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.

Please support Bosavern Community Farm's Planning Application... NOW!

Here's a message from Kate Beckly of the Bosavern Community Farm Team

"PLEASE SUPPORT (and forward...)

Bosavern Community Farm Planning Application (PA15/09837)
We are seeking planning permission from Cornwall Council for a small 4kW ground mounted solar PV system and to create a new safe main entrance to the farm.


by going online to:
(Simple search - enter 'PA15/09837')
by writing to:
Planning Department, Cornwall Council, Dolcoath Avenue, Camborne, TR14 8SX

[Please include your name and address with email or posted comments]


Back in the summer we we put in a planning application for a 50kW solar PV system at the farm and for new far safer farm entrance.

Bosavern Community Farm 2015 Advent Fair

6 December 2015 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Bosavern Community Farm, St Just, Penzance TR19 7RD

Hot on the heels of Bosavern Community Farm's "Black Radish Friday" they're holding an Advent Fair. There'll be farm tours, storytelling, craft workshops, soup, cake, the Pendeen Silver Band and carols round the fire. The farm shop will, of course, be open as well. If you're driving park in St Just and follow the red flag trail from the Market Square.

Divest Cornwall

Divest Cornwall petitionDivest Cornwall petitionHere's a petition that's really worth signing. It asks Cornwall Council to:
1. Immediately freeze any new investments in fossil fuels.
2. Divest from direct ownership and any commingled funds that include fossil fuel public equities and corporate bonds within 5 years.
Also to reinvest such that Cornwall really can live up to its potential as a renewable energy trendsetter for the UK.

Fossil fuel corporations have 5 times more oil, coal and gas in known reserves than the most conservative climate scientists think is safe to burn. Therefore we have to keep at least 80% of their fossil fuels underground to keep the earth in livable shape. Despite this fact, fossil fuel companies continue to explore for more fossil fuels (for example in the Arctic, or in the UK through fracking) because - with our current economic system - the amount of reserves they have determines their share value.

Keep up with "Pedal to Paris"

Pedal to Paris cyclistsPedal to Paris cyclistsIn 2009 Truro Cathedral coordinated individual actions and pledges across Cornwall under the banner “Footsteps to Copenhagen” and delivered the pledges to the COP15 talks in a Cornish Pilot Gig. Five years on governmental action is still sadly lacking and scientists are clearly talking about a climate emergency.
Meanwhile in Cornwall, Climate Vision followed up the 2009 Pledges and demonstrated that these individual actions had made very significant carbon savings at extremely low cost. The report detailing the results and showing that citizens can play an active role in transforming the world is being delivered to representatives in Paris for COP21 by low carbon transport – a team of cyclists.
Four climate activists from Cornwall, Devon and Somerset have cycled to Paris to deliver the Climate Vision report to delegates to the COP21 United Nations Climate Talks at the beginning of December.
Read their blog at:

In Transition 2.0

9 December 2015 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Harry’s Cali-Style Café, 25 Penpol Terrace, Hayle TR27 4BQ

More local produce? Community owned energy? Want to get things going in Hayle and district? Come along to this special showing in Hayle of a film from Transition Network...

"In Transition 2.0" is an inspirational immersion in the Transition movement, gathering stories from around the world of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. You'll hear about communities printing their own money, growing food, localising their economies and setting up community power stations. It's an idea that has gone viral, a social experiment that is about responding to uncertain times with solutions and optimism. In a world of increasing uncertainty, here is a story of hope, ingenuity and the power of growing vegetables in unexpected places.

Local Action Cornwall

In order to achieve DEFRA's LEADER priorities and West Cornwall's strategic objectives the West Cornwall LEADER LAG has set 11 specific and deliverable priorities:

- Supporting growth and development in businesses
- Developing opportunities for young people to have thriving careers locally
- Town centre and village revitalisation
- Supporting business start ups
- Improving business productivity
- Developing business collaborations
- Provision of focused business support and advice
- Making the most of local skills, knowledge and entrepreneurship
- Enabling business activities to improve productivity, sales and jobs
- Support to community enterprise
- Support local solutions for climate change resilience

that will guide their grant investments and the selection criteria for projects.

At all times priority will be given to projects that deliver growth as a primary output although consideration will also be given to projects that deliver growth as a secondary output as long as this can be proved and measured.

Nature to Plate - Vote for Bosavern Community Farm's brilliant video!

From Nature to PlateFrom Nature to PlateNicola Jane Sunshine Variety says: "I live here, and I love it! The most common comment we have from people who come to visit from 'up-country' is that they wished they lived here so they could get involved with this brilliant Community Food, Sustainable Living and Environmental project! WE LOVE WHERE WE LIVE- and you are welcome to come and see us anytime! THANKS FOR YOUR VOTES! There are so may up-coming projects that we could really use the winning vouchers for- building a well house, the materials for a disabled access compost loo, interior furnishings for our new eco-cob-roundhouse, solar showers ready for next year's wild campers... the list is endless, but they will all enhance our Community Farm for the benefit of the hundreds of people who use it each year!"

So go to my and give them your vote:

Saturday local food market in Penzance!

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!

Penwith LETS

The original Penzance LETS functioned for many years but is sadly no more. Penwith LETS (Local Exchange Trading Scheme) will carry on the tradition - helping people exchange services with other people in the community without the need for money. The group will be run by and for local people, creating wealth that stays in the area. It puts people in touch with a thriving social network and a great variety of resources and skills. LETS is a way of helping people to help themselves. Everybody has skills and someone out there needs yours!

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07967 588 038
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