Parish Council News
Please be aware that all parish council meetings are being held remotely via Zoom until further notice due to the current pandemic. Members of the public are welcome to these meetings and can participate during those parts open to the public. Login details will be published with the agenda. The next meeting is scheduled for 4th June 2020.
Measures have been put in place to protect the interests of the community and ensure council business continuity during this time.
Any parishioner wishing to comment on a planning application should do so electronically by accessing the Cornwall Council planning portal and via email to the Parish Clerk.
Any parishioner wishing to communicate with the parish council should do so via email to the Parish Clerk.
If anybody in the community is self-isolating and needs support please contact the Chairman of the parish council, Sam Sinkins, Cllr Robbie Paterson or the Parish Clerk, Sally Vincent. Contact details are on the Councillors section of this website.
Keep safe and well and do follow Government and Public Health England advice during these difficult times.
Lanlivery Playing Field & Children's Play Park
Please be advised that, following government instructions, as from 24th March 2020 and until further notice the playground will be closed and safety checks will not be carried out. Sally Vincent
About the Parish
Lanlivery is a rural Cornish parish located close to a tributary of the River Fowey and just five miles south of Bodmin moor. To the north, it is bordered by Lanivet and Lanhydrock, to the east is St Winnow. St Sampson, Tywardreath and Luxulyan are to the south.
Around 300 people live in Lanlivery parish, mostly in the villages of Lanlivery, Sweetshouse and Redmoor. There are also numerous farms in the parish. Today, most people commute to work outside the parish but local businesses include caravan and camping sites and a landscape gardener.
The moorland parish of Lanlivery is home to St Brevita parish church. St Brevita boasts a 100 ft high tower, one of the most striking in Cornwall. The church was built in the 15th century but has been restored over the past decade.
Located just behind St Brevita, the Crown Inn is a 12th century longhouse complete with low beams and open fires.
The primary school in Lanlivery village is over 100 years old, and has itís own preschool.
Lanlivery village hall was used as a school in the mid 19th century and became a village hall thanks to the effort of the Village Hall Management Committee, as well the support of the parish.
Local legend surrounds surround a small cottage at Redmoor Bridge; it is said that a witch, Jinny Gerry, lived here.
Lanlivery is a green belt area, and the majestic Helman Tor and part of the Luxulyan Valley World Heritage Site can be found within the parish.
In 1990, parishioners took part in a walk from Padstow to Fowey following the Saintís Way through Lanlivery. Irish pilgrims travelling to France used this path in the Dark Ages. The event was hugely popular in the parish.