Notes from TF meeting 28th Dec 2011

Transition Falmouth Meeting 28th Dec 2011 (at Star & Garter).



    • TF Website invites input.
    • Two email lists available: TFdiscuss (for participation by TF members, full discussion and information), and TFinfo (to receive info only), see Contact page or contact Rob to register on lists or website
    • Falmouth LETS and Truro LETS. Regular monthly meetings, Falmouth 4th Mondays, Truro 2nd Wednesdays plus work-parties: Falmouth 3rd weekend in month, Truro irregular. See and
    • Multi-lingual version of software as used on Falmouth LETS site being developed by programmers in Holland and Norway in collaboration with Rob & Chris from Falmouth LETS.
    • Timebanks in Cornwall: new pilots starting. See Rob has details.


    • Is investigating the idea of a tool library for the area and demonstrated a possible admin system.


    • Local food potential.
    • Producing drawings on retrofit projects for Fal Energy Partnership.


    • Fal Energy Partnership application LEAF fund, (produced in 13 days and submitted midnight 21st Dec). Bid consists of:
        • community awareness-raising through local festivals and activities;
        • local case studies,
        • local parish champions;
        • website (to include a ‘hot map’);
        • assist local landowners to erect wind turbines;
        • retrofit and insulation advice for local typical housing.

      Will know if successful second week in Jan.

    • Fal Energy Partnership at The Poly: Wed 25th Jan. ‘How to make it happen’- local energy, local wealth and local resilience. Donations £2 to The Poly
    • ‘Forward to Basics’. Start end of Jan – Six week programme of info and activities – basic living needs and initiatives to reduce poverty: food, shelter, fuel, money, company and opportunity. Displays in foyer of Falmouth Library, activities and meetings etc. Partnership with Falmouth and Penryn Poverty Forum, Community Alive Falmouth, Fairtrade Falmouth, Falmouth LETS and Transition Falmouth.
    • May (date not set yet). ‘Falmouth Alive Big Debate’: The third annual event for Community Alive Falmouth supporting and networking local groups.

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