Last year, we were thrilled to win at the Cornwall Heritage Awards for our ‘Contribution to the Environment and Circular Economy’ through our environmental programme ‘Planet PK’. Recently, the award reached our shores and was presented to Paddy and Dave in the garden at PK. The award itself was a beautiful wood laser cut by The Cornish Laser Cutting Co.
Wildflower planting in collaboration with Eden Project and installing beehives onto unused land has significantly improved local biodiversity.
Recent focus has been on partnership working towards ‘Plastic Free Community’ status with Surfers Against Sewage for Porthcurno – setting up a steering group including National Trust, Cornwall AONB, Cornwall Council, Minack Theatre, Porthcurno Beach Café, and local-residents. This has included organising regular community beach cleans.
With help from Arts Council England and Cornwall AONB our ‘Lights Out for Darker Skies’ exhibition supports the Penwith application to become an International Dark Sky Park.
Planet PK has highlighted the diverse wildlife in Porthcurno as well as increased awareness of the environmental pressures faced due to the area’s popularity. Our bi-monthly Young Curators blog includes updates from our night-time wildlife camera courtesy of Tevi Cornwall. Planet PK have hosted digital takeovers and features for the likes of BBC Springwatch, The Wildlife Trusts, Finisterre Broadcast, and Visit Cornwall.
Our bee-keepers Paddy Trembath and Dave Twomlow accept the award for PK Porthcurno!
Photo credit: Maeve Cushla, August 2021