Due to the Coronavirus Outbreak, Parish Council Meetings have been conducted virtually by Zoom. The Annual Meeting and Post Election Parish Council Meeting will take place in the Stithians Centre on Tuesday 18th May 2021. There will strict Covid protocol applying to all attendees.


As usual we publicise "Minutes" on this Website so everyone is kept informed. Agendas and reports for all meetings will be published in the normal way on this website a week before the scheduled date. You can see Agendas, Reports & Minutes HERE.

If you would like to attend to attend future meetings please advise by email to the Clerk at stithianspc@aol.com so we can safely cater for numbers attending.

If you are commenting on a planning application you can also make comments online directly to the Cornwall Council Planning Department by following this link  https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/environment-and-planning/planning/online-planning-register/

Stithians is a village and parish in Cornwall. It lies at the centre of a triangle bounded by Redruth, Helston and Falmouth and has a population of over 2000. The Parish includes the villages of Stithians and Longdowns as well as several hamlets, Penhalvean, Goonlaze, Trembroath and Trethellan Water.
The ecclesiastical parish is St Stythians. There is a Parish Church and a Methodist Chapel in Stithians village.
Parish Council meetings are held at 7pm on the third Tuesday of the month in the Stithians Centre, except August. Each meeting includes a public session early in the agenda. You are welcome to attend and to participate in the public session if you wish.
Why not come along, and see how your Parish Council works and what it does. You will be most welcome.

Latest news from around the Parish

11 people have been nominated for Stithians Parish Council seats for the upcoming elections.

There are 6 people nominated for the position of Cornwall Councillor to represent Lanner, Stithians & Gwennap.

You can see the nominations below.

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Teenagers Hiking in Forest

Want to explore Stithians, the Parish or beyond?


Stithians Parish Council is pleased to announce that we have successfully refurbished Stithians War Memorial, with two new name plaques, one for each World War, including five names that were missing on the original plaques. We have also added a commemoration plaque in time for VE Day 2020.
Sadly neither the service planned for Friday 8th May 2020 nor the Drum Head Service and Family Day planned for Sunday 10th May could take place.
We will, however, find ways to dedicate the refurbishment of our beautiful War Memorial and for the community to celebrate once life returns to some sort of normality, hopefully later in 2020.


Stithians Parish Council would like to thank Mrs Janet Ivey of Truro, a former resident of Stithians and local historian, who made significant contributions to the success of this project. Not only did Janet's research identify the 5 people originally omitted from the War Memorial (see below) but she also supported the project with a generous financial donation when the grant application to the National Lottery Heritage Fund was declined.


Stithians Parish Council would also like to thank the local Stone Masons F. Wearne and Sons. Chris & Douglas Wearne helped SPC with the design and they applied their skills to produce the 3 slate plaques and then install them in time for the VE Day 2020, in spite of the restrictions of the lock down. They even kindly repainted the lettering on the Church sign whilst installing the plaques.

The five people added to Stithians War Memorial 2020

Private Albert Charles COLLINS

Son of Annie and Nicholas COLLINS the latter a member of the large Menorlue family.  Service Number 4882, The 3rd Regiment, South African Infantry. Fell in France 15 July 1916 aged 28. No known grave. Honoured on the Thiepval Memorial and locally at Penmarth Methodist Chapel and Wendron Parish Church. Named in Hendra Wesleyan Methodist Cemetery. Cousin of Charles Edwin COLLINS who also fell and nephews of the joint benefactor of Stithians College, Johannesburg and Stithians Playing Field amongst numerous bequests.


Lieutenant Charles Edwin COLLINS

Son of Johanna D. B. and Horatio COLLINS the latter a member of the large Menorlue family. Fell in Action 21 March 1918 aged 22 Officer of 24th  Brigade The Royal Field Artillery. No known grave. Honoured on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais France. Educated at Truro School and remembered on the Chapel War Memorial. No other remembrance of him known. Named in Hendra Wesleyan Methodist Cemetery. Cousin of Albert Charles COLLINS who also fell and nephews of the joint benefactor of Stithians College, Johannesburg and Stithians Playing Field amongst numerous bequests.


