St Just Town Council News

Botallack Post Box

At the last St Just Town Council meeting they were informed The Royal Mail have sealed-off the post-box in Botallack for health and safety reasons. The residents have asked the Council to contact Royal Mail to support its reinstatement or the positioning of one; near the old site.

RESOLVED: The Town Council will support the residents by asking the Clerk to contact Royal Mail.

The response from Royal Mail is attached below:

Cornwall Devolution Public Consultation Event in Penzance

Cornwall Council would like to promote public event in Penzance

Poster with details of the devolution public consultation event taking place in Penzance 30th January 2023
Click or tap the above preview to see a larger version of the event poster

Want to find out more about the proposed devolution deal for Cornwall? Come along to the public event in Penzance:

  • 6.30pm – 30 January 2023
  • St Johns Hall, Alverton Street, TR18 2QR

Full details also available in the poster.

For more info and to have your say, follow this link to the Have Your Say page on the Cornwall Council website:


St. Just Town Council has purchased and installed a community defibrillator in the red telephone box at Portherras Villas, Pendeen ( TR19 7TH) for use by the public on people who have a sudden cardiac arrest (heart attack). This device is accessible 24 hours a day. A defibrillator is a portable machine that automatically sends an electric shock to the heart muscle to return it to its normal rhythm.

The Council has teamed up with a national charity, the Community Heart Beat Trust, which already sells and supplies defibrillators to parish councils and local groups elsewhere in the country. The Trust supplied all the equipment and provided installation and advice, but the Parish Council owns the unit on behalf of the community and is responsible for its maintenance and upkeep. The equipment has to be regularly checked and replaced as necessary.

There are 2 other defibrillators maintained by the council in the parish. The first is attached to the wall outside of the Commercial Hotel ( TR19 7HE) and the second located outside the Boscaswell Stores, Pendeen ( TR19 7DN).

The National Coast Watch has also installed a defibrillator at the Watch Station, Cape Cornwall (TR19 7NN) It is also mounted externally and available 24 hours a day. A defibrillator is also situated at the Old Town Hall, Chapel Road, St.Just (TR19 7HT), at the St. Just Rugby Club (TR19 7PF) and the St. Just Co-Op ( TR19 7HE).

IMPORTANT: In the event of an emergency dial 999 and ask for an ambulance before you do anything else.


Consultation Now Live on the St Just Vision and Implementation Plan!

We want to hear from you with your views on the draft St Just Town Vision and Implementation Plan.

Informed by the feedback from the community, the draft St Just Town Vision and Implementation Plan is now published for consultation, seeking your views on the suggested objectives and projects and initiatives proposed to help ensure a successful and resilient future for the Town.

The Plan is published for viewing on the Town Council website until 7 February 2023.

The Implementation Plan can viewed below. Alternatively a larger version can be downloaded using the link underneath.

We would love to hear your feedback and comments via our online survey (link takes you through to SurveyMonkey), this should only take a minute of your time.

Thank You Message from King Charles

In response to a letter of condolence sent in September 2022 following the death of the Queen, King Charles has sent a thank you card and message to the people of St Just-in-Penwith Parish. This card will be on display in St Just Library, until the end of February for anyone wanting to see it.

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

Click or tap the above preview to download a PDF (470KB) of the poster

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.

Preview image for the Latest Cost of Living Poster
Click or tap the above image to download a PDF (800KB) of the poster

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

Hosted by:

  • 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

Photo with outline of the land at Carn Bosavern owned by Cornwall Council
The land owned by Cornwall Council at Carn Bosavern outlined in green. Click or tap the photo for a larger version.
  1. Cornwall Council land at the northern end of Carn Bosavern.
  2. St Just primary school.
  3. 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.