St Mabyn Village News

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

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Planning application

Mr and Mrs P Walton Little Trevisquite, St Mabyn. Alteration and extension to existing rear lean-to kitchen.
Full application

Sunday, March 16, 2008


St Mabyn Post Office and Stores has been a riot of colour this week with all the entries to the Easter Egg Drawing Competition on display throughout the shop. Laura and Joe commented that "The standard of work has been very high with so many ideas that our customers have been hard pressed to choose their favourites from amongst the many entries in both the Under 5's and the 5 to 14 year old category" however the voting has finally closed, the decisions made and the winners are:

Winner of the Under 5's - Lily House aged 3
Special Runner Up - Madi East aged 3

Winner of the 5 - 14's - Steven Menhenitt aged 8
Special Runner Up - Shannon Mcnamara aged 13

Well done to the winners and a big thank you to all who took part. A presentation of prizes will be made at the shop on Saturday, 22nd March at 12 noon.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Prize Winners

Wadebridge Festival of Music and Speech first prize winners...
Verse speaking (primary school year 5) - Harry Webster, St Mabyn School. Verse speaking (primary school year 6) - Olivia Govier, St Mabyn School.
Woodwind ensemble (minimum four players) - Megan Masters, Rosie Trethewey, Neve McCracken-Heywood, Olivia Govier, St Mabyn.
Woodwind duet/trio (joint) - Neve McCracken-Heywood, Olivia Govier and Megan Masters, Rosie Trethewey, St Mabyn.

Young Farmers

Members raised £800 from their Dung Run, in aid of the new Cornwall children's hospice and the Cornwall Blind Association.
Forthcoming events: Friday, March 14th, the South West Area Weekend begins in Newquay: Friday, Trevelgue Holiday Park, Newquay disco - dress code shirt and tie; Saturday, Barracuda, Newquay, disco, dress code fancy dress 'C'; Sunday, cabaret at the Hall for Cornwall, Truro (ticket only, £7 - check with Amanda).

1st St Mabyn Scouts

Building has finally begun on the new toilet/amenity block. Fund-raising for the group continues to be a challenge, and some grant funding previously secured for the build has specific time scales which they are coming dangerously close to. As they're nowhere near completion, any help or ideas on how they can obtain more funding would be greatly appreciated.
The group continues to grow and now has more than 30 members. There's still still room for more Beavers (girls or boys) - just pop in on a Wednesday evening between 5.30pm and 6.30pm, or phone 01208 841760 for more info.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

St Piran's Day

St Piran's Day began as one of many tinners' holidays observed by tin miners in Cornwall.
Wiki article

Council Tax Bands 2008

St Mabyn
Band A £905.20, Band B £1,056.07, Band C £1,206.93, Band D £1,357.80, Band E £1,659.53, Band F £1,961.27, Band G £2,263.00 and Band H ££2,715.60

Monday, March 03, 2008

Midas Homes

During the meeting a number of issues were raised, some of which could be addressed to Midas Homes, and some which should be addressed to NCDC. In order to ensure that both Midas Homes and NCDC are aware of how strongly these issues are viewed by those who live in and around St Mabyn, the Parish Council has listed a number of proposals and observations. Should you agree we would urge you to write and send to the addresses in the envelopes provided, or alternatively return to St Mabyn Post Office and Stores where a group envelope is available. Please add any additional concerns or issues that you wish to see raised with either Midas or NCDC.
- Lower density of housing.
- Omit 4 bed room houses.
- Increase the number of affordable houses for sale and rent. Ensure the price of these and the rent is acceptable and feasible for salaries within the Parish and surrounding district.
- If the Station Road leading to Longstone requires widening, part of the land within the proposed development should be used with no narrowing of the road.
- The proposed pedestrian exit is not viable due to the heavy traffic passing through St Mabyn on to the A39 as well as that of the village.
- The Parish Council has made numerous requests to have traffic calming measures installed at the Longstone/St Mabyn crossroads. These have not been granted for one reason or another despite a number of accidents over the last few years and a death last year.
- The infrastructure of St Mabyn is already sensitive dealing with heavy agriculture traffic running through the middle of the village on a daily basis - this problem needs to be addressed.
- There is limited off road parking in St Mabyn, and cars are regularly parked on the highway outside owners' houses.

Bell Ringing

St Mabyn has no band of Bell Ringers. The church is supported with its bell ringing by one resident in St Mabyn Peter Barrett, and relies on ringers from St Tudy, and Lanteglos to come along on Sundays to St Mabena. They are stretched to their limit sometimes ringing in 3 churches on a Sunday – this has now become impossible. The situation is dire. St Mabyn needs new ringers to come along and enjoy a wonderful pastime and to be instructed by Andrew Reeves who is regarded as the best instructor in North Cornwall. In a friendly, encouraging environment bell ringing is great fun – it does have its serious side too! If you would like to drop in and meet the group you can do so on Wed 5th 7.30 pm at Advent or Wed 12th 7.00 at Lanteglos. If you would like to know more telephone Peter Barrett on 841342 who is a novice ringer and still having fun!.

Young Farmers’ Diary

Friday 7th March – Scuba Diving at St Austell- SAL Diving Company. £15 per person. We will have to go in groups of 10 per session starting at 6.30, 7.30 and 8.30 depending on numbers. If you haven’t already done so please speak to Emma to make sure we have enough spaces for everyone. Parental consent forms to be completed for anybody under 18.All you need is a swimming costume/trunks, a towel and a sense of humour!
Saturday 8th March – Camelford YFC- ‘Traffic Light Disco’ at Trethorne Leisure Farm.
Friday 14th March – South West Area Weekend In Newquay Begins.

Second-home owners

Second-home owners should be taxed specifically to ease the housing crisis in rural areas, the Government's "countryside tsar" demands today.
Stuart Burgess, the Prime Minister's rural advocate, warns that large numbers of properties are being "lost" to second homes and now used for just a few of weeks of the year, creating "resentment" in the villages left struggling to survive.
Full article

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Sense Of Place Garden

Sense Of Place Garden at St Mabyn School opened by Bishop Bill on 29th February 2008.

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