On this page you can find out more about the activities and groups that exist in Pillaton. Either scroll down the page or use the links on the right to take you dreckly to the relevant section.
Arts and Crafts
The Pillaton Arts and Crafts Group had its inaugural meeting recently. Further meetings are scheduled every Thursday afternoon from 2 - 5 pm. in the Village Hall. A committee has been set up consisting of Wendy Wyatt with Jo and Don King to represent the Arts interests and Linda Mavin, Elizabeth Barton and Liz Hamilton for Crafts.
For those of you who couldn't make it we agreed to take it in turns to supply the tea/coffee and biscuits and we will pay £2 each at every meeting to cover the cost of the hall and other sundries. The craft group and the art group will operate more or less independently but not exclusively i.e. anyone can go to either group as they choose. Lizi will answer any queries about the craft activities and we will do the same for the art. The date for our first exhibition has been set for April 5th 2014. Any suggestions for activities gratefully received.
Meeting details can be found in the PAAC Programme.
There is the opportunity to take part in Tower bell and/or Hand bell ringing if you wish. Practice night for the Tower bells is Tuesday at 7.30 pm. in the church of St Odulphus. Hand bell practice normally takes place on Wednesday evenings.
More information and contact details can be found on this ringing news page.
Practice every Wednesday at the church.
This group puts on a show at the Village Hall twice a year. You can see some photographs from the latest one here.
Committee members can be contacted as follows: Ken Beal (Chairman) 389156; Rose Peter (Vice-chair) 349817; Linda Mavin (Secretary) 350956; Carole Hoskin (Show Secretary) 350063.
Recent Incident - September 2013
It has been brought to my notice that a local chicken farmer has had 30 hens stolen in one event. Have you seen anything unusual around the village? If so, please inform the Police on 101 or contact PC Chris Chilcott, Neighbourhood Beat Manager (telephone 101 ext 5801).
Hens are sometimes in an isolated spot. There are several smallholdings with stock within the parish of Pillaton. Maybe it would wise to review your security in light of this.
Our Neighbourhood Police Office is based at Saltash Police Station and can be contacted on 01752 854528. If nobody is there, leave a message and they will get back to you. To report an incident, telephone 08452 777 444. In an emergency, telephone 999.
I have a pack of Neighbourhood Watch window stickers, should anyone require one or to wish help in setting a communication network in the Village or getting involved in some way, please contact me on 350495.
We are lucky to have so many children in the Village they deserve safety, so drivers/bikers, please reduce your speed within the Village. Slow down and take your foot off the accelerator. Thank you.
Thursday morning sessions are run by Liz Court from 10 - 11 am. at the Village Hall. For more details, or to contact Liz, see her website, the bodyworks.
This amateur dramatic group puts on occasional performances in the Village Hall.
Pillaton Village News
The Village News has been going for several decades now to keep the local community up to date with events. It is published every other month and more recent copies can be viewed or downloaded from the Village News page.
The village has a skittles league in which teams of six usually play once a month during October to March with the champions at the end receiving a trophy. These are fun evenings and not taken too seriously although inevitably things can get a bit competitive at times.
Whilst not actually held in Pillaton, a number of villagers are active members of the Callington U3A. This is an organisation for people no longer in full time employment which meets from 10 until 12 noon in Callington Town Hall on the first Monday of the month (or the following Monday if that is a Bank Holiday).
At these meetings there will usually be a speaker, an opportunity to meet other members in an informal atmosphere and the chance to find out more about the special interest groups that meet in various venues throughout the month. These groups include such activities as art, creative writing, needlework, walking, music appreciation, science and many more.
To find out more, come along to one of the monthly meetings or visit the Callington U3A web site.
For names and locations of other U3A groups in the vicinity, see the main U3A website.
Walks around Pillaton
Andrew Harris has very kindly produced a booklet containing a number of walks for you to tackle that start and finish in the village. Maps and directions are given for half-a-dozen walks with distances varying from about 2.5 miles up to 8 miles. See Walks Around Pillaton for versions to view on-line or to print.
The Pillaton WI (Women's Institute)
We are a friendly group and welcome new members, so if you would like to come along to see what we do, please join us in Pillaton Village Hall. We meet at 7.30 pm. on the second Monday of each month except August.
The WI Programme has contact details and a list of events planned for 2012-3.
Reports on the monthly meetings can be found using the links below.
Tuesday evening from 6.30 to 7.30 pm. in the Village Hall. For more details see the Zumba poster.