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Road closure in place on Maenporth Road between Maenporth Beach and Tregidna Farm, from Monday 8 March to Friday 6 April while civil engineering works take place to the retaining wall. (Heard that last time in 2013 when it took over 4 MONTHS to do the works!!)

Works will be undertaken between the hours of 8.00am and 4.00pm, Monday to Friday. The road will be reopened after working hours and at the weekends, where it is safe to do so.

Please plan your journeys to the outside world accordingly - you may need extra time to get out of the village into appointments - and please use the Argal Road, not Carlidnack unless you want to spend all your time queued or in reverse!

From Cornwall Rural Housing Association 


We will shortly have two new 2 bedroom bungalows in the lovely village of Mawnan Smith for sale on a shared ownership basis, starting at £91,250 for a 25% share.

The homes are currently under construction as part of a small mixed tenure development of only four properties.

Priority for the shared ownership homes will be given to people with a strong local connection to Mawnan Smith.

Further details will be available shortly, but to make sure you do not miss out please register your interest by emailing us at or by telephoning us on 01208 892000.

If you are interested in purchasing a shared ownership property, please also make sure that you have registered with Help to Buy South.

Census 2021 -

The census is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives us the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. It has been carried out every decade since 1801, with the exception of 1941.

For more information, visit or maybe your thinking of being part of the census team? Take a look at their website at

09.3.21 - I've done mine!  Census letters should be dropping through letterboxes with week - go online over a cuppa and complete yours, it's really simple.  Don't forget to keep ticking the 'other' box on Nationality questions and putting CORNISH. If you need help there is plenty available online or on the phone:

  • Website, webchat and guidance documents via
  • Free phone - 0800 141 2021 (England) / 0800 169 2021 (Wales)
  • Free Language Helpline - 0800 587 2021 (to make an appointment)
  • Census Support Centres - to find your nearest centre, call free on 0800 141 2021

24.3.21  - doorstep visits are now starting to chase up those households that have not returned a completed form.  If you need specific help or have questions meaning you didn't complete you form please contact the numbers above or contact our Regional Census Engagement Manager, John Floyd  Tel: 07452 939013,  email:  or Twitter: @CensusSWCornwal

Mawnan Parish  Home

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), 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.

Pictures by Elisabeth Melvin