Welcome to the official website for St Keyne Parish Council
Next council meeting
Will be held on Tuesday 13 November 2018 7.30pm in St Keyne Parish Hall. The agenda for the meeting will be published on this website six days before the meeting. Residents and other members of the public are invited to attend. Download a calendar of meetings for 2019 here.
Notice of casual vacancy
Loveday Carlyon has ceased to be a member of St Keyne Parish Council and a casual vacancy exists on the council. If you are interested in joining the parish council and would like to know more, please contact the Clerk on 01579-342437 or contact him via this link. You can read the full official notice here.
Meet the police
St Keyne welcomes the mobile police station to the Village Hall on the morning of Wednesday 14 November. PCSO Bex Steed will be attending between 10am and midday to answer your questions and concerns about community safety. The hall will also be open for coffee and cakes.
Jubilee Park Improvements
On October 9 2018, parish councillors agreed to set aside £10,000 to purchase a range of children's play equipment that will be installed in Jubilee Park over the coming months. You can download a copy of the newsletter have produced here to learn more about the project. If you have any comments to make, please contact the clerk using this webform.
Notice of conclusion of audit
The parish council's auditors have approved the accounts and governance for the year 2017/18. Download a copy of the certificate here which includes details of when you can make an inspection of the annual return.
Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting and the Chair's Report held on 8 May 2018 are available here.
Grants & Donations
The parish council is pleased to announce that from November 2017, it has set up a fund to award small grants and donations to voluntary groups in the parish. If you meet the criteria that councillors have set (read our Frequently Asked Questions) and can accept our Terms & Conditions, please write a letter to the Clerk explaining how you will use the money. Applications must be made at least one week before the date of the next council meeting.
St Keyne Lawn Cemetery
The parish council maintains a small lawn cemetery adjacent to St Mary's Church. Visit our webpage here for more information.
If you have any issues with potholes, dogs, abandoned vehicles, graffiti, flytipping or planning, the easiest way to report it to Cornwall Council is to go online. Download this guide to logging your complaint - Cornwall Council will acknowledge your complaint and give you a reference number so that you can track its progress.
St Keyne Parish Council Privacy Notice
Your privacy is important to us and we take care to protect it. We will only share your data in very specific circumstances. Follow this link to view and download the council's General Privacy Notice. If you have any questions about your data privacy, contact the Data Protection Officer using this webform.
St Keyne Parish Council meets monthly to manage the affairs of the parish.
If you need to contact any of the councillors or raise an issue for discussion at the meeting, use this webform to contact the Parish Clerk.
How the Parish Council spends your money
Every November, parish councillors will agree what their spending plans are for the following financial year. This means that they set a budget, and then separately agree how to fund the work.
Their first action will always be to examine what funds are remaining in the council's current and savings accounts. Some of these funds may already be ringfenced for projects in the parish or to pay for existing expenses. Any difference between the cost of maintaining parish services and whatever free money there is will be met by way of a local tax. This is called the 'precept' and is set by councillors at their November meeting. The precept is collected by Cornwall Council along with your council tax. If you need information about ways to reduce the amount of council tax and precept you pay, follow this link to Cornwall Council's advice pages.
If you would like to know more about the current precept, you can download this briefing note here that councillors were given before they made their decision in November 2017.
The parish council has agreed four key items in its Forward Plan for 2018/19. Download and view a copy here.
About the parish
The parish of St Keyne lies on the edge of the Looe valley between the parishes of Liskeard (to the north and east) and Duloe (to the south and west). It is one of the smallest parishes in the country. In the 16th century it consisted of one estate, Lametton, which in 1911 was divided into separate lots and sold to individual buyers.
The village of St Keyne has a railway station, the 'St Keyne Wishing Well Halt', on the branch line to Looe. The St Keyne Village Hall and Social Club hosts a variety of activities and events and there is a large recreation ground on the outskirts of the village.
The Church of St. Keyne on the southern edge of the village dates back to the 15th and early 16th centuries and there are indications that, in earlier times, a Norman church once stood at St Keyne.
Saint Keyne is said to be responsible for the construction of St Keyne’s Well, situated just outside the village, which was the old baptismal well. In Victorian times the holy well at St Keyne had the reputation of conferring supremacy to the marriage partner who first tasted it.