Message from the Mayor of Wadebridge:

Dear Wadebridge,

As we reach the end of a very unsettling week for us all I would like to say how proud and impressed I have been with the way the residents of Wadebridge are dealing with this unprecedented situation.

I have been blown away by the spirit and offers of help from our community and the willingness to come together in what is going to be a difficult time. Over the last few days, I have been meeting with fellow Councillors, have spoken with our MP and health officials and had meetings with many community leaders. On Wednesday I met with representatives from Wadebridge Christian Centre, Concern Wadebridge, The Food Bank, Cornwall Council, Creation Fest, the Admin of the Wadebridge ‘offers of help’ Facebook page and the Vicar of Wadebridge.

I would like to assure you that a plan is underway to provide a co-ordinated and joined up response to this situation with a priority concern for the vulnerable and those in need. A central hub has been identified and leaflets and posters are being printed. More information will be released on Monday.

Wadebridge is our home and we will all work together to support each other in this difficult time.

This is a period of adjustment which no-one could have envisaged. We will all be able to return to normality at some point but must remember the changes required now are to keep us all safe.

Please keep safe and take sensible precautions while following government advice. Look out for each other especially the elderly and those in need, be respectful, but most importantly, carry on being the great community that is Wadebridge.

I will be in touch soon with more information.

Cllr Phil Mitchell

Mayor of Wadebridge

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