St Just Town Council News

Invitation to Tender for Grass Cutting

Inivitation to Tender for Grass Cutting & Maintenance Contract 2022-5

St Just Town Council is inviting quotations from interested parties / companies for its grass cutting and maintenance contract which is due for renewal on 1 July 2022. This a three-year contract. The successful tenderer will be required to submit proof of adequate Public Liability Insurance and appropriate certification for use of power tools, if required.

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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022

St Just Platinum Jubilee poster with details of events
Click/tap the preview to download a large PDF poster

Full details and further information of the events taking place in St Just can be read and downloaded in the following document: Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Events (PDF, 160MB)

The events planned are as follows:

  • Friday 3rd June: 11am – 4pm Lafrowda present Music on the Plain (collection for Lafrowda festival 2023)
  • Saturday 4th June: Pendeen Silver band 12.30 – 1.30pm followed by an afternoon of family activities and stalls by local organisations. (N.B . please get in touch if you can run a stall and/or do a fun family activity )
  • Afternoon tea for older residents at Cape Cornwall School 1.30-3.30pm
  • Sunday 5th June: *12.30 – 1.45 Jubilee Lunch for invited local volunteers (see below)
  • 2pm – 5pm family Ceildh(by the Tinners Barn Dance band) , with tea and cake and dance display by Shindig Cloggers.
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Local Buses

Thank you for contacting us regarding the Local Bus Services in Penzance, specifically the new Tin Coaster operated by First Kernow.

To offer some background; First Kernow is a Commercial operator in Cornwall and therefore they do not operate any routes under contract to Cornwall Council since the Local Bus tender award to Go Cornwall Bus in late 2019. Historically, Commercial operators have generally been unrestricted in what routes and services they choose to register. With the confirmation and introduction of the Enhanced Partnership just last week between Cornwall Council, First Kernow and Go Cornwall Bus this will offer far more control to the Local Authority over the registered network going forwards.

First Kernow chose to make the changes to the previous Service 18 on a commercial basis. At the time Cornwall Council did raise concerns that this could lead to passengers having difficulty accessing some central points in Penzance, First Kernow confirmed that passengers could remain on the bus at Penzance Bus Station where it turns into a Service 19 to Madron and goes through the town centre and vice versa for return journeys so ensuring that the connection to the town centre was maintained.

I have added in the link to the Transport for Cornwall website where the timetable of Service 19 can be viewed, this may be helpful to share with any concerned residents- Transport for Cornwall | Buses, trains, public transport information

We do regularly review and re-shape the network and, as outlined above, going forwards we will have additional control and influence over Commercial Registrations and we will certainly note and take your comments on board  for future reviews.

Notice of Vacancy in Office of Councillor – April 2022

ST JUST TOWN COUNCIL
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that due to the resignation of
Leanne Marsden, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the above Town Council.

If by 11 May, 2022 (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 (by hand or post) to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN electors
for the said Town, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be
filled by co-option.

If an election is called, it will take place not later than 15 July, 2022.

Dated 20 April, 2022

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

The above details can also be downloaded in this Notice of Vacancy document (PDF, 60KB).

Apply for CIL funding from 4 April

Local councils and community groups can apply for up to £100,000 to fund infrastructure projects that will benefit children and young people when Cornwall Council launches its second Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Fund round on 4 April.

A total of £500,000 will be available through a competitive application process. Local councils, constituted community groups and not for profit organisations can bid for between £20,000 and £100,000 CIL funding to deliver local infrastructure projects.

This year there will be an Expression of Interest stage where potential applicants can submit a brief summary of what their project is and what it will achieve.

Projects must involve delivery of infrastructure that helps to offset the impact of development on an area, or helps development to come forward, as well as having a children and young people focus.

The Expression of Interest stage will run from 4 April to 23 June. Then eligible projects will be invited to submit a full application by the end of October. Successful projects will be announced early in 2023.

