An exciting event which will look at how to create sustainable communities. The evening will be presented by a local expert Anu van Warmelo MSc AEES who lives in Mousehole. Anu will be asking the audience to look at issues like ‘What is sustainability really?’ and ‘What is a sustainable community, and in what way may it differ from other kinds of communities?’ The presentation will cover various facets of sustainability, including economic and social as well as environmental. Please help promote this event by telling your friends and downloading the attached poster file, printing it out and displaying it.
Newlyn Green and stretching towards the Jubillee Pool
Plans are afoot to initiate a guerrilla picnic with information spread by word of mouth. Create your own posters and flyers and invite your family and friends. The main conditions will be that you turn up at 12 midday with a picnic and that EVERYONE leaves their car at home. Keep watching for more information.
Particpants at the first Midweek Mender eventThe Midweek Mender (an evening of swapping skills and sharing knowledge about all things fabric) held in April was enjoyed by all. Originally planned as a one-off, the evening was so successful, participants have created their own Midweek Mender group and with the support of Open Shed now have a regular monthly slot - the last Wednesday of each month.
Kernow Credit Union Ltd is open to anyone living and/or working in Cornwall. Credit unions offer their members cheap, flexible loans. They are financial organisation which encourage their members to borrow and save responsibly - an alternative service to banks, building societies and high interest loan providers. Service points are places where you can access the credit union - making deposits, arranging for withdrawals and applying for loans. The nearest service points are currently at Redruth, Pool and Camborne but Kernow Credit Union hope to open a servicepoint in Penzance in the near future.
This site has been managed in a low key way by its owners for the last ten years. The increasing work to maintain ever more new trees and control the bracken, bramble and blackthorn has meant a rethink. This year the owners have adopted a Constitution under the name of Gwyls Crankan with the principal aim: ‘to hold the land in stewardship for the future by managing it in ecologically sustainable ways that will maintain or increase its biodiversity’. We are carrying out our first full ecology survey, setting up a formal management plan and creating space for new projects that support our overall aim.
There are working days every first Saturday and third Sunday of the month between 10am and 3pm. These are subject to weather conditions - call to check on 07870 780522 around 9am as they're often off signal by 9.15.
Saturday May 4
Sunday May 19 http://www.cranken.blogspot.co.uk
These days are usually on the last Sunday of each month. Take a look at the page on the Penwith Environmental Network website: http://www.p-e-n.org.uk/millenium
Please walk there if you can but if you're driving then try and park in Castle Horneck Road. Please bring all your hot tea, warm clothes, and joyous enthusiasm!
We're having an informal monthly get-together on the first Thursday of every month at the Dolphin Tavern in Penzance. Our e-mails go out to hundreds of people and we want to create more opportunities for more of those people to meet each other and make connections because ... this is what building a resilient local community is really about.
The Transition Penwith Core Group is elected at the AGM every year and does its best to steer the organisation in the intervening twelve months. But it's not possible for the Core Group to do absolutely everything - we want to facilitate more people taking action on the ground.
Social events like these are a way of exchanging ideas and talking informally about how this could be brought about. So why not come along and chat about your views on the end of the oil age and what you could do to make the transition smoother?
The new Penwith LETS scheme is now up-and-running. The local LETS currency is called a "pec" and there is an 'hour' based system with 10 pecs being equivalent to 1 hour. All trades are offered at 10pecs/hour (+ any actual costs in sterling as agreed between traders). Administration takes place completely online at the website:
You can join online and start trading skills and knowledge etc with others around Penwith. There are already people offering a wide variety of skills from babysitting to counselling, gardening to carshares (and lots more). The more people that join and trade the better it becomes so it's time to start 'recruiting' your friends!