Linkinhorne Parish Church Minions on Bodmin Moor Henwood Village Centre Darleyford Village Upton Cross Primary School St Paul's Church, Upton Cross Rural views around Linkinhorne Village The Cheesewring near Minions Cornish Mining Heritage near Minions Parson's Meadow, Rilla Mill Water Wheel near St Melor's Well at Linkinhorne
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We are facing an unprecedented civil crisis in modern times with the threat of Coronavirus. I know that many Linkinhorne residents will be very anxious about the current situation.

There have been some excellent local examples of people and groups helping others and we need to tackle this together. We all have a part to play and your Parish Council will work with Cornwall Council and public health agencies to do all we can in this time of emergency.

On behalf of your Parish Council may I take this opportunity to send you and your families our best wishes, please do follow government guidance, encourage others to do so and stay safe.

Carl Hearn
Chairman – Linkinhorne Parish Council


Meetings and Council business continuity


Date of next virtual meeting of Linkinhorne Parish Council  13th of July 2020 at 7:30pm.

The agenda will be available on the website on Monday 6th  of July 2020. Those parishioners / members of the public wishing to make public representation need to put their representation in writing and send to the Clerk either via email to or in writing to Jean Ann, Highbury, Rilla Mill, Callington, Cornwall by 5pm on  Friday 10th July 2020.  Any received representations will be read out by the chairman in the public participation section. Members of the public are welcome to join the meeting to observe the discussion. The instructions for attending the meeting will be detailed on the agenda. There will be the opportunity for those who are not able to use Zoom to join the meeting via a phone, the process for doing so will be included on the agenda.

It was agreed by members to give delegated authority to the Clerk in consultation with the Chairman and Vice Chairman that any necessary action associated with expenditure relating to the agreed budget,  such as routine expenses, are undertaken to protect the interest of the community and ensure council business continuity during the period of the pandemic Coronavirus.  
Up to date information:

The Coronavirus situation is fast-moving please visit Cornwall Council website  where you can find the most up to date and accurate information.


Neighbourhood Development Plan

Due to the continuing Covid 19 crisis, the parish council has agreed to revise the closure dates for feedback, both for the commercial interested parties and the public.
The public consultation on the Draft Linkinhorne Neighbourhood Development Plan started on Sunday 29th March 2019 and originally was planned to lasts for a period of 13 weeks, ending at midnight on Sunday 28th June 2019. This has now been extended until the 31st August 2020. Please continue to track the Linkinhorne Parish Council website for any updates and invites to public meetings (assuming Government advises supports these events.

The Linkinhorne NDP team has also extended the period for commercial and public authorities feedback. Please can I ask that all feedback from all commercial interest parties and public authorities is emailed to by the 19th July  2020. In the subject header of your email please include a reference stating “Response to Linkinhorne NDP consultation”.

Please track the Linkinhorne website for any updates click here to go to Neighbourhood Development Plan page


Linkinhorne, a rural parish in South East Cornwall, stretches from the River Inny in the north-east to the expanses of Bodmin Moor in the west. The River Lynher meanders across the Parish through secluded valleys and by gently rolling fields.

The three largest villages are Minions, Rilla Mill and Upton Cross; there are also the settlements of Henwood, Linkinhorne and Bray Shop as well as dozens of other small hamlets such as Caradon Town, Downgate, Ley Mill, Plushabridge, etc.

The western parts of Linkinhorne parish lie on the eastern slopes of Bodmin Moor, an area of granite moorland, rising to over 380m above sea level at Sharptor, above the Cheesewring, a granite outcrop of apparently precariously balanced rocks. The highest village in the parish is Minions, at 302m asl.

Travelling east from the Moor, the land drops to the gentler hills and river valleys which cover most of the parish. Most of this land is agricultural or woodland; the climate is mild and rarely is there prolonged cold in the winter - snow and frost rarely lasting more than a day or two.

There are no major roads in the parish. Two classified roads, the B3254, running north-south and the B3257 running northwest-southeast cross the parish, providing road links to Launceston, Liskeard and Callington.


Important support

Cornwall Council’s phone lines for COVID-19 and shielding enquiries:

  • 0300 123 1118 for COVID-19
  • 0300 123 4334 for shielding enquiries

Cornwall Council has now launched a COVID19 Community Toolkit .
Volunteer Cornwall
Anyone who needs help can request a volunteer by ringing Volunteer Cornwall on:

Find out more about the support available for businesses here: Business Rate Support, Council Tax Support and Growth Hub.



Planning Applications:

Please click here for a list of planning applications received by Linkinhorne Parish Council for comment. 


The Parish Council article published in The Link is now available on the website 

 Linkinhorne Parish:  Post Office and Library Opening Times


Cornwall Council 'REPORT IT' page click here  to report issues from benefits to highways to planning to waste and recycling and more.