Cllr. D. Austin


Mrs. J. Burdon

(Parish Clerk)

Cllr. A. Harris



Cllr. T. Hancock

Cllr. Miss P. Bolton

Cllr. C. Vercoe


Cllr. A. Barnaby

Cllr. Mrs. H. Akehurst

Cllr. D. Williams


1 Member of Public







Public Forum:-  Nothing to raise.



Apologies:- Councillors D. Batten, Mrs. J. Stickland, S. Jennings, T. Grose, Cornwall Councillor Mrs. J. Cruse.



Members Declaration of Interest and Dispensation Requests:-  Councillor A. Harris declared a non-registerable interest under Paragraph 3.5A in the Lanivet Sport & Recreation Trust.


Councillor D. Austin declared a non-registerable interest under Paragraph 3.5A in the Trustee of Lanivet Academy. 


Councillors D. Williams and A. Harris declared a non-registerable interest under Paragraph 3.5A in the Lanivet Charities.


Councillor D. Williams declared a non-registerable interest in respect of the planning application PA22/02547.



Minutes of the Monthly Main and Closed Meetings held on Thursday 17th March 2022:-  Resolved the Minutes of the Monthly Main and Closed Meetings held on the 17th March 2022 as circulated were confirmed as a true and accurate record and duly signed by the Vice-Chairman (Proposed: Councillor A. Barnaby; Seconded: Councillor A. Harris)




Matters Arising from the Monthly Meeting held on Thursday 17th March 2022:-


Page 1 Min.4/22 Public Forum - Lanivet & District Under Fives:-  Councillor D. Williams reported after speaking with Jessica Finnemore he advised it is all in abeyance at the present time and a meeting has been arranged with the Reverend to discuss options, mainly about the Church  Hall to establish ownership, etc. As many people and Councillors are welcome to attend. They are unsure if the building is owned by the Diocese. Meeting to be held on Wednesday the 20th April at 7.30pm in the meeting room at the Lanivet Community Centre.  Clerk to inform all Councillors Action: Clerk.


Page 1 Min.124/21 BT Pole:-  Clerk asked Councillors if the pole had been removed.  It was noted that it was still in place and notices are on advising removal imminent. Action: Keep Pending.


Page 8 Min.65/22 The Diaries of John James Morris of Lanivet:- Clerk reported a response had been received from the Chairman’s letter of support thanking him and the rest of the Parish Council for the offer of help we need to take the diary project forward, also thanks to Councillor A. Harris for his personal thoughts and interesting information regarding John Morris during his later life. They look forward to working together with the Parish Council and local community.

















Monthly Cornwall Councillor Report:-  Cornwall Councillor Mrs. J. Cruse sent a report as follows:-

Š         This month I have been very concerned about the situation with the Camel SAC phosphates. I received information that the bar had been set higher by Natural England and that further work will be needed to comply with requirements. I have also been investigating pollution in our rivers and have found an interactive map produced by the River Trust which show areas where untreated sewage has been spilled into our rivers. In my ward alone 4,829 hours of untreated sewage has been spilled into the St Lawrence and Camel rivers. I asked a question at Full Council as to what we as a Council can do about this, but the pathways are not clear, and involve working through the Environment Agency, Natural England to demand SW Water act urgently on this. Interestingly In 2021 Lanivet Inn outfall spilled 3 times for a total of I hour which was a minimalistic amount in comparison to Nanstallon which spilled 56 times for a total of 943 hours in 2021. Council has received Government funding to pay for the consultants needed to find a solution to the phosphates issue.

Š         The damaged Ruthernbridge is now being repaired. Withiel Parish Council reported to me that the protective balustrade was no longer in place, and on inspection this was confirmed, and work is to begin next week on the repairs. Road closure has been advertised until 27th May. In response to local farmers who contacted me I have contacted the main steward about the sudden closure and my advice to farmers is to communicate directly with the steward/work people to see if there are times, they can use the bridge.

Š         I am hoping the Lanivet School CIL application will be successful. I contacted the school as this round of funding is specifically for children who have lost amenity space, and sadly Lanivet School does not have a field or open space for the children to play. The bid will be to upgrade the existing play area to make it safer and more user friendly.

Š         I was delighted to see Scott Mann open the Raise the Roof appeal and I went along to purchase a tile too. Looking forward to the July Dog Show, which should be great fun.

Š         A big thank you to everyone who helped to plant the Oak, a great turn out, and much appreciated. Hopefully it will grow straight and strong and enjoy our slightly damp start to April.

Vice-Chairman thanked the Clerk for circulating Cornwall Councillor Mrs. J. Cruse’s report.





Highway Issues/Footpath Issues/Damaged Signs in the Parish (Including Maintenance of Verges in the Parish):-

Grasscutting:- Councillor D. Williams reported the contractor had been cutting without notice of when he would be visiting. Councillor A. Barnaby reported concerns in respect of areas that should not have been cut due to seeding of flowers. Councillor D. Williams advised he felt no cuts were really required until at least May for various reasons.

It was resolved to write to the Contractor informing him that his Contracts state he must take grass away, also advising we need notification of when he is visiting the Parish Action: Clerk.


Highway Issues:- None.


Maintenance of Verges in the Parish:- Clerk circulated an update following the meeting with Rachael Tatlow of Cormac, the main points being if the land is privately owned it is the owners responsibility but if public Cormac will carry out inspections and necessary works required on health and safety grounds. She mentioned an Agency Agreement Scheme Cornwall Council run for grasscutting which can be considered for highway verges that are publicly maintainable within the urban area of a parish boundary. Damaged post to be rectified by Cormac. Pavement leading up to Benet Abbey – They carried out a site visit which revealed a lot of work has already taken place to clear back the path to increase the width available to footway users. Only a couple of areas are outstanding. Some vegetation from the Abbey boundary needs clearing back.  Gulley near Council Houses will be cleared. There is a volunteer project to help tidy up areas and she would be happy to pass on to the Community Partnership Officer if assistance is required. Estate next to Chip Shop – the extent of Clann Meadows development boundary was as far as the wooden posts. The verge beyond (closer to Truro Road) was existing, and so not included within the development boundary. There may have been highway rights associated with the verge, but it would need to be proven that it is has been used as such an open to the public. Tree Issues coming from Bodmin into Lanivet discussed – Rachael Tatlow  to look at. Footpath at Lamorrick area is very narrow and needs clearing – Rachael Tatlow to follow up. No street lights and tarmaccing issues on slip road to Lamorrick, it was noted the road was in a very bad condition in areas – Rachael Tatlow to follow up.  We are not asking for street lighting just an improvement to the road surface Lamorrick – No Access signs to Recycling Centre requested as people still using it – Rachael Tatlow to follow up Action: Clerk and Chairman to follow up.


Matters for Cormac discussed last month, including letter for homeowners:- It was noted at the recent site meeting it would be the responsibility of Cornwall Council/Cormac to send letters to homeowners.


Footpaths:- Change of Right of Way at Lamorick, Lanivet – Clerk reported there is no update on this but would keep pending in the minutes.  Councillor A. Barnaby reported the Bodmin Way is doing their marathon next weekend. He spoke to the person organising advising this path was private and not a public footpath and she came out and met him and other members of the public. They gave her permission to use the road. She has stated in the programme the path up there is not a public footpath, but owners have given rights to use it. It is hoped a donation will be given for a charity in the village Action: Keep Pending. 


Damaged Signs in the Parish:-  None.



























Clerk/ Chairman












Planning Applications/Results/Correspondence/Letters of Objection received: -  


Planning Applications:-


Councillor D. Williams declared a non-registerable interest in respect of the following planning application:-

PA22/02547 – David Williams – Works to trees subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO), works include felling Sycamore tree in western corner of Church Yard, Church of St. Nivet, Church Road, Lanivet – Parish Council to go with Cornwall Councils Planning Officers recommendations on this application (Proposed: Councillor Miss P. Bolton; Seconded: Councillor A. Barnaby)


PA22/02717 – Mr. & Mrs. Samuel & Rachel d’Avigdor-Hamilton, Butterwell Estate Limited – To install a prefabricated shepherds hut for holiday let purposes on a slate and concrete pad hard-standing, Butterwell Holiday Cottages, Nanstallon – Parish Council to go with Cornwall Councils Planning Officers recommendations on this application (Proposed: Councillor Miss P. Bolton; Seconded: Councillor C. Vercoe)


Planning Results:-


PA21/06670 – Mr. & Mrs. J. Orchard – Proposed single storey extension to cottage and reconstruction of garage, The Mill, Hoopers Bridge, Lanivet – Approved


