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Announcement from St Just Town Council July 31st 2018

Following several years of discussion, the Town Council would like all residents to know that negotiations are now proceeding well with Cornwall Council to purchase the Library building, part of which will become the Town Council Office, with the remainder continuing to provide the Library Service.
There is much work to be done in the next few weeks and months, but we are hopeful that the purchase may be completed in the first half of 2019. There will be an update on Monday 3rd September at 6.45pm, open to the public, immediately before the Full Town Council meeting at 7.15pm.

St Just in Penwith Town Council – Mayor Allowance 2017/8

The remaining funds from 2017/8 Mayor Allowance were divided between three local charities before the Council meeting on 18 June 2018. Cheques presented to The Miners Chapel – David James, Pendeen Silver Band – Bryan Stevens and Douglas Woolcock Trust who shared £778 between them. Cheques were presented by Mayor Brian Clemens.

External Auditor Return 2017/18

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St Just in Penwith Town Council are required to send the documents below,doc20180606093534 doc20180606093629 doc20180606093654  to its External Auditor along with the Exercise of Public Rights Dates*. These documents will be displayed on the Noticeboard and Website from Monday 11 June 18 to Friday 20 July 2018:

Annual Internal Audit Report 2017/18.
Annual Governance Statement 2017/18
Accounting Statements 2017/18.


The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018. The Town Council is carrying out a review of the data it handles and produces. The Town Council do have a lawful basis for processing certain data in the exercise of its public functions in law. However we have limitations and need to ensure we take measures to protect personal data and remain within the GDPR. We have carried out a review of the material we handle and produce; including on the website. We will be further reviewing other data sets in the coming months. 

Mayor and Deputy Mayor re-elected

On Monday 14 May 2018 Councillor Brian Clemens was re-elected Town Mayor. Mrs Marna Blundy was re-elected Deputy Mayor. The Mayor would like to thank all the Community Groups/Charities who were able to attend on the evening to talk about their work and how the Community Grant Funding received last year, would assist them.

FREE online training course use an AED (Automatic Exterior Defibrillator)

The Town Council has supplied and maintains two defibrillators, one outside Costcutter in Pendeen and one outside the Town Council Office in St Just. These are accessible 24/7, and are for use in a cardiac arrest.

Although no training is necessary to use an AED (Automatic Exterior Defibrillator), some people are concerned that they wouldn’t know what to do. We can recommend a FREE online training course which you can do in your own time in your own home, or at St Just Llibrary or the Centre of Pendeen if you don’t have your own internet access.

These online courses are quick and helpful, presenting facts simply and clearly, and giving you little quizzes at the end of each of two modules. You can download the answers to the quizzes after doing them, and you even get a certificate when you have completed the course!

The first two modules have 5 units each. Module 3 has videos of two real-life examples of CPR and AEDs being used. I found these films particularly valuable in demonstrating what I had learned in the modules, and would really recommend you watch them.


Follow this link to see all the free online first aid courses available:


and this link for the specific AED course:


These are free and easy to access (just ensure you don’t click any of the adverts by mistake!) and you have only to register an account with them. These courses can give you more confidence to cope in an emergency.

Go on, give it a try – and let us know how you get on.


St Just Town Council

March 2018

The Committee for the Built Environment for St Just Neighbourhood Plan

The committee for the Built Environment for St Just Neighbourhood Plan are meeting every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month for the next few months in the Council chambers 6:45 pm – 9:15pm on the following dates:

6th March

21th March

3rd April

17th April

1st May

15th May

5th June

19th June

3rd July

17th July

7th August

21st August

4th Sept

18th Sept


The Second Neighbourhood Plan Public Meeting held in Pendeen on 17th January 2018 Report

It was good to see over seventy people turn out, despite miserable weather, including quite a few who were attending for the first time.  The meeting split into four discussion groups.Plans are now progressing for these four groups to meet again, as follows:

  • Steering Group – details awaited from James Hardy (Community Link Manager)
  • Community Engagement Task Group – meeting in the Council Office, St Just, on Wednesday 31st January at 7pm
  • Natural Environment Task Group – meeting in the Council Office, St Just, on Wednesday 7th February at 7pm
  • Built Environment Task Group – meeting in the Council Office, St Just, on Thursday 8th February at 7pm

Each group will now proceed to form a more formal ‘committee’ and will need a Chairperson, Vice Chair, and Secretary to take notes and produce them, and each Task Group will report to the Steering Group.  If you are interested in being a part of one of these groups, please come along to the appropriate meeting. If you are unable to attend but wish to register your interest in one of the groups, please let me know. Thank you again for your interest.  Please get in touch if you want to know more, or if you wish to be removed from the mailing list.

Merry Christmas from St Just Town Council

The Town Council would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Peaceful New Year. The office will be open again on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.