Local citizens were honoured in presentations made on behalf of St Just Town Council by Mayor Brian Clemens.
Citizen of the Year
Philip Wilkins has been the local Estate Agent in St Just until he retired a short time ago and over the years has helped many local organisations, not least of which is the amazing lighting display at Christmas.
Philip never takes centre stage and he doesn’t look for any credit and the Town Council would like to thank him most sincerely for all he does for St. Just. This is the second time he has won this award which speaks for itself.
Lily Robinson is currently in Year 11 at school and is training as a soprano in Penzance and has performed with the choir while also learning to play the piano. In St Just she is an organ scholar at the Miners’ Chapel and volunteers at Carn Bosavern Farm on Saturdays.
Achievement in Sport
Mari Ward who is 12, and who represents St Just Youth at football. She is a girl playing in a very good team otherwise made up entirely of boys and without doubt the best player in the team. She also represents her school and the county at football, often playing in older age groups. She plays for Cape Cornwall Table Tennis Club in the local adult league. She has also been County Cross Country Champion. Despite her talent, she is a humble and well liked young lady.
The Group consists of Beavers, Cubs and Scouts in years ranging from 6 yrs old to 14 yrs old.
They have been present at several functions throughout the year and have been improving the area with their street and beach clean and cleaning around the Miners Chapel. To raise funds, they help out at local supermarkets with bag packing.
The Town Council recently awarded them a community grant which was used for storage facilities for all their equipment as in the summer they do local hikes and overnight camping which contributes to them good health and social wellbeing and even to the extent of forming exchange groups with Denmark to further build their skills and experience.