Christmas in Camborne

With the big Christmas lights switch on taking place this Saturday, the festive spirit is sweeping through the town as we prepare for another fantastic month of events. So what can locals and visitors to Camborne look forward to this Christmas? The Christmas lights...

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Top 10 reasons to visit Camborne

Great location, lively town and proud heritage, Camborne has so much to offer those exploring the area. Here are our top 10 reasons for visiting. 1. Local characters and national brands Packed with local, independent businesses - 142 of which are only found here in...

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Real Tree for Camborne this Christmas

After months of hard work, the directors of Camborne’s Business Improvement District (BID) board have succeeded in restoring the town’s real Christmas tree tradition. Determined to source a fitting arboreal centrepiece for the festive season, the team secured £2000...

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FAIRTRADE AWARDS FOR CAMBORNE BUSINESSES

Photo: Sharron Lipscombe-Manley and Scott Manley at Delight 2 Bite in Cross Street, Camborne Four businesses in Camborne have been presented with SW Fairtrade Business Awards. Fresh food takeaway Delight2Bite in Cross Street and DVD rental and computer repair business...

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CAMBORNE LAUNCHES NEW TOWN GUIDE

Photo:Left to right, Mark Durrance, Alan Butterfield, Sharron Lipscombe-Manley, Maria Long and Mel Martin (BID Manager) With plenty of information to help visitors find their way around, Camborne’s new town guide is going down a storm. Compiled by Camborne’s BID...

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TREVITHICK DAY 2018!

Photo: Burrell Road Locamotive at Trevithick Day in 2010 Trevithick Day traditions, absent for several years, will be re-established at this year’s festival. The children’s Bal Maidens and Miners dance will once again be led by a half-sized engine with miniature...

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A LOCAL ART GALLERY FOR CAMBORNE!

Photo: Mairi Williamson – Local artist exhibiting at Dylan’s Gallery The importance of the local arts has now been recognised in Camborne.  Dylan’s Gallery, the brainchild of Colin and Debbie Smith who own Dylan’s Bear Necessities, had its official opening on Friday...

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CAMBORNE CHRISTMAS TREE TO BE TAKEN DOWN

hoto: Christmas Tree in Commercial Square, Camborne Following malicious damage, BID Camborne’s directors have reluctantly decided to remove the town’s Christmas tree from Commercial Square on Wednesday 20 December. Chair of the BID team, Sharron Lipscombe-Manley,...

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SANTA VISITS CAMBORNE

Photo: Nina Gorniak holds nephew, Bentley with son Lucan Gorniak who visited Santa at Dylan's Bear Necessities.  There was lots of excitement in Camborne on Saturday when a certain white-bearded gentleman visited Dylan’s Bear Necessities in Trelowarren Street. Sat in...

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LOOKING LOVELY ALL LIT UP

It’s been a difficult week for the BID (Business Improvement District) Camborne team. The Christmas tree their working group had chosen as a centrepiece for this year’s festivities had been pilloried nationally and locally for not only being ‘shabby’ but a contender,...

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10 REASONS TO VISIT CAMBORNE SHOPPING WEEK!

hoto: Shaun Finnegan, owner of Aldridge Cycles in Cross Street, Camborne Camborne Shopping Week is fast approaching. With so much going on and great deals on offer, here are just ten reasons to visit. It will keep your kids entertained. As we reach the end of the...

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CAN DO MORE AND WILL DO MORE

Photo: BID Cambone BID 2 logo The future looks bright for Camborne Town after a significant number of businesses voted to continue as a Business Improvement District (BID). The decision means building on the last five years’ achievements and focusing on new areas to...

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CHOOSE CAMBORNE THIS CHRISTMAS

Photo: The New Camborne Deli supporting 'I Pledge to #ChooseCamborne this Christmas campaign Camborne looks fabulously festive. The decorations are up, the Christmas window displays are some of the best ever and there is still a host of upcoming events and attractions...

