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(Updated 12 September 2016)

Beacon Road Bridge

From 8am on Friday 22 December, the bridge from Lostwithiel Road to Beacon Road in Bodmin will return to two-way traffic as the order allowing the one-way system expires.

This means drivers will need to approach the bridge with care as, for the first time in several months, they will be met with traffic regularly coming the other way.

The bridge was made one-way only during our Building a Better Bodmin works, to see how such a system affects traffic flow in the area. This data is being analysed by the council.

Signs will be erected in the morning to inform people approaching the bridge.

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(Updated November 2017)
Questions and Answers

Bodmin Town Council - Growth Deal 1 Q & A

Further to the Bodmin Town Council meeting held on 21 September 2017 where a number of local residents raised questions in connection with the Bodmin Growth Deal road transport, cycling and pedestrian footpath improvement scheme. The following answers to those queries have now been provided by Cornwall Council and includes information regarding the anticipated / envisaged outcomes and benefits that this scheme may bring. They are as follows:

1. Could the anticipated benefits and how they will be measured be made known? If yes then please include details in the response.

The anticipate benefits of the package of measures (eleven schemes have been delivered) is broad ranging, including:

  • Bringing the Camel Trail into the town centre to help support the economic regeneration of Bodmin and to provide healthy and sustainable access for the people of Bodmin to access its green spaces. This link also goes through Priory Park and out to Lanhydrock Cycle Hub (National Trust). This aspiration was identified in the Bodmin Masterplan through public consultation as a priority. The numbers of people walking and cycling will be largely captured on automatic and manual counts.
  • Providing improved walking and cycling links to some of the schools in Bodmin. St Petroc’s for instance is a large school with high volumes of children being driven to school. Previously the links were limited but have been upgraded through Priory Park. A new diagonal crossing has been provided to support access to Bodmin College. Many of the schools are working with Sustrans to support active lifestyles for children.
  • A new walking and cycling route to the new Post 16 College at Callywith up Launceston Road to support non private vehicle access for the residents of Bodmin.
  • Improved traffic flows at the junction of Launceston Road / Priory Road through the delivery of a new roundabout with improved facilities for people walking and cycling including a ped/cycle link over to St Petroc’s School
  • On Dennison Rd/ Church Sq/ Turf Street and Priory Rd creating a low speed environment where people walking and cycling are more balanced to cars. Previously Dennison Road etc was a space dominated by traffic flows which took all its leads from signals and signs and not people. Through consultation we were repeatedly told by the people of Bodmin, including the Town Council, that the signals created a stop-start environment which exacerbated driver frustration and traffic to speed between green lights. The scheme also addresses the Bodmin Masterplan aim of ‘creating a sense of arrival’ in the town.
  • Improved traffic flows (less stop-starting at lights) while lowering average speeds to create an environment where the speed of traffic does not act as a barrier to travel by more sustainable modes. This is being monitored through ANPR and Traffic Master.
  • Managed AQMA - this is monitored on an ongoing basis, and has been since Bodmin was declared an AQMA. The diffusion tubes were recently stolen but have been replaced.
  • Wider benefits include: starting to deliver the economic aspirations set out in the Bodmin Masterplan (public consultation 2010) and Better Bodmin plan.
  • Support the delivery of growth allocated through the Local Plan- there is an essential need to create opportunities for people to travel by foot and bicycle not just cars to help improve air quality, manage traffic flows and provide for more healthy and active lifestyles.
  • Traffic volumes, speeds, journey times, accident data, air quality and the number of people walking and cycling are all being collected on an ongoing basis.

2. Could images of the signs that are on order be made available for upload to the Cornwall Council and Bodmin Town Council website? If yes please include details in the response.

All the signs are now installed, apart from the entry point signs which are currently in design. Designs of the entry point signs can be provided when available.

3. Can Cornwall Council provide details of when the signage was order and why there has been a delay in displaying the signs?

All the signs for the schemes are now installed. Notwithstanding this an outcome of the RSA III inspection, highlighted that there is an Advanced Direction Sign just outside scheme 7 between the Morrison’s and Launceston roundabouts that needs to be amended to diagrammatically better reflect the new layout of the road along with two smaller low level road number signs. The ADS needs lattix style posts to which foundations are presently being designed

4. Can the speed limits in place on Dennison Road be clarified?

The legal speed limit on Dennison Road is 30mph and this is defined by the presence of street lighting with no signs required. However, the scheme has a design speed of around 15-20mph to encourage the permeability of non-vehicular and vehicular traffic and pedestrians whilst maintaining appropriate vehicle throughput along Dennison Road. The removal of road markings, the perceived narrowing of the carriageway using the surface materials and the transverse courtesy crossing points all present a picture of an ‘urban space’ and not a ‘highway’.

