And the winners for 2022 are…
At a ceremony held at the Old Town Hall on Sunday 30 October, Councillors and special guests gathered to celebrate the achievements of local residents and to celebrate Feast Day.
St Just Citizen of the Year 2022
The Awards scheme which has been in place for over 20 years, celebrates the work of local people and their important contributions to our Parish community.
The winners were announced and presented with their awards by the Mayor of St. Just, Sue James.
Citizen of the Year
Citizen of the Year was awarded to Anton Barnes. Anton has been a volunteer with the St. John Ambulance Service for 25 years and the Unit Manager for over 10 years. During the pandemic he decided to volunteer at the St. Clare Vaccination Centre in Penzance helping in many ways, including marshalling in the car-park alongside his wife Gail. He was also able to use his first aid knowledge and experience to train as a vaccinator and join the NHS team at the surgery delivering both Covid and Flu vaccines.
Junior Citizen of the Year
Junior Citizen of the Year was awarded to Lorelei Tomkinson. Lorelei helps out in the community in several ways including making hot drinks for the team at the Repair Café.
This was awarded to the Pendeen Youth Gig Club for their outstanding performance throughout the year.
Starting with their own event hosted at Sandy Cove (Newlyn) they entered both u14s crews into the race and came 1st and 3rd respectively. Their U16 crew came 1st in their race.
Following this success the club attended regattas held by Zennor, Hayle and Newquay Gig Club and achieved further accolades. At Hayle the U14s won their event whilst setting the overall fastest time of the day.
With the much appreciated help of members of the adult section who have given up their time to coach and cox the juniors, training continues throughout the year every Saturday morning come rain or shine.
Community Group Award
St.Just Community Fire Service received this award in recognition of their hard work and commitment to the community. A spokesperson for the service thanked family and local employers who enabled them to fulfil this demanding but essential role.
St. Just Town Mayor, Councillor Sue James said: “Feast is a very important weekend in the St Just calendar so it is the perfect time for our Town Council to recognise the valuable contribution and achievements of individuals and groups; making our community special.”
The ceremony was followed by a buffet reception for all the award winners and special guests.