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.

The Transition Roadshow is Coming!

6 February 2015 - 9:00am - 7 February 2015 - 11:00pm

Back in last August the Transition Network announced the four initiatives selected to host their four 2014-15 Transition Roadshows. They had 9 applications from Transition initiatives across the UK, and the four hosts chosen turned out to be Transition University St Andrew in Fife, Transition Bristol, Transition Town Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire and... Transition Penwith!
The first pilot Roadshow which took place in Lancaster featured all sorts of stuff: workshops on personal resilience, local currencies, community energy, retrofitting homes, REconomy, local food, 'sustainable dying', support for Transition and communicating climate change.
These Roadshows offer a great opportunity for the Network to try a different approach to their usual annual conference. One with the potential to bring a great burst of energy to both a local initiative and its surrounding region.
The dates for the Penzance event are set at Friday the 6th and Saturday the 7th of February 2015. More details are at:

Saturday local food market in Penzance!

7 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.
Like them on Facebook!

Pay it Forward Penzance

MAKE Penzance has its mini department store in the pop up shop alongside Lloyds Bank. They've now signed a one-year lease on the former bridal shop at the bottom of Market Jew Street. Stacked full of great locally made art, craft, wine, beer, clothes, jewellery, homewares, kids stuff, wood, and many other lovely wares. And you can pop in and ‘Pay it Forward’ with a scheme designed to donate money to a stranger in a random act of kindness which will involve other businesses around town. Intrigued? If your a Facebook member then click the link below, pop in and take a look…

Let's reduce the number of Empty Properties

At last something is being done about empty houses. Cornwall Council is recognising that long-term empty residential property is a wasted resource that can and should be used to assist in meeting the high levels of identified housing need in the County, particularly for those on low incomes. The Council's empty property strategy includes a range of initiatives aimed at addressing the issue, including encouraging advice, access to leasing schemes and financial assistance, and in some cases formal enforcement action. Many empty properties are likely to be difficult to mortgage through conventional lenders, and it is their aim to provide assistance in those circumstances.
If you're concerned about an empty property then send a message to the Empty Homes Team. They will make enquiries and try to get it brought back into use. or 01726 223600

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