The ANPR monitoring since the opening of the scheme shows that average speeds are within the 15-20mph level.

5. Can arrangements for preventing vehicles from parking on the extended ‘pavements’ be clarified?

All Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) relating to waiting were removed from Dennison Road and therefore there are no restrictions on parking on the road but given the width of the road, and experience of schemes elsewhere in the UK, such parking results in peer pressure for it to stop. Parking on pavements can be considered to be ‘causing an obstruction’ and therefore can be enforced by the Police if they witness a vehicle driving onto the pavements. Given that the majority of the road scheme has kerbs segregating the road from the pavement it should be clear that driving onto a pavement is inappropriate. S145 of the Highway Code states that you must not drive on or over a pavement, footpath or bridleway except to gain lawful access to a property or in the case of an emergency. This refers to legislation in the Highways Act and the Road Traffic Act.

6. What are the extended pavements actually legally called?

This question has been interpreted to be referring to the new shared use cycle / footways where there is appropriate width. Signage has been provided which clearly designates which sections of the scheme have shared use and which are footways only. Such schemes are common place across Europe, the UK and Cornwall.

7. What is the legal definition and status of the new junctions, particularly the ones that may appear to some to be roundabouts?

All of the junctions are unmarked junctions but there is implied priority that Dennison Road is the principal road and traffic on side roads needs to take care when entering Dennison Road. Should vehicles wish to stop on Dennison Road and let vehicles turn into and out of the side roads, which they used to do prior to the scheme being implemented, then this is fine as vehicle speeds are low and people should always drive with due care and attention.

8. Who, if anyone, has accepted the legal status of the junctions and will the definition be acceptable to insurance companies?

Unmarked junctions have always existed on the UK road network and the responsibility is for the drivers of vehicles to ensure that they drive with due care and attention and appropriately observe the surroundings they are in. Section 144 of the Highway Code states that:

  • you must not drive dangerously,
  • you must not drive without due care and attention, and
  • you must not drive without reasonable consideration for other road users.

This section of the Highway Code links back to legislation in the Road Traffic Act.

In addition S146 of the Highway Code states that you should adapt your driving to the appropriate type and condition of road you are on.

  • Do not treat speed limits as targets. It is often not appropriate or safe to drive at the maximum speed limit.
  • Take the road and traffic conditions into account. Be prepared for the unexpected or difficult situations and be prepared to adjust your speed as a precaution
  • Where there are junction be prepared for road users emerging
  • In side roads and country lanes look out for unmarked junctions where nobody has priority
  • Be prepared to stop at traffic control systems, road works, pedestrian crossings or traffic lights as necessary
  • Try to anticipate what pedestrians and cyclists might do. If pedestrians, particularly children, are looking the other way they may step out into the road without seeing you.

S147 of the Highway Code states that road users should be considerate.

9. Bicycles are being directed into a one way street contrary to the direction of the vehicles can clarity be provided on how this has been determined to be acceptable (Crockwell Street)

Contraflow cycle routes are accepted practice in the UK and consideration was given to the volume and speed of traffic in the area to determine whether such a route was acceptable. This and other options were considered in detail prior to scheme implementation by CORMAC, CC officers, CC Members and BTC members. Contra-flow lanes are common place across the UK and on many of central London’s side streets. They are also in St Austell, Redruth and Newquay.

10. Were Zebra crossings considered instead of the crossing points and what was the outcome of the debate?

Zebra crossings were considered but one of the aims of the scheme was to improve overall traffic flow and remove the stop start nature of the previous arrangement. Air Quality in this part of Bodmin exceeds UK and EU thresholds and therefore a key aim was to keep traffic moving at a relatively slow speed and therefore encourage permeability between motorised vehicles and pedestrians and cyclists. The concept of the scheme is also to encourage drivers to be more aware of other people using the area and not just take their lead of formalised traffic management infrastructure.

