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Welcome to the Linkinhorne Parish Council Website

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.

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Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2020-21

Each year the smaller authorityís Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authoritiesí Audit Appointments Ltd.  The unaudited AGAR has been published with this notice. As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, it is subject to change as a result of that review.

Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested. For the year ended 31 March 2021, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:

Mrs Melanie Kilby (Clerk / Responsible Finance Officer RFO)

ADDRESS: Jean Ann, Highbury, Rilla Mill, Callington Cornwall PL177PH. TEL:07825665838  

commencing on (c) Wednesday 30th June 2021

and ending on (d) Tuesday 10th August 2021


Public Conveniences

Public convenience at both Minions and Upton Cross as of the 27th May 2021 are open 7 days a week unless closed for maintenance. 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.

Dog Walkers

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

Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance and Accountability Return Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2020

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

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