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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Please don’t visit the Library and the Council Offices; which will remain closed until further notice.
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.
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.
Cas Leo is the new Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer for St Just in Penwith Town Council.
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 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/
|Name of Candidate
||Description (if any)
||Number of Votes
|DENLEY, Christian Sean
|MCFADDEN, William Kevin
|MUNDAY, David George
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
Moving day for St Just Town Council, Wednesday 22nd January. A new era awaits working alongside the Library for the community.
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