Menheniot Boundary Review: Liskeard Public Meeting 23 Sep 2019

Public Meeting

Last night, the Electoral Review Panel held its sixth public hearing as part of its own consultation with town and parish councils across the county.

Members of the panel hosted this event at the Liskeard Public Hall and heard summaries of submissions from Liskeard Town Council, Menheniot Parish Council, St Keyne Parish Council and Dobwalls & Trewidland Parish Council.

Acting on your behalf, the Chair of Menheniot Parish Council, Cllr Jerry Tucker presented this summary of the council’s submission., followed later by Cllr Eve Easterbrook who delivered this response on Liskeard’s submission.

The parish council will now consider if it wishes to make any further written submission to the Review Panel before its deadline of 4 October. After this date, the Panel will assess all the submissions it has received and publish its recommendations in December. Residents will then have the following three months in which to comment on what they recommend. [24/9/19]


The latest We are Menheniot newsletter is published today. If you’re not on the mailing list, download a copy here, and if you page to the bottom of the newsletter,  there’s a link so you can subscribe. We publish this update every month or so, and will continue to keep you posted on what the progress is with our submission, together with any urgent news there might be.
In this edition, you can read Cllr Jerry Tucker’s background story to how we produced the submission what the timetable for review is. You can also follow the link to Liskeard Town Council’s document and write directly to the Electoral Review Panel with your comments on it.

Submission published

The final version of the parish council’s submission to Cornwall Council was approved by Menheniot councillors at their public meeting last week. You can download the complete version here. The submission consist of four separate documents: the main report and three appnedices.

Governance Review Submission July 2019

Appendix 1 We are Menheniot final June 2019

Appendix 2 Shoppers Survey final June 2019

Appendix 3 Consultation & Engagement

Liskeard Town Council have also published their submission. Follow this link to view their report.

What happens next?

The Electoral Review Panel have from 18 July to 26 November 2019 to consider these submissions and formulate draft recommendations. The conclusions and advice will be available from 27 November 2019 onwards for comment through a public consultation. We will post updates on this website, and publish a monthly newsletter that you can subscribe to here. (22/07/19)


Community Governance Review 2019

Cornwall Council is carrying out a review of parish council boundaries. This is happening across the county, and every parish council is obliged to consult with its own residents about whether or not they want theirs changed.

Liskeard Town Council wants to change its boundary with Menheniot, along the north-western part of the parish that would include the settlements of Bolitho Farm, Island Shop, Tencreek Farm, Tencreek Cottage, Cartuther Barton and Keyes. This would take out about 590 acres of housing and farmland from Menheniot, the equivalent of about 8% of all land in the parish. You can read about their proposals in Liskeard’s Notes  here and download a map here showing the areas that might be affected (Cloak Park is not included). At the Menheniot Annual Parish Meeting held on 9 May 2019, the Liskeard Town Clerk presented this statement.

Following representations to Liskeard, their proposals have been amended, and the land area and numbers of residents impacted has been reduced. You can visit their website here to download their maps and listing (20/06/19)


Annual Audit: Notice of Conclusion 2 September 2019

The annual return for the parish council has been returned by its external auditors after assessment and deemed to be satisfactory. Residents always have the opportunity to inspect the annual accounts of the council, and can do so Monday-Wednesday 9am to midday with prior notice. You can see the auditor’s certificate here, and read the documents (together with an Audit Explainer) here.



Report It

If you have problems with potholes or waste collection, bus shelters or planning, here’s a quick guide to who-does-what and how to take action.

CC REPORT IT BLUE MPC Report It-page-001

Menheniot Neighbourhood Development Plan 2017/18

In May 2017, the council appointed Steve Besford-Foster as project manager for the Menheniot neighbourhood plan. We are in process of setting up a steering group that will oversee the project, and engage with our residents to get the widest range of opinions on the plan. The steering group will be holding regular monthly meetings from September 2017 onwards. If you’d to stay connected to our work, send us an email and we will include you in our mailing list for bulletins. The plan has it’s own dedicated website. Visit it here, and bookmark it for future reference. You can also find us on social media. Search for #MenheniotPlan on Twitter or follow us on Facebook.

Menheniot Council Privacy Notice

Your privacy is important to us and we take great care to protect it. We will only share your data in very specific circumstances when we have your consent. Follow this link to download the council’s General Privacy Notice. If you have any questions about the privacy of your personal data, contact the Data Protection Officer using this webform.



Menheniot (Cornish: Mahunyes) is a civil parish and village in Cornwall.  The meaning of the name is “sanctuary of Neot”.  The village has a primary school, a pub, a shop and a post office.

Groups & Activities

Details of the various groups operating and activities available in the parish can be found here.


Events going on in and around Menheniot parish are posted here