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WELCOME to the Mabe Parish website

Mabe Parish lies on a granite hillside, overlooking Falmouth bay and the Carrick Roads, in West Cornwall. We are a friendly, welcoming community of just over 2000 residents, most of whom live in the village of Mabe Burnthouse, which has a thriving village primary school, shop, post office, pub and hairdresser’s. The remainder live in farms and outlying hamlets such as Eathorne, Trevone, Halvasso and Trenoweth.

We are proud to be one of the smallest parishes in the UK to boast two universities – the recently developed Combined Universities’ Campus lies to the east, and houses both Falmouth and Exeter universities.

Mabe is also proud of its industrial heritage and once had several working quarries extracting high quality granite, which was transported far and wide for construction projects such as Waterloo Bridge.

If you would like to contribute to this website, contact Fiona Collins by sending an email to mabeparishclerk@hotmail.co.uk


Photo credit: © P. M. Bartolomé at www.panoramio.com/photo/3250630 

Notice Board

What's On in August is now posted up.

Exhibition for solar farm
An exhibition is to be held of plans for a solar array on land at Roskrow Barton on Wednesday 23 July 2014 between 5pm and 7.30pm at Mabe Women’s Institute Hall. Everybody is welcome.

Consultation on Kernick (Asda) crossing
We all have until 24 July to express a view on the proposed pedestrian and cyclist crossing at the Kernick (Asda) roundabout. The Parish Council has campaigned over several years to get a safe crossing for our school children and others walking between Mabe and Penryn. Make sure you let Cornwall Council know if you support or oppose the proposals.    

Don't forget: Voting to elect our Cornwall Councillor takes place on Thursday 17 July in the Community Hall, Cunningham Park. A list of candidates and previous Councillor Michael Keogh's resignation statement are included in Mabe Matters.

Mabe academic on climate change programme

Mabe academic, Dr Stephan Harrison, has been filmed in Patagonia for Australian TV programme, 60 Minutes - the equivalent of Panorama. Stephan explains in the programme how the retreating Patagonian glaciers – which he has been researching for over 20 years – provide us a dire warning of the effects of climate change on the earth.  Stephan is a senior lecturer at the University of Exeter and lives in Mabe parish. To see the two clips featuring Stephan (c. 17 mins) follow the link below:   http://sixtyminutes.ninemsn.com.au/stories/8834229/wild-patagonia-the-glaciers-that-hold-a-dire-warning-for-earths-future

Mabe Traffic Feasibility Study
Towards the end of 2013 the parish council commissioned Cormac to prepare a traffic feasibility study. Working with Cornwall Council, Cormac and local residents, the parish council aims to introduce a series of measures aimed at reducing traffic volume and speed and improving pedestrian safety. Click on this link to read the report.