Welcome to the Probus Parish Council website

Probus Parish Council

This is the official Website of Probus Parish Council which has been designed and constructed to provide what we hope will be a valuable resource of information to all residents of the village.

A vehicle to find out more about what is happening within the Council and the wider Probus community.

We wish for the site to be proactive as possible and to be a two-way channel of advice assistance and information between its residents and the Parish Council.

Annual Parish Meeting 2023

All residents were invited to attend the Annual Parish Meeting held on Tuesday, the 30th of May 2023 in Probus Village Hall at 7pm. This was an opportunity to engage in the future development of Probus, learn about completed and forthcoming projects, ask questions and exchange ideas. Several residents attended the meeting along with representatives from local community groups.  We heard annual reports from the community groups and the Parish Council.  Plans and. goals for the year ahead were shared and discussed along with a number of other issues raised by residents at the meeting.

For further information on the work of the council, please contact the Parish Clerk on 07749 626021 or clerk@probusparishcouncil.gov.uk


Parish Councillor - Vacancy

The Parish Council is seeking a nomination/application for a new Councillor to fill one remaining vacancy. 
 Would you like to support & help your local community by becoming a Parish Councillor?

Do you have a few hours you could spare each month for a voluntary role with a lot of satisfaction to be gained from helping run local services for local people and supporting the community?

If you are interested in joining a diverse, eleven-person team looking after the Parish, we would like to hear from you.

Please contact the Parish Clerk on 07749 626021 or Cllr Nicholas Gillard (Chairman) on 07763 519044  


Bullying & Harassment Statement

Your parish council treats everyone with courtesy and respect and asks for the same in return.

We ask that you treat your councillors and council staff courteously without violence, abuse or harassment. Parish councillors and council staff have the right to carry out their civic duties and work without fear of being attacked or abused.

Any behaviour whether that be verbal, physical or in writing, which causes either councillors or council staff to feel uncomfortable, embarrassed, or threatened, is totally unacceptable. The zero-tolerance policy includes abuse, aggression or threats made in person, over the telephone or in written communication, including on social media.

The parish council considers threatening behaviour to be:

· Attempted or actual aggressive, or physical actions made towards any councillor or member of staff.

· The use of aggressive, or abusive language, (including raising of the voice, swearing, shouting or in writing) which threatens or intimidates councillors or council staff

Probus Village - S106 funded improvements

Published: 16 Jul 23

PROBUS VILLAGE SQUARE IMPROVEMENTS & TREVIGLAS LANE BUS STOP IMPROVEMENTS Funding for these improvements came from s106 developer contributions required as part of the planning approval for Tregony View, phase 1. The funds are controlled by Cornwall Council and deployed to support locally developed schemes that meet the criteria for the use of s 106 highway budget. The recently completed improvement works in the village include: • The renovation and repair of the bus stop on the corner of Treviglas Lane and Fore St, improvements to the footway to support access, and installation of cycle racks. • Enhancements at village square to improve accessibility as well as the general environment for pedestrians and cyclists. This included improving the level of the footpath/pavement in the square and ramps have been incorporated to support access to the shops. The addition of 6 x planters in the top section and bollards in the lower section offer protection of the paved area for pedestrians and reduce the risk of poorly parked vehicles either intruding onto the pavement or rolling down towards the houses/shops. Planters have been placed and filled with soil ready for planting. The railings on Fore St have been repaired and repainted and 2 x cycle stands installed in the Square. A vehicle activated illuminated sign has been installed, warning motorists that it is a school area and school bus collection point. The sign is activated during school times. The work was completed in the 2nd week of June. Arrangements are being made to fill the planters with appropriate shrubs/plants. Some residents have very kindly offered to donate plants and help with planting. The Parish Council has asked the Parks Dept at Truro City council to consider providing additional more plants & shrubs as necessary. A follow up meeting was arranged with Cormac & our Cornwall Councillor on 28th June to review the completed works and pick up on some snagging issues. This meeting also provided the opportunity to pass on comments and observations put forward by residents having contacted and/or met with councillors. The following issues and remedial works were raised and reported: - Adjust the levelling at the end of the footway at the junction with Wagg Lane to enable drainage away from the Trudgian Farm shop. - Cycle hoops to be rotated parallel to the kerb – enabling the repositioning of a planter. - Planters to be fitted with a platform and/or legs so they sit level. - The Planters were commissioned and made locally for this project, however some arrived slightly damaged, and they are to be repaired. - Quote for the installation of one or more bollards to prevent vehicles from rolling forward. - The vehicle activated sign needs to be raised to improve visibility. - The fixed “school” sign to be moved so it is not obscured by the illuminated sign. The parish council has asked for an update and response to these issues and will continue to do so. Ongoing maintenance of the structure of planters remains with Cornwall Council. Day to day maintenance of plants and shrubs sits with the parish council. Some residents have already offered to assist with the planting and upkeep. The aim is for the planting to be arranged as a community event with volunteer input. Changes to the village square and the altered arrangements for parking will undoubtedly take some time to settle and for people to adjust. To borrow a quote from history – “It isn’t the things themselves that disturb people, but the judgements that they form about them.” As a matter of policy, the parish council’s Facebook page does not offer readers the option to post “comments”. This is specifically to prevent exchanges of unmoderated comments via its Facebook page. However, the parish council welcomes any comments – suggestions on these changes or indeed on any other local issues. Contact details of Councillors are available on the parish council web site and comments can be sent via e mail to the clerk – clerk@probusparishcouncil.gov.uk The Parish Council always holds a “public participation” section at its meetings, and we are available at a “drop in” session on the morning of the 2nd Monday of every month at the HUB at Probus Village Hall. Read More...


Published: 30 Jun 23

CCTV at the village hall, play area and MUGA was extended and upgraded to a high resolution. Additional CCTV units have installed to the rear of the Village Hall and a separate unit to monitor the public toilet off Tregony Rd. All units can record and store data. This is in accordance with the Parish Council Policy on the use of CCTV which has been updated and is GDPR compliant. CCTV is installed & deployed for reasons in support of the safety and security of residents & visitors to the Parish. Read More...

Introduction of 20mph speed limit

Introduction of 20mph speed limit

Published: 15 Jun 23

Public consultation on introduction of 20mph speed limit in Probus is now open. The deadline for submitting your comments is 6th July 2023. Read More...

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