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Transition Lostwithiel


LostwithielClimate change and increasing energy costs will alter our way of life - how we work, shop, travel and live will need to adapt.

Transition Lostwithiel is about using our own creativity and talent to build a closer and more resilient community for everyone to enjoy. It's about making a transition from an unsustainable way of life to a sustainable one.

If you live in the local community, contact us to share your ideas or take part in projects. Join the mailing list to keep updated, or watch this space.


Eco-roundhouse building St Winnow Primary School embarked on an eco-roundhouse building project on Friday 12th June.They built the main frame to the roundhouse on Friday and over the weekend. A second week starting 26th June - 1st July will be putting up the roof and turfing it. It's a great way to learn about eco building and the school are desperate for volunteers! Contact the school if you would like to join in 01208 87266.

a'n dor (Cornish for 'of the earth') - 27 - 28 June 2015 10am-5pm, celebrating the landscape through Art, Craft & Rural Skills. Join us to meet some of the people who live and work here in this hidden corner of Cornwall, the beautiful Lynher Valley on the edge of Bodmin Moor.

Potager Garden, TR11 5RF open for charity - Sunday 28th June 5-9pm. Entry is by donation to the NGS charities.

The Great Cornish Artisan Show - Saturday 18th July 10.30 - 3.30 at Lostwithiel Community Centre. Amazing Artisan Crafts, Workshops, Make & take sessions, Demonstrations, Showcasing local artists, Pimms bar, live music, Kernow Forno wood oven pizzas.

73rd Annual Produce Show  - Saturday 12th September at Lostiwthiel Community Centre. To be opened at 2.30pm by The Worshipful The Mayor of Lostwithiel Councillor Pam Jarrett. Doors open at 2.00pm. Plant and produce - bring and buy stall all afternoon. Presentation of prizes at 4.00pm.

Plant Swap - every Saturday morning (unless it's torrential) until Sep/Oct. Come and swap your extra seedlings or cuttings... pick up a plant or seeds for a donation.

Playful Chorus - a community choir based in Lostwithiel for parents, carers, grandparents and anyone looking after children to come along and sing while children play. Repertoire is varied, no experience is necessary and there are no auditions. It's great fun - singing for the adults, and toys are provided for preschool-aged children Bring babies along in pram or sling. We meet at the Scout Hut in Lostwithiel on Fridays during term time between 10am and 11.15am.  Costs £3.50 for adults, no charge for children, this includes tea and coffee for adults and fruit snack for children.  For more info - or find us on Facebook




Toms Sawmills have another load of bark for free … just ring 01208 872238 to arrange pick up …..small and largish pieces but soon break down in the sun/rain.

Perennial Harvest Gardening Club - a mid Cornwall members non for profit club enabling families to support one another in their growing endeavours. They aim to:

  • support families to grow their own vegetables and fruits successfully at home
  • Enabling a cooperative approach to gardening through families working together and sharing knowledge, skills and resources
  • visit gardens and horticultural places of interest locally, regionally and nationally
  • provide a discussion forum via our Facebook page
  • arrange regular sessions for group members
  • arrange for guest speakers to give presentations
  • support other community groups in respect of gardening or horticultural matters

Email for more info

Small allotment available for vegetables at the bottom of our garden in Lostwithiel. Ideal for most things. A full range of tools available, together with a shed for storing anything of your own. We have the following equipment:

  • An easy to use rotivator
  • A good quality ex hire hedge trimmer
  • A new hedge trimmer that can be worked and extended to any angle
  • A decent fork and spade and all the necessary hand tools, plus use of a small greenhouse.
  • Coffee and Garibaldi’s available continuously
  • Toilet available

All we ask for this, is for you to cut our long hedge. Contact for more info

Tree register  - We wanted to build on our community orchard but couldn't find any publicly accessible land where we could get permission to plant trees. So we've come up with a Plan B: donate productive trees to people who live in Lostwithiel and keep a Tree Register. It means we have a more productive trees in the area and people can bring any surplus produce to the Plant Swap