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Councillor Mrs Sue James

Councillor Mrs Sue James

Contact Details

Role: Town Councillor
Address: Higher Carnyorth Farm, Carnyorth, St Just, TR19 7QD
Telephone: 01736 787223
Email: sue.james@cornwallcouncillors.org.uk

Committees

  • Internal Audit Committee

Outside Bodies

  • West Penwith Community Bus
  • Rural Transport Partnership
  • Penwith Landscape Partnership

Biography

Sue James came to Cornwall in 2005, fulfilling her husbands dream to return ‘home’ to Cornwall! They live on a hobby smallholding along with spaniels, chickens, sheep and a pig. They have 2 grown up children, the youngest working as a nurse in Treliske, the other a full-time mum.

 Sue got actively involved in Politics on coming to Cornwall, first being elected onto St Just Town Council in 2007, becoming Deputy Mayor in 2011 and Mayor in 2012. In 2013 Sue went on to become the areas Cornwall Councillor but took a break from the Town Council. In the most recent local elections she stood and was elected to both Councils.

 Sue has been actively involved with the community since arriving in the area, starting out as a volunteer with the Centre of Pendeen and helping to establish the Farmers’ Market there. She then set up and became Chair of a not-for-profit charitable company, Lands End Peninsula Community Land Trust which enabled the Community to lease and then buy Bosavern Community Farm (now run by an independent group) and building 8 homes for local people in Pendeen.

 As the local Cornwall Councillor Sue has become part of both the Penwith Landscape Project Board and the Tin Coast Partnership, the latter gaining Coastal Community Team status recently. Sue hopes both will bring opportunities to St Just and our surrounding landscapes and heritage. Through these, she has been supporting a group looking to find a sustainable future for the Methodist Chapel in St Just. Other community ideas Sue has been supporting is the devolution of St Just Library to the Friends of St Just Library, now St Just Community Library Community Interest Company and consideration on how we develop a community cemetery in Pendeen.