Luxulyan Parish Council may fill its current vacancy by co-option, as provided for by Rule 5 of the The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules 2006. Co-option is likely to take place at the next ordinary meeting on Thurs, 8th October 2020.

If you are interested, please send a letter or email to the parish council with your reasons for wanting to serve Luxulyan Parish as a councillor. Deadline: 7th October 2020. 

A Parish Council may co-opt as a member any person who satisfies at least one of the following qualification categories:

  • is registered as a local government elector for the parish;
  • has during the whole of the preceding twelve months occupied as owner or tenant, any land or premises in the parish;
  • his/her principal or only place of work during the preceding twelve months has been in the parish;
  • had during the whole of the preceding twelve months resided in the parish or within 4.8 km thereof.


The Granite Towers is available in digital form here: https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/2490/page/54953/view.

It will not be printed and will not be hand delivered or posted until deliveries can be made safely.


Luxulyan Parish Council would like to commend
all key workers and volunteers during the Covid-19 crisis. 
They are bravely and unselfishly keeping the country running 
 and putting themselves at risk to help others. 
Thanks to their efforts 
we are all safer, healthier and less isolated.


Bookings for Luxulyan VILLAGE HALL are made with Linda Belcher, 01726 337447, belcherl@outlook.com

 Information about the Coronavirus (Covid-19) from Cornwall Council.

 Information about the Coronavirus (Covid-19) from Gov.UK.

Monthly Police Surgeries in Par and St Austell

Police Surgery dates on Facebook — Par Police Surgery
      Cornubia Hall, 31 Eastcliffe Road, Par, PL24 2AQ

Police Surgery dates on Facebook — St Austell Police Surgery
      2 Carlyon Rd, Saint Austell PL25 4LD


Luxulyan parish councillors in attendance at the 10 October meeting had training regarding INCIDENT REPORTING for
•  dog fouling
•  fly tipping 
•  littering.

The councillors in attendance and the clerk may report incidents of these criminal offences that take place in Luxulyan or anywhere in Cornwall. The INCIDENT REPORT will result in a postal Fixed Penalty Notice being served on the offender in accordance with Criminal Procedure Rules r27.1(1); Criminal Justice Act 1967, s.9, Magistrates’ Courts Act 980, s.5B.

This is a direct, non-confrontational method to report these offences by trained councillors and staff. The incident must be witnessed directly by the trained councillor or staff. The name of the offender may not be necessary if other details, such as a vehicle registration number are available. 

In Cornwall the minimum fines are: 
•  dog fouling — £100
•  fly tipping — £400
•  littering — £150

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the clerk.

Cornwall Council's Litterless Cornwall campaign – Link HERE 

PLEASE NOTE: in Luxulyan Valley the policy for dog fouling is to 'stick and flick'; that is, to move the offending mess off the path into the undergrowth and allow nature to take its course. The use of plastic is avoided and it is healthier for the environment.

However, on the roads and in the villages and hamlets dog owners must clean up after their dogs. 

The Luxulyan Neighbourhood Development Plan was successful at the poll on 8 Aug 2019.

UPDATE February 2020. Common Land Application Ref: COM/3221450. Planning Inspectorate decision: APPROVED. Land at Trevellion Moor, Cornwall. Register Unit: CL 421. Registration Authority: Cornwall Council. The land, also known as Lowertown Moor, shall be added to the commons register.

Luxulyan Parish — NOTICE — Cornwall Council has made an application for Common Land status: Notice 2960 — 5.944 acres of land at Trevellion Moor or Lowertown Moor in the parish of Luxulyan. Centred on Ordnance Survey grid reference SX 048 615.

There will be a hearing of the Planning Inspectorate concerning this application on 30th October 2019. Venue to be organised by Cornwall Council. 

More information here:


Unfortunately our local PCSO will no longer hold
Police Surgeries at the Luxulyan Memorial Institute
because of organisational changes.

Lostwithiel man pleads guilty to fly-tipping in Luxulyan Parish

See the full report by clicking on: January 2018 News


New Sites of Special Scientific Interest in Cornwall and in Luxulyan Parish.

For online information refer to:

consult.defra.gov.uk/natural-england/mid-cornwall-moors/, where maps can be found at the bottom of the page.

Would you like to serve your community?
Become a Parish Councillor in Luxulyan.

The election will be Thursday, 4th May 2017.

Nomination Packs are available from the St Austell One Stop Shop now. 

A Councillor ... Who, me?

What is a Town or Parish Council?

What is a Town or Parish Councillor?

Nomination Packs must be presented to the One Stop Shop in person by appointment by 4th April 2017. 

