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  1. Is TF still active?
    looking at this website & calendar of events, it would appear that TF has run out of steam!! Plenty in 2007, some things dated 2008, but hardly anything this year…can someone tell me what has happened?

    • Welcome.

      TF is definitely still active. After 2 years + of awareness raising events, our focus is now more on being the catalyst for projects and partnerships with existing organisations.

      Most ongoing discussion takes place on the mailing list (see Contact Page) rather than the website (currently 46 people on info list, 79 on discuss) – I recommend joining TFdiscuss.

      We do have capacity issues at present re putting on high profile events (several key people have moved on, and events in the Spring weren’t well attended), so we are looking for fresh ideas, energy and commitment from more people prepared to get involved and take on responsibility.

      That said our informal meeting last week was pretty positive and encouraging – we’ll be continuing these informal meetings on a monthly basis and are looking for fresh ideas for an autumn programme.

      What aspects of Transition are you particularly interested in?

      Rob

    • Welcome All,

      As with anything in life, the more you put in, the more you get out. There are people in the community who strongly support the Transition ideology, but whose support isn’t always obvious ‘on the ground’ – as they may already be active in linked partnerships. I see this as an ‘on-going’ movement with local peaks and troughs, which is why soical and partnership links are so important and of course active new blood is always, very,very welcome.

      Wendy

  2. photography student
    hi all.

    i am new to TF, unsure of where to start but hear goes. i am a 3rd year photography student and the university. my final major project is heading towards sustainable living, enviroment issues etc.

    i want to learn more about the local areas ideas and actions on change. eg what people are doing, teaching, community and individuals.

    i would love to document things such allotments, the people who run them, where the food grown goes, to solar power, self sufficient households,business communitiesetc. i am still at the very first stages of my project any help or advice would be great!
    thanks Hannah Bradbury
    hannahbradbury.photo@googlemail.com

    • Hi Hannah,
      I am happy to be a contact for allotments. I have an allotment at Chyenhall Allotments, Burnthouse , (the three fields visible from near Trelusswell Roundabout). Obviously not much to see/photograph this time of year, except for a big pile of manure!
      wendy_jrvs@yahoo.co.uk

      • Hi wendy,

        that would be amazing! thankyou so much. im sure i will find something of interest just the fact there is allotments themselves is great for me. maybe we could arrange to meet and chat about how successfull things are,how you go about looking after your plot, arrange when is best to photograph etc.

        im farley free especially from next week and at weekends.
        thanks again.
        hannahbradbury.photo@googlemail.com

  3. Talk on Energy by Gage Williams – Wed 7th Jan

    For Transition Falmouth’s first event in 2009, Gage Williams will be giving a talk on local energy possibilities for Falmouth and Penryn, at

    W.I. Hall, Webber Street, Falmouth
    on Wednesday 7th January, 7:30pm…

    We will also be showing a short film and look forward to seeing you there.

    We will be rearranging venues for several forthcoming events due to the unfortunate closure of the Seafarers Centre. Any suggestions for future venues in Falmouth and Penryn are most welcome (especially offers of hosting our events! a venue with broadband access, such as we had at the Seafarers, would be most useful, but not essential)

    Happy New Year to all,

    Rob

    • For Transition Falmouth’s first event in 2009, Gage Williams will be giving a talk on local energy possibilities for Falmouth and Penryn

      Gage Williams’ Powerpoint presentation is now available in the new downloads section, along with several other excellent presentations given to TF over the past two years.

  4. Power of Community Film showing

    Wednesday 10th September, 19:30, Donations
    Miss Peapods Cafe, Jubilee Wharf, Penryn
    Film: “The Power of Community”
    As a prelude to Roberto Perez’s presentation at the WI Hall on Sept 17th, we are showing “The Power of Community” again (new projector, so”big screen” this time!). Roberto is the main narrator in the film. All welcome.

