The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018. The Town Council is carrying out a review of the data it handles and produces. The Town Council do have a lawful basis for processing certain data in the exercise of its public functions in law. However we have limitations and need to ensure we take measures to protect personal data and remain within the GDPR. We have carried out a review of the material we handle and produce; including on the website. We will be further reviewing other data sets in the coming months.
St Just Town Council News
On Monday 14 May 2018 Councillor Brian Clemens was re-elected Town Mayor. Mrs Marna Blundy was re-elected Deputy Mayor. The Mayor would like to thank all the Community Groups/Charities who were able to attend on the evening to talk about their work and how the Community Grant Funding received last year, would assist them.
The Town Council has supplied and maintains two defibrillators, one outside Costcutter in Pendeen and one outside the Town Council Office in St Just. These are accessible 24/7, and are for use in a cardiac arrest.
Although no training is necessary to use an AED (Automatic Exterior Defibrillator), some people are concerned that they wouldn’t know what to do. We can recommend a FREE online training course which you can do in your own time in your own home, or at St Just Llibrary or the Centre of Pendeen if you don’t have your own internet access.
These online courses are quick and helpful, presenting facts simply and clearly, and giving you little quizzes at the end of each of two modules. You can download the answers to the quizzes after doing them, and you even get a certificate when you have completed the course!
The first two modules have 5 units each. Module 3 has videos of two real-life examples of CPR and AEDs being used. I found these films particularly valuable in demonstrating what I had learned in the modules, and would really recommend you watch them.
Follow this link to see all the free online first aid courses available:
and this link for the specific AED course:
These are free and easy to access (just ensure you don’t click any of the adverts by mistake!) and you have only to register an account with them. These courses can give you more confidence to cope in an emergency.
Go on, give it a try – and let us know how you get on.
St Just Town Council
The committee for the Built Environment for St Just Neighbourhood Plan are meeting every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month for the next few months in the Council chambers 6:45 pm – 9:15pm on the following dates:
It was good to see over seventy people turn out, despite miserable weather, including quite a few who were attending for the first time. The meeting split into four discussion groups.Plans are now progressing for these four groups to meet again, as follows:
- Steering Group – details awaited from James Hardy (Community Link Manager)
- Community Engagement Task Group – meeting in the Council Office, St Just, on Wednesday 31st January at 7pm
- Natural Environment Task Group – meeting in the Council Office, St Just, on Wednesday 7th February at 7pm
- Built Environment Task Group – meeting in the Council Office, St Just, on Thursday 8th February at 7pm
Each group will now proceed to form a more formal ‘committee’ and will need a Chairperson, Vice Chair, and Secretary to take notes and produce them, and each Task Group will report to the Steering Group. If you are interested in being a part of one of these groups, please come along to the appropriate meeting. If you are unable to attend but wish to register your interest in one of the groups, please let me know. Thank you again for your interest. Please get in touch if you want to know more, or if you wish to be removed from the mailing list.
The Town Council would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Peaceful New Year. The office will be open again on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.
Cornwall Hospice Care and the Marazion Fundraising Group, have thanked the Mayor of St Just for his contribution of £100 towards the licence, from the recent shoot at Bosvargus Farm, held by Mr Paul and Mr Bernard Grose. The overall total donated was £350. These funds will be used to continue the work at St Julia’s Hospice and care for the patients. The photos show Mayor Brian Clemens presenting the cheque to Fran Phillips just before the Council meeting on 4 December 2017.
Following the Neighbourhood Plan meeting in St Just last month, we appreciate your expression of interest in being involved in taking the Neighbourhood Plan forward, and we are writing now to update you. We are sorry it has taken a few weeks, but we wanted to be able to tell you what is to happen next.
There will be a further public meeting on Wednesday 17th January 2018, in Pendeen Parish Hall commencing at 7pm. Please see the meeting poster. At that meeting, James Hardy (our Community Link Officer) will explain the detail of the four groups:
- The Steering Group will be responsible for the Project Plan and management
- The Built Environment and Natural Environment Groups will investigate and gather views on these topics
- The Community Engagement Group will communicate and keep records of all that happens
Participation in the groups should be seen as a two-year commitment, to see it through.
We hope to have the Chair of another Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group in the west of the county come to give us a brief talk of how they got their neighbourhood plan going.
Then we will divide into four groups, to share thoughts and establish how each group will move forward.
We look forward to seeing you at the meeting. We attach a poster if you are able to publicise this as widely as possible. Thank you. Meanwhile, if you have any queries or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us via the Locum Clerk, Mr Cas Leo, phone 788412 or call into the Council Office Monday-Wednesdays, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Councillors on the Team
(Zoe Baxter, Marna Blundy, Sue James, Jonathan Manser, Constance Moore, Farmer Morris, Geoff Roberts, Debbie Shephard)
The Town Council would like to thank all those who attended the public meeting on 8 November 2017 who came to hear more about the planning process. Councillors collected the names of those who wanted to assist along with those who wanted to be kept informed with the plan’s development. The Council is planning the next themed event, and will place posters out and put details on this site once the date is agreed.
The plans’ development is at a very early stage in what could be a two year cycle to eventually get to a final Plan. Notes and presentation from the evening can be found on the links below.
Click to view the Neighbourhood Public Meeting Notes
Click to view the St Just Community Consultation NDP Presentation Nov 17