The bigger picture: Power to the People -- Local Government Chronicle Special Report. 


Would you like to be more involved in the parish?

Consider running for the Parish Council at the May 2017 election.

Our monthly meetings are open to the public. Come see what the Parish Council is all about.

Meetings are held every second Thursday evening of the month.

A candidate for a Parish Council is qualified if:

  • he or she is a British citizen, Commonwealth citizen, citizen of the Irish Republic or a citizen of another European Union State.
  • has attained 18 years of age, and
  • is either in the register of electors for that Parish/Town or has during the whole of the preceding twelve months, occupied land as owner or tenant, had a principal place of work there, or resided in or within 3 miles of the parish borders.

You are very welcome to chat with any of our councillors or the clerk and you can find more information on our website, www.luxulyanpc.co.uk.If interested, please contact the clerk. The Council would like to receive applications in writing to consider at its next meeting on Thursday, 8 December.

Christine Wilson
Clerk to the Council
Lower Burlorne Tregoose
Washaway, BodminPL30 3AJ
01208 831 283
07543 427 141

We look forward to hearing from you! 



Coffee Morning.  You would also be very welcome at our monthly Coffee Morning, held between 10 am and midday on the last Saturday of each month.

Welcome to the Rescorla Centre

The Primitive Methodist Chapel dates from around 1873 and was central to village life for generations; it was closed in April 2001 after it fell into disuse. The Friends of Rescorla charity was formed to purchase the building; it was renamed the "Rescorla Centre". The Rescorla Centre seeks to promote the culture and heritage of Cornwall with a particular emphasis on mid-Cornwall.The Centre organisesan annual festival, quarterly celebrations like the Celtic Harvest and monthly music and poetry meetings. Rescorla is situated between Luxulyan and Bugle, the Rescorla Centre post code is PL26 8YT


TELEPHONE COUNCIL TAX SCAM.  The Parish Council has been advised that company is phoning local individuals claiming to be able to re-rate your property to achieve reductions in council tax and tax banding. They require your credit card and £65 payment up front.

CALC has checked this with Cornwall Council and Trading Standards and that this is a scam. Could you please pass on the message.

Indian Queens - Landulph
Overhead Line Refurbishment

Power lines from Indian Queens to Landulph will be maintained after half a century of service on the line.  Work will include re-painting of pylons and general refurbishment along the route.  

Road closures will be taking place throughout the summer 2016. Short sections of roads are closing so that they can get large equipment along narrow lanes, as well as carry out work on overhead lines.

You can view a map of all the road closures and diversions on our website: www.nationalgrid.com/indianqueens.

BUSES.  Cornwall Council worked all day Friday to get replacement service – at these links:

Replacement bus services for previous Western Greyhound routes 13.03.15

New route map for previous Western Greyhound bus services

Stagecoach timetable 13.03.15

Plymouth Citybus Monday to Saturday timetable 13.03.15

Western Greyhound Bus Company has ceased trading as of this morning (Friday 13 March). Cornwall Council will post details of alternative cover for the bus services affected on its website www.cornwall.gov.uk/buses and will keep the public up to date through the press and media.

Cheaper energy for one and all

This initiative is being endorsed and promoted by Cornwall Council, NHS Kernow and the Winter Wellbeing Programme for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

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 collectives taking place across the country at the same time. Householders have until 1st March to register, after which UK energy suppliers will compete to offer the cheapest exclusive tariffs.Community Energy Plus is confident that with average savings of £221 a year, based on energyhelpline’s last collective switch, bill payers will snap up the opportunity to switch to a better deal.

More information available here

If you would like to know more about The Clean Energy Program that has been developed by Green Air Southwest to encourage Towns to support the use of clean energy with a goal of improving air quality and reducing greenhouse gas emissions along with lowering costs, contact:

Mr Jason Mounteney, Company Surveyor Saving the enviroment & Saving you money... Office: 01208 833120, Mobile:07449 843 256, Unit 9, Talland, St. Ingunger Country Offices, Lanivet, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL30 5HS Trebyan Business Park, Lanhydrock, Bodmin PL30 5DQ, jmounteney@greenairsouthwest.co.uk, www.greenairsouthwest.co.uk.

