St Breward held a Macmillan Coffee morning in the Band Room on 28th September and it was well supported by villagers from St Breward and other neighbouring villages.  At 11.00 am Fran Calver Braved the Shave and Gilly Penn set to work with her razor. Over £1,400 was raised from sponsors as well as the raffle and side stalls of cakes, jewellery bric-a-brac not forgetting the coffee and tea with a slice of cake. Well Done Fran.

Fran Calver Before

And After

Copies of the October edition of The Parish Magazine still available

Copies of the October edition of the Blisland with Temple, St Breward and Helland magazine are still available from the village shop. Find out the results of the first Sunflower Competition held in St Breward; learn about past events, both recent and historical, and read about forthcoming events in your village and surrounding area. Cornwall Councillor reports, adverts, a recipe and much more…

All for only £1!

‘Photos from the Archives’ at the Community Cafe

Come along to the ‘Community Cafe’ in the Memorial Hall on Monday afternoon 7 Oct 2-4.30pm where The History Boys (Brian & Jon) will be showing photos from the Archives. The History Group now has thousands of photos in the Archives and this will be a rare chance to see some iconic photos and hopefully for some additional names and dates to be added to them

As well as the usual delicious cakes on offer there will be an ‘Afternoon Special’  A mug of fresh tasty filter coffee with a toasted, buttered tea cake for only £2.50. Why not spoil yourself with this offer while enjoying the photographs.

More info on the Community Cafe from Sheila Nottle 01208 850824


Parish Council meeting Tuesday 1st October

The next monthly meeting of St Breward Parish Council will take place on Tuesday 1st October at the Memorial Hall. The meeting begins at 7pm and members of the public may speak to the meeting 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.

Christmas is coming!!!

Never too early to think about Christmas and the Christmas Lights Group are already busy with the plans for this Christmas

For the last few years the Silver Band have kindly looked after the organising of the Christmas Lights but with increasing commitments they have handed over to a new team

The Switching on of the Christmas Lights will be on Sunday 1  December about 6.30pm, but first we need to raise some money; every year lights need replacing and money is needed to keep them burning bright, also the Switching on of the Lights needs funding, mince pies, hot chocolate mulled wine and so on

The Christmas Lights Group are holding a Quiz at The Old Inn on Friday evening 11 October and a Coffee Morning in the Band Room on Saturday 9 November

More info from Bridie Croft 07802 691847

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!