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 More »
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 More »
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 More »
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.
Help Stop Bosavern Farm being sold off and lost as a community agricultural and training asset….
A couple of weeks ago the Bosavern Farm Group launched an event for the sale of Community Shares in Bosavern Community Farm. Details of the share offer can be found at www.bcfshares.org.uk where there are links to the share offer document, the farm’s business plan, and to the application form to apply for shares. There is about a month left before the share offer closes. The more shares that are bought, the more community support we demonstrate to Cornwall Council!
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The St Just & District Camera Club is pleased to announce it has received a £250 grant from St Just Town Council this week, for the purchase of much needed studio lighting for it’s club members.
The club has been in existance since 2008, and now has a membership of nearly 30! with Club meetings held fortnightly on Wednesday Evenings at 7.30pm. at Age Concern, Fore Street. Read More »
Rubbish, recycling and waste collections are set to change from 1 April 2012, when a new contract starts with Cory Environmental Municipal Services.
The contract was designed following consultation last year with residents and will be introduced from 1st April this year.
The new single contract will replace those put in place by the former district and borough councils, prior to the formation of Cornwall Council. By harmonising waste and recycling collections across the county, we can provide a fair and equitable system , giving many people and enhanced and improved service, while saving the Council £27m over the life of the contract.
Every household in Cornwall will be affected to a greater or lesser degree, depending on where they live. Read More »
INFORMATION TO LOCAL RESIDENTS REGARDING SETTING THE BUDGET FOR 2012/2013 FROM ST JUST TOWN COUNCIL
Each year St Just Town Council has to work out how much money it needs to raise from local residents, to meet its obligations and ambitions for the community. This amount is known as the precept and it is one of the elements of local residents’ Council Tax. This year, many people will know that Cornwall Council had proposed to put pay and display meters in our car parks in St Just and Pendeen from April 2012. Fewer may be aware that they have also told the Town Council that unless we or another organisation are willing to take over the responsibility for the toilets in Pendeen and St Just they will almost certainly close on 1 April 2012 (people will have read about proposed closures of other public toilets in the county in the Cornishman). Read More »