Other Public Services

For you convenience you can find information here about other local services. The Town Council endeavours to keep this information up to date but cannot take responsibility for changes to opening times, contact details etc. for external bodies and organisations.

Cornwall Council

Cornwall Council – The unitary Council covers all other services in Cornwall not carried out by Callington Town Council including highways, housing, environment services, education, social services, public health etc.

Cornwall Council
County Hall
Treyew Road

t: 0300 1234 100
w: www.cornwall.gov.uk


Education – There are two schools in Callington.   Callington Primary School is in Saltash Road and takes in students up to Year 6.  Callington Community College is located on Launceston Road and takes secondary school age students from Year 7 up to Year 13.

Callington Community College

Launceston Road
PL17 7DR

t: 01579 383292
f: 01579 383562
w: www.callingtoncc.net

Callington Primary School

24 Saltash Road
PL17 7EF

t: 01579 386160
f: 01579 384647
w: http://www.callington-ji.cornwall.sch.uk/


Devon & Cornwall Police provide Police cover for the area.  In an emergency call 999.  For non urgent calls dial 101.

w: Devon & Cornwall Police

Hate Crime – What is it and how to report it


Fire – Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service provides Fire cover for the area.  In an emergency call 999.

Callington Community Fire Station

South Hill Road
Cornwall  PL17 7LG

Telephone: 01579 382321

Contacting the Station

Any general enquiries should be directed to: 0300 1234 232

Or for 24 hour Fire Safety Advice call free on: 0800 3581 999

View our information on Dialling 999 in an emergency.

Keep up to date with Callington Fire Service by following their Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/callingtoncfrs

Community Schemes

Home fire safety checks are also offered and the crews regularly do home visits to listen to any concerns, give advice and fit and maintain free smoke alarms to properties where required. Register for a Free Home Fire Safety Check online or for more information about them, visit the Fire Safety page.

Callington Community Fire Station have a unique resource called early learning fire safety – elfs, which is available to borrow free of charge by all early years establishments (including: nurseries, pre-schools, child minder’s). You can find out more information by visiting our page on early learning fire safety – elfs and how to borrow elfs from Callington Community Fire Station.

If you would like to enquire about arranging a visit for your playgroup or other relevant organisation please email fire@cornwall.gov.uk or telephone 0300 1234 232.

Area covered by Callington StationThe area covers the main road, A388, from St. Mellion to Wooda Bridge, near Treburley and the A390 Gunnislake to St. Ive Square. In total, Callington Fire Station covers about 100 square miles.

Special Risks

            • Ginsters Bakery
            • Kit Hill – area of natural scientific interest
            • Cothele House – National Trust
            • Hingston Down Quarry
            • Underground Water Pumping Station at Gunnislake
            • Tamar Valley – area of outstanding natural beauty and conservation
            • Duchy College
            • Cadsonbury Hill – an old Saxon Fortress in the Lyhner Valley
            • Various old mine workings scattered around the area – some have been restored mainly in the Calstock and Kelly Bray area
            • Callington Community College and Primary School.

Specialist Vehicles

For Cornwall’s full fleet list of vehicles, view our page on facts and figures.

Staff training night:

Monday 7pm – 9pm


In an emergency, call 999.  Otherwise Callington Health Centre provides local health services in the town.  It is part of the wider Tamar Valley Health Clinic.  The Health Centre is located in Haye Road.  If you have a medical emergency you can call them on 01579 382666 or via their website www.tamarvalleyhealth.co.uk .  The nearest Community hospitals with minor injury clinics are located at Liskeard and Launceston while the nearest major Hospital with Accident and Emergency cover is Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.

Callington Health Centre

Haye Road
PL17 7AW

t: 01579 382666
f: 01579 383345
w: www.tamarvalleyhealth.co.uk

Surgery Opening Times

Mon to Fri: 8.30am – 6.00pm

Extended hours: One night each week (alternating Tues/Wed/Thurs) 6.00pm – 8.00pm
usually at both Health Centres. Every Saturday (except Bank Holiday weekends)
8.30am – 11.00am at either Callington Health Centre or Gunnislake Health Centre.

