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Cornwall Council advice on cost of living increases

As the cost of living increases nationally, Cornwall Council has pulled together information about the wide range of help and support available to residents.

The ‘I’m worried about money’ webpage on the Council’s website includes information and links to support provided through the authority and its partner organisations.

This spans everything from debt advice and job-seeking to emergency food provision, council tax discounts and crisis grants for people who suddenly find themselves struggling.

This can all be accessed on the council’s website at

Cllr Dr Andy Virr, Portfolio Holder for Adults and Public Health, said:

“Times are already tough, but they are going to get even tougher as our household bills rise significantly this year. I want people to know that they are not alone and there is a wealth of support available from many different groups and organisations.

“I would urge people to check out our ‘I’m worried about money’ webpage to find out what help they can receive and how to access it. Alternatively, they can call 0300 123 1118.”

Some of the key help and support includes:

Cllr Richard Pears, Portfolio Holder for Customers, said:

“We are committed to helping anyone who finds themselves in financial hardship and when we identify those in need, we always look at a range of different options to help them both now and in the future. This might include referrals to employment programmes, adult education courses, skills-based training, debt management and housing support, for example.

“If you’re struggling, please get in touch or use our webpage to find out what support is available to you.”

People are also reminded that there is a wealth of support available for anyone struggling with their mental health. Visit for more information.

If you are worried about your own or someone else’s mental health call the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly 24/7 NHS mental health response line on 0800 038 5300. It’s free to access by anyone, any age, any time, day or night.

Contact details

Steve Creswell
Communications Specialist (Public Health)
Strategy and Engagement
Cornwall Council
Tel: 07496 718982
Room 4S, New County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro TR1 3AY

Risk of homelessness

The Town Council recognises that many of our residents are feeling anxious that they either are or could in the future be at risk of homelessness. We recognise there is a housing crisis with many local people being asked to leave their private rented homes through no fault evictions and then finding there is very little available that they can afford. Cornwall Housing, Shelter and Citizens Advice are all there to assist, links below.

All will advise tenants not to leave their rented home based on a notice from the landlord, unless they have somewhere suitable to go to. They should instead tell the landlord that as they have nowhere to move on to they have been advised to stay put until a court order is obtained, otherwise they will be regarded as having made themselves homeless and the Council will have no duty to assist.

Cornwall Housing Options Advice

Citizen’s Advice Housing Page

Shelter, bad housing and homelessness support

St Piran Parade St Just

The parade will take place on Friday 4th March leaving at 9.30am from St Just Primary School. The parade will comprise all the pupils from St Just and Pendeen Primary Schools, and the pre-school groups from Brambles and The Ark; plus some banner bearers and dignitaries such as the Mayor Sue James. The parade will process up Cape Cornwall Street to the Square, returning to the Plen an Gwary where everyone will sing Trelawny, and then we will depart. So it won’t take more than 30 minutes or so.

20’s Plenty

Logo for the 20mph speed limit campaign
  1. The Council supports 20’s Plenty for Cornwall’s aim for wide-area, default signed 20mph limits across Cornwall’s urban and village settlements.
  2. The Town Council is also considering requesting 20mph on residential streets and some other roads and in this parish, but would like to make sure it considers all residents needs including vulnerable road users on particular roads.
  3. The council would like to capture your written thoughts on which particular roads that need 20 miles signage by 28 February 22; by asking you to send them to the following St. Just Town Council email: or by posting comments through the St just Library letter box address to the clerk.
  4. Background information is in the following link: Briefing to Town & Parish (PDF, 1MB)

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

St Just Town Council would like your ideas on how to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. We have set aside some money from the budget, and welcome your ideas on how to best use it to celebrate and commemorate the occasion.

A few events have already been confirmed, and of course any one person, street or group may already be planning their own event or street party, which is great. We just want to let you know that we have reserved St Just Town Hall and the Plain-an-Gwarry for community use over the weekend. We can also book and fund other community venues on request and approval of the Town council.

