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Thanksgiving for our animals


Thanksgiving service for our animals
Celebrating God’s care and concern for creation
Sunday 24th September 10am
St Sampson’s Church, South Hill

This will be a short informal service followed by coffee, tea, juice and the best cake ever.

Our lives are enriched by our animals. They bring us many blessings and they play a big part in our lives, giving us joy, companionship, livelihood and sustenance.
You are invited to bring your well behaved: dog, cat, rabbit, parrot, stick insect, sheep, horse or chicken, whatever, to give thanks for the part they play in your life.

Bring a photo of your pet past or present.

September Update


S.H.A.R.E., the Hall Committee and the Parish Council are pooling their efforts to support a bid for an M&S grant to raise funds for the hall, and we hope we can count on you as well. On September 4th voting starts on line to secure our bid for a Tesla PowerWall, a storage unit to capture the energy generated by the solar panels installed on the hall roof 2 years ago, which can then be used when the sun is not shining. Running in conjunction with this, we are Crowd-Funding, i.e. raising money through donated items that you can purchase. If successful this project could bring in 12,000 pounds to the hall for these improvements, which will help ensure the hall stays viable for the future.

We have already been shortlisted so have negotiated the first hurdle, now WE NEED VOTES. LOTS OF VOTES. More votes than the parish alone can generate, so we’ve asked neighbouring parishes to help us and we’re asking YOU to spread the word, to your friends, work colleagues, all groups you belong to. Share the message on email and other social medial platforms and really get behind this. £12,000 is a chunk of change we could really use. M&S want to give it to us if we can demonstrate enough support.

To show we are serious about this project, we are also looking to raise £1500 by donations and purchasing gifted items. We have some amazing products and services already gifted and are looking for more to reach our target. If you can offer something please contact Astrid or Ali.

When the M&S web site goes live on September 4th all the details will be there. Meanwhile take a sneak peek on the www.south-hill.co.uk web site to see those that have committed support so far. Endsleigh Nursery has gifted us a number of trees, shrubs and rose plants to sell for the project. They are in the driveway at Green Meadows for you to take a look at and buy. From Golberdon crossroads, take the South Hill Rd and at the next junction, Green Meadows is on the left. Come and get a bargain and support the PARISH HALL.

 Other stuff going on!

August 27th 10 – 11am Messy Church at St. Sampson’s Fun crafts and discover more about your Christian Faith.

Sunday 27th. Walk with Ali and the Calstock Footpath society, this Sunday 11am from Golberdon crossroads. Taking footpaths and quiet roads to Linkinhorne church for a lunch break and read the head stone carved by Daniel Gumb , then onto Browda passing Roundbury and folllowing the Lynher to Wagmuggle and back. 5 1/2 – 6 miles.

Callington Community College Art Block. Workshops. Wednesday 30th August 10am – 3pm see attached poster (Arty Party)

Thursday 31st. Monthly Charity Quiz 7:30 for 8pm start, Come as a team of 4 or make up on the night. If you haven’t been before join in the fun, bring nibbles and drinks. ALL profits to local charities.

Tavistock Camera Club are organising a two day Photo Exhibition to celebrate 45 years as a club on the 2nd / 3rd September. See attachment (Camera Club Exhibition)

North Hill village hall is fund raising from the Launceston Tesco bags of help tokens, through September and October.

Thursday Sept 21st  SHARE AGM. and Social evening. New and potential members welcome to join us. 7:30pm in the Parish Hall meeting room.

Sat Sept 23rd South Hill Hall Committee Harvest Supper. Tickets on sale from Nick Easton or email events@south-hill.co.uk  Entertainment from the Golberdon Gals choir. Bring your auction items and drinks.

Sept 24th 10am St Sampson’s church service of thanksgiving for our animals.

Horticultural Show report on line here… pix to follow

SHARE FIREWOOD deliveries going out now , contact Ali to place your order. 01579 384544 iamalihumphreys@yahoo.com

FOLLOW US on FACEBOOK Like South Hill Parish and Friend Florence Hill and Twitter @SouthHillParish

September Walking Festival


www.visitcornwall.com/whats-on/sports/south-coast/looe/south-east-cornwall-walking-festival

Now in its 17th year, the South East Cornwall Walking Festival celebrates the wonderful countryside in and around south east Cornwall. Join local guides who know the area inside out, who will lead you to hidden viewpoints, deserted beaches and picturesque villages.

Saturday 16th September  … Up the hill to fetch a pint of..

Start: Sandplace Station 10.40 (coincides with train from Looe and No 73 bus from Liskeard)Starting the festival off with a walk up the river then through the woods and the orchards to the Duloe Beer & Cider Festival. The walk will take about one and a half hours, depending on your thirst.. ….Once at the festival you are free to imbibe and leave when ready, there are busses back to Looe or Liskeard.

Sunday 17th September  … A Quethiock Quest

Start: 10.30am Outside the Church gate (please note, parking near the church is limited, please park on the top road near the school.)

