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July meeting minutes

posted 3 Aug 2018, 09:24 by webmaster stgermansparishcouncil   [ updated 3 Aug 2018, 09:24 ]

Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held at the British Legion, Tideford on Monday 30th July 2018 at 7.00pm  are available here :

August Nut Tree

posted 29 Jul 2018, 12:01 by webmaster stgermansparishcouncil   [ updated 29 Jul 2018, 12:02 ]

The online edition of the August 2018 Nut Tree is available here  : The Nut Tree

July meeting

posted 24 Jul 2018, 06:45 by webmaster stgermansparishcouncil   [ updated 24 Jul 2018, 06:46 ]

The July Parish Council Meeting will be held at the British Legion in Tideford on Monday 30th July 2018 at 7pm to transact the business set out in the Agenda below.  

Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry Consultation

posted 18 Jul 2018, 04:08 by webmaster stgermansparishcouncil   [ updated 18 Jul 2018, 04:10 ]

The Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry Joint Committee has commenced a consultation exercise on the financing of the two crossings.

A leaflet and questionnaire in relation to this is attached and further background information can be accessed on the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry website at www.tamarcrossings.org.uk, by contacting the office on 01752 361577 or by collecting a copy from the offices at the Bridge or Ferry.

The consultation will run until 8th August 2018, following which the information gathered will be analysed and used to inform any future decisions made by the Joint Committee. The Joint Committee’s recommendations will be brought to Plymouth City Council and Cornwall Council later this year.Details of the consultation regarding future funding of the crossing and a questionnaire can be found below :

Port Eliot Festival (26th-29th July 2018)

posted 18 Jul 2018, 03:48 by webmaster stgermansparishcouncil   [ updated 18 Jul 2018, 03:49 ]

St Germans village parking issues or noise complaints please call: 
03301 226 185 

Train operator warns of significant disruption this Sunday

posted 14 Jul 2018, 01:57 by webmaster stgermansparishcouncil   [ updated 14 Jul 2018, 01:58 ]

Press release Friday 13 July

Great Western Railway is warning customers of significant disruption to services this coming Sunday and has lifted ticket restrictions to enable people to travel before the disruption hits.


Due to a number of factors including on-going engineering work; the World Cup Final taking place; the continuing good weather, and the start of the school holidays in some regions, there is a reduced number of available staff.


GWR is advising customers planning to travel on long distance intercity services on Sunday 15 July that a revised timetable will be in place with a significantly reduced number of trains in operation. Long-distance services – including routes between Paddington and Bristol, South Wales, Oxford and Devon and Cornwall will be most affected, with some changes to suburban services in the West. Trains that do run will be extremely busy.


Local stopping services in the Thames Valley are expected to run as normal.


Passengers are advised to travel as early as possible, and to consider switching their travel plans to alternate daysTo help with this, ticket restrictions have been removed from services on Saturday 14 and Monday 16 July, so that customers with tickets for Sunday, including Advance fixed train tickets can travel on other services. Ticket acceptance has also been agreed with CrossCountry trains.


GWR Managing Director Mark Hopwood said:

 “We will have managers and volunteers throughout our network to help at stations and on board, but unfortunately we will not be able to deliver our planned timetable of services; and the trains we are able to operate will be extremely busy.

 “I would encourage customers to travel on a different day if they are able to and we will happily offer refunds to those who choose not to travel.

 “We are very sorry for the inconvenience this disruption will cause.”


Full details of the revised timetable will be available online from Saturday 14 July for customers to check journeys before they travel.

Those who choose not to travel will be entitled to a full refund on their unused ticket (the GWR £10 administration fee is also waivered). To claim a refund please click here.

Follow us on Twitter @GWRUK and @GWRhelp

Rail timetable changes

posted 13 Jul 2018, 02:53 by webmaster stgermansparishcouncil   [ updated 13 Jul 2018, 02:54 ]

You may have seen Monday’s media release by the Rail Delivery Group, confirming that timetable changes for December 18 have been postponed.  This includes GWR timetable plans.

This is very disappointing news for customers. However, it is important that everyone is confident in the industry’s ability to deliver on timetable improvements as important as these, and although the delivery of trains and crew remains on track, it is clear from Network Rail’s recent review that there is some nervousness about the ability of the industry to deliver the new timetable in December 2018.

Given that position, we understand why Andrew Haines, new CEO of Network Rail, has recommended holding off key aspects of the December 2018 timetable change to protect day to day journeys for customers.

Changes to track layout and depot access in December will mean the current GWR timetable cannot simply be extended, and some work to re-write timetables will be needed. We will be working with Network Rail to make sure both our planning team, and theirs, have the support and resource required to ensure a smooth transition for some changes in December, with a view to May 2019 for the main timetable recast.

While timetable changes are pushed back, we will continue to deliver the improvements promised customers from early 2019, like the continued roll out of the Intercity Express Trains – which are more reliable and have around 20% more seats than the High Speed Trains they replace. However, it is the timetable change that brings faster journeys and frequency improvements and it is these additional benefits that will be delayed.

We will be keeping in close contact with Network Rail and will keep you updated as things progress.


Mark Hopwood | Managing Director | Great Western Railway

Triffle - emergency closure

posted 11 Jul 2018, 11:58 by webmaster stgermansparishcouncil

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 S.14: Temporary Prohibition of Traffic

Location:        Road From South Of Higher Padreda To Tregunnus Lane, Downderry 

Timing:           10th to 30th July 2018 (24 hours, weekends included), although the utility expects the works to be complete by  10th July 2018

Reason for Emergency Closure: restore customer service

Contact:          A Plant Lux for BT, Tel: 03700 500792

The above closure has been approved and is now in progress.   Please click the following link to view a map and associated documents:

View on https://roadworks.org?tm=106252017

Applicants and contractors are reminded that they are responsible for the provision, erection, maintenance and removal of all necessary signing.  Applicants are also reminded that they have undertaken to notify all interested parties known to be directly affected by the closure/restriction including, if appropriate, all frontagers on the length of the road such as local residents and businesses as well as other trader who may have to make deliveries and/or collections in the area

Kind Regards


Transport and Infrastructure Service

Cornwall Council

Tel: 0300 1234 222

Proposal for Devon and Cornwall Police to merge with Dorset Police

posted 3 Jul 2018, 09:03 by webmaster stgermansparishcouncil   [ updated 3 Jul 2018, 09:04 ]

A new website has been created which provides details of the proposal, FAQs and importantly, a survey in which you can give your views.




It is important that as many people complete this survey as possible to ensure the public’s views are heard. The link to the survey is below and is open until 27th August 2018.





Many thanks


The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

July Nut Tree

posted 1 Jul 2018, 05:04 by webmaster stgermansparishcouncil   [ updated 29 Jul 2018, 12:01 ]

The online edition of the July 2018 Nut Tree is available here  : The Nut Tree

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