St Just area becomes a Coastal Community Team

Posted on: 25th February 2017

St Just area becomes a Coastal Community Team through the successful bid of the Tin Coast Partnership.

St Just Area Coastal Community Team

St Just Area Coastal Community Team

The Tin Coast Partnership were delighted to hear that their bid for St Just to become a Coastal Community Team has been accepted by Government.

Initial funding of £10,000 will be used by the Team to establish its plan to invest in the area as a great place to live, work and visit. A Business Supporter Scheme is being set up to help raise the profile of the St Just-in-Penwith Parish area. Through the scheme it is hoped people will become Champions for the wonderful culture and landscape, providing information to visitors and helping to improve the area for the community as a whole.

Now that the Tin Coast Partnership is a Coastal Community Team, it can bid for money from the Coastal Community Fund which could enable St Just and Pendeen to get significant investment into creating jobs and improving community facilities.

Councillor Sue James said, “It is really good for the area of St Just that we have become a Coastal Community Team and can continue the work of our informal partnership to promote and hopefully enhance local facilities for the benefit of locals and visitors. I look forward to starting to engage with local people and businesses over ideas for our community.”

The Tin Coast partnership was formed to coordinate the development of the area as a destination in the far west. A place to see the best of the legacy of Cornish Mining, respecting and promoting it’s heritage and benefits the local economy. Partnership members include Geevor, Cornwall Council, The Cornwall and West Devon Mining, World Heritage Site, National Trust, St Just Town Council and Cornwall 365.

Ian Marsh, the National Trust’s General Manager for the area said, “We’re delighted that the Tin Coast Partnership now has Coastal Community Team status.  We hope it will encourage visitors to seek out the best of the area’s heritage and natural environment, respecting it and learning its stories and in turn benefiting the local economy.”