We wanted to lead a walk somewhere different this year, in a part of South East Cornwall we have never explored before. The parish of Quethiock is one of those places few people go to unless they live there, or are lost. So, we intend to go there and not get lost and hopefully learn something about a traditional farming parish. The walk is a mixture of quiet lanes and footpaths covering around eight miles. Some hills and may be muddy in places. Please bring a packed lunch and snacks.

 

Monday 18th September

Antony Passage Walk

Start: 10.30am, St Stephens Church, Saltash,  (SX417584) Walk lasts approx two hours.

Join Saltash Walk & Talk Group for a gentle stroll down along this fascinating creek, part of the Forder Conservation Area. Meet. Walk alongside Forder Lake from Forder village to Antony Passage, up steps through woods and fields to Trematon Castle. One steep downhill at start, some hills with an alternative to St. Stephens Hill on the return.

Lostwithiel Town Walk

Start: Lostwithiel Community Centre (SX105599) at 11:00 am. Walk is about 90 minutes. Cost £3.50 per person.

Join the Lostwithiel Museum Guides for a fascinating walk around the former capital of Cornwall.

Tuesday 19th   T.B.C

Wednesday 20th …. An Introduction to Bodmin Moor

Start: 10.30am Heritage Centre Carpark Minions.(SX263713)  Walk lasts approx two hours.

Join the Tamar Valley Walk & Talk group for an easy walk along moorland paths from the village of Minions.  A great introduction to Bodmin Moor if you don’t know the area.

Thursday 21st …. The Great Looe Guided Pub Crawl

Start: The Rose Garden, Fore St, East Looe, 7.30pm

Back by popular demand! An evening walk around Looe looking at the role the various pubs, inns and bars have played in the town’s history.

Friday 22nd … Rediscovering a Parish

Start: 10.40am Outside Looe Library

The parish of Talland no longer exists, though the church sits proud on the coast between Looe and Polperro. Join festival organiser Mark Camp to explore the surrounding countryside and coastline, much loved by smugglers in the past.  Walk is around seven miles in length. Some hills and may be muddy in places. Lunch stop will be at Talland beach where there is a cafe but feel free to bring a packed lunch and snacks if preferred.

Saturday 23rd ….

FORAGING with Andy Pearson

Start:  St. Stephens Church, Saltash  1.30pm- 3.30pm (SX417584)

Join the friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve for a walk looking for edible plants. A fun afternoon suitable for families. Please bring a mug and a spoon to enjoy soup cooked on the foreshore.

Wear suitable clothes and footwear. Any queries contact : Mary Langworth on 01752 843852 or Bob Austin on 01752 844666

Caradon Explorer

Start: 10.30am, Tokenbury Corner, on the B3254 between Liskeard and Upton Cross.  (SX280696)

We finish the festival with a circular walk of 7/8 miles along disused mineral railways, footpaths and lanes visiting some of the industrial heritage of the mining and quarrying activity of South East Bodmin Moor. Leader will be Brian Oldham of Liskeard’s Walkers are Welcome and volunteer at Liskeard & District Museum. Sturdy footwear and a packed lunch are recommended.

A free event, but donations to the Museum’s acquisition fund would be very welcome.

Most walks are free. However walks leaders may ask for a donation (suggested £4/£5) to go towards costs of putting the festival on or towards a charity of their choice.

The festival receives no funding and all walks leaders volunteer their time.

St Sampson’s Day


The piece makers of South Hill have kindly given St Sampson’s Church a wonderful quilt showing St Sampson.  This will be gratefully received during the service on Sunday 23rd July  at 11.15.  and will be hung for all to see.  Come and learn a bit more about who St Sampson was and what relevance he has today.

Connection News Updates June 26th


At the Parish Council meeting on Tuesday 20th June the Community Benefit Payment (income from the Trefinnick Solar Farm) was discussed:

3 ideas from SHARE were put forward : £400 to upgrade the Parish hall urn with an on demand energy saving boiler. £1500 towards match funding for energy storage batteries for the Parish hall, to maximise the power generated by the solar panels and £500 would ensure free energy saving light bulbs to every household in the parish.

St Sampson’s Church would like to replace some lights, at a cost of £2000

And suggestions from the PC were to provide additional car parking in the recreational field. Some thought parking should be made available at the top of the field by the football pitch, or closer to the hall.

If you have any thoughts on this, contact a PC member or the clerk. http://www.south-hill-pc.gov.uk/members.php   This will be further discussed at the July PC meeting.

The Neighbourhood Development Plan 6 week consultation period ends on July 7th .  Again if you have any comments, pass these to the PC clerk.

Cllr Sharon Daw gave her updates and comments read her monthly article here reflecting her concerns for the 52,500 new houses planned for the county.

A new Allotment contract will be further discussed next month and a coordinator put in place to report to the PC, if you would like to act as the go-between, let Jim Gale know or the PC clerk.

The Parish footpath monitoring team, reported on the state of the footpaths and asked for certain landowners to be contacted to improve the accessibility of some paths. The PC supported this, and were pleased a number of issues had already been resolved.

