CAMELFORD NEWS JANUARY-APRIL
CAMELFORD NEWS JANUARY-APRIL
3 April 2023
Camelford has an exciting year coming up with lots of events and things to do. The Easter Eggstravaganza is our first event on 8 April with stories, crafts and the Easter Bonnet and Easter Egg competition.
Our very own Councillor Emma Grigg will be running a fun poetry workshop for primary school age children from 10am to 11.30am. This is pop in, but if you want to put your name down, please do! Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Easter Egg Trail is underway so look out in local shops and businesses (a couple are not on the High Street!). Come into the library to get a form and be in for a chance to win a prize. Our prizes this year are courtesy of ASDA’s Community Champion.
CAMELFORD’S CORONATION – SATURDAY 6 MAY
Camelford is celebrating royally on 6 May with a live stream of the Coronation from approximately 10.30am (waiting on the Palace), music from Company B, the Seriously AWEful symphonia, glitter art, food and drink (Cornish Crepes, Indian King Coffee Lounge, New Hanger Management), circus skills, a fantastic art workshop led by Ness Harrison and street entertainment. CTC secured £3,450 from the National Lottery Reaching Communities Fund to help pay for enhancement of this event, and support the launch of our volunteering campaign “Creating Community Camelford”. Volunteering is a great way to learn new skills, help local organisations in need and strengthen our community. There will be stalls from various community organisations including Brownies, OCM Skate:Create and Top Town Memory Cafe.
Coronation Cups will be available FREE for those who attend this event on a first come first served basis! Pickle Design are working on the design of these cups NOW. A sneaky peak will be put on Facebook soon.
A programme for the day will be available soon. Look out on our facebook page @camelfordTC and here….
THE LIBRARY – EXTENDING OPENING HOURS ON A WEDNESDAY
Following feedback, the Library will be extending opening hours on a Wednesday. It will open 2.30pm until 8.30pm. It is hoping to run various workshops, groups from the library and the Pop in Centre below. For example, confirmed activities groups include a poetry/writing workshop, knit and knatter group, MS support Group, and book clubs. The library will also be open for returning and borrowing books so that those who work can access the library. If you have an idea for a group, do contact Amanda email@example.com.
The National Lottery Reaching Communities has supported us further by uplifting our grant to £22,300 to fund a Community Outreach Worker and Skate Coach. This will mean that it is able to do more work in the community – not just skating. It is hoped to engage with an artist who will be able to run creative workshops, start a repair cafe (any volunteers very welcome!) and work with other organisations both local and in the South West to enhance what it can deliver. It will also run special workshops in the Summer holidays to improve wellbeing and fitness. Watch this space….
NEW CAFE FOR THE OCM!
It is delighted to announce the opening of the cafe at the OCM Skatepark. This will be run by Danio, a former Rick Stein chef. He will be making delicious pancakes, hot and cold drinks to start with, and will expand the menu in due course. Pop up and say hello when he opens (due to open mid-April). Danio is also in a reggae band and it is hoped he will play at the OCM during Fun Week! Leading to….
ENDELIENTA PROJECT – OCM SKATE ART PROJECT
Ness Harrison has been doing a wonderful workshop with our Youth Club on a Monday, funded by Endelienta. The aim of the project is to revamp the shelter and the ramps which have been damaged by graffiti. It is coming along nicely with lots of hard work and great ideas from the kids. The finished shelter is due to be opened during Fun Week in May. Thanks to all the kids who have painted and come up with ideas to transform the shelter into a place they want to be. It will include tech decks! If you want to join the Youth Club, please email Amanda, firstname.lastname@example.org. It also meets at the Camelford Methodist Church when wet, but will mainly be up at the OCM Skatepark every Monday 6.30pm to 8pm. You will need to complete a medical form and permission form. Ness and Jamie/Jayne from Action for Children have taken the kids on trips to Tubestation and the beach at Polzeath. This has been an amazing experience for some of our younger ones who don’t get to go to the beach that often. It hopes to run beach visits in the Summer holidays where transport allows. If you want to volunteer, please contact Amanda at the email address above.
FUN WEEK 2023
Another amazing week of free fun will happen this year from 27 May to 4 June. On 27 May, the follow-up copper leaf workshop will happen at the bandstand (from around 10am to 4pm) with Gary and Thomas from Thrussells. Places are limited so if you want to make a leaf to finish the tree and also for the trail around the park, email Amanda email@example.com. A draft of the programme is below: