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.

Living In The Future Film Showing

25 November 2016 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Redwing Gallery, 36A Market Jew Street, Penzance TR18 2HT

A couple of inspiring films about eco villages showing at the Redwing Gallery this November. There'll be a £2 suggested donation to cover the cost.

Eco-Village Pioneers - A journey towards low impact living (50 minutes )
Film maker Helen Iles journeys in search of a sustainable, affordable way of life. From a permaculture village in Australia to a turf roofed roundhouse in Wales, Eco-village Pioneers investigates some of the projects which inspired Lammas - the first legal low impact settlement in the UK.

Lammas - How to build an Eco-Village (50 minutes )
Share in the highs and lows of nine families as they build natural homes from wood, straw and mud, coax barren land to produce food and learn to live inter-dependently with a new community. This is the story of how Lammas eco-village in Wales became the first legal low impact settlement in the UK.

Free Community Lunch draws Huge Interest from Hayle Residents

Hayle Hub Community Meal October 2016Hayle Hub Community Meal October 2016Transition Penwith's Hayle Hub proved the proverb wrong that “there’s no such thing as a free lunch”, when over 60 residents from the town and nearby area attended the Day Centre on Sunday to enjoy exactly that.

The local Hub seeks to build positive communities through fun initiatives that promote wide-ranging areas, from social inclusion to sustainability. The hub offered this free lunch to anyone in the area keen to book on, and sought donations from local farms to enable it to happen. The aim was to celebrate the diversity of people in and around Hayle, and to encourage the use of locally-grown foods.

Cornwall Council Site Allocations Development Plan Document

Penzance and Newlyn site allocationsPenzance and Newlyn site allocationsCornwall Council is currently undertaking a public consultation on the emerging Cornwall Site Allocations Development Plan Document (Allocations DPD). This is a document that sets out a strategy for the future development of 10 towns and two Eco Community sites within Cornwall. The document identifies locations for future housing and commercial growth, as well as setting out a strategy for future infrastructure provision.

Deep geothermal resource in Cornwall

Heat Flow Map of the UK and the West Country in particularHeat Flow Map of the UK and the West Country in particularJust a reminder that all those hot rocks are still there deep beneath our feet. A source of renewable energy which is just waiting to be exploited. Have a read of this page from Cornwall Council's website:

The deep geothermal resource in Cornwall represents a significant opportunity for renewable heat and power generation. In the 1970’s and 80’s the world renowned ‘Hot dry rocks project’ at Rosemanowes Quarry in Penryn, led by Camborne School of Mines, confirmed the high temperatures which are found deep underground in Cornwall’s granite. A recent study suggests this resource could meet all of Cornwall’s demand for electricity and 20% of the UK’s demand. Cornwall could lead the way in this new energy sector.

Veg Boxes from Bosavern Community Farm

The Autumn harvest continues at Bosavern Community Farm in St Just. Why not purchase a weekly veg box from them. If you live in St Just, Penzance or places in between you can get it delivered to your door for an extra £1!

Here are some typical current contents:

Standard veg box: 500g brown onions, 1kg Picasso potatoes, 3 peppers, 500g carrots, 200g Swiss chard, a swede, 400g leeks, 200g kale, 100g salad leaves, 500g striped beetroot. Currently £10 (or £11 delivered to your door).

Small veg box: 100g salad leaves, 1kg Picasso potatoes, 200g kale, 2 peppers, 500g carrots, 400g leeks. Currently £6 (or £7 delivered to your door).

Possible added extras are free-range eggs, organic milk from Treen; and organic sourdough bread from Helston.

All fresh produce is from the Community Farm, including the eggs. Contact them on 01736 788454 to order yours.

The PEaT Project

The PEaT (Plant Eat and Teach) Project is a drop-in community garden in Cornwall helping people from a wide range of backgrounds to improve their quality of life. They work with people who are unemployed, retired and elderly, people with poor mental health and with learning disabilities to name a few. These are their volunteers and they aim to help them build friendship, confidence, skills and knowledge through horticultural based activities. Working alongside each other in a non-judgmental environment, outside pressures can take a back seat and aspirations can grow.

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