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News Archive 2019

Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

From 10 Jan 2019 to 27 Feb 2019

Lostwithiel Town Council is delighted to be able to advise that the Lostwithiel Neighbourhood Plan referendum will take place on Thursday 21 February. Please find more information at the Neighbourhood Plan website (linked below) and also the Information for Voters is attached to this news item. The Information Statement will be included in the previous news item.

Information for Voters

Lostwithiel Neighbourhood Plan Website

Library Refurbishment

From 17 Jan 2019 to 17 Sep 2019

The refurbishment of Lostwithiel Library is underway - please see photos below.

Library Refurbishment 17 Jan 19

Cornwall Council delay Library reopening

From 2 Feb 2019 to 10 Feb 2019

Cornwall Council apologises for any inconvenience, however further works need to be completed to enable the Lostwithiel Library to open safely for both staff and customers. Therefore, we plan to reopen the Library on Monday 11 February. We will keep you updated should this change. For more information or assistance please contact: Telephone 0300 1234 111 24hr Renewals 0845 607 6119 Email Website

Notice of Poll

From 12 Feb 2019 to 22 Feb 2019

Lostwithiel Parish Neighbourhood Plan Referendum for the Lostwithiel Parish neighbourhood area - Notice of Poll

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Lostwithiel Library

From 15 Feb 2019 to 14 Oct 2019

Lostwithiel Library is now open.


Lostwithiel Parish Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

From 25 Feb 2019 to 31 Mar 2019

Declaration of Result of Poll Please find below, the results of the referendum held on Thursday 21 February. The Question asked was: Do you want Cornwall Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Lostwithiel to help it decided planning applications in the neighbourhood area? Number cast in favour of a 'Yes' 537 votes 90.1% Number cast in favour of a 'No' 59 votes 9.8% Electorate 2265 Turnout 26.31% Postal votes issued 317 POstal votes included in the count 171

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Notice of Vacancy in Office of Town Councillor

From 1 Mar 2019 to 1 May 2019

Please see the notice below for details of how to apply for the vacancy at Lostwithiel Town Council as a Town Councillor.


Lostwithiel Library Elmer Party Day

From 8 Mar 2019 to 8 Jun 2019

Save the date! For a very special celebration of Elmer's 30th Birthday we will be holding an Elmer Party day on Wednesday 29th May 2019 at Lostwithiel Library.

Notice of Polling Districts Review

From 15 Mar 2019 to 15 Sep 2019

Please find a copy of the'Notice of Polling Districts and Polling Places review' from Cornwall Council.


European Parliamentary Election

From 26 Apr 2019 to 26 Sep 2019

Please find the Individual Candidates List for the European Parliamentary Elections. Your local Polling Station is Lostwithiel Community Centre, Pleyber Christ Way, Lostwithiel.

Individual Candidate List

Beating of the Bounds

From 1 May 2019 to 1 Jul 2019

Lostwithiel Town Council - Beating of the Bounds - Sunday 5 and Monday 6 May 2019 Please join us for the Beating of the Bounds. The distance will be approx. 7 miles each day; the walk is muddy, hilly and there is uneven ground in places. Please make sure you are prepared with appropriate footwear, water, snacks/sandwiches, sun cream etc. Please arrive early to complete your registration form, on Day 1 at Respryn Bridge Car park from 8.15 and on Day 2 at the Cattle Market from 8am. We hope to see you there!

Beating of the Borough Bounds

From 7 May 2019 to 21 May 2019

Many thanks and congratulations to all those who walked Lostwithiel's Beating of the Borough Bounds over the Bank Holiday weekend!! We had wonderful weather and a very enjoyable time. The Council is very grateful to all the landowners on the route who gave their permission to cross their land and to Duchy Nurseries for giving early access to their cafe yesterday for the walkers to have breakfast. The Council has been asked to ask all walkers not to post pictures on social media unless they have the landowners express consent to do so.

New Mayor and Deputy Mayor

From 8 May 2019 to 8 May 2020

Following last night’s Annual Meeting Lostwithiel Town Council is delighted to be able to announce that the new Mayor of Lostwithiel is Councillor Tim Hughes and the new Deputy Mayor Councillor Karen Ross

St Blazey Police Surgeries

From 10 May 2019 to 10 Dec 2019

Please find a document detailing the St Blazey Police Station Police Surgery dates.

St Blazey Police Surgeries

Cornwall Community Governance Review

From 3 Jul 2019 to 3 Dec 2019

Please find a poster regarding the Cornwall Community Governance Review.


Town Council declares a Climate Emergency

From 19 Jul 2019 to 19 Jul 2021

Lostwithiel Town Council declares a Climate Emergency Lostwithiel Town Council has declared a Climate Emergency and agreed to work with Cornwall Council to assist them with their declaration to make Cornwall carbon neutral by 2030.

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Library - Summer Reading Challenge

From 26 Jul 2019 to 26 Sep 2019

Just to let you know that the Summer Reading Challenge is up and running in Lostwithiel Library. This year’s theme is Space Chase! Improve your reading skills and confidence plus collect smelly stickers, wrist bands and medals along the way! We hope to see you soon.

