- Your Council
As you may be aware, Camelford Town Council are taking over the Library and Information Services from 4 April 2018. This follows public consultation and an overwhelming response from people wanting the library to stay open. Without Camelford Town Council, the likely outcome would have been that we would have lost this service for the town. This also means that Town Council services and library services will be under one roof, and we hope in time to be able to offer Tourist Information Services too.
Please find information below regarding the next steps. New opening times will be released soon, together with details of your new library staff. As you will see below, we will be closing for refurbishment but will be open on 4 April 2018.
Following 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, we have now selected Freestyle to build our skatepark. We have also now applied for additional funding and are waiting for news as to whether this has been successful. We will be able to update you all further once we have news. The design chosen has had to be amended slightly in order to fit in with our vision for the site, but the elements of the park remain the same, based on your feedback. There may be further slight tweaks!
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. Our hope, if Phase 1 (the skatepark) is successful, is to redevelop the whole area but again this is subject to further discussions and funding.
Excited by this vision?
We are looking for volunteers (children and adults) to create a Skatepark Club, which will help support this vision by way of fundraising and publicising the work we are doing – even if that means just sharing our posts on social media! If you are interested, please get in touch with Amanda (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get involved and keep updated.
As you may be aware, the Government is rolling out smart meters into all homes and businesses before 2020. However, research shows that a huge percentage of the population are still not aware of the options available.
Working in conjunction with the smart meter authorities nationwide, Selectra are ensuring that all local councils have the up to date, correct information on their websites to ensure we are fully prepared as a nation for this switch. Provided below are links to full guides domestic and non-domestic smart meters handed to Selectra by the Government. We do not endorse Selectra or any of its products – we are passing this information on!
Do you know someone who is a musician/singer, either solo or in a band? We have an exciting opportunity for young people aged 10-18 to win a £50 prize and a spot at our annual music event – Music in the Park on 2 June 2018, playing alongside professional bands including the Andy Quick Band (a band recently featured on BBC Introducing), the Grenaways, and Me and the Devil.
Open to students of Year 6 Camelford Primary School, students of Sir James Smith’s School and any young person aged 10-18 who live in the Parish of Camelford. There will be two categories – 10-11 Year Olds and 12-18 Year Olds. Winners in each category will win £50, with a runner up prize of £25. Winners and runners up will get to play at Music in the Park, so you must be available between 3.30pm and 5.30pm on 2 June 2018.
HOW TO ENTER
Your time to shine? Upload your music to Soundcloud.com. Then, email email@example.com with your name or band’s name and name of song so we can find you and have a listen. Look out for promotions on Facebook, local press and in schools!
CLOSING DATE: FRIDAY 13 APRIL
WINNERS AND RUNNERS UP ANNOUNCED: 2 MAY
Tickets available at Spar or Town Council offices from Friday 5 January….
Happy New Year! We hope you had a wonderful Christmas….
If you have never been to a Wassail, make 2018 the year that you do!
The Apple Wassail is a very old tradition practised in the apple orchards of southern England during the winter. The purpose of wassailing is to ‘bless’ the trees to produce a good harvest for the coming year and generally took place on Twelfth Night (January 5th), or sometimes on 17th January, known as Old Twelfth Night.
This fun family annual event is taking place on Saturday 20 January from 6pm onwards. If you like to dress up and decorate yourself with some ivy, leaves & feathers & bring along something to make a noise, like a musical instrument or a pot & spoon that would be great but not necessary! For those with dogs, we would advise they stay at home, unless they are ok with loud noises, as we will be firing a rifle, as is tradition.
Our Wassail King and Queen will be leading the celebrations together with Tywardreath Morris Dancers and the Rivermoor Coven.