St Ives launch their Community Charter!

With a celebratory walk around the town that reminded us of the ancient "Beating the Bounds" to mark territory, residents of St Ives walked through the streets with a brass band for the launch of their Community Charter!  The sounds of the band brought out residents from their houses in curisoity, some waving others joining in the walk.  It was a pleasure to help the communty initiate a charter which represented their cultural heritage and sense of the integrity of their place.  

Below are some links to further information and videos:

1. The St Ives Community Land Trust (

2.  A video of the community session that "harvested" the material for the Community Charter (

3. A video of the launch event in October 2017 (