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The Parish of Altarnun lies on the eastern edge of Bodmin Moor, some 8 miles from the nearest town – Launceston. At 15,014 acres in size Altarnun is the largest Parish in Cornwall. From the rugged landscape of Bodmin moor in the west, through the unspoilt Altarnun Village, Bolventor with the iconic Jamaica Inn popular with tourists from around the world and surrounding rural hamlets to picturesque farmland in the east. The landscape reflects the true diversity of Cornwall.

The Parish has been a home to people as far back as the Neolithic period. Today remains of occupation from then, through the Bronze and Iron Ages can still be found. The Doomsday Book recorded seven settlements in the present Parish Boundaries.

As with many rural areas in Cornwall the main occupation has and continues to be agriculture. In keeping with the tradition of those who worked the land, Religion was a major part of parishioner’s life. The Parish Church, dedicated to St Nonna, is a fine example of a 15th Century Church and is known locally as the Cathedral of the Moors. Recognised as the venue for the TV's 'Doc Martin' wedding and the base for the smuggling mastermind villain in Daphne Du Mauriers' "Jamaica Inn", it is also home to a fine collection of 79 Medieval Carved Bench Ends. The Parish also has strong connections to the Wesleyan Methodists which goes back to the 1700’s. John Wesley and his followers were given shelter in the Hamlet of Trewint when they first came to Cornwall. Sadly all the Parish Chapels are now closed but a museum at Trewint showing the history of Methodism in the Parish is open to the public.

Altarnun Village has managed to retain its charm and character. Something the Parish Council and Villagers work hard to maintain. From its picturesque Pack Horse Bridge and Church Hall by the Church, a variety of traditional cottages to the Village Hall which houses the local shop and post office, the Parish also has a thriving primary school and preschool, and numerous organisations and clubs. Three public houses serve the community well – The Kings Head, Rising Sun and Jamaica Inn. In addition local bus services allow those without vehicles to commute to nearby Launceston and Bodmin.

In recent years the Parish has twinned with Gueltas in Brittany, France.

In recent years Residents and the Parish Council are proud of their rural environment and work together to protect, preserve, promote and improve it for the benefit of parishioners and visitors today and in the future. Major events and topics of great interest over recent years include flooding in Altarnun Village & Draynes Valley; planning matters - particularly the need for sufficient affordable housing to meet the needs of local people; road safety and traffic management concerns and the replacement of the public conveniences in Altarnun Village centre, following the closure of the original facilities by Cornwall Council

The Council meets monthly, on the first Wednesday of every month at 7.30pm. The April, August and December meetings take place in the Reading Room at Bolventor and the remainder of the year all meetings are held in Altarnun Village Hall, Rose Hill. As the voice for the Parish the Council are keen to hear from Parishioners on all matters that concern them. Public attendance is encouraged at the monthly meeting and Public Consultations are held on matters that may be contentious.

For more information please contact our Clerk using the contact us section.
Parish Councillors


Craig Dowler - Chair - 07733 309654
Chris Bloomfield - 07799 648618 - Email
Debra Branch - 01566 86875 - Email
Tom Hoskin - 07447 933013 - Email
Neil Jasper - 01566 86564 - Email
Jason Kendall - 01579 320509 - Email
Rosalyn May - 07871 394055 - Email
Marion McCallum - 07799 881552 - Email
Lisa Baker-Pannell - 01566 86283 - Email
Catherine Richards - 01566 86147 - Email
Wesley Smith - 07506 108232 - Email


Council Office & Support Team


Margaret Savage (Clerk) - 01566 86582 - Email
Paul Smart (Grounds/Maint.) - 07860 136819 - Email
Phil Parsons (Liaison & Projects) - 01566 777179 - Email


Postal address - Tremas, Treween, Launceston, PL15 7RD

Cornwall Councillor for Altarnun Ward - Adrian Parsons - Email

Member of Parliament for North Cornwall/Altarnun Ward - Scott Mann - Website
Parish Meetings


2016 to 2017 Annual Altarnun Parish Council Report(PDF)

2015 to 2016 Annual Altarnun Parish Council Report(PDF)

2014 to 2015 Annual Altarnun Parish Council Report(PDF)

Agenda Template (DOC)

