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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 »

Government says “Stay alert, control the virus, save lives”

Posted on: 13th May 2020 | by Sue James | Posted in Blog

Government says “Stay Alert, control the virus, save lives” and have produced a lengthy document to explain this and their road map to balance the health of the nation against the health of the economy. It would be easy to pick holes in it and there are quite rightly many ifs, buts and maybes butRead More »

My Virtual Week

Posted on: 10th May 2020 | by Sue James | Posted in Blog

My Virtual week has included too many virtual meetings, a virtual funeral for my uncle and a virtual birthday gathering for my daughter’s birthday. Would not have anticipated any of that at the start of the year. Since the lock down, meetings in my diary have increased albeit that I no longer have to travelRead More »

All things “rubbish” in Cornwall

Posted on: 8th May 2020 | by Sue James | Posted in Blog

All things “rubbish” (and recycling) in Cornwall, where all but Household and Recycling Centres (HWRC) are getting back to usual arrangements. So, unlike many Councils, through the lock-down, we in Cornwall have had our usual waste and recycling doorstep collections with those signed up for green waste collections are still getting them; and now peopleRead More »

My Wild Circles at County Hall 12 months on

Posted on: 8th May 2020 | by Sue James | Posted in Blog

From my time in Cornwall Council’s Cabinet my Wild Circles at County Hall were a proud achievement and as I left Cabinet soon after, I feel today, 12 months on, they are my legacy. I’ll take you back to March 2019 when, mystery circles appear  at Cornwall’s County Hall. Then, later that month, Councillors andRead More »

Information for St Just-in-Penwith Parish Residents – from Tregiffian to Rose Valley

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

Information for St Just-in-Penwith Parish Residents – from Tregiffian to Rose Valley, from your Cornwall Councillor and Town Council. If anyone your know has not received any local contact information and is not on-line then feel free to print the pdf version of the letter below and pop it through their letterbox. Alternatively, let meRead More »

Fundraising for Cornwall’s NHS

Posted on: 15th April 2020 | by Sue James | Posted in Blog

This post is not to criticise those wanting to fund raise for Cornwall’s NHS but more to give clarity about the need and where that money is likely to go. Whilst Care Agencies, Residential Homes and other people you might think deserve some personal protective clothing and masks, do not currently have access to them,Read More »

Personal Message from Sue James

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

I think this is the first video I’ve ever uploaded to my website but then there are many ‘firsts’ in these unprecedented times. It was filmed whilst catching my breath walking my dog, Cara, above Pendeen church. I think that most people are doing the right thing and thankfully the death figures in our CornishRead More »

Calling Residents Particularly Vulnerable to COVID 19 for Health Reasons, Living in Cornwall

Posted on: 9th April 2020 | by Sue James | Posted in Blog

  Problems Accessing money from Post Office Card Accounts: Customers can arrange for a trustworthy friend or relative to collect cash from a Post Office branch on their behalf.  To arrange, call the Post Office Card Account helpline on 0345 722 3344, select option one and hold to speak to an advisor.  Customers will needRead More »