BID Camborne has introduced a number of measures to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on Camborne.

These include contacting every business to see what support they need; explaining the financial help available from the Government; writing to George Eustice MP to lobby for urgent additional support for the town; contacting David Rodda to explore the possibility of bringing forward the £25m earmarked for Camborne as part of the Cornwall Council Towns Fund and asking for the match funding requirement to be cancelled; working with other BID colleagues throughout the South West and beyond to ask Government to fund a one year levy payment holiday so that BIDs can survive and sharing and publicising updated information and guidance.

“This is an extremely tough time for everyone and we are doing all that we can to support local businesses, reduce risk and achieve a COVID-free Camborne, Cornwall and country as quickly as possible,” said BID Camborne manager Anna Pascoe. “I have just walked around the main streets and there were still many people out and about, very few of whom were practising social distancing.

“Anyone who isn’t providing an essential service should follow the Government’s guidance to stay at home. That way, fewer people will die and we can collectively get on with repairing our lives sooner than might otherwise be the case. Sadly, that’s the reality.”

BID directors have cancelled all face-to-face meetings and all communication is via email and online platforms.