CONCERN Wadebridge is delighted after a new direction sign has been erected in the town helping people to find the growing Community Hub.
At the start of the year one of the charity’s signs was removed from its prime position at the end of Trevanion Road – a Facebook appeal asking for information on its whereabouts sparked a lot of reaction and disappointment amongst local residents and users of the centre.
Concern Wadebridge hosts a variety of activities for everyone, all ages and abilities from energetic Zumba classes to singing for fun, chair-based exercises and has support groups for Dementia, Stroke and Parkinson’s to name a few. It also organises trips out in its minibuses, provides hospital transport and has a community café offering home cooked food and cakes.
Concern Wadebridge manager Andy Lyle said: “The sign, which we had made, had been in place for more than three years and we could not understand why someone would remove it.
“We checked with Cornwall Council Highways and they confirmed that they had not removed it – we are still in the dark of why it was removed or where it is.
“Concern Wadebridge provides a community hub for local residents of all ages including support groups, exercise classes and a place to socialise with friends old and new. We also provide shop and holiday mobility schemes where people can hire wheelchairs or mobility scooters to help them get out and about – for people coming to the centre for the first time, signage is vital.”
Cornwall councillor for Wadebridge West Robin Moorcroft saw the posts and within hours confirmed that Cornwall Highways would provide an official direction sign.
Cllr Moorcroft said: “I am delighted to have been about to support Concern Wadebridge in helping them get a new sign. The centre is a great benefit to the local community.”
Mr Lyle added: “If anyone does know where our old sign is, it would be great to have it back as it cost over £150 and we could put it somewhere else. It can be returned to the centre – no questions asked!”