Community Newsletter Monday 13th November

Mobile Library Service                                                    The Mobile Library Service visits St Breward on Wednesdays 15th November and 13th December 3.15 – 3.45pm                                                                                    For help and information, contact

St Breward AFC – Playing in the Duchy League   Upcoming Fixtures

25th November – Home – Kick Off 2.30pm, St Breward v Pensilva



Church Christmas Fayre, Saturday Morning 25th November
Everyone welcome to the Church Christmas Fayre in the Parish Church on Saturday morning 25th November from 10am
Seasonal Refreshments, bric a brac, raffle, cakes, Christmas stall and lucky dip, Christmas knits and ‘water into wine’!

For more information, contact Catherine McShee 01208 850435



Carnival Christmas Bingo Wednesday 29th November

The Carnival Team  would be grateful for Bingo and raffle prizes for the Annual Carnival Christmas Bingo at the Football Club on Wednesday 29th November – Eyes Down 7.30pm

These can be dropped off at St. Breward AFC & Social Club on Sunday 19 November between 1-4pm, or contact Carnival Secretary Anneka Morrish  07784127274.


August edition of Community News

Copies of the August magazine are available from the Old Inn during their opening times of 11am to 11pm.

As well as the regular items, such as the updates from our Cornwall Councillor and our MP, the Church, and the Nature Reports, this month’s edition also includes Memories from a well known previous editior of The Parish Magazine and an article on Cornish & Welsh history. There’s also plenty of other news to read from St Breward as well as from Blisland, Temple and Helland so don’t forget to get your copy now!

Really good value at only £2 per copy (or less if you have a subscription!)

Community Newsletter Saturday 22nd July 2023

Community Shop

Click here to read the latest News from the Community Shop Steering Group

On Thursday evening 20th July, Andy Thatcher from Monster Displays, Signs & Graphics handed a £3,000 cheque to Steering Group Chairman, Bob Kirby-Harris.

For more information on how you can help or get involved with the Community Shop, please contact  Steering Group Secretary, Dee Fry



Post Office Mobile Service in St Breward
The Post Office Mobile Service visits St Breward on Monday afternoons 3-4pm, the van will be in the car park of The Old Inn



 Mobile Library Wednesday Afternoon 26th JulyThe Mobile Library will be outside the former Methodist Chapel at Row on Wednesday 26th July 3.15pm to 3.45pm

More help and information from Jo Zimber Community Library Information Assistant  0300 1234 111


History Group Wednesday Evening 26th July

Everyone welcome to the History Group meeting in the Village Hall on Wednesday evening 26th July.

Jimmy James from the Bodmin & Wenford Railway will be speaking about the Railway

Doors open at 6.30 pm, meeting starts at 7pm, £2 for members, £3 for visitors.  Complimentary refreshments and there will of course be a raffle!
Contact Val Hill for more information   01208 851565


Church Fete Saturday Afternoon 29th July

The Annual Church Fete will be held at the Village Hall on Saturday afternoon 29th July 2-4pm

Cream teas, cakes, ice cream, lots of stalls including Tombola, Books, Bottle Stall, White Elephant the ever popular ‘Strictly Come Barking’ and of course a raffle!!

Contact Cathy McShee for more information 01208 850435







St. Breward Community Bus : current Terms & Conditions for Private Hire

St. Breward Community Bus : current Terms & Conditions for Private Hire as of July 2023. Please note these are currently under review :

St. Breward Community Bus Association

Terms and Conditions of Hire

To hire the bus you must comply with the following 5 sets of conditions: Failure to comply with these conditions may invalidate our insurance, or operating permit. In addition  you will not be able to hire the bus in the future. Note that the timeframes of the  various checks need to be adhered to or you will not be able to hire the bus.

  1. Driver(s) : Your driver:

1.1 Must be a minimum of 25 years of age and less than 70, and have held a full driving licence for at least 2 years.

1.2 Must also have passed the MiDAS course. MiDAS is the Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme and is administered by the Community Transport Association. The scheme provides a nationally recognised standard for the assessment and training of minibus drivers.

  1. Not for profit:

2.1 The Community Bus operates a Section 19 Permit under the 1985 Road Traffic Act. These permits are be granted to organisations that operate vehicles without a view to profit to transport their members, or the people whom the organisation exists to help. Therefore to hire the bus you must not make any profit from its use, or incidental to its use.

