CAMELFORD NEWS – MAY/JUNE

CAMELFORD NEWS – MAY/JUNE

13 June 2022

This year’s Fun Week kicked off in Enfield Park with an entire afternoon of fun and entertainment with the Teddy Bears Picnic and Little Acorns Nursery.  The sun came out which made for a great day of fun with the Allan’s Slip n Slide and a Circus Skills Workshop.  It was great to see so many families from the community out in the Park.  Gary McCausland rounded off the day’s entertainment with a fantastic live musical set on the Bandstand. Tuesday saw more young people out and about taking part in the Allan’s Fun Run with help from a warm up session run by Liam from Camelford Leisure Centre.  The Mayor held an Afternoon Tea at Camelford Hall which was also well attended and magnificently baked and prepared by Kirsty Ferguson and Shirley Goodman.  A packed house in the evening for the Brownies Bingo saw them raise an incredible £1006!  Such an amazing display of community spirit.  Thank you to Peggy and all those involved in organising this event and for the many businesses that donated prizes.

  Day 3 of Fun Week took place in the library – Mayor Rob Rotchell and librarian Bronwen Hockerday led the Storytime session and held an amazing Lego competition.  The children were told to “be creative” and they really excelled!  Well done to Issac (1st), Theo (2nd)  and Oliver (3rd) and to Nates Gems for donating the prizes.  The entries remain on display in the library and if you enjoyed these events, the library has Storytime , Singing and Lego building sessions every week.

Day 4 of Fun Week saw an entire day of events at the skate park.  The day kicked off with Breakdancing workshops and demonstrations, then there was roller blading, skateboarding and a scooter competition to finish off the fun.  Hanger Management were on hand all day for refreshments.  It was great to see so many children enjoying the space.  The OCM Skate Club continues to run on Mondays for advice and training for children from pre-schoolers to teens – for more information contact Dave Edkins.  There was also a fantastic turnout for this year’s Beating of the Bounds walk.  The sun shone down upon so many people interested to see Camelford from a slightly different perspective.  Many thanks to those involved in organising this event and to local landowners for permissions to cross their land.  Finally, thanks go to Town Councillor Bond for organising and commentating on the fascinating Bird Walk through Enfield Park which was enjoyed by many.

Thursday also saw the incorporation of the Jubilee celebrations in to Fun Week. This began at 1pm with the proclamation at the town Bandstand and the lighting of the Jubilee Beacon in the evening.    

On Friday the town turned out in their hundreds to enjoy the celebrations at Enfield Park.  Music in the Park opened to a full crowd at 5pm with music from Adam Cornford.  Refreshments were provided by Hanger Management, Cornish Crepe and The Masons Arms, whilst Hair and Beauty helped with the party spirit with glitter face painting.  The party continued int to the night with performances from The Unfortunate Ones and the Good Old Fashioned Lover Boys.  It was great to see such positive community spirit and support which really made this a night to remember!

Events continued throughout the weekend regardless of the dampening weather.  Although the Tug of War had to be postponed, the screening of the Platinum Party took place and was well attended.  It was a great opportunity to enjoy this once in a lifetime event as a community.  Thank you to all who scrambled to organise the relocation of the event.

Sunday, the final day of an immense week of fun, saw the annual Dog Show take place at the park.  Again the community support for this event was outstanding, with so many canine residents and their humans taking part in the fun and raising funds for the Labrador Trust.  There was more music as well on offer.  The Seriously Aweful Symphonia took to the Bandstand at 12pm to start the afternoon’s entertainment and this was followed up with an afternoon of live music from Callum Flew for all the many picnic-ers that came out to share in the community celebrations.  The Brownie Duck Race finished off this spectacular week of fun – congratulations to all of the winners!

It was a week full of fun, celebrations and memories that will last for years to come!

Upcoming

The summer months are set to be busy once again in Camelford.  Saturday 9 August marks 100 years since Enfield Park was gifted to Camelford Town Council and CTC is planning to celebrate in style with a dance show, sports activities (postponed Tug of War event), live music and DJ Club Classics set. This programme copies the original programme from 1922 – updated a little! At the end of August, there will be dance workshops (venue and dates to be confirmed) with the very talented Adie Dove, and community copper leaf workshops with sculptors, Thrussels, in Camelford Hall on 2 and 3 August at Camelford Hall. The leaves will then be attached to a legacy piece of art work, a tree sculpture, that will be located just outside of the park to mark the Centenary. It is hoped that these workshops will be an annual event to keep the legacy artwork live!

There will also be return of the very successful Music in the Bandstand on Friday evenings from 22nd July until 2 September.    Amongst those already signed up are Jamie Hewett, Bootlace Due, Guysmith, Dave Precious (Junction 55) and Ecomods. It currently has the 19 August, 5 August and 29 August free.. If you know of any musicians who would like to play for donations, please email admin@camelford-tc.gov.uk

The theme for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge at the Library is to be The Gadgeteers.  Sign up for this challenge is set for 9 July and will run through the school holidays, as usual, participants will receive stickers and prizes and a certificate upon completion.  This is open to all children up to 12yrs.

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