Asian Hornet spotted in Cornwall

Asian Hornet

The Asian Hornet is an aggressive predator of insects: as its name suggests, it is not native to the UK. It is a serious threat to honeybees, bumble bees and other pollinating insects which are vital to our food supply and if its nest is disturbed, it can be a vicious attacker of people.

European Hornet


To tell them apart: the Asian hornet has an orange face, yellow lower legs and a mainly dark abdomen with one yellow segment; the European hornet has a yellow face, dark legs and an all yellow abdomen. The Asian hornet is slightly smaller than the European one.


At this time of year, the mated queens are looking for somewhere to overwinter – often in barns or outbuildings – before starting a new colony in the spring, often high up in a tree. Each colony can produce up to 6000 individuals and each hornet can eat up to 25 honeybees a day. The maths will tell you just how serious an invasion of this insect would be.

If you think you may have spotted an Asian hornet please either email with location details and a photo if possible or use the online form.  With vigilance, we can stop this insect from establishing itself in the UK.

Further information can be found on the RSPB and BeeBase websites.




August edition of parish magazine now available

Get up to date with what’s been happening in St Breward, Helland and Blisland with Temple and discover what events are planned as well. Read interesting items on a range of topics, find out about church and chapel services, see the adverts from your local tradespeople, eating places, etc, and much more –  and don’t forget the jokes!

Copies available at St Breward Stores – fantastic value at only £1!

Friends of St Breward First Responders

After a delicious meal at Veronica & Bill Hill’s house, The Friends of St Breward First Responders  donated a cheque for £501.63 to Charlotte Hicks, Paramedic and Community First Responders’ Liaison Officer to SW Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust. The money will be used to train Community First Responders for North Cornwall, including St Breward, so the funds will still be of benefit to our community.

In the photo are Norma Harbinson, Charlotte Hicks, Jane Hanscomb & Veronica Hill – Mike Jones was unable to attend. The Friends have now disbanded but anyone interested in becoming a First Responder can:

  • register on the website and ask to be notified of SWAST jobs  or
  • call the Responder Department at Exeter Ambulance Control on 01392 261646  or
  • contact Charlotte Hicks on 07775 812767  


July edition of Parish magazine still available

Copies of the July magazine are still available from St Breward Stores. Read about the events that have taken place in St Breward, Blisland with Temple and Helland – and see the photos; find out what events are forthcoming and enjoy the items on local history, wildlife and much more.

Don’t forget to look in the magazine to find your local businesses and tradespeople as well.

All for just £1!

Proposed changes to Local Government boundaries

The Local Government Boundaries Commission has decided to reduce the number of Cornwall Councillors from 127 to 83. With this in mind, the Commission has drawn up new electoral boundaries and is asking the people of Cornwall to comment on the proposals.

To see the proposed boundaries, the current ones together with the Parish boundaries, please click here on Have Your Say. The consultation closes on 17th September.

St Breward Parish Council

To comply with the Government Accounts & Audit Regulations 2015, the Local Audit (Smaller Authorities)  Regulations 2015 and the Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities  [St Breward is classified as a Smaller Authority] the following documents are published:

To read the following documents, please click here

  • Annual Governance & Accountability Return Parts I and II
  • Certificate of Exemption
  • Annual Internal Audit Report 2017/18
  • Section I Annual Governance Statement 2017/18
  • Section 2 Accounting Statements 2017/18
  • Making Provision for the exercise of public rights 2017 (exempt authorities)