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59th South Hill Horticultural Show, get your schedule here


Everybody has a skill… do YOU grow tasty fruit, perfect vegetables, perfect blooms?  Do you enjoy baking or photography?  Or are you handy with a needle and thread, or a paintbrush?  Whatever your hobby, you could win a prize at the South Hill Horticultural Show on August 18th 2018.

This year we also have a Dog Show and a Duck Race, both organised by Callington Young Farmers Club, raising money for St Luke’s Hospice, show funds and Club funds.

PLUS a CAR BOOT SALE, Bring your items to sell or donate for us to sell, raising money for the Parish Hall Funds, a FIVER a pitch >> contact events@south-hill.co.uk or Ali 384544

Full details in the Show schedule – get yours here…

Trebartha Open Gardens n Hydro System


Trebartha  open the file for more info on Trebartha.

The Hydro system has been operational since December 2015. Water is taken off at the in take area on the Withey Brook, just below Hawks Tor, through a 1.2 kilometre stretch of pipe, dropping 90 metres down to the Turbine House. The turbine is a 4 jet vertical shafted pelton wheel, with a 350 kw generator. The power is fed to a high voltage transformer in the adjoining enclosure before being exported to the local WPD grid. The scheme is estimated to generate some 1,000 MWhs of energy a year – enough for some 2000 domestic properties – this could vary +/- 30% depending on rainfall.

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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Exe Trail Cancer Fundraising Challenge


A couple of references have been recently made in the Cornish Times about the value of Liskeard Community Hospital’s Triangle Centre ‘drop in’ service to local people with cancer and their families. The service includes counselling, complementary therapy and access to cancer support specialist nurses who can advise, inform and reassure on every aspect of cancer treatment and recovery. No appointment is necessary and you can always rely upon a warm welcome, a cup of tea and a piece of home-made cake! The service is free but, being separately funded from the NHS, the Liskeard Triangle Centre (and sister Triangle Centres in Tavistock and Kingsbridge) can never make assumptions about the future.

John is living with cancer and his wife Shirley is a cancer survivor. The LiskKayaking3eard Triangle Centre has helped them a lot over the last couple of years and with relatively good health still on their side, it seemed timely and appropriate to try and give something back. On the 28th June, accompanied by several members of their family (the youngest being just 2 years old!) they walked, paddled and cycled the length of the Exe Trail to raise funds for the Liskeard Triangle Centre.  Continue reading

Gables Farm Christmas Collection

Gables logoMy name is Fiona and I live in Golberdon.  Myself and a friend Dawn from Trevigro are collecting for Gables Dogs and Cats home to help them over the Christmas period, unfortunately a time in which they see their numbers increase dramatically.

We are looking for donations of food, treats, toys, good condition blankets and towels.  If you are able to donate any of the items listed above please drop them into Berrio Farm, Golberdon, PL17 7NL (Heading towards Pensilva turn right before Kerney Bridge and we are the 4th house on the right with the sign of the public footpath)

Alternatively you can phone me on either 363410 or 07955 288180 and I can arrange collection.

For further information on Gables please visit their website at www.gablesfarm.org.uk

Thank you in advance for your help and generosity for this worthwhile cause.