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

Photo of PAAC Exhibition, April 2014

The Pillaton Arts and Crafts Group was set up in the Autumn of 2013. Meetings are generally held fortnightly on Tuesday afternoons from 2 - 5 pm. in the Village Hall. The current committee consists of Jo and Don King (350890) to represent the Arts interests and Linda Mavin, Elizabeth Barton and Liz Hamilton for Crafts.

Its first exhibition was held on April 5th 2014 and proved very successful. See photos from this and other meetings:

Bell Ringing

Tower bell ringing

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.

Book Group

A small book reading group that normally meets at 7.30 pm. on the third Thursday of the month. Turns are taken to select a book that is read by all in the period leading up to the meeting. Discussion about the book then takes place during the meeting which is hosted by the chooser at their house. Usually there is plenty of time to chat about other things too! For further details, contact Jo King (350890).


Practice every Wednesday at the church.

Gardening Club

Village show vegetables

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; Linda Mavin (Secretary) 350956; Carole Hoskin (Show Secretary) 350063.

Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch Logo

Neighbourhood Watch Message - 17 January 2019

Our local Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator, Andrew Harris, has passed on a warning about Suspicious Persons in the area. Please take note.

Earlier Messages

Links to Previous Neighbourhood Watch and Police Messages


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.

Other Matters

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.

Stay Safe.

Andrew Harris - Pillaton Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator.

Pentillie Castle

Pentillie Castle with Dartmoor in the background

Although not open every day, Pentillie Castle has open days and runs special events throughout the year. For more details, see the Pentillie website.


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.

Pillaton Players

This amateur dramatic group puts on occasional performances in the Village Hall.

Pillaton Village News

Cover of the Village News magazine

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.

Pillaton World War One Commemoration Group

Pillaton playing field

The Group was established in 2014 to recognise the lasting impact of the Great War on Pillaton and wider society, and to provide a lasting legacy of the 100th anniversary of the war. Its aim was to purchase for the parish, in perpetuity, the playing field adjacent to Pillaton Village Hall. The Group organised local fund raising events and activities and also arranged funding from external bodies. The Group achieved its aim of completing the purchase by the 100th anniversary of the Armistice in November 2018. Details of activities and events managed by the Group were published on the website and in the Village News. Contacts for the Group were the Chairman, Peter Johnson (351409) and Secretary, Chris Ley (351033).

Skittles League


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.

The 2018-19 season starts in October, details can be found in Pillaton Skittles League 2018/2019.

Reports, photographs and other Items relating to older Skittles League seasons can be accessed from the Skittles League Archive.


At the U3A Exhibition Day

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

'Walks Around Pillaton' booklet cover

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 2015-6.

A special meeting was held on Saturday, 19th September 2015 as part of the WI's 100th Anniversary celebrations. A report and link to photographs of this can be found on WI 100th Anniversary Celebration.

Reports on the monthly meetings can be found using the links below. (NB. If not listed below, try the relevant Village News as more recent reports are often to be found there.)

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