Creating sustainable economic growth and jobs in St Just

Posted on: 6th July 2014

Creating sustainable economic growth and jobs in St Just means we have to look for opportunities! I am doing just that but will need the support of others with creative and business minds.

Community led local development (CLLD) and LEADER in Cornwall 2014 – 2020 will be the programmes through which communities and business can work together to obtain funding. They will be the way of distributing the next European Programmes, to create jobs and achieve sustainable economic growth at a local level. The aim is to offer a bottom up approach, allowing businesses, social enterprises and the voluntary and community sectors in an area, to be directly involved in shaping their own regeneration and economic development.

I am at the stage of having some conversations to increase visitor numbers to the Town and create more visitor attractions that will also be of interest to local people and the wider population of Cornwall. I am involved in some very early exploratory conversations that may have the potential to benefit our community. As things develop and become more certain I will post details on my blog.

For more information on the Local Development Strategy and EU funding priorities visit

Local Action Cornwall

Big ideas welcome!!