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LAST CHANCE TO VOTE FOR BID CAMBORNE

Camborne businesses have just two weeks left to vote on whether they want to continue as a BID - a Business Improvement District. The ballot closes at 5pm on Thursday, December 1st. The result will be announced on Friday, December 2nd.  Newquay, Truro and St Ives have...

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SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

Photo: #ChooseCamborne Pledge Card December 3rd is Small Business Saturday. It’s a time to remember your local businesses and support them. This is the fourth annual Small Business Saturday. This year BID Camborne has organised free parking in the Rosewarne car park...

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CHRISTMAS IN CAMBORNE CELEBRATIONS HAVE BEGUN

Photo: Christmas Tree in Commercial Square The lights are in place, the tree is up and the Santa bench is out and in use. Christmas has arrived in Camborne. Next Saturday, November 26th is the annual ‘switch on’ event. It promises to be an exciting, action-packed...

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CHRISTMAS IS COMING, PREPARATIONS HAVE BEGUN

Photo: Christmas in Camborne lights installed and funded by BID Camborne Preparations are well underway as businesses in Camborne town prepare for Christmas. The bunting that decorates the centre has been removed to make way for the lights that have become so much a...

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BOUNCING BACK AFTER THE FLOODING

Photo: Thomson Travel Advisor Mica Loncar with BID Chairman George le Hunte Businesses are bouncing back after the damaging effects of last month’s torrential rainstorm and the resultant flash flooding. Several businesses in the town centre were hit hard and had to...

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CAMBORNE CAN DO MORE

Photo: Launching the Business Plan for Camborne Can Do More 2017 to 2022, BID Manager, Chairman and BID Directors BID Camborne’s business renewal plan has been officially launched and is now being distributed to more than 300 member businesses in preparation for the...

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WHY BID HAS MADE A DIFFERENCE

Elected in 2012 with the aim of putting Camborne back on the map, BID has played a major part in transforming our town into an attractive, vibrant place to be. Our successes include compiling and distributing town and Christmas guides, developing the first official...

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CHRISTMAS IS COMING

Photo: Christmas Tree in Commercial Square, Camborne The nights are drawing in, the leaves are beginning to tumble and Camborne business owners are making plans for Christmas - the busiest and most rewarding time of the retail year. This year, Camborne town centre...

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CLOTHES SHOPPING IN CAMBORNE

Photo: Chapel Street Boutique & Dylan's Bear Necessities Two new fashion and accessories shops have opened in Camborne, extending the growing number of clothing outlets in the town. Chapel St Boutique, which sells classic and lifestyle clothing, is owned and run by...

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CAN DO MORE 2017-2022

Photo: BID Camborne logo The first five-year term for Bid Camborne - Camborne Can Do - has been judged a success. After positive feedback from levy payers, the BID Camborne board has agreed to proceed to a full ballot and ask members if they would like a second term -...

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TACKLING ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR IN THE TOWN CENTRE

Photo: Trelowarren Street, Camborne There have been incidents of anti-social behaviour in Camborne town centre. Local agencies are working together to tackle the issue but it is essential problems are reported through the proper channels if they are to be dealt with....

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SUMMER HAS ARRIVED IN CAMBORNE!

Photo: Commercial Square in full bloom this Summer The weather has improved and Camborne’s town centre looks glorious all decked out in its summer finery. Camborne Town Council has provided a spectacular floral display with hanging baskets and planters, bursting with...

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CAMBORNE CAN DO MORE

Photo: Mel Martin, BID Manager and George Le Hunte, BID Chairman launching the Camborne Town Guide in April 2016 The draft proposal for the second term of BID Camborne has been published and sent out to levy payers for consultation and feedback. Great improvements...

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CAMBORNE’S SUCCESS STRETCHES BEYOND THE TOWN CENTRE

Photo: Stem Centre Opening, 2015 It’s not just the town centre businesses that are enjoying success, Camborne Science and International Academy is celebrating three years at the top of the county’s state school league tables and Camborne RFC has been promoted to the...

