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Easter Time2Move Holiday Programme

Cornwall Council has asked the Town Council to share the following details on the following:

The Time2Move Holiday Programme supports families during the school holidays to ensure children have access to fun activities, healthy food and physical activity. Activities for children aged 5-16 are taking place across Cornwall during the Easter holidays 3-7 April and 10-14 April. All children that attend will receive a healthy meal. Fully funded places are available for children eligible for benefits related free school meals.

There’s more information on the Active Cornwall website.

Transfer of Car Parks and Toilets from Cornwall Council to St Just Town Council

After many years of discussions, debates and negotiations, the free to use public car parks and toilets blocks in St Just and Pendeen have been transferred from Cornwall Council’s ownership to St Just Town Council. Putting local facilities under local control seems to work well in other parts of Cornwall, enabling decisions to be taken by the local council in response to local residents’ needs and wishes.

Photo of Cornwall Council's Community Link Officer Guy Pace with St Just Town Council Mayor Sue James and Cornwall Councillor Brian Clemens in St Just Car Park
Cornwall Council’s Community Link Officer (West Penwith) Guy Pace with St Just Town Council Mayor Cllr Sue James and Cornwall Councillor Cllr Brian Clemens in St Just Car Park

There are no immediate plans for change, other than residents should now contact St Just Town Council if there are any issues regarding cleanliness or damage. However, a report funded by the Town Vitality Fund will soon be published, reflecting the local communities Vision for St Just and Town Council will be considering ideas from that re parking, infrastructure for electric car charging and maybe electric bike hire facilities and charging.

Councillor Sue James, current Mayor of St Just was Deputy Mayor back in September 2011 and chaired a lively public meeting at St Just WI Hall to discuss a proposal from Cornwall Council to make St Just and Pendeen car parks pay and display.

Sue reflects:

“That was the start of the journey for the car parks and toilets being devolved from Cornwall to St Just Council. That WI hall was packed solid and our residents and businesses owners were united against charging, feeling such a move would kill our town and village.

“The Town Council knew it had to step up and agreed to pay Cornwall Council for their projected loss of income on the car parks and for servicing our public toilets, to keep them open. With a very small staff team, that arrangement suited the Council in maintaining services valued locally whilst not taking on the full responsibility of running such facilities.

“Now, in 2023, things have moved on; St Just Town Council already runs the local Library, has increased its staffing team and is ready to take full responsibility for our car parks and toilets.”

Cornwall Councillor Brian Clemens added: “This transfer is one of a number of devolution projects that have taken place over a number of years to allow communities to prescribe services and allow local councils to manage their environment to the benefit of the communities they represent.”

The full press release can be downloaded using the following link (PDF, 230KB): Press Release Regarding Car Parks and Toilets

No 8 Bus Service

Cornwall Councillor’s Clements and Donnithorn have confirmed that the No 8 Service that covers the Penzance to St Just route via Sancreed will in April be re-routed back to include Tregeseal as it was before the changes made last year.

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.