Summer Reading Challenge 2018

Dennis the Menace and Gnasher are leading the fight to keep children reading across Cornwall this summer.

They are part of the Summer Reading Challenge 2018, which aims to get 4-11 year-olds to borrow and read at least six library books during the school holidays.

This year’s theme is Mischief Makers, and has been inspired by the classic childrens’ comic Beano, which celebrates its 80th anniversary this year.

The challenge is designed to prevent children from experiencing a dip in their reading skills during the six-week break from school.

To take part, all children need to do is to visit their local library and sign up for the challenge.

They will then be given a colourful collector’s edition map of Beanotown.

As children read library books for the Summer Reading Challenge, they will receive special stickers, some with mysterious smells.

By adding these stickers to their map, young readers will help Dennis, Gnasher and friends solve clues and discover the treasure, having lots of fun and adventures along the way.

Last year, more than 8,000 children took part in the challenge across Cornwall, with 69% of participants reading at least six books.

The Summer Reading Challenge 2018 will begin in Libraries across Cornwall on Saturday, 14 July.

Summer Reading Challenge 2018

Neighbourhood Plan – ‘Call for Land’

Callington Town Council have put out a ‘call for land’ as part of the emerging Callington & Kelly Bray Neighbourhood Plan following the appointment of new Consultants for the project.

The call has come following a meeting with Clifton Emery Design and LRM Planning.  They have been employed by the Council to bring forward the Plan which will consider areas for new homes and employment spaces to meet future needs and identify the infrastructure and other improvements that will help the area over the next twenty years.

As part of this process they will be looking at areas that could be developed to meet the requirements of the Cornwall Local Plan, which was approved by the Government in November 2016 and targeted 1,000 homes for the Caradon Community Network centred around Callington.

“The Neighbourhood Plan is an opportunity for local people to help shape the future of the area and the community’s views need to be at the heart of the project.  The focus of the work to begin is understanding the important issues for local people and finding out how they would like Callington and Kelly Bray to develop over the coming years” said Helen Dowdall, Clerk to the Town Council who has set up a Steering Group for the Plan production.

She added, “in order to help us identify the best sites for future development we are calling on landowners in the area to submit details of any sites now that they might think would be suitable for housing, employment or community use in the future.  This will give us the best possible selection to choose from to meet the requirements of the Local Plan.”

Details of any sites need to be submitted using the form below, it can be downloaded, completed and returned by email to  It is also available in hard copy.   Closing date for the submissions is Friday 7th September 2018.

The steering group will be holding a consultation on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th July at Callington Town Hall to give the public an opportunity to further engage in the formation of the plan following the initial survey.  The event will take place from 2.00pm to 6.00pm on Friday and 10.00am until 2.00pm on Saturday.  Following the consultation there will be a week-long exhibition in the Town Hall from Monday 30th July.

Call for Sites form

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



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

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

Who is our Data Protection Officer?

The Council’s Data Protection Officer is Paul Russell. He can be contacted at

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

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

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 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)


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.