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Parish Council Meeting

The next meeting will be the Public Meeting at 7:30pm on 24th July 2024. This Meeting will take place at St. Mary's Church Hall. Further details are available from the Parish Clerk at

Council Defibrillators

The Parish Council have installed two defibrillators. One located at Hatt garage, the other located at the St. Mary's church hall. Please refer to the Notice board for more details.

Co-option of Parish Councillor

The Parish Council are pleased to announce the co-option of Cllr Martin Smith with effect from 28th February 2024

Local Elections 6th May 2021 results

Martin Worth was elected as the divisional member for Saltash Trematon & Landrake ED Further information available on the Cornwall Council's election page or by contacting the Parish Clerk at

Chairman & Vice Chair

At the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council held 22nd May 2024 Councillor Dave Edwards was elected as Chairman and Councillor Dave Wiiley elected as Vice Chair both of whom will serve during 2024 2025 and until the 1st May 2025. You can contact either Councillor by referring to the list of Councillors on the main webpage.

Road Safety Changes announced from 29/1/2022.

Please note 8 changes to the Highway Code at GOV.U.K. 

St.Marys Church Hall

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

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.

Councillors' Surgery / Questions to Councillors

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 announced that the new ward boundaries in respect to Hatt & Botus Fleming is now named the  Saltash,Trematon & Landrake electoral division.


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

Botus Fleming & Hatt Neighbourhood Development Plan

Visit the Neighbourhood Plan 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.

Remote Meetings

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. The Legislation only permits remote attendance at meetings held before the 7th May 2021.

Coronavirus update

Please note that in order to comply with Covid-19 rules, there may only be a maximum of 30 attendees at any event (this number includes 7 Councillors and the Clerk). In respect to the Parish Council meeting, in order to accommodate social distancing, numbers attending may be restricted further.

Should it prove necessary, the Meeting date may be deferred to a later date in May, and the meeting may take place outside of the church hall.

Face masks must be worn at the meeting and an attendance register completed by each attendee. If you are in any doubt about attending, please contact the Clerk at

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