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St Mellion Parish Council
Clapper Bridge over the River Lynher

Welcome to the St Mellion Parish Council Website

St. Mellion Parish Council invite applications to tender for clearance and maintenance of Jubilee Bus Stop site.

There are two tender opportunities available:

1) Clearance and Fencing - to make the site ready for planting and ongoing maintenance.

2) Maintenance and Planting - ongoing and to be re-tendered annually. 

Contractors wishing to tender will need to provide proof of valid Public Liability Insurance and complete a risk assessment prior to submitting an application. Please email the Parish Clerk for the application forms and to arrange a site visit:

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 07878 368857 or

Climate Change and what you can do to help

At the April 2019 meeting, St. Mellion Parish Council voted the declare a climate emergency in response to the IPCC Report on Global Warming. This commits the council to make all Parish Council operations carbon neutral by 2030 and by working with parishioners, stakeholders and neighbouring communities, to reduce the carbon footprint of St. Mellion parish. You can find ways to reduce your own carbon footprint using this helpful leaflet (pdf)

Planning Applications - the role of the Parish Council

Your local council serves as a community contact for the Planning Department of Cornwall Council. All registered planning applications relating to St. Mellion parish will be discussed at meetings of the council. Public comment is encouraged via the public session at meetings and/or via the online planning register on Cornwall Council's website.

The Parish Council is invited by Cornwall Council Planning Department to offer a local viewpoint and an opinion as to whether any given planning application is supported by the Parish Council on behalf of the local community. Please note that this opinion is not binding in any way and the Planning Department is under no obligation to heed the Parish Council advice.

You can find out more about the Parish Council role, access the online planning register and details of the planning process in general by visiting the 'Useful Links' page and clicking on 'Cornwall - planning'.

Proposed planning reforms are likely to be brought to fruition in the near future as part of the 'Levelling up and Regeneration' Bill, which was introduced in Parliament on 11th May 2022. You can find out everything you need to know using the Cornwall Council Briefing Note

The Parish

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 called the Coryton Arms.

The Parish Council has six Councillors (including a Chair and Vice Chair) plus a Parish Clerk.

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.

If you use Facebook and you want to find out more about events and news for St. Mellion, please look up the 'St. Mellion & Pillaton Hub'.

Thank you for visiting.