PA21/07057 – Mr. & Mrs. J. Orchard – Listed Building Consent for Proposed single storey extension to cottage and reconstruction of garage, The Mill, Hoopers Bridge, Lanivet – Approved


PA21/07520 – Mr. Robert Green – Demolition of c/1980 4-bedroom bungalow replacing with 4/5 bedroom house and erection of new double garage under the front lawn, 3 Tower Park, Tremeere Lane, Lanivet – Approved






















Accounts & Any Applications for Grants & Donations (Including Renewal of Subscription to Cornwall Association of Local Councils in the sum of £663.32 plus vat):- The Parish Council approved payment of the following accounts up to 31st March 2022 as per Financial Regulations (Proposed: Councillor A. Barnaby; Seconded: Councillor Mrs. H. Akehurst)

Mr. A. J. Barnaby


Toilet Consumables

Essential Maintenance Electrical


Toilets – Electrical works

Miss Stephanie Horton – Toilets



British Gas



Jack Kingdon Plant Hire Haulage


Fitting Solar Light

Receipt: Lanivet School



The Parish Council approved payment of the following accounts for April 2022 as per Financial Regulations (Proposed: Councillor; A. Barnaby Seconded: Councillor Mrs. H. Akehurst)

Lloyds Bank – Bank Charges


April 2022

Paul Bazeley Window Cleaning


April 2022

Nick Jennings


CCTV Equipment

Booker Limited


Toilet Consumables

Miss Stephanie Horton – Toilets



Mrs. J. Burdon


Salary & Expenses

CC Pension Scheme


April 2022

Inland Revenue


April 2022

Mrs. Carol Miller


Photography Tree Planting

Receipt: Cornwall Council


Precept and CTS Fund

Debit Card application:- Clerk reported we were still waiting for the debit cards to arrive Action: Keep Pending.


Annual Insurance Premium:- Clerk reported we were still waiting for responses from other Clerks, nothing had been forthcoming, and this was due half way through the month. The insurance renewal with our current provider is £1,150.44 and it was noted we had precepted for £1,000.00. It was resolved to establish what the Brokers in the village can quote (Proposed: Councillor A. Barnaby; Seconded: Councillor D. Williams) Action: Clerk.


Renewal of Subscription to Cornwall Association of Local Councils in the sum of £663.32 plus vat:- It was resolved to renew the subscription (Proposed: Councillor Miss P. Bolton; Seconded: Councillor A. Barnaby) Action: Clerk.


Cornwall Council Legal Services - Vice-Chairman reported it is free to sign up and he felt it was a reasonable hourly rate.  It was resolved to sign up for the 12 month period (Proposed: Councillor A. Harris; Seconded: Councillor Miss P. Bolton) Action: Clerk.































Lanivet Parish Affordable Housing Working Party Update from Chairman:- No update.



Lanivet Parish Sport & Recreation Trust Update:- No monthly report received; annual report received as per Annual Parish Meeting earlier this evening.



Community Network Panel Meeting Update:-  No update.



Lanivet Village Green/Play Equipment/Car Park/Bus Shelters:- Councillor A. Barnaby reported he has purchased paint to decorate one of the huts on the play area. When the children go back to school they will tape off and paint.


Weed Control:- Clerk reported the Contractor had confirmed they normally start weed spraying pavements in April/May and his colleague usually does the work. They are happy for both of them to meet Councillors when they start and will make a note on their job system Action: Keep Pending and follow up for a date.


Lanivet Car Park:- No update.


Bus Shelters:-  No update.  










Camel Trail Update:- Councillor Miss P. Bolton had sent an annual report which was circulated and noted on the Annual Parish Meeting Minutes this evening. She reported the gates at the end of the Camel Trail at Nanstallon are being reviewed and a new design has been drawn up.



Cemetery Matters (Including any applications for memorials, inscriptions):- No memorial applications received. Clerk reported that Allan Roberts confirmed the cover slab on the tombed grave would not come any higher out of the ground on a second burial.


Clerk reported all details of burial plots with unauthorised surrounds and other items had been produced and email to the Burial Working Party.  A letter could now be compiled in conjunction with the Chairman and then meetings to be arranged with family members and Councillors to explain on an individual basis as to what is required of them Action: Clerk/Chairman.

Councillor D. Williams reported the whole area of the new side of the Cemetery is looking very unsightly.


Clerk reported on signage for walls as requested by Councillor A. Barnaby last month, advising that a quote had been received and he and the Chairman was happy with the cost of £33.00 each, totalling £132.00 for 4 signs.  It was resolved to purchase 4 signs (Proposed: Councillor A. Barnaby; Seconded: Councillor T. Hancock) Action: Clerk to order and have delivered to Councillor A. Barnaby.






Clerk/ Chairman







Public Conveniences Update:- Councillor A. Barnaby reported the cleaning is all going well. A member of public congratulated the Parish Council on the cleanliness of the toilets, and it was a pleasure to visit and noted that they are pristine. He informed the Contractor of the excellent comments and mentioned she is evening cleaning windows and the outside, which is not part of the contract, but she enjoys the job. Councillor A. Barnaby is in regular contact with the new Contractor. The only issue there has been, is grass being brought in on shoes from the Village Green. Councillor A. Barnaby reported on the wall by the toilets which had some lose cappings and damage to the wall, which needs repairing, it was noted the CCTV Camera is on the wall now. The Insurance Brokers advised it was not their responsibility.  Vice-Chairman suggested the Insurance Brokers check their deeds to establish whether it is their property.  In the meantime, Councillor D. Williams would take a look at the wall to see what can be done Action: Councillor D. Williams.









Cllr. D. Williams


The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons:- Councillor A. Harris reported the next meeting will be next Tuesday. Going forward they will need as much help as possible to ensure a successful event.  Mugs – It was resolved to go with the mugs from Chown China and Councillor A. Harris to speak with them to order (Proposed: Councillor A. Barnaby; Seconded: Councillor T. Hancock) Action: Councillor A. Harris.


Councillor Miss P. Bolton requested permission to purchase a small amount of bunting for Nanstallon or have a small amount of funding that the Working Party can have to put towards this project.  Vice-Chairman agreed a sum could be agreed at the Jubilee Meeting on Tuesday.


Notice on Facebook Action: Clerk to put up on Facebook now agreed with a deadline date of 30th April 2022 for anyone in the Parish wishing to purchase a mug for a suggested donation of £6.00.



Cllr. A. Harris








Lanivet Parish Historic Buildings (Including (a) Lanivet & District Under Fives Church Hall and proposals; (b) Nanstallon Chapel Update):-


Lanivet & District Under Fives Church Hall and proposals:- Councillor A. Harris reminded Councillors of the meeting on Wednesday 20th April, as mentioned earlier in matters arising.


Nanstallon Chapel Update:- No further update.






Newsletter Reports/Parish Council Website:- Clerk reported Facebook and the Website continue to be updated monthly.




1.    Cornwall Council – Town & Parish Council Newsletter – 8th April 2022

2.    CALC – Upcoming NALC Online Events

3.    Great Western Railway – GWR Night Riviera returns to full service

4.    Gallagher Insurance – Community Matters Newsletter

5.    Cornwall Council – Camel Trail Partnership Meeting Notes 17th March 2022

6.    CALC – Cornwall Council: Homes for Ukraine Information

7.    Cornwall Community Land Trust – Webinar Invite – How to Build Affordable Homes and Combat the Climate Emergency

8.    CALC – Cornwall Community Governance Review

9.    Cornwall Council – Cornish Language – (a) new development and (b) Platinum Jubilee

10. Citizens Advice Cornwall – Offer of representative at Lanivet Meeting

11. CALC – News Round-Up

12. Ocean Housing – Newsletter 2022

13. Cornwall Council Pensions – April 2022 Newsletter

14. Elan City UK – Road Safety and Urban Communication Solutions

15. Trevor Leggo – A small bit of local history to share with your Councillors. It was agreed to acknowledge and thank him for the interesting information Action: Clerk.

Member of the public left the meeting at 8.40pm.
















Urgent Parish Matters with prior liaison with Vice-Chairman (Items for Information Only and items for the next agenda):- Councillor A. Harris requested an item for the next agenda – Community Task Force Action: Clerk.




Date of Next Meeting:- Thursday 12th May 2022 at 7.00pm to be held in the One for All Lanivet Parish Community Centre, to include the annual nominations of Officers and Working Parties, including Chairman and Vice-Chairman.


There being no further business to discuss the meeting closed at 8.42pm.




Signature:     ………………………………………………



Date:        12th May 2022