More information, forms and guidance will be available at www.cornwall.gov.uk/cil from 4 April 2022. If you’re interested, can you also let the St Just Town Council know by 11 May 2022 by emailing info@stjust.org.

Equipment for use by Community Groups

The items below are intended for use by Community Groups in the Parish for organised events in the town and villages in the parish. The items were purchased with Europe Union Development Fund money through the Welcome Back Fund.

Inventory of Equipment Available for Use by Community Groups (PDF, 96KB)

The community group acting as keepers of the equipment are the Lafrowda Festival. If you would like to use the equipment, please contact them directly.

Contact Details are:
Tony Snelson
tonysnelson01@gmail.com
chair@lafrowda.co.uk
07920260025 / 01736787756

Call For Land – Land’s End area (St Just, Sennen and Sancreed Parishes)

Cornwall Community Land Trust (CCLT) and Land’s End Peninsula Community Land Trust (LEPCLT) are working together to combat the serious housing emergency and are jointly working to provide more genuinely affordable, secure homes for local people.

We will commence with a call for land and sites in the area later in April, so this communication is to notify your Parish Council of these plans, and to seek your assistance/cooperation as we do. The ‘Call for Land’ invites local land owners to inform us about parcels of land or buildings they own or know about which they believe may be suitable for affordable housing.

CCLT will manage the call for land. It is a local charity with a successful track record of delivering secure affordable homes for local people (affordable in perpetuity) including support for Lands’ End PCLT which has itself delivered homes at Pendeen and produced the now self-standing Bosavern Community Farm.

Amongst the primary tools used to deliver these projects is Cornwall Council’s Policy 9 Rural Exception Sites policy which allows affordable homes to be built on land adjoining existing settlements which would not otherwise secure permission for open market housing. Our support to communities in establishing planning constraints, covenants and local lettings’ plans helps to ensure that priority is given to local people resident or with a strong connection to the local parish.

‘Homes for Ukraine’

Cornwall Council has met with partners from the health and education sectors, as well as charitable organisations, as efforts to support the arrival of Ukrainian refugees continue.

Since the Russian invasion last month, an estimated three million people have fled the country. The UK Government announced the launch of the ‘Homes for Ukraine’ scheme last week, where people can offer their houses to place refugees.

Cornwall, with over 2,000 offers, has seen the largest response in the country.

Weekly meetings have been set up now between our partners across Cornwall to ensure we are doing all we can to keep the process as smooth as possible.

Cllr Linda Taylor, leader of Cornwall Council, said: “More detail is now emerging on the Government’s schemes, and I am so proud that Cornwall is at the forefront of this outpouring of support for those affected by this horrendous war.

“We are concentrating on the immediate needs of how to keep people safe as they are matched with residents, and when they arrive in Cornwall.

“It is of course a very fluid situation, and we will continue to meet at least once a week to ensure we do all we can to help.”

You can find all of the latest news and information on Cornwall’s support, how you can help, and links to the latest Government guidance through our website at www.cornwall.gov.uk

Botallack now has a new bench

After a lot of work over the past two years, the green at the entrance to Botallack now has a new bench, one of three benches purchased by the previous Mayor from her Mayor’s Allowance.

A photo of the new bench at Botallack

The ground took a long time to clear, and to reduce the winter heliotrope which had spread everywhere.

Then, with help from several local people, and with donations of turf from Celtic Turf and blocks from Leswidden for the bench base, the green has taken on a new look. Finally, two pear trees have been planted near the new bench, to remember little Jude who died last year. Locals and visitors alike will now be able to sit awhile in the sunshine in ‘An Gernik’, our little south-facing nook, and enjoy our new green space.

Surgery at the Library

Cornwall and Town Councillor Brian Clemens is holding a surgery at the St Just Library on Monday the 11th April and Monday the 23rd of May, between 10 -12 midday. The new Tri-service-officer Andrew Martyn and PCSO Andrew Tonkin will be in attendance. It’s a drop-in session so need to book, its on a closed Library day so this is the only service provided on the day and there will be no library users present.