Community Information and Links

Arts and culture

Sky High Arts: A community arts, aerial dance, and contemporary circus community interest company, based in St Ives. |


St Ives Business Improvement District (BID): Giving local businesses the power to raise and spend funds locally, to improve their trading environment. 01736 792121 |


Bible Christian Methodist Church: St Peter’s Street, St Ives. Part of the West Cornwall Methodist Circuit.

Catholic Church of The Sacred Heart and St Ia: Tregenna Hill, St Ives.

St Anta Church, Carbis Bay: Porthrepta Road, Carbis Bay.

St Ives Parish Church: St Andrew’s Street, St Ives.

St John’s in the Fields, St Ives: Parc-an-Stamps, St Ives.

St Uny Church, Lelant:

The Vine Elim: Carbis Bay Memorial Hall.

West Cornwall Methodist Circuit: Includes Carbis Bay Wesley, Chy-an-Gweal Methodist Chapel, Fore Street Methodist Church, and Hellesveor Methodist Chapel.

Zio Community Church: Fore Street, St Ives.

Clubs and societies

Old Cornwall Society: Celebrating St Ives’ past with talks, presentations, and celebrations.

Rotary Club of St Ives: A local group of a global network of volunteers, trying to make the world a better place.


Skatepark Project: Fundraising to revamp the existing skatepark at Penbeagle.

St Ives and Carbis Bay Memory Café: Entertainment, quizzes, music, and exercise on offer. 07851 111496 | Website

St Ives Community Fund: A charitable trust to support local people in times of need. The trust receives donations and raises funds through events.

Volunteer Cornwall: Do you need help? Request a volunteer by calling 01872 266988 or email


Heart of the Woods: Providing a programme of educational, social, and volunteering opportunities that seek to actively benefit individuals and the community. Ensuring the health and biodiversity of the environment for future generations through encouraging a reconnection with nature, sharing of skills. and sense of stewardship for the local environment.


St Ives Community Orchard Food Share: Offering food that would otherwise be thrown away at three local Co-Op stores to those in need.

St Ives Food Bank: A system of collation, collection, and distribution of basic food items to support people at times of crisis. 07958 390303 |


Cornwall Council: News, meetings agendas, contact details for councillors.

St Ives Town Council: News, meeting agendas, contact details for councillors. 01736 797840 |


Stennack Surgery: Make appointments, organise prescriptions, and have your say. 01736 793333 |

Public conveniences

West Pier, adjacent to the Lifeboat Station: open all year, 40p charge (contactless)
Dove Street: open all year
Sloop car park: open all year
Longstone cemetery, Carbis Bay: open all year
Smeaton’s Pier: seasonal opening
Porthminster: seasonal opening
Porthmeor car park: seasonal opening
Porthgwidden: seasonal opening
Trenwith car park: seasonal opening

The sea

National Coastwatch Institution: Safeguarding lives by watching over vulnerable craft and coastal activity in St Ives Bay. 01736 799398 |

RNLI: Volunteer lifeavers constantly on call. Drop into the shop by the lifeboat house to help keep the service going.


St Ives Pilot Gig Club: Founded in 1990 by a small group of enthusiasts. The club rows out of Carbis Bay.

St Ives Sailing Club: Sailing in spring and summer on Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons.