Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Town Council had its Full Council meeting last night (Wednesday 18 March 2020) which will be our last for a while in keeping with Government advice in the current climate.  We are continuing to deliver Council services as best we can and any changes in our approach will be communicated here.   
A revised Planning procedure will shortly be advised on our website and Facebook page.  This will ensure that we are able to respond to Planning applications in the usual way in the absence of Full Council meetings, while still taking account of public comments made in respect of each application.
Wadebridge Library & Information Service - The Library building is now closed to members of the public and a mini click and collect service is now offered from the foyer entrance only.  Library members will be able to return and pick up reserved books from the foyer area of the Library from 10am until 2pm Tuesday to Friday.  The Library will be closed on a Saturday.  There is no access to the Information Service until further notice.  We have agreed with Cornwall Council that charges are waived on overdue books during this period. 

Room Hires We have suspended hires of all Town Council rooms and buildings until the end of April 2020.  Any bookings made have been refunded or carried forward to a later date in the year. 
While the Town Hall is now closed to members of the public the office will continue to be manned and staff can be contacted by phone or by email.   Contact details are shown below.
Car Park operations will continue as normal.  Machines are being cleaned hourly.  Please be mindful of the need for everyone to keep a safe distance (2 metres) from each other. 
The Parks Department will continue working as normal taking into account safe working practices.   Again, please be mindful of the need for everyone to keep a safe distance (2 metres) from each other.
Public toilets remain open and provide an opportunity for you to wash your hands as advised.
The Council has responded to the current COVID-19 crisis in Wadebridge by establishing:
  1. An Emergency Grant funding programme of up to £500 to be awarded under the scheme of delegation to any local organisation working for the benefit of the Wadebridge community at this time.  Guidance on the procedure for application will be available next week.
  1. A Social Emergency Fund of £10,000 to be used under the scheme of delegation for the Wadebridge Community in the Covid-19 crisis.  Guidance on the procedure for application will be available next week
We are also working with other Community organisations to establish a local response to the current situation.  Full details will be made available next week.

Council Staff and Town Councillors are here to support you and our Community.  We stand together as we adapt to the changes that Coronavirus has brought to our lives.  We must stay connected and follow Government advice as we seek a return to a normal way of life. 

Take care everyone and please get in touch if you need our assistance – we are here to help.

Anne Minnis
(Town Clerk).
01208 817080

Staff Contact Details:

Finance Officer
Julie Raynes
01208 817082

Amenities Manager
Steve Wootton
01208 817084

Senior Admin. Assistant
Beverley Collins
01208 817081

Admin Assistant
Talia Smith
01208 817085

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