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Community Engagement Sessions

Posted on: 19th November 2021 |

Community engagement poster with dates for the sessionsSt Just Town Council is running a series of Community Engagement Sessions where you can:

  • Meet your Town Councillors
  • Let us know your thoughts and ideas
  • Ask for help and support

Each session runs from 10am to 12pm on the following days:

  • Tuesday 14th December at the Centre of Pendeen
    Martin Cavell and Chris Denley
  • Thursday 6th January at St Just Library
    Martin Cavel and Daisy Gibbs
  • Saturday 5th February at the Centre of Pendeen
    Chris Denley and Daisy Gibbs
  • Tuesday 1st March at St Just Library
    Robert Chadder and Daisy Gibbs
  • Thursday 7th April at the Centre of Pendeen
    Jess Morris and Chris Denley
  • Saturday 7th May at St Just Library
    Fynn Tucker and Daisy Gibbs
  • Tuesday 7th June at the Centre of Pendeen
    Leanne Marsden and Daisy Gibbs

Stories, songs, art and a night under the stars at Eden Sleepout – November 25, 2021

Posted on: 16th November 2021 |

Top storytellers, great music, homemade pizzas, campfire chats, illustration classes and bedding down in the night air are all on the menu when fundraisers gather for Sleepout at the Eden Project on November 25.

The event raises much-needed cash for two vital South West charities supporting people facing homelessness. They say the extra funds can be life-saving, going into an uncertain winter when a huge demand for help in the region is at its highest for three years. Sleepout has been held at Eden single homeless people since 2014 and is working to end homelessness in Cornwall, and The Amber Foundation, which has three residential centres supporting young people who have no home to find housing and work.

Organisers say there are still spaces available for individuals and groups to take part and unless the number limit is reached beforehand, entries are open until the day, November 25.Rick Stein’s team are taking part again this year, with seven people attending. They have already raised £1,000 and are aiming for £5,000. The Rick Stein Group have provided significant support to St Petrocs over the years. St Kew Free Range Eggs are also sending teams of fundraisers in support of The Amber Foundation.

Also taking part are the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of St Just, Councillors Sue James and Daisy Carlyon Gibbs, who have both set themselves a target of £1,000.   Helping homeless people is dear to their hearts and they are taking part with the full support of St Just Town Council.

Speaking on the night in front of the Eden Biomes is acclaimed author Raynor Winn, who was suddenly made homeless in her fifties and has since written two bestselling books, The Salt Path and The Wild Silence, based on her and husband Moth’s experiences. Raynor and Moth are great supporters of the Sleepout event. Rebecca Fry, Amber’s fundraising manager, and Dave Brown, communications manager of St Petrocs, will be speaking about the work of the two charities and how there is an acute need for homelessness services as cold weather sets in and the strains of the pandemic continue to be felt. Rebecca Fry of Amber said “The pandemic has wreaked havoc on the lives of disadvantaged young people. They were struggling before the pandemic and many have been brought to breaking point over the last 18 months.

We are seeing rising demand for bed spaces and the young people who are coming to us have more complex needs (especially with their mental health) than ever before. Funds raised at the sleep out will be used immediately supporting these young people through the winter”

Dave Brown of St Petrocs said: “Now that the pandemic seems to have left its mark on us all, we are beginning to see some very unfortunate aspects to our work. We are seeing more people who have worked in industries which have been adversely affected. One man who recently came to us said his life had been destroyed by Covid, blaming both the breakdown in his marriage and the loss of his job on the pandemic.

“It often takes a combination of events in quick succession to push people into sleeping rough. People come to us broken. Mental health issues are looming very large at the moment. So many people are struggling, and this makes them a lot more vulnerable. We continue to offer the best possible services to everyone who comes to us.”

Illustration classes will be led by Helen Trevaskis and Rosie Flatt, graduates of Falmouth University’s prestigious Illustration BA and two of the organisers of StreetDraw24 – an annual 24-hour drawing event and exhibition to raise awareness and funds for St Petrocs. Another great Sleepout supporter, acclaimed singer, Suzie Mac will be returning by popular demand. 

Taking to the Sleepout stage for the first time is Bailey Nelson, a 22-year-old singer-songwriter from Plymouth. Eden’s chef team will be making sure everyone has some good warm food for the long night ahead by leading soup and pizza-making workshops.

