Proposed Cornwall Wide Approach to 20mph Roll Out

Due to the number of enquiries by Towns and Parishes, Cornwall Council has issued a plan detailing their approach:

Information for the West Penwith area along with proposed dates can be found on pages 21 – 22 of the above PDF document.

Cornwall Council has also put together a 20mph speed limit website which may help with specific queries: Cornwall Council’s speed limit website.

Town Clerk & RFO St Just in Penwith Town Council Vacancy

Grade SCP37 – 41
Salary: (£43,516 – £47,573 FTE)
Hours: 37 per week
Contract: Permanent


The Town Council has 12 Councillors, a population of around 5000 and a budget in the region of £538,000. The Town Council is a forward-thinking and progressive organisation continually striving to improve and grow. Following the Organisational Staffing Review the Town Council are now increasing its staffing establishment.

The Town Clerk & RFO is supported by a qualified and experienced part time Deputy Town Clerk in carrying out their role and is able to deputise for the Town Clerk. Duties will include prime responsibility for preparing agendas and reports, assisting with project management and helping to lead a team of staff. Strong communication skills both written and verbal are essential.

The successful application should hold a CILCA Qualification or be willing to obtain one within 24 months. A Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is available to join for all staff.

The Town Clerk will be a strong team player, with management experience and an understanding of local government. The Town Clerk & RFO will know about financial processes and if needed be prepared to be equipped with the knowledge needed through a training programme.

If you require any more information, please contact the Town Clerk; Cas Leo, or email at

All applications should be sent to, no later than noon on Friday 16th June 2022.

Please note that postal applications will not be considered.

We plan to invite successful candidates for interview on Monday 26th June 2022.


Carnyorth Education Centre Officially Joins the Aspire Academy Trust

The transfer of the Carnyorth Outdoor Education Centre from Cornwall Outdoors/Cornwall Council to the Aspire Academy Trust was completed at Easter 2023. The opportunity to preserve and develop a residential facility is vital to ensuring primaries are still able to access affordable school camps in a safe and well managed environment, and we are delighted to welcome Carnyorth Education Centre as the second Aspire Outdoors setting within the trust.

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Nancherrow Youth Project: Open Evening

The Nancherrow Youth Project is hosting an open evening on 23rd May at 6pm.

This is a chance for our young people to showcase some of their recent artwork. Committee members will also be there to discuss the Project’s future plans.

Refreshments will be available and music by Ocean Town.

Invitation to the Nancherrow Youth Project’s open evening on the 23rd May at 6pm.

B3306 Truthwall Mineshaft

The road will be open this weekend with traffic lights in operation.

It will be closed again on Tuesday 2 May to allow engineering searches to be undertaken. The road should then be open again by Friday 5 May. Buses are now taking a circular route via Botallack.

Can You Help Hedgehogs in Your Garden?

Ensuring hedgehogs can pass freely through your garden is one of the most important things you can do to help them.

Why do hedgehogs need holes in fences?

Hedgehogs travel around one mile every night in their active season in their quest to find enough food and a mate. If you have an enclosed garden you might be getting in the way of their plans.

One of the main reasons hedgehogs are struggling in Britain is because our fences and walls are becoming more and more secure, reducing the amount of land available to them.

What can we do to help?

We can make their life a little easier by removing the barriers within our control – for example, by making holes in or under our garden fences and walls for them to pass through. A 13cm x 13cm hole in your garden wall or fence will let hedgehogs through but will be too small for most pets. This is known as a hedgehog highway.

A photo showing a toy hedgehog using a hedgehog highway surround. This is cut into a garden fence and shows how a real hedgehog might use it.
A toy hedghog demonstrating the Hedghog Highway!

This hedgehog highway allows hedgehogs to forage for food, meet mates to breed and access nesting sites. This is essential in the battle to prevent the extinction of our endangered spiky friends.

That’s why St. Just Town Council has become part of the Hedgehog’s R Us Hedgehog Highway Project.

You can pick up a free hedgehog highway surround for your wall or fence from the Town Council staff at the Library (Monday to Wednesday, 9am-2pm).

You can then add your Hedgehog Highway information to the Big Hedgehog Map website which shows how many hedgehogs have been sighted or hedgehog holes created in your area.

For information on Hedgehog care please contact the Hedgepigs and Hoglets website or use their Facebook page.

B3306 Truthwall Mineshaft

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 S.14: Temporary Prohibition of Traffic

Location:       B3306 Truthwall Mineshaft

Timing:           22nd April 2023 to 5th May 2023 (19:00 to 23:59 hours)

Reason for Emergency Closure: Works to mineshaft opened in road

Contact:          Cormac Solutions Ltd  – Tel: 0300 1234222

The above closure has been approved and is now in progress.   Please click the following link to view a map and associated documents:

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Plain an Gwary: Planned Works

Plain-an-Gwarry, St Just
The Plain an Gwary in St Just

The Town Council is responsible for this site and has agreed a programme of works with Historic England under a Scheduled Monument Consent (SMC) to undertake necessary repairs.

Cornwall Garden Services (CGS) have been commissioned to undertake these works working closely with Historic England and the council’s Archaeological Specialist. It is anticipated that limited access to the site will be for a short period with the work starting the week beginning 24 April 2023. It is anticipated that the works will take up to 3 weeks but this will be weather dependent.

If you would like any clarification on this notice please contact – The Deputy Town Clerk on 01736 788412 or email