St Ives Visitor & Information Centre – in June 2011 St Ives Town Council opened the Visitor & Information Centre, the official source of local and tourist information for St Ives and the surrounding area.
Visit the website at www.stivestic.co.uk For holiday makers and people who plan to visit St Ives, there is plenty of information on accommodation, hotels, guest houses, and things to do, where to eat, local shopping information and much more. For visitors and local residents alike, the V&IC sells tickets to local shows, National Express, and many more.
Dog Control on St Ives Beaches - St Ives Town Council has made four separate Dog Control Orders under the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005.
Allotments – the Town Council provides an allotment site near Trowan on the outskirts of St Ives. Allotments are allocated to residents of the parish of St Ives (including Lelant, Carbis Bay, Halsetown and St Ives). There are currently 46 plots on the site, the majority of which have been allocated. For more information, contact the Town Council on 01736 797840 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
There is currently a waiting list of approximately 50 households. Should you wish to join the waiting list, please complete and return the form attached.
An Allotments Association has been formed and is a key link between allotment holders and the Town Council.
Community Pride Officer - the Town Council is working in partnership with Cornwall Council to provide a Community Pride Officer for the parish of St Ives. The benefit this brings is an additional level of cover to enhance the street scene and environment of the local area and to promote community pride. They can clear graffiti from public areas, make sure that street furniture is in good condition, help to tidy the car parks and pedestrian routes, cut back overhanging vegetation in public areas, and a whole range of other duties.
If you are aware of an area that you think needs to be improved, please notify the town council using the form attached or on Tel. 01736 797840. We will be happy to help – either by asking the Community Pride Officer to sort it out, or by reporting it to Cornwall Council on your behalf if it is outside our remit.
The Concert Hall - The concert hall at the Guildhall is a versatile hall which is used for concerts, roller disco’s, festivals, plays, events, markets, conferences, seminars, wedding receptions and private functions. To make a hall booking, telephone 01736 797840 or email email@example.com
St Ives Jute Bags – The Town Council has led an initiative to supply a St Ives Jute Bag, with the joint aims of promoting local businesses, encouraging tourism and reducing the number of plastic bags used in town.
For more information on the scheme and details of the businesses involved, please follow the link. If you would like to join the St Ives Jute Bag scheme, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Link to Press Release.
Footpath maintenance – St Ives Town Council carries out local footpath maintenance, including those paths covered under the Local Maintenance Partnership agreement with Cornwall Council.
St Ives Town Council Footpath Warden Scheme - Might you be interested in becoming a footpath warden? Becoming a warden simply means that you offer to keep an eye on one or more footpaths of your choice. You report to the Town Clerk if the path needs cutting or, for example, a stile or sign is damaged. The Town Council set up the scheme as part of a more proactive approach to looking after its footpaths, and we would love to hear from you if you can help. Please contact the Town Clerk if you would like to be involved.
For further information, or to report footpaths requiring attention, please contact the Town Council on 01736 797840 or email@example.com
St Nicholas Chapel on The Island, St Ives – St Nicholas is the patron saint of sailors – hence the naming of this little chapel which stands on top of The Island in St Ives, surrounded on three sides by the sea, since at least the latter half of the 15th Century.
Local churches hold services in the Chapel throughout the summer (usually on a Thursday morning).
The Town Council is responsible for the upkeep of the building. Local volunteers help by opening the Chapel throughout the summer – a service that is welcomed by the many visitors who love to be able to spend some time visiting the Chapel and marvelling at the spectacular view from the inside as well as the outside.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer to help ensure that the Chapel continues to be open in the summer months, please contact the Town Council on 01736 797840 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Current volunteers comment on the peacefulness of spending a couple of hours each week at the Chapel, with benefits being the pleasure that it brings to visitors to be able to visit it, and the fact that donations from visitors contribute towards its upkeep and are also donated to local charities and worthy causes.
Wedding Blessings at the Island Chapel - The Town Council can allow wedding blessings, provided that couples make their own arrangements with the minister and make a financial contribution to the Town Council. Contact 01736 797840 to discuss, or apply in writing to the Town Clerk.
St Leonards Chapel, Smeatons Pier, St Ives – St Leonards Chapel is at the entrance to Smeatons Pier. The centuries-old Chapel was where fishermen used to pray before setting out to sea, with the Chapel Friar reputedly being paid a proportion of their catch on their return.
Traffic Control Officer – Meet St Ives man Alan Cooper with just one thing on his mind ‘traffic’. St Ives Town Council has been working with the police and has become the first local council in Cornwall to appoint its own Traffic Control Officer. The need was identified in response to the difficulties experienced each summer with the increase in motorists trying to navigate the roads around the town centre. The Town Council have already taken steps to help day visitors to St Ives to reach the town via the old coach road to reduce traffic impact to Lelant and Carbis Bay. Alan who started on Monday 2nd August will now build on this to help guide visitors to the car parking available, avoiding the town centre streets. It is intended that visitors will be able to enjoy St Ives without being stuck in jams and that by diverting cars from the town centre, those with a need to access businesses etc. in the town will be able to do so more easily. St Ives Town Clerk, Louise Dowe said “This is a pilot scheme for this year and is planned to continue until the end of September 2010”. The Traffic Control Officer will be located at key locations around the town from Monday to Saturday from 10am to 2pm. Mayor of St Ives, Councillor Yvonne Watson said “I am delighted to welcome Alan as a member of the Council Staff and I am sure his presence will help to alleviate some of the traffic problems we get on a daily basis here in the town over the summer months”.
Seagull Advice - Guidance on how to tackle nuisance caused by seagulls for householders - how to deter gulls from nesting.