Citizens Advice Cornwall

The latest copy of the Citizens Advice Cornwall newsletter is now out.  There are some very useful articles about Fuel Poverty, the EU Settlement Scheme and help for landlords who may need advice if the pandemic has caused rent to dry up.  There are also a number of ways to contact the CAB if you need help and advice.


Citizens Advice – Winter 2020

Urban Terrace, Callington

Proposed Affordable Housing Development

The proposed development includes a 100% affordable housing scheme, delivered by Cornwall Council. The proposal includes spacious and accessible units comprising of 11 x dwellings and 4 x apartments, a mix of one, two and three bedroom properties. The central access road will be maintained due to its link to the College. Each property has two allocated parking spaces with the apartments having one each. There are four further visitor spaces.

As a local resident you may wish or have a family member who would like to register for a plot on this site. For shared ownership properties you will need to register with Help to Buy South –



Remembrance Day

Callington Poppy Wave

As many Remembrance Services and Parades in Cornwall have had to be cancelled, a volunteer group in our Town set to work during lockdown to make sure that those that lost their lives were not forgotten.  Over 9,000 poppies were knitted, crocheted and crafted to decorate the town.  Knitted and crocheted poppies were made into a spectacular poppy wave cascading from the wall of St Mary’s Church into the grounds to finish just behind the War Memorial where the names of Callington war heroes are commemorated.

At the base of this stunning work of art lies a poignant metal plague depicting two soldiers with wooden crosses placed in the grass.

The whole town is adorned with wreaths, poppies, wooden crosses and ribbons hanging from trees. Many thanks to everyone involved with this amazing project.

Although there will be no Remembrance Ceremony or Service in Callington, over 30 poppy wreaths have been obtained by local groups/organisations and individuals to lay at the War Memorial from Sunday 8th November through to Armistice Day on Wednesday 11th.

Lest we forget.

**Many thanks to Mel Peters for this stunning photo


Father Christmas by Zoom

Although Father Christmas is unable to visit his Grotto at the Christmas Fair this year, all is not lost.

If your child/children would like to chat to Father Christmas this year, Callington Lions and Callington Town Council have arranged for him to visit the children of Callington and Kelly Bray by Zoom, and present them with a special gift via their parents

PARENTS – For more information and how to arrange a Zoom visit from Father Christmas, please click on the poster below.

Father Christmas by Zoom


Callington Town Market is back! Sunday 1st November

After a break due to COVID-19, the November market will be held in the Town Hall complex from 10.00am until 2.00pm, and will comply with Government guidelines on social distancing.

There will be lots of super traders of food, clothing, craft, health, beauty, gifts, jewellery, honey and much more.   Come along and support the great traders and maybe pick up some early Christmas presents.

There are hand sanitising stations around the Town Hall complex and we ask that everyone visiting the market wears a face covering, unless exempt.

To book a stall at the market, please email or call 01579 384039 and leave a message.

We look forward to seeing you again!

There will be no refreshments at this market.

VIRTUAL Honey Fair 2020

Honey Fair Week!

7th to 14th October

Callington Lions’ Honey Fair will this year be a virtual affair

With lots to see on our Facebook page: Callington.Lions

So have a look at the many items shown on the page, including:

Videos from Honey Fair’s founder John Trevithick,

Our own Town Crier, Tony Stentiford and our President Karen Toft.

There will be a video of the bees in Lion John Woods’ beehive.

In addition, you can find on the Facebook page, previously recorded music from our local schools.

Have a good look around the town and join in the hunt for the over 30 beehive posters in our local shops and elsewhere.

And don’t forget there will be a children’s painting competition with the theme ‘Bee Happy’

Rather than just one day Callington Lions are running the ‘Virtual Fair’ from Wednesday 7th to Wednesday 14th October.

With competition results being published after the 14th

Callington Lions Club is a charity registered with the Charities Commission of England and Wales, Registration No. 1181024, Registered Office: Netley House, Harrowbarrow, Callington, Cornwall, PL17 8BG.


Whilst we had hoped to open the Town Council office from the beginning of October, in line with recent Government guidelines, office staff that can work from home will do so.

We can still be contacted by phone on 01579 384039, leave a message and someone will call you back, or you can email

Once legislation permits officers to return to work we will look to

re-open the office and will keep you updated.

Thank you for your co-operation


Callington Library – Temporary Opening Hours

MONDAY                                                      CLOSED

TUESDAY                                                       13.00 – 16.00

WEDNESDAY                                                 CLOSED

THURSDAY                                                    13.00 – 16.00

FRIDAY                                                          10.00 – 13.00

SATURDAY                                                    10.00 – 12.00

Library Opening Hours 24-08-2020

WANTED!! Calling all artists, amateur, professional, young or old!

Callington Town Council, in conjunction with Callington Virtual Festival,

are restarting the three mural art competition

The winners will have their murals placed prominently on
Lloyds Pharmacy wall opposite Bradleys Estate Agent, New Road, Callington

We would like you to design a mural
(Callington theme preferred but not essential) put on a piece of A4 paper, once complete, please photograph and send the photo to by August 22nd 2020

The entries will be judged by the 29th August 2020 by a panel chaired by the Mayor and Portreeve, Councillor Mrs Susan Tolman

The winners will be given one of the mural boards
(1701.8mm x 1219.2mm x 12mm which is A4 ratio)

The winners will also be given £60 each to buy materials

Then their mural board will be put on display

This competition will be run annually

We look forward to receiving your fantastic entries!
Many thanks must go to

Travis Perkins, Callington
for donating the mural boards

Trewartha, Gregory and Doidge, Callington
for donating the marine varnish for sealing the boards

Prestige Professional Cleaning Services
for doing a fantastic power wash on the mural wall, free of charge

East Cornwall Property Care
for taking down the old murals and putting up the new murals, free of charge


WANTED mural poster

CRL Digger

Cornwall Resources News Update

Covid-19 has had a massive impact on businesses and Cornwall Resources Limited had to manage its affairs accordingly. All 3 staff have remained employed throughout and none have been furloughed. Work has continued on various desk based projects much of this has been achieved by working safely from home.

During the early months of the Covid-19 pandemic CRL was pleased to be able to make £500 donations to the Callington Foodbank and the Callington Band.

On the 8th June Strategic Minerals the parent company of CRL announced on the stock exchange that it had successfully raised £1.2m. This money is primarily to pay New Age Exploration the final instalment for the purchase of their 50% ownership of CRL. This final payment was announced on the 25th June and CRL’s Redmoor Project is now 100% owned by a British company registered on the London Aim Stock Exchange.

Another recent development is that Cornwall Resources have joined the Critical Minerals Association, an organisation which aims to provide a robust supply chain that can help Britain deliver its Industrial Strategy and meet the critical mineral needs of the economy. Cornwall Resources are pleased to join other companies including from elsewhere in Cornwall to help achieve this. Their website, which includes a Q&A session with CRL (under ‘news’) can be seen at