St Mabyn Village News

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

Friday, January 28, 2011

Alex Langstone poetry

Lucifer Bridge is the debut poetry collection by local Tredethy author Alex
. This anthology contains many poems with Cornish
themes. The language, culture and folklore of Cornwall are explored
in verse with similar themes explored from other areas of Britain. The
author has studied the folklore and landscape mysteries of Britain
for many years and has previously written about these themes in
books, magazines and online. The book also includes original artwork
by local artist Paul Atlas-Saunders, plus art by Yuri Leitch and Jim
Lucifer Bridge is an exclusive limited edition, signed and numbered
by the author.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Table-top sale

ST MABYN PRE-SCHOOL is holding a table-top sale on Saturday, February 12th.
The event will run from 1pm to 4pm in St Mabyn Village Hall and will include local crafts, cakes and jumble. Tables are £7 each, with the fee going to the pre-school.
To book a table please call 07929 092088.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Latest aerial photos of the Midas development

photos taken by Peter Rasmussen

Saturday, January 22, 2011

St Mabyn Parish Council

A MEETING of St Mabyn Parish Council will be held on
Tuesday, 1st February 2011 in the Memorial Hall, St Mabyn at 7.30pm

1. Public Session – 10 Minutes / Reports from Cornwall Council and Police. Presentation from Mr Chris Hynes (Sun Power) on proposals for photo voltaic energy project at Longstone, St Mabyn.
2. Apologies for non attendance.
3. Members Declaration of Interest
4. Minutes – to approve the Minutes of the Meetings held on 7th December 2010 and 18th January 2011.
5. Matters Arising.
6. Planning Sub Committee – to elect members for the planning sub committee to serve up to
the AGM on 3rd May 2011.
7. Planning Applications/Planning Matters:- No applications received at date of this agenda
8. Accounts / Financial Matters:
9. CC LMP – Footpaths - Menkee
10. Affordable Housing – Midas (follow up comments)
11. Community Network Meeting (held 27 Jan) feedback Cllr H Barrett
12. To Agree:
Standing Orders & Risk Assessment (agree separate meeting date in February 2011)
To fill vacancies on Parish Council / Notice Board
ROSPA Risk Assessment (agree to book)
Community Plan (to fix further meeting with Tracy Edwards for outline plan for setting up of Steering Group who have shown an interest)
Details of rise in Precept to £15,000 to be made available to parishioners if requested
- to agree how it be made available.
Notice for Main Gate to Playing Field (keys) – to agree and act
Internal Complaints Panel – to agree to be set up in March
To display Councillors names and telephone numbers outside Village Hall
Arrange date with Clerk for her review and feedback with Councillors.
13. Date of next Meeting – Tuesday, 1st March 2011
14. To close the Meeting

Thursday, January 20, 2011

8 Affordable Homes for Rent Available Now

Mabena Lea Development, St Mabyn, Cornwall
8 Affordable Homes for Rent Available Now

This scheme is currently under way and is expected to be ready for
occupation in February/March 2011.
There is a mix of properties available on this site, to include
4 X 2 bed houses for rent
3 X 3 bed houses for rent
1 X 4 house for rent

Eligibility Criteria:
You need to be registered with Cornwall Homechoice and demonstrate that you have strong local connections to the areas listed below. Strong local connections could include EITHER living in the parish of St Mabyn for the last 3 years, OR living in the parish of St Mabyn for 5 continuous years in the past, OR having permanent employment in the Parish for at least the the past 3 years, OR having a close family member that has been living in the parish for at least 5 years, and where there is a caring responsibility for that relative.

1st Priority: St Mabyn
2nd Priority: St Kew, St Tudy, Egloshayle, Helland, Blisland
3rd Priority: County Connection

How do I apply?
These properties will be allocated through the Homechoice scheme. Please call 0300 1234 161, go online or call in, in person at the One Stop Shop in Wadebridge if you require any further information on how to apply for one of the above properties.

Relevant properties will be advertised for bidding purposes on Saturday
22nd January 2011 in the Western Morning News and the Cornwall
Homechoice website.

Bidding closes at 5.00pm on Wednesday 26th January 2011

Salt Delivery

The Parish Council has purchased a ton of salt for
gritting, it is located outside the gates of the Playing
It is for the use of all Parishioners – bring a bag and
fill it; sprinkle it on your drive ways and outside
your gates. (See CC advise on the subject on the
Parish Notice Boards).

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Winter warmers

Want to try something new while meeting new people through the darker winter months?
Then this could be just the ticket! Beginning Improvisational Comedy Classes

Thursdays in the St Mabyn Village Hall once a month. Time- 7-9 pm Cost- £5 January 20th
February 17th March 17th

This is a fun light hearted interactive workshop where you will go at your own pace, think on your feet, be as physical as you want to be and all while having a good laugh! Everyone welcome- all ages and abilities

For more information please call or email Teresa at: (01208) 841805 or

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

St Mabyn Parish Council

A meeting St Mabyn Parish Council will be held on
Tuesday, 18th January 2011 in the Memorial Hall, St Mabyn at 7.30pm
Members of the public are welcome to attend.
1. Apologies for non attendance.
2. Public Session – 10 Minutes
3. Presentation Midas Homes Development at St Mabyn – Section 106 Agreement
Ms Philippa Mayland (Cornwall Council Affordable Housing)
4. Planning Applications / Planning Matters:- Report from the Planning Committee
PA10/07832 Mr Simon Burden, Meadow View, Wadebridge Road, St Mabyn –
Change of use of integral garage to play room (remove garage door and fit new patio
doors) and construction of wooden shed between west side of house and field hedge
5. Accounts / Financial Matters:
6. Street Light situated on the footpath between the Church and St Mabyn Inn
Date of next Meeting – Tuesday, 1st February 2011
8. To close the Meeting

The Chairman may amend this agenda, or defer some items until the following month


You may already be a member of, or have heard about, Boiler Juice -
which is a buying group for heating oil.  This free service takes your
order and payment placing that order with the best priced supplier in
the locality.  The more that order (no matter how small or large your
own requirement is) within a post code the cheaper it becomes for
everyone ordering.  There is a 'buying weekend' where a special
starting rate is offered, commencing Friday 14th January ending Sunday
16th January.

If your not already a member of Boiler Juice - it is free to join and
free to use.  Sign up at  If you need oil, or think a
top up would be useful - let's order together and get the lowest price
we can - every litre helps!

Monday, January 10, 2011

St Mabyn Pre School

St Mabyn Pre School are having a table top sale on Saturday 12th February from 1-4pm in the village hall. Tables cost £7. Anything can be sold on the tables from home made crafts, cakes or it is a great way to clear out general unwanted items after Christmas and make some money. To book a table or for more information call the Pre School on 07929092088.


Join with us on a Tuesday morning, 9am - 11am in St Mabyn PO & Stores
Coffee Lounge to relax, have a coffee and chat whilst you sew, darn,
crotchet, knit or create - what you do is up to you!

Informal and friendly - open to all and remember - it's cheaper than therapy!
photo by Tamsin

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Latest house prices

Latest house prices for St Mabyn

Monday, January 03, 2011

Dumped sofa

Anyone recognise this sofa dumped along the bottom St Tudy Road?
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Sunday, January 02, 2011

St Mabyn Garden Club

January meeting at 7.30pm St Mabyn Hall on Wednesday 12 January 2011.  The speaker is Elizabeth Reeves talking on Plant Hunters of the past.  This is about the intrepid explorers who travelled the world to gather and bring back new and exotic plants.
William Lobb a local Cornishman is one of the most famous.  Should be a very interesting evening.

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