St Mellion Parish Council

Welcome to the official website of St Mellion Parish Council


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 inquiries 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 Monday, Tuesday and Friday.

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Latest News

Cornwall Council Standards Committee

The committee is advertising for members - see notice here.



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.

st-mellion-hns-survey-final-report.pdf


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.

https://www.cornwallhomechoice.org.uk
https://www.helptobuysw.org.uk


Safe passageway for cyclists and pedestrians between Callington and Saltash

Many thanks to all those who answered the on-line survey about safety on the A388 between Callington and Saltash. The good news is that Cornwall Council and CORMAC have started a feasibility study for a safe passageway with a report expected by September 2017. St Mellion Parish Council is sponsoring the work and will arrange a public event to share findings from the study once it is finished. Details will be published here nearer the time.


Cornwall Community Land Trust (CCLT)

Link to CCLT’s website (‘...established in 2006 as a not for profit company and has delivered or enabled over 200 affordable homes for local people across Cornwall.).
http://www.cornwallclt.org


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

Post boxes in the village, at Dunstan Lane, and Dunstan Quoin have been replaced



Width restriction signs for Clapper Bridge

CORMAC has installed width restriction signs at Amy Tree and in Pillaton in an effort to prevent large vehicles using Clapper Bridge. Photos here (1, 2, 3, 4)


Repair and Refurbishment of Parish Signposts

Many thanks to Irons of Wadebridge for refurbishing and repainting St Mellion’s cast iron signposts at Amytree and near Clapper Bridge. Photos can be seen here (1, 2, 3)


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.

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 clerk@stmellion-pc.gov.uk.




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