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Parish Council Elections 4th MAY 2017

Have you considered serving your parish as a
Parish Councillor?

The election of parish and county councillors is Thursday, 4th May 2017.

What is a Parish Councillor?
You can find out more about the process at the Cornwall Council website:
Click here for guidance for Candidates.
Nomination papers are available now from Will Richards or from the One Stop Shop in St Austell.  

The Papers must be turned in by 4.00 pm on 4th April 2017.  You should give yourself time to have the papers checked.  Make a appointment to turn in your nomination papers so that you know all is in order.

Feel free to speak with your parish councillors about what it means to be a councillor for St Ewe Parish:  a list of St Ewe Parish Councillors.

Red Telephone Boxes – We would like to hear from you.

Have your say

We bought them for £1 each!  Now, what are we going to do with them?  Contact a parish councillor or the clerk with your ideas about how to use these Red Telephone Boxes. You can also come to the next Parish Council Meeting on –

A5 St Ewe Parish Council Telephone Box MAY16Monday, 11 July, 7pm at the Village Hall.

Would you like your Parish Council (using your taxes) to spend £2,000 – £3,500 for a defibrillator in one or both of the telephone boxes?  Would you like to fund raise for this equipment?



It’s the Final Factoid – Ta Daaa

St Ewe Country Fair – 21st August 2016

Final Factoid for 2016

Well, we got the weather forecast a little bit wrong.
There was the occasional sprinke, but …


Our 21st birthday fair was a great success!


  • We beat the weather
  • Had over 1100 adults attend – plus children & dogs!
  • Had record Horticultural entries
  • Had great comments on the free entertainment, catering, sideshows and general atmosphere at the show
  • Held all arena events despite rain
  • Were helped by over 100 local volunteers
  • Were supported by quality contributors, vendors and sponsors, and
  • Despite the damp ST EWE COUNTRY FAIR raised over £6000 for local organisations and good causes

~~ Well done everyone ~~ 


Keep an eye on for details of next year – see you then.

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Country Fair – Factoid Number 21!

St Ewe Country Fair – 21st August 2016

Factoid Number 21

Did you know?

The weather forecast is dry and warm, but not too hot – Perfect.


See you this Sunday!

We’re getting everything sorted for a fantastic day out.

Scones and cakes are being baked, real ale ordered, Pimms bar prepped, fantastic food organised. We’ve got shires, birds of prey, Bugle Band, sheepdogs, great activities in the children’s tent including Mr. Punch and a sheep auction.

You’ll see some great old tractors and cool cars and the local gig.

There’s sideshows and fairground rides, a craft tent, animals to see including fowl and bees – and lots more.

You simply must enter your four legged friend in the fun dog show and please, please let’s see some of those fantastic photos, cakes, eggs, flowers, veg. and fruit entered in the horticultural show.

You must have a weird veg., a few choice blackcurrants, a bunch of flowers, a great bake.

It’s only 10p an entry and don’t think you need to be an expert. The show is all about enjoying yourself and having a go.


We have had fun counting down to the Greatest Show on Earth (that is – the good earth of St Ewe).  We hope you’ve enjoyed these fun facts and figures each week too.


See you on Sunday!


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Country Fair – Factoid Number 19!

St Ewe Country Fair – 21st August 2016

Factoid Number 19

Did you know?

You can now find more information and forms on the HOME PAGE of this website?

Did you know?

There wasn’t enough sun in April?

The fields we use for parking are currently sown with grain which will be cut when its moisture content is below 20%. It’s now at 24% with 3 weeks to go so fingers crossed. In this case Neil will use the grain as cattle feed and the straw as bedding. Later this will be spread on the fields as manure completing the growing cycle. Read more »

Country Fair – Factoid Number 18!

St Ewe Country Fair – 21st August 2016

Factoid Number 18

Did you know?

There will be ferrets at the fair?

We will not be recommending you have a go at ‘ferret legging’, the stunt thought to have been popular amongst Yorkshire miners in the 70’s. This involves tying the legs of your trousers at the ankles and seeing how long you can keep two ferrets inside. The world record is said to be 5 hours and 30 minutes, nothing is said of the condition of the record holder at the end of this period! Legging probably originated when hunting was only allowed amongst the wealthy and rabbit poachers had to hide their illicit ferrets in their clothing.

Ferrets are a domesticated form of the European polecat and the name ferret is derived from the Latin furittus, meaning “little thief” a reference to their penchant for secreting away small items.

However, we do recommend you have a go at the ferret racing which will take place as these inquisitive creatures have fun darting through their tunnels.

5 weeks to this year’s fair!

The St Ewe Country Fair returns after a break in 2015 and to countdown to the great event we post a new factoid here each week.

Put the date in your diary – 21 AUGUST 2016.

You can look out for these posts each week on Facebook and here on the St Ewe Parish website (

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