Events confirmed so far:

A number of other suggestions have been made, and we would welcome your views on these:

  • Bunting in the streets
    (Thank you to Lafrowda for their bunting.)
  • A ceilidh and dancing from the St Just shindiggers.
    (Our usual ceilidh crew have a booking for Saturday 4th, so if there is community interest for a Saturday we’d have to look for an alternative band, or see if they would like to play on the Sunday after The Big Jubilee Lunch.)
  • Sports matches. Contact the Rugby Club, Football clubs and Cricket Club to see if they would like to put on a Jubilee match.
  • Planting 70 trees to commemorate 70 years.
    (Ideas for a location for this, please.)

Please do offer any more suggestions in writing. We can update the list and give the community time to comment on them before our Town Council meeting on the 28th February. Community groups, are need to apply for a Jubilee grant though the Town Council Community Grant system (forms are on this website) by 25th April to, and/then they can also present their application (if they wish) at 19:15 at any Ordinary Town Council meeting on that evening.

We look forward to hearing from you.

St Just Town Vitality Project

The new deadline has now been extended to 15 March 2022

St Just Town Council and Cornwall Council would like to appoint an appropriately qualified firm of consultants to work with The St Just Town Vitality Project Steering Group to prepare a Vision and Implementation Plan for the future of St Just Town Centre. Utilising the collective local knowledge and previous studies and reports, along with the consultant team’s expertise, a St Just Town Centre Vision and Implementation Plan document should be prepared; bringing together a holistic vision for the town centre, which reflects its unique characteristics and ambitions and provides practical recommendations to address issues identified over many years.

Below are links to PDFs for the St Just Parish Plan 2021 to 2030 and St Just Town Centre Vision – Brief:

St Just Town Centre Commissioning Brief (2) (PDF, 163KB)

Respondents are asked to send applications to marked for the attention of Cas Leo, Town Clerk.

Deadline has now been extended to 15 March 2022

Result of Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

I attach the result of yesterday’s referendum. Please can you add this to your town council website.

The notice will also be published on the Neighbourhood Plan Referendum results page of the Cornwall Council website (links through to 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

Declaration of Result of Poll – St Just NPR (PDF, 138KB)

Election of Town Councillor

Date of Election 13TH JANUARY 2022

I, being the Deputy Returning Officer at the above election, REPORT that the person
whose name appears below were duly elected as a Town Councillor for St Just Town
Brian Paul Clemens, 19 Hillside Cottages, Trewellard, Pendeen,
Penzance Cornwall TR19 7SS
DATED this
14th January 2022
Deputy Returning Office

Notice on Road Public Consultation from Cormac

Notice on Road Public Consultation

Dear Sir/Madam

This is to let you know that a public consultation is starting today for various proposals along the A3071 between Mount Misery Roundabout, Penzance to St Just, this will be split in to six separate schemes.

  • Scheme 1 – St Just to B3306 Junction
  • Scheme 2 – B3306 Junction to New Road (C0095) Junction
  • Scheme 3 – New Road Junction (C0095) to B3318 Junction
  • Scheme 4 – B3318 Junction to U6009 Junction
  • Scheme 5 – Newbridge
  • Scheme 6 – Tremethick Cross to Mount Misery Roundabout

These proposals are spread across seventeen separate site notices drawings which are attached to this email. These schemes are also live on Cornwall Council’s Consultation Finder, which enables anyone with internet access to view and download them. If you’re registered on the system, you’ll no doubt have already received notification:

Cornwall Council’s Consultation Finder

Consultation Package (Large PDF File, 10MB)

I have also attached the consultation letters and public notice for your information. In addition, we are erecting notices at most locations (were safe to do so) on site.

I would be pleased to receive any comments you have on the proposals by Thursday 3rd February 2022. If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours faithfully,

Aaron Jones
Aaron F. H. Jones PG Dip, CertEd, BA (Hons) | Technician
Cormac Solutions Ltd. | Infrastructure Design
Western Group Centre, Radnor Road, Scorrier, Redruth, TR16 5EH.

Forthcoming Elections/Referendum Notices

Please can you publish the attached notices on your parish noticeboards and your website on Wednesday 5 January.

The notices 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

Notice of Poll – St Just Town Council -13 January 2022 (PDF, 54KB)

Notice of poll – St Just NPR (PDF, 84KB) | Internal: 441533 | External: 01579 341533 | ‘Onen hag oll’
3S, County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro TR1 3AY