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Promoting economic growth to help the St Austell Bay area realise its full potential

SABEF is a group of local businesses, public bodies and community organisations

Welcome to the St Austell Bay Economic Forum (SABEF), I am delighted to share with you our aspirations for the St Austell Bay and Clay areas.  Learn more about our current projects and the other initiatives that we actively support.

To get involved please sign up to our mailing list and follow us on social media. By coming together as a community we can bring more prosperity to our area. We look forward to hearing from you.

James Staughton

Chair, SABEF

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Our Projects

Garden Town

This project is in its infancy and has the support of the key gardens in the area. The first step is to agree a design and scope. The vision is to make St Austell an amazing horticultural destination.


We have a vision to turn St Austell into a destination celebrating our clay heritage. The Whitegold Festival is the first step on this journey and we are proud to be hosting the fifth festival on 19th September 2020.

St Austell website

We are developing a website for St Austell that will incorporate events, community pages and a business directory.

Local projects we support

Where are we?

St Austell Bay – From Lostwithiel to Indian Queens, Caerhays to Fowey

Diverse and beautiful, the area is rich in natural and heritage assets

Who are we?

St Austell Bay Economic Forum (SABEF)

The St Austell Bay Economic Forum incorporated as a Community Interest Company in 2015. Details can be found through Companies House, under St Austell Bay CIC. We have a Board of Directors, who all give their time on a voluntary basis.

The learn more about our Board and the bodies they represent click here.

SABEF is proud to act as the Coastal Community Team for the St Austell Bay area.

In 2014 we were appointed as the Coastal Community Team to represent the area.

This has resulted in funding for the St Austell Market House and other projects.

Our Supporters

We continue to enjoy support from a large number of bodies, be it time or funding, or both. While not a complete list, we are especially grateful to the following supporters.

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