11. Could the rationale for installing the crossing points be provided? If so please include details in the response.

In order to reinforce the changed environment on Dennison Road and the move away from a ‘highway’ transverse surface treatment visually changes the environment and drivers don’t see a long ‘tunnel’ that they can drive down. There was and is a need to ensure that pedestrians can walk between the residential areas to the north of Dennison Road and the town centre. When considering the needs of less able road users it was clear that lour and texture assist with their understanding of the environment. By removing controlled crossings there was a need to provide uncontrolled crossing locations that would give those people with restricted eyesight sufficient confidence to cross the road. The transverse crossings are in a buff / yellow colour which is a colour that can be distinguished by those people with partial sight or people with dementia. As Dennison Road has kerbs we introduced ‘corduroy’ tactile paving on the non-defined areas to guide people with restricted eyesight to the transverse crossing points. Both cane and assistance dog users will be familiar with this type of provision. For those pedestrians who do not have any restrictions they can cross the road anywhere they want to, as they could did before.

Bodmin Town Council supported the removal of the pedestrian crossings through all stages of the consultation.

12. How were the crossing point locations determined? Some appear close to bends in the road?

The coloured crossing areas were located on the principal desire lines for pedestrians, based on observation. Given the low design speed of the area, forward visibility to the crossing areas is short and therefore locating these crossing areas on junction approaches is not considered to be safety issue – refer back to the Highway Code sections above.

13. Will there be any additional support i.e. signage or crossing markers to help the children cross the road to school from Mount Folly to the Priory?

Not at this stage but it has always been the intention to monitor the operation of the scheme and make amendments where necessary also into account any recommendations coming from the RSA3 report. There is a warning sign in the traffic signs regulations (diagram 545) which refers to children going to or from a school or playground. This could be used to reinforce the fact that vulnerable road users will be in the area.

14. Can details of the disability organisations consulted be listed in the response along with their feedback?

Disability Cornwall and iSight Cornwall attended site visits with Cormac Engineers to input into the design. The scheme designs were also audited by Sustrans and Living Streets. Reports are attached.

15. Will the pot holes on the roads that were used instead of the main roads be repaired and if so by when?

Any potholes identified and/or reported to be fixed within our usual timescales. CORMAC will be instructed to carry out an additional inspection of the diversionary routes and pick up any outstanding issues. If the TC knows that this isn’t the case they can of course report it. 16. Will Harleigh Road be made one way? No, not at this stage.

17. Will Harleigh Bridge remain one way?

Yes, if the trial is successful.

18. Harleigh Road junction with St Nicholas Street seems to have restricted views. What is the view of Cornwall Council?

The junction was designed in accordance with current standards and is considered appropriate. Should there be any visibility issues these would be reported in the Road Safety Audit Stage

19. Have the emergency services been contacted for their views and if so what were the responses?

All aspects of the scheme were consulted on and the emergency services are statutory consultees.

In addition to the above questions there was a request for a learning event to be held to involve representatives from Cornwall Council, Bodmin Town Council, Emergency Services and other key stakeholders. I would be grateful if this can be considered as it may be a helpful way to resolve any outstanding issues as long as we can ensure that it is facilitated and attended by relevant representatives. I understand from the Town Clerk that an initial learning event may have already been held. Is it possible to have the report please?

CC has liaised with the clerk on this and the report will be provided when available. Should BTC wish to arrange an additional lessons learned exercise, then CC would be willing to support this process. However, CC has recommended that this takes place 12 months after completion once the RSA4 has taken place so genuine lessons can be leaned for future schemes.

Associated documents:

  iSight - Cormac Report (PDF)

  Bodmin TDEP Report (PDF)

  Disability Cornwall (PDF)

  Dennison Road low speed environment SEP Bodmin (PDF)

Latest information
(Updated 3 November 2016)
Cormac Report #5

Church Square

church square works

Updates from the past two weeks

Having now poured the concrete slab over the steel reinforcements of the town leat, the concrete will be left for a week to ‘cure’ (harden). As mentioned in our previous newsletter, we’ve identified an unexpected third (smaller leat) running from the well to Honey Street, and we have diverted this underground channel via new drainage pipes and a manhole. We’ve also begun installing the sub-base layer, which forms the first part of the structural foundations for the granite paving.

Two week look ahead

This week we will begin waterproofing the concrete slab of the leat, and once that has been complete we can then begin ‘backfilling’ around the leat with earth materials , before preparing the structural foundation layers for which the granite paving will sit on. We are anticipating on completing this section of the works by Christmas.

