Welcome to the official website for St Keyne Parish Council
Next council meeting
Will be held on Tuesday 10 March 2020 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 2020 here.
Boundary Review of St Keyne & Trewidland
In December 2019, Cornwall Councillors voted to approve a consultation on what St Keyne and Dobwalls & Trewidland Parish Councils had agreed about the transfer of the settlement between them. This consultation is open until 24 March 2020 and the Electoral Review Panel will publish its final recommendations by June. If you would like to comment on the proposals, email them at CGRs@cornwall.gov.uk.
Cllr Sally Lewis, Chair of St Keyne Parish Council has written this summary of the council's submission. [15/1/20]
The council is also publishing a Newsletter to keep you up to date with developments. Download a copy here.[16/1/20]
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.
New fencing at Jubilee Park
Work on new fencing and the installation of waste bins and benches has been delayed because of the recent bad weather. It is expected to be complete before the end of January 2020.The council has been in discussions with St Keynines Dog Club and have agreed a simple set of rules for dog walkers. Download a copy here. Councillors will be reviewing how the trial scheme is operating to allow accompanied dogs in Jubilee Park (outside of the play area). If you have comments, please contact the Clerk's Office. [15/1/20]
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 2020-2021, and includes highlights of the council's spending plans for the next year.
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.