Monthly Meeting Schedules

2017
November 1st 2017 - Altarnun Village Hall 7.30pm - Meeting (PDF)
October 4th 2017 - Altarnun Village Hall 7.30pm - Meeting (PDF)
September 6th 2017 - Altarnun Village Hall 7.30pm - Meeting (PDF)
August 2nd 2017 - Bolventor Reading Room 7.30pm - Meeting (PDF)
July 5th 2017 - Altarnun Village Hall 7.30pm - Meeting (PDF)
June 7th 2017 - Altarnun Village Hall 7.15pm - Meeting (PDF)
June 7th 2017 - Altarnun Village Hall 6.00pm - ALAT Meeting (PDF)
May 3rd 2017 - Altarnun Village Hall 7.30pm - Meeting (PDF)
April 5th 2017 - Bolventor Reading Room 7.30pm - Meeting (PDF)
March 1st 2017 - Altarnun Village Hall 7.30pm - Meeting (PDF)
February 1st 2017 - Altarnun Village Hall 7.30pm - Meeting (PDF)
January 6th 2016 - Altarnun Village Hall - Meeting (PDF)

2016
December 7th 2016 - Bolventor Reading Room - Meeting (PDF)
November 2nd 2016 - Altarnun Village Hall - Meeting (PDF)
October 5th 2016 Altarnun Village Hall 7.30pm - Meeting (PDF)
September 7th 2016 Altarnun Village Hall 7.30pm - Meeting (PDF)
July 6th 2016 Altarnun Village Hall 7.30pm - Meeting (PDF)
June 1st 2016 Altarnun Village Hall 7.30pm - Meeting (PDF)
May 4th 2016 Altarnun Village Hall 7.30pm - Meeting (PDF)
April 6th 2016 Bolventor Reading Room 7.30pm - Meeting (PDF)
March 2nd 2016 Altarnun Village Hall 7.30pm - Meeting (PDF)
February 3rd 2016 Altarnun Village Hall 7.30pm - Meeting (PDF)
January 6th 2016 Altarnun Village Hall 7.30pm - Meeting (PDF)

2015
December 2nd 2015 Bolventor Reading Room 7.30pm - Meeting Notes (PDF)
November 4th 2015 Altarnun Village hall 7.00pm - Meeting Notes (PDF)
October 7th 2015 Altarnun Village hall 7.30pm - Meeting (PDF)
September 2nd 2015 Altarnun Village hall 7.30pm - Meeting Notes (PDF)
July 1st 2015 Altarnun Village hall 7.30pm - Meeting Notes (PDF)
June 10th 2015 Altarnun Village hall - Meeting Notes (PDF)
May 6th 2015 Altarnun Village hall - Meeting Notes (PDF)
April 1st 2015 Bolventor Reading Room - Meeting Notes (PDF)
March 4th 2015 Altarnun Village hall - Meeting Notes (PDF)
February 4th 2015 Altarnun Village hall - Meeting Notes (PDF)
January 7th 2015 Altarnun Village hall - Meeting Notes (PDF)


2014
December 3rd 2014 Altarnun Village hall - Meeting Notes (PDF)
November 5th 2014 Bolventor Reading Room - Meeting Notes (PDF)
October 1st 2014 Altarnun Village hall - Meeting Notes (PDF)
September 3rd 2014 Altarnun Village hall - Meeting Notes (PDF)
August 4th 2014 Altarnun Church hall - Meeting Notes (PDF)
July 7th 2014 Altarnun Church hall - Meeting Notes (PDF)
June 2nd 2014 Altarnun Church hall - Meeting Notes (PDF)
May 12th 2014 Altarnun Church hall - Meeting Notes (PDF)
April 7th 2014 Altarnun Village hall - Meeting Notes (PDF)
March 3rd 2014 Altarnun Village hall - Meeting Notes (PDF)
February 3rd 2014 Altarnun Village hall - Meeting Notes (PDF)
January 18th 2014 Altarnun Village hall - Coffee Morning (PDF)
January 13th 2014 Altarnun Village Hall at 7.30pm - Meeting Notes (PDF)


2013
January 9th 2013 Altarnun Village Hall at 7.30pm - Meeting Notes (PDF)
February 6th 2013 Altarnun Village Hall at 7.30pm
March 6th 2013 Altarnun Village Hall at 7.30pm - Meeting Notes (PDF)
April 3rd 2013 Bolventor Reading Rooms at 7.30pm - Agenda (PDF)
May 15th 2013 Altarnun Village hall - Agenda (PDF)
June 20th 2013 Altarnun Village hall - Meeting Notes (PDF)
July 18th 2013 Altarnun Village hall - Meeting Notes (PDF)
August 15th 2013 Bolventor Reading Room - Meeting Notes (PDF)
September 19th 2013 Altarnun Village hall - Meeting Notes (PDF)
October 17th 2013 - Meeting Notes (PDF)
November 16th 2013 Altarnun Village hall - Coffee Morning (PDF)
November 21st 2013 Altarnun Village hall - Meeting Notes (PDF)
December 19th 2013 Altarnun Village hall - Agenda (PDF)

