The main topic of discussion at Withiel Parish Council’s April meeting was motorcycle noise at Ruthernbridge. PCSO Linda Thomas and County Council Environmental Protection Officer Jason Drew, who have been working on the issue, attended the meeting.

The Chairman, Cllr Sue Kirkby, reported that she and the Honorary Clerk, Cllr Simon Coy, had attended a meeting at Bodmin Police Station with PCSO Thomas, Jason Drew, the neighbourhood beat manager PC Laurie O’Toole, Sgt Jared Connor, and David Tapwell, the Planning Officer. The initial focus was on Cork Woods, the ownership of which was unknown. Efforts were being made to identify the owners. PCSO Thomas and Cllr Kirkby are undertaking a survey to establish the extent of the nuisance. Another meeting of this group is to be hosted by Withiel Parish Council.

Jason Drew told the Parish Council that Cornwall Council had had a number of complaints over the years about motorcycle scrambling in the area. A significant issue is the ownership of Cork Woods, which Mr Drew is working to establish. He said he hoped to have good news “in the next few weeks”.

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Draft Minutes of the meeting of Withiel Parish Council held in the Village Hall on Wednesday April 2

Present: Cllr Kirkby (Chair) Cllr Coy (Hon Clerk) Cllr Shearer, Cllr Harper, Cllr Malone, Cllr Nott-Bower

Plus PCSO Linda Thomas, Cornwall Council Environment Protection Officer Jason Drew, and eight members of the public.


224/14 Attendance

225/14 Declarations of interest: None

226/14 Invitation to members of the public to address the meeting. None

227/14 Approval of the minutes of the Withiel Parish Council meeting of March 12, 2014.  Proposed Cllr Malone, seconded Cllr Shearer.

228/14 Matters arising from the March 12 minutes: None

236/14 Motorcycle noise.

(Discussed out of sequence because of the presence of the County Council Environmental Protection Officer.)

Cllr Kirkby reported on a meeting at Bodmin Police Station attended by herself, Cllr Coy, PCSO Linda Thomas, environment officer Jason Drew, neighbourhood beat manager PC Laurie O’Toole, Sgt Jared Connor, and Planning Officer David Tapwell.

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miss garnet's angelApril 2014

Miss Garnet’s is a retired teacher who decides on a whim to spend six months in Venice and soon the city is bringing out a warmer side of herself she didn’t really know existed. Shy and ascetic by nature, the rich combination architecture, art, food and people begins to open her eyes to new challenges and opportunities.

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Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer – part-time

Salary in accordance with NALC and SLCC recommended rates

SCP 15 to SCP 19 (£8.428 to £9.345 per hour at the 2013 rates)

The Council seeks an enthusiastic, organised and personable individual to work 18 hours a month as part time Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer.

Working from home, we are looking for an individual with good administrative skills, who is well organised, adaptable and ideally will have had previous experience in a similar role.

Further information and application packs are available from:

Cllr Simon Coy, Clerk, Withiel Parish Council

Dipper Bridge

Ruthern Bridge


PL30 5LU

01208 831906

This appointment is being re-advertised with a

closing date for applications of Friday 2nd May 2014


Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 S.14: Temporary Prohibition of Traffic
for Kerriers Solar Farm.


Road from Chapel Road to Tremeere Lane, Bodmin

Road from Boskear Lane to Tremorebridge, Bodmin

Road from Kerriers Road to Tremorebridge, Bodmin

Kerriers Road, Bodmin


Originally 16th December to 28th March 2014,

now extended to 30th April 2014 (24 hours, weekends included)


cabling works


Marcus Bryant, Dragon Infrastructure Solutions, Tel: 01604 877407


Draft Minutes of a
Withiel Parish Council Meeting
at the Village Hall on
Wednesday 12 March 2014
at 7.15 pm

204/14 Attendance:
Cllrs Coy (Hon Clerk), Harper, Kirkby (Chairman), Nott-Bower, Shearer
Apologies from Cllr Malone (Business Commitments abroad)
205 /14 Members declaration of Interest and any requests for dispensations. Nil
206/14 Invitation for members of the Public to address the meeting
Mr Henry Harper “No way near the bridle path” and “Woods nothing to do with me”.
Mr Philip Cardew. As a now retired community watch coordinator he continued to receive a number of complaints about noisy bikes. He explained that the most effective procedure is to phone 101 and explained how to do it.
PCSO Linda Thomas introduced herself as Lloyd Painter’s replacement. She had previously worked as a PCSO in Fowey for 8 years, and she and Lloyd had swapped beats.
She reported that no crimes had been logged during February.

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Draft minutes

of the meeting of Withiel Parish Council

held in the Village Hall

on Monday February 17th, starting at 7:15pm

190 /14 Attendance: Present were Councillor Kirkby (Chairman) Councillor Coy (Hon Clerk) Councillor Nott-Bower, Councillor Harper, Councillor Shearer, Councillor Malone, plus four members of the public. (Councillor Nott-Bower was called away after an hour)

191 /14 Members declaration of interest and any requests for dispensations: None.

192 /14 Invitation for members of the public to address the meeting.

Max Simpson asked why Councillor Harper had stated he was not an approved contractor. There followed a debate which

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Requires a Parish Clerk

Hours to be negotiated at interview

Salary in accordance with NALC & SLCC recommended rates


We are looking for an experienced clerk to support the work of the Parish Council. Our precept is £4,750. The Clerk is our only employee.  Normal meetings are held monthly on the first Wednesday of the month.


For further information, please contact:


Cllr Simon Coy, Clerk, Withiel Parish Council

Dipper Bridge

Ruthern Bridge


PL30 5LU

01208 831906


Closing date for applications is Friday 28th March 2014.

Interviews will be held during the second week of April 2014







NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that RICHARD THOMAS has ceased to be a member of Withiel Parish Council and that a casual vacancy exists on the Council.


If, within 14 days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday and Bank Holidays) after the date of this Notice, a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to the Deputy Returning Officer of Cornwall Council at the Council Offices, Luxstowe House, Liskeard PL14 3DZ (phone 01579 341234) by TEN (or more) electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the vacancy.


If the Deputy Returning Officer receives fewer than ten written requests for an election by 20th March 2014 the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.


DATED this 28th Day of February 2014

Simon Coy

Clerk to Withiel Parish Council