Library & Town Council Offices Partially Opening From Monday 6th July

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Camborne Town Council and Library are pleased to announce some face to face services will be returning from Monday 6th July.  

Camborne Library, based in the Passmore Edwards Building, will aim to partially reopen in the coming weeks. It will look different, mimicking that of a ‘click and collect’ service to meet the requirements of COVID-19 control procedures. Unfortunately, this does mean public access to browse the Library or use the computers will still not be permitted for the foreseeable future to ensure the safety of customers and staff. Enrichment activities such as Rhymetime will continue in it’s COVID-safe form on Library’s Facebook Page.

The Town Council Offices which are based in the same building will also open for enquiries. However members of the public are reminded that the safest enquiry options still remain by phone or email.

The new Library opening hours are Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays 9-5pm. The new office opening hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9-3pm. It is anticipated opening hours will remain the same until at least September 2020, at which point, face to face services will be reviewed and expanded if safe to do so.

During the pandemic Camborne Town Council worked hard to continue to provide a quality service for the community. Services have diversified to accommodate the need for working safely. The Town Council was one of the first in the county to move meetings online successfully which has allowed decision making processes and work to continue.

‘Camborne Town Council has played an integral part in communicating and supporting the needs of our Community during what has been a very difficult time.’ said Samantha Hughes, Deputy Town Clerk. ‘As an organisation that prides itself in putting our ‘Community First’, we have worked tirelessly to fund, lobby for and produce many beneficial outcomes and essential services for residents despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.’                                                                         

Just shy of £10,000 has been approved by the Town Council as fast-tracked Community Grants designed specifically to support local charitable organisations to survive the impact of the pandemic. Transformation CPR Foodbank, All Saints Church and Camborne Community Centre all received vital financial boosts during the height of the Lockdown.

Efforts to provide additional COVID-19 services have also been welcomed by residents; including a ‘Loneliness Support Phone Line', a ‘Useful Contacts Flier’ distributed to all households by post and dedicated information pages on the Town Council’s website and social media platforms.

Most recently the Town Council has played an active part in safely reopening Camborne’s commercial center with partners BID Camborne & Cornwall Council. The Town Council successfully bid for over £25,000 in funding from the Government’s allocation of the European Regional Development Fund. 

Samantha continues: ‘We are grateful we have been able to play a valuable part in the collective efforts of individuals, services and organisations to keep Camborne safe, informed and optimistic during these unprecedented times.’

To find out more about the Library reopening or to reserve books please visit: https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/libraries/ call: 01209 708995 or email: Camborne.library@cornwall.gov.uk

To make an enquiry with the Town Council phone 01209 612406 or email: enquiries@camborne-tc.gov.uk