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 veroh@brinternet.com, 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  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

 

Christams Lights in St Breward – Bit of a crisis

For the last couple of years the Silver Band has taken on the organising of the Christmas lights at Row and the Switching on of the Lights event.  This event has featured the band playing, carol singing, visit of Father Christmas, gifts for children, mulled wine, hot chocolate mince pies – always a very popular evening in early December.
Due to ongoing commitments, the Band is no longer able to be responsible for the event and has asked the Parish Council to help promote the search for a group of people to take over organising this very popular event.  The Band has offered to play at any future event and will make the Band Room available for Father Christmas and Refreshments.

Come along to a meeting the Village Hall on Wednesday 18 September, commencing at 7.30pm where we will be working on ideas for Lighting up St Breward at Christmas

Pleae do not be deterred by thinking about the overall event, it is made up many of small tasks, ie making mulled wine and hot chocolate, organising mince pies, decorating the Band Room and so on – and of course the whole event could be organised completely differently – new people – new ideas and so on.
More information from Veronica Stansfield 01208 850727 veronicastansfield@hotmail.co.uk

Parish Council Meeting, Tuesday 6th August

The next monthly meeting of St Breward Parish Council will take place at the Memorial Hall on Tuesday 6th August. 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.