Camborne’s You Can Do attitude

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You Can Do your bit to ensure standards in Camborne continue to improve.

That’s the message from directors of the town’s Business Improvement District as it launches an operating standards agreement in an effort to keep Camborne clean.

Following months of negotiation, BID Camborne has drawn up a contract with Cornwall Council, Camborne Town Council, the police and other authorities.

BID Camborne chairman George Le Hunte (l) and BID Manager - Mel Martin (r) present the You Can Do sheet to Ian Gilbert from Go Mobile
BID Camborne chairman George Le Hunte (l) and BID Manager – Mel Martin (r) present the You Can Do sheet to Ian Gilbert from Go Mobile

The agreements clearly outline what traders and residents should expect in terms of cleanliness, maintenance and public safety and how quickly issues should be responded to.

A one-page contact sheet has been drawn up for each of the BID’s 350 members so they have information to hand to report any issues they come across.

The BID Camborne ‘You Can Do’ sheet covers everything from street cleaning and chewing gum removal to how to report anti-social behaviour.

A full list of what standards should be expected in the town is available at www.cambornecando.co.uk.

George Le Hunte, chairman of BID Camborne, said: “This has been a crucial piece of work for the BID – we are calling our local authorities to account on what levels of service we should expect in our town.

“Nationally there seems to be an apathy about these issues. People just don’t think anything will get done or don’t know who to go to so they often get ignored.

“You Can Do will empower business owners to report problems to the correct agency. If something’s not up to scratch, they can do something positive to turn that around.”