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Wadebridge Town Council wish to advise that the benches/seating in our play areas will be reintroduced week commencing Tuesday 4 May 2021.

The Council understands the frustrations from the public, however the decision to remove benches was to assist with social distancing and encourage people to leave the play area when they have had fun and have finished using the play equipment. This decision was made on recommended guidance from Cornwall Council with a view to keeping people safe.

Government guidance remains that if we (the Council) perceive there to be a high risk of Covid 19 transmission to play area users we should consider closing the play area to protect users’ safety. The measures we have put in place has enabled us to keep our play areas open when other Councils closed their play areas completely.

Our play areas are used at the risk of users – we have put in place measures to keep users safe, and while we appreciate these may not be popular, are done so with the health and safety of play area users of the utmost importance. Covid-19 is still with us, and social distancing remains as we await to hear the government report on the stages of lockdown at each pathway stage.

Please follow these rules so that you can use our play areas safely:

  • Keep a safe 2 metre distance if possible
  • Take hand sanitiser with you, and use it after touching surfaces
  • Wash your hands for 20 seconds before leaving home, and wash them again for 20 seconds when you get back
  • Do not take food and drink into the play area
  • Only one family member should accompany a child whilst in play area
  • Put all your litter - including any protective wear like disposable masks - in bins provided
  • Be considerate of other users. Please leave the play area as soon as you have finished. Do not congregate within the boundary fence
  • If you stick to a maximum of 30 minutes use if the play area is busy, it will give others the chance to enjoy the facilities

 

 

Noticeboard at B&M / Aldi 

This noticeboard is managed by the Town Council, if you would like to display a notice please contact amenities@wadebridge-tc.gov.uk to arrange. 

The noticeboard was provided as part of a 106 agreement, due to these conditions we will only display notices relating to Wadebridge.

 

One of our Town Councillors Trevor Wiltshire took on the challenge and time to repair and renovate the 'Welcome to Wadebridge' sign over the winter months.

We would like to say a massive thank you to Trevor for the time and effort he put into repairing the sign and to our Parks staff for helping put the sign back up.

Keep an eye out when you're passing, you'll notice the big difference!

 

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Our Parks Department team have been working hard preparing our parks for the sunnier weather. 🌳☀️🌼

A massive thank you to the team for always working tirelessly to keep our parks clean and tidy for all the residents and visitors of Wadebridge.

 

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BOOK OF CONDOLENCE

It is with great sadness that Wadebridge Town Council announces that a Book of Condolence for His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away on Friday 9 April 2021, will be opened at the Town Hall, Wadebridge.

The Book of Condolence will be open from Monday 12 April 2021 until the day following the funeral – this date will be advised once more information regarding the funeral has been received.

However, due to the current Covid-19 restrictions it is unfortunately necessary to restrict the hours available for members of the public to sign the Book of Condolence. There will be two sessions available each day as follows :  

Monday 12 April 2021 – Friday 16 April 2021

9.30am – Noon

2pm-4pm

 

Monday 19 April 2021 – the day following the funeral (inclusive)

9.30am – Noon

2pm-4pm

 

These are open sessions and you do not need an appointment unless you require use of the disabled access.

Disabled visitors – Unfortunately, disabled access is not available on Monday 12 or Tuesday 13 April 2021. Please contact the Town Clerk’s office to book your visit :

admin@wadebridge-tc.gov.uk

office@wadebridge-tc.gov.uk

01208 817081

For health and safety purposes and in accordance with Government legislation, social distancing rules must be followed at all times and a face covering must be worn throughout your visit unless you have a valid exemption certificate – please bring this with you as you will need to show this to the member of staff on duty.

Please also expect your temperature to be taken on entering the Town Hall and hand sanitisers will be available to you.

You are also asked to bring your own pen if possible.

On Monday and Tuesday, the Book of Condolence will be located in the Foyer Office of the Town Hall with only one person being able to access the Book at any time.  A queuing system will be in place and a member of staff available to assist with this.  Please note that disabled access is not available on these days.

From Wednesday onwards, the Book will be located in the Main Hall with four separate tables available.

Town council staff will be available to assist members of the public and to also ensure that social distancing is adhered to at all times throughout the sessions.

The Book of Condolence is made up of loose-leaf pages that will be bound and retained by the Town Council. After the funeral, a letter will be sent to the Queen’s Private Secretary advising of the Book of Condolence and the number of signatures received.

We understand that there will be an official Buckingham Palace Condolence Book – more information on how to access this will be advised as and when it is received.

Additional information regarding Books of Condolence -

The Cornwall Lieutenancy has opened a Book of Condolence for Cornwall and messages can be emailed to lieutenancy@cornwall.gov.uk.

A National Book of Condolence is also open via this link - www.royal.uk.

Donations

The Royal Family ask that members of the public consider making a donation to a charity instead of leaving floral tributes.  Information on this is available at - https://www.royal.uk/donations and this also includes a link to the National Book of Condolence.

We thank you for your patience and cooperation whilst visiting the Town Hall on this sad occasion.