Botus Fleming Parish Council

Welcome to the official website of Botus Fleming Parish Council

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.

Latest News

Parish Council Meeting: the next Public Meeting is on the 27th January 2021 at 7.30pm. This Meeting will take place remotely. Residents may join the meeting by using Microsoft Teams. Joining details will be available from the Clerk 26th January 2021. These arrangements are in accordance with CALC instructions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. An Announcement will be made in connection with the Public Meeting 27th January 2021 should circumstances alter. The Agenda can be downloaded from the Council Meetings page one week beforehand along with draft Minutes of the previous Public Meeting. A full list of Meeting dates for 2021 can be viewed on the webpage.

Councillor Vacancy The Parish Council will be advertising to co-opt a Councillor at the Public Meeting 27th January 2021. The Notice of vacancy and instructions to apply to become a Councillor will be advertised between 11th January 2021 and 25th January 2021.

Tender - Grass cutting contract 1st April 2021. Tender documents are available from 11th January 2021.The Procurment timetable and tender information can be viewed on the Parish Council website under 'Notices' . Details can also be obtained directly by contacting the Parish Clerk Mr Christopher Cook.

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.Cllr Dave Edwards remains elected as Chairman and Cllr Dave Wiiley remains elected as Vice Chair both of whom will serve during 2020 2021 until the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council on 26th May 2021. You can contact either Cllr Edwards or Cllr Willey 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 onwards 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 Cllr 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.

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