Welcome to the South Hill Connection Newsletter

A Newsletter produced by and for the Parish of South Hill


Welcome to the South Hill Connection Newsletter!

Newsletter number 70, April 2019

Happy Easter

In the latest edition of the South Hill Connection:

  • Lots of events in April and May (including the Mothering Sunday Service at St Sampson’s Church!)   
  • St Sampson’s Unlocked – an opportunity to make a difference
  • Spotlight on developments at Redmoor Tin & Tungsten
  • Nordic Walking – read all about it
  • Recycling information
  • Our regulars:
    • SHARE – new investment opportunity
    • Church Matters
    • South Hill Parish Council and Parish Hall
    • Callington U3A update
  • and more…

Please note: The Parish Hall will be closed from 1st April for up to 6 weeks while the floor undergoes a major refurbishment, having a new surface and underfloor heating, making it a far more comfortable place to hire.  (the whole building will be closed to the public, not just the main hall as previously advertised)

Because a ground source heat pump is being installed, the playing field will also be closed for a few days while trenches are dug and pipes laid.

Thank you for your understanding while this work goes on.

A big thank you to the Big Lottery and SITA for their grants towards the cost, and to the Hall Committee and Parish Council for all their help in driving this project forward.


The South Hill Connection Newsletter would like to introduce a guest editor to assist the news team.

Assemble the articles and advertisers into a new design or follow the existing guide lines, your choice. You will be supported by others and proof-readers to produce the April/May edition or pick other months. Why not?

Give it a go. Email newsdesk@south-hill.co.uk

We’re also looking for a TREASURER for the South Hill Connection, to email annual invoices to our Advertisers (around 25 over the year), no need to attend any meetings, there are only 1 or 2 a year anyway. PLEASE DO GET IN TOUCH if this is something you can do for us. Phone Brian for the details 07813 693479.

Thank you for stepping forward.

Newsletter full version – click here…    Newsletter condensed version – click here…

Please tell us what you think of it by contacting editor@south-hill.co.uk

Archived newsletters (all of them!)
can be found in our public Google Drive folder – here…

Some news articles are also posted here as a blog. The latest will always be at the top. If you want to search for news articles you can do so using the Search box on the right, or by selecting a News Category from the drop-down list.

Details of events in and around South Hill can be found on our Events Calendar

Business advertisers can be found on our Local Business page

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Callington Mayfest Recycling


Something great came out of today’s litter pick. From now on we will be teaming up for Recycling for Charity and passing all of our recyclables over to them. This is a perfect example of how different groups in Callington can work together. To find out more about Recycling for Charity click the link below…. announced Town councillor and volunteer litter pick leader Mikkie Raphael.

https://m.facebook.com/groups/832979876753455 

Pictured with SHARE volunteer Ali Humphreys who attended Mayfest to promote RECYCLING FOR CHARITY which collects items that can not be recycled kerb side but can be sent to TERRACYCLE to be made into park benches etc and credit KICKS COUNT charity that are reducing the UK’s stillbirth rate by educating pregnant mums about the importance of their baby’s movements.

Items collected include crisp and snack packets, biscuit, sweets and chocolate wrappers, pet food pouches, contact lenses, used toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes… find your local collection point and support this project.  www.south-hill.co.uk/charity-recycling

European Parliamentary Elections


Elections for the European Parliament are currently scheduled to take place in the UK on Thursday 23 May.

Full details on Cornwall Council website here…

Key dates

  • Registration deadline – Tuesday 7 May
  • EU citizens declaration form due – Tuesday 7 May
  • Postal vote application deadline – 5pm on Wednesday 8 May
  • Proxy vote deadline – 5pm on Wednesday 15 May
  • Polling day – Thursday 23 May

Are you registered to vote? 

The electoral register, also known as the electoral roll, is a list of everyone who is entitled to vote. 

You must be on the register to be able to vote at an election. Are you registered?

To vote in these elections, anyone who has never registered or has recently moved must register by Tuesday 7 May.

People must re-register if they’ve changed address, name or nationality.

If you are already registered you do not need to apply again unless your circumstances have recently changed.

Register to vote at: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

STATEMENT OF PARTIES AND INDIVIDUAL CANDIDATES NOMINATED

SHARE – new investment opportunity


Members may recall that back in May 2016 we offered fixed term Investment Opportunities to members, rather than obtaining commercial loans, at the time the SHARE Church Park Solar PV installation was nearing completion, and again in 2018.

Members were able to directly support SHARE’s aims and the Church Park project, and benefit from a preferential interest rate. At the same time, SHARE was able to obtain funding at lower cost than would have been possible from banks, and the full financial benefits remain within the community. Our 40kW solar installation at Church Park was fully funded by members. Since then, routine interest has been paid, and some loan capital has been repaid. The next substantial repayment of capital is due in June this year.

Therefore we are now able to offer a new opportunity for Members to invest in SHARE by providing new loan funding. The Directors would like this new investment opportunity to be spread as widely available as possible.  Full membership is open to anyone who lives, works or owns property in South Hill, and Associate membership for anyone else interested in our work.

Continue reading

Recycling for Charity


Save these valuable resources being wasted.  They can help our charities raise funds.

  • all biscuits and crackers packets, inc. penguin and similar bars & multiply pack wrappers
  • mini rolls and individual cake wrappers 
  • baby food pouches and lids, Ella kitchen and similar, plus the snack wrappers
  • used toothbrushes, electric heads and packaging and all tooth paste tubes
  • all crisp/snacks, pringles & peanut packets, please bag together  
  • > triggers and pumps off cleaning products
  • > plastic air fresheners and packaging
  • > flexible plastic cleaning wipe packets, any brand
  • > tops off washing up liquid bottles > all recycle together
  • all brands of bread bags 
  • all Weleda products in soft plastic tubes
  • contact lenses & all plastic/foil packaging, coming soon.
  • pet food pouches, biscuits and treats packs, please put the pouches inside a bag so as not to contaminate the other recycling
  • all used stamps, leave on the backing
  • old mobile phones, gadgets, cameras, unwanted jewellery, Sat Navs, games consoles, laptops & tablets, MP3’s and unwanted banknotes any country and if obsolete.

Please don’t mix in other plastics as I have to sort it out and in most cases these plastics can be taken to Tesco Callington in store recycling area. If in doubt contact me Ali 01579 384544, email SHARE@south-hill.co.uk or bring it to Green Meadows and we’ll sort it together or bring it to 

Tamar Valley AONB centre, Cemetery Road at Drakewalls Thursday May 30th 10am – 1pm

When we’ll be sorting out our recycling with SHARE, Cornwall Council and others. For more information visit http://south-hill.co.uk/charity-recycling/

Join our Recycling for Charity. Facebook group www.facebook.com/groups/832979876753455

 

April 2019 – Church Matters


So, another quirky news article headline catches my eye – “How smart car technology could help you sleep” (Lifestyle section of The Guardian, 24 February). The article speaks about a new development by engineers at Ford, the car-maker. They have adapted the Lane-Keeping technology that can be found in many new cars so that it can be incorporated into a double bed. At this point I have to add that I did check the date of the news article, and yes it was 24 February, not 1 April.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

Because SHARE loves recycling…


We organised a visit to the SUEZ Bodmin recycling plant for Valentine’s day.  SUEZ are contracted by Cornwall Council, together with Biffa and SITA, to deal with our recycling and other general waste.

The Bodmin recycling facility sorts the different items which we put in our recycling bags. When you put your steel, aluminium and plastic in one bag, the Bodmin plant has an automatic sorter to separate these, coupled with people just checking that the whole sorting process goes as it should. First, the metal gets separated from the plastic, and consequently the steel and aluminium are separated by their magnetic properties.

Continue reading

FACE YOGA – COMING SOON


Some of you might not know what Face Yoga is, others may already know or might have seen the recent programme on TV Twinstitute where the twin doctors tried Face Yoga and a £1000 facial and scientifically tested the results. In just one month Face Yoga made them look 3 years younger than the £1000 facial!

Weekly classes are starting at The Old School, South Hill Parish Hall, Golberdon and Pensilva Hall after Easter. The classes are run by Lilian Jones. It combines facial exercises, acupressure, massage, relaxation, breathing and visualisation techniques for your mind, body and soul.

It’s a natural way to make you look and feel younger and healthier. As an aromatherapist Lilian will mix specific oils that improve the quality of your skin. Lilian has been practising yoga for nearly forty years and a teacher for about fourteen years. So Face Yoga is putting all the skills into practice. Come along and do something for yourself. Relax and look forward to more youthful looks as you turn back the age clock.

Classes cost £6 each or £50 if you book 10.

Starting at Golberdon Village Hall                 10.15 am     Wednesday 24th April 2019

      The Old School, Stoke Climsland    6.00 pm    Thursday 25th April 2019(tbc)

       Pensilva Village Hall                    10.30 am     Monday 29th April 2019

An opportunity to make a difference for the future


There has been a Christian presence in South Hill, serving this local community for over 1000 years, and St Sampson’s Church at South Hill is a special place for many people.  At the community meeting in November people gave over fifty reasons why St Sampson’s is special. These included: ‘a sacred space of Christian worship’, ‘family connections’, ‘the heritage’, ‘part of our history’, ‘a peaceful haven’, ‘thriving congregation’, ‘focal point and heart of the community’, ‘another venue for community use’, ‘a beautiful place of friendship and joy’, ‘a community asset’.

Our parish church is a Grade 1 listed medieval building.  It has a wealth of history attached to it, including being the possible site of the monastery founded by St Sampson in the 6th century and having been Bishop Trelawney’s first parish.  There are lots of things of historical importance both inside and outside the church, such as the 6th century standing stone, the carved apostles on the tower, and the font, which was part of an older church on the site.  At the moment the church is open during daylight hours for anyone to visit and it is an oasis of peace. It would be a such a shame if it was lost to future generations.

Continue reading