Outside, the campfire is a good spot to meet and share stories throughout the event.  And before Sleepout fundraisers get their heads down under the stars, a relaxing bedtime yoga session will be led by Rebecca Rowe, health club manager of St Michaels Resort, Falmouth.

Last year’s Sleepout raised around £10,000 for the two charities and, they say, was a big help in providing winter services.   To find out more and to sign up for this year’s event go to:

St Just Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan

Posted on: 16th November 2021 |

St Just Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan has now been published.  Visit  to see the final version.  There will be a public referendum on the Plan early in 2022. Following public consultation and amendment, the draft Plan was submitted to an Independent Examiner, who made further alterations. The Town Council approved the final version in September 2021, and it has now been signed off by Cornwall Council. It will go a public referendum early in 2022. Meanwhile, planners must `have regard to’ its provisions.

For more information and to see the final Plan and the evidence supporting it go to

Notice of Vacancy October 2021

Posted on: 26th October 2021 |
Notice of Vacancy October 26 2021

Signed version of Notice – click for larger version


pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that due to the resignation of Doug Luxford, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the above Parish Council.

If by 15 November, 2021 (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday and Bank Holidays, after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by cooption.

If an election is called, it will take place not later than 14 January, 2022.

Returning Officer: Kate Kennally Returning Officer 3rd Floor, South Wing County Hall Treyew Road Truro TR1 3AY

Dated 26 October, 2021

Sue James
Mayor of St Just Town Council, on behalf of
Mr Cas Leo, Clerk to St Just Town Council

Market Street
St Just
TR19 7HX


Posted on: 15th October 2021 |




 As the Returning Officer received no requests for an election by the due date of 13 October 2021.  The Town Council will now fill the one remaining casual vacancy by co-option.

  1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant Rule 8 of the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) Rule 1986 St Just Town Council will fill the casual vacancy arising from resignation by way of co-option.
  2. The Town Council may co-opt as a member any person who is legally qualified to hold such office, and who is willing to serve, provided he or she satisfies at least ONEof the following qualification categories: –
  3. is registered as a local government elector for the parish;
  4. has during the whole of the preceding twelve months occupied as owner or tenant, any land or premises in the parish;
  5. his/her principal or only place of work during the preceding twelve months has been in the parish;
  6. had during the whole of the preceding twelve months resided in the parish or within 4.8 km thereof.
  7. Expressions of interest from persons wishing to be considered for co-option (Why you want to be a councillor) MUST be submitted in writing to the Town Clerk to be received by 5pm Monday 15 November 2021. (Emails with attached expressions of interest are fine).
  8. The Council will consider all expressions of interest and successful applicants will be asked to attend an interview with the Town Council at a meeting to be held on Wednesday 1 December 21 at 7.15pm.

For further information please contact the Town Clerk or Admin Staff on 01736 788412 at the address below.

DATED this 15 October 2021


Mr. Cas Leo Town Clerk

St Just-in-Penwith Town Council


Market Street, St Just, Penzance

TR19 7HX

St Just Town Vitality Project

Posted on: 14th October 2021 |

Deadline has now been extended to Friday 26 November 2021 

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:

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

Deadline has now been extended to Friday 26 November 2021 

Bosavern Community Farm 10th Birthday (Link to Flyer/site) are below

Posted on: 7th October 2021 |

Bosavern Birthday Flyer 2021 (v2)


Posted on: 22nd September 2021 |










  1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that Debbie Shephard has ceased to be a member of St Just Town Council and that a casual vacancy exists on the Council.


  1. If, within 14 days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday and Bank Holidays) after the date of this Notice, a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer of Cornwall Council at 3S, County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro TR1 3AY (phone 01209 614373) by TEN (or more) electors for the said Town an election will be held to fill the vacancy.


  1. If the Returning Officer receives fewer than ten written requests for an election by 12th October 2021 the Town Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.


          DATED this 22nd day of September 2021


          (Signed) C E Leo

                         Clerk to the Town Council


Mr Cas Leo

Clerk to St Just Town Council


Market Street

St Just


TR19 7HX

Mayors Sunday Community Event

Posted on: 9th September 2021 |

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Posted on: 31st August 2021 |

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