Week St. Mary Parish Council

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Week St. Mary is a small village in north Cornwall with a thriving community - read more on the village web site!

Parish Notices (11)

Cornwall Housing

• Information on Council housing services in Cornwall for tenants and leaseholders.
• Cornwall Housing, a Council owned company, now manage Cornwall Councils Gypsy and Traveller sites.
• How we can help you to either stay put or find alternative accommodation.
• We also provide advice on a range of housing issues, including advice and help with homelessness.

Bags of Help

Bags of Help is the community grant scheme funded by the 5p government plastic bag levy. The levy helped to reduce the use of single use plastic bags by over 80%since it was introduced.
The grant criteria changed in February 2017 and it is now open to any not-for-profit organisation to apply for ANY activity that will be of community benefit.

Parish Council Clerk

Week St. Mary Parish Council are pleased to welcome Kate Denton as our new Clerk. Kate has wide administrative experience in the public sector but has not previously worked as a Parish Clerk. We are sure she will settle in to her new role very quickly. Her contact details will be published on the website and in the magazine as soon as they are available.

Micheline Smith – Chair, WSM Parish Council


Hedgehogs are in trouble. Numbers in the UK have fallen from 36 million in the 1950s to less than a million today. It is feared that hedgehogs could become extinct in less than a decade.


the Elections to be held on 4th May 2017 went ‘live’ on Friday and can be accessed by clicking on the link below.
The site contains lots of useful information about the Elections including:
The timetable • Information about becoming a Councillor • Guidance for Candidates & Agents

Charter for Cornwall

The Charter for Cornwall is a grassroots campaign calling for candidates at the forthcoming Cornwall Council elections to commit themselves to a more sustainable, longer-term vision for Cornwall

University Dissertation Project

Hannah Watts ~ Geography student at the University of Exeter in Penryn

I am a 3rd year Geography student at the University of Exeter in Penryn. As part of my final year’s course work I am writing my dissertation about “The Big Field Wind Farm” project proposed by Good Energy located on farmland between the villages of Week St Mary, Jacobstow, Warbstow, North Petherwin and Whitstone. The project involves a wind farm of 11 turbines to be developed, providing power for around 13,500 average UK homes.

I am collecting data to address the following questions

• What are the potential social, economic and political impacts of developing the wind farm?

• Does public involvement affect public attitudes towards wind farms or vice versa?

• Does the success of a project depend on community involvement and positive public attitudes?

As part of my data gathering I am emailing all the Parish Clerks in the surrounding area to ask for help in this matter. It is important for my research to gain an understanding of the local people’s opinions and attitudes.

Grant Guides & Application Forms

If you wish to be considered for a grant read the notes, print out the appropriate application form then submit it to the Parish Council for consideration.

Blue Badge holders can park for FREE in Cornwall Council Car Parks!

...therefore, from 1 July 2016, Blue Badge holders, with an adapted vehicle or a registered disable vehicle that qualifies for free tax, are able to register their vehicle to park for free in Cornwall Council car parks.


The Family Information Service (FIS) is Cornwall’s main signposting service for parents and carers of children aged from 0–20, or 25 if they have additional needs. As well as providing advice over the telephone, we also have a website full of information for families and professionals. So call, email or visit our directory for any family related enquiry and we will try to point you in the right direction.


Living in a village means many of us need a car to access work, shops, college, etc. Parking is, and has been for some time, a problem, particularly at this time of year when a large volume of agricultural equipment is being moved through the village.

The Parish Council are appealing to all car owners who have off-street parking to use this whenever possible.

This will allow those without this facility to use the limited on street parking and ensure that agricultural machinery and lorries can drive through the village without difficulty.  Thank you for your co-operation and also thanks to all those who already use their off-street parking.   
Micheline Smith on behalf of Week St. Mary Parish Council

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