People worried about the climate, nature and cost of living crisis are invited to discuss how to tackle these issues in Cornwall.

A Community Conversation will be held on Saturday, April 6 at Truro Cathedral, where people can share their concerns and find ways to work with others on potential solutions.  

The free event has been organised by the Mid-Cornwall Climate and Eco Hub, with Myghal Ryual, Truro Cathedral, Truro City Council and Cornwall Council’s Carbon Neutral Team. It will take place between 12.30pm and 3.30pm in The Chapter House at Truro Cathedral - doors will open at noon.

Those in attendance will hear a series of short presentations from guest speakers, including Robert Uig from Bude Climate Partnership, followed by a discussion of how people can respond as a community to the climate, nature and cost-of-living crises in Cornwall.

Civic leaders, health professionals and members of the multi-faith and multi-cultural community will be represented, and the feedback from these discussions will be presented to MPs, regional and national decision-makers and faith leaders. 

More information can be found on the Mid-Cornwall Climate and Eco Hub Facebook page. Attendance is free but places must be booked via Eventbrite – search for Community Conversation Tickets.  

The Mid-Cornwall Climate and Eco Hub was launched by friends Marcelle Coburn, Jackie Dash, Sarah Pethybridge and Jackie Walkden in September as a welcoming and friendly space where groups, individuals and communities can find information and advice on reducing their carbon impact.

It is based at 36a St Austell Street, Truro, TR1 1SE and is open on Tuesdays from 1pm to 5pm and Saturdays from 10am to 2pm.

Sarah Pethybridge said: “Although the event is called a Community Conversation, this will not be just a talking shop.

“We want to end the day with a clear idea of what the community want to see done to address the challenges we are facing, and how this might be achieved. 

“We will then be calling on people in positions of authority to listen to the voice of the local community and take action.”

Over the past six months Hub events, including energy-saving advice sessions, have attracted more than 200 people.

The Hub also hosts a Repair Café from 10am to noon on the first Saturday of the month. A monthly Climate Café provides a safe space for people to talk about their feelings towards ecological issues - the next will be held on Saturday at 2pm.  

The team are now looking for ways to secure the long-term future of the Hub. “So far we have been using our own resources to support the Hub,” said Marcelle Coburn. “We now need to find other funding to enable us to continue with and develop our work.”

A Crowdfunding campaign was launched at the end of last month with the aim of raising £5,000 by Monday, March 25. To support the campaign visit