  1. Area supported by St. Breward Community Bus:

3.1 Your organisation or hirer must be based in one of the parish areas of St. Breward, Blisland, St. Mabyn, St. Tudy, Helland or Michaelstow. We don’t hire outside of that area.

  1. Driving Licence Check :

4.1 This check is normally carried out by our Licencing Administrator (Dave Brattle 01208 851252). Your driver must contact Dave a minimum of 7 days before hire of the Bus so he can check your driver’s licence, and if necessary arrange for the driver to test drive/familiarise themselves with the bus. Anything less than 7 days and we cannot guarantee you will get the bus.  David isn’t always available so the earlier the contact the less chance of something going wrong.

4.2 The 7 day lead time also allows us to check with our insurers if there is a problem. (e.g. penalty points), and arrange a test drive (see Section 5) if needed.

4.3 Your driver will need to provide evidence to David of what vehicles they can drive or confirmation of any penalty points. This can be done one of 3 ways :

(i) Your driver can request a unique code from GOV.UK which allows you to share your driving licence details or

(ii) you can download and print a summary of your driving licence record.

(iii) If you cannot generate a code online then you can call 0300 083 0013 and DVLA will provide you with a code.

[The code lasts for up to 21 days and will enable us to make the necessary checks].

4.4 We recommend that the easiest way to comply with 4.3  is for the driver to make early contact Dave.

In addition the Driver will need to provide.

(i) Their Photocard Driving Licence  (or pre 1998 Paper Licence if they have one)

(ii) Their National Insurance number

(iii) Proof of their current address eg a utility bill or bank statement not more than 3 months old.

(iv) Proof of their MiDAS qualification (See 1.2)

  1. Test Drive :

5.1 Following the Licence Check a test drive of the vehicle will be necessary if the driver hasn’t previously used the vehicle. This will include familiarisation with bus controls, operation and paperwork, and confirmation on date/time for picking up & returning the bus. It also allows us to assess the suitability of the driver to handle the vehicle.

5.2 The test drive must be carried out a minimum of 24 hours before hire of the bus. If you fail to do so then you won’t be able to hire the bus.

5.3 In the event that the Bus Association finds the driver is unsuitable, the hire of the bus may be refused or another driver will need to be found. 

  1. General Information :

(i) No drinking of alchohol is allowed on the bus at any time.  Failure to comply will result in being unable to use the bus again and possibly an extra charge being invoiced for any additional cleaning needed of the vehicle.

(ii) You will be invoiced after the hire has taken place. At the time of booking you will need to provide the name, address, telephone number of the appropriate person to invoice.

(iii) The invoice may include the annual Affiliation Fee if not already paid in the hire ‘year’ which runs from 1st September to 31st. August. Note that our Private Hire rate is based on miles travelled by the bus during the course of the hire not per passenger carried.

(iv) Costs : The Affiliation Fee is £5 for organisations based in St. Breward, £15 if not. This is a one off payment and covers the following 12 months. Mileage is £1.50 per mile for organisations based in St. Breward, £2.00 per mile if not. You will be invoiced after the hire when the actual mileage is known. Mileage starts and ends from the pick up/ drop off point, currently Bolts Quarry Farm, St. Breward.

(v) If having booked the bus you find that you need to cancel it then please let Phil Nance (01208 850229) know as soon as possible.

(vi) Please bear in mind that St. Breward Community Bus Association is operated by volunteers. There may be parts of the day or week when they are unavailable to answer your requests and enquiries. However we operate answerphones or you can use the bus email address (see below), and we will use our best endeavours to respond as soon as possible.



  • If you require clarification on anything please contact Phil Nance (St. Breward Community Bus Secretary) using the above email address or on 01208 850229


Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 2nd May 2023

St Breward Parish Council Meeting Monday Evening 2nd May                                The May Meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Tuesday evening 2nd  May in the Village Hall at Churchtown commencing 7pm.

The Annual Meeting of the Parish Council will be held prior to the May Meeting

Prior to the start of the Meeting there will be an opportunity for members of the Public to discuss any items that appear on the Agenda with all the Parish Councillors. If any other members of the parish wish to discuss any other items they will be considered for next month’s Agenda

Click Here to download the Agenda 02 May 2023

Click Here to download the Darft Mintes 93 April 2023

Anita Cornelius Clerk to St Brewared Parish Council

Denis Lusby Chairman St Breward Parish Council 01208 850517