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SCOTT MANN STARTS OFF THE PETITION FOR A CAMELFORD BY-PASS
Friday 17th November at the entrance to Enfield Park and a new campaign is launched to achieve a By-Pass around Camelford by local North Cornwall MP Scott Mann. A proposed by-pass has been on the map of Camelford since 1935!
Now, due to increased traffic and toxic air pollution levels, there is a valid reason to complete it.
The petition will be available in town for a few weeks so please come along and sign it!
FULL REPORT ON A39 AIR POLUTION OPTIONS
The report is in PDF format and is 77 pages long. It may take a while to download!
CHECK HERE FOR DATE OF NEXT MEETING.
CLEAN AIR ACTION DAY IN ENFIELD PARK
Saturday 8th April and the group was out to meet the people of Camelford to raise awareness of the levels of pollution that have been recorded in the centre of town - 3 times over the legal limit. This of course is due to the volume of traffic in the bottle neck at the traffic lights. HGV vehicles are the main offenders who come through town because it is the shortest and easiest route. Diversion routes are not good enough for large vehicles so they will continue to come through town. Recently the problem has become worse due to roadworks on the A.30. A proposed bye-pass has been on the map of Camelford since 1935!
Now there is a valid reason to complete it.
Alan Pollard interviews Claire Hewlitt, chair of the group. CLICK: See the Video
Sign online > CLICK: SIGN THE PETITION
CAMELFORD'S HONOURED CITIZENS AWARDS
Honoured Citizens L-R John Gilbert, Graham Fergusson, John ( Vegas) Praoline, Jane Moore, Peter Hicks, Philip Lessels.
Presentations were made at The Old Bank on 4th March - St. Piran's weekend.
Mayor Rob Rotchell presented the 6 guests with certificates of award, on behalf of the Town Council, at a celebratory lunch at Camelford's newest venue, The Old Bank in Market Place.
NOW AND THEN OPENS IN FORE STREET
In picture: Rob Rotchell (Town Mayor), Katherine Goode, Councillor Phillip Lassels, Di Taylor (Editor of the Camelfordian), Keith Gwatkin.
CAMELFORD'S NEW COMMUNITY HUB OPENS AT THE OLD BANK IN MARKET PLACE.
Over 50 guests were invited to celebrate the opening of The ‘old bank’ on Saturday 24 September. Two of Camelford’s young people, Harvey and Beth, cut the ribbon, which marked the official start of the celebration. Entertainment was provided by jazz duo Jump Out Jazz. Claire Hewlett, one of The ‘old bank’ team said ‘we’ve come a huge distance in a short space of time’ she went on to say that ‘we’re still a bit rough round the edges, the kitchen needs some TLC as do the loos and there’s two floors above us which we haven’t even thought about yet’
If you would like to help The ‘old bank’ either practically, or financially, please contact Claire or Ruth on theoldbankcamelford@gmail.com or message us through our Facebook page The ‘old bank’
See Gallery: GALLERY PAGE
All new and recurring events will be shown on the new Calendar
This is a Google Calendar so anyone with a Google account i.e. Gmail, will be able to download a copy to mobile phone or tablet which will be updated automatically.
You can scroll the month by clicking on the top arrows, View events on a daily, weekly or mothly basis or click agenda to see list by clicking on the tabs. Click on an event for more info.
The lower page will now be used for poster links of forthcoming attractions. Which can be downloaded as a PDF
Please mail your posters to info @ camelford.org
SANTA BACK AT THE NORTH POLE GETTING READY FOR THE BIG DAY!
Santa takes it easy ready for his big day on Christmas Eve.
There was a record number of children to meet Santa this year on Santa's visit to Camelford on 21st & 22nd this month.
Everyone was pleasedd to see him.
See the GALLERY PAGE
CAMELFORD'S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LUNCH FOR SENIORS 2015
Saturday 28th November - Camelford's Town mayor, Rob Rotchell oversees the service of the annnual Christmas lunch organised by the Town Council for Camelford's senior ciitizens at the Primary School.
Thanks go to Peggy who cooked for 50 people and the guides who served. Stuart Biddick on keyboard. Camelford Primary School choir. Alan Pollard interviews some of those involved
WELL DONE ALL!
SANTA ARRIVES IN CAMELFORD
Santa arrives by pony and trap - the reindeer are in for a service, to meet the children at the masons Grotto.
There was a record number of children to meet Santa this year keeping him busy for more that 2 hours.
