Camborne investment passes £30k

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Camborne has received more than £30k of investment in crucial infrastructure to keep the town looking attractive all year round.

Mel Martin
Mel Martin

The figure has emerged as the Camborne Business Improvement District (BID) tots up its improvement projects within the first year of delivery.

The five-figure sum includes significant investment in the town’s Christmas lights displays – in particular replacing more than 65% of fixtures and fittings.

In total 43 bolts had to be replaced and 34 stainless steel cables were installed last year to support Christmas lights throughout the town.

BID Camborne also erected a total of 2.2km of bunting during seasonal events such as Trevithick Day – work that involves many man-hours and a cherry picker to comply with health and safety.

Mel Martin, BID manager, said: “It’s been a busy first year of delivery and we are now taking stock of what we have achieved.

“One of the first projects we undertook was to address some of the infrastructure in the town.

“Many of the fixtures and fittings that hold things like our bunting and Christmas lights were falling apart. We had all of the fixings checked and over 50% of them failed.

“We are now getting ready for a great Christmas season ahead where all our decorations are legal, insured and safe.”