Author Archives: Louise Dowe

A new year and new steps for the environment

Ludgvan parish council is keen to help protect and improve the environment, and to help everyone to be able to take small steps to make a big difference!

Each month we will publish an Environmental Challenge – small changes that can be made to everyday activities. The first, a new year’s challenge for January has been set – see here for more details:

Christmas 2021

Ludgvan Parish Council has again provided Christmas Trees around the parish, at the Mexico Inn (Long Rock), the Community Centre (Ludgvan) and Lelant Downs. With thanks to volunteers in the community for decorating and lighting up the trees to bring some sparkle to our Christmas!

The parish council will be closed from Christmas Eve until Tuesday 4 January 2022.

Many things can still be reported online over the festive period directly to Cornwall Council via this link:

Citizens Advice – Autumn Newsletter

For the latest news and advice from Citizens Advice Cornwall, see their Autumn Newsletter at this link:

For advice on redundancy (including after furlough), see this link:

A30 improvements needed? – have your say!

An online tool has been launched by National Highways, to gather views on the issues and opportunities for major A-roads including the A30 to Penzance

National Highways is responsible for England’s motorways and major roads, including the section of the A30 which runs through the Ludgvan parish, between St Erth Roundabout and Newtown Roundabout.

Their aim is to ensure the road network is free-flowing, safe and serviceable. They also want to support economic growth with a modern and reliable road network that reduces delays, creates jobs, helps businesses and opens up new areas for development.

National Highways has launched the online feedback tool for people travelling on, and living near, England’s major roads. The tool is part of their engagement process for Route Strategies, and will inform the government’s decisions on future road investment.

Your chance to have your say

This is your chance to raise your views and concerns about the A30 including where you regularly experience congestion or safety concerns, or where you see opportunities for better facilities.

The information you give will be considered alongside National Highways’ other evidence and engagement to build a picture on future investment opportunities. 

How to have your say:


Chapel at Crowlas Cemetery – expressions of interest invited

At Crowlas Cemetery there is a chapel building which has been largely disused for many years. The parish council owns the building and intends to bring it back into good repair. Part of the renovation plan includes exploring other potential uses for the building and so the council is inviting Expressions of Interest, to be submitted to the parish council before 5pm, Friday 29 October 2021.

Expressions of Interest to be emailed to the clerk to the parish council at email:, using the documents below:

Invitation to submit Expression of Interest – details for applicants

Expression of Interest Form.

The Expression of Interest Form can be downloaded, filled in, saved, and then emailed to the clerk.

If possible, please print, sign, scan and return. If this is not possible, then un-signed expressions of interest will be accepted.

Footpath users – we want your views!

Footpaths and Rights of Way – review of foopath cutting 2021

The parish council cut the network of rights of way (footpaths and bridleways) in the Ludgvan Parish. This work is carried out on behalf of Cornwall Council under an agency agreement. The parish council receives a grant for this work and aims to make the best use of the money available, to keep as much of the path network open to a good standard, as possible.

We are currently carrying out a review, thinking about each path and considering whether it is being cut the right amount. Some may need to be cut more often, others might leave you wondering why they are cut at all.

Let us know your views by joining in with the online survey at this link: