Welcome to the official website of St Germans Parish Council
Parish Council News
**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
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
replaced an earlier Anglo-Saxon building and was used as the
Cornwall until Truro Cathedral was built in the 19th century.
Adjacent to the church is Port Eliot, the ancestral seat of the
and the Earls of St Germans.
The railway station in the village is on the main line from
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.
farming community and surrounded by farmland, each house has its
own story to
Vacancy for a Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer St Germans Parish Council
St Germans Parish Council has a vacancy for a Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer. This is a permanent part time position of 14 hours per week working from home at times to be agreed and will include attendance at some evening meetings including monthly Parish Council meetings. St Germans Parish council is located in South East Cornwall and comprises the wards of Bethany, Polbathic, Tideford and St Germans.
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
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.
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.
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)