The Cost of Living Fair

Friday 16th September between 1-4pm at the Helston Bowling Club, Coinagehall Street, Helston TR13 8ER.

Preview image for the Cost of Living Poster
Click or tap the above image to download a PDF (600KB) of the poster

Bringing together a large number of organisations who will be on hand to offer practical advice, help and support in relation to rising food and energy costs.

  • Free admission
  • Refreshments served

Hosted by:

  • Cllr Tim Gratton-Kane, Helston Town Mayor
  • Cllr Guy Foreman, for Helston South
  • Cllr Mike Thomas, for Helston North
  • and Derek Thomas MP


Whereas it has pleased Almighty God to call to His Mercy our late Sovereign
Lady Queen Elizabeth the Second of Blessed and Glorious Memory, by whose
Decease the Crown of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is
solely and rightfully come to The Prince Charles Philip Arthur George: We,
therefore, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal of this Realm and Members of the House
of Commons, together with other members of Her late Majesty’s Privy Council and
representatives of the Realms and Territories, Aldermen and Citizens of London, and
others, do now hereby with one voice and Consent of Tongue and Heart publish and
proclaim that The Prince Charles Philip Arthur George is now, by the Death of our
late Sovereign of Happy Memory, become our only lawful and rightful Liege Lord
Charles the Third, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and
Northern Ireland and of His other Realms and Territories, King, Head of the
Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, to whom we do acknowledge all Faith and
Obedience with humble Affection; beseeching God by whom Kings and Queens do
reign to bless His Majesty with long and happy Years to reign over us.
Given at St. James’s Palace this tenth day of September in the year of Our
Lord twenty thousand and twenty-two.

New Deputy Town Clerk Role– St Just Town Council

Hester Hunt has been appointed to this new role on 1 September 2022. Her working days are Wednesday to Friday, and she will be based in the library building.

Hester started her career in local government with Carrick District Council in the early 80s. Eight years later she moved to Cornwall Council where during her 14 years there she worked in a variety of roles in the legal team, Social Services, Policy Unit and Community Safety. She moved to Gloucestershire in 2004 and worked for Gloucestershire County Council in partnership and engagement roles before returning to Cornwall in 2015 to take on the role of Town Clerk with Penzance Council. Hester retired from this role in August and was really pleased to be able to apply for the newly created Deputy Clerk role at St. Just Town Council.

On a personal note, Hester is born and bred Cornish. Her ancestors were miners from St.Agnes who emigrated to New Mexico, USA to silver mine at the turn of the last century (her Granny stayed behind because she’d met her Grandad! ) so she feels a connection to the heritage and rugged countryside of St.Just. Currently she lives in Mousehole with her husband Bill Johnson and mother. Bill is the Assistant Harbour Master for Mousehole and a part-time fisherman. Her two step-sons Robert and Tristan, live in Pendeen and are gardeners.

Hester is looking forward to supporting St. Just Town Council and its Clerk, Cas Leo, as it takes on assets from Cornwall Council and further expands its workforce.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 1926 – 2022

St Just in Penwith Town Council is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and offers its heartfelt condolences to the Royal Family.

St Just Town Council Parking Order

Cornwall Council are transferring two car parks to the Town Council on 1 September 2022.

The Town Council have not changed the existing Parking Order and its conditions just taken out a Parking Order in its own name to comply with the Law and given notice of this.

The St Just in Penwith Town Council (Off Street Parking Places).

Notice is hereby given that St Just in Penwith Town Council made the above Order on 25 July 2022, under Section 35 (1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, and in accordance with Section 9 of the Act.

This Notice is intended to provide an indication of the Orders provisions for:

  • Lafrowda, St Just
  • St Johns Terrace, Pendeen

The order will come into effect as of 1 September 2022.

Any person who wishes to question the validity of this order or any provisions contained therein on the grounds that it is not within the relevant powers of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, or that any instrument made under the Act has not been complied with, that person, within six weeks from the date on which the order is made, apply for that purpose to the High Court.

C. E. Leo – Town Clerk
St Just in Penwith Town Council

The above details can be downloaded in this document (PDF, 70KB).

Notice of Vacancy in Office of Town Councillor to be Filled by Co-Option July 2022


As the Returning Officer received no requests for an election by the due date. 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: –
    • is registered as a local government elector for the parish;
    • has during the whole of the preceding twelve months occupied as owner or tenant, any land or premises in the parish;
    • his/her principal or only place of work during the preceding twelve months has been in the parish;
    • had during the whole of the preceding twelve months resided in the parish or within 4.8 km thereof.
  3. 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 22 August 2022. (Emails with attached expressions of interest are fine).
  4. The Council will consider all expressions of interest and successful applicants will be asked to observe a Council meeting on Monday 5 September 2022 it starts at 7.00pm and then after the meeting attend an interview with the Town Council.

For further information please contact the Town Clerk or Admin Staff on 01736 788412 or 07907039014 at the address below.
DATED this 26 July 2022

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

The above details can also be downloaded in this Notice of Vacancy document (PDF, 82KB).

Filming in St Just by the TV Escape Team

Our Escape team will be in Cornwall next week, w/c Monday 25th July, in particular St Just.

The majority of the time, we will be filming in private properties that we have already obtained permission for. However, there are some public areas we will be filming for the County Profile section of the show where the viewer is informed of key areas of beauty the county has to offer which may see them filming throughout the county.

We wanted to write to you to inform you of our presence in the area, should you receive any queries from the public. We will be filming from public paths and roadsides and all of our equipment is hand held and battery operated so we will not cause any inconvenience to the public. We will not block any highways and the team consists of a total of four people but for these shots it will most probably only be the director.

Could you also pass this email onto any other people that may need to be made aware of our presence and please do let me know if there is any further information you would like from us with regards to the filming

Skate Park

The St Just Skate Park It’s not a St Just Town Council property/asset, so we cannot respond to emails/telephone questions on its operations. If you need to discuss any matter you should contact Cornwall Council or the Skateboard Committee.

Parents Urged to Claim Funding for Children Eligible for Free School Meals

Press release from Cornwall Council:

Cornwall Council has started the process of distributing more than £4.5m to help support households who have been hit the hardest by the national cost of living crisis.

The Household Support Fund – made available by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) – is aimed primarily at helping families and pensioners who would otherwise struggle with food and energy bills.

It will provide a one-off payment of £100 to around 16,500 pensioners identified as having low incomes and around 15,500 families with children who are eligible for free school meals, who will also receive a one-off payment of £80 per child.

Cabinet Member for Children and Families, Barbara Ellenbroek, said: “We know this is a change for parents in Cornwall, but we hope that a cash payment will allow families to use this support in the way that best meets their needs.

Since Summer 2020 the government has not funded schools to provide free school meals vouchers during school holiday periods. Instead, many local authorities, including Cornwall Council, have used funding received through a series of government Covid recovery grants to enable schools to provide food vouchers for children during school holidays.

“This scheme is available for all those that have a child or children in Reception to Year 11 who are eligible for benefits-related Free School Meals, and you can claim £80 per child.”

Those that are eligible to apply are urged to visit our specialist web pages to start the application process:

Cabinet Member for Public Health, Dr Andy Virr, said: “The Fund is intended to support households in the most need with rising living costs, including energy, food and water bills.

“In Cornwall we recognise that the current rises to the cost of living are placing an exceptional pressure on everyone, and we aim to use the Household Support Fund to support as many people in our communities as possible.”