This page gives information about the local amenities. Either scroll down the page or use the links on the right to go to the relevant section.
Note: Still use 999 in an emergency.
- Police: 01752 854528 for our local Police Station (Saltash)
- Callington Health Centre: 01579 382666
- Saltash Health Centre: 01752 842281
- Saltash Port View Surgery: 0844 477 3008
- Western Power Distribution - to report loss of electricity supply: 0800 365 900
- South West Water - to report loss of mains water supply: 0800 169 1144
- Cornwall County Council: 0300 1234 100
- Environment Agency - current level of the River Lynher at Pillaton
St Odulphus is the village church and is part of the United Benefice of St Mellion-with-Pillaton, St. Dominick, Landulph & St. Indract that was formed when resources were pooled in 2011. Services are shared amongst the churches within this benefice. For dates, times and locations of Church Services, see the notice board list.
The village hall started life in 1838 as the village school. In about 1955 the school was closed and, after remaining unused for a while, the building was taken over as the village hall. Subsequently it has been refurbished and extended. Many village activities take place in the hall and it is available for hire. You can contact Rosemary Long on 350466 for more details about hiring the hall.
There is a convenience store, Post Office, garage and petrol station at Hatt. The nearest shops after that are those in Callington, including a new Tesco store, but Carkeel and Saltash have a reasonable selection including a Waitrose and Lidl. Some of the major supermarkets will do deliveries to the village. Check out your preferred store for further details.
Local produce, including eggs, can be had from Hedge Veg spots in the area. These include High Kernock and Keasons Farm. In addition, Smeaton Farm sells pork, lamb and beef.
Pillaton used to have a bus service but that ceased running quite a few years ago.
The nearest commercial bus services now are the First 76 (Launceston-Callington-Saltash-Plymouth) and Western Greyhound 576 (Bude-Launceston-Callington-Saltash-Plymouth) routes which follow the main Callington to Saltash road (A388) and call at St Mellion, about two fairly hilly miles from here.
The main Penzance-Plymouth-Exeter-(Bristol)-Reading-Paddington railway line passes some five miles south of the village with stations at Liskeard, Menheniot, St. Germans and Saltash as optional points to board or alight. Train services from these stations though are not as frequent as those at Plymouth and, although 12 miles away, that is probably the best station to use.
If travelling by rail, it is often cheaper to buy tickets in advance. Check prices, times and availability on the National Rail website.
Normal refuse collection day (from April 2012) is every Tuesday.
Recycling day is alternate Tuesdays on dates shown below. Collections will continue as normal on all bank holidays except Christmas Day and Boxing Day when rubbish will be collected the following week.
Collection of garden waste (if you have subscribed to the service) alternates on Tuesdays with Recycling collections. The tables above show dates for Recycling so garden waste collections will be made on those Tuesdays NOT shown above.
It is advisable to have any items for collection ready at the roadside by 7.30 am. on the appropriate day.
The nearest household waste disposal site is at Saltash (near Waitrose).
The area is mostly given over to farming but Kernock Park Plants (KPP) is a major plant grower and wholesaler.
Both seasonal and year round accommodation is available in the area ranging from camping and caravan sites through holiday cottages and on to hotels.
For Bed & Breakfast (AA 4* rated) or camping, try Smeaton Farm which is about a mile from the village.
Kernock Cottages manage four luxury cottages just outside the village that are available for booking throughout the year.
Likewise Lower Trewashford Farm Holiday Cottages offer three comfortable and well-equiped 4 star self catering farm cottages converted from an old milking parlour, perfect for self catering holidays in Cornwall and winter short breaks.
If you prefer a hotel, then there is the Weary Friar situated in the centre of the village, St Mellion International Resort in the next village, or the grandeur of Pentillie Castle which overlooks the River Tamar.
For a very useful on-line library site containing categorised links to all sorts of reference material including books, music, environment, education, culture, health, science, etc., try the Cyber Library. It could keep you occupied for hours delving into a wealth of fascinating information and all without having to venture out into the wind and the rain!
We have the St Mellion International Resort almost on our doorstep and the China Fleet Country Club on the outskirts of Saltash. There are also Leisure Centres with swimming pools in Saltash and Liskeard.