Parish Clerk

Parish Council update as at 1 July 2019

Parish Council update

The last time a full review of community governance arrangements has taken place across most of Cornwall was in the 1970s. Since then many towns and villages have grown. Many of these developments have crossed parish boundaries or have created new communities with their own local identity. Cornwall Council has to ensure that community governance arrangements are reflective of the identities and interests of the community and that parishes are able to provide services for their residents.

The views of local residents and the parish councils will have an important bearing on any changes to parish boundaries made taking the following into consideration:

  • Electors should be able to identify clearly with the parish in which they are resident.
  • Boundaries between parishes should normally reflect natural and man-made defining points between communities. These might include rivers or man-made features such as railways, major roads or defining points that create a community of identity.
  • The historical nature of many long established parish boundaries must be weighed against changed physical boundaries of settlements.
  • Where changes to boundaries are considered appropriate the Council will endeavour to select boundaries that are, and are likely to remain, easily identifiable. 
  • Account will be taken of planning boundaries, which are not all natural settlements. 

The Parish Council have undertaken two consultations with parishioners, one in Tregadillett and one in South Petherwin, and has presented their findings to the Community Governance Review team. The statements submitted can be found below:

ccgr-submission-form South Petherwin Parish Council Pennygillam Industrial Estate     

ccgr-submission-form South Petherwin Parish Council northen boundary change proposal

CGR Letter to residents

South Petherwin Parish Council Community Goverance Review map Pennygillam

South Petherwin Parish Council Community Goverance Review map old and new A30

The Launceston Community Network Highways Fund, over three years, has allocated money to highway improvements in parishes. South Petherwin was successful in obtaining funds for four projects; improved directional signage at Treburyse, improved directional signage at Tresmarrow and an ‘I’ parking restrictionmarking where the footpath from Trelinnoe Gardens meets the main road. These have all been agreed. The fourth is the introduction of parking restrictions in the area of the telephone box, which is yet to be agreed. Parked cars in this area have, on occasion, resulted in larger vehicles not being able to turn into or out of the road to Trelinnoe Close. The proposed parking restrictions, suggested by Cormac, are shown in yellow on the map below. TCB indicates the telephone box and PC the toilets. We would very much welcome your comments on this proposal in order that an informed decision can be made. Please contact the Parish Council Chairman, Vice-chair, or the Parish Clerk, or attend the Parish Council meeting on 14thAugust at 7pm in the Village Hall to have your say.

Thank you very much to the Cake and Rakers for the fabulous display in the newly refurbished telephone box. The display will be there throughout July and August so please take a look if you haven’t already.

Finally the toilets are now back up and running thank you to all concerned for the repair work.

South Petherwin Parish Council Clerk

South Petherwin Parish Council Chairman – Phil Parsons / 01566 777179 / 07597 383685

South Petherwin Parish Council Vice-chair – Rachel Jeffery


Parish Council Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month

2nd January

Methodist Chapel Hall

10th July

Village Hall

6th February

Methodist Chapel Hall

14th August

Village Hall

13th March

Methodist Chapel Hall

11th September

Village Hall

10th April

Methodist Chapel Hall

9th October

Village Hall

8th May (AGM)

Village Hall

13th November

Methodist Chapel Hall

12th June

Village Hall

11th December

Methodist Chapel Hall

Annual Parish Meeting

29th May

Village Hall

Budget meeting

16th October

Methodist Chapel Hall