St Mabyn Village News

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

Sunday, February 10, 2013


Mr and Mrs Slater politely request that all dog owners whom are currently allowing their dogs foul the parking area of Corfe House (located on the corner of Station Road and the back road to St Tudy) to please stop.
Mr and Mrs Slater have children that use that area daily and have had to clean shoes a number of times due to the quantity of dog faeces found on or near the property.

Mr and Mrs Slater have a disabled daughter with a wheel chair which has accidentally been rolled through dog excrement a number of times left by irresponsible owners.

Corfe House's driveway is private property and it is an offence to allow dogs to foul this area (along with any other public area). The maximum fine carried is £1,000 and anyone found allowing their dogs to use this area will be reported to Cornwall Council under the Dog Fouling Order. A dog bin is situated just metres away from Corfe House.

Mr and Mrs Slater would very much appreciate the help of the majority of responsible dog owners in the village by being vigilant and let Mr and Mrs Slater know of anyone they see allowing their dogs to foul in the vicinity of Corfe House. Any information given to Mr and Mrs Slater will be treated in confidence.

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Community wind turbine - St Mabyn

A number of villagers in St Mabyn have been talking about how we could move towards becoming a low carbon community.
We're keen to find ways of becoming less reliant on fossil fuels like coal and oil, either to heat our buildings or to provide electricity. We'd also like  to make more use of renewable energy.
We all know how strongly the wind can blow in St Mabyn! So one idea we’re actively exploring is a community-owned wind turbine.
A community-owned turbine could provide an excess income of at least £30,000 a year to give general support to village organisations as well as help cut their rising electricity costs. This fund could also be used to introduce energy-saving measures throughout the parish and to install other renewable sources of energy such as solar panels.
This idea is still at a very early stage. There is no formal proposal and no set plan. However we have started to consider how a community-owned wind turbine could be financed. For instance, local residents and businesses would be able to invest in the project and get a good return over 20 years. We're also looking at where a community turbine might be sited.

If you're interested in finding out more about this initiative, please come along to the next meeting in St Mabyn Village Hall on Thursday 7 March at 7.30pm

In the meantime, you might like to have a look at what they're doing already in Ladock and Grampound Road, near Truro. Put Low Carbon Ladock into Google or go to

Ian Kemp

get a weekly vegetable box delivered to your door

Do you support local food? Do you enjoy fresh, seasonal, locally-grown produce?
Camel CSA, your friendly community vegetable growing group, can now deliver a weekly veg box to your doorstep.
We deliver two sizes of vegetable box – standard and small – every Friday afternoon. We grow much of the fresh seasonal contents ourselves, using organic farming principles. Other local growers supply us with an extended range of vegetables to give the boxes all-year-round variety.
A small box (feeds 1-2) costs £8.15. The standard box (feeds 3-4) is £11.50. You get a £2 discount if you pick up the box yourself from our vegetable plot next to St Kew Harvest Farm Shop at St Kew Highway.
You can join Camel Community Supported Agriculture’s veg box delivery scheme if you live within a 10-mile radius of our site at St Kew Highway.
Camel CSA is a community interest company, so any profits are ploughed back into the project. Volunteers work with paid growers to produce, pick and pack the vegetables.

If you’re interested in ordering a weekly veg box please ring Cath Simmons on 01208 812685. Find out more on our website

Charlotte Barry

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Wind Turbine application

PA13/00423  Siting of one 50m high Wind Turbine, 77m to blade tip with three blades and a rotor diameter of 54 m, temporary access track, compact transformer housing and associated works. | Land West Of Trethick Farm St Mabyn.
Members of the public can view the application and plans on the Council’s website  or electronically at any of the One Stop Shops during normal office hours.
You can comment on the proposal  by email to  Please quote the application number and clearly label your comments with ‘support’ or ‘objection’. 
The Parish Council have objected to the application.

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