Thomas & Friends at the Flower Festival

Thomas and his Friends on the Carnival Committee were pleased to support the wonderful St Breward Church Flower Festival – they are now off to the Carnival Safari Supper on Saturday 21 September.

This year the Mian Course will be a ‘Roast’ – Roast Beef with all the trimmings, Chicken wrapped in Bancon or Vegggie Curry and Rice.

Sittings at 6,6.30 and 7pm Tickets Adults £12, Juniors (5-11) £6,  Family £32 (2 Adults and 2 Juniors)

Book your ticket, Sitting and Main Choice with Carnival Secretary Sharon 01208 850191/07967 454568

Please book by Monday 16 Sepotember to help with catering


Threat to honeybees – and other insects – from Asian Hornets

The Asian hornet, or ‘yellow-legged hornet’, is an ‘alien invader’ and a serious threat to our honeybees and other pollinating insects. They hover (hawk) in front of beehives, catching the bees for food or causing the bees to remain in the hive, unable to forage for pollen and nectar: either way, the hive can die out. They also eat many of our other pollinating insects. The upper photo is of an Asian hornet (courtesy of BBKA), the lower one, a European (native) hornet (AHAT).

The main differences between the two species can be seen in a diagram by clicking here.

The UK is working hard to prevent the Asian hornet from invading us. Please use the Asian Hornet Watch app on your phone to send a picture and a location via GPS in the app straight to the non-native species secretariat and National Bee Unit. Alternatively, please take a photo and email it with your contact details and where it was seen to

Your vigilance is very important!


Copies of the September edition of ‘The Parish Magazine’ still available

Copies of the September Parish magazine for St Breward, Helland, and Blisland with Temple are still available at St Breward Stores. Buy your copy to find out what events are forthcoming, including St Breward Church’s Flower Festival and the Carnival’s Safari Supper; read about past events, both recent and historic; learn about superstitions and enjoy the Nature Reports. There are also the reports from your County Councillor(s) and MP to read and digest – and much more!

Great value for only £1!

Back by popular demand – Carnival Safari Supper Sat 21 September

Join us on a Carnival Safari Supper Saturday 21 September.
We will be starting with Drinks & Nibbles – and Raffle! at School before moving on to The Chapel for Starters.  Up the hill to the Football Club for Main Course which this year will be a ‘Roast’ (Roast Beef, Chicken wrapped in Bacon or a Gluten Free Vegetarian Curry).  Finally on to the Village Hall for Delecious Dessserts, Cheese & Biscuits and Coffee

Tickets – £12 Adults. £6 Juniors (5-11) Family £32 (2 adults and two juniors), are available from Carnival Secretary Sharon 01208 850191 Sittings at 6, 6.30 and 7pm. please select your Main Course when booking. – and book early to avoid disappointment

The Community Bus will be the Safari transport – Please book a seat on the Bus when booking your ticket(s)

Carnival Secretary, Sharon Bourne 01208 850191

Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 3rd September

The next monthly meeting of St Breward Parish Council will take place at the Memorial Hall on Tuesday 3rd September. The meeting begins at 7pm and members of the public may speak on topics on the Agenda just prior to the start. Topics raised by the public but not on the Agenda will be carried forward to the next meeting.

To view the Agenda, please click here

St Breward & District Community First Responders

The St Breward WI and the Parish Council are spearheading a campaign to raise the profile of the Community First Responders in the villages of St Breward, Blisland, St Mabyn and St Tudy. At the present time there is only one responder covering these four villages, which is woefully inadequate. The idea of the campaign is to let people know about the Community First Responders. They are not automatically supplied by the Ambulance Service or the NHS, but are volunteers who give their time, and St Breward & District Community First Responders need to recruit more volunteers to bring the team up to strength.

Have you ever had to call an ambulance? Have you ever had to sit helplessly waiting, not knowing what to do; worrying if the person is going to die before help comes? Or maybe you have been that person, feeling poorly, waiting for the comforting help of an ambulance crew, who could be more than 20 minutes away.

St Breward, Blisland, St Mabyn and St Tudy need you

Are you up for a challenge?

· Would you like to help people in your community?

· Can you give up some free time?

· Do you want to learn essential lifesaving skills?

· Do you hold a full, clean driving license?

· Are you in reasonably good health?

If you answered ‘yes’ to all of these questions, then you could be the person we are looking for.  Community First Responders are volunteers who support their local community by attending emergency calls ahead of an ambulance.  CFRs attend medical emergencies where it is essential for the patient to receive immediate life-saving care. No previous medical training is required as full training is provided.

A leaflet will be dropping through doors in the area in the next few days inviting you to take up the challenge, but please give it some thought now.

Contact Veronica Hill, 01208 851308 email, to take first steps. A meeting will be held in September to which you will be invited to find out more.

Closure of Footpath from School Lane to Churchtown

The Parish Council is pleased to announce that work to improve the footpath from School Lane at Hill to Churchtown has begun.  The footpath is now closed until further notice.

The work will involve: improving the access at Churchtown, rebuilding some of the hedges, installing a drain and resurfacing/scraping the path.

For more information contact:

Denis Lusby, Chairman St Breward Parish Council 01208 852194      or

Anita Cornelius, Clerk to St Breward Parish Council

Vacancy for one Parish Councillor

Following the last uncontested election, there is one vacancy on the Parish Council.

You have to be over the age of 18 years old and have a willingness to work for your community on a wide variety of issues concerned with the Local Government agenda. This is an exciting opportunity to learn and be part of a team.

For details on the necessary qualification categories, and about how to apply, please click here:

If you have any queries, please contact either:

Chairman Denis Lusby, 01208 852194      or

Clerk Anita Cornelius 01208 850954

Limehead: Road Closures September and October

Monday 2nd September to Friday 25th October 2019

Western Power will be carrying out work on the Coombe Road from Limehead as far as Tordown Quarry, and from the Coombe turning at Limehead up to the two properties on the left hand side of the road just before the former Post Office at Row.

Access to properties will be maintained, although on a day to day basis this will change, depending on precisely where the work is being carried out. 

On evenings and weekends there will be access in both directions and The First National Bus and the School Bus will both have access during the day.

Denis Lusby, Chairman St Breward Parish Council