On Saturday 25 May 2013, two students from Cape Cornwall School came to the assistance of an elderly lady who had fallen near Geevor Tin Mine. Read the rest of this entry »
St Just Town Council News
Sue James your newly elected Cornwall Councillor will be holding “Meet your Councillor” sessions on the 3rd Saturday at Centre of Pendeen and the 4th Saturday at British Legion, St Just of each month from 11.00 am until 12.00 pm. Its your chance to have an informal chat over a cup of tea or coffee on issues affecting you.
Click on the following link to see the main Council_aims of the new Cornwall Council.
A new play by Natalie McGrath celebrating the centenary of The Great 1913 Suffrage Pilgrimage, which saw thousands of women march across Britain to Hyde Park. The play looks at how women¹s rights have changed in the last 100 years, how protest has changed and seeks to examine if there has been any realistic shift in power to ensure that women¹s voices are heard in society. Read the rest of this entry »
The Town Council at its Annual Meeting on 13 May 2013 decided not to seek the immediate appointment of co-opted councillors following the recent uncontested election on 2 May, but instead to continue with the current nine Town Councillors for an initial six months to allow for a settling in period for the new Town Council.
The issue of co-option will be considered again following this period.
On 13 May 2013, the Town Council elected Councillor Kevin McFadden as its new Town Mayor for 2013 / 14.
Kevin, a local businessman has been on the Town Council for the past six years, and has recently, in his capacity as Chairman of the Premises Committee taken the lead in discussions with Cornwall Council over the potential freehold purchase of the public car parks and conveniences in St Just and Pendeen.
Kevin, will be supported by Councillor Neil McFadden who was elected Deputy Town Mayor.
Firstly, welcome to the new Town Council and particularly to those new councillors sitting in the chamber for the first time. I hope that you will enjoy the challenges as much as I did, and that you will continue to build on the progress made by the previous Town Council. I hope we can work together in representing our local communities and in protecting our unique environment and heritage. Read the rest of this entry »
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is one of the UK’s biggest killers and claims around 2,000 lives each week. That is 250 people a day or one person every five minutes. This includes 270 children a year who die in schools after suffering an arrest.
On 3 January this year, the Cornishman newspaper, working alongside a local Penzance charity the “Ronnie Richards Trust” launched a campaign to raise awareness of the affect of SCA and to get 100 lifesaving defibrillators into our local schools, communities and public places. Read the rest of this entry »
The Town Council has faced many challenges over the past 12 months deriving from regulations and changes both locally and nationally. The new Localism Act which aims to shift power away from central government to local people will see local councils facing further challenges in the coming months and years as they respond to the localism agenda. Read the rest of this entry »
On 14 May, Councillor Mrs Sue James was elected as the new Mayor of St Just for the coming year. Sue who lives in Carnyorth was appointed Deputy Town Mayor last year. She has been an active member of the Council for the past five years representing it on a number of local organisations and groups.
She will be supported in her role by Councillor Dave Stevens as Deputy Mayor, himself a former Town Mayor.