'Santa Seat' proves a hit in Camborne

Falmouth Packet: 'Santa Seat' proves a hit in Camborne 'Santa Seat' proves a hit in Camborne

SHOPPERS in Camborne can’t get enough of Father Christmas in the build up to Christmas.

The Santa Seat as it’s becoming known, is in Cross Street and is the town’s most popular decoration.

Mel Martin, BID manager for BID Camborne said: “ We are a bit shocked by how popular it is.

“We thought it was a bit of a gamble but everyone seems to like it, young and old.

“I guess deep down you never stop loving Santa.”

The Santa Seat is just one of a number of attractions that the town has on offer this Christmas which includes a state of the art 30ft tree, regular Christmas produce markets and a number of musical offerings.

The real Father Christmas will be at the Produce Market on Friday, December 13 from 4pm where he will be giving out presents donated by Camborne Chamber of Commerce.

The traditional lantern parade takes place on Thursday December 19 and promises to be a feast of festive entertainment.

The evening will start with music in Commercial Square from 5:30pm, before the lantern parade, led by Father Christmas, lights up the streets.

Local Samba bands will provide music for the parade and the finale will see the lanterns congregate in Commercial Square for music from the Truro Pipes and Proper Job.

George Le Hunte, chairman for BID Camborne said: “This is the best lead up to Christmas in Camborne that I can remember.

“The tree is a talking point and has been described as being ‘glamorous’ and ‘cosmopolitan’.”

The tree certainly is a talking point, having been the subject of a phone in on Laurence Reed’s show a couple of weeks ago.

“What really matters though is the range of shops and businesses that Camborne has to offer, which is perfect for this time of the year.

“The free parking at the Rosewarne Car Parks on Saturdays has meant that visitors can browse without watching the meter, and that continues every Saturday right up until December 21st.

“We say that Camborne has Christmas all wrapped up.”

For more information about Christmas in Camborne and the free parking on Saturdays visit www.cambornecando.co.uk or search Facebook for Christmas in Camborne.

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4:10pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Excellent idea, and the free Saturday parking, it is a shame Helston does not have a similar parking initiative.

Helston could have a permanent feature on a bench as a tourist attraction, they could have a Mayor on one of the stone benches outside the Guildhall.
Excellent idea, and the free Saturday parking, it is a shame Helston does not have a similar parking initiative. Helston could have a permanent feature on a bench as a tourist attraction, they could have a Mayor on one of the stone benches outside the Guildhall. Gillian Zella Martin 09
  • Score: 8

6:59pm Wed 11 Dec 13

Rainbow over Helston says...

Well done Camborne.

Gill that is actually a good idea, people could have their photo taken then, the only trouble would be who would you make the mayor look like?
Well done Camborne. Gill that is actually a good idea, people could have their photo taken then, the only trouble would be who would you make the mayor look like? Rainbow over Helston
  • Score: 8

1:48pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Rainbow over Helston wrote:
Well done Camborne.

Gill that is actually a good idea, people could have their photo taken then, the only trouble would be who would you make the mayor look like?
Helston should have a mayor lacking in identity, vandal proof, wearing an artificial chain, sitting on a stone bench permanently by the Guildhall.
[quote][p][bold]Rainbow over Helston[/bold] wrote: Well done Camborne. Gill that is actually a good idea, people could have their photo taken then, the only trouble would be who would you make the mayor look like?[/p][/quote]Helston should have a mayor lacking in identity, vandal proof, wearing an artificial chain, sitting on a stone bench permanently by the Guildhall. Gillian Zella Martin 09
  • Score: 8

6:00pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Rainbow over Helston says...

Thats all very well Gill but he wouldn't be much good if he sat on a bench all day and never attended any civic events or council meetings.

Cambornes Father Christmas is well popular.
Thats all very well Gill but he wouldn't be much good if he sat on a bench all day and never attended any civic events or council meetings. Cambornes Father Christmas is well popular. Rainbow over Helston
  • Score: 7

7:52pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Rainbow over Helston wrote:
Thats all very well Gill but he wouldn't be much good if he sat on a bench all day and never attended any civic events or council meetings.

Cambornes Father Christmas is well popular.
Lol, I'll clarify, I am referring to a model of a Mayor to be left sitting on a bench.

Camborne and Falmouth appear to have excelled in success since they gained BID status, I really hope BID status is attained for Helston.
[quote][p][bold]Rainbow over Helston[/bold] wrote: Thats all very well Gill but he wouldn't be much good if he sat on a bench all day and never attended any civic events or council meetings. Cambornes Father Christmas is well popular.[/p][/quote]Lol, I'll clarify, I am referring to a model of a Mayor to be left sitting on a bench. Camborne and Falmouth appear to have excelled in success since they gained BID status, I really hope BID status is attained for Helston. Gillian Zella Martin 09
  • Score: 8

9:06pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Rainbow over Helston says...

Helston already currently has a model mayor.
Helston already currently has a model mayor. Rainbow over Helston
  • Score: 10

9:22pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Rainbow over Helston wrote:
Helston already currently has a model mayor.
Yes, very true indeed, it most certainly does.
[quote][p][bold]Rainbow over Helston[/bold] wrote: Helston already currently has a model mayor.[/p][/quote]Yes, very true indeed, it most certainly does. Gillian Zella Martin 09
  • Score: 10

7:39am Fri 13 Dec 13

meerkats says...

Rainbow over Helston wrote:
Helston already currently has a model mayor.
Well said
[quote][p][bold]Rainbow over Helston[/bold] wrote: Helston already currently has a model mayor.[/p][/quote]Well said meerkats
  • Score: 7

10:46am Sat 14 Dec 13

Rainbow over Helston says...

Ray Helston I am not deluded neither is meerkats and Gill certainly is not thick or stupid. I very much doubt the mayor would hit Gill and Cllr Wallis doesnt even know what she looks like so how could he hit her. I think you maybe should give up thinking completely until you can think of something sensible to say.
Ray Helston I am not deluded neither is meerkats and Gill certainly is not thick or stupid. I very much doubt the mayor would hit Gill and Cllr Wallis doesnt even know what she looks like so how could he hit her. I think you maybe should give up thinking completely until you can think of something sensible to say. Rainbow over Helston
  • Score: 5

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