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

Halloween Fancy Dress Disco

Tuesday 31st October
Callington Town Hall
6.00pm – 8.00pm
Children under 11 must be accompanied by a responsible adult
Adults £1.00
Children 50p

Halloween poster 2017

Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety

Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety (CFRCS) Service, are committed to reducing fire deaths by ensuring that every home in the County has a working smoke alarm. To make sure this happens, we carry out free home safety checks and if necessary fit free smoke alarms. We will visit your home at an allocated time convenient to you and accompany you around every room in your property with the aim of

  • Identifying and making you aware of the potential risks in your home – including electrical safety   to ensure your sockets are not overloaded.
  • Making sure you know what to do in order to reduce or prevent these risks.
  • Helping you put together an escape plan in case a fire breaks out in the future.
  • Ensuring you have a working smoke alarm and if you don’t, we will fit a free smoke alarm.

If you require a Home Fire Safety Check please telephone our freephone helpline 0800 3581 999.

Cold weather can increase the dangers in your home through additional measures taken to keep warm. In the UK on average, 12,000 chimney fires occur every year.

Consider the following during cold weather to prevent a fire from happening in your home:

  • Make sure you know where the stop-cock is for your water supply in case you have a burst pipe. If you do have a burst pipe, turn your water supply off first before calling for help.
  • Always use a fire guard to protect an open fire against flying sparks and hot embers and make sure embers are put out before you go out or go to bed.
  • If you use a blanket or throw over to keep warm, always remember to keep them away from open fires and heaters. Some materials can catch fire very easily. It is safer to use natural fibres like wool for blankets as they are more resistant to flames and sparks.
  • If you use an electric blanket to keep warm during cold nights, don’t use a hot water bottle in the same bed, even if the blanket is switched off. View our information on electrical fire safety.
  • Unplug electric blankets before you go to bed unless it has a thermostat for safe all-night use.
  • Take extra care with portable heaters – don’t dry clothes on them or put them too close to soft furnishings.
  • If using candles, take care with them. Only use the proper holders and don’t use tea lights unless they are standing in a holder or on a saucer.
  • Remember that Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service might not be able to get to you as quickly as usual, in severe weather, so be extra vigilant against fire in the home. Check that your smoke alarms work.
  • Make sure your central heating system is regularly serviced and you are not at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Make sure you have adequate supplies of fuel and, if you have an open fire, make sure the chimney is swept regularly to prevent a chimney fire.
  • Plan your escape route in case of a fire.

Cornwall Fire Safety article


Our Portreeve & Mayor, Cllr Mark Smith, received yesterday the attached announcement regarding the Redmoor 2017 drilling results, these have also been published on their website:

As part of our continued consultation with you all, Mr Jeff Harrison from Cornwall Resources, will be available on Wednesday and Thursday between 5pm-8pm in the Pannier Market (in the unit formerly occupied by the Tamar Grow Local).

We appreciate the short notice of this consultation event but Mr Harrison will be away for two weeks very shortly and it was felt timely to give you the opportunity to speak and question him prior to his leave. Being commercial sensitive the information could only be released after the stock market announcement.

If you have any direct questions please liaise directly with Mr Harrison

Jeff Harrison

Home: 01752 847109

Mobile: 07403568770


Redmoor 2017 Phase 1 Drilling Update Final