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A new collection point for our local food bank

Posted on: 26th March 2020 | No Comments

A new collection point for our local food bank will be available starting this Saturday (28th March). All those of you who can give donations should bring them to the Library foyer in Market Street between 10am and 12 noon on Saturdays and Mondays. The box will be placed very close to the door so you can simply drop your donations in. Obviously, the Town Council Office and the Library itself is closed, and if there is a queue for donations, please observe social distancing and only access the box one person at a time. At the moment, the Food Bank is in particular need of hair shampoo, shower gel, deodorants; spray cleaner, washing up liquid and clothes washing powder/liquid (along with plastic bottles/bags to decant large bottles into smaller quantities). Foods should be in cans or packets, and current particular needs are for Weetabix, jam, and tinned fruits (especially peaches and pears) and tinned carrots and peas. No fresh fruit or vegetables, please – these are sourced directly by the Food Bank in Penzance. We look forward to a tremendous and ongoing response from the community of St Just, and for thinking of others at this time.

For those who are in need of support from the Food Bank, because a change of circumstances means they have no money coming in at present and no savings, please contact a referring organisation e.g. your G.P. surgery, Citizens Advice, the Job Centre or your child’s school. They will pass on your details, along with any particular requests, to the Food Bank organisers. Food Bank deliveries are on Thursdays.

Pendeen Play Park (Closing non-essential public spaces)

Posted on: 24th March 2020 | No Comments

Last week, the Government ordered certain businesses – including pubs, cinemas and theatres – to close.

The Government is now extending this requirement to a further set of businesses and other venues, including:

• all non-essential retail stores – this will include clothing and electronics stores; hair, beauty and nail salons; and outdoor and indoor markets, excluding food markets.
• libraries, community centres, and youth centres.
• indoor and outdoor leisure facilities such as bowling alleys, arcades and soft play facilities.
• communal places within parks, such as playgrounds, sports courts and outdoor gyms.
• places of worship, except for funerals attended by immediate families.
• hotels, hostels, bed and breakfasts, campsites, caravan parks, and boarding houses for commercial/leisure use (excluding permanent residents and key workers).

There is a requirement for play areas to be closed today so Pendeen Playpark will be closed today.

IMPORTANT ANNOUCEMENT, THE LIBRARY AND TOWN COUNCIL OFFICES

Posted on: 23rd March 2020 | No Comments

The full council meeting tonight is now cancelled along with all other meetings; until further notice. The Town Council will be putting in place working at home arrangements from Tuesday 24th March 2020. To Contact the Council please send emails to either  support@stjust.org or townclerk@stjust.org. Please don’t visit the Library and the Council Offices; which will remain closed until further notice.

The St Just Library

Posted on: 19th March 2020 | No Comments

The Library was open today and is due to open again on Saturday morning, although staff numbers are down. Lots of the Libraries in Cornwall are already shut or shutting today or tomorrow. This Saturday may be the last chance to take books out before this Library is required to follow suit and close.

The Library

Posted on: 18th March 2020 | No Comments

We have been informed that Cornwall Council premises will remain open whilst it is safe to do so, and precautions taken based on the Public Health advice. The Library and Information Services are an essential lifeline for some members of our communities so will currently remain open, but they are investigating what practical precautions can be taken to reduce the risk of the spread of infection. Library events and activities are cancelled, to reduce the risk of infection.

New Town Clerk

Posted on: 5th March 2020 | No Comments

Cas Leo is the new Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer for St Just in Penwith Town Council. 

Sustainable Future – Co-Car Car Club in the St Just/Pendeen Area?

Posted on: 30th January 2020 | No Comments

The Co-Cars Car Club could be the way to reduce levels of car ownership and enable people to hire electric bikes

Join – Click – Swipe – Drive

Co-Cars Car Club logoCo-cars car club provides its members with the convenience of a car without the hassles and costs of ownership. Members pay for a car only when they want to use one. Ideal for occasional drivers, short trippers and families who want to get rid of or can’t afford a second vehicle. Local businesses, residents and visitors can all benefit.

We want to know whether there is enough interest to have a car based in the St Just/ Pendeen area or perhaps Penzance.

To see whether our community could sustain a car and/ or a bike, please complete the survey: https://www.co-cars.co.uk/co-cars-and-co-bikes-locations-in-cornwall/

Result of Poll for St Just Town Council on 23rd January 2020

Posted on: 24th January 2020 | No Comments
Name of Candidate Description (if any) Number of Votes Elected
DENLEY, Christian Sean Independent 413 ELECTED
MCFADDEN, William Kevin   316  
MUNDAY, David George Liberal Democrats 361  

Note that the above are the results for the By-Election held on the 23rd January  2020.

Full details of the election results can be found in the following PDF: Declaration of Result of Poll – St Just Town Council 23 January 2020

St Just Town Council Moving Day

Posted on: 23rd January 2020 | No Comments

Moving day for St Just Town Council, Wednesday 22nd January. A new era awaits working alongside the Library for the community.

Statement of Persons Nominated: 23 January 2020 By-Election

Posted on: 24th December 2019 | No Comments

The following document details the persons nominated for election as a Town Councillor in the forth coming 23 January 2020 by-election: Statement of Persons Nominated 23 January 2020

Please note that this forth coming by-election is not to be confused with the by-election recently held earlier this month. The results of this election can be found in this news update: Result of Poll for St Just Town Council on 12th December 2019