Campaigning and Politics

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

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

The Sustainable Trust

The Sustainable Trust was formed by and for a group of people including voluntary groups and small businesses working in association with each other to improve the understanding and implementation of sustainable practices. Building on the principles of Local Agenda 21, recommended at the first Earth Summit they think globally and act locally to conserve natural resources, and effect small changes to our environment. Their aims are to advance the education of the public in the principles and practice of sustainable development; research or to fund research into the practice of sustainable development; conserve, protect, manage and restore for the benefit of the public the natural resources, animals and plant life of Cornwall and Asia; and advance the education of the public in the ecology, conservation and management of different habitats.

Contact Details
Phone: 
01209 831 718
Email: 
sustrust@aol.com
Postal Address: 

Keepers Cottage, Clowance Estate
Praze-an-Beeble
Camborne, Cornwall TR14 0NQ

Governmental System





  UK HOUSE OF COMMONS CORNWALL COUNCIL PARISH COUNCILS  
  Camborne and Redruth Constituency Hayle North Election District Hayle Civil Parish  
  Hayle South Election District

The Co-operative Membership

If you have a Co-operative Membership card it doesn't just get you dividend points but also gives you the right to vote for member representatives in the region. Elected members then meet up every month or so. They are there to ensure that the views of the members are reflected and also to make sure that the organisation follows its values and principles in the local community. Committee members work with The Co-operative management and the wider community. They discuss the performance of The Co-operative businesses in their area, plan member and community activities and help to decide which groups should receive Community Fund grants from The Co-operative Group. The Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Area Committee has 12 elected representatives. They have supported a number of local transition activities in the last few years.

Contact Details
Phone: 
01884 266 892
Postal Address: 

The Co-operative Membership Department
Limesfield Broad Road, Dulford
Cullompton, Devon EX15 2DY

Penzance Seafront Forum

Important decisions are being made about the harbour and seafront of Penzance. Many people feel that it is the sea that gives Penzance its identity yet the seafront and harbour have been neglected, despite being the key to the economic, cultural and social well being of the town. The Penzance Seafront Forum is a new initiative to enable the community to work together on a future vision for the seafront and harbour.

Contact Details

The Big Lunch

The Big Lunch is an idea from the Eden Project. The aim is to get as many people as possible across the whole of the UK to have lunch with their neighbours in a simple act of community, friendship and fun. In 2011 it happened on Sunday 5th June - over a million people took part. In 2012 it's the same weekend as The Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations on Sunday 3rd June 2012. A Big Lunch can be anything from a few neighbours getting together in the garden or on the street, to a full blown party with food, music and decoration that stops the traffic. Since starting in 2009, thousands of Big Lunches have taken place in all kinds of communities across the UK. Locally there have been Big Lunches in Penlee Park and Love Lane, Penzance.

Contact Details
Phone: 
0845 850 8181

Penwith Community Development Trust

Penwith Community Development Trus s a charitable and not-for-profit organisation which was formally set up in 1999. It aims to work in partnership towards the economic, environmental and social regeneration of the community. The aims of the PCDT include promoting and developing community economic initiatives of benefit to Cornwall communities; acting in partnership with the Voluntary and Community Sector, Public and Private Sector to achieve ‘joined up working’. It provides high quality training and capacity building for voluntary and community organisations leading to education, increased transferable skills and enabling better delivery of local projects. It champions the plight of small voluntary sector organisations in Cornwall. The Penwith Centre is a facility near the heart of Penzance where it is possible to rent rooms, offices or hold meetings.

Contact Details
Phone: 
01736 334 686
Postal Address: 

The Penwith Centre
Parade Street
Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4BU

Real Ideas Organisation

Real Ideas Organisation uses social enterprise to create opportunities for young people and adults. From school improvement through sausage making to job creation through skate ramps, their consultancy, services and products help the customers and individuals they work with make change happen.

Contact Details
Phone: 
08458 621 288
Postal Address: 

Devonport Guildhall
Ker Street
Plymouth, Devon PL1 4EL

West Cornwall Green Party

The transition that we talk about on this site is to a world where "business as usual" is no longer an option. Unfortunately the majority of political parties are only too keen to keep "business as usual" going and are never prepared to even contemplate a different future in which it may actually be impossible to enact their proposals. All credit then to the Green Party which - since its origins in the 1970s - has always espoused views on a radically different level. The Green Party has two members on St Ives Town Council and two on Ludgvan Parish Council. It always puts up candidates in Cornwall Council and UK national elections.

Contact Details
Phone: 
01736 795 387
Postal Address: 

c/o 15 Street-an-Garrow
St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1SG

South West Raynet - Radio Amateurs' Emergency Network

Amateur radio is useful for emergency communications because it does not depend on any infrastructure (eg the electrical power grid or any cabled network). Although mobile phones and the internet have wireless capability, they are still dependent on fixed masts and cabling which can be severely disrupted by a natural or man-made disaster; so while very useful in an emergency, mobiles and the internet cannot be relied upon completely. When the phone lines are down and the electricity is off, it is still possible to communicate worldwide with amateur radio using only battery power. The South West RAYNET Association (or SWRA) represents all RAYNET Groups in the South West of England irrespective of affiliation.

Contact Details
Phone: 
01579 342 916
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