  5. Transition Falmouth Meeting 9th January

    Happy New Year all,

    Transition Falmouth General Meeting
    19:30 Wednesday, 9th January 2008
    W.I. Hall
    Webber Street
    Falmouth

    Get involved in the local Transition process. All welcome

    Preceded by a 15 min presentation by Aaron Moore on his work on Sustainable Design in Cornwall.

    Current Agenda items:
    * Matters arising from previous minutes
    * Constitution
    * Green Architecture conference
    * Bank Account
    * Cornwall Switch alternative to Good Energy proposal
    * TF Events: March – June
    * Venues
    * Links with local Climate Friendly Villages
    * Falmouth Energy Descent Action Plan
    * TF stall at FXU Community Action Volunteering Fayre 08
    * AOB

    Any additional agenda items, please email to
    info@transitionfalmouth.org.uk by evening of Tues 8th

    Reminder: there is also a special meeting at Bunk’s on Monday 7th Jan (19:30) to discuss the (hopefully) final draft of the constitution. All welcome.

  6. Transition Towns Radio Documentary
    Hello,

    My name is Myghal-Jon Stevens and I am a MA student at University College Falmouth. I am producing for my MA project a radio documentary about transition towns in the South West. I look forward to working with some of you and I will hopefully be contacting you soon. I have a blog page that follows my process and allows people to comment and contact me. It is at http://transitiontowns.wordpress.com/, so please feel free to pop along and have a look. I have just started this project, hence the new-looking and lack of information on the site yet – but keep an eye as I hope to really get it going as I get the radio documentary recorded.

    Any help is welcome for my project so please feel free to contact me at myghalstevens@hotmail.co.uk.

    Many thanks,
    Myghal-Jon

    • Myghal-Jon wrote:

      I am producing for my MA project a radio documentary about transition towns in the South West. I look forward to working with some of you and I will hopefully be contacting you soon.

      We look forward to meeting you – next TF event is on Wednesday in Penryn – see here for details.

      Myghal-Jon wrote:

      I have a blog page that follows my process and allows people to comment and contact me. It is at http://transitiontowns.wordpress.com/, so please feel free to pop along and have a look.

      All the best with the project.

      Rob

  7. Transition Falmouth Meeting & Film – 17th May 2007

    Film: “The Power of Community”
    This inspiring film looks at how Cuba responded to the collapse of the Soviet Union and the overnight disappearance of most of its oil imports. 50-minute film followed by discussion

    Location:
    Falmouth W.I. Hall
    Webber Street
    Falmouth

    Contact Information:
    Lorely
    01326 317587
    info@transitionfalmouth.org.uk
    http://www.transitionfalmouth.org.uk

    Donations

  8. Transition Falmouth Meeting – Wednesday 18th April 2007

    Transition Falmouth Meeting – Wednesday 18th April, 7pm

    General Meeting and Film, “A Crude Awakening” about Peak Oil

    Location: Jules Bistro, Webber Street, Falmouth

  9. Transition Falmouth Meeting – 3rd April 2007

    Transition Falmouth Meeting: Tues 3rd April 7:30 at the W.I. Hall, Falmouth

    One half of mtg for general catchup the second half focussed on Food discussion following the wealth of material Nick presented us with last thursday.

    • From Wendy:
      Agreed there were a lot of issues that came out of Nick’s Food & Agriculture talk.Possible areas I would suggest following up on;
      * the changes required in food culture/eating habits as a result of mainly eating what can be produced locally.
      * the differences in energy requirements between eating organically and eating local food without transport costs/food miles.
      * the future of woodland/coppicing management in Cornwall and partnerships to be made in this area.

  10. Transition Falmouth Meeting – 22nd March 2007

    TF Meeting Thurs 22nd March, 7.30pm at Miss Peapods Cafe, Jubilee Wharf.

    The meeting is focused on Food Issues, with a talk by Nick Swallow on Food and Agriculture.

    All welcome.

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