Author Archives: Louise Dowe

Family history – Crowlas Cemetery

A family history question: we are trying to track down families linked to two graves in Crowlas Cemetery. These are the graves of Elizabeth Grose who died aged 81 in 1925, and Cpt John Jones & Christiana Johns, buried in 1913.
If you are a descendant, family member, or have any information, please contact us at or tel 07928 813 653

Quotes invited – repairs to chapel building, Crowlas Cemetery

The parish council is responsible for the maintenance of the chapel building within the grounds of Crowlas Cemetery (off the A30, opposite Croft Hooper).

The building is in need of repair works to stonework, mortar, timbers in the roof, windows and doors. There are internal works needed, to replace the lime plaster. The works will also include a preparation phase – construction of a buried stormwater drainage soakaway and construction of a parking area.

Contractors with relevant qualification and experience are invited to quote for these works, with a deadline for quote submissions: Friday 29 April 20222.

Full details are set out in the works specifications below. (in pdf or word format)

Works specification – pdf

Words specification – word document

Site viewing visits can be held, by arrangement in advance with the clerk:


tel. 07928 813 653

Support for Ukraine

At the meeting of the parish council held on 9 March, the Chairman made the following statement, supported by the council:

Whilst we, as a Council, have not tabled a formal motion, I would like to suggest that we state that we stand with the people of Ukraine and wish for the end of bloodshed of innocent people, in Ukraine and around the world.

We encourage anyone wishing to help provide support for those displaced by this conflict to donate to the Disasters Emergency Committee, the Red Cross, or any other official charity providing direct support.

Also at the meeting, Leader of Cornwall Council, Cllr Linda Taylor, spoke of the Ukranian refugee crises, advising that Cornwall Council had started preparations to be able to support refugee settlement and that Cornwall Council had already been inundated with offers of accommodation. Cornwall Council’s website has a page ‘Support for Ukraine’ which sets out links to charities providing support to people fleeing the war: Support for the people of Ukraine – Cornwall Council

Vacancy for councillor – Crowlas Ward

If you think you can make a change for your community at a local level, follow this link for information about a vacancy for a parish councillor on the Crowlas Ward: Vacancy for Councillor – Crowlas Ward, Ludgvan Parish Council.

Being a parish councillor is a voluntary role and involves attending council meetings and working with local groups and residents to help people to live well in the parish, building community links and facilities.

All parish councillors bring different skills, ideas and experience and so a wide mix of applicants would be welcome. For more information, contact the parish clerk (email: or tel 07928 813 653) or talk to one of the current parish councillors.

Applications for the current vacancy on the Crowlas Ward to be sent to the clekr by midday, Tuesday 5 April 2022.

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: