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.
Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance and Accountability Return Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2020
Parish Councillor Vacancies
There are vacancies on Linkinhorne Parish Council for 2 co-opted Councillors. It is an unpaid position but allows an individual to get actively involved in maintaining and improving village life.
• Are you interested in your local community?
• Can you work as part of a team?
• Are you able to take part in monthly meetings, form sound judgements based on what is best for the community and be willing to abide by majority decisions?
Should you wish to apply for the post, please send in a statement identifying your experience, reasons for wanting to be considered and any special areas of interests you may have.
The Councillors will then consider the statements before making a decision at the next Virtual Parish Council meeting at 7:30pm on the 11th December 2020.
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Friday 11th December 2020
Jubliee Field, Upton Cross and Parsons Meadow, Rilla Mill
Both Jubilee Field at Upton Cross and the play area in Parsons Meadow at Rilla Mill have been re-opened after a Covid-19 based risk assessment was undertaken. Whilst the Covid-19 alert level remains in place, users of the play areas should observe the following requirements to help minimise the risks of transmission. You are responsible for the safety of your family and other families using the play equipment.
Guidance on Play Area Use
The Coronavirus situation is fast-moving please visit Cornwall Council website where you can find the most up to date and accurate information.
The Parish Council article published in The Link is now available on the websiteLinkinhorne Parish - Post Office and Library Opening Times
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:
Upton Cross (at Linkinhorne Parish Hall) public convenience:
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Cornwall Council has now launched a COVID-19 Community Toolkit.
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