Notice of Co-Option


With reference to the public notice published on 14 November 2017, in respect of a casual vacancy on this Town Council, Cornwall Council has confirmed that no requests were received asking that an election be held so Callington Town Council can now co-opt a new Councillor.   If you are interested in becoming a Town Councillor, please pop into the Town Council office and collect a Councillor Pack or click on the link below.

Notice of Co-option December 2017

Provision of Services 2017


How would you allocate the budget for Council services?

Join us to hear about, and have your say, on the Council’s budget proposals for:

  • Increasing Council Tax by 4.99%
  • Increasing charges for some services
  • Reducing or stop providing some services

Liskeard, 29th November at 6.30pm

Eliot House Hotel, Castle Street PL14 3AU

Budget Consultation Liskeard A4

Town Councillor Vacancy

Town Councillor Vacancy

We currently have a vacancy for a Town Councillor, details of the application process and important dates are shown on the Notice of Vacancy below.

If you are passionate about where you live and would like to represent the local community then why not become a Town Councillor?  You do not need to be a member of a political party, we need all different types of people from all different types of background so that the Town Council reflects the community it serves.  So whatever your age, background or skills you could be the perfect person, you just need some time, enthusiasm and commitment.

What’s involved?

The Town Council meets three times a month on a  Tuesday evening at 6.30pm  in the Council Chamber within the Town Hall complex.  The first Tuesday of the month is usually a Planning meeting followed by our Town Hall and Premises meeting.  The third Tuesday is another Planning meeting followed by our Outside Services Committee meeting.  On the fourth Tuesday of the month our Finance and General Purposes meeting takes place followed by the Town Council’s Full Council meeting.

There may be additional work dependant on the projects you become involved with.  Training in all aspects of being a Town Councillor is available.  The role of a Town Councillor is entirely voluntary and Councillors are not paid for being part of the Town Council.

If you are interested, please follow the application process within the document below.

Notice of Vacancy

Public Presentation in St Mellion

Safe Passageway for cyclists and pedestrians between Callington and Saltash

Monday 20th November 2017

6.30pm to 7.30pm

kindly hosted by

St Mellion International Resort

PL12 6SD


Cornwall Council has completed a feasibility study that considers options for improving the route for cyclists and pedestrians between Callington and Saltash. Members of the public are invited to attend a presentation of key outcomes and recommendations from the report.

There will also be an opportunity for the public to make comments and suggestions about the potential scheme.

SP public presentation 201117 press announcement

For further information, please contact:

St Mellion Parish Clerk on 07539 480 310

or email


Community Mural


A new Callington Town Council sub-committee has been formed to allow the project to reinvigorate the Callington mural trail.

The remit of the sub-committee will be to work on behalf of Callington Town Council to fulfil the objectives as laid out below by applying for grant funding in order to work alongside professional artists to execute the necessary work.


 To make Callington a destination based on public works of art;

To engage the community with the murals;

To restore existing murals;

To replace existing murals;

To generate new murals.

The outline plan is to raise awareness of the intrinsic value of the murals; raise funds to support a small-scale mural competition; agree a mechanism for making grant applications; run the competition; carry out a visual review of the existing murals; identify lost murals and create a listing and categorise; scope the necessary work to save those murals which are salvable and investigate possible funding sources to carry out the restoration of murals and complete the work.

Once the first part of the project is complete, it is intended to then apply for funding to generate new murals and launch a new project, which might include aspects of artwork other than murals.

The Committee is looking for anyone within the community who would be interested in joining in this exciting project. You need not have any artistic flair yourself, just the desire to help see the regeneration of the Mural Trail. The first meeting will be held in Callington Town Hall on Monday 6th November at 7.00pm. For further information, please contact Rick Lumley on 01579 382705 or by email (








Callington Bowls Club are having a Bingo evening on Saturday 11th November at the Club House on Liskeard Road 7.00pm for 7.30pm start.

£5.00 per person. Bar available (do not bring own drinks). Food will also be available. If you need any more information please call 01579 350332


CAB Callington

CAB are holding another drop-in session on Friday 24th November in the Town Hall 10.00am until noon.

Are you interested in becoming a School Governor?

Would you like to be a school Governor? The Local Governing Board (LGB) of Callington Community college seeks new governors. It would be great if you would consider taking up this opportunity to support the children in our area.

Governors are unpaid volunteers – parents, staff, members of the local community – who commit their time and expertise to making a real difference to the outcomes of local children.

 ‘Effective governance provides strategic direction and control to schools… It creates robust accountability, oversight and assurance for their educational and financial performance and is ambitious for all children and young people to achieve the very best outcomes.’ (Dept for Education)

 A Governor’s role: The LGB contributes to key areas, such as

  • Setting  the college’s vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Principal to account for the educational performance of the college and its pupils; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the college and making sure its money is well spent.

How much time you should aim to put in:  Ideally, this entails a regular commitment of two or more  hours per week in term time (including monitoring in school, liaising with fellow governors etc) –  which includes attending two or three meetings per term.

If you are interested: If you feel you could make a positive contribution to the governance of the college, please get in touch. You do not need prior experience in education. Expertise in data analysis or finance would be an asset to complement the skills set of current governors, but let us know how you feel you could support the college and we would be pleased to hear from you.

In the first instance please contact our Clerk (details below). If you are new to the college, we can arrange a visit and an introductory chat with one of our governors; if you are already familiar with the college and would like to move the process along we will ask you to complete a skills audit form and submit a personal profile.

All appointments are subject to safeguarding checks and suitability. Governors are entitled to time off work (unpaid) to fulfil their duties, and are crucial to the success of schools  – so please do consider applying.

Thank you!


Yours faithfully

Jessamie Thomas, Clerk to Local Governing Board


Or contact Mrs Mandy Underwood, PA to Principal, 01579 383 292