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Welcome to the Launcells Parish Council Website.......

The Parish Council are proud to announce that Launcells has now been an interactive parish since 2013, with online access to all of its Residents and beyond.  This is by no means a replacement for the very successful parish magazine - it is merely an extension of it.

This is new to all of us so please feel free to email us via the contact us page with any suggestions or information that you feel others would benefit from.

Thank you 

Launcells Parish Council                      


The community emergency plan document can be found here

It was created in 2018 and distributed to all parish households - some details have changed but the general information is still relevant.


Covid - 19 Directory amended pdf here


Dear Launcells Parishioners

As we are in Lockdown, you may not have noticed that the parish now has a second defibrillator.

It is located at the Red Post Inn, by the post box.

Huge thanks go to Paul & Tracy Horrocks of Red Post, for hosting it, and to those local businesses and residents who have helped fund it:-

Red Post Garage; Red Post Joinery, Davcar; JT Auto and M.J.Newton.

Thanks also to our County Councillor, Paula Dolphin, who contributed via her "Community Chest" fund.


As before, should you need access to this "self-guiding" piece of equipment, just phone 999 and follow the instructions on the cabinet.  You will then be given the access code to open it.  The machine then tells you how to use it.

We would hope to arrange another set of training for the use of a defibrillator, once we return to normal, but in the meanwhile, attached is the note that was in the Parish Magazine a while back.

Notes here



"Guidance on Closing Certain Businesses and Venues", which includes:-

"Playgrounds, sports courts and pitches, and outdoor gyms or similar"

Sadly it is appears that it is necessary to close the Launcells Playing Field until further notice.


How to help safely....... link here (Gov.uk guidance)


Well, time for Plan B....

The Parish councillors are trying to assemble a list of folk that might need help. I am aware that across the parish, people have been helping their neighbours and friends, even before the Lock-Down was announced last night. However, we are concerned that a few might be missed.

Accordingly if you fear that someone that you are aware of might be missed, for whatever reason, can I ask you all to contact one of the parish council .

Our numbers are on the website and in the parish magazine. Alternatively, message me via Messenger.



Alan J Whittle


Dear All

The Parish Council meeting for tonight has been cancelled.

I was hoping to use the knowledge of the members of the team to help identify people in the parish that might need some help. I was thinking in particular of older folk that live in isolated spots. If anyone can think of people that fall into that category please let me or other members of the parish council know via facebook messenger or by phone . Our phone numbers are on the parish website and in the parish magazine.

(Link to parish councillors contact details here.)


Alan J Whittle

Taken from Cornwall Community Foundation Website: 

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak we have launched CCF’s Emergency Fund to support frontline organisations

Local charities and community organisations have a special role to play in reaching some of the most vulnerable people in our communities, developing trusted relationships and implementing practical support programmes that work well.

Our Emergency Fund Appeal enables us to offer grants to organisations operating in Cornwall and working with people who may be affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. These grants are to cover the costs for additional work, over and above normal activities, and in response to the impact of COVID-19 to your members or beneficiaries.

The aim of the Emergency Fund is to primarily support: 

Groups that support the ongoing needs of vulnerable people to ensure that their health and wellbeing is maintained

Groups and activities that support vulnerable people self-isolating (the elderly, people with pre-existing medical conditions etc)

Support for foodbanks and organisations working to combat hardship caused by the pandemic including child hunger

Community response coordination

Volunteer costs for new and existing organisations responding to the effect of the pandemic.

Additional costs of working remotely and adapting services delivered in the wider community

Additional support as required for emotional support, mental health and bereavement support

Please note these guidelines are open to change at any time owing to the uncertainties around COVID-19 and the continuingly changing circumstances. We will provide notice if this is the case and honour any application already started or completed under the current guidelines.

Please find further information on their website.  The link above takes you straight to the application page for this grant.






Old story from the February 2017 parish magazine but here to make dog walkers aware that this path exists and is to be respected.


To participate in the Playing Field Survey please click here :-)



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