A Vibrant Low Energy Future for Helston and District

What's New?

FILM Showing 24th March 2011

Handmade Nation

Transition Helston are pleased to invite you to a film about the rise of DIY, Craft and Design by Faythe Levine. The film showing will take place at Helston College, North Site, Modern Languages block at 7pm on Thursday the 24th of March.

All Welcome!

Annual Review 2010

We will be having our annual review on Tuesday the 9th of November 7.30pm at Helston Community College.

It will be an opportunity to hear about our activities this year and help form our plans for 2011. We will also be showing the film "Transition to a World Without Oil" featuring Transition's founder Rob Hopkins. All members, supporters and the curious are welcome to attend. If you are concerned about how our communities will adapt to ever increasing oil prices and the theats of climate change, then come along and make a difference.

10th October 2010 - Helston's 10:10:10 Event a Major Success


A team of volunteers marked 10:10:10 day by finishing off the Transition Tree Nursery at Weeth. The site now has a rainwater reservoir, an irrigation system and a plot of land ready to receive tree saplings that will arrive in November.


As one of the volunteers said, 'Sundays Global Work Party gave me a sense of how much can be achieved by a group of people who have decided to co-operate and do something constructive.The other cheering thing about taking part on 10:10:10 was meeting so many positive, interesting and friendly people and realising that not only are we capable of rising to challenges but we're going to have a good time and make friends in the process'.

OWL Monitors Now Available

OWL Monitors

Transition Helston are pleased to announce the start of a loan service for OWL electricity monitors. These monitors clip around your incoming mains cable and provide an instant display showing how much electricity you are using.

Find out where you are wasting electricity (and money!) and save money and reduce your carbon footprint. Monitors are available from the Guildhall free of charge for a two week period. The monitors are a join initiative by Helston Town Council and Transition Helston and with financial backing from Cornwall Council.

In this photo John Boase, Helston Town Mayor, presents the first monitor to Rob McLeod of Helston in the presence of Vicky Matthews (left, Deputy Mayor and Transition Helston Member) and Kathy Doeser from Transition Helston's Energy Group (right).


It is here ! The guide was launched at the South Kerrier Festival of Food on the 3rd of July - see www.skoff.org.uk

Check the Foodguide page to find out where you can pick up a copy of the guide.

Future Events

What are we about?

Transition Helston is a new, voluntary initiative set up to work within Helston and district to engage all sectors of our community in dealing with the twin challenges of Peak Oil and Climate Change These problems suggest a low energy future for all of us and we will need a resilient, capable community to deal with what lies ahead.
As a first step towards achieving this we are embarking on a programme of awareness rasiing, helping people to find out more about these problems. This process will also involve getting people to talk to one another and to start building social networks. We will be showing films and inviting speakers.
Interest Groups have started to formwith Food and Energy Groups actively underway. See their own pages for details of project activities.

Joining Transition Helston is free and easy, just email John at info@transitionhelston.org.uk