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Parish Council Vacancy

Published: 12 Oct 22

Probus Parish Council is seeking two new Councillors. Would you like to help your local community by becoming a Parish Councillor? Do you have a few hours you could spare each month to attend meetings and help with the running of the Council? If you are interested in joining a diverse, eleven-person team looking after the Parish, we would like to hear from you. This is a voluntary role with a lot of satisfaction to be gained from helping run local services for local people and supporting the community. There is plenty to get involved in from reviewing planning applications, playground inspections, projects on improving the village square, wildflower planting and working with Probus Environmental Action Team (PEAT), You will also be required to attend the Parish Council and Planning meetings. These take place on the third Wednesday evening of each month. In addition to this your attendance on various Committees may be required from time to time. Over the coming year the Council will be creating and progressing new projects of benefit to the Parish residents. We have projects to work on such as: - redeploying and locating a portacabin to the Village Hall car park, - preparing a Neighbourhood Development Plan (an important and overdue update to the published Parish Plan 2006/7), - working with residents on proposals for the long-term management of open spaces on 2 new housing developments, - proposals for a community orchard We maintain open spaces, Probus play area, a mixed use games area (MUGA), car parks at the village hall and playing field, a public toilet facility, the jubilee lamp and jubilee garden areas at the entrances to the village. More details about what we do can be found on our website If you would like to find out more then please contact the Chairman, Cllr Nicholas Gillard, Tel: 07763 519044 or Carolyn May (Locum Parish Clerk), Tel: 07749 626021 An application form is available from the Parish Clerk (or downloadable from our website) and you will need to complete and return this by noon on Wednesday 2nd Noveber 2022. A shortlist will then be drawn up and applicants meeting the requirements of the role will be invited to attend a meeting of Full Council in November with an opportunity to meet councillors and staff, and to present your application. We look forward to receiving your application. Read More...

Book of Condolence and Flowers

Book of Condolence and Flowers

Published: 9 Sep 22

It was with profound sadness that Probus Parish Council learnt of the death of Her Majesty The Queen. Read More...

Cornwall Council

Published: 12 Aug 22

The Parish Council have sent a letter to Cllr Ollie Monk the Cornwall Council Portfolio Holder for Housing about the Wainhomes development on the land North of Parkengear questioning the process and changes to this scheme. A copy of this document can be seen in the section on "Planning Matters" or by clicking on the title above this text. Read More...

Shared Prosperity Fund

Published: 8 Aug 22

We are asking applicant organisations interested in accessing SPF to firstly fill in a very simple one-page enquiry form on the website: Contact - Shared Prosperity Fund ( The enquiry form is a mandatory step that all potential applicants need to go through for each individual project they are seeking funding for. Once the Good Growth team receives this enquiry form there will be support and advice to make sure that each enquiry is directed to the right part of the programme. The open invitations to bid are only one part of the SPF programme and there will be funding opportunities for different types and sizes of application. There are seven funding categories now open for projects to come forwards in this first round of funding: • Strategic Business, Enterprise and Research and Development Infrastructure (£18.7m) – site-specific funding to accelerate workspace and infrastructure projects that will enable business growth. • Town, Rural and Coastal High Street Development and Skills Programme (£4.4m) – funding for businesses, property owners (public/private/third sector), developers and skills providers in towns, rural and coastal communities and on the Isles of Scilly to regenerate high streets and neighbourhood shopping areas. • Cultural Events and Talent Programme (£4.4m) – activities to engage communities, promote growth and wider participation and create sustainable jobs by generating more year-round, permanent, higher paid employment by using our cultural product to reduce the seasonal nature of the tourist sector. • Culture / Heritage-led Regeneration and Skills (£10.82m) – investment in the creative economy, cultural institutions and heritage buildings and assets that regenerate places and communities, drives pride in place and supports development of skills, sustainability and social mobility • Community Skills Hubs (£5.198m) – using existing community and education buildings to promote and deliver skills and training and skills opportunities. • Community Connectivity and Digital Inclusion (£1.5m) – projects which improve digital connectivity, digital inclusion and skills. • Multiply numeracy programme (£0.496) – promoting opportunities to support adult numeracy This is the first opportunity to secure SPF funding from the three-year programme which is funded by UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. Further funding opportunities and support programmes will be launched in the autumn including support for communities to develop solutions to address their levelling up needs and a Community Levelling Programme to deliver projects to drive good growth. Projects that are received in response to any of the open invitations to bid prior to the 2nd September will be considered at the first Economic Prosperity Board meeting in October 2022. All funding decisions will be based on how projects deliver against the Good Growth ambitions set out in the CIoS SPF Good Growth Investment Plan. If you have any queries or questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team via the, but please use the enquiry form as a first port of call if you are putting forward a project idea for consideration. Read More...

Tower Parc Shared Ownership Homes

Published: 1 Aug 22

On the 2nd August 2022 Livewest will be marketing three Shared Ownership homes on the Tower Parc (Wainhomes Ltd) site in Probus. For further information please see or There will also be information on the on-site notice board. Read More...


Published: 1 Aug 22

CCTV at the village hall, play area and MUGA has now been upgraded to a high resolution. The CCTV is predominately installed for residents safety. Read More...

Pollution Incident

Pollution Incident

Published: 22 Sep 21

South West Water has advised the Parish Council that a recent pollution event where untreated sewage overflowed into the River was caused by a massive amount of wet wipes which had blocked the main sewer. Read More...


Published: 21 Apr 21

It is important that complaints or reports go directly to the Police whose response time is relative to the severity of the incident and the number of reports received. Speed of reporting is also very important. Read More...

Environmental Enforcement

Published: 8 Dec 20

Environmental Enforcement Officer in Probus, fining for all environmental crimes. Read More...