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.

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 alertnonnative@ceh.ac.uk

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!

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

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  denis.lusby@btinternet.com      or

Anita Cornelius, Clerk to St Breward Parish Council parishcouncil@stbreward.net

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

 

Guidelines for Town and Parish Councils on Dark Night Sky

St Breward Parish is fortunate to fall within a designated Dark Sky Landscape: a dark night sky is good for wildlife; offers health benefits and enjoyment; is important for astronomy and science, can increase tourism opportunities and improves energy efficiency.  Cornwall Council has issued planning guidelines to enable people living within this area, and developers, to  limit the impact of light pollution and to read these, please click here.

This document includes a ‘nightblight‘ map published by the Council for the Protection of Rural England showing light pollution throught the UK – interesting to see!

 

Tomorrow, 10th August: A Night with the Stars at Siblyback

Caradon Observatory and South West Lakes Trust are hosting an observational event at Siblyback Lake from 8.30pm until late on Saturday 10th August. Book your place, grab your tent, and spend an evening camping under the stars. Alternatively just come along for the evening. The main focus is to get close to Jupiter, the Moon and Saturn with a range of telescopes to gaze through.

Event free: Camping – pay £20 per tent (up to 4 people); otherwise, just pay for parking

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL (ticket only event) and spaces are limited. To book call 01566 771930 or visit https://www.swlakestrust.org.uk/Event/night-with-the-stars-siblyback where there are also further details. Don’t forget to wrap up warm.

Large allotment to let

 

Situated at the top of St Breward adjacent to footpath to the Platt.

A well-tended and mature garden with garden shed and lean-to-greenhouse.

Could be used by a single gardener or shared as two/ three allotments

For contact details and more photos, please click  here