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Supporting our town as more people arrive and more businesses open

Posted on: 24th June 2020 |

At the Town Council meeting on Monday 22nd June, councillors unanimously agreed to pursue the proposal of an advisory 20mph speed restriction through the town, together with signage warning that there may be pedestrians in the road.  

This follows several weeks of consulting with residents and businesses in the town, and this was the proposal which attracted widespread support. 

Speed of traffic through the town has concerned residents for some time, so this is an opportunity to introduce a reduced limit as a temporary measure, with financial support from Cornwall Council, helping us build evidence towards a more permanent change. This change is aimed at safety, as the town becomes busier after lockdown.

We are now working to implement the speed restriction and signage as soon as possible.

We’d like to thank the many people who took the time to share their opinions and ideas with us, and hope that the approaching summer will be safe for our residents as well as successful for our businesses.  

 

 

St Just Town Council meeting

Posted on: 22nd June 2020 |

You are invited to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Time: Jun 22, 2020 07:15 PM London

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84424030647?pwd=ZkttWklLRnA0NmNhbENoN0t6bzloZz09

 

Meeting ID: 844 2403 0647

 

St Just in Bloom

Posted on: 15th June 2020 |

St Just in Bloom have decided to go ahead with both the Gardening and Photographic Competitions this year. Many people have had more time to spend on their gardens this spring, and the Gardening competition should be a strong one. The theme for the Photographic competition is ‘Climate Change and Me’. We are looking for a few more entries this year, perhaps taken during your daily exercise.

Application forms will be available from Clemo’s at the end of next week. Judging will take place on Thursday 6th August. Good luck!

Reopening of your town/village high streets

Posted on: 10th June 2020 |

Cornwall Council is committed to helping local communities stay as safe as possible as we collectively manage the effects of the current Covid-19 pandemic.

This toolkit has been developed in order to assist local communities in managing the specific needs of your local area. The Council is keen to enable and empower communities to take action at a local level. They are here to support you as you put measures in place to protect and support residents, businesses and customers, while maintaining a safe environment for all.

The attached link to the Cornwall Council Toolkit is about facilitating social distancing in the High Street. The Town Council and individual Councillors are very interested in hearing about any potential measures/changes you may wish to suggest. If you wish to comment please use the comments page on this website or email info@stjust.org

High Street Toolkit

https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/media/43498120/social_distancing_toolkit.pdf

if you would like this information in another format please contact: Cornwall Council, County Hall Treyew Road, Truro TR1 3AY Email: comments@cornwall.gov.uk Telephone: 0300 1234 100 www.cornwall.gov.uk

Zoom Meeting Link

Posted on: 8th June 2020 |

There will be a scheduled Zoom meeting for St Just Town Council:

Topic: St Just Town Council Meeting
Time: Mon Jun 8, 2020 07:15 PM London

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86796655865?pwd=Q2ZxM0tJTHlPTHpWSVZUbG9tN0Z3dz09

 

Meeting ID: 867 9665 5865

Message from the Cornwall Community Foundation

Posted on: 4th June 2020 |

CCF is unique amongst Community Foundations in that it runs Crisis Funding all year round. Various trusted groups throughout the County hold pots of money to help individuals on the front line of crisis, at the very minute that they need it. This is regularly reported on and the reserves topped up accordingly. This gives us an exceptional relationship with grassroots organisations in Cornwall who deal with those in crisis.
We were, therefore, very well placed to roll this out to the Emergency Fund quickly and efficiently and were already proactively approaching key organisations, to offer funding, even before the lockdown was announced.
The £100,000 we received from Cornwall Council early on was a game changer and – I am certain – spurred on many others to contribute. We received this money on the 27th March and had allocated all of it by the 27th April 2020. The recipients were many and varied, ranging from Foodbanks, Community Centres and voluntary organisations providing community kitchens and essential services to those self- isolating and shielding. All of these organisations have had to adapt to meet the needs of their beneficiaries and we accommodate them in any way we can. Many have lost up to 90% of their volunteers as they are over 70 or have underlying health conditions and almost all of their regular food and cash donations have all but disappeared.
To give you an example – we funded Disability Cornwall, at the very start of lockdown, for a project in which they anticipated they would need to provide 40 people with healthy meals and provisions. They, as many others discovered, vastly underestimated the community need and soon realised that their clientele numbered over 300! Thanks to the Cornwall Council donation we were able to offer a further £5,000 in funding and we still have additional funds available should they need it going forward.
We have dozens more stories to share, since the start of the lockdown we have distributed over £438,000 in Emergency and Crisis funding, to hundreds of groups, benefitting thousands of individuals. 

We need you to encourage groups in your particular area to apply for funding. We have tried to make the application process as simple as possible, with many differing ways in which groups, both constituted and unconstituted can apply. You are the eyes and ears where we cannot be and in tune with your communities at grass roots level, therefore ideally placed to point people in our direction. Our team at CCF may all be home-working, but it is business as usual as regards advice and help that we regularly give to applicants, so please encourage people to ask. We really do want to help as many people as we can to get through this terrible time and the economic and social impact that will undoubtedly be with us for some time.

Please do all you can to help us reach as many people as possible.

With grateful thanks
Wendy Reading,
Grants Manager, Cornwall Community Foundation
http://www.cornwallcommunityfoundation.com/

 

 

 

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