Campaigning and Politics

Organisations involved in sustainable futures as well as local and national governmental systems.

Cornish Constitutional Convention

The Cornish Constitutional Convention was formed in November 2000 with the objective of establishing a devolved Assembly for Cornwall (Senedh Kernow). The Convention is a cross-party, cross-sector association with a strong consensus of support both in Cornwall and elsewhere. It is not campaigning for any form of separatism or independence. The aim of the Convention is to establish a form of modern governance which strengthens Cornwall, her role in the affairs of the country, and positively addresses the problems that have arisen from more than a century of growing isolation and loss of confidence.

Contact Details
Postal Address: 

PO Box 25
St Agnes, Cornwall TR5 0ZN

Streetbank

Streetbank is a national movement of people who share with their neighbours. Its purpose is to boost local communities by encouraging people to get to know their neighbours. Accounts are free to set up. Once the account is set up the user receives emails from other users living nearby. Users can offer items for free or to lend, or offer skills. Members can also make requests and provide information. User can choose the size of their "neighbourhood" and can opt to receive messages from other users living within one, five or ten miles. There are members within Penwith and Streetbank's aims are very consistent with those of Transition Penwith.

Contact Details

Peninsula Voices

Peninsula Voice was first published in 1982 and for many years provided a platform for views and opinions that did not appeal to the local papers. Peninsula Voices is its successor on the World Wide Web and the people behind it have tried to make it a very flexible site so that it can be developed over time and in response to your thoughts and suggestions. The more feedback you give them, the more they can make it a site that suits everybody.

Contact Details

Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament is an anti-nuclear organisation that advocates unilateral nuclear disarmament by the United Kingdom, international nuclear disarmament and tighter international arms regulation through agreements such as the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. It opposes military action that may result in the use of nuclear, chemical or biological weapons and the building of nuclear power stations in the UK. CND was formed in 1957 and has been at the forefront of the peace movement in the UK ever since. Watch out for frequent stalls in Causewayhead, Penzance and the Penzance Peace Festival in Penlee Park.

Contact Details
Phone: 
01736 787 056
Postal Address: 

Petanna Peace Barn
Carnyorth
Penzance, Cornwall TR19 7QD

Devon, Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Resilience Forum

The purpose of the Forum is to ensure effective delivery of duties under the Civil Contingencies Act.
It is intended to be a strategic forum, attended by emergency planners and where appropriate, chief officers. There are fascinating documents on their website.

Contact Details
Phone: 
01392 452 496
Postal Address: 

LRF Secretariat, Devon & Cornwall Constabulary, Police HQ
Contingency & Ops Planning Unit, 7 Hamilton Dr, Middlemoor
Exeter, Devon EX2 7HQ

Trencrom Dowsers

Trencrom Dowsers was formed in late 2011. It aims to have a good mix of talks/presentations/discussions on dowsing and closely related subjects, as well as visits to interesting sites for practical dowsing experience. New members are welcome and can attend two meetings before formally joining the group. New members at a novice level are required to commit to attending a British Society of Dowsers’ beginners’ course.

Contact Details
Phone: 
01736 786 506

Cornwall Community Foundation

CCF is an organisation that aims to improve the lives of others in Cornwall, especially those who are isolated, disadvantaged and vulnerable. They give small grants to grassroots, front line and volunteer led organisations to make that happen as well as teaming donors and projects together. They are independent and rely on donations to fund them and continue their services. They are not supported by local or central government.

Contact Details
Phone: 
01566 779 333
Postal Address: 

Suite 1, Sheers Barton
Lawhitton
Launceston, Cornwall PL15 9NJ

Greenpeace Cornwall

Greenpeace defends the natural world and promotes peace by investigating, exposing and confronting environmental abuse, and championing environmentally responsible solutions. Greenpeace Cornwall mounts public campaigns and varies them around Cornwall to give everyone a chance. Contact them via the national website.

Contact Details

West Cornwall Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth stands for three ideas:
There is a tomorrow and we need to use the planet like there is a tomorrow. This means living within the limits of the natural world.
Everyone gets a fair share. Everyone, everywhere, now and tomorrow, deserves to have a good life.
We need to change the rules so that the economy works for people and the environment, not pit one against the other.

Contact Details
Phone: 
01736 366 876

Hayle Pioneerium Project

Hayle Pioneerium Project is about creating an enterprise culture. The Pioneerium will be owned and operated by the community and will be a self-sustainable attraction, which benefits locals, businesses and visitors. As well as creating jobs it will help address the problem that Hayle has – many visitors to West Cornwall stay there but go elsewhere during the day. After enjoying a trip to the Pioneerium, the visitor will stay in the town, enjoying the other attractions on offer, hopefully leading to a knock-on effect for local businesses.

Contact Details
Phone: 
01736 754 117
Postal Address: 
Hayle, Cornwall
Syndicate content