St. Ives Trust

The Trust, a non profit charitable organisation, is essentially a campaigning group set up in 1967 to preserve the history, architecture, geography and natural history of St Ives.

In that period of time there have been many events and changes in the town, and to the Trust itself. In 2010 the Trustees decided to use web technology as a facilitation tool to move forward the original aims of the Trust. The intention is to give the town a voice to steer development policy and provide tools to influence Cornwall County Council and the like. Imagine the Trust’s website as an expansive version of the letters page of the excellent Times & Echo or similar to voicing your concerns to a planning committee of the town.

In addition to the website we run a more social and rewarding exchange. Trust Talks are regularly  held on key topics that impact on the town. We email out details to members signed up to our newsletter (free or paid) with dates, time and speakers, please do attend and bring a friend.

The Trust aims to provide leadership and focus in the protection, enhancement and development of the built environment. Our aims are to encourage high standards of architecture, the conservation of meritorious buildings and environments of all historical periods including that of the last century and to stimulate design conscious planning within the town and its surroundings. To stimulate public interest in, and care for, the beauty, history and character of the town and its environs. To encourage the preservation, development, improvement and enhancement of features of general public amenity or historic interest. To pursue these ends by means of meetings, exhibitions, field trips, lectures, publications, its website and the promotion of schemes of a civic and community nature.

Through our activities we aim to act as a forum for public debate and exchange ideas about what is happening in St. Ives and what should happen.

Please join us.

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