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 called the Coryton Arms.

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.

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'.

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Latest News

Vacancy for a Parish Councillor

Due to the resignation of Cllr Alan Twist, a vacancy has arisen for a Parish Councillor for St Mellion. If you would like to apply for the position, and/or would like more information about the role, please contact the Parish Clerk using the details below. This is a voluntary, unpaid role that takes c. five hours per week, plus attendance at the monthly Parish Council meeting which is held on the second Tuesday of each month (except August) at 7pm in St Mellion Church Hall. There are occasional extraordinary meetings in addition to this. Note that there are certain legal requirements that must be fulfilled to qualify for consideration and a successful applicant would undergo a criminal record check (at the Parish Council’s expense). Further information on this can be obtained from the Parish Clerk.

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

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 carbon footprints within the parish. If you want to help you can do so by joining the St. Mellion Climate Change Action Group. Please contact the Parish Clerk via email to request more details.

Helping you care for your community

Cormac will provide a trailer, delivered to your door, which comes complete with everything from secateurs to shovels, bin bags to wheelbarrows, for your volunteer group to tackle that neglected corner of your village or town.

Download the Cormac flyer for more details

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

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Last updated 16th September 2019