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.

Penzance Neighbourhood Plan Pop-up Shop

14 February 2015 - 11:00am - 28 February 2015 - 3:00pm
near Humphrey Davy statue, Market Jew Street, Penzance

The initial consultation phase for the Penzance Neighbourhood Plan lasts for approximately 6 weeks. The Pop-Up-shop on The Terrace, Market Jew Street, will be open until 28th February, including Thursdays 4-7pm, Fridays and Saturdays 11-3 pm. Members of the PZNP Team will be on hand to talk you through the process and to invite you to share your ideas.

The exhibition consists of an “Aunt-Sally”, or preliminary ideas plan, that encompasses 16 key sites (15 on the land-side and the 16th being a breakwater). They would like the community to comment on these preliminary ideas in order to identify which elements might go forward along with new ideas / projects from the community, into Version 1 of the emerging Plan.

The exhibition will close at the beginning of March and head out on the road, with visits to each of the Villages that make up the Parish. They are finalising venues in Newlyn, Mousehole, Paul, Heamoor and Gulval and hope to engage with as many residents as possible, on your home turf.

Fairtrade Wine Event in Penzance

3 March 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Acorn, Parade Street, Penzance TR18 4BU

If you're a member of The Co-operative you can join them for an evening at The Acorn in Penzance. You'll be able to hear about the great benefits of supporting Fairtrade as well as sampling some fantastic wines that will be on special offer for that week only and available in the Co-op Food stores locally! Taking people through this wine journey will be special guest Wine Educator, Stephen Barrett. Stephen is a well-known wine expert who writes regularly for the Western Morning News and the Plymouth Herald and has also appeared on BBC TV and ITV Westcountry. He guarantees a night full of lively entertainment and anecdotal humour from the world of wine! Places are limited, so book on now to avoid disappointment!
You'll need your Co-operative Membership number - if you're not already a member then you can join for free at any time. Membership gives you a chance to have a say in how The Co-operative is run. Pick up a leaflet in a store.

Wake up, Wise up and Step up...

6 March 2015 - 6:00pm - 10:30pm
Plan-it Earth, Chyena, Sancreed, Penzance TR20 8QS

Award-winning Plan-it Earth Eco Project, is launching an exploration of what is possible here in Penwith.
Hosted by David SmartKnight, co-founder of Plan-it Earth, this initial evening will be based around the acclaimed documentary "Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream", followed by activities and discussion designed to open up the possibilities for decisive effective action here in Penwith and beyond.
For those that are inspired to do so, David will be facilitatinge a number of follow up sessions, based on the Pachamama Alliance's Gamechager Intensive Programme - drawing on some of the most groundbreaking evolutionary activism and thinking available anywhere on the planet today.
Contact David on 07837 413202 or

Power-up your community!

7 March 2015 - 9:30am - 25 April 2015 - 12:30pm

Not-for-profit community groups in Cornwall are being invited to ‘power-up’ with the skills they need to build their membership and enjoy the environmental, social and financial benefits of delivering green energy projects thanks to a pioneering new training programme. The “Powering-up Communities” programme offers a series of six workshops on a range of subjects, from setting up a group right through to raising funds to bring a renewable energy project to fruition.

Sustainability Leadership taster session

10 March 2015 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Penwith College, Penzance

The Sustainability Leadership Programme has been developed by Truro and Penwith Collegs to inspire, empower and grow a network of people in the public, private and voluntary sectors who share a vision for a more sustainable and resource efficient future.
If you already have the knowledge and motivation, the leadership programme will give you the skills to effectively transform your business, sector, organisation or community.
This taster session is repeated at St Austell Conference Centre and the Truro Campus.

Saturday local food market in Penzance!

28 February 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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