St Mabyn Village News

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

Monday, September 29, 2008

Latest House Prices

Latest house prices for St Mabyn

Friday, September 26, 2008

St Mabyn Pre School

LITTLE helpers learned the importance of being tidy during Clean Cornwall Week. Children and staff at St Mabyn Pre School donned tabards and used long-handled picks to tidy up their community park. "It's really good for the children to learn the importance of putting your litter in the bin and not dropping it around," said pre-school supervisor Angela Brown. "You can never learn too early."
Stephanie Tiplady represented North Cornwall District Council for the event, which was recognised by in an Environment Agency awards ceremony. "It's important to raise awareness of the problems caused by litter, and we like to support community events," she said. "The kids did a great job!"
Mums reported that for days their little ones were very critical of anything left on the ground.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sign of vandalism

Sadly more vandalism in the village.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


On Saturday 20th September, Tamsin Bunney, (daughter of Angela of St Mabyn and Peter of Eastbourne) married Ian Ford (son of Grant and Yvonne Ford of Isle of Wight) in St Mabyn Church. The weather was perfect and the bride achieved her dream of a traditional country wedding in Cornwall. It was hard to believe that she had made her own exquisite Victorian style wedding dress from authentic Victorian lace and silk; even her stockings were antique silk. The ceremony was conducted by Rev Margaret Millson and it was good to hear the organ once again – now back in service and played by Dr Geoffrey Gibbon.
The ceremony was followed by a reception in St Mabyn Village Hall which had been imaginatively and amazingly transformed by the wedding party. In traditional manner, the flowers and decorations were gathered by hand from a variety of sources and very artistically arranged by family and friends into beautiful arrangements that filled the hall. All food and drink were exclusively from local sources in keeping with the Cornish theme.
The wedding celebrations continued into the evening when the extremely versatile Cornish band “Gwelhellin Goth” entertained guests with music for dancing.
The happy couple are spending their honeymoon in Vienna.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Dog bins

There are now three dog bins in the village, one by the telephone box, one by the bus stop and a new one at the top of Rectory Drive. There is also one at Longstone.
Dog owners are respectfully urged to use them.

Glenmorris Planning Application

Glenmorris caravan and Camping Site Longstone Road St Mabyn Erection of conservatory to rear and installation of window in east elevation for new en suite for Mr Lloyd
Application number 2008/01708
Full details

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Public Toilets

Due to some vandalism the newly refurbished public toilets will from tonight [16th September] be closed from 7pm each evening until 8am in the morning.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Conservatives Coffee Morning

Venning Davey will be hosting a coffee morning at Kellywell on Saturday 4 October from 10.30 - 12 noon with guest speaker Tony Baldry MP for Banbury and Sian Flynn, Conservative candidate for North Cornwall and St Mabyn resident will also be present. All welcome.

Harvest Festival postponed

The very poor weather this summer has led to the postponing of the Harvest Festival Service until Sunday 5 October.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Planning Application

Land between Corfe House and Council garages, St Mabyn - Proposed erection of new 3 bedroom detached dwelling for Mr R. Parkhouse reference 2008/01674 View plans
A previous planning application was refused on 27th February 2008 on grounds of the Cornwall Structure Plan DVS1 of the District Local Plan and PPS1 for not delivering a sustainable development.
Also it could not be argued that the proposed height of the development would not have an impact on it's surrounding area.More details.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Crested China

Crested China Model of a candle snuffer featuring lucky white heather from St Mabyn.
Spotted on ebay

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Fish and Chips

The mobile fish and chip service has a new village location. From 4th September the Golden Fry will be parked beside the Village Hall on the site of the old school canteen which is Parish Council land.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Public Toilets

The newly refurbished public toilets will from 1st October be closed from 7pm each evening until 8am in the morning.

Monday, September 01, 2008

St Mabyn Celebrates!

"Celebrations" was the title chosen for the three day festival of flowers and crafts held in St Mabyn Parish Church as the village has had a lot to celebrate this year. The two year project to raise funds for the restoration of the medieval parish church is coming to a successful close, the Scouts are nearing completion of the extension to their hut, providing proper toilet faculties, the Pre-School is now holding five morning sessions per week and the Post Office will not be closed - good news indeed!.
Organised by the Friends of St Mabyn the church offered a stunning display of floral art, and intricate and beautiful crafts as well as refreshments for visitors who came from far and wide. The evening of the first day ended with a hilarious "duck race" at Hellandbridge followed by a barbecue at Menkee, home of Friends Chairman Liz Williams, where a cheque for £20,000 was presented to Appeal Chairman Abigail Kirby-Harris.. Commented Liz, "the Friends was formed mainly to help with the costs of the maintenance of this much-loved building and our membership is drawn from a very wide area, mainly people who aren't able to attend services regularly but who wish to contribute, but the need to repair the roof has had to take precedence"
Friends' Treasurer Carol Grigg organised the teams who mounted the displays, which depicted personal and religious celebrations - baptism, confirmation, wedding and graduation, and also Christmas, Easter and Whitsun. The garden of Churchwarden John Lobb, Chairman of St Mabyn Garden Club provided the wonderful selection of fruits and vegetables arranged round the font, to depict "harvest" and also the swags of grapes which adorned the entrance gates to the porch. Postmistress Laura Brown sponsored a striking display in celebration of the Post Office - truly the heart of the village.
The Deanery Choir, under the leadership of Peter Meanwell and accompanied by Andrew Millington led the Songs of Praise on Saturday evening, with hymns chosen by members of the congregation and the whole Festival concluded with a choral evensong. Chairman of the Restoration Appeal, Abigail Kirby-Harris, thanked the Friends for all their hard work and support and said "we look forward now to the scaffolding coming down and preparing to celebrate the Feast Day of our Patron Saint, Mabena, in November when the Appeal will be formally closed by Sir David Brewer our Appeal Patron and saying a big "thank you" to our supporters and benefactors, from far and wide"

Duck Race results

Many thanks to everyone who supported the 'Friends of St Mabyn Church'Duck Race at Hellandbridge on 29th August. It was great fun.
The winners were:
lst Molly and George Dyke of Tregaddock - £40
2nd Roy Hills (local) - £20
3rd Esther Dudley of Longstone - £10.

There were 19 escapees who are probably living it up in Hawaii by now. Please report any sightings urgently as Gage William has to explain their absence to their owner!!

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