1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that SANDRA MURIEL has ceased to be a member of Crowan Parish Council and that a casual vacancy exists in the Praze ward.
  2. If, within 14 days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday and Bank Holidays) after the date of this Notice, a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer of Cornwall Council at the Council Offices, St Austell Information Service, 39 Penwinnick Road, St Austell PL25 5DR (phone 01209 614373) by TEN (or more) electors for the said Ward an election will be held to fill the vacancy.
  3. If the Returning Officer receives fewer than ten written requests for an election by 12th February 2020 the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.

Dated this 23rd Day of January 2020

Gillian Lidgett signature
Gillian Lidgett
Parish Clerk

Gillian Lidgett
Clerk to Crowan Parish Council
C/O Arromanches
Tregellast Close
St Keverne
Helston TR12 6NH 

Bus services during resurfacing of B3297


Please see updated bus service information from First Kernow.

Affected buses:

L1 – 1100, 1300 & 1450 from Redruth. 0946, 1141, 1341 & 1533 from Tesco

L2 – 1005, 1205 & 1435 from Truro. 1045, 1245 & 1525 from Tesco

Bolded time is a school service which should be allowed through the closure

Diversion to follow the same route both directions.

22-24 & 27-28 Jan Helston to Trenear:

L1 will operate via A394 between Helston and Rame then turn off and back through Carnkie and Porkellis to Trenear then on to B3297 and normal route to Redruth.

Unable to serve stops between Helston and Trenear Forge. Trenear Forge will be served on the side road.

L2 will operate via A394 between Helston and Rame then turn off to Sunny Corner and continue to Stithians on normal route.

Unable to serve stops between Helston and Rame Sunny Corner.

29-30 Jan. Ninemaidens to Pencoys:

L1 will operate normal route between Helston and Pencoys then turnoff to the B3280 and New Road through Troon, Beacon and Pengegon to Kerrier Way, Dudnance Lane, Penhallick Road, Whitcross Hill and Loscombe Road to Four Lanes and normal route to Redruth.

31 Jan & 3-4 Feb. Redruth to Four Lanes:

L1 will operate normal route to Four Lanes then turn off at Loscombe Road to Pool then Dudnance Lane and Wilson Way to Barncoose and on to Redruth.

If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind Regards

Carol Bardsley | Surfacing Programmer

Cormac | Surfacing

Room 12, Cormac Head Office, Higher Trenant Road, Wadebridge, PL27 6TW

Crowan Parish Council Newsletter – Welcome to 2020

Chairman’s Chat

Welcome to 2020 – Get Involved and Enjoy It

There seems to be more confidence about now that we have left the frustrations of 2019 behind us. There is a new Government in Westminster and the Brexit is now under way, which means that change will be with us for the next few years and we all want it to be for the better after the stagnation of the past few years.

There is an old saying “you make your own luck”, so we recommend that in 2020 you test it by getting involved in community matters.  Most people that do find that they get a nice feeling from knowing that they are helping others to enjoy life, even if it is something very simple that they have helped with. Also you usually find that the “Good Samaritans” of this world are very happy people.

Christmas Lights

Here in the Crowan Parish it was delightful to see how so many people supported their communities with the splendid Christmas light displays, all of which helped to compensate for the rather wet weather that we have been experiencing this winter.  Our thanks goes to all those volunteers that worked so hard to make them happen. Without their efforts in raise money, make and install them our festive season would have been much duller.

Community Action

This is truly a fine example of community action, where local groups get together to make a difference. They want to help make their localities be brighter and show that they care about them, and such actions provide a lifting of general goodwill which helps us all.

So during 2020 it will be great to see other community led activities be supported not just on the day of the event, but by getting together in helping with the organisation and work to make events happen. Most people find that through working with others on a common cause helps them discover more about themselves as they rise to the challenges and make new friends. It is usually a true win-win scenario that improves their happiness and quality of life for others and themselves.

Community Award

The Parish Council is keen to learn from the communities throughout the Parish where they feel that we can help and particularly if there is a project where some guidance may make a difference.

Also we are aware that there are a number of people that really put a lot of effort into helping make life better for others, so during 2020 we are introducing an award for a community champion.

Neighbourhood Development Plan

As your Parish Council we want to help you to be proud of your living in such a lovely part of Cornwall, and as a result of your support last year the Crowan Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan was adopted by Cornwall Council. This has already made a difference as Planning Applications now have to conform with the policies that we developed to protect our parish, and has led to the stopping  of certain developments that would have otherwise be passed by the Cornwall County Planners.


During 2019 it was realised that although Nancegollan and Leedstown had defibrillators near the centres of the villages Townshend and Leedstown, so we have now been to establish these facilities in the old telephone kiosks. This has also included moving the defibrillator at Leedstown to the kiosk next to the Old Post Office where it is now in a more environmentally secure cabinet.

To make this work with confidence it has meant that we have arranged First Aid training for people local to the units and Councillors with the assistance of Ian Tessier from Nancegollan. As a result we are keen to arrange training for others who are interested in what to do in an emergency together with when and how to use a defibrillator.

Contact Us

You can contact us to get further information about any of the above and get further Council information is various ways including:-

  1. Meetings – The Council meets on the second Thursday of each month, except August, at the Parish Room by the church in Crowan village, when you are welcome to come and raise any matter or queries directly with the Councillors.
  2. Website – There is a lot of information about the Council on our website including details of meetings, councillors, planning,  etc. (It is expected to revise the content etc during the year)
  3. Telephone – Our Clerk, Mrs Gill Lidgett, is usually available on 07307 588991

Wishing you the best for 2020 and do get involved in making the Crowan Parish a happy place.

Colin J Parnell – Chairman – Crowan Parish Council

B3297 Surface Treatment Works

Cormac Surfacing will be carrying out patching work along the B3297 commencing 22nd January.

The work will be carried out under a phased road closure between the hours of 09:30 – 16:30 with traffic marshals in place throughout to assist road users.

Wendron to Helston – Wednesday 22nd – Thursday 23rd

Trenear to Wendron – Friday 24th – Tuesday 28th

Ninemaidens to Pencoys – Wednesday 29th – Thursday 30th

Redruth to Fourlanes – Friday 31st – Tuesday 4th February

Access will be maintained for emergency vehicles, deliveries & those that reside within the closure. All frontages will have received a hand delivered letter & information boards have been erected on site.

Please accept our apologies for any disruption this may cause, and as always, we will endeavour to keep this to a minimum.

Should you have any concerns or queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind Regards

Carol Bardsley | Surfacing Programmer

Cormac | Surfacing

Room 12, Cormac Head Office, Higher Trenant Road, Wadebridge, PL27 6TW

Please see links below which show the diversion routes:-