We’ve put together a great board of people who are passionate about the future of Camborne and want to work together to forge a bright future for our town. The Board represent the public, private and community sectors.

Val Dalley:
Chair

Val is a founder member of Camborne Trevithick Day and vice chair of Camborne Community Centre.  She has been a town councillor for 14 years and served as deputy and mayor during the last five years. 

Val is also a churchwarden at Camborne Parish Church and a committee member of Camborne Music Festival.

Vice-Chair: John Cosgrove

John is proud to serve as a Camborne Town Councillor. A retired teacher, he believes passionately in the future of our town. He attends St John’s church in Camborne and is a published author.

Zoe Fox:
Camborne Town Council

Zoe is Deputy Mayor of Camborne.

Trevor Dalley:
Business & Community representative

Married to Valerie, Trevor and Val took over the shop at 84 Trelowarren Street which they ran for forty five years.

They founded Camborne Trevithick Day in 1983 and Trevor was chairman until 2002. He was made a Cornish Bard in 1993 for his contribution to Cornish Culture. He is also a member of Camborne Town Council and has again taken the chairmanship of Camborne Trevithick Day.

Cllr Phillip Desmonde:
Cornwall Council

Councillor Phillip Desmonde is a Conservative councillor representing the Pool and Tehidy areas of Camborne on Cornwall council. Elected in 2017, he serves on the Audit Committee and the Constitution and Governance Committee.

In addition, he attends All Member Briefings and full Council meetings.

He lives in Tehidy.

George Eustice MP:
Member of Parliament

George Eustice was appointed Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on 13 February 2020.

He was previously Minister of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) from 11 May 2015 to 13 February 2020.

He was elected as the Conservative MP for Camborne and Redruth in 2010.

George served on the EFRA Select Committee from 2010.

Rose Goodship:
Business & Community Representative

Rose is a creative business advisor in performing arts, working with Cultivator Cornwall and has worked extensively with SME’s in Cornwall to develop sustainable and innovative businesses.  

As an advocate for the Cornish grassroots music scene and performance arts, Rose seeks to support a flourishing performance sector and night-time economy. She has a particular interest in developing inclusive business practices, and consulting on equality, diversity and inclusion strategy. 

Kirsten Edwards:
Business & Community Representative

Kirsten grew up in the outskirts of Camborne. She left Cornwall to study French and European Studies before moving to work in the Cornwall Office in Brussels assisting with the advocacy of the County leading to approval of Objective 1 status and associated funding. On her return to the UK she worked in a regeneration consultancy in London before setting up her own consultancy company in Gloucestershire.

She returned to Camborne in 2007, to be closer to her family and moved into retail, setting up an online retail business and subsequently bricks and mortar shops, which she runs in Hayle and St Ives. She also owns a heritage building in Hayle, which she is currently developing to become a community asset and co-working space as well as a base for up to 20 small businesses. She has recently established a youth theatre CIC, Boom Theatre – having previously been a trustee for a touring theatre group and an active volunteer with other local theatre companies. She is a strong proponent of collaborative working and is relishing the opportunity to bring some of her experience to the Camborne Town Deal Board. 

Angela Hatherell:
Business & Community Representative

Angela trained as an architect and has worked in practice, research and education. She has worked on built environment projects from feasibility and brief development to post occupancy evaluation, specialising in client and community relations, and project management. She was in the Regions team at CABE, is a cultural context examiner on the RIBA Studio office and has taught at Oxford Brookes University.

Angela also has extensive arts management experience and is a director of Create CIC and is currently setting up the Camborne Contemporary Crafts Hub, a community creative makers’ space specialising in glass, ceramics and jewellery, offering courses and classes, workspaces to rent, a community craft library and exhibition space.

Louise Hinds:
Business & Community Representative

Rose Hitchens-Todd:
Camborne Town Council

Rose is passionate about connecting our community.

She is really keen to shake off the deeply intrenched stigma attached to Camborne and its people & nurture pride and positive identity amongst those who live, work, learn or visit this town.

This has become more important to her as she has children growing up in the town.

Tonia Lu:
Business & Community Representative

Tonia moved to Camborne in 2017, to work as an advisor for visual art and craft businesses and organisations across Cornwall as part of the Cultivator programme.

She set up House of Prints to democratise art ownership. Her passion and past experience lies in arts and community development, with a strong focus in rural places working on art festivals, galleries, museums, public art projects from Aberdeenshire, to Cumbria and now Cornwall. She is a Trustee of Leicester Print Workshop.

Luke Wills:
Business & Community Representative

Luke is a Camborne man through and through. Born here, he played rugby for the town and supports a number of events in a professional capacity. A resident, family man, pet owner and still very passionate about Camborne and its future. His experience both in finance and in running his own company gives a useful point of view on projects that could add real value to our town. Luke’s really looking forward to seeing what lies ahead and hopes to have some valuable input along the way.

Stuart Odgers:
Business & Community Representative

Stuart was born and lives in Camborne. His past experience lies in the education and training sectors, national and local authorities and institutions.

A retired senior lecturer for 30 years at Cornwall College/Falmouth College of Arts. Governor at St. Meriadoc C & E Junior School for 25 years. City and Guilds verifier within the creative sector for 13 years. Town Councillor for 9 years.

His great passion has always been to provide a future for young people and for his town Camborne. Which he hopes will return to a prosperous, vibrant and safe community for everyone.

Cllr John Morgan:
Cornwall Council

Cornwall Councillor for Camborne West & Treswithian

Anna Pascoe:
Business & Community Representative

Anna is a business performance specialist, who manages Camborne Business Improvement District and her own company, Make Me A Plan.

An experienced strategist and innovator in the private, government and not-for-profit sectors, she is the creator of the Healthy Habits Academy and a former local elected member and parliamentary candidate.

Cllr Peter Perry:
Cornwall Council

Cornwall Councillor for Roskear & Tuckingmill

Advisors and Non-Voting Members

Glenn Caplin-Grey:
Cornwall Council

In his joint role as CEO of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership and Service Director for Economic Growth at Cornwall Council, Glenn plays a key role in leading and delivering the region’s economic growth strategy. A key part of that is Culture and the Creative Industries, including managing the building of the £21m Kresen Kernow archive, redevelopment of the Hall for Cornwall, continued support for the World Heritage Site and Cornish language and investment in a number of Creative Industries projects and programmes across Cornwall.

Helen Kneale:
Cornwall Council

David Wilkins:
Camborne Town Council

Samantha Hughes:
Camborne Town Council

Samantha Hughes is the Town Clerk for Camborne Town Council with 15 years of experience in local government.

She has undertaken Acting Town Clerk duties for the Town Council alongside management of staff and financial responsibility.

She is proud work in Camborne and has always lived here. She is eager to be part of embracing the rich history of Camborne and creating a more vibrant and inviting town for everyone to enjoy.

Our Partner Groups

The Town Deal needs to level the economy in various important areas of Camborne. To ensure we stay focused, we have created Partner Groups – sub-committees tasked with drawing on local expertise and that can drive ideas in those areas.

The Partner Groups are currently being reviewed to ensure they are fit for purpose for the delivery stage of the Town Investment Plan.