Linkinhorne Parish Church Minions on Bodmin Moor Henwood Village Centre Darleyford Village Upton Cross Primary School St Paul's Church 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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Notices of Statement of Persons Nominated for the Elections to be held on 6th May 2021:


Cornwall Councillor - NOTICE OF POLL - Lyhner

Please bear in mind that this is now the lambing and calving season and when walking your charges anywhere near farm animals please have them on a lead. Please also remember, a person who owns, or is in charge of a dog which worries livestock on any agricultural land commits the offence of livestock worrying

Covid-19 Vaccinations:

If you require assistance with travel to a vaccination center you can book a volunteer driver please contact:
• Age UK (Cornwall and Isles of Scilly) on 01872 223388
• Volunteer Cornwall on 01872 265300
If neither organisation has availability at the time needed, they may be able to signpost to local schemes that have. There is a charge for this service but funding may be available to assist with the costs in certain cases

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.


Coronavirus: Information and contacts

·       Cornwall Council website Link to Cornwall Council website

·       GOV.UK Link to information on Coronavirus website

·       Request help from Volunteer Cornwall via Link to Volunteer Cornwall website or by calling 01872 266988.

Cornwall Council’s phone lines:

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

COVID -19 Toolkit

Cornwall Council has now launched a COVID-19 Community Toolkit.

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

Public convenience opening times:

Please note that If the public conveniences are vandalised, left in an unsanitary state or users do not follow signage / current government guidance Linkinhorne Parish Council will close them.

Minions Public convenience: 

  • Monday        Open - Disabled only
  • Tuesday       Closed
  • Wednesday  Closed
  • Thursday  Open - Ladies & Gents
  • Friday       Open - Ladies,Gents & Disabled.
  • Saturday  Open - Ladies, Gents & Disabled.
  • Sunday    Open - Disabled (Ladies & gents closed) 

Upton Cross (at Linkinhorne Parish Hall) public convenience:

  •  Monday      Closed
  • Tuesday      Closed
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday     Open  
  • Friday          Open 
  • Saturday     Open  
  • Sunday        Open - closed after cleaning.

You can use Cornwall Council 'REPORT IT' page to report issues from benefits to highways to planning to waste and recycling and more.