The field equations in the neighbourhood of a particle for a spherically symmetric metric in the conformal theory of gravitation put forward by Hoyle & Narlikar are examined. As the theory is conformally invariant, one can use different but physically equivalent conformal frames to study the equations. Previously these equations were studied in a conformal frame which, though suitable far away from the isolated particle, turns out not to be suitable in the neighbourhood of the particle. In the present paper a solution in a conformal frame is obtained that is suitable for considering regions near the particle. The solution thus obtained differs from the previous one in several respects. For example, it has no coordinate singularity for any non-zero value of the radial variable, unlike the previous solution or the Schwarzschild solution. It is also shown with the use of this solution that in this theory distant matter has an effect on local geometry.