We are BID Camborne, and we believe Camborne Can Do.

This website is for you if you are a business in Camborne or an investor. If you want to know more about Camborne, visit www.cambornetown.com.

We represent 320 businesses in Camborne that are working together to make our town a better place to do business. Launched in May 2012, we have three core themes rolling out between now and March 2017: Environment and Promotion, Cost Savings and Best for Business.

Working to the three themes mentioned above, we aim to; make Camborne a welcoming town for residents and visitors, support and organise events, help levy payers to save money, provide business support and promote the town as a destination for shopping, eating and exploring.

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BID Camborne Renewal

Can Do More 2017 – 2022

The current BID is due to finish on March 31st 2017 and all BID activity will STOP.  Following consultation with over 140 businesses, BID Camborne is going to hold a ballot for a second term of BID Camborne (April 2017 – March 2022) during November 2016.  All hereditaments/business premises within the defined geographical area will be entitle to vote.  The ballot date is December 1st 2016.  Please download and read the following documents for further information:

The Can do More 2017 – 22 Business plan can be viewed here: Camborne BID Business Plan 2017- 22

Notice of ballot – issues on 13 October can be viewed here: Notice of Ballot

Reasons to vote yes – view a short video here

BaselinesServices provided by statutory organisations within Camborne that have a correlation to the projects that the BID will deliver have been documented.  The purpose of this it to ensure that BID Camborne is adding value to current service provision and supporting businesses rather than replacing or duplicating existing services.

An agreement in principle, subject to a successful ‘yes’ vote, has been reached with Cornwall Council, Devon and Cornwall Police and Camborne Town Council that these baselines will be reviewed each year and that issues will be reported through the localism team at Cornwall Council as and when they occur.  These baselines are shown here:-

Highways Baseline

Street Cleansing Baseline and zones

Camborne Town Council Baseline 

Flower bed and furniture list 

Police Baseline

Proxy Voters – applications to appoint a proxy can be obtained by using this form , completing it and then sending it back as an attachment FAO John Simmons at voter-registration@cornwall.gov.uk.  Alternatively, the form can be posted back to John Simmons, Deputy Ballot Holder, Cornwall Council Electoral Services, St Austell One Stop Shop, Penwinnick Road, St Austell, PL25 5DR.  Applications must be received by 5pm on Monday 21 November 2016.  A proxy can be cancelled by notifying the ballot holder no later than Thursday 24 November 2016.

Lost Ballot Papers – ballot papers will be sent to those who are eligible to voter on Monday 31 October 2016.  If you (or your proxy if you appoint one) have not received your ballot paper by Thursday 24 November 2016 you may apply to the ballot holder for a replacement paper providing evidence of your identity.

Please use this template – the letter should be copied onto your headed paper, signed by the voter and include your UPRN which can be found on your rates bill.  BID Camborne will also have a record of your UPRN if you give them a call. The letter can be posted back to the Deputy Ballot Holder or emailed FAO John Simmons at voter-registration@cornwall.gov.uk 


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The population of Camborne

(Approximate figure)

Day trip visits taken to Camborne, Pool, Redruth in 2012

Staying visitor trips to Camborne in 2012

A World Heritage Site since 2007

*Figures taken from the 2010 Census and Visit Cornwall’s 2012 survey