CTC are delighted to report that the OCM Skatepark Club were successful in obtaining a £10k grant from National Grid’s Community Grant Programme for a youth shelter for the skatepark.  Amanda Lash, Grants Administrator for the OCM said “The OCM Skatepark Club are thrilled at the support from National Grid who have recognised the need for a safe shelter and seating area for the kids up at the skatepark.  This will be a much anticipated addition to the skatepark. It has been designed to fit in with the potential development of Phase 2 by CTC.”  Installation is due to take place in early March.

CTC have just gone out to Tender for redevelopment of the Old Cattle Market.  Phase 1 (the skatepark) was completed in August 2018, and it has just completed an initial consultation with residents in the library and Camelford schools, to find out what people would like to see in terms of recreational facilities.  Plans include a parkour area, basketball court, increased skateable surfaces, table tennis and a youth hub/cafe/shop, seating area.  Thank you to all those people who came and took part in the consultation.  There will be another consultation at the start of March when designs come back from the tender process.  Our thanks go to Camelford Town Trust for leasing the land to CTC, to regenerate this site.

PLEASE NOTE: Phase 2 is subject to successful grant applications!

For companies wishing to take part in the tender process, details can be found in the link below (copy and paste into your web browser).

https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/9a047109-2d3c-4f9a-a702-620beaf56758?p=@UFQxUlRRPT0=NjJNT08=

 

CTC have been approached by Katy Luxton, of Endelienta (https://endelienta.org.uk/)to take part in a wonderful Dementia arts project, working with dementia/vulnerable people in Camelford, Bodmin and Wadebridge.

The project will start in February with a performance by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, on 12 February 2.30-4pm at the Betjeman Centre, Wadebridge.

It is hoped that the music will prompt memories.  Participants will work with Janie McDonald (and some art students) to explore their memories through music in friendly, no pressure informal sessions. They will be using photography, colour, fabric and stitch to create textile based artwork.

It is an 8-week project, and CTC’s role would be to:

  • Liaise with residents of Camelford (including Anvil Court residents, Pop in Centre and Memory Café) to collate a list of people interested in participating.
  • Enlisting help with each session. Whilst we appreciate that you may not be able to help at every session, some continuity with the participants would be valuable.

They need at least 2 volunteers to help with opening up the venue and staying to help make teas and coffees.

Can you let me know if any of you are interested in participating or helping with the sessions and which sessions you can help with?

There will be a training/information session (to familiarise ourselves with the challenges that living with Dementia can bring) led by Tim Jones from Wadebridge Memory Café – date to be confirmed.

Key Dates: Camelford Hall, Clease Road, Camelford, weekly from 2-4pm (Thursdays in Conference Room)

  • 21 February
  • 28 February
  • 7 March
  • 14 March
  • 21 March
  • 28 March
  • 4 April

The final piece of work will then be displayed in Camelford Library, Bodmin and Wadebridge.

For more information, to participate or volunteer, please email  admin@camelford-tc.gov.uk or contact via Facebook:  facebook/camelfordtc

Are you concerned about speeding in Camelford?  Would you like to be part of the Speedwatch team?  If the answer to these questions is yes, then please get in touch with PCSO Mike Dodd.

Message from PSCO Mike Dodd

If any persons wish to become involved in Community Speedwatch then please contact me.  Potential volunteers can go out with the established groups that monitor traffic in Camelford and St Teath.  If you contact me I will tell you when Camelford or St Teath volunteers are next going out.  If after going out for one session you wish to join Community Speedwatch then I will give you an application form.  Once that there are sufficient volunteers in any other villages I can get other sites authorised (provided that the speed limit is correctly signed and there is a safe place to monitor the traffic from).

PCSO Mike Dodd, Camelford Police Station tel 01840 213709 or 101 Changing to 01840 211601 on Tuesday 15 January 2019

Camelford Town Council wish to make its residents aware of the letter below received from Devon and Cornwall Police, ahead of Council Tax announcements.  Please contact Devon & Cornwall Police direct if you have any queries.  The letter includes a link to a consultation/survey, so please complete!