South Petherwin Post Office
At the request of the Post Office, members of the Parish Council met with with Mr. Colin Pound, Field Change Manager on the 10th of September. Mr. Pound announced that Sarah Hart has resigned as Postmistress with effect from the 7th of January 2015. It is standard practice when no obvious location for transfer of Post Office premises is available, for the Filed Change Manager to meet initially with the local Council. Government policy is to maintain postal services in rural communities and the Post Office is tasked to make every effort to ensure this happens. After a discussion of the impact and options available, which included input from Rev. Anne Brown, Mr. Pound arranged to meet with the Community Shop Committee to consider transfer of facilities to the shop. The Committee and the Post Office would be working with the aim of arranging as seamless a transfer as possible. Mr. Pound said that a consultation period with the general public would be undertaken. John Whiting, Chairman of the Parish Council said “While it is sad to hear that our current post mistress has resigned, the Council is pleased that plans are in place to consider the service continuing from a location in the Community Shop.”
South Petherwin Great War Centenary Booklet
The booklet that commemorates the World War One fallen from South Petherwin has now been published and will be delivered along with the next Parish Magazine to every household within the Parish. It is a great read providing a homage to those brave men that gave their lives in service for their country. A lot of research and effort has been undertaken by Peter Bailey to bring this to publication and is deserving of a special mention. It is hoped to further commemorate the WW1 centenary with a further event later in the year. Should you wish to purchase a copy, all households in the parish will have a copy delivered for free, then you can purchase a copy £2.00 from Peter Bailey 01566 774818 or Phil Parsons 01566 777179.
For a Launceston wide look at the two wars go to www.launcestonthen.co.uk plus a whole lot more for those with a nostalgic interest for Launceston and its district.
Parish Councillor Vacancies
Due to recent resignations, there are now three vacancies for Parish Councillor.
If you are interested in helping the community by becoming a Councillor please contact
Alan Brook, Parish Clerk, on 01566 777183 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org"
Beacon Wind Turbine Appeal
The appeal for the Wind Turbine at the Beacon has been successful against the wishes of many Parishioners. The full details can be found here at the Online Planning page.
Recycling Collection dates
Both rubbish and recycling are collected on a WEDNESDAY. Rubbish is collected every week; recycling and garden waste (for subscribers) on alternate weeks.