Private William Thomas Ball (Willie) PETERS

The only son of Annie and Thomas PETERS . Fell in France 27 August 1918 aged 26 Service Number 72311 The 10th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters, Notts & Derby Regiment. Interred in Fienvillers British Cemetery, Somme, France. Remembered on War Memorial in Devoran Churchyard. Named in St. Stythian’s Lower Churchyard.

Private Arthur PROWSE

A son of Minnie and George E. PROWSE then of Sewrah Mill and formerly of Gilly.  Fell during the advance on Guillemont, France on 3 September 1916 aged 20. Service Number 31776 The 1st Battalion The Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. Private PROWSE rests in the Guillemont Road Cemetery, Somme, France and remembered on The Thiepval Memorial to the Commonwealth Dead and Gwennap Memorial. Named in the Lower Extension of St. Stythian’s Old Churchyard.


Private William PROWSE

 A son of Elizabeth Ann and William PROWSE then of Manor Farm, Nancekuke and subsequently Tretheague Farm, Stithians. Service Number 155077 The 49th Battalion The Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed on active service 1st November 1918 aged 25. Interred in Auberchicourt British Cemetery, France. Remembered on Illogan Parish and St.Just War Memorials. Named in Hendra Wesleyan Methodist Cemetery.

Information provided by Mrs Janet Ivey 

Meadowside Cemetery was Opened on Friday 23rd August 2019


Stithians Parish Council declares a

Climate Emergency


2019 Plan 

The climate is changing and too many politicians & people are doing too little to address the changes. Human activity has caused about 1°C of global warming above pre-industrial levels and we are on track to overshoot the 1.5°C limit agreed by world leaders in 2016.

If we fail to address the issues, the consequences will be devastating. A rising sea level will result in widespread flooding and coastal erosion. More droughts and more wildfires will lead to desertification. Irreversible damage to wildlife will be inevitable. We will suffer large-scale water and food shortages. Public health emergencies and mass migration will become commonplace leading to political and economic instability.

Woman Alone in Forest

In October 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a special report describing the enormous harm that a 2°C rise is likely to cause compared with a 1.5°C rise. The message of our scientists is clear: the time for action is NOW. Drastic changes must be made in the next 11 years if we are to prevent climate breakdown.

Stithians Parish Council (SPC) was one of the first Town & Parish Councils to declare a Climate Emergency in January 2019. This plan represents SPC’s first step in considering the options and strategies that it can adopt to make as much of an impact on carbon reduction as possible and to implement a plan of action to achieve it.

Teen Volunteers

SPC will be taking action and publishing helpful tips for people to consider over the next year. You will be able to follow progress here and on:-


As a starting point we are encouraging everyone to calculate their own environmental footprint. It is easy to do, you just answer a few simple questions and hey-presto you get your environmental foot print courtesy of the World Wildlife Fund.

Get you environmental footprint here :- https://footprint.wwf.org.uk

SPC encourages everyone to work out their own environmental footprint and send the simple “tonnes” figure to phil.blease@btinternet.com so we can estimate the scope for improvement for Stithians. All data will be treated anonymously but will give an idea of the scope that the good people of Stithians can help save the planet.

The Great Garden Challenge 2019 - Results

Stithians Parish Council & the Stithians Show organized the second year of the Great Garden Challenge. Entries were up by 60% this year and you can see the results in the pictures below.
Winner of the “Most Original Design Trophy” was Nicky Greasley-Sterianou who entered her “Recycled Garden”. Nothing was purchased and everything was handmade, grown or upcycled. In addition to the Trophy Nicky was awarded a Gold Certificate by the judges.
Winner of the “Most Colourful Garden Trophy” was Mrs Cope on Crellow Hill. Judges were impressed by this beautiful established garden and Mrs Cope was also awarded a Gold Certificate.
Other entries that were awarded Gold Certificates were:- Catherine Weller, Debby Blease, Anne Oliver & Deborah Smith
Silver Certificates were awarded to Katie Earl & family, Sophie & Paul Cotton, Chester & Leona Mounsher, Deborah, Sam & Emma Clements.
Bronze Certificates were awarded to Maureen Watling, Cherryl Wilkes, Carmel Waterfield, Kathy Wardle & Family, and Lorna Wragg, 
Congratulations to all our winners. Certificates and Trophys were presented at Stithians Show on Monday 15th July
A big thank you to everyone that entered and helped bring a lovely splash of colour to our beautiful village.


