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Thursday 30 March 2023 🌸

Wadebridge Mayor & Mayoress, Cllr Ian Welch and Gill Welch were delighted to visit local parishioner Mary on her 100th birthday. They took a lovely bouquet for Mary and to mark such a wonderful and special birthday.🎈

A small celebration was held at Mary’s home with friends and family popping in throughout the day including Mary’s only nephew Steve who is pictured here with the birthday girl herself and the Mayor.🎂

Long time friend Gaynor undertook all of the arrangements and had contacted the town council to see if the Mayor could attend - Ian and Gill would like to thank her for this invitation giving them the opportunity to meet Mary – Gaynor is also pictured here with Mary and the Mayor.

Happy Birthday 100th Mary.🍾
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Applications are invited from residents or others appropriately qualified, to fill the TWO voluntary positions of Councillor to Wadebridge Town Council. 

These vacancies will be filled by co-option at a Co-option meeting of the Town Council to be held at 6.30pm in the Town Hall on:


Applications are requested in writing, by no later than noon on Tuesday 28 March 2023, setting out in detail, reasons, knowledge and ability for seeking to fill the vacancy.  Application information and forms can be requested from and are asked to be returned to:

The Town Clerk
Wadebridge Town Council
Town Hall
The Platt
PL27 7AQ
01208 817 080

Application forms are available below:
(word) Co-Option Policy Document 

or can be collected from the Town Council office.

Please contact the Town Clerk if you have any questions regarding these co-option vacancies.


The Town Council are disappointed that they were unable to acquire the woodlands at Trenant Vale in Wadebridge which were sold yesterday.  After several weeks of negotiation and making a bid prior to auction (which was rejected by the seller) the woodland area was sold at auction in London yesterday for £24k.  There were also further costs of £4.5k in addition to the purchase price.  You may recall that the woodland has been subject to previous planning applications for 9 dwellings.  Planning permission was refused by Cornwall Council and the owner then took this to appeal where the original decision to refuse was upheld by the Planning Inspectorate.

We had informed the auctioneers that the way in which the current sale of the woodlands was being promoted was disingenuous as it was still being suggested that it could be split into 9 building plots.  If you recall the reason for the refusal of planning permission at this site was that:

The site comprises part of a green, vegetated, undeveloped, broad leaf woodland, which forms an important part of the wider sylvan character in this part of Wadebridge. The site represents a green wedge between the St Matthews Hill residential estate and the housing estate of West Park and makes a significant contribution to the visual quality and amenity of the town. The proposed development of the site would result in the direct loss of further woodland, the removal of hedgerows and the loss of undeveloped green infrastructure and would materially harm the character and appearance of the area. 

Links to the REFUSED planning applications are shown below as is the link to the Planning Inspectorate decision.

PA17/02074 - PA17/02074 | Outline application for proposed residential development of up to 9 dwellings (all matters reserved) | Land South West Of Trenant Mill Trenant Vale Wadebridge PL27 6UJ (

PA17/08484 - PA17/08484 | Outline Application with all matters reserved for proposed residential development of up to 9 dwellings (resubmission of PA17/02074) | Land South West Of Trenant Mill Trenant Vale Wadebridge PL27 6UJ (

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We wish the new owners’ good luck with their purchase.  We trust that they will protect and preserve this green corridor which is bursting with flora, fauna and wildlife for future generations to come and ensure that the safe access which our community has enjoyed for so many years is maintained.  Green space in our town has never been so important.


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It's back! 'Wadebridge Library Seed Swap'. Come and swap your unused seeds and get sowing for Spring.

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An Update on the Outdoor Exercise Area:

The Outdoor Exercise area is a fantastic resource for our town, and we are grateful for your patience as we liaise with Mant Leisure to resolve issues with the equipment regarding their installation plans and for the weather to become more accommodating.

The Town Council are frustrated at the current situation, and while it may seem there has been little progress recently, we continue to push Mant Leisure for a resolution. Any additional work required is not at any cost to the Town Council.

The Town Council are also eagerly waiting to install a path to access the outdoor exercise area. The ground remains very wet at the moment but with the onset of better weather we can move this forward too to provide easy access to the equipment for all.

Thanks for bearing with us and we will update you as we work towards a completion date.