As you will be aware the Post Office is currently located in the foyer of the Town Hall. This was to enable a Post Office service to continue following the closure of McColl's in June before it was relocated permanently to Spar. The current arrangement is in place until Friday 4 September which will be the last day the Post Office will be with us in the Town Hall. We can confirm that the temporary Post Office service will continue and will be relocated to Spar from Monday 7 September.

If you have any queries in relation to the Post Office, please contact the Post Office on 03457 223344. Spar is managed by Appleby Westwood and any queries about the service being located in Spar should be directed towards them at http://swspar.com/contact/contact-appleby-westward-home.php.

We kindly ask all customers of Spar and members of the Wadebridge Community to direct any concerns you may have about the Post Office service being located in Spar to the above contacts rather than the staff in Spar. They are there to be supported in the job they deliver on behalf of their employer.

The Post Office and Appleby Westwood will have the answers to any questions you may have.

 

Today, 15 August 2020 is the date selected to mark the Allies' Victory over Japan, known as VJ Day. This day is also known as VP Day or Victory in the Pacific Day. While VE day marked the end of World War II in Europe, VJ Day signalled the end of the war entirely, when Japan finally surrendered.

In the UK and the US, VJ Day is celebrated on different dates. The initial announcement of Japan's surrender was made in 15 August 1945, which is why the UK marks VJ Day on 15 August each year. However, the surrender documents were officially signed on the USS Missouri battleship on 2 September 1945, which is why America celebrates on 2 September instead.

Japan surrendered following the fallout of the atomic bombs that America dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6 and 9 August respectively. In Japan, the day is usually known as the 'memorial day for the end of the war'. The official name for the day is 'the day for mourning of war dead and praying for peace'.

It is estimated that there were 71,000 British and Commonwealth casualties of the war against Japan, including more than 12,000 prisoners of war who died in Japanese captivity. More than 2.5 million Japanese military personnel and civilians are believed to have died over the course of the conflict.

Today we remember those who served many thousands of miles from home and thank them for their service and sacrifice.

75 VJ DAY

NOTICE FROM CORMAC

"Please find attached information giving details of our planned highway maintenance activity on the A389, which will start on Monday 17th August 2020.

Works will be undertaken at night with the noisiest activities being completed by 11pm.

To deliver the works safely we will need to implement a road closure. We know this will impact the local community and we want to assure you that wherever possible we will do all that we can to minimise the disruption.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your patience while these works are taking place."

PDF A389 Resurfacing Work - August 2020 (PDF)