St Just Town Council News

Notice of Vacancy in Office of Town Councillor to be Filled by Co-Option July 2022

ST JUST TOWN COUNCIL
NOTICE OF VACANCY (1)
IN THE OFFICE OF TOWN COUNCILLOR TO BE FILLED BY CO-OPTION

As the Returning Officer received no requests for an election by the due date. 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 ONE of the following qualification categories: –
    • is registered as a local government elector for the parish;
    • has during the whole of the preceding twelve months occupied as owner or tenant, any land or premises in the parish;
    • his/her principal or only place of work during the preceding twelve months has been in the parish;
    • had during the whole of the preceding twelve months resided in the parish or within 4.8 km thereof.
  3. 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 22 August 2022. (Emails with attached expressions of interest are fine).
  4. The Council will consider all expressions of interest and successful applicants will be asked to observe a Council meeting on Monday 5 September 2022 it starts at 7.00pm and then after the meeting attend an interview with the Town Council.

For further information please contact the Town Clerk or Admin Staff on 01736 788412 or 07907039014 at the address below.
townclerk@stjust.org
DATED this 26 July 2022

Mr. Cas Leo Town Clerk
St Just-in-Penwith Town Council
Library
Market Street, St Just, Penzance
TR19 7HX

The above details can also be downloaded in this Notice of Vacancy document (PDF, 82KB).

Filming in St Just by the TV Escape Team

Our Escape team will be in Cornwall next week, w/c Monday 25th July, in particular St Just.

The majority of the time, we will be filming in private properties that we have already obtained permission for. However, there are some public areas we will be filming for the County Profile section of the show where the viewer is informed of key areas of beauty the county has to offer which may see them filming throughout the county.

We wanted to write to you to inform you of our presence in the area, should you receive any queries from the public. We will be filming from public paths and roadsides and all of our equipment is hand held and battery operated so we will not cause any inconvenience to the public. We will not block any highways and the team consists of a total of four people but for these shots it will most probably only be the director.

Could you also pass this email onto any other people that may need to be made aware of our presence and please do let me know if there is any further information you would like from us with regards to the filming

Skate Park

The St Just Skate Park It’s not a St Just Town Council property/asset, so we cannot respond to emails/telephone questions on its operations. If you need to discuss any matter you should contact Cornwall Council or the Skateboard Committee.

Filming in Pendeen

A letter from Dorothy Street Pictures regarding filming in Pendeen later this summer:

Dear Residents,

We are writing to you as the Producers of an upcoming BBC Films/BFI feature film shooting in Falmouth and Pendeen this Summer by the production company Dorothy St Pictures.

The film is a coming of age story about two 11 year old children who meet on their summer holiday in Cornwall in 1991.

We will be filming in and around Pendeen between 12th August – 2nd September 2022 and are keen to involve the village and residents in the film where possible and to ensure as little disruption to the local area too.

We will be holding a meeting in the Parish Hall, Pendeen at 7pm on Monday 18th July to speak about the film and to answer any questions that you might have about filming and our schedule.

The writer/director Lucy Cohen will be present, as well as producers Julia Nottingham and Ariadne Kotsaki, Laura Giles from Screen Cornwall and Henry Simmons, the Location Manager.

We look forward to discussing the plans for the film, answering any questions and sharing any further information in the meeting.

King regards,
Julia Nottingham & Ariadne Kotsaki
Dorothy St Pictures

You can also download the letter as a PDF (110KB).

Parents Urged to Claim Funding for Children Eligible for Free School Meals

Press release from Cornwall Council:

Cornwall Council has started the process of distributing more than £4.5m to help support households who have been hit the hardest by the national cost of living crisis.

The Household Support Fund – made available by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) – is aimed primarily at helping families and pensioners who would otherwise struggle with food and energy bills.

It will provide a one-off payment of £100 to around 16,500 pensioners identified as having low incomes and around 15,500 families with children who are eligible for free school meals, who will also receive a one-off payment of £80 per child.

Cabinet Member for Children and Families, Barbara Ellenbroek, said: “We know this is a change for parents in Cornwall, but we hope that a cash payment will allow families to use this support in the way that best meets their needs.

Since Summer 2020 the government has not funded schools to provide free school meals vouchers during school holiday periods. Instead, many local authorities, including Cornwall Council, have used funding received through a series of government Covid recovery grants to enable schools to provide food vouchers for children during school holidays.

“This scheme is available for all those that have a child or children in Reception to Year 11 who are eligible for benefits-related Free School Meals, and you can claim £80 per child.”

Those that are eligible to apply are urged to visit our specialist web pages to start the application process:

https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/schools-and-education/schools-and-colleges/school-meals/cost-of-living-support-payments/

Cabinet Member for Public Health, Dr Andy Virr, said: “The Fund is intended to support households in the most need with rising living costs, including energy, food and water bills.

