Tansys Golowan Midsummer Eve Bonfire

Callington Old Cornwall Society, celebrating their 90th Anniversary, invites you to the Tansys Golwan Midsummer Eve Bonfire on the summit of Kit Hill on Saturday 23rd June from 8.30pm

Refreshments by Louis’ on the Summit

Music and Cornish Dancing

Merv and Alison Davey

Community Singing

The Traditional Ceremony will be at 10.00pm

Controlled parking with minibuses access to the summit

For more details and information please contact Keith Shaw on 01579 370344

Tansys Golowan poster 2018

Mining Update May 2018

The three Public Display Meetings were held in Callington Town Hall on May 3rd, 4th and 5th.  These displays showed historical mining, Cornwall Resources Ltd (CRL) 2017 drilling locations and results plus the planned drilling for 2018.

Altogether about ninety people visited the displays over the three days and CRL were delighted with the general response which was very positive to mining restarting in the Kelly Bray area.

A new General Permitted Development Order has been approved by Cornwall Council for a further 6 months of Exploration Drilling. The drilling contract has now been signed and the first drill rig should be on site drilling in mid-June probably in a field along Redmoor Road where drilling occurred last year.

The drilling company is called Priority Drilling and they are looking to recruit some temporary people for their drill rigs. If anyone is interested please contact Michael McCarthy at McCarthyM@priority.ie



New GDPR rules from Friday 25th May 2018



As a Local Authority and Data Controller, the Council collects holds and processes information, including personal information, about residents, people it provides services to, and other people. It does this to provide its services in the most effective and efficient way that it can.

The Council recognises that it has a duty to people whose information it holds to treat that information responsibly, keep it safe and secure, and process it correctly and proportionately. This privacy notice explains how we use any personal information we collect about you.  Our main contact details can be found https://callington-tc.gov.uk/general-enquiries/.

If you would like general information about Data Protection, the law and good practice please see the Information Commissioner’s website. The Information Commissioner is the Data Protection statutory governing body for England and Wales. Their website is https://ico.org.uk/.

Who is our Data Protection Officer?

The Council’s Data Protection Officer is Paul Russell. He can be contacted at paul@microshadevsm.co.uk

What information do we collect about you and for what purpose?

We may collect personal data about you which covers basic details such as name, address, telephone number. We also collect some sensitive information such as ethnicity and religious beliefs, but only where it is required to provide a service or for monitoring equality of our employees. We will always explain to you why and how this information will be used.

The legal basis for processing the data is:

  • Contract: the processing is necessary for a contract we have with the individual, or because they have asked us to take specific steps before entering into a contract
  • Legal obligation: the processing is necessary for us to comply with the law
  • Public task: the processing is necessary for us to perform a task in the public interest or for our official functions, and the task or function has a clear basis in law
  • Consent: the individual has given clear consent for us to process their personal data for a specific purpose

We process personal information to enable us to provide a range of government services to the local community. Information we process includes:

  • maintaining our own accounts and records
  • supporting and managing our employees
  • promoting the services we provide
  • marketing our local tourism
  • managing our property
  • providing leisure and cultural services
  • carrying out surveys
  • crime prevention and prosecution offenders including the use of CCTV
  • corporate administration and all activities we are required to carry out as a data controller and public authority

If you would like to know more about the Council’s functions and duties please see the Council’s website at www.callington-tc.gov.uk

We will process personal data for the following purposes:

  • For the purpose to which you provided the information.
  • To ensure that the Council meets its legal requirements.
  • To process financial transactions to and from the Council
  • Where you have consented to the processing or for the purpose of a contract you have entered into with us
  • Where necessary to protect individuals from harm or injury
  • Where otherwise permitted under data protection legislation e.g. disclosure to comply with legal obligations.

Further Processing

We will not normally share your information with organisations other than our partner organisations without your consent. However, there may be certain circumstances where we would share without consent such as where we are required to do so by law, to safeguard public safety, and in risk of harm or emergency situations. Any information which is shared will only be shared on a need to know basis, with appropriate individuals. Only the minimum information for the purpose will be shared.

When do we share your personal data with third parties?

