Items of general interest to the village.

Geothermal Energy project, United Downs

Are you interested in hearing more about this project or even just passing on the views you already have?
Dr Hazel Gibson at the Universty of Plymouth is keen to find a diverse group of people to take part in her research to find out more about the ways we think and talk about geothermal power and how people who live in areas that have the potential for geothermal power feel about it and she will be undertaking this study over the next two years.
Dr Gibson’s work runs alongside the geothermal energy project but is a totally separate piece of research which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
If you would like to take part in this research then please contact Dr Gibson at or call her on 01752 584702.

Unity Woods – coppicing

Many people in St Day and Scorrier have been very concerned recently about the coppicing works currently going ahead in Unity Woods and we are happy to be able to provide below a link to an email from Tom Shelley of The Cornwall Wildlife Trust which gives some reassurances about the future. This has been a very difficult situation in that Unity Woods, whilst it is a favourite spot for many people who live in St Day and Scorrier, is not actually in St Day Parish but is in Chacewater Parish. As such any representations the Parish Council has made have had to be made through Chacewater PC.
The email reads as follows:
Unity Woods

Refuse and recycling collections

Owing to the weather conditions last Friday, 2 March, the majority of the refuse and recycling in St Day was not collected. We have now been informed by Cornwall Council that the black bag refuse will not be collected until Friday 9 March and the recycling not until Friday 16 March. They do recognise that this is inconvenient but hope that residents will understand that it was not possible to collect in the extreme circumstances. In order that the rubbish does not get strewn around the streets in the next few days we would ask everyone who has left out a black bag to collect it and put it out again in 4 days’ time. Many thanks.

Pub Quiz in aid of prostate cancer research

March 2018

Vogue Pub takes part in PubAid’s World’s Biggest Pub Quiz for Prostate Cancer UK

The Star Inn in Vogue is rounding up the locals and taking part in PubAid’s World’s Biggest Pub Quiz on Sunday 11th March to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK

The Star will be hosting a quiz at 8.30pm in order to raise money and awareness of prostate cancer, in order to help save men’s lives

Landlord Mark Graham said: “Everyone loves a pub quiz, so to say our pub has taken part in PubAid’s World’s Biggest Pub Quiz is quite something. We hope lots of people will come down and take part and support the event. I’m sure some rounds will get competitive!

“We wanted to take part and help raise money for Prostate Cancer UK because it is such a worthwhile charity and any help we can give will be great

PubAid and leading men’s health charity in the UK, Prostate Cancer UK, are calling on the pub industry, including clubs, bars and venues, to host a quiz and raise money for charity.

Over 11,000 men die from prostate cancer in the UK each year. That’s one man every forty-five minutes. Money raised through this partnership will help fund ground-breaking research, support men and their families affected by the disease, and fight injustice in care.

Carol Singing

Our annual carol singing event in St Day will take place this year on Friday 15th December starting this year at 8pm in Market Square. The Day-light Choir will start at 8pm(ish) followed by community carol singing led by Carharrack and St Day Silver Band at 8.30 and then we will finish with Sally’s Singers and mince pies. Please come along and help get Christmas off to a great start!

Neighbourhood Development Plan Prize Winning Draw

All of the returned surveys were entered into the prize winning draw at the Parish Council meeting on Monday 13th November and

                                         Survey no 201

was revealed as the winning number. If you have the winning front page from your survey with this number on it then please contact any Parish Councillor or the Parish Clerk on 821829 to claim your £50 prize.

If the prize is not claimed by Friday 1st December then it will be awarded to the second number which was drawn.

UPDATE ……. The £50 prize has been claimed by a local resident and will be paid at the Parish Council meeting on 11th December

       The winning survey being drawn at the Parish Council meeting on                                          13th November.

St Day Neighbourhood Development Plan

We have had a fantastic response to the initial surveys which were delivered at the end of October with over 350 being completed and returned via our volunteers or placed in the boxes in the Post Office. We value every single comment and will do our very best to reply, although this may take a little time, to every comment made. It is most likely that replies will be made either through this website or the Parish Newsletter.

Please note that the £50 Prize Draw will take place at the Parish Council meeting on Monday 13th November and details of the winning number will be placed in the Post Office window, on the Parish Council notice board and, of course, on this website. Please contact the Clerk or a Parish Councillor if you have the lucky number but you will need to be able to produce the front page of your survey form.

If you haven’t returned your form yet we will be leaving the boxes in the Post Office for another week and we would still like to hear from you.

Perhaps most encouraging of all has been the number of people who have now come forward to volunteer their help with the future phases of the plan. Rest assured, if you said ‘Yes’ we will be contacting you!

Once we have had chance to absorb the comments you have made we will be moving on and starting work on the important topics which you have helped us to identify as the ones which concern you most. We will also be sending out longer questionnaires to those people who said they were happy to answer them.

And finally …. a big thank you to the volunteers who have delivered and collected the surveys over the past month – it wouldn’t have been possible without you!

Carols in Market Sq

Advanced notice that this year’s Market Square Carol Singing will take place on Friday 15th December but please note we shall start this year at 8pm, not the usual 8.30. Our own Day-light Choir will start at 8.00 followed by the Carharrack and St Day Silver Band at 8.30 with Sally’s Singers rounding off the evening.

Free mince pies will be available for everyone so please come along and help us to get Christmas in St Day off to a great start!

St Day Neighbourhood Development Plan

St Day Parish Council has now made the decision to work towards a Neighbourhood Development Plan for the parish, including Ninnis/Busveal and the majority of Scorrier, and Cornwall Council has formally approved the designation of the area. Several initial meetings have been held and a good number of volunteers have come forward to help. It is important to remember that, whilst the Parish Council has to decide to develop the plan, as many volunteers from the general public as possible will be needed to see it through, so, if you haven’t come forward yet, it’s not too late! If you are prepared to give up a little of your free time to join a group to work on a particular area of the plan or to help in any way then fill in the section on age 4 of the survey or contact a Parish Cllr or the Parish Clerk (contact details elsewhere on this site) and let us know. Absolutely no one will be turned away!! This is a real chance to make a contribution to the parish and help make sure that the parish you live in develops in the way you think it should – so please come forward. If you live in Scorrier, Busveal or Ninnis please let us know your thoughts and opinions as this project is about the whole of St Day parish and your ideas are just as important to us.

What has happened so far? The initial survey has been designed and printed and has been delivered to Scorrier and Busveal. Deliveries in St Day will happen during the week beginning 15 October and should be completed by 28 October. Our volunteers will then call again between 2 and 10 November to collect your completed surveys and a draw will be held at the Parish Council meeting on 13 November to see who wins the £50 prize draw –  remember, if you don’t return your survey, you won’t win!! The winning number and how to collect the prize money will be posted on this web site and on the Parish Notice Board (probably in the Post Office window too).  If you are not in when our volunteers call to collect your completed survey they will drop a slip through your letter box and ask you to return it to the Post Office by 10 November. Please do not return the survey to the Post Office unless you have had a slip through your door asking you to do so.

Once all of the surveys have been collated we will then know which areas – planning, community facilities, open spaces, traffic etc., – you want us to focus on and we can then establish our working groups and get on with the important work.

There is a long road ahead and we shall be consulting with residents at various stages and also relying on your cooperation throughout the whole process so, if you don’t feel able to volunteer your help, please do all you can to let us know your opinions whenever we ask for them.

There will be regular updates on the NDP on this website so please keep checking!