St Ives Study visit!

The Bioregional Learning Centre is running a study trip to St Ives (Cornwall) on 12 and 13 April to meet and talk to the individuals who are involved in the social and economic regeneration of that place. We have 12 places for individuals involved in similar work in Devon who would like to learn from, and contribute ideas to, that community-led initiative.
St Ives is unique is having:
  • A Neighbourhood Plan that has led the way in banning second home ownership
  • A Community Charter that is bringing many community groups together to protect local assets
  • A Local Economic Strategy that helped secure funding from the Coastal Communities Fund

With walk-about visits to local projects such as the Archive and buildings now owned by the Community Land Trust we will see what is happening on the ground. A panel discussion on the Friday evening with local people invited to attend will ask what is next for St Ives.

This is a great opportunity to learn how we could do this in our own places. To reserve one of the 12 places, at a cost of £40, contact Isabel Carlisle at or phone 07775566648

N.B. You will need to book your own accommodation and organise your own food.