Welcome to the Withiel website

Dates for the diary

If you have an upcoming event to be added to the list on the right,

please send date, time, venue and a brief description to jobrackenbury@btconnect.com


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Withiel village hall is open

Withiel village hall has been open for bookings since May 17, though Covid-19 restrictions remain in place until June 21. Until then, multiple groups of either up to six people or two households can attend,  with no mixing between groups.

All hirers must accept Covid-19 hire conditions and keep a note of all attendees for track and trace purposes. Face coverings must be worn by all unless exempt or sat eating or drinking at a table.

Ladies and Gents loos are closed but the disabled toilet is available. The kitchen is also closed.

To book, or for more information, call Tony Liddicoat, chairman of the Playing Fields Association, on 01208 831224 or Stephen Horrocks on 01208 832613.                                           (Posted May 28)

The bridge at Grogley Halt

Birds have been nesting in the structure of this bridge and repair work, which had been due to begin at the end of March, has been postponed – presumably for months. In the meantime, the bridge continues to be open to pedestrians and cyclists. In all probability it will never reopen for cars as necessary strengthening work is prohibitively costly.                                                 (Posted April 2, 2021)

Litter pick

We are all proud of where we live and cannot help but notice how much rubbish has appeared in our hedgerows. Over the next few months it would be great if we, as a community, could go out in a responsible manner to collect and bag it up.

We cannot run an organised event so we are looking for volunteers we can coordinate to litter pick safely, ideally from the same household or bubble, or individually at a safe distance from each other.

The main areas to cover are St Wenn, Withiel, Tregonetha, Treliver, Demelza, Rosenannon, and some sections of the road from Tregonetha to Winnards Perch.

St Wenn Parish Council has kindly acquired litter picking sticks and agreed to raise concerns with both Cornwall Council recycling department and Cornwall Services about the additional rubbish they contribute to our country lanes.                                                                                       (Posted Feb 23)

Contact: Neil Rose, 07506 952225 neilrose17@gmail.com  

Jo Trudgian, 07845 093765 henjapel@aol.com

Withiel church

To receive the latest information about church matters, contact Simon Coy

on withielchurch@gmail.com or 01208 831906 to be added to his email list.

Superfast wifi in the village hall

The village hall wifi has been upgraded and we now have download speeds of 70 mbps. The wifi code is on the main board as you go into the hall.


Photo by Charlotte Vosper – 2020

News and Views online

News and Views is a community magazine edited and produced by Ted and Jenny Pentland. For 20 years they have gathered dates of flower festivals, pub nights, hunt balls and yoga classes, dog shows, pantomimes and Christmas parties. They have published news of weddings and funerals, book clubs, autumn shows and church services, as well as  memories of the old days and plans for the future. All this and more is provided each and every month.

Now News and Views is online. It will still be delivered by hand, and is available at the Ruthern Valley Holidays shop, the Real Food Garden shop and in the village bus shelter,  but now residents of surrounding villages and hamlets will be able to share it too.

Please send your information and articles for inclusion in News and Views as before, by the 20th of the month, to:

Ted Pentland
News and Views
The Mill House Coddles
Withiel, Bodmin, PL30 5NW
Telephone: 01208 831186
Email: miniashe7@gmail.com