St. Paternus Church, South Petherwin April 2016 South Petherwin Parish aerial full. South Petherwin Methodist Chapel on P&CC polling day May 5th 2016

Welcome to the official website for the Parish of South Petherwin. The site formed in 2004, 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.
Although it is always the aim to provide up to date news and information it is often difficult to do so which is mainly due to the lack of information being passed on. For the most up to date information please go to the Parish Clerk page.
If you have any comments or more importantly have any information please contact rogerpyke1@gmail.com

Parish Council Coffee Morning, Saturday 22nd February.

10am – 12pm
Methodist Chapel Hall

Lambing at West Petherwin Farm

This very entertaining lamb was adept at balancing on mums back! He’d used her as his sleeping space but mum decided to stand. “Oh, what do I do now” was his expression and after she stood up he spent a little while deciding how to jump off!

Lambing at West Petherwin Feb 2020

Meanwhile, his cousins pose for the family photo.

Lambing at West Petherwin Feb 2020

Latest News

On Wednesday 19th April the Annual General Parish Meeting took place at  South Petherwin Village Hall. The chairman, Judy Butler presented the Parish Council report including the very much improved resurfaced church footpath. Various other community groups, organisations and the County Councillor presented their reports. Although some were read by the then parish clerk  Alison Barham. The Bell ringers report by Nigel Parker reminded everyone that the new church clock face would be fully installed by the end of the month. It was first installed in 1901.
St. Paternus Church clock face re-establishment April 13th 2017 St. Paternus Church clock face re-establishment April 13th 2017 Church clock face re-establishment May 23rd 2017 Church clock face re-establishment May 23rd 2017 On Thursday 13th April the contractors returned to re-establish the refurbished Church clock faces to the tower. Unfortunately one face was found to have a small hairline crack running along its edge, possibly caused by movement in transport, so only the one easterly face could be fixed into place. The second face was re-installed on Tuesday 23rd May but when re-connecting the hands and workings a critical metal piece sheared and all work had to be halted until the component could be repaired/replaced. The mechanism was finally put in place the following week and now we have a set of smart looking clock faces. Full Story here
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 August 29th. September 12th and 26th, October 10th and 24th, November 7th and 21st, December 5th and 19th, 2019 January 2nd, 16th and 30th, February 13th and 27th, March 13th and 27th
A joint coffee morning was arranged by South Petherwin Parish Council and The Parish Magazine group.One of the aims of the event was to encourage parishioners to bring any new ideas to celebrate and commemorate the 100 years events including that of the WW1 and the Vote for women. Responses included supporting the re running of a 100 year themed Scarecrow Festival, quiz night, Parish walk and open gardens. Another question posed was , what should the Parish Council do with the recently acquired Red Phone Box? Again a variety of ideas were brought forward including art gallery, book library and a min shop to sell cakes or plants with an honesty box. It is hoped to form a small “Parish Events Working Group” and pursue some of the suggestions for an event between May and June. Please contact Cllr Phil Parsons mob 07737007416
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 email: parishcouncil@southpetherwinpc.org
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 three parish noticeboards by the pump, school and Tregaller Lane.
A new addition to the site is the Parish Clerk page where the clerk to the parish will give updates on all important news for the parish. Rebecca Frame has been appointed as the new Parish Clerk, replacing Alison Barham.
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 took place in The Guildhall on Saturday November 12, 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 info@launceston-tc.co.uk. For more information visit County website  

Bank Holiday Monday 27th May 2019, Parish Fun Day

The first Parish Fun Day at the Frog and  Bucket In South Petherwin proved a great success. All ages came from the village and surrounding areas to join in the fun. A very large bouncy slide proved very popular all day along with the challenging Village Treasure Trail. This trail took you around the village by following various clues, which brought you back to the Frog and Bucket pub. Hot food and live music were provided by Chris and Debbi. One mum commented on how good it was to see all the village community together, enjoying each other’s company. The arrival of the mechanical Bucking Bronco along with live music concluded the day’s events.
The Parish Council organised the event with thanks to the MayDay Group and host Chris and Debbi of the Frog and Bucket. Further thanks go to the volunteers who assisted on the day and the funders, South Petherwin Wind Turbine Community Fund along with South West Bouncy Castle hire company.
Will it happen again next year, watch this space!!
Cllr Phil Parsons

PS – If you want to follow the trail and try and solve the clues, you can download the Treasure Trail questions here, and the Treasure Trail clues here.

Click here to view more pictures of the event.




One of the comments that were mentioned in a recent survey conducted by the Methodist chapel, was for more social events. As you may know, we have recently had our roof done and the heating, we would, therefore, like to try and do something for the community. One suggestion has been to open the chapel every Thursday morning for ‘Tea and Toast’ so people can come in and have a piece of toast and a cup of tea or coffee. It is primarily aimed at the parents, grandparents and carers that are doing the school run and want somewhere to go after they have dropped their kids at school, but anyone is welcome to come along. It will be starting this Thursday 22nd February from 8:30 to 10:00 am.

Revd Johanna Smart
Launceston Area Circuit 12/17
01566 782921

South Petherwin from Tregaller


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