New figures released this week show the rate of inflation has decreased, as we push on with our promise to halve inflation this year to ease the cost of living and give people financial security. Inflation is the number one enemy – the tax that eats away at people’s pay packets and savings and increases day-to-day costs. That is why we are committed to halving it by the end of the year, alongside growing the economy and reducing debt and I welcome the fact that Inflation has reduced by 0.3 percent between February and March 2023. There is still a long way to go, but we will continue to deliver on our promise to halve inflation, grow the economy, and reduce debt to improve the living standards of everyone.
As Wadebridge residents will know, Wadebridge Post Office had to move back in 2020. Unfortunately, this hasn’t proven to be a long-term solution, and we have now been made aware that the Wadebridge branch will need to move again. The Post Office has contacted me following assistance I offered last time this happened as they are open to discussions on relocation. They will be visiting Wadebridge shortly to see what opportunities there might be for other local businesses that might be interested in providing the service. I know the Town Council is also keen to ensure Wadebridge retains a Post Office. I will do everything I can to help facilitate this and build discussions and look forward to receiving an update in due course.
Finally, I was very pleased to learn that Camelford Town Council has been awarded £3,450 to celebrate the Coronation by The National Lottery Community Fund. The funding will be used to put on a celebratory event to mark the Kings Coronation, the day will include through arts, gardening, circus workshops, games, and refreshments. The day will also be used to inspire more people to volunteer.