“In Cornwall we recognise that the current rises to the cost of living are placing an exceptional pressure on everyone, and we aim to use the Household Support Fund to support as many people in our communities as possible.”

New St Just Community Hub Drop-Ins

Poster for the St Just Community Hub Drop-In, 6th July 2022 at the Age Concern in St Just
Click or tap on the image to see a larger version of the poster

The new Community Hub Drop-Ins are due to start with the first being Wednesday, 6th July at 1 – 4pm at the Age Concern, Fore Street, St Just.

The drop-ins will then be the first Wednesday of every month.

Free refreshments and entertainment are available at every drop-in. Future drop-ins will feature:

  • Advice and guidance (e.g. benefits, bills)
  • Gentle activity (e.g. chair yoga)
  • Digital support

Volunteers are also needed to help – pop in to find out more.

St Just Skate Park Opening

Poster with details for the opening of the St Just Skate Park on Sunday 10th July at 12 to 4pm
Poster for the opening of the St Just Skate Park. Click or tap to see a larger version

The opening of the St Just Skate Park will take place on Sunday 10th July, 12pm – 4pm.

To mark the opening of the Skate Park there will be Skate/BMX/scooter competitions, demonstrations, coaching info along with refreshments and music.

Bring your own skateboard, BMX, scooter. Helmet and protective gear should be worn at all times!

Job Vacancy: Deputy Town Clerk

Applications are invited for the position of a permanent Deputy Town Clerk with immediate effect.

Salary: SCP18-21 – £25,419 – £26,975 FTE local government pension scheme, 24 days holiday plus bank holidays.

Hours: 20 – 37 hours per week, variable but generally 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday
(Evening meetings and civic events attendance as required).

Full details, including the application form, job description and person specification can be found on the Town Council Vacancies page.

Meet the Leader of Cornwall Council

Poster for the Meet the Leader of Cornwall Council event to be held in Penzance
Click or tap this preview to download a PDF of the poster for the Penzance session

Residents, businesses and community groups will have the opportunity to ask Cllr Linda Taylor, the Leader of Cornwall Council, questions about local issues, services and priorities at a series of Question Time style meetings across Cornwall.

Parish and town councillors are very welcome to attend these sessions.

We also hope you will be able to help us promote these sessions by displaying the relevant poster on your local notice boards. You can download a poster using these links:

The Penzance session will take place as follows:

  • 25 May at St John’s Hall, Penzance
  • St John’s Hall, Alverton Street, TR18 2QW
  • Doors open at 7pm – 7.30pm start

Email your question, before the start of the meeting, to haveyoursay@cornwall.gov.uk or simply let us know on arrival.

Don’t have a question to ask but keen to listen to the discussion? You are very welcome – just turn up on the night.

Other sessions across Cornwall will also take place on these dates:

  • 6 June – Newquay Tretherras School, Newquay
  • 22 June – Ivor Potter Hall, The Parkhouse Centre, Bude
  • 4 July – Old Cattle Market, Helston
  • 19 July – Public Hall, Liskeard

Further sessions are planned for September and October in Falmouth, Wadebridge, Torpoint, Camborne, Truro and St Austell. Details of these sessions will be published as soon as possible.

For more information, please visit the Let’s Talk Cornwall website.

Notice of Vacancy in Office of Town Councillor to be Filled by Co-Option

ST JUST TOWN COUNCIL
NOTICE OF VACANCY (2)
IN THE OFFICE OF TOWN COUNCILLOR TO BE FILLED BY CO-OPTION

As the Returning Officer received no requests for an election by the due date. The Town Council will now fill the two 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 ONE of the following qualification categories: –
    • is registered as a local government elector for the parish;
    • has during the whole of the preceding twelve months occupied as owner or tenant, any land or premises in the parish;
    • his/her principal or only place of work during the preceding twelve months has been in the parish;
    • had during the whole of the preceding twelve months resided in the parish or within 4.8 km thereof.
  3. 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 13 June 2022. (Emails with attached expressions of interest are fine).
  4. The Council will consider all expressions of interest and successful applicants will be asked to observe a Council meeting on Monday 20 June 22 it starts at 7.00pm and then after the meeting attend an interview with the Town Council.

For further information please contact the Town Clerk or Admin Staff on 01736 788412 or
07907039014 at the address below.

townclerk@stjust.org
DATED this 17 May 2022

Mr. Cas Leo Town Clerk
St Just-in-Penwith Town Council
Library
Market Street, St Just, Penzance
TR19 7HX

The above details can also be downloaded in this Notice of Vacancy document (PDF, 82KB).