Parking around St Day and Carharrack Community School

Many of you will have noticed that new road markings and signs have recently been installed on School Hill and these mean that there will now be a Traffic Regulation Order on this area and anyone ignoring these signs will be liable to be fined under that order. If you use this area at all to collect children from school please read the following letter from Gill Willsher, Headteacher at St Day and Carharrack Community School, which has the full support of the local police, St Day Parish Council and Cornwall Cllr Mark Kaczmarek.

Dear Parents,

Road Safety

I am seeking your support to keep our children safe as they come to and from school.

During the Summer the road markings on School Hill and Church Hill were re-painted, along with the installation of upright signs stating no stopping or parking is permitted. By ignoring this a Traffic Regulation Order will place you at risk of a fine.

Many of you already choose to park away from school and walk your child/ren to school, thereby lowering the volume of traffic on School Hill. Thank you.

I fully understand that some children and adults need to park close to school due to physical needs, making use of the disabled bays for parking. Despite this I am concerned that the children are at risk by walking in the road and from cars being driven at speed in the road. We have a collective responsibility to keep the children safe.

We are being supported by the local police team and Parish Council. Of course we have a responsibility in school as well. Members of staff and visitors display parking permits utilising the marked bays for parking, when these are full they park away from school, leaving the road clear and safe for children.

I need your help to keep the children safe by walking on the pavement and only if it is necessary to drive along the road to school then please do so at a slow, safe speed.

Thank you for your support in keeping the children safe.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to come and see me or contact me by email

Yours sincerely,

Gill Willsher


St Day Neighbourhood Development Plan

A very successful follow up meeting was held in the Community Centre on Monday 04 September with 20 people present. Some very important steps were taken and it now seems very likely that there is sufficient enthusiasm within the parish to go ahead and start the process of developing an NDP …. but …. there will always be room for more willing volunteers so please contact the Parish Clerk or any of your Parish Councillors if you want to get involved. We would particularly like to hear from people who live in Scorrier, Busveal, Ninnis and other parts of the parish which are out of the centre of St Day.

The next important steps will be to register our intentions with Cornwall Council and apply for the funding which is available and also to develop an initial, short, questionnaire which we would like everyone, young and old, in St Day Parish (including a large part of Scorrier and all of Busveal) to complete. Someone will be knocking on your door very soon with the questionnaire as your answers are needed so that the volunteers can find out exactly what you think the plan should cover and how you would like to see the Parish of St Day develop over the next 15 years. Your ideas and opinions will decide what the plan covers.

Please keep checking on this website, in the quarterly parish newsletter and on notice boards for future updates on our progress.

Affordable Housing Development, Telegraph Hill

Due to the poor recent weather the official opening of the new development has been postponed as the road surface is not quite finished. Hopefully the new residents will still be moving in on Monday 31 July but the opening is now likely to take place in September.

Charity Bike Ride

Charity Bike Ride
Lawrence Dalby, who lives at Forth- an-Eglos in St Day, will be doing a 300 mile charity bike ride from London to Paris in September in aid of the Royal Cornwall Hospitals’ Charity. He aims to start from London on September 9th and park his bike outside the Eiffel Tower in Paris on September 12th (the day of his 50th birthday).
This is a tremendous task to undertake and Lawrence is doing it all to show his gratitude for the way in which the staff at Treliske Hospital cared for his mother during the last few hours of her life two years ago. All money raised will go to benefit the hospital and its staff.
It would be great if St Day could get behind Lawrence and help him to raise as much money as possible so, if you wish to support him and make a donation – no matter how small it will be greatly appreciated – please click on the link below and follow the instructions on his Virgin Money Charity Cycling page.


We all know that parking in St Day can be a real pain at times but getting stroppy with other residents isn’t the way to solve the problem!!
Apparently some people who are unable to park outside their own houses – maybe someone else is already parked there or there are double yellow lines – have suffered abuse when they have parked their cars elsewhere, but legally, in St Day.
We live in a village with very few off-street parking spaces and yet most householders own cars, often more than one. This means that we have to park carefully and be considerate with others, especially those who are unable to park outside their own properties. Getting into a slanging match with someone who has legally parked outside your house is not the answer and could land you in trouble with the police!
Just think, that person who has parked outside your house probably doesn’t want to be there and would much rather be parked outside their own house. They have probably also spent the last 15 minutes trying to find a parking space after a hard day’s work. Please be kind!!