Transition Penwith is an initiative that works to engage all sectors of the local community in addressing the issues which arise from Energy, Economics and the Environment.

Save Treloyhan Wildlife Corridor

70% of the Treloyhan Manor Hotel woodlands – a vital wildlife site on the edge of St Ives - are about to be sold off for private residential development. 16 executive houses will be built, double the size of standard four-bed houses. Get involved!

Beach Clean and Litter Survey

5 July 2015 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Sandy Cove - south of Newlyn Harbour

Gloves, bags, buckets and cake provided! More information from

Local Banks for a Local Economy

10 July 2015 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Charter Room, Plymouth Guildhall, Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 2AA

As part of their Future Business series Plymouth Social Enterprise Network are organising a learning event at Plymouth Guildhall on Friday 10th July 10.00 to 1.00 to find out more about how we can work together to create local banks that support our local economies in Devon, Plymouth and Cornwall. The speakers will be:
- Alex Templeton from the Community Bank of Hampshire
- Mark Burton of the Bristol Pound, Bristol Credit Union and Plough and Share Credit Union
- Fiona Brownsell, a banking systems expert and Director of Tusmor consultants
- Tony Greenham from New Economics Foundation
The event is free: you can find out more and book your place at:

Come and shop with Bosavern Community Farm Shop - local, seasonal, fresh veg and much more…

Find them on the St Just to Land’s End road, next to Bosavern Guest House. You can buy fresh veg grown on the farm, chat to the people who grow it, ask about veg boxes or pick up other treats such as honey, jams and chutneys. They're open 11am to 6pm Wednesday to Sunday.

- seasonal fresh veg... see what they’re harvesting now:
- their own free-range eggs
- honey
- Vicky’s Bread from Helston (delivered on Fridays)
- a huge selection of jams and chutneys, including Kernow Inferno chilli products
- Food of the Gods raw chocolate
- Treen Farm organic milk
- dried seaweed products from The Cornish Seaweed Company
- dry goods (pasta, lentils, seeds etc.)
- Cornish Skinfoods creams and balms
- plus much much more: greetings cards by Willow, leather work by Pete, Nikki’s herbal tinctures and tonics, Isabelle’s hand-knitted socks, beeswax candles and pewter bee keyrings and brooches.

Neighbourhood Plans need your input!

Penzance Neighbourhood Plan is still in its initial consultation phase. The Penzance exhibition is now out on the road, with visits to each of the Villages that make up the Parish - Newlyn, Mousehole, Paul, Heamoor and Gulval. Please complete the online survey here:

The Hayle Neighbourhood Plan is also in the early stages of its schedule. If you live or work in Hayle please complete their "Aims and Objectives" questionnaire at:

St Ives Area Neighbourhood Development Plan Submission Draft and documentation has now been submitted to Cornwall Council. For more detail see:

Penwith Economic Blueprint: The Next Step

21 May 2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Café Art, Royal Square, St Ives

The Blueprint Map which came out of the ConferenceThe Blueprint Map which came out of the ConferenceFollow-ups to the successful 'Re-thinking Our Economic Future' conference in February took place in St Ives in March and April. The conversation continues on the Local Economic Blueprint for Penwith and a number of next steps have been identified. Don't worry if you didn't make it to the conference or other meetings, come along anyway! For more info, contact Lucy at

Big Re-think is Big Success

Transition Network said that the Roadshow "engaged so many people in the local community in so many ways, which was inspiring. The event has opened up a lot of opportunities for Transition to develop... Read more

Flash mob choir in Penzance as part of the Transition Penwith Roadshow 2015 from Storylines on Vimeo.

Singers from local choirs (Levow an Bys, Dawn Chorus and Perran Voices) led by Pip Wright singing in Penzance from Storylines on Vimeo.

Saturday local food market in Penzance!

16 May 2015 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Methodist Chapel Forecourt, Chapel Street, Penzance TR18 4BE

The Chapel Street Farmers' Market is held in the forecourt of the Methodist Church on Chapel Street, Penzance, every Saturday from 9am to 1pm. A variety of local growers and producers are there each week selling organic vegetables, plants, bread and other fresh local produce, and the market hopes to have a butcher and a fishmonger soon. Please make it part of your weekly shop to visit the Chapel Street Farmers' Market and support your local growers!
Stalls available for chemical-free growers and producers now. They also need lots of help advertising the market (putting up posters etc.) and finding potential new stallholders to approach. Let them know how you can help. Please contact the organisers on for more information.
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Bushcraft, Green Woodwork and Traditional Archery Courses

25 May 2015 - 12:00pm - 22 August 2015 - 12:00pm
Plan-it Earth, Chyena, Sancreed, Penzance TR20 8QS

These short courses are designed for those wishing to spend more time enjoying and living with nature, and are based in woodland / coppice in Sancreed, West Penwith. From basic bushcraft and survival to deeper and more advanced skills these courses offer a wealth of knowledge from a woodsman who uses them regularly in his work.
Contact Greg on or 07776 223337 for booking

Field Archery and Bowmaking Basics
Course Length; 1 day
Course fee: £75.00
Age: 14 years+ (all children to be accompanied by an adult)
Course Dates: Wed April 15 / Bank Holiday Mon May 25 / Thu Aug 20

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