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South Hill PARISH MEETING


South Hill Annual Parish Meeting the Parish Hall, Golberdon. Wednesday 15th May 2019

40 people attended, using the main hall for displays by local groups and inspected the work on the hall improvements to date. The floor still needed to be finished so the group moved into the meeting room, cosy but proved 30 people can be seated there no problem.

Cllr David Skelton welcomed everyone, thanked the W.I members for providing and serving the refreshments and gave his report.

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Kit Hill Bee Keepers


Kit Hill Beekeepers get a training apiary – with help from Tamar AONB The Kit Hill Beekeepers are a group within the Cornwall Bee Keepers Association (CBKA), currently celebrating its centenary. Most of you will know us from the Callington Honey Fair, but might not realise that we do more than just collect and show honey. One of the charters of the CBKA is to provide education and training for prospective beekeepers and people interested in the welfare of pollinators. The Kit Hill group had been on the lookout for a suitable site for some years, and having obtained a good south facing site courtesy of a Group member, and accepting that we could not fund it all ourselves, we approached the CBKA for some start-up money. Which funded the group with its initial outlay of buying a mix of new and second hand hives, together with some temporary storage to enable us to get the bees up and running. Longer term, we needed additional funds for a more permanent shed/workshop that can be used for training, meetings and secure storage.

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Church Matters June 2019


At this time of year the Church has two festivals – Ascension and Pentecost. Pentecost is the better known of the two, although it is also known as Whitsun. What is now known as the Spring, or late May, Bank Holiday used to be known as Whit Monday as it was associated with Whitsun. Pentecost (Whitsun) moves around in the calendar as it occurs 50 days after Easter which is itself a moveable feast. This year Easter was late and so Whitsun is also late, with Whit Sunday falling on 9th June. Having a Bank Holiday in June would be difficult for a number of reasons and so the Spring holiday is two weeks beforehand on 27th May. So the association between this holiday and the Christian festival is lost. I wonder if already the festival of Pentecost (Whitsun) is as little known as Ascension. Whilst society in general may be less and less aware of these two Christian festivals, in the Church they are still well known – or at least Pentecost is!

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Hill Pony Resources


Could you help us care for our ponies please? We currently have 12 ponies with us and foster ponies due to come back. When we set up Hill Pony Resources in 2014 our aim was to find homes for a few foals in order to prevent them being pts. At the time we didn’t have land or facilities to keep ponies long term and we worked with the small fields we were renting ourselves. Over the past few years we have also found homes for older mares, arranged for colts to be castrated and returned to the moor, taken in ponies needing rehabilitation and long term care, and more foals! In order to meet the welfare standards required for the ponies and continue running we have had to rent more land, increase our feed and hay bills, veterinary bills etc. We only can do this through donations from our supporters, fundraising, voluntary help and sometimes a wing and a prayer! So thank you to everyone that does their best to help us through all of this. Our resources are currently very stretched and still we have outstanding vet bills to meet, hay/feed to pay for and rent bills to cover.

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Connection report for Parish meeting


THE South Hill Connection has had another steady year THANK YOU to the committee.

We rely on articles from all of you for the newsletter and Thank our regular contributors.

 We have attracted a number of new advertisers recently and Thank those that have recommended our newsletter as a way to promote their business, services, events, charities etc We have 37 advertisers, 13 from the parish. Recently added are Caroline Tregaver Fibre, Andrew AB Pest Control and Ash Lamb builder, we also thank those that have advertised with us since day one in 2007. Please support all our advertisers by using them or telling your friends.

I must also Thank Sue Skelton for continuing as web master and for recently adding all the content back onto the calendar of events The web hosting continues to be a free service thanks to Peter Taylor which allows us to keep our overall costs down and for business owners that live in the parish, we charge just an initial 15 pounds set up fee, all others pay 15 per year.

Welcome packs continue to be well received by our new residents and this year we added a Calendar, along with literature from local groups.

The South Hill Parish FaceBook page was created in 2014 and continues to attract new followers 1758 to be exact. T.You to Mandy Haxby for her page posts the most recent .. missing Tabby cat from Egypt.. If you have any information please contact Steve Silks 07898204637

And finally our old printer, which was donated, has seen it’s last days I think as it prints black pages, it’s not the toner, if you have any ideas to fix it or where we can find a replacement printer please let me know.

And finally finally if you don’t receive the newsletter and updates via your email inbox and would like to…. let me know. Thank you Ali Humphreys

Cloud Dog Studio workshops


Cloud Dog Studio, Higher Kelly, Calstock Workshops on offer. Something for Everyone. All sessions need to be booked in advance as the studio has limited space. This means that you get plenty of individual teaching and help. * is suitable for children.

Please don’t hesitate to ring me on 07531951108 or email me at clouddogstudio@outook.com if you have any questions or would like to book a party or event. Jules.

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Church Matters June 2109


At this time of year the Church has two festivals – Ascension and Pentecost. Pentecost is the better known of the two, although it is also known as Whitsun. What is now known as the Spring, or late May, Bank Holiday used to be known as Whit Monday as it was associated with Whitsun. Pentecost (Whitsun) moves around in the calendar as it occurs 50 days after Easter which is itself a moveable feast.

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Parish Hall new floor


The hall is now open after the old rotting floor has been replaced with new oak flooring and also installed under-floor heating and a ground source heat pump. THANK YOU to our PARISH COUNCIL for securing a grant with SITA, we thank them for their input. THANK YOU to the HALL COMMITTEE  for securing a BIG LOTTERY grant and juggling all the balls at once. Thank You to Garry Middleton-Batts the project manager and Mike Palmer the main contractor.  Thank you to all involved and the patience of the regular hall users. We now have a hall we can be really proud of and which is now warm and dry and redecorated. There are still items to be completed namely the kitchen, BUT WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS.

THIS IS HOW WE DID IT! Thank You Peter Tulloch for the photos.

  • Lots of dust and rubble

  • Damp proofing and reinforcement

  • Pumping concrete

  • Insulating the floor

  • Underfloor heating pipes

  • Concrete screed

  • Ground source trenches

  • Ground source underground pipwork

  • Filling in trenches

  • All filled in

  • Plant room

  • New floor on the way

  • Almost finished...

  • New storage under the stage

  • A beautiful finish - and warm too!

Callington Mayfest Recycling


Something great came out of today’s litter pick. From now on we will be teaming up for Recycling for Charity and passing all of our recyclables over to them. This is a perfect example of how different groups in Callington can work together. To find out more about Recycling for Charity click the link below…. announced Town councillor and volunteer litter pick leader Mikkie Raphael.

https://m.facebook.com/groups/832979876753455 

Pictured with SHARE volunteer Ali Humphreys who attended Mayfest to promote RECYCLING FOR CHARITY which collects items that can not be recycled kerb side but can be sent to TERRACYCLE to be made into park benches etc and credit KICKS COUNT charity that are reducing the UK’s stillbirth rate by educating pregnant mums about the importance of their baby’s movements.

Items collected include crisp and snack packets, biscuit, sweets and chocolate wrappers, pet food pouches, contact lenses, used toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes… find your local collection point and support this project.  www.south-hill.co.uk/charity-recycling