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 – 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 operate an Information Service in the Town Hall where volunteers provide signposting to Cornwall Council services. No payments can be made at this site. It is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9.30am to 1.30pm. The Information Service is CLOSED on Thursdays.
t: 0300 1234 100
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
t: 01579 383292
f: 01579 383562
Callington Primary School
24 Saltash Road
Devon & Cornwall Police provide Police cover for the area. In an emergency call 999. For non urgent calls dial 101. The officers responsible for the neighbourhood are Sgt Julie Finn, the team leader, PC Jen Williams and PCSO Joanne Addems who also cover the adjoining neighbourhood of Calstock.
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
- 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.
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
t: 01579 382666
f: 01579 383345
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
The Town Hall
t: 0300 1234 100
View a map showing the location of the Callington Information Service.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30am to 1:30pm CLOSED on Thursdays
Specialist Council advisors available:
By telephone only
Citizens Advice Bureau – For an appointment:
- Text “CAB” to 82727
- Telephone 08444 99 41 88
Public Access PC:
Housing Advice every Wednesday 10:00am – 12 noon
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.
t: 0300 1234 111
t: 0845 607 6119 (renewals)
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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.
- Printing in black and white or colour (library fees and charges)
- Colour photocopier (library fees and charges)
- Scanner (printing charges apply – library fees and charges)
- Selection of daily and Cornish newspapers
- Baby changing facilities
- Applications for a National Concessions Bus Pass can be made during weekdays, Saturdays and lunchtimes by appointment only.
- 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.
- 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.
Buses – the following services operate through Callington during the week.
First Kernow operate services to Plymouth and Launceston through to Bude for timetables and more information you can contact them via their website www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/devon_cornwall/
Western Greyhound operate services to Plymouth and Launceston through to Bude, and also services to Liskeard and beyond. For timetables and more information you can contact them by calling 01637 871871 or via their website www.westerngreyhound.com
DAC Coaches operate the Town Hoppa service, and routes to Tavistock via Calstock and Gunnislake, and Liskeard. For timetables and more information you can contact them by calling 01822 834571 or via their website www.daccoaches.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 www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk