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Cornwall Council have asked for the latest information on the pandemic in Cornwall to be shared with the community

Posted on: 23rd December 2020 |

Cornwall remains in Tier 1 as the message below highlights, there has been a significant increase in infections during the past 10 days.  We have been asked to publicise this difficult message to our communities and urge them to stay safe across the Christmas period. Please stay safe and encourage all to do the same. The current rate of infection is around 33 per 100,000, up from 18 just a week ago, and shows no signs of slowing down.

This puts Cornwall on a par with many other areas of the UK in terms of the increase in rate of transmission. Members of the board, which includes the Council, NHS Kernow and Visit Cornwall, are now urging residents to stick closely to the public health guidance and think carefully about their Christmas and new year plans.

Cllr Julian German, Leader of Cornwall Council, said: “It is now more important than ever that we follow the rules and get Covid-19 back under control in Cornwall. “We’re currently in the lowest tier but we can’t afford to drop our guard at Christmas. If we do then the virus will sneak back in and spread from home to home, as it has done in recent weeks. “Residents need to think long and hard about their Christmas and new year plans – is it worth risking the health of so many people for a one-off get-together? We’d also urge visitors to think about whether they really need to travel to Cornwall in the coming days.

“Put simply, to relax now would undo all the hard work and sacrifices that people have made. It would cost lives, damage our economy and would be frankly unforgivable.”

Rachel Wigglesworth, Director of Public Health for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, said: “We know it is incredibly easy to catch and spread coronavirus. You can spread it to others even if you and the people you meet have no symptoms.

“With this in mind, we are asking people to consider these risks carefully before agreeing to form a Christmas bubble. You could always celebrate Christmas in other ways, by using technology or meeting outdoors for a walk, without bringing households together or travelling between different parts of the country.”

More information about Christmas bubbles, rule of six, visiting other areas and other festive advice is available on the council’s website at www.cornwall.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/public-health-cornwall/information-about-coronavirus-covid-19/your-health-symptoms-and-staying-safe/christmas-and-coronavirus/   

For the latest information on the pandemic in Cornwall, including the most recent data and details on how to access support, visit www.cornwall.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/public-health-cornwall/information-about-coronavirus-covid-19/

Mayor’s message for Christmas 2020

Posted on: 17th December 2020 |

 As this tumultuous year draws to a close, I’d like to say a big thank you to all those who have kept our communities going since March – the shopkeepers, the delivery services, the NHS staff and care providers, and every volunteer, all of whom have made such a difference to us in St Just and Pendeen.  I also want to thank the Town Clerk and his staff at the Town Council and the Library. The workload of the Town Council hasn’t changed – indeed it has increased – which has kept the office staff and the councillors on our toes, adapting to remote working and Zoom meetings whilst maintaining the schedule of work.  It has been challenging. Thank you one and all.   

 Now Christmas is upon us, but how different it will be this year.  Our usual plans have had to be adjusted, and many of our seasonal activities have had to be cancelled.  Not surprisingly, this has led some to feel that Christmas itself will be cancelled this year! The good news is that Christmas will come, whatever the circumstances we find ourselves in; and we’ll make of it what we can.  So it’s lovely to see the Christmas trees appear in St Just and Pendeen; and St Just has its usual Christmas lights, thanks to our intrepid volunteers.  We couldn’t have our Walking Nativity, but it its place we have the “Advent Windows Around St Just”, in houses and businesses across the town, which tell the Christmas story one day at a time and give us all a chance to walk the streets of St Just to follow the story.  The customary Christmas services will be very restricted and diminished, but we have still been able to sing carols outside in St Just and Pendeen.  Whatever our circumstances, let’s keep in contact with our friends and families, even if we have to be at a distance, and focus on simple pleasures as we share the joy and peace which Christmas offers us. 

 Then, as 2021 arrives, we can be sure that it will be an eventful year!  A new President in America; a new future out of Europe with all the complications that will bring; and hopes that with the right measures in place and the arrival of the vaccine against COVID we may be able to regain a measure of normality again as the year progresses.  We’re certainly hoping that in September we’ll watch the Tour of Britain Cycle Race as it speeds through St Just and Pendeen, postponed from 2020; and particularly enjoy the Ordinalia in the Plen an Gwary in St Just.  Most of all, we’ll look forward to the freedom of visiting friends, spending time and having meals together, giving and receiving hugs again – now won’t that be wonderful?  And until that happy day, hold on, take care of yourself and others, and keep the faith.  This too shall pass. 

Library Christmas Opening Hours and Library Opening Hours 2021

Posted on: 16th December 2020 |

St Just Library has just announced its opening times for Christmas and New Year 2020-2021 and for January 2021 onwards:

Poster for the St Just Library opening hours for Christmas 2020 - 2021St Just Library Christmas and New Year Closing

The library will CLOSE for Christmas/New Year at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday 23rd December and will re-open 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday 5th January 2021.

Full details can be found in the St Just Library Christmas & New Year 2020-2021 opening hours poster (PDF, 135KB, opens in a new tab).

Poster for the St Just Library opening times for 2021St Just Library Opening Times for 2021

The library opening hours from Tuesday 5th January 2021 are:

  • Tuesday 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • Thursday 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Full details can be found in the St Just Library 2021 opening hours poster (PDF, 135KB, opens in a new tab).

St Just Town Council Meeting 14 December 2020

Posted on: 14th December 2020 |

Topic: St Just Town Council Meeting

Time: Dec 14, 2020 07:15 PM London

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83673931973?pwd=cXZmenlGdVRnMWYvOGtGUUh1NmlqZz09

 

Meeting ID: 836 7393 1973