Extraordinary Meeting of the Parish Council 26th September

An Extraordinary Meeting of the Parish Council will take place on Wednesday 26th September at the Memorial Hall, beginning at 7.30pm.

The main subject of the meeting will be Footpath 13, the footpath from the School to Churchtown: to view the Agenda, please click here. Members of the public may speak about items on the Agenda prior to the start of the meeting.

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 alertnonnative@ceh.ac.uk 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!

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!