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NDP Free Big Breakfast

The event took place on Saturday 4th March from 9am – noon. The 86 visitors that attended saw exhibits from the WI, St Sampson’s Church, South Hill Piecemakers, SHARE, Justin from the NHS  demonstrating the defibrillator and South Hill Village Hall. The main attraction however, was a display of the Neighbourhood Development Plan alongside Councillors talking about the plan and our ambitions for footpaths in the Parish. The visitors were from all areas of the Parish including Golberdon, Maders, Berrio, Mornick, Trewoodloe, Trewassick, Lansugle, Egypt, Trevigro, South Hill, Bray Shop, Jericho, and  Manaton.

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A Newsletter produced by and for the Parish of South Hill

Welcome to the South Hill Connection Newsletter!

Newsletter number 70, April 2019

Happy Easter

In the latest edition of the South Hill Connection:

  • Lots of events in April and May (including the Mothering Sunday Service at St Sampson’s Church!)   
  • St Sampson’s Unlocked – an opportunity to make a difference
  • Spotlight on developments at Redmoor Tin & Tungsten
  • Nordic Walking – read all about it
  • Recycling information
  • Our regulars:
    • SHARE – new investment opportunity
    • Church Matters
    • South Hill Parish Council and Parish Hall
    • Callington U3A update
  • and more…

Please note: The Parish Hall will be closed from 1st April for up to 6 weeks while the floor undergoes a major refurbishment, having a new surface and underfloor heating, making it a far more comfortable place to hire.  (the whole building will be closed to the public, not just the main hall as previously advertised)

Because a ground source heat pump is being installed, the playing field will also be closed for a few days while trenches are dug and pipes laid.

Thank you for your understanding while this work goes on.

A big thank you to the Big Lottery and SITA for their grants towards the cost, and to the Hall Committee and Parish Council for all their help in driving this project forward.

The South Hill Connection Newsletter would like to introduce a guest editor to assist the news team.

Assemble the articles and advertisers into a new design or follow the existing guide lines, your choice. You will be supported by others and proof-readers to produce the April/May edition or pick other months. Why not?

Give it a go. Email

We’re also looking for a TREASURER for the South Hill Connection, to email annual invoices to our Advertisers (around 25 over the year), no need to attend any meetings, there are only 1 or 2 a year anyway. PLEASE DO GET IN TOUCH if this is something you can do for us. Phone Brian for the details 07813 693479.

Thank you for stepping forward.

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Archived newsletters (all of them!)
can be found in our public Google Drive folder – here…

Some news articles are also posted here as a blog. The latest will always be at the top. If you want to search for news articles you can do so using the Search box on the right, or by selecting a News Category from the drop-down list.

Details of events in and around South Hill can be found on our Events Calendar

Business advertisers can be found on our Local Business page







South Hill Neighbourhood Development Plan


In December 2014 Parish Councillor Geoff Clemerson researched the idea of a Neighbourhood Plan.  If you were living in the Parish or owned property here at that time, you would have had the opportunity to complete a survey.  Sections covered were:

  • ParishMapHousing and Building (11 questions)
  • The Environment We Live In (17 questions)
  • Renewable Energy (10 questions)
  • The Local Economy (8 questions)
  • About your Household (6 questions)

Comments were encouraged. The return rate was 81.2%, which is an excellent response. The results are published on the South Hill Connection web site – Hard copies will be made available.

A Draft Neighbourhood Development Plan has been produced, which has just been completed and approved by the Parish Council. There is a 6-week consultation period when YOU can comment to ensure the Plan reflects all the wishes of the Parish.

If you know someone who does not have access to the internet, and would like to see a copy of the NDP, please contact one of the parish councillors listed below.  There will also be laminated copies in the box outside the Parish Hall, and in St Sampson’s church porch, but please do not take these away.

  • South Hill and Bray Shop:                  Geoff Clemerson          01579 362623
  • Golberdon and Mornick:                    David Skelton               01579 382397
  •                                                                 Nick Easton                   07 715606252
  • Trevigro and surrounding area:         James Gale                   07974 786066
  •                                                                 Andrew Budd               01579 389328
  • Maders and Manaton area:               Dan Smith                     07 787536555

Please remember that comments can only be accepted if made in writing or by email as described above.

