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 colourful blooms, placed around the town.
Unlike previous years when the bunting festoons have turned multi-coloured for the summer, this year it will remain black and gold, the colours of Cornwall. This is in honour of the arrival of Man Engine in August and to mark the tenth anniversary of Cornish Mining World Heritage Site status.
New this year are welcome maps which will be displayed at strategic entry points to the town centre including the station, the bus centre and Rosewarne car park. The maps show the town’s shops, services, restaurants and cafes, the heritage trail and the location of key amenities – taxi ranks, the defibrillator site and car parks. Participants of Rest Room, the free toilet scheme, are also shown on the map. This scheme involves seven local businesses providing free public access to toilet facilities during opening hours. Those businesses include two pubs and a hotel, which are all open until late.
“The town centre certainly looks ready for the summer and the extra visitors and shoppers we’re anticipating,” said BID Camborne Manager, Mel Martin. “The decorations are inviting, the Rest Room scheme is in place and the welcome maps are an immediate and very visual source of useful information for visitors who don’t know our town.”