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We are delighted to be able to launch the skate park’s new logo. The logo is based on the historic Old Cattle Market Site (OCM) where the skate park is situated. Thanks go to Dai Hughes, from TLC Holdings for the creation of this logo!
Come along on 14 September to see the OCM kids open the skate park formally. Guests include our funders, without their help this would not be possible – Ocean Housing (s106 monies), SITA Cornwall Trust Ltd and also representatives from Mount Hawke Skate Park who we are partnering with.
There will be music, food and pro skater/skateboard riders to show what you can do on this skate park, and they will be on hand to help everyone learn a few skills!
We hope to have an Old Cattle Market Cafe, skateboard shop/workshop, outside gym, parkour, table tennis and basket ball court – all subject to funding and planning permissions.
The OCM Skate Park Club has now been formed, and very soon you will see Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages – this is all being organised by Ayla Johnson, the media guru for the skate park club and assisted by Leah Coshall.
The OCM will be run independently of Camelford Town Council, however, Camelford Town Council will be responsible for the site (including insurance and the skate park build itself). We are members of the OCM Skate Park Club, and will attend each meeting and be a signatory on the accounts.
The Glover Review of Designated Landscapes : Survey Questionnaire
As you may know, the Government has recently launched a review of designated landscapes (AONBs and National Parks) which will report in 2019.
The Cornwall AONB Partnership will put forward a collective response to the Glover Review of Designated Landscapes. It has been agreed that we should put forward not just a consensus where it could be achieved but also any diversity of views and that, as part of our research, we should also go out and seek the views of the wider community.
They would really appreciate it if you could take the time to complete a short 5-10 min survey with respect to the Cornwall AONB and the review. The survey can be accessed here.. http://www.cornwall-aonb.gov.uk/research/
Congratulations to Lauren Rathbone, our latest Town Councillor. Her details will go up on the website shortly. For those of you who do not know Lauren, below is the bio she submitted ahead of the elections. Welcome to the team Lauren.
My name is Lauren Rathbone, and I have been a resident of Camelford for 11 years. I have two children who attend the local schools.
I am self-employed and run a local business selling pre-loved clothing. Through my business I have built up a regular customer base and got to know a lot of the local residents.
I am passionate about Camelford and what we have here. For many years I have wanted to be a part of the Town Council and I feel now is the right time. I have a vested interest in the town, the growth of it, the schools and community. I see a lot of people writing in social media and wanting things done but never actually putting pen to paper or attempting to do something about it. I would like to try and do something about the way Camelford develops over the years for my family, and everyone else who lives here.
Camelford is a beautiful town and we have a fantastic community. I want Camelford to grow and I would love to be a part of this, the town has so much potential.
The skate park works are underway and are due to be finished end of August. We hope to have an opening event on 14 September 5pm to 6.30pm.
This all follows public consultation last year at the Camelford Show, a “Meet the Designers” visit, and visits to Sir James Smith’s Secondary School and Camelford Primary School where children had a chance to look at the designs and make suggestions.
In partnership with The Town Trust, who have kindly agreed to lease the land to us, we have a big vision for the Old Cattle Market site. Phase 1 is the Skate Park, and Phase 2 and 3 will involve a basketball court, cafe and gym area. This is dependent on planning and funding. Grants will be applied for during the Autumn.
OCM SKATE PARK CLUB
The first skate park club meeting was held on 16 August and was extremely well attended. A vote took place via Instagram and Facebook during the weekend on the name of the skate park club and it was unanimously decided to call it the “OCM Skate Park Club” which stands for Old Cattle Market and connects to the heritage and rest of the site development. Roles were also decided at this meeting, and we are delighted to report that the following people will be taking on the following roles:
Kev – Chair (and main contact with Mount Hawke)
Lucy Lawler – Treasurer
Kristie Sturtridge – Secretary
Ayla Johnson/Leah Coshall – Website/social media development
Aaron Hockerday – Fundraising/grants
We are partnering with Mount Hawke Skate Park who will help us engage our young people and provide expert advice on running a skate park. This is all part of an initiative “Skate Cornwall” to recognise Cornwall as a major skate boarding destination. We will link in with competitions around Cornwall and have access to their challenges, to try and encourage progression in skate boarding, scooter and BMX skills. We are delighted with this partnership which will provide much needed guidance and support.
If you would like to join the OCM, either as a junior member (under 18) or adult member (over 18s) please contact Ayla Johnson – AylaJohnson@hotmail.co.uk or call 017428 747421.
Camelford Town Council are delighted to announce a visit by HRH Princess Alexandra, the Honourable Lady Ogilvy, to Camelford on the afternoon of 31 July 2018. HRH will be visiting the library to meet the Mayor, Town Council staff and Councillors, and will unveil a commemorative plaque. HRH will then meet a selection of local organisations and charities in Market Place, followed by an official opening of the new bandstand. If you would like to come down and show your support, we are asking for spectators to gather on the pavement opposite the bandstand, where Steve Heard Butchers and Four Seasons Café are located.