Local walks have been uploaded to the Connection web site and more will be added. If you have a favourite walk you’d like to share, email editor@south-hill.co.uk

On Tuesday June 27th 6pm there’s a Parish Footpath Walk starting at Golberdon crossroads. All Welcome.

The BT Phone box is due to be disconnected and a suggestion is to use the space to display parish maps and walks. If you have any other ideas contact the PC clerk.

Other news:

THIS THURSDAY June 29th 7:30 for 8pm start The Monthly Charity QUIZ at the Parish Hall Golberdon, Teams of 4, £1.50 pp All Welcome. BYO Drinks and nibbles and a Raffle Prize.

St Sampsons church. Thank you to all who have bought or donated plants. The monies raised will go to Callington food bank. More plants are now required . If you have any spare plants please leave them outside the church door entrance. Buy something new for yourself and leave donations in the jar.

I hope your sunflowers are growing well! To take part in the Horticultural Show, submit your details on Monday August 14th with your other show entries, including how tall the sunflower plant is and how tall the grower is. The Show is on August 19th, programmes are on line HERE and printed copied in a box outside the hall.

South Hill Rocks ! If you find a South Hill painted Rock, take a photo and post on FB or email SHARE@south-hill.co.uk  and hide again, and start painting your own rocks.   www.south-hill.co.uk/south-hill-rocks

Callington Horse Show was on Saturday 24th at Polhilsa, you can see pictures on the South Hill FaceBook Page. It was good to see so many from the parish supporting this great charity event.

Have you all received the new recycling information leaflet! Good news: from 31st July more plastics will be collected in the existing plastic bottles, cans and tins recycling bags.

July 1st Callington Carnival

July 2nd 1:30 – 5pm Open Gardens at Anvil and Windmills at South Hill

July 13th – 16th S.H Piece Makers Patchwork & Quilting Exhibition at The Parish Hall Golberdon

July 26th 7pm SMITE fun evening at Rilla Mill BYOB. Let Ali or Nick know if you are interested in joining us.

June 28th Callington Free Business workshops Town TakeOver

July 29th 7pm Golberdon Girls Choir at St. Mary’s church, Callington.

ALL DETAILS and more on the Connection web site Events

 If you have events you want to share, news articles, for sale, trade, give away items, let us know!

Thank You

Astrid

South Hill Connection Secretary

South Hill Horticultural Show


Schedule Final 2017

Classes include: Floral Art, Pot Plants, Fruits & Vegetables, Preserves, Cookery, Handicrafts, Photography and new tallest Sunflower Children’s classes include: Animal made from fruit & vegetables, Garden in a seed tray, Recycled model, Handwritten verse, 3 cup cakes, Mini pizza, Lego model, Decorated boiled egg, Photographs.

The Sunflower class is an addition to the Horticultural Show Programme, and is open to everyone, the winner will be the plant that has grown taller than the person that planted it.       On August 14th submit your entries including your height and the height of your sunflower!

SHARE Fun Day


The SHARE in our Community Free Family Fun Day was an amazing success on Bank Holiday Monday. There have never been so many children in Golberdon Park, estimated around 300 people in total, all enjoying the activities laid on by South Hill Parish Renewable Energy community group, S.H.A.R.E.

Events centered on energy and money saving tips, recycling and reducing waste, including Kicks Count charity, clothes alterations by Janet Harding, promoting cycling with E Bike demos and bike slalom course, planting seeds, foraging the hedgerows and an energy science project. Plus The Big Beat Junk Band invited everyone to join in and make lots of noise.

“South Hill Rocks” was launched as rocks were painted and hidden around public spaces for people to find, then upload a photo to South Hill FB and re-hide, encouraging families to be creative and explore the area. Join in the fun, like South-Hill FB facebook.com/SouthHillParish or visit south-hill.co.uk/south-hill-rocks

Free Energy Saving Light-bulbs were donated by E-On, sunflower starter kits and grocery Bags for Life, donated by Tesco’s, Morrison’s and Waitrose were given away. A massive Thank you to everyone that helped make the day so special, to all that donated items, Tamar Organics, Spar, Launceston Cycles, Compton Park Farm Shop, Callington Fresh Produce, our generous parishioners, the South Hill W.I ladies for teas, the South Hill Horticultural Show for including the Sunflower class on August 19th. The car booters, the Police for providing leaflets on protecting property, Project Solar answering questions and giving energy advice and the families that came from near and far and team S.H.A.R.E for hosting such a great fun day. Learn more by contacting enquiries@ProjectSolarUK.com or call Simon on 07955522072.

South Hill Association for Renewable Energy (SHARE) a Community Benefit Society since June 2015. SHARE’s vision is “A secure and sustainable future for all, using community owned R.E to provide economic, social and environmental benefits.” Contact SHARE@south-hill.co.uk call Peter 01579 208519 and visit south-hill.co.uk/share

…. and the 50/50 of 140 pounds was won by a couple from Saltash, visiting for the day. finding and hiding SOUTH HILL ROCKS at Golberdon Park !

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SHARE in our Community Fun Day Pix


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.