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
and we’re in it … In The SPOTLIGHTContinue 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!)
Anthony Bagley, the new farm manager at Duchy College led the procession in a tractor on Saturday 24th June for St Sampson’s Church annual medieval barrow push and summer fete. Duchy College came to our rescue at the last minute to pull the trailer of dignitaries from Callington to South Hill.
An assortment of decorated wheel barrows, were entered and wheelie bins from SHARE Recycling for Charity project were pushed the 2 miles from Callington to South Hill preceded by our Knight carrying the St Sampson’s banner, followed up by our local dignitaries; Callington Portreeve – Pete Watson, the town crier – Tony Stentiford and local lay minister Nigel Cooper.
The winning ‘barrow’ was a wheelie bin with a real child inside! They were awarded the trophy made from the old bells headstock.Continue reading
Our first game after 40 years of playing cricket at Upton Cross was played at our new home of Golberdon on Sunday 25th June, after as much work on the wicket as we have been able to do with the wet winter/spring and then long dry spell after, we were apprehensive of how a wicket that had laid dormant for so many years would react or play.
With our Captain Adam Piper winning the toss against Cornwall over 50’s we elected to bat, with slight trepidation our openers started slowly but within 5 or 6 overs realised that the pitch was playing remarkably well and started to attack the bowling as did the ensuing batsman and at the end of the first 40 overs at Golberdon in many years a total of 273-5 was amassed pretty impressive for a square that hasn’t see much action for many years.
After a filling tea prepared by our amazing tea ladies we took to the field again.
Cornwall over 50s a side that are always up for a challenge took it on but with some fantastic fielding and sharp bowling could only muster 110 all out in reply, we thank them for fulfilling the fixture and their company as always.Continue reading
We’re keen to show people a piece of land which SHARE has the option to purchase (subject to the approval of our membership).
So you’re invited to a picnic on Sunday July 23rd, from 11am to 3pm.
The location is near Trevigro, less than 2 miles walk from Golberdon – OR you can meet us at the Recreation field and go by tractor and trailer!
Bring your picnic and rugs or chairs. We will provide additional snacks and soft drinks. Posters will appear on the Parish noticeboards with full details nearer the time, and SHARE members will receive an email update. Non-members can receive the update too, just let us know if you’re interested – email@example.com.
If you’re not a member of SHARE, and would like to join, you can download a Membership application form (or Associate Membership for those not resident in South Hill Parish) from our web page https://south-hill.co.uk/share/