Community Safety


Police Surgery Drop In – 21 April 2022

If you have questions or concerns about local crime or community safety, PCSO Steve Edser will be holding a drop-in police surgery on Thursday 21 April 2022 at 7pm in St Mary’s Church, Merrymeet.  No need to book an appointment. If you cannot attend, but still have questions, send them to the Clerk’s Office and I will pass them onto the officer for answers. If you prefer to ask your question anonymously, tell me in your email and I will not pass on your name or contact details to him. Mail me here. [14/4/22]

Pothole repairs – who does what and how to report

Cormac, on behalf of Cornwall Council, inspects and repairs Cornwall’s roads in accordance with the council’s Highway Maintenance Manual. This leaflet explains how you can report them to Cornwall Council. [16/2/22]

Community Emergency Plan 2021 – are you OK?

The parish council has produced an emergency plan that would be used by the council and its stakeholders in the event of a sudden and unplanned event.

View and download a copy of the latest plan here and this Support Document.   In the event that an emergency is declared, community helpers will be visiting the affected areas to keep residents informed.   Download our  Red & Green OK poster to display in your window. This way, we’ll know who needs assistance.  [23/11/21]

Speeding in Menheniot village

Councillors have been lobbying Cornwall Council for many years in an attempt to introduce lower speed limits in the parish.  Page down to read about the traffic plan that was proposed in 2017. However, Cornwall Council is now looking at a scheme to trial a 20mph limit in selected villages across the county.  At the parish council’s public meeting on 16 September 2021, divisional councillor Phil Seeva spoke about this issue:

Extract from parish council minutes 16 September 2021

Residents attended to present their concerns about the increasing numbers of speeding vehicles in the village centre. They highlighted their observations of the danger to pedestrians, horse riders and household pets, and asked that the parish council review speed limits and signage in the locality. Cllr Easterbrook explained that matters of road safety, speed limits and speed calming measures were beyond the legal powers of the parish council, and that national regulations were implemented at local level by Cornwall Council. Previous attempts to encourage safer driver behaviour in the area adjacent to the primary school in 2018 had not been successful. This does not prevent the parish council from working with CC or lobbying them to make changes: this council is already working alongside a cluster of neighbouring parish councils in the Community network Area to introduce local limits, and the topic will be debated at a forthcoming CC meeting on 5 October 2021. Follow this link to view the agenda and reports.

Cornwall Councillor Phil Seeva sympathised with residents and explained that he would be meeting with the Chair of the 5 October meeting shortly and would raise the matter with him directly. He will also visit residents at home to view at first-hand the extent of their concerns. Although the current CC priority is Mine Hill, he will be pressing the case for Trewint Road to be included in any scheme.

Action: Cllr Seeva will report back at the 21 October meeting and Clerk will add this as an agenda item. Clerk to circulate residents’ email to all councillors.

Normalising 20

30 is a problem

Campaign [25/5/21]

Dog mess in Menheniot centre

Councillors are receiving increasing numbers of complaints about the amount and frequency of dog mess left lying around the village centre. Most of the complaints are about the playing fields on East Road, and the area between Vicarage Close and the public toilets. There are five bins in that area that can be used to dispose of your bagged waste (you can put your poo bags in any public waste bin). The parish council is installing new bins around that area, but there will always be a small minority of anti-social dog owners who don’t pick up.

What you can do

If you see someone allowing their dog to foul and not pick up, we never advise confronting them. But it would help us if you can let us know what has happened and when. Download this Dog Mess Diary and keep a record for us. Post or email it back to the Clerk’s Office when you have recorded enough instances. If you can’t complete all the entries, just fill in what you can.

In this way, we can build up a picture of where exactly the incidents are taking place, and with sufficient evidence, call in the dog warden from Cornwall Council.

Warning notice

We will be posting more warning notices up to remind people to pick up – but we know that the few people who cause the problem usually ignore them. So please – take a moment to report any sightings you have. [17/3/21]


Traffic Plan for Menheniot

Councillors are responding to a range of issues raised by residents that relate to parking and congestion in the village centre. The Chair has met with Cllr Phil Seeva and a representative from Cornwall Council Highways Department to discuss the flow of traffic around the village, and how it may be better managed. The priority that they identified was to improve parking spaces adjacent to East Road near the primary school. Follow this link to get an update on what progress has been made. If you have concerns about parking or traffic in the parish, please email the clerk. (Sep 29 2017) View the July 2017 Bulletin here and a Briefing Note Note that was prepared for councillors earlier in July 2017.

Consultation on Countywide School Keep Clear Markings at Hartmeade

In order to manage the road safety issues that are current in and around the Hartmeade area, Cornwall Council is running a consultation on a proposal to paint yellow lines to restrict parking near Menheniot Primary School. Follow this link and page down to the item marked ‘Countrywide School Keep Clear Markings Phase 3, Area 5′. The consultation ends on 17 November 2017. Replies by email to Cormac.


 Noise disturbances at North Treviddo

The council received a number of complaints from residents during August about late night noise disturbances appearing to come from North Treviddo. The parish council has been in touch with police and Cornwall Council officers to investigate further, Here is a summary of their replies (Sep 2017)

Issues of community safety in the parish are discussed at every council meeting. We will include items such as parking, speeding, dog fouling and anti-social behaviour. As a parish council, we have limited powers to enforce action, but we do act as a channel for residents complaints and concerns. Download this contact sheet for details of who best to contact in the policing community.


Liskeard Police Monthly Report

The Neighbourhood Beat Team (which includes our parish) produce a monthly report of crime figures and other community safety information. Latest version is available here for Minutes 03 Oct 2016 and Crime Stats for the parish.

Community Safety Report

The parish produces an occasional bulletin to bring together various topics that have been discussed at council meetings. Latest crime figures available May 2016.

Menheniot Primary School

The school has been working with the parish council to address issues in the locality regarding speeding and dog fouling. This piece in the Cornish Times on 12 February 2016 tells you more.