Parish Council

The Parish Council is the lowest level of local government formed at a time when there was little difference, to the local people, between the Church and the State. A parish like South Petherwin usually formed around a village or other small community and used to be centered around the Parish Church. Today Church and State have separated but the same area is now represented as a local authority by the South Petherwin Parish Council and the Church of England by the Parochial Church Council.
The Parish Councils have few major rights and/or obligations and are responsible to the higher authorities above them. They do however manage local amenities and have a watching brief on local issues and their opinion is noted by those higher authorities in matters concerning them such as local planning issues.  In essence, they are the tier of local government closest to the people.

South Petherwin Parish Council 2016 AGM
Above South Petherwin Parish Council 2016 Annual Parish Meeting

The Parish Councillors are:

Chairman: Phil Parsons Tel: 01566 777179 m: 07737 008416 email:

Vice Chairman: Rachel Jeffery email:

Adrian Finnimore m: 07977 211084

Roger Kneebone

Chris Powlesland tel:01566 773667

Dawn Rogers tel: 01566 778516 email:

Steven Rogers m: 07973 821851 email:

Michael Screech tel: 01566782254 email:

Amy Trehane m: 07791 571584

Sue Vernon

Clerk to the Council: Rebecca Frame

South Petherwin Parish Council meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7.00pm
Venues: May to October at the Village Hall and November to April at the Methodist Chapel Hall.
All are welcome to the meetings.

Notice of Election


General Privacy Notice

Privacy Notice Councillors and Staff


A Councillor: Who Me?

What is a Parish or Town Council?

What is a Parish or Town Councillor?

Co-option to fill the remaining three places will begin shortly.   Information will be posted on this website and parish noticeboards.




Cornwall Council planning portal

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 The full strategy is available online by clicking this link.


In 2005 the parish completed an exhaustive survey for the community. To see the full report click on the link below:
South Petherwin Community Plan


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