- Access to Nature Cornwall
The Access to Nature Cornwall Project is in essence about inspiring local people of all ages to learn more about and enjoy the natural spaces around them.
- An Kylgh Kernewek
An Kylgh Kernewek (The Cornish Language Circle) has been running Cornish language classes since 2007. Classes are normally held in the Falmouth/Penryn and Redruth areas and at Rosewarne Downs, Camborne.
- Ask the Police
‘Ask the Police’ contains nationally consistent answers to over 750 of the questions most frequently asked of the Police. The public can quickly find the answers they need from this extensive resource, and the service is free. If the answer is not contained on the ‘Ask the Police’ website there is a facility to email the question which is usually answered within 24hrs.
- Big Lunch Extras
Are you the person in your community who makes stuff happen?
The Eden Project’s Big Lunch Extras programme is designed to help individuals like you make a real difference to your neighbourhood. Together, we can start tackling the issue that matter to you most.
It starts with a free 3 day residential training event at the Eden Project, offering inspirational speakers, workshops, tours and the chance to network with other people on the programme. This is followed by a series of one-day road-shows across the country, to help develop your skills and keep up the momentum. But it doesn’t end there: throughout the process our team of Catalysts will support you as you develop your idea.
So if you are over 18 and you’ve got a great idea for a community project, need help with an existing project, or just want some inspiration, apply for your place now.
For more information and to apply for your place visit:
Or take a peek at our short film about the BLE journey
- Citizens Advice Bureau
The Citizens Advice service helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers.
- Community Assist
A new Cornish initiative designed to deliver ESF funded employment and skills training to voluntary and community organisations, together with a wide range of free specialist professional expertise.
- Community Energy Switch
What is it?
It’s all about residents of Cornwall, their friends and family getting together as a large group to get a cheap exclusive energy deal from the suppliers.
The September 2014 collective energy auction from energyhelpline saw over 40,000 sign-up, with switchers saving £221 on average.
- Congregationalist Cemetery, Ponsharden
For the last three years, under the supervision of English Heritage, we have been looking after the above cemetery. Our work has included gradually clearing the dense overgrowth from the site, tidying litter, stabilising the most vulnerable monuments, seeding the area with grass and encouraging the return of native flora and fauna. We have also undertaken a full detailed survey of every surviving memorial, including a transcription of all texts found upon them. Recently, a "Friends of the Ponsharden Cemeteries" group was formed (between the custodians of the adjacent Jewish cemetery and ourselves) and we are now working closely with English Heritage, FTC and Sainsburys to put together a plan which will ensure a bright future for these historically important sites.
- Cornwall Association of Local Councils
The Cornwall Association of Local Councils is the membership association for parish and town councils in the Duchy. The Association offers support in all aspects of the work of local councils in Cornwall.
- Cornwall Council
Updated daily with information on services provided by the Council.
- Environment Agency Flood Warnings
Information on local flood warnings, plus links to three day flood risk forecasts and river and sea levels.
- Falmouth Dementia Action Alliance
In 2015 Penryn Town Council became a member of the Falmouth Demtia Action Alliance. The Dementia Action Alliance brings together organisations across England committed to transforming the lives of people with dementia and their carers.
- Falmouth University
University College Falmouth is one of the UK's leading specialist arts institutions. We pride ourselves on our creativity and inspiration.
- Family Information Service
FIS can provide information on:
• Paying for childcare, including:
o Funding for two year olds
o Funding for three and four year olds
• Children’s Centres and what’s on
• Family support groups
• Finding help with many family related matters
• Support and provision for special education needs and disabilities (SEND)
• Working in the childcare sector
Offering confidential, impartial information and advice for parents and carers of children and young people aged 0 – 19, or 25 for young people with SEND.
FIS is also available to support professionals working with families who are unclear of where to go next.
- Healthwatch Cornwall
Healthwatch Cornwall is the consumer champion of adult and children’s health and social care in the county. It will listen to the experiences people have of local, publicly-funded care, whether good or bad, and use them to help inform and influence the commissioners and providers of services.
- Home-Start Kernow
Home-Start is a community based charity utilising the skills and experience of local people to meet the needs of local families. They encourage wider support networks and promote increased engagement in community life for families and volunteers.
- Penryn and Falmouth Foodbank
“The foodbank was there when we really needed it, it was an absolute lifeline.”
We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
Plantlife's Wild About Plants project aims to help people reconnect with the outdoors and their local greenspaces. Working with schools, families and communities from all walks of life and with fantastic free downloadable resources, the team hope to engage people with the nature on their doorstep.
- Ports of Truro and Penryn
Information about the Ports.
- Promoting Health Information Line (PHIL)
(PHIL) is a health promotion initiative developed by Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Primary Care Trust. This service is designed to provide advise and support to those who wish to make a positive lifestyle change concerning smoking, alcohol intake, healthy weight and physical activity.
This site shows possible delays within Cornwall. It includes information about timescales and the utility or authority responsible for the work. Please search for the area that interests you. You can use the arrow (top right) to view or close the menu.
- RSPB: Seagull Advice
Advice on seagulls
- Rural Services Network
The Rural Services Network (RSN) represents the interests of rural service providers and their rural communities in England.
- Shared Lives South West
Shared Lives South West are a charity based in Cornwall providing home based placements for adults with learning disabilities, people with mental health problems, older people, people with dementia and people with physical disabilities.
- Sustrans Map
An Active Travel map has been produced for Penryn and Falmouth. The map brings sustainable travel information including walking, cycling and public transport together in one place. It shows local amenities including green spaces, shops, schools, leisure facilities and how to get to them on foot, by bike or by public transport. The map contains a unique travel/time calculator which enables you to work out how long it will take to travel a journey by foot or bike. There is further information about cycle routes and facilities in the local area.
The map has been produced in partnership with Cornwall Council as part of the Access to Education project, funded by the Department for Transport's Local Sustainable Transport Fund. The map has been designed and produced by Sustrans in association with Four Point Mapping.
- The Maritime Line - Great Scenic Railways
The Maritime Line links the bustling Cathedral city of Truro with the harbour port of Falmouth.
This busy line is great for going shopping in Truro, exploring Falmouth and its maritime history or for exploring the area on foot with the many footpaths and trails that exist.
- Truro and Penryn Harbours Forum
The Harbours' Forum provides formal representation of the views of the esturial users, and other interested parties, the Harbours' Board on matters related to the development, management and operation of the Ports of Truro and Penryn.
- Visit Penryn
The aim of Visit Penryn is to promote the on and offline profile of Penryn as a community, the towns traders and the community based projects that go into making one of the oldest towns in Cornwall a great place to live and visit. Providing a one stop online hub of information about the town.