We would like to remind everyone that Santa will be visiting the various areas and estates in Camelford again this year. there are poster in town with the venus listed. see events page in December.
CAMELFORD'S CHRISTMAS LIGHTS ARE SWITCHED ON! 2015
Saturday 28th November - Camelford's Town mayor, Rob Rotchell with Carnival Royals, Lexi Wiecha, Daisey Wiecha, Tegan Parkyn - Carnival Queen, Isobel Page who switch on the lights with Camelfordian Francis Bennett.
A lot of work goes into the maintaing, intalling and storing these lights on an annual basis. All done by a group of dedicated people who give their services free of charge to ensure a spectacular display for the community.
WELL DONE ALL!
SENIORS CHRISTMAS LUNCH 2016
50 of Camelford's Senior Citizens sat down in the primary school on Saturday 28th November @ 13.00 for a Christmas lunch organised by the Events committee of the Town Council. There will be a video of this event shortly and it is rumoured that Santa may visit later.
CAMELFORD'S CHRISTMAS LIGHTS GO UP FOR 2015
Under a threatening sky the Christmas lights go up for this year.
A lot of work goes into the maintaing, intalling and storing these lights on an annual basis. All done by a group of dedicated people who give their services free of charge to ensure a spectacular display for the community.
WELL DONE ALL!
SATURDAY 28TH NOVEMBER:
18.00 Meet at Clease Car Park to march with the Town Band through Camelford stopping to sing carols.
18.00 Meet Santa in the Grotto under the Masons's Archway.
19.00 Switch on the lights by Camelfordian Francis Bennett and 2015 Carnival Queen, Tegan Parkyn.
19.30 Grand Fireworks Display best seen from Churchfield Car Park.
CAMELFORD NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN
This is the CNP new Logo!
Over the coming weeks we will endeavour to give regular updates on the progress of the plan.
Five groups have been set up by the CNP steering group to look towards Camelford's future:
EMPLOYMENT
HOUSING
TRANSPORT
LANDSCAPE/RECREATION
COMMUNITY FACILITIES
If you would like to get involved please contact Town Clerk 01840 212880
REDECORATION OF THE LIBRARY BUILDING - THE OLD TOWN HALL - STARTS AT THE SAME TIME AS THE CHURCH
Statement from a member of the Town Trust who own the building:
We are having the building redecorated because of the paintwork condition. You will see at present the scaffolding is on three sides - namely the two ends and the rear. The front of the building will be done next year, probably around April time. With the change in H & S ruling we will be charged in the region of £6000 for traffic management to complete the front so we have to wait for more funds to come in to complete this. We have heard rumours that the library may well be in jeopardy so it may well be some time before the building is redecorated again - the library rent is our only income.
ROOF RENOVATIONS START IN THE METHODIST CHAPEL IN CAMELFORD'S MARKET PLACE.
Local people have been raising funds for this work to be done for a long time. The work which is part lottery funded started this month.
CAMELFORD CARNIVAL ROYALS 2015
Picture L - R:
Lexi Wiecha, Daisey Wiecha, Tegan Parkyn - Carnival Queen, Isobel Page
Come and see the Crowning on Friday 9th October @ 19.00 Camelford Hall, Clease Car Park
CAMELFORD TOWN BAND play crowning concert for your enjoyment.
CAMELFORD DEMENTIA ACTION ALLIANCE
You will see these stickers in most shop windows in town
The idea is to promote awareness of dementia
Open and download useful documents in PDF (can also be downloaded to your smart fone or tablet):
NEWS FLASH - Purple Angel now has over 440 ambassadors worldwide and it all began with Tor-bay and Camelford! Over 700 shops and businesses are now dementia aware in Cornwall. MORE INFORMATION: www.purpleangel-global.com
NEW VERSION OF THE CAMELFORD & DISTRICT COMUNITY DIRECTOY 2015
The last printed version of the Directory was produced in 2010 and since then it has grown considerably. This time we have had sponsorship help from advertisers and from the Camelfordian Monthly Magazine team with the publishing. Printing was done by Sir James Smiths Community College.
The main difference with this edition is that it is, for the first time, available as a PDF download to your mobile device(phone or tablet) making all the information readily available.
You can print further copies by printing odd pages first then reversing then printing the even pages.
Front cover by John Blight of The Camelford Gallery.
