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St Germans Parish Council

Welcome to the official website of St Germans Parish Council

Latest Parish Council News

Monday 23rd May 2022 is the next full monthly Parish Council meeting at 6:30pm in the Polbathic village hall. 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.**


COVID-19 - On behalf of your Parish Council may we take this opportunity to send you and your families our best wishes, please do follow government guidance, encourage others to do so and stay safe.


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

New railway timetable effective 15 May 2022 so please check GWR website before travelling


Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 S.14: Temporary Prohibition of Traffic

Location:         A38 at Tresulgan to Berry Farm

Timing:            30th May 2022 to 2nd June 2022 (22:00 to 06:00 hours)

Contact:          Network Rail Infrastructure LtdTel: 03700500792 or centralsurveys@sunbeltrentals.co.uk
Details can be found here


Cormac verge maintenance 2022


Cormac grass cutting overview 2022


Tamar Valley News Bulletin May 2022


Forest for Cornwall Spring 2022 newsletter


FREE guided woodland walks in May


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.


Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 S.14: Temporary Prohibition of Traffic

Location:         Church Street, St Germans

Timing:            23rd May 2022 to 1st June 2022 (07:30 to 17:00 hours)

Contact:          Dan Murray of Cormac Solutions LtdTel: 0300 1234 222

The above closure has been approved.   Please click the following link to view a map and associated documents:
Roadworks details


Pop along to the monthly drop in well-being hub at the Eliot hall 10-12 on 10th May & 14th June. For community, support, advice, mindful crafts, health information, friendship and digital help. In association with St Germans book corner and PPG


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


Homes for Cornwall movement


Funding available - please access the details here (closes 5pm 23rd June 2022)


Citizens Advice Spring 2022 newsletter


Parish Council newsletter 6 May 2022


The Rural Bulletin 26 April 2022


Please note with immediate effect (10th April 2022) bus fares are now up to 40% cheaper. Please try and make use of the Cornish bus service.


Community funding available



New bus timetable effective 10 April 2022 (75A) can be found here


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


Please see our Useful Links page for support for Ukraine details


We also have a vacancy for a Parsh Councillor for the ward of St Germans. details can be found here


We have a vacancy for a Parish Councillor for the ward of Tideford. A Parish Council is the collective voice of your community. Get Involved and Make a Difference in 2022. Further details are here


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


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


Response to consultation on the draft leisure resources strategy


Citizens Advice Winter 2022 newsletter


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


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 in June between 10:30-11:30 2022. See website (Date to be confirmed)


What is a Parish Council?


Saltash Foodbank Annual Report 2020-2021


Kernow connect: Services for young people


Healthy Cornwall training options


Cornish buildings at risk newsletter

So what does a Cornwall Buildings at Risk look like?

Highways England - A38 Trerulefoot to Carkeel Safety Package - if you have any further comments or would like any additional information please access the Highways England website Highways England - RIS 3 Schemes and use our feedback tool called ECHO (Every Customer Has an Opinion) that allows customers and stakeholders alike to comment on sections of highway that may be causing a concern or simply to provide positive feedback on the experience, please feel free to share this ECHO link with your stakeholders and colleagues. The page will be open until December 2021. Alternatively please do not hesitate to email A38TCSafetyPackage@highwaysengland.co.uk


Cornwall Council is managing and marking ash dieback trees at St Germans Closed Churchyard. How they manage their trees can be found here. Any queries email: forestry@cornwall.gov.uk or telephone the Parish Council.


Free landmark trees here


Health Works for Cornwall


Workplace travel grants available


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 28.81% of our waste. 22% of whats put in the weekly black bin bags is actually recyclable at the kerbside with 43% 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) (2021)


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


Free support for businesses in Cornwall


SUEZ offering free recycling plant tours


Community resilience fund from the Police


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

Last updated 19th May 2022