LOCAL COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS
Within Mawnan Parish, there are a large variety of local voluntary and other community organisations.
Contact details and notes may be found on the Community Website
There is also a monthly events diary produced. A copy of this goes up on the Community Noticeboard outside the surgery, on the Community Website or you can contact the editor, Caroline Toland via email; firstname.lastname@example.org and she can add you to her extensive mailing list!
Mawnan Memorial Hall is the Village Hall in the centre of Mawnan Smith. Built in 1923, provides a venue for many organisations. It shows films and puts on theatrical entertainments with its link to Cornwall Art Trust’s Carn to Cove initiative. Many entertainers from other parts of the country do one-night stands, which are always well attended. It lies at the heart of the community, and is used approximately 500 times each year, with up to 60 lettings per month, and occasionally up to 3 in a single day. Almost all usage is by local organisations or individuals.
The Hall is operated as a charitable trust, and is kept in a good state of repair, to ensure that it is welcoming. Maintenance is funded from hire charges, which at the same time are kept as low as possible, to maximise its use.
Bookings: Mr Ian Newman Tel: (01326) 250334 or Email
The Mawnan Community Association (MCA) Hall, at Carwinion Playing Field, is also administered as a charitable trust, and is used regularly by the Football & Cricket teams. Within the hall, the Ben Spike Centre facility is available for hire for birthdays, meetings, etc., or by groups on a regular basis.
Contact : Mr Colin Bate Tel: 01326 250582
Mawnan Parish Council acts as trustees for our two playing fields with the parish clerk acting as secretary.
The play area is situated between Grove Hill and Carwinion Road. Constituting just over half an acre and situated in the village center, the objective of the Junior Playing Field Trust is to provide and maintain a recreation ground for the benefit of younger children of the parish.
Currently the equipment varies from a zip wire, swings, roundabout and assault nets for older children, to climbing frames and rocking animals for the youngest. Today the children’s play area is used extensively by all age groups with picnic tables for the whole family.
The playing field is opposite the entrance to Carwinion House & Gardens, Carwinion Road, Mawnan Smith, and has a soccer pitch and cricket pitch. It also boasts a clubhouse run by the Mawnan Community Association.
The trustees are the serving Parish Councillors, albeit acting independently. The parish clerk acts as secretary.
Every year we need to report to the Charity Commission our trust activities over the past year. If you wish to view our accounts as a whole please contact the parish clerk.