Skip to content

Welcome to the official website of St Germans Parish Council

Latest Parish Council News

Monday 31st October 2022 is the next full monthly Parish Council meeting at 6:30pm in the Royal British Legion Tideford. Everyone is welcome.


**The Parish Council purchased for the May Tree committee a steel framed marquee (6m by 3m) and a gazebo (3m by 3m) during 2020. These can be borrowed by St Germans parishioners for events (with conditions). Please contact the Clerk with your enquiry or speak to a member of the May Tree Committee.**


St Germans is a rural parish in East Cornwall, extending north west along the valley of the river Tiddy from the village of St Germans. The village takes its name from the St Germans Priory, which was possibly founded by St Germanus in 430 AD shortly after the Roman withdrawal. The 12th century priory church replaced an earlier Anglo-Saxon building and was used as the cathedral of Cornwall until Truro Cathedral was built in the 19th century.

Adjacent to the church is Port Eliot, the ancestral seat of the Eliot family and the Earls of St Germans.

The railway station in the village is on the main line from Penzance to Plymouth. There are direct trains to London. The A38 trunk road passes north of the village, connecting to the motorway network at Exeter.

In the past St Germans was a busy fishing village and port and the quay is now home to the Quay Sailing Club.

Bethany is a small hamlet about 2 miles from St Germans. Originally a farming community and surrounded by farmland, each house has its own story to tell.


Latest News

Community Energy Plus


The Rural Bulletin 4 October 2022


Keeping Cornwall updated (30 September 2022)


Forest for Cornwall Autumn 2022 newsletter


Tamar Valley News Bulletin Sept/Oct 2022


NOTE: Train strikes on Wednesday 5th, Thursday 6th and Friday 7th October. You are advised to make alternative plans. A dedicated strike page has been setup


Cornwall Community Flood Forum (4 November 2022)


Please take time to read the Parish Councils 2022 year end financial documents under the Documents section and then Financial on this website


Dogs on beaches consultation


Buildings at risk in Cornwall September 2022


Citizens Advice Autumn newsletter 2022


St Germans & Area Public Transport Group AGM


Bethany speed results can be found here (August 2022)


Bag Lane, St Germans speed results can be found here (August 2022)


We also have a vacancy for a Parsh Councillor for the ward of St Germans. Please email - clerk@stgermansparishcouncil.gov.uk for more details.


Urgent tree work will be carried out by Cormac along The Causeway in St Germans due to safety concerns. Tree work to commence September 19th for 7 days, subject to normal programmed work constraints with weather, resource and emergency priorities. (7 September 2022).


Cornwall Council are currently running various consultations for you to comment on here Let's Talk Cornwall


Cllr Ewerts Community Chest fund is open for community project grants - please contact cllr.kate.ewert@cornwall.gov.uk for more details


RECYCLING drop off point for lots of items not taken at kerbside (click on this link to see extensive list of items) - Next collection from Eliot Arms Car Park St Germans October 16th between 10:30-11:30 2022. See website (Date to be confirmed)


Free to attend - Every 2nd Tuesday of the month pop along to the well-being hub at the Eliot hall in St Germans; Tuesday 11th October 10-noon

These hubs are a fantastic way for people to access support and advice that can help them enjoy their life to the full. We’ve already been able to provide people with practical advice through the hubs, but also an opportunity to socialise which is so important for our wellbeing.


Cornwall AONB Management Plan 2022-2027


Citizens Advice Summer 2022 newsletter


Sustainable funding available from Tamar Valley AONB


Cormac verge maintenance 2022


Cormac grass cutting overview 2022


Did you know there is a free computer from Citizens Advice Cornwall installed in Scholars in St Germans where you'll be able to speak to an adviser face-to-face online. You don't need any technical knowledge because staff will be available to assist you. The computer is in a secure area so no-one will be able to overhear your conversation. To make an appointment please contact Scholars.


Heightened level of cyber threat - a message from the National Cyber Security Centre. Details can be found here


A free and varied education programme available at Maker Heights, Rame - Monuments matter to people


Please remember you can report many things to Cornwall Council yourself here


Any Police concerns in St Germans Parish the Saltash Neighbourhood Team can be contacted on ciosnbmsaltash@dc.police.uk


Let's Talk Climate Action


Cornwall Climate Care latest documentary film


20 is plenty


Cornwall Wildlife Trust


What is a Parish Council?


Kernow connect: Services for young people


Healthy Cornwall training options


Health Works for Cornwall


Carbon neutral Cornwall 2030 Climate emergency


Plymouth City bus timetable (and type in your village in the service finder box)


Forest for Cornwall - Look at St Germans Parish's Tree canopy 15%. Ideas for increasing contact the Clerk


Extra funds available in Cornwall addressing climate emergency


Cornwall Council has declared a Climate Emergency and Cornwall Climate Group have circulated this film highlighting issues in Cornwall


Ash dieback information

Residents in St Germans Parish may receive a letter from CORMAC about raising awareness of the disease ash dieback in ash trees. If you have ash trees on your property please take note of the letter and your responsibilities. Thank you. Also see 2 specific links below:

Information on managing your trees from Cornwall Council here

Information from Cornwall Council on ash dieback here


BEWARE of FAKE NHS Covid-19 vaccine text alerts - the texts appear to be from the NHS and states the recepient is eligible to receive the vaccine. You are then asked to click on a link to an application form. STOP! The webpage is very similar to the NHS. Remember the NHS will NEVER ask for your payment details.


Latest statistics for St Germans is we are only recycling 33% of our waste. 23% of whats put in the weekly black bin bags is actually recyclable at the kerbside with 44% being genuine waste. In light of the Climate Crisis, can we try to do more to recycle. If you need help with what can be recycled use Cornwall Councils A-Z look up what can be recycled (search by item) (2022)


Carbon neutral Cornwall 2030 HIVE (Watch the replay. Enter email address and then choose from the Schedule, top left of the screen).


SUEZ offering free recycling plant tours


Please respect the countryside code


Contact Details

Parish Clerk:

Mrs Emily Young (CiLCA)

Tel 07845 130596

clerk@stgermansparishcouncil.gov.uk

Please note the Clerk works part time.

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

9.30am - 2.30pm

If wishing to write please write to:St Germans Parish Council, Polbathic Hall, Polbathic, Torpoint PL11 3HA

Last updated 5th October 2022