|Address:||Higher Carnyorth Farm, Carnyorth, St Just, TR19 7QD|
- Penwith Landscape Partnership
Sue James came to Cornwall in 2005, fulfilling her husband’s dream to return ‘home’ to Cornwall! Sue considers herself Cornish by marriage now.
They live on a hobby smallholding in Carnyorth. They have 2 grown up children, and a young granddaughter. Sue is also a primary carer for her dad, now that he is living with Dementia.
Sue got actively involved in Politics on coming to Cornwall, first being elected onto St Just Town Council in 2007, becoming Deputy Mayor in 2011 and Mayor in 2012. In 2013 Sue went on to become the area’s Cornwall Councillor stepping down in the most recent elections in May 2021 but sticking with Town Council and being elected Mayor, for a second term.
Sue has been actively involved with the community since arriving in the area, starting out as a volunteer with the Centre of Pendeen and helping to establish the Farmers’ Market that thrived there, until the Pandemic. She set up and became Chair of a not-for-profit charitable company, Lands End Peninsula Community Land Trust which enabled the Community to lease and then buy Bosavern Community Farm (now run by an independent group) and build 8 homes for local people in Pendeen. The group are currently working to replace the skate park in St Just.
Sue has been driving the local bid for the area to become an International Dark Sky Park and has been working closely over recent years with the Penwith Landscape Partnership and the Tin Coast Partnership.