Appointment of Bridie Kent as Chair of Parish Council
At the Parish Council meeting on 10.4.18, Bridie Kent was voted in as Chair and welcomed to the role by fellow Councillors.
Resignation of Councillor Hugh Campbell
The Parish Council confirms with regret that Hugh Campbell has stepped down as Councillor. His colleagues thank him for his service to the Parish Council and community and send all good wishes for the future to him and his family.
Parish Council Chairman Ian Waite
It is with deep sadness we must report the death of Chairman Ian Waite. Ian will be missed greatly by his many friends and Council colleagues. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family at this time.
Gorsedh Kernow Awards and Competitions 2018
Gorsedh Kernow aims ‘to maintain the national Celtic Spirit of Cornwall and to give expression to such spirit, to encourage the study of Cornish history, literature and the Cornish language, Kernewek’. Awards are given to submissions which realise these aims and demonstrate exceptional quality of work. This could be in the arts, sports, Cornish studies or community service. More information here https://gorsedhkernow.org.uk/awards.html.
Public presentation of feasibility study for safe passageway for cyclists and pedestrians between Callington and Saltash
The presentation on 20.11.17 was led by Cornwall Council and CORMAC and attended by over 60 people. A significant amount of constructive feedback was received and will feed into the feasibility study report. Watch this space for further updates.
Housing needs survey results
Further to the recent survey carried out in St Mellion and Pillaton parishes, a final report has been published on Cornwall Council’s website at the link below. If you would like further information, please contact the Clerk using the ‘Enquiries’ form on this website.
Homechoice and Help to Buy South West
If you are looking for affordable housing to buy and/or social housing to rent in Cornwall, please ensure you register with Homechoice and Help to Buy South West respectively. Links to their websites are below.
Reporting fly-tipping and other issues
Fly-tipping, potholes, missed waste collection and other issues can be reported to Cornwall Council on-line - see details here
Royal Mail Post Boxes
Width restriction signs for Clapper Bridge
Repair and Refurbishment of Parish Signposts
New seat at The Glebe
A new seat has been located at the Glebe by St Mellion Parish Council with a generous contribution from Roy Yelland. Many thanks to Paul Hoult and Bill Sturgess who tidied up the area and installed the seat. Pictures can be found at the following links (1, 2, 3, 4).
Formal renaming of Church Lane
Church Lane as been named formally so that Royal Mail and the emergency services have this on their records. Nameplates have been installed at each end of the lane (see here) with the Cornish translation of ‘Bownder An Eglos’. We are now looking to name other roads in the parish. Please get in touch if you want to know more.
Welcome to the St Mellion Parish Council website
St Mellion is located between Callington and Saltash in the east of Cornwall, between the Lynher and Tamar Rivers, and partly within the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is one of the smallest parishes in Cornwall with a population of less than 408 and an area of 2,985 acres.
The parish economy is mainly agricultural although it is also home to St Mellion International Resort, an extensive golfing and leisure venue with four star accommodation and hospitality facilities.
St Mellion has a primary school, a church, a methodist chapel and a village pub, as well as Crocadon Farm which holds regular local producer fairs and markets.
The Parish Council has six Councillors (including a Chair and Vice Chair) plus a Parish Clerk. Ordinary meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month (except August) at 7pm in the Church Hall, St Mellion.
There is also an annual meeting in May which is held straight after the 'Annual Meeting of Parish Electors' and directly before the Parish Council's ordinary meeting for that month.
In addition to these set meetings, the Parish Council occasionally holds extraordinary meetings and 'public meetings', for example, to hear parishioner views on large, local planning applications.
All of these meetings are held in public with parishioners and other interested parties encouraged to attend. Notices, agendas and minutes are posted on the two notice boards in St Mellion village (one by the phone box, one in The Glebe) as well as being published on this website (on the Meetings page).
If you have any enquiries about Parish Council matters, please contact the Clerk using the details at the foot of this page. Please note that standard ‘office hours’ are afternoons on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
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St Mellion Parish Council Community Grant Scheme
St Mellion Parish Council has set up a ‘Community Grant Scheme’ using the £25k compensation payment received from the developers of the Newton Ferrers solar farm.
The scheme is intended to assist projects run by community and voluntary groups in St Mellion parish and can be used to support a range of activities (e.g. community facilities, local environment projects, etc.).
Grants of £100 to £5,000 are available for individual projects and can be used to ‘match fund’ financial support from other sources.
For further information, please contact the Parish Clerk on 07539 480310 or email@example.com.