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.
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News from Blackwater
Uncontested Results for Porthtowan, Mount Hawke and Blackwater & Wheal Rose Wards
Welcome to our new members! Attached are the details of those who will be joining us.... Notice of uncontested election - St Agnes PC - Porthtowan Ward - 21 October 2021 Notice of uncontested election - St Agnes PC - Mount Hawke Ward - 21 October 2021 Notice of...
Road Works – Resurfacing works in Blackwater this week…
Please see link to Cornwall Council (Cormac) poster for details. Notification of Highway Works - Chiverton - Silverwell Blackwater
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 Services Suspended From 23rd March 2020
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Council services will be suspended from Monday 23rd March 2020 until further notice. Keep watching our website and social media for regular updates...
Statement on the Parish Council’s plan regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
At a Human Resources Committee meeting on Friday 13th March, the Parish Council’s plan for its activities in the event of disruption caused by COVID-19 (Coronavirus) was discussed and adopted. It is can be read here. In short, if it is felt necessary by the Clerk and...
Community Litter Pick – Saturday 4th April 2020 – EVENTS IN EACH VILLAGE NOW CANCELLED
Unfortunately the community litter picks in each area of the Parish have now been cancelled. Please refer to the Council's website for updates...
Cornwall Community Governance Review Public Consultation – Have Your Say!
The Parish Council plays a vital role in providing local services and involving people in their local community. Cornwall Council is consulting on the draft recommendations for changes to community governance. See poster link for more details about your area... CGR...
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!
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 NDP Referendum – Result of Poll!
Thank you to all those who gave their time to vote in the Referendum on 8th August - It's a YES! Declaration of Result of Poll - St Agnes NPR
Blackwater housing scheme drop-in consultation event!
Please see link for full event (organised by Situ8 Planning Consultancy) details Invitation - Holly Grove
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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