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New St Just Community Hub Drop-Ins

Poster for the St Just Community Hub Drop-In, 6th July 2022 at the Age Concern in St Just
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The new Community Hub Drop-Ins are due to start with the first being Wednesday, 6th July at 1 – 4pm at the Age Concern, Fore Street, St Just.

The drop-ins will then be the first Wednesday of every month.

Free refreshments and entertainment are available at every drop-in. Future drop-ins will feature:

  • Advice and guidance (e.g. benefits, bills)
  • Gentle activity (e.g. chair yoga)
  • Digital support

Volunteers are also needed to help – pop in to find out more.

St Just Skate Park Opening

Poster with details for the opening of the St Just Skate Park on Sunday 10th July at 12 to 4pm
Poster for the opening of the St Just Skate Park. Click or tap to see a larger version

The opening of the St Just Skate Park will take place on Sunday 10th July, 12pm – 4pm.

To mark the opening of the Skate Park there will be Skate/BMX/scooter competitions, demonstrations, coaching info along with refreshments and music.

Bring your own skateboard, BMX, scooter. Helmet and protective gear should be worn at all times!

Job Vacancy: Deputy Town Clerk

Applications are invited for the position of a permanent Deputy Town Clerk with immediate effect.

Salary: SCP18-21 – £25,419 – £26,975 FTE local government pension scheme, 24 days holiday plus bank holidays.

Hours: 20 – 37 hours per week, variable but generally 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday
(Evening meetings and civic events attendance as required).

Full details, including the application form, job description and person specification can be found on the Town Council Vacancies page.

Meet the Leader of Cornwall Council

Poster for the Meet the Leader of Cornwall Council event to be held in Penzance
Click or tap this preview to download a PDF of the poster for the Penzance session

Residents, businesses and community groups will have the opportunity to ask Cllr Linda Taylor, the Leader of Cornwall Council, questions about local issues, services and priorities at a series of Question Time style meetings across Cornwall.

Parish and town councillors are very welcome to attend these sessions.

We also hope you will be able to help us promote these sessions by displaying the relevant poster on your local notice boards. You can download a poster using these links:

The Penzance session will take place as follows:

  • 25 May at St John’s Hall, Penzance
  • St John’s Hall, Alverton Street, TR18 2QW
  • Doors open at 7pm – 7.30pm start

Email your question, before the start of the meeting, to haveyoursay@cornwall.gov.uk or simply let us know on arrival.

Don’t have a question to ask but keen to listen to the discussion? You are very welcome – just turn up on the night.

Other sessions across Cornwall will also take place on these dates:

  • 6 June – Newquay Tretherras School, Newquay
  • 22 June – Ivor Potter Hall, The Parkhouse Centre, Bude
  • 4 July – Old Cattle Market, Helston
  • 19 July – Public Hall, Liskeard

Further sessions are planned for September and October in Falmouth, Wadebridge, Torpoint, Camborne, Truro and St Austell. Details of these sessions will be published as soon as possible.

For more information, please visit the Let’s Talk Cornwall website.

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

ST JUST TOWN COUNCIL
NOTICE OF VACANCY (2)
IN THE OFFICE OF TOWN COUNCILLOR TO BE FILLED BY CO-OPTION

As the Returning Officer received no requests for an election by the due date. The Town Council will now fill the two 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 13 June 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 20 June 22 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.

townclerk@stjust.org
DATED this 17 May 2022

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

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

Invitation to Tender for Grass Cutting

Inivitation to Tender for Grass Cutting & Maintenance Contract 2022-5

St Just Town Council is inviting quotations from interested parties / companies for its grass cutting and maintenance contract which is due for renewal on 1 July 2022. This a three-year contract. The successful tenderer will be required to submit proof of adequate Public Liability Insurance and appropriate certification for use of power tools, if required.

More on this news update »Invitation to Tender for Grass Cutting

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022

St Just Platinum Jubilee poster with details of events
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Full details and further information of the events taking place in St Just can be read and downloaded in the following document: Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Events (PDF, 160MB)

The events planned are as follows:

  • Friday 3rd June: 11am – 4pm Lafrowda present Music on the Plain (collection for Lafrowda festival 2023)
  • Saturday 4th June: Pendeen Silver band 12.30 – 1.30pm followed by an afternoon of family activities and stalls by local organisations. (N.B . please get in touch if you can run a stall and/or do a fun family activity )
  • Afternoon tea for older residents at Cape Cornwall School 1.30-3.30pm
  • Sunday 5th June: *12.30 – 1.45 Jubilee Lunch for invited local volunteers (see below)
  • 2pm – 5pm family Ceildh(by the Tinners Barn Dance band) , with tea and cake and dance display by Shindig Cloggers.
More on this news update »The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022

Local Buses

Thank you for contacting us regarding the Local Bus Services in Penzance, specifically the new Tin Coaster operated by First Kernow.

To offer some background; First Kernow is a Commercial operator in Cornwall and therefore they do not operate any routes under contract to Cornwall Council since the Local Bus tender award to Go Cornwall Bus in late 2019. Historically, Commercial operators have generally been unrestricted in what routes and services they choose to register. With the confirmation and introduction of the Enhanced Partnership just last week between Cornwall Council, First Kernow and Go Cornwall Bus this will offer far more control to the Local Authority over the registered network going forwards.

First Kernow chose to make the changes to the previous Service 18 on a commercial basis. At the time Cornwall Council did raise concerns that this could lead to passengers having difficulty accessing some central points in Penzance, First Kernow confirmed that passengers could remain on the bus at Penzance Bus Station where it turns into a Service 19 to Madron and goes through the town centre and vice versa for return journeys so ensuring that the connection to the town centre was maintained.

I have added in the link to the Transport for Cornwall website where the timetable of Service 19 can be viewed, this may be helpful to share with any concerned residents- Transport for Cornwall | Buses, trains, public transport information

We do regularly review and re-shape the network and, as outlined above, going forwards we will have additional control and influence over Commercial Registrations and we will certainly note and take your comments on board  for future reviews.

Notice of Vacancy in Office of Councillor – April 2022

ST JUST TOWN COUNCIL
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that due to the resignation of
Leanne Marsden, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the above Town Council.

If by 11 May, 2022 (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday
and Bank Holidays, after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill said vacancy is
made in writing (by hand or post) to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN electors
for the said Town, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be
filled by co-option.

If an election is called, it will take place not later than 15 July, 2022.

Dated 20 April, 2022

Kate Kennally
Returning Officer
Electoral Services
3rd Floor, South Wing
County Hall
Treyew Road
Truro
TR1 3AY

The above details can also be downloaded in this Notice of Vacancy document (PDF, 60KB).

Apply for CIL funding from 4 April

Local councils and community groups can apply for up to £100,000 to fund infrastructure projects that will benefit children and young people when Cornwall Council launches its second Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Fund round on 4 April.

A total of £500,000 will be available through a competitive application process. Local councils, constituted community groups and not for profit organisations can bid for between £20,000 and £100,000 CIL funding to deliver local infrastructure projects.

This year there will be an Expression of Interest stage where potential applicants can submit a brief summary of what their project is and what it will achieve.

Projects must involve delivery of infrastructure that helps to offset the impact of development on an area, or helps development to come forward, as well as having a children and young people focus.

The Expression of Interest stage will run from 4 April to 23 June. Then eligible projects will be invited to submit a full application by the end of October. Successful projects will be announced early in 2023.

More information, forms and guidance will be available at www.cornwall.gov.uk/cil from 4 April 2022. If you’re interested, can you also let the St Just Town Council know by 11 May 2022 by emailing info@stjust.org.