BLUE PLAQUE UNVEILED TO COMMEMORATE SAMUEL POLLARD
On Saturday the 15th November at 3p.m. under a dark rain threatening sky a group of some twenty five people, local and visitors, from the Methodist Church, gathered together to witness the unveiling of a plaque, on the front of Chapel Cottage, Victoria Road, Camelford to the memory of the Reverend Samuel Pollard who was born in the cottage on the 20th April 1864. See >> Video <<
The assembled gathering was greeted by the Reverend Stephen Caddick, Superintendent of the Camelford and Week St Mary Circuit. Chairman, the Reverend Stephen Wild and Reverend Christopher Tomlinson.
Mrs Jill Barber read from the Bible before the plaque was unveiled by Reverend Peter Barber, a former minister in Camelford. The group pictured with the current owner of the cottage, Rachael Hatton.
ARTICLE BY THE MAIL ON SUNDAY CONDEMNS CAMELFORD YET AGAIN!
Citing the water treatment disaster of 25 years ago as "the worst case of mass poisoning in British history". The MOS recounts the accident when aluminum sulfite was dumped into the public supply at Lower-moor treatment works.
No one would disagree that this was a disaster but as many of us who remember will tell you, the case has blackened the name of Camelford in peoples minds every year since. Firstly Camelford is not a "village" but a TOWN, granted by Royal Charter in 1259 and the population of "2000" is now nearer 3000. Every Spring someone writes an article to bring up "the incident", in an attempt to kill the tourist trade. Although it may not kill it, it certainly effects it. What the MOS did not say is that now our water is among the best in the country! I wrote a letter of complaint to the paper as the Town Clerk told me that our Town Council did not intend to do so, which is available to read. >>LETTER<<
PUBLIC MEETING HELD BY CORNWALL COUNCIL TO OUTLINE BUDGET CUTS TO SAVE A FURTHER £196 MILLION IN SERVICES (INCLUDING £24 MILLION IN 2014/15) BY 2019 - AT CAMELFORD HALL.
This meeting was recorded in SOUND ONLY!
Some Town Councilors were present along with a few members of the public.
It was pointed out that savings of £170 million had already been made to date but the Local Government Association has estimated that by 2016 the Council will be short by 15p in every £1 they have to spend.
By 2019 the Government will have cut the budget by 50% of the 2009 budget!
For more information: Tel: 0300 1234 100 - Website www.cornwall.gov.uk
CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU
Do you live in Bude,Camelford, Delabole, Launceston, Liskeard, Looe, Padstow, Wadebridge or rural areas of Bodmin?
Would you like to benefit from free, confidential advice?
Contact CAB and make an appointment with an advisor.
Open and download useful documents in PDF:
WALKER DEVELOPEMENTS FINALLY GO FOR PLANNING OF PROPOSED SUPERMARKET!
Walker Developments, which has been involved in developments with the Asda chain, has put forward a scheme for a supermarket, petrol station and medical centre on farmland near the town centre. Up to 300 jobs could be created by the scheme which town mayor Rob Rotchell hailed as "the greatest opportunity in a generation" for Camelford. The proposed 30,000 sq. ft. supermarket will be built behind existing Town Council offices on a site at Culloden and run parallel to Victoria Road. This site is larger than the old primary school site at the other end of town, which is only 10,000 Sq. ft. The Town Council feel that a development such as this is needed to meet the planned increase of 500 houses in the Camelford area.
BIOMAS BOILER DELIVERED TO CAMELFORD LEISURE CENTRE
Plans for an Eco-friendly economical heating system for our sports centre finally came to fruition last week with the delivery of a new Biomass boiler.
The installation will take place shortly and will include storage facilities for the fuel.
Telephone: 01840 213188
THE CINNAMON TRUST NEEDS YOU!
The Cinnamon Trust is the national charity formed to support the elderly and terminally ill and their much loved, much needed pets. Volunteers help to keep owners and pets together either by walking a dog for
a housebound owner, fostering pets when the owners need hospital care and even cleaning out a bird cage. Unfortunately we have a shortage of volunteers in Camelford who are able to offer some much needed walks for a lovely 5 year old Staffie.
The Cinnamon Trust is desperate for volunteers in this area even if you can only offer an hour a week it will improve the dog's quality of life so much and give the owner peace of mind. If anyone can help please call Sally on 01736 758707 Or email volunteer@cinnamon.org.uk Please check out the web site for more details www.cinnamon.org.uk Registered Charity No 1134680.