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Removal of Communal Recycling Facilities Managed by Cornwall Council

Posted on: 31st August 2020 | by Sue James | Posted in Blog

I thought it worth me providing some factual background information that has led to the decision to remove Cornwall Council funded communal recycling facilities, including those in Pendeen and St Just. It might help to dispel some myths and misunderstandings. Back in 2017, Cornwall Council examined what residents were putting in their black bags andRead More »

Governments Planning Proposals Explained – ish!

Posted on: 24th August 2020 | by Sue James | Posted in Blog

Governments Planning Proposals have been explained to Councillors, well as far as Council Officers have any clarity, at the moment. Much of the most worrying proposed new permitted development rights will not apply to the St Just-in-Penwith Parish because we are protected by many designations, such as Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (whole area) andRead More »

Our Parish of St Just-in-Penwith Today and Tomorrow

Posted on: 22nd August 2020 | by Sue James | Posted in Blog

My thoughts on our Parish of St Just-in-Penwith today and tomorrow, given the events of 2020 that none of us could have foreseen. Whoever would have predicted that wearing a mask would become the 2020 look!? I am however really grateful that hairdressers are back in action as the shaggy dog look did nothing toRead More »

West Cornwall Dark Skies Update

Posted on: 25th July 2020 | by Sue James | Posted in Blog

West Cornwall Dark Skies update is that we have had a bit of a set back after submitting our Dossier to achieve Dark Sky Reserve status, for feedback. It seems that email exchanges between the team here and the team in Arizona had been at cross purposes, mainly because how we do things here andRead More »

A little bit of this and a little bit of that!

Posted on: 19th July 2020 | by Sue James | Posted in Blog

This blog is a bit of a mixture so, hopefully something of interest to many, if not all! I’ll start off with a new interactive page on Cornwall Council’s website for communities, businesses, Towns and Parishes to share good practice and ideas to ensure Cornwall is Carbon neutral BY 2030. It is up and runningRead More »

Staying Safe as Lockdown Eases

Posted on: 12th July 2020 | by Sue James | Posted in Blog

Staying safe as lockdown eases is a worry for some whereas others are putting the pandemic to the back of their minds or thinking, “it won’t make me that ill anyway” or “the virus has has left us now”. Well, as your local Cornwall Councillor, I am attending weekly briefings and feel I should passRead More »

Cornwall Council asks Residents to consider “The Cornwall We Want” – and have your say!

Posted on: 27th June 2020 | by Sue James | Posted in Blog

Cornwall Council asks Residents to consider “The Cornwall We Want”. This will be Cornwall Council’s biggest ever listening exercise, and many will argue the most important, consultation. In response to declarations of a Climate Emergency, many said, (locally and Nationally) that it was too difficult and damaging to make the radical changes necessary to stopRead More »

All Things Food – You Did Not Even Think You Needed To Know!

Posted on: 17th June 2020 | by Sue James | Posted in Blog

This “All Things Food” post is to cover a host of different threads coming to my attention in this COVID world, although some have been around for a while. FOODBANK People have got use to donating to Foodbank at our pop-up sessions in the lobby of St Just Library from 10 till 12 on SaturdaysRead More »

St Just Arts & Crafts Sale for Cancer Research has gone On-Line

Posted on: 14th June 2020 | by Sue James | Posted in Blog

St Just Arts & Crafts Sale for Cancer Research has gone on-line so I hope that people from far and wide will support them, like they usually do each August, at our local school. I normally start my Christmas shopping there so, I will do the same this year. The St Just Cancer Research UKRead More »

Colouring as Therapy & Supporting Our Young People at Sowenna

Posted on: 28th May 2020 | by Sue James | Posted in Blog

Colouring as Therapy & Supporting Our Young People at Sowenna (link will tell you about this facility for young people) Colouring has proven really popular at Sowenna, as an activity that helps the young people feel more relaxed. That’s why they have designed a #SowennaSunflower colouring page for you to download and print. Your Chance toRead More »