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South Hill Parish Council updates


The consultation on the proposed traffic calming measures on South Hill Road near the new estate, has now ended. Thank you to everyone who commented. It is evident that there is widespread opposition to the build-outs and these are not likely to be part of the final scheme. The proposed locations of the build-outs have been marked on the road but we have been assured that they will take their time before coming to a decision.

Your Parish Council and Stoke Climsland Parish Council have asked CORMAC to look at road safety at the Camelot Junction onto the A388. There has been a serious recent accident and numerous reports of near misses. Spending on road safety is determined by the number and severity of accidents. This junction is 177th on the list so is not dangerous enough to warrant anything being done.

Cornwall Council Planning Officers now work in Area teams rather than county wide so officers are more familiar with the area and local policy such as neighbourhood plans. Planning enforcement is now the responsibility of these teams. There are three sites in the parish currently being investigated.

The Trefinnick Solar Farm Community Benefit Fund has for several years been used for a variety of local projects. A balance sheet has now been produced showing all money received and projects funded since the first payment was received. In future the Parish Council will manage all receipts and grants using a separate, named bank account. If anyone has a community project that could benefit from this scheme please let us know or visit the Parish Council stand at the Horticultural Show where there will be more information about this fund and an opportunity to find out more about what the parish council is doing.

Our Cornwall Councillor, Cllr Sharon Daw also has a small sum of money available for organisations in her ward to benefit the community. Applications can be made to the Community Chest fund via the Caradon Community Network or email Sharon direct on sharon.daw@cornwallcouncillors.org.uk

Parish Hall. Tenders are being invited for fitting radiators in meeting room, kitchen and toilets. If you know of anyone who may be interesting in this work, please ask them to contact our clerk by emailing southhillpcclerk@gmail.com or phoning 01208 72789.

The School bus was stopping at the crossroads in Golberdon rather than opposite the bus shelter, possibly because of the uncut verge which has now been dealt with. Citybus has been advised that this is dangerous because of the poor visibility and should now be dropping pupils off in the correct area.

Our contractor has been asked to cut the road side verge alongside the play area. It may have been done by the time you read this!

Openreach have confirmed that 34 premises in the PL17 7JR , PL17 7JS, PL17 7JT, PL17 7JU post code areas are part of the current fibre broadband programme. The remaining part of the parish (PL17 7NL,PL17 7NQ, PL17 7NH,PL17 7NJ) is not in this contract but there are other funding routes available and the Openreach manager is willing to visit and discuss these in more detail.

Over a year ago the Parish Council questioned why the property at 1 Moorland View, Golberdon had been left empty for several months. We were assured that refurbishment works were to be carried out and the home re-let to a local family. We are aware this has not happened and continue to question Cornwall Housing as to why the work has not been done given the need for local affordable rented properties and the number of families needing a home.

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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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!

South Hill Parish Council – March 19th 2019 meeting


Parish Council meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend to address the council at the start of the meeting with any matters or questions or just sit in and stay for the meeting or leave at any time.

Parish Hall Refurbishment    The Parish Council has worked alongside the Parish Hall Committee to obtain funding to carry out some refurbishment works.  The Hall will be closed for up to six weeks when a new hall floor and heating system will be installed.  Grant funding has been obtained to cover most the costs.  There is a small amount of ground works required for the heating system so this will involve closing the recreation field while a trench is dug and pipes installed.  Notices will be displayed on all entrances but limited access will be allowed to the children’s play area. Although this may cause some inconvenience for a short period of time, the work will give us all a much improved hall for the future.

The next Parish Council meeting on the 16th April 2019 will therefore be held at St Sampsons Church; same time 7.30pm.  Please get in touch if you have any questions.

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Roll of Honour


Roll of Honour Servicemen from South Hill Parish who died in the two world wars 1914-18 and 1939-45

Private John Garfield Doney Aged 21 The London Regiment. Son of William & Martha Doney, Wagmuggle.

Private Thomas Drew Aged 29 The Somerset Light Infantry Son of Mr and Mrs William Drew from Pensilva

Private Percy Jenkin Aged 22 The Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. Before enlisting, he lived at Manaton where he worked as a waggonner.

Private William Gordon Landry Aged 24 The Essex Regiment Son of William & Elizabeth Landry, Trevigro.

