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The Town Council will be divided into wards (East and West) at
the next election on 2 May 2013.
Wadebridge East will consist of five councillors. Wadebridge
West will consist of eight councillors. A total of thirteen
councillors serving an electorate of approximately 5287 with a
population of approximately 8270. The whole Council is elected
every four years.
The Town Hall
The existence of a Town Council ensures that the
Town's views, requirements and opinions are well represented
to Cornwall Council and in turn to central Government and
The Town Council is consulted on all Planning Applications
concerning the town and forwards its recommendations accordingly.
This ensures local knowledge is taken into consideration when the
final decision is made by Cornwall Council, Planning
Wadebridge Town Council actively pursues and supports policies
designed to provide improved facilities in the town. It provides
financial support for worthy local charities, support for
Remembrance Day parades and services. The Memorial Stones have been
given a facelift providing better access for those able bodied and
less able who wishing to lay wreaths.
The Town Council is justifiably proud of its parks and open
spaces, receiving written acclaim from Tim Smitt of The Eden
Project. Facilities for all ages are included, play areas for
children in Egloshayle Playing Field and on the Jubilee Field, a
small skateboard and basketball area.
Support is given to the Christmas Light scheme run by the Town's
Chamber of Commerce.
Donations are given to the Chamber of Commerce in support of the
lights. Electricity is supplied by the Town Hall for the lights on
In 1998 the Town's cemetery was extended by purchasing a large
plot of land which had simply been a field. This was given an
extensive make-over and is now actually an area of peace and
The Town Council own land in Egloshayle Parish which is
leased by WAAGS (Wadebridge Allotment and Garden Society).
The land was purchased as an extension to the
existing cemetery on the opposite side of the A389. It will be
many years until the land is required and is being put to good use
by the residents of Wadebridge.
There are almost 70 benches placed around the town, all
maintained by the Town Council, most have been provided by the town
but one or two are donated in memory of deceased relatives.
These are just a few examples of the Town Council's continuing
commitment to raise the town's profile .
Members of the press and public are welcome to attend meetings
of the Town Council. The full Council meet on the second Wednesday
of the month, except January and August, in
the Victoria Room of the Town Hall and this meeting
includes a planning Committee meeting. There is a 15 minute section
for the public to address members on any issue prior to the meeting
Committee Meetings take place in the Victoria Room of the Town
Hall on the fourth Wednesday of the month and include meetings for
Planning, Parks and Cemeteries, Car Parks and Traffic, Town Hall,
Communications and Staffing. The
Communications Committee and Staffing Committee meetings
alternate and take place bi-monthly.
The Finance and General Purposes meetings take place quarterly
in the week before the Council meeting in January, March, July
and October or as and when required.
The Foyer of the Town Hall is given over to various memorabilia
and gifts by the town's twin town Langueux in
Brittany. There is also a memorial to fallen of the First World
War. A mural on the back wall of the stage depicts the old
The website underlines the work and
facilities of Wadebridge Town Council. The website is currently
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many documents that you can download and you will find them on the
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