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Welcome to the website of Wadebridge Town Council.
WHO AM I..... I am Tony Rush, the Mayor of
Wadebridge for 2013/14, but who is he, you may think !
I was born at Redruth Hospital in 1949 and lived at St. Teath
until 1960 when we moved to West Park, and went to the, then
Secondary Modern School, at the top of Gonvena Hill. I left school
in 1965, and went to work for Sydney Jewell, Civil Engineers and
Builders, as an apprentice mason where I attained by City &
Guilds and Advanced City and Guilds qualifications.
1970, was the first of life's special years, I got married. Then
came 1971, 1972 and 1974, when my three daughters were born. They
all live and work in and around the Wadebridge area, and have given
us three grandaughters and a grandson.
I then went to work for North Cornwall District Council, Housing
Maintenance Team in the Camelford area, and after seven years
had a career change. I became Second Steward of Wadebridge Social
Club, later to be Head Steward for ten of the eighteen years that I
Whilst working as Head Steward in Padstow I put my name forward
for election onto Wadebridge Town Council and was elected as a Town
Councillor serving on numerous committees over the years. One of
the most enjoyable projects was the regeneration of Coronation Park
at which I was presented to Prince Edward at the opening
I was elected Deputy Mayor for the years 2010-2012, and now as
Mayor, it is important to ensure that the council looks to
assisting with the future development and vision for
There is so much that, as a council, we will attempt to do for
the towns benefit; a few of the projects are:
- Skate/BMX park
- Pedestrianisation of Molesworth Street
- Clearer cycle way for the Camel Trail through or around the
- Encourage light industry into the area in tandem with the
- Neighbourhood Plan for Wadebridge and the surrounding
These things plus others, with the co-operation of the towns
other groups, could be achieved by working together to make
Wadebridge a 'want to go to town'. The one thing that we must not
lose sight of it that Wadebridge is a town of numerous shops with a
wide variety of commodities and this makes Wadebridge unique.
The town holds many annual events i.e. Carnival, Folk Festival,
fete, street markets, christmas shopping nights, Big Lunch, Santa
Fun Run and lastly the recent revival of the raft race (River
I hope you find this website informative.
Copies of the latest minutes are available on the Full Council page.
Wadebridge Library hold a copy of up to date Minutes should you
require to view them.
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