Callington Christmas Craft Fayre

Saturday 1st December 2018

Callington Town Hall

10.00am – 2.00pm

Tables £5.00

To book a table please contact Helen or Beckie on 01579 384039

or email

Christmas 2018 poster

Halloween Fancy Dress Disco

Wednesday 31st October 2018

Callington Town Hall

6.00pm – 8.00pm

Entry on the door

Adults £1.00      Children 50p

(Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult)


Halloween poster 2018


FREE Family Film Show

Saturday 20th October 2018

Callington Town Hall

Doors open 2.00pm, film show starts at 2.30pm

Refreshments available


October Hotel Trans


Honey Fair 2018

Callington will be buzzing on Wednesday 3rd  October 10.00am – 7.00pm

Honey Fair is a free community event with something for everyone. This year is promised to be bigger and better than ever with even more stalls, so bee sure to come along and have some fun!

As usual we have a large street fair full of goods perfect for Christmas presents for all the family and Rowlands Fair offers  fun for everyone.  In the Town Hall the bee keepers have a selection of wonderful local honey products as well as live bees!

The local schools have been busy creating pictures for our children’s art competition and their wonderful entries can be seen in the Town Hall from 9.00am to 7.00pm. Why not stop off for a drink while visiting all the stalls inside the hall, our teas with the bees is always popular. Around the Town our shop window competition is on the theme of inventions that changed the world.

There will be live music during the day and early evening on our street stage.

Please note that the whole of New Road and the car park will be closed to traffic on Honey Fair day. Alternative parking is available at the Saltash Road free car park and the recreation field.  There is also a FREE park and ride from St Mellion International Resort.

All money raised will go to Lions Charities.

It’s going to be a great day, and we would love to see you there.

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Callington Carnival Saturday 8th September 2018

With a host of committed entries to the Carnival already received, the 2018 Callington Carnival promises to be one to remember, so do make sure that Saturday 8th September is firmly in your diary and that you are out and about in town to enjoy the spectacle.

As ever, the main procession will leave the Saltash Road Car Park at 4.30pm, this year moving down Saltash Road to the traffic lights and then turning left into Fore Street, which will give a much better view as the parade approaches the town centre. It will then continue along Liskeard Road as far as the museum and then turn left into Westover and come out at the primary school, to turn right and return to the car park. In essence the route has been reversed and also slightly shortened, to allow for easier participation for people of all ages and abilities.

If you live along the route, please make sure that cars are not parked on the road during this time – and if you use the Saltash Road car park, please remove your car/van for the entire day on the Saturday to allow for easy access for floats and the setting up of the parade. It should be available for normal use after 6.00pm

There is still plenty of time to make an entry yourself, whether it be on a float, as a commercial vehicle to promote your business or organisation, or as a walking entry. We would ask vehicle entries to enrol at least 48 hours before the start, but walking entries can be made on the day.

In the past, there has never been an official theme for entries, but this year there is a suggested guideline of “Centenaries” or “Anniversaries” as 2018 marks a number of historical milestones. Nevertheless, have no fear, other entries will be warmly welcomed!

There is a surprise extra procession of at least 20 vehicles which will precede the main parade so make sure you are out and about in plenty of time to enjoy the fun.



Callington Honey Fair 2018

Wednesday 3rd October 2018

Following the success of a more family friendly Honey Fair last year, Callington Lions are continuing the same theme for this year.

Traditionally, Callington’s annual Honey Fair has something for everyone with the Streets filled with a variety of stalls displaying local and national produce.

In addition, this year there will be family entertainment including clowns, animals to pet, face painting, live music on a bigger stage and much, much more.

It will be extended into the evening with street entertainment for all the family to enjoy, including Rowland’s Fun Fair.

This is ‘Bee-sides’ the favourites of the Cornwall Bee Keepers displays, with their live bees and honey products, ‘Teas with the Bees’ and Children’s Art Competition. Don’t forget you can follow the trail of the Honey Fair Shop window displays, where the theme this year is ‘My Favourite Book’.

If you are a charity or stall holder it is still not too late to book your place, please see:  or Telephone: 0844 963 2446


**** Don’t forget ****

Honey Fair Bingo Night in the Town Hall on Friday 28th September, doors open at 7.00pm.