Check out the Useful Links page on this website.  It now includes: 

Report Issues Directly to Cornwall Council:
REPORT AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM including Street light/lamps, illuminated street signs or bollards, traffic lights, controlled pedestrian crossings, bus shelter electrical or any Other highways electrical issue.
REPORT A STREET WORKS PROBLEM including: Traffic lights at roadworks; Skip defects – not lit or causing obstruction; Scaffolds – dangerous, unlicensed, unlit or causing obstruction; Hoardings – dangerous or causing obstruction; Traffic management at roadworks – cones, pedestrian barriers, unprotected excavations; Builders’ materials – unprotected or causing obstruction; Footway crossings (vehicular) – dangerous or unlicensed; Banners or bunting – causing obstruction or offense.
REPORT A HIGHWAY PROBLEM including: Bus shelters – damaged, graffiti or dirty; Debris – loose stone or other material; Gullies and gratings – blocked, missing, damaged or rocking; Kerbs – damaged or rocking; Manhole covers - damaged, missing or rocking; Mud; Obstructions – items blocking the highway; Signs – any sign on or off highway; Street furniture – benches, seats, railings etc; Surface defects – cracked or rocking slabs; Verges and trees – overgrown, over hanging or dangerous; Water – flooding, ponding; Weeds – injurious; knotweed ragwort etc.

The Save Our Walks campaign was a succuss!  The footpath around Treskilling Lakes and towards Penrose Tip is now open.

Benefits advice at St Austell One Stop Shop. Benefits advice will no longer be available at St Austell One Stop Shop from Monday 10 November 2014.

Urgent message for Blue Badge nil tax holders

Earlier this year the Government announced changes to the vehicle taxation system which means there will no longer be a legal requirement for any vehicle to display a tax disc. This has caused concern among blue badge holders with nil tax discs who are currently required to display their tax disc in the windscreen of their vehicles to park free of charge in Council run car parks. Although the new legislation comes into force on 1 October, the Government has only recently advised that local authorities must make their own arrangements.

The Council is currently considering its new policy and, after consultation, will introduce the policy in April 2015. In the meantime the arrangements outlined below will apply.

Information for blue badge holders who do not pay road tax

If you are a blue badge holder with a nil tax disc and your tax disc due to run out before 1 October when the tax disc system is being abolished by the Government, please contact the Council urgently to give us your vehicle registration details so we can continue to ensure that you receive your entitlement to free parking in Cornwall Council run car parks.

If your tax disc is due to run out later in the year or early in 2015 please contact us about two weeks before it expires to give us your vehicle details. Please contact the Council’s Parking Service to give details of their vehicle’s make and model and their registration number. This can be done either by e mailingparkingservices@cornwall.gov.ukor by post to Parking Services, PO Box 664, TR1 9DH.

The Council’s Parking Enforcement Officers will then be able to recognise eligible vehicles using their hand held computers. Anyone who is entitled to free parking and finds themselves being issued with a penalty charge notice should follow the instructions on the reverse of the Penalty Charge Notice providing the PCN number and explaining that they do not pay road tax. The parking service will then verify this and cancel any undeserved charges.

Information for blue badge holders who pay road tax

Please remember that only blue badge holders who pay no road tax are entitled to free parking in Cornwall Council run car parks. All other blue badge holders must pay to park, but are entitled to one hour’s additional parking free.

Cornwall Council is making changes to the planning section of the Local Plan -- Strategic Policies.  Consultation for these changes is from 4 September -- 16 October 2014.  Info can be found on their website:  Schedule of Focused Changes, and the large PDF document can be found here.

Notice of Conclusion of Audit  for Luxulyan Parish Council 2013-14


Community Fund

The Bugle Ward Community First Fund has funds available for small grants between £250 - £2,500.  The panel, includes N Legard and J Fisher from Luxulyan.  The Review Panel meets quarterly.  Applications must be received by 31st December 2014 and the money must be spent by 28th February 2015.

Visit the website (buglecommunityfirst.org) for more information.

Take 4 minutes of your time to complete this SURVEY for Cornwall Council about LUXULYAN VALLEY. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LuxulyanValley. MANY THANKS!

Cornwall Council is undertaking a county-wide travel habits survey to develop future services and policies.  Go to the Travel Habits Survey 2014.

What's On Cornwall is recruiting ...

We are now looking for 'Area Ambassadors' who will:

Help us distribute the guide in their area once a month;
Keep us up to date about new events in their area;
Put up posters.

In return, they get a load of benefits including clothing, free tickets, 40p a mile and a cash payment (between £20 & £100) for distribution, depending on the size of their area.

So, it's about one day's work a month, can be done at the weekend, would suit people looking for some extra cash or older folk that are retired or semi-retired.

You MUST have in interest in your local events scene and good local knowledge. Areas TBC, but expect a dozen in total to cover Cornwall.

More info here: http://www.whatsoncornwall.co.uk/Jobs

We would love to hear from you!

