Welcome to St Mawgan-in-Pydar Parish Council


St Mawgan in Pydar in Cornwall



A Public Inquiry to establish the status of Rectory Lane will be held at Mawgan Porth Village Hall, commencing 10.00 am on Tuesday 19th October.  The Inquiry will review evidence submitted and Cornwall Council’s proposal that the lane should be recorded as a ‘Restricted Byway’, for use on foot or horseback, but not motor vehicles.

Any enquiries should be addressed to: helen.sparks@planninginspectorate.gov.uk quoting reference number ROW/3230685 or by telephone to 0303 444 5646.

Notice of Confirmation and Coming into Force of Public Path Diversion Order:


Due to the impact of Coronavirus over 5.5 million people are claiming Universal Credit. Many of them are new to claiming Universal Credit having been negatively impacted by Coronavirus. See more information below:


Free Lateral Flow Tests Poster below:



Legislation has not been extended by central government to hold virtual meetings and so the PC will be holding face to face meetings from May 12th 2021 at Mawgan Porth Village Hall until further notice. https://www.stmawganparishcouncil.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Schedule-of-Meetings-2021.pdf



Coronavirus Covid-19  

The Parish Council delegates authority to the Clerk in consultation with the Chairman and Vice Chairman to take any actions necessary with associated expenditure to protect the interests of the community and ensure council business continuity during the period of the pandemic Coronavirus, informed by consultation with the members of the council.

Planning Applications

A mechanism to respond to planning applications which appears to replicate the local council process as far as possible and is achievable within the 21-day statutory consultation timetable has been agreed.  You can find it in Planning

St Mawgan-in-Pydar Community – Volunteer Cornwall advice and information for people self-isolating can be found in St Mawgan Isolation Support Flier

What you can do as a community – information on staying safe can be found on https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/coronacommunity


St Mawgan Play Area – is open – all social distancing regulations must be adhered to. Please take all PPE and litter home.


St Mawgan public toilets – All toilets have summer opening hours in operation. However, building works to re-model the accessible toilets are due to commence mid-June and so some disruption will be expected. Currently, whilst the gents section is closed please use the existing single toilet.

A risk assessment has been undertaken and can be viewed here Risk Assessment – Covid 19

Observe and maintain 2m social distancing rules at all times.

Any failings in hygiene please contact the Clerk in the first instance on 07500 515950

St Mawgan Burial Ground – The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations 2020.

The Burial Ground is open.

All social distancing regulations must be observed at all times.


Footpath network – Please observe social distancing of 2m when exercising.

If your dog fouls in any public area you are required to clean up, and properly dispose of it.

A Dog Fouling Public Spaces Protection Order covers all of Cornwall. This is  to ensure all areas of Cornwall have the same levels of enforcement for dog fouling.  This covers all land (with the exception of Forestry Commission Land) in the open air to which the public are entitled access (by payment or not).

Failing to clean up after your dog has fouled will result in a fixed penalty being issued. This is for £100 or prosecution where, if found guilty, you would face a maximum fine of £1000.

Incidences of dog fouling on the footpath network will be reported and investigated.

Bus Timetable News

Neighbourhood Development Plan

The designation of the Parish of Mawgan-in-Pydar as a Neighbourhood Area was approved on 29th August 2019




St Mawgan-in-Pydar Parish Council is able to award two types of small grants (The Local Government Act 1972 s137) to organisations whose work benefits the Parish of St Mawgan-in-Pydar and its residents.…more

The Parish Council is divided into two wards, St Mawgan Ward and Trenance Ward.

Whilst councillors are elected to the individual wards, in practice all 12 members serve the whole parish serving a population of approximately 1,176. For responsibilities of individual councillors refer to the Working Groups page.

The whole Council is usually elected every four years and therefore, the next election will now be held in 2021.

The existence of the Parish Council ensures that the Parish’s views,
requirements and opinions are well represented to Cornwall Council and
in turn to central Government and statutory authorities. The Parish
Council is consulted on all Planning Applications concerning the parish
and forwards its recommendations accordingly. This ensures local knowledge
is taken into consideration when the final decision is made by Cornwall
Council, Planning Department

Members of the press and public are welcome to attend meetings
of the Parish Council
. Meetings of the Council take place on the second
Wednesday of each month. There is a 10 minute section for the public to
address members on any issue; although only items on the agenda may be discussed.
If you would like an item to appear on the agenda please contact the Clerk
at least one week prior to the meeting. The monthly meeting venue alternates
between Mawgan Porth Village Hall and St Mawgan Community Hall.

CPRE Cornwall Best kept village

A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross, Region Delivery Partnership 

More information of the scheme can be found here: https://highwaysengland.co.uk/our-work/south-west/a30-chiverton-to-carland-cross/