Comments are invited from anyone that has a connection to the Parish and should be sent to the Parish Clerk – by email (, or by letter to Jenny Hoskin, Branston Farm, Bodmin Road, BODMIN PL30 4BB.  Please do not try to telephone Mrs Hoskin; she is not a full time employee of the council, and will not be able to answer any queries or take comments on the phone.

Amendments can be made to The Plan before it is sent to Cornwall Council.  An Independent Examiner will be appointed who will take account of comments made and all relevant documentation, and if it meets all requirements will recommend The Plan proceeds to a referendum.  This process is documented on various web sites.

More details will be published as South Hill Connection receives them.

It is important that your views are represented within this 6 weeks consultation period.

The Neighbourhood Plan

Your chance to shape the future of our Parish in years to come

We have created a page in our Parish menu where information will be added as we receive it, so bookmark this page if you want to be involved.








South Hill Parish Council Update

ChurchSketch sqOur ten Parish Councillors are volunteers and meet every third Tuesday at the Parish Hall, except in August when there is no meeting.  Our Cornwall Councillor Steph McWilliam is usually in attendance as well to give her reports.

Councillor Geoff Clemerson proposed that the PC have their own web site in line with County suggestions.  You can visit  and view published minutes and other relevant documents. The agenda for the July meeting shows the following items listed for discussion:

  • Highways
  • Neighbourhood Plan
  • Recreation Field
  • Allotments
  • Grazing
  • Footpaths
  • CCN & Police reports
  • Planning
  • Correspondence
  • AOB

This South Hill Connection web site  is independent of the Parish Council, and has been since the 1st edition in 2007.  It is funded through advertising and fundraising.


South Hill Horticultural Show, 57th Year

Flower Show_Page_01aOpen to ALL and a must on the parish calendar.

10p entry fee per class or Children 5p

Last date for entries August 15th when you can go to Golberdon hall with your entry forms and money between 6:30pm – 7:30pm.

The FULL schedule is available here….     and a hard copy can be picked up from The Show committee members listed on the inside page.

Classes include:

Floral Art, Cut Flowers, Pot Plants, Vegetables, Fruit, Cookery, Preserves, Handicraft, Children’s classes and Photography.

There really is something for Everyone.

The Cookery item that attracts a lot of interest and entries is class 71 where the show committee give the recipe and method of a given cake, yet the results are always so different.

THIS YEAR it’s a Boiled Cake and here are the details:

Boiled Fruit Cake

Recipe & Method

  1. Into a large saucepan add 4oz margarine or butter, 6oz caster sugar, 6oz currants, 6oz sultanas, 2oz mixed peel, 8 fl oz water, 1 level teaspoon bicarbonate of soda, 1 heaped teaspoon mixed spice; bring to a rolling boil and cook for 1 minute.
  2. Cool the mixture for 15 minutes, stirring often, before gradually adding 2 large beaten eggs followed by 4oz plain flour, 4oz self-raising flour & a pinch of salt.
  3. Stir well then turn into a greased & lined 2lb loaf-tin.
  4. Bake in the oven for 1 hr 15 minutes at 140°C.

Good Luck!


Callington U3A Update, May 2016

The Voyage of the Mayflower 



Mike Hayward gave a very interesting talk for the May meeting. He began by asking whether the stories we know about the Mayflower are myth or reality. It seems mainly myth, and he enlightened us with the reality.

The very first settlers to America did not sail on the Mayflower, but earlier, when in 1607 a ship sailed from London to Virginia. It was a time of religious unrest and people were being tortured and even killed for their beliefs.  A group of separatists escaped the persecution by moving first to Holland, and then in 1620 they decided to emigrate to America on board the ‘Speedwell’. Continue reading

Kenneth Trewin (1920 – 2016) An Obituary

A memorial service was held to celebrate the life of Ken Trewin On Thursday 7th April at St Mary’s Church. At the service his granddaughter made the following tribute:

Thank you for joining us today to celebrate the life of Ken, Dad, Grampa and Great-Grampa.

Grampa lived at Higher Manaton, South Hill, for most of his life; however, he was born in December 1920 at Stonaford Farm North Hill, attending the local primary school and Sunday school at Trevadlock. At that time, the Trewin family were tenant farmers of Stonaford, Glubhole, East Berrio, Trewartha and Tolcarne all part of the Trebartha Estate.

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