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North Hill Parish Council

Welcome to the website organised and maintained by North Hill Parish Council, we hope you find it useful. The objective of the site is to provide information about the activities of the council and relay information and support available from Cornwall County Council.

Recent Additions - Financial statement & Annual Governance and Accountability Return for year ended 31 March 2024 published. Planning applications at Tolcarne and in Bathpool. New Health & Safety policy guidelines adopted. 

Decisions on planning applications for a swimming pond at Tolcarne Barn and tree topping in Bathpool were advised at the Council meeting held on 1 July, to view the councils response to these and previous applications select Notice Board under the Parish Council tab and select Planning Applications. Further planning applications in Bathpool require a site visit to take place on 9July. The Financial Statement & AGAR for the year ended 31 March 2024 was presented to the Parish Council and can be viewed by selecting Reports and Audits under the Parish Council tab. The latest quarterly planning newsletter from Cornwall County Council is now available at: Planning News for Local Councils and Agents ( Information regarding road closures in the parish this month can be viewed by selecting Notice Board under the Parish Council tab. Information regarding meetings to discuss the re-opening of St Torney's church are given below.

Update on the closure of St Torney's Church.

The Church of England Church Commissioners have written to North Hill Parish Council with a copy of a draft Pastoral (Church Buildings Disposal) scheme prepared by the Church Commissioners providing for the preservation of the closed church of North Hill St Torney by the Churches Conservation Trust. The Churches Conservation Trust (“the Trust”) shall be responsible for the care and maintenance of the building and both old and new graveyards. The Commissioners have agreed to publish a draft Pastoral (Church Buildings Disposal) Scheme providing for the closed church of North Hill St Torney to be vested in the Churches Conservation Trust (CCT) for care and maintenance. The Commissioners statutory advisors, the Statutory Advisory Committee of the Church Buildings Council (SAC) have indicated in their early advice of 17 December 2018, that St Torney’s is of outstanding quality and of high significance overall and that the church ought to be preserved in the interests of the nation and the Church of England by vesting it in the CCT. The church is richly decorated and has some significant memorials. It is a positive and dominant feature within the street scene and wider landscape. The richness and significance of the church interior means that it would not lend itself to internal subdivision.

UPDATE (26 Sep 2022) - At a recent meeting with the Trust in the church it was revealed that St Torney's has been granted "vested church" status. With Heritage Funding of £365,000 secured, work is expected to commence shortly to prevent water ingress that is damaging the fabric of the building and some of the important monuments. There will be further meetings in the future between the Trust and the local community to plan how to breathe life into the church again.

UPDATE (12 Dec 2022) - It has been announced that two new noticeboards will be erected at the church to inform people about developments and plans for the refurbishment of St Torney's.

UPDATE (24 July 2023) - The Churches Conservation Trust (CCT) organised a lunchtime drop-in session on 30 June to which approximately 50 people attended. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss how the church can be used in the future. To share your ideas about how you would like to see the church used once reopened email for a questionnaire. To share your ideas, stories and thoughts on why St Torney's church and North Hill are so special email

UPDATE (13 May 2024) - A re-opening event is planned for later this year. There is a meeting to discuss details in the Old School Inn on 8 June at 7pm and another meeting with the CCT team at St. Torney on Wed. 3 July at 11am.

Foodbank Map.

A new interactive map has been launched showing all emergency food support in towns and villages throughout Cornwall.
The new Help with Food map was created in partnership with community organisations and is online now:

Latest Parish News

Speed Monitoring on B3257

Condon's Shop


January 2021
Speed Monitoring on B3257

Between 21 and 28 October 2020, Cormac deployed a portable radar device that detects and records the speed of passing vehicles on the B3257 at Congdon's Shop to evaluate the effectiveness of recently completed traffic calming measures. The report published on 14 December 2020 shows that approximately 79% of all traffic was travelling at less than 40mph.

Superfast Broadband



December 2020
Superfast Broadband

Rural Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (Rural GBVS)

Gigabit-capable broadband connections offer the fastest and most reliable speeds available, and the Government is committed to a vision of a digitally connected Britain.

Homes and businesses in rural areas of the UK may be eligible for funding towards the cost of installing gigabit-capable broadband when part of a group scheme.

Rural premises with broadband speeds of less than 100Mbps can use vouchers worth £1,500 per home and up to £3,500 for each small to medium-sized business (SME) to support the cost of installing new fast and reliable connections.

Superfast Cornwall is encouraging businesses and residents that are beyond any existing superfast broadband rollout plans to apply to this scheme.

John McLeod from Bathpool has offered to co-ordinate the efforts of anyone who wishes to be involved in this scheme, please send your name and email address to 

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