Cornish Pirates help WCCR launch campaign to tackle high energy bills

Cornish Pirates Tom Channon, Kieran Goss and Francisco DeFormes joined Rob Pickering from West Cornwall Community Renewables in front of Penwith College’s wind turbine to launch the community group’s ‘Power to Penwith’ project this week.

The campaign, funded by the Department of Energy and Climate Change, will provide local residents across Penwith with access to free advice to help them better understand how to save energy at home and make savings on their ever-increasing energy bills.

WCCR will be holding 3 drop in sessions at the end of March where members of the public can sit down with an energy expert over free coffee and cake and find out answers to questions about their energy bills, from whether they could save money by switching energy supplier to finding grants and finance options for installing energy efficiency improvements.

The drop in ‘energy cafes’ will be held in Penzance and St Ives and will take place on the following dates:

Wednesday 25th March, 5:30pm to 7:30pm, The Front Room, Market Jew Street, Penzance
Thursday 26th March, 5:30pm to 7:30pm, Cafe Art, Chapel Street, St Ives
Monday 30th March, 5:30pm to 7:30pm, The Front Room, Market Jew Street, Penzance

As well as the drop-in sessions, WCCR will also be hosting a free screening of the Matt Damon fracking-themed blockbuster ‘Promised Land’ at The Redwing Gallery in Penzance on Friday March 27th at 7pm, open to anyone interested in finding out more about WCCR and the Power to Penwith project. Thirty free tickets (including free popcorn!) are available on a first-come, first-served basis and can be reserved by emailing

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