Cllr Sue James Looking Forward to 2016

Cllr Sue James looking forward to 2016, the challenges and opportunities for St Just-in-Penwith.

Challenges: 

  • Securing the future of St Just Library so it remains a treasured and key part of community life but is sustainable and able to adapt.
  • Looking after the Leat in Pendeen and possibly other community spaces in need of some tender loving care.
  • Finding a solution to the lack of burial places in Pendeen.
  • Providing homes for local people without too many unaffordable homes, in the wrong places.
  • Reflecting on our parking needs, across the area and making plans to meet growing demand or reducing that demand.
  • Attracting and keeping employment opportunities that are all year round and have higher pay for higher skills.
  • Ensuring we are a resilient and self-reliant community in the face of continuing public service cuts and climate change.
Cllr Sue James Looking Forward

Cllr Sue James Looking Forward

Opportunities:

  • First and Last Landscape project bringing many volunteering and some paid opportunities to improve our natural and historical environment, support struggling farm business and ensure essential rural skills as sustained. First and Last Our Living Working Landscape Project Summary, including a u-tube link. I am on the Board and intend to maximise the opportunities for this area.
  • The Tin Coast destination project, being developed by the National Trust but in partnership with other organisations and businesses to boost visitor numbers to this area and therefore boost the local economy. This is at the very early stages but as I am likely to be part of their strategic partnership, I will provide more details as they start emerging.
  • The Miner’s Statue will be erected at the entrance of Geevor providing a focal point and memorial to the heritage of the area.
  • European funding is starting to be distributed, focused on improving job opportunities and skills and improving communities resilience to climate change West Cornwall LAG funding information, so if you have an idea, don’t delay in applying!

Happy New Year to one and all!

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