Blackwater is a small rural village situated between Truro (6 miles) and Redruth (4 miles) and close to the north coast and its sandy beaches (3 miles).

The Victorian philanphropist and journalist John Passmore Edwards was born here and the Institute in Blackwater (at the moment, undergoing restoration)endowed by John Passmore Edwards was opened in 1890. At the opening ceremony he said “Nothing has given me more pleasure than to give this to my native village and within a hundred yards of my old home.”

There are a number of barrows dating from the Bronze Age in the vicinity of the village. Two Burrows stand adjacent to the road leading from Chiverton Cross to Mount Hawke and Three Burrows can be seen in a field adjacent to the south side of the A30 just east of the Chiverton Cross roundabout. An ancient cross has also been reported in use as a boundary stone in the area of the Three Burrows.

Parish Councillors

Jinny Clark (Vice Chair of the Council; Chair of HR Committee)

Ward Facilities & Services

Play park


News from Blackwater

Community Litter Picks! Saturday 17th October 2020

Community Litter Picks! Saturday 17th October 2020

Please see individual links to posters about your area for more information... Litter pick poster 17.10.20 Porthtowan Litter Pick poster 17.10.20 Blackwater Litter pick poster 17.10.20 Mithian Litter Pick poster 17.10.20 Mount Hawke Litter pick poster 17.10.20 St....

Parish Council Christmas Closure Notice

Parish Council Christmas Closure Notice

Please note that the Parish Council Office will be closed from 23rd December 2019 - 1st January 2020 inclusive. On behalf of all of us at the Parish Council, we would like to wish the community a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year 🎄 💟 See you all in...

General Election – Thursday 12th December 2019!

General Election – Thursday 12th December 2019!

The UK Parliamentary Election will take place on Thursday 12 December 2019. Polling stations will be open from 7:00am to 10:00pm on this day. Truro and Falmouth constituency in St Agnes and Mithian. Camborne and Redruth constituency in Porthtowan, Mount Hawke and...

St Agnes Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) Update!

St Agnes Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) Update!

Please click the link below for the latest information regarding the St Agnes NDP NDP Consultation Press Release Full hard copy available to view at St Agnes Library – opening times available here. Online copy available here.

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