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Local GCSE art students exhibit their work at Eden

July 22, 2014
Author: Emily Ould

The Spiral Garden behind our Core Building at the Eden Project is treasured by visitors for its relaxing atmosphere and ability to reconnect them with nature. Over the past week it has been used as a beautiful setting for an exhibition of art by students of Penrice Academy in the nearby Cornish town of St [...]

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Collective buying scheme to secure cheaper energy tariffs and tackle fuel poverty in Cornwall

July 23, 2012
Author: Hannah

The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey visited the Eden Project today to launch a ground-breaking collective buying scheme which aims to tackle fuel poverty in Cornwall. The new scheme, Cornwall Together, is to help households across the county save an estimated £3.7 million through cheaper energy tariffs. It is hoped [...]

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Take part in a community grants ‘Dragon’s Den’ for Cornwall

July 13, 2012
Author: Hannah

If you live in Cornwall’s St Blazey, Par or Tywardreath you’re invited to a special Dragon’s Den style event where you get to decide which community projects deserve a slice of Big Lottery Fund grants. The event, which takes place in Par on 28 July 2012, will see shortlisted applicants pitching their projects to the [...]

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Free neighbourhood plan conferences for communities

May 31, 2012
Author: Hannah

This event has finished, but we are running a similar event in Bristol in February 2013. Is your community looking for guidance and inspiration with your Neighbourhood Plan? Come along to one of our free ‘Planning Camps’, which are specially designed to give communities and Neighbourhood Planning Front Runners the tools and ideas to shape [...]

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New rooftop garden for Plymouth community

April 18, 2012
Author: Hannah

This weekend Eden helped host a Secret Garden Party with Plymouth Community Homes (PCH) and residents of an inner city housing block in Plymouth who want to create a community roof garden. Morley Court’s residents are keen to turn the paved and grassed area, which sits on top of a car park and is overlooked [...]

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Throw a Big Lunch street party to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee

April 9, 2012
Author: Hannah

If you need an excuse for a good street party, then there’s one coming up on Sunday 3 June, when neighbours break out the bunting for the annual nationwide Big Lunch. Whether you’re into the idea of celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee or not, The Big Lunch offers a brilliant opportunity to get to know [...]

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Cornwall flood risk debate, 14 March

March 8, 2012
Author: Hannah

We’re convening an evening debate on ‘Living with the risk of flooding’, to give people from Cornwall the chance to feed into government policy on flood risk. Held in the informal setting of the Eden Project Cafe, in St Austell town centre, the debate will focus on the best ways to deal with the increasing [...]

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How to work with young people on neighbourhood planning

February 22, 2012
Author: Guest

If you’re running a community consultation or creating a Neighbourhood Plan, it’s essential that you include the views of as many different groups of residents as possible – including young people. Eden Education Team member Bran Howell shares his advice on how to make this task easy, rewarding and useful. Top tips for including young [...]

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How to use Twitter, Facebook, blogs and more for neighbourhood planning

February 20, 2012
Author: Hannah

If used well, social media can be a fantastic free tool for anyone running a community consultation or mobilising residents to take part in neighbourhood planning. While there’s no substitute for traditional methods of communication, such as door knocking, local meetings, posters and leaflets, Twitter, Facebook and blogs can help your campaign reach more people. [...]

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Just £5 for Eden Locals’ Annual Pass for residents of Cornwall and Devon

January 25, 2012
Author: Hannah

If you live in Cornwall or Devon, make the most of visits to Eden throughout the year with a one-year Locals’ Annual Pass for just £5, or two years for £10. We’re running this special offer for locals until Friday 10 February 2012. Don’t worry, if you can’t visit straight away but are keen to [...]

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