On 26th March 2024, Mayor Zoe Fox & Cllr John Cosgrove explained Camborne Town Council’s budget for 2024 in a video recorded in the Passmore Edwards building, outlining the difficult decisions made this year in the context of…
– A sharp increase in inflation over the last few years.
– Deep cuts in Central Government funding since 2010.
– Devolved services and assets from Cornwall Council.
Last year, to minimise the impact of the cost of living crisis on our community, Camborne Town Council froze our share of the council tax (known as the precept). However the sharp increase in inflation and deep cuts to central government funding since 2010 have plunged many councils across the country into crisis.
If we also add the context of services and assets devolved from Cornwall Council and the management and delivery of huge ‘Town Deal’ projects for Camborne, our councillors reluctantly took the decision to increase our precept, which equates to an additional £25 per year for Band D properties or 48p per week, to reduce the gap between our funding and our costs.
Please bear in mind Camborne Town Councillors are unpaid volunteers, most of whom live, work and pay taxes in Camborne just like the rest of the community and have gone through the tough times that we all have over the last few years. This decision wasn’t taken lightly and councillors are committed to reducing this precept. We hope you understand that the council has done all it can to shield our community from these recent cost increases.

With just a month to go until Camborne’s big day, we caught up with Trevor Brookes, chair of Camborne Trevithick Association, on a very blustery day, at the site of where it all started, Richard Trevithick’s birthplace! Trevor told us all about the big plans for the 40th anniversary of Trevithick Day on Saturday April 27th.

Trevor Brookes Launches Trevithick Day Trevor Brookes Launches Trevithick Day

Join us to discuss making Camborne Parish a safer place.

  • Free personal safety advice
  • Free safety tools and equipment
  • Support to set up your own Neighbourhood Watch
  • Opportunity to speak to representatives from community safety organisations.
  • Free pasties and hot drinks.

Drop-in anytime between 4pm-7pm to talk with representatives from community safety organisations.

A key part of the towns Christmas celebrations for more than ten years, Camborne Town Councils’ 2024 Childrens Lantern Parade will take place on Friday 29th November as part of a collaborative ‘Christmas Lights Switch-On Day’ delivered by Camborne Town Council and BID Camborne.

This much anticipated event is a great favourite with young and old alike. It is expected the combination of the Town’s Light Switch-On, Lantern Parade and Christmas Tree Festival will bring the whole town together to celebrate Christmas with light, music and a whole lot of fun!

Camborne’s Remembrance Parade will be held on Sunday 10th November 2024.

The parade will depart from the square at 10:15, and will head around through Union and Cross Street, down to Tyacks roundabout and congregate outside the Church.

Camborne’s Great Big Green Fest is returning for 2024, on Saturday 8th June. This event is free to attend, family-friendly, and forms part of the National Great Big Green Week celebrations.


More information coming soon!

The Camborne Community and Commerce Awards are returning for 2024!!

You can nominate online here, or in paper format in the below locations:

  • Library (Basset Road)
  • Tyacks Hotel (Commercial Street)
  • Kath’s Plaice (Church Street)
  • Up Memory lane Interiors (Trelowarren Street)
  • Camborne Games (Trelowarren Street)
  • British Heart Foundation (Commercial Square)
  • Tesco (Wesley Street)
  • Delight 2 Bite (Cross Street)
  • Cornish Oven (Treswithian)

The nomination pack below explains the criteria and what the Awards Panel are looking for in each Award.

Trevithick Day 2024 is being celebrated on Saturday 27th April.

For more information, please head to the organiser’s website:

Bal Maidens & Miners Dance at Trevithick Day 2023 Bal Maidens & Miners Dance at Trevithick Day 2023

Does your child benefit from extra sensory input to gain meaning, sense and enjoyment from stories? Join us for this exciting new trial!

Our aim is to bring stories alive and allow those members of our community who need additional sensory input to experience the magic of stories.

Sessions, led buy a library staff member, will be individual or with a small group of known peers. We ask that caregivers remain present to support interaction with the story materials.

We will revisit the same story over a period of weeks for as long as each child needs to encourage familiarity, engagement and meaning with the materials. Stories will stimulate a full range of senses. Please let us know if your child has any particular likes or dislikes when booking for the first time.

The Basset Centre Basset Road Camborne TR14 8SL

We are delighted to reveal some early concept visuals of The Basset Community Hub; a multi-million pound Town Deal funded project, lead by Camborne Town Council.

Poynton Bradbury Wynter Cole Architects have been working hard with the Town Council on the project, and have drawn up pleasing illustrations which demonstrate the anticipated look and feel of the reinvented Basset Centre and neighbouring White House.

It is anticipated the two sympathetically restored listed buildings, joined with a stunning glass atrium, will house a modern, spacious Library, a dedicated youth space, a large multi-use performance and events space, refreshments outlet and social space as well as other community and commercial services. A fly-through video of the atrium space, including illustrations of possible heritage displays, can be viewed here:

Further public consultation will take place on the project, as moves are made towards obtaining planning permission in the coming weeks.

More concept images, information and plans can be viewed in person at Camborne Library-The Basset Centre, or at Camborne Town Council-The Passmore Edwards Building. If you’d like to be involved in delivering this project, or occupying space within the hub, please email enquiries@camborne-tc.gov.uk for further information.