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Pillaton Village News Magazine - 18th September 2017

Cover of September 2017 Pillaton Village News magazine

The September edition of the Pillaton Village News has just been published with all the latest news and gossip!

For older editions, see Village News.


Ellbridge Finger Post Repainted - 17th September 2017

Newly painted finger post at Ellbridge, September 2017

We now have a repainted finger post at Ellbridge cross-roads, thanks to Councillor Gary Bridgman.


Summer Show - 2nd September 2017

Pillaton 2017 Summer Show Exhibit. Photo by Ian Edwards

The Pillaton Gardening Club's Summer Show has just taken place. See Linda Mavin's report to find out who won what.

See also photographs of the occasion, sent to us by Ian Edwards, at Gardening Club Summer Show 2017.


July Rainfall - 1st August 2017

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Although we had some hot, sunny days, July also had more rain than the last few years and proved to be the wettest since 2012. See Rainfall Figures for details.


Police Message - 28th July 2017

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A police notice has been received about Online Scams and False Online Links. Please do heed these warnings.


Pillaton Village News Magazine - 21st July 2017

Cover of July 2017 Pillaton Village News magazine

The July edition of the Pillaton Village News is now out and has a report on the Cherry Feast and lots more.

See the Village News page for links to other editions published over the past few years.


Pillaton Village Hall Committee Minutes - 19th June 2017

Village Hall Committee AGM minutes have been added to the website.

Police Message - 27th May 2017

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A police notice has been received about SMS phishing (Smishing) activity on mobile phones. Smishing Fraud Alert has the details. Please do take note of these warnings.


Pillaton Village News Magazine - 21st May 2017

Cover of May 2017 Pillaton Village News magazine

The May edition of the Pillaton Village News has just been issued. It includes reports on the Family Fun Day, Annual Spring Show, Skittles League, various WI activities and more.

See the Village News page for links to other editions published over the past few years.


Family Fun Day - 13th May 2017

Image from Pillaton's Family Fun Day 2017

Saturday saw a good turn out for the Family Fun Day, organised by the WW1 Commemoration Group. This was a celebration to mark the purchase of the playing field and park for the village in perpetuity. The event was opened by Sarah Coryton, the Lord High Sheriff of Cornwall. There were plenty of children's activities during the afternoon and cream teas could be had in the Village Hall. A Hog Roast and licensed bar were available during the evening and two live bands provided music into the night. A full report will appear in the next issue of the Pillaton Village News to be published later this month.

For some photographs of the event, see the Family Fun Day gallery page.


Notice of This Year's Cherry Feast - 4th May 2017

Pillaton Cherry Feast image

July 9th this year sees the 40th anniversary of the current Cherry Feasts. Some background information and details on how to get there can be found on the Cherry Feast page.


April Rainfall - 3rd May 2017

Rain on the window

No doubt the steady rain we had on the last day of April was welcomed by the gardeners amongst you. Without that, it would have been the driest April since our records began seven years ago. See Rainfall Figures for details.


Skittles League Dinner - 30th April 2017

Pillaton Skittles League Dinner

The annual Skittles League Presentation Dinner took place last night in the Village Hall. After another enjoyable meal from Shirley, John Stannard presented the awards. This year it proved to be almost a clean sweep for the Knackered Monks: Paul Brewer took the award for highest men's score, Cathy Bowyer the award for highest women's score and captain Sue White collected the main trophy for the team. The Wild Indians did though win the evening's quiz (organised by Len White), compensation perhaps for taking the wooden spoon place in the skittles.

See Skittles League Dinner for some photos of the event.


Keeping the Park Gardens Tidy - 20th April 2017

Anne Bartlett and Linda Mavin did some sterling work in the park recently, tidying up and spreading bark chips. Keeping the garden beds tidy is an ongoing requirement so if anyone can help with this, please contact Linda on 350956. See Volunteers Wanted for further details.


Police Message - 3rd April 2017

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A police notice has been received about recent email phishing attacks, this time appearing to come from a Law Abiding Citizen. Please do take note of these warnings.


Skittles League Final Places - 2nd April 2017

Pillaton Skittles League Game

This season's Skittle League was not resolved until the final night with the Dare Devils unable to win their games by a large enough margin to overhaul the Knackered Monks. Final scores for the season can be found in Skittles League 2017.


Pillaton Village News Magazine - 30th March 2017

Cover of March 2017 Pillaton Village News magazine

The March edition of the Pillaton Village News is available. It includes news about the purchase of the playing field and plans for a Family Fun Day to celebrate this, an article by Ann Henderson covering various interpretations on the timing of Spring, another of Don King's continuing WW1 Diary articles and more.

See the Village News page for links to other editions published over the past few years.


Spring Show - 25th March 2017

Pillaton 2017 Spring Show Exhibit. Photo by Ian Edwards

The Pillaton Gardening Club's Spring Show was held on 25th March. Ian Edwards was there with his camera to photograph many of the exhibits and we are grateful for him sending us some to use on the website. See the Gardening Club Spring Show 2017 for these.


Pillaton Gardening Club Design Competition - 23rd March 2017

A competition has been announced for 14 year olds and under to design the front cover of Pillaton Gardening Club's Summer Show schedule. Closing date is 30th June 2017.

Volunteers Needed to Weed Flower Beds - 23rd March 2017

Volunteers are required to help keep the flower beds tidy in the village playing field area. Please see the Volunteers Wanted poster on the Notices page.

Place-Names of the Parish of Pillaton - 22nd March 2017

Following his recent appearance as speaker at a WI meeting, we are very pleased to be able to include on the website Dr. Ken George's observations on the origins and meanings of Place-Names of the Parish of Pillaton. Thanks must also go to Robin Dwane who kindly typed up the information in a form suitable for use here.

Police Message - 7th February 2017

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Another police notice has been received about another Telephone Scam. Please do take note of these warnings.


January Rainfall - 4th February 2017

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A surprisingly dry and often sunny January until the last few days. Even so, it was the driest January we have had since our records started in 2011. See Rainfall Figures for details.


Pillaton Village News Magazine - 25th January 2017

Cover of January 2017 Pillaton Village News magazine

The January edition of the Pillaton Village News is now out. It includes a report and photos from the Christmas Tree Festival, another of Don King's WW1 Diary articles and details of some social events that are coming up soon.

See the Village News page for links to other editions published over the past few years.


Police Message - 23rd January 2017

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Another police notice has been received, this time it is about Fraudulent Tradesmen Emails. Please do take note of these warnings.

See also Robin Dwane's timely article about scams in the Editor's section of the latest Pillaton News.


Police Message - 5th January 2017

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A police warning has been received regarding Fake Amazon Emails. Please be aware of this.


Annual Rainfall - 3rd January 2017

Rain on the window

December, with only 57 mm (2.24") of rain, proved to be the driest one we have had since our records began in 2011. Pillaton's total rainfall for 2016 was 1203.5 mm (47.38"), the second driest year since 2011. See Rainfall Figures for details.



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