Winter 2016 – The Met Office has set up a ‘Get Ready for Winter‘ Website which aims to help raise awareness of the dangers posed by winter weather and provide tips and advice on how to minimise its impact.
Run and implemented by the Met Office and working with a number of Government Departments, with support from charities and other community based organisations.
Also, if you know of anyone living locally who relies on carers visits we are trying to set up a register to make sure if the village gets cut off for any reason that they are guaranteed a visit from someone to check they are OK and bring emergency supplies if they can. Anyone knowing either someone who could do with getting a check on, or who would be willing to check on neighbours on their road/lane please contact the clerk.
Mawnan Village Remembrance Service held at the Memorial Hall at 10.40am on Friday 11th November.
Thanks to John Wright for taking the pictures below – even the weather stayed fair for us this year. Thanks to everyone who took the time to attend or taken part.
Junior Playing Field
Works to replace the zipwire stopping end and cableway will be taking place over winter. We also hope to take up and replay the protective grass mat surface in the early spring. More details will be posted as they are known.
If anyone has ideas for improvements to the playing field please use the contact button opposite to let the clerk know … any suggestions will be considered.
Consecration Service – New Graveyard
The Service of Consecration for part of the new community cemetery took place on Wednesday 22nd June – and avoided those pesky showers we had all day!
The Service was officiated by Bishop Tim Thornton, with readings from Mike Cockeram and Rev. Jem Thorold (bishops Chaplain), before the assembly ‘processed the boundaries’ and officially consecrated the site. Thanks to all of the parishioners who came and stayed for refreshments afterwards.
For details on any current contracts & quotes OR deails on our graveyards please look under “Council Services” on the main SERVICES menu bar
Mawnan Annual Parish Meeting
Minutes for the Annual Meeting attached. Remember – these are made into a booklet available in the village. The clerk has spare copies of this if anyone wants some.
REMEMBRANCE DAY 2015
Thank you to the students and staff of Mawnan School, Revered Turner and all who attended for their participation.
Check out the NOTICEBOARD section under information where we hope to be able to add details of all of the communications sent to the clerk which might be of interest to anyone in the parish.
For ongoing updates on the Goldmartin Field Development check out the Click Here
Tree Warden Vacancy
We have vacancy for a parish Tree Warden. You don’t have to be a councillor and can be done by a willing group or individual. Full details on the links below. Let the clerk know if you are interested.
Annual Community Achievement Award 2015
This year we presented a joint award to Beth & Percy Lawry for their involvement in all things Memorial Hall (and quite a few others!).
Beth has been involved in all things Memorial Hall for a number of years, with Percy as her unofficial practical assistant. Not only that but they organised and installed our wonderful Christmas Light display up until last Christmas at which point both of them have stepped down from the committee. During her time Beth has also been a parish councillor, bookings clerk for the Memorial Hall and agitator to get a site for our community allotments whilst Percy has painted more than one panto set and acted as unofficial taste tester on many a bake sale.
Unfortunately an emergency Bake Sale meeting stopped them both from attending our Parish Council meeting to receive their award in person, so Councillor Sadler is arranging to get their award delivered to them personally.
Annual Community Achievement Award 2014
This year 2 awards were presented; one to Mr Nigel McLusky and one to Mrs Margaret Lugg.
Mr McLusky was nominated because of the huge amount of work he has undertaken for the community over the years – he played a great part in fund raising for the re-roofing of the parish church; he served as chairman of the Memorial Hall Committee for many years and was instrumental in building up and
managing a fund to finance the running of the building and since retiring from the chairmanship he did a lot of work towards fund raising for the recent re-roofing of the hall; he has on several occasions organised fund raising in the village to raise monies for the Shelterbox charity and also for the Rotary Polio Plus programme, which aims to eradicate polio world-wide; he also looked after the 2nd-hand book sales at the Cornwall Hospice Care shop in Falmouth, researching unusual donations and ensuring that a fair price is charged for them.
Unfortunately Mr McLusky passed away before he could receive his actual award, but his wife was aware of the nomination and read out letter of presentation to him whilst he was in hospital. Councillor Gibbons presented the award to his wife and family at home.
Mrs Lugg was nominated at the same time for her wide ranging and various commitments to the community. Margaret has lived in the village since 1966 and has been involved with (hang onto your hats!); the Mawnan WI; Friends of Falmouth Hospital; Friends of Penryn & Mawnan Surgeries; Abbeyfield; the Lunch Club; the Panto Group; the Millennium Cross Committee; the annual Mawnan Smith Carnival; the Young Wives Group; arranging Open Days at Bosloe; Royal Wedding and Jubilee celebrations; Christmas Light Committee fundraising coffee mornings; cookery classes at Mawnan School; the Methodist Church & Sunday School…. and rumour has it, does a mean bacon buttie on the side!
She was presented with her award and a bouquet of flowers at the Annual Parish Meeting on 15th May by Councillor Gibbons.