Callington Information Service

Callington Information Service

Callington Library,  Coronation Road, Callington

t: 0300 1234 100
e: enquiries@cornwall.gov.uk

Opening hours:

Monday   –     CLOSED

Tuesday   –     1.00pm – 5.00pm

Wednesday –  CLOSED

Thursday  –     1.00pm – 5.00pm

Friday  –          9.00am – 1.00pm

Saturday  –      10.00am – 1.00pm

Specialist Council advisors available:

By telephone only

Citizens Advice Bureau – For an appointment:

              • Text “CAB” to 82727
              • Telephone 08444 99 41 88

Computer Lessons

Libraries run  Beginners Computer Courses in select Libraries, we can also help you get online download our leaflet or just ask in your local library or One Stop Shop or call free on 0800 032 2345.

Public Access PC:



Housing Advice every Wednesday 10:00am – 12 noon Town Hall

There is no free parking available at this location.  The nearest pay and display car parks are at New Road, South and New Road,North


Callington Library is located in the grounds of the Callington Community College and can be accessed via Coronation Road.  It is open  Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9.30am to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 1pm.  It is closed to the public on Mondays and Thursdays.

Callington Library

Coronation Road
PL17 7BX

t: 0300 1234 111
t: 0845 607 6119 (renewals)
e: callington.library@cornwall.gov.uk

Opening hours

Day Times
Tuesday 9:30am – 5:00pm
Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday 9.30am – 5.00pm
Friday 9:30am – 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am – 1:00pm

This is a self-service library. Staff are available to help you with your reading choices or if you wish to make an enquiry.

All Cornwall libraries can provide information on living, working or studying in another European Union country.


        • Selection of daily and Cornish newspapers
        • Baby changing facilities

Disabled access

        • Free parking with two designated disabled spaces
        • Ramped approach plus steps with handrails
        • The main front door is automated
        • Accessible public toilet

Regular library events and activities

        • Baby Bounce and Rhyme
          Baby Bounce (free) for pre-toddlers, Tuesday from 11:00am  – our rhymetime activities designed to encourage parents and carers to share rhymes, stories and songs with children.
        • Booklets Storytime
          Every Friday 10:30am – 11:00am we hold a storytime session. Stories, rhymes and songs (free) for under-5’s and their carers.
        • Callington Foodbank
          We are now a collection point and welcome donations of non perishable food items.
        • Beginners Computer Lessons
          We run Beginners Computer Courses at selected Libraries.  If you would like to attend just ask in your local library.
        • Fire safety advice clinic
          Mark Smith a local fireman with Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service, holds a monthly drop-in advice clinic at the library on the last Tuesday of every month between 10.30am and 12.30pm. Free fire safety advice for your home and information about the home checks that are available
        • Knit and Natter
          Tuesday, from 2:00pm. A chance to knit, natter and crochet and learn new skills with others. Suitable for all ages. Free.

Readers’ groups

        • Book Groupies
        • Callington U3A Reading Group
        • Gunnislake U3A Reading Group
        • Stoke Climsland Old School Reading Group

If you are interested in any of the above groups, please contact a member of staff.   We have various reading groups that can be found throughout Cornwall

Special events and activities

        • Special events – we have a wide range of events taking place in libraries including author talks, drop-in events and much more. Find out if there are any special events taking place in a library near you.
Public Transport

Buses – the following services operate through Callington during the week.

Citybus operate services to Plymouth and Launceston through to Bude for timetables and more information you can contact them via their website https://www.plymouthbus.co.uk/

The nearest train stations are Gunnislake with services via the Tamar Valley Line to Plymouth, and Liskeard for mainline services to Penzance to the west and Plymouth and all routes to the east.  For information on timetables https://www.plymouthbus.co.uk/