Category Archives: Parish Council

February email update


Pub Quiz – this is now being held regularly again at the Church House Inn, Linkinhorne, on the last Thursday of each month, 7.30pm for 8pm start.  The February quiz will be on Thursday 22nd (tomorrow)

The Young Farmers charity DUNG SALE is this Saturday EMAIL or phone Cat Ede to book your order. 07900381890

Saturday evening. BEETLE DRIVE 7pm start Parish Hall Golberdon. £3 per person including refreshments. In aid of the Parish Horticultural Society. 

SHARE will be planting our free tree whips on Saturday 24th. We’re looking for youngsters and others to help so please get involved, meet at the Golberdon play park at 9:45am. Thank you. If you have reserved trees these will be available to collect on Saturday from Green Meadows. Mike will be here.(watching the rugby). If you haven’t confirmed you want any trees yet. DO IT NOW. Thank You. Email or phone Ali 384544

The woodland visit to Trematon has now be confirmed for next Monday 26th, car sharing from Green Meadows at 10am. Join us as we visit a young mixed species wood, plus an established wood which has had no management and another which is described as “the most beautiful wood I’ve ever seen” and reaches down to the beach on the north side of the Lynher.  All welcome email for numbers or phone Sue 382397.

Parish Hall Wi-Fi (SHARE In Our Community) – there is currently a fault with the broadband connection at the Parish Hall.  It seems to have failed just after midnight on Tuesday 20th Feb.  We are looking into it and hope to get it reinstated as soon as possible.  As far as we know this is the first time this has happened.  Do you use the Hall wi-fi service?  If you have had any issues, please let us know by emailing

Ultra fast fibre Broadband to the premises is now available from Cabinet number 4 and covers South Hill, Mornick, Lansugle and Trewassick.  If you make enquiries and find out any more, please email so we can let others know.

Tenders are invited to contact the Parish Council for grass cutting and strimming in the recreational field, see the PC web site for details.

Parish Council reminder: All roadside hedge-trimming should be completed by the end of February 2018.

The Parish Hall floor needs replacing. Funds need to be raised and quotes for the work. Contact Chair Nick Easton with suggestions.

There are a couple Eastern European men with a white Ford Transit van registration number NJO3 RKA in the area stealing what they can. They targeted this area last year and have come back. Keep your eyes peeled and call the police if you see anything suspicious. GOOD NEWS…  we understand that these two unsavoury characters have now been arrested.

South Hill Parish Council update

The absolute deadline for submission of nomination papers is the 4th April.

A Councillor… Who Me?

Could you be one of the Parish Councillors who will be elected in May to take a lead in serving the South Hill community?

To be a Local Councillor you must be at least 18 and a British, Commonwealth or European Citizen. You also need to be a local elector or have lived, worked or owned a property in the parish  for at least a year.

Why would I want to be a Councillor? Continue reading

From Cllr. Steph McWilliam – written for March 2017

Well this is my last newsletter as your Cornwall Councillor for this administration. By the time the next edition comes out, we will be into the campaign period for the May election and it will be inappropriate for me to be using your parish magazine for communicating with you. I therefore want to thank you for your support over the last four years. It has been an honour and a privilege to be your representative. It has been a difficult period because of the huge savings that had to be made in the council’s budget but I hope I have made a small contribution to minimising the impact.

I am proud of my local community and wish the very best to whoever you choose to represent you for the next four years. Despite the above, I remain your councillor until the election on May 4th so, if you have any problems relating to council services, please don’t hesitate to give me a call. (01579 362037) Continue reading

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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Neighbourhood Development Plan – update

The South Hill Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) has now been returned after being reviewed by an independent examiner. The comments that we received were very positive and there were no major changes to make to the policies.

The NDP team are now organising an event for March 4th 2017 at the Parish Hall. This will be a Free Big Breakfast starting at 9am for all residents. The final draft version of the Plan will be available to be viewed and the team will be there to answer any questions that you may have.

You can read the background to the NDP provided by the Parish Council on their website…

Tenders for grass cutting

The following message is relayed to you on behalf of South Hill Parish Council.
If you have any further queries regarding this matter, please direct them to the Parish Clerk: Mrs Jenny Hoskin Email:  or Phone: 01208 72789
The Parish Council is inviting tenders for the contract to maintain the Recreation Field and Play Area in Golberdon, and the Public Rights of Way within the Parish.

The documents here PC TENDERFootpath docs and PC2017 Schedule of Footpaths to be cut for South Hill Parish should give all the information required if you wish to tender.

“Footpath Docs” includes:

· Rights of Way Mission Statement

· Contract Conditions for the Maintenance of Public Rights of Way in South Hill Parish

· Additional Contract Conditions for the Maintenance of Public Playing Field and Amenity Areas

· Tender Form

The 2017 Schedule of Footpaths is also attached.

Tenders should be submitted to the Parish Clerk not later than 5pm on 17th February 2017, as directed on the Tender Form.

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.