Wadebridge Library are pleased to announce that they will reopen for returning books and collecting reservations only on Tuesday 7 July 2020.  Our re-opening hours will be 10am - 12pm and 2pm - 4pm (Tuesday to Friday).  We will remain closed on a Saturday for the foreseeable future. 

Staff have already returned to the Library and are making the necessary preparations for reopening with a click and collect service.  Cornwall Council library card holders can browse the library catalogue and reserve books online at the link below:
https://capitadiscovery.co.uk/cornwall/login

There will be limited numbers able to access the Library with additional cleaning measures and guidelines in place for social distancing.  There will be no access to public computers and payments can not be made at this time which means that we are unable to sell seagull sacks.  Unfortunately browsing of books will not be possible.  


The safety of our staff and customers is our priority and we are carefully considering Government advice and guidance as we reintroduce our service.

Thank you
Wadebridge Town Council

 

Citizens Advice Cornwall is launching Scams Awareness Fortnight today (15 June) as they have, unfortunately, seen an increase in coronavirus-related scams in the County, in addition to the relentless online, post and doorstep frauds we see every month.

PDF CA Cornwall Scams Presentation (PDF)

PDF Scams 20 Poster
(PDF)

PDF Scams 20 Leaflet
(PDF)

ONE-IN-THREE PEOPLE IN THE SOUTH WEST TARGETED BY A SCAMMER DURING LOCKDOWN

More than one-in-three people (36%) in the South West have been the target of a scam since lockdown came into effect across the country, according to new research by Citizens Advice Cornwall.

Over half of people (58%) are worried someone they know will fall foul of a con. And the large majority of people (88%) reported they felt wary of coronavirus scams.

Citizens Advice Cornwall and Trading Standards are encouraging people to talk about their experiences and look out for others they think could be at risk.

Citizens Advice Cornwall Chief Executive, Gill Pipkin, said:
“Our data shows that the last few months have been very difficult for a lot of people across the region. And despite this, we’ve seen appalling evidence of opportunistic scammers taking advantage of people’s worries and concerns.
“One-in-three local people have been targeted by a scam since lockdown began, showing we all need to be on high alert.
“It’s really important we all do our bit and report anything that looks like a con when we see it. By learning how scammers operate, and helping each other understand what to look out for, we can all work together to stop fraudsters in their tracks.“

To help stop more people being fleeced by these types of scams, Citizens Advice Cornwall and Trading Standards are sharing the following tips on how to spot them:

Look into installing a call blocker to help combat telephone scams
Talk to your bank immediately if there is any suspicious activity or transactions from their account or credit cards
Report the scam to Citizens Advice who will give you advice on what to do next and report the scam to Trading Standards
Report the scam to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040
If you or someone you know is struggling to pay bills or outstanding debts Citizens Advice may be able to help.

You can also take the following steps to safeguard yourself and others:
Be suspicious if you’re contacted out of the blue, even if it’s from a name you recognise
If it sounds too good to be true it probably is
Never send money to someone you’ve never met
Never give out your bank details unless you are certain you can trust the person contacting you
Don’t be rushed – you never need to make a decision straight away and if you feel pressured say “no”
Suspect a scam? Hang up, wait five minutes to clear the line or use another phone to call
Don’t suffer in silence – speak out about scams.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THIS PRESS RELEASE PLEASE CONTACT WAILIM WONG ON 01209-719226 OR wailim.wong@citizensadvicecornwall.org.uk

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2019/20

The Annual Return for the financial year ended 31 March 2019 certified by the external auditor, can be viewed by clicking on the link below.    

PDF Annual Return for the year ended 31 March 2020PDF)    

PDF Notice of Conclusion of Audit AGAR 2019/20 (PDF)

 

https://wadebridge-tc.gov.uk/finances/annual-return-audits.html