St Just Town Council News
Penwith Landscape Partnership: St Just Local Landscape Character Assessment
A consultation will be taking place on Wednesday 23rd November, 3.30pm – 7pm at the The Knut, Rear of 1-4 Market Street, St Just TR19 7HX.
Have your say on the Local Landscape Character Assessment (LLCA) for St Just Parish
Are you interested in your local landscape? Want to make sure your cherished views and special places are recorded and protected?
The draft of the LLCA for St Just parish is now ready – providing a record of the important landscape features in the parish! And we’d love for you to come along and have your say; including to add anything we may have missed, and to let us know what you think.
This is your chance to add to this important document – so we can make sure that it represents St Just parish and its value to the local community.
We’ll be at The Knut, St Just on Wednesday 23rd November from 3.30pm to 7pm. Entry is free and there’s no need to book – just pop in!
Full details of the consultation are available on the poster – click or tap the preview image to downlaod a copy.
St. Just Town Citizens Awards 2022
And the winners for 2022 are…
At a ceremony held at the Old Town Hall on Sunday 30 October, Councillors and special guests gathered to celebrate the achievements of local residents and to celebrate Feast Day.
St Just Citizen of the Year 2022
The Awards scheme which has been in place for over 20 years, celebrates the work of local people and their important contributions to our Parish community.
The winners were announced and presented with their awards by the Mayor of St. Just, Sue James.More on this news update »St. Just Town Citizens Awards 2022
The Cost of Living Fair – Penzance
Saturday 15th October between 10am – 1pm at the Discovery Church/the former Penwith Library, 62 Morrab Road, Penzance TR18 4EL.
After the previous Cost of Living Fair that took place in Helston, this is another Fair that brings together a large number of organisations who will be on hand to offer practical advice, help and support in relation to rising food and energy costs.
- Free admission
- Refreshments served
- Derek Thomas, MP
- Transformation Cornwall
- Discovery Church
Planting Projects Message from Martin Cavell (St Just Town Councillor and Member of the Climate Action Group)
St Just Town Council Climate Action Group (CAG) has desire to plant native trees and plants at 3 sites around the town of St Just
- Cornwall Council land at the northern end of Carn Bosavern.
- St Just primary school.
- Private land at “forest garden” Cot valley.
The land at Carn Bosavern is around the old quarry area and to the North of that. There is proposal by the group (CAG) to create a small Orchard in the far North east corner of the site in an area where there is currently Japanese knotweed and there are believed to be unmaintained and uncared for existing native fruit trees. There is also a proposal to augment the existing small area of woodland on the lower slope with native trees and shrubs. It is hoped to create a “woodland walk” and may include the creation of a new natural path. The higher area above the quarry is currently overgrown with invasive species such as Montbretia and it is the groups idea to remove those invasive species to stop further encroachment onto the native heathland above and encourage native species such as gorse and heather there.
The overall idea is to plant more native trees (such as Chestnut and Hazel) in the lower area of the site, giving way to smaller trees and shrubs (such as Holly and Silver birch) as they progress up the slope and encouraging heath at the top. There will be no tree planting close to houses in the terrace at the top and no view to the sea etc. will be lost.
The aim of the group is to create a more biodiverse and accessible area to benefit native flora, fauna and the community on what is an unmaintained site currently under threat from those non native invasive species. The importance of preserving areas of Bramble and wilderness is noted to maintain sanctuary and habitat for native mammal species (such as badgers and foxes) and nesting birds (including Whitethroats), the heath land and quarry area are reptile habitat under threat from the invasive plants and the augmented woodland will increase habitat for bats and birds.
Having established that the site is owned by Cornwall Council, the group (CAG) has obtained permission from the Council to further explore the idea. Initially, there has been advice sought on feasibility from representatives of the Permaculture Association, Penwith Landscape Partnership and Cornwall Wildlife Trust and it would seem that the project idea is feasible. We now enter the next stage of consultation where we will talk to local residents to gain their feedback and advice. No work on the site has, or will be done by the group until the right level of consultation is complete, further expert advice taken on board and a maintenance plan agreed. The Carn Bosavern project could be another asset to the town of St Just and the group sincerely want to make it a success that will benefit everyone and future generations. (We will certainly need the help.) There will be a public meeting very soon where residents are invited to discuss the ideas.
The Cost of Living Fair
Friday 16th September between 1-4pm at the Helston Bowling Club, Coinagehall Street, Helston TR13 8ER.
Bringing together a large number of organisations who will be on hand to offer practical advice, help and support in relation to rising food and energy costs.
- Free admission
- Refreshments served
- Cllr Tim Gratton-Kane, Helston Town Mayor
- Cllr Guy Foreman, for Helston South
- Cllr Mike Thomas, for Helston North
- and Derek Thomas MP
SUE JAMES READS THE PROCLAMATION FOR PROCLAIMING THE NEW SOVEREIGN IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
Whereas it has pleased Almighty God to call to His Mercy our late Sovereign
Lady Queen Elizabeth the Second of Blessed and Glorious Memory, by whose
Decease the Crown of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is
solely and rightfully come to The Prince Charles Philip Arthur George: We,
therefore, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal of this Realm and Members of the House
of Commons, together with other members of Her late Majesty’s Privy Council and
representatives of the Realms and Territories, Aldermen and Citizens of London, and
others, do now hereby with one voice and Consent of Tongue and Heart publish and
proclaim that The Prince Charles Philip Arthur George is now, by the Death of our
late Sovereign of Happy Memory, become our only lawful and rightful Liege Lord
Charles the Third, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and
Northern Ireland and of His other Realms and Territories, King, Head of the
Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, to whom we do acknowledge all Faith and
Obedience with humble Affection; beseeching God by whom Kings and Queens do
reign to bless His Majesty with long and happy Years to reign over us.
Given at St. James’s Palace this tenth day of September in the year of Our
Lord twenty thousand and twenty-two.
GOD SAVE THE KING
New Deputy Town Clerk Role– St Just Town Council
Hester Hunt has been appointed to this new role on 1 September 2022. Her working days are Wednesday to Friday, and she will be based in the library building.
Hester started her career in local government with Carrick District Council in the early 80s. Eight years later she moved to Cornwall Council where during her 14 years there she worked in a variety of roles in the legal team, Social Services, Policy Unit and Community Safety. She moved to Gloucestershire in 2004 and worked for Gloucestershire County Council in partnership and engagement roles before returning to Cornwall in 2015 to take on the role of Town Clerk with Penzance Council. Hester retired from this role in August and was really pleased to be able to apply for the newly created Deputy Clerk role at St. Just Town Council.
On a personal note, Hester is born and bred Cornish. Her ancestors were miners from St.Agnes who emigrated to New Mexico, USA to silver mine at the turn of the last century (her Granny stayed behind because she’d met her Grandad! ) so she feels a connection to the heritage and rugged countryside of St.Just. Currently she lives in Mousehole with her husband Bill Johnson and mother. Bill is the Assistant Harbour Master for Mousehole and a part-time fisherman. Her two step-sons Robert and Tristan, live in Pendeen and are gardeners.
Hester is looking forward to supporting St. Just Town Council and its Clerk, Cas Leo, as it takes on assets from Cornwall Council and further expands its workforce.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 1926 – 2022
St Just in Penwith Town Council is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and offers its heartfelt condolences to the Royal Family.
West Penwith International Dark Sky Park
In December 2021, the skies above West Penwith were officially recognised with the prestigious International Dark Sky Park Designation, awarded by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA).
This new leaflet gives an explanation about the designation: