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St Just Town Council News

Under 16 Swim Free Scheme – Parish of St Just

Last summer the “Under 16 Swim Free” Scheme was trialled within the Penzance Parish. You may have heard about it – your child’s friends may have been spending lots of fun filled days at the Jubilee Pool – for free!

Thanks to funding from St Just Parish Council, this summer Under 16 residents of the St Just Parish are now eligible for a free season main pool swim pass at The Jubilee Pool.

Full details on how to apply and more can be found in the embedded PDF below:

Council Tax 2024 – 2025

As you are aware the Council Tax Bills are now arriving either by post or email and you will notice that the St
Just Precept has increased by 26%.

To put this into perspective you are looking at a 70p per week rise to a Band D property, an overall rise of
£36.40 per year.

Last year Cornwall Council devolved the toilets to St Just Town Council along with the car parks.

The Town Council had long since agreed to take on these services and with them comes increased costs.

We now have to pay Business rates on both sets of car parks, toilet cleaning contracts, and on-going
maintenance costs, and with these extra services comes a need for more staff.

As a council we have to try and look at the bigger picture as if we did not take the car parks or toilets from
Cornwall Council, the car park would now be a pay and display and the toilets could have been shut.

If you are struggling with bills please contact Cornwall Council: Apply for council tax support – Cornwall Council

This update regarding Council tax can be downloaded as a PDF (130KB): Council Tax 2024 – 2025

Sue Ninnis
Town Clerk
St Just-in-Penwith Town Council
Library
Market Street
St Just
Penzance
TR19 7HX

01736 788412
(Mon to Thurs, 8am – 12 and 1- 5pm)
Fri 8 – 1pm
townclerk@stjust.org

Practical Gardening – A Series of Short, Guided Courses

Meet like-minded people, get your hands in the soil at Bosavern Community Farm near St. Just and participate in some gentle activities in a very supported group led by an experienced WEA Permaculture Tutor. It’s a fun, stress-free way of spending more time outdoors. No prior experience is needed.

Information & Enrolment Drop-In

12th Feb 10am – 1pm at Lafrowda Club, St. Just TR19 7LS.
12th Feb 2pm – 4pm at The Centre of Pendeen, TR19 7SE.

Full details can be found and downloaded in the leaflet below (it’s quite a large file so might take a moment to download depending on your connection speed):

Lafrowda Car Park: Temporary Closure of Former Recycling Area

The Former Recycling Area in Lafrowda Car Park will be closed for lining works:

From Monday 5 February 2024 4pm until 4pm on Tuesday 6 February 2024

St. Just Town Council will not accept responsibility for any damage or accident to vehicles that are not removed.

Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.

Town Clerk – St. Just Town Council
Tel: 01736 788412

Lafrowda Car Park: Temporary Closure of Disabled Parking Spaces

The disabled parking spaces in Lafrowda Car Park will be closed for lining works:

From Monday 5 February 2024 4pm until 4pm on Tuesday 6 February 2024

St. Just Town Council will not accept responsibility for any damage or accident to vehicles that are not removed.

Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.

Town Clerk – St. Just Town Council
Tel: 01736 788412

St. Just Town Council Strategic Plan 2024 – 2027

St. Just Town Council has developed and adopted its first Strategic Plan.

The Strategic Plan 2024-2027 describes the Council’s vision for the next 3 years which covers the remaining term of the current council and the first two years of the next council. It sets out what it is trying to achieve and what its key priorities are between now and May 2027.

This new initiative for the Town Council, is the result of a focussed workshop involving Council Members, who were able to share their ideas for the Council’s priorities based on their understanding of what local residents want, need or are concerned about. It is also supported by information from previous consultations with the community.

The Strategic Plan’s key areas of focus are; advocacy, people, place, economy and environment. The delivery plan sets out what the Council aims to achieve for the benefit of the Town and its residents between now and May 2027.

St. Just Town Council’s Strategic Plan 2024-2027 has now been published (including its delivery plan) and is available to view below in the embedded PDF:

Pendeen Car Park: Temporary Car Park Closure

The entirety of Pendeen Car Park will be closed for lining works on:

10 January 2024 from 7am – until 4pm

Thank you for your understanding.

Town Clerk – St. Just Town Council
Tel: 01736 788412