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CAMBORNE IS A TOP TEN DESTINATION AND RISING!

BID status has got Camborne back on the road to success. Businesses are reporting a consistent increase in sales with positive forecasts and the town has been judged an exciting and inviting destination - one of the top ten Cornish gems on the rise - by a prestigious...

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THE BEST CORNISH PRODUCE AT THE HEART OF CAMBORNE

Camborne Produce Market   It began as a monthly event, became twice monthly within months and now, due to customer and trader pressure, Camborne Produce Market is a weekly affair. Every Friday customers can come to the very heart of the town’s centre - Commercial...

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HIDDEN GEM…CROSS STREET NEWS

Glynis Charlesworth keeping it traditional with buy-by-weight sweets. Cross Street News is a little slice of history.  As you walk through the door you go back in time to a traditional shop selling newspapers, magazines, treats, snacks and buy-by-weight sweets. One...

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A WEBSITE DEVOTED TO PROMOTING CAMBORNE

Town's new welcome banners and Richard Trevithick statue. The first website dedicated to promoting Camborne and all it has to offer is already changing people’s opinion, keeping them better informed and increasing footfall into the town.  Visually...

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CAMBORNE’S CREATIVE QUARTER!

Sharon Turner preparing for a card making workshop The Tesco end of Camborne’s Trelowarren Street has become a centre of creative art and hobby shops with products to suit a wide range of needs and budgets.  Jim’s is renowned for its affordable art and craft...

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ROSEWARNE TOILETS UPDATE

Camborne town centre’s last public toilets - the block in the Rosewarne car park - looks set close at the end of March. BID Camborne, which represents 320 town centre businesses, has paid to keep them open this winter despite the fact funding the service is not BID’s...

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A LOCAL’S GUIDE TO…..CAMBORNE!

A return to the boom years for the heart of Cornwall Camborne is changing. A town with an enviable history of industrial engineering excellence and once the richest mining area in the world, it suffered a slump with the demise of mining at the end of the last century....

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PASTICHE – THE PERFECT PLACE TO FIND CHRISTMAS GIFTS

Owner Michelle Slade in Pastiche Pastiche in Trelowarren Street is candle cornucopia. Enveloped in an intoxicating aroma of 100% pure essential oils and incense, it stocks a huge range of products from floating candles, aromatherapy and herbal soaps to scented pillars...

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HIDDEN GEMS – RELOVED CORNWALL

pcycled and irresitable! Relvoved Cornwall is an exquisite Shabby Chic boutique — a tiny shop full of beautiful upcycled furniture, quality DIY restoration accessories and irresistible contemporary gifts. In the heart of Cross Street, Camborne, it’s one of only six...

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TYACKS £100,00 BAR MAKE-OVER IS COMPLETE!

Barman, James Heard, serves Rattler to Mark Spear whilst fellow regular, Yvonne Cooper, opts for Prosecco. Tyacks’ newly refurbished Unicorn Bar is open. Costing around £100,000 to complete, it’s clearly worth every penny. The door now opens directly into the room,...

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WARDROBE CLOTHING COMPANY POP-UP SHOP IS NOW PERMANENT

It began as a pop-up shop for just a few months and was so popular the Wardrobe Clothing Company - next to Warrens in Trelowarren Street - is now a permanent fixture. Mother and daughter owners of the shop, Jean Hooper and Sarah Henniker, have committed to run the...

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CAMBORNE CHRISTMAS – PROPER JOB

The Christmas countdown has begun. It’s by far the busiest and most rewarding time of the year for businesses and BID Camborne is working hard to fill the town centre with magic and festive spirit. Work is well underway on the Christmas lights display with a...

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HIDDEN GEMS – SHIRLEY’S WOOL AND PLUS

With household names like Kate Moss, Julia Roberts and Kirstie Allsopp keen to share their enthusiasm and talent for knitting, the ancient craft is experiencing a surge of popularity. In Camborne’s busy Cross Street is a knitter’s nirvana, Shirley’s Wool and Plus. The...

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ROSEWARNE CAR PARK TOILETS CLOSURE…

Rosewarne car park, Camborne Business owners in Camborne believe the closure of the male and female public toilets in the Rosewarne car park and the proposed closure of the disabled access toilet, in the same location, by April 2016, will adversely affect the numbers...

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CULINARY CAMBORNE!

John Dack and Lamorna Curtis, Dax Delicatessen Sat at a pavement table on a bright sunny summer’s day, watching the world go by, I could have been anywhere on the continent. In front of me was a delicious, frothy cappuccino and freshly baked ciabatta bread filled with...

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A SUMMER OF FESTIVAL FUN AT CAMBORNE’S TYACKS HOTEL

Preparing for a festival of summer fun (L to R) Receptionist, Sadie Phillips, Barmaid, Jo Bird and Tyacks Hotel owner, Sam Bowen   It may not be on the scale of Glastonbury or Coachella but Tyacks Hotel has a packed line-up for its own trio of outdoor music events...

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SUBWAY HAS COME TO CAMBORNE

Subway has opened in the very heart of Camborne town centre and is already so popular the franchise owners are planning to extend opening hours. On top of providing an additional source of take-away snacks for shoppers and visitors, the business has created eight new...

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REBRANDING WILL REFLECT CAMBORNE’S TRUE IMAGE

The new Camborne logo     Camborne has been rebranded. It has a new logo, an inviting town guide, a Facebook page, Twitter account and there will soon be welcome maps displayed in the flourishing town centre and a new website. The logo is powerful through its...

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THE FUTURE OF ROSEWARNE PUBLIC TOILETS

Rosewarne public toilets, the last to remain open in Camborne Town centre, are under threat of closure. Yesterday BID Camborne sent an emergency e-newsletter to the town’s 300 businesses informing them they have written to both the town and county councils asking to...

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FOOD FOR THE SOUL

Camborne’s Cafe Soul now serves food. The new lunchtime menu includes filled wraps, rolls, paninis and jacket potatoes. The plan for the future is to install a griddle and expand the menu introducing hot dishes, daily specials and extend serving hours into the...

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25 YEARS OF TAKE-AWAY PIZZA IN CAMBORNE

Pizza Passion. Stewart prepares one of his ‘homemade’ style pizzas   It’s 25 years since Mr Munch, Camborne’s first pizza take away shop, opened for business in Trelowarren St. Things have definitely changed since those early days, including ownership of the business...

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LADIES WHO LUNCH IN CAMBORNE

There are two new faces amongst the daytime take-away outlets in Camborne. Sharron Lipscombe-Manley and Sarah Leggett are the new owners of Delight 2 Bite and the New Camborne Deli, respectively. Delight 2 Bite, like every other business in Cross Street, is an...

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CAMBORNE BUSINESSES SHINE FOR TREVITHICK DAY CELEBRATIONS

The weather may have been disappointing but that didn’t dull the mood of Camborne’s businesses on Trevithick Day. They came out in force to entertain, amuse and feed the crowds who flocked to the town to mark its historic hero, Richard Trevithick, and its triumphant...

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ONLY THE BEST OF THE BEST IN CAMBORNE’S DAX DELICATESSEN

Camborne’s Dax Delicatessen   Succulent, fresh Cornish crabs, authentic DOP Italian cheeses, rich dry cured Spanish hams and sweet silky Portuguese custard tarts. Dax Delicatessen in Camborne’s Trelowarren Street stocks only the best of the best. This extraordinary...

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ARRIVAL OF THE CAMBORNE TOWN GUIDE 2015

BID Project Manager, Mel Martin and BID Chairman, George Le Hunte, with proofs of the Camborne Town Guide 2015   The third annual Camborne Town Guide is ready. Packed with essential information for residents and visitors, it’s available from hundreds of distribution...

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