SPC have a number of "20 is Plenty" posters and bumper stickers. Designed to encourage people to drive at appropriate speeds especially in Stithians parish where we have many roads without pavements.

The posters are A3 size and were originally intended for sticking on the sides of wheeley-bins but if you have any smooth surface of sufficient size and location you may wish to have one.

The bumper/window stickers are about 20cm x 7 cm deep.

If you have a use for either of these items please contact


Councillor Joy Thomas on 01209 860115 or email to 

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SPC is trying to facilitate as much tree planting in the parish as part of out commitment to reducing the effects of climate change.

Can YOU help?

Help us identify parcels of land where tree planting could be an option. Please email any ideas you may have to Joy Thomas on joytparish@yahoo.com

or call her on 01209 860115

Joy, as Environmental portfolio holder for SPC is working with Stithians Energy Group to identify as many potential tree planting sites as possible. 

Please do what you can to help.



Stithians Parish Council launches an appeal to improve & extend the play equipment in the playing field. We have established a youth football area, a zip wire and a large extension to the toddler play area and are considering more facilities.


You can help shape the future of Stithians?


Neighbourhood Development Steering Group issue their first Press Release.


If you are interested in the process, either as part of the initial steering group or if you want to get involved further down the road please contact Claire Dower 07725218103 email 

Clairesylvester.spc@outlook.com to register your interest.

The ANNUAL PARISH MEETING was held on 23rd April 2019. The Chairman gave a detailed presentation of what the Parish Council achieved in the last year and what we hope to achieve during the next 12 months. You can read the full report by clicking the link below.


Click Here

for Virtual



The new noticeboard is up and running. Situated opposite the Spar shop it is highly visible and centrally located. In addition to Parish Council notices it is intended for community use. 


You can leave your notices (preferable A4 size) in the Spar Shop. These will be collected twice a week and if appropriate they will be posted on the new notice board by a member of the Parish Council.


Any community notice publicising any event in Stithians Parish or close by. Priority will be given to Stithians Parish. You cannot post "items for sale" or "lost or found items or animals"


The Spar and Cost Cutters offer a service. There is also a very useful virtual noticeboard called Stithians Noticeboard - All Things Stithians on Facebook which everyone can use for any appropriate notices.

Aggh   More Roadworks!!

Did you know you can check out all programmed non emergency road works in your area and around the country too. It can help you plan your routes and save you hours in queues of traffic no matter where you live. You can even see why the roadworks are there and which company is responsible whether it is a utility, a builder or the County Council. All you have to do  is visit roadworks.org for this and much more information.

Driving School

Invasive Plants in Stithians

There are a number of invasive plant species that can have a detrimental effect to your property and land and in extreme cases can even affect its value. These plants can include


Do you know how to identify these problem plants?

There is a wealth of information published on Cornwall Council website which will help you identify if you have a problem and, if you do, what you can do to resolve it.

Simply click on each of the plants above for full information and advice.


There is also a useful App which you can use out and about to identify and report invasive plants in the countryside. The app is called PlantTracker and can be downloaded to your device for free

Bus Timetables have changed again.

Click on the bus to see the latest timetables.

Children of Stithians show us all the way to keep our Parish looking neat & tidy

Steam Engines often visit Stithians? Here is a gallery of over 60 pictures and you can see here.

Do you live next to a river or stream?

A must read document

A guide to your rights and responsibilities of riverside ownership

Half Moon Wood

Management Plan 2017-2022


More Views of the Parish