St Mabyn Village News

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

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Mistletoe Fair photos

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Mistletoe fair

Mistletoe Mayoress Billie and Mayor Thomas with Village cryer Tony!

St Mabyn Parish Council

Notes from the agreed Nov 08 Minutes St Mabyn Parish Council
District Council: District Councillors recently visited the regeneration work carried out at Boscastle and Bude. Cllr Mutton reported that the elections for One Cornwall were likely to be held in October 2009. Until such time the existing County Councillors would remain in office with a selection of the District Councillors to assist with matters such as planning. All Other District Councillors would finish on 31st March 2009.
Police: The report, from PCSO Lloyd Paynter was read by the Clerk. PC Neil Crook is the new Neighbourhood Beat Manager from the 18th Nov 08. Residents are asked to be aware of a van touring rural areas looking for scrap metal or offering work.
Meadow Court: Cllr Mutton, as landowner, has agreed with residents to place planters along the section of land / visibility strip at the entrance into Meadow Court.
Dog fouling continues to be a problem around the village.
Playing Field: Work to remove the plastic tubes would be completed once the weather had improved. A rubber matting surface is to be installed, underneath the swings
Site of the Old Filling Station, Longstone: Clarification re on going work on site, is to be investigated b y the Clerk
Planning Applications / Planning Matters:
Tregarden, St Mabyn – Formation of swimming pool and surrounding area. No Objections / Support.
Mr & Mrs White, land at Longstone –
Renewal of permission for the erection of a dwelling with garage. No Objections / Support.
Glenmorris Caravan Park, St Mabyn – Demolition of existing amenity block and erection of new amenity block. Approved
Planning Decisions:
Mr R Lloyd, Glenmorris Caravan Park, St Mabyn –
Erection of conservatory and installation of window for new en-suite – Approved.
Playing Field – provision of new play equipment: A grant has been applied for which is being dealt with by Cllr Ian Kemp.
Parish Footpaths: The Council agreed to ask the County Council to look again at Path No 3. The bridge is rotten and requires a handrail for public safety.
Public Toilets – locking of facilities overnight: Councillors, having reconsidered the commitment to locking and unlocking the facilities on a daily basis, they have resolved to leave the toilets unlocked at all times.
Battery Recycling Scheme: The Post Office / Shop had agreed to site the collection tube as a central base easily assessable for the public. The Council resolved to pay the costs, being £36.00.
St Mabyn Inn, Car park wall and parking: The County Council advised that the vehicles parking on the footway was a matter for the police.
Parish Matters:
Village Directional Sign: a quotation for the repair of the sign is being sought. Cllr Titcomb offered to apply any new lettering required.
Longstone Road, St Mabyn: The drains had again become blocked with debris from the road surface. Further enquiries to CCC re drainage in this area are to be made. The recently filled potholes, required reinstating.

Friday, December 05, 2008

A poem from Jenny Bray...

Jenny Bray, like her Brother Richard and Sister Cathy was born at Haywood in the 1940s. She now lives in Farnham Surrey and thought 'you' might be interested in the following four Verses written about St. Mabyn by her Aunt Mary in the 1960s Jenny's mother Kitty Bray had two maiden Sisters, the other being Ruth who lived at 2 Chapel Terrace. Thanks Jenny

Our Village
Perhaps you know St Mabyn. It's perched upon high ground
With several draughty corners. When wintertime comes round

But now that we're in Springtime. There's many a pleasant sight
Orchard and garden blossoms. A froth of pink and white.
The trees around Gods acre . In shades of soft light green
Mingling with the copper beech. make a delightful scene.

The church tower is a landmark, and on a special day.
the union jack waves cheerily to greet us on our way.
The feast of St Mabena has a November date,
But feasting's out of fashion now we have to watch our weight.
The butchers and the bakers flip round with meat and bread.
While Donald Bruce and David see that we're truly fed.

Sometimes youth will shake a leg to strains of Gin House Band.
It's very much like Bedlam, but youngsters think it's grand.
There are more points of interest but I can't make them rhyme.
So I must drop my pencil and try some other time.
M Pearce


The Parish Council are seeking to appoint a suitable person to carry out the cleaning / caretaker duties of the Public Toilets (this may include the opening and closing each day)and the cleaning of the Bus Shelter in St Mabyn Village.
A small remuneration is paid for this work.
Cleaning materials and expenses are covered by the Parish Council.
Anyone interested in this work, or for further information, please contact:-
Mrs J Hoskin (Parish Clerk) 01208 72789 or Cllr L Wood (Chairman) 01208 841850 by the 20th December 2008
The successful applicant will be expected to commence work on 2nd January 2009.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Mistletoe Fair

Don't forget, the Mistletoe Fair is this Saturday, 6th December from 12 noon until 4pm. Santa Claus will open the event at 12 noon arriving on his special quad bike. There will be crafts, gifts, games, refreshments and a chance to visit Santa in his grotto. An event not to be missed!

Monday, December 01, 2008


St Mabyn Young Farmers and Reverend Margaret Millson, Vicar of St Mabyn Church, are organizing a very special carol service on Friday 12th December at 7.30pm.
Everyone is welcome at what promises to be a truly unique event which will take place in a barn at Stone Farm, Longstone (the Grigg’s farm near the Longstone crossroads on the B3266). It is hoped that arrangements can be made for animals to be present as there will be a tableau dedicated to St Francis of Assisi, who celebrated Christmas by setting up the first known three-dimensional Nativity scene in the town of Greccio near Assisi, around 1220. He used real animals to create a living scene so that worshippers could contemplate the birth of the child Jesus in a direct way.
There will be music, a choir and readings. There will also be an opportunity to choose your own carol at what will undoubtedly be an extremely uplifting and inspirational service.
Ample parking is available and everyone should wrap up warmly and bring a torch. Soup and mince pies will be served after the service and children will be especially welcome.

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