Penzance beautiful aerial photo showing Jubilee Pool, the sea and the town

This year, the Penzance community came together and made amazing things happen for people and planet – from joining the refill revolution to raising awareness of rising sea levels.

Here’s a reminder of six amazing things we achieved together in 2021. (Want more stories like this? Sign up to our email newsletter.)

6 good news stories from Penzance in 2021. Aerial photo of Penzance showing jubilee pool and surrounding area.
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Refill Penzance launched

We launched a community refill scheme in Penzance, Cornwall to help locals and visitors avoid single use plastic and support local high street businesses.

Reduced plastic at Tour of Britain

Tackling plastic waste is a tough job – especially when it comes to big events. But as the people of Penzance welcomed the Tour of Britain to town, we were pleased there were signs that things are changing.

We sent toolkits to every home in Penzance

We’re creating a wave of positive change everyone can be part of, and it starts at home. That’s why we sent a copy of our individual tool kit to every home in Penzance. It’s packed with ideas for saving energy (and pounds) and making positive change.

£21.5m Town Deal success

The town was awarded £21.5m through the Town’s Deal Fund. Sustainable Penzance sit as a community representative on the board for this vital funding pot for the future of the town – and people and planet are already featuring much higher up the pecking order than they ever have done before in decision making.

Hundreds join Global Day of Action in Penzance

Hundreds of people lined the Jubilee Pool to watch ‘Out of Sink’ raise awareness of rising sea levels and the need for global leaders to take urgent action on the climate crisis as the Global Day of Action came to Penzance, Cornwall.

Building a community hub

New and incredible projects are happening all the time in Penzance, supporting and evolving our vibrant community for generations to come – and The Gardeners’ House Project is no exception.

We’re working to bring together our community to protect the environment and create a more sustainable way of living, working and doing business. Join us and help create a thriving town which puts people and planet first!

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