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The Parish Council are making plans to reopen village services provided by them - 

The Junior Playing Field has re-opened (8/7) to all our users after having been thoroughly cleaned and additional signage put up .  We cannot arrange to have the equipment cleaned down after each user so are asking that ANYONE showing symptoms refrain from using the play area and that anyone falling ill within 72 hours of using the equipment let the Parish Council know so we can close up and arrange to deep clean again (equipment will be regularly disinfected on Monday mornings)

Public Toilets - the disabled toilets are now permanently open and we hope to have the rest of the public toilets open by w/b 13/7 -  sanitiser points have gone up outside but we ask you only use these if visiting the toilets, not just passing. 

Carwinion Field - If any group of less that 6 want to use the space at Carwinion Field to allow them to meet up in a socially distanced manner you are all welcome; if you do have a group/bubble meeting socially we ask you try to make a boundary (we hope to get some posts & rope up soon just for this) so it's doesn't look like large groups are forming.  You can bring camping chairs, towels or mats to sit on but we ask that you take everything home with you. Remember there are currently no toilets or hand-washing facilities available.

Notice from the Post Office

... about the temporary closure (only 3 months late!) Please can anyone concerned about our lack of Post Office services please comment on the consultation.  Follow the link for more details.


10.8.20 -  I have spoken the SW Change Manager, Andy Healey who has said that they are still in consultation with the owners of the post office/stores in the village but said that the “personal reasons” given for closing the post office temporarily cannot be discussed with us.

He assured me that the consultation at this time only relates to a temporary closure and that, if this becomes anything more, he would do everything possible to make sure that Mawnan continues to have access to the full range of Post Office services.  He has asked that if possible I think about compiling a list of venues that may be interested in holding a Post Office counter within their own existing premises or venue or would  consider playing host to a mobile van should the need for this arise down the line.

PLEASE make can everyone using social media to comment about the temporary closure of the Post Office  make sure that they are also relaying these to the Post Office Consultation that is currently underway? You have a voice but please don't use it in the wrong place ... this website will not get comments to those making decisions at the Post Office - the consultation will.  Email your comments to them at: comments@postoffice.co.uk reference Mawnan Smith 202555

Easing of Lockdown Restriction -  from 24th July

The Government have now come to the decision that face coverings should be mandatory in shops and supermarkets.

Under the new rules, people who do not wear a face covering will face a fine of up to £100, in line with the sanction on public transport and just as with public transport, children under 11 and those with certain disabilities will be exempt.

The liability for wearing a face covering lies with the individual.

Should an individual without an exemption refuse to wear a face covering, a shop can refuse them entry and can call the police if people refuse to comply, the police have the formal enforcement powers and can issue a fine.

This is in line with how shops would normally manage their customers and enforcement is of course a last resort, and we fully expect the public to comply with the rules as they have done throughout the pandemic.


From Saturday 1 August

  • the guidance will then be relaxed so clinically extremely vulnerable people will no longer be advised to shield, but support will remain available from NHS volunteers and local councils. People will retain their priority for supermarket delivery slots, and still be able to access help with shopping, medication, phone calls and transport to medical appointments.
  • those who need to work and cannot do so from home will be able to return to work as long as their workplace is COVID secure, adhering to the guidance available.


Driving round Mawnan following the easing of restrictions

23rd June-  Now that restrictions allowing more freedom of movement, opening up business and some outdoor activity spaces are to take effect we still need to be cautious on our rural roads and ask drivers to remain mindful whilst driving in our parish.  There are still more walkers and cyclist than usual and we need to act accordingly whilst driving.  There is also a lot more roadside vegetation - there being little highways cutting done to date - so there are instances when pedestrians will be further out into the road that drivers may think necessary.

Can we also have some consideration when parking up - if the immediate carpark is full please consider going somewhere else to visit.  Do not just park on the side of the road, in a field gateway or across someone's drive - we all need to allow access.  Especially, do not park in fields simply because gates have been left open - it is not an invitation.



The Parish of Mawnan includes the Village of Mawnan Smith and the hamlets of Penwarne, Helford Passage, Carlidnack, Bareppa and Durgan. The village of Mawnan Smith is just over 2km from the Coastal Footpath. The Village boasts a selection of shops - a garage (no fuel), Post Office and Village Store, Electrical store, Hair salon, The Oystercatcher (homestyle shop) and The Red Lion Pub. The old Smithy has been transformed into a craft workshop support local craft.




DOCTOR'S SURGERY, Goldmartin Square, TR11 5EP.  Surgery Hours Mon - Fri 8.30 - 12.30.   Telephone 01326 250861


The Penryn Surgery 01326 372502


The responders are all volunteers who either live or work in the village.  They have been trained by the paramedics of the West Country Ambulance service and may show up if you ring 999 to give early response prior to the arrival of the Ambulance.

The village has 2 DEFIBRILLATORS, one on the back porch of the RED LION PUB, the other outside the main door of the Memorial Hall.  To access the equipment, you will need to dial 999 to be given the code to open the box.