Services

Outside Services are managed by the Clerk on behalf of the Direct Services Committee. Currently there are three full time members of staff who are responsible for all aspects of outside services that are under the control of Callington Town Council.

Open Spaces

Grounds maintenance of open spaces.

  • Saltash Road Recreation Park
  • Launceston Road Recreation Park
  • Lamorna Recreation Area
  • Tamar Close Recreation Area
  • Pannier Market
Play Facilities

We currently maintain four play areas in the Town.  We also maintain a modern Skatepark and Youth Shelter. Over the past few years we have successfully refurbished three of these,  respectively obtaining grant funding of £15K, £95K, £5K and £40k.

Maintainance of play facilities

    • Saltash Road Recreation Park
    • Launceston Road Recreation Park
    • Lamorna Recreation Area
    • Tamar Close Recreation Area
Wayside Seats

Maintenance of 35 wayside seats

We have thirty-six wayside seats about the Parish. We maintain all of these in addition to the numerous benches and seating areas within the parks and cemeteries.

  • Various locations throughout Callington and Kelly Bray
Public Conveniences

Maintenance of public conveniences

We have recently taken on ownership of the Public Conveniences, in the centre of the Town, from Cornwall Council and continue their cleaning and maintenance.

  • Liskeard Road Cemetery
  • New Road Facilities (on behalf of Cornwall Council)
Cemeteries

Plymouth Brethren Cemetery [closed], Not maintained.

Civic Cemetery [Open], owned and maintained by the Town Council and currently contains over 4000 interments.  For all enquiries or to reserve a plot, please contact the Town Council offices.

Callington is one of the very few towns (or parish) in Cornwall to be a burial authority (i.e. has control over its own cemetery). Callington’s cemetery is located on Liskeard Road which has fantastic views over Caradon and Kit Hill, it also has its own chapel which was fully refurbished in 2007 thanks to substantial grant funding. The Callington Heritage Centre and Town Band both enjoy rent-free accomodation within the chapel but it is available for private funeral ceremonies.

The cemetery was opened in 1874, originally residents were either buried in the consecrated section if Church of England or the unconsecrated section if Non Conformist. Today there is no such division.

Allotments

There are two allotment sites within Callington. The Haye Road site is owned by the Town Council, the Launceston Road site is owned by the trust for ‘The Labouring Poor of Callington’. Both sites are administered by Callington Town Council.

Launceston Road / South Hill Road site.

South Hill Allotment

Located on the junction of Launceston Road and South Hill Road (behind the Fire Station.) It consists of over 60 plots.

The Launceston Road site is owned by the trust for ‘The Labouring Poor of Callington’.  South Hill Road tenants may apply for a second plot but priority is always given to those without plots.

Haye Road site.

Haye Road Allotments

Located on Haye Road (entrance is on the right just past the Health Centre). It consists of over 60 plots

Both site are usually fully subscribed to. Should you wish to go on the waiting list for either site please contact the Town Hall to be added.

A strict first come first served policy is enforced.

On either site priority is always given to residents of Callington and Kelly Bray, as it is very unlikely that residents of other Parishes will be granted tenancy it is strongly recommended that you apply through your own Parish or Town Clerk.

Pannier Market

Callington’s Pannier Market is owned by the Town Council and is located behind the Town Hall (entrance between John Smith Tyres and the Spa shop off of Fore Street).

Parking is restricted to Pannier Market customers only with a time limit of 30 minutes (this applies to disabled badge holders as well as other motorists). The area is regularly patrolled by the Parking Attendant. For longer stays there is ample parking free at the top of Saltash Road recreation ground or in Cornwall Council’s pay & display car parks outside the Co-op or behind Pridhams Euronics electrical shop.