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.

Local green homes open their doors to visitors

22 May 2015 - 10:00am - 24 May 2015 - 5:00pm
West Penwith

Have you ever thought about making green improvements to your home but needed ideas or more information? Local community group, West Cornwall Community Renewables, is running a Green Open Homes weekend where householders who have made energy and environmental improvements, large or small, are opening their doors to share their experience and their homes with other local people interested in installing green home improvements.

A quarter of the UK’s carbon emissions come from energy used in the home and with average energy bills topping £1,200 a year making energy efficiency improvements at home can make an important contribution to both cutting carbon emissions and energy costs. West Cornwall has some of the highest levels of fuel poverty in the UK and with many households across the area are struggling to pay increasing energy bills and keep their homes warm, there is an urgent need to find ways to save energy and cut fuel bills. Come along to our open homes and get inspired.

Tickets for West Cornwall Green Open Homes are free and can be pre-booked using their online booking system.

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.

Help Climate Vision provide global leaders with a carbon solution!

This is a crucial time for climate change agreements and what will happen at the United Nations conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris in December, will influence the future of climate policy worldwide. Global leaders are seeking ways to cut carbon quickly and cheaply and Climate Vision think a 2009 Cornish project was a eureka moment that found a quick, effective and enjoyable solution! In 2009, a network of climate activists and Scientists in Truro delivered a behavioural change campaign. They asked individuals and communities to think about the carbon cost of their lifestyle and to pledge to do easy, realistic carbon cutting actions. In only four months, 4488 individuals and organisations chose to adopt low-carbon and sustainable behaviours such as buying local food, saving energy or researching climate change.

Change the Game Penwith

19 May 2015 - 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Redwing Gallery, 36a Market Jew Street, Penzance TR18 2HT

Calling all Penwithians ready to take bold, effective action for the world: Change the Game Penwith is an eight-week course designed to educate, inspire, and equip us to be pro-activist leaders - “game-changers” in our communities.
Based around the Pachamama Alliance's acclaimed ”Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream” Symposium and its follow-up “The Game Changer Intensive”, the course uses thoughtfully selected videos, readings, and rich, facilitated discussion topics designed to open up the possibilities for decisive effective action to explore what is possible for humanity on a global scale, and specifically, what is possible here in Penwith.
The evening at the Redwing Gallery will provide an opportunity to be inspired, empowered and fire up your activism! A similar evening will run at Café Art, St Ives on June 1.
If you are curious to find out more then contact David SmartKnight ( for more information.

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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