You have probably just driven through Camelford on your way to more well-known destinations such as Polzeath, Port Issac or further down to St Ives.  But you are missing a wonderful town to stop, enjoy a lovey walk by the River Camel, do a bit of shopping and have something to eat from a wide range of eateries.  If you are in need of a hair cut or beauty treatment, there are plenty of places to choose from and often appointments are not necessary.  There is also a hardware shop, post office and boutique stores such as Off the Rails or The Really Groovy Shop, which sees hundreds of people visiting to explore this eclectic shop full of hidden treasures and collectables.

Camelford has free parking for 2 hours, which gives plenty of time to explore this historic market town.  There are 2 car parks – Churchfield Car Park (free for 2 hours, 50p per hour after then), and Clease Road Car Park (which is free)

Why not have a relaxing walk around our beautiful Enfield Park, located just behind the bandstand at Market Place.  It boasts an under 12 children’s play area (train themed), outdoor gym equipment, zip wire, BBQ area, poetry bridge, bird hide and a delightful pond to sit by and watch the diverse wildlife.  This park is great to stretch your legs and let your little ones let off a little steam!

There is also the Old Cattle Market (OCM) Skatepark at the other end of the town.  This state of the art skatepark was built in 2018 and is very popular with all ages.  It is suitable for skateboards, BMX and scooters.

Camelford has a Leisure Centre with swimming pool to cool down should you be fortunate enough to visit on a hot day.  There is also golf at Bowood Golf Course, horse riding at Lakefield Equestrian, and if you are looking for some myths and legends, visit the nearby Arthurian Centre.

CTC are now publishing the recorded meeting which is live on Facebook to YouTube.  The video will be there to watch for 1 week.  CT have done this so that those who do not have Facebook can still watch the meeting.  It is not a live stream, but it does give the opportunity for people to watch it the following day.

YouTube Council Meeting 6 August 2020

Town Councils were written to in January and March regarding the development of Cornwall Council’s (CC) Climate Change Development Plan Document (DPD). CC are now writing to Parish and Town Councils again to confirm details of consultation on the pre-submission stage. Following feedback at scoping CC have changed the title to the Climate Emergency DPD to reflect the importance of this work.

The Climate Emergency DPD team has used the evidence gathered at scoping to develop a series of draft policies for the DPD. Cornwall has significant opportunity to help reduce carbon emissions through renewable power generation. As part of the pre-submission stage, CC are undertaking a study to identify locations that might be suitable for wind turbines and other renewable energy sources (for clarification, all would still require the grant of planning permission in the normal way to proceed). This is being undertaken via a renewable energy study that maps the best areas for wind speed and then applies various constraints (including landscape sensitivity, proximity to residents and infrastructure, protected wildlife sites and World Heritage Sites) to identify broad areas for allocation. CC will also take into account relevant Neighbourhood Planning policies. This will be subject to consultation later this year.

CC would like to ensure that our approach has community support and are keen to understand your views on the draft policies in the Climate Emergency DPD.

How to Respond

By email: email CC at to share your views on the draft policies in the DPD.

Consultation on the pre submission Report: CC encourage you to engage in the formal consultation on the Pre-Submission Report which will be from 10 August to 25 September 2020.


Climate Emergency DPD Team

We are advertising!  Following our successful grant application to Reaching Communities, CTC is looking to hire a Youth Worker to work part-time and flexibly to meet the needs of our young people, up at the OCM.  This is a £5k annual contract over 5 years (£25k).  If you would like to apply, please send a covering letter as to why you would like the position, together with your CV to  This has also been advertised on Indeed, Cornwall Council and Job Centre Plus.  Please .  Minimum Youth Work Experience of 5 years.

Closing Date 10 July (12 noon)

Interviews 17 July (via Zoom)

Start date August/September 2020 (subject to COVID-19)

Job description below.

Youth Worker Job Description

CTC is inviting entries for this year’s Camelford in Bloom.  Please complete the entry form below and either drop into the Library or scan and email to

It is again open to Commercial, Residential and Allotment holders.  For more details see link below.

Camelford in Bloom Entry Form