Tresillian Village News Bulletin Board Archive 2018

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Tresillian Open Gardens 2018

Tresillian’s biennial Open Gardens event will take place on Sunday 22nd July from 1.30pm to 6 pm

Follow the route through the village, starting at 2 Higher Polsue Way to collect a map to guide you on your way.

• There will be several gardens open for you to explore at your leisure to raise money for local charities.

• Teas and delicious homemade cakes available.

• Plant sale with a wide variety of plants for sale at modest prices.

• Entry fee is just £4.00 per adult, £1.00 children up to 16 (under 5’s free)

Most of the gardens are on sloping ground and have been a challenge for the owners to design. Trees, shrubs, flowers and vegetables make up an array of textures and colour, with each garden having an individual touch creating a selection of interest for those that visit. The Tresillian Allotment site will also be open to the public.

30mph Flashing Speed Sign to Be Installed in Tresillian

Following on from data gathered by Highways regarding traffic flow through the village and average speed checks, St Clement Parish Council has organised and paid for a Vehicle Activated Speed Sign to be installed. The sign will be installed soon, subject to a site survey for the exact location. It is expected to be positioned alongside the eastbound carriageway of the A390 approximately mid-way through the village on the approach to the most sensitive area for pedestrians where most of the village’s amenities are. This is where traffic is most tempted to speed up and exceed the 30mph limit since entering the western gateway.

Another proposal, this time by the neighbouring parish of St Michael Penkevil, is to install another Vehicle Activated Speed Sign at the eastern approach gateway to the village. Tresillian Bridge has suffered severe damage on several occasions in recent times and it is hoped that this will help prevent motorists from speeding as they approach Tresillian Bridge from the east and colliding with the bridge’s walls.

A New Village Information Notice Board to Be Installed in Tresillian

The two old village notice boards at the western end of the village are well past their sell by date and in urgent need of replacement. St Clement Parish Council has organised and paid for a new, large notice board to be installed to replace the two pictured below. The new board has already been delivered and will be installed very soon.

The new board will be more in keeping with the purpose of a designated Parking/Information point.

Tresillian Lady singers with Four Lanes Male Voice Choir will be singing in aid of McMillan – Probus Church on Sunday 6th May 7.30 pm

Tickets at the door £5.

Quiz Night – Tuesday 10 April at the Wheel Inn 8.30pm

A quiz night organised by Simon and Alison at the Wheel Inn. There is a £2 entry fee per person.

A raffle will also be held in aid of the Royal Naval Association St Austell Branch. Please come and support us and have some fun at the same time.

Tresillian Playing Field Urgently Needs Your Support – Public Meeting, Tresillian Methodist Chapel Hall, Wednesday 28 March at 7.30pm

20 years ago a committee was formed to manage and create what became ‘The Playing Field’. During the early days we had a number of very practical committee members who undertook the establishment of the Playing Field as we now know it. Fencing was erected and the football pitch cut in. Next came the purchase of the play equipment and swings appeared, as well as the climbing frame and slide. More recently the springers and see-saw arrived.

None of this happened by chance. Funds were raised by ‘Raft Races’, ‘Football Tournaments’, ‘raffles’ and bequests but this could only be achieved via a committee who shared ideas and skills.

Over the last 10 years we have found the committee to be depleted due to various reasons and have muddled on without a proper committee. Most of the practical work has fallen to Andrew Tullet and his lawnmower-volunteer John Ellicott who have both done a sterling job of maintaining the field. I have continued to manage the finances but for health reasons I need to retire. We have managed financially due to donations from the ‘Bonus Ball’ at the Wheel Inn and I offer due thanks to Simon for managing that lifeline in such a tremendous fashion.

The simple fact is, that this situation has to be rectified. Unless the Committee is reformed and the proper management is re-established ‘the Playing Field’ will be unsustainable as an entity and have to be closed. Trust me, this is not an empty threat!

A New Playing Field Management Committee needs to be formed with a new Chairperson, Vice- Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer and possibly 2 or 3 Committee members. Will YOU help?

Andrew, Christine, Graham and myself are willing to guide the committee forward but it needs new members and new enthusiasm. Maintaining and developing this facility can be great fun and should mean that the field is kept in good order and even improved. There is also the fact that, from October to April very little needs to be done down at the field so it really is only a summer commitment.

Can you offer to give up just a little of your time? Working with Andrew and John, the new committee and volunteers will assist in ongoing maintenance and think of fundraising ideas. It could all be done with minimum effort. In fact realistically, maintenance would be easy enough and then fundraising and development could come to the fore.

