Linkinhorne Parish Council

Welcome to the official website of Linkinhorne Parish Council

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

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Latest News

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


The first virtual meeting of Linkinhorne Parish Council will take place on the 8th of June 2020 at 7:30pm. The agenda will be available on the website on Monday 1st of June 2020 along with any information / documents. 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 5th June.  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

In accordance with Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Part 5, 14(b), Linkinhorne Parish Council and the Linkinhorne Neighbourhood Development Planning team is to:

  • inform you that a pre-submission draft of the NDP has been published for consultation purposes, and
  • invite your organisation, which may have interests that are affected by the NDP, to comment on the draft proposals.

The public consultation on the Draft Linkinhorne Neighbourhood Development Plan starts on Sunday 29th March 2019 and lasts for a period of 13 weeks, ending at midnight on Sunday 28th June 2019. The period of consultation has been extended because of the Coronavirus emergency and may be extended again pending because of the on-going issues relating to this emergency. Please track the Linkinhorne website for any updates click here to go to Neighbourhood Development Plan page


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 

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