Lostwithiel Library - Mini Challenge

From 2 Aug 2019 to 2 Oct 2019

Calling all Mini Space Chasers! As part of the Summer Reading Challenge we are also doing the ‘Mini Challenge’ at Lostwithiel Library. This challenge is for pre-schoolers who would like to take part in the challenge (maybe along side their older siblings). Children can read stories with parents and carers and collect stickers along the way. Please pop in to Lostwithiel Library to sign up (it is free!) Monday 9.30 – 12.30 Wednesday 9.30 – 17.00 Friday 13.00 – 17.00

Lostwithiel Library – Summer Reading Challenge

From 2 Aug 2019 to 2 Oct 2019

We are holding a Space themed Creative Workshop on Friday 23 August 2pm – 4pm in Lostwithiel Library. Activities include - Moon dust painting Moon dough Erupting moon rocks. Suitable for Space Cadets (4-11 years) and Mini Cadets (under 4) welcome.

Space Themed Creative Workshop

From 23 Aug 2019 to 16 Sep 2019

We are holding a Space themed Creative Workshop on Friday 23 August 2pm – 4pm in Lostwithiel Library. The activity is run by Cornwall Libraries as part of the Summer Reading Challenge and is developed and provided by Creative Storytelling. Activities include - Moon dust painting, Moon dough sculpting and Erupting moon rocks. Free for all. Suitable for Space Cadets (4-11 years) and Mini Cadets (under 4) welcome. We hope to see you there!

Summer Reading Challenge

From 30 Aug 2019 to 29 Sep 2019

Well done to all the Children that have completed this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. If you haven’t completed the challenge there is still some time left. We have plenty of wristbands and medals just waiting to be awarded! We are open Monday 9.30 – 12.30 Wednesday 9.30 – 17.00 Friday 13.00 – 17.00

VE Day Commemorative Events Group

From 4 Sep 2019 to 4 Oct 2019

Lostwithiel Town Council is forming a group to arrange commemorative events for the VE Day May Bank Holiday weekend. If you are interested in joining this group please contact Deputy Mayor Ross by email or alternatively please phone the Town Council office on 01208 872323. The first meeting will be held on Tuesday 10 September 2019 at the Royal Oak at 7pm.

Network Rail Works

From 11 Sep 2019 to 11 Oct 2019

Network Rail will be working in Lostwithiel overnight between 11pm and 9am Saturday 14 September to Sunday 15 September to repair a set of points at the level crossing. To carry out this work safely the road will be closed and a diversion route will be in place.

Pendour Park - Now Open Part 1

From 2 Oct 2019 to 2 Dec 2019

Lostwithiel Town Council wishes to thank the residents of Pendour Park for their patience whilst the Council has been trying to get the safety issues in the new play area resolved. Following a further visit from the play equipment manufacturer on Monday when the carousel bowl was relocated and some sharp edges removed the Council is very pleased to be able to finally open the play area.

Pendour Park - Now Open Part 2

From 2 Oct 2019 to 2 Dec 2019

Mayor Tim Hughes has said ‘’We have all been very frustrated with the length of time it has taken to open this new play area. The Town Council was not prepared to compromise on child safety and now after two RoSPA Safety Inspection Reports and further remedial works we are delighted that the young children living at Pendour and in the surrounding area have some lovely new play equipment to enjoy.‘’

Devon and Cornwall Police Alert

From 30 Oct 2019 to 30 Jan 2020

Devon & Cornwall Police have asked us to make residents aware that sometime from 08.10.19 to 20.10.19 a BMX Kush2 was stolen from a shed in the area of Alamein Road Saltash If you are offered a bike of this type for sale without the papers please consider taking the serial number and contacting D&C Police on 101 quoting reference CR/095919/19 Homeowners are reminded to ensure items of value kept in sheds and outhouses are kept secure and to have a note of the serial numbers.

Lostwithiel Library

From 30 Oct 2019 to 30 Mar 2020

Lostwithiel Library Just to make you aware that borrowers can order any titles available on Cornwall Council’s website for collection at Lostwithiel Library. There are many new and popular titles available – just follow the link below.

New Titles

Remembrance 2019

From 1 Nov 2019 to 1 Dec 2019

Remembrance 2019 Those involved in the Parade with gather at 10.30 outside the Guildhall on Fore Street (in the Guildhall if raining). The Band and the Parade will start to form at 10.45 and will move off at 10.50. At 11.00, silence will be observed at the War Memorial. The Parade will then process to the Church, where all are invited to participate in the traditional Remembrance Day Service. There will be no further Parade after the Church Service.

Remembrance Sunday 2019

From 6 Nov 2019 to 6 Dec 2019

Remembrance Parade - The Guildhall will be open from 10.20am and the Parade Master has asked that everyone intending to be part of the Parade meets in the Guildhall at 10.30am. The Parade Master will start to form up the Parade in Fore Street between 10.40-10.45 and it will start to process to the War Memorial at 10.50am. Please note the meeting time for the groups involved in the Parade is slightly earlier.

Remembrance Thank You

From 15 Nov 2019 to 15 Dec 2019

Remembrance Lostwithiel Town Council wishes to thank all the organisations and residents of Lostwithiel who joined us to mark Remembrance Sunday. The event was so incredibly well supported, we were delighted that so many people took part in the Parade and showed their respects at both the War Memorial and Church service.

Christmas Tree

From 13 Dec 2019 to 13 Jan 2020

If you haven't done so already, the Christmas Tree Festival is being held at St Bartholomew's Church again this year. There are lots of amazing trees to be seen there, (sponsored and decorated by local organisations).

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