News and Events


November Rainfall - 2nd December 2018

Rain on the window

November proved to be the wettest month we have had since Brian Hutfield began his rainfall records almost eight years ago. The 295mm (11.61") of rainfall beat the previous highest that was recorded in January 2014. See Rainfall Figures for details.


Skittles League Latest - 26th November 2018

Skittles League matches have now finished for this year as we take a break for Christmas. They will resume again on 10th January. Currently the Mavericks are heading the league table with the Dare Devils in second place. Scores and remaining fixtures can be found in Skittles League 2019.


Pillaton Village News Magazine - 17th November 2018

Cover of November 2018 Pillaton Village News magazine

The November edition of the Pillaton Village News has been published. In it you will find items covering the Armistice Centenary commemorations including the unveiling of the Armistice Tree Mosaic, the Pumpkin Festival, WI reports, Ann Henderson's regular feature "Pillaton Pauses", and more.

For older editions, see Village News.


Police Notice of Cold Callers - 15th November 2018

Neighbourhood Watch Logo

A police warning about forceful cold callers in the area has been received. Details, advice and contact information can be found in Cold Callers.


Phone Box Defibrillator - 14th November 2018

Pillaton's new defibillator, 14 Nov 2018

A defibrillator has now been installed in the old village phone box. See further details about the installation, suport, training and contacts in Chris Ley's Pillaton Defibrillator report. The village library will continue to share the phone box.


Armistice Event - 11th November 2018

Pillaton Armistice Event, 11 November 2018

The Armistice Centenary Commemoration Event took place on Sunday 11th November at the Village Hall and playing field. This was the final part of the Pillaton World War I Commemoration Group's series of activities and events that have been arranged over the past four years.

The evening opened with a display of World War I related information, photographs and artefacts. This was followed by the unveiling of 'The Armistice Tree', a memorial mosaic made by members of the Pillaton Arts and Crafts Group.

After this came the lighting of the beacon, one of over 1000 'Beacons of Light' across the nation symbolising an end to the darkness of war and a return to the light of peace. Then, to close the evening, the bells of St Odulph joined in with those of many other cathedrals and churches across the land in 'Ringing Out for Peace'.

See Armistice Event for photographs of the occasion and the November Village News for additional information.


Bell Ringing - 11th November 2018

Pillaton Bell Ringing, 11 November 2018

The Armistice centenary on Sunday 11th November proved a busy day for the local bell ringers. In addition to ringing for the traditional Remembrance Day service in the morning, they were in action again at 1230 and in the evening. The 1230 ringing was in connection with a national campaign "Ringing Remembers" whilst the evening session saw them taking part in "Battle's Over", the Nation's tribute.


Pumpkin Festival- 28th October 2018

Pillaton 2018 Pumpkin Festival. Photo by Ian Edwards

Pillaton Gardening Club organised another Pumpkin Festival on 29th October. The following report was sent to us by Linda Mavin.


The Gardening Club Celebrates Pumpkins.

Ian Edwards thwarted the drought of the summer by somehow producing enough pumpkins for all the young visitors and their minders at this year's annual celebration. Refreshments included pumpkin soup, pie and bread rolls which were ably dispensed by Carole Hoskin. The artistic skills of the Dads do not go unnoticed and yet again, Andy Bates took the prize with a well thought out gargoyle eating monster of a pumpkin. A good time was had by all and we look forward to repeating the event next year. Contacts for this and the Spring and Summer Shows are Carole (350063) and Linda (350956).

Photos from the event taken by Ian Edwards can be seen from the Pumpkin Festival photographs page.

Police Notice of Theft - 23rd October 2018

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A police request for information has been received regarding a burglary and car theft from the village last Friday. Details of the incident and contact information can be found in Burglary To A Property.


Additional information and advice:

According to the owner the house was not broken into but the car keys were kept on hooks inside the front door.

The thieves used a method called “fishing” by the Police. This is where they fish through the letter box for items in view i.e. keys etc.

