Anyone travelling across the bridge can’t fail to notice that half of the main deck is now completed and work on the other half has started. The bus lane off the Plymouth-bound cantilever at the toll booth plaza is now complete too with a new red surface, and work continues to finish the main deck before moving on to the residual plaza area which will be the last area to be finished. With the works still expected to be completed by the end of October, we will all breath a collective sigh of relief.
Fore Street resurfacing
There have been some fraught conversations in past weeks with town traders who’d heard rumours about works to begin on resurfacing Fore Street straight after bridge works have finished. The works to Fore Street have been in the pipeline for a while and anyone who has driven over the bump outside the Coop or looked at the state of the bottom bus bays can see why it’s important to get the works done. After appealing to our Cornwall Councillors and them taking their concerns to Cormac, the works scheduled for November have now been put off until Spring next year. Work to remove the humps from the bus bays which were installed to add space on the pavements after lockdowns will go ahead, however without the need for a road closure except the Fore Street end of Belle Vue that needs resurfacing urgently. Any disruption will be kept to a minimum.
Totally Locally is back!
After the success of our first ever Totally Locally event in June, the FiverFest is set to return for a second time in Saltash in October as we get start to move our focus to Christmas! The next celebration of our brilliant independent businesses will be the 9th-23rd October 2021.
There will be thousands of £5 special offers across the town from our wonderful independent shops, cafes, bars, businesses and more. If you want to help organise this in the town, or you’re a business wanting to take part, head to the following link to find out how you get involved then please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our Totally Locally Saltash Facebook page.
Chamber meetings are held the first Monday of each month and this time, we had the important decision to take on whether we continue with plans to hold the new SaltFest event or postpone. The decision to continue was unanimous but we are working hard to make sure that this first community event since Covid struck is the success we all deserve it to be. That said, it all needs funding and we have 6000 raffle tickets to sell with great cash prizes! Please dig deep and make this an event to remember. Get your tickets from The Bookshelf, Eclectic at Home, Nicky’s Glow Beads and CEPL12 at 4, Fore Street.
BBC Radio Cornwall focus on Saltash
Listen out for a week of coverage for Saltash by BBC Radio Cornwall as they take an in-depth look at the town and its businesses and community. Their roving reporter will be in Saltash the week before half term and will be on the lookout for willing contributors as they try and uncover those interesting and quirky facts about the town.