Parish Council blog

Notices and reports of the Parish Council.

Update on protected trees (TPOs)


The previous map that the parish council posted of trees with Tree Protiection Orders on them was incorrect. It included applications that had not been confirmed. However, Cornwall Council provide a detailed and 'live' map of protected trees.

It is available on this link ...

Traffic speed in Grampound

30 mph sign (from Colin Milligan on Flickr -

The results of a community survey of attitudes towards traffic speed in Grampound with Creed are now available.

Views could not be much clearer.

There was strong agreement that speed is a problem in Grampound and that current measures in place were insufficient.

The community also asked the parish council to investigate ways of installing an average speed camera system on Fore Street. At its December 2015 meeting the parish decided to pursue this option first.

Town Hall clock hammer replaced

Mechanical lift outside town hall

The town hall clock hammer has been replaced. Thanks again to Smith of Derby for the work and Imerys for providing the mechanical lift. Thanks also to the Grampound Community Fund for funding the project.

Paul Kilburn of Smith of Derby is seen in the tower fixing the newly refurbished hammer.

Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) in Grampound with Creed

The Parish Council recently requested the definitive map of Tree Preservation Orders in Grampound with Creed.

A copy is now available on this website.

The individual trees are shown on the maps and consist of:

Parish walk about - Grampound

Councillors Kay Chapman, Alice James, and Dean Jenkins had a brief walk about Grampound starting in the Tannery development and ending in the Grampound Village Coffee Shop.

This is part of a number of planned walks to update information on issues which the parish council may or may not want to take up.

Row of mature trees along Old Tannery Lane

Town Hall clock repair funded by Grampound Community Fund


The parish council's application to the Grampound Community Fund to help with the repair to the town hall clock has been successful. The hammer - which is currently in Derby as reported previously - will be renovated, repaired, and fitted back into the clock mechanism as soon as the work can be scheduled with Smith of Derby,

Thanks to Councillors Peter Wootton and Roger Paynter for their work in preparing the bid.

New playground facilities in progress

Playground in progress

Work has started on removing the old playground equipment at the recreation ground and replacing it with a new design. You will notice that it is currently closed as the old equipment is removed. This weekend volunteers are gathering to remove the old hedge.

The funds for this development have come from open spaces money released by the development in The Tannery. Our thanks go to Jane Sloan who commissioned the scheme and Bob Egerton for negotiating with Cornwall Council. The Parish Council has applied for the funding and will oversee the project.

Small field - new open space for Grampound

Picture of field

The lease has now been exchanged with the landowner and Grampound with Creed Parish Council has taken over management of an area of open space adjoining the Tannery development. The field has been used in the past as agricultural land and we will now need to apply for planning for a 'change of use' to use it as an open space. The plan is to consider adding a few trees to the space and some furniture. Ideas would be most welcome.

Casual Vacancy

There is a vacancy at the Parish Council following the resignation of Mr Norman Baines. We wish Norman the very best as he moves house 'up country' and thank him for his work on the council and as chair of the planning committee.

What happens now? Read the full notice on the link below.

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 ... (PDF)

Farewell to John Sweetman Town Crier for Grampound with Creed

John Sweetman, Town Crier, Grampound with Creed

Everyone will recognise Mr John Sweetman from the Carnival and other events in Grampound. He has been a town crier for 36 years and officially for Grampound for nearly 20 years.


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