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Parish Council Meeting: the next meeting will be the Annual Parish Meeting at 6:30pm on the 28th April 2021 which will be followed immediately by the Public Meeting at 7:30pm.This Meeting will take place as a virtual remote Microsoft Teams meeting. The Annual Parish Meeting is open to all residents in the Parish. Further details are available from the Parish Clerk at

During the past year Meetings have been held remotely with the following instructions issued - Residents may join the meeting by using Microsoft Teams. Joining details will be available from the Clerk.These arrangements were in accordance with the Cornwall Association of Local Councils (CALC) instructions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Agenda can be downloaded from the Council Meetings page one week beforehand along with draft Minutes of the previous Public Meeting.

Coronavirus update The Legislation only permits remote attendance at meetings held before 7th May 2021, hence, if no further legislation is passed, smaller authorities will not be able to hold virtual meetings after this date.

A full list of Meeting dates for 2021 can be viewed on the webpage.

Local Elections 6th May 2021 - Notices of the Election can be viewed under the webpage Notices page.
Any Resident wishing to stand as a Candidate in this election can obtain a nomination pack by following the link on the Cornwall Council's election page or by contacting the Parish Clerk at

Coronavirus & Universal Credit. Due to the impact of Coronavirus over 5.5 million people are claiming Universal Credit. Parish Councils are encouraged to share the following information to help local people navigate Universal Credit. The Universal Credit guide can be found at

COVID-19 Please see under Notices on the the Council website for further advice and support. The Parish Council are offering a Volunteer service to the Community. Please contact the Chairman Dave Edwards on or Further announcements will be made as the situation develops. Please also see the Notice Boards for more information.

Chairman & Vice Chair. Following instructions from (CALC) to cancel the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council 27th May 2020 under Regulation 6(c), Regulation 4 permits the current Chairman & Vice Chairman to remain in post until 26th May 2021.Councillor Dave Edwards remains elected as Chairman and Councillor Dave Wiiley remains elected as Vice Chair both of whom will serve during 2020 2021 until the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council on 17th May 2021. You can contact either Councillor by referring to the list of Councillors on the main webpage.

Councillors' Surgery / Questions to Councillors : (Temporarily cancelled) - should you have issues that you wish to raise with your Councillors they now hold an informal drop-in from 7.00pm onward immediately before the Public Meeting which commences at 7:30pm. There is no need to make an appointment so please come along for an informal talk. There is also a section on the Agenda to enable public participation wherein residents may speak on an Agenda item for up to 3 minutes. The Parish Council recommend that should members of the Public have a question for Councillors, that the question be put in writing to the Parish Clerk 24 hours before the meeting and that responses may be put in writing at a later date. email

The Electoral Review of Cornwall by the Boundary Commission. The Local Government Boundary Commission has now consulting on it's recommendations for the new ward boundaries in Cornwall. The recommendation is that Botus Fleming & Hatt, along with Landulph form part of the Saltash,Trematon & Landrake electoral division.

Booking the Church Hall, Botus Fleming  - the hall can be booked by emailing Mrs G Mingo at email 

Parish Council Notice Boards - Please contact Councillor Sally White: email

The Parish Council runs a scheme to make small donations and award grants to voluntary groups working in the parish.  Download an application form or contact the Parish Clerk. email 

Botus Fleming & Hatt Neighbourhood Development Plan - Visit the NDP website for full details of the plan and its progress.

Botus Fleming Parish Council Privacy Notice Your privacy is important to us and we take great care to protect it. We will only share your data in very specific circumstances. View and download the Council's General Privacy Notice. If you have any questions about your privacy, contact the Data Protection Officer using our enquiry form.

Welcome to the Botus Fleming Parish Council website

Botus Fleming is a small rural parish in south east Cornwall covering about 1.78 square miles (1145 acres). There are two villages in the parish; Botus Fleming village situated around the Parish Church of St Mary, and Hatt village, situated on high ground to the west of the A388 Saltash – Callington road. The eastern boundary of the parish is Kingsmill Lake, a nature reserve and tidal inlet of the Tamar estuary.

The population of the parish today is about 750. In the thirteenth century the parish was called Bothflumet which by the 17th Century had become Blofleming, at which time the population was around 165.  Most of the population was employed by the estates at Hatt House and Moditonham House, and there was some copper mining at Wheal Sophia.

Botus Fleming was a centre for cherry orchards, which persisted up to the second world war, and was known as the Cherry Village. Fruit and vegetables grown in the parish were sent by boat to Plymouth, but as market gardening declined Moditonham quay fell into disuse, and the settlements became primarily dormitory villages for Plymouth and Saltash.

The church of St Mary, the church hall and the Rising Sun Inn provide social centres, and there is a playing field and children’s playground in Hatt. The local convenience shop and petrol station at Hatt also includes a post office and off-licence.

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