Transition Falmouth Meeting 24th July 2013

Transition Falmouth Meeting 24th July 2013 at Star and Garter 7:00pm. Brief updates follow – please contact individuals mentioned for clarification and full reports.

Arts and Crafts: more info from Lorely.

  • Darnit (TF Arts and Crafts group) to set a date for relaunch. Contact Lorely.

Community: more info from Lorely.

  • Community Alive Falmouth: no events being organised at the moment, still active. A block insurance for community activities is being explored.
  • Free festival (as per last month) no information yet. Lorely to suggest Luc contact Source FM.

Economics: more info from Rob.

  • Falmouth LETS (Local Exchange Trading Scheme) – meets every fourth Monday in the month 7:30pm at Star and Garter, and has monthly work parties most of the year. See – More info Rob.

Education: Skilling Up: more info from Lorely.

  • An ‘outdoor classroom’ is nearing completion at Trevone Trees.
  • Film evening at Rob’s tba (possibly a monthly Thursday from Sept).

Energy: more info from Lorely.

  • Fal Energy Partnership:
    • The Solar Club project ongoing.
    • Coastal Communities funding bid unfortunately not successful.
    • Successful meeting with Energyshare potential crowd funding project in Sept.
    • Requesting a volunteer to run the communication side – media and publicity.
    • Philip suggested request Tremough graduate to talk on research for Wadebridge Renewable Energy Network etc to Fal Energy Partnership.
  • Philip wrote to MP re UK energy bill – no reply yet.

Food: more info from Lorely.

  • Incredible Edible Penryn: very active in Penryn with several events and a major Sept event being organised. There is a Facebook page. More info from
  • Trelawney’s Field – Falmouth School purchasing the NHS site.

Health and Wellbeing: more info from Lorely.

  • Date to be arranged – Green Drinks/Book Club – First book possibly discuss ‘Active Hope’ by Joanna Macey and Chris Johnson.

Communication and Publicity: more info from Rob.

  • Rob is transferring existing website content from to a new site built with Wordpress, which will replace the existing site soon. Input invited re new content. Workshop planned for September.
  • Bee has offered to set up a Facebook profile.
  • Group discussed potential of an information stall at the Kimberley Park – Source FM/FTC “Park Live” – see – two more after July 28th (in Aug and Sept)


  • Car Club: ongoing. Lorely to request an update.

Waste and Resources: more info from Philip.

  • Cornwall Council Advisory group – Tim Andrews (Green Party) is the Vice-Chairman of the Committee (keen to follow up our concerns re. recycling).
  • Philip approaching Dave Saunby Falmouth and CC Councillor.
  • Philip has updated the TF strategy document he produced 2 years ago. Rob and Philip to add it to website etc.

Building: more info from Lorely.
No activities at the moment.

Partnerships: more info from Lorely.
No activities at the moment.

Present: Rob, Philip, Bee and Lorely(notes): 01326 374397, 01326 317587

Next meeting, 19:00-20:30, Wed 28th Aug 2013 at Star & Garter, 52 High St, Falmouth

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