St Mabyn Village News

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

Friday, October 30, 2009

St Mabyn Pre-School

We are requesting that everyone attends an emergency meeting of the St Mabyn Pre-School on Wednesday, November 4 at 1pm in the Village Hall. The Pre-School is an important building block of the St Mabyn community and we hope it can continue. Please come and show your support.

Save our schools campaign

There is a brief village update meeting in the pub on Wednesday 4th November 2:15pm. This is just an informal meeting to update everyone on the progress they're making with the campaign.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Tregarden Planning

Listed building consent for the adaption of ruined (roofless) shed in curtilage of Listed Building to form Mirador (viewing platform) partial demolition of stone walls.
Application number 2009/01450

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Council drops Longstone site for new school?

It appears Cornwall Council and the Diocese are backing away from the proposed Longstone site for a new merged school for St Mabyn and St Tudy as it becomes clearer that planning permission would not be granted.
More details on Jeremy Rowe's blog

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

School merger fears

The save our schools campaign was mentioned on Pirate FM 102.2 to 102.8 FM

Saturday, October 24, 2009


Hands off our Schools.
Issue 1 of the newsletter is available to view online now via the link below...
Newsletter issue 1

Sunday, October 18, 2009

St Tudy & St Mabyn Community Action Group - UPDATE 2

Although consultation will start in January the Governors have a number of tasks to complete before this goes to public consultation.
In the next week or so they will have to write to The Secretary of State to ask for permission not to go to competition. Normally when a new school is proposed the building contract would go to tender - this is NOT the case in VA schools. They can choose to use whomever they wish. This is all part of the feasibility study.
The point is that whilst we as parents may not have any official involvement until January the Governors will be active in the process of preparing for consultation.
I am informally meeting one of our Governors next week to understand the process from this point through to the point a decision is made. I also want to express why we are opposed to a school at Longstone. I'll let you know more after this meeting.
Matt Slater

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Hands Off Our Schools!

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Meeting about schools

There is a meeting being held at St Mabyn Church this Friday 16th October at 9:15am. The Heads, Governors, representatives of the Diocese and County Council are going to be there to provide an update and answer questions.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

latest news on St Mabyn and St Tudy schools

Sally Bain, Cornwall Council’s Conservative Cabinet Member for Children, has finally decided to become involved with the proposed closures of St Mabyn and St Tudy schools.
Read more on Jeremy Rowe's page.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Recycling day is changing

From November the recycling day for St Mabyn will be FRIDAY.
Starting on the 6th November, then 20th November 4th December and 18th December

Friday, October 09, 2009

St Mabyn Pre-School

St Mabyn Pre-School has a new website and news blog...

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Outrage at plan to close village schools

THE potential closure of two village primary schools has caused outrage among parents. according to the Cornish Guardian.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

St Mabyn Parish Council 1st September 2009

Notes from agreed Minutes of the Meeting of St Mabyn Parish Council held on Tuesday, 1st September 2009 at 7.30pm in the St Mabyn Memorial Hall.
Present: Cllrs. L Wood(Chairman),K Brown (Vice Chairman),C Hodges,A Titcomb,A Finnamore, IKemp.
Also attending: Mrs J Hoskin (Parish Clerk) Cllr J Rowe (Cornwall Council)
Cornwall Council: Cllr J Rowe discussed the Midas planning application and the work to review the work of the Wadebridge / Padstow Community Network Panel.
Cllr J Rowe agreed to look at a highway problem (sunken trench) in Wadebridge Road and pursue the Council in getting contractors May Guerney to carry out a repair.
Councillors were made aware of the recent vandalism caused in the playing field and the damage to vehicles.
Apologies for non attendance were received from Cllrs. Miss C Barry, Mrs H Barrett, R Heath.
Councillors present agreed that a copy of the Parish Council approved minutes be displayed on the notice board at Longstone.
Planning Appeal: The Clerk reported that an appeal had been made to the Department of Communities and Local Government against the Cornwall Council decision to refuse permission for the following application:- 2009/00382 Mr N Embly,Mabena House,Watergate Lane,St Mabyn –Erection of second storey extension to rear and replacement of flat roof extension with a pitched roof.
Playing Field / Provision of new play equipment (grant funded): Cllr C Hodges reported on the recent inspections. Cllr L Wood agreed to complete the inspection for the forthcoming month. The contractor will be asked to rake over the wood chip, and Councillors agreed that additional wood chip be purchased to “top up” the play areas.
The Clerk was liaising with the Chairman to seek additional grant money for the provision of a roundabout.
CCC Local Maintenance Project - Parish Footpaths: Cllr K Brown reported that he had met with the parishioner who had raised the issue of the overgrown bridleway at Trevisquite (544/9/1) and the contractor had been instructed to carry out trimming work.
The adjacent landowner had agreed to trim back overhanging trees.
Allotments: The Parish Council currently had only two definite expressions of interest for allotments. Some residents previously interested had sought alternative sites.
Parish Council Notice Board outside Memorial Hall: Having looked at the condition of the notice board, Councillors agreed that the wooden posts be repaired/replaced.
Cornwall Council – Confirmation that no requests for an election to fill the Parish Council vacancy had been received, stating that the Parish Council can now make arrangements for co-option.

Dogs mess!

The Parish Council would like to remind dog owners to clean up after their dogs and use the dog bins provided.

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