Please ensure that you lock everything at night and if you leave your property. Also make sure that valuables or keys are not easily accessible or visible.

If you see anything out of the ordinary, ring 101 and report it.

Andrew Harris
(Pillaton Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator)


Cherry Feast Ideas Wanted - 20th October 2018

The organisers of the annual Cherry Feast are looking for new ideas and initiatives to help raise the profile of this event. See Cherry Feast item on the Notices page for further information and contact details.

Landulph Festival - Throughout October

Landulph Festival logo 2018

Our neighbouring community in Landulph is holding its annual Festival throughout October. A varied programme of art and music events is being offered. For full details see Landulph Festival Programme.


Pillaton Village News Magazine - 17th September 2018

Cover of September 2018 Pillaton Village News magazine

The September edition of the Pillaton Village News is now available. In it you will find items covering the forthcoming Armistice Centenary commemorations, Summer Show and WI reports, articles by Ann Henderson and Andrew Harris, and more.

For older editions, see Village News.


Armistice Centenary Commemoration (11th November 2018)

Several events are planned for 11th November to commemorate the Armistice Centenary. More details about these can be found in the September Village News.

Skittles League Fixtures - 17th September 2018

The new Skittles season starts in October. Match date details can be found in Skittles League 2018-19.


Autumn Events in The Village Hall - 8th September 2018

More Village Hall events are being organised by Ann Henderson and Sue White so make a note of the dates in your diaries.

The Gardening Club's Summer Show - 1st September 2018

Pillaton Summer Show 2018 image

Saturday, 1st September, saw another in the long line of successful Summer Shows organised by the Pillaton Gardening Club and held in the Village Hall. Ian Edwards has kindly sent us some photographs of the occasion which can be viewed from the Summer Show 2018 page.


Peal Attempt on Pillaton Bells - 31st August 2018

Pillaton church bells

A visiting band will attempt to ring a full peal on the Pillaton bells on Friday 31 August. They will start at around 3.00 pm. and should finish by 6.00 pm.


Notice of This Year's Summer Show - 1st September 2018

Pillaton Summer Show poster image

Saturday 1st September is the annual Summer Show at the Village Hall, hosted by the Pillaton Gardening Club.

Schedules can be obtained from Carole at 10 Barton Meadows (350063) and include everything from plants, vegetables, art, wine and needlecraft. There are 154 classes to enter and juniors (aged 14 and under) are encouraged to join in. It costs nothing to enter and is only one pound 50p admission for adults to the afternoon viewing and trophy presentation and includes a free cuppa and biscuit. Admission is free to children.

The Gardening Club has been active for over 30 years and aims to encourage new gardeners and share plants and knowledge. Linda (350956) is Secretary and happy to talk to anyone wishing to join our merry band.


Pillaton Village News Magazine - 21st July 2018

Cover of July 2018 Pillaton Village News magazine

The July edition of the Pillaton Village News is now out. It includes items on the Cherry Feast, further activities of the WW1 Commemoration Group, the Pillaton peacock and more.

For older editions, see Village News.


PAAC Summer Party - 17th July 2018

Pillaton Arts and Crafts Summer Party image, 2018

The Pillaton Arts and Crafts Group held its Summer Party at the Village Hall on July 17th. This proved to be a very sociable and entertaining event with the weather also playing its part. A Punch & Judy Show with a difference was the highlight of the afternoon. Some photos from the event can be seen on the PAAC Summer Party page in the web gallery.


Opportunity To See Warhorse - 22nd May 2018

If you are aged between 11 and 18 and resident in the parish, there is an opportunity to get free tickets to see Warhorse in September at the Theatre Royal in Plymouth. See the Warhorse poster for more details.

Notice of This Year's Cherry Feast - 22nd May 2018

Pillaton Cherry Feast image

July 8th this year sees the annual Cherry Feast so put the date in your diary. The Cherry Feast poster is here and more information about the day can be found in Cherry Feast.


Pillaton Village News Magazine - 18th May 2018

Cover of May 2018 Pillaton Village News magazine

The May edition of the Pillaton Village News has been published and is packed with items about recent events and those due to take place soon.

