The online survey set up by Camborne Town Deal Board to gather public opinion on how to improve the town will be closing next week. Residents, local businesses and people who work in the town are encouraged to submit their responses as soon as possible to make sure their voices are heard.
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 funding bid focuses on what Camborne wants its future to look like and so Camborne Town Board want to hear from as many members of the community as possible to shape their strategy. Contributions from the residents of Camborne, along with local businesses and their employees, are essential in ensuring the views of the community are represented.
The survey can be found here and will close on 25 August.
A successful bid – winning up to £25m of central government funding for the town – would allow a new path to be forged for Camborne. Once the centre of the industrialising world, Camborne’s 22,000 residents have been subject to high levels of social and economic deprivation since the decline of the tin mining industry. There is potential to set a new direction for the town, and the Board are committed to working towards this.
“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. Now we’re up and running, it’s vital that we gather as much input from our local community about their hopes and visions for the future of their town.“Anna Pascoe, Chair of the Board, Camborne Town Deal
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.
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
- Len Smith, Cornwall Council, Officer/Adviser to the Board
- Charlotte Caldwell, Cornwall Council, Officer/Advisor to the Board