local history group

The next meeting will be on Tuesday, July 17th, at 7.30pm, in the Church of St Mabena. Would-be interested parishioners are most welcome to come along and join the group. The group is at the early stages of planning the meetings and setting out programmes. Esther Dudley, a historian and lecturer at Exeter University, was elected as chairman. Please contact Helen Barrett on 01208 841342 for further information.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Coffee morning

This Friday, July 6th, there will be a coffee morning from 10.30am to 11.30am in aid of the village hall funds. This continues to be a most enjoyable, friendly social event. Newcomers to the village have a unique opportunity to mix with long-time residents who are very forthcoming about the 'old days'.

St Mabyn parish council

The council met on Tuesday, July 3, in the village hall, when five new councillors took their seats. They are: Kate Cordel, Glynn Jones, Gary Saundry, Andy Titcomb and Leslie Wood.

Improper comedy

Improper comedy venue has now changed from Bodmin to Truro. This Friday, July 6th, will find them in hilarious mood at the County Arms Pub from 8pm (near/opposite Tescos).
Why stay home to REFRESH yourself- when you can let us help. Laughter will invigorate you, leaving you feeling calm, happy and alive!
Come and have some good "not always so clean" fun...the Improper way.
You can reach them at 01872 273972

Young Farmers

On Sunday, June 24, the St Mabyn 70th committee organised a 70-year celebration of St Mabyn YF's Club (the oldest in Cornwall) with a garden party by kind permission of Mr V Davey. Past and present members and family came together. The weather was lovely throughout the day. Guests were welcomed with a glass of champagne, fresh strawberries and cream. An afternoon tea and a very impressive range of home made cakes were enjoyed (all made by everyone who helped organise the event). It was great to see everybody enjoying the day. Many thanks again to all who helped to make the afternoon unforgettable.

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