Landrake with St Erney Parish is a small parish in south east Cornwall. The Parish lies about 3.5 miles (5km) west of Saltash and the river Tamar, and is bisected east - west by the A38 trunk road. Apart from Landrake village, which is the main population centre, the Parish is mainly agricultural and woodland, with small hamlets and farmsteads linked by narrow cornish lanes. The Parish covers almost 3600 acres (1450 hectares), and has a population of about 1000.
Landrake Parish lies on high ground between the deep and partly tidal valleys of the rivers Lynher and Tiddy, which come together at the southernmost tip of the Parish, where the main railway line from Plymouth to Penzance crosses both rivers on a high viaduct
Many of the farms provide tourist accommodation, and in Landrake village there is a shop and post office, primary school, village pub and community hall.
This Web site provides parishioners and visitors with an overview of our Parish and its activities, and is produced by the Parish Council with information provided by individuals and organisations within the Parish. If you have information you would like to see published on this site, especially forthcoming events, please contact the Council.
Notice of Vacancy
The Parish Council is aware of an increase in dog fouling in Landrake and St Erney and are asking the community to use Cornwall Council's 'report it' facility.
In a recent email communication from Cornwall Council's Dog Welfare and Enforcement Officer I was advised 'Fouling is an offence for which Cornwall Council regularly issue fixed penalty notices and/or prosecute. They require evidence to identify the offenders, thereby linking people to these offences.' Karenza Heald, Parish Clerk
The Coronavirus Act 2020, Parish Council meeting and information regarding Coronavirus restrictions and support.
Latest on lockdown from Cornwall Council: 6th Novwember 2020
New national restrictions started on Thursday 5 November to help control the spread of the coronavirus. Cases of COVID are currently lower in Cornwall than in other parts of the country, but we all need to play our part in protecting each other and the NHS.
This lockdown wonít be exactly the same as the last one. Some of the differences include:
- Household Waste Recycling Centres are remaining open, as are playgrounds and country parks. You can find out You can find out whatís happening with individual Cornwall Council services on Cornwall Councilís website.
- Schools and universities will remain open during the lockdown, as will early-years childcare settings. Parents are also allowed to form a childcare bubble with another household for informal childcare, where the child involved is aged 13 or under.
- People arenít allowed to go on holiday, or to visit second homes, except for in exceptional circumstances where it is necessary to be able to work.
- Those considered to be especially vulnerable to the effects of the virus will not be asked to shield this time around. Those who are clinically extremely vulnerable and are employed are asked to work from home. All are advised to go outside for exercise when possible.
- You are allowed to meet with one person from another household to exercise outdoors, and children under school age are allowed to attend those meetings.
- Adults living alone are allowed to form a support bubble with another household, meaning they can visit each otherís homes, stay overnight and meet in outdoor spaces.
Funding for community food groups
Cornwall Councilís new Emergency Food Assistant Fund can give grants of up to £25,000 to community food groups supporting people who are struggling to afford food and other essentials due to COVID-19. Cornwall Council has received a grant allocation of £678,000 from DEFRA, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, to run the programme.
Existing and new community food organisations across Cornwall, including non-constituted groups, can apply for funding. This can be used to pay for food, equipment, storage, transport costs or any other items which can build their capacity, infrastructure and resilience so they are in a stronger position to help their communities access emergency food and essential supplies.
An organisation can apply for a maximum of two grants. Grants can be spent on revenue and capital to enable support for infrastructure costs, which many groups have said they need help with.
Recipients must spend their grant by 31 March 2022. This is to allow sufficient time for the grant to have a more sustainable impact.
Please share this information with community food groups in your area.
Parish Council remote meetings
On 2 April, the government published The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020. The regulations, which came into force on 4th April 2020, enabled Parish Councilís to hold remote meetings. Further information is available on the National Association of Local Councilís dedicated website https://www.nalc.gov.uk/coronavirus
Landrake with St.Erney Parish Council (Emergency) Business Continuity Plan (End of March 2020)
Following the advice from the Government, Landrake with St.Erney Parish Council will not be meeting in person for the foreseeable future. The Emergency Business Continuity Plan sets out how the Council will continue to act, until such time as the legislation provides for a practical alternative.
Councillors have agreed an Emergency Scheme of Delegation 'to delegate authority to the Clerk, in consultation with the Chairman and Vice-Chairman (or other Councillors in their absence), 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 Councillors'.
There are a number of key issues that the Parish Council needs to continue to process during this period and it has agreed to carry out these functions in accordance with the plan. Please see the Plan (under the 'Policies' section of this website) for further details.
Cornwall Council's dedicated 'information about Coronavirus (Covid-19)' provides guidance and information on support available for individuals and businesses. https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/public-health-cornwall/information-about-coronavirus-covid-19/
Government restrictions - Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic
On 23rd March the government introduced three new measures.
Requiring people to stay at home, except for very limited purposes
Closing non-essential shops and community spaces
Stopping all gatherings of more than two people in public
Every citizen must comply with these new measures. The relevant authorities, including the police, will be given the powers to enforce them Ė including through fines and dispersing gatherings.
The Government announced it would look again at these measures in three weeks, and relax them if the evidence shows this is possible.