The annual parish Carol Service was held at St Paternus Church on Sunday 18th December. The service started and finished with a Lantern Procession by the local children. This was followed by various members of the community reading the Christmas lessons and poetry. Abigail sang a Christmas poem by Charles Causley, ‘Mary’s Song’. Well done to the Lantern makers and the organisers behind this seasonal event.
Welcome to the new improved official website for the Parish of South Petherwin. The site exists to provide impartial information past and present for the parish. All Parish council minutes from November 2012 can be found at the Council Minutes page in accordance with legislation and in the future further information in relation to the Parish Council will also be available from this site. The aim is to make as much as possible available online so that everyone can be kept up to date on the Council’s workings.
The site has just been revamped with a cleaner look and a new logo. It has also been designed to be responsive in that it is easily accessed by all kinds of electronic media, tablets and mobiles included. To keep things easier to navigate only news headlines will appear on the home page with the more detailed news now available at the Parish News page.
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Council Minutes Page updated on 13th October, 2016.
The Parish Council minute books prior to 1920 (we believe they date back to 1887) are missing (despite checking, the Cornwall Records Office appear not to hold them). We wanted to see if any parishioners may know of their whereabouts? If you have any information as to their whereabouts please contact Alison Barham, South Petherwin Parish Clerk, Pentreve, South Petherwin, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 7JA. email: email@example.com, tel: 01566 772596, mobile: 07826 061932
Remembrance Sunday fell on 13th November his year. It was a bright and sunny day which made a welcome change from the rain of the previous two years. The traffic passing through the village, was stopped in both directions by Cllr Phil Parsons and Peter Northmore, with additional help from Paul Barham. Approximately forty people of all ages, gathered by the war memorial, to hear Dr Brian Davies, a worship leader from North Hill, conduct a short service. Wreaths, on behalf of the Parish Council and Westlake family and the family of Ronald Creber, were laid at the foot of the memorial by Tony Stephens and Luke Clement. Ray Horrell and Luke Clement read the famous poem ‘We shall not grow weary ‘ and a two minute silence was observed at 11am in keeping with the rest of the country. The names of fourteen servicemen, who had lost their lives during the two world wars, was read aloud by Helena Northmore. However service men and women from all the armed conflicts, both past and present were also remembered. The atmosphere was quiet and reflective with a communal prayer for peace throughout the world. The service concluded with the National Anthem and a blessing.
Many people then made their way to the Methodist Chapel where Dr Brian Davies led the morning Service. Gordon Maunder played the organ and Barbara Cobbledick and John Whale gave the readings. There was a collection for the British Legion, and the service was followed by tea and coffee in the chapel.
Due to the new transparency code for smaller authorities, the Parish Council Agenda for the next meeting will now be available to view and print off from the Parish Council page as well as being available from the two parish noticeboards.
A new addition to the site is the Parish Clerk page where the clerk to the parish, Alison Barham, will give updates on all important news for the parish
Both rubbish and recycling are collected on a WEDNESDAY. Rubbish is collected every week; recycling and garden waste (for subscribers) on alternate weeks. The next recycling collection dates are October 26th, November 9th and 23rd, December 7th and 21st.
LAUNCESTON residents of all ages are being asked to share their ideas for the area’s future at a free event in the town hall.
Launceston Matters will welcome people in to discuss their ideas, browse stalls, take part in activities and enjoy a bar and local food. Councillor Jade Farrington said: “If you’ve always thought the town is crying out for a particular project or facility then this is your chance to make a difference. Launceston Matters is designed to involved the whole community in putting together a plan for every aspect of the town’s future – from the creative industries, heritage and sport to shopping and transport.
“We’re all determined that this isn’t going to be bureaucratic and council-dominated. It’s about interesting and inspiring ideas which can make Launceston an even better place to live. We want to hear from everyone, from primary school children to teenagers to business owners and older people. Launceston is our community and we all have a part to play in shaping what we want to be as a town.”
Councillor Val Bugden-Cawsey said she was excited to hear from people, whatever their ideas.
“It’s your chance to engage,” she said. “Whether you’ve got a great plan for a community project or want to see the development of a facility in or around the town, or you just want to come and enjoy the activities and find out more, we’re looking forward to welcoming you to Launceston Town Hall.
“We’re eager to engage with sports clubs, the voluntary sector, hobby groups, businesses, students, ordinary residents and everyone else who has a stake in the town.”
Launceston Matters will put together a report based on the ideas submitted at the event and use this to apply for funding to ensure projects actually happen. Anyone with a strong interest in a particular area or idea is invited to join one of the working groups tasked with bringing them to fruition.
Stephen Howard, who runs local educational charity V Learning Net, said: “I’m very pleased to be involved in this and I urge other organisations and individuals to come along and take part. There’s a real chance here to gain grant funding and drive our town forward, but we can only do it if we all work together and listen to the whole community. We often moan that money isn’t spent in East Cornwall so this is our chance to change that. This isn’t a talking shop – it’s about real action.”
The event takes place in The Guildhall from 10am to 3.30pm on Saturday November 12, which is the day of the town market, and 11.30am to 3.30pm on Sunday November 13. The Sunday has been organised to follow on from the Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service when Launceston will be full of people remembering the sacrifices of previous generations. The Launceston Matters group hopes as many people as possible will attend and enjoy some food and drink while discussing ideas.
Terry Sully, chair of the Royal British Legion Launceston Branch, said: “It’s always brilliant to see the huge support the town gives to Remembrance Sunday. I would encourage all those who take part in the parade or line the streets to join us all in the town hall afterwards and continue their support for Launceston and its people, past, present and future.” All of the town’s pay and display car parks are free all day on Sunday, and Saturday parking is £1 all day in the Walkhouse and Upper Cattle Market car parks. Local organisations and businesses are being invited to run activity stalls and advertise what they do to the wider community. For more details, or to book an activity stall for your organisation or business, please call Launceston Town Council on 01566 773693 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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South Petherwin Community Shop
Please visit the Community Shop page to see the special offers they currently have. Sometimes they can be cheaper than Tesco!
The shop is currently running at a loss and desperately needs increased custom to keep it going, so the next time you need something why not pop in and save yourself the petrol. New opening times are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.