Government help for homeowners and businesses affected by
storm and flood damage

CLICK HERE for a PDF with more information


Do you currently use our mobile library service? Fill in the MOBILE LIBRARY QUESTIONNAIRE and for more information about upcoming cuts go to the CC webpage:  http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=36186.

Flood Emergency Numbers.


13 November 2013.  Please be advised that the closure of Footpath 4, Roche and Footpath 10, Luxulyan has been extended until 14th November 2016.  Cornwall Council

Cornwall Council and British Gas have joined in partnership to create a new local scheme called Glow Cornwall, aiming to help people throughout Cornwall save energy and save money on their energy bills over a 5 year period (2013 – 2018). The scheme will help thousands of people improve the quality and comfort of their homes, helping to make them more affordable.

The government’s new Energy Company Obligation (ECO) means that British Gasis required to install full or part funded* energy efficient measures in the homes of eligible people. Measures that can be installed include boiler replacements, cavity wall insulation, hard to treat cavity wall insulation, external wall insulation and loft insulation, which can help homes achieve the following few examples:

A new energy efficient gas boiler or boiler repair if the existing one is broken or inefficient can save households up to £300 a year.

Loft insulation including top-ups can save households up to £175 a year.

Cavity wall insulation can save up residents up to £135 a year.

The goal is to see you get more warmth for your money.

Glow Cornwall boasts a modern call centre based at the Pool innovation Centre and employs local people from fully qualified installation technicians to friendly customer service advisors. Glow Cornwall has built relationships with business and charities within the Cornish community with the aim to help vulnerable people before the winter period. Glow is proud to of reached its first milestone of 100 installs and will continue to deliver on its promises.

Along side ECO funding Glow Cornwall is also able to offer the ‘Green Deal’. This government backed initiative helps the occupier meet the up front costs of making energy saving improvements to their home.

So, go on get your Glow on and have a happy warmer home this winter. If you would like more information or to book an assessment please call 0800 316 4425 or visit www.glowcornwall.co.uk

*funding is subject to qualifying criteria

Superfast Cornwall Fund.  Available for projects from £1,000 up to £50,000. Projects can be big or small and can include investments in video conferencing, new IT infrastructure, new e-commerce websites, app development and much more.  Click here for more information

On the Saint's Way, near Great Prideaux Farm a granite stile is unstable.

 Footpath 408/17/2-3.

Pollution in the LUXULYAN / PAR RIVER

Fri, 26 July 2013.  Reported by a member of the Parish:

 This morning I walked from St Andrew’s Road in Par back to Luxulyan and noticed extensive patches of foam on the surface of the river, in small amounts where the flow was rapid, and large areas where it was not; worse still, there were dead fish (some of a foot or so in length) in 2 places where I stopped to look closely (near St Andrew’s Road and about half a dozen near the bridge by Lady Rashleigh mine on the lower tramway). This is highly unusual and the water seemed fine when the recent otter survey was carried out less than a fortnight ago. I have informed the Environment Agency who said they would investigate.

As of Thursday, 1st August, the Parish Council is still waiting for the Environment Agency report.

July 2013.  Dead adder seen on the Playing Field. 
Advice from Cornwall County Council:  Continue using the Playing Field; special caution for small children and dogs.  Snakes run away from noise and heavy treads.

What should I do if I see an adder?

Published 20/01/2009 09.28 PM | Updated 27/10/2011 12.12 PM

Adders(Vipera berus) are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. It is an offence to kill, harm or injure them, or to sell or trade them in any way.

Adders are generally very placid creatures. People are usually only bitten during attempts to handle or catch them. The venom is rarely fatal, however, if bitten you should seek prompt medical attention. If possible, immobilise the affected limb but do not attempt any form of first aid yourself.

The adder's venom is more potent during March/April after they leave hibernation. Although rare, adder bites are sometimes fatal to pets therefore extra caution should be taken when walking dogs at this time.

FROM:  http://cornwall-council.custhelp.com/app/answers/list 


The adder is the only venomous snake native to Britain. Adders have the most highly developed venom injecting mechanism of all snakes, but they are not aggressive animals. Adders will only use their venom as a last means of defence, usually if caught or trodden on. No one has died from adder bite in Britain for over 20 years. With proper treatment, the worst effects are nausea and drowsiness, followed by severe swelling and bruising in the area of the bite. Most people who are bitten were handling the snake. Treat adders with respect and leave them alone.

For more information see:  http://www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/Adder

And remember that grass snakes can look similar and are harmless. A drawing of a grass snake:

FROM:  http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/reports_lewington.php