Parish Councillor Vacancy

Only 6 nominations were received for the seven places on St Day Parish Council so there currently exists a vacancy. At the Parish Council meeting on 08 May it was decided to advertise the vacancy and to ask for applications by Monday 05 June so ….. if you are prepared to offer your services as a Parish Councillor (no qualifications are needed other than a willingness to help your community) please submit a letter of application to stdaypc@gmail.com or deliver it to The Parish Clerk at Kinsmans Barns, Mt Pleasant, St Day by the above date. All applications will be considered at the next Parish Council meeting on Monday 12 June.

Roadworks

St Day Parish Council was originally told that, once the repair works at the bottom of Telegraph St., were completed, work would begin to sort out the dip in the road on Vicarage Hill. On further inspection it has been decided to monitor this problem for a while – maybe 12 months – with probes which can measure any movement and then make a decision at the end of the monitoring period to see if any work is needed. Cormac has told us that approximately 100 cubic metres of foam concrete was poured into a hole at this point on Vicarage Hill around 15 years ago and they hope that it has now stabilised.
This means that the third problem, that of the hole underneath the electricity substation in Telegraph St., can be brought forward and we are talking to Western Power to try to move this on. Watch this space for further news!

Parish Council Elections, May 4th

The deadline for nominations passed on Tuesday 4th April and there were six nominations to serve as Parish Councillors in St Day until May 2021. As there are seven seats on the Parish Council this means that the six nominees are automatically elected and, once the new Council has met on Monday 8th May, a further Parish Cllr will have to be co-opted. Please look out for the notices advertising this after 8th May and please consider putting your name forward. St Day needs a full Parish Council!! There will, obviously, be no Parish Council elections but the election for a Cornwall Cllr to represent the ward of Carharrack, Gwennap and St Day will still take place on 4th May.
The six nominees who have been automatically elected to serve on St Day Parish Council from 8th May are:
Roy Gill – Hawthorn Villa, Telegraph St., St Day
Clive Jones – Hawkes View, 14 Wheal Gorland Road, St Day
Dave Moerel – 6 Chyrose Road, St Day
Geoff Nankivell – Glynfield, Silverwell, Blackwater
John Newcombe – Woodside, Tolgullow, St Day
Craig Williams – 1 Buckingham Terrace, St Day

Telegraph Street update

Following the retarmacing and reopening of Telegraph Street at the end of March we were all disappointed to hear that another ‘mining feature’ had been discovered during the tarmacing process. The latest information we have from Cormac is that an assessment of the problem has to be carried out and work will start on Tuesday 18th April. They hope that they will be able to fill the hole with concrete and reinstate the surface and, if this is the case, the work will only take around one week. Telegraph Street will remain open while the work is going on.
Should there be any further updates on this matter they will be posted here.

New benches!

Following a very generous donation from a resident who wishes to remain anonymous St Day Parish Council has bought two new benches which have been installed against the front wall of the Town Clock garden in Fore Street. Our donor specifically asked that they should be sited there so that people waiting for the bus can sit down – Parish Councillors were very happy to go along with that. We really want everyone to use and enjoy these benches, especially when the bus is late, so please make use of them and we also hope that everyone will respect them and make the most of this generous gift. The benches were installed free of charge by Mark Lawry, a builder who does a lot of work for St Day Parish Council and the Mills Trust.

Telegraph Street

Some good news at last! Provided no unforeseen last minute problems crop up we have been told that Telegraph Street should be open to pedestrians and vehicles by the end of March, around two weeks earlier than expected. Carnon have finished on site (a few days earlier than anticipated) and CORMAC will be on site from the 20th March to prepare the site for re-surfacing which will commence the following week. By the end of the week all should be back to normal.

Mammoth Cake Bake

St Day & Carharrack Community School, Holy Trinity Church & the Methodist Church are combining to hold a Mammoth Cake Bake to raise funds to help the families who were affected by the fire at Fairfield on Sunday 5 March. The sale of the cakes will be held at the school on Wednesday 29 March from 2.30 – 4.00pm and the organisers are asking as many people as possible to attend and buy the cakes to contribute towards such a good cause. Obviously there can be no cake sale without cakes so your help in producing cakes or savoury items would also be very much appreciated. They really want this to be a huge success so that they and the whole St Day community can show how much they want to help the families who lost so much in the fire.

Please contact members of Holy Trinity Church or the Methodist Church if you are able to contribute to the sale.

Recycling

Cornwall Council has announced that, from April 2017, it will be adding the collection of plastic pots, tubs and trays to its existing kerbside recycling service. The exact date on which it will start has not been announced yet but Cornwall Council will shortly be sending out leaflets to every household with information on the scheme, including full details of exactly which plastic items they will take and also those which they cannot accept. If you currently don’t have any recycling containers or feel that you will need an extra bag for your plastic you will be able to order these as well.

Affordable Housing Site on Telegraph Hill

Coastline Housing has now confirmed that an Open Day will be held to give information on the new affordable housing development on Telegraph Hill (Mineral Way) from 1pm until 6pm on Monday 20th March in the Enterprise Centre on the Vogue playing field. If you are interested in applying for one of the houses you are strongly advised to attend this open day where you will be given information on the development and, perhaps more importantly, on how to apply. If you are considering applying you will need to have a strong local connection with St Day and will also have to be registered with Cornwall Council on the Homechoice Register

Day Lewis plans to open a pharmacy in St Day defeated

There was a large turnout of over 120 people in St Day Community Centre on Monday 13th February to once again hear senior managers of the Day Lewis Group say that they have abandoned their plans to open a pharmacy in the former fish and chip shop in Scorrier Street. This is not the first time they have said this so we should beware but they have now backed this up with an official letter so, hopefully, we can be more confident this time. They only have until 02nd May to open before their licence runs out.

There can be no doubt that the Day Lewis Group has succumbed to public pressure and the large turnout and the evident strength of feeling was overwhelming. Let us hope now that we can keep our surgery in St Day and, maybe, even look to improve the facilities.