For older editions, see Village News.


Parish Council Audit Report - 14th May 2018

The audit report for Pillaton Parish Council for the year ending 31 March 2018 can be seen at Audit Report.

Pillaton Village Hall Trustee Vacancy - 2nd May 2018

Pillaton Village Hall

An opening has arisen for someone to join the team that manages the Village Hall and playing field. For more information about this, see Village Hall Trustee Vacancy.


Neighbourhood Watch Message - 26th April 2018

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A reminder to be on your guard against "phishing" has been received from Action Fraud. See What You Need To Know About Phishing for details.


Pillaton Arts and Crafts Exhibition - 25th April 2018

A view of the Pillaton Arts and Crafts Exhibition Hall, 2018

The Pillaton Arts and Crafts Group held its 3rd Exhibition over the weekend of 21/22 April and it was another success. You can read a report and see photographs of the event on the PAAC 2018 Exhibition page.


Spring Show - 9th April 2018

Pillaton 2018 Spring Show Exhibits. Photo by Ian Edwards

The Pillaton Gardening Club's Spring Show was held on 24th March. Although the weather leading up to this event had been decidedly inclement, there was still a good display on the day. See Linda Mavin's report and Ian Edwards' photos for more on this annual event.


March Rainfall - 7th April 2018

Rain on the window

A very wet March! We had nearly 100mm (4") more rain last month than in any other March since Brian Hutfield began his records over seven years ago. See Rainfall Figures for details.


Skittles League Final Results - 19th March 2018

Skittles

Having a good lead coming in to the final matches in the Village Skittles League, the Knackered Monks did not let things slip and carried off the trophy for the second year running. The Dare Devils and The Mavericks took second and third places. Final scores and places can be found in Skittles League 2018. The Presentation Night will be held on Saturday, 14th April.


Pillaton Village News Magazine - 18th March 2018

Cover of March 2018 Pillaton Village News magazine

The March edition of the Pillaton Village News is now out, its cover showing the snow we experienced at the start of the month. In this issue you can read about the two new commemorative benches that have been purchased and installed by the Pillaton World War One Commemoration Group. There is also another of Don King's WW1 articles covering January to May one hundred years ago. Bringing us back to the present, Ann Henderson draws our attention to things that can be seen in our daily life if only we took poet W. H. Davies' advice "to stand and stare" occasionally.

For older editions, see Village News.


Archive Articles - 26th February 2018

St Odolph, Pillaton, Lighting Strike Damage Article 2013

It is now just over five years since St Odulph's was hit by lightning and suffered considerable damage. As a reminder of this incident and the subsequent repair work that was necessary, you can see copies of two articles that appeared in the "Church Building & Heritage Review" in 2013 and 2014. These have been kindly provided for our archives by Jim Bennet and can be viewed from Church Damage, 2013.

Skittles League Latest - 22nd February 2018

This season's Skittle League has almost come to the end with just March's games to come. At this stage, the Knackered Monks have a good lead over the Dare Devils but can still be beaten, especially with the Hill Billies having two games in hand. Scores and remaining matches can be found in Skittles League 2018.


Pillaton Village News Magazine - 19th January 2018

Cover of January 2018 Pillaton Village News magazine

The January edition of the Pillaton Village News has been published. In it you can find out what has been happening recently and what is in store for the coming months.

For older editions, see Village News.


Talent Show Opportunity - 14th January 2018

Would you like to take part in an evening of entertainment? If so, Ann Henderson and Sue White would like to hear from you. Plans are afoot to hold an evening of local entertainment in the Village Hall sometime in May. See the Talent Show poster for more details.

December Rainfall - 2nd January 2018

Rain on the window

December saw plenty of rain but with 172mm (6.77") could not displace September with its 233mm (9.17") as the wettest month in 2017.

Pillaton's total rainfall for 2017 was 1358.5 mm (53.48"). See Rainfall Figures for details.



Edited: 2 December 2018 Contact Us