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.

Vote for Bosavern Community Farm NOW!!!

Bosavern Community Farm really needs your help to secure funding to make it truly sustainable. The plan is to install solar PV panels, a small wind turbine, insulate the farmhouse and install a renewable heating system. The fledgling community enterprise is seeking financial support from Energyfund Cornwall to pay for planning application related costs and for running a community share issue to raise funds towards the cost of installing these technologies.
Your support is needed. Installing renewable technologies at Bosavern Community Farm will enable the project to dramatically reduced its high energy costs helping to make the farm financially as well as environmentally sustainable.
£20,000 is being sought from Energyfund Cornwall for the 'enabling stage' of the project i.e. project development costs and costs related to a community share issue aimed at raising the £150,000-£200,000 needed to install renewable technologies at the farm.
The application to Energyfund Cornwall is now live but needs public support. Please do all you can to help the farm gain support and achieve votes in order to progress to the second stage of the selection process.
Voting closes on Sunday 28th September (5pm) so please act now, vote for Bosavern and pass on this email / link to your contacts / networks. Thank you for support our project.

Saturday local food market in Penzance!

27 September 2014 - 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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Restless Artists on a Journey

6 September 2014 - 10:30am - 5 October 2014 - 5:00pm
Yew Tree Gallery, Keigwin Farmhouse, Morvah TR19 7TS

The Transition Roadshow is Coming!

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

Transition Network have announced the four initiatives selected to host their four 2014-15 Transition Roadshows. They had 9 applications from Transition initiatives across the UK, and have now revealed that the hosts chosen are 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 now set at Friday the 6th and Saturday the 7th of February 2015. We'll be keeping you up to speed with it all as the details get firmed up but mark it in your diary now!

Pay it Forward Penzance

MAKE Penzance has its mini department store in the pop up shop alongside Lloyds Bank. 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

Monthly Social Gathering

2 October 2014 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Dolphin Tavern, Quay Street, Penzance TR18 4BD

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?

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