Dennison Road

Dennison Road works

Updates from the past two weeks

Having now poured the concrete sides of the Berrycoombe Road leat, the concrete was then given a week to harden before waterproofing of the surface which has now complete. With the ground reinstated and surfaced, we were then able to move onto the next section of the leat, which runs onto Dennison Road. Great care has been taken around the ground excavation of this side of the leat, due to buried services and gas lines. From the week commencing 24 October there will be traffic management installed on one half of the junction, between Chapel Lane and Dennison Road. Cars will be able to drive around the fencing to join onto Dennison Road and vice versa.

Two week look ahead

There will be a continued focus on the strengthening operations of this second section of the leat. We will need to dig out around its back walls, creating space for pouring ‘mass’ concrete, in effect widening and strengthening its structure. If we discover that the buried services around the leat are non-obtrusive, we will then be able to start working on the permanent ‘formwork’ panels that form the base of the new concrete slab, similar to that of the works already seen on Church Square. During this period we will also begin works on building the new pedestrian crossing points along Dennison Road. We will start by focussing on the northern side, which means we can keep Dennison Road accessible to vehicles at all times. This work will begin with the installation of new carrier drains, and will also require the repositioning of existing gullies.

Following ongoing weekly meetings with the emergency services, and having also listened to feedback received from members of the public, we have returned access from Castle Hill onto Church Lane. Whilst cars will still be prohibited from accessing Chapel Lane from Dennison Road, cars can now gain access (two-way) from Priory Road onto Chapel Lane.

Launceston Road and Priory Road

Updates from the past two weeks

Since our last newsletter, operations have continued on the drainage network to the northern side of the roundabout, consisting of new manholes, carrier drains, and gullies. Our team have also now begun work on laying the sub-base layer to the northern side of the roundabout, with continued operations on footway widening.

Two week look ahead

On the northern side of the roundabout we have identified shallow gas mains, which have meant we have been unable to install traditional piped drainage systems as had been planned. As such we are now installing combined kerb carrier drains along the footways (essentially kerbing with gaps to allow surface water to feed into the underground drainage system). There will also be ‘associated gully repositioning’ (whereby, if a kerb is moved, a gully will need to be moved in conjunction to it). We will also be starting to move operations onto the southern side of the roundabout, with temporary traffic lights installed upon Priory Road. This work will be focussed on the new drainage system that will divert some of the surface rainwater from Church Square – dramatically improving the town's flood defences.

Midway Road / Higher Bore Street

higher bore works

Updates from the past two weeks

To continue operations on the widening of footways, we have removed the traffic islands, which will still allow free-flowing two-traffic. There is also now a temporary pedestrian crossing point in place to cater for the removal of those islands. We anticipate the new pedestrian crossing being installed in December. We’ve also continued operations on the kerbing and footway widening which are being undertaken in conjunction to one another. We anticipate this work running throughout the remainder of this scheme.

Two week look ahead

We will continue to progress in the direction of the town centre, working on small sections at a time to limit the number of parking spaces temporarily unavailable. Works will be sequenced along the lines of kerb realignment, installation of ducting (for underground cables), and footway widening including surfacing’

Lostwithiel Road and Omaha Road

Lostwithiel Road

Two week look ahead

Following a period of intense night operations to complete the road surfacing, we are due to commission the new toucan on the week commencing Monday 7 November, bringing this scheme to completion – four weeks ahead of me.

Priory Park

Two week look ahead

Over the coming weeks tree protection fencing is to be installed, and operations have now begun on the widening of footways near the public toilets by Priory Park. Moving into November and with Fireworks Night out of the way to avoid any disturbance, we will then begin working on the widening and surfacing of the footways leading from Priory Road and over the dam onto the skate park. We will also begin widening of the footpath running behind the football club and up to St Petroc’s School. Over the coming weeks we will also be working on the drainage for St Petroc’s well which links with our operations at Launceston Road. Pedestrian access will be maintained from Priory Road onto Priory Park, from an entry point further down the road towards Church Square.

Dates of upcoming drop in centre sessions are:

Location: Shire Hall, Vestibule Suite (inside building, first floor)

Thursday 3 November | 9am to 1.30pm
Tuesday 8 November | 9am to 1.30pm
Thursday 10 November | 9am to 1.30pm

Forthcoming town events

With Christmas just around the corner, for many, the festive calendar is one of the busiest times of the year. And we’ve taken extra care to ensure our works don’t stop the town of Bodmin from enjoying their favourite traditions. This week, our team will be coordinating their operations on the Priory Park scheme, to ensure there is no conflict for visitors to the Fireworks night. And moving further into November, the same level of consideration will be taken around Remembrance Parade and the Santa Fun Run, as well as the Christmas Lights - where we will be coordinating our work schedule on Crockwell Street to fit in accordingly.

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(Updated 17 October 2016)

Cormac Report #4

Church Square

What have we been up to:

The first stage of earthworks is now complete. Progress has been methodical and meticulous, due to operating near live underground services including a gas main, electric, water and telecoms. These serve a significant proportion of the town. In order to avoid any supply disruptions of these services to homes and businesses, we have taken great care whilst excavating around them to avoid damage. During this phase we’ve also diverted BT fibre optic communication cables (supplying broadband and telecoms) to aid future maintenance. We have also installed new drainage, which as part of the wider picture across multiple schemes will reduce the likelihood of flooding in the future.

church square

What to expect:

Having installed the base formwork on the leat we are currently fixing the steel reinforcement bars prior to installing the side shutters. The formwork and shutters will in effect create the mold into which we pour the concrete in order to achieve the required shape. We expect to pour concrete towards the end of the week. This will be followed by a week of ‘curing’ (hardening) time before applying a layer of waterproofing. We’ve also discovered an unexpected (and smaller) third leat running towards Honey street from the well. We are currently reviewing our options for protecting this with another slab. As we move towards the end of October, we will begin installing formwork in preparation for pouring the overall concrete base for the granite paving.

Dennison Road

What have we been up to:

Since the last newsletter the focus has remained on the leat. Having excavated and exposed the top of the leat, we also excavated behind the leat walls and poured additional concrete to thicken and reinforce them. With this done, we subsequently installed base formwork, tied in the steel reinforcement and installed side shutters as per the photo above in preparation for the concrete pour, which was completed on Friday. During this period we have also saw-cut the outlines of the new pedestrian crossings in preparation for excavation on the north side of the road. We have also installed new ducting across the road to accommodate future street lighting cables. Finally, we have started preparatory work for a temporary running lane in the next phase of works, during which we will expose the leat on the other side of the road.

dennison road

What to expect:

Having completed the concrete pour, we are now in a period of curing to allow the concrete to sufficiently harden before the application of waterproofing. Once this is done, the road will be reinstated. With the help of the temporary running lane mentioned above, we will switch the West-bound one -way lane from the current side it’s on in order to allow us to expose the other half of the leat. We will then follow the same process of reinforcement as before. There will also be similar groundworks to that of Church Square happening on Dennison Road over the coming weeks including; new drainage gullies, carrier drains, manholes and connections onto the existing drainage system. The new pedestrian/cyclist crossing points are to be excavated. These crossings will be made up of a reinforced concrete slab overlaid with granite paving.

Midway Road / Higher Bore Street

What have we been up to:

We have started this scheme early. Works so far have involved kerb realignments at the Midway Road junction to enable widening of the existing footways. It has been necessary to carry out these works under 3-way traffic lights to create safe working zones for the site team, whilst maintaining access for traffic.

What to expect:

Work to realign kerbs, widen and resurface footways will continue along Higher Bore Street over the coming months, moving in small sections in the direction of the town centre. We will be working on small sections at a time in order to limit the number of parking bays made temporarily inaccessible by our works. We will be working on both the northern and southern footways. Towards the end of October, we will begin the removal of the traffic Islands. This will require the use of temporary traffic light control, which will be removed for the subsequent phases of work. Temporary crossings will be in place for pedestrians.

Launceston Road and Priory Road

What have we been up to:

Initial drainage excavations were hampered by conflicts with a high volume of existing underground services (water, gas, electric and telecoms). Design changes have been made to accommodate these services, and diversions have been carried out where necessary.

What to expect:

Traffic lights will be in place along Priory Road over the coming months whilst essential works are undertaken on the south side of the roundabout.

Drainage and ducting (electric and telecoms) works are now progressing well, along with general earthworks, sub-basing and kerbing works. Drainage works across Priory Road and into Priory Park will soon be starting along with footpath improvement works within Priory Park. The aspects of this scheme will ultimately divert a large proportion of the rainwater runoff from Launceston Road into the Environment Agency’s flood control system within Priory Park. As a result, this will significantly reduce the amount of direct runoff flowing into the area of Church Square, therefore reducing flood risk in the years to come.

Lostwithiel Road

What have we been up to:

We are continuing with the installation of the new toucan traffic light crossing (for pedestrians and cyclists) under the railway bridge. More recently, this has involved the installation of new tactile paving. Works are progressing well and we expect to finish ahead of schedule.

Lostwithiel Road

What to expect: Wednesday

26 – Saturday 29 October – There will be night time road closures from Green Lane junction to Normandy Way junction (under the bridge) for road surfacing works to be undertaken. There will be the following diversion in place:

For HGVs – Trefry Roundabout to Crematorium Roundabout Small traffic can take Respryn Road back down through Normandy Way

We anticipate being able to complete road surfacing and lining works by the end of this month. The new crossing is due to be activated on Monday 7 November following formal compliance testing. Once road surfacing is complete we should be able to wrap up works on this scheme, and in good time.

Turf Street to Athelstan Road

This work is to create a three metre wide new cycle route from Priory Park to Athelstan Park and St. Nicholas Street, providing links to the National Cycle Route 3, and St Petroc’s School. What to expect: Towards the end of the month we will setup our site, with fencing installed to protect trees during our works. We will then begin vegetation clearance, and commence works on the new footways and cycle paths. Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout, with footpath diversion adequately signposted.

(Updated 12 September 2016)

Diversion Maps

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Bodmin Town Council strongly supports the widening of footways, the narrowing of the carriageway and the envisaged reduction in vehicular speed to provide a safer environment for pedestrians and cyclists. Narrower roads will provide a shorter crossing distance for pedestrians and slower moving traffic increases safety and reduces air pollution.

The range of road transport improvements will not only aesthetically improve some areas of the town, but it is also a statement of intent which demonstrates to new businesses that the town embraces change and is prepared to try new and innovative schemes to support town centre growth and regeneration.

There will be undoubted disruption and challenges in the months ahead as traffic flow will be diverted to accommodate works in the centre of the town. There is no quick or easy fix but whilst onsite workers will also address some existing infrastructure repairs to the leat in Dennison Road and address surface water issues at Priory Road / Launceston Road with new kerbs to catch and accept water from the highway, diverting water into Pen Dowr Meadow and the leat via a new pipe. This will reduce surface water issues in the Church Square area and should contribute to a reduced flood risk for businesses and properties in that part of the town. A ‘downstream defender’ or similar separation unit will be installed in the new pipe to decontaminate water from the highway before it enters the town leat.

There will be short-term pain occasioned by the works and which we as Bodmin residents will need to adapt to. This pain is considered necessary for the longer-term benefits. It is envisaged that the Bodmin Growth Deal scheme will be the catalyst for a period of exciting new growth for the town and an opportunity which also assists with linking the cycling hubs at Cardinham and Lanydrock with Bodmin and the Camel Trail.

Bodmin is still open for business and we need to support our traders and businesses through this period of disruption. Whilst journey times will increase and become that bit more frustrating given the complex diversions it is imperative that we continue to shop in Bodmin and support our town. To assist Bodmin Town Council will be introducing concessionary parking in the Priory Car Park from Friday 12 September 2016 as follows:

  • Priory I (short-stay area including bottom tier towards the War Memorial, middle tier and top tier) – 3 hours free parking;
  • Priory II (long-stay adjacent Football Clubhouse) – free all day.
Cornwall Council is also offering concessionary parking in its car parks from 12 September as follows:
  • Fore Street - (Short Stay) 3 hours free; (Long Stay) all day
  • Dennison Road - 3 hours free

In terms of what some local councillors have said about the scheme, these are as follows:

Councillor Lance Kennedy, the Mayor of Bodmin, said: “Bodmin is looking at a difficult year but the opportunities to business, employment and growth cannot be understated. Five tourist attractions, more than any other town, multi million pound business investments already under consideration are the signs of sustainable growth. Now is the time to plan for the future, prepare for the opportunities and reaffirm the towns growing stature."

Councillor Steve Rogerson, Cornwall Council local member for Bodmin St Petroc, said: "It is good to see the councils working together both in the short term to support businesses and in the long term to support the whole of Bodmin."

Councillor Ann Kerridge, Cornwall Council local member for Bodmin St Mary's, said: "I'm delighted that Cornwall council and Bodmin town council are working hard together to keep Bodmin open for business."

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