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Camborne Community and Commerce Awards

Camborne Community and Commerce Awards

There was a packed crowd in Camborne Rugby Club to hear the winners announced for the 2024 Camborne Community and Commerce Awards. Jointly organised by BID Camborne and Camborne Town Council, it is the third time the event has been held and excitement ran high as...

‘We believe in shopping locally’

‘We believe in shopping locally’

Lillian Hammacott believes in shopping locally. So much so, she uses her Camborne loyalty card up to three times a week and has won £50 in the monthly loyalty card draw. “If we can buy it in Camborne, we do,” said Lillian, who lives in the town. “We believe in...

Nigel discovers his ‘happy space’

Nigel discovers his ‘happy space’

In February 2023, Nigel Cape, 58, weighed in at 125 kilos – more than 19.5 stone. Now, fifteen months later, Nigel is 35 kilos lighter and a regular 10-kilometre runner. As the site quality lead for an aerospace company Nigel, from Saltash, was spending many hours...

Splashing time in reopened pool

Splashing time in reopened pool

Newquay Leisure Pool has been greeted with delight by children and adults eager to enjoy its flumes and aqua fun since it reopened at Easter. After being placed in hibernation over the winter months to reduce energy costs, the pool is fully functioning again, and...

Get with the biking B.E.A.T.

Get with the biking B.E.A.T.

Making better travel choices is better for the environment and better for mental and physical health. That’s the message behind the free B.E.A.T. (Better Engagement in Active Travelling) days being held at St Austell Leisure Centre on Monday 3 June and Monday 17 June...

Flagship plans for new Camborne community hub

Flagship plans for new Camborne community hub

A planning application for one of the biggest town council projects in the country has been submitted. Camborne Town Council has secured more than £14m in funding to transform two redundant listed buildings close to the town centre into a multi-purpose community hub....

Learn to swim at a discount

Learn to swim at a discount

Better leisure centres throughout Cornwall are offering a 20% discount on regular swim school membership rates for eligible children. As well as covering one swimming lesson per week, membership also entitles the child to swim free in their home centre’s ‘swim for...

A green transformation for Camborne

A green transformation for Camborne

A neglected, underused area in Camborne is about to be transformed into a green leisure space. One of eleven projects in the town to benefit from Town Deal funding, Kerrier Way Approach is located on land formerly owned by Holman’s – Camborne’s bygone famous mining...

Landmark art installations at Camborne Railway Station

Landmark art installations at Camborne Railway Station

Original local artwork has been installed at Camborne Railway Station. Camborne Business Improvement District (BID Camborne) was awarded £20,000 in funding from the GWR Customer & Community Fund to create an inclusive, immersive experience that showcases the local...

Hospital emergency department survey

Hospital emergency department survey

Lengthy waits in the Emergency Department (ED) at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro were the most common concern reported in a feedback survey published today by Healthwatch Cornwall. Others related to the suitability and accessibility of information and advice...

Swimming pool funding for St Ives and Helston

Swimming pool funding for St Ives and Helston

St Ives Leisure Centre and Helston Sports Centre have both been awarded Swimming Pool Support Fund Round 2 capital grants to support a reduction in their swimming pools’ energy use. Operating under the Better brand, both centres are run by GLL on behalf of Cornwall...

Supporting Cornwall’s carers

Supporting Cornwall’s carers

Carers in Cornwall are being offered discounted membership at Better leisure centres in Bude, Saltash, Liskeard, Bodmin, St Austell, Newquay, Truro, Helston and St Ives from 1 April to 14 May. GLL, the charitable social enterprise that runs the centres on behalf of...

Stellar line-up for Fowey Festival

Stellar line-up for Fowey Festival

A stellar line-up of from the literary, entertainment, creative and musical worlds has been announced for this year’s Fowey Festival. They include: ·      Caroline Quentin, well-known actress and passionate gardener, talking about her recently published and...

Ministerial visit to leading lithium project in Cornwall

Ministerial visit to leading lithium project in Cornwall

Nusrat Ghani MP, Minister for Industry and Economic Security, visited Imerys British Lithium’s pilot plant near Roche in mid-Cornwall this week. Minister Ghani was joined by Steve Double, MP for St Austell and Newquay, and Matt Hatfield, Head of...

Imerys British Lithium plans on view in Bugle

Imerys British Lithium plans on view in Bugle

The next opportunity for the public to view Imerys British Lithium’s (IBL) plans for a full-scale lithium processing plant is fast approaching: Monday, March 25, 2-7pm, at Bugle Village Hall.  All those interested in viewing the plans are invited to drop-in to...

Last call in Camborne

Last call in Camborne

More than £80,000 in grant funding was awarded to businesses in Camborne at the last Project A-Void panel meeting in February. Managed by BID Camborne, the scheme is one of eleven projects awarded a total of £23.7m in Town Deal funding by the Government. Almost £507k...

Voting has opened

Voting has opened

Voting has opened for this year’s Camborne Community and Commerce Awards. Since its launch in 2020, the event has proved a popular way of acknowledging the individuals, groups and businesses that voters believe make an outstanding contribution to the town. Jointly...

St Austell Leisure Centre Open Day

St Austell Leisure Centre Open Day

Badminton, judo, swimming tuition, group exercise classes, water polo and synchronised swimming are amongst the free sessions being offered at St Austell Leisure Centre on Saturday 2 March. Members and non-members are invited to take part in whatever activities they...