This is an important facility for our village, and I’m sure nobody would wish to see it closed down.

Mike Gregory 07816 847355.
30 Polsue Way Tresillian.

A full transcript of Mike’s article can be found on this website at

Due to adverse weather the 03 March litter pick will now be held on Saturday 10 March at 10am volunteers welcome!

Help to keep our village looking clean and tidy. An organised litter pick will take place on Saturday 10 March. Rubbish bags and some litter pickers will be available to volunteers.

Meet at Playing Field at 10.00am. Refreshments available at the Chapel afterwards.

Contact Helen Nicholson Tel: 01872 520 295 Email:

Mothers Day Coffee Morning at Tresillian Methodist Chapel, Saturday 10 March 10.30-12pm

Mothers Day Coffee Morning including “Bake your own Hot Cross Bun”!

Contact Helen Nicholson Tel: 01872 520 295 Email:

Quiz Night – Organised by the Tresillian Village Improvement Group – Tuesday 13 February at the Wheel Inn 8.30pm

A quiz night organised by the Tresillian Village Improvement Group (TVIG). There is a £5 entry fee per team of 4 people.

A raffle will also be held in aid of the Village Improvement Group’s planting schemes. Please come and support us and have some fun at the same time.

Tresillian Walking Group – A walk from King’s Wood to Pentewan – Saturday 3 February

A walk from King’s Wood to Pentewan. This is classed as an easy walk and is 3.2 miles long. We will meet at Shepherdshill Wood car park Satnav PL266DN and recommended footwear, walking boots (and sticks).

The walk descends to the valley floor and follows paths along the bottom of the valley, eventually emerging beside the St Austell River and joining the Pentewan Valley Trail. We could stop at the Ship Inn, Pentewan for refreshments before returning along the St Austell River to the King’s Wood car park.

As usual, please let me know if you can come on Saturday, we will start the walk at 10:30 a.m.

Lesley Jones
01872 520 568

Tresillian Village Hall Annual General Meeting – Tuesday 30 January 2018 7.30pm

This is an open meeting to be held at the Tresillian Village Hall to which all village residents and Hall users are welcome.

The Management Committee would welcome opinions on and input to the running and maintenance of Tresillian Village Hall.

Clive Grose, Chairman
TVH Management Committee

Tresillian Village has 2 Defibrillator Units fully operational

Go to the Community>Health>Tresillian Defibrillators section of our website for full details

Remember. Always dial 999 for ambulance services first! This is vital so that professional medical personnel can respond to an emergency and make their way as soon as possible to the patient’s location.

A Sample of Website Testimonials Received

What an amazing memory of the afternoon [Cream Tea for The Queen 2016]. Well done to Keith for producing it. Very well put together and excellent music choice.
Aileen Bratton

Thank you, Keith.  Looks very good [swans] on the website along with all the other information you have published – well done!
Phillip Buddell

Just seen this new site. Lovely photos of Tresillian and interesting facts. Wish you well with it. Hope you get lots of comments and participation
Tina Earley

Website is great – thank you.  Just a quick note to say ‘Thank You’ for getting a Tresillian website up and running well.”
Desiree Tillgren

Thank you for your beautiful pictures and website design for the village.
Ann McCormick

Great to meet you, and much thanks for including church activities on the village website, it really is the way forward!
Billa Jeans

After getting the leaflet delivered by ‘Keith’ this week and having a quick chat in the garden at time of delivery. I thought I would check the website out. Absolutely fantastic, beautiful photo’s and puts the village in the here and now. Well done to you and I really hope the site goes from strength to strength. I am going to give the details to some family members to check it out. Well done and thank you so much for all the effort you have put into it, to make it so professional and enjoyable.
Geraldine Rawbone

A friend of ours in Sussex, who used to live in the village, is thrilled with the site as it will keep her up to date on what is happening here.
Lesley Dobel

Fantastic website, well done to all who was involved.
Kirsten Lean

What a wonderful community website for our village with lots of information and history. Well done and very impressed. Keep up the good work.
Karl Russell, Treglyn, Tresillian

I’ve had a look round – its very easy to use!
Helen Nicholson

I enjoyed looking at the site and thank you for the lovely photo of the Tresillian road sign for which I designed the emblem of the Roundhead and Cavalier at the invitation of the Highways dept. of course a reference to the civil war battle nearby. I wonder if there are any rusting cannon balls in the river.”
Janet Bailey.

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