Welcome to the official website for St Keyne Parish Council
Next council meeting
Will be held on Tuesday 9 April 2019 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.
Appointment of new parish councillor
At its public meeting on 12 March 2019, councillors voted to co-opt Frances Lewis to serve as parish councillor until May 2021. All councillors welcome Frances and wish her well in her new role..
Jubilee Park Improvements & Survey
Thank you to everyone who completed the survey for us. You can download a copy of the final survey results, together with charts and summaries.
Play equipment now in use!
The last Jubilee Park Newsletter is available to download here. Installation is now completed and the official opening will be on Saturday 20 April 2019. More details soon.
If you own a dog and completed the survey, parish councillors would like to speak with you. Please make contact with the clerk's office and leave your name and email address.
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.
This Briefing Note explains how the budget and precept were set for the financial year 2019-2020, and includes highlights of the council's spending plans for the next year.
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.