News and Events - 2010


Handbell Ringers perform at Cotehele - 16th December 2010

Pillaton Handbell Ringers at Cotehele

For two hours in the afternoon, the Pillaton & St. Mellion Handbell Ringers gave a performance of Christmas music in the hall of the National Trust property at Cotehele to an appreciative audience who braved the wintry weather. The hall has very good acoustics and the bells were heard to great advantage. Comments overheard from some of the visitors as they were leaving included "they were very good" and "the arrangements were good".

Officials from the National Trust at Cotehele and the Ringers all felt that it was a successful event, very much in keeping with the spirit of Christmas, and there was talk of making a repeat visit at some stage. Photographs of the event

Christmas Bazaar - 12th December 2010

A successful Christmas Bazaar was held in the village hall with proceeds going to the Precious Lives Appeal.

Recycling and waste survey - 11th December 2010

Cornwall Council is currently reviewing the way your recycling and waste is collected and it would value your views. Details and survey form are on the Council Website. Paper copies of this survey are also available at the Council One Stop Shops and libraries. Closing date for input is 31st December 2010.

Latest Pillaton Village News - 2nd December 2010

By now most of you should have received the latest Pillaton Village News in its normal printed magazine format but you can also download it from this Village News page if you wish, along with a growing number of earlier issues.

Help for Heroes Auction of Promises - 20th November 2010

The Help for Heroes Auction of Promises was a highly successful and fun evening that raised a final fantastic total of £5,232.74, and a cheque for this amount was presented to David Gammell on 8 December 2010.

"That's Life" - 6th November 2010

Chris Batters entertained us with his third show, which included a picture and musical quiz that was won by Table No. 3 (Pete & Jenny Francis, Gary & Marie Sims, David & Jenny Shawcross). This was a very enjoyable evening and Shirley cooked and served another of her superb meals.

The raffle raised £88 and we would like to thank Shirley Floyd, Len White, June Hutfield and Heather for providing the raffle prizes. The proceeds from the evening will go to Village Hall funds.

The Social Committee (Ann, Shirley & Sue) will be meeting shortly to discuss future events for 2011.

Sue White

Pillaton Community Project - 30th October 2010

Further improvements are being planned for the area outside the Village Hall.

Pillaton Bells Project Souvenir Booklet - 6th October 2010

Pillaton Bells Project Booklet Cover

Maire Warwick has just produced a very professional looking souvenir booklet to commemorate the 2009 project to refurbish and augment the ring of bells at St Odulph.

The booklet starts with a background to the bells and the project. It then takes you to Whitechapel Bell Foundry in London for the casting of the two new bells followed by the removal, refurbishment and return of the old bells. Before the bells were rehung, they were left on display in the church for viewing and were visited by some of the local schools. After the Hallowing Service, the bells were installed again in the tower and the project culminated with the visit in June by the Bishop of Truro to dedicate the new bells.

All these stages are covered by the profusely illustrated booklet which serves as an excellent record of what was a significant event in the history of Pillaton.

This 30 page full colour booklet, priced £7.50, is available from Maire Warwick, Butternhill, The Row, Pillaton. Tel: 350711.

MacMillan Coffee Morning - 24th September 2010

A huge 'Thank you' to everyone who supported the coffee morning in aid of Macmillan cancer support and Sue Ryder Care. A total of £750 was raised and of course, those who pay tax and signed the 'Gift Aid' form, will enable money to be reclaimed from the taxman, which increases the overall total.

My very grateful 'Thanks' too, for all of the help given to me on the day - it really was a 'Team' effort. Without that help it can't happen!

Helen Edwards

Wallace and Gromit at The Weary Friar - 10th September 2010

Wallace and Gromit on motorbike and sidecar (floral sculpture)

Wallace and Gromit outside The Weary Friar

A larger than life representation of Wallace and Gromit on motorbike and sidecar appeared outside The Weary Friar on Friday and should be stopping there for a while. This clever re-creation is a floral sculpture by local nursery and plant specialist, Kernock Park Plants.


Pillaton Gardening Club Summer Show - 4th September 2010

An excellent turn out was had for the Annual Show. See the report for details plus a list of Prize Winners.

Church News - September 2010

St. Melanus (in St. Mellion) is undergoing some major repair work. For more on this and for St. Odulph dates for your diary, see the latest Church News.

Neighbourhood Watch News - 3rd September 2010

You will be pleased to hear that the Police caught the persons responsible for the drive-through vandal attack at the end of June and have taken them to court.

Pillaton Players AGM - 18th August 2010

The successful performances of “The Big Bang Mystery” in April 2010 renewed interest in reviving the Pillaton Players. The purpose of this meeting was to ensure that the organization of The Pillaton Players was formalized. For more about this see the meeting minutes.

Cherry Feast - 11th July 2010

A fantastic day! The weather kept fine and we had record crowds that resulted in a record sum raised for the Fabric Fund. This was all due to the great team work, with much preparation and cake making going on before, and on the day itself everyone putting in a great effort, be they tent errectors, furniture movers or people minding the stalls. The result in cash terms was a record £6500 so a very big thank you to everyone involved.

John Tucker

Garden Safari - 27th June 2010

We had a hot sunny summer's day for the Pillaton Garden Safari which played a part in making this WI organised event very successful.

Pillaton Bells Dedicated - 19th June 2010

On 19th June 2010 the culminating event of the Pillaton Bells Project took place when the Bishop of Truro, the Right Reverend Tim Thornton, visited the church to dedicate the new bells and rededicate the refurbished 1809 and 1909 bells.

The Big Bang Mystery - April 2010

The quiet village of Pillaton experienced murder on two nights in April when Inspector Bilge (Don King) came to talk about his experiences in the MOD Police.


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