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War Memorial Clock St Just Update

Posted on: 19th May 2021 |

Three of the faces are working fine now but the east face he has had to remove the workings, hands etc and taken for repairs off site. The mechanism had seized up, due to adverse weather.

A new Mayor and Deputy Mayor for St Just in Penwith Town Council

Posted on: 19th May 2021 |

At the Town’s Annual meeting on 17th May 2021, the first task of the new Council was to elect a new Mayor and Deputy Mayor. There was a unanimous vote for Councillor Sue James to be Mayor and Councillor Daisy Carlyon Gibbs to become Deputy Mayor.

At the end of the meeting they donned their chains to capture the moment with the backdrop in the Library perhaps suggesting they are becoming the community’s partners in Crime!

Later Sue said “I’m sure our first photo captures that we want to be seen as just ordinary fun loving, passionate folk serving our community as we emerge from the difficult period of the pandemic. I hope that my experience will blend with Daisy’s youth and boundless energy to meet the challenges ahead and serve our community well.”

Daisy was visibly thrilled and honoured to be chosen for the role, wanting to throw herself into it and give a positive role model to younger people in the Parish; to get them involved in local decision making and consider stepping up to be a Councillor, perhaps to fill one of 4 current vacancies. 


Posted on: 18th May 2021 |





As the Returning Officer received insufficient nominations for an election by the due date of 9 April 2021, those candidates were elected uncontested.  The Town Council will now fill the four remaining casual vacancies by co-option.

  1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant Rule 8 of the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) Rule 1986 St Just Town Council will fill the casual vacancies arising from the uncontested election by way of co-option.
  2. The Town Council may co-opt as a member any person who is legally qualified to hold such office, and who is willing to serve, provided he or she satisfies at least ONE of the following qualification categories: –
  3. is registered as a local government elector for the parish;
  4. has during the whole of the preceding twelve months occupied as owner or tenant, any land or premises in the parish;
  5. his/her principal or only place of work during the preceding twelve months has been in the parish;
  6. had during the whole of the preceding twelve months resided in the parish or within 4.8 km thereof.
  7. Expressions of interest from persons wishing to be considered for co-option (Why you want to be a councillor) MUST be submitted in writing to the Town Clerk to be received by 5pm Monday 14 June 2021. (Emails with attached expressions of interest are fine).
  8. The Council will consider all expressions of interest and successful applicants will be asked to attend an interview with the Town Council at a meeting to be held on Tuesday 15 June 2021 at 7pm.

For further information please contact the Town Clerk or Admin Staff on 07907039014 or 01736 788412 or at the address below.

DATED this 18 May 2021

Mr. Cas Leo

Town Clerk

St Just-in-Penwith Town Council


Market Street

St Just


TR19 7HX


Universal Credit

Posted on: 13th May 2021 |

 Due to the impact of Coronavirus over 5.5 million people are claiming Universal Credit. Many of them are new to claiming Universal Credit having been negatively impacted by Coronavirus.  Parish Councils have been asked to share the following guide on their website and/or social media to help local people navigate claiming Universal Credit. 

Here’s the Universal Credit guide

Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change

Posted on: 13th May 2021 |

Project information poster – CN4C

CN4C is a charity based in Redruth and St Austell. We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to live better lives, be better off and help the world make better sense. At CN4C We challenge and support people to make positive change in their lives. The change could be living a better life by securing basic needs, living a healthier lifestyle or joining a social activity or club. The change could be becoming better off by accessing education or training, or an individual fulfilling their potential in the workplace. The change could be making better sense of the systems that are currently in place, influencing the development of new systems or setting up a social enterprise that helps to shape the local economy and society. We have recently launched two new and exciting projects aiming to benefit those living and working in Penwith. The first is called The Digital Boost Project. This project looks to engage with Unemployed or Economically Inactive participants in the Penwith area (Postcode specific) and give them the opportunity to learn digital skills in the hope they progress positively into job searching, employment or education/training. This comes with the support of a team to break down barriers to learning or job searching. The Second is called Boosting Careers with Digital skills (Countywide) Focusing on those who are already in employment or self-employed. We will provide support, information and guidance to our clients to enable and encourage them to look into upskilling with the intention to improve their prospects for better employment. Both projects offer Person Centred, one to one support and enable individuals to access all the resources CN4C has to offer. Including access to our Crisis Team who can offer help and advice with a wide range of issues from housing and benefits to debt troubles. Also our education team who run a wide range of programmes aimed at all abilities.

Kirsty Walters

Key Worker (CLLD & In Work Poverty)

Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change

T: 01209 310610

M: 07507412931


Criminal Damage to a Bus Stop

Posted on: 4th May 2021 |

Graffiti found on a bus stop in the St Just parishWe are sorry to have to report a case of Criminal Damage to a Council-owned bus stop in the parish.

Does anyone recognise the graffiti “artistry” here? We all hope it’s an isolated incident, but if sadly you see any more, or you have any information about this, please do report it to the police quoting this reference: CR/034734/21.

Thank you.