WE HAVE BEEN SHORTLISTED FOR A GRANT
from M&S Energy
South Hill Parish Hall in Golberdon has set its sights on using sunlight
– at night!
This will enable the energy generated from the solar panels to be stored for later use and dramatically help with heating and running costs, helping to keep the hall a viable and attractive venue.
Voting is finished now. Thank you to all who voted for us and pledged money for our wonderful rewards.
We will hear on November 6th whether we have been successful with our bid
On Saturday 19th August 2017 the 58th South Hill Horticultural Show took to Golberdon Village Hall with 600 exhibits of cookery, vegetables, handicrafts, photographs, flowers and children’s entries from 62 exhibitors. It was great to see so many new faces enter and support the show on the day.
The weather held off which aided in a successful day. Callington Mayor and Town Portreeve Mark Smith presented the trophies to the many winners and Liam Hartley of Maders presented the gift of a wooden crafted pen to Mark at the start of the prize giving. The prize winners were as follows below:
- Committee Cup (Most points in show)- Brian Arthur
- K. J. Uglow Cup (Runner up)- Peggy Ede
- Cup third place most points- Judith Ayres
- Barbara Ede (New entrant, most points)- Chloe Coombe
- E.C. Pomroy (most points floral arrangements)- Cat Ede & Susan Hicks
- Maureen Hindle (Best floral art exhibit)- Andrea Hill
- Best Cut Flowers in Show- Brian Arthur
- F. Eggins Memorial Trophy (Most points cut flowers)- Brian Arthur
- Best exhibit in Pot plants- Barry Jackson
- Gilbert Rickard trophy (most points in Veg classes)- Peggy Ede
- H. Trewartha (best exhibit in Veg classes)- Barry Jackson
- Best collection of vegetables- Brian Arthur
- Buckingham Trophy (most points in handicrafts)- Andrea Hill
- Best Exhibit in Handicrafts- Andrea Hill
- Mrs S Rickard (most points in cookery)- Sharon Jasper
- Best exhibit in cookery classes- Marina Herbert
- Sheila Cup (most points in photography- Graham Hartley
- Best entry in Photo Classes- Sue Skelton
- Parish Council (Miss Alvery Cup Local Child most points)- Nathan Brent
- Child 5 & Under most points- Chloe Coombe
- Child 6-10 most points- Emily Robbins
- Child 11-15 most points- Nathan Brent
- R.H.G Gimblett (best photo by a child)- Liam Hartley
- Jenny Jane (best rose in the Show)- Sue Skelton
Many thanks to Spar of Callington for donating the joint of beef for the “Guess the weight of the roast dinner” won by Erin Beale and Trevallacks Farm Shop for donating the cream tea for two for the game “Guess how many buttons in a jam jar” won by Josh Gosling. The roast dinner weighed 6.132kg and there were 256 buttons in the jar for anyone wondering how close you were! Many thanks also goes to sponsors Helluva Pasties, Janet Harding Alterations, Keltic and Callington Fresh Produce for their sponsorship.
Next year’s show will be Saturday 18th August…. Please put it in your diaries and keep it free, it will be great to see you there and fill the hall with exhibits again! J
If you would like more information or would like to become part of the team, please contact Lucy or Cat Ede on 01579 382182.
South Hill Association for Renewable Energy
We are pleased to announce that SHARE has been shortlisted for funding from the M&S Energy Community Energy Fund. This year £300,000 will be awarded to support renewable energy projects and technologies across the UK. Last year 25 projects received funding, and this year we hope to earn our share.
The project we are proposing is to install a Tesla Powerwall 2 energy store at the Parish Hall to take full advantage of the roof-top solar PV system. At present, this is only of direct use to Hall users during the day, and excess generation is exported to the National Grid. With batteries, energy could be stored and used during the evenings too. This is particularly exciting in view of the recent announcement by the government that they plan to support the further development of battery technology for this purpose.
The judges base their decisions partly on the merit of the project, but also on support from the public. The voting and crowdfunding stage will take place in September and October. Our fund –raiser, Astrid Fischer, has just started working on the next stage of the M&S bid. A small team is already helping her to expand support for our project. If you are able to help please step forward.
AGM – Thursday September 21st 2017, 7:30pm Continue reading
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!
Secretary’s Report 2017
Thank you to everyone who has helped to make the past year so successful, with regular booking most nights. The long running saga of the soak away has been resolved thanks to Rick supervising and Rosie and Nick doing the work.
Thanks to Nick who continues to keep a steady hand on the reins, to Liz for clearing under the stage and continuing to supervise the cleaning, most importantly for managing the finances. To Richard who has taken on as booking secretary, which is not always plain sailing.
It was good to welcome Dave Proctor onto the Committee, we do need more members.
Finally, thanks to all the committee for continuing to pull together.
This has been a very good year for South Hill Parish Hall. It has seen a continued stability in regular bookings. Groups such as the playgroup, give us an increase in children’s parties and wedding bookings.
The hire charge of £12 per session is a fundamental strategy to our success, in growing new and repeat business.
I would like to thank Wendy for her work as secretary and Liz for her role as treasurer, and Richard in his first year as bookings secretary.
Thanks to Clare, Andy and Ali who have all given up their free time to give a continued impetus to the committee and organising events.
We had a great Harvest Supper, celebrating our 50th year with a sell out of tickets and fundraising auction to produce our best total ever. Everybody enjoyed The Golberdon Girls choir who provided the entertainment. Big congratulations to all the committee for providing an excellent self selection buffet.
The hirers have continued to benefit from our decision to introduce a permanent weekly paid cleaner.
From now having completed a funded joint project with SHARE to provide solar panels on the Parish Hall roof, we are benefiting from the electricity generated in the day and feed in tariff. We need to capitalise on the free energy by installing storage heaters or similar.
The canopy at the rear of the building facing the playing fields has created an outside all weather area which has been well used and appreciated by hirers.
To the Future –We are going to continue to find people that would like to use the hall during the day as our evenings are fully booked. We continually need to raise extra funds to pay the Council Tax, a sum of £400 each year.
We have replaced the leaking roof on the field side of the new extension and installed fans to help reduce condensation in the roof space. For the future we will need to start budgeting for replacing the main hall floor, which continues to suffer from dry rot.
The next big project is to refurbish our twenty year old kitchen. Our aim is to replace it with commercial stainless steel units and tops. So it can deal with the demands of a popular Parish hall.
For the future to continue with the success that is South Hill Parish Hall.
To maintain a high quality venue this is value for money.
To help provide a wide range of events for the community.
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.
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…