St Mabyn Village News

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

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

St Mabyn Parish Council

ALLEGATIONS that St Mabyn Parish Council has committed fraud and broken local government rules have to stop, a local authority solicitor has demanded...
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Call to Action for Micro-Businesses in East Cornwall

Micro-businesses in East Cornwall are being urged to take part in an online survey to help them get noticed and get access to local support.
East Cornwall Local Action Group (ECLAG) want to make sure that all micro-businesses in East Cornwall, no matter how small, have access to local support, business networks and funding opportunities. So they have teamed up with PFA Research to conduct a survey that gauges the needs of local businesses with fewer than 10 employees.
Businesses are encouraged to visit the survey web site ( to ensure their voices are heard and to register for future updates on relevant news, events, support and funding for micro-businesses.
Linda Emmett from East Cornwall Local Action Group says: “We’ve supported many businesses with our grant funding programme but we know that there are many more under the radar.”
ECLAG believe that for small businesses in rural areas, it can be difficult to become part of the wider business community. Many small businesses operate from the home with very few, or no employees and a very small marketing budget, so it can be hard for business networks, potential clients and the public to find them.  Often these businesses aren’t VAT registered or limited companies, which means they don’t appear on online directories and listings either.
Serena Buckeridge-Hobbs from Gerry’s Originals, a successful small ice-cream business in East Cornwall says: “It can be very hard to get your voice heard in East Cornwall – to get the publicity out there, to get funding, for people to know that you’re in the area. We all need help developing our small businesses.”
ECLAG have developed a video showcasing some of the problems small East Cornwall businesses face and what can be done to help.
Kim Conchie from Cornwall Chamber of Commerce features in the video and tells us: “It’s really tough, East Cornwall is spread out, the road network’s not very good and all these things add cost and problems to running a small business. However there is a lot of help for small businesses – from EU grants, mentoring, training and loans. All these things are there… but many businesses don’t have the time to look to the longer term, which is where all this help really comes to fruition.”
This is what ECLAG hopes to address with their survey. Linda explains: “The purpose of the survey is to find out the needs and aspirations of the micro-businesses within the East Cornwall area – to understand the challenges they’re facing and the issues that are causing them problems.”
If you are a micro-business in East Cornwall and would like to be part of the ECLAG network, you can complete their online survey and find out more at

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A Feast of Music in St Mabyn Church

Music Lovers have been soaking up tickets for the MJ-UK “Feast of Music” concert in St Mabyn church on 27th August at 7.30pm.  Tickets are only £10 for what promises to be a fabulous evening.  The performance will be greatly enhanced by the special sound and lighting to be installed for the occasion and the programme will include songs from the shows and some all time favourites.
We are now delighted to announce that Maria Jagusz and company will be joined by the highly acclaimed “Black Feathers” duo, recently back from their tour of the USA. Their beautiful harmony and sheer talent have earned them no less than 60,000 hits on SoundCloud.   We are also very proud  to announce that award winning song writer, singer and composer, Ben Maggs (Sweeney Todd), will also perform. 

 Long time member of MJ-UK, the young and beautiful Alice Baker will shortly take the title role of Cinderella alongside Bonnie Langford at the Yvonne Arnaud theatre.  Alice is absolutely enchanting and gave a breathtaking performance when she last performed in Cornwall with MJ-UK in 2012.

 What a great line up for what will be a memorable evening……!

Please contact Audrey 01208 841607 for tickets………

Sunday, August 11, 2013

St Mabyn Garden Club

St Mabyn Garden Club September Outing.
Wednesday 11 September is the date for the Garden Club's autumn morning outing to The Hidden Valley Gardens, Treesmill, Par. The owners Tricia and Peter Howard are opening up Cornwall's own Secret Garden specially for St Mabyn Garden members.  This is an award winning colourful 3.5 acre cottage style garden, which includes herbaceous plants, shrubs, vegetables, fruit and herbs.  Sample the homemade cakes, and also there is the opportunity to purchase plants propagated from the garden.
Leave St Mabyn bus shelter 9.30 am Own cars to be used so if you wished you could go on elsewhere and make a day of it. For Sat Nav post code PL24 2TU.  Entry £3.50, children free.
Our meetings in St Mabyn Village Hall commence 7.30 PM on Wednesday 9 October with the ever popular Tracey Wilson giving a talk on 'Friendly Gardening'.
For more information of our winter programme please contact Angie Bunney on 01208 841511 or 01841 533647

Festival of Village talent

THE enterprising, talented and energetic villagers of St Mabyn in North Cornwall are inviting you to visit their village over four days to celebrate their Village Festival from Thursday 15th August to 18th August. Most of the fun and entertainment centres on the beautiful 15th Century church – arguably the highest parish church tower in Cornwall – and the Village Hall and the Village Post Office.

The village will be decorated with scarecrows and a Garden Safari has been organised.  Craft and local art will be prominent and an Antiques Road Show and valuation by renown Richard Hamm is being held in the Post Office so bring your heirlooms for an assessment by an expert. Food will play an important part with cheese and wine at the preview of Festival of Craft, real Cornish cream teas, an American pancake breakfast, BBQ at the Church and, of course, great coffee continually from the Post Office and Stores. Local beers and good food are also available at the village pub , the St Mabyn Inn. 

And the village now boasts a real cider farm with top quality cider, apple juice and honey at Haywood Farm.
Music plays an important part in St Mabyn’s life with a performance by harpist Jonathan Moseday; a concert by ‘Proper Job’ and Kamel Kordians’; Mike Haywood’s Disco; Songs of Praise and all rounded off by a superb concert by Cornwall’s favourite singer,  entertainer and national star, Johnny Cowling. 
Tickets for this show or more information on the festival are available from St Mabyn Post Office or Angie Bunney on 01208 841511 or Carol Grigg on 

01208 841276.

Visitors to the Duchy are more than welcome to enjoy this village festival and to experience a slice of the myriad talent hidden in a typical Cornish village.

Friday, August 02, 2013

Haywood Farm Cider

Haywood Farm Cider of St Mabyn has a new website and a Facebook page for you to follow and comment on here.

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