Fal Energy Meeting notes for 20th and 27th April

Fal Energy LEAF mtg:  20th April 2012 at Rob’s.

Attendees: Rob, Caroline, Nigel, Lorely(notes)   Working meeting on computers.

FEP on falmouthalive website:

  • New words agreed and put on main page.
  • Link made to Caroline’s graphics, vision document and the FEP Pack pages.
  • History page updated.
  • Caroline to send low res pdfs (of vision and FEP Pack) and style guide to Rob.
  • Lorely to produce report of last 3 months activities.


  • Caroline to produce Mail chimp newsletter.
  • Lorely to keep lists of interested and members etc.
  • Rob to produce a discussion email group. Invite to be announced through the newsletter – Caroline. Lorely to contact existing emailees to let them know.
  • Nigel added as recipient of info address which also goes to Charmian, Caroline and Lorely.

FEP dedicated Website

  • Rob will start to produce a dedicated website and happy to lead dependent on agreement from ALL on info address and the wider group as to content and their full participation in the process.
  • Website can be completed by Rob after April.
  • Website to be built using WordPress and interactive.

FEP Membership:

  • Nigel producing draft application membership form.
  • A membership button to go on website for virtual joining.
  • Legal establishment has not been confirmed yet.

FEP Energy Packs:

  • Volunteers – Rob, Philip, Wendy, Rachel and Lorely (2 sessions) have completed the 2000 packs.
  • Collection points – OneStop Shops and Libraries in Falmouth and Penryn plus the following shops in the surrounding villages have the packs for collection:  Budock Village Stores, Constantine Post Office, Flushing Stores, Longdowns Petrol Station, Mabe Shop, Mawnan Post Office, Mylor Stores, Perranwell Station Post Office and Ponsanooth Post Office, plus Tremough.
  • All the Estate Agents offices in Falmouth have packs and student letting agents.
  • Press release re collection points for FEP Packs has gone to West Briton and Falmouth Packet.
  • 15 boxes of packs are being stored in Falmouth OneStopShop, can be collected any time shop open.
  • Some shops only took a few so need regular contacting to top up.


  • A monthly stall on The Moor is being organised.   Ruth covering insurance through Falmouth Town Council. It will be a Community Alive Falmouth stall with specifics about Fal Energy.  Date for start being discussed – could be 1st Sat of each month?
  • 5th May 350.org ‘Joining the Dots’ global event day – what can we do?
  • Meeting mid May to start membership drive.
  • Camp Kernow keen to support our activities.
  • Lorely to purchase a mobile demonstration energy set up for demonstration at events and at Trevone.


  • The LEAF fund work is being completed.  All activities had to be completed by end of March. All reports have to be in by 30th April.

Misc: 21st and 22nd April –  activities at Trevone to support 10:10’s Remade Month – skill sharing and repairing, and Earth Day on Sunday.

Next Meeting: tba

Fal Energy LEAF mtg:  27th April 2012 at Caroline’s.

Attendees: Caroline. Lorely (notes)   Working meeting on final report for LEAF.

Hot map success:

  • A local company is happy to pay £50 to be added to the hot map and others following therefore accountant and bank needed asap.
  • Accountant:  Lorely to contact Volunteer Cornwall to advertise for a volunteer.
  • Bank:  Social Enterprise not yet confirmed so no bank account but Transition Falmouth has an available bank account that could hold funds until then.
  • Caroline willing to manage Hotmap and money coming in while it is active.
  • Caroline to produce a thank you letter for distribution points/shops etc  with info on the hotmap.  Lorely to distribute.

FEP Energy Packs:

725 have been distributed.  1275 available for events and to top up distribution ships etc.


  • Community Alive on The Moor with FEP promotion next Sat 5th May to link with ‘Connect he Dots’ global initiative for 350.org.
  • Regular 1st Sat on The Moor planned.

LEAF Report:    deadline Monday 30th April.  Caroline producing Community Activities graphic report, Charmian finalising technical report.

Fal Energy Transport Group: Meeting to be arranged asap.



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