St Mabyn Village News

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

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Summer Music in the Church

It is with much regret that we have to cancel the concert by the Italian Nightingales, scheduled as part of our Summer Music in St Mabyn series as part of the Restoration Appeal fund-raising activities. This is due to complications and problems, which can't be solved in time, concerning the visas of the Russian artists.All those who had booked tickets have been contacted and we are most grateful to the many who refused a refund and asked us to treat the ticketr price as a donation. The final concert in this season, given by the Unity Jazz Band is almost sold out and it is unlikely that tickets will be availablke at the door so please contact Concert Co-ordinator Jennifer Tarring on 01208-841329 if you would like to attend.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Notes from the agreed Minutes of the Meeting of St Mabyn Parish Council Tuesday, 3rd June 2008
7 Cllrs attended the meeting. Charlotte Barry was co-opted on to the Parish Council and Cllr K Brown was elected as Vice Chairman for the forthcoming year.
Chapel Field, St Mabyn: The Chairman made some enquiries, following reports of human waste being spread onto the land at Chapel field, these proved to be erroneous.
Planning Applications / Planning Matters:
The Walled garden, Tredethy, Hellandbridge –
Erection of 11 No holiday cottages. No Objections / Support and repeat previous comments for this site, as returned with Application No. 2008/00074, that the Parish Council considered the height of the wall should be further reduced and the new proposed entrance was too close to the main road junction.
Goosey Cottage, Becoven Farm, St Mabyn –
Installation of two sets of solar water heating panels together with installation of a twin stainless steel flue for pellet fired room heater / water heater. No Objections / Support.
Planning Decisions received from North Cornwall District Council:
2008/00513 Mr & Mrs P Wilson, Little Trevisquite, – Alteration and extension – Approved.
2008/00536 Mr & Mrs Flynn, Trelinden, Rectory Lane – Erection of extension – Approved.
Planning Matters:
Site Meeting for 2008/00183 Midas Homes Limited, land between Chapel Lane and Chestnut Drive, St Mabyn – Erection of 35 dwellings. Councillors who attended the site meeting on Thursday, 29th May 2008 reported on issues raised. The main concern was the entrance to the proposed site and the intention of Midas to reduce the width of the existing carriageway in this area of the village, and the removal of the hedgerow and trees.
CCC Local Maintenance Project 2008/2009: Matters relating to the footpath from the lay-by at Longstone to Menkee were reported. A handrail has been suggested.
Parish Seats: The refurbishment of the seat at Highates had been completed.
The seat at Greenwix had been cleaned and was to be re-coated. The concrete base had also been cleared of moss etc. The seat in the Burial Ground requires cleaning.
A resident on Wadebridge Road continues to report damage to their hedge by farm vehicles - an ongoing problem each year.
Date of next Meeting: Tuesday, 5th August 2008

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Land at Longstone

Land adjacent to 5 Longstone... erection of a pair of semi detached dwellings in place of the single dwelling approved under decision 2005/01925 for Mr A White.
Full details of application number 2008/01364

Monday, July 21, 2008


Because of heavy rain, for the second consecutive year, Jazz on the Green in St Mabyn became Jazz in St Mabyn Church. However, wet or dry, whether under cover or not, Bodmin College Jazz Orchestra, ages 12-18, never fail to give a stunning performance. Under their Musical Director, Adrian Evans, they played to a very appreciative audience who, determined to enjoy themselves, brought their picnics into Church and had a great time to a programme which included Santana’s ‘Evil Ways’, Duke Ellington, Led Zeppelin, Blues Brothers, Southern Cross, the Beetles and a version of Benny Goodman’s ‘Swing Swing Swing’ with drum and sax solos so powerful that the audience were brought to their feet in a standing ovation. The incredible talent of such young people is quite awesome.
Sadly, this was to be Musical Director Adrian Evans’ last performance in St Mabyn as he is to retire in the very near future.
The concert was organized by The Friends of St Mabyn Church and all proceeds were split between the FOSMC and the Orchestra. Very many thanks to everyone, near and far, who continue to support and enjoy fund-raisers for St Mabyn Church, you are very important and very much appreciated - we couldn’t do without you!
Clips from the concert can be seen on You Tube

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Post Office not closing

St Mabyn Post Office appears to be safe.
Full list of closures

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Jazz on the Green

For the third year, Bodmin College Jazz Orchestra will be giving their final performance of the college year before those in their last year leave the College. The Orchestra has just returned from a highly successful tour of Germany and under Adrian Evans' direction are on top form.
Bring your own picnic and drink to the village green at St Mabyn. If wet or cool, the concert will again be in the church which has great acoustics and will commence at 6.30pm and end at about 9.00pm Friday 18th July.
Tickets at the gate £6, children under 12 are free.
Proceeds will be shared between the Friends of St Mabyn Church (Charity No 1105840) and the Jazz Orchestra's musical instrument fund.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Church plan from 1895

Created by ST. AUBYN, James Piers: b. 1815 - d. 1895 of London.
From the Church Plans on line website.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Cadon Chamber Choir

Open door concert so feel free to pop in after 7.30!
Cadon Chamber Choir singing 'Little Jazz Mass' by Bob Chilcott, and other works contemporary and traditional.
Friday 11th July 7.30pm in St Mabyn Church

No Tickets - Donations to Restoration Appeal

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Wednesday, July 02, 2008


Here's a photo of Hillcrest St Mabyn taken in about 1938? Eric Rundle's father had it built next to the cycle shop. Eric lived in St Mabyn from 1938 until 1947.

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