St Mabyn Village News

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

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Photo by Tamsin

Sunday, November 21, 2010


9th December & 16th December 2010

We will be keeping our Post Office counter open until 7pm on Thursday
9th and the 16th. Join our festive evening in the Coffee Shop whilst
you wait your turn via our 'virtual queue'!  Buy Christmas Stamps,
post your gifts or find the perfect present in store.

Alternatively you can stand in line at Bodmin or Wadebridge for your
entire lunch hour ...............

Children's fancy dress parade

With the theme of 'Christmas TIme' why not dress up and join our fancy dress parade at 1pm at the St Mabyn Mistletoe Fair on the 4th December?
Prizes for all entrants and medals for the winners in two age groups - 5's & under and 6+. Gerald and Val Richards have kindly agreed to be our judges.
We're hoping it's going to be a 'Cracker' or will that be you?

Mistletoe Fair

The Mistletoe Fair is fast approaching on Saturday, 4th December 12 noon until 4pm.
All the proceeds from this event go towards the running costs and maintenance of the Village Hall.  We need good quality books, raffle prizes (we would particularly like to make some prize hampers this year, so boxes of mince pies, wine, jams, Christmas puddings etc would be especially useful), home made cakes (for the cake stall), jams, chutneys, toiletries and those unwanted Christmas gifts in the back of your cupboard are wanted!
Bring them into St Mabyn Post Office & Stores, or if you need them collected call Kitty on 841 894.
Your Village Hall needs your help!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Lonely Hunters

Formerly known as Lioness check out a new track by Lonely Hunters featuring local rock god Charlie Murphy.
Photo by Alex Jones

Cornwall Ceramics and Glass group

Andy Titcomb is exhibiting as part of the Cornwall Ceramics and Glass Group at The Crypt Gallery, Norway Square, St Ives. Sunday 21st - Friday 26th November.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Corlink Bus service

Cornwall County Council is proposing to remove the subsidy to Corlink bus service in North Cornwall. This service links villages with Bodmin, Wadebridge and Camelford. If this happens it will effectively cut off the villages from public transport to the outside world.
The service is used by all ages - school children who attend Wadebridge school but are not entitled to free school transport due to where they live, working people who rely on the bus to get to work and the elderly as a lifeline to independence. In the summer time it is equally vital as those who often use their own cars find it impossible to park and choose to use public transport instead, thus freeing up the roads a little.
The government has declared it will retain the bus passes for the over 60s but if Corlink is removed this will render the bus pass almost useless for many elderly people who would be unable to get to hospital or the nearest town to link up with county and national services.
On Friday 20th November Cornwall County Council is holding a meeting to discuss Corlink's future. Please sign the petitions in the post office or on the Corlink bus service if you are in favour of Corlink being retained.

If you feel strongly about this perhaps you could also register your opinion via e mail to Stephen Nicholson who is the Principal Transport Officer for Cornwall County Council at who might have some input into the decision making. Also, Dan Rogerson is our MP and he can be contacted at

Jane King

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

   We’re growing our own food!
Come and see what’s in
our weekly vegetable boxes
Sample some of our
seasonal veg recipes
Find out what we’re doing
to promote local food

Join us in the Coffee Lounge
at St Mabyn PO & Stores
from 10am – 12 noon
on Saturday 20 November
Camel Community Supported Agriculture

Tuesday, November 09, 2010


Repairs and decoration to the church ceiling meant that the Liskerret Male Voice Choir and Take Note concert on the 7th November had to be transferred to St Mabyn Village Hall.   Having to accommodate nearly 50 performers as well as an audience initially appeared to be quite daunting, especially as the stage could not be used for acoustic reasons.  However, the choir was well up for the challenge and, with the aid of their new staging, things could not have turned out better.  Ladies group "Take Note" complimented the choir beautifully.

It was such a pity that just a few more people didn't turn out for what was a wonderfully entertaining evening with a lively mix of humour as well as vocals of an exceptionally high standard.   Accolades were extremely heart warming:  "Fantastic night, uplifting, humorous, and we both enjoyed it immensely." "The best Sunday night's entertainment I've had in a long, long, time." "What a treat - it doesn't get any better than that" etc etc.  Not surprisingly, we hope very much that it will not be too long before the Liskerret MVC makes a very welcome return to St Mabyn.
The evening was marred only by the fact that, as the ground was waterlogged, we were unable to take advantage of the field that James Mutton had very generously agreed we could use for parking.  Thus, we apologize to anyone who was affected by the temporary traffic gridlock which served, once again, to illustrate the desperate need for a dedicated car park in St Mabyn! 

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