Honey Fair Show Schedule

Mining News Update

CRL Exploration Drilling Update

An update on the current drilling campaign:

  1. The new drilling company for this year’s drilling campaign is called Priority Drilling, they are experts in deeper drilling as we are doing at the moment
  2. Priority have recruited two local lads, one of whom was used last year by the contractor last year, Energold. One of the local lads used by Energold last year has been working overseas for them in Africa and Europe
  3. Drilling is only carried out by day. The first hole is nearly complete. A second drill rig has arrived on site and commenced drilling last week so that the work can be carried out quickly
  4. We have added sound reducing blankets around the rigs as well as bales, this has been successful so far in minimising noise levels.
  5. Any issues contact Jeff Harrison mob: 07403568770



 The first step

If you are interested in setting up a scheme, the first step is to speak to your neighbours and find out if they are also interested.  The more residents there are who want to get involved, the more successful a scheme will be.  But not everyone in a street or neighbourhood needs to join a scheme for it to work.  It will work as long as there are enough residents to keep an eye out for each other’s properties and to liaise with the police.

Working with the Police & Association

 The closer the links with the police, the more effective a scheme will be, so we recommend you contact your local Policing Team to let them know you are interested in starting a NW scheme.  You can find their details in  The exact process for starting a scheme varies across England and Wales, so you should also get in touch with your Neighbourhood Watch Association and they will let you know what to do next.

The Co-ordinator

Each scheme has a Co-ordinator who acts as the key contact point for the scheme.  They liaise with the police, scheme members and the general public, for instance, people who are interested in joining the scheme, as well as non-member residents when necessary.  A scheme may have more than one Co-ordinator as long as members and police know who the key contacts are.  The Co-ordinator ensures a smooth flow of information and communication between the police and scheme members.

Size & dispersal of your scheme

 There are no hard and fast rules about the size of a NW scheme.  This can vary depending on the geography of the area.  A good rule is to think about which houses can see each other, so that they can keep an eye open for any suspicious activity.  But some schemes don’t fit into that model, such as long straight roads, blocks of flats and rural areas where houses are widely spaced, so choose what works best for you.

Here are some things to think about when setting up your scheme:

  • What is the main aim of your scheme? (eg. is there a specific problem you are setting up the scheme to address?)
  • Do you need a deputy or a second Co-ordinator?
  • Do you need to set up a small committee?
  • Do you need to appoint a treasurer?
  • How will you cover costs of running the scheme (eg. newsletters, meetings etc)?
  • How will you raise funds if needed?
  • How will you communicate with members?
  • How will you communicate with the Police?
  • Will you produce newsletters? If so, how often and who will produce them?
  • How often will you meet and where?
  • How will you deal with new requests for membership?

 Activities and partnerships

Traditionally, Neighbourhood Watch activities have focused on the immediate vicinity of homes, with members looking out for anything suspicious and helping their neighbours.  However, more and more schemes are broadening their work to target a range of other problems such as anti-social behaviour, vandalism and graffiti.  When links are made with other local schemes and wider alliances are formed, the membership can become a powerful voice within a community and get actively involved in problem solving.

Neighbourhood Watch is well known to help reduce burglary, anti-social behaviour, doorstep crime and environmental problems.  But criminals are no longer constrained by geographical boundaries, and in recent years there has been a steady rise in fraud and cybercrime.  Neighbourhood Watch is in a strong position to help tackle this kind of crime as well, by being a trusted source of information and support for those who might be vulnerable.  Victims of fraud and cybercrime might be embarrassed to confide in their families, or worry about losing their independence, and may not know that a crime has been committed or feel that they can’t report it to the police.  This is where Neighbourhood Watch members and Co-ordinators can help.

As well as the police, Neighbourhood Watch schemes may also work with other agencies within their areas who have an interest in reducing crime and building stronger communities.  These may include Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs), and Fire and Rescue services.  You might also want to link up with other community groups like Resident Associations and special interest or cultural groups.

For more information please contact Mike Tagg on 01579 384552


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Public Consultation

Callington and Kelly Bray Neighbourhood Plan

Help to shape Callington and Kelly Bray of the future.

Please come along to this event and let us know what you think of your town.

Callington Town Hall

Friday 27th July 2.00pm – 6.00pm

Saturday 28th July 10.00am – 2.00pm

Following the consultation, there will be a week long exhibition in the Town Hall from Monday 30th July.

NP consultation