Category Archives: In South Hill Parish

South Hill Emergency Support


CALL 07543 062251 IF YOU NEED ANYTHING

We have been running the South Hill Emergency support now for 5 weeks and although it started quite slowly we have ended up being quite busy.

The biggest problem in South Hill is the distance between the houses, meaning that during the lockdown we have had to rely on the Great work of the South Hill Parish facebook page and the newsletter to let people know we are here to help. Thank you for this as it has obviously been effective.

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SHARE Update


Investment Offer over-subscribed For the past few years SHARE has offered a fixed-term investment opportunity. This is our means of paying off our capital investment in the 40kW solar PV installation at Church Park, South Hill. Each time, we look to raise a certain amount of capital, spread between as many investors as possible and offer to our members first. We are already over-subscribed for this year. Thank you for your support. Church Park is performing well, in fact much better than our initial cashflow predictions, which is why we can offer 4% interest to our investors. To date the project has generated electricity equivalent to that used per year on average by 4 UK households (4,648kWh). This is a carbon saving of 7.5tonnes CO2e. As a matter of interest I have just read that the average USA household uses 11,700kWh of electricity!

Recycling for Charity suspended due to Covid-19 Please save your items and sort like items together, our volunteers can no longer sort out crisp packets from sweet and biscuit wrappers etc, we need your help. When you have a bag full, drop to Green Meadows.

Climate changing emissions down – CO2 and NOx One positive result of the current pandemic is the huge reduction in “greenhouse gas” emissions globally. Parts of China worst affected by the virus have seen up to 25% less Nitrogen Dioxide in the atmosphere, as observed by NASA on satellite images. The BBC reported that there are observable reductions in CO2 emissions in the UK due to people travelling less, and lower air pollution levels in towns and cities. Perhaps the current enforcement of home working and holding remote meetings will make people realise that not everybody needs to be out on the roads every day.

SHARE in the Community While events were still going ahead, we have been very active in the area spreading the word about SHARE and our projects to various groups from W.I , U3A, Youth Groups and attending a number of Environmental Action Group meetings held by Cornwall Council and local Towns and Parishes.

Firewood and wood chippings available Large trailer load logs £120; dumpy bag logs £60. Dumpy bag chippings £5 Contact Ali 07305 044049

Tree Planting Another 400 trees planted! Thank you to the children that helped plant trees along the verges in the parish.

Stay safe and be sensible  Don’t panic buy, there is plenty to go round. Over buying of fresh food especially could lead to food waste, which we’ve all been trying to cut down on.

Ask if you need help, we’re all in this together.

St Sampson’s Unlocked Project Update


Lots has been happening in the background since Christmas, with quotes, condition reports and plenty of visiting experts on bells, ceiling, gutters, windows, monuments and heating. We are working closely with our architect, who has to oversee a lot of the work because our wonderful grade 1 listed building needs to be cared for sensitively, to preserve our unique heritage and at the same time make it fit for 21C use by the community and congregation. We are blessed by having a 14thC piece of Christian Cornish history in our midst (Trelawny himself would have set foot here in his first parish as Rector) and we must be thankful to all those who have cared for it over the years. Now it is our turn to be tasked to care for St Sampson’s and maintain it for the future. Older members of the church and community may remember that it was thought when the tower work was done 20 years ago, that the roof would need re-slating in 10 to 20 years. Thankfully all the advice we have received is that the roof generally remains in good condition. A recent survey revealed that some slating and timber work is needed in the roof valley, but the rest was ok. The ceiling, however, is proving to be a major job. Conversations are ongoing with a specialist plasterer, our architect and Historic England. The mains water and path lighting will commence soon. Many thanks to the Treffinick Solar fund for a generous funding contribution towards this work. Funding for all the different elements of the improvements are being sought from here, there and everywhere and fundraising events are being planned. Including; Beating the Bounds walk on Sunday May 24th, a dance festival June 13th and a murder mystery evening in November. We will, of course, adhere to government advice regarding coronavirus and postpone if required. If you would like to hold a fundraising event on our behalf, big or small, please get in touch.

It would also really help our forward planning and funding applications if a few more people could make regular donations by standing order, however small. Again, please get in touch if you can help and thank you to the people who are already helping in this way. South Hill quiz night in January raised £168. Thank you to the 50 people who supported it. It was a fun evening especially trying to work out the location of the Cornish elevators!

The four pews dating from 1873, which were removed to make space for hospitality, have all found loving homes in the parish. There may be a few more at some time. The relocation of the font, from the back of the church to in front of the organ, which completes making the space for hospitality and a future mini kitchen, should take place soon when the faculty (church “planning permission”) is finalised. Some of you may remember it being moved to its present position about 50 years ago. If you have any memories of this, we would love to hear from you.

Thank you to everyone who is supporting this project, in whatever way. Community support is vital in securing St Sampson’s future. This is South Hill’s Church. It belongs to us all. Keep in touch by following St Sampson’s Unlocked on Facebook. Questions ? Ask judithayers@yahoo.co.uk 01579 384617 mlawranceowen@icloud.com 01579 382863

Recycling for Charity update.


We feel the responsible action is to stop collecting the recycling for now. We dont want to touch your items! and dont want to risk passing on any germs or virus. Please sort your items carefully going forward….. as we still dont want to touch your items and with the backlog we wont have the time to sort so will just bin any bag that doesn’t look sorted.

By sorted we mean, putting like items together that then are boxed separately to be sent to Terracycle, If you cant do this just dont bother leaving the items . If you drop off where there are marked bins, it should be self explanatory otherwise here’s what we accept.

1. Empty Crisps packets, shaken out, no need to wash, all size packets, including multiply packs and all brands .

2. Nuts, pretzels, popcorn, pork scratchings all brands plus Pringles brand only, the whole thing including the plastic and foil lid. Plus Stretchy bread bags from sliced bread only.

3. Biscuit, crackers and cakes wrappers. Mini Cheddars, Mini Rolls, Ryvita, Rice Cakes, Hot cross buns, Jaffa cakes, Rocky include multipacks

4. Sweets and chocolates wrappers, individual and bags, no trays, foil or paper

5. Clean dry bagged pet pouches plus all pets food teats and plastic biscuit bags

6. Used toothbrushes, electric heads, toothpaste tubes (no pumps) and dental floss containers .

7. Flexible tubes from creams, gels, ointments, lotions . Hand moisturizers . All Plastic from hair dye kits. Lipsticks, lip balms, lip gloss, mascaras, eye shadow compacts.

8. Triggers and hand pumps off bottles. plastic Roll on deodorants no glass, personal care cleaning wipes packets. If it has baby wipes written on the packet we can not accept them.

9. Home cleaning wipes packets, Dishwasher tablet packs, plastic air fresheners.

10. Empty Baby food pouches with lids all brands and baby snacks like Ella’s , Goodies…

IF IT’S NOT ON THIS LIST, WE CANT ACCEPT IT.