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!
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. (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. (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). (more…)
Following the Extraordinay Town Council meeting last Monday to discuss the possibility of car parking charges being introduced by Cornwall Council at the Lafrowda and Pendeen Car Parks, the Town Council has decided to host a public meeting next Thursday 1 September 2011 at 7.00 p.m. in the W.I. Hall in St Just. (more…)
St Just Twinning Association
St Just is twinned with Huelgoat, a delightful little town in Brittany, France. The signing of the twinning agreement was completed in March 2010.
Since the signing strong links have been created bewteen the two communities and we are keen to promote future exchanges.
We warmly welcome groups or individuals alike to become members of the association. For more details please contact Monty Nicholls (Chairman) on 01736 788278 or Delia Treseder on 01736 786324 (evenings only) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
On 9 May, Councillor Morley Thomas was elected as the new Mayor of St Just for the coming year. Morley who lives in St Just has been an active member of the Town Council for eleven years, representing it on a number of local organisations and groups.
He will be supoprted in his role by Councillor Sue James as Deputy Mayor. Sue who lives in Carnyorth has been a member of the Town Council for four years.
WE WANT TO PRODUCE FOOD AT BOSAVERN FARM NOT HOUSES
The press release launching the Lands End Peninsula Community Land Trust (LEPCLT) as a registered, not-for-profit company had an unfortunate write up in the Cornishman. To set the record straight for worried locals and the group working hard to secure the farm for the community, the Trust is not considering this as a possible site for affordable housing. The Trust is supporting a group of enthusiastic people to obtain it for a community supported agriculture venture. (more…)
On Saturday 19th December a committee from St Just in Penwith travelled to Huelgoat, Brittany to complete the first signing of the twinning agreement between the two towns. (more…)