2nd Lieutenant Herbert Gloyne Forster-Morris Aged 19 The South Wales Borderers Only son of the Reverend Herbert and Mrs Forster-Morris, the Rector of South Hill.

Private William Nicholas Stephens Aged 28 The Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry Son of Stephen and Harriet Stephens, of Pear Tree Row, Callington.

Sapper Vernon William Buckingham Aged 21 The Royal Engineers Uncle of Jill Reynolds & Shirley Shears.

Also remembered from this parish, but not named on the war memorial

Able Seaman Stanley Jenkin, brother of Percy Aged 18 Lived at Trewassick where he looked after the cattle. Read more here.

John Henry Dennis Chief Stoker aboard HMS Earnest died aged 39

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Aaron Rogers Petty Officer on HMS Vivid died aged 40, both are buried in South Hill churchyard. Their graves can be found next to each other in the row of graves nearest to the road wall.

South Hill Parish Council


South Hill Parish Council

The Annual General Meeting of the Council was held on 15th May. All Parish Councillors attended.

David Skelton was elected as Chairman and Dan Smith as Vice-Chairman for the forthcoming year.

Planning applications PA18/02989 for a replacement agricultural building at Lower Woodland Farm and PA18/03342 for a change of use and extension of an agricultural barn to residential at Jordan were discussed. The Council’s comments and details of all other planning applications can be viewed here

Regarding PA17/09824 Swallow’s Rest, Golberdon, it was reported that after further consultation with the planning officer which resulted in some welcomed changes to the proposal, the Parish Council agreed to reconsider its previous response and agree with the recommendation to the planning officer to approve the application with conditions.

The Council had not been informed about any progress with ongoing planning enforcement cases in the parish.

The Parish Council is cooperating with The Hall Committee to replace the wood floor in the main hall. Quotations were opened and a recommendation made to the Hall Committee. There was a preference for a hardwood floor but this will be more expensive. Applications are being made to the Big Lottery Fund and Viridor. The Hall committee has also set aside £3,000 but some of the money will have to come from fund raising within the parish so please support these events.

Parish councillors and other volunteers have completed most of the maintenance tasks needed in the Play Area. Another session is needed to complete the work, which will be publicised. Thanks in advance to anyone willing to muck in and to those that have already helped.

The management of a couple of allotments needs to be improved because weeds and seeds are having an unacceptable effect on neighbouring plots.

A list is being compiled of work that needs doing to our footpaths. This will be completed by our next meeting.

Our clerk, Jenny, who has been on an appropriate training course, was appointed as our Data Protection Officer.

The meeting, chaired by Dennis Hicks, ended with everyone warmly thanking him for the time and effort he has committed to serving the Parish.

Our AGM included the Annual Parish Meeting when anyone from the parish could discuss parish matters with our Cornwall Councillor or the parish councillors but no-one took this opportunity. In the last few months 50+ people have attended parish council meetings to give their views on planning applications which has helped to inform comments made by The Parish Council. There are plenty of other issues on which the Council would welcome your views. An example is the new Community Network Highways Scheme.

This is a new initiative giving the Caradon Network Area (that’s South Hill + 7 neighbouring parishes) £50,000 to spend on highway improvements of our choosing. It can’t be used for routine maintenance which rules out fixing drains and potholes. Proposals with wide public support which benefit more than one parish are more likely to succeed. Stoke Climsland Parish Council has proposed speed warning signs for Bray Shop. Linkinhorne and our parish are supporting the idea which will benefit all three. When you are next out on the road, think about good uses for that money. Let any of your Parish Councillors know or email the council, southhillpcclerk@gmail.com This scheme will be used by others from elsewhere  if you don’t!

Please note that the first part of this report is selective, based on notes taken during the meeting. Full and formal minutes of the meeting will be approved at the next meeting.

David Skelton

February email update


EVENTS COMING UP…

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. catede@hotmail.co.uk 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 iamalihumphreys@yahoo.com 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 share@south-hill.co.uk 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 sue.skelton@south-hill.co.uk.

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 newsdesk@south-hill.co.uk 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. http://www.south-hill-pc.gov.uk

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. njdteaston@btinternet.com

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.

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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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