In this edition…
Housing Need Survey
- A survey of local housing need was carried out by Cornwall Council’s
Affordable Housing Team, on behalf of South Hill Parish Council, between 20th
March 2023 and 30th April 2023.
- The survey was sent to 225 households in the parish, and 65 responses were
received – a response rate of 29%.
- 12% of respondents stated they were in need of affordable housing, 100% of
which stated they had a local connection to the parishes.
o 6 (75%) want to live Anywhere in the Parish
o 2 (25%) want to live in Golberdon
o 2 (25%) were interested in self-build housing
- The survey identified 6 ‘hidden households’ that are not registered with
CORNWALL COUNCIL encourage all parishes to consider conducting a parish survey.
Parish and other housing need surveys:
- Provide vital information about the housing need in an area
- Help in planning new developments
- Help to show the need for affordable housing
- Help show the level of community support for new development.
- Parish surveys can help to produce a Parish Plan, which sets out a vision for a parish.
You can see other parishes that have had recent housing need surveys here Housing needs surveys and reports – Cornwall Council
Tour of the incinerator centre or CERC Cornwall Energy Recovery Centre, as it’s called, at St Dennis.
If you’d like to join us on Thursday 24th August, either am or pm, let Laurence know.
There is no charge for the tour, which lasts 2 hours.
Children must be over 7 years of age to visit this site.
More details to follow once we have names and numbers.
Numbers are limited.
If you’d be prepared to drive please let us know.
We’ll visit the Bodmin recycling centre another time as it’s currently closed for redevelopment work. TY .
Thank you Laurence for arrranging this.
Suggestions for other visits welcome.
This month’s adventure for the WI was a trip across from Plymouth to Drake’s Island where they had a guided tour around the island.
The weather stayed good and the 20 minute crossing in a small boat was smooth, the island guide was friendly and informative. The eco system of the island was full of birdsong with butterflies and bees in abundance.
The old brickwork of the tunnels and the ammunition stores was amazing but you definitely need a torch.
Everyone enjoyed their picnics surrounded by cannons. It was agreed by all that it was a worthwhile and excellent day out.Continue reading
As you may know by now, we have secured an Option to purchase about four acres of land just outside Trevigro. This gives us first refusal and a fixed price for two adjacent fields, between the Trevigro-Haye footpath and the stream below the South West Water works. Our working title for the project is “Quarry Bottoms” – from the names of the fields, Quarry Field and Bottoms Field.
A PROSPECTUS detailing our vision for this project is now available – read it here…
The prospectus begins with an introduction from our Chairman, then describes:
- The location and extent of the piece of land
- Its potential value to the community
- Possible uses for the land
- How we can finance the purchase
As a companion to the prospectus, you can view a short aerial film of the land. Taken on a lovely day in early Spring, and accompanied by atmospheric music, it shows the silvery beauty of the bare tree branches, the stream glinting through the trees, and the potential for a nature-friendly space in South Hill parish. It’s on our SHARE YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Svkd9L53ks.
Did you spot the buzzard at about 2m 10s? Beautiful!
The footpath from Trevigro to Haye passes alongside the fields. Take a look by all means, but remember that the fields are private, farmed property. SHARE does not yet own the land, so please keep to the path.
- Competition to choose a name for the project
- Feasibility study exploring the possibilities for the site
- Financial projections (boring but necessary!)
Music for a Summer evening came to St. Sampson’s, South Hill on 24th May,2023, thanks to the extraordinary generosity of a St. Sampson’s Unlocked sponsor. Over 50 people filled the church to hear Cardiff-based string players, the Aderyn Quartet – who met St Sampson sharing their ‘green room’.Continue reading
The South Hill Show Schedule is out!
Get growing, making and baking ahead of Show day on SATURDAY 19Th AUGUST!
Many thanks to our sponsors, supporters and friends. We welcome any new entrants and committee members.
If you are part of an organisation or group, or a producer; get in touch to arrange having a stand on show day.
Hard copies of the schedule will be available from the Parish Hall, Golberdon in the next couple of weeks.Continue reading
Kate Taylor Smith· Do you remember seeing or hearing about this helicopter with the wheel-shaped object beneath it flying over parts of Cornwall towards the end of February / start of March?
I’m investigating reaction to these overflights, as part of a research project that I am carrying out at Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter.
I’d be most grateful if you could spare 5 – 10 minutes to complete my questionnaire and tell me what you thought: https://exeter.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/cornwall_helicopter…
Thank you so much for your help and time.