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.
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…)
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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
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.
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
A casual vacancy has arisen on the Town Council following the recent death of Monty Nicholls. For further details please click on the link.
Lafrowda Car Park, St Just will be closed next Monday 15 December 2014 for white lining. However, parts of the car park will be re-opened as the lining works are completed in an attempt to keep disruption to a minimum. The work is also weather dependent as dry conditions are required.
For further details please contact the Town Clerk’s Office.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused whilst the work is in progress.
Results of the much awaited community survey carried out by the Town Council have now been published in the document “The Future for St Just and Pendeen Community Survey 2014“ and can be accessed by clicking on the link.