If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not in line with the purpose you originally gave it to us for, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions. Where necessary, we will seek your prior consent to the new processing.

How long do we keep your records?

We will only keep your information for the minimum period necessary. The information outlined in this privacy notice will be kept in line with our Retention Policy which can be downloaded here.  All information will be held securely and destroyed under confidential conditions.

Your rights

You have a number of rights under data protection law, including the right to request your information and to request that the information be amended or erased if incorrect.

To exercise these rights, you will need to put your request in writing and provide proof of identification to Callington Town Council, Town Hall, New Road, Callington, Cornwall PL17 7BY.You also have a right to make a complaint about our handling of your personal data to the Information Commissioner’s Office https://ico.org.uk/

Providing Accurate Information

It is important that we hold accurate and up to date information about you in order to assess your needs and delivery the appropriate services. If any of your details have changed, or change in the future, please ensure that you inform us as soon as possible so that we can update your records.

Further information

If you have any questions or concerns about how your information is used, please contact the Town Clerk on 01579 384039 or email clerk@callington-tc.gov.uk in the first instance.

More information about data protection and how it applies to you can be found on the Information Commissioner’s Office website.

CTC Subject Access How to access your records

CTC Data Protection Policy

CTC Data Breach Procedure



Mining Update

Updated mining information will be available to view in Callington Town Hall on the following dates:

Thursday 3rd May between 5.00pm and 8.00pm

Friday 4th May between 5.00pm and 8.00pm

Saturday 5th May between 2.00pm and 5.00pm

For more information please contact Mr Jeff Harrison on 01752 847109 or 07403 568 770 or email:


Cornish Tea, Tales and Entitlements

Come to Callington Library on Tuesday 29th May at 2.00pm to find out what entitlements you may be missing out on

This is a FREE event

All welcome

Cornish Tea, Tales and Entitlements

Family Fun Dog Show

Labrador Trust Dog Show

Sunday 3rd June 2018

11.30am – 4.30pm

All breeds welcome

16 Classes of ‘Doggy Fun’ competitions, raffle, tombola, plant stall & more, dog agility (open to all), plus Kernow Kys Flyball demonstration

Refreshments available, please bring a seat

Stoke Climsland Sports and Social Club Ground

Nr Callington

Sat Nav PL17 8ND or SX360747

Tel:  01840 213120 or 01566 786958

Mining Update

Updated mining information will be available to view in Callington Town Hall on the following dates:

Thursday 3rd May between 5.00pm and 8.00pm

Friday 4th May between 5.00pm and 8.00pm

Saturday 5th May between 2.00pm and 5.00pm

For more information please contact Mr Jeff Harrison on 01752 847109 or 07403 568 770 or email:


Homegroup Byan Community Outreach Service

Housing Advice Drop-In Sessions

Callington Town Hall

Every Wednesday 10.00am – 12 noon

FREE confidential support & guidance:

Housing. Benefits. Looking for private rented. Homelessness prevention. Homechoice. Health and Wellbeing. Liaising with other support agencies

Byan Cornwall County-Wide Housing Related Support & Guidance

Gateway Information/Advice Line Number: 07710 709527

(09.00 – 12.00 Mon – Fri)

Email: stonhambyan@homegroup.org.uk

Opening times may be subject to change or cancellation at short notice, allowing for staff cover. Please note that Drop Ins will not be open on Bank and Public Holidays.


Annual Parish Meeting

Callington Town Council’s Annual Parish meeting will take place on Tuesday 24th April at 7.00pm in the Council Chamber, Town Hall complex.

The Annual Parish meeting is an opportunity for all residents of Callington and Kelly Bray to come along and ask questions, make comments and raise concerns to the Council.

Everyone is welcome.


Callington Community Day

Do you want to take up a new hobby? 

Do you want to get out of the house more? 

Do you think there’s nothing  to do in Callington?

Then come along to Community Day on Saturday 7th April in the Town Hall complex from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Come and see what a huge variety of groups, organisations and clubs there are in our town and surrounding area.  Come and sign up to one of these groups or just come and see what’s available.  There are also organisations where you can get help, information and advice.

Refreshments available