Home to Richard Trevithick and over 20,000 local people, Camborne is one of four towns in Cornwall selected to participate in the Government’s Towns Fund Deal and now has the opportunity to bid for up to £25 million to help fund a bustling town centre economy, with business and leisure opportunities to be enjoyed for current and future generations.
The Towns Fund was launched in November 2019 by Rt. Hon. Robert Jenrick MP. This funding will help towns to deliver economic growth with a focus on regeneration, improved transport, better broadband connectivity, skills and culture.
George Eustice MP for Camborne & Redruth said;
“Camborne has a proud industrial heritage and I took great pride in being able to continue that tradition by working with my colleagues in Government to bring forward this significant investment opportunity for my home constituency.
We have been very clear from the outset that the Towns Fund should be business-led and focused on generating a positive economic future for Camborne and I look forward to developing a secure future for the area along with my fellow Board members over the coming months.”
Cornwall Council has been acting as the ‘Lead Council’ as part of this process and has appointed an experienced local project manager, Chloe Lorraine, to work with the Camborne Town Deal Board to develop a Town Investment Plan, which will set out the vision for the projects the cash will fund.
Comprised of a team of enthusiastic individuals from the business, community and public sectors, Camborne’s Towns Fund Board has already started work and includes:
- Anna Pascoe (Chair) – Camborne Town BID Manager
- Dave Biggs (Vice Chair) – Cornwall Councillor, Camborne Treswithian
- George Eustice – MP for Camborne & Redruth
- Trevor Dalley – Camborne Town Council
- Samantha Hughes – Camborne Town Council, Deputy Town Clerk
- David Atherford – Cornwall Councillor, Camborne Treslothan
- Philip Desmonde – Cornwall Councillor, Pool & Tehidy
- John Herd – Cornwall Councillor, Camborne Pendarves
- Paul White – Cornwall Councillor, Camborne Roskear
- Justin Olosunde – Private Sector, Cornwall College Group,
- Lauren Burt – Private Sector, Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust
- Rose Goodship – Private Sector
- Sue Bradbury – Private Sector, SBPR Ltd
- Tonia Lu – Private Sector
- Val Dalley – Voluntary Sector
- Glen Caplin- Grey, Cornwall Council, Officer/Adviser to the Board
- David Rodda, Cornwall Council, Officer/Adviser to the Board
- Chloe Lorraine, Cornwall Council, Officer/Adviser to the Board
- Charlotte Caldwell, Cornwall Council, Officer/Advisor to the Board
Anna Pascoe, Chair of the Board, spoke of her delight at Camborne’s selection for the Fund;
“I’m thrilled to see the Government acknowledge the many years of hard work on the part of local people in making Camborne the friendly community which welcomes businesses and charities, locals and visitors to area with the announcement of this new fund. “
Dave Biggs, Vice Chair said;
“The Town’s Fund is a golden chance to use government funding to assist in the regeneration of economic activity in Camborne and I’m pleased to be a part of the team to help bring that about. It could not have come at a more opportune moment and I look forward to working with partners from all sectors to give Camborne the boost it deserves.”
This funding bid focuses on what Camborne wants its future to look like and so we want to hear from as many members of the community as possible to shape our strategy. We’ll be launching surveys and events to get locals’ feedback as one of our first priorities. In the meantime, people can get in touch with us at [email protected] to find out more or contribute ideas.