2012
April 18th Altarnun Village Hall at 7.30pm - Meeting notes (PDF)
May 2nd Altarnun Village Hall at 7.30pm - Meeting notes (PDF)   Community Conversations (PDF)
June 13th Altarnun Village Hall at 7.30pm - Meeting notes (PDF)   Community Conversations (PDF)
July 4th The Reading Room at Bolventor at 7.30pm - Meeting Notes (PDF)
August 1st Altarnun Village Hall at 7.30pm
September 5th Altarnun Village Hall at 7.30pm - Meeting Notes (PDF)
October 3rd Altarnun Village Hall at 7.30pm - Meeting Notes (PDF)
November 7th Altarnun Village Hall at 7.30pm - Meeting Notes (PDF)
December 7th The Reading Room at Bolventor at 7.30pm - Cancelled

Latest News


10th October 2017

Conclusion of Audit
Accounts for the year ending March 31st 2017
Click here to view (JPG)

21st September 2017

Parish Woodland Article Click here to view (PDF)

21st August 2017

Appointment of independent person Click here to view (PDF)

4th July 2017

2016 to 2017 Altarnun Parish Notice of availability of Accounts Click here to view (PDF)
2016 to 2017 Altarnun Parish declaration of completed accounts Click here to view (PDF)

6th April 2017

Result of uncontested election for Altarnun Parish Council 2017 Uncontested election for APC (PDF)

Nominations for the Local Elections for Altarnun Division and Altarnun Parish Council - 4th May 2017
APC Election Nominees Part 1 (PDF)
APC Election Nominees Part 2 (PDF)
Altarnun Division Election Nominee Agent Detail (PDF)
Altarnun Division Election Nominees (PDF)

7th November 2016

Shaping the future of health care in Cornwall News (PDF)

2nd October 2016

Todda Park Advert News (PDF)

Cemetery Fees from the 1st April 2016. Click here to view (PDF)

Useful Links

Tre Pol Pen
Local Parish Magazine
Contact - Peter Allen - Tel: 01566 86100 - peterallen2001@hotmail.com


Tel: 0300 1234 100
Web: www.cornwall.gov.uk

St Nonna's Church Altarnun
Vicar - Derryn Roberts Tel: 01579 320472
Warden - Tony Naylor Tel: 01566 880086
Church Hall Booking - Ronnie Retallack - 01566 86398 - Email
Village Hall Booking - Mrs Tricia Allen Tel - 01566 86100 (9 - 6 Mon - Fri) Email

Altarnun School
Five Lanes, PL15 7RZ,
Tel: 01566 86274, Web: www.altarnun.cornwall.sch.uk - Email

Altarnun Village Shop
Rosehill, Altarnun, PL15 7RL,
Tel: 01566 86400
Open 8am to 1pm Monday - Saturday; 9am to 11am Sundays; Closed Bank Holidays

Local Bus Service
Group Travel - Route 225
Tel: 01208 77989
Web: www.grouptravelcoachhire.co.uk

The Little Red Bus
Launceston Community Transport Partnership (LCTP) provide a Dial-a-Ride service for all ages from villages, hamlets and communities in and around Launceston. The service can be used to get into town, visit the Library, Leisure Centre, Health Centre, Hospital, Tesco as well as Launceston Town Centre.
Tel: 01566 777960
Web: www.littleredbus.org.uk

Volunteer Cornwall
Tel: 01872 265305
Web: www.volunteercornwall.org.uk

Mobile Library Service
Visits
Trewint on Every other Tuesday at 9.20am
Five Lanes on Every other Tuesday at 9.40am
Altarnun on Every other Tuesday at 10.30am
Tel: 0300 1234 111
Web: db.cornwall.gov.uk/librarydb/info/mobile.asp
Doctors

Launceston Medical Centre, Landlake Rd, Launceston, PL15 9HH
Tel: 01566 772131
Web: www.launcestonmedicalcentre.com

Carnewater Practice, Bodmin & Lewannick
Tel: 01208 269988
Web: www.carnewaterpractice.co.uk
Community Police

WPC Nicky Lawson - Tel: 101
PCSO Clare Danson - Tel: 101
Web: www.devon-cornwall.police.uk
The official tourist information site on behalf of Cornwall’s Tourist Information Centres - www.letsgocornwall.com
Parish Contact


Clerk - Margaret Savage
Tremas, Broad Lane Barn, Treween, Altarnun, PL15 7RD
Tel: 01566 86582
Email: clerk2altarnunpc@btinternet.com