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Local Contractors Sought

Posted on: 25th April 2016 | No Comments

As a consequence of devolution discussions between the Town Council and Cornwall Council it is likely that the Town Council will be taking on additional services in the future ranging from environmental services such as grass cutting, public toilets & car parks/ open spaces / playing fields / weed spraying / footpath maintenance etc. to mention just a few.

The Town Council wishes to put together a list of contractors it could contact to seek quotations / tenders in the future.

If you run a company which may be interested and would like your name added to the list then please forward your contact details to Elaine Baker, Town Clerk via the email info@stjust.org

 

St Just Methodist Church – Set to Close

Posted on: 25th April 2016 | No Comments

St Just Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, “The Miners’ Cathedral” will finally close its doors at 12 midnight on Thursday 31st August 2017 for the last time.

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Penzance Foodbank

Posted on: 24th March 2016 | 2 Comments

PENZANCE   FOODBANK

(Including the St. Just & Pendeen Area)      

C.T.I.P.A Registered Charity No. 1147642

 

HELP FOR PEOPLE IN FINANCIAL CRISIS

 For Information Ring:

07950 159841

 VOUCHERS AVAILABLE AT YOUR DOCTOR’S SURGERIES, NURSERIES, SCHOOLS

 If you have no transport, food can be delivered to you

Important Information to Help Support our Community

The Foodbank in Penzance has been supporting our local Communities for a number of years now, and each week the collection boxes in the Co-Operative , St. Just and the Costcutter Store in Pendeen contribute to the food, household and personal items that are distributed in this part of West Penwith.

For the generous support of our community in maintaining the Foodbank, very many thanks.

Recently it was realised that the difficulty and cost of transporting food, and other essential items for a family, from Penzance to out-lying areas such as St Just and Pendeen may be deterring people from asking for support from the Foodbank.  To this end, we would like to make sure that people know that they can ask for Foodbank goods to be delivered to them.  They will be asked to ring the Foodbank number and give their order and this order will be delivered to their house, and their vouchers collected. We regret that it’s not possible for our car drivers to take people to the Foodbank to collect their food for insurance reasons.

If you need support from the Foodbank please don’t hesitate to call 07950 159841, and someone will explain how it all works and what to do next . If you are in crisis the Foodbank responds very quickly.

Gilly McQueen – St Just Town Councillor

Community Performers Wanted

Posted on: 16th February 2016 | No Comments

The 1st July 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme.  On this one day alone in 1916 the British casualties totalled nearly 58,000 troops, with over 19,000 killed.

As part of the First World War Centenary commemoration, and the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site’s Tinth anniversary programme, a remarkable event will take place near the cliff tops at Levant Mine in Cornwall.  Produced by Collective Arts Ltd, a theatre company that specialises in large scale community productions, The Trench is a cultural event that explores the contribution made by Cornish miners serving on the Front Line during the First World War. 

The production is in partnership with Levant Mine and the National Trust, Cornish Mining World Heritage Site, Miracle Theatre, Tremough University and local schools in Penwith.  Research is well underway and locals in Penwith, the St Just and Pendeen Old Cornwall Society, along with students from Tremough are helping uncover information relevant to the production.

The company are looking for physically fit individuals to rehearse as community performers for the event.  Their task will be to guide the participants throughout the performance.  Rehearsals will take place in St Just-in-Penwith and begin in May 2016. 

Please contact Jason Squibb through www.collectivearts.org.uk for further details.

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Town Council Calls Public Meeting to Seek Local Community View

Posted on: 10th December 2015 | No Comments

The Town Council at its Extraordinary Meeting on 8 December 2015 agreed to call a public meeting to seek the views of the local community on the future of St Just Library which forms part of an outline business case to Cornwall Council on a devolution proposal to rationalise services and assets within the parish.  (more…)

European Union Refugee Crisis

Posted on: 22nd September 2015 | No Comments

For further information of the current refugee crisis across Europe please click on the link

Grass Cutting Contract – Tenders Invited

Posted on: 5th May 2015 | No Comments

The current grass cutting contract is due for renewal in July this year – If anyone is interested in tendering for the contract please click on the link

Dog Ban on the Plain-an-Gwarry

Posted on: 24th April 2015 | No Comments

The Town Council  at its meeting on 7 April 2015 took the unanimous decision to ban dogs from the Plain-an-Gwarry, St Just due to the potential health risks to the public following an increase in dog fouling in that area.  The Plain-an-Gwarry, is a protected scheduled ancient monument, used to host a variety of public events and the increase in dog fouling was causing the Council considerable cause for concern.

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Library and One Stop Shop Service Consultation

Posted on: 2nd April 2015 | No Comments

 

 

2 April 2015 – Briefing note from Cornwall Council

 

Following agreement on the Council’s four year budget plan, approved in February, Cornwall Council is having to review the library and one stop shop service.

As part of the £176 million savings that have to be made over the next four years, savings of £1.8 million have to be made from the library and one stop shop service’s £4 million budget.

Cornwall Council wants to hear from as many people as possible to help shape its proposals.

Please help to promote the consultation and direct people to either attend a drop-in session and /or complete the survey questionnaire, which is available online and in hard copy.

Information will be available on the Council’s website along with a link to the survey questionnaire.

Public consultation

The 10 week public consultation and engagement will began today ,2 April and will end on 10 June 2015.

Drop-in sessions

Cornwall Council will be holding public drop in sessions in branch libraries.

The public can be involved in the consultation in a number of ways, including:

  • In person by attending a drop-in session at one of our libraries;
  •  Using the online questionnaire available on the Council’s website; www.cornwall.gov.uk/librarysurvey;
  • Downloading and completing a printable copy of the survey questionnaire printable copy of the survey questionnaire from the website;
  • By contacting their local Cornwall Councillor;
  • By email to: libraries@cornwall.gov.uk;
  • Picking up a printed copy of the questionnaire from a library or one stop shop;
  • Requesting a copy of the questionnaire by phone: 0300 1234 111;
  • By email: libraries@cornwall.gov.uk; or
  •  In writing to: Library and one stop shop review, Truro Library, Union Place, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 1EP

Stakeholder Workshops

Stakeholder workshops will be held for our Town and Parish Councils and Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise stakeholders, so they can be involved in helping to shape our proposals.

Information days

Information days will be held in May for companies and organisations interested in running part or all of the library and one stop shop service.

A Business Case form is available on the Council’s website for organisations interested in or considering this option.

Thank you

I hope this briefing note has been helpful; I would be grateful if you could help to promote the consultation to your own contacts and communities.

Geoff Brown Cornwall Council Cabinet Member for Homes and Communities

 

More information

More information is available on the Council’s website: www.cornwall.gov.uk/librarysurvey

   

 

 

 

Dog Fouling in the Plain-an-Gwarry

Posted on: 6th March 2015 | No Comments

The Plain-an-Gwarry is owned by the Town Council and it is for the use of all the residents in St Just.  At the present moment mindless individuals are letting their dogs foul within this grassed area and they are spoiling it for the vast majority of people.

Kevin McFadden, Town Mayor has said that “If this continues the Town Council will take necessary legal action to have dogs banned from the Plain.”

Anyone wishing further information please call Kevin on 07989 745 285