Kammbronn Connected Issue 3 April 2022

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APRIL 2022

KAMMBRONN CONNECTED The Latest News From the Camborne Parish

The Big Three CAMBORNE COMMUNITY AND COMMERCE AWARDS OUR FIRST FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT GENERATION EXPO Camborne Town Council P: 01209 612406 E: enquiries@camborne-tc.gov.uk

Photos from Fairtrade Fortnight's Coffee Morning and Wine Tasting Evening

For two weeks over the end of February and beginning of March, people all over the UK come together to celebrate Fairtrade, and shine a light on the individuals who grow our food, mine our gold and grow resources such as cotton, people who are often exploited and underpaid. As a Fairtrade Town, Camborne celebrated Fairtrade Fortnight, with events and social media campaigns designed to educate our parishioners on the importance of buying Fairtrade, and how small changes can make a huge impact to people's lives and the planet. Continue reading on page 8...

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Welcome back to our e-newsletter! Thank you for signing up to our newsletter mailing list. We're hoping we can provide you with updates and information at least four times a year. In between these updates, we advise that you keep an eye on our social media pages and website for the latest news. The beginning of 2022 has been busy to say the least! We have celebrated our very first Fairtrade Fortnight, with a coffee morning and an extremely successful wine tasting evening. We are already looking forward to next year, and watching this new event grow into a true celebration of our Fairtrade Town. We have brought back events and activities in the Library, which has been absolutely fantastic. Rhymetime, Lego Club and Knit and Natter are all back in full-swing, and it's lovely to see the Library busy again with everybody enjoying themselves. The Library were also visited by the authors of 'I Really, Really Need a Wee', which was a lovely chance for the children to listen to their favourite story read by the authors themselves. Our staff team has had a shake up, with the departure of our long-serving Amenities Supervisor Steve, and the arrival of our new Amenities Manager Nick. We have also recruited a new Amenities Technician, and two new Amenities Operatives, a brand new role within the team, to keep our Parish looking clean and tidy all year round. The rest of 2022 is set to be just as busy, with the reopening of Rosewarne Toilets, the Town Deal moving along and our events programme running throughout the year. We're very excited about what 2022 holds, for us as a Council, a Parish, and for all of our Parishioners.


Camborne Town Council are committed to supporting the community. Grants are available to assist and support local groups and organisations.

Who have we funded so far this year?

Holmans Bowls Club £1200 Cornwall Int. Male Choral Fest £250

Holmans Sports Club £5868.26

MEET THE COUNCILLOR I have been a Town Councillor for 15 years. Before joining, I was a warehouse manager, and spent time with my family. I ran for Camborne Town Council because I wanted to give something back to the community. Since I joined, I'm most proud of delivering our greenspaces within our Parish. I'm also very proud of (mostly) making the right choices! My favourite thing about being a Councillor is helping to deliver the Council's vision, and making change without a lot of people knowing who I am. My favourite place in the Parish is the Red River Valley, besides being at my home. In my free time I like to learn about the real Cornish Culture, and I've even tried learning the bagpipes! I also like to care for my Bonsai Trees! If I could write a slogan for Camborne, it would be 'Camborne: The Most Underrated Town Ever'.



LIBRARY It's been a very busy few months for the library! With the start of the New Year came the return of the Library events and activities programme! Knit and Natter, Rhyme Time and Lego Club have all restarted, and have been very well attended, with Lego Club being extremely popular. Through the half-term, the Library ran craft activities, with a drop-in crafts table available everyday. This was a huge success, and lots of families popped by to create some wonderful tiger masks and fish! On March 22nd, the library was visited by the Author and Illustrator of the popular children's book 'I really really need a wee'. This was a lovely morning, with children coming in to enjoy a reading and activities, and a chance to meet their favourite author!

CAMBORNE COMMUNITY AND COMMERCE AWARDS The Camborne Community and Commerce Awards are being held in May 2022! After being delayed due to the pandemic, we are absolutely thrilled that this event is happening this year! This is the first ceremony of it's kind, with the Community and Businesses of the town being brought together to celebrate the achievements of all our Parishioners. The evening is set to be packed full, with entertainment from local artists and the long-awaited opportunity to network and connect with those who live and work within the Parish. Awards include the Covid Hero Award, Best Not-For-Profit Business, The Young Achiever Award and and the Sid Godolphin Award. 03



Zoe Fox

Mike Champion


Deputy Mayor

John Cosgrove

Lee McDonald

Roskear Ward

Roskear Ward

Ryan Congdon

Colin Godolphin

David Atherfold

Rhisiart Tal-e-Bot

Roskear Ward

Trelowarren Ward

Trelowarren Ward

Troon Ward

Nigel Miles

Sally Weedon CC

Val Dalley

David Wilkins

Trelowarren Ward

Troon Ward

Trelowarren Ward

Treswithian Ward

John Morgan CC

Jeff Collins

Morwenna Williams

Phili Mills

Treswithian Ward

Treswithian Ward

Roskear Ward

Treswithian Ward

Contact Your Councillor

If you have any issues or queries to raise to one of your councillors, you can head to the website below for their contact information: Chris Lawrence

Nick Heather

Roskear Ward

Troon Ward



From the Victorian settlement of Treslothan the walk passes through Stennack Woods and then climbs Copper Hill where an Iron Age Settlement once stood. The route descends through fields with views to St Ives then follows wooded paths to Carwynnen. From here there is a loop through Pendarves Wood before the route continues to Carwynnen Quoit before returning through Stennack Woods. This walk is family friendly, and is suitable for cycling with a few rougher sections. For disability access, large mobility scooters are needed. Distance - 4.4 Miles Difficulty - Easy/Moderate

BOOK CORNER The Last Library By Freya Sampson Freya Sampson’s book shows the priceless value of a library. The book is set in a small-town with June Jones, a 30-year-old library assistant, plodding through life alone with her cat after her mother’s death. An old school friend Alex Chen returns to Chalcot making June reflect on her isolated life and revisit adolescent dreams. When the council threaten Chalcot Library with closure the story branches into the wider community; from a young Chantel that needs a place to study, Stanley a secret homeless who finds a warm place to sit, and a lonely widower who finds new purpose. It connects us to people from all walks of life who need the library for different but essential reasons and shows how a community can band together to try and save it. Full of humour, warmth, and a little romance, this book is an easy read yet inspiring to the current climate of capitalism over community. elisha ralls 05



If you've ever popped in to visit us in the office or library, you may have seen these paintings on display. These paintings were given to Camborne Library in 1903, to be hung in the reading room. The artist, William Cox, was born in Camborne in 1866. He worked in the engineering works with the Holman's Brothers, and developed a local reputation as an artist. His work mainly consists of mining and engineering workers, including John and Nicholas Holman. After over 100 years, the paintings need some love and attention, so we have decided to give them just that! Sarah Cove, a painting conservationist, has already been to collect the paintings, and they are currently in the studio waiting for the works to begin. The Portrait of Captain Josiah Thomas is to undergo a full surface clean, before being revarnished. The painting titled 'St Ives Harbour' is from slightly more difficult to conserve, as it has had no work done to it so far. This means that holes need repairing, it needs a good clean to remove airborne pollution and overpaint, and it will need revarnishing in order to conserve it for longer. Sarah has a background in Fine Art and Art History, and qualified as an Easel Paintings Conservator at the Courtauld Institute of Art in 1985. In 1999, she was one of the first British Conservators to gain Professional Accreditation from the UK Institute of Conservation. She moved to Cornwall in 2018, and established a studio for paintings and frames in Falmouth.



CPIR EXPO The CPIR Generation EXPO is an interactive exhibition, showcasing projects which will benefit communities and future generations in Camborne, Pool, Illogan and Redruth. The free immersive exhibition runs from April 1st-8th, and its the first event of it's kind in the area! It seeks to highlight the wide range of local investment projects, bringing economic and social benefits to the location.

Vice Principal of Quality of Education (GFE) The Cornwall College Group, Rory Mason said: “We are delighted to be hosting the Generation EXPO Launch day, because young people are the future of this area and we have worked very hard to make our students integral to this major event. “Generation EXPO is so important for the Camborne, Pool, Illogan and Redruth locality, as a driver for economic growth and positive social change. There are so many fantastic projects being showcased at the EXPO, alongside our own, such as our investment in electric vehicle labs to help train the automotive technicians of the future. “Generation EXPO fits perfectly with our #thecareercollege ethos and we can’t wait to welcome visitors to our campus, so they can get a real insight into the many exciting things happening in their area.”

The Engagements Team and Councillors visited the Expo on launch day, and had a great day networking with people from the local area, and making the most of what the exhibitors had to offer! They even got to try out some electric bikes, and the Mayor had the chance to experience Camborne's regeneration and development projects in Virtual Reality! They will be back at the Expo from the 5th-8th, in Camborne, Redruth, Stithians and Chacewater.

FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT For two weeks over the end of February and beginning of March, people all over the UK come together to celebrate Fairtrade, and shine a light on the individuals who grow our food, mine our gold and grow resources such as cotton, people who are often exploited and underpaid. As a Fairtrade Town, Camborne celebrated Fairtrade Fortnight, with events and social media campaigns designed to educate our parishioners on the importance of buying Fairtrade, and how small changes can make a huge impact to people's lives and the planet.

Coffee Morning We started the celebrations off with a coffee and tea morning, to inspire people to learn more about the coffee and tea industries, and how small changes can make a big impact to people's lives and the planet. The Mayor and Councillors came together with our Parishioners, to think about the world they would like to live in, and how this can be achieved through shopping Fairtrade.

Wine Tasting Evening The Fairtrade Fortnight concluded with an extremely successful Wine Tasting Evening. The event was extremely well attended, and the Mayor and Parishioners came together to learn about Fairtrade and ethically sourced wines. Brian Terry - our Fairtrade expert - gave a fantastic talk about how wine can be certified as Fairtrade, and the processes involved in the fermentation of Fairtrade and ethical wines. Alongside these events, we ran social media awareness campaigns, and a logo design competition for our Fairtrade town! Overall, our first Fairtrade Fortnight was a huge success, and we are already thinking about ideas for next year!

AMENITIES NEWS Nick has recently joined our team as our 'Amenities Manager'. He is responsible for taking care of the team, and ensuring they work together to achieve our strategic goals. Nick has a background in horticulture, and has worked for both local authorities and the National Health Service. He spent 7 years working in the Isles of Scilly, for the Council as a Gardener and Sewage Treatment Engineer. In his spare time, Nick is part of the Truro Gig Rowing Team. He is also Deputy Station Officer at Portreath Coastguard. We're lucky to have such a knowledgeable and passionate team member join us, and are excited to see what the future holds for Nick in his new role!

WHAT'S ON WITH THE TEAM There have been a lot of changes for the Amenities Team in the last few months. With the arrival of Nick, our new Amenities Manager, and the departure of our long-serving Amenities Supervisor Steve, the Team have had a lot of change. The Team have had a reshaping, and now Jonny, Ash, Dave, Rob and our new starter Steve make up our team of Amenities Technicians. They ensure our Amenities are well looked after, including playground equipment, footpaths and green spaces. We also have a new role within the team, and Wayne and Zakk have joined us as Amenities Operatives. They are here to support the team, and make the wider Camborne Parish a tidier place. The team are often out and about within the Parish, and when they aren't they can be found in our unit, giving benches a fresh coat of varnish or cleaning our vehicle fleet. With many years of experience between them, our staff are absolutely fantastic, and we're so lucky to have such knowledgeable and passionate team members. If you see any of the team out and about, be sure to say hello!





Health: NHS 111/999 Emergency Macmillan 01872 672090 Dementia Connect 0333 150 3456 Addiction Support 01872 263001 NHS Mental Health 24/7 0800 0385 300 Loneliness Support 01209 708995 Samaritans 116 123 Adult Carers 01872 266383 Age UK 01872 266383 Emergency Dental Care 0333 4050 290 Healthy Cornwall 01209 615600 Cornwall Hospice Care 01726 829874

April: Generation Expo 1st, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th. Trevithick Day Saturday 30th

Foodbank: CPR 01209 714592 Housing: Council Tax 0300 1234 171 Coastline 01209 200200 Coastline Homelessness 0300 1234 161 Rough Sleepers - Streetlink 0300 500 0914

May: Camborne Community and Commerce Awards 19th June: Queen's Jubilee Beacon Lighting Thursday 2nd Queen's Jubilee Picnic in The Park Saturday 5th September: Great Big Green Week 24th - 2nd October October: Halloween Monday 31st

General: Volunteer Cornwall 01872 265305 Citizens Advice 03444 111 444 Debt Help 0800 328 0006

November: Remembrance Sunday 13th Christmas in Camborne Saturday 25th

Safety: Domestic Abuse 0300 7774 777 Cornwall Refuge 01872 225629 Children's Safety Concerns 0300 1231 116 Adult Safety Concerns 0300 1234 131 Scam Reporting 0300 123 2040

December: Christmas Sunday 25th Boxing Day Monday 26th

Cornwall Council deal with issues such as planning, benefits, education, environmental health and highways. Their general enquires line is 0300 1234 100.


Council meeting dates can be found on our website and social media pages. These meetings are open for the public to attend, with social distancing measure in place. Our Full Council meeting is streamed live via our Facebook page. For more information on how to attend, please call us on 01209 612406 or email us at enquires@camborne-tc.gov.uk