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Cornwall Community Foundation launches new fund 4 January 2022

Cornwall Community Foundation is pleased to be one of the networks of community foundations distributing the Arts Council England Let’s Create Jubilee Fund, a £5million programme that will support community and voluntary organisations in England to develop creative and cultural activities as part of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June 2022.

The programme is made possible with funding from the National Lottery, whose players raise £30million for good causes every week. The fund’s distribution will be managed by UK Community Foundations on behalf of their community foundation members across England. The link below will take you to the site for more details:

New fund launched to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – Cornwall Community Foundation

St Just Library

The library will CLOSE for Christmas/New Year at

1:30 p.m. on Wednesday 22nd December

and will re-open at

9:30 a.m. on Tuesday 4th January 2022

Christmas opening hours poster 21-22 (PDF, 144KB)

Keep safe over the holiday period, we look forward to welcoming you back in the New Year.

Pendeen Post Office Limited TR19 2LE

The Town Council and Cornwall Council have received the following email:

Dear Sir/Madam

We’re writing to let you know about some changes to the above Post Office.

For further information please visit our Consultation Hub via the link below:

Consultation Hub – Pendeen TR19 7DN (links through to the Post Office website)

It would be helpful if you could share this link through your social media channels and with any local groups or organizations within the community to help our customers and your constituents understand what is happening.

Yours faithfully

Audra Mirjah-Clarke
National Consultation Manager

Bosavern Community Farm News

Do you know someone who might benefit from meeting and bonding with new people and gaining some skills working on the land, cooking and perhaps needs some encouragement to apply for work or college? Through our contacts, creativity, tailored support and lots of encouragement, we are working with formerly very disengaged local people, and successfully supporting them into jobs or training with heartening results. Everyone taking part over the past year has reported feeling less isolated, less anxious and more useful, motivated, hopeful and more connected as a result of joining our project. Once people are signed up, we go the extra mile to overcome all barriers to work, but due to the nature of hard-to-reach groups, we do find it tricky to recruit a new batch of participants at the start of each course (last time we had so few referrals, we resorted to door-knocking!). We’ve had one person from Treen but approximately half our participants to date live in the very local areas (St. Just, Sennen, Pendeen, St Buryan) and the other others tend to travel in from St Ives, Gulval, Penzance, Heamoor and Newlyn by bus to St Just followed by a short group-walk across the footpath to the farm. We can provide full PPE and reimburse bus fares, petrol and childcare costs. If it helps to get people out to us the very first time, we provide lifts or taxis.

I would appreciate your support to get the news out ahead of Christmas for our Jan-Apr 2022 course and to encourage folks to attend one of our Thursday Taster Days during December and January. As you well know, many people find it very difficult to pick up the phone initially without a familiar, trusted contact to encourage and introduce them face-to-face. This is where I’m hoping you and your community contacts can help. There are also some good short films on youtube which can help to demystify and to prepare people: Bosavern Training & Work Experience Short Films on YouTube

In other news we were delighted to be voted Best Community Group 2021 by St Just Town Council last month and at the weekend we were Highly Commended by the Cornwall Sustainability Awards. Our farm has been community-owned for over ten years now, providing Friday veg boxes to customers across Penwith, caring for over 400 chickens, home to several bee hives, a community woodland and community allotments.

Bosavern Training Flyer S4 (PDF, 5MB)

Katie Kirk
Training & Project Coordinator

Bosavern Community Farm
St Just, Cornwall, TR19 7RD
01736 272367

St Just-In-Penwith Town Council’s Grants Scheme

The Town Council’s Grants Scheme is open to community organisations based in or working in St Just and Pendeen and the surrounding villages of Bojewyan, Boscaswell, Botallack, Carnyorth, Nancherrow, Tregeseal, Trewellard and Truthwall. Organisations can apply for a grant for any project or activity which is for the benefit of residents. The Council’s grants budget for the 2021/2022 financial year is £25,000 with much of the budget left.

The scheme is primarily aimed at community organisations based in or working in the local town and villages. Organisations from outside these local communities may only apply if they can demonstrate a significant economic or social benefit to the local community. The Council may award reduced funding levels or, indeed, refuse funding to organisations based outside of the area.

Details can be found on this website under the council, grant heading.

The forthcoming By Election for a Town Councillor/Referendum

The Town Council has been asked by Senior Electoral Officer to publish this notices today.

Notice of referendum – St Just NPR (PDF, 84KB)

Notice of election – St Just Town Council -13 January 2022 (PDF, 100KB)

Timetable (PDF, 89KB)

The notice of by election indicates packs are only available from Cornwall Council.  All nominations have to be delivered in person to Cornwall Council at the specified date and times on the notice of election.

Please can you publish the attached notice on your parish noticeboards and your website on Friday 3rd December.

The notice will also be published on the forthcoming elections/referendum page of the Cornwall Council website:

Kind regards

John Simmons | Senior Electoral Officer, Electoral Services

Cornwall Council | Assurance | Customer and Support Services Directorate | Internal: 441533 | External: 01579 341533 | ‘Onen hag oll’

3S, County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro TR1 3AY

Stories, songs, art and a night under the stars at Eden Sleepout – November 25, 2021

Top storytellers, great music, homemade pizzas, campfire chats, illustration classes and bedding down in the night air are all on the menu when fundraisers gather for Sleepout at the Eden Project on November 25.

The event raises much-needed cash for two vital South West charities supporting people facing homelessness. They say the extra funds can be life-saving, going into an uncertain winter when a huge demand for help in the region is at its highest for three years. Sleepout has been held at Eden single homeless people since 2014 and is working to end homelessness in Cornwall, and The Amber Foundation, which has three residential centres supporting young people who have no home to find housing and work.

More on this news update »Stories, songs, art and a night under the stars at Eden Sleepout – November 25, 2021

St Just Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan

St Just Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan has now been published. Visit the St Just and Pendeen Neighourhood Plan website (link opens in a new tab) to see the final version. There will be a public referendum on the Plan early in 2022. Following public consultation and amendment, the draft Plan was submitted to an Independent Examiner, who made further alterations. The Town Council approved the final version in September 2021, and it has now been signed off by Cornwall Council. It will go a public referendum early in 2022. Meanwhile, planners must `have regard to’ its provisions.

For more information and to see the final Plan and the evidence supporting it go to the St Just and Pendeen Neighbourhood Plan website.

Notice of Vacancy




As the Returning Officer received no requests for an election by the due date of 13 October 2021.  The Town Council will now fill the one remaining casual vacancy 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 vacancy arising from resignation 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 15 November 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 Wednesday 1 December 2021 at 7.15pm.

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

DATED this 15 October 2021

Mr. Cas Leo Town Clerk
St Just-in-Penwith Town Council
Market Street, St Just, Penzance
TR19 7HX

Bosavern Community Farm 10th Birthday

Bosavern Community Farm 10th Birthday Celebration

Bosavern Community Farm Birthday Poster
Click or tap on this small image to see the full PDF poster

Bosavern Community Farm
Sunday 10th October
12noon – 4pm

A celebration of harvest, community and 11 years on the Farm!

More information about this great local community project at the Bosavern Community Farm website.