10 January 2024
First of all – happy new year from Camelford Town Council!
With 2023 now well and truly behind us we can take a fond look back at events that took place towards the back end of 2023, and can begin to look forward with excitement at what may be in store for 2024…
Halloween pumpkins & scarecrows
There were a huge number of entries to ‘Pumpkins on Parade’ 2023, with more than fifteen pumpkins carved and brought along to the library for displaying and judging. Many of the pumpkins were carved with exceptional skill and creativity, which made the process of picking a winner very difficult for the judges!
There were also some brilliant costumes on display, with some parents and children clearly putting in a lot of effort for the occasion. With decorations, music, games, costumes, pumpkins, and prizes, it was a suitably spooky evening enjoyed by all!
Pictured: Teddy winner of the ‘best costume’ award along with the judges
Along with the Pumpkins, there were also several scarecrows on display in Camelford for Halloween. There were some particularly interesting and creative scarecrows on display, the best of which were awarded with amazon vouchers as prizes, and we can only hope that we get to see even more for the 2024 event!
Pictured: Scarecrow entry from The Little Acorns (category winner)
Thanks to the monumental efforts from the members of the Camelford Lights Committee, the Camelford Christmas lights for 2023 were bigger and better than ever! The committee’s year-long efforts culminated in a spectacular turning on of the Christmas lights on November 25th and, with fireworks, food, music and Santa being present, it appeared that a good time was had by all. Camelford Town Council would once again like to extend thanks to all those who took part in the event!
Pictured: Santa & his elf assistant arrive in town
The ‘SKATE:CREATE’ team (Ness, Andrew/Lippy, Nate, Action for Children and more) have been busily working away to keep the youths of Camelford warm, happy and safe.
Once the weekly skate sessions concluded towards the end of October, youth sessions moved to the Camelford family hub. During this time, Ness has been hosting food/cookery sessions, and Sophie has been hosting printing sessions (both have been ably backed by a number of volunteers). The youth group has also recently been off on an adventure to the Eden Project: this was a heralded as a great day out, and everyone who attended thoroughly enjoyed it!
WEDNESDAYS AT THE LIBRARY
Following the early successes through the Summer months, group sessions at the library have continued to expand and diversify. We have seen the numbers attending events at the library steadily increase, with a number of those people regularly taking part in weekly sessions. There are now regular ‘Knit and Natter’ sessions (Camelford Clickers), a well-established MS Support Group, and a diverse array of other events such as Lego, drawing classes, art performances (such as ‘Nadelik’ in December), and many others.
DEPARTURE OF TOWN CLERK
It is with a heavy heart that Camelford Town Council will soon be saying goodbye to its Town Clerk, Esther Greig. Esther recently accepted a job offer from Truro City Council for the position of Deputy City Clerk, and so will be leaving us in early March 2024.
Camelford Town Council would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thanks to Esther for all she has done for the Town, and indeed the Council, during her 7-year tenure, and wishes her the very best of luck for her future endeavours!
EVENTS COMING UP!
OCM – PARKOUR SESSIONS
Starting on Monday 29th January there will be parkour sessions taking place as part of OCM SKATE:CREATE. This is planned to run every Monday until April 8th, with sessions taking place between 4:30pm – 6:00pm and between 6:30pm – 8:00pm.
Please also see below the schedule for OCM for the coming months:
If you would like to start up a community group and need somewhere to meet, please feel free to contact the office!
Other Dates/Holidays of note:
- St Piran’s Day: 5th March
- Easter Bank Holiday Weekend: 29th March – 1st April
- Early May Bank Holiday: 6th May
- Spring Bank Holiday: 27th May
Look out for more details and updates for any and all events in the next newsletter, on the CTC social sites, and on the website.