South Petherwin Post Office
At the request of the Post Office, members of the Parish Council met with with Mr. Colin Pound, Field Change Manager on the 10th of September. Mr. Pound announced that Sarah Hart has resigned as Postmistress with effect from the 7th of January 2015. It is standard practice when no obvious location for transfer of Post Office premises is available, for the Filed Change Manager to meet initially with the local Council. Government policy is to maintain postal services in rural communities and the Post Office is tasked to make every effort to ensure this happens. After a discussion of the impact and options available, which included input from Rev. Anne Brown, Mr. Pound arranged to meet with the Community Shop Committee to consider transfer of facilities to the shop. The Committee and the Post Office would be working with the aim of arranging as seamless a transfer as possible. Mr. Pound said that a consultation period with the general public would be undertaken. John Whiting, Chairman of the Parish Council said “While it is sad to hear that our current post mistress has resigned, the Council is pleased that plans are in place to consider the service continuing from a location in the Community Shop.”
South Petherwin Play Area Opening 27th September
The Play area at South Petherwin School was officially opened on Saturday the 27th
of September. Andrew Hoskin, Parish Council chairman thanked South Petherwin School
head and governors for their partnership with the parish council and funders. The
play area is sited on school grounds but funded by various organizations. These include
the parish council, Aggregate Fund with the majority of the funding coming from Otter
South Petherwin School Headmaster Tim Gray and Andrew Hoskin
Parish Councillor Vacancies
Due to recent resignations, there are now three vacancies for Parish Councillor.
If you are interested in helping the community by becoming a Councillor please contact
Alan Brook, Parish Clerk, on 01566 777183 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org"
Recycling Collection dates
Both rubbish and recycling are collected on a WEDNESDAY. Rubbish is collected every week; recycling and garden waste (for subscribers) on alternate weeks.