Recent News

Japanese Knotweed and other invasive non-native plants

Sep 21, 2015

Devon & Cornwall Police have asked the parish council to make residents aware of some of the dangers surrounding invasive plants such as Japanese knotweed, and changes in the law which compel the police to take action against people who do not take steps to control their growth. Invasive non-native plants are those species which have been “introduced” to areas outside their normal range by humans and have the ability to spread and pose serious threats to biodiversity, the economy and human health. The invasive non-native plants that...

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Community Energy Switch initiative launch

Jan 20, 2015

Householders across Cornwall are being encouraged to join forces to cut their energy bills through a new initiative called Community Energy Switch. The collective switching service has been launched by the Cornwall-based charity Community Energy Plus, which provides services to help householders reduce their energy use and ensure that they can afford to heat their homes.  The charity is working with the national switching organisation energyhelpline to co-ordinate their collective switch and link into the group buying power of several other...

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New CRHA houses for letting in February

Dec 30, 2014

CORNWALL RURAL HOUSING ASSOCIATION New development at Park an Keres, Menheniot Our new development of one, two and three bedroom properties will shortly become available for letting. Properties are due for completion in February 2015. The properties afford a fitted kitchen, lounge, downstairs WC, bathroom with shower over bath, double glazing and gas central heating. Own Garden and Parking Available. Rental Guidelines based on 80% “Affordable Market Rent” One Bedroom – £92.92 per week. Two Bedroom – £106.15 per...

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Sep 25, 2014

Pre-application (Scoping request) regarding the building of 2 houses on the allotment land on East Road Menheniot. To all allotment holders Please read this statement from the Planning Officer regarding this request to see if the proposal would be viable / acceptable under national and local planning considerations /criteria. As you heard at our last meeting we as a Parish Council will vigorously oppose any full planning application from the agent Miss Claire Hoyte (Luscombe Maye). We will contact the agent ASAP to express our views on their...

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Thanks from the Royal Marines

Jul 2, 2014

Please see the attached letter for the thanks given to Menheniot Parish from the Royal Marines.

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Affordable housing coming

Jun 23, 2014

9 homes for rent & 9 homes for sale For local people Cornwall rural housing association limited is Constructing 18 houses in Menheniot. If you are interested in renting or purchasing a property we will be holding an information event on Tuesday 22 July 2014, 2pm – 7pm. at the parish hall. Cornwall Rural Housing Association Ltd., 1 Dreason Barns, Bodmin road, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL30 4BG Tel: 01208 264530 Email: Cornwall Rural Housing Association Ltd is a charitable Industrial & Provident Society...

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Merrymeet play area tree report available

May 19, 2014

You can download the tree report on the Merrymeet play area here: Merrymeet play area tree report

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BBC Homeswap programme looking for participants

Mar 20, 2014

BBC One are looking for people who live in interesting homes in across Cornwall and would be happy to try a home swap holiday for a new TV series. Do you live in an interesting home you’d be happy to swap with someone elsewhere in the UK for a short break? It could be anything from a charming cottage, a conversion, to a modern apartment! IF SO THEN GET IN TOUCH NOW! For an application form please email with your contact details You can read a little more here: BBC Home Swap info  (Word...

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Application for designation of a Neighbourhood Area

Nov 28, 2013

The Menheniot Parish Council is producing a Neighbourhood Plan for the Menheniot area. The first formal stage of the process requires the councils to apply to Cornwall Council for the Neighbourhood Area to be formally designated. The Menheniot Parish Council has applied to Cornwall Council to designate the parish of Menheniot as a Neighbourhood Area, in accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations 2012, which came into force on Friday 6 April 2012. If this designation is made no alternative plan may be designated for that...

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CAMP production ‘When we are married’ – WMN review

Nov 26, 2013

“The classic J B Priestley comedy will complete a successful autumn run with performances at the very eastern and western ends of Cornwall this week. Smug in their successful lives, the men bluster over port and cigars while their wives perch on the sofa like three contented hens, at ease with life and their elevated status. Nothing could possibly alter their blissful situation. Or could it?Right from the word go the characters are quickly defined, a sign of a great cast well into their stride, and Chloe Carrubba starts the comic ball...

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Panto auditions 8th December

Nov 25, 2013

The auditions for this year’s Panto will be held at the Old School at 2.00 pm and is for the main parts. Those who don’t want a speaking part can come along to the first rehearsal on Saturday 28th at 2.00 pm. There will also be a music rehearsal on Sunday 29th. The main parts are as follows: Scheherazade, The storyteller Ali Baba Mum Baba (ie the Dame) Safiya, principal girl Cassim, Ali’s richer brother Sharon, Cassim’s wife Huma, Safiya’s younger sister Sheikh Mustafa Leikh, the chief thief Yessah and Nossah, the...

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The Royal British Legion Centenary Poppy Campaign

Nov 20, 2013

The Royal British Legion Centenary Poppy Campaign details can be read here (PDF document): The Royal British Legion Centenary Poppy Campaign in Partnership with BQ  

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Camp tour – ‘When we are married’

Nov 18, 2013

Menheniot’s own CAMP theatre company are touring with their current production, JB Priestly’s ‘When we are married’. If you missed them last week-end (and they were brilliant), you can catch them at one of 5 other local and semi-local venues. The details can be found below and on the attached show and tour leaflet (PDF file) at the bottom Three respectably married Northern couples meet to celebrate their Silver Wedding anniversaries in the early years of the twentieth century. However, before celebrations take place,...

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Free Dog Micro Chipping

Nov 14, 2013

Cornwall Council’s Dog Welfare & Enforcement Officers are working with the Dogs Trust to offer free micro-chipping in Liskeard and other locations. Details here: Microchipping poster (PDF document)

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Apple pressing

Sep 23, 2013

If you have apples in your garden and you’d like to turn them into juice, please see the note below from kevin Kibbey in Merrymeet. “I will soon be taking my apples to a local press to make pasteurised bottled apple juice. If anybody has apples they want picking and returning as apple juice then let me know. 1kg of apples usually makes 75cl of juice. Full bottles work out at £1 a bottle. Bottles supplied. Juice keeps for up to 2 years Regards Kevin Kibbey 343160″

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Outdoor Gym Comes to Menheniot

Sep 18, 2013

Outdoor gym to be officially opened by Sheryll Murray M.P. on Saturday 26th October at 2.00 pm Come along to the Playing Field and try the range of Outdoor exercise equipment. Come along to the Playing Field and try the range of Outdoor exercise...

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Superfast broadband for business

Sep 16, 2013

Below is the content of a letter from Nigel Ashcroft, the Director of the Superfast Cornwall broadband programme.  Superfast Cornwall Pool Innovation Centre Trevenson Road Pool. Redruth Cornwall TR15 3PL t: 01209311104 September 2013 Hello! Superfast Cornwall Fund Superfast broadband is taking off in Cornwall and is now available to more than 75% of premises in the county.This means that thousands of businesses can take advantage of faster broadband speeds and transform theway they do...

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The Henry Poad Trust

Aug 5, 2013

The Henry Poad Trust Applications are invited from Individuals or Couples to become a Resident of No 1 Poads Trust  In order to be considered, you should be over 55 years of age, capable of independent living and a resident of, or have close associations with, the Village or Parish of Menheniot.  When making your initial application, and in order to arrange to view the property, please contact:  The Clerk Henry Poad Trust C/o 5 The Rodings Menheniot Liskeard PL14 3SS Tel: 01579...

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Parish Council – notice of vacancies

May 29, 2013

MENHENIOT PARISH COUNCIL  Two vacancies have occurred for Parish Councillors to serve on the above-mentioned Parish Council. Written applications, expressing the reasons for applying should be  submitted to the Parish Clerk to the Parish Council at the address below by Friday 7th June 2013 Applicants will be required to attend interviews in order for the Parish Council to decide which of the applicants are suitable to fill the vacancies.             Denise Whitehair     Parish Clerk 38 COWLING GARDENS MENHENIOT, LISKEARD CORNWALL...

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Carrivick Sisters concert a great success!

May 22, 2013

Menheniot was treated to a terrific concert by the Carrivick Sisters on Friday night, 17th May in the church. Identical twin sisters Charlotte and Laura Carrivick grew up in Devon, playing and writing music together. Their unique style shows their strong bluegrass influences without obscuring their English roots. With tight harmonies that only siblings can achieve, they perform their original songs on guitar, fiddle, mandolin, dobro and clawhammer banjo. They are making a distinctive mark on the national folk scene, having performed both in...

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