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.
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 is Deputy Mayor of Camborne.
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.
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 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 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 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 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.
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 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.
Cornwall Councillor for Camborne West & Treswithian
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.
Cornwall Councillor for Roskear & Tuckingmill
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.
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.
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.