Electoral Review of Cornwall

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has published draft recommendations on the future electoral arrangements for Cornwall Council and the consultation period on these recommendations closes on 17 September 2018.
The effect of these proposals will be to reduce the number of Cornwall Councillors from 123 to 87, thus increasing Councillors’ workloads by almost 50% and making it very difficult, and maybe impossible, for anyone to hold a full time job and be an effective Cornwall Councillor. More importantly for St Day the current division of Carharrack, Gwennap and St Day will cease to exist and will become Carharrack, Mt Ambrose and St Day, in spite of the objections voiced by St Day Parish Councillors who feel that St Day is a rural parish and do not wish to see it linked with Mt Ambrose which is clearly a part of Redruth. St Day Parish Council has suggested that, in order to make the numbers balance, a part of Redruth at South Downs could be taken into Lanner Parish – South Downs is clearly linked to Lanner and there is no green belt between the two areas whereas there is between St Day and Mt Ambrose. Sadly the Local Government Boundary Commission refuses to listen.
If you feel strongly about this you can view the proposals on https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk and you can then email your comments to reviews@lgbce.org.uk

Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer

The deadline of the 31st May for applications for the above part time post is fast approaching.
If you have requested further information but have not yet submitted your application please email your application by the above date to stdaypc@gmail.com Alternatively you can send it to Kinsmans Barns, Mt Pleasant, St Day, TR16 5NB.

If you are intending to apply but haven’t yet asked for information/job description you only have two weeks to the deadline!

St Day Lantern Parade

It was great to see so many people out on Saturday evening, 24th March, to enjoy the wonderful Lantern Parade and entertainment. Fortunately the weather (just about) cooperated although it must have made the preparations during the day very difficult.
The lanterns which Clare Summerson and Kate Beesley had made were really fantastic, especially the steam engine which actually puffed out steam, and the local children added enormously to the spectacle with their lanterns and kites, not to mention the Hornets Street Band who kept the procession moving along at a jaunty pace
St Day was illuminated as it has never been before, from the lighting up of the Town Clock to the marvellous displays in the avenue to the Old Church and burial ground entrance (my favourite) and on to the beautifully illuminated walkway at the school. When you add to that the animations which were projected onto the house wall at Market Square and onto the screen at the school the whole place was ablaze!
There are so many people to thank for the wonderful evening but first of all must come Clare and Kate and their team who have worked so hard and so long to lay on this event for everyone, the stewards who marshalled the parde and kept the traffic at bay for us, the Day-light Choir who sang in Market Square and then rushed down to the Old Church to perform again and also the people of Market Square who found somewhere else to park their cars to free up the space for the event.
And finally …… the last in the series of Signs and Wonders events organised by Clare and Kate will take place on 14th April at Gwennap Pit (this was postponed from February). As this will be the last event I’m sure it will be a great evening ….. don’t miss it!

Geothermal Energy project, United Downs

Are you interested in hearing more about this project or even just passing on the views you already have?
Dr Hazel Gibson at the Universty of Plymouth is keen to find a diverse group of people to take part in her research to find out more about the ways we think and talk about geothermal power and how people who live in areas that have the potential for geothermal power feel about it and she will be undertaking this study over the next two years.
Dr Gibson’s work runs alongside the geothermal energy project but is a totally separate piece of research which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
If you would like to take part in this research then please contact Dr Gibson at hazel.gibson@plymouth.ac.uk or call her on 01752 584702.

Unity Woods – coppicing

Many people in St Day and Scorrier have been very concerned recently about the coppicing works currently going ahead in Unity Woods and we are happy to be able to provide below a link to an email from Tom Shelley of The Cornwall Wildlife Trust which gives some reassurances about the future. This has been a very difficult situation in that Unity Woods, whilst it is a favourite spot for many people who live in St Day and Scorrier, is not actually in St Day Parish but is in Chacewater Parish. As such any representations the Parish Council has made have had to be made through Chacewater PC.
The email reads as follows:
Unity Woods

Refuse and recycling collections

Owing to the weather conditions last Friday, 2 March, the majority of the refuse and recycling in St Day was not collected. We have now been informed by Cornwall Council that the black bag refuse will not be collected until Friday 9 March and the recycling not until Friday 16 March. They do recognise that this is inconvenient but hope that residents will understand that it was not possible to collect in the extreme circumstances. In order that the rubbish does not get strewn around the streets in the next few days we would ask everyone who has left out a black bag to collect it and put it out again in 4 days’ time. Many thanks.

Pub Quiz in aid of prostate cancer research

PRESS RELEASE
March 2018

Vogue Pub takes part in PubAid’s World’s Biggest Pub Quiz for Prostate Cancer UK

The Star Inn in Vogue is rounding up the locals and taking part in PubAid’s World’s Biggest Pub Quiz on Sunday 11th March to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK

The Star will be hosting a quiz at 8.30pm in order to raise money and awareness of prostate cancer, in order to help save men’s lives

Landlord Mark Graham said: “Everyone loves a pub quiz, so to say our pub has taken part in PubAid’s World’s Biggest Pub Quiz is quite something. We hope lots of people will come down and take part and support the event. I’m sure some rounds will get competitive!

“We wanted to take part and help raise money for Prostate Cancer UK because it is such a worthwhile charity and any help we can give will be great

PubAid and leading men’s health charity in the UK, Prostate Cancer UK, are calling on the pub industry, including clubs, bars and venues, to host a quiz and raise money for charity.

Over 11,000 men die from prostate cancer in the UK each year. That’s one man every forty-five minutes. Money raised through this partnership will help fund ground-breaking research, support men and their families affected by the disease, and fight injustice in care.

Carol Singing

Our annual carol singing event in St Day will take place this year on Friday 15th December starting this year at 8pm in Market Square. The Day-light Choir will start at 8pm(ish) followed by community carol singing led by Carharrack and St Day Silver Band at 8.30 and then we will finish with Sally’s Singers and mince pies. Please come along and help get Christmas off to a great start!

Neighbourhood Development Plan Prize Winning Draw

All of the returned surveys were entered into the prize winning draw at the Parish Council meeting on Monday 13th November and

                                         Survey no 201

was revealed as the winning number. If you have the winning front page from your survey with this number on it then please contact any Parish Councillor or the Parish Clerk on 821829 to claim your £50 prize.

If the prize is not claimed by Friday 1st December then it will be awarded to the second number which was drawn.

UPDATE ……. The £50 prize has been claimed by a local resident and will be paid at the Parish Council meeting on 11th December

       The winning survey being drawn at the Parish Council meeting on                                          13th November.