Connection News Updates June 26th

At the Parish Council meeting on Tuesday 20th June the Community Benefit Payment (income from the Trefinnick Solar Farm) was discussed:

3 ideas from SHARE were put forward : £400 to upgrade the Parish hall urn with an on demand energy saving boiler. £1500 towards match funding for energy storage batteries for the Parish hall, to maximise the power generated by the solar panels and £500 would ensure free energy saving light bulbs to every household in the parish.

St Sampson’s Church would like to replace some lights, at a cost of £2000

And suggestions from the PC were to provide additional car parking in the recreational field. Some thought parking should be made available at the top of the field by the football pitch, or closer to the hall.

If you have any thoughts on this, contact a PC member or the clerk.   This will be further discussed at the July PC meeting.

The Neighbourhood Development Plan 6 week consultation period ends on July 7th .  Again if you have any comments, pass these to the PC clerk.

Cllr Sharon Daw gave her updates and comments read her monthly article here reflecting her concerns for the 52,500 new houses planned for the county.

A new Allotment contract will be further discussed next month and a coordinator put in place to report to the PC, if you would like to act as the go-between, let Jim Gale know or the PC clerk.

The Parish footpath monitoring team, reported on the state of the footpaths and asked for certain landowners to be contacted to improve the accessibility of some paths. The PC supported this, and were pleased a number of issues had already been resolved.

Local walks have been uploaded to the Connection web site and more will be added. If you have a favourite walk you’d like to share, email

On Tuesday June 27th 6pm there’s a Parish Footpath Walk starting at Golberdon crossroads. All Welcome.

The BT Phone box is due to be disconnected and a suggestion is to use the space to display parish maps and walks. If you have any other ideas contact the PC clerk.

Other news:

THIS THURSDAY June 29th 7:30 for 8pm start The Monthly Charity QUIZ at the Parish Hall Golberdon, Teams of 4, £1.50 pp All Welcome. BYO Drinks and nibbles and a Raffle Prize.

St Sampsons church. Thank you to all who have bought or donated plants. The monies raised will go to Callington food bank. More plants are now required . If you have any spare plants please leave them outside the church door entrance. Buy something new for yourself and leave donations in the jar.

I hope your sunflowers are growing well! To take part in the Horticultural Show, submit your details on Monday August 14th with your other show entries, including how tall the sunflower plant is and how tall the grower is. The Show is on August 19th, programmes are on line HERE and printed copied in a box outside the hall.

South Hill Rocks ! If you find a South Hill painted Rock, take a photo and post on FB or email  and hide again, and start painting your own rocks.

Callington Horse Show was on Saturday 24th at Polhilsa, you can see pictures on the South Hill FaceBook Page. It was good to see so many from the parish supporting this great charity event.

Have you all received the new recycling information leaflet! Good news: from 31st July more plastics will be collected in the existing plastic bottles, cans and tins recycling bags.

July 1st Callington Carnival

July 2nd 1:30 – 5pm Open Gardens at Anvil and Windmills at South Hill

July 13th – 16th S.H Piece Makers Patchwork & Quilting Exhibition at The Parish Hall Golberdon

July 26th 7pm SMITE fun evening at Rilla Mill BYOB. Let Ali or Nick know if you are interested in joining us.

June 28th Callington Free Business workshops Town TakeOver

July 29th 7pm Golberdon Girls Choir at St. Mary’s church, Callington.

ALL DETAILS and more on the Connection web site Events

 If you have events you want to share, news articles, for